News tagged with human health

Worldwide FGM ban sought at 'Girl Summit' (Update 2)

British Prime Minister David Cameron called on Tuesday for a worldwide ban on female genital mutilation and child marriage as he launched the first UN-backed "Girl Summit" on issues that affect millions around the globe.

Jul 22, 2014
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AIDS could be wiped out by 2030: UN

Global AIDS-related deaths and new HIV infections have fallen by over a third in a decade, raising hopes of beating the killer disease by 2030, the United Nations said Wednesday.

Jul 16, 2014
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Nourishing health in early life

As a newborn takes its first breath, microbes that line the mother's birth canal are already making their way into the infant's gut. And with the baby's first taste of breast milk, many more will settle in. ...

Jul 02, 2014
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Inconsistent sugar recommendations raise questions

Sugar has been a part of the human diet since sugarcane was domesticated in 8000 B.C., but today myths and misunderstandings about sugar and the role it plays in health abound. In the media, sugar has been linked to obesity, ...

Jun 25, 2014
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Video: The squishiness of cancer cells

Did you know that cells have a texture? Not only that, but the specific qualities of this texture actually can tell us important information about human health, and even begin to answer long-held questions about diseases ...

Jun 03, 2014
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Impacts on human health of burning hydrocarbons

A leading professor has spent his considerable career at Kanazawa University in Japan investigating the toxic by-products of burning fuels, and the associated impacts on human health.

May 09, 2014
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Crimea facing 'human tragedy' on AIDS: UN envoy

The UN AIDS envoy for eastern Europe on Thursday said Crimea faced a "human tragedy" and risks to public health after a programme for intravenous drug users was scrapped following Russia's takeover.

May 08, 2014
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