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16 Sep 2012

More children living to five than ever before – UNICEF

The “unfinished business” concerns the some 19,000 children who still die daily from these and other infectious diseases, which are often preventable with simple and affordable interventions, said Gupta.

14 Sep 2012

Can pacemakers be used twice?

It’s estimated that between one million and two million people die worldwide each year because they do not have access to pacemakers, which send electrical impulses into the heart to help maintain a normal heartbeat.

13 Sep 2012

Global food security challenge creates food industry opportunities, says UK government

The challenges of global food security present real opportunities for the food and farming industries, the UK government has said in its response to the Environmental Audit Committee’s Sustainable Food report.

13 Sep 2012

UNICEF hails rapid progress on child survival

Poor countries such as Bangladesh, Liberia and Rwanda, middle-income countries such as Brazil, Mongolia and Turkey, and high-income countries such as Oman and Portugal, all made what UNICEF described as dramatic gains, lowering their under-five death rates by more than two-thirds between 1990 and 2011.

13 Sep 2012

Global health group seeks to “save brains” as well as lives

Announcing backing for several projects aimed at “saving brains” as well as lives in poorer countries, they said global health and development efforts should focus not only on keeping children alive, but on improving their first 1,000 days.

12 Sep 2012

Thailand’s flood defences under strain again

Thousands have fled their homes in Northern Thailand after heavy rain caused a major river to overflow at the start of the month, sending up to a metre of water into some towns. So far, four people have died.

12 Sep 2012

Limited disclosures for hydraulic fracturing water

Concerns about the risks of fracking arise because of the limited information that is available on the contents of fracking water.

11 Sep 2012

Relief Riders International announces year-round sustainable humanitarian programs

Since 2004, Relief Riders International has helped over 18,000 people, including 12,000 children, who are considered below poverty level in Rajasthan, India. The company organizes unique horseback riding adventures that offer individuals not only an exhilarating journey through breathtaking remote areas, but also the opportunity to assist in delivering life-changing medical, educational, and food aid to those in need.

11 Sep 2012

Rising chemicals output a hazard, clean-up needed by 2020 – UNEP

The report said that the value of global chemicals output surged from $171 billion in 1970 to $4.12 trillion by 2010, but often without adequate environmental protection.

11 Sep 2012

U.S. debate continues on the disparities in health care

The battle over the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has divided the United States.

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