Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Battle against dengue now a priority in the Asia Pacific

Dengue recognizes no boundaries. The disease was started to only nine countries in 1970, but now becoming a problem to more than hundred of...

Arctic ozone loss at record level

Ozone loss over the Arctic this year was so severe that for the first time it could be called an "ozone hole" like the...

Tuberculosis relative could be new vaccine

Injecting modified bacteria related to those which cause tuberculosis could protect against the lung disease, US scientists say. Experiments on mice showed the injections could...

Smart window helps homeowners save energy

A new type of "smart" window that switches from summer to winter mode has been made by South Korean scientists. The window darkens when the...

Using the Digital World to Learn More About Teen Life

Durham, NC - Parents may be alarmed that four in five teenage cellphone owners sleep with their phones, but adolescents' intimate relationship with technology...

Alternative therapies may help lower blood pressure

DALLAS, Texas — Alternative therapies such as aerobic exercise, resistance or strength training, and isometric hand grip exercises may help reduce your blood pressure,...

Japan's Meiji recalls baby milk after caesium find

Japanese milk powder maker Meiji has recalled its baby formula after discovering radioactive caesium in the product. Shares in the firm fell 10% in early...

Study reveals natural anti-hypertensive property of yam

Yam (Dioscorea alata Linn) locally known as “ube” is abundantly found in tropical and subtropical countries. It is considered an important crop because of...

Sitting is a new health risk compared to smoking

It’s a popular catchphrase: “Sitting is the new smoking.” A phrase that is often attributed to James A. Levine, MD, PhD, of the Mayo Clinic, but...
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The quest for an unhackable code

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Mosquito Part of its advocacy to find solutions against dengue, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) explores the possibility of using genetically-modified mosquito (GMM)...

3M Philippines pushes food safety standards

But how safe is the food served in food outlets, particularly those that cater to a wide variety of people every day? Do raw...

Simple measures ‘could improve malaria diagnostic kits’

Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for malaria could be greatly improved by a few simple measures, say researchers. These include providing better information for health workers...

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