‘HUNDREDS’ LIKELY AFFECTED BY CHINESE VIRUS: RESEARCHERS

Sat 18 January 2020: The number of people infected by a mystery SARS-like virus that has killed two people in China is likely hundreds more than officially reported, researchers have said. Chinese authorities have said pneumonia linked to the virus has hit at least 41 people in the country, with the outbreak centred around a […]

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SCIENTISTS FIND POWERHOUSES THAT FIGHT TUMOURS FROM WITHIN

Thu 16 January 2020: (AFP) Lurking deep inside some tumours are “factories” full of immune cells that help the body fight a rearguard action against cancer and are key to helping some patients recover, new research has shown. In recent years, doctors have turned to a new treatment for cancer, immunotherapy, which works by leveraging […]

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PUTIN EXTENDS CASH PAYOUTS FOR BABIES TO COUNTER POPULATION SLUMP

Wed 15 January 2020: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday announced new financial incentives to encourage Russians to have more children to boost the population. “Russia’s fate and its historic prospects depend on how many of us there are,” Putin said in an annual address to lawmakers. Russia is seeing falling birth rates because the […]

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PROTECT 30% OF PLANET BY 2030: UN NATURE RESCUE PLAN

Tue 14 January 2020: (AFP) Thirty percent of Earth’s surface across land and sea should become protected areas by 2030 to ensure the viability of ecosystems essential to human wellbeing, according to a UN plan released Monday. The draft proposal to halt the degradation of Nature and the gathering pace of species loss will be […]

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MEASLES DEATH TOLL SURPASSES 6,000 IN DR CONGO: WHO

Wed 08 January 2019: Some 25% of reported measles cases involve children over the age of 5 The death toll from a measles epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has surpassed 6,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday, up from 5,110 deaths reported last November. Partner agencies led by the country’s Ministry […]

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AI CAN DETECT BREAST CANCER MISSED BY DOCTORS, STUDY SHOWS

A yellow box indicates where an artificial intelligence (AI) system found cancer hiding inside breast tissue, in an undated photo released by Northwestern University in Chicago, Jan. 1, 2020. (Northwestern University via Reuters) Thu 02 January 2020: (REUTERS) An artificial intelligence system proved as good as expert radiologists at detecting which women had breast cancer […]

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UN TALKS DEADLOCKED, DETACHED FROM CLIMATE EMERGENCY

Sat 14 December 2019: (AFP) United Nations climate negotiations were deadlocked deep into overtime and through the night, with even the best-case outcome likely to fall well short of what science says is needed to avert a future ravaged by global warming. The COP25 summit in Madrid arrives on the heels of climate-related disasters across […]

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