Hepatitis is on the rise as a global killer

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More people are dying from viral liver disease than ever before, scientists have found. While much progress has been made to curb the spread of infectious diseases like HIV, TB and malaria, hepatitis-related deaths reached an alarming 1.45 million in 2013. These new findings reveal major…

Climate change may be good for one thing – killing mosquitoes

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Climate change is bad news for the planet, including the mosquitoes living in West Africa. Reduced rainfall will make it hard for mosquitoes to thrive and lead to lower rates of malaria in parts of the region, shows new research. It overturns earlier assumptions that malaria…

Researchers use city pigeons to study air pollution

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Air pollution is one of the greatest threats to humans, caused by humans, today. The public is increasingly aware of the health and economic costs of air pollution, which has a disproportionate impact on the world’s poor. But efforts to combat the pollution problem have yet to…

Bolivia reaches goal of reducing land used to grow coca

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In the latest evidence of the country’s success, a recent report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) found that the area of land dedicated to coca leaf cultivation in Bolivia dropped from 20,400 to 20,200 hectares – 1 percent – from 2014…