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December 09, 2016
Benin clinic battles mother-to-child HIV transmission
Bohicon, Benin (AFP) Dec 7, 2016
Pregnant with her fourth child in a clinic in Benin, Rosine is relieved to learn that she does not have AIDS, after a free test considered a national health priority. "I was afraid the test would be positive. My husband is a driver, you know," the woman in her 40s told AFP at the maternity clinic in the small town of Bohicon, where she was screened. For 15 years, authorities in Benin have sought to tackle mother-to-child transmission of HIV with free care, from the initial tests to antiretrovira ... read more

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Paris rat catchers deployed to tackle rodent scourge
Paris officials have announced a crackdown on rats which blight parks and gardens around the City of Light and are thought to easily outnumber humans. ... more

Lost and found: Japan tags dementia sufferers with barcodes
A Japanese city has introduced a novel way to keep track of senior citizens with dementia who are prone to getting lost - tagging their fingers and toes with scan-able barcodes. ... more

Urgent appeal for supplies after strong Indonesia quake
Aftershocks rattled the survivors of a devastating Indonesian earthquake that killed more than 100 people, as officials urgently appealed Thursday for medicine and doctors to treat the hundreds injured. ... more


Overwhelming evidence of malaria's existence 2,000 years ago
An analysis of 2,000-year-old human remains from several regions across the Italian peninsula has confirmed the presence of malaria during the Roman Empire, addressing a longstanding debate about it ... more


Construction of practical quantum computers radically simplified
Scientists at the University of Sussex have invented a ground-breaking new method that puts the construction of large-scale quantum computers within reach of current technology. Quantum comput ... more

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Archaeologists find 14th century Black Death 'plague pit' in England
Archaeologists have discovered a rare "plague pit" in Lincolnshire. The mass grave contains 48 skeletons, just a few dozen of the thousands of Europeans claimed by the outbreak of Black Death during the 14th century. The pit was found near the site of an ancient monastery hospital at Thornton Abbey. ... more

UN chief Ban apologizes to Haitian people over cholera epidemic
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday apologized for the first time to the people of Haiti for the role played by the world body's peacekeepers in sparking a devastating cholera epidemic in the country. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
ULA launches eighth Wideband Global SATCOM satellite

OFFSET Envisions Swarm Capabilities for Small Urban Ground Units

Satellites, airport visibility readings shed light on troops' exposure to air pollution

Boeing WGS-8 Satellite Nearly Doubles Bandwidth for Military Users

Eyes in the sky

China should build more nuclear arms to prepare for Trump: media

MBDA's Brimstone missile planned for Britain's Protector drone


Researchers develop novel wound-healing technology
A WSU research team has successfully used a mild electric current to take on and beat drug-resistant bacterial infections, a technology that may eventually be used to treat chronic wound infections. ... more

S.Africa launches major new trial of AIDS vaccine
South Africa on Wednesday launched a major clinical trial of an experimental vaccine against the AIDS virus, which scientists hope could be the "final nail in the coffin" for the disease. ... more

Philip Morris looking towards cigarette phase-out
Tobacco giant Philip Morris is aiming to stop selling conventional cigarettes and replace them with a less harmful product, its chief executive said Wednesday. ... more
ISIS OBC Bundle Deal 6th Annual Modular Construction Summit for Oil and Gas Agenda - December 7-9 - Houston Develop commercial strategies for the global deployment of SMRs and Advanced Reactors

Astronaut vision may be impaired by spinal fluid changes: study
Astronauts may experience blurry vision and impaired eyesight after long spaceflights due to changes in spinal fluid that occur while in microgravity, researchers said Monday. ... more

Study finds cause of visual impairment in astronauts
A visual problem affecting astronauts who serve on lengthy missions in space is related to volume changes in the clear fluid that is found around the brain and spinal cord, according to new research ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Climate change battle heats up for Australian winemakers

Captive elephants help save wild cousins on forest frontline

Polar bear numbers to plunge a third as sea ice melts

Environmentalists mobilize for battle with Trump

Benin clinic battles mother-to-child HIV transmission

Rescuers scrabble for survivors as Indonesia quake kills 97

Greenland's ice-free past exposes sea level rise danger


Almost half of HIV infections worldwide undetected: WHO
The World Health Organization warned on Tuesday that nearly half of all people with HIV around the globe do not know they are infected, and called for broader access to at-home testing kits. ... more

One in seven with HIV in Europe unaware of infection: study
One in seven people with HIV in Europe is unaware of their infection, the EU and World Health Organization reported Tuesday as 2015 marked another record year for new HIV cases in the region. ... more

S.Africa launches major new trial of AIDS vaccine
South Africa on Wednesday begins a major clinical trial of an experimental vaccine against the AIDS virus, which scientists hope could be the "final nail in the coffin" for the disease. ... more

Death toll rises in Australia 'thunderstorm asthma'
The death toll from Australia's "thunderstorm asthma" episode has risen to six and three others are in critical condition, authorities said Sunday, as they assessed the fallout from the unprecedented event. ... more

El Nino conditions in the Pacific precedes dengue fever epidemics
Researchers have found a strong association between El Nino-Southern Oscillation conditions in the Pacific to observed weather and dengue epidemics in Sri Lanka. According to a study published in th ... more


Worrying traces of resistant bacteria in air
Polluted city air has now been identified as a possible means of transmission for resistant bacteria. Researchers in Gothenburg have shown that air samples from Beijing contain DNA from genes that m ... more

New class of drugs holds promise for combating antibiotic resistance
A new class of drugs that combat antibiotic resistance has been discovered by a University of Oklahoma researcher and team. In the study supported by the National Institutes of Health, laboratory ex ... more
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Swiss unveil stratospheric solar plane

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One ship left in MH370 underwater search

China warns against 'irrational' overseas acquisitions

Samsung prevails over Apple in $399 mn patent appeal

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Researchers discover new antibiotics by sifting through the human microbiome


Rift Valley Fever epidemic kills at least 32 in Niger


HIV treatment soars, but young African women suffer: UN


Biologists give bacteria thermostat controls


Tiny super magnets could be the future of drug delivery


Netherlands steps up measures to fight bird flu


Vietnam destroys huge ivory, rhino horn cache


Analog series-based scaffolds: a new definition that may aid medicinal chemistry


Ebola adapted to better infect humans during 2013-2016 epidemic


Laser particles could provide sharper images of tissues

Towards better hip replacements

Rewritable material could help reduce paper waste

New coating is too slippery for bacteria to grow on

Restoring the sense of touch in amputees using natural signals of the nervous system

For the first time, brain surface stimulation provides 'touch' feedback to direct movement

How nanoscience will improve our health and lives in the coming years

Watching the brain in action

Quantum leap in the reliability of mass spectrometry-based proteomics

Feeling the Rhythm

3D-printed organ-on-a-chip with integrated sensors

Driving mosquito evolution to fight malaria

Not 'patient zero': the origins of US AIDS epidemic

Tobacco plants engineered to manufacture high yields of malaria drug

In a first, brain computer interface helps paralyzed man feel again

Brand-new cochlear implant technology born from frictional electricity

Haiti sees 800 new cholera cases after hurricane

A promising step toward controlling Zika virus and dengue fever

DARPA Helps Paralyzed Man Feel Again Using a Brain-Controlled Robotic Arm

Indian capital's zoo closes over bird flu scare

Devils' milk could fight superbugs: Australia scientists

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