RedskyNews Category: Diseases & Mutations

Japan detects bird flu in wild swans

TOKYO. Japan has detected a strain of bird flu in a flock of wild swans after stepping up checks following major outbreaks of the disease in neighbouring South Korea, local and government officials said on Monday. The birds, three of

UK Super Bug deaths rising sharply

There are 10 times more deaths across the UK from the superbug clostridium difficile among over 65-year-olds than in any other country in the world, figures suggest. The equivalent of one person dies every hour in our hospitals from this

Pollution causes birth defects to soar in China


Birth defects in Chinese infants have soared nearly 40 per cent since 2001, a government report said, and officials linked the rise to China’s worsening environmental degradation. The rate of defects had risen from 104.9 per 10,000 births in 2001,