Tag Archives: Diseases & Mutations

780,000 people dead in nearly 4,000 disasters

Center for Research on Epidemiology of Disasters says more than 780,000 people were killed in nearly 4,000 disasters. A United Nations report finds more people died from earthquakes in the past decade than from any other disaster. Data compiled by

For doctors in Haiti, worst is yet to come as Disease Epidemics begin to bite.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An earthquake killing more than 200,000 people would have been bad enough anywhere, but in Haiti, where AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria are rampant, children are malnourished and hygiene is already a challenge, it may create one of

Global Warming Apocalypse – James Lovelock

Five years ago, James Lovelock’s “The Revenge of Gaia” issued a terrifying warning: if humankind didn’t radically curtail greenhouse-gas emissions, there would, quite literally, be hell to pay. His new book out this year, “The Vanishing Face of Gaia,” says

Disease kills thousands of ducks on the marshes of the Great Salt Lake

State and federal wildlife officials are reporting a “moderate” case of an avian botulism outbreak on the marshes of the Great Salt Lake resulting in the deaths of tens of thousands of waterfowl and shorebirds. “My best guess for the

Doctors in climate change health warning

Failure to tackle climate change at a key UN conference in Copenhagen could be “catastrophic” for health, the heads of 18 doctors’ associations warned on Wednesday. In an exceptional joint appeal published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and The

Chile vaccinates salmon against deadly virus

Fisheries in Chile on Tuesday began inoculating farm-raised salmon against infectious salmon anemia (ISA), a virus that has killed millions of fish and threatens the viability of a once-flourishing industry. Authorities so far have vaccinated some 300,000 farm-raised hatchlings, which

40 percent of dead swine flu patients were young and healthy

About 40 percent of people who have died of swine flu or fallen seriously ill were young and otherwise healthy, an expert from the World Health Organisation told a conference in Vienna Monday. Forty percent of the most serious cases,

West Nile Virus found in Switzerland

ZURICH — A mosquito capable of spreading the deadly West Nile virus to humans has been detected in central Europe for the first time, Swiss scientists said Friday. The Asian rock pool mosquito – or aedes japonicus – has colonized

Banana diseases threaten African crop

Two banana diseases spreading in Africa could hurt food supply for 30 million people on the continent who largely rely on the crop, an international agricultural research body said on Wednesday. The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) said

Swine flu could cause up to 90,000 U.S. deaths

WASHINGTON (CNN) — The H1N1 flu virus could cause up to 90,000 U.S. deaths, mainly among children and young adults, if it resurges this fall as expected, according to a report released Monday by a presidential advisory panel. The report