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Vast Antarctic sanctuary plans fail

Vast Antarctic sanctuary plans fail

Nov 01, – Plans to create two vast ocean sanctuaries in Antarctica to protect the pristine wilderness failed on Friday for a third time with Russia and China blocking the bids, delegates at multi-nation talks said. The proposals for two huge Marine Protected Areas were on the table at the Commission for the Conservation of […]

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U.S. Malaria Cases Hit 40-Year High

U.S. Malaria Cases Hit 40-Year High

Nov 01, – Malaria cases in the United States hit a 40-year high in 2011, federal health officials reported Thursday. There were 1,925 cases of malaria that year, the highest number since 1971. That represents a 14 percent increase from 2010 to 2011. Five people died from malaria or associated complications in 2011, according to […]

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Dark Side of ‘Chat Rooms’ for Troubled Teens: Talk of Self-Harm

Dark Side of ‘Chat Rooms’ for Troubled Teens: Talk of Self-Harm

Oct 31, – While social media can help vulnerable teenagers seeking support, Internet use can do more harm than good for young people at risk of self-harm or suicide, a new study suggests. Researchers from Oxford University in England found conflicting evidence on whether online activity poses a positive or negative influence for vulnerable teens, […]

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Kids are pimping out kids for sex in Indonesia

Kids are pimping out kids for sex in Indonesia

Oct 31, – Her no-nonsense, tough-girl attitude projects the confidence of a woman in her 30s, yet she’s only 17. Colorful angel and butterfly tattoos cover her skin, and she wears a black T-shirt emblazoned with a huge skull. Chimoy flicks a lighter and draws a long drag until her cheeks collapse on the skinny […]

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UK eyes Islamic finance market

UK eyes Islamic finance market

Oct 30, – Prime Minister David Cameron is taking strides to tap the burgeoning interest in Islamic finance, announcing the launch of a new Islamic Market Index in London and plans for Britain to be the first non-Muslim country to issue an Islamic bond. Describing London as “already the biggest centre for Islamic finance outside […]

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Chronic stress factor in diabetes’ development

Chronic stress factor in diabetes’ development

Oct 30, – The results of the present study indicate that newly-detected diabetics display higher chronic environmental stress levels and poor stress coping capacity that could lead to insulin resistance and glucose intolerance, study author S. V. Madhu of the University College of Medical Sciences said at a press conference here Tuesday. Chronic psychological stress […]

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128 dead in Nigeria state capital

128 dead in Nigeria state capital

Oct 29, – A 5-hour battle between Islamic extremists and army troops in the capital of Yobe state killed at least 127 people, all but two combatants, according to reports from army and police officers that raise doubts about military claims that they have the upper hand in Nigeria’s fight to halt an Islamic uprising […]

October 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
EU environment ministers call for action on climate

EU environment ministers call for action on climate

Oct 29, – In a 40-page document released in Brussels, they also called on the 28-nation bloc to reform the EU’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) and said environmental action need not clash with efforts to limit energy prices. Thirteen European environment ministers urged the European Union on Monday to adopt ambitious energy and climate goals […]

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Five ways to keep men’s skin soft

Five ways to keep men’s skin soft

Oct 29, – Regular use of moisturiser is one way to regain the softness, says an expert. Navin Taneja, director of the National Skin Centre, suggests how to keep the skin soft: * Limit bath time: Hot water and long showers remove oils from your skin so, limit your shower time and use lukewarm water […]

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