Jan 19th, 2012
A rising proportion of abortions worldwide are putting women’s health at risk, researchers say. The World Health Organization study suggests global abortion rates are steady, at 28 per 1,000 women a year. However, the proportion of the total carried out without trained clinical help rose from 4...
Nov 30th, 2011
Scientists believe they have discovered the malaria parasite’s Achilles heel after identifying the group of proteins the disease needs to survive in the human body. Researchers at the University of Leicester, with teams from Lausanne in Switzerland, and Canada, hope their discovery will provide...
Nov 29th, 2011
Southern African countries, hardest hit by the HIV/AIDS pandemic, are likely to be most affected over the next three years as funding from one of the world’s biggest donors dries up, a coalition of AIDS activists said on Monday. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria called off its next ...