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Facing shortage, British sperm bank tells men: 'Prove your worth'
3/9/2015 9:38
Facing shortage, British sperm bank tells men: 'Prove your worth'The head of Britain's national sperm bank urged men to prove their manhood and help ease a shortage after the center signed up just nine registered donors in the year since its creation.
Sierra Leone to vaccinate 200 people connected to Ebola victim
3/9/2015 9:25
Sierra Leone to vaccinate 200 people connected to Ebola victimSierra Leone is to vaccinate around 200 people who came into direct or indirect contact with a woman who died of Ebola on Saturday, a spokeswoman for the U.N. World Health Organisation said on Wednesday.
Climate to cause lesser of two weevils, says offbeat study
3/9/2015 9:55
Rising temperatures may shift the gender balance of Mediterranean weevils in favour of females, said a study Wednesday into a bizarre consequence of global warming.
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Climate to cause lesser of two weevils, says offbeat studyClimate to cause lesser of two weevils, says offbeat study
3/9/2015 9:55
Rising temperatures may shift the gender balance of Mediterranean weevils in favour of females, said a study Wednesday into a bizarre consequence of global warming.
 
Facing shortage, British sperm bank tells men: 'Prove your worth'Facing shortage, British sperm bank tells men: 'Prove your worth'
3/9/2015 9:38
The head of Britain's national sperm bank urged men to prove their manhood and help ease a shortage after the center signed up just nine registered donors in the year since its creation.
 
Sierra Leone to vaccinate 200 people connected to Ebola victimSierra Leone to vaccinate 200 people connected to Ebola victim
3/9/2015 9:25
Sierra Leone is to vaccinate around 200 people who came into direct or indirect contact with a woman who died of Ebola on Saturday, a spokeswoman for the U.N. World Health Organisation said on Wednesday.
 
Earth has three trillion trees: studyEarth has three trillion trees: study
3/9/2015 8:49
There are about three trillion trees on Earth, roughly 422 for every person and eight times more than previously estimated, researchers said Wednesday, admitting surprise.
 
Odd ancient lizard-like reptile called earliest-known turtleOdd ancient lizard-like reptile called earliest-known turtle
3/9/2015 7:01
It was a creature that one scientist said resembled "a strange, gluttonous lizard that swallowed a small Frisbee.
 
Medical specialists urge more debate on gene-editing technologyMedical specialists urge more debate on gene-editing technology
2/9/2015 9:54
Medical researchers called on Wednesday for detailed, thoughtful debate on future use of new genetic technology that has the potential to create "designer babies".
 
Deaf mice cured with gene therapyDeaf mice cured with gene therapy
2/9/2015 9:49
In a laboratory at Boston Children's Hospital a cure for genetic deafness is taking shape.
 
Climate: CO2 will forever alter key ocean microbesClimate: CO2 will forever alter key ocean microbes
2/9/2015 9:19
Like a chemistry experiment gone awry, global warming will irrevocably mutate a micro-organism that plays a crucial role in the ocean food chain, reports a study published Tuesday.
 
Nigerian leader canvasses efforts for polio-free statusNigerian leader canvasses efforts for polio-free status
1/9/2015 15:29
President Muhammadu Buhari wants Nigeria to continue efforts to win certification as a polio-free country by 2017 after recording its last case in July last year, his office said Tuesday.
 
Smoking rate among US adults drops to 15 percentSmoking rate among US adults drops to 15 percent
1/9/2015 7:43
The number of cigarette smokers in the United States has dropped to about 15 percent of the population, its lowest point in decades, US health authorities said Tuesday.
 
Obama says world must speed climate change fightObama says world must speed climate change fight
1/9/2015 7:35
US President Barack Obama warned Monday that climate change is no longer a problem of the future, but rather a challenge for now and one that will define the next century.
 
Adapt or die: Arctic animals cope with climate changeAdapt or die: Arctic animals cope with climate change
1/9/2015 7:29
When it comes to coping with climate change in the Arctic region, which is warming at three times the global average, some animals are more equal than others.
 
What killed Knut the polar bear? Study offers 'closure'What killed Knut the polar bear? Study offers 'closure'
31/8/2015 12:21
Thrust into the spotlight during his short life, Knut the polar bear's celebrity has outlived his dramatic drowning in 2011 - as has the medical mystery surrounding his demise.
 
Healthy workplace tied to fewer obese young workersHealthy workplace tied to fewer obese young workers
31/8/2015 12:04
Workplaces that encourage healthy lifestyle practices are tied to fewer obese employees among millennials, according to a new study.
 
European heart experts okay longer use of blood thinnersEuropean heart experts okay longer use of blood thinners
31/8/2015 12:00
European heart experts on Saturday endorsed the potential use of multiple blood thinning drugs for heart attack patients beyond one year, in a move that may boost demand for AstraZeneca's Brilinta.
 


 

 


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