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Doctors ‘miss’ underweight children

Doctors ‘miss’ underweight children

Doctors may be failing to spot tell-tale signs in children who are underweight, a study suggests. A University College London team spoke to paediatricians at 177 hospitals in England and Wales and found poor knowledge on identifying underweight children and serious complications. This was despite most respondents having experience of treating a child with an [&hellip

Largest prime number identified

Largest prime number identified

A vast network of computers identifies the largest prime number ever, which runs to 17 million digits The new record holder and its predecessor, discovered in 2008, were both found using a vast network of computers dubbed the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (Gimps). George Woltman, the scientist who created the Gimps network, said the [&hellip

13,000 cancer deaths ‘can be prevented’

13,000 cancer deaths ‘can be prevented’

At least 13,000 premature deaths from cancer could be prevented each year in the UK, says the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF). It says the government could do more to raise awareness of how people can reduce their cancer risk. The announcement comes as a survey showed that a third of Britons still believe that [&hellip

CAN AID AFRICA 2012

CAN AID AFRICA 2012

Give Your Hearts To Love Give Your Hands to Serve. Thank you very much for your contributions during the year 2012. 2012 Projects Highlights only Education: * Scholarship since 2010 to a student from Kenya to study Medicine in Russia. * School fees, uniforms and school supplies to more than 400 students, many being orphans [&hellip

Elephants ‘try to avoid’ humans

Elephants ‘try to avoid’ humans

Wild African elephants prefer to live in safer, protected areas and become stressed when they leave. Scientists have found African elephants living outside Serengeti National Park are more stressed than those within the protected area. More elephants also choose to live inside the park, suggesting they “know” which areas are safer to live in, and [&hellip

Sunshine may ‘reduce arthritis risk’

Sunshine may ‘reduce arthritis risk’

Living in a sunnier climate may reduce the risk of developing  arthritis, according to US researchers. Their study of more than 200,000 women,  published in the Journal Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, suggested a link between sunlight and the risk of developing the disease. They speculated that vitamin D, which is produced in sunlight, may protect [&hellip

Unhappy childhood linked to heart risk

Unhappy childhood linked to heart risk

Emotional behaviour in childhood may be linked with heart disease in middle age, especially in women, research suggests. A study found being prone to distress at the age of seven was associated with a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular disease in later life. Conversely children who were better at paying attention and staying focused had [&hellip

Russia marks Stalingrad anniversary

Russia marks Stalingrad anniversary

Russian President Vladimir Putin will lead tributes to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Stalingrad. The city of Stalingrad, which was renamed Volgograd in 1961, will regain its wartime name for the event, following a council decision. Around one million people are thought to have died in the battle, as [&hellip

Vegetarians ‘cut heart risk by 32%’

Vegetarians ‘cut heart risk by 32%’

Ditching meat and fish in favour of a vegetarian diet can have a dramatic effect on the health of your heart, research suggests. A study of 44,500 people in England and Scotland showed vegetarians were 32% less likely to die or need hospital treatment as a result of heart disease. Differences in cholesterol levels, blood [&hellip

‘Million Muslim March’ on White House

‘Million Muslim March’ on White House

Everyone knows that AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, is the most powerful lobby in Washington. But starting next September 11th, a new group called AMPAC, the American Muslim Political Action Committee, will challenge AIPAC’s stranglehold on American political life. AMPAC will be forcefully announcing its presence with a “Million Muslim March” on the [&hellip