Thursday, September 06, 2012
As climate change brings more drought and flooding, food prices are expected to keep spiking. Such spikes affect the poor the most, but especially the poor in Africa and the Middle East, says a new Oxfam report.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Since the World Health Organization reported an Ebola outbreak in Uganda on Saturday, the number of cases has risen to 36 from 20. The cases remain limited to a small area in western Uganda. An international team is on the scene to identify the source and contain the outbreak.
Monday, October 17, 2011
A scientist has used new genetic-sequencing technologies to identify the strain of anthrax in the 2001 attacks, the cause of anthrax contamination in European heroin, and the source of a cholera outbreak in Haiti.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
At the first United Nations General Assembly session on chronic diseases this week, public health advocates questioned whether food companies should be treated as partners when making policy on chronic disease.