March 17, 2014
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High-tech materials purify water with sunlight

Sunlight plus a common titanium pigment might be the secret recipe for ridding pharmaceuticals, pesticides and other potentially harmful pollutants from drinking water. Scientists reported that they have combined several high-tech components to make an easy-to-use water purifier that could work with the world’s most basic form of energy, sunlight, in a boon for water purification in rural areas or developing countries. Continue reading

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February 25, 2014
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Eliminating maternal mortality in developing countries could extend women’s life expectancy in reproductive ages

Maternal death rates represent the single largest health discrepancy between developed and developing populations, with nearly all — over 99% — maternal deaths worldwide occurring in developing countries and over half of them in sub-Saharan Africa co… Continue reading

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February 10, 2014
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Dental care in school breaks down social inequalities

A new global survey documents how dental care in the school environment is helping to assure a healthy life and social equity — even in developing countries. But there are still major challenges to overcome worldwide. Continue reading

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September 16, 2013
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Photoflow is solar power and rainwater harvesting in one

The device, featuring solar panels on top and a rainwater barrel below, would be a source for two scarce resources in developing countries. Continue reading

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September 2, 2013
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Health of older women in developed countries continues to improve: Gap with developing countries grows

Measures taken in developed countries to reduce noncommunicable diseases — the leading causes of death globally — have improved the life expectancy of women aged 50 years and older over the last 20 to 30 years. But, according to a study the gap in li… Continue reading

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August 22, 2013
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Quick test kit detects phenolic compounds in drinking water

Phenolic compounds a problem in industrialised countries. Clean drinking water is a diminishing natural resource in developing nations and in many industrialized countries. Scientists have now developed a simple and inexpensive test kit that detects ph… Continue reading

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August 21, 2013
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Plasma-treated nano filters help purify world water supply

Access to safe drinking water is a step closer to being a reality for those in developing countries. Continue reading

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August 8, 2013
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Fuel smoke linked to cardiovascular issues

Rural households in developing countries often rely on burning biomass, such as wood, animal dung and waste from agricultural crops, to cook and heat their homes. The practice is long known to cause lung disease, but a new study links the resulting smo… Continue reading

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July 29, 2013
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Pushing microscopy beyond standard limits

Engineers have devised a method to convert a relatively inexpensive conventional microscope into a billion-pixel imaging system that significantly outperforms the best available standard microscope. Such a system could greatly improve the efficiency of… Continue reading

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July 23, 2013
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Is a common food fungus worsening the AIDS epidemic?

A type of fungus coating much of the stored corn, wheat, rice and nuts in developing countries may be quietly worsening the AIDS epidemic, according to a new article. Continue reading

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July 22, 2013
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Explaining cancer to better prevent it

A new disease is affecting developing countries, deadlier than malaria, AIDS and tuberculosis combined. With changes in lifestyles, cancer is spreading in southern countries. Today, more than 70 % of the 7.5 million deaths in the world occur in countri… Continue reading

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July 8, 2013
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IVF for 200 euro per cycle: First real-life proof of principle that IVF is feasible and effective for developing countries

A study performed in Belgium has shown that low-cost IVF for developing and poor resource countries is feasible and effective, with delivery rates not much different from those achieved in conventional IVF programs. This proof-of-principle study, say t… Continue reading

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June 28, 2013
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Time is of the essence for reducing the long-term effects of iron deficiency

Iron deficiency is a worldwide problem, especially in developing countries and among infants and pregnant women. In infancy, iron deficiency is associated with poorer cognitive, motor, and social-emotional outcomes. In a new study, researchers report o… Continue reading

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June 17, 2013
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Rotavirus vaccine given to newborns in africa is effective

Scientists have shown that a vaccine given to newborns is at least 60 percent effective against rotavirus in Ghana. Rotavirus causes fever, vomiting and diarrhea, which in infants can cause severe dehydration. In developed nations, the condition often … Continue reading

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May 6, 2013
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Children living near toxic waste sites in developing countries may experience higher blood lead levels resulting in lower IQ

Researcher estimates that lead exposure could cause mental retardation in 6 in 1,000 children living near toxic waste sites. Continue reading

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April 8, 2013
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‘Artificial leaf’ gains the ability to self-heal damage and produce energy from dirty water

Another innovative feature has been added to the world’s first practical “artificial leaf,” making the device even more suitable for providing people in developing countries and remote areas with electricity. It gives the leaf the ability to self-heal … Continue reading

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April 8, 2013
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Population boom poses interconnected challenges of energy, food, water

Mention great challenges in feeding a soaring world population, and thoughts turn to providing a bare subsistence diet for poverty-stricken people in developing countries. But an expert described a parallel and often-overlooked challenge of feeding a l… Continue reading

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March 20, 2013
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Sustainable Development Goals must sustain people and planet, experts say

Scientists are arguing for a set of six Sustainable Development Goals that link poverty eradication to protection of Earth’s life support. The researchers argue that in the face of increasing pressure on the planet’s ability to support life, adherence … Continue reading

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March 1, 2013
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Federal E-Waste Bill Could Create 42,000 New Recycling Jobs

Processing e-waste in the United States has the potential to create 21,000 full-time recycling jobs and 21,000 additional indirect jobs with a corresponding payroll of $772 million. Continue reading

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February 27, 2013
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Hans Rosling debunks myths of child birth and the “developing world”

The brilliant Hans Rosling has a data visualization video that helps debunk the myths of the birth and child mortality rates of the so-called developed and developing countries. Continue reading

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