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Breast cancer drug shown to reduce recurrence risk
by Issam Ahmed - June 3, 2023 - 10:44am
A drug developed by Swiss pharmaceutical maker Novartis has now been shown to reduce risk of breast cancer by a quarter in a large group of early-stage survivors, offering patients new hope.
Half world's largest lakes and reservoirs drying up — study
by Issam Ahmed - May 19, 2023 - 10:11am
More than half of the world's largest lakes and reservoirs are dwindling and placing humanity's future water security at risk, with climate change and unsustainable consumption the main culprits, a study said T...
Why does your life flash before your eyes near death?
by Issam Ahmed - May 3, 2023 - 1:13pm
Survivors of close calls with death often recall extraordinary experiences: seeing light at the end of a tunnel, floating outside their own bodies, encountering deceased loved ones or recapping major life events...
Things to know about a landmark biodiversity agreement
by Issam Ahmed - December 21, 2022 - 10:14am
Here are some of the strengths of the peace pact with nature, as well as where it fell short.
Global 'peace pact' signed to protect nature
by Issam Ahmed - December 20, 2022 - 8:09am
Countries reached a historic deal on Monday to reverse decades of environmental destruction threatening the world's species and ecosystems, in what the UN chief hailed as "a peace pact with nature."
Draft UN biodiversity deal calls to protect 30% of planet by 2030
by Issam Ahmed - December 19, 2022 - 8:01am
Countries gathered at a UN meeting on biodiversity in Montreal were inching closer Sunday to a deal to protect 30 percent of the planet by 2030 and to stump up $30 billion in yearly aid for the developing world to...
What campaigners want to see in UN nature deal
by Issam Ahmed - December 18, 2022 - 11:13am
As high-stakes UN biodiversity talks in Montreal draw to a close, delegates will be presented Sunday with a draft deal to safeguard the planet's ecosystems and species by 2030.
New funding announcements at high-stakes UN nature summit
by Issam Ahmed - December 16, 2022 - 9:17am
The world's environment ministers began the final phase of crunch talks at a UN summit in Montreal on Thursday aimed at sealing a historic "peace pact with nature." 
Nature guardians: Why Indigenous people are vital for saving biodiversity
by Issam Ahmed - December 13, 2022 - 3:49pm
Globally, Indigenous people own or use a quarter of the world's land, but safeguard 80 percent of remaining biodiversity?—testament to centuries of sustainable practices that modern science is only just starting...
To strengthen ties, ancient Maya gifted neighbors a spider monkey
by Issam Ahmed - November 24, 2022 - 11:59am
Seventeen hundred years ago, a female spider monkey was presented as a treasured gift -- and later brutally sacrificed -- to strengthen ties between two major powers of pre-Hispanic America, according to...
Video games could improve kids' brains — study
by Issam Ahmed - October 25, 2022 - 10:27am
Parents often worry about the harmful impacts of video games on their children, from mental health and social problems to missing out on exercise. 
Chemical hair straighteners may cause uterine cancer — study
by Issam Ahmed - October 19, 2022 - 8:23am
Women who frequently use chemical hair straightening products could face more than twice the risk of uterine cancer compared to those who never use them, according to a new study published Monday.
NASA kicked asteroid off course in test to save Earth
by Issam Ahmed - October 12, 2022 - 7:50am
NASA on Tuesday celebrated exceeding expectations during a mission to deflect a distant asteroid, in a sci-fi like test of humanity's ability to stop an incoming cosmic object from devastating life on Earth.
'A new era': NASA strikes asteroid in key test of planetary defense
by Issam Ahmed - September 27, 2022 - 7:29am
NASA's DART spaceship struck the asteroid Dimorphos in a historic test of humanity's ability to prevent a cosmic object from devastating life on Earth.
Why are climate activists calling for reparations?
by Issam Ahmed - September 26, 2022 - 4:19pm
Calls for "loss and damage" payments go further than adaptation financing, and seek compensation for multiplying severe weather impacts that countries cannot withstand.
Global Fund raises $14.25 billion to end HIV, TB and malaria
by Issam Ahmed - September 22, 2022 - 7:47am
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria raised $14.25 billion Wednesday at a donor conference led by US President Joe Biden, as decades of progress against the diseases are set back by Covid.
Second US monkeypox death as virus linked to brain inflammation
by Issam Ahmed - September 14, 2022 - 7:46am
A second US death was linked to monkeypox on Tuesday as health authorities published a study describing how two previously healthy young men experienced inflammation of the brain and spinal cord as a result of the...
US declares monkeypox a public health emergency
by Issam Ahmed - August 5, 2022 - 7:51am
US President Joe Biden's government on Thursday declared monkeypox a public health emergency, a move that should free up new funds, assist in data gathering and allow the deployment of additional personnel...
US abortion ruling threatens access to arthritis drug
by Issam Ahmed - July 8, 2022 - 10:28am
Stories of people facing similar struggles have come to light in the weeks since the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade on June 24, highlighting an overlooked consequence of new state-level bans or...
Moderna announces positive results for Omicron vaccine
by Issam Ahmed - June 9, 2022 - 9:59am
US biotech company Moderna on Wednesday announced positive results for a new vaccine that targets both the original Covid strain and Omicron, and sees the shot as its "lead...
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