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Louisiana's Bayou Is Sinking: Can $50 Billion Save It?

A debate over what to do in the face of rising seas and sinking land<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer.</i><p><b>When Terry Serigny was growing up in Leeville, Louisiana, in the 1950s, the Mississippi River Delta town was also known as Orange City for its many citrus groves.</b> …

Hospital 'superbug' not monitored by government

<b>Hospitals in England are not required to officially report infections of a "superbug" capable of resisting our most powerful antibiotics, a BBC investigation has found.</b><p>Cases of "carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae" (CPE) have shown a sharp rise.<p>Public Health England said a lack of mandatory …

Public Health England

Rotavirus: India unveils cheap Rotavac diarrhoea vaccine

<b>Scientists in India have unveiled a new low-cost vaccine against a deadly virus that kills about half a million children around the world each year.</b><p>Rotavirus causes dehydration and severe diarrhoea and spreads through contaminated hands and surfaces and is rampant in Asia and Africa.<p>India says …

Public Health

Embryonic stem cells: Advance in medical human cloning

<b>Human cloning has been used to produce early embryos, marking a "significant step" for medicine, say US scientists.</b><p>The cloned embryos were used as a source of stem cells, which can make new heart muscle, bone, brain tissue or any other type of cell in the body.<p>The study, published in the journal …


Malaria parasite lures mosquito to human odour

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/978000/978718_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522351925_ef51a5aa7c8d8b3dfcd5a0d2e90e9e69<p><b>Mosquitoes carrying the malaria parasite are more attracted to human body odour than uninfected insects, a study suggests.</b><p>Researchers …


'Weight loss gut bacterium' found

<b>Bacteria that live in the gut have been used to reverse obesity and Type-2 diabetes in animal studies.</b><p>Research, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showed that a broth containing a single species of bacteria could dramatically alter the health of obese mice.<p>It is thought …