News tagged with global epidemic

UN: Deaths up from cancer, diabetes, heart disease

(AP) -- Nearly two-thirds of deaths in the world are caused by noncommunicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart and lung disease which are rapidly increasing at a cost to the global economy of trillions of dollars, ...

dateJun 21, 2011 in Health
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Spread of fungus-farming beetles is bad news for trees

(PhysOrg.com) -- North Carolina State University researchers have found that a subset of fungus-farming ambrosia beetles may be in the early stages of a global epidemic threatening a number of economically important trees, ...

dateJul 13, 2011 in Ecology
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UN: HIV outbreak peaked in 1996

(AP) -- The number of people worldwide infected with the virus that causes AIDS - about 33 million - has remained virtually unchanged for the last two years, United Nations experts said Tuesday.

dateNov 24, 2009 in HIV & AIDS
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