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Pandemic 2: A Spread of Disease Simulation

  The sequel to Pandemic, a simulation game in which you must evolve a disease to wipe out the human race. Features two gameplay modes and three disease classes. http://www.crazymonkeygames.com/fullscreen.php?game=Pandemic-2                     … Continue reading

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Obesity in the U.S.: American Life Expectancy Falling Dramatically

Though we’re supposedly the greatest nation the world, one place America definitely isn’t the best is life expectancy, according to a new report from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (PDF). While even our next-door neighbors in Canada are … Continue reading

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Cures are wonderful, but prevention would be even better

Doune Porter from PATH reports from Sierra Leone, where diseases such as diarrhea, pneumonia and malaria, often combined with malnutrition, take the heaviest toll on young children. In this piece, she shares the story of single mom Aisha and her baby, … Continue reading

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E coli outbreak in Germany adds 365 more confirmed cases

The mysterious German E coli outbreak that has killed 16 people shows no sight of abating, with 365 new cases confirmed on Wednesday. The source of the outbreak remains unknown, though the majority of those affected either live in Germany – particularly in or around the … Continue reading

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“No Woman, No Cry” is coming to your living room!

Every Mother Counts seeks to engage new audiences to better understand the challenges and the solutions while encouraging them to take action to improve the lives of girls and women worldwide. http://www.everymothercounts.org/

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The New Geopolitics of Food

From the Middle East to Madagascar, high prices are spawning land grabs and ousting dictators. Welcome to the 21st-century food wars. In the United States, when world wheat prices rise by 75 percent, as they have over the last year, … Continue reading

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World Malaria Day: Remembering Jonathan – in pictures

April 25 is World Malaria Day. Nearly 50% of all children who die before their fifth birthday in the Central African Republic lose their lives to malaria. The international health charity Merlin has been working in CAR since 2007, training … Continue reading

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World Malaria Day: which countries are the hardest hit? Get the full data

On World Malaria Day we take a look at the global figures and talk to the World Health Organisation about the importance of good quality data http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/datablog/2011/apr/25/world-malaria-day-data

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Hans Rosling: The good news of the decade?

Hans Rosling reframes 10 years of UN data with his spectacular visuals, lighting up an astonishing — mostly unreported — piece of front-page-worthy good news. Along the way, he debunks one flawed approach to stats that blots out such vital … Continue reading

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India’s sanitation crisis

Far more people in India have access to a mobile phone than to a toilet, according to a United Nations study on how to improve sanitation levels globally. India’s mobile subscribers totalled 563.73 million at the last count, enough to … Continue reading

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