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South Americas Articles


Malaria spreading to higher altitudes

7th March 2014

Research shows warmer temperatures are causing malaria to spread to the highlands of Africa and South America.

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People help spread dengue fever

5th February 2013

Targeting the homes infected with pesticides won't stop them taking the disease to their friend's house, a study finds.

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Earliest signs of Alzheimers found

6th November 2012

Researchers in the US have found early markers for Alzheimer's in the cerebrospinal fluid of people with an inherited, early form of the disease.

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Uruguay nurses charged with murder

19th March 2012

The two men have admitted to the "mercy" killing of at least 16 patients, a judge has said.

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C-sections not to blame for fat children

30th January 2012

Children born by Caesarean section are not more likely to become obese.

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Mexico bans 'miracle cure' advertising

24th January 2012

Faith in the miracle creams for diabetes and obesity stops people seeking medical treatment.

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Wifi cards linked to sperm damage

29th November 2011

Researchers in Argentina found that sperm exposed to wireless cards used in laptop computers showed DNA damage.

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Indigenous groups cut out of talks

31st May 2011

Talks on a draft agreement to protect traditional knowledge, including medicine, went ahead without their input.

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Banana peel can be used to purify water

22nd March 2011

Scientists say banana peel can be used to purify drinking water contaminated with toxic heavy metals.

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Red alert in Peru amid dengue outbreak

7th February 2011

Strain of dengue fever is different from anything encountered before.

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