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World 26 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Aborigines dying faster than white Australians

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Aborigines are dying at almost three times the rate of other Australians and have a life expectancy 17 years lower than the rest of the population, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said in a report on Friday.

World 26 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Aborigines dying faster than white Australians

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Aborigines are dying at almost three times the rate of other Australians and have a life expectancy 17 years lower than the rest of the population, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said in a report on Friday.

World 23 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Mallards carry flu in Europe, study finds

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wild ducks, especially mallards, carry more than a half-dozen different types of avian flu virus and could be used to track and predict outbreaks, Dutch and Swedish researchers said on Monday.

AseanPlus News 21 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Three-fold rise in dengue cases

MORE people are falling ill with dengue haemorrhagic fever, a potentially lethal form of the mosquito-borne disease that has reached epidemic proportions here.

World 07 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Tests show promise for bird flu vaccine in humans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Human tests of an experimental vaccine show it is effective at stimulating the immune system to fight the bird flu strain that experts worry could spur a worldwide pandemic, a top government scientist said on Saturday.

Nation 30 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

10-fold dengue rise leads to keener anti-aedes fight

Worried over the 10-fold increase in dengue cases in the last 10 years, the Government has directed the agencies and the local authorities concerned to step up efforts to halt the trend.

Education 24 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Bioinformatics symposium

Help University College and the University of Queensland, Australia, will be organising the Bioinformatics Symposium 2005 on July 25 and 26.

Lifestyle 23 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Pet shots

GERALDINE JEREMIAH writes on the topic of pet vaccination.

Nation 20 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Four may have malaria

At least four foreign workers staying in Paya Terubong where malaria has claimed the life of an 11-year-old are suspected to have contracted the disease.

Nation 19 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Four foreigners down with malaria

At least four foreign workers living in Paya Terubong are suspected to have contracted malaria.