We live in an extraordinary time. Increasing numbers of us are living longer than ever imagined before. It is a major achievement of modern science and healthcare.
The secret to happiness in later life
Talya Özdemir, a 10-year-old Turkish girl became the youngest person to address the United Nations General Assembly on the momentous occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
10-year-old girl becomes youngest person to address the UN
Teachers, who are too scared to give children a reassuring pat on the shoulder, are guilty of child abuse, a neurologist warned.
Teacher’s reassuring pat necessary for students
It may sound like an endless tale of modern seven plagues: Mad cows, avian flu, led-poisoned fish, swine fever, desert locusts being the most dangerous of migratory pests, let alone new, aggressive rust threatening entire wheat crops in three continents, just to mention a few.
700m people fall ill from contaminated food annually
A model for fighting against hunger and malnutrition with a global reach which has been successful within and outside the region has spread worldwide, first from Brazil and then from Latin America, notes a distinction given to the current Director-General of FAO (United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization) José Graziano da Silva.
Latin America in the vanguard of fight against hunger

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