Forty years ago, the New York Blood Center purchased a group of chimpanzees to study hepatitis infections in Liberia. Ten years after the research project ended, the center has cut off promised funding, leaving the chimp colony to rely on donations.
A member of the Russian presidential council for Human Rights has asked the government to prepare a bill that would ban retailers from turning unsold food into waste, and order them to send it to farms or charity organizations.
Israel is allegedly pulling diplomatic strings to pressurize the UN Secretary-General to exclude it from an annual list of countries accused of violating children's rights in armed conflicts. Israel denies the allegations.
A study of over 53,000 American youth between the ages of six to 17 years has found mental health problems have decreased and rates of treatment increased, but that those most seriously ill have failed to get the treatment they needed.
About one in five children are living in poverty in the United States, the US Education Department found in its annual report. However, more children are graduating high school, math scores are higher and dropout rates have declined.
A sensational study about the impact of chocolate on weight loss, published by a medical journal and reported in half a dozen languages across over 20 countries, was a deliberate plot to expose bad science in diet studies, its author said.
Prisons in Florida are to change the way they treat inmates with mental disorders as the result of a settlement with a statewide disability advocacy group.The legal action was prompted by reports of abuse at Dade Correctional Institution.
With roads melting right before your eyes, the heat has become lethal in India, killing at least 1,412 people in May. After temperatures reached new benchmarks, rising to 47C, doctors were forced to postpone vacations to cope with sufferers.