In Dhaka, Bangladesh, two-month-old Sammiya flops lifelessly in her mother’s arms, her eyes glazed over. She is suffering from diarrhoea. This may not sound life-threatening – for most of us (in the West) diarrhoea is unpleasant, it might ruin a holiday or mean a few days off work at worst – but for many people across the world it is a killer. Globally, a child under five dies every two minutes as a result of diarrhoea: 500,000 a year. Sammiya will not be one of them. She is being treated in the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B) in Dhaka, the only diarrhoeal hospital in world, which treats 220,000 patients a year. As the birthplace of cholera – one of the biggest and deadliest causes of diarrhoea – Bangladesh has a lot of experience in dealing with diarrhoeal disease and, more recently, of doing so successfully. Rather than a disease itself, diarrhoea is the symptom of an infection. In the ICDDR,B clinic in … [Read more...] about How Bangladesh took on a global killer with the world’s only diarrhoeal disease hospital
Human body how much water
WATER makes up more than two thirds of the human body, and we're constantly losing our supplies through sweat and urine. Despite this, knowing how much to drink can be a challenge - because there's a lot of conflicting advice. How much water should I drink? The NHS advise drinking six to eight glasses of fluids per day. And it's not a good idea to over-do it, because this can impact negatively on your health too. Roughly speaking, this is about three or four 500ml bottles of water. Water isn't the only drink which counts. Low-fat milks and sugar-free drinks, as well as plain breakfast tea, coffee and herbal tea all count. In the UK, the average soft drink comes in a 330ml bottle. But beware, caffeine can be dehydrating - while juice and smoothies contain natural sugars which damage your teeth. Drink no more than 150ml of juice per day, and try to stick to no-added-sugar squash. Sipping on sparkling water, or adding a slice of lemon or lime to normal tap water, can be a good … [Read more...] about How much water should I drink each day and how do I know if I’m not drinking enough? What you need to know about hydration
A diverse range of global leaders have responded to the US-led coalition air strikes in Syria which were orchestrated by the US, Britain and France in the early hours of Saturday morning. The offensive was staged in response to last week’s chemical attack in Douma, Syria, which is believed to have killed at least 75 people. Canada, China, the European Union, Germany, Iran, Israel, Russia and Turkey issued the following statements: Canada Prime minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement issued from Lima, Peru: “Canada condemns in the strongest possible terms the use of chemical weapons in last week’s attack in eastern Ghouta, Syria. Read more We must exhaust international law before dropping more bombs in Syria Congress members call for comprehensive Syria strategy after strikes Russia warns of ‘consequences’ for US-led strikes Read Donald Trump’s statement ordering Syria air strikes in full James Mattis … [Read more...] about Syria news: How the world has responded to US-led coalition air strikes
TOURISTS will have a new destination to strike off their bucket lists from 2022 – but only if they can part with an eye-watering amount of cash. By Anders Anglesey / Published 9th April 2018 “The future vision here is to create a long-term, sustainable human habitation in low Earth orbit” Frank Bunger The luxury Aurora Station space hotel will orbit 200 miles above Earth in late 2021 before it opens its doors the following year, according to startup firm Orion Span.Company bosses claimed the it would give “the world’s only authentic astronaut experience”.But, budding holidaymakers will need deep pockets as a 12-day stay onboard the craft will set punters back about £6.7 million. Deposits of £56,000 are already being accepted by the company. ORION SPAN/ FACEBOOK SPACE HOTEL: The craft will welcome its first visitors in 2022 Last footsteps on the Moon: Stunning resurfaced images of Apollo 17 Incredible images of the … [Read more...] about First space hotel to open in 2022 – but how much will it set you back?
Immediately after President Trump's inauguration in 2017, arrests of illegal immigrants on the southwest border plummeted to lows that hadn't been seen in years. But three months later, with immigration reform stalled in Congress, the numbers started climbing again and have now returned to average. That comes to about half a million immigrants arrested a year. A great deal has changed on the border. Because of increased enforcement and control of the drug cartels on the Mexican side, human smuggling has developed to an industrial scale. Illegal immigrants, in the hands of professional smugglers, find themselves trapped in a system of cruelty, neglect and death. There was no reason to notice the trailer in Frio County, Texas—except for the voice of a woman crying, "we don't want to die." In 2015, the sheriff freed 39 men, women and children overcome by heat. They were rushed to medical treatment and, this time, no one died. 18-wheelers packed with people are discovered at a rate … [Read more...] about Human smuggling across the southern border