27 Nov '11, 11pm

Zoopharmacognosy: how self-healing animals could save humans

Zoopharmacognosy: how self-healing animals could save humans

Forgoing bushmeat hunting has health toll in Madagascar, says study (11/22/2011) Conservationists shouldn't overlook the detrimental health impacts of shifting local populations away from subsistence bushmeat hunting, says a new study. Chemotherapy tree facing extinction (11/10/2011) A yew tree in the Himalayas that produces the chemotherapy drug, Taxol, is in danger of extinction. An update to the IUCN Red List, has moved the tree, named Taxus contorta, from Vulnerable to Endangered. Overharvesting for medicine and fuelwood have placed the species in serious danger. UN calls for secure contraceptives as wildlife group hands out Endangered Species condoms (10/06/2011) Sometime at the end of this month, the seventh billion person on Earth will be born: that's seven billions mouths to feed, seven billion throats to water, and seven billion bodies to keep warm. But the popula...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/1127-hance_zoopharmacognosy...

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