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Federal Food Aid Makes Healthier Children

...nd zinc intakes are not only significant in public health terms but are also much greater than what would have been achieved with increases in cash income. It is also important to note that these benefits come without the potentially deleterious effects of increases in the intake of fat, saturated fat and ...

Reclaimed Waste Water Can Augment Municipal Drinking-Water Supplies But Concerns Must Be Addressed

...ces, but only as a last resort and after athorough health and safety evaluation. Municipalities first must ...ingwater of excellent quality, and that no obvious health effects have been foundin animal tests or in communities where reclaimed water has been used. These...

Rare Mutation Find May Offer Clues To Treating Osteoporosis

...le are born with kinky, curly hair, and theirchief health problem is that they develop little or no enamel on their teeth,which can become painful and very unsightly." "If we can understand how the mutation stimulates bone density, we mightbe able to take advantage of it to help older patients." ...

Allergies To Rubber Affect 12.5 Percent Of Health Care Workers

One in 10 health care workers frequently exposed to rubber surgical...rgy symptoms that couldseriously affect both their health and their careers, according to a new studyfrom Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Tests sh...

Wake Forest Study Shows Soy Containing A Key Ingredient Is What Lowers Cholesterol

...nal medicine(endocrinology/metabolism) and public health sciences (epidemiology), said theproject was the first to dissect the effects of isoflavones in soy from theoverall soybean. Crouse and his colleagues studied 156 patients with moderately elevatedcholesterol levels who were randomly assigned ...

10 Million Report Hunger, Even With Jobs

...e Mexican American population; People without health insurance : Twice as many as Americans without ins...ricans may be making the choice between paying for health care and paying for food," Alaimo points out. Most of those in the survey who reported food shorta...

Research: Breast Cancer Gene Screening Not Warranted For All

...men who carry a mutated form of BRCA1 may bedenied health or life insurance or jobs if it becomes known they are carriers,she said. Being a carrier does not necessarily mean a woman will develop breastcancer even though the gene boosts her chances. King, Newman and others then at the University of...

New Guidelines To Improve Public Understanding

...derstanding of emerging nutrition, food safety and health science. "Improving Public Understanding: Guidelines for Communicating Emerging Science on Nutrition, Food Safety and Health" suggests both broad and specific "guiding principles" for those involved in communicating emerging science, from scientist...

Three-Dimensional Structure Of Human Lung Tryptase Determined, An Enzyme Involved In Allergic Asthma

...ill facilitate the understanding of its role in health and disease....

Needlestick Injuries Common In Female Veterinarians, Study Finds

...veterinarians might experience would bethe same as health care workers who work with people, in terms of ane...thor ofthe study and associate professor of public health at Ohio State University. “We were motivated in large part by concern over possible probl...

Research Finds That Watching TV Helps Kids Put On Pounds

...can children are getting heavier is a major public health concernbecause overweight children are more likely...s they movethrough adolescence." He encourages all health care providers, teachers,community leaders and parents to look for ways to promote more physical act...

American Museum Of Natural History Holds Symposium On Biodiversity And Human Health Issues

...nes. Thespeakers will also consider the pervasive health hazards created when theecosystems that support th... and its protection is therefore critical to human health aswell as to maintaining the quantity and quality of our air, food, and water. "The Value of Plants...

Using PET Scans To Monitor Cancer Cells' Activity And Predict Who Will Develop Alzheimer's, Other Diseases

... emission tomography (PET) opens a window on human health and behaviorwith its ability to visualize biochemical activity in the living body. Thetechnique relies on short-lived, radioactive chemicals that emit bursts ofenergy as they decay. Scientists use these chemicals to harmlessly tagsubstances and trac...

Seeing How the Brain Changes During Aging

... emission tomography (PET) opens a window on human health and behaviorwith its ability to visualize biochemical activity in the living body. Thetechnique relies on short-lived, radioactive chemicals that emit bursts ofenergy as they decay. Scientists use these chemicals to harmlessly tagsubstances and trac...

New Test Opens Window On Corrosive Free-Radical Activity In Individuals

...et of tools to address the role of freeradicals in health and disease. "Do healthy people derive any benefit from taking antioxidants if theyhave a strong native antioxidant defense?" asks Garret A. FitzGerald, MD,chairman of the department of pharmacology and senior author on the study. "Canantioxi...

Study Finds Some People Are 'Born To Smoke'

...acco customers, and vulnerable to tobacco'sadverse health effects. For that reason, he says, it's critical to reduce thenumber of teens who smoke that "first" cigarette. Previous studies have indicated the propensity to smoke is transmittedgenetically, even more so than alcoholism is. The U-M study goes ...

Women Who Smoke While Pregnant Pass Along Genetic Mutations To Their Babies, According To Pitt Researchers

...istant professor of environmental and occupational health at theUniversity of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Dr. Romkes is a member of a team of scientists who monitored 290 smokingexpectant mothers and nonsmoking pregnant women in an ongoing study evaluating anumber of biomarkers of t...

Can The Economic Promise Of Drug Discovery Continue To Preserve The Suriname Forest?

...t eliminates herbal remedies --a primary source of health care in many countries -- and accelerates the loss oftraditional knowledge. One of the contributions of the Suriname project has beenpreservation of shamans' knowledge, not only in modern databases, but through ashaman's apprentice program. T...

EPA Should Redirect Some Research on Toxic Airborne Particles

...tudy program ensuring that the most serious public health risksposed by the particles are addressed, says a ...borne particles are somehowassociated with adverse health effects, especially for people with heart andlung ailments," said committee chair Jonathan Samet, pr...

Anti-TBT Regulations Shift Environmental Burden To Other Countries

...edcountries may accept the environmental and human health risks to gain theeconomic benefits. Anti-TBT regulations result in $4 billion in added fuelcosts to the shipping industry, Champ adds. Paper ENVR 61 will be presented by Michael A. Champ from 5:00 to 7:00p.m.,Wed., April 1, in the Conventio...

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