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Microchip Sensor Detects Bacteria
...f bacteria gets into the system, the cost, both in health
and economic terms, can be enormous," he says. He...thousands of lives, sickens millions and costs the health
care industry billions of dollars a year," says Batt. "If we had an early warning system, such as ...
Adults Need To Increase Intake Of Folate; Some Women Should Take More
...values intended to help individuals optimize their health
and some to help themavoid consuming too much of a...sible, it also specifies intake levels above which health
problemsmight occur. Except for folate, recommended intakes for these vitamins have notchanged subs...
New Recommended Intake Of Folate, Other B Vitamins, And Choline To Be Announced At April 7 Briefing
...r groups, andspecifies intakes above which adverse health
effects may occur. The report isthe second in a series that will replace the Recommended Dietary Allowances setby the National Academy of Sciences since 1941. Dietary Reference Intakes for Folate, Other B Vitamins, andCholine will be released at...
Study Finds Russian Women, Children Not Getting Enough Iron In Their Diets
...Study, a continuing largeMoscow-based survey about health
and nutrition. "Introduction of free-marke...fessor of nutrition at theUNC-CH schools of public health
and medicine. "This has raised concerns thatsome Russians cannot afford the foods they need to maint...
Scientists Seek Early Warning Of Drinking Water Threats
...dia andCryptosporidium, and both have caused major health
threats in the United States.The most serious was ...merica, the parasite Cyclospora has caused serious health
problems for peoplerelying on untreated drinking water. Battigelli noted that medical treatment is n...
Agriculture and urban activities impact water quality in the South Platte River Basin
... the nation. "From the standpoint of human health
in agricultural areas, we were mostconcerned about nitrate and pesticides in local drinking water," said Kevin Dennehy, USGS hydrologist in charge of the study. "While we found pesticides in 29 out of the 30 wells sampled, the concentrations were low...
Evaluation Of The Two Types Of Cardiac Pacemakers Indicates Only Modest Differences In Value
...social function, physicalability, emotional mental health
and energy, cardiac functional status andlong-term cardiac function. The researchers did see better long-term cardiac functional status in patientswith dual chamber pacemakers, but this observation, they say, demonstrates thecomplexities inherent in ...
Fortified Drink Improves Third World Nutrition
...g 20 cents a person could dramatically improve the health
status of children and boost the low work capacity and low productivity of Third World workers. Albendazole, he found, eradicates the intestinal worms that infest 3 billion people worldwide and lead to growth failure in children. The latest study ...
Environmental Technology Breakthroughs Forecast -- Year 2008
...esearch to solve problems inenvironmental, energy, health
and national security arenas. The Laboratory hasbeen operated for DOE by Battelle since 1965. Recent environmental work at Pacific Northwest includes developing aprocess that uses microbes to break down sulfur in waste tire rubber, makin...
Fat Is Back, Healthy Diets Need Fat
...sterol levels, but will do nothing for your mental health
or your quality of life. The premier U.S.D.A. rec...ncomes is troubling. The challenge then to public health
nutritionists is how to issue dietary guidelines in a way that a healthy diet is accessible to all r...
Renowned Breast Cancer Experts Present Latest Findings At UCSF Cancer Center Symposium
...lley, MD, MPP, associate professor of medicine and health
policy atHarvard Medical School, chief of the Gene...ents lead to better patient satisfaction and lower health
care costs,according to Mulley. Mulley will discuss shared-decision-making programs tosupport clini...
AAAS Cautiously Optimistic Of R & D Budget; Warns Of Slant Toward Health Research And Reliance On Tobacco Settlement
... increases in thePresident's proposal will support health
and life science programs. According tothe AAAS analysis, these programs often depend upon the research successes inthe physical sciences, engineering and mathematics -- areas which are not slatedfor major increases. Increases in nondefense R&D are c...
New Study Shows Group Of Marine Bacteria Dominate Offshore Waters Of Southeast, May Play Key Role In Ecosystem Processes
...business and industry aswell as in maintaining the health
of near-shore ecosystems. A number ofproblems, however, have kept the composition of bacterial communities largelyunknown. Researchers have been reluctant to dive into the vast array of marinebacteria because they are devilishly hard to culture in la...
Scientists At The Scripps Research Institute And R.W. Johnson Pharmaceuticals Develop New Antibacterial Agents
...nfectious disease continuing to be our mostserious health
problem, this work represents important progress in a new targetarea for anti-infective therapy." The study, "Antibacterial agents that inhibit two-component signaltransduction systems," by J.F. Barrett, R.M. Goldschmidt, L.E. Lawrence, B.Fol...
New Tuberculosis Vaccine Candidate Developed: Improved Delivery Of Antigens By Current Vaccine BCG (Bacille Calmette-Gurin)
...eases, it still remains a significant global health
problem. Tuberculosis is responsible for 3 million deaths annually - more than at any time-point before and more than any other infectious agent. Moreover, it has been estimated that half a billion people will suffer from tuberculosis by ...
A Cup Of Tea May Protect Against Skin Cancer
...mpact on the antioxidant properties and potential health
benefits of tea. The most recent findings would su...ings international researchers, nutritionists and health
experts together in Australia for the first time to discuss the emerging evidence surrounding the p...
Africa At The Turning Point
...aran Africa. Africa faces many other reproductive health
challenges. Frequent childbearing, high levels of ...nfected with HIV/AIDS. Further jeopardizing womens health
is the traditional practice of female genital mutilation which affects 110 million women in the regi...
Pediatric Academic Societies Report Progress In Children's Health
...sity in childrenFor the first time, a school-based health
behavior intervention program has beenshown to reduce obesity in children. The intervention, called Planet Health, wasdeveloped by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health, headed by Dr.Steven Gortmaker, a senior lecturer in the Department ...
Wistar Research Yields Information About Colorectal Cancer Cell Invasion
...ntistshave been making history and improving world health
through their development ofvaccines for diseases that include rabies, German measles, infantilegastroenteritis (rotavirus), and cytomegalovirus; discovery of molecules likeinterleukin-12, which are helping the immune system fight bacteria, parasites...
Health Effects Of Consuming Alcohol, Dairy Foods, And Iron-Fortified Products ToBe Debated
CHICAGO--The potential health
benefits and risks of consuming light to moderatea...eart disease, areas of greatestresearch. National health
recommendations will be debated, weighing thepossible benefits of alcohol consumption against its po...
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