Tag: "poverty" at biology news
Dietary component kills bacterial cause of ulcers and stomach cancer
...on is infected with helicobacter, likely linked to poverty
and conditions of poor sanitation," says study leader Jed Fahey, a plant physiologist in the Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. "If future clinical studies show that a food can relieve or preven...
US government commits $36 million to protect Congo's forests
...use forests, while promoting economic development, poverty
alleviation and improved governance for people who depend on natural resources for their livelihoods. A portion of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership will fund Gabon's new national park system, just announced by President El Hadj Omar Bongo. Consis...
Six of the best
...the public policy debate on social exclusion, food poverty
and the reduction of health inequalities. Making Decisions in a Cancer Genetics Clinic The UK Human Genetics Commission's recent proposal to offer over-the-counter predictive cancer testing will be 'of little use' to the public, according to new re...
Getting at the roots of terrorism
...d the press all too often ignores them. Widespread poverty
is obviously one of the most important, especially...romotes a willingness to die for beliefs. Gender, poverty
and violence The vast majority of terrorists are young adult males. This is hardly surprising; afte...
Pregnancy prevention efforts rely on neighborhood ties
...action plans. "Neighborhood-based efforts in high poverty
areas must tap into the real needs of residents and be relevant enough to compete with day-to-day demands on time," Kegler says....
Scientists re-evaluating the meaning of 'desertification,' Duke ecologist says
...sor said in an interview. "Those issues range from poverty
in rural Africa and shrubs encroaching into grasslands in southern New Mexico to dust storms in China." He noted that the United Nations established a convention in 1994 to target what it termed "poverty, drought and food insecurity in dry land coun...
Underserved US minorities face 'unequal burden of cancer' that must be corrected
...ss factors that affect people universally, such as poverty
and lack of insurance, and also address social injustice that affects specific populations." The panel tracked several factors contributing to the disparity in cancer incidence and mortality among African Americans and other medically underserved min...
Executive functioning in children prenatally exposed to alcohol
... "Given equal amounts of drinking, women living in poverty
have children who are diagnosed with FAS at a rate...e-class women," she said. "Stress associated with poverty
may be behind these differences."...
Jane Goodall to receive 2003 Environmental Citizen Award
...place, serving as advocates in a variety of areas: poverty
eradication, human rights, peace and conflict resolution, HIV/AIDS, disarmament, community development and environmentalism. The HMS Center for Health and the Global Environment and the New England Aquarium, where the award is to be presented, have j...
NIEHS, NTP director receives honorary doctorate
...s and the entire University community. Born in poverty
on an eastern Tennessee farm, Dr. Olden was the first African American to direct one of the federal governments National Institutes of Health. He is also the director of the National Toxicology Program which coordinates toxicology studies within th...
Natural resources research helps HIV/AIDS victims
...le, are sold. Ultimately, HIV/AIDS leads to deeper poverty
and food insecurity. In such situations, we see that forests and non-timber forest products become an important component in household coping strategies, providing alternative sources of income and food security at low cost. At the same time, HIV/AID...
Madagascar to triple areas under protection
... the government hopes to meet its goal of reducing poverty
by 50 percent over the next 12 years. "This commitment recognizes the importance of parks as a way to both protect biodiversity and to promote sustainability and national development in the rural landscape," said Dr. John G. Robinson, senior vice pre...
Hopkins researchers identify transplantation antigens among Sioux Indians
...ome areas and many people living below the federal poverty
level. The Sioux have one of the fastest growing rates of type 2 diabetes in the United States, Leffell says. "The rate of end-stage renal disease among Native American tribes is from 3.5 to 20 times that of Caucasian or other populations," she...
2004 AAAS annual meeting spotlights world health, oceans and family science
...the Meeting will be the socioeconomic link between poverty
and sustainable use of the Earth's fertile soils. CAREER SUPPORT On Saturday and Sunday, 14-15 February, the AAAS Meeting will include free career-skills workshops, a short course on interviewing skills, networkingopportunities and the Science Maga...
Estimated one in five people worldwide lack enough zinc in diet
...e International Union of Nutrition Sciences, cites poverty
and the relatively high price of zinc-rich foods such as red meat and shellfish, legumes and whole grain cereals as contributors to a deficiency problem much more common and harmful to health in developing countries than previously believed. Countrie...
State of the Planet 2004
... the world's governments, are critically important poverty
reduction targets to be met by the year 2015. The ...on people are chronically hungry and where extreme poverty
leads to some 20,000 avoidable deaths per day, meeting basic human needs has first priority. Providi...
Study shows that genes can protect kids against poverty
...of the cognitive and behavioral problems for which poverty
puts them at risk. The findings are published in t...l tests than would be expected, given the level of poverty
in which they're raised. These children, says Kim-Cohen, are considered to be "resilient" - or capab...
First ever standards linking climate change, biodiversity and poverty seek global peer review
...g while conserving the environment and alleviating poverty
have been opened up for global peer review and com...stic solutions to combat biodiversity loss, reduce poverty
and fight climate change," said John-O Niles, CCBA project manager. "The standards will help the pr...
'Rolling Store' provides model for overcoming barriers to healthy foods and better health outcomes
...rates of households with incomes below the federal poverty
line. Residents also rank high nationally in obesity and in increased mortality from diseases known to be associated with poor nutrition, including cancer,diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Barriers to better nutrition in the Lower Mississippi Del...
Climate change Qs & As
...r ice sheets," Kennedy said. "Yet, exacerbation of poverty
around the world, whether from flooding, reduced crop yields or increased prevalence of asthma, diarrhea, malaria or other illnesses--is part of the climate-change story that hasn't really been told. That is why it's important to make the science und...
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