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Circulation of 'disaster myths' in Haiti could hinder appropriate disposal of bodies

...ns, and tuberculosis. Morgan advises that suitable precautions for these people should include training, use of body bags and disposable gloves, good hygiene practice, and vaccination for hepatitis B and tuberculosis....

One-hundred-fifty year old lessons of John Snow still relevant today

...we can undertake a reasonable set of public health precautions that are going to be effective." These epidemiologic lessons remain true today, said Paneth, who founded MSU's Department of Epidemiology. He said it's not uncommon to first discover the way in which a disease is transmitted, act on that, and then do...

Sensors at Watts Bar being evaluated by ORNL

...ontinue through December, and officials noted that precautions will be taken not to disclose the shipper's name, carrier's name, commodity and date outside of official use only government entities so as not to disclose sensitive proprietary information. All of the information will be processed using ORNL's Senso...

First International Scientific Conference on Childhood Leukaemia

...l transfer to the foetus Risk assessment, safety precautions and policy options Future research priorities There will also be poster presentations of further new data. Registration is free for bona fide media on presentation of official press credentials at the conference press office or by pre-registering....

After natural disasters, the risk of infection, epidemics from dead bodies is negligible

...ited through a set of simple measures. Appropriate precautions include training military personnel and others who...ictim has been made, as well as to taking needless precautions such as burying the deceased in common graves and adding chlorinated lime as a disinfectant. Dispos...

Only half of recalled meat and poultry is recovered, study finds

...here risks to the food might occur, and put safety precautions in place to prevent potential hazards. The system also requires detailed records to be kept about production and distribution, said Hooker, who also is a researcher with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. And that's where it seems...

Researchers find no safe place to sit in California tick-infested forest

...Lyme disease is endemic, the researchers recommend precautions to prevent tick exposure. "I would avoid prolonged contact with wood as well as with leaf-litter areas, and I would strongly suggest that people inspect themselves carefully after spending time in tick-infested areas," said Lane. "Moreover, I would...

Scientists in Germany and Hebrew University illuminate process in control of flowering in plants

... the world. One of the reasons for this are unique precautions each plant species has developed during evolution to commence flowering at the best time suited for its reproduction, based on the microclimate where it has evolved. The scientists conducted experiments on the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana (mouse-...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

...earchers. "To avoid transmission, strict hygienic precautions should be applied when reptiles are handled." (M. Schroter, P. Roggentin, J. Hofmann, A. Speicher, R. Laufs, D. Mack. 2004. Pet snakes as a reservoir for Salmonella enterica subsp. diarizonae (serogoup IIIb): a prospective study, 70. 1: 613-615.)...

November science picks!

...orida, but satellite and power grid operators took precautions and no major problems have been reported. The USGS operates a network of 14 magnetic observatories that continuously monitor the Earth's magnetic field. These data are used by the U.S. Air Force to ascertain conditions for Air Force space weather ope...

Danish study finds that taking a long time to conceive is linked to problems at birth

...ncreased risk and discuss with their patients what precautions should be taken....

Livestock health sensors and wireless data storage in the works

...isease in Europe, all nations now are taking extra precautions to insure the safety of food that's imported as well as certifying what they are exporting elsewhere. A veterinary telemedicine research and development project entering its second stage at Kansas State University is attempting to create the infrast...

Native American artifacts pose pesticide exposure risk

...wear these objects in religious ceremonies, proper precautions should be followed when dealing with potentially contaminated objects, and more serious consideration should be given to this issue at a national level."...

Chemicals used to protect soldiers in 1991 Gulf War can damage testes, animal studies show

... been thousands of deaths. But it appears that the precautions prevented one set of problems while creating another. Now, our task is to discern the mechanisms of illness in order to provide the soldiers with maximum protection and the least risk of chemically induced injury." Duke colleagues Hagir B. Suliman, P...

UCSF-led team reports new test improves detection of prions in animals

...he BSE epidemic in Great Britain decisions on what precautions to take were based on titrations in normal mice. Thus, says Safar, they underestimated the likely threat of infectivity in many organs. "This finding indicates that previous attempts to quantify BSE and scrapie prions in milk or non-neural tissues, ...

Sea Grant research shows electric barrier may stop Asian carp

...hed carp may tag along," explained Pegg. There are precautions that anglers can take to reduce the risk of spreading exotic species, such as the Asian carp. "Never dispose of your bait by putting it into a waterbody," said Pat Charlebois, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant biological resource specialist. "Throw unused b...

Stanford researcher identifies genes pointing to liver cancer

...ither technique is completely accurate nor are the precautions inexpensive enough for widespread use in poor countries, highlighting the need for a better screening tool. So's colleagues include Xin Chen MD, PhD, research associate at the Asian Liver Center and the department of surgery; Pat Brown MD, Ph...

Scientists solve first flavivirus structure

...dified to reduce the virulence of the virus. These precautions eliminate much of the risk, Rossmann says. In their studies at Purdue, researchers used a dengue strain originally sequenced by scientists at the California Institute of Technology. Under the guidance of James Strauss, who is the Ethel Wilson and Rob...

Opportunities and risks of genetically modified food

...cally modified plants or food and refers to safety precautions to protect the consumer. The statement focuses on food from transgenic plants. Animal food is to be dealt with at a later point in a separate publication. The statement has been coordinated with the Senate commission on food safety and is to appear a...

Fight between GMOS and the bugs they repel may not be over

...mical Society (ACS) on Wednesday, Aug. 29, he said precautions should be taken to explore ways to combat resistance to genetically modified organism (GMO) crops before the bugs develop it. Wed like to think that science could manage resistance, but in truth, historically weve been pretty ineffective, Whalon said...

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