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Study: exercise, even without weight loss, is good for the heart

...dent of weight loss or diet changes -- can cut the risks of heart disease, the researchers said. They said this should provide encouragement to millions of overweight Americans, many of whom quit exercise programs because they failed to lose weight. The results of the three-month study by Duke cardiologis...

Tobacco farm workers may contract tobacco sickness, Wake Forest study shows

...r," Quandt said. "These workers are exposed to the risks of tobacco work for longer, more intensive periods of time than was ever the case for farming families." Furthermore, she said, most of the migrants are from southern Mexico and are much shorter than the whites and African-Americans who used to wor...

Record breaking temperatures seen as evidence of faster rate of global warming

...ies be conducted to enable society to minimize the risks of climate change and prepare for more, and perhaps even more rapid, changes to come....

Toxicologists discover traces of diesel exhaust in the body

...rs. Such markers are necessary to determine health risks in the workplace. Until now, the risk of lung cancer from inhaling diesel soot particles has been assessed on the basis of cases of lung cancer in related occupational groups, for example drivers. The research was funded by the NWO's Technology Found...

USGS scientists find new population of Asian swamp eels in south Florida

...e waterways and the eel's biology pose substantial risks of the species becoming established in the Everglades." Biologists have been monitoring the distribution of this new population since its discovery in December and are studying the effects on native species of the swamp eels discovered las...

Special four-day symposium on MTBE and drinking water

.... Topics include the extent of MTBE contamination, risks to human health, the government's response, bioremediation and other cleanup methods, and alternatives to MTBE. Selected studies are described below. Health risk issues for oxygenates: Much is known about the consequences of inhaling MTBE, f...

NIH consensus development conference will address osteoporosis prevention, diagnosis and therapy

...steoporosis and what are its consequences? How do risks vary among different segments of the population? What factors are involved in building and maintaining skeletal health throughout life? What is the optimal evaluation and treatment of osteoporosis and fractures? What are the directions for futu...

Smoking during pregnancy found to increase risk of cleft lip and palate

...regnant. Just as public health messages about the risks of drinking alcohol during pregnancy have resulted in a steady decline in fetal alcohol syndrome, they hope women will take heed of their results and others that have found smoking can harm a developing baby....

Renowned author, scientist and professor, John L. Casti, returns to IIASA

...s: charting topography of Internet usage, modeling risks associated with the world's natural catastrophes, and developing mathematical and conceptual techniques to understand the evolution of complex adaptive systems. Casti will team with three of the 14 current projects at IIASA: Natural Catastrophes an...

Strict diets required for chronic disease management may increase risk of unhealthy eating behaviors

...eviation from diet regimens carries serious health risks for both groups. Diabetics who deviate are at increased risk for vascular complications like heart disease, and individuals with PKU who don't adhere to their diets can develop brain damage. A statistically comparable number of the 54 study part...

Dementia patients in hospitals longer, increase costs

...ee studies published in the May issue focus on the risks of alcohol in adolescents and women. Alcohol disorders among adolescents are serious, and by late adolescence approximately 10 percent of adolescents meet diagnostic criteria for an alcohol use disorder. A study of women showed that depression was a ...

Benzene responsible for high percentage of leukemia deaths induced by smoking

...ficials argue that linear models over-estimate the risks at low doses. They say that only at high doses whe...nk our work establishes that there are significant risks of leukemia from low to moderate doses of benzene," Hertz-Picciotto said. Perhaps surprisingly, the...

HHMI announces selection of 48 new investigators

...for researchers who explore big questions and take risks -- people with that special quality that leads to scientific breakthroughs and medical advances." Those selected include 12 in the field of computational biology -- a new initiative by the Institute to pursue the growing opportunities at the conflu...

Genetically engineered foods: science and nature don't necessarily mix

...ket before adequate studies are done to test their risks to humans, according to the May 2000 issue of the Journal of the American Chiropractic Association (JACA). Alarmingly, scientists warn that the long-term health impacts of the novel genes introduced into these foods are impossible to predict, becau...

Fact sheet: the Report on Carcinogens - 9th edition

...mined by the FDA to outweigh the additional cancer risks associated with their use. People should not make...ysician or other appropriate specialist about both risks and benefits. An agent, substance, mixture or exposure circumstance can be listed in the Report eit...

Clinical trial will test controlled 'drug holidays' to counter HIV

...thout further need for drugs. The trial does have risks for participating patients, the researchers note. "As an unproven experimental approach for controlling HIV, potential side effects such as the emergence of viral resistance or an acceleration of disease progression will be carefully monitored," say...

Can a deadly spider replace chemical pesticides?

...re you do the experiment but we don't know all the risks without doing field experiments in the first place."...

Europe leads the world for IVF treatment

...as the well-being of IVF children, on the possible risks to women and also on the variations in funding for IVF between different countries," he said....

European Commission sponsors earthquake risk conference at IIASA

...Catastrophe Risk Management focusing on earthquake risks in Europe, from July 6-9 at the International Inst...ld at IIASA in June 1999 and concentrated on flood risks in Europe. One hundred experts from 25 countries in the risk management, insurance or natural disas...

New test for radiation damage to DNA developed at Brookhaven Lab

...- In research that could help assess the radiation risks faced by astronauts, improve the cancer-killing potential of radiation therapy, and distinguish between DNA damage caused by normal living and that caused by low-level radiation, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Labor...

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