Tag: "households" at biology news
Academics work to help stressed-out cats
...y compared 31 cats with FIC to 24 cats in the same households
that did not have cystitis. These were in turn compared with a control group of 125 healthy cats. Dr Gunn-Moore said: " Although many owners of cats taking part in the study reported that a fear of strangers was the most common problem they observed,...
Reassuring findings from first study on sperm donor identification
...en with the same donor; Those from single mother households
were most positive about their DI origins; The presence of two parents, whether heterosexual or lesbian, seemed to dampen interest in the donors; In response to questions about their vision of an ideal donor, the message that came through was t...
A complex agricultural society in Uruguay's La Plata basin, 4,800-4,200 years ago
...ay. They found evidence of a circular community of households
arranged around a central public plaza. Paleobotanical analyses of preserved starch grains and phytoliths tiny plant fossils- show that Los Ajos' farmers adopted the earliest cultivars known in southern South America, including maize, squash, beans a...
Will aid to poor put wildlife at risk?
...untry--was based on surveys conducted in some 1208 households
in six locations across Gabon, collecting information on meat consumption, socioeconomic status, and demographic factors. In all instances, the consumption of meat, including wildlife, fish, chicken and livestock, increased with wealth, while rising ...
Genetically modified rice in China benefits farmers' health, study finds
...countries. "Farm surveys of randomly selected farm households
that are cultivating the insect-resistant GM rice varieties demonstrate that when compared with households
cultivating non-GM rice, small and poor farm households
benefit from adopting GM rice by both higher...
Major losses projected for earthquake on little-known fault under Los Angeles
...verage of about 120,000. The number of displaced households
would range from 142,000 to 735,000, with an average of 274,000. Relief agencies would have to provide short-term public shelter for 42,000 to 211,000 individuals, with an average of 80,000. The quake would create between 30,000 and 99,000 tons of ...
Where China goes, the rest follow in the global neighborhood
...tyle changes have meant that the number of China's households
grew almost three times as fast as its population ...ion in household size alone led to 80 million more households
in China from 1985-2000, an increase exceeding the total number of households
in Russia and Canada. ...
Transmission of tuberculosis is linked to historical patterns of human migration
...rimary mode of transmission was within families or households
where there was significant physical contact." Today, approximately one-third of the world's population are carriers of latent TB. Mokrousov's team hypothesized that, given the strong gender bias of TB infectivity and the likely family-based mode of...
Umzi Wethu Project announced at 8th World Wilderness Congress
... Many young people are being forced to be heads of households
at a young age, and need to find good employment.An Umzi Wethu Training Center will combine mentoring with the transformative power of wild areas. Youth will be trained in life skills, hospitality and conservation skills for a minimum of one year, in...
Throwaway society? Truth is, we really care about getting rid of things
... Nottingham Universities. The project examined how households
in the Midlands and North-East got rid of ordinary...ography, who led the study team, said: "People and households
use numerous methods of ridding themselves of objects, including giving things away, selling or even...
Survey finds family conversation key to organ donation
...dults 18 years of age and older, living in private households
in the continental United States. For a full report of the survey results, visit www.linksinc.org ....
Tufts professor chews on the nutrition-oral health connection
...rinks and fruit juices, which are consumed in many households
andare readily accessible in many school vending machines, representanother high sugar source that may contribute to the potential for toothdecay. Palmer cautions that even diet soft drinks, when consumedfrequently, can pose a risk because the acid ...
Pritzker gift to fund possible solutions for child obesity including testing YMCA programs
... the U.S. are in a YMCA program, roughly half from households
with annual incomes under $25,000. Harvard School of Public Health has been a partner and advisor to an ongoing national YMCA effort to create breakthrough approaches to health and wellness for youth, adults and families. The professorship endowment ...
Ethiopian water programme raises birth rate; viral encephalitis study
... to be studied. The research involved nearly 2000 households
in both villages with and without access to improved water supply. The death rate of children in the villages where tapped water had been introduced was found to be much lower than it was in the other villages. However, the birth rate was much higher...
Ethiopian development raises birth rate
...f University College, London examined nearly 2,000 households
in rural Ethiopia over a four year period during which a tapped water supply was introduced but family planning provisions were absent. They looked at the nutritional status of women and children (in terms of weight and height) and birth rates in vi...
The Green Revolution comes to Laos
...valued at $8 million to $19 million per year, with households
adopting these varieties having more than triple the cash income of households
growing traditional varieties. A third of Laos' lowland rice area is planted with these improved var...
Purdue project could help pets serve as disease watchdogs
...birds that live in approximately 40 percent of all households
in the United States, the greater the probability we can contain a disease before it spreads to humans." Authors of the research paper were Glickman; George E. Moore, Nita W. Glickman and Richard J. Caldanaro of Purdue's School of Veterinary Medicine...
CRed calls for radical rethink of UK energy policy
...ossil fuel prices rise, as they are already doing, households
and businesses are ill-equipped to cope. Marcus Armes, co-author of the CRed response, added: "2006 is a propitious time for the UK to make a major shift in energy policy to create leadership in resource efficiency and an energy supply portfolio tha...
Technique makes it easier to see mouse embryo in all its glory
... that this technique may have a role in making our households
safer. "We make certain assumptions that our toothpaste, artificial sweeteners, pain relievers and household cleaning chemicals are safe for pregnant mothers," he said. "The EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) and FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Admin...
Carcinogens from parents' tobacco smoke found in their babies' urine
...ine of babies in lower frequency cigarette smoking households
would most likely be detectable," Hecht said. While studies have not determined how the long term risk of exposure to cancer-causing tobacco smoke affects the genetics of babies during their early years when they are growing rapidly, Hecht said that...