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Biocontrol of invasive water hyacinth contributes to socioeconomic and health improvements in Africa

...uction, it can also cause severe environmental and socioeconomic damage. Dr. James Ogwang, a biocontrol entomologist with the Uganda National Agricultural Research Organization, and his colleagues, implemented a successful program that rid Lake Victoria of the weed. The control strategy integrated mechanical...

Study warns climate change and deforestation will lead to declines in global bird diversity

... it introduces a novel way of combining geographic socioeconomic projections with biodiversity information. "Our analysis is only a starting point, but with the increased quality of models and data our approach may offer a powerful, general way for a continued assessment of the future of biodiversity," says Jet...

Getting to the core of an emergent public health threat

...disease and death, but they can also have a global socioeconomic impact," said Brenda Hogue, an associate professor in the Biodesign Institutes Center for Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology and School of Life Sciences. Hogue has been involved in a big push to uncover some of the key clues behind coronavirus illne...

Biodiversity loss linked to economic inequality worldwide

...ome inequality and public health, the link between socioeconomic factors and the decline of environmental health and biodiversity has not been as well studied. "With biodiversity loss, if we don't link the science to the social causes, we will never solve the problem," says co-author Dr. Andrew Gonzalez, an asso...

Ecology in an era of globalization

...," and "Cascading events in linked ecological and socioeconomic systems....

TXNIP -- regulator of glucose homeostasis and potential diabetes drug target and more

...ther malnutrition, infection, disease, poverty and socioeconomic and political instability. CONTACT: Ulrich Schaible London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Infectious and Tropical Diseases Immunology Unit London, WC1E 7HT United Kingdom +44 (0) 20 7958 8209 +44 (0) 20 7927 2807 (fax) Ulrich.Schaible@lshtm...

PFOA and PFOS detected in newborns

...n was found between concentrations and the mothers socioeconomic status, age, education, marital status or whether she lived within the city limits or not. In addition, the researchers found a strong correlation between concentrations of PFOS and PFOA even though the compounds come from different industrial source...

Health disparities -- Genetics, society and race play an important role in access to healthcare

...arch (AACR) suggests that genetics, in addition to socioeconomic status, are important factors accounting for the disparity of cancer incidence and mortality between African-Americans, Hispanics and Caucasians. Exploring New Measures of Socio-Demographic Factors Associated with Later Stage of Cancer Diagnosis: ...

Ancient coral reef tells the history of Kenya's soil erosion

...noted. However, if soil devastation continues, the socioeconomic consequences could be dire, Dunbar said. "Loss of soils constitutes loss of valuable natural capital for the people of East Africa," he noted. "A follow-on effect is that loss of the soils down the rivers can also have a damaging effect of the coasta...

Too much weight spells double trouble for couples trying to conceive

..., height, previous pregnancies, smoking habits and socioeconomic groups. After excluding all couples where the information was incomplete, where a disease might be affecting the womans weight and fertility, or where donated sperm was used, the researchers were left with data on 47,835 couples. Ms Ramlau-Hansen s...

Ocean governance: Evolving systems

...d on the basis of a combination of biophysical and socioeconomic criteria. "We should encourage states to experiment with PBM in marine systems under their jurisdiction and learn from their experience in crafting and operating PBM systems," said Young. "The activities in California spawned by the Marine Life Pro...

A unique twin study on the increased cardiometabolic risk in obesity

...co-twin design controls for age, gender, childhood socioeconomic background and other environmental experiences and exposures. Serum patterns of small molecules such as lipids reflect the homeostasis of the organism. However, classical measurements of lipids in the clinical setting are unable to detect early cha...

Missouri's African-American mothers more likely to deliver prematurely

...een 1989 and 1997, adjusting for such variables as socioeconomic status, education level, cigarette smoking and maternal medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and eclampsia. Full-term birth is considered to be between 37 weeks and 42 weeks of gestation. Results of the analysis appear in the February is...

Small, smaller, smallest -- The plight of the vaquita

...on actions, particularly in ones that offer viable socioeconomic alternatives to fishermen. Mexico has a very good record in helping endangered marine mammals to recover. There are no better examples anywhere in the world than eastern Pacific gray whales and northern elephant seals, both of which came back from ...

Study finds periodontal treatment does not lower preterm birth risk

...y differ between full and preterm mothers, such as socioeconomic status or access to health and dental care," said Michalowicz. "By randomly assigning women from the same high-risk populations to receive treatment either before or after delivery, we could minimize such differences between groups." As reported...

Adults who go to bed lonely get stress hormone boost next morning

...orn between 1935 and 1952 and represent a range of socioeconomic classes. Their cortisol levels were measured from small samples of saliva provided three times a day for three consecutive days. Study participants reported their feelings each night in a diary, and researchers looked at whether cortisol levels on a ...

Open Science Conference to focus on regional sustainability challenges to the Earth system

...n food systems and to assess the environmental and socioeconomic consequences of adaptation responses aimed at improving food security. Plenary Session Day 2, How can we achieve food security in the face of global environmental change? Parallel Session 12, Integrating concepts and indicators for the analysis of a...

Huge unmet need for Caesarean sections in developing countries

...ty. Currently, little is known about the effect of socioeconomic status on access to life-saving obstetric care in ...ne, UK) and colleagues examined caesarean rates by socioeconomic groups in 42 developing countries in sub-Saharan Africa, south and southeast Asia, and Latin America...

Understanding food nutrition labels challenging for many people

...ter surveyed 200 primary care patients from a wide socioeconomic range. A Nutrition Label Survey (NLS), designed with input from registered dietitians, primary care providers, and experts in health literacy/numeracy to evaluate patient understanding of current nutrition labels, was used to measure comprehension of...

Earth's most diverse marine life found off Indonesia's Papua Province

...li, a State University of Papua researcher led the socioeconomic component of the expeditions. "We are very concerned about the potential impact of planned commercial fisheries expansion in the region, and we urge a precautionary approach that emphasizes sustainability over intensive exploitation." The two Rapid...

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