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Workers exposed to Libby Vermiculite Ore have high rate of chest wall abnormalities
SAN DIEGO -- More than one-quarter of tested workers
at an Ohio manufacturing plant historically expose... Mont., that contained asbestos fibers. Of the 236 workers
tested, 62 (26.3 percent) showed pleural plaques, or scarring of the chest wall lining. The occurren...
Siberian tigers hang tough
...h their massive footprints in the snow. With some workers
spending months in the field and covering over 21,000 km (13,000 miles) of transects by foot, ski, snowmobile, and car, over 4,100 tracks were recorded, most representing multiple tracks of a single individual. Researchers map out the location of al...
The very defensive caterpillar
... infection by the pathogen. Using RNAi techniques workers
at the University of Bath have shown that several different proteins can confer this protective effect against subsequent infections. Micro-organisms such as bacteria, fungi and nematodes are often used as biocontrol agents against insects. It had a...
Primate virus jumps species barrier to humans for first time in Asia
...land's four main monkey temples every year. Temple workers
and people who live near the temples also have a great deal of contact with monkeys at the religious sites. "In Asia, the amount of contact between humans and primates in temple settings dwarfs the contact due to bushmeat hunting," says Jones-Engel....
Acetaldehyde may be the culprit behind hangovers
...hat examines hangovers and genetics among Japanese workers
has found that the toxicity of acetaldehyde the first product of alcohol metabolism leads to hangovers in individuals with a particular genotype. Results are published in the July issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research . "Many Japa...
Towards a cheap and easy way to monitor HIV/AIDS
... such a tool should allow a variety of health care workers
in remote areas to accurately analyze the CD4 status of HIV infected patients locally. In an accompanying Perspective article, Zvi Bentwich (of Hebrew University in Jerusalem) argues that "the absence of tools to measure CD4 counts clearly jeopardi...
The World Congress of Nephrology 26-30 June 2005, Singapore
...ogists, diabetologists, researchers and healthcare workers
spanning every continent all with very different views on nephrology and the treatment of kidney disease....
Preventing a pandemic: Study suggests strategies for containing a flu outbreak
... health officials and concluded that public health workers
may decide that TAP, rather than GTAP, is the more realistic strategy, given their resources. This research effort is part of a network called MIDAS (Models for Infectious Disease Agents Study), supported by the National Institute of General Medical ...
The body's biological clock: alcohol may lead to physiological anarchy
... basis for greater alcohol consumption among shift workers
and people suffering from jet lag. "In both cases," said Handa, "the activity of the individual and the physiological requirements for such activity are at odds with the regulatory timing cues provided by the SCN. For example, in the case of the in...
Chernobyl: The true scale of the accident
...r health consequences, especially for thousands of workers
exposed in the early days who received very high r...ximately 1,000 on-site reactor staff and emergency workers
were heavily exposed to high-level radiation on the first day of the accident; among the more than 2...
A new twist on power walking
...entists, hikers, explorers, soldiers, and disaster workers
to convert mechanical energy generated by walking with a heavy load on their backs into electricity. By carrying a load weighing from 44 to 84 pounds (20 to 38 kg), Suspended-load Backpack testers were able to generate up to 7.4 Watts--more than enou...
JCI table of contents October 1, 2005
...s and as an aerospace structural material, putting workers
at risk for chronic beryllium disease. In a paper appearing online on September 8 in advance of print publication of the October 1 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Andrew Fontenot and colleagues from University of Colorado have invest...
NIEHS launches website with information for assessing environmental hazards from Hurricane Katrina
...e most up-to-date data to public health and safety workers
on contaminants in flood waters, infrastructure and industry maps, as well as demographic information for local populations. The NIEHS Hurricane Katrina Information Website, accessible at http://www-apps.niehs.nih.gov/katrina , provides informatio...
4th MIM Pan-African Malaria Conference - Roll Back Malaria Partnership's Forum V Global Partners Meeting
...hat is the impact of the mounting exodus of health workers
and scientists on malaria research and control?...
NIEHS awards $37 million to train emergency and hazardous waste workers
More than $37 million will go to workers
involved in emergency response and hazardous waste...e grants will provide training designed to protect workers
and their communities from exposure to toxic materials encountered during hazardous waste operations...
Tobacco industry weakened pesticide regulations, UCSF study shows
...ed a series of risk mitigation measures to protect workers
and the community from sometimes-fatal poisoning b... EPA's plan to impose stricter exposure limits for workers
and the community. Anderson obtained additional funding from the coalition to publish the consultant...
Scientists develop life-saving chrome
...e in Chester, UK, Professor Robert Akid warns that workers
are being exposed to chromium compounds that are potentially cancer-causing and says that a safer alternative is much needed. He told the conference, Novel Applications of Surface Modification, organized by the Applied Physics and Technology Division...
Ants, not evil spirits, create devil's gardens in the Amazon rainforest, study finds
... that devil's gardens are produced by M. schumanni workers
rather than by D. hirsuta allelopathy," the author...d by a single ant colony with as many as 3 million workers
and 15,000 queens, adding that the presence of multiple queens "undoubtedly contributes to colony lo...
CU's Torres discusses avian flu and policy
...se. For example, measures can require poultry farm workers
to take showers upon entering a production facilit...arget only certain populations, such as healthcare workers
and first responders including ambulance drivers, firefighters and police officers. However, says T...
TB Alliance and Bayer launch historic global drug trials for tuberculosis
...mated at $16 billion a year, and enable healthcare workers
to treat more patients. A shorter protocol could also reduce side effects, improve patient adherence to therapy, and save lives. When patients complete treatment successfully, there is a lower chance of relapse and the emergence of drug resistance. ...
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