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Study of energy and health in Africa focuses spotlight on charcoal and forest management

...ave millions of lives and have significant climate change and development benefits. The African continent, as well as many developing nations in Asia and Latin America, is dependent on both wood and charcoal for cooking and heating homes. In 2000, nearly 470 million tons of wood were consumed in homes in s...

Charcoal and forest management could reduce greenhouse gas levels & save lives in Africa

...ave millions of lives and have significant climate change and development benefits. The findings appear in the April 1, 2005 issue of the journal Science. The African continent depends on wood and charcoal for cooking and heating homes. In 2000, nearly 470 million tons of wood were consumed in homes in sub...

First head-to-head study to compare lidoderm patch and Celebrex in treating pain

...Quality Assessment Scale and global assessments of change in OA pain and treatment satisfaction. In the study, both treatments were well tolerated, with adverse events reported in eight patients in each group. The most common adverse events were itchiness or redness at the patch site. Additionally, thr...

Public morally obliged to take part in scientific research, says leading ethicist

...stances, may be justified. And he suggests that a change to the Declaration of Helsinki, which sets out the ethical grounds for research, is warranted. Professor Harris points out that other activities in society, such as vaccination the wearing of seatbelts, and jury service, require the loss of personal...

HIV testing should be routine part of primary health care for sexually active

...nt state of HIV infection, we believe an immediate change to routine voluntary testing is a necessary and critical step to reduce HIV infection and prevent AIDS in this country," says Carlos del Rio, professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, chief of medical services at Atlanta's Grady M...

March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...s not found. Thus, the new statement represents no change from the Task Force's 1996 recommendation. In its recommendation, the Task Force notes that the potential benefits of screening and treatment must be weighed against the known harms, which include local eye irritation and an increased risk for catara...

Unexpected benefit seen in treating HER-2 breast cancer with new preoperative drug combo

...n," Buzdar says. "It shows that we can potentially change the natural history of a disease that is associated with a high risk of recurrence and death." He cautions, however, that although this combination of therapies seems to show better efficacy, as well as less risk of heart damage than has been seen be...

Indiana University researchers closer to helping hearing-impaired using stem cells

...s with chemicals known to encourage stems cells to change into primitive neurons. The bone marrow cells took the shape and other characteristics of neurons. Next, they exposed the cells to two molecules that are secreted from nearby tissues of the ear during embryonic development. The two molecules -- known...

Some brain cells 'change channels' to fine-tune the message

...nto the living room, these brain cells are able to change what they allow in by swapping one kind of channel...hannels move is still unknown, as is why the cells change their channels. Part of the answer is likely to be self-preservation: Too much calcium inside nerve ...

Research offers hope of new treatments for liver damage

...e of immune cells, produced only a few days later, change function to break down and reabsorb the scarring. These findings, published in the January edition of Journal of Clinical Investigation, will help doctors to understand the mechanisms by which the liver is damaged and repaired and may lead to future...

Specific test key to determine whether or not allergy symptoms are really allergy-related

...e changed to allow increased use of this test. The change in practice could result in the savings of billions of dollars in healthcare costs every year." Several years ago, Szeinbach did a study and found that nearly two out of three patients treated for allergies were not truly allergic. "Millions of peopl...

UW research shows risk factors for relapse among health care professionals who abuse drugs

...no added that some health care workers may have to change specialties, thereby removing themselves from ready access to major opioids and other drugs, in order to successfully overcome drug dependence. "Remaining in the same professional role and providing these drugs to legitimately help their patients may...

College alcohol problems exceed previous estimates

... college students age 18-24 in 1998. A subsequent change in college census methodology that increased the estimated number of 18-24 year olds who were college students in 1998 led to an upward revision of that estimate to about 1,500 deaths. The same methods were used to calculate the 2001 estimates in th...

Public policy should address the social factors behind ill health

National and global public policy needs to change to take into account the social factors behind ill health and reduce the health inequalities seen within and between countries, states an article in this week's issue of THE LANCET. Under-5 mortality varies from 316 per 1000 live births in Sierra Leo...

Liverpool to lead 20M Department of Health initiative to develop medicines for children

...dren's medicines. The UK has been pushing hard for change in this area and negotiations are currently underway in Europe on proposed regulation of medicines for paediatric use. The Research Network has been developed in collaboration with Imperial College, London, the Liverpool Women's Hospital, the Nation...

Community-based care beats standard clinic in lowering heart

...he African-American community means making a major change in the way you deliver care. But in exchange, you can markedly reduce risk," said lead author Diane Becker, Sc.D., a health researcher in the division of general internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore. "A mainstream m...

Mayo Clinic discovers 'new pathway' against pancreatic cancer

..., but there are no effective treatments. That may change if a new finding by Mayo Clinic researchers continues to show promise. In the March 15 issue of the journal Cancer Research, ( http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/future/65.6.shtml ) investigators describe discovering a key molecule that controls the g...

Study of obese diabetics explains why low-carb diets produce fast results

.... Further, weight loss could not be explained by a change in metabolism, another popular misconception. The study, "Short-Term Effects of Low-Carbohydrate Diet Compared with Usual Diet in Obese Patients with Type 2 Diabetes," is published in the March 15 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. It is the ...

Effects of education level on rates of obesity differ by race

...the association between education level and weight change for middle-aged women, according to an article in the March 14 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. While overall rates of obesity have increased dramatically in the United States, the prevalence rates of overwei...

Sleeping Through the Night: Children's sleep expert advises parents

...eep problems and 75 percent of all parents want to change something about their child's sleep habits. Research shows that not getting the recommended hours of sleep affects a child's mood, attention, concentration, ability to learn, and daytime behavior. Thus, it is essential that children get the sleep the...

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