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It's winning, not losing, that triggers violence at sports events

...national rugby and football matches in one capital city (Cardiff) in Wales. With a population of 300,000, Cardiff is the largest city in Wales. International rugby and football matches are the most popular spectator sport in Wales, a...

Opponents of needle-exchange programs should think about their message to drug users

...e in the United States, with funding from state or city governments, private foundations and/or individual...is research paper that Houston the fourth largest city in the nation has nearly 20,000 known cases of AIDS but no NEP. Dallas has a program run by four v...

Allergen exposure in inner cities varies throughout the U.S.

Inner city children with asthma are exposed to significantly ...g prevalence of asthma in children living in inner city environments. Rebecca S. Gruchalla, MD, PhD, FAAAAI, and researchers with the Inner City Asthma Stud...

Medical technologies may hinder rather than help newborn survival

...ed births in 1992, 1993, and 2004 in the Brazilian city of Pelotas. They found that important changes in maternal characteristics occurred over the 22 years covered by the study. Mothers were on average 4.5cm taller, 5.1kg heavier, smoked less and were more educated than those who gave birth in 1982. The ...

Immediate access to antibiotics stems spread of sexually transmitted diseases

...r STDs. Recent statistics from 2002 show that the city had the third highest incidence (new cases per year) for Chlamydia (at 6,267 cases, behind Detroit, Mich., and Richmond, Va.) and gonorrhea (at 4,873 cases, behind St. Louis, Mo., and Richmond, Va.)...

Researchers track program's success in curbing aggressive behavior

...Feb. 16, 2005) -- When Laura Bush visited an inner city Baltimore classroom earlier this month, she observed first-grade students playing a game that promotes good behavior as they worked on a reading assignment. The first lady's words of praise for the "Good Behavior Game" shined the national spotlight o...

Johns Hopkins scientists receive presidential medals

...coni has advanced our science, our university, our city and our country," said Jonathan Bagger, physics and astronomy professor and department chair at Johns Hopkins. "I am delighted that his many contributions are being honored by President Bush." "Riccardo is always a pleasure to work with," added Coli...

Northwestern Memorial Hospital receives $10 million commitment to support preeminent heart program

...are program that patients have previously left the city to find," says Mr. Bluhm. "I am proud to help support a team of elite specialists, enabling them to further advance a destination, highly specialized heart care center that will be amongst the best in the world." The Bluhm Cardiovascular Institut...

High levels of airborne mouse allergen in inner-city homes could trigger asthma attacks

...timate that asthma is twice as common in the inner city in comparison to other areas. The study was sponsored by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and the National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute. Co-authors include Elinor Simons, Arle...

State policies decrease youth smoking, drinking and sex

...ur study that broader legislation at the state and city levels contributes to helping youth decide not to engage in smoking, drinking and sexual intercourse. It is also interesting to note that, contrary to the thought that access to a family planning clinic increases sexual behavior, our study found the ...

Mental health crisis looming for tsunami survivors, warns psychologist just back from Indonesia

... said Kyes, who spent a week in Banda Aceh, once a city of more than 250,000 people that was the hardest hit by the twin disasters. He worked in Indonesia helping to set up an emergency psychological trauma center and in recovering bodies of victims. "People are past the tears and the immediate loss, an...

New research shows heroin use falling across Scotland

...s of crack cocaine is still relatively high in the city of Aberdeen, with over 1,000 users. Dr Gordon Hay, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow, and one of the authors of the report, said a growing number of people are giving up heroin. He said: 'A drug like heroin takes years to overcome...

Happy home and social life makes living in a poor neighbourhood more bearable for adolescents

...g to new research sponsored by the ESRC. How inner city young people feel about their own psychological and social health and the area where they live is influenced by differences in home and social life as well as the physical environment, says a study led by Professor Sarah Curtis, of Queen Mary, Univer...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for December 2004 (second issue)

...ators measured post-hospital adherence in 52 inner city asthmatics by means of electronic medication monitors, self-report, canister weight (for inhaled corticosteroids) and pill counts (for oral corticosteroids). The researchers noted that their results provided strong evidence that even under optimal c...

Book celebrates centenary of city's advances in public health

...ses of smallpox and tuberculosis which plagued the city a hundred years ago, and the current battle agains...ed sooner from Edinburgh than from any other large city in the UK, but other health and social problems like diphtheria, tetanus, polio and malnutrition of ...

Novel drugs help solve Gleevec resistance

... called the Philadelphia chromosome (named for the city from where the first patient in whom it was seen resided). Specifically, a fusing of a piece of chromosome 9 that contains part of the ABL gene with a piece of chromosome 22 that contains part of the BCR gene forms the new cancer causing gene, BCR-...

ESA service makes customised maps available to African aid workers

...se field team reporting new cholera cases near the city of Luebo. The immediate question is; Where is Luebo? There will soon be demands from the office, as he will have to inform his counterparts of the developing situation. But there is no detailed map of the Congo in the office library and it is too cos...

Hong Kong think tank calls for pollution standards

...t concentrations of fine particulate matter of any city in the United States, slightly exceeds the EPA standard. China does not have air quality standards for fine particulate matter. Much of the pollution can be tied to the Chinese export market, which manufactures goods such as electronics and clothing ...

Prevalence of human papillomavirus infection differs for men and women

...57%, and this rate did not change with age or from city to city. Factors associated with infection were receptive anal sex and having more than five sex partners in the previous six months. Study results also described the nature of anal HPV infection in this group. Forty-five percent of those infected h...

Penn addictions expert, Charles P. O'Brien, MD, PhD, receives prestigious, international honor

...phony Orchestra of Amsterdam and a presentation by city officials of the new pieces of art purchased by the city this year....

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