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

... 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 sub-Saharan Africa in the form of firewood and charcoal. This is more wood per...

More evidence of cannabis-induced psychosis

...g that cannabis dramatically increases the risk of developing mental illnesses....

International breast cancer prevention study launches in the United States and Canada

...uld be an effective approach to preventing it from developing in the first place." The ExCel research study ...ears of age or older and have an increased risk of developing breast cancer. Risk factors can include a woman's age, her family history of breast cancer, her age...

OHSU scientists test medication to treat involuntary weight loss

...oped the test medication for this research, is now developing a related medication that will likely be tested in... Neurocrine is a San Diego-based company that is developing medications related to weight regulation. "We hope to advance an optimized molecule into the first s...

Protecting children from industrial chemicals in the environment

...r been tested to ensure that they are safe for the developing fetus or child. While the exact consequences of exposing children to these chemicals are unknown, the researchers - Bruce Lanphear and Charles Vorhees at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati, and David Bellin...

Advertising by academic medical centers may risk eroding public trust, says study

... an opportunity for improvement and a stimulus for developing guidelines for their advertising procedures," said Larson "If they are going to advertise, we would like to see them promote evidence-based services or at least those likely to improve overall public health. Ideally, ads would be presented in ways ...

Bullying among sixth graders a daily occurrence, UCLA study finds

...who get repeatedly victimized are most at risk for developing psychological problems." In a second study, published in the current issue of the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Nishina, Juvonen and UCLA developmental psychology graduate student Melissa Witkow report that that middle school s...

Hopkins begins human trials with donor adult stem cells to repair muscle damaged from heart attack

... in this study shows their tremendous potential in developing effective therapies for heart disease, and avoids the controversy surrounding destruction of embryos to obtain the embryonic variety," he adds. "Among its many benefits are that adult stem cells are readily available from a number of donors, and gr...

Hospital acquired infections present major problem for infants in developing countries

... hospital born babies are up to 20 times higher in developing countries than in industrialised countries, reveal...fections are the major cause of neonatal deaths in developing countries. (See The Lancet Neonatal Survival Series, March 2005) Data suggest that unhygienic practi...

Billions in cost estimated for firefighter injuries

...so says that training injuries can be minimized by developing better virtual reality simulations for use in training firefighters. Other suggested ways to prevent injury and to cut cost include: robots for reconnaissance and firefighting; early (remote) sensing of firefighter injuries/illnesses; computer model...

Vaccine against childhood pneumonia shows promise

...admissions and improve the survival of children in developing countries, concludes a trial published in this wee...half of all cases of severe childhood pneumonia in developing countries. It also causes serious bloodstream infections, meningitis, and otitis media (inflammation...

US attempting to flout ethical practice for patient trials abroad

..." and places some limits on the use of placebos in developing country studies. Current FDA regulations require s...search ethics and enjoys particular respect in the developing world. It would be tragic if the US tendency to arrogantly flout international mores claimed the dec...

Study provides new estimates of the causes of child mortality worldwide

... developed the new estimates by analyzing data and developing statistical models from previous publications and ongoing studies. The estimates cover a period from 2000 to 2003. "In all regions of the world, deaths in the neonatal period, primarily due to preterm delivery, sepsis or pneumonia and birth asphyxia,...

Targeting mutant B-Raf protein reduces melanoma development

...owth rate. In 2004, an American's lifetime risk of developing melanoma was one in 63 and at the current rate of increase will be one in 50 by 2010. As a direct result of a lack of effective therapeutics, the 2005 prognosis for patients in the metastatic stages of the disease remains very poor with average survi...

Simple intervention encourages sun protection behaviors

...ancing benefits of tanning than the possibility of developing skin cancer in the distant future. Heike I. M. Mahler, Ph.D., of the University of California, San Diego, and colleagues tested an intervention designed to address individuals' concerns about appearance in a small group of college students. One hundr...

Mailman School of Public Health receives Manhattan Tobacco Cessation Center grant

...th research and practice, and among the leaders in developing and implementing replicable models of community-academic partnerships that address a multitude of health issues. The Manhattan Tobacco Cessation Center grant builds on existing partnerships and tobacco related programs such as CAPH's Legacy Tobacco ...

Patient with drug-resistant form of HIV identified

...s virus and all the progress that has been made in developing new drugs, prevention remains the most effective strategy to combat HIV, especially prevention efforts that target high-risk groups, such as men who have sex with men, intravenous drug users, and sex workers and their clients."...

Waist size linked to diabetes risk in adult men

...a man's waist is a better predictor of his risk of developing type 2 diabetes than his body mass index (BMI), wh... body fat (indicated by BMI) had a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The researchers grouped the study participants into five groups according to their ...

HIV and ID doctors oppose ideologically driven STI prevention policies

...s the $15 billion program providing AIDS relief to developing countries to allocate one-third of its prevention funds to abstinence-only education. However, there is very little credible, peer-reviewed, published scientific evidence that abstinence-only sexual health education programs can prevent STIs. The p...

Protecting human subjects focus of national FDA conference at UH

...s a straight line; however, the line that leads to developing new medical devices is rarely short or straight. ...nd sanctions, new issues that are arising with the developing bionanotechnology field and bioterrorism issues faced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. ...

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