Tag: "environment" at medical news
Study of energy and health in Africa focuses spotlight on charcoal and forest management
...Africa is one of the most polluting for the global environment
and potentially destructive to African forests. The researchers' analysis shows that charcoal can provide comparable health benefits of 1 to 2.8 million avoided deaths. However, scenarios that forecast large shifts to charcoal without improvements in...
Charcoal and forest management could reduce greenhouse gas levels & save lives in Africa
...s of carbon in the form of greenhouse gases to the environment
by 2050, about six percent of the total expected g...Africa is one of the most polluting for the global environment
and potentially destructive to African forests. Their analysis shows that charcoal can provide compa...
Protecting children from industrial chemicals in the environment
...ne . Women exposed to industrial chemicals in the environment
pass them on to their children across the placenta or via breast milk, and children are also exposed to chemicals by direct ingestion of house dust, soil, and other dietary sources during early childhood. The vast majority of these chemicals, say th...
Organizational traits associated with quality patient care are essential to home care nursing
...p towards researching the impact of the nurse work environment
on patient care outside of hospital setting. The s...its, which help support and enhance a nurse's work environment
in a hospital, are important in other settings like home care and district nursing." The study featu...
Oral bacteria may predict pregnancy outcomes
...e body produces against them can enter the uterine environment
through the blood stream and may influence the delivery process," explained Dr. Ananda P. Dasanayake, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, New York University College of Dentistry. "Whereas the bacteria L.casei secretes acids that maintai...
...nd shape while protecting it from decay. "A low pH environment
in the mouth helps contribute to dental erosion," says Samantha Shipley, DDS, and lead author of the report. pH (potential of hydrogen) is a standard way to measure the acidity of a substance. It is measured on a scale of 0 to 14. A lower pH means t...
New thrust needed to tackle health inequalities globally says UCL scientist
...dhood and adolescence, healthier working life, and environment
and products. These are in addition to health promoting medical care and the usual health behaviours. 'Familias en Accion' in Colombia transfers cash to poor families. To qualify, families must ensure their children receive preventive health care,...
Mountaineering doctors hike medicine to new heights with Xtreme Everest
...Limits, will discuss the parallels between extreme environment
physiology and critical care along with the history and future of extreme high altitude research. For more information visit http://www.xtreme-everest.co.uk/Events/main.html...
Explosion of child obesity predicted to shorten us life expectancy
...ays. "This means a fundamental shift in the social environment
that will support healthful eating and an active lifestyle. While the campaign must be led by government, it will require the active participation of primary care physicians, nutritionists, schools, and parents." Founded in 1869 as a 20-bed hospital ...
Community-based care beats standard clinic in lowering heart
...h care services in an easily accessible, community environment
doubled the success rate of African-American patients achieving blood pressure and cholesterol goals, compared to those who received care at a traditional clinic, according to a report in a special disparities themed issue of Circulation: Journal of ...
Study of obese diabetics explains why low-carb diets produce fast results
... to have been conducted in the strictly controlled environment
of a clinical research center where every calorie eaten and spent was measured. After a week of typical eating, ten obese patients with type 2 diabetes followed the Atkins diet for two weeks, with carbohydrates limited to 20 grams per day and unlim...
Genetics important in age-related macular degeneration
...t of AMD, however, the relative roles of genes and environment
in the development of AMD remain unclear. The auth...termine the relative roles of genes, common shared environment
and specific (unique to the individual) environment. Of the 840 twins, 331 had no signs of macular d...
Aircraft cabin ventilation influences the transmission of diseases in-flight
...ound that while commercial airlines are a suitable environment
for the spread of pathogens carried by passengers or crew, the environmental control systems used in commercial aircraft seem to restrict the spread of airborne pathogens. Proper ventilation within any confined space reduces the concentration of airb...
New data on Orqis Medical's Cancion CRS to be reported at ACC
... is designed to create a unique "rest to recovery" environment
that enables the failing heart to rest as it continues to function. It represents a significant departure from conventional drug therapy and more invasive blood pumps, which either force the failing heart to work harder, or rest it to the point where...
Curious female rats survive tumors longer
...me of the rats, from infancy, readily explored the environment
and were designated "curious." Those that hesitate...erge from the bowl used to introduce them into the environment
were designated "cautious." The cautious and curious rats developed equal numbers of breast and pitu...
Immersion in virtual world alleviates pain from injury
...e user to immerse and interact with the artificial environment
that he/she can visualize, the game-playing experience is engrossing", explain the authors. Children with severe burns suffer great pain and emotional trauma, especially during the cleaning and dressing of their wounds. They are usually given strong...
Promising new strategy for Swedish medical research
... the interplay between heredity, lifestyle and the environment
as regards our most common diseases. In the wake o...item in the planning of "LifeGene" is to create an environment
for people to submit information on their own lifestyles and benign conditions (such as colds and as...
A safer route to school makes children more likely to walk and bike, study shows
...the first to evaluate whether changes to the built environment
can increase pedestrian travel to school. The stud...ive Medicine on the relationship between the built environment
and health, produced in collaboration with Active Living Research, a national program of the Robert ...
When the brain, not the ears, goes hard of hearing
...ckground noise. Someone might hear fine in a quiet environment
like their home, but when they go to a restaurant or a meeting or a party, it sounds like chaos to them," Frisina says. "That's partly because the feedback system is failing." To get to the root of the feedback problem, Frisina's neuroscience team i...
Diagnosis of prions in patients should utilize novel strategy, team says
...esistant to inactivation, they may contaminate the environment
for many years. Prusiner won the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering that a class of neurodegenerative diseases known as spongiform encephalopathies was caused by prions. Prion diseases develop in humans, cattle, sheep, deer, e...
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