Tag: "environmental" at medical news
$25 million funds health promotion studies at UT School of Public Health
...we must understand the behavior choices as well as environmental
and social factors that influence an individual's overall health. The Prevention Research Centers look for ways to put the best science into practice and to help people reduce their risk for these diseases." First authorized by Congress in 1984, the...
Coast-mapping satellites will follow the tides
...e detailed spatial mapping of coasts as a tool for environmental
monitoring and managing marine resources, as shown by Europe fostering a major new strategy on Integrated Coastal Zone Management." Laurent Louvart of SHOM agreed: "There is a new appreciation of the need to accurately chart the coastal areas as wel...
A glass of red wine a day may keep prostate cancer away
...r men, we can tease out the effect of a particular environmental
exposure on cancer risk, such as wine consumption,...h as prostate cancer in which numerous genetic and environmental
factors are thought to play a role over an individual's lifetime. Another strength of the study is t...
Envisat Symposium report day 4: Assistance from space to combat hazards and natural disasters
...partnership of international bodies concerned with environmental
change issues, to forge a joint strategy for more effective mitigation of geological hazards including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and landslides....
Envisat Symposium report day 3: Satellites supporting Kyoto - our future is in our forests
...g as a tool for woodland management and monitoring environmental
Increase in childhood leukaemia may be part due to increased light at night
...es of leukaemia in children are poorly understood, environmental
factors are thought to play a major role in the rising incidence since changes in our genetic make up simply do not happen on this kind of timescale. If this is the case, then it may be possible to take preventative measures, but first we need to det...
Envisat Symposium day one: Steady symphony of Europe's largest satellite
...sat; the growing significance of space systems for environmental
monitoring; the importance of international co-ope... part of a wide-ranging appraisal of Envisat as an environmental
satellite, stressing the operational data assimilation taking place of its results by bodies such as...
How a dietary supplement can protect against Alzheimer's disease
... the combination of genetic (mutant human APP) and environmental
risk factors (dietary essential fatty acids) for AD can act synergistically to quantitatively reduce synaptic proteins, specifically, dendritic scaffold proteins, that are critical for cognition as evidenced by memory deficits observed in the Morris ...
Children with ADHD benefit from time outdoors enjoying nature
...fessor in the departments of natural resources and environmental
sciences and of psychology at Illinois. "I think we're on the track of something really important, something that could affect a lot of lives in a substantial way," she said. "We're on the trail of a potential treatment for a disorder that afflicts...
Riverbank filtration pulls pollutants from drinking water
...diment. They believe that soil characteristics and environmental
factors such as the amount of river flow may also affect the natural filtration process. Weiss, who is preparing his doctoral thesis on riverbank filtration, says the technique may not be appropriate in some areas, such as regions of the Western Uni...
Philadelphia hosts health fair Aug. 25 for women and children
...d asthma treatment and prevention as well as other environmental
health issues. The Philadelphia Health Department will highlight its health screening and information services. Information will be distributed on early cancer detection. There will be a number of hands-on demonstrations for children, including urina...
Siberian forest fires partly to blame for Seattle area violating EPA ozone limit
... one measure of Seattle's air quality past federal environmental
limits on at least one day in 2003, new research s...he West Coast of North America, said Dan Jaffe, an environmental
scientist at the University of Washington, Bothell. "In the past, we haven't considered that long-r...
ASU researchers demonstrate new nanotech effect - moving water molecules by light
...ts of water and samples that need to be tested for environmental
or biochemical analyses. Another potential application is reducing the amount of proteins or enzymes needed for testing during drug development. Usually, making and purifying these candidate drugs is time-consuming and small amounts are made at a ti...
UW to lead most comprehensive study of air pollution and cardiovascular disease
...of the explanation is likely to come from studying environmental
factors," Kaufman said. "We hope this study will really define the contribution of particulate air pollution to cardiovascular disease." The $30 million grant will be funded over 10 years by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (please s...
New UNC, EPA 9/11 study suggests that pollutants posed small cancer risks
...shed," said Dr. Stephen M. Rappaport, professor of environmental
health at the UNC School of Public Health. "Because the PAH levels were only high for a short time, we concluded that there was little increase in lifetime cancer risk from these compounds among people living in the vicinity of the World Trade Center...
First medical test on CD gets good results
...of the most widely used clinical, food safety, and environmental
tests -- normally takes hours or even days to perform manually. Using a specially designed CD, engineers performed the test automatically, and in only one hour. The patent-pending technology involves mixing chemicals inside tiny wells carved into the...
UCI launches nation's first medical education program focused on Latino culture
...on Latino health issues with post-graduate work in environmental
health, science and policy. PRIME-LC graduates will earn both a medical degree from UCI's College of Medicine and a master's degree from the School of Social Ecology that emphasizes Latino health care disparities, public health or health care policy....
UCI center finds perchlorate may be acceptable in drinking water at higher levels
... Shank, a UCI professor and chair of community and environmental
medicine. "But we found no evidence in the current...olars in consultation with state health officials, environmental
health scientists, toxicologists, engineers and economists to determine the nature and the effect of...
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, June 1, 2004
...racy. Only two disease surveillance systems and no environmental
monitoring system had been evaluated in studies pu...s control and prevention, evolving disease burden, environmental
issues in diabetes self-management education, application of economic analysis to diabetes and diabe...
Distinguished, outstanding, innovative optometrists receive honors from UH
...gery, injectable procedures, suturing and surgical environmental
preparations. These areas of expanded scope of practice are universally allowed in all states, and Miller consequently provides UHCO with a well-developed, progressive set of educational experiences not found in other optometric institutions in the ...
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