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DFG To Fund Four New Research Units
... research unit "Information system for small-scale farm
management - Drnast" at Munich's Technical Univers... Maximilian University. At the Drnast experimental farm
the unit will develop tools for effective farm
management, taking into account the ecological aspect...
Fire ants can attack humans in homes or health care facilities
...eir primary food source but havebeen known to kill farm
animals if other food isn't available. According todeShazo, the medical complications of fire ant stings can range from mildirritation at the sting site to death from a generalized allergic reaction,depending on the number of stings and the physical ...
Young children who are in regular contact with farm animals are less likely to develop allergies later in life
...ctober 1999) Regular contact during childhood with farm
animalscould provide lasting protection against al...about twice less frequent (18.8% against32.7%) for farm
children as for the others. This clearly marked difference persisted when other factors were taken i...
Chiropractic neurologists managing patients' autism, stroke, other disorders, according to Journal of the American Chiropractic Association (JACA)
... "More and more doctors of chiropractic are making farm
and barn calls,'" Dr. Maurer writes in the article. "Invariably, it's the animal's owner who makes the requests -- sometimes with the knowledge and consent of the attending veterinarian,' but more often without. We know people are not good about ad...
Undercooked meat is chief cause of parasite infection in pregnancy
...ing to farming and processing methods and improved farm
hygiene to reduce infection in animals. In an accompanying commentary, Richard Holliman of St George's Hospital and Medical School in London reinforces the need for preventative strategies "to reduce the infectivity of meat products." He believes th...
Farmers tend to work long past typical retirement age, survey finds
...in avenue of entry is family and inheritance." The farm
financial crises of the early 1980s and late 1990s also took a heavy toll on younger and middle-aged farmers, leaving an older population engaged in farming, the researchers noted. "Older farmers simply don't think about retirement most of the time,"...
Study shows farm work appears to protect against breast cancer
... Chapel Hill study shows. Pesticide exposure among farm
women appears to reduce the protective effects of ... the detailed study -- the first of its kind among farm
women -- appears in the September issue of the journal Epidemiology. Besides Duell, now a fellow at ...
UNC-CH School of Social Work receives grant to prevent violence
...lopment from the north that is encroaching on area farm
land. Researchers will work with third-grade teachers, school counselors and social workers to promote social development by teaching children to resolve conflicts peacefully and make enduring friendships in multicultural peer groups. In the third y...
UC Davis study investigates health effects of paraquat, a herbicide commonly used throughout the world
...cts of low-level pesticide exposure in Costa Rican farm
workers to determine whether these workers are at increased risk for lung injury and related disease." A leading authority on occupational and environmental diseases and respiratory illness, Schenker aims to recruit 500 workers from coffee, banana an...
Green tobacco sickness 'highly prevalent' in N.C. farmworkers
...uary 2000 that reported that 41 percent of tobacco farm
workers said they had green tobacco sickness at least once in the summer. The earlier study was based on recall at summer's end. In the new study, the workers were interviewed five times during a 10-week period, and reported sickness as the study pr...
First consensus guidelines on lightning safety issued before summer storms
... metal vehicles (eg, cars, buses, trucks, enclosed farm
vehicles). It is important to roll up windows and avoid contact with metal or conducting surfaces outside or inside the vehicle. Just as important, experts suggest avoiding certain locations during a thunderstorm, such as: Tall structures (eg, mo...
Exposure to bacteria modulates immune response and decreases allergy in farm children
...nt towards the mechanisms by which growing up on a farm
protects against the development of allergic diseases. It seems that the innate immune system is involved via gene-environment interactions. Finding out more about the precise nature of these interactions between exposure and susceptibility could pro...
Pennsylvania chemist wins national award for pharmaceutical research
...of central China, Zhang said he never dreamed as a farm
boy in the rural countryside that he would grow up to be a chemistry professor with his own laboratory in the United States. "But I entered undergraduate school in the days after the Cultural Revolution, when we very much treasured opportunities to d...
Injury death rate for Canadian farm children aged 1-6 higher than national average
...rdinated from Queen's that monitors and identifies farm
injury patterns. The study, which spans a period f...dy reveals a pattern in the types of child-related farm
accidents across Canada, a finding that could eventually help reduce the frequency and severity of c...
New medical study finds safe, effective relief for morning sickness in unique honey ginger tonic
...-ring ginger is grown organically on New Chapter's farm
in Costa Rica, without the use of any toxic chemical fungicides, pesticides, or fertilizers commonly found in other ginger plants and products." "I have had the opportunity to benefit from the safe relief provided by Ginger Honey Tonic first-han...
Lesson improves rural students' knowledge of farm safety
...rough County, FL schools who completed a lesson in farm
safety significantly improved their knowledge of a...r ultimate goal is to evaluate whether integrating farm
safety into the health education curriculum translates into fewer injuries and deaths among children...
Purdue researchers design fishes' diets to make you healthier
...at they retain. Eating a high fatty acid diet in a farm
environment turns hybrid striped bass into little butterballs, while yellow perch stay very lean, Brown said. The ability to raise more nutritional fish of a variety of species should encourage growth of the aquaculture (fish farm) industry, he said...
Latino farm workers cant afford sufficient food Wake Forest study shows
...t half (47 percent) of Latino migrant and seasonal farm
workers in North Carolina can't afford enough food...st University Baptist Medical Center. "Ironically, farm
workers have an essential role in the production of most of the fruits and vegetables in the United ...
Looking at pesticide labels through multi-colored glasses
...lated to pesticide exposures among ethnic minority farm
workers, which in turn, is likely to apply to all farm
workers regardless of ethnicity. Smith-Jackson and Wogalter are interviewing Latino and European-Ame...
Farm worker children under 7 exposed to agricultural and home pesticides
...STON-SALEM, N.C. Children of migrant and seasonal farm
workers are exposed to a wide range of agricultura...on floors, toys and hands of children who lived in farm
worker households in four mountain counties in North Carolina and two in Virginia. The team looked o...