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

....8 million avoided deaths. However, scenarios that forecast large shifts to charcoal without improvements in harvesting and production would lead to severe increases in greenhouse gas emissions, they said, with over 15 billion tons of carbon released into the atmosphere by 2050. "Most charcoal is produced in...

British conservatives should beware of Australian health service reforms

...reduced pressure on Australian public hospitals as forecast by the government. This has led commentators to ask whether the funds injected into private insurance would be spent more effectively if invested directly in the public hospital system. "The ideological focus of these reforms makes them attractive to...

Satellite data reveal immense pollution pool over Bihar, India

...dels are very important to us, as they are used to forecast pollution episodes and climate change," Di Girolamo said. "The fact that model results don't match the MISR observations suggests there are problems in the models or the model inputs that need to be fixed."The role of airborne particles remains one ...

Assessing the season: LSU hurricane experts learned lessons during Hurricane Season 2004

...gh number of storms, Keim said that the season was forecast reasonably well, as experts even predicted that October would be a below-average or "weak" month. A developing El Nino helped keep things in check late in the season, Keim explained. Nevertheless, the heavy activity in late summer and September me...

Tide of new nurses rises but shortages still loom large

...ealth and Resource Service Administration's latest forecast of 2.8 million full-time R.N.'s that will be needed in 2020. Thus a very, very large shortage still looms on the horizon, a shortage so large that it could easily cripple the entire health care system, not just hospitals," he warned. Buerhaus said th...

Chemoprevention backgrounder: Working for a future of cancer chemoprevention

...of blood taken by a family physician can sometimes forecast a person's risk of heart disease, and cholesterol-lowering drugs as well as a daily baby aspirin may be recommended to curb the threat. But in the future, a simple finger prick also may predict which cancers are destined to develop in an individual, ...

Duma ratifies Kyoto protocol

A positive vote had been widely forecast after the Cabinet endorsed the treaty on 30 September. European governments and environmental groups, who have lobbied hard for Russia to ratify, hailed the move as a key victory in the global battle against climate change. Without Russia's support K...

Six new Roybal Centers for Applied Gerontology established by National Institute on Aging

...research on patient management, well-being, how to forecast the effects of medical breakthroughs, the effects ...Goldman, Ph.D. Goldman's group will study ways to forecast the effects of medical breakthroughs on behaviors and decisions related to public and private health...

Envisat Symposium report day 2: GMES turns science to services

...rvation and meteorological data enables a reliable forecast of its drift to be acted on. Mark Hollingsworth of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) discussed atmospheric data assimilation, revealing how the technique will be used to build an operational monitoring capability for mon...

Envisat witnesses return of the South Polar ozone hole

...communities of users. The TEMIS atmospheric ozone forecast seen here has atmospheric ozone measured in Dobson Units (DUs), which stands for the total thickness of ozone in a given vertical column if it were concentrated into a single slab at standard temperature and atmospheric pressure 400 DUs is equivalen...

UK Engineers open flight path to quieter aircraft

...ing in future, with a 300% increase in air traffic forecast by 2020. This could have a major impact on the quality of life of people living close to airports. The SAI represents a response to the problem. It will take an integrated approach to aircraft design and operations, and investigate radically differen...

Fox Chase Cancer Center and the Girl Scouts partner to promote oncology nursing careers

...ll be needed in 2020. However, only 2,001,998 are forecast to be available. What can healthcare institutions do to ensure that a future nursing shortage does not affect their ability to provide patients with excellent care? These questions among many others surrounding the shortage will be addressed at the ...

Cutting-edge sensors and software tests will help protect Pentagon from airborne hazards

...asting system. It includes A multiscale weather forecast model. Every 15 minutes, this software pulls information from a high-resolution regional weather analysis and generates a set of wind forecasts with increasingly finer detail at smaller scales. The forecasts draw on data from Doppler radars as well a...

Sounds of New York, evidence for a preferred ear, ultrasound for the eye

...rinckerhoff will present a computer model that can forecast the change in traffic noise between existing and future conditions. Utilizing real-world noise measurements of traffic, the model can help determine the number of new heavy trucks that could be introduced into the existing traffic stream without exce...

PET scan predicts Alzheimer's more accurately

...tomography (PET) can improve a doctor's ability to forecast the patient's future cognitive functions by up to 30 percent, a new UCLA study discovered. Published in the November issue of the journal Molecular Genetics and Metabolism, the findings suggest that PET may offer physicians a new tool to help with ea...

Near-real time ozone forecasting made possible by Envisat

...ser community. The others whose concentrations are forecast by BASCOE have their presence calculated indirectly, by assimilating MIPAS level 2 products into a complex computer model of stratospheric chemistry processes developed by BIRA-IASB. The resultant analyses are available within a day. "The stratosph...

UCLA study reveals surgeon shortage

...and the National Hospital Discharge Survey. Census forecast data was used from the Census Bureau. Researchers found that demand for ophthalmology led all surgical areas, with a 15 percent increase by the year 2010, and 47 percent increase by 2020, due primarily to cataract surgeries, which comprise 55 percent...

Competition among Medicare health plans not a cure-all

... more benefits and choices. Program enrollment was forecast to grow quickly as a result. By slowing down payments to existing Medicare+Choice plans, however, the federal government caused them to withdraw from many markets, as well as increase premiums and trim benefits. Medicare+Choice also suffered from the...

UCI researchers leading the effort to understand the causes and effects of air pollution

...es Zender traced these dust storms with his global forecast model that predicts where airborne dust plumes will move and eventually where they will land. "Now we know that dust affects air, sea and land all over the world," he says. "There are few things like this in nature." In addition, Zender says, these p...

Computer predicts outcome of breast cancer

...y people think has been 'trained' by scientists to forecast the outcome of breast cancer cases. In a preliminary study involving 100 women, the system correctly predicted in almost nine out of ten patients whether the disease would spread to other parts of their body and whether they would survive for five ye...

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