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

...ios 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 Africa by one or two guys going out in the wo...

Charcoal and forest management could reduce greenhouse gas levels & save lives in Africa

...ios that envision large shifts to charcoal without improvements in harvesting and production lead to severe increases in greenhouse gas emissions, with over 15 billion tons of carbon released into the atmosphere by 2050. "Most charcoal is produced in Africa by one or two guys going out in the woods, almost always...

Mouse model reveals potential way to reduce cardiac deaths in kidney patients

...ce a decrease in vascular calcification and marked improvements in cardiovascular outcome." To follow up, Hruska plans a more direct study of the effects of BMP-7 on vascular calcification and further investigation of the skeleton-kidney links that lead to bone weakening in patients with kidney damage....

Consumers with disabilities empowered by American Disabilities Act

... were more likely to perceive positive changes and improvements over those who could not name it or were unaware of a law being passed. Yet, the respondents' level of life satisfaction did not vary with their awareness of the ADA. Their level of satisfaction and dissatisfaction varies regardless of their knowle...

Lack of clinical trial participation may contribute to lower survival rates

...s among younger and older patients have shown vast improvements over the past 25 years, the same has not been show... significant survival and mortality benefits after improvements in clinical trial participation. Archie Bleyer, M.D. of the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston ...

Primary care office strategies may increase colon cancer screening

...reening (96.1 percent). The researchers also found improvements in the monitoring of fecal occult blood tests, an increase from 20.6 percent to 37.3 percent. "we believe that the clinicians would not have implemented changes as effectively without the facilitators' providing attention, support, and technical ass...

US attempting to flout ethical practice for patient trials abroad

...he FDA has led the charge against many substantive improvements in several international ethics documents. Its efforts have been least successful with the Declaration of Helsinki, explaining the FDA's motivations, suggest the comment authors. Peter Lurie (Public Citizen's Health Research Group, Washington DC, USA...

Improving access to healthy food has little effect on diet

...imultaneously may have a better chance of securing improvements in diet and health and a reduction in health inequalities," they conclude....

Yale technology translates to sonic golf training tool

...Sonic Golf's audio feedback, all the students made improvements in their swings in just 20 to 30 minutes," said Bill Greenleaf, a PGA Master Professional and Director of Instruction at the Dunes at Maui Lunai. "Some fine tuned, and some made dramatic changes that I would not previously have thought possible. Eigh...

ESC releases the first European Guidelines on Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI)

...than before. Recent technical and pharmacological improvements have developed PCI into a procedure that can be sa...nd PCI or CABG surgery will be guided by technical improvements in cardiology or surgery, local expertise and patients' preference. 3. Until proven otherwise, PCI s...

Tracking trends in cochlear implant complications using a federal database

...eir analysis would have been strengthened by three improvements in the MAUDE database: the development of agreed-u... and history of hearing loss. "With the suggested improvements to the MAUDE database, it could become a powerful, sophisticated analytical tool for health care pro...

Use of inhaled corticosteroid led to fewer hospitalizations for young children with asthma

...mong children 4 years of age and younger, despite improvements in currently available asthma medications. Experts are unsure why this is the case, although one potential indicator is the lack of awareness and education about childhood asthma. Asthma is the third leading cause of hospitalization among children ...

US life expectancy about to decline, researchers say

...ects in the future -- perhaps enough to offset any improvements in longevity from anticipated advances in biomedical technology. Researchers also believe the life-shortening effect of obesity could rise so rapidly in the United States -- from two to five years in the next 50 years -- that it may eventually exceed...

Minorities, poor, uneducated bear the burden

...ortantly," Mensah said, "although some significant improvements such as reductions in gender disparities in cardiovascular disease (CVD) have been noted, disparities in CVD mortality based on race/ethnicity have remained largely unchanged, and disparities in the morbidity of major CVD appear to be increasing." ...

Drug therapy may be comparable to invasive cardiac procedures for elderly patients with heart attack

...se treatments are associated with greater absolute improvements in older, higher-risk patients," the authors write. "Second, a more intensive medical management style was associated with improved survival regardless of the level of invasive management in the region; however, in regions with high medical manageme...

Study shows risk of cardiac death after radiation for breast cancer has dramatically decreased

...was long thought to be true but never proven: that improvements in radiation techniques and delivery have greatly ...really became appreciated in the 1980s, leading to improvements in technique and delivery," says Buchholz. "This study highlights the progress made more than 10 yea...

Reducing hostility in young coronary artery disease patients is important piece of rehabilitation

... young patients with hostility symptoms had marked improvements in coronary artery disease risk factors, behavior characteristics and quality of life, and a nearly 50 percent reduction in the prevalence of hostility symptoms....

Awards & fellowships at the International & American Association for Dental Research General Session

...e Lion Corporation (Japan), is intended to support improvements in oral health sciences through the stimulation of junior investigators by: (1) recognition of outstanding and innovative research in basic dental science for the improvement of public dental health; and (2) recognition of applied research achievemen...

Student identifies electrical changes preceding heart failure

... aging of the U.S. population. "Despite remarkable improvements in medical therapy, the prognosis of patients with heart failure remains very poor, with almost 20 percent of patients dying within one year of initial diagnosis, and over 80 percent within eight years," Hahn said. "Of the deaths in patients with hea...

Cognitive behavioral therapy and medication is effective in the treatment of panic disorder

...ation intervention also made significantly greater improvements on two standard measures of mental health functioning. "These effects were obtained in spite of similar rates of delivery of guideline-concordant [appropriate, taken as directed] pharmacotherapy to the two groups," the authors write. "We also learned...

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