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

...f the rapid urbanization continues - and all signs indicate that it will - then the trend is going to be toward greater charcoal use in Africa. It's the most affordable source of household energy," said Robert Bailis, graduate student at the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley and lead author of the pap...

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

...If the rapid urbanization continues and all signs indicate that it will then the trend is going to be toward greater charcoal use in Africa. It's the most affordable source of household energy. But whichever path Africa takes, we are saying there are multiple consequences, including preventable deaths and p...

New study in 'Nature' demonstrates protection against cell death during heart attack

...l and looked at the heart, studies in cell culture indicate similar benefits when blood flow causes injury to the brain, kidney and liver. The data support clinical trials. Cyclosporin already has been tested in humans and has been well-tolerated acutely."...

HIV testing should be routine part of primary health care for sexually active

...lso are offered to patients when clinical findings indicate the possibility of HIV infection or to patients who request testing. "For anybody who is sexually active, this should be a routine part of primary care," says lead author Curt G. Beckwith, MD, an infectious disease physician at The Miriam Hospital an...

March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...s. Depending on the family configuration, the data indicate that between 4.5 and 26.1 percent of the variance in individual health status was derived from the family, with the shared characteristics of income and health insurance accounting for only a modest portion of the effect. While the study does not see...

Consumers with disabilities empowered by American Disabilities Act

...ct on life satisfaction. "However our findings do indicate that the implementation of the ADA is incomplete, especially educating consumers with disabilities about their consumer rights," the authors conclude....

Raw food vegetarians have low bone mass

...he's not sure. Current clinical measurements would indicate that many in this group have osteoporosis or less severe bone loss called osteopenia. But with low levels of inflammation, normal bone turnover and high vitamin D, Fontana says the usual clinical parameters may not apply. "For example, post-menopaus...

Organizational traits associated with quality patient care are essential to home care nursing

...ses. For this study, respondents were not asked to indicate the degree that traits depicted by the NWI-R were "present" in their work environment. Instead, nurses were asked to rate the importance of each item on the NWI-R to support their professional nursing practice. According to the survey, 80 percent or ...

Oral bacteria may predict pregnancy outcomes

... Weight: A Meta-Analysis. Findings from this study indicate that periodontal diseases in the pregnant mother significantly increase the risk of subsequent preterm birth or low birth weight. Researchers feel it remains important to promote good oral hygiene during routine prenatal visits, but caution that more...

Cardiac deaths peak in sleep hours for patients with sleep apnea

...gher risk of cardiac death during sleep; they also indicate that the 6 a.m.-noon peak of cardiac deaths in the general population is even higher for those who don't have sleep apnea. "Because so many people have sleep apnea and are more likely to die suddenly during sleep, the early waking hours are even more...

Massive weight loss conference Dallas April 1-2

...and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 19992000 indicate that an estimated 64 percent of U.S. adults are either overweight or obese. More than 106,000 body contouring procedures were performed in 2004, up 77 percent over the last five years according to the ASPS. Massive weight loss patients, who accounted...

College alcohol problems exceed previous estimates

...aged 18-24. Over the same period national surveys indicate the number of students who drove under the influence of alcohol increased by 500,000, from 2.3 million to 2.8 million. The new findings appear in the 2005 issue of the Annual Review of Public Health, now online at http://arjournals.annualreviews.or...

Costs of antidepressants could have funded effective alternatives

...le of resources expended in this area. The results indicate that development of psychological therapies is a feasible alternative to antidepressants, say the authors. There is a clear need for further research to establish the most appropriate balance between drugs and non-pharmacological treatments for depre...

Epidemiologist Trichopoulos receives $5.8 million Department of Defense 'Innovator Award'

...y evidence presented in epidemiologic studies that indicate certain early-life conditions, such as large birth size, are associated with breast cancer risk. In addition, correlates of mammary gland mass, such as the density of breast tissue, are considered to be predictors of breast cancer risk. With the Inno...

Waist size linked to diabetes risk in adult men

... abdominal fat measured by waist circumference can indicate a strong risk for diabetes whether or not a man is considered overweight or obese according to his BMI." The authors suggest that the currently recommended waist circumference cutoff of 40 inches for men may need to be lowered. "Many of the men who d...

Yale authors raise concerns regarding regionalized heart attack care

...roof of this can be found in national studies that indicate more than 80 percent of patients who arrive at a hospital with chest pain symptoms aren't experiencing a heart attack." Andrew Epstein, assistant professor of Public Health (Health Policy and Administration) believes the adoption of such a system may...

Explosion of child obesity predicted to shorten us life expectancy

...urity and Medicare, they suggest. Current trends indicate that the prevalence of obesity will continue to rise and affect ever-younger age groups, especially among children, the researchers note. Minority groups are expected to be hardest hit because of their reduced access to health care and especially sh...

Use of potentially inappropriate medications among elderly common in some European countries

... need a more in-depth evaluation, these variations indicate amenability to intervention, particularly in Eastern Europe. Future efforts should be targeted to modifiable correlates of inappropriate medication use and research should focus on outcomes and intervention strategies," the authors write. "Despite p...

Prostate cancer screening practices examined

...ositive DRE alone was 28 percent. The initial data indicate that younger men, men with a family history of prostate cancer and African American men are more likely to have a biopsy after an abnormal screening result. "These statistics parallel many medical recommendations and reassure us that good judgment is...

Multi-center study shows direct link between residential radon exposure and lung cancer

...performed Iowa Residential Radon Lung Cancer Study indicate the risk estimates from this pooled analyses actually may slightly underestimate the true risk posed by prolonged residential radon exposure," Field said, noting potential exposure misclassification resulting from the pooling techniques. Investigator...

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