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Study of energy and health in Africa focuses spotlight on charcoal and forest management
...infrastructure like refineries and processing. So, while
fossil fuels are in fact better for health and bet..., and then hovering around it for two to four days while
it becomes charcoal," Kammen said. "It's no surprise it's not generally a high-efficiency operation....
Charcoal and forest management could reduce greenhouse gas levels & save lives in Africa
...ith dirt, and then hovering around it for 2-4 days while
it becomes charcoal," Kammen said. "It's no surprise it's not generally a high-efficiency operation." The authors found that by creating the technological and policy tools for transitioning to higher efficiency charcoal production technologies and su...
Exercise-induced shortness of breath not always caused by asthma
...itored respiration and heart function continuously while
patients exercised on a treadmill vigorously enough to reproduce their usual symptoms. Sophisticated equipment allowed breath-by-breath analysis of oxygen use, carbon dioxide production and other important lung capabilities. A significant drop in a m...
UNC study: Most N.C. family practitioners engage in unrecognized community service
...volved in almost 21 different volunteer activities while
those working outside academia reported almost 17 different ones. Fewer than half of either group said that their practice or program publicly supported their volunteer work, the physician said. The most frequently reported community services were gi...
First UK cases of previously rare disease reported in gay men
... they had caught the infection in mainland Europe, while
the others said they had become infected in the UK. By mid February, a total of 34 cases had been reported. The infection usually manifests as an ulcer or papule, and symptoms usually include rectal inflammation (proctitis), rectal pain and bleeding,...
Late developers may run higher risk of infection than sexually mature younger teens
...ociated with a lower risk of chlamydial infection, while
the use of emergency contraception doubled the risk. Sex during a period also increased the risk of bacterial vaginosis. Smoking conferred protection against HPV. But sexual maturity had a significant impact on all three infections. Young women, who...
Early onset of puberty the EU gets serious
...intake of calories has a significant part to play, while
others will also be looking at hormone-like substances in the environment. Researchers at KI's Department of Woman and Child Health, however, will for the most part be studying whether the production of male and female sexual hormones is greater in o...
Brain activity prior to treatment flags vulnerability to antidepressant side effects
...hy research subjects with no history of depression while
taking an antidepressant vs. placebo, a pill with inactive ingredients. In addition, all participants took only placebo for one week prior to randomization to medication or placebo. Using "cordance," a quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG) imagi...
OHSU scientists test medication to treat involuntary weight loss
...eversed. The animals' appetite and weight increase while
their metabolic rate decreases. The next step in the research process, and the goal of this study, was to develop and test a medication that would have the same effect. This medication, and others in its class, have excellent oral absorption, which a...
Cultural and social factors influence prostate cancer treatment
...ve curative treatments over "watchful waiting" but while
Caucasian and Hispanic men were more likely to choose prostatectomy, black men were more likely to be treated with radiation. Independently, marriage was also an important predictor of treatment: married men in all three groups were much more likely...
Protecting children from industrial chemicals in the environment
...osed to an industrial chemical during pregnancy or while
breast feeding. Unfortunately, argue Lanphear and colleagues, the most basic toxicity tests in animals are lacking for 75% of the 3,000 highest production volume chemicals. Under current regulations, they say, manufacturers of commercial chemic...
Professionalism and professional ethics in medicine
...gotiation' were associated with the best outcomes, while
'common enemy' and 'denying influences' were most ...5 percent) promoted the medical center as a whole, while
65 (53.3 percent) promoted specific clinical departments and 21 (17.2 percent) promoted single thera...
Advertising by academic medical centers may risk eroding public trust, says study
... honor roll centers during 2002. They found that while
16 of the 17 academic medical centers advertise to...inical Sciences at DMS. The researchers noted that while
the generally apparent financial interest of pharmaceutical companies may invoke a healthy degree of...
Economist: Cuba's state-run baseball doesn't go to bat for players
...ernment-run baseball system exploits its players, while
offering its fans less-even competition between te...ins are more concentrated in certain teams. And so while
another study shows that Major League Baseball's balance score averaged around 1.7 over the last qua...
Bullying among sixth graders a daily occurrence, UCLA study finds
... on also reported increased humiliation and anger, while
students who saw a classmate picked on reported in...alling, such as sexual harassment or racial slurs, while
tolerating other insults, Juvonen said. She advocates policies that target all forms of harassment ...
Benefits of lung cancer screening with CT questioned
...iography, lending support to their suggestion that while
CT helps radiologists find more early-stage cancers, many of these are slow-growing tumors that probably would not have been lethal over the patient's lifetime. "While there is still reason to hope that early detection of lung cancer with CT may save...
NHS target driven culture is failing patients
...teams and by numerous members of within each team, while
the information passed to her GP was patchy," he writes. "Worryingly, it was the system increasingly engineered to medical technicians rather than to professionals that seemed to be responsible," he says. "The presiding tick box culture allowed and...
Improving access to healthy food has little effect on diet
...sitive changes in fruit and vegetable consumption, while
a similar study in Glasgow found little evidence for an overall effect. Despite some study limitations, the authors suggest that overall, retail interventions may have either a small but important effect or no effect on diet and health. "If new retai...
Oral bacteria may predict pregnancy outcomes
...ciated with low birth weight and preterm delivery, while
higher levels of the bacteria Lactobacillus casei (L. casei) during pregnancy positively affected the birthweight." "Our observation that A.naeslundii gsp2 reduced birthweight and preterm delivery fits well with the theory that oral bacteria and the ...
Cardiac deaths peak in sleep hours for patients with sleep apnea
...e 78 OSA patients died between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., while
only 24 percent of the 34 cardiac deaths among non-OSA patients occurred during that period. OSA is a collapse like a wet paper straw of the airway during sleep. It causes the person to stop breathing momentarily, as many as 60 times per hour. Thi...
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