Tag: "agricultural" at medical news
Exposed: Tobacco companies efforts to influence industry privatisation
... in aid of flood relief and providing Moldova with agricultural
machinery. Despite hoping to establish a monopoly, BAT planned intensive marketing, as if in a competitive market, aiming to target young people in cities. In doing so it predicted that smoking uptake would increase, especially among women, belying t...
Nanotechnology's miniature answers to developing world's biggest problems
...nd of nutrients and medicines for livestock. Other agricultural
developments include nano-sensors to monitor the health of crops and farm animals and magnetic nano-particles to remove soil contaminants. Water treatment is third-ranked by the panel. "One-sixth of the world's population lacks access to safe water s...
Health and environmental sciences director named DuPont 'Distinguished Scientist'
...oating; Vincent Witterholt in 1994 for his work in agricultural
chemistry; V.N. Mallikarjuna Rao in 1995 for advancing DuPont technologies in polymers, agrichemicals and fluorochemicals, including chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) alternatives; and Y.K. Lee of DuPont Singapore in 1997 for his work in polymers for durable ...
'Just in time' avian influenza program offered June 16
... information about the disease as both a threat to agricultural
productivity and human health and well-being, the Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine on the Maryland Campus of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine will present an avian influenza informational symposium from...
News briefs from the journal Chest, July 2005
...posure to wood burning and Caucasians' exposure to agricultural
organic dust are associated with different phenotypes of sarcoidosis. This finding may indicate that African-Americans and Caucasians are either affected differently by the same exposures or that they come into contact with different exposures. The...
Government policy changes lead to dramatic drop in heart disease deaths in Poland
...lts of economic policy, it underestimates Poland's agricultural
strategy which invested heavily in domestic produc...U's Common Agricultural Policy "places large scale agricultural
production and economics above health", failing to produce the range of foods the population needs, ...
CHEST 2005 abstract highlights
...at patients with COPD frequently have a history of agricultural
exposures. Researchers at the Omaha Veteran's Admi...th COPD and found that 68 percent had a history of agricultural
exposure. Of these, histories of agricultural
exposures included dairy farms (30 percent), hog confi...
New strides being made in chemoprevention
...n cancer-causing agent produced by molds in stored agricultural
crops. Aside from the significant reduction in liver tumor formation, the scientists also confirmed that CDDO-Im activated Nrf2, a gene that acts as a master regulator of the majority of antioxidant pathways and detoxifying enzymes for environmental...
Mayo clinic study finds occupation and education influence risk for Parkinson's disease
...ote that this study did not find farmers and other agricultural
workers at increased risk for Parkinson's. The Mayo Clinic investigators advise caution in interpreting this study. "Our findings for education and occupation are complex, and therefore they need to be interpreted with care," says Roberta Frigerio, ...
Agricultural workers at increased risk for infection with animal flu viruses
...into swine or poultry populations in this country, agricultural
workers may be at a much greater risk of developin...-agricultural workers," Gray says. "Not protecting agricultural
workers could amplify influenza transmission among humans and domestic animals during a pandemic and...
Link between exposure to pollutants and type 2 diabetes
...heir wives. POPs are by-products of industrial and agricultural
processes and are widespread in the environment. Lars Rylander and colleagues from the University of Lund, Sweden, studied the incidence of type 2 diabetes in196 fishermen and 184 fishermen's wives, and analysed levels in their blood of the POP resi...
Food subsidies are damaging health
...s "to take healthy nutrition into account in their agricultural
policies." As long as the supply of energy dense f...the author. As a first step to reverse this trend, agricultural
market support promoting the overproduction of food has to be phased out. But even if subsidies are ...
Sound nutrition for children is an unmet human right
...ate, rather than an outcome measure of economic or agricultural
growth. Nutrition underpins the success or failure in meeting all of the Millennium Development Goals, he notes. The three largest nutrition crises in the world today are in West Africa, Niger and Ethiopia and, contrary to popular perception, they a...
Farmworkers' paradox: Stanford study shows field laborers not eating what they grow
...particularly those single, young men living in the agricultural
labor camps - are facing a very American problem: ...unity at large and the Latino population within 29 agricultural
labor camps. The goal was to detect changes in diet, physical activity, smoking and alcohol use as w...
World's pledge to halve hunger by 2015 looks like empty promise
...end, on average, 0.5 percent of the value of their agricultural
output on research when they should be spending 2 ...ed to include investments in rural roads, markets, agricultural
research and technology, primary education and health care," he says. Policies should also focus on ...
Organic diets lower children's exposure to two common pesticides
...ary exposure to two common pesticides used in U.S. agricultural
production, according to a study by Emory University researcher Chensheng "Alex" Lu, PhD. The substitution of organic food items for children's normal diets substantially decreased the pesticide concentration to non-detectable levels. Dr. Lu, an ass...
Poor, ethnic children at greater risk for exposure to toxic pollutants
...of migrant farm workers who live near conventional agricultural
areas have many times the exposure to pesticides of other children, exposure that sometimes exceeds federal pesticide safety guidelines. "Many pesticides have the potential to disrupt brain development because they are neurotoxins," explains Dr. Di...
Inadequate housing may contribute to poor health in immigrant farmworker families
... landlord neglect. Many dwellings are located near agricultural
fields where exposure to pesticides is greatest. More than half of the participants (54 percent to 71 percent across the four surveys) live in mobile homes, compared to 7 percent of the general U.S. population and 15 percent of the rural U.S. popula...
Carnegie Mellon researchers say use of switchgrass could solve energy woes
...onize many industries, including the nation's huge agricultural
sector," Griffin said. While the Carnegie Mellon researchers think switchgrass can be the source of large volumes of inexpensive ethanol in the future, they are concerned about the potential costs and siting concerns of using pipe...
Farm kids almost twice as likely to die from injury as children overall
...gues collected and analyzed Canadian data on fatal agricultural
injuries to young children to determine rates, ide...her. Most of these mortal injuries occurred at the agricultural
worksite. The researchers identified three main ways that such injuries occur, and propose strategie...
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