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Floods and fires across Europe captured from space

...ring temperatures and tinder dry conditions are to blame for some of the fires, on Wednesday Italian politicians and forestry officials blamed some on arsonists. On Thursday some 200 fires were reported burning across Greece, where temperatures have been as high as 45 C, with more than a dozen burning o...

Hay fever can send work productivity down the drain

COLUMBUS , Ohio -- Employers can blame hay fever for the loss of millions of hours of work productivity this spring. A new study of nearly 600 people with hay fever symptoms, including sneezing, watery eyes and runny and itchy noses, found that workers missed an hour of work per week du...

Survey reveals misperceptions about Alzheimer's among African-American and Hispanic caregivers

...ts, regardless of their ethnic background, did not blame the delay in diagnosis on ethnic barriers. ATTITUDES DIFFER ON PLACING A LOVED ONE IN A SKILLED NURSING FACILITY Despite the role that assisted living facilities and nursing homes play in the continuum of care for people with Alzheimer's diseas...

Tobacco companies obstructed science, history professor says

...f proof would absolve the tobacco companies of any blame for deaths caused by smoking and any charges of fraud for their campaign against the link between cancer and cigarettes. "But if they were lying and if people actually believed their lies," Proctor said, "then the industry can be held liable becaus...

Americans believe global warming is real, want action, but not as a priority

...people claim that there is no scientific evidence, blame global warming on media hype, or even hold dark conspiracy theories, such as scientists making up data to protect their job security," he said. "Naysayers are much more likely to be white, male, conservative, Republican, very religious, hold strongly...

Poor ward care is harming patients

..., dread being in hospital, she says. It's easy to blame the nurses, but we doctors have to take our share of the responsibility, she adds. If the senior medical staff are rarely on the ward seeing what goes on, if they don't act as role models for their trainees, and don't make themselves available to sup...

Better review of new technology is needed to reduce health costs

...ay now, benefits might follow' model is in part to blame for why the U.S. spends more per capita on health care than any other nation yet its system ranks only 37th in performance." Current estimates show health care spending in the United States exceeds 15 percent of the gross domestic product. Accordi...

Do we need a world health insurance to realize the right to health?

...e idea of shared responsibility. "Poor states can blame rich states for not honouring their obligation to ...ations," say Ooms and colleagues. "Rich states can blame poor states--and each other--for not doing enough." The second reason is the notion of "progressiv...

Researchers identify new weapon to fight deadly bacterial sepsis

...f the disease in 1990 at age 53. Epidemiologists blame this large increase on the explosive rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria caused by overuse of antibiotics as well as on the increasing numbers of people living with immune systems weakened by HIV, using immune-suppressive therapy for organ and bone...

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for October 3, 2006, issue

...cators. The study could not determine whether to blame poor quality care on patient factors or physician and health system factors. 3. Advice Program for Primary Care Doctors Didn't Improve Depression A study of 375 patients with depression found that those whose doctors used a depression decisio...

Planning guidebook to help make walking safer and more convenient

...n, as well pedestrian infrastructure, are often to blame for collisions between pedestrians and vehicles, Amekudzi said. Education supported by good pedestrian infrastructure will help to convince people that they can safely and conveniently walk, rather than ride, for short trips, she added. It's imp...

'Senseless' turf battles between health development and relief agencies

...ys Ooms. "Health development advocates should not blame medical relief advocates for ignoring concerns about sustainability. The actions of medical relief agencies have nothing to do with ignorance; they are a deliberate choice. The status quo of insufficient public health budgets deserves only a firm rej...

Prescription pain killers involved in more drug overdose deaths than cocaine or heroin in the US

... increase, death certificates pointing a finger of blame at heroin and cocaine also increased by 12.4% and 22.8% respectively. In an accompanying 'comment' article, David Joranson and Aaron Gilson of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Comprehensive Cancer Centre; Pain & Poli...

Study details why listeriosis rates are 20-fold higher during pregnancy

...that immune-system changes during pregnancy are to blame for elevated Listeria infection rates. "The reason the mother is more susceptible is not necessarily because her immune system is compromised, but because the bacteria that got into her placenta are infecting her," said Anna Bakardjiev, the study's l...

Infections link with diabetes, suggests biggest study yet

... before we can identify which infections may be to blame and thus inform advice on preventative measures. "The condition is likely to be caused by an interplay of factors, of which infections are just one element." The study used data on 4008 0-29 year olds from the Yorkshire Register of Diabetes in...

Avoiding house dust mites and changing diet proves ineffective

...eantime, the study results help remove some of the blame parents often take on for not doing enough to prevent their child getting asthma." ...

Smoking, eating and thinking: New research on the brain, hormones, and behavior

..., as well. Results suggest that oxytocin may be to blame for sugar cravings, but that influence does not appear to extend to the desire of fatty foods. In the study, Dr. Amico's team compared two groups of mice normal animals and those without the ability to produce oxytocin to see if they had particular...

Central nervous system beckons attack in MS-like disease

It may sound like a case of blame the victim, but researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that cells in the central nervous system can sometimes send out signals that invite hostile immune system attacks. In mice the researchers studied, this i...

Middle-aged English people are healthier than their American counterparts

...come people had, the worse their health. We cannot blame either bad lifestyle or inadequate medical care as the main culprits in these socioeconomic differences in health. We should look for explanation to the circumstances in which people live and work." The study shows that the differences in health betw...

Cohabiting is bad for women's health - but not men's

...ng and preparation. Dr Lake said: "You can't just blame an unhealthy lifestyle or diet on your partner, as there are many other things that affect what you eat and do. However, research has shown that your partner is a strong influence on lifestyle and people who are trying to live healthier lives should...

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