Tag: "climate" at medical news
West Africa: meningitis epidemics driven by the wind
...meningitis thus appears in synchrony with seasonal climate
variations, epidemic onset coinciding with the tim...atic conditions. Sahelo-Sudanian Africa is under a climate
of alternating dry season in winter and a monsoon season in summer. This alternation is linked to th...
Minority youths self-esteem grows, not shrinks over time
...levels of support, and perceived a positive school climate
reported higher levels of self-esteem, but family experiences were the most strongly related to the changes. "While an increase in self-esteem with age was found for the sample as a whole there were significant ethnic differences in the rate of chan...
Tort reform associated with increase in physician supply
...er. Even between such crises, however, malpractice climate
remains one of many factors determining how many physicians enter the medical profession, what specialties they choose, and where they practice. Daniel P. Kessler, Ph.D., J.D., of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Hoover Institutio...
'Apollo Program' for hydrogen energy needed, Stanford researcher says
...sion costs but could provide health,environmental, climate
and economic benefits and reduce the reliance ondi...oingto be beneficial in terms of air pollution and climate
and health," Jacobsonsaid. The hydrogen economy is on the horizon. California already has severalhyd...
Sunshine mapping from space means brighter solar energy future
... energy can offer." A wide range of users besides climate
scientists can benefit from EO-based solar services, in particular farmers, architects interested in knowing locally appropriate window sizes, and even PVC manufacturing companies. One of these, Deceuninck, used the ENVISOLAR Solar service (SoDa) to ...
Global survey reveals personal impact of bipolar disorder
...ssociate with my condition only serves to create a climate
of fear that lessens acceptance by local communities"....
What don't we know? Science presents the great unsolved scientific mysteries of our time
...rent social policy, for example relating to HIV or climate
change," Norman said. Ultimately the editors selected 125 questions for their list and focused on 25 that there was a chance of solving or at least knowing how to approach solving in the next 25 years. These 25 questions include: What is the uni...
Breath of the dragon: ERS-2 and Envisat reveal impact of economic growth on China's air quality
... natural phenomena are the driving force in global climate
change. "Next we are hoping for follow-up satellite missions, in particular from geostationary orbit to monitor atmospheric pollution, which has a strong diurnal variation and thereby determine objectively the changing atmospheric composition." SC...
Academic medical centers face multiple challenges for conducting medical research
... of inflation. Compounding this restrictive fiscal climate
are the increasing costs of modern science and of complying with the ever-increasing burden of government regulations. "The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Office of Management and Budget have undertaken a cross-agency initia...
Polar explorer delivers rare snow-depth data to ESA for CryoSat validation
...e when out in the field in the name of science and climate
research. In an interview with Marc, he recounts s...of his experiences and expresses his concern about climate
change: What were the biggest challenges you faced with this particular expedition?Besides the coll...
1.7m to build world's first SIMS instrument combined with infra-red spectroscopy
...btedly affect the role of such particles in global climate
change. Co-investigator Dr Andrew Horn, said: "This is a considerable step forward in advanced, chemically resolved instrumentation. Over the past 10 years, we have demonstrated the complementarity of SIMS and IR spectroscopy through applications in...
Survey of poultry workers shows high rate of injuries
...ychological health, safety training and the safety climate
inside the plants. It was funded by a grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. In addition to Quandt, researchers were Joseph Grzywacz, Ph.D., Michael Coates, M.D., M.S., Antonio Marin, M.A., and Thomas Arcury, Ph.D., all...
Many pediatricians say they would not continue care for families who refuse vaccines
...e for acute or chronic illness? Given the changing climate
of confidence in childhood vaccination, future research should address these and other potential implications of practice dismissal in the face of parental vaccine refusal. The answers obtained may provide insight into the influence physician behavio...
Private Finance Initiative may have had its day in the NHS
...lem is that PFI does not suit the rapidly changing climate
of delivering healthcare in the UK, says the author, as private investors need long-term commitment from hospital managers commitments increasingly unwise for trust boards to make. The final blow could be the Government's own economic operating cons...
Al Gore recipient of Harvard Global Environmental Citizen Award
...municators about the urgent need to address global climate
change." Gore's commitment to the environment, and...folios. In addition, he makes frequent speeches on climate
change to policy-makers, business leaders and public audiences around the world. "It is an honor to ...
Who's available to help in times of crisis and disaster?
...called upon in times of disaster. In our post-9/11 climate
communities across the US are working on their emergency preparedness and these findings suggest ways to mobilize this untapped resource....
Study shows escalating climate change impacts
...ent Programme, today released a study showing that climate
change will significantly affect the health of hum... surveys existing and future costs associated with climate
change and the growing potential for abrupt, widespread impacts. The study reports that the insuranc...
New findings help explain how brain pathways control body weight
...weight," the authors conclude. "And in our present climate
in which the incidence of obesity and attendant health problems is rapidly increasing, every bit of new information is key." In addition to Balthasar, Lowell and Elmquist, study coauthors include BIDMC investigators Louise T. Dalgaard, PhD, Charlotte...
ERS altimeter survey shows growth of Greenland Ice Sheet interior
...e Gulf Stream, potentially seriously impacting the climate
of northern Europe and the wider world. Efforts t...outlet glaciers can surge, possibly in response to climate
variations. Much less known are changes occurring in the vast elevated interior area of the ice sh...
Growing health effects of global warming outlined on regional scale
...reported that human-induced changes in the Earth's climate
now lead to at least 5 million cases of illness an... cover of the journal Nature, a team of health and climate
scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the WHO has shown that the growing health impa...
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