Tag: "sand" at medical news
Politicians bury their heads in the sand while global flu threat mounts
...und the world must stop burying their heads in the sand
over the growing threat of a global epidemic of avian flu, argues a GP in this week's BMJ. Disasters like the Asian Tsunami "pale into insignificance" compared to the human cost of an influenza pandemic, says Dr Higson, which will wipe out "hundreds ...
GMC needs to get its head out of the sand over revalidation
...l Medical Council needs to get its head out of the sand
over revalidation, argues a senior doctor in this week's BMJ. In June 2000, the GMC set out its initial plans for revalidation to "protect patients from poorly performing doctors who would be identified as early as possible." This was enshrined in la...
Parasite genome sequences offer hope for new drugs and vaccines, Science studies say
...Middle East and Africa and are transmitted by tiny sand
flies. The researchers sequenced the genome of Le...ic capability and L. major has the greatest. The sand
flies' ability to feed on nectar may allow L. major to have a more complex sugar metabolism. In th...
Scientists pinpoint inflammation gene
...rmaceuticals. The company was studying the desert sand
rat, an animal that, like humans, has certain indi...enex researchers found that the obese and diabetic sand
rats exhibited a different pattern of a previously undiscovered gene, which is now known to be SEPS1...
Growth hormone illegal for off-label anti-aging use, study warns
...ou might as well be paying hundreds of dollars for sand
and water." "In 1988 and again in 1990, the [Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act] enacted very stringent controls with substantial penalties involving the distribution of HGH," said Reisman. Despite the fact that HGH is not a Schedule III drug, like, for exa...
Institute for OneWorld Health receives multimillion dollar grant
...("black fever"), is a fatal disease transmitted by sand
flies, which spread leishmania parasites that attack internal organs. VL is endemic in 62 countries, and the number of new VL cases per year is estimated at 500,000. With the exception of malaria, VL kills more people than any other parasitic disea...
$5.4 million grant to Yale EPH to study parasitic disease spread by female sand flies
...s a parasitic disease that is spread by the female sand
fly. In Colombia, annual cases reported in 2003 al...done in a single study." "With over 400 species of sand
flies in the Americas alone and at least a dozen species of CL occurring all over the world, the epi...
QUT scientists on the way to sifting out a cure for HIV
..." he said. "Titania is a compound found in beach sand
and alumina is an intermediate product of aluminium which is the third most abundant element in the earth's crust. "Australia is the largest producer of alumina and titania in the world meaning we can make nano-mesh relatively easily and cheaply." ...
Biosand filter reduces diarrheal disease in Dominican Republic villages
...ution and use of a filter that uses the gravel and sand
technology, but is housed in a plastic, rather than concrete container. The new filter weighs about 15 pounds, compared to about 300 pounds for the concrete filters. "We didn't use the lightweight filters in our research," Sobsey said, "but we're h...
Columbia dentists to improve oral health in sub-Saharan Africa
...nificant dental erosion because of the presence of sand
in their food as a result of the arid environment and lack of water for rinsing crops. We were surprised by the extent of the oral health crisis in Ethiopia, said Dr. Syrop. In an area where the population has little access to sugary food and ferme...