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Exclusive breastfeeding reduces risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission

...ement feeding is acceptable, feasible, affordable, sustainable and safe," said Jean Humphrey, ScD, principal investigator of the ZVITAMBO Study Project and associate professor with the Department of International Health at the Bloomberg School. "For the large majority of African women, this isn't the case and br...

Health and environmental sciences director named DuPont 'Distinguished Scientist'

... to provide important perspectives on the value of sustainable and responsible science." Rickard, 52, has over 25 years of experience in various research and management positions at the world-renowned Haskell Laboratory with emphasis on biochemical toxicology, chemical carcinogenesis and the safety assessment of...

Innovative study finds way to 'bio-synthesize' an anti-cancer compound

...assist natural products chemistry and work towards sustainable production of important marine drug candidates from microbes. This process can speed up the time it takes for a drug to go from lead compound to actual drugs." By proving that the patellamide compounds are made by the microbes inside sea squirts, sc...

Medication orlistat appears helpful in improving weight management for obese adolescents

...t gain) achieved by those treated with orlistat is sustainable over time. Once adolescents stop using orlistat, will they maintain their weight loss, or will maintenance required ongoing use of the medication?" He concludes by saying "It would not be surprising that no single weight-loss medication will find fav...

Sunshine mapping from space means brighter solar energy future

...elp them in the fight against poverty and to power sustainable development," said Klaus Toepfer, Executive Director of UNEP. "SWERA offers them the technical and policy assistance to capture the potential that renewable energy can offer." A wide range of users besides climate scientists can benefit from EO-base...

What don't we know? Science presents the great unsolved scientific mysteries of our time

... continue to avoid catastrophe by shifting to more sustainable patterns of consumption and development?...

Experts on global nursing shortage provide recommendations to stem crisis

... impacts the ability of these countries to develop sustainable health care systems, provide appropriate care, and manage disease." The expert group's work was based on guiding principles that advocate countries' self-sufficiency in their nursing workforce; equitable nursing migration; use of trade and foreign ...

New research to examine at health services

...t can be done to make that happen in a planned and sustainable way here in Australia. We'd like to see our research improve primary health care services across the country," he said. The project is one of 12 projects around the nation funded by APHCRI in its second major funding round for 2005. APHCRI was set ...

Public patients denied effective obesity treatment

...earchers have found it is very unlikely to achieve sustainable outcomes. Bariatric surgery provides the most effective treatment currently available, they say. Professor O'Brien says the medical community needs to push the public hospitals to recognise the morbidity of obesity, the options for effective manageme...

Scrapping health care fees in Africa could prevent over 200,000 child deaths a year

...However, they stress that these gains will only be sustainable if policy makers establish viable alternative financing mechanisms, which also account for increased demand for services. Replacing user fees with more equitable financing methods should be seen as an effective first step towards improving children's...

Injury prevention for indigenous children

...s with the aim of applying culturally relevant and sustainable interventions for Indigenous children and youth in... and communities, however no studies to date offer sustainable and culturally acceptable solutions to the problem. There is a need for innovative approaches to st...

Al Gore recipient of Harvard Global Environmental Citizen Award

...Pouillon will be serving local and environmentally sustainable food, and Meryl Streep, along with others, will be modeling clothes made from sustainable material by designer Linda Loudermilk....

Implementing European Space Policy: Key ESA/EC agreement on Earth Observation data signed today

...urope, to be developed in line with EU policies on sustainable development, economic growth and employment. The Frascati agreement on Earth observation will come into effect immediately. "This is a definite step towards the implementation of a European Space Policy," said Volker Liebig....

Study shows escalating climate change impacts

...g from an unstable climate shows the need for more sustainable practices to safeguard and insure a healthy future." The CCF study is comprised of three primary elements: trends, case studies and scenarios, which detail and analyze current climate change related consequences for human health, ecological systems a...

Oxford Open first quarter results show marked differences in uptake across disciplines

...examine whether optional openaccess is a long term sustainable financial model for publishing peer-reviewed journals, and in which subject areas the market demands might be strong enough to move more proactively in this direction. "These early results suggest that open access is likely to be only one of arange ...

Poorest countries well behind global health goals agreed years ago

... development assistance. If improvements are to be sustainable they must be backed by local stability and growth, as well as adequate local resources, say the authors. Thailand for instance has redeployed 30% of its national budget since 1985 to social (including health) development - and away from national sec...

Multilateral initiative on malaria seeks international effort

...tional organization dedicated solely to building a sustainable malaria research infrastructure in Africa. This y...hey must be supported by a system that can provide sustainable long-term funding and adequate facilities. MIM is calling for a new initiative that would focus on c...

Growing health effects of global warming outlined on regional scale

...ing economies, such as China and India, to develop sustainable energy policies. "The political resolve of policy-makers will play a big role in harnessing the man-made forces of climate change," says Patz, who also holds a joint appointment with the UW-Madison department of Population Health Sciences. Scientis...

Making primary health care work: New research

...essure on health care increases wise investment in sustainable programs will become increasingly important."...

ESA participating in UN's Montreal summit working for a better atmosphere

...CDM) afforestation to foster inward investment and sustainable development in developing countries. GSE Forest M...apability in support of Europe's environmental and sustainable development goals. As well as maintaining an exhibit throughout the COP to communicate Kyoto Invent...

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