Tag: "village" at medical news
Columbia dentists to improve oral health in sub-Saharan Africa
...lth Organization. Initial Columbia research in the village
of Koraro, Ethiopia, found that more than half of ...ng clinics, and expanding the pool of community or village
health workers. The participating villages are integral partners in the project and take responsibil...
Good vibrations: Aging bones may benefit from a good shaking
...vibration device will be installed in a retirement village
on the Gold Coast,providing easy access for women over 65 years of age who choose to participate inthe study. Osteoporosis-related fractures are most common in older women, particularly thosewith other risk factors such as low body weight, a history...
High levels of blindness in southern Sudan following years of war
... villages to be visited at random. A house in each village
visited was selected by spinning a pen in the middle of the village. The people in this house were examined and then other houses were chosen, also at random. Around 2500 people were examined. Children under five years were not included in survey. A ...
Clean water project hit by funding drought
...iarrhoeal Disease Research in Bangladesh, training village
potters to make the filters. The project proved ho...launch a training and education programme, so that village
potters start making the filters and local people recognise the benefits of using them. However, the...
Allocating HIV drugs to South African cities would prevent the greatest number of infections
...mmunities. This was the first time that city and village
models had been used to evaluate the epidemiological impact of treatment strategies and of the consequences resulting from various drug allocation strategies, as well as to predict the evolution of drug resistance and of the possible directions that ...
Ground movement risks identified by Terrafirma
... expertise. Terrafirma monitored the Cutigliano village
in Italy's Tuscan Apennines for landslide risks. The use of PSI allowed the identification of more than 200 measurements along the village's slope. By combining InSAR measurements with ancillary data such as aerial photos and topographic and geomorph...
Disfiguring facial infection in young children can be prevented
... campaigns are needed at a national, regional, and village
level. At the governmental level, eradication of poverty should be a top priority, they add. Other prevention strategies include improvement of living conditions, segregation of livestock from human living quarters, promotion of good oral-hygiene pra...
New long-distance wireless networking developed at UC Berkeley brings eye care to India
...istrators came up with the concept of establishing village
vision centers where patients could receive basic ...ng-distance Wi-Fi system in a vision center in the village
of Ambasamudram, about seven miles from the Aravind hospital in Theni. "It took about a year," Sura...
Outcomes of patients in trials; Better blood pressure treatment; Snake bites, and more
...dom +447815425885 firstname.lastname@example.org Training village
volunteers to diagnose and treat malaria reduces i...border area, early detection of malaria by trained village
volunteers using rapid diagnostic tests and treatment with a combination of malaria drugs (mefloquin...
Global program to eliminate elephantiasis has early success in Egypt
...rth of Cairo and two villages south of Cairo. Each village
has a population of 3,000 to 5,000. The tests revealed sharply declining infection rates over the course of the MDA program. For example, tests of first graders for an antibody that reveals prior exposure to the parasite declined from 18.2 percent ...
Mayo Clinic obesity researchers test 'classroom of the future'
...evine. The Rochester Athletic Club built an indoor village
to house the school of the future, Apple provided iBook wireless notebook computers and iPods that play video, and America on the Move (a community-based advocacy organization) will raise awareness of the concept. "The Rochester Public Schools were a...
Antibiotic not sufficient for serious eye infection in communities with high disease prevalence
...ence of infection in children aged 1 to 5 years by village
was 43.5 percent. By 2 months after treatment, the average prevalence of infection had decreased to 5.1 percent, which was significantly lower than baseline. By 24 months after treatment, the average prevalence of infection had risen to 11.3 percent....
Past illegal blood donation in China linked to hepatitis C virus infection
...ent had a history of selling blood or plasma; from village
to village, the rates ranged from 9 percent to 49 percent. The most common reasons for the practice were a need for money and being talked into it by other people. Villagers began to sell blood as early as in 1973 and as late as 1998; the main reason...
Tsunami raises questions about disaster mental health, Science reports
...saster mental-health trauma? One woman I met in a village
near Chennai, India, lost her teenage daughter in ... their interest in things they usually enjoy. In a village
near Cuddalore, India, I went around with psychiatric social workers from an NGO based in Chennai. W...
Exposure to carcinogenic crop toxin lowered by simple intervention
...cide on the floor of the storage facility. In each village
the researchers randomly recruited fifteen families that were farmers growing groundnuts and eating from the communal family meal. These 600 individuals had their blood aflatoxin levels measured at harvest time and at three months and five months pos...
Little answers to world's biggest problems
Some day soon, in a remote village
in the developing world, a health worker will put a drop of a patient's blood on a piece of plastic about the size of a coin. Within minutes, a full diagnostic examination will be complete including the usual battery of "blood work" tests, plus analy...
Nanotechnology's miniature answers to developing world's biggest problems
Some day soon, in a remote village
in the developing world, a health worker will put a drop of a patient's blood on a piece of plastic about the size of a coin. Within minutes, a full diagnostic examination will be complete including the usual battery of blood work tests, plus analysi...