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A&E doctors call for ban on pointed kitchen knives

...gs, and a kitchen knife makes an all too available weapon in such circumstances. Yet there is no reason for long pointed knives to be publicly available at all, having little practical value in the kitchen, argue the authors - who consulted ten top chefs from around the UK. None of the chefs felt such kniv...

Cancer researcher Susan Horwitz wins Alpert prize for Taxol work

...tructure and mode of action gave oncologists a new weapon in the fight against cancer. Dr. Horwitz found that unlike many of the cancer drugs that were approved or under development at the time, such as cisplatin and nucleotide analogs that interact with DNA, the mechanism of action of Taxol was not mediat...

Baseball food and drink: Healthy chemistry scores a surprise hit

... lower blood pressure and could serve as a natural weapon to help strike out hypertension. Moderate beer drinking may reduce heart attack risk A beer a day may help keep heart attacks away, according to a group of Israeli researchers. In preliminary clinical studies of a group of men with coronary arter...

Nuclear weapons continue to pose a serious health risk in Europe

... always a threat. There is also a risk of nuclear weapon materials being stolen or sold on to terrorists, he argues. Maintaining these weapons eats in to national economies adds the author, leaving less funds for healthcare and other vital services. The threat posed by these weapons can only be tackled if ...

Anti-tumor activity also plays a critical role during eye development in the embryo

...starve those solid cancers would be a powerful new weapon against cancer." The researchers showed that the Arf gene in the pericytes disrupts the hyaloid vascular system in the embryonic eye by blocking the cell's ability to respond to a signaling molecule called platelet-derived growth factor ([Pdgf]-B). P...

CryoSat launch will be blast from the Cold War past

...ket, first assembled two decades ago to serve as a weapon of nuclear war. ESA satellites have flown from Russia's Plesetsk Cosmodrome before (as well as the Russian-operated Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan) but this will be the first time one will be launched by Rockot a design that consists of a Russian...

How can physicians assist in the investigation of bioterrorism or other biocrimes?

...case of direct injection of HIV tainted blood as a weapon into an unsuspecting victim. Physicians may be compelled by law to work with law enforcement as well as public health officials in investigating a biocrime, or they may wish to do so, with their patient's consent, to serve their patient's interests....

CDC awards UGA researchers $900,000 grant to study teen behaviors in high school

...ession toward peers, delinquency, dating violence, weapon carrying, drug and alcohol use, suicide thoughts and attempts, and school dropout. "We want to examine what factors are the best predictors of academic success," Orpinas said. "We hope to find factors that are modifiable that schools can work on to h...

In a crisis, creating DNA vaccine could help save lives, slow spread of 'bird flu'

...reak occurs. A DNA-based vaccine could be a potent weapon against this emerging threat, particularly if enough conventional vaccine isn't available, according to Peter Dunnill, DSc., and his colleagues at University College London. However, they caution that any DNA vaccine should only be used as needed to ...

'Doctor Franklin's Medicine' explores founding father's vast medical legacy

...ally ill. Small pox: He studied inoculation as a weapon against horrific epidemics of smallpox. By compiling and publishing detailed statistics on high percentages of colonists saved from smallpox through inoculation, he became one of the first people to use statistics in a public health campaign. Commo...

Naps key to surviving the hospital night shift

A nap is a doctor's "indispensable" secret weapon to survival when working nights, states an editorial in this week's issue of The Lancet. The European Working Time Directive means that in the UK almost all trainee doctors now work night shifts. Sleep deprivation, combined with fatigue and a poorly ...

Canadian researchers discover a natural defence mechanism for Alzheimer's disease

...capacity. We believe that this is new and powerful weapon in the fight to conquer Alzheimer's."...

How can we protect patients with weakened immune systems from influenza?

...ts -- an avian flu pandemic or the use of flu as a weapon of biological warfare -- put anti-flu measures into the category of biodefense. Under a biodefense program mandated by Congress, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in conjunction with the Department of Defense, has awarded the...

Sweet chemistry: Symposium explores sugar alternatives, science of taste

...gar, is not only safe but may prove to be a potent weapon against obesity and type 2 diabetes. ( AGFD 168 , Thursday, March 30, 10:28 a.m.)...

'Can you hear me now?'

...archers found that a telephone could be a powerful weapon in the fight against cancer. The study, appearing in the April 18 online edition of Annals of Internal Medicine, showed that telephone calls delivered by trained personnel helped women overcome barriers to screening and improved screening rates for ...

Survey suggests parents' perceptions about children's access to household guns are often inaccurate

...se who said their children had never handled the a weapon in the home were contradicted by their children's responses to the same questions. "Parents who locked their guns away and discussed gun safety with their children were as likely to be contradicted as parents who did not take such safety measures," ...

Step by step, cancer patients use exercise to feel better

...search. Exercise is emerging as a new therapeutic weapon to help cancer patients manage and reduce side effects and improve quality of life. Studies are beginning to show that exercise is safe and feasible for many patients. In her clinical trial, Mustian found that the participants were enthusiastic and ...

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, July 2006

... . . Geologists like Larry Anovitz may have a new weapon of choice for reconstructing ancient climates. Obsidian, a naturally occurring volcanic glass, has been used for making tools and weapons since the Stone Age, but a team led by Anovitz of Oak Ridge National Laboratory has discovered another use for t...

Much needed new antibiotic in fight against 'superbugs'

...lutely the right time and will provide a vital new weapon in the fight against infection." Tigecycline has been licensed for use in the UK as a treatment for a variety of complicated skin and soft tissue infections including infected wounds and complicated intra-abdominal infections such as complicated ...

Watching wrestling associated with date fighting and other violence

...g been a date fight victim, gun carrying and other weapon carrying. Alcohol or drug use during the last figh...tim, gun carrying, carrying a gun at school, other weapon carrying at school, fighting, fighting at school, and being injured in a fight. Also, alcohol or dru...

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