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Boeing Unveils 'green' Dreamliner Passenger Jet

... industry analysts say. Richard Aboulafia, chief analyst with the Teal Group Corporation, said the Dreamliner was poised to revolutionize air travel if its projected rates of fuel-efficiency proved accurate. "If you look at it from an airline standpoint: you don't have a choice," Aboulafia told AFP. "If ...

Teens Seems to Be Smoking Less

...he right direction," said Rob Cunningham, a policy analyst with the society. "Higher tobacco taxes, the larger picture-based package warnings, restrictions on where people can smoke including teenagers, better education and mass media campaigns" have helped, said Cunningham. This trend of decline is not j...

Switzerland Approves Brain Cancer Vaccine

...e financial angle was supported by Navid Malik, an analyst at Collins Stewart, who was quoted: This is an unprecedented product. The whole field has opened up with this vaccine." The product works by combining the patient's immune cells with so-called cancer biomarkers from the tumor. DCVax-Brain allows the...

Determining the Sex of the Baby in Wild West Way

...ic tests," Hudson says. Jesse Reynolds, a policy analyst at the Center for Genetics and Society in Oakland, argues that "there are sex-selective abortions throughout the world. We shouldn't simply dismiss this as a problem that's 'over there.' " In spite of the new test confirming that the baby was going...

'Hi, can You Hear Me? I'm at 30,000 Feet'

...r fares down and stay competitive." An aerospace analyst for ratings agency Standard and Poor's, Leigh Bailey, believes there is a fine line to tread between offering the convenience of a mobile phone service and the inconvenience of the resulting noise. "It offers potential ancillary revenues but on the o...

Violent Videogames Attract Criticism Again

...ess significant," Colin Sebastian, senior research analyst at Lazard Capital Markets. said of "Manhunt 2." "G...llion copies sold in the U.S., according to market analyst NPD Group. A committee of the influential physicians' group has proposed video game addiction be ...

Inhaled Insulin for Type 2 Diabetes Shows Mixed Results

...vices. Jonathan Treadwell, Ph.D., senior research analyst at ECRI Institute, led a team of investigators who analyzed eight studies encompassing 1,881 patients with type 2 diabetes to make the comparisons between inhaled insulin, injected insulin, and oral medication regimens. Despite some positive finding...

X-ray Mammography Aids in Breast Cancer Detection

...s. Lead author Wendy Bruening, a senior research analyst at ECRI Institute, said she was not surprised that her analysis of the evidence showed that MRI detected more cases of cancer than X-ray mammography. These findings, in fact, are consistent with the current guidelines of leading cancer organizatio...

Cure for Reading Glasses?

...atistics presented by Shariff Mondavi, an industry analyst writing in this month's Review of Ophthalmology, LASIK is the most popular elective surgical procedure in the U.S. LASIK treats nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, conditions which interfere with distance vision and which unlike Presbyop...

New Studies: Commercials Aren't Making Kids Fat

...o get fat," said J. Justin Wilson, senior research analyst at the Center for Consumer Freedom. "Food commercials have been around since Dick Tracy sold kids on Ovaltine. It's only recently that we've seen such a dramatic increase in childhood obesity. Activists don't realize that ads don't actually make kids...

Eliminating Cellulite

...te reduction treatment," says Jaya Classen, senior analyst at MRG. "The expanding patient pool combined with increasing awareness and acceptance of medical cellulite reduction procedures, will drive growth in this market through 2011 and beyond." The US Markets for Aesthetics Lasers and Energy Devices 2007...

Popular Anemia Drug Dodges The Dagger

...rugs on patients’ survival, Geoffrey C. Porges, an analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein & Company, said it was too early to assume that Amgen was out of the woods. “If the study had been bad, it would have been an unmitigated disaster, but leaping to the conclusion that just because it’s O.K. in small-cell lung...

School Playgrounds and Athletic Facilities Helps To Fight Childhood Obesity

...ly M. Scott, lead author of the study and research analyst with RAND, a nonprofit research organization. “These neighborhoods, where risk of obesity is high and public parks and playgrounds are often lacking, could benefit from convenient and safe places for physical activity. And making schools accessible d...

Bolivian Glacier Melts, Dangerously Fast

... of the highly disturbing trend. Latin America analyst James Painter has found the Chacaltaya glacier in Bolivia is melting fast. Chacaltaya could be as much as 18,000 years old, but it has lost 80% of its area in the last 20 years. Even 15 years ago Chacaltaya was famous for being the world's highe...

Glaxo Files Cancer Drug For Approval With FDA

... from brain and kidney carcinomas. Navid Malik, an analyst from Collins Stewart states that Tykerb will be similar to Avastin, a Roche drug intended for colorectal, lung or breast cancer. Advanced trial for Tykerb on its efficacy against neck and head tumors will commence soon. Jean-Pierre Garnier who hea...

Enviga- Will the Fizz, Fizzle Out?

...ies in a healthy person of normal weight. Drinks analyst at Sanford Bernstein, gave a realistic picture of what to expect; statistics show that only one in three new soft drinks in the market really take-off. As a testimony to this, are the recent failures from Coke - Vanilla Coke and Coca-Cola C2. Whether...

Laxatives are Not the Right Option for Losing Weight

...ng Market of Laxatives Mintel, the Consumer goods analyst found that there was three times growth in the laxative market to around £52m in UK from 2001, and in the next five years he predicted a rise by 50%. He said, 'On the flipside of overeating in Britain, we have seen a pre-occupation with under eating...

Cancer Rates Falls In Younger Men But Stable In Young Women

...cer, Meg Sears, a biochemical engineer and science analyst in Ottawa disagrees. Sears said, “Old people may get cancers because their cells have reproduced so many times they've got genetic changes and then things go wrong. But when young people get cancer it's either because of an infection or because of so...

Responders On 9/11 Face Health Risks

... to commemorate the 9/11 anniversary. Stock market analyst Frank Reinhardt was in an elevator// that day and was going to the ground floor to get a coffee when the planes struck, according to the National Post. "I got out of the elevator and felt intense heat at my back," he said in an interview. "I looked...

Heart Tick for Fast Foods in Australia

...s and hotels. This was the result of research by analyst BIS Shrapnel who showed that 70 percent of the six million Australians who take in fast food every day are looking for a healthier alternative. According to Heart Foundation spokeswoman Susan Anderson with so many Australians finding a quick fix in...

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