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EU Aims to Shake Up Wine Industry With Root-and-branch Reform

... reaction from the wine sector, with farmers up in arms and traders pleased with the shake-up. "The Commission's reform wants to introduce the New World's agro-industry model in the EU and do away with the age-old European model of traditional vineyards," said Jean-Louis Piton, an official with the Copa...

FDAs Gesture for Firm Manufacturing Drug for Cushings Syndrome

...nded face, increased fat around the neck, thinning arms and legs, severe fatigue and weak muscles. Irritability, anxiety and depression are common. Cortisol is a normal hormone produced in the outer portion, or cortex, of the adrenal glands, located above each kidney. The normal function of cortisol is ...

Natural Selection in Butterflies

...ase of H. bolina, we're witnessing an evolutionary arms race between the parasite and the host. This strengthens the view that parasites can be major drivers in evolution." The researchers focused on the Samoan islands of Upolu and Savaii, where in 2001, males of the Blue Moon butterfly made up only 1 p...

AIDS can Be Prevented by Using Diaphragm During Intercourse

...ter than using nothing, because most women in both arms of the trial reported male condom use. The trial, known at Methods for Improving Reproductive Health in Africa, or MIRA, began in 2003 and was conducted at sites in Harare, Zimbabwe, and Soweto and Durban, South Africa. The trial was launched bec...

Psychiatric Patients Ill-treated in Emergency Rooms, US Officials Say

...xicated and uncooperative. Staff strapped down his arms and legs, gave him sedatives, and assigned a security guard to watch him. After a nurse called the security guard away to help with another violent patient, the first patient had a fatal cardiac arrest. The hospital's internal investigation determine...

Indian Government Asks the Supreme Court to Keep Off Environmental Issues

...tes are a Communist fringe group that has taken to arms to fight the state and central governments in some parts of the country. Evidently the MoEEF is miffed that the court would not agree to its choice of experts to the FAC. The court-appointed amicus curiae Harish Salve wants inclusion of independ...

Robot Hosts South Korean Wedding

...g," the robot -- featuring a cone-shaped body, two arms and a dark-glassed face with eyes and a mouth of flashing lights -- said in front of smiling guests. In a male voice, the robot introduced the couple to the crowd, let the couple bow to them and performed its programmed duties. Manufacturer Hanool Ro...

Climatic Change Cause of Dafur Conflict-UN

...ts, in Darfur since 2003. The local rebels took up arms against the Sudanese government, accusing it of decades of neglect. Sudanese leaders are accused of unleashing the pro-government Arab militia, known as the janjaweed, a charge the government denies. After months Sudan bowed down to U.N. and Wester...

Frostbite can Be Treated by Bloodclot Drug

...oes -- including five below the knee, the legs and arms of the six other patients were saved, they said. "The preservation of limbs, which maximizes patient functional outcome, is perhaps the greatest benefit conferred by use of tPA in frostbite injury," they wrote. The researchers suspect the medicatio...

Scientists Identify Broad Neural Response Behind Speech Reception

...to listen to spoken sentences such as "he held his arms close to his sides and made himself as small as possible," and scanned their brains simultaneously using magnetoencephalography. The researchers found that the theta band, which oscillates between four and eight cycles per second, changed its phase...

Japanese Humanoid Happy to Work on in the Rain

...lippery floor scattered with sand and held out its arms under a shower before media cameras. "We have made a leap towards creating a humanoid that works in a real environment," the firm said in a joint statement with Kawasaki Heavy Industries and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science an...

University of Zurich Announces Worldwide Clinical Trial of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

...omized to CRT or no CRT and patients in both study arms will receive an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) backup to protect against sudden cardiac death. The primary objective of the study is to determine whether CRT will reduce the combined endpoint of all-cause mortality or hospitalization fo...

Potentially Violent Individuals can Be Identified by STAMP System

...er physical indicators included staggering, waving arms around or pulling away from healthcare staff trying to treat them. Violence towards healthcare staff and other professionals such as police officers and social security staff are an increasing part of daily life says Luck. We feel that the STAMP...

British Scientists Develop Artificial Skin

...y grown skin - less than an inch-square - onto the arms of six people paving the way for larger scale trials. It quickly knitted with the patients' own skin, and, after a month, the wounds healed up with relatively little scarring, said online edition of Daily Mail quoting a report that appeared in the...

The American Dream Comes True for 105-year-old Cuban

...ting the US pledge of allegiance, swearing to bear arms for the United States if called upon to do so. "...oup that included three of his sons. "I received arms from here to topple Fidel Castro. To fight," Temprana told AFP. "There were a lot of us, but there...

Female Ducks Develop Complicated Genitals to Outwit Aggressive Males

...e creates more barriers. You get this evolutionary arms race," Brennan said. Only if the female is relaxed and cooperative can the male's sperm get anywhere near the unfertilized eggs, the researchers suggest. "What I think is really cool is this does speak a lot about the ability of the female to hav...

Treaty With Japan may Legalize Dumping Toxic Waste in India

Environmental groups and NGOs in India are up in arms against a coming India-Japan treaty regarding the export of old Japanese ships and toxic chemicals to Indian shipyards. The India-Japan Economic Agreement is in the final stages of discussion and is due to be formalised in October. Another conte...

Research Suggests Mens Sexual Behavior Adapts to Perceived Threats

...tween males and females produces a co-evolutionary arms race between the sexes, in which an advantage gained by one sex selects for counter-adaptations in the other sex....

Multiple Sclerosis Could Be Checked Through Testosterone Gel

...aining 100 milligrams of testosterone to his upper arms once daily for 12 months. "We saw an improvement which was exciting," said study co-author Dr. Rhonda Voskuhl, professor of neurology at the University of California, Los Angeles. "This looks like it would be neuroprotective, which would be great."...

walk and Work Desk Could Help Obese Workers to Shed Weight

... has a Plexiglass panel on to which two adjustable arms are bolted. One of the arms holds the computer screen and the other supports the keyboard and mouse. Slats provide storage for p...

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