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Wet Weather Heralds the Mosquito Menace

... formula containing the pesticide Sumithrin. It is classified as slightly toxic by the Environmental Protection Agency, but is not a threat to people or pets - only to mosquitoes. In some place larvicide is being used. Larvicide kills newly hatched mosquitoes by suffocating them beneath a thin film spread acros...

Somerville, A Town Committed to Tackle Obesity Among Kids

...percent of the children in Somerville already were classified as overweight or at risk of becoming overweight. The mayor reckoned that a programme that encouraged people to strengthen their bodies and eat healthy foods could only turn the town into a better place to live. And so it began. The people running t...

Size and Position of Floral Anther Plays a Vital Role in Pollination

...ng with Linnaeus, plants and animals were formally classified on the basis of their physical characteristicsthei...quencing, or genomics, plants and animals are also classified on the basis of their gene sequences. These two areas of systematics often produced conflicting re...

U.S Shows Increased Obesity Rate

...hildren at risk for overweight and overweight were classified as being in the 85th and 95th percentiles of body mass index, respectively. The key findings include: 66% of U.S. adults were overweight or obese in 2003-2004. Women 2034 years old had the fastest increase rate of obesity and overweight. 80% of...

Manufacturer to Pay $20 Million for Improperly Promoting a Sleep Disorder Drug

...th. Xyrem's active ingredient is also federally classified as a date-rape drug because it can be easily slipped into a person's drink to render them unconscious. Federal authorities said the illegal marketing occurred from January 2003 through March of this year. Jazz bought Orphan in June of 2005. Jazz ...

New Analysis Puts Cot Death Under Scrutiny Once Again

...2006, the BMJ questioned the way these deaths were classified in the study. Today the BMJ publishes a re-analy... second death was incomplete. The original authors classified all these cases as natural, though they acknowledged that the information was insufficient to enable...

Alcohol Consumption may Help to Protect Against Rheumatoid Arthritis

...ing genetic risk factor for RA, and all cases were classified by presence of anti-CCP2 antibodies (anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies) to identify RA subtypes. Researchers calculated gender-specific odds ratios for anti-CCP positive RA with 95% confidence intervals for subjects with different consum...

Abbott's RealTime Hepatitis B Viral Load Test Receives CE Marking in Europe

...in hepatitis testing." HBV genomes have been classified into eight genotypes (A-H). Detecting HBV genotypes is important in terms of both monitoring the disease and guiding treatment decisions. For example, genotype C, which is prevalent in Asia, is considered to be associated with more severe liver disea...

Ultrasound Better Than Biopsy for Breast Examination

...argins, oval shape and parallel orientation can be classified as probably benign (category 3). Dr. Grafs study i...omes from ultrasound follow-up of masses that were classified as probably benign at initial ultrasound. Our study shows that following a lesion classified in th...

New Study That Small Amount of Teenagers Drinks on a Regular Basis

...anaging to gain and drink sufficient alcohol to be classified as overindulge drinkers - getting through five or more drinks in one sitting. Just over a quarter of binge drinkers said they had been in a car with a young person who had been drinking and just over a fifth said they had guilt having sex while drunk...

Alternative Treatments for Arthritis

...ere reported between 1980 and 2006. Glucosamine is classified as a dietary supplement in the U.S., is widely available, and appears to be safe but its efficacy is uncertain, with some trials reporting little effect and others reporting positive results. The authors attempted to identify factors that explain t...

DelSite Working Toward Solving Delivery of Influenza Vaccine in Pandemic Situations

...,000 which is derived from a natural source and is classified as a GRAS (generally regarded as safe) by the FDA. GelSite(R) is produced in kilogram quantities under FDA good manufacturing practices for human drugs (cGMP) in an ISO-certified facility. Each kilogram of the GelSite(R) polymer can be used to manu...

Drinking Heavy Amounts of Alcohol Shrinks Your Brain

...ramingham Offspring study, ages 34 to 88, who were classified as non-drinkers, former drinkers, low drinkers (one to seven drinks per week), moderate drinkers (eight to 14 drinks per week), or high drinkers (more than 14 drinks per week). MRI scans were performed and used to measure brain volume, which can be t...

Brazil Opts for Indian Drugs Bypassing Merck

... rejected. On April 25, the Brazilian government classified the drug as one "of public interest" and asked Merck to present another proposal within seven days. Merck offered a 30 percent price cut but the Brazilian authorities still considered it unsatisfactory because it was possible to buy the generic ver...

Risk of Diabetes is Reduced by Intake of Grain Fiber and Magnesium

...lts of all the studies, in which participants were classified into either four or five groups according to their intake of fiber or magnesium, those who consumed the most cereal fiber had a 33 percent lower risk of developing diabetes than those who took in the least, while those who consumed the most magnesium...

Low-Carb Diet Effective for Teens Trying to Lose Weight

...s. More than 20 percent of American children are classified as overweight or obese, says Dr. Siegel. Most obese children go on to become obese adults and will face related morbidity and mortality risks. Pediatricians are often frustrated in finding an intervention that is feasible and successful in the office...

More Than Four Percent of US Adults Have Some Form of Bipolar Disorder

...nd other psychiatric conditions. Participants were classified as having bipolar disorder I, characterized by at ...es hypomania with or without depression, otherwise classified as bipolar disorder "not otherwise specified" in the current diagnostic nomenclature of the American...

Risk of Traumatic Workplace Injury Increased by Obesity

...proximately 85 percent of the injured workers were classified as overweight or obese. More than 28 percent of injuries occurred among employees classified as overweight, 30 percent in the obese I and II category and almost 34 percent in the obese III cate...

Pulsed Radiofrequency, a Better Option for Treating Chronic Back Pain

...eople who are affected by chronic back pain can be classified into three major categories; those with herniated discs , spinal stenosis, and complications from failed back surgery. Radiofrequency thermolesioning that is currently used for treating chronic back pain is considered unsuitable due to its neurodestr...

Myths About Melanoma Could Lead to Delayed Diagnosis and Treatment

...able change in color versus 57 percent of patients classified with the more traditional superficial spreading melanoma that noted a color change in their lesions. This is one example where NM patients relied more on the changing nature of their suspicious lesions primarily bleeding and catching on clothing th...

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