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Live Earth: How Global Warming Became Cool

...sued a landmark report, backing predictions that a doubling of carbon dioxide (CO2) would cause atmospheric warming of between 1.5-4.5 degrees C (2.7-8.1 degrees F). In the 1980s, further research added intriguing new pieces to the global warming puzzle. But scientists fretted over the many remaining blanks...

HIV Prevention Programs on a Massive Scale Turn Out Economical

...mother to child. We found that, on average, each doubling of scale of a prevention program reduced unit costs by a third. Although our analysis is broadsome programs are inefficient because they are small while some programs are small because they are not well managedrapidly ramping up well-run existing pro...

Hospital Infection Affecting Patients in Scotland

...lthcare-associated infections at the same time has doubling the size of the Department of Health's (DH) Infection Improvement Team. Prof Curtis Gemmell, a national adviser on MRSA and hospital infections, said the problem had been made worse by improper use of antibiotics. He said: "The organism has devel...

Larger HIV Prevention Programs in India are Cheaper, Increase Efficiency

...ther to child. "We found that, on average, each doubling of scale of a prevention program reduced unit costs by a third. Although our analysis is broad-some programs are inefficient because they are small while some programs are small because they are not well managed-rapidly ramping up well-run existing p...

President Bush Not for Expansion of Child Health Insurance

...ng non-poor children to the program, and more than doubling the level of spending. But the Finance Committee is expected to approve the Senate plan next week, sending it to the full Senate for action later this month. Max Baucus said he would move ahead despite the veto threat. The Senate will not be d...

Mental Health of Children on the Decline

... a million children have mental health problems, a doubling of the number in a generation. Emotional problems and conduct disorders have become twice as common since the 1930s The NCH based its conclusion on three studies carried out in recent years. The charity also carried out a survey "to test and compa...

Consume Less, Experts Advise as Malthusian Nightmare Returns to Haunt West

...e feeding programmes tend to have fixed budgets, a doubling in the price of grain halves food aid. Anger boiled over this week as Jean Ziegler, the UN special rapporteur on the right to food, accused the US and EU of "total hypocrisy" for promoting ethanol production in order to reduce their dependence on i...

National TV Promotion Triples Calls to Smoking Cessation Hotline

...ines because they are so successful, in some cases doubling or tripling quit rates, Augustson said. On the other hand, he said, only 1 percent to 2 percent of smokers might call a hotline. Augustson said the next step is to find more effective ways to promote smoking-cessation hotlines. Putting the phone nu...

Maggots Rid Patients of MRSA

... from MRSA-contaminated foot ulcers, with the rate doubling in a three year period, possibly due to overuse of antibiotics and the selection of broad rather than narrow-spectrum antibacterial agents. This led to their first study, funded by Central Manchester and Manchester Children's University Hospitals NHS...

States' Spending may Help Keep Childless Seniors Independent

...mmunity-based services, the researchers found that doubling states' spending on services would reduce the risk of nursing home admission among childless seniors by 35 percent. Using data from a national survey of first long-term nursing home admissions occurring between 1995 and 2002, the researchers examin...

Doubling Plavix Dose Recommended Before Angioplasty

...r anti-blood-clotting drug . A new study reveals doubling the current recommended dose of Plavix to angioplasty patients, from 300 milligrams to 600, cut the combined risk of heart attack and cardiac death by half. Dr. Anthony Abbate, an assistant professor of medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University ...

Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Diabetes and Hypertension in Pregnant Women

...en into account, sleep apnea was associated with a doubling of the incidence of gestational diabetes and a fourfold increase in the risk of pregnancy-induced hypertension. In obstructive sleep apnea, the upper airway narrows, or collapses, during sleep. Periods of apnea end with a brief partial arousal tha...

Germany Pledges 5.4 Billion Dollars for AIDS Fund

...n dollars over five years to fight AIDS worldwide, doubling the funding for his President's Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). German Chancellor Angela Merkel is hosting the meeting as the chairman of the G8, which also includes Britain, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, Russia and the United States....

Iron Clothes to Lower Blood Sugar Levels

...000 Australians were developing diabetes annually, doubling their chances of dying within five years....

Body Parts Industry Of U.S Under Investigation

...an in-house review board resulting in a call for a doubling of FDA inspections. From the FDA itself, there has been a series of inspections, and accordingly, the 153 searches, have uncovered no morbid secrets. The body parts industry, which is essentially the business of harvesting organ and non-organ p...

Maggots Rid Patients of MRSA

... from MRSA-contaminated foot ulcers, with the rate doubling in a three year period, possibly due to overuse of antibiotics and the selection of broad rather than narrow-spectrum antibacterial agents. This led to their first study, funded by Central Manchester and Manchester Children's University Hospitals NHS...

America’s Arthritis Patients Take Sizeable Chunks Of Healthcare Econom

...g for prescription drugs did climb sharply, almost doubling during the six-year period, other costs, including hospital stays, dropped enough so that actual per-person spending remained unchanged. "We found that the driving reason for the higher spending was the increase in the number of people with arthrit...

Food Ads Prompts Children to Eat More

... profound effect on all children's eating habits - doubling their consumption rate," he said. "The study was also particularly interesting in suggesting a strong connection between weight and susceptibility to overeating when exposed to food adverts on television," he added. The study also found that obes...

PSA Doubling Predicts Prostate Cancer Recurrence

... In a new Mayo Clinic study, the concept of PSA doubling time (DT) is found to be a reliable tool to distin... Mayo’s study concludes that patients with a PSA doubling time of less than three months after therapy are at imminent risk of death from prostate cancer. Pat...

Mozambique: Half of Tuberculosis Cases Go Undiagnosed

...g Garrido to the conclusion that "HIV infection is doubling the number of TB deaths". The rapid spread of strains of TB that are resistant to all the main drugs used against the disease is an additional concern, and a potentially a serious drain on the Health Ministry's resources. Garrido said it costs th...

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