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Medical Education in General Practice: A Way Forward

...e commitment to train them in the best educational environments possible....

Early Arctic Spring Indication of Climate Change

...ure of extant and projected changes is that Arctic environments are and will be exposed to the greatest warming," said Toke T. Hoye of the National Environmental Research Institute, University of Aarhus, Denmark in the June 19 issue of the journal Current Biology. "Our study confirms what many people already th...

Keep a Cool Head on Hot, Humid Days to Avoid Heat Stroke

...heat stroke affects those exposed to extremely hot environments for an intolerable length of time. Dr. Heine explains, "Most at risk are elderly persons and infants, those with chronic illness like cardiovascular disease, and people on certain medications. Individuals who drink large amounts of caffeine and alcoh...

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

One of the last telephone-free environments on the planet, the airplane, is about to be connected, allowing travellers to make mobile phone calls at high altitude. Requests to switch off cell phones and fasten seatbelts are a familiar part of the takeoff routine for airline passengers, but a ...

New Definition Helps Identify Children at Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

... the definition. "We call on governments to create environments that allow for lifestyle changes. This will require a coordinated approach across all sectors including health, education, sports and agriculture, but it is the only way we can curb the burden of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease". The In...

Exposure to Computer Games can Be 'good' for Kids, Says New Study

...ool of Sport and Education, as saying. "Virtual environments form important new leisure spaces for the many young people who occupy them. In the real world, where streets or town centres have become inaccessible to many young people or are considered unsafe by them or their parents, it is not surprising virtua...

Art in Hospitals to Enhance Patient Care

...new hospital plans in Wales to help create better environments for patients. The artist has to be part of the design team for all new hospital that is going to come up in the future. This is in order to ensure that the patients morale is boosted from the work of art. The radical plan, outlined in a draft strat...

Ontario Grants Fast-Track Compensation Rights for Work-Related Illnesses

...e unsafe work conditions and are required to enter environments with over 70,000 different chemicals and 70 million different chemical combinations to perform their work, according to Paul Atkinson, the workers compensation representative for Toronto firefighters. The WSIB has routinely denied claims by firefig...

Scientists Equip Bacteria With Custom Chemo-Navigational System

... targets. Chemotactic bacteria navigate chemical environments by coupling their information-processing capabilities to powerful, tiny molecular motors that propel the cells forward. Researchers have long envisioned reprogramming bacteria so that microbes capable of synthesizing an anti-cancer drug, for instan...

Nurturing Our Nurses for Healthcare Par Excellence

...of the nurses were dissatisfied with their working environments and 21% had decided to give-up on the profession. Often, the result of such negative work environments is many physical and psychological problems. These problems add to work place stress, conflicts and ...

Investigating Coral Reefs to Help Understand Past and Future Climate Change

... are predicted for the future. Reconstructing past environments may lead to a better estimate of the climate sensitivity and hence of future climate change. Fossil coral reefs can be used to accurately reconstruct past sea level variations, climate change and environmental perturbations. According to Camoin, th...

Healthier Childhood Leads to Higher Fertility

Harsh environments early in development are associated with lower fertility later in life. Such an understanding now seems to stand vindicated in a UK study covering Bangladeshi women who migrated at different stages of life. Five groups of women were compared, incl...

Genes Associated With Limb Development is More Primitive Than Believed

...ter their genes to adapt their bodies to their new environments of streams and swamps. An autopodial-like pattern of Hox gene expression in the fins of a basal actinopterygian fish, shows that the genetic and developmental toolkit that builds limbs with fingers and toes was around long before the acquisition of...

WHO Condemns Tobacco Industry for Misleading Public

...esearch has also shown that 100 percent smoke-free environments are good for business, cost little and prevent peo...d organizations that have helped create smoke-free environments through policies and research. Among the recipients of the World No Tobacco Awards in the Western ...

Research Throws Light on Adaptation of E.coli to Changing Conditions

...n contrast, the groups that evolved in variable pH environments exhibited generalist fitness patterns, with neither group having any significant fitness loss in any of the environments. Interestingly, the researchers also found that there was no significant cost to being a generalist at any tested pH level: "Over...

Second Hand Smoke Has Serious Consequence on a Childs Heart

...ggesting the importance of implementing smoke-free environments for children at home and in public places," Kallio said. The experts believe that this being the case the adults working in a smoke filled environment for longer periods of the days is at much greater risks. This calls in for stricter laws to prote...

13 Million Die Worldwide Due to Unhealthy Environment: New WHO Report

... worldwide could be prevented every year by making environments healthier. The report shows huge inequalities but also demonstrate that in every country, people's health could be improved by reducing environmental risks, including pollution, hazards in the work environment, UV radiation, noise, agricultural ris...

Ontario Grants Fast-Track Compensation Rights for Work-Related Illnesses

...e unsafe work conditions and are required to enter environments with over “70,000 different chemicals and 70 million different chemical combinations” to perform their work, according to Paul Atkinson, the workers compensation representative for Toronto firefighters. The WSIB has routinely denied claims by firef...

Blacks Get Treatment on Par With Whites for Cardiovascular Disease

...er treatments, Kressin said. Kressin added that in environments in which health care access and treatment differences are minimized, "so are racial differences in functional outcome" Source-Kaiser Family Foundation/V...

Fault the School System in US for Massacres, Say Sociologists

...res are rebellions against oppressive and bullying environments by students who can't take it anymore, contends Mark Ames, a noted author. There were three schoolyard shootings in 1997, one after another, at Pearl, Paducah and Jonesboro. They happened one after another, creating a snowball effect that helped pr...

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