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South Africa dilly-dallying on AIDS situation

...South African government’s way of handling such an explosive situation. However the government remains unruffled. On March 13th it refused to declare AIDS a national emergency.While South Africa can feel that the situation is not as bad as that in Botswana or Zimbabwe, health experts warn that unless the gove...

Early puberty linked to nutrition

...ol. This way obesity and estrogens constitute an explosive couple able to trigger dangerous pathologic mechanisms. The leptine is the hormone of the obesity secreted by the adipose tissue, the responsible of the acceleration of the process, because it acts as a chemical mediator that sends signs to the centr...

Control of anger disorder connected to Brain Dysfunction

...rs studied 30 patients diagnosed with intermittent explosive disorder (IED). Considered an impulse-control disorder, IED is marked by outbursts of anger that far outweigh the provocation and that lead to aggressive or destructive acts. Researchers sought to find out whether people with IED "express subtle dys...

T-waves to sweep over imaging technology

...characterization of genetic material; detect a C-4 explosive hidden in the mail, and help researchers understand the complex dynamics involved in protein folding. Objects at room temperature emit thermal energy in the THz range. This radiation is extremely useful for sensing and imaging objects, with major ad...

Contaminated Land Can Be Cleaned By Micro-Organisms

...with large amounts of biomass so as to degrade the explosive and make it harmless. The method can be sustained as its cost and maintenance were low, and can serve the purpose of cleaning vast areas of contaminated land, particularly at industrial sites and military training ranges. The Nature Biotechnology has...

Mystery behind the evolution of the Human brain

...oreline environments. This is what that led to the explosive brain growth. Our brains weigh roughly twice as much as the earliest human relative. Dr. Cunnane talks about the substances needed that are critical for healthy human brain development. He says that an average newborn’s human brain consumes about 7...

Bihar CM Calls For Concerted Efforts To Tackle HIV/AIDS Menace

...Organization (NACO). Expressing concern over the explosive prevalence of HIV/AIDS in 7 districts in Bihar, the Minster highlighted the need for concerted efforts in creating awareness and reducing stigmatization against the disease. He further called for assistance and support from the media; HIV/AIDS suppor...

More Than Just Anger

...h others like kleptomania. 'If people think these explosive outbursts are just bad behaviour', says Dr Emil Co...ould be a result of other conditions, such as the explosive personality disorder, Tourette'ssyndrome or attention deficit disorder which you get in children. Th...

Phone Calls Lend Vital Support to Moms of Mentally Ill Children

...biopolar disorder, schizophrenia, and intermittent explosive disorder. All of the children have had at least one hospitalization, but are living at home. The mothers are facing serious hurdles with healthcare, and many of them also are dealing with the emotional struggles of divorce and custody issues, said ...

Military Hospitals Need To Be Prepared To Treat Children

...tation wound, such as that inflicted by improvised explosive devices, mines or blasts. Of the children with injuries, 18 (38 percent) had wounds in the leg, 11 (23 percent) in the head, eight (17 percent) in the arm, eight in the abdomen and three (6 percent) in the chest. A total of 134 operations were perfor...

Cancer and psoriasis triggered by mast cells

..., such as swelling, congestion and itching. The explosive reactions are activated when an allergen (such as pollen particles) binds to receptors on the surface of the mast cell, which then opens and secretes part of its contents. In the past few years it has emerged that mast cells, which are a type of immu...

Journal of Craniofacial Surgery Publishes Research by Iraqi Surgeons

...s on modern surgical techniques of treating burns, explosive injuries, and other combat- and terrorism-related injuries. The March/April 2006 issue of The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery publishes a series of research papers by Iraqi craniofacial surgeons whose goals are similar to those of their counterparts...

Mystery outbreak causes Canadian University to shut down

... and water and causes nausea, projectile vomiting, explosive diarrhea, abdominal cramps, headache, fatigue and sometimes a low-grade fever. Stomach flu or 24-hour flu is the name given by people to describe Norwalk-like illnesses, however, there is no relationship between the viruses, as flu or influenza is ...

Quarantine Sought For Harsh TB Strain

... will, if necessary -- to prevent// a "potentially explosive international health crisis," according to a group of Canadian and African scientists. These harsh measures are justified given the "extreme risk" posed by an ongoing outbreak of extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB) in South Africa, they argue in...

Mobile Technology to Meet Healthcare Needs

...to improve the AIDS/HIV scenario in Africa. 'The explosive spread of mobile phone networks across the developing world has created a unique opportunity to significantly transform how countries can tackle global health challenges,' says Dr. Howard Zucker, assistant director-general of the World Health Organiz...

Northwest China Region Reports Six New Cases of HIV Daily

...have warned China that it stood on the brink of an explosive AIDS epidemic. Several estimates including those by the UN show that the number of HIV infected people could soar to 10 millions by the end of the decade if there is no effective action. The oil-rich Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has the fourth ...

Genetic Technology and Eugenics

...nuclear bomb to resemble a firecracker. Due to the explosive power of this technology the chances of misuse are also very high. 'Germline genetic engineering' (GLE), is a branch of genetic engineering, in which specific genes in the 'germ cells'- the sperm and the ova , are manipulated. In other w...

New York Governor to Introduce Bill to Strengthen Abortion Rights

...king sure they can be destroyed,” she added. An explosive device was discovered on Thursday in the parking lot of a women's clinic in Austin, Texas, where abortions are performed. "It was configured in such a way as to cause serious bodily injury or death," Austin Police Assistant Chief David Carter told ...

Useful Parasites

...taken only 2 decades which is quite dramatic.” The explosive speed at which bacteria grow likely helps explain the speed of this evolutionary change. The fact that Wolbachia can alter itself so quickly might also help explain why the germs have such a diversity of effects on their hosts,” Weeks added. /...

Improved Meningitis Vaccine for Africa Expected to End Deadly Scourge

...ajority of cases worldwide, group A causes deadly, explosive epidemics every 8 to 10 years predominantly in what is known as the African meningitis belt, an area that stretches from Senegal and The Gambia in the West to Ethiopia in the East. The belt has an at-risk population of about 430 million. The larges...

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