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Boys reduced mother's life expectancy

...enturies. The Sanu depended on reindeer herding, fishing and hunting for their livelihood and lacked advanced medical care. On average, the reduction was 40 weeks per son, though it ranged from four to 65. Daughters increased a mother's life expectancy by an average of 30 weeks. Mothers with many daughters...

Rehabilitate Sex Workers - Mata Amritanandamayi

...mil Nadu, besides providing some 550 new boats and fishing nets and repairing an equal number of boats. Her help reaches beyond geographical boundaries of nations. Recently, Amritanandamayi's Ashram donated one million dollars to Clinton Foundation for relief to the victims of the recent Katrina hurricane ...

Unregulated Fish Industry Harms Health Of Women

...nsanitary and freezing conditions in the country’s fishing industry towards preserving the slice and shell marine products.// The National Institute of Occupational Health (NIOH) based in Ahemedabad conducted a study which reveals that many among these women age prematurely. "Women working in fish process...

Efficacy of Omega 3 Fatty Acids Needs Wider Perspective

...on of oily fish and fish oils. However, industrial fishing has depleted the world's fish stocks by some 90% since 1950, and rising fish prices reduce affordability particularly for people with low incomes. Global production trends suggest that, although fish farming is expanding rapidly, we probably do not...

Phoenix Islands To Be Protected Under Global Conservation Map

...rotect the area from future threats including over fishing and help mitigate the effects of climate change," ...g the Phoenix Islands means restricting commercial fishing in the area, resulting in a loss of revenue that the Kiribati government would normally receive from...

Typhoon Saomai Claims Her 330th Victims In China

...e trapped in the 491 sunken vessels or entwined in fishing nets. Rescuers have retrieved two boats, but Cai said the city government had appealed to the Fujian provincial government and central authorities to assist with the funding of salvage operations. Marine salvage could be too expensive for the loc...

Researchers Uncover Critical Player in Cell Communication

...idate proteins that physically bind to TFII-I. The fishing expedition returned one protein known to control w...um a cell takes in. “The partner we found in the fishing experiment and the abundance of TFII-I outside the cell nucleus led us to suspect that this protein ...

Plastic May Be Poisoning Oceans: Scientists

... British scientists.// Plastic - from bottles and fishing nets to the ubiquitous carrier bags - ends up in the world's oceans. Richard Thompson at the University of Plymouth is leading research into what happens when plastic breaks down in seawater and impacts marine environments, reported the online edit...

Tsunami-Hit Coastal Regions Needs More Relief

...which is in Tamil Nadu. Today, Devanapattinam, a fishing hamlet on the Cuddalore coast and also one of the ...bridges and boats. Nearly 30,000 catamarans and fishing boats in the state have been replaced or repaired by the government and NGOs.At least half a dozen w...

Pet Owners Less Healthy: Study Unveils

...y outdoor activities such as hunting, boating, and fishing tend to weigh more for their height (a measure known as body mass index or BMI). The researchers suggested: "Pet owners had a slightly higher BMI than the rest, which indicates that people having a pet, particularly a dog could use some exercise," ...

Whirling Disease Causes Culling of Thousands of Trout

...on its banks. Mud should be cleaned from boots and fishing equipment before shifting streams. AN...

Genetics may Play Role in Heart Health

...netic variations across the entire genome. "It's a fishing expedition, and we don't know what we're going to find," Horne says. They're also looking at heart-disease clusters in families, using the Utah Population Database. Patients in the cath lab at LDS and McKay-Dee hospitals are being asked for blood...

My Right Hand

...etting stronger and that he ‘can't wait to get out fishing and use two hands’. Savage has also started writing with his new hand after learning how to hold a pen, in addition to throwing a small football. According to the lead transplant surgeon, Dr. Warren Breidenbach, Savage has made good progress tho...

Kidney Trade: Curbing the Sale

...ys was first exposed when thirty poor women of the fishing community, living on Chennai’s outskirts, were discovered to have traded their kidneys.// The 1994 Transplant of Human Organ Act requires that only relatives of patients be allowed to donate kidneys for transplantation. However a recent report...

Hunt for Sea Delicacy Taking a Toll in California

...ly expensive and hard to find." With a 34 dollar fishing license, a 16 dollar abalone report card, and the requisite gear, anyone willing to brave the risks can go get abalone. The rules are simple: Red abalone is the only species legal in California, and can be harvested north of San Francisco Bay only;...

Hong Kong Choked by Growing Pollution Problem

...t over the border in China, has grown from a small fishing community into a thriving port and manufacturing hub of around seven million people, with huge environmental consequences. "A lot of buildings were put up in a hurry -- cowboy stuff -- with no connections to proper sewage plants, because it was che...

Ganges River Dolphins Continue to Die in India

...s continue to die of pollution and activities like fishing - with the latest incident reported from Bhagalpu...cted to have been killed after it got trapped in a fishing net," an official said. This was the fifth dolphin found dead in Bihar in the last one year, causi...

Deep-sea Mining can Damage Marine Ecosystem

...g waters that support Papua New Guineas commercial fishing industry, as well as local subsistence fishers, he added. 'Depending on ocean currents, these nutrients could drift widely, disrupting the food chain and potentially damaging ecosystems that lie within other countries economic zones or in interna...

Norwegians Take in the Sun in Spain on Doctors' Orders

...signs are all in Norwegian. Altea, a whitewashed fishing village of some 21,000 people, was selected as the location for the centre because of its proximity to the town of Alfaz del Pi, which is home one of the biggest concentration of Norwegian residents abroad. More than half of Alfaz's roughly 18,500 ...

Volunteers Remove Garbage from Kashmir's Dal Lake

... an example to preserve Kashmir's famed Dal Lake - fishing out tonnes of garbage that threatens to choke the lake. A large number of people, including foreign and domestic tourists, houseboat owners and voluntary groups collected truckloads of polythene bags, empty soft drink bottles and other litter from...

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