Tag: "greater" at medical news
FDA Nanotechnology Task Force takes positive step forward
...that the agency needs new safety assessment tools, greater
nano-specific staff expertise and more risk research to assess the likelihood of long-term health effects from exposure to specific nanoscale materials. The report also recognizes the need to gather more information from industry, especially to ans...
UN Calls for Pedal Power to Reduce Environmental Damage
...ives and health and this problem will pose an even greater
threat to mankind in coming decades if we fail to ...environment, humanity will suffer." Omi proposed greater
use of bicycles, the use of clean energy sources, and tax incentives to reduce carbon emissions. "...
Tougher Tobacco Rules Urged at Global Anti-smoking Talks
...l products, contributing to higher consumption and greater
rate of smoking-related illness and death," he said....
Annual Tobacco-related Deaths to Reach 8.3 Million by 2030
...l products, contributing to higher consumption and greater
rates of smoking-related illness and death," said Luk Joossens, senior policy advisor of the Framework Convention Alliance, comprising 300 organisations representing over 100 countries around the world. The alliance was created to support the devel...
Wet Weather Heralds the Mosquito Menace
...an go up, and more contact with mosquitoes means a greater
possibility of mosquito-borne illness," said Doug Hardy, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. State and local health officials are working to control the mosquito population and educate the public o...
Test-tube Babies: Mood Swings are Key to Fertility Choice
...s found a clear link between a negative mood and a greater
willingness to take risk -- to go for the multiple embryo transfer. The research, headed by Christopher Newton, was unveiled at the annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), taking place in this southea...
Boeing Unveils 'green' Dreamliner Passenger Jet
...ter than traditional materials, allowing the plane greater
fuel efficiency. "In addition to bringing big-je...nes." The Dreamliner's other innovations include greater
levels of comfort for passengers, with higher humidity levels within the cabin expected to reduce pa...
Gene Variation Increases the Risk of Lung Cancer
...o inflammation. Variations in the gene may lead to greater
expression of the protein, which is more likely to turn on the cascade and sustain the damaging effects of inflammation. Over time, the constant damage of inflammation could lead to genetic damage and cancer, Engels said. The researchers believe th...
Nutrition Education Has Proved to Be Futile
...who spent more hours on nutrition education had no greater
impact than those who didn't. And parent behavior didn't change either. Kids don't change because they've been eating it for so long they're just accustomed to eating that way. The federal pilot program which offered fruits and vegetables to the ...
Variation in Genes Related to Inflammation Increase Lung Cancer Risk
...flammation. Variations in the gene might lead to greater
expression of the protein, which is more likely to turn on the cascade and sustain the damaging effects of inflammation. Over time, the constant damage of inflammation could lead to genetic damage and cancer. Inflammation is part of the immune syst...
Cat Exposure Increases Bronchial Responsiveness
...reased exposure to cat allergen is associated with greater
bronchial responsiveness (BR) in people with certa...exposure to cat allergen resulted in significantly greater
responsiveness. Among people with any sensitization, the difference in BR between those who had lo...
Dietary Counseling Leads to Weight Loss
...programs. Programs with more frequent meetings and greater
calorie restrictions tended to produce greater
weight losses over time. Approximately half the weight loss remained at three years, but almost no...
Exercising Significantly Enhances Quality of Life Among Elders
...n quality of life, improvements were significantly greater
in the exercise-training group. Exercise training participation also led to improvements in functional reach, balance and fear of falling. "The quality of life benefits reflect not just health states, but also how patients perceive and value the he...
Womens Mood Plays a Key Role in Infertility Treatment
... individual tendencies of some people to engage in greater
risk taking behaviour, said Dr Newton. We decided to see whether this was equally applicable in assisted reproduction. The team asked 129 female infertility patients to undertake a standardised questionnaire, the Profile of Mood States (POMS), one ...
Women are the Real Bosses at Home
...g to Iowa State University researchers, wives have greater
power in marriage problem-solving behaviour. The...s from Iowa, found that wives, on average, display greater
situational power, in the form of forceful and dominant behaviours, than their husbands during probl...
NanoSensors Provides Update on Its Biosensor to Detect E.coli and Salmonella
...y could bring. By working with another entity with greater
financial and other resources than we have, we believe that we can significantly reduce the amount of time until we can commercialize our proposed biosensor and begin to generate revenues from our biosensor product. This will also allow us to conserv...
Deep Insights into Type2 Diabetes by Wesley Researchers
...or my blood glucose levels would enable me to take greater
control of my condition and improve my overall health. It is hoped that the year long study will lead to new Australia-wide treatment standards for Type 2 Diabetes where patients and pharmacists work together to manage the disease....
Overdose of Paracetamol was Dropped
...ions for the over 50s. Female overdosing fell to a greater
extent than it did for males (46% vs. 29%). The majority of overdoses were intentional (85%), with the remainder made up of 13% accidental cases and 2% homicides or of unclear intent. Accidental overdoses fell between 1995 and 2002, but then began ...
Frustrated With Fad Diets One Man Sets Out to Weed Through The Jungle of Plans
...ot extracts from Indonesia has been pitched to the greater
community at large. For better or worse the world is full of so called diet plans that often lead to nothing but frustration. The internet is no exception diet plans pills potions and remedies are offered in every possible form online. One individu...
Ban on Hookah Smoking Should Stay, Argue Doctors
...but the authors warn that hookah smoking carries a greater
risk of carbon monoxide poisoning than cigarette smoking, particularly if smaller hookah pipes and quick lighting commercial charcoal are used. There is also some evidence that hookah smoking causes chromosomal damage. When used for smoking tobacco...
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