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Health at heights

A long balloon trip is a hazardous business. Crew members have to spend days together in a confined space, and if a health problem arises they cannot call a doctor. The crew's bodies are put under immense strain during the days of a major flight. This means they must get proper ...

Sleepy drivers increase road death toll

...us accident. The take home message is - fatigue is hazardous on the roads....

Lack of Smell And Its Potential Risks

...ts with smell impairment experienced a potentially hazardous event. The most common problem was cooking-related incidents followed by ingestion of spoiled food, inability to detect a gas leak, and inability to detect a fire. Researchers say patients with an impaired sense of smell need to be diagnosed properly...

Acrolein may be the key to halting spinal cord damage

...toxic at normally occurring low levels, it becomes hazardous when its concentration increases, as it often does in tissue that experiences stresses such as exposure to smoke or pesticides. In the case of spinal injury, acrolein's hazard may be the key in causing debilitating paralysis that sets in after the in...

Pill might be able to reduce the damage loud noise does to your hearing

...ted 30 million people are thought to be exposed to hazardous levels of noise at work, such as in mining, construction, manufacturing and agriculture. Earplugs not always enough Nor is the problem just in the workplace. Hobbies like recreational shooting, motorcycling and snowmobiling pose a risk, too. Earp...

All Work And No Play Makes Jack A Dull Boy

...ed risk of illness and injury, irrespective of how hazardous the job is. Infact employees who work overtime were 61 percent more likely to sustain // work-related injury or illness than those who didn't. Previous studies had established a link between extended working hours and an increased risk for certain...

New Zealand Researchers Call For Tobacco-Free Society

That smoking is a hazardous activity is a well-known fact. Now two researchers from New Zealand are calling for a complete ban on smoking in that country since it affects the poorest who have no funds to get expensive treatments for the same//. University of Otago's Associate...

Harvard Proposes Drug Disposal Plan

...envelopes and disposed in bag used for disposal of hazardous wastes. Researchers feel that proper disposal of drugs are required for maintaining the biotic environment....

U.S. Chicken Producers to Test Flocks for Bird Flu

...all their flocks to ensure that they are free from hazardous forms of avian influenza//. Samples will be taken for testing on the farm before the birds are moved to processing plants, under a program announced today by the National Chicken Council, a trade group. Companies that account for more than 90 perce...

Deer once again in trouble, due to deer disease!

...tzfeldt Jakob expert. So chronic wasting is a very hazardous disease and needs enough research. Scientists have not found high levels of infectious protein in the skeletal muscle of sick cows. That it was found in deer muscle is worrisome.These diseases have a long incubation period, and if chronic wasting d...

Marketing of Low Tar Cigarette Brand by BAT Unethical

...rs into thinking these products were safer or less hazardous when they were not. Moreover, this product strategy remains in place today, as does the tool of its deception, the ISO cigarette testing protocols. The current review leaves little doubt that the ISO standards should be discarded in favor of new stan...

Road accidents greater threat than AIDS, TB: WHO

...South Asian countries including India in improving hazardous locations on the national highway and state highway networks as well as the installation of safer road features and devices. In India, the World Bank has provided funding for improvements of accident black spots, installation of reflective traffic ...

Operation: Protect India and Mother Earth

...s matter and the respective committee in charge of hazardous materials, is slated to take a decision on the ship’s entry into Indian Waters. ...

The Return Of The Clemenceau: Happy India

...ainst such issues as they are forced to work under hazardous conditions due to poverty. Individuals who work in ship-breaking yards face significant risk of fatal injuries or even cancer in the long-term. Medindia extends its sincere appreciation and gratitude to all those who have actively participated in t...

Alcohol Consumption Pattern Plays A Vital Role in Alcohol Related Injury

...20 % of adults in the US fall into the category of hazardous and harmful drinkers. According to Gmel, interventions that target only chronic high-volume drinkers will not be very effective in reducing injuries, because the majority of injuries occur in the much larger population of moderate drinkers. The e...

Bird Flu Now Spreads to Switzerland

... rest of Europe gets enveloped in this potentially hazardous epidemic. Source: IANS...

State Govt To Provide Safe Drinking Water To Bhopal Gas Victims

...tamination caused by the leak of over 40 tonnes of hazardous gas from the Union Carbide's pesticide plant. T...nmental and health damage caused by the dumping of hazardous wastes. In addition, the victims are demanding that a National Commission on Bhopal tragedy be set...

New User-Friendly Mobile Device Launched For At Risk People

... people involved in work that involves transfer of hazardous stuff to remote locations. <br...

Watch Out! Eye Glass Related Injuries On The Rise

..., yet safe, frames, working-age adults who work in hazardous areas may want to consider using protective safety goggles.' 'For children who wear glasses, it's important that parents know that prescription eyeglasses aren't able to take the same kind of impact that sport-specific eyewear can,’ she continued. ...

Making a mocktail of chemical cocktail in children’s blood

...ren’s blood here are infected with toxic chemicals hazardous to health which are PCBs to flame retardants//. A report by Toronto-based Environmental Defence, points out those certain cases has children with even higher levels than their parents. On an average 23 known or suspected toxins were detected in the...

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