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Insecticide-treated Bed Nets to Combat Malaria in Older Children and Adults

...ated nets can protect not only the individuals and households that use them, but also members of the surrounding community. This is because they kill adult mosquitoes directly or force them to undertake longer, more hazardous foraging expeditions in search of blood to feed on and aquatic habitats in which to br...

Dengue Surge in Singapore, Man Prosecuted for Breeding Mosquitoes

...nths of July and August. He had also warned that households found to have mosquito breeding sites would be fined. According to a weekly government report on infectious diseases, the number of dengue fever cases recorded in the city-state last week rose to 381, exceeding 378 infections in a week the governm...

Low Income Family Adolescents Suffer Migraine

...archers mailed a headache questionnaire to 120,000 households encompassing 257,399 residentsa sample representat...y contrast, the migraine prevalence among teens in households earning 90,000 dollars or more was only 2.9 percent. It would seem that for those teens who have a...

Subsidize Solar Water Heaters for Homes, Expert Tells Australian Government

... in schools. The money could be better utilized on households Flannery has said. Prime Minister John Howard on Tuesday announced up to $50,000 per school would be spent on solar hot water systems and water tanks. But Professor Flannery said the government would not get a good enough return in cutting greenh...

Katrina Evacuees Made To Remain In Toxic Air

... do what they knew had to be done." About 66,000 households affected by Katrina remain in the trailers at issue. FEMA has replaced 58 trailers and moved five families into rental units. The Sierra Club in May 2006 reported finding unsafe levels of formaldehyde in 30 out of 32 trailers it tested along the Gulf...

Domestic Abuse a Curse to Public Health

...something about. "Children brought up in abusive households are often caught up in abuse as adults, either as victims or aggressors. The purpose of education is to try and break the cycle." Domestic abuse costs the country more than 3 billion a year. The report said that physical and psychological abuse has...

One Fifth of Timor Needs Food Assistance: UN Report

...f the political crisis that began in 2006. The IDP households have been supported with food assistance since May 2006. n view of the needs in Timor, UN agencies will be seeking funding for critical agricultural inputs and food assistance....

Poor and Chronically Ill in Korea Pay More for Healthcare

... said. This is a measure of spending relative to a households size and structure, which provides a more precise look at a households ability to cope with financial burdens imposed by health care expenditures. The researchers said t...

Research Demonstrates Link Between Domestic Violence and Asthma

...large nationally representative database of 92,000 households in India, where domestic violence is highly prevalent. Each respondent was surveyed in a face-to-face interview in one of 18 Indian languages. Respondents were asked if anyone in the household suffered from asthma, and were also asked about a person...

Bird Flu: Bangladesh Situation Serious, Indian on High Alert

...ctly employed by the poultry industry, millions of households rely on poultry production for income generation and nutrition, FAO said. India on high alert Surrounded by bird flu-affected countries, both on the western and eastern borders, India is on high alert, officials said in New Delhi. "India has inte...

Hunger Awareness Day to Shed Light on Surprising Face of Hunger June 5

...f families headed by employed mothers and fathers, households whose monthly food stamps allowance is depleted after two and a half weeks, children seeking an after-school meal to substitute for the one they will not get at home, and grandparents who are forced to chose between paying for food or paying for medi...

AIDS Incidence in India Far Lower Than Previously Estimated New Study

...States, that take blood samples in randomly chosen households in rural and urban areas. One of those, called the National Family Health Survey, produced Indias new figures. Such surveys, country by country, have led the United Nations AIDS program, Unaids, to slowly scale back its world estimates. This is a r...

Developmental And Behavioral Problems Can Plague Children With Asthma

...s. The survey results came from telephone polls of households with children. Parents who reported that their child had asthma also were asked to report the severity of their children's asthma and any behavior problems. Information was gathered on a total of 102,353 children from ages 0-17 years during 2003-2004...

Study Finds Link Between Secondhand Smoke and TB Infection in Children

...ing and a positive tuberculin skin test in the 172 households that included someone living with TB. In those homes, children were five times more likely to test positive, the study found. Secondhand smoking "might affect the immune system of the child, thus increasing the risk of getting infected," the resea...

Afghanistan Reports Fresh Bird Flu Cases

...ry farms and have now started a similar process in households [backyard poultry]," Dr Azizullah Usmani, director of Afghanistan's Department of Animal Health and Production, said. Afghanistan is also facing a cash crunch which has affected the nation’s efforts to curb the deadly virus. The government has soug...

Busy Intersections Invite People to Walk More

...ortation survey that included interviews of 42,033 households nationwide. Study cities were Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington. The guidelines are part of a movement embraced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop susta...

Research Paper Examines Depression in 3 Cities in Pakistan

...aims to explore the prevalence of depression among households in three capital cities of Pakistan." A sample of 820 people was randomly selected and a cross sectional telephone based study was conducted for a duration of six months. "It was found that there was a regional variation in prevalence rates for dep...

Colorado Smoking Cessation Program Targets Hispanics

...ut one-fifth of 1% of the state's 650,000 Hispanic households and has spent $200,000. Other smoking cessation programs in Colorado spend less per person than the door-to-door effort, according to the Rocky Mountain News. A 15-member review committee of the State Tobacco Education and Prevention Partnership has ...

Teens More Likely to Become Victims of Online Harassments

... themselves as white. Most came from well-educated households with a high annual income. The researchers examined the frequency of nine online behaviors believed to increase the odds of online victimization including posting personal information online, sending personal information online, harassing or embarr...

Swimming in Troubled Waters

...so noted in 123 municipalities. People living in households with average household water THM level of more tha... double the bladder cancer risk of those living in households where water THM concentration was below 8 micrograms per liter. THM levels of about 50 micrograms pe...

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