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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

... developing therapies that we hope will eventually impact Alzheimer’s disease.” “We are not slogging through a fog anymore,” says Dr. Younkin, who has helped define the direction that Alzheimer’s research has taken in many of the world’s research labs. “We can see the top of the hill for the first time, an...

UN Calls for Pedal Power to Reduce Environmental Damage

... region, according to WHO estimates. "So far the impact is on the health of the people. If the trend continues, it may have an impact on the economy," said Shigeru Omi, WHO's regional director for the Western Pacific. "Of course the...

Tougher Tobacco Rules Urged at Global Anti-smoking Talks

...t affected. "Formula One, for example, has a big impact as they have three to four million people in Asia watching the F1 every year," Hatai told a press conference held as the talks got underway. "The Formula One is sponsored by several tobacco companies, and the racing is broadcast to Thailand from ot...

Annual Tobacco-related Deaths to Reach 8.3 Million by 2030

...te products. "Cross-border advertising has a big impact on populations all over the world," said Hatai Chitanondh, president of the Thailand Health Promotion Institute. Hatai has earned world respect for his successful anti-smoking campaign that has made Thailand "the gold standard" for anti-tobacco leg...

Bird Flu in Asia Still High Risk Says WHO Official

...s at the sidelines of a four-day conference on the impact of climate change and health in Southeast and East Asian countries. Omi urged authorities in the region to remain alert and prepared even though the H5N1 virus had not advanced to human to human transmission. "It is important we keep vigilant," h...

UK Army Personnel Involved in Iraqi Invasion Not at Risk from Depleted Uranium

...e armoured vehicles, and spontaneously combusts on impact into fine aerosol particles. These can either be breathed in or eaten/drunk in contaminated food/water. Levels can be assessed many years after potential exposure, using a special test called plasma-mass spectrometry, and a particular mathematical ...

Drinking Problem Plagues 30% Americans

...hazardous situations. They also have a negative impact on the economy and cause enormous distress and impairment said the researchers who are from Columbia University in New York, New York State Psychiatric Institute, and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Health officials need to...

Mira Nair Takes AIDS Message to Indian Cinema Halls

... directors in a project to show short films on the impact of the Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)...s film "Blood Brothers" is about the psychological impact of the infection and "living positively with it," Nair said. Santosh Sivan, a South Indian direct...

Embryo Protection Law in Germany

...rence that Germany was a stark illustration of the impact that state funding has on the availability of ART for infertile couples. In 2003, Germany announced that it would be cutting its generous reimbursement of fertility treatment by 50% and in that year there was a sudden surge in the number of procedu...

FDA Extends GRAS Approval Listex to All Food Products

...ests confirming that LISTEX(TM) is safe and has no impact on taste, smell, colour, and other physical properties of treated products. Bacteriophages ('phage') are the most abundant micro-organisms on earth. Fresh water and seawater can contain as many as 1 billion phages per ml, while in fresh and process...

Harnessing Immune System Power Heralds Next Era of Cancer Treatment

..."The net result will ultimately have a significant impact on cancer treatment in Canada and the world," he added....

Nutrition Education Has Proved to Be Futile

...t more hours on nutrition education had no greater impact than those who didn't. And parent behavior didn't ... physical activity are also more likely to have an impact than nutrition education. "It's true, it didn't change what they actually eat. But the program rea...

New Diagnostic Test for Mad Cow Disease Developed

... reliable confirmatory test, such as this one, the impact of these false positives can be minimised," he added....

Arnold Schwarzenegger Blamed for Backtracking in the Fight Against Carbon Emission

...ables for CO2 emissions reductions will negatively impact California without materially slowing the growth o...or their departures. "I don't want this issue to impact our fight on global warming," he said. "The spotlight is on California, and I don't want people in o...

Live Earth: How Global Warming Became Cool

..., tasked with assessing greenhouse gases and their impact on the climate. In 1992, the Rio Summit delivered the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which in turn fathered the Kyoto Protocol on tackling greenhouse gases. The IPCC has issued four reports since 1990, delivering judgements t...

New Spinal Cord Stimulation System Launched

...ng improvements that are designed to significantly impact patient outcomes and clinical results." EGL Scan (Electronically Generated Lead Scan) technology displays the relative position of implanted leads, within seconds and without using fluoroscopy or x-ray. The information from EGL Scan can be used to ...

An Inconvenient Truth-Coal to Liquid

...hods of carbon dioxide sequestration also trim the impact of greenhouse gases on the environment. Andrews notes the process which was based on formulas developed by two German chemists in the 1920s is already proven to be successful, both scientifically and commercially. "Its been used in South Africa...

Mira Nair Launches AIDS Awareness Project

... It will involve the showing of short films on the impact of the disease during movie screenings. The internationally acclaimed filmmaker said that she had proposed the idea to get the message across to people. "I proposed that I would get together the most cutting-edge, commercial, populist film direct...

Inaccuracies in Cardiac PET-CT Scanning

...gnize and correct those errors can have a profound impact on patients lives, said Gould, the Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished University Chair. These falsely positive results could lead to unnecessary procedures for nonexistent heart problems or for problems that could be treated without surgery. The commer...

Autism Children can Be Diagnosed Within One Year of Age

...D very early on when intervention may have a great impact on development. The current study reveals that autism often involves a progression, with the disorder claiming or presenting itself between 14 and 24 months of age. Some children with only mild delays at 14 months of age could go on to be diagnosed...

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