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Cat Exposure Increases Bronchial Responsiveness

... that has found that asthma is strongly related to indoor allergens and that patients with specific sensitizations exhibit greater BR in response to exposure to the allergens to which they are sensitized. However, the interaction between sensitization of any kind and current exposure was unexpected. More ...

Air Pollution in India Causes 527,700 Deaths a Year

...h Organization (WHO) report, diseases triggered by indoor and outdoor air pollution kill 656,000 Chinese cit... common throughout China, also produces a range of indoor air pollutants. (Related: "China's Boom Is Bust for Global Environment, Study Warns" [May 16, 2005]....

Strategies for the Summer

...voided. Minimize Sun and UV Exposure: Avoid using indoor tanning equipment, Watch for any change in a birthmark or a mole that changes shape, color, size or surface; any sore that doesnt heal; or any patch of skin that bleeds, oozes, swells, itches or becomes red and bumpy. If detected early skin cancer ca...

Prostitutes Fume as Norway Bids to Criminalise Sex Purchases

...n's second largest city. "We can focus solely on indoor prostitution, which covers most prostitution, whereas before all our resources were focused on street prostitution," he told AFP. He disagrees that violence against prostitutes increases when buying sex is banned. "It does not matter where prosti...

Poor Ventilation may Cause Lung Disorders Inn Inuit Children

...olleagues collected data on respiratory health and indoor air quality for 49 Inuit children under 5 years of... tract infection was significantly associated with indoor carbon dioxide levels and occupancy. On average, there were 6.1 occupants per house (as compared wit...

Lightning Strikes Deadliest in Summer

...ngly, hard-wired phone use is the leading cause of indoor lightning injuries in the United States," Cooper said. Cell phones are quite safe, aside from distracting someone from seeking safety. Lightning can hurt you even before it begins to rain and can strike as far as 10 miles away from the rain area of...

EU Move Against Mercury Should Be Adopted in India: NGO

...ound high concentration of mercury in the hospital indoor air, revealing the serious threat it posed to staff and patients. Earlier, a detailed national study, 'Mercury: Poison in Neighbourhood', had shown that a cross section of the society, ranging from students to waste pickers, come in contact with th...

WHO to Call for More Progress on Tobacco Control at Bangkok Moot

...ir tobacco control programs and practices, through indoor smoking bans, comprehensive tobacco advertising bans and strict regulation of tobacco products. The Conference of the Parties (COP) is the governing body of the WHO FCTC, the agency's first international treaty, which aims to reduce death and dise...

Allergic Individuals Should Keep Away from Cats, Say UK Scientists

...arches have found asthma to be strongly related to indoor allergens. However, that all patients exposed to cats showed greater responsiveness was unexpected. Our primary results showed no correlation between levels of house dust mite and BR among individuals with sensitisation to any of the four tested alle...

Indoor Air Pollution Biggest Health Threat

...ated that the culprit to most health threat is the indoor air pollution caused by solid fuels used for cook... preventable deaths and diseases are caused by the indoor air pollution. This study is based on a new estimate done in each country. Indoor air pollution ...

Malaria Control Measures

...sponse (ii) Integrated Vector Management including indoor residual spraying with insecticide in selected high risk areas, use of insecticide treated bed nets, promotion of larvivorous fish, use of larvicides and source reduction through minor environmental engineering (iii) Supportive Interventions includin...

A Stroll Along Countryside Could Reduce Depression and Raise Self-esteem

...30-minute walk in a country park with a walk in an indoor shopping centre. A group of 20 members of Mind, England and Wales leading mental health charity, participated in the study. While 71 per cent of the participants showed decreased depression levels after the country walk, 90 per cent reported incr...

Now a Green Agenda for Mental Health

...k in a country park was compared with a walk in an indoor shopping centre. The results are startling: * 71...heir depression increased after walking through an indoor shopping centre and only 45 per cent experienced a decrease in depression * 71 per cent said they f...

University of Arkansas to Ban Tobacco from Its Campus

..., including buses. Tobacco will be banned at all indoor and outdoor athletic activities. The tobacco-free policy will apply to anyone organizing or attending an event using University facilities. The new policy also will ban campus-controlled advertising, sale or free distribution of tobacco products ...

Majority of Europeans in Favor of Smoking Ban in Public Places

...re in favour of a ban on smoking in workplaces and indoor public places, new data showed Tuesday. Some 88...ion want smoke free offices, restaurants and other indoor spaces, said a study by the European Commission, the bloc's executive arm. EU health chief Markos ...

WHO Condemns Tobacco Industry for Misleading Public

...g and enforcing laws requiring smoking bans in all indoor and public places. He warned that second-hand smoke causes cancer, acute and chronic heart disease and has been linked to bronchitis, pneumonia and asthma. In children, it is linked to lower respiratory infections, asthma, middle-ear infections and...

Ban Smoking Indoor Workplaces and China Cause for Concern WHO

...mokers, all member countries should ban smoking at indoor workplaces and in public buildings. 'The evidenc... rich and poor countries should declare all public indoor places smoke-free, by passing laws and actively enforcing measures to ensure that 'everyone has a ri...

Growth of Smoke-Free Air Laws Worldwide; More Than 200 Million Found "Fully Protected"

...equired to protect people from secondhand smoke in indoor workplaces and public places. The treatys governing body is expected to adopt guidelines at its meeting in July that will clarify that governments must implement strong smoke-free laws to meet their treaty obligations. The U.S. is one of the few co...

Where Children Lead the Sanitation Drive

...da Khan, a health worker at Pandadah, in promoting indoor toilet use. "Nobody was willing to listen. They grumbled that toilets within the vicinity of the home caused the spread of diseases and not open-air defecation," she said. "I, along with members of the self help group made countless door-to-door vi...

Exposure to Chlorinated Swimming Pools Could Increase Asthma Risk in Children

...rnal, reported last week that children who swam in indoor chlorinated pools during their early years have hi...mbat her asthma. Riley, who now runs a chain of indoor pools in Queensland, doubts that her condition was caused by pool exposure. "It has always been m...

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