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Link between Constipation and Parkinson's Disease

...dying health data from 6,790 male residents of the island of Oahu, Hawaii, aged 51 to 75 at the beginning of the study in the 1960's. Out fo which, 96 men eventually developed Parkinson's disease. Men who reported constipation were nearly three times as likely to develop Parkinson's disease over the 24 year...

Discovering cholesterol-absorbing genes

...ckefeller is studying the population of Kosrae, an island in Micronesia. The Kosraeans have a very high prevalence of syndrome X - a cluster of heart disease risk factors such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes. It's to be hoped that this study will yield up some of the genes res...

WHO lifts HongKong advisory

...world's fastest growing outbreak. Hospitals on the island are struggling to cope with the latest increase in cases. Taiwan has a total number of 538 confirmed cases -- the third highest after China and Hong Kong. Sixty people have died of SARS in Taiwan. The situation in Taiwan has led the WHO to broaden it...

SARS-Free Taiwan to Mark End Phase of Global Fight

... Friday it expected to announce the removal of the island from what was once a long list of infected regions or countries where new cases of the deadly virus had been reported within the previous 20 days. The normal incubation period for the disease is 10 days, and twice that time is the mandatory transmis...

World's oldest turns 116 in Japan

...awake and in good spirits.Raised on a small, rural island on Japan's southern fringe, she grew up tending to cows and farming potatoes. The same island also produced the Japanese record-holder for longevity, a woman who died at the age of 120.The world...

Air Pollution Tied to Stroke Risk

...iung, Taiwan. It is the second largest city on the island and is a heavy industrial area. Investigators compared air pollution levels on the dates of hospital admissions with air pollution levels one week before and one week after admissions. The study shows two common pollutants were associated with an in...

SARS outbreaks contained

...ce the introduction of tighter health measures the island has not had a single case since June 15-- the benchmark figure by which an outbreak can be judged contained. Announcing Saturday that the global outbreak had been contained, WHO Director General Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland warned countries around the ...

A warning for children consuming hamburgers: Asthma

... incidence rate of asthma is found in the Scottish island of Skye where there is almost no pollution. "The high salt content in hamburgers may increase the risk of wheezy illness.” said Dr. Wickens Asthma caused 12.7 million doctor visits, 1.2 million hospital outpatient visits, 1.9 million emergency dep...

Cyprus Reports H5N1 Strain In Birds

... EU. Authorities on both the sides of the divided island are taking active measures to prevent the infectio...human beings. As many as 700 domestic birds in the island have already been slaughtered, and the village where it has been reported has been quarantined. I...

No Cure for the New Mosquito-Borne Disease, Chikungunya

...ected about 50 000 people on France's Indian Ocean island of Reunion. // This disease has no cure. Though not fatal this extremely painful disease results in a stooped posture. The prevalence of the disease has been recorded as 45 000 new cases since mid-December. Philippe Renault, a specialist with...

Poultry Ordered Indoors Following Bird Flu Suspicion In Germany

...uspected infections were in four dead swans on the island of Ruegen, off Germany's Baltic Sea coast. Preliminary tests showed that two of them might have the deadly H5N1 strain of the virus, the government said. Final laboratory results are expected Thursday. In Austria, two possibly infected dead swans ...

'Chikungunya' Epidemic On French Island Claims 52 lives

...overnment has sent several hundred soldiers to the island to assist in the eradication of the mosquitoes that spread the illness. The disease has dealt a severe blow to the island's tourism as well. Edited IANS...

Bird flu: the threat causes lowering in poultry stocks

...ons of Malaysia comforted the people. Singapore, island republic was suspending poultry and egg imports from Selangor with immediate effect after the H5N1 bird flu virus was found in chickens in a village in the state. The suspension would not affect poultry imports from Johor, Malacca, Perak and Negri Se...

New Bird Flu Cases In Germany Prompts Massive Culling Of Poultry

...e 103 cases were identified outside the Baltic Sea island of Ruegen, where approximately 270 volunteers and ...f poultry culled as a precautionary measure on the island rose to 2,865. The German government had ordered all poultry to be kept indoors to protect domestic ...

French Minister To Visit La Reunion Island To Monitor Chikungunya Epidemic

...ealth Minister. More than 130, 000 people on the island have been affected. The 77 mortalities could be re...osture of those afflicted with the disease. The island attracts lot of travelers form Europe and yields a good amount of revenue. Despite the high incidenc...

Chikungunya Fever: French Government struggling to Tackle the Mosquito Menace

...squitoes// . This fever has already hit La Reunion island and poses a risk of entering into France. According to the French Health Minister, Bertrand, Chikungunya fever, has already infected one fifth of La Reunion's population , and many returning to the mainland from the Indian Ocean region are also sho...

Threat from Chikungunya, No Longer a Fear

...s disease. While the neighboring French volcanic island of Reunion has reported 157,000 cases and 77 deaths linked to the virus. WHO experts at the end of a three-day visit to Mauritius to assess efforts to control the outbreak told the news conference that there was no reason for visitors to be concern...

Malaysia : Fear of HFMD Disease Leads To Closure Of 500 Kindergarten Schools

... Lumpur - Nearly 500 kindergarten schools on the island of Borneo have been ordered to close ,after four children , from the eastern Malaysian state of Sarawak// succumbed to the hand, foot and mouth viral disease, according to the reports from the official news agency today. Health Minister Chua Soi Le...

Bird Flu Confirmed in Sixth German State

...ed in mid-February in wild swans on the Baltic Sea island of Ruegen in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and since spread to two other states in the north and two in the south, Bavaria and Baden-Wuerttemberg. Earlier this week a cat on Ruegen died of bird flu in the first case of a mammal in Europe in which the ...

Bahamas says flamingo deaths are not due to bird-flu

...reliminary investigation of flamingo deaths on the island of Inagua has showed that this was not caused by bird flu.Conclusive tests are expected which would in all likelihood be very close to the preliminary findings. The Bahamian government has sent experts to Inagua in the southern Bahamas soon after re...

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