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Hundreds of Cyclists to Ride for Alzheimer's Cause

...formerly Fort Devens, the ride has 100, 50 and 25- mile route options. The 100-mile ride, or century, loops out towards the Quabbin Reservoir and through the low rolling hills and country vistas of the Commonwealth's heartland. The route for Memory Ride runs through Devens, Shirley, Lancaster, Sterling,...

Briton Set for Pacific Solo Odyssey to Highlight Warming

...e Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a 13 million square mile (34 million square kilometer) clockwise whirlpool of ocean trash. Savage will average roughly 30 miles (48 kilometers) of rowing daily. In the Atlantic she gained 42 miles (67 kilometers) on her best day, and lost 12 miles (20 kilometers) on her ...

Binge Drinking on College Campuses is a Matter of Fear, Not Freedom

...hman picnic, for example, it needs to go the extra mile by having people mingle and make introductions. » A rational appeal. University administrators need to acknowledge the dynamic by letting students know the root of their drinking is in loneliness, fear and anxiety. "Tell them you know they're ...

Sewage Flows into Hudson River in a Torrent

....S., including 3-4 million children, live within 1 mile of a federal Superfund site and confront potential public health risks, estimates say. PCB's and DDT can be very harmful to humans, especially pregnant woman. If pregnant woman eat a large amount of contaminated fish from the Hudson River their chi...

walk and Work Desk Could Help Obese Workers to Shed Weight

...tical work-station and walking the equivalent of 1 mile an hour. The authors calculate that if obese employees used the vertical work-station for a couple of hours a day, they could boost their energy expenditure by 100 kilocalories an hour. Over the course of a year, that could translate into shedding ...

Yale F&ES Graduation to Offset Gas Linked to Global Warming

...missions per mile, because more energy is used per mile in takeoff and landing than in cruising. Of the graduating students, Tamara Muruetagoiena (masters degree in environmental science) determined that her family from the Basque Country in Spain will emit 10.562 tons of carbon dioxide; Suzy Oversvees ...

Step-Based Guidelines in New Pair of Studies

...number of steps individuals take while walking one mile at 20 and 15-minute paces and while running the sa...stance at 12, 10, eight, and six-minute paces. One mile (1,609 meters) step count varies at different walking and running speeds and can be predicted based ...

Robotic Surgery A Cutting Edge in Medical Field

...at the surgeon and robot can be linked via a 4,000 mile Internet connection. Robots are starting to prove that they can be used to perform minimally invasive surgery with high precision. In theory there is no reason why the surgeon needs to be physically close to their patient, so long as the communicati...

US Professor Helping India Deal With Global Warming

...ies in the world with approximately 500 people per mile of coastline, compared to the US, which has approximately 30 people per mile. The country has historically experienced severe coastal threats, such as tsunamis, monsoons and cyclones in these areas of high population density. Such events are predicte...

Ontario Encourages More Organ Donations

...arly $5,500 as expense for people who go the extra mile to donate their organs. With this scheme, nearly 43 living donors have been reimbursed their expenses. According to the Ontario’s health minister, most people are in queues waiting for kidneys or livers. The best strategy to tide over this problem...

Expand the Role of Paramedics to Ensure Future of EMS in Canada

...cilities. Most often paramedics don’t go the extra mile due to legal hassles. According to the president, hospitals these days are over crowded. To avoid this, the role of paramedics needs to be spruced up to include-caring for the homeless, administering flu and hepatitis B jabs, and injury-prevention ...

'Cancer Prevention' - In Your Hands

...ionals and policy decision-makers, to go the extra mile towards inculcating healthy lifestyle habits in children, so that they grow up to be healthy adults. Tobacco and Cancer: A smoke-free environment forms the basic premise of any cancer prevention programme. Nearly 30% of all cancer deaths are c...

Common BP Drug Treats Muscular Dystrophy

...of pediatrics and neurology at Hopkins. "Running a mile down the street causes microscopic tears in leg muscles, which normally go unnoticed because muscles are so efficient at repairing themselves." Dietz's team then wondered whether the muscle improvement from blocking TGF-beta was specific to Marfan...

Thailand Confirms Bird Flu Outbreak

...cks. The department is picking up birds within a 3 mile radius of the outbreak, to put them to death. Health Minister Mongkol Na Songkhla said, 'Although we have not found a case in many months, we have asked governmental health organizations to help monitor cases of flu, coughs and pneumonia, especially...

Rewiring the Heart

... to the bone, sporting a beet red face and talking mile a minute. The interview was cut short. As he walked out of the office, he knew something was drastically wrong. He called his physician and described his symptoms. Within minutes, his physician ordered him to take a cab to the nearest emergency room....

What’s Luck Got to Do With Cancer

Amid all the talk about going the extra mile to make lifestyle changes towards a cancer free and a healthier tomorrow, a survey has revealed the disappointing// negativism prevailing in the mind-set of people about the risks of cancer. Nearly 27% of Britons who responded to the survey by Canc...

Twin Cities Residents Get Exercise Through Personal Lifestyle Activities

...o lift things frequently and walk more than a half mile to work dropped significantly. "Physical activity has decreased over the past 20 years in the work place, which makes it more difficult for people to meet the recommendations for daily exercise," said Lyn Steffen, Ph.D., M.P.H., assistant professo...

Competitive women cyclists experience reduced genital sensation

..., four weeks per month. Women who ran at least one mile daily or five miles weekly were chosen as a control group because they represent an active group of women who were not exposed to direct pressure in the perineal region. “We found that competitive women cyclists have a decrease in genital sensation...

Students Fail In Fitness Test In California

...graders, nearly half found it difficult to run one mile briskly. 'These numbers tell us that too many of our students are leading sedentary lives exacerbated by poor eating habits,' state Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell said. 'This is a destructive trend that has resulted in an epide...

Adolescent Girls More Active If Neighborhoods Have Parks

Adolescent girls who live within half a mile of a public park are significantly more physically...l activity was higher for girls who lived within a mile of parks and showed highest levels among girls who lived less than one-half mile from a park, said D...

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