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Pollution could be a risk

...ons. Prof Dockery said the best way to avoid was outdoor activity on hot, hazy days."If a person exercises outside, the increased respiratory activity also increases the dose of PM2.5," he said....

Skin cancer on the rise

...sure to the sun. An increase in foreign travel and outdoor activities such as water sports might also be to blame. The survival rate for the disease is also worse among men than women over a five-year period. However survival rates from skin cancers are good if it the condition is caught early.Cancer exper...

The hazards of domestic travel

...ada this year need to be wary of the risk posed by outdoor adventure. Many travel experts expect people to ho...ar, after the terror attacks of September 11. //An outdoor adventure holiday with lots of wildlife and sports appeals to many. Please be aware of the specia...

Air Pollution and Heart Attacks

...association, to try to avoid excessive exposure to outdoor air on those days when the air quality is poor say researchers....

Brain Temperature Tunnel dicovered

...of athletes, military personnel, firefighters, and outdoor recreationists, but it can also provide continuous brain temperature monitoring in hospitals without the need of nurse intervention. Important purposes for the devices include detection and prevention of heatstroke and heat illness...

Vision Loss Due To Diabetic Retinopathy a Major Cause Of Concern

...ilitation services with programs aiming to improve outdoor mobility, print reading, participation in leisure activities, and psychological health could be an effective strategy to help individuals with DR increase their participation in activities of daily living....

New treatment Found To Help Skin Cancer

...g and mowing -- that sort of thing. [I am] just an outdoor person.” All that sun damaged her legs -- causing a skin condition called actinic keratoses. These thick and crusty lesions are a precursor to skin cancer. “This is an actinic keratosis that eventually transformed into a squamous cell skin cancer,”...

New treatment Found To Help Skin Cancer

...g and mowing -- that sort of thing. [I am] just an outdoor person.” All that sun damaged her legs -- causing a skin condition called actinic keratoses. These thick and crusty lesions are a precursor to skin cancer. “This is an actinic keratosis that eventually transformed into a squamous cell skin cancer,”...

Full time workers are less health conscious than part time workers

...that involve physical activities including playing outdoor games, walking, running or exercising. Study shows that more part time workers engage in rigorous physical exercises than those who did not. The scientists of University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, did the study that had looked into the lifestyle of ...

Innovative footwear may prevent fall in elderly

...there was a total report of 19 falls as against 43 outdoor falls reported by the control group who did not use the Yaktrax Walker. They control group also had more number of minimally injured fall, 10, as compared to 1 of the group who wore the device. Researchers of the study hope that the use of the devis...

Safe Neighborhood Means Less TV For Preschool Children

...y. Researchers had found no significant effect on outdoor playtime or obesity in the preschoolers. They clar...orhoods perceived as safer. Obesity prevalence and outdoor playtime did not differ significantly between children in safe and unsafe neighborhoods. The lead r...

People Still Neglect To Use Sunscreen In Spite Of Cancer Warnings

...r long hours. College athletes who participate in outdoor sports spend a significant amount of time practicing and competing in direct sun // , often during peak hours. Because they are spending so much time in the sun, they have a high risk for developing skin cancer, yet few of them regularly use any form...

Lawmakers alerted on new tobacco control policies by research team

...xisting laws for smoke-free parks, playgrounds and outdoor recreation areas accessible to young people. 6. Eliminate tobacco-vending machines and self-service displays in stores accessible to young people. 7. Improve community education about the risks of adolescent smoking, and urge the public to adopt ...

Land of Kebabs, also reaps enormous profit in fast food

...ir favourite restaurants, many walking past humble outdoor eateries offering traditional Pakistani food like karahi chicken or boti kebab and straight towards the bright lights of McDonald's, KFC, AFC (Al-Najan Fried Chicken), or Chick 'n' Chicks, a KFC for kids. "I go to fast food restaurants two or three...

Is it ok to let kids watch too much of television?

...d’s bedroom and encouraging them to participate in outdoor gaming activities. In addition, helping them learn about computers would be an ideal alternative. ...

Risk Of Asthma Rises Due to Endotoxins

...edicine study. Humidifiers, pests, dust, pets, and outdoor // air are common sources of endotoxins, according to the University of Iowa’s Dr. Peter S. Thorne. The researchers evaluated 2,456 residents in 831 homes selected to represent the demographic characteristics of the U.S. population. They took 2,552...

Hospital Admissions Of Kids Plummet After Harry Porter Hit The Stores

...g from musculoskeletal pains and damages due // to outdoor activities like inline skating and microscooters. <brThe time period under consideration was the weekends of 2003-2005. The study included children aged between 7-15 years old. Author JK Rowling’s book Harry Porter has captivated the attention o...

US Hotel Chain Bans Smoking In 77 Hotels From 2006

... only be allowed to smoke on balconies or in other outdoor areas. Westin said research among its customers had revealed that 92 percent of guests wanted a non-smoking room. "Nobody likes to walk into a smoky guest room, not even smokers," said Sue Brush, Westin vice president. No-smoking rooms need les...

Children’s obesity linked to video game

...o fast food. Children’s are no more interested in outdoor games and are more confined to Television, video and computer games, which leads to less physical activity as at least 30 minutes of physical activity is required per day for healthy livig....

X-mas gifts - weight gain for children?

...asures to reduce their waistlines. Children lack outdoor activities and physical exercise and a big question arises about them being fit and healthy. The gifts children received this year are likely to be a DVD, iPod or X box which has nothing to do with physical exercise. There is a fear among the res...

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