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UN Calls for Pedal Power to Reduce Environmental Damage

...ly impacted lives and health and this problem will pose an even greater threat to mankind in coming decades if we fail to act now," Omi said. He said that in some countries environmental issues were not given the highest priority but "if we ignore the environment, humanity will suffer." Omi proposed g...

Bio-defense Lab Ordered Shut Down as Researchers Get Infected

...ie J. Davis, said the laboratory incidents did not pose a threat to anyone on or off campus, but conceded that the university should have reported the worker's Brucella exposure in a more timely manner. Davis said none of the workers who were exposed to the Q fever agent got sick and that Texas A&M was ...

Top China Official Pessimistic on Fixing Food Safety Woes

...stems, plus the growing scale of the problem, will pose severe challenges, said Sun Xianze, head of the administration's food safety coordination department. 'China is in a time of serious food safety risks and our task of fixing this is extremely arduous. Despite some recent improvements, the food safe...

Higher Rates of Trampoline Injuries

...ent for their children based upon the dangers they pose and the injuries that have been documented. The ... physical activity, this study indicates that they pose too great a threat to be used in an unsupervised environment like a backyard. Founded in 1863, Rho...

Efforts on to Tackle Health Problems Faced by US Truck Drivers

...b impairment and motor vehicle crashes. Truckers pose unique challenges when it comes to improving health, said Ilene Masser, director of such a program for faculty and staff at New York University Medical Center. They sit for long periods, are out on their own, eat a lot of fast food and most of them a...

Online Counterfeit Pills Kills Woman

...so had traces of dangerous mineral traces that can pose a serious health risk, including uranium, strontium, arsenic and lead. In her judgment of inquiry, coroner Kerry Clarke said further tests found "significantly high levels" of metals in Bergeron's liver, including 15 times the normal level of alumi...

EPA to Improve Nanotechnology

...re nanomaterials, much less determine whether they pose a hazard. Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies s...lliam Ruckelshaus wrote, Todays smallest materials pose a big opportunity and huge challenge for the Environmental Protection Agency. But what do we know ...

Dengue Fever in Singapore Likely to Increase: Minister

...y," said Yaacob. "Breeding in homes continues to pose a challenge," he said, adding these were caused mainly by domestic containers, flower pot plates and ornamental containers placed inside and outside homes. Singapore experienced its worst dengue outbreak in 2005 when 19 people died and more than 13...

Yo-yo Dieting Increases Kidney Cancer Risk in Women

...e Girl Geri Halliwell along with a large waistline pose high risk in the development of the kidney cancer in older women than just obesity. Scientists found that women with larger waist to hip ratios were at 80 per cent increased risk of developing a type of kidney cancer known as renal cell carcinoma ...

Highway Robbers-Stealing Your Hearts Health

...to be aware that living close to heavy traffic may pose an increased risk of harm to the heart. The researchers say their results support those from a recent study conducted in Los Angeles, which showed an association between long-term air pollution and atherosclerosis. The study which was published i...

Retail Health Clinics Start Shop

..., critics have warned that such retail clinics may pose a conflict of interest that put profits ahead of p...ions filled on site, which the AMA maintains would pose a conflict. It also said that insurance companies should be banned from waiving or lowering co-payme...

Lead Scare Causes Thomas to Derail

... manufactured between January 2005 and April 2007, pose a danger to young children, who are likely to chew...expose themselves to lead. Lead is toxic and can pose a dangerous health risk to young children, causing brain and blood disorders. Children under the age...

Drug Addiction Slowing Down: UN Report

...solved. "Drugs remain a deadly form of addiction, pose a real danger to security and health, and are ruining the lives of millions of people worldwide. There is still much work to be done," he said. Further support was needed to reduce the vulnerability of farmers to the temptation of illicit incomes....

US Observers Concerned Over Increasingly Permissive Atmosphere

...mes to sexual mores. Unrestrained hedonism could pose serious public health threats, observers in US warn. As per a recent survey just 4 percent of U.S. adults are virgins and a fifth have tried hard drugs like cocaine and crack. What most alarms researchers is how young they start. "We have a publ...

Storing Medical Info Under Your Skin

...on's ethics committee. But the devices "also may pose some physical risks, compromise patient privacy, or present other social hazards." The main concern is protecting the privacy of the information stored on the devices. There are also health concerns. While the devices are removable and designed...

Desertification, a Major Threat, Says UN

...hat is very popular. If done correctly, it doesn't pose a huge burden on natural ecosystems."...

Experts to Discuss Climate Change Health Risks: WHO

...y impacted lives and health, and this problem will pose an even greater threat to mankind in coming decades if we fail to act now," Shigeru Omi, the WHO's Western Pacific regional director, said in the statement. Potential threats include malaria and dengue fever due to the proliferation of mosquitoes, ...

Does Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields Cause Cancer?

Electromagnetic fields may not pose a risk of cancer; a Danish study conducted amongst 28,000 workers in 99 utility companies has shown. Danish medical records were analyzed to monitor fresh cases of leukemia, breast cancer, or brain cancer among the utility workers for 23years. Th...

Major Change Needed to Achieve Dignified Care for Older People

... Dundee. Of course, both illness and dependency pose threats to dignity, but people of all ages have a fundamental right to be respected. So why is dignified respectful care for older people still lacking, and what might restore it, they ask? Legislation, regulation and standard setting are widesprea...

Residues Go Merrily Down the Stream in Portland

...mental to fish and other sea life. This would also pose major health risks for humans who are likely to consume contaminated seafood. Further, bacteria and other organisms develop resistance to drugs and pesticides found in the sea bed, making it difficult to treat. The compounds seem to have a well k...

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