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Penguins Altered Diet When Humans Began Hunting Whales and Seals

...orms of carbon and nitrogen in the shells with the proportions found in fish and krill, the researchers could tell what the birds had been eating. According to Emslie, the penguin menu remained biased towards fish until about 200 years ago. The switch to krill took place thereafter. Both Ernslie and Patter...

New Definition Helps Identify Children at Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

...). Although some of these as well as body size and proportions change with age and development, in the absence of contemporary definitive data, the criteria adhere to the absolute values in IDF's adult definition. The exception is that one (rather than a sex-specific) cut-off is used for HDL. For children older ...

Frustration and Anger of the Medical Profession Highlighted in Archdeacon's Speech

...r profession has brought heartache of immeasurable proportions to those who have already spent long years in training and gaining experience in order to do that one thing which was in their hearts and minds on the day they entered medical school to make a difference to the lives of their fellow human beings. ...

Children With Chronic Illness Die in Hospitals

...s. Although there is a clear trend toward higher proportions of medically fragile children dying at home, our research does not support a value judgment that dying at home is preferable to dying in a hospital, said Feudtner, a prominent advocate for improving quality of care for children with life-limiting con...

Alteon Initiates Phase 2 Trial of ALT-2074 in Diabetes and Haptoglobin 2-2

...ncreased oxidative stress, are growing in epidemic proportions in the United States and many other developed countries. The major complications associated with these diseases are cardiovascular in nature, and lead to such events as stroke, heart attack, kidney failure and death. Not all patients with diabetes,...

Various Civil Society Groups Form Alliance to Fight HIV/AIDS

...o jointly fight HIV/AIDS that has assumed epidemic proportions in the region. "The need for a common platform of civil society groups, NGOs, media, trade unions, and people living with HIV, is to address various issues from removing stigma to accessing care and treatment, besides allowing people with HIV/AIDS t...

Cosmetic Genital Surgery may Be Fuelling Womens Insecurity About Their Bodies

...men are said to be troubled by the shape, size, or proportions of their vulvas, write Lih Mei Liao and Sarah Creighton from the UCL Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute for Women's Health. Demand for cosmetic genital surgery (genitoplasty) is increasing and the number of labial reductions in the NHS has doubled ...

Skinny Girl-bands are Making Detrimental Impact on Teenage Girls

...e movements further high-light the size, shape and proportions of their bodies, Times Online quoted the researchers, as saying. Among these idealised models are young women who epit-omise the female ideal of ultra-thinness, and who can function as aspirational role models for adolescent girls, they added. Th...

Force-feeding a Scourge Among Mauritanian Nomads

...ized that in reality, obesity has reached epidemic proportions among Mauritanian women. It is actually killing them. Barely into their 40s, fattened women are dying from obesity-related diseases such as diabetes and heart failure. Mounina Mint Abdalla is a health consultant who worked for years with the gove...

Better Risk Management Could Cut MRSA Infection Rates

...er infection rates, particularly those with higher proportions of patients undergoing surgical or gynecological treatment. And the “busier” the hospital — the closer it is to full capacity — the higher the incidence of MRSA infection. Professor Fenn said: “Our research has demonstrated that hospital management...

Computer Imaging Assists With Facial Reconstructive Surgery

... to a report. “The importance of balanced facial proportions has been studied for centuries by architects, artists, physicians and dentists,” the authors write as background information in the article. It is essential for plastic surgeons to accurately analyze the face before surgery so that afterward, promine...

Uninsured Often Receive Less Medical Care

...ce-based visits and prescription medicines. Higher proportions of uninsured individuals reported a decrease in health status (classified as much worse) approximately 3.5 months after the health shock. Uninsured individuals with UIs were more likely to report not being fully recovered and no longer receiving trea...

Asia- Facing a Health Doom After a Wealth Boom

...s risks. The fear that diabetes may reach epidemic proportions is not totally unfounded. The magnitude of the issue is best described in the statement made by Dr Shirine Boardman, a diabetes expert at Warwick, who said, “There is more diabetes than AIDS. It will take over as the main health problem of the dev...

Medical Personnel Can Save More Lives by Screening for Oral Signs of Disease

...he mid-1980s when the AIDS crisis reached epidemic proportions and saw many patients with HIV/AIDS, makes this point when she speaks at hospitals, prisons, clinics, health care conferences, training programs and rehab, medical and mental health centers in the tri-state area, which she does as often as time permi...

Support Fails Rural Heart Patients

...ople over 65 years of age and in areas with higher proportions of Indigenous people,” says Ms Clark. “Only four CHF management programs were located outside major cities and there were no CHF management programs in the Northern Territory or Tasmania. “Our study also suggests that, of the probable 63,000 in...

Giant Healthcare Provider to Set Up Massive Gene Bank

A biobank with juggernaut proportions will soon be established as part of U.S health care provider Kaiser Permanente’s project: Kaiser// Permanente Research Program on Genes, Environment and Health. The company is seeking to enlist around half a million volunteers from its adult member...

New Cardiovascular Risk Prediction Models Developed for Women

...arction before age 60. "In these analyses, large proportions of women with 10-year risk estimates of 5 percent to less than 10 percent or of 10 percent to less than 20 percent based on current ATP-III (Adult Treatment Panel III) risk scores were reclassified at either higher or lower risk of total cardiovascul...

Allergy to Hair Dye Increasing

...eported using hair colouring products. By 2001 the proportions had increased in these three groups to 41%, 85%, and 33%, respectively. Severe hair dye reactions among children have also recently been reported. Wider debate on the safety and composition of hair dyes is overdue, say the authors. Cultural and c...

HIV Dementia Alarmingly High in Africa

...study sends a clear message that it exists in high proportions in sub-Saharan Africa and is an under-recognized condition that needs to be studied and treated,” Sacktor says. Of the estimated 40 million adults and children worldwide who are living with HIV infection, an estimated 27 million live in sub-Saharan...

Researchers Find Stem-cell Therapy Effective in Targeting Metastatic Cancer

...nt of all childhood cancers worldwide, with higher proportions in children under 2 years of age. "The results are especially important in the case of high-risk neuroblastoma, because treatment-resistant cancer returns in as many as 80 percent of children, and the majority die of their disease," said co-princi...

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