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Napoleon Love Letter Seduces Bidders at Manuscript Auction

... to his future wife Josephine sold for more than a quarter of a million pounds at an auction of original handwritten letters by historical figures -- more than five times the pre-sale estimate. The letter from the future French leader fetched 276,000 pounds (409,000 euros, 557,000 dollars) at the Christie...

Humans are Gobbling Up a Quarter of Nature's Resources, Reveals Study

Humans are gobbling up almost a quarter of nature's resources, according to a new study by a team of Austrian researchers from Klagenfurt University, Vienna. Using UN Food and Agriculture Organisation data on agricultural land use in 161 countries, Helmut Haberl and his colleagues found...

Survey Finds Wide HIV Ignorance in the UK

...AIDS-related illness in England in 1982. About a quarter of people in the same age group actually believed that condoms actually initiate the growth of HIV as they have holes that let HIV in. More than one in ten young people believed that kissing spreads the growth of the HIV virus. HIV ignorance is ...

Pediatricians Face Malpractice Crisis

...igures are in 2005 dollars. Slightly more than a quarter of all claims against pediatricians were settled for the plaintiff before going to trial, often because settlement costs less than the median cost of going to trial 40,000 dollars. Settlement is not an admission of guilt. "Malpractice is a serious ...

Women's Empowerment Key to Curbing AIDS: UN

...ce December 2003. But this was still less than a quarter of the estimated 4.6 million people in need of the drugs....

Africa's Men Urged to Step Up AIDS Fight

...ce December 2003. But this was still less than a quarter of the estimated 4.6 million people in need of the drugs, the conference heard....

Combination of Tratuzumab and Chemotherapy Yields Better Results for Breast Cancer

... plus trastuzumab, after breast surgery. Up to a quarter of all breast cancers express large amounts of the HER2 protein or carry multiple copies of the HER2 gene. Those cancers tend to be associated with aggressive disease, a higher likelihood of recurrence and a decreased response to treatment. Trastuzum...

First Genetically Engineered Maize Resistant to Maize Streak Virus Produced in S. Africa

...rican scientists have been working for more than a quarter century on developing resistant varieties of maize by selecting and crossing varieties with various degrees of resistance to the virus. They said the resistance to the virus requires multiple genes located on different chromosomes, thus ruling out...

Study Confirms Benefits of Chemo, Trastuzumab Combo to Battle Breast Cancer

... plus trastuzumab, after breast surgery. Up to a quarter of all breast cancers express large amounts of the HER2 protein or carry multiple copies of the HER2 gene. Those cancers tend to be associated with aggressive disease, a higher likelihood of recurrence and a decreased response to treatment. Trastu...

BioCryst Receives Special Protocol Assessment for Fodosine

...requested the formal assessment, late in the first quarter of 2007, because the pivotal trial is intended to ...s expected to initiate enrollment during the third quarter of 2007. The trial will enroll patients with CTCL of Stage IB through Stage IVA who have disease tha...

Gallstone Gene Discovered by Research Team

...ually without noticeable symptoms. But in around a quarter of cases the stones will announce their presence at some time in the form of a painful colic. In the end they often have to be operated. "Gallstones are among the gastrointestinal problems that incur the highest treatment costs," says Professor Dr. F...

Electronic Medical Records can Pay You Within 16 Months

...ranscription when done electronically in the third quarter of 2005, versus the cost of those same activities performed manually in the third quarter of 2003. The University of Rochester Medical Center estimated that the new electronic medical reco...

Los Angeles Diocese Opts for Huge Payout in Sexual Abuse Cases

...h since 1950 to more than $2 billion, with about a quarter of that coming from the Los Angeles archdiocese. It wasn't immediately clear how the payout would be split among the insurers, the archdiocese and several Roman Catholic religious orders. A judge must sign off on the agreement. The settlement als...

Consuming Grape Fruit Increases Breast Cancer Risk: Study

... The researchers found that eating as little as a quarter of the fruit can increase the danger by 30 percent...ease among women who consume the equivalent of one quarter of a grapefruit or more per day. "There is evidence that grapefruit increases plasma oestrogen co...

The Queen Of All Contraceptives Released

...hard labor, and of another body and mind which one quarter of each month, during the best years of life, is more or less sick and unfit for hard work. After women pressed ahead, attended college and excelled in the halls of learning, the debate about menstrual cycles shifted from their suitability for hig...

Gardasil Could Be Effective, but Aggressive Marketing Raises Ethical Concerns

... ads on HPV's link to cervical cancer in the first quarter of 2006 alone. In April 2006, they bought 295 TV advertising spots for the HPV campaign, followed by 788 spots in May. It wasn't until June 2006, that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Gardasil. But advertising for Gardasil did not s...

Chemotherapy Better for Non Small Cell Lung cancer

...e tend to be fairly low at around 14%, with only a quarter of patients being suitable for surgery. The Cochrane Systematic Review found that using chemotherapy before surgery can reduce the size of tumours making the surgery simpler, and increasing the number of patients who may be candidates for surgery. ...

UK Reports Psychiatric Reactions to Weight-loss Drug Rimonabant

...than 6,000 patients in the US and Europe, around a quarter of those taking rimonabant lost more than 10 per cent of their initial body weight after a year. About half lost more than five per cent of their body weight. Waist circumference, seen by many experts as a more important measurement, dropped by bet...

Experts Warn Against Side Effects of the New Weight Loss Drug

...st fat, preventing the body from absorbing about a quarter of the fat eaten. The undigested fat is then excreted. One study of Alli showed that dieters who took the drug along with diet and exercise over a year lost about three pounds more than people who only dieted and exercised. The company's message is...

UK Hospitals Failing Hygiene Standards

... a puddle of urine . And now it is reported that a quarter of NHS trusts are not complying with hygiene standards laid down for them. However, the Healthcare Commission said 40% of trusts were meeting all core standards. This was up from 34% last year. In total there are 24 core NHS standards, covering eve...

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