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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...’s. While scientists thought these NSAIDs might be reducing inflammation in the brain -- and there is a lot of...c shotgun,” he says. “They might be lowering AB42, reducing inflammation and doing five other things that we don’t know about.” But to Mayo Clinic researchers,...

UN Calls for Pedal Power to Reduce Environmental Damage

...only healthy but also environment friendly such as reducing the use of private vehicles, walking more or riding bicycles," he said in a speech. "Subsidising clean energy or energy-saving technology encourages the use of cleaner energy for industrial development," he said. Health threats from global warmin...

Insecticide-treated Bed Nets to Combat Malaria in Older Children and Adults

...r mammals, which do not host the malaria parasite, reducing the number of humans bitten and of mosquitoes carrying the parasite. "Insecticide-treated nets can protect not only the individuals and households that use them, but also members of the surrounding community. This is because they kill adult mosqui...

Pond in High Artic Drying Up Due to Global Warming

...threatening bird habitats and breeding grounds and reducing drinking water for animals. John P. Smol of Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, and Marianne S. V. Douglas of the University of Alberta in Edmonton have been studying about 40 ponds on Ellesmere Island in northern Canada since 1983. When they w...

Complementary Therapy may Reduce Pregnancy Chances in Women

...s and of other options for achieving pregnancy and reducing the stress of infertility. They examined the psychosocial and medical profiles of 818 Danish women at the start of their IVF treatment, and then looked at which women went on to use complementary therapy in the subsequent 12 months. The study was t...

UK Uneasy Over Involvement of Doctors in Terror Attacks, but Not Panicking Over Non European Medics

...required to obtain work permits for specific jobs, reducing their chances of finding work. At least two of the suspects in this case Dr. Abdullah and Mohammed Asha, a Saudi-born Palestinian are believed to have come to Britain before this new law took effect. Overseas doctors can also apply, in competi...

A Drug That Helps Cut Alcohol Craving

... groups. It has a robust and sustained effect in reducing harmful heavy drinking in a large study population. Alcohol problems have huge negative impacts on the well-being of individuals and families and cause enormous costs to society due to lost working days, accidents, treatment of alcohol-related diseas...

South Africa Notes Signs of First-ever Decline in HIV Infection Rates

...ica recently launched an AIDS plan with the aim of reducing by 50 percent the rate of new infections by 2011, focusing on the youth among whom most new infections occur. The country has the world's second heaviest caseload of HIV/AIDS, behind India, with about 5.5 million in a population of 48 million infec...

Great Lakes Fish in Canada Heavily Polluted

...roups; preventing fish contamination advisories by reducing pollution from industry, sewage systems, agriculture and urban runoff; and enhancing the Canada-U.S. response to threats to fish in the Great Lakes. To reduce threats to human and ecological health, we must insist on aggressive measures to prevent ...

New Strategy to Counter Problem Drinking

...ed basis. It has a robust and sustained effect in reducing harmful heavy drinking in a large study population, said researcher Sakari Karhuvaara. Alcohol problems have huge negative impacts on the well-being of individuals and families and cause enormous costs to society due to lost working days, accidents, ...

Exercising Significantly Enhances Quality of Life Among Elders

...ed the efficiency of three programmes designed for reducing falls and improving quality-of-life among the elderly; education, home safety assessment and modification (HSAM) and exercise training. The study also examined the secondary effects of these programs on functional balance, daily activity, fear of f...

Concerns Raised Over Risks for Patients and Staff in Australian Hospital

...nts, families and staff to high levels of risk and reducing service capability." The Women's and Children's Hospital is one of the major hospitals in Adelaide and is a teaching hospital of the University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia and Flinders University. The report, commissioned by th...

Exercise Reduces Inflammation

...ly get at that question, Is exercise independently reducing CRP levels, or is it modulated through a decrease in adiposity (body fat)? Because the study was cross-sectional meaning the researchers essentially took a snapshot of the participants reactions and measurements at a single, fixed point only Vie...

Genetic Factors Behind Mosquitoes Resistance to Malaria Identified

...are able to fend off malaria might someday lead to reducing or even eliminating the insects capacity to transmit the devastating disease. We have been trying to cure people of malaria for over a century. Only recently have people started to think about curing mosquitoes of malaria, said Dr. Baxter, who also...

Doctors Not Exempt from Competition Law, Australian Commission Warns

...esulted in one of the doctors leaving Rockhampton, reducing obstetrics services in the region. The AMA called it a "witch hunt". Last month, in a rare win for doctors, the ACCC granted an authorisation to GPs working in the same practice, to allow them to set the same prices for consultations and hospit...

Boom in Internet Shopping may Be Adding to CO2 Emissions

...hile cars are subject to industry-wide targets for reducing carbon dioxide emissions and dealers have to display colour-coded labels in their showrooms indicating the environmental efficiency of the models on sale, there are no such targets or labelling systems for vans....

Doctors Discover Hair-loss Prevention Drug for Cancer Patients

... people to know that few studies have been made on reducing side-effects of anti-cancer drugs," he said. "This field is lagging behind (the development of cancer drugs) but is still important for patients' quality of life." The study, which was outlined at an academic meeting in Japan last week, is still ...

Hospital Rapped For Failing To Combat Superbug Infections

...s (NHS) Trust of UK moves towards its 2008 goal of reducing MRSA infections and Clostridium difficile rates , it has supported the first warning to a hospital, by a health watchdog- the Healthcare Commission, for breaching the Hygiene Code. The warning issued to Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals of North Lo...

Water Hyacinth is Used for Health Improvements in Africa

...nth threatened livelihoods of local communities by reducing fish populations, fouling hydroelectric power turbines, and providing habitats for malaria and schistosomiasis vectors. Similar biocontrol programs have been successfully applied throughout the tropics and subtropics. Water hyacinth, Eichhornia cras...

Pharmacogenomic Market Gaining Greater Acceptance Across Europe

... therapies and invasive procedures, in addition to reducing bed occupancy and burden on the healthcare system. In Europe, age-related diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's disease, stroke and heart failure represent the highest cost burden to the healthcare systems. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Europea...

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