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Bird Flu in Asia Still High Risk Says WHO Official

...against it)." Transmission of bird flu to humans remains very rare, and limited to those in frequent contac...as long as the virus lingers in birds. Indonesia remains high-risk because of the permanent contact that many people in the country have with domesticated bi...

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

..., which would mean completely clearing what little remains of the Brazilian and Argentinean rainforests. Not only would this wipe out thousands of species, but would also have a devastating effect on the climate. "Unlike farmland, forests help to seed rainfall because they have high evaporation rates. T...

India's Share in Global Diabetes Research is One Percent

...iabetes research in India, even though the country remains one of the most affected by the spread of the disease. Indian scientists have published only one percent of the research works published globally. The editorial in the Indian Journal of Medical Research, in an assessment of the work done on the su...

EU Aims to Shake Up Wine Industry With Root-and-branch Reform

... turn around souring wine market Although Europe remains by far the biggest wine producer and exporter, it faces growing competition from so-called New World competitors, notably Australia, the US state of California, Chile and South Africa. In Europe, wine heavyweights such as France, Italy and Spain ar...

Great Lakes Fish in Canada Heavily Polluted

...which runs from July 6th to July 8th. While fish remains a healthy choice for consumers, toxic contamination levels suggest that we are still treating the Great Lakes as a toxic waste dump, said Aaron Freeman, Policy Director of Environmental Defence. We are clearly not doing enough to protect this vital e...

New Clues About Multiple Sclerosis

...e related to differences in genetic background. It remains possible that genes are unevenly distributed between ethnic groups to account for different susceptibility to some diseases, said Rinker. In MS, recent genetic studies have begun to identify certain genes which may explain why African Americans ex...

US Baby Dies of Salmonella from Pet Turtle

...ons for educational purposes. Salmonella illness remains a "major public health problem in the United States," the CDC said in the report An estimated 1.4 million nontyphoidal human Salmonella infections occur each year, causing about 15,000 hospitalizations and 400 deaths, it said....

Ban on Hookah Smoking Should Stay, Argue Doctors

... of smoke that the hookah generates. However, it remains to be seen what effect the legislation will have on smoking non-tobacco containing products that still generate a large amount of smoke, they conclude. A separate review article also published in this weeks BMJ highlights the importance of helping ...

Brain Pathway for Depression Revealed

...ments with different mechanisms that the condition remains an enigma. They found that in rats the differing mechanisms of depression and its treatment in the end appear to funnel through a single brain circuit. Changes in how the electrical signals spread through the circuit appear to be the cause of dep...

Significant Advances in VCJD Prion Detection

...ves can be minimised. However, the ethical dilemma remains over screening and testing for a disease for which there is no cure. A total of 161 people have died from variant CJD since the disease emerged in early 1990, including three people who received blood transfusions from donors who later developed the...

Fat Horses Face Health Problems

...being overweight, he said. This research project remains underway, and has laid the groundwork for a series of provocative new studies. The researchers are now focusing more specifically on the role of hormone levels, oxidative stress, inflammatory biomarkers, and antioxidant mechanisms. However, the pre...

Deficiency of Vitamin D Levels may Be Common in Healthy Kids

...d called 25-hydroxyvitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency remains an under-recognized problem overall, and is not well studied in children," said Babette Zemel, Ph.D., a nutritional anthropologist at Children's Hospital and primary investigator of this study. Vitamin D is crucial for musculoskeletal health. The p...

Delay in Cancer Diagnosis for Children

...complexity, the impact of such delays on prognosis remains unclear, according to a new study. Pediatric cancers, such as leukemia and brain tumors, are rare, but in some countries are the leading cause of death in children from birth to 15 years old. In the U.S., almost 10,000 children are diagnosed with ...

Pharmacogenomic Market Gaining Greater Acceptance Across Europe

...in the primary stages, and pharmacogenomic testing remains the foremost weapon in the fight against cancer." Furthermore, medical communities are increasingly stressing on preventive medicine as the most efficacious and cost-effective approach to improving the quality of life. In addition, researchers have...

Spicy Cuisine Originated in Mexico 1,500 Years Ago

...demy of Sciences, is based on an analysis of plant remains from two caves in the region, which yielded 10 dif...study. In the course of study, desiccated plant remains from excavations in Guila Naquitz and Silvia's Cave, two dry rock shelters near Mitla in the Valley ...

FDA Says Tomatoes Unlikely to Cut Cancer Risk

... accompanying editorial that the field of research remains promising, even if it is too early to point to a d... prostate cancer provention, this area of research remains promising," Giovannucci said. The FDA undertook the review of 145 studies after a coalition of tom...

Visual Impairment Linked to Greater Mortality Risk

...er risk of death from any cause," they added. It remains unclear whether there is a direct or indirect link between visual impairment and death or if another factor not measured in this study affected the results, the authors note. "The implications of these findings also remain uncertain: whether such ...

Medical Science Strides-No Guarantee For Pre-Mature Babies

...mature for survival outside the womb. Another fact remains that doctors can never predict which tiny babies will do well and which will not. Says neonatologist Siva Subramanian of Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C.:"I think we really should counsel the parents more carefully and not highli...

Cocaine Exposure can Alter Neuronal Development in Zebrafish

...ng environmental, genetic or physiological factors remains controversial. Using a specifically developed zebrafish, the researchers, Drs. Eva Shang and Irina Zhdanova, found that prenatal exposure to cocaine, in concentrations comparable to those experienced by human embryos, altered the neuronal developm...

Kaposi Sarcoma Arise from Multiple Cells

...coma] of the skin and lymph node, similar analysis remains to be done for visceral [Kaposi sarcoma], which can be more invasive leading at times to catastrophic organ dysfunction and even death. It is also not known if the clonal [Kaposi sarcoma] lesions identified in this study were more aggressive and le...

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