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Wet Weather Heralds the Mosquito Menace

...s illness. Experts believe WNV is established as a seasonal epidemic in North America that flares up in the summer and continues into the fall. In 2004, there were 2539 human cases of WNV disease reported, including 100 deaths. Among those with severe illness due to West Nile virus, case-fatality rates rang...

Cognitive Test Takers and Score Variation

...en a hitters good and bad days are factored into a seasonal batting average. Some persons scores would hew more closely to their average, but for those who have high internal variation, classification based on one assessment could be way off the mark. Salthouse says it may be time to view cognitive abilit...

For Bangladeshis, a Nutritious Diet Would Cost 1,700 Pounds Per Week

...lthy diet, based on local produce and allowing for seasonal factors such as flooding or lean seasons, would cost in four impoverished countries and then worked it out as a proportion of the average national income. The ratios were multiplied by the average British income to cast it in terms with which British...

Flu Outbreak Among Children Feared in Western Australia

...es in place for each public hospital to manage the seasonal increase in the number of patients." The WA Health Department advised all parents of young children to see a doctor for the flu vaccination if they had not already done so. "Parents whose children have cold- or flu-like symptoms, including a coug...

Vietnam Plans Human Trial of Bird Flu Vaccine

...an H5N1 vaccine was a complex task. "It's not like seasonal flu where we can vaccinate 10,000 people and figure out if it's working or not," he said. "The challenge with a pandemic influenza vaccination is that you have to work just as quickly, you don't have the experience behind you, and the consequences ...

Potentially Violent Individuals can Be Identified by STAMP System

...nity, which includes a high number of tourists and seasonal workers as well as a large metropolitan population. Luck carried out 290 hours of observation and interviewed 20 Registered Nurses who agreed to take part in the study. During my time in the department there were 16 violent episodes aimed at sta...

Desert Droughts Shorten Mountain Snow Cover, Reveals Study

...untains by roughly a month. The study found that seasonal snow coverage in the sub-alpine and alpine areas of the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado disappeared by about 30 days earlier in 2006 because of heavy dust deposition from the Colorado Plateau roughly 200 miles away. The dust, which prob...

Premature Birth Linked With Increased Use of Pesticides

...ited States vary month to month in a recurrent and seasonal manner. Pesticides and nitrates similarly vary seasonally in surface water throughout the U.S. Nitrates and pesticides can disrupt endocrine hormones and nitric oxide pathways in the developing fetus," he said. "I believe this work may lay the foun...

Low Test Scores Of Children Linked To Their Date Of Conception

...and July," Winchester said. "It suggests that with seasonal factors, something is conferring increased risk." And it is not just risk for birth defects; according to Winchester, the number two cause of infant mortality in the U.S.- premature birth, also peaks along with pesticide use. The evidence in this...

Climate Change Reorganized Tibetan Culture 700 Years Ago: Study

...ains to nearly half the world's population. The seasonal shift in wind usually brings moisture-laden clouds to India, Bangladesh, China, and other countries in south East Asia. The shift over far western Tibet was probably to a drier phase. Aldenderfer said scientists are still working out the exact nat...

Sun Bathing Reduces Sperm Count

...tly that it has occurred to us that there may be a seasonal effect at work, the BBC quoted Dr Thomas Mathews, the Medical Director at Bourn Hall, as saying. He said experiments had found that exposing the testes to heat over long periods resulted in a decreased sperm count. However, other experts shed un...

Notion Behind Spread of Flu Epidemic may Not Hold True for the Tropics

...t that influenza starts in the north may mean that seasonal epidemics arise from the tropics where the virus persists all year round," Miller said. The team suggested that weather may determine how the disease travels south from the Equator. "More delicate experiments are definitely needed to tease apart th...

Indonesia Struggles Against Bird Flu and the Drug Industry as Well

...g from a lack of access to expensive AIDS drugs to seasonal flu vaccines available only to rich nations. At ...from the WHO's free sharing system used to develop seasonal flu vaccines. The temporary deal applies only to Indonesia, and all other governments are expected t...

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Claims Another Set Of Victims

...n their car was caught in a traffic jam during the seasonal rains. A case of carbon monoxide poisoning was registered then. Last December at Kerala’s capital three partying youngsters lost their lives due to what is believed, the same reason. Their dead bodies were found next to their car, in a shuttered ga...

FDA Grants Approval to First Bird Flu Vaccine

... the new Sanofi vaccine is higher than used in the seasonal flu vaccine. Still, "we feel as part of pandemic preparedness it would be best to have a licensed vaccine. Our review suggests this vaccine is safe and effective," Baylor said. David Williams, president of Sanofi vaccine unit Sanofi Pasteur, said...

Experimental Flu Vaccine Appears Promising in Early Tests

...pment of this promising approach for prevention of seasonal and pandemic influenza," the authors conclude. Source-Newswise<BRSRM...

India's Water Availability Will Decline by 2050

...on over Indian subcontinent would reduce the total seasonal precipitation during December, January and February implying lesser storage and greater water stress. "Intense rain occurring over fewer days, which implies increased frequency of floods during the monsoon will also result in loss of the rainwater....

West African Meningitis Outbreak Sparks Warning from UN Aid Agencies

...ss the region. “The open borders and traditional seasonal migration which characterizes the Sahel sub-region starting in May-June could lead to the rapid spread of the disease in the coming weeks,” Mr. de Lys said. “Despite the efforts undertaken by governments, the chronic nature of such outbreaks should...

Brazilian Boost for Bird Flu Vaccines

... the adjuvant would enable 80–100 million doses of seasonal flu vaccine to be produced by the end of April. Clinical trials in humans are planned, with results expected at the end 2008. John Oxford, scientific director of Retroscreen Virology Ltd and professor of virology at UK-based Queen Mary's School o...

Weather Forecasts Spring Pollen Allergy Severity

... of people with pollen allergy.// Hay fever, or seasonal allergic rhinitis, affects an estimated 40 million Americans and causes symptoms of sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, runny nose and a burning or itchy sensation in the throat or palate. Spring allergy is most commonly caused by tree and grass pollens...

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