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Five Killed by Methane Gas on Virginia Farm

...armhand Amous Stoltzfus, 24. The Showalters' two surviving daughters were being cared for by family members. On Tuesday, a cousin of Scott Showalter's questioned whether runoff from a pile of brewer's grain had accelerated the formation of the gas. Scott Showalter had been using the grain to feed his cattl...

A Mechanical Prosthetic Close to the Real Thing

...rates a simple mechanism which, when pushed by the surviving part of the wearer's finger, curls a set of artificial phalanges. 'Having a body-powered device leaves little room for mechanical failure,' Didrick said, adding that there aren't any robotic medical alternatives. Made of steel and blue plastic, D...

Gene Therapy Eradicates Pancreatic Cancer in Mice

...ce lived longer in both trials, with at least half surviving for 14 months with no detectable sign of cancer recurrence. The researchers involved a pancreatic cancer line that spreads swiftly, in one test. They say that live imaging showed that in control mice the cancer spread to the liver, spleen, kidneys,...

Medical Science Strides-No Guarantee For Pre-Mature Babies

... who care for these low-weight babies caution that surviving long enough to go home, after months in a neonatal...and in a wheelchair. Incidentally, the chance of surviving without a major handicap depends on the length of gestation, and not on birth weight. At 23 weeks, t...

Natural Selection in Butterflies

...irmed that the male offspring from this group were surviving with sex ratios near parity. For Savaii, the pop...irmed that the male offspring from this group were surviving with sex ratios near parity. For Savaii, the population was initially 99 percent female at the beg...

Modified Herpes Virus Keeps Arteries Free-flowing Following Procedures

...g certain types of cell death and proliferation of surviving cells. They wanted to test this effect in arteries following angioplasty therapy. The researchers studied a rabbit model that replicates the restenosis or renarrowing after angioplasty. Rabbits that underwent angioplasty alone experienced significa...

Lower Mortality Rates in Hospitals With Good Quality Care

...er-performing hospitals can increase their odds of surviving the hospitalization. These data are not just for consumers, said Arnold Epstein, John H Foster Professor of Health Policy and Management at HSPH and the studys senior author. This program should also motivate hospitals to improve the care they prov...

Dozens of Panamanians Gravely Ill from Toxic Substance from China

... the toxic substance. But Herrera says some of the surviving victims are in dire need of more aid. "It's a terrible tragedy that has changed the lives of hundreds of families and left irreparable damages and deep scars on the survivors," she said, citing the case of Juan Chan Lee, who had to stop working and h...

Diet Could Be Life or Death for Prostate Cancer Patients

... the difference between dying from the disease and surviving with it." Taking a recommended daily dose of omega-3s can reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and lower blood pressure slightly, previous studies have shown. High doses may have a harmful effect, such as excess bleeding, according to the National...

US Trying Hard to Provide Proper Treatment for Wounded Soldiers

... In prior wars, one of every five to seven troops surviving a war-related wound had a traumatic brain injury, the military estimates. It's much higher in this war. A pilot project at Walter Reed in 2003 to screen 155 patients returning from Iraq found that 62 percent had a brain injury....

Air Pollution Affects Women More Than Men: Study

...nificantly decreased the likelihood of female mice surviving pneumonia as compared to males, reported science portal SCIENCE A GoGo. The researchers also found that mice exposed to ozone died more often than mice that breathed filtered air. At ground level, ozone is a dangerous air pollutant that can caus...

Breast Cancer Outcomes in the Family

...first-degree relatives with breast cancer. Mothers surviving breast cancer after five years, had daughters with a 91 percent chance of surviving the disease. But only 87 percent of daughters whose mothers had died within five years survived. B...

Gene Responsible for Ageing Process Discovered and Calorie Restriction Could Help

...sts suggested it was an evolutionary adaptation to surviving hard times until enough food became available. The longevity-associated gene identified by Dr Dillin and his colleagues is known as PHA-4 - the name of the protein for which the gene is responsible. The same gene also exists in mice and humans and ...

Ontario Grants Fast-Track Compensation Rights for Work-Related Illnesses

...ce Safety and Insurance Board failed. Today, the surviving firefighters hope new legislation will change that. Says Steve Jones, president of the Kitchener Professional Fire Fighters Association: "It's been 20 years we've been waiting for this. Unknown to firefighters, the Horticultural Technologies plant ...

Sun Bathing Reduces Sperm Count

...much heat can decrease sperm count, and retard the surviving sperm. Researchers at the Bourn Hall Clinic in Cambridgeshire have suggested that soaking up the sun in tight trunks may not be the best preparation for fathering a child. Many couples believe that a foreign break develops their probability of...

Americans Optimistic About the War on Cancer

...ade. Four out of five (83%) believe the chances of surviving cancer are better now than they were ten years ago. And almost half (48%) think the chances of survival are "much better" today. "Abbott has several promising anti-cancer compounds in its oncology pipeline that may prove to be very effective in the...

Young Indians Say Cheers to White Spirits

...ssed down for generations. The prince was the last surviving descendant. "The vodka is still made from pure grain. It is triple distilled and charcoal filtered for retaining its purity. As a neutral spirit, its clean taste leaves no after-taste but a pleasant sensation," Kapur pointed out at a preview of the...

New Probiotic Supplement, Promotes Digestive Health and Boosts Immune System

...fused with more stable probiotics have a hard time surviving the stomach acid to reach the intestines. In fact, a recent Consumer Reports article showed that less than 1/10th of one percent of the bacteria in a leading probiotic yogurt made it to the intestines alive. It stands to reason then that people sho...

Selection of Best X Chromosome in Women

...d the resultant population thus has more chance of surviving any biological threat targeted at a single version of the X chromosome....

Ontario Grants Fast-Track Compensation Rights for Work-Related Illnesses

...ce Safety and Insurance Board failed. Today, the surviving firefighters hope new legislation will change that. Says Steve Jones, president of the Kitchener Professional Fire Fighters Association: "It's been 20 years we've been waiting for this.” Unknown to firefighters, the Horticultural Technologies plant...

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