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Major Gene Link Seen to Childhood Asthma

...ged in prevalence in recent decades, especially in urban areas with poor air quality, and is now the commonest chronic disorder in childhood today. It is controllable, using drugs, but not presently curable. "(ORMDL3) does not seem to be part of the allergic process," said Cookson. "As its expression is ...

Great Lakes Fish in Canada Heavily Polluted

...ion 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 the movement of toxic chemicals into fish and equally aggressiv...

Traffic Control Boxes to Help Road Monitoring

.... He cited a report that estimated the net cost of urban congestion in the United States to be over $63 billion in 2003, almost double the cost of 10 years earlier. The average American also loses 47 hours to traffic delays every year. More than half of those costs -- both in time and money -- were found t...

Dengue Fever Cases Up 36 Percent in Thailand: Report

...vere headaches, muscle and joint pains, thrives in urban areas because the carrier breeds in stagnant water, including in blocked drain-pipes and rubbish heaps....

Gays and Lesbians can Obtain asylum in US on Grounds of Harassment and Abuse

...s. Even in societies with freewheeling, tolerant urban cultures, homosexuals can be harassed to the point of seeking refuge abroad. Brazil, for example, has a huge population of gays and transvestites, and last month's annual gay pride festival in Sao Paolo drew 3 million people, according to Gay Life, ...

Snacking While Driving Doubles Accident Rates

... their study the researchers created a nine-minute urban drive on a simulator. The drivers were then told when to snack. Shortly after eating or drinking, at designated points a pedestrian walked in front of their car, allowing the researchers to measure the drivers' reactions. The results showed that...

30 Dead as Dengue Fever Epidemic Hits Myanmar: Report

...vere headaches, muscle and joint pains, thrives in urban areas....

Invisible Gases Form Most Organic Haze in Urban, Rural Areas: Study

...'s surface , form the bulk of organic haze in both urban and rural areas. Till now, the scientists and he... for about two-thirds of the total organic haze in urban areas and more than 90 percent of organic haze in rural areas. Zhang and Jimenez compared concentr...

Paris Set for Pedal Power Revolution

...growing global trend for eco-friendly, easy-access urban bike rental, but is the first in a major capital a...ers a penny thanks to a deal between city hall and urban advertising giant JC Decaux, which is picking up the bill in exchange for exclusive rights to 1,600 ...

Highway Robbers-Stealing Your Hearts Health

... close to busy traffic, which is a major source of urban air pollution, is linked to atherosclerosis in the...es were used to estimate each person's exposure to urban air pollution. The study subjects were also interviewed about other risk factors such as diabetes ...

Dog Fighting in the US: Bloody, Illegal and Booming

...nes. "It does go with the gang culture, in every urban area," said Laurie Maxwell of the Humane Society. In recent years, animal shelters have been "inundated" with injured or scarred pitbulls, she said. The wounded animals account for 30 percent of dogs at animal shelters nationwide and 75 percent in ...

India Requires Over $200 Bn to Provide Quality Healthcare

...ispensaries and 60 percent of hospitals are in the urban areas, making it nearly impossible for the rural people, especially poor, to avail themselves of quality healthcare services. The chamber has suggested attracting private investment in the sector, including foreign direct investment following the P...

Pregnant Women's Contest to Curb Infant Mortality

...ospital deliveries. "The health condition of the urban poor is a great issue. We have told them how they can save their children by taking small steps. We have told them that if they go to a hospital for childbirth, they will get money from the government," said Siddharth Agarwal, director of UHRC. "Ou...

FICCI Proposes Models To Solve Indias Healthcare Crisis

...spensaries and 60 per cent of hospitals are in the urban areas, making it nearly impossible for the rural people, especially poor, to avail themselves of quality healthcare services. The chamber put forward estimates such as a shortage of 4,53,785 doctors, 1,290,174 nurses and a huge number of paramed...

African AIDS Epidemic Slows Down: World Bank

...ican countries such as Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe and urban areas of Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi and Malawi, the pace of the AIDS epidemic is slowing as communities are empowered to help themselves with better delivery of condoms and life-saving treatments. But the report did not give specific figures. Mean...

Diana Could Have Been Saved Had She Been Rushed to Hospital

...h nine years experience in one of the US's biggest urban hospitals: "If they had got her to the operating room sooner, she would have had a far greater chance." Dr Stephen Ramee, a leading cardiologist at the Ochsner Health System centre in New Orleans, also concurs with the same: "We believe that you hav...

Climate Change Poses Maximum Threat to Public Life in Developing Countries

...y, the study said: "achieving health equity in the urban setting is only possible by action towards fairnes...tween countries." "Engaging the people themselves, urban communities and multiple sectors in the urban development process is a must," said Tord Kjellstrom, ...

Excessive Use of Cosmetics Leads to Adverse Effects on the Body

...be safe and harmless. "The cocktail effect is an urban myth. We do know how different chemicals react individually and can predict how they interact with each other and this is taken into account when the safety of products is assessed," a spokesman said....

Rural Work Ethic Curbs Elderly Heart Care

...ents are more likely to be hospitalized than their urban counterparts, and due to differences in prescribin...n. The researchers also recommend that rural and urban health care regions continue to find ways to improve rural access to specialist health professionals...

Make Up Unhealthy for Skin

...fe. A spokesman said: "The cocktail effect is an urban myth. We do know how different chemicals react individually and can predict how they interact with each other and this is taken into account when the safety of products is assessed."...

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