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Fright could be more harmful

The fear of biological weapons such as anthrax may be more likely to create illness than the weapons themselves, say experts. Long-term social or psychological damage could be the result of panic cause...

Smallpox as Biological Weapons?

As biological weapons go, anthrax is nowhere as terrifying as several others, says Jim Matthews, an associate professor of pharmacy at Northeastern University. Smallpox would be a lot worse. The government now has about 15 million doses of smallpox vaccine on hand. Experi...

Biotechnology on the lead

.... "I think there's reason to think that biological weapons are going to be increasingly attractive," she said. "I think that they're definitely cheaper, probably easier to get hold of, they're easier to conceal, there is information about them available on the internet and through other sources, and they are...

Effective And Economical Agent For Anthrax

As anthrax and other biological weapons continue to be worrisome threats, common pest control agent called methyl bromide is more effective and cheaper// than current treatments in eradicating deadly bacterial spores from buildings. Tests indicate that the methylbromide - used for more tha...

Machines take over the battle against hospital bugs

...t. James's University Hospital, has made these new weapons a viable option to fight hospital acquired infection....

Occupational Exposure To Radiation Causes Chromosome Aberrations

...ions where carried out by the same author at Mayak weapons complex in Russia. In plutonium exposed workers the chromosome aberrations occurred at a frequency of 3 percent compared to 0.2 percent in population who were not exposed or moderately exposed to plutonium. No chromosome aberrations occurred in wor...

Novel Strategy To Combat Alzheimer’s Disease

... stimulated the search for more efficient combined weapons to combat AD. Drug discovery paradigm is now shifting from one-drug–one-target strategy to one-drug-multiple-targets strategy. The diverse targets can be hit not only by multiple components but also by one compound or even by a single pharmacophore. ...

Domestic Violence: The Silent Killer of Women Worldwide

...e or burn on purpose, using of gun, knife or other weapons to threaten the female partner as forms of physical abuse. Sexual violence was defined by the following three behaviors: being physically forced to have a sexual intercourse against will, having sexual intercourse prompted by fear of response by the ...

CMHA Calls For Better Trained Police For Dealing With The Mentally Ill

...as Eve. There are calls for the use of less lethal weapons than Tasers which delivers an electrical shock to stun the suspect. There have been over 100 deaths as a result of the use of the weapon, according to Amnesty International. Research into the subject has also revealed that the deaths are not entirely...

What Will Primary Care Look Like In England by 2015?

...of a system based on social values. Expenditure on weapons get diverted to the NHS by 2015, coordination and cooperation supersede market forces, and patients are dealt with quickly and appropriately. For Hamish Meldrum, Chairman of the BMA's General Practitioners Committee, the future finds general practi...

Sunflowers Could Hold the Key to New Class of AIDS Drugs

...hese substances to expand our arsenal of effective weapons against the disease. It remains to be seen, however, whether they will prove to be as effective in clinical practice as they seem to be at present." The University of Bonn researchers have teamed up with Jülich Research Centre to see if they can manu...

Saving Infants From The Clutches Of Terror

...d quickly to infants in distress from any chemical weapons attacks initiated by terrorists. The Chicago Department of Public Health and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has recommended that Rush train all health care workers located within the Chicago area. Rush has already been reco...

Bush Urged To Press India To Eliminate Medical Tariffs

... steps are necessary to curb the spread of nuclear weapons and bio-terrorism, the threat of deadly epidemics deserves special measures," they said. --Edited IANS...

Botulism Scare in Thailand Shakes US

...t Suntharacharn said that U.S. military biological weapons experts and the World Health Organization disease specialists have flown into Nan to bring the situation under control. Since March 4, 143 villagers in Nan's Ban Luang district have been diagnosed as suffering from botulism, a disease caused by to...

Bamboo Shoots Causes Botulism Outbreak

...ast, as it one off the main ingredients for making weapons of mass destructions. The weapons are considered categorized ‘A’ for their power to disseminate, cause high mortality rate, and public...

Supercomputers To Assist In Thwarting Bird Flu Epidemic In Future

...cale simulation platform developed for the nuclear weapons program. It runs on the Los Alamos supercomputer known as Pink, a 1,024-node (2,048 processor) LinuxBIOS/BProc “Science Appliance” running Clustermatic 3, the largest single-system image Linux cluster in the world. Pink's nodes have dual 2.4 GHz Inte...

Killer protein for anthrax bacteria discovered

The term biological weapons is not isolated it has been categorized in A,B and C. A biological agents being the scariest, easy to spread, kill effectively and call for special actions by the pubic health system. // E.g. anthrax. But there is hope by Vince Fischetti’s laboratory...

Death Pumps Up Aggressive Thoughts

...tions ranging from the use of nuclear and chemical weapons to pre-emptive strikes against countries that may pose a threat to the United States. Support for extreme measures increased when thoughts of either death or 9/11 in case of Americans were introduced prior to the survey. The scientific findings de...

Three-Dimensional Image Of AIDS Virus – BY FSU Researcher

...t essential knowledge should help us design better weapons to fight the virus.’ FSU Arts and Sciences Dean Joseph Travis has declared the work ‘a beautiful example of what happens when strong, sound basic science is applied to a very difficult problem.’ The National Institutes of Health funded the two-...

Loved Ones Could Be Helped To Talk On Prostate Cancer

...Cancer Foundation, Leslie D. Michelson said secret weapons for men in the family are daughters, wives and partners whom can realize their role in assisting to express them to doctors about the condition, prostrate cancer. More than 27,000 men were dying every year by prostrate cancer, thus approximately 1...

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