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Flu Outbreak Among Children Feared in Western Australia

...aid. A Gold Coast Hospital spokeswoman admitted winter was a difficult time for hospitals. "It's is a busy time for hospitals Australia wide," she said. "There are a range of processes in place for each public hospital to manage the seasonal increase in the number of patients." The WA Health Depart...

Harmison Ruled Out Off Test Series Due to Hernia

... Harmison retired from one-day internationals last winter so his next action with England is likely to be the December Test series in Sri Lanka.Harmison's misfortune means Leicestershire paceman Broad looks closer than ever to making his Test debut at the age of 21. Broad's extra pace and bounce would off...

Queensland Hospitals Reeling Under Norovirus Attack

...virus."Norovirus is common in the community during winter months," Allworth said."This virus is being spread around in the general community at the moment, so it is not unique to the RBWH."We have additional measures in place, such as restricting admissions to affected areas and reducing unnecessary access ...

Beijing Legislator Calls on Government to Regulate Sexually Suggestive TV Ads

...estive commercials, at least during the summer and winter holiday periods. Shang Xiyun is said to have been convinced about this after hearing her eight-year-old daughter declare that she would never eat cakes because boys don't like fat girls after watching a TV ad for underwear featuring a half-naked sl...

Free Your Necktie and Stop Global Warming

... Biz campaign, involving wearing warmer clothes in winter to save on heating costs, never gained popularity, but Cool Biz was a hit. Japan claimed that loosening of men's ties had kept 460,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere....

Europe's Last Dancing Bears Sheltered After Years of Abuse

...Svetla and Mima will probably also get their first winter sleep after a couple of years in the park. But they will never be able to live outside this artificial habitat as their natural instincts have long been suppressed by captivity....

Soon, a Vaccine That Could Keep All Types of Flu Away for Lifetime

...nts and it is also expected to fight anything from winter flu to bird flu . Compared to traditional jabs, the new FLU-v vaccine is easier to make and can also be stocked for a global epidemic. "We expect one course of injections - probably of two a week apart - to give life-long immunity," the Daily Mail q...

Norwegians Take in the Sun in Spain on Doctors' Orders

... centre has a heated pool to allow for swimming in winter and is fully wheelchair accessible. Every week excursions to neighbouring towns are organized and on Saturdays a party with a surprise theme is held. Guests especially appreciate the afternoons at the beach where they can go swimming, said Thorva...

Brits Experiencing Moth Trouble With Their Cashmeres

...em which appears to have been caused by the warmer winter and greater use of central heating. Cashmere has become particularly popular recently and moths love it," a company spokesman said. However, environmentalists such as Sir David Attenborough say moths are under threat and 53 species have been listed...

Woman Army Officer Commits Suicide in Jammu and Kashmir

...army quarters at Kunjwani on the outskirts of this winter capital Saturday evening. Chetanya Razdan had gone shopping in a nearby market area and found the door locked from inside when he returned. 'I peeped from the window and saw Megha hanging,' he told police officials. Police have found a suicide ...

Human Induced Global Warming Drying Up Arctic Ponds

...ponds, which lie atop bedrock, freeze solid in the winter and then melt for a few months each summer, becoming hot spots of activity in the forbidding Arctic terrain. Varying in size, with some reaching three feet (a meter) deep and around several hundred feet across, the ponds brim with moss, algae, fairy ...

Portable Splint When Injured Far Away from Medical Help

...ent further trauma from occurring." Brewer said winter sports were growing in popularity - and were a good way of encouraging exercise for the whole family. "Any medical advances such as this splint which can make the sport safer has to be welcomed." The splint was devised as part of an internation...

New Survey List Out Cities That Take Sun Protection Seriously

...tes vacationing in warm, tropical areas during the winter months is a significant risk factor for developing future skin cancers." Dr. Baker also noted 80 percent of the suns UV rays can pass through light clouds, mist, and fog and that snow can reflect more than 80 percent of the suns damaging ultravio...

Red Cross renders emergency relief efficiently

...ilway and other accidents and events. Be it the winter in Kashmir, the earthquake in Gujarat, the cyclone in Orissa or the Tsunami in Tamil Nadu, the volunteers of Red Cross have braved them all. The impact of disasters are high. It leaves people traumatised by the death of bread winners, children a...

Faulty Hormone Tests Compromised Healthcare Of Breast Cancer Patients

... Eastern Health was aware of the error rate in the winter of 2006, but the public was never told about it until a Canadian news channel reported it from the court record earlier this week. This sparked public outrage and at times emotional debate in the house of assembly, with Premier Danny Williams pro...

Vitamin D Reduces Cancer Risk

...l cannot get their vitamin D naturally during the winter months because of the suns angle. Experts generally agree that the RDA** for vitamin D needs to be increased substantially, however there is debate about the amount. Supplements are available in two forms vitamin D2 and vitamin D3. Creighton resea...

Lack of Sun Does Not Explain Low Vitamin D in Elderly Who are Overweight

...here the study was conducted, sun rays are weak in winter compared with summer months. The researchers measured participants percent body fat using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA), a precise method for determining body composition. Individuals were grouped into quartiles of percent body fat: less tha...

Humans Aren't the Only Ones With Obesity Problems

...available. In nature, horses would eat less in the winter and lose the weight by spring. Under human care, horses are fed generously year round and never lose the extra weight. "Horses need to be exercised daily in meaningful ways," said Johnson. "When exercising horses, owners should push their horses f...

Climate Change Threatens Sundarbans and World Heritage Sites

...y, the sea level rise and lower freshwater flow in winter will also result in increased salinity in the area, threatening the conservation of the Sundarbans mangroves. Spread over 10,000 sq km, the Sundarbans, the largest of such forests in the world, lie within the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Me...

India's Water Availability Will Decline by 2050

...an R.K. Pachauri. "The projected decrease in the winter precipitation over Indian subcontinent would reduc...t Asia. "For example, 0.5 degree Celsius rise in winter temperature would reduce wheat yield by 0.45 tonnes per hectares in India," Pachauri said adding tha...

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