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Smoking rate has plummeted in New York City

....1%). These large declines followed a year-long ad campaign aimed at prompting more smokers to quit. The new r...ature deaths this quickly.” Ads from the 2006 campaign graphically depicted tobacco smoke’s effects on the brain, lungs and arteries, showing testimonials ...

Study shows continued success for new HPV vaccine against virus responsible for cervical cancer

...To that end Merck launched the national "One Less" campaign last year, which encourages females eligible for the vaccine to begin their vaccination series of three shots over six months and to continue seeing their doctor for regular checkups and screenings. ...

Syphilis rate on rise in US gay, bisexual men

...in 2003 perhaps because of a nationwide prevention campaign aimed at heterosexuals. Nevertheless, gay men have seen their rates rise significantly in this decade. "The entire nation was caught unawares," said study lead author James Heffelfinger, M.D., a medical epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease...

Public Library of Science to launch new, open access journal on neglected tropical diseases

...rter, who has helped to lead the successful global campaign to eradicate Guinea worm disease. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases will publish high-quality, rigorously peer-reviewed research on all scientific, medical, and public health aspects of neglected tropical diseases, including public policy studies. ...

Mass vaccination unnecessary in the event of a large bioterrorist US smallpox attack

...oversaw the World Health Organization's successful campaign to eradicate smallpox from the world in the late 1970s, served as a consultant to the committee, known as the Smallpox Modeling Working Group. The group was convened by the Secretary's Advisory Council on Public Health Preparedness, a branch of the U...

Renewed dolphin slaughter prompts new campaign

...and zoo and aquarium professionals has launched a campaign to end the practices through public awareness and ... Mammal Research Program. The "Act for Dolphins" campaign involves scientists and veterinarians from the New York Aquarium, Emory University, the School of Me...

US infant mortality rate fails to improve

...March of Dimes "I Want My Nine Months" educational campaign aims to inform women and their doctors what they can do?even before pregnancy ?to help give babies their full nine months of gestation. Women should avoid the dangers to the fetus of smoking, as maternal smoking is associated with higher infant mort...

Iraq's marshes show progress toward recovery

...ted in the 1980s and 1990s by the Hussein regime's campaign to ditch, dike, drain, and burn them. Unable to pursue their traditional means of livelihood--fishing, herding water buffalo, and hunting--tens of thousands of Marsh Arabs fled to southern Iran. US scientists undertook a first assessment of the sta...

Gene variation increases SIDS risk in African Americans

... to put babies to sleep lying on their backs. The campaign was based, in part, on the assumption that babies sleeping on their bellies had more spells of interrupted breathing or apnea. One of the immediate consequences of apnea is a slight increase in acid levels inside oxygen-hungry muscle cells. When th...

Exotic crab poised for widespread UK invasion

... Low cost options could include a public awareness campaign where anglers and other users of rivers and the coastline are encouraged to report sightings of crabs. Measures which are currently used to monitor fish in our rivers, such as the electrical fish counters, could also be adapted to include monitoring...

Sahara's edge studied from ground, air and space to improve water management

...ar focus on Africa. From November 7, a week-long campaign in southern Tunisia known as the AquiferEx Airborne, Optical and Radar Campaign was overseen by ESA's dedicated Campaign Unit. AquiferEx involved gathering a baseline dataset to support Aquifer product definition for two test areas of southern Tunisi...

Russian 'surrogate' alcohols are a killer

...y. "For example, Mikhail Gorbachev's anti-alcohol campaign that was launched in May 1985; it included heavy reductions in alcohol production and sales, an increase in alcohol prices, a strengthening of mandatory treatment of alcoholism, and enforcement of measures against home production. Results were swift...

Reducing antibiotic use lowers rates of drug-resistant bacteria

...s receiving both interventions with an information campaign about antibiotic resistance and appropriate antibiotic use. A control group of children and their doctors received no specific information about antibiotic use. The study was conducted from January through May of 2000. By the end of the study, antib...

The Antarctic Ocean floor

...o set sail for the second time on an oceanographic campaign to study this biodiversity of the seas and the oce...t human presence has been scarce. On this present campaign the scientists will trawl the ocean floor at up to 2000 metres depth, using both Agassiz-trawl fitte...

Number Of Babies Born Prematurely Nears Historic Half Million Mark In U.S.

...indness." The March of Dimes began its multi-year campaign to address the growing rate of premature birth in 2003. The campaign educates women on the signs and symptoms of premature birth, and supports more research into the cau...

South Africa still debating how to tackle HIV/AIDS when 5 million are infected

...venment and said she thought there was "deliberate campaign against evidence-based medicine." Hassan said that ARVs are saving people's lives. She says unambiguous messages must come from the highest level, the minister of health, as communities are confused and in particular poor communities. Mark Nelson, ...

OHSU research shows vitamin C counteracts some negative impacts of smoking on unborn babies

...ysicians and despite a tremendous public awareness campaign aimed at preventing smoking during pregnancy. While this research finding may assist the babies of these mothers, it does not make smoking during pregnancy more acceptable. It would only become a last resort treatment when an expectant mother is unwi...

New Vaccine To Be Used For First Time In Polio Outbreak Response

...mOPV1 is expected during a nationwide immunization campaign in the second half of May. Yemen had already conducted a mass campaign on 11-14 April, as the country was considered to be at high-risk of polio re-infection from nearby S...

UN pours polio vaccine into Yemen amid outbreak

As Yemen geared up for an end-of-month nationwide campaign to immunize all children under 5 against a fast-moving paralytic poliovirus outbreak, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said it was shipping in 6 million doses of polio vaccine. In addition, 10 experts from the World Health Organization (W...

Leprosy genome tells story of human migrations, French researchers report in Science

...Europe by Greek soldiers returning from the Indian campaign of Alexander the Great, according to Cole. More research will be necessary to confirm this, but the new findings indicate that the disease actually originated in East Africa or perhaps the Near East, then migrated eastward and westward. Europeans an...

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