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US control strategies may make flu epidemics worse, UCLA study shows

...cials say it is not a question of if such a health crisis will come but when. Are we prepared? In a word, sa... to the researchers, the severity of such a health crisis could be reduced if programs were to provide several years of free vaccinations to individuals who p...

Map predicting spread of avian flu

...r analyses of epidemic control options both during crisis and in peacetime" says Boender. ...

Stem cell transplants explored at Stanford as a possible treatment for hearing loss

...he session is titled "Hearing health: The looming crisis and what can be done about it." James Battey, MD, director of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, lauded Heller as "one of the leading auditory neuroscientists" and points to his stem cell regeneration research...

Seagrass ecosystems at a 'global crisis'

.... "Elevating public awareness about this impending crisis is critical to averting it." "This report is a call to the world’s coastal managers that we need to do more to protect seagrass habitat," said co-author Dr. Tim Carruthers of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. "Seagrasses...

New HIV statistics indicate increasing toll of AIDS on African American community

... implement a new blueprint to address the HIV/AIDS crisis in the African-American community. The plan is ou...cans." "It is a national tragedy that the AIDS crisis has continued unabated in the African-American community for so many years," said Beny Primm, M.D., ...

Race to halt global amphibian crisis boosted by rediscovery of endangered Colombian frogs

...ident and an active herpetologist. "The extinction crisis is wiping out so many important environmental indicator species, such as Atelopus frogs, before our very eyes, so this is a real boost for conservation efforts." The Alliance for Zero Extinction ( www.zeroextinction.org ) issued a report in Decembe...

Major initiative proposed to address amphibian crisis

... amphibian declines and extinctions, an ecological crisis of growing proportion that is continuing to get worse. In a policy statement to be published Friday in the journal Science, the scientists say that 32 percent of all amphibian species are threatened and at least nine ?perhaps as high as 122 ?have bec...

Colombian frog believed extinct found alive

... on mosquitoes carrying the disease. An extinction crisis among amphibians indicates drastic environmental changes caused by human impact such as deforestation and global warming. ...

Pennsylvania researchers find liver transplants provide metabolic cure for rare genetic disease

...on of amino acids in the blood can cause metabolic crisis at any age, which can lead to brain swelling, stro...his diet, patients were still at risk of metabolic crisis from something as simple as a common cold, which can disrupt the body's metabolism and cause rapid n...

Morning grogginess more debilitating than sleep deprivation, according to CU-Boulder study

...ionals who are often called on to tend patients in crisis on a moment's notice, often at odd hours, Wright said. Medical residents, for example, who may work 80 hours or more per week and who "catnap" at times, could be prone to make simple math mistakes when calculating dosages of medicine during bouts of...

Extinctions linked to climate change

...rom climate change. The Central and South American crisis is "an amphibian alarm call," he said, but also is a harbinger of much greater biological disruption. What had been seen as an enigma is now understood as a complex relationship between global warming and major extinction of species. "This new stud...

Hooked on fishing, and we're heading for the bottom, says scientist

...ity of British Columbia. Dr. Daniel Pauly says the crisis in the world's fisheries is less about scientific proof than about attitude and political will. And, he says, the world's fish need a dynamic, high-profile political champion like a Bono or Mandela to give finned creatures the public profile of cut...

Study shows AIDS drugs cost-effective, care underfunded

...ce, said Dr. Saag, "We are approaching a potential crisis in the availability of physicians to provide care for patients? Many private-practice HIV clinics are closing. Most academic institutions within the United States, including ours, are absorbing the cost of care for HIV patients" ?a burden that can ra...

Pretreating rogue cancer cells with aspirin cripples their resistance to targeted therapy

...ats and rats. This study shows that the extinction crisis has now expanded to become a full-blown assault on Earth's major land masses, with the majority of at-risk sites and species now found on continental mountains and in lowland areas. Also published today are a site map and a report that details the a...

New study pinpoints epicenters of Earth's imminent extinctions

...ats and rats. This study shows that the extinction crisis has now expanded to become a full-blown assault on Earth's major land masses, with the majority of at-risk sites and species now found on continental mountains and in lowland areas. Also published today are a site map and a report that details the a...

Researcher says flu responders can learn from 1918 epidemic

...ommunities were woefully unprepared for the health crisis they faced," said Higgins, who is focusing his research efforts on the ability of Pennsylvania cities to respond. "Those cities that passed muster, relatively speaking, had been building a strong medical infrastructure for decades, and had sound publ...

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

... from these latest statistics that the prematurity crisis in this country continues to intensify, and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina will only make it worse, " said Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of the March of Dimes. "Babies are dying and those who survive are too often left with devastating consequ...

Leptin-signaling Protein Maintains Normal Body Weight And Energy Balance In Mice

...eria Aug. 22-25 amid warnings of a fish production crisis in Africa ?the only world region where per capita fish supplies are dropping. Analyses prepared for the Summit by the WorldFish Center, a global development and science organization, warn exploitation of natural fish stocks is leveling off as the po...

Crisis in African fish supplies looms, experts warn Africa leaders

...eria Aug. 22-25 amid warnings of a fish production crisis in Africa ?the only world region where per capita fish supplies are dropping. Analyses prepared for the Summit by the WorldFish Center, a global development and science organization, warn exploitation of natural fish stocks is leveling off as the po...

Scientists to mimic nature for newest cancer drugs

... of interim emergency rules to address the current crisis and emphasize the need for renewed support now from the U.S. Congress and research community as well as the fishing industry. ...

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