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Rising skin cancer rates are more likely to affect wealthy people, says 12-year review

...amples processed by pathology laboratories. The figures also showed that the three most common skin cancers - basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma - accounted for 27 per cent of all male cancers and 26 per cent of all female cancers. “These findings show that many patie...

Study shows dramatic increase in Caesarean sections

... caesarean section, than women in 1984-88. "The figures show that what we call elective or planned caesareans have risen from 6 per cent to 13 per cent over the 20 year period and during the same time, there has been a 70 per cent increase in the number of emergency caesareans," Ms O'Leary said. "From ...

Action video games sharpen vision 20 percent

...resolution of their vision, meaning they could see figures like those on an eye chart more clearly, even when other symbols crowded in." Bavelier and graduate student Shawn Green tested college students who had played few, if any, video games in the last year. "That alone was pretty tough," says Green. "Ne...

20-year study shows significant rise in childhood obesity, especially among girls

...Paediactrica. Swedish researchers who studied BMI figures for more than a thousand children over two decades discovered that obesity levels had risen significantly among younger children, but that levels were much more constant among teenagers included in the research. They also found that young girls we...

Napoleon's mysterious death unmasked, UT Southwestern researcher says

...the way disease affects the behavior of historical figures and, in turn, the course of history. In Napoleon's case, they were intrigued by a popular notion that Napoleon could have altered the balance of European power had he escaped his exile. An autopsy at the time cited stomach cancer as the cause of d...

Reminding doctors which antibiotics to prescribe cuts C. difficile infection rates

...eduction in CDI", explains Dr Stone. "National figures for CD and associated diseases showed the Royal Free to have the lowest rates of any teaching hospital. This success is largely being attributed to the antibiotic policies described in the paper", he adds. The authors think their study could be a ...

Triple threat: World fin trade may harvest up to 73 million sharks per year

...l model and data from Hong Kong traders. When the figures were converted to shark weight, the total is three to four times higher than shark catch figures reported to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). "Without any real data, ...

Ebola-outbreak kills 5000 gorillas

...used by Ebola over the last twelve years. Accurate figures on exactly how many apes have died are not yet available. But given the large amount of prime habitat affected, these Ebola outbreaks may have killed as much as 25% of the world gorilla population. Particularly troubling has been the concentration of...

Living laboratory found on shoreline statues

...lonisation. The installation of the cast iron figures - each a replica of the artist's own body, and ide... a perfect anchor point but sheltered parts of the figures such as the inner thigh protect them from extreme harsh conditions. "This particular breed is a c...

Increase in carbon dioxide emissions accelerating

...dioxide concentration at 450 ppm." Dr Raupach's figures show that while China demonstrates the highest current growth rate in emissions, its emissions per person are still below the global average and its accumulated contribution since the start of the industrial revolution around 1800 is only five per ce...

Researchers unveil strategy for creating actively-programmed anti-cancer molecules

...mains a critically important goal. The most recent figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that more than 200,000 U.S. women are diagnosed with new cases of invasive breast cancer each year and that more than 40,000 of these women will die of the disease-usually the end result of...

Impressive new Impact Factors for BioMed Central's open-access journals

...Factors for many other journals for which official figures not yet available. Using the same methods as Thomson Scientific, BioMed Central has found that these unofficial Impact Factors show show similarly high citation rates. BioMed Central continues discussions with Thomson Scientific, proposing additional...

Virus has 'catastrophic' affect on red squirrels, research shows

...irrelpox virus outbreaks. The team compared these figures with similar records from red squirrel strongholds in Scotland and Italy that have not been affected by the virus. The team looked at how far red squirrels had retreated on a landscape scale, and found the annual distance was 76 square kilometres i...

Better beetle sought for salt cedar control

...he said. "We're doing more extensive work on those figures in ourlab at Bushland. We want to determine how many eggs they lay, the lifecycle times and how many batches of eggs they lay in a lifetime." Damage is what the researchers want to start seeing, Carney said. ThePosidi beetles at Lake Meredith defoli...

MRSA use amoeba to spread, new research shows

...re effective in all scenarios." Recently released figures show that infections caused by MRSA rose 5 per cent between 2003 and 2004, and mortality rates increased 15-fold between 1993 and 2002. ...

Birth defects: 8 million annually worldwide

...ts due to genetic or partly genetic causes. Exact figures for birth defects due to post-conception damage fr...s were not generated for this report. "If these figures were available, one might expect the total to be higher, and we do expect them to increase as added ...

'Creationism is not science' ?making the case for Darwin at UCL

...ch an anomaly -- one generally does not get public figures who wear their religion on their sleeves like he does." The lecture series, organised by the Grant Museum of Zoology at UCL, has a tradition of addressing topical scientific issues. The museum was renamed nine years ago in honour of its founder Robe...

Older female fish prefer imperfect male mates, study finds

...th a choice. Scientists suggested that symmetrical figures have more redundant information, which makes for a more powerful, easy-to-remember stimulus. Females also may be likely to choose symmetrical males because they are better able to deal with environmental stresses and could pass on that resilience to ...

Rutgers researchers scientifically link dancing ability to mate quality

...ntists describe how they created computer-animated figures that duplicated the movements of 183 Jamaican teen...the dancing ability of these animated figures. The figures were gender-neutral, faceless and the same size ?all to keep evaluators from boosting or dropping da...

Amphetamines reverse Parkinson's disease symptoms in mice

...titute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. These figures are expected to rise as the average age of the population increases. Symptoms of the disease include tremors, slow movement or an inability to move, rigid limbs and a shuffling gait. Progression of the disease also leads to severe impairment in cogni...

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