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US life expectancy about to decline, researchers say

...n," said Ludwig. "Cutbacks in funding for regular, mandatory PE classes and limited insurance reimbursement for obesity prevention and treatment are also contributory." The researchers predict that unless effective interventions are developed to reduce obesity, children today may live less healthy and shorter...

FSU scientist warns North Atlantic right whale facing extinction

...en efforts to minimize the risk of ship strikes -- mandatory ship location reporting, extensive aerial survey efforts and mariner education -- the scientists say that the initiatives don't lead to a reduction in ship strike mortalities without required changes in the operation of ships within right whale habit...

Scientists to mimic nature for newest cancer drugs

...en efforts to minimize the risk of ship strikes -- mandatory ship location reporting, extensive aerial survey efforts and mariner education -- the scientists say that the initiatives don't lead to a reduction in ship strike mortalities without required changes in the operation of ships within right whale habit...

North & South American researchers find architectural abnormalities in T. cruzi ribosome

...od transfusion. Screening blood for the disease is mandatory in many Latin American countries, where more blood is infected by the parasite than by HIV and hepatitis B and C, but not in the United States, where the disease is rare. For a few people, symptoms may begin within a few days or weeks. Most people m...

Bronx Zoo bears are new Samsonite gorillas

...parts of the Adirondack State Park recently became mandatory for campers, according to a new regulation enacted by the DEC. According to the regulation, which went into effect on August 24, campers in the High Peaks Wilderness Area must use the canisters from April 1--November 30. "The new regulation will help...

Retinal scans eyed for New Mexico show cattle

...g to New Mexico," Encinias said. When the idea of mandatory cattle identification was introduced several years... nation, he said. The announced USDA target for a mandatory animal identification program is January 2009, said Ron Parker, an animal ID specialist with NMSU Ex...

Russian 'surrogate' alcohols are a killer

... an increase in alcohol prices, a strengthening of mandatory treatment of alcoholism, and enforcement of measures against home production. Results were swift. From 1985 to 1987, life expectancy increased by 3.2 years for men, and 1.4 years for women, after two decades of a continuously slow decline." In 199...

Johns Hopkins flu expert calls for mandatory vaccination of health care workers

...pital epidemiologist and flu expert is calling for mandatory vaccination of all health care workers as the best... further debate on the subject of voluntary versus mandatory worker vaccination programs, is based on research showing that despite free and ready access to the ...

Federal testing for mad cow disease a failure, law review editor says

... its head-in-the-sand approach and begin "a mix of mandatory and voluntary testing to ensure the largest possible number of cattle are tested, while working to open foreign markets for American beef on the basis of the reliability of that testing," Berlowitz said. The law editor faulted the USDA's decision to...

Single molecular 'mark' seen as pivotal for genome compaction in spores and sperm

... just prior to compaction and that its presence is mandatory for successful compaction. Additionally, after first noting the molecule's activity during the production of yeast spores, the scientists saw the same activity during the creation of sperm in fruit flies and mice, suggesting that the mechanisms gover...

Radiation after surgery doubles survival time for some lung cancer patients

...s. In this study, radiation was not randomized nor mandatory but only recommended for patients whose disease had spread to the lymph nodes. 232 lung cancer patients received radiation after undergoing surgery to remove their tumor with or without chemotherapy. Researchers found that additional radiation aft...

Cancer that colonizes our bodies

...mselves. He remained at the university past his mandatory retirement in 1992, continuing research for another 10 years. It was during his "retirement" years that he discovered how DNA and their components, the nucleosides, can repair chromosomes damaged by radiation. This suggests there are many natural way...

New bird, bat species revealed by extensive DNA barcode studies

...mselves. He remained at the university past his mandatory retirement in 1992, continuing research for another 10 years. It was during his "retirement" years that he discovered how DNA and their components, the nucleosides, can repair chromosomes damaged by radiation. This suggests there are many natural way...

Scientists genetically engineer tomatoes with enhanced folate content

... in 1998, the Food and Drug Administration made it mandatory that many grain productssuch as rice, flour and cornmeal be enriched with a synthetic form of folate known as folic acid. Folate deficiencies remain a problem in many underdeveloped countries, however, where adding folic acid is impractical or sim...

Male circumcision overstated as prevention tool against AIDS

...m of testing and treatment for prostitutes must be mandatory and those that refuse treatment must be held liabl...y international aid organizations are against such mandatory treatment programs for prostitutes as they find them to be discriminatory, violate the individual’s ...

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