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Millions of children denied drug that costs less than $3 a year

... choice in resource restricted countries, but this policy has been questioned because of concerns about adverse behavioural effects, particularly in children. Yet a study of children in Bangladesh also published in this week’s BMJ, found no significant difference in behavioural problems between phenobarb...

Researchers examine carbon capture and storage to combat global warming

...el the playing field and help make it viable. A policy framework, therefore, is essential for making carbon capture and storage economical, the Stanford researchers said. ''We need thousands of projects,'' Benson said. ''That's the kind of thing that will only happen if there are global policies to ad...

Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan

...particularly wildlife,” said Brian D’Silva, senior policy adviser, USAID/Sudan. Other species population estimates included 250,000 Mongalla gazelle, 160,000 tiang, 13,000 reedbuck, 8,900 buffalo and 2,800 ostrich. Also observed were lion, leopard, eland, Grant’s gazelle, roan antelope, lesser kudu, harte...

Male circumcision overstated as prevention tool against AIDS

... a number of important findings that should impact policy decisions in the future. First, male circumcision,...ers and to their wives. The study has important policy implications. Several international AIDS organizations have begun to provide funding for male circum...

AAAS decries latest stem cell veto

... after in vitro fertility treatments. Current U.S. policy limits such funding to fewer than 20 stem cell lin...en created when the president first announced U.S. policy in 2001. "Our concern is that this action has the potential to delay development of important new...

Ecology in an era of globalization

...ojections, long-range conservation strategies, and policy interventions. In "The future of production sys..."Ecological impacts of wildlife conservation units policy in Mexico," "Timber production in selectively logged tropical forests in South America," "Assessing ...

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

...modeling techniques to predict that current health policy ?based on voluntary vaccinations ?is not adequate to control severe flu epidemics and pandemics unless vaccination programs offer incentives to individuals. According to the researchers, the severity of such a health crisis could be reduced if pro...

Legal ruling may put endangered species in danger

...ryan Norton, professor of environmental ethics and policy at Georgia Institute of Technology. "The Solicitor's ruling presents ecological, philosophical and logical problems," explained Nelson, "The ESA is an act that codifies an ethic which asserts that species possess intrinsic value. This recent rul...

Better health twice as likely for nonsmokers who live and work with smoking restrictions

...atus than workplace smoking restrictions. "As the policy environment continues to move toward comprehensive protection at the workplace, the household increasingly will become the main and perhaps the only significant source of exposure among nonsmoking adults as it is among children," observes Donna Shell...

Paper challenges 1491 Amazonian population theories

...ers in Ecology and the Environment, have important policy implications. That's because the hypothesis of ... Before Columbus ?and could influence conservation policy in the Americas. That millions of people once populated the Americas, and that in Amazonia, at least...

New report: Explosive growth changes salmon industry

...for this report to now be used by the industry and policy makers to protect wild salmon resources and the fishery that so many people depend on." ...

Vitamins: Science doesn't always match policy

...arch needed to translate scientific knowledge into policy will require a robust interaction between the public and private sectors in a regulatory framework that supports and rewards investment in good science." ...

Study calculates patient time costs associated with cancer care

...attle, in an accompanying editorial. "We hope that policy makers recognize the substantial economic burden of cancer in the United States and that this cost derives from many sources ?." The editorial writers also note that these calculations do not address the emotional cost cancer patients and their fa...

Woman's Day and For Womens of Science

... possibly in fish populations as well. "The policy implications of these findings are clear," said James Wiener, a Wisconsin Distinguished Professor at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse who served as technical chair for last summer's conference. "The declaration and detailed analyses presented in...

Mercury contamination of fish warrants worldwide public warning

... possibly in fish populations as well. "The policy implications of these findings are clear," said James Wiener, a Wisconsin Distinguished Professor at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse who served as technical chair for last summer's conference. "The declaration and detailed analyses presented in...

NT researchers discover breakthrough in malaria treatment

...l communities." he added. A concern with such a policy is that the resistance will emerge quickly to the long acting drug. However the team believes that by combining the two drugs will help to prevent this from happening. ...

ConocoPhillips establishes $22.5M biofuels research program at Iowa State

...of biomass and the impacts of biofuels on economic policy and rural sociology. According to Brown, the details of specific projects have yet to be determined. He estimates the research program will involve 10 faculty members plus graduate students in the first year with additional researchers added in su...

Are we killing the world's oceans?

...is open to the public, will address scientific and policy issues of critical importance to the future of Ear...of national concern can be critically examined and policy approaches explored. Experts from Canada, Chile, Germany, Scotland and the US will speak on such ...

ESA launches new project to protect biodiversity

...er we are making progress and which management and policy measures are most effective and thereby support decision-making," the UNCBD Secretariat Robert Höft said. DIVERSITY project services and products are being developed to relate to the different areas where Earth observation (EO) technology may con...

How badger culling creates conditions for spread of bovine TB

...he results also have major implications for future policy to control bovine TB in the UK. According to the authors: "Past badger culling policies have been accompanied by an inexorable rise in the incidence of TB in cattle. Indeed, it has become apparent that the various strategies may actually have been a ...

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