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FDA sees nanotech challenges in every product category it regulates

...ations. Without moving quickly and building on the recommendations in the Task Force report, FDA will not be able to ...ally lead to different safety issues. The report’s recommendations that FDA provide clear nanotechnology-associated guidance for manufacturers in all areas of agency r...

Releasing fish for the future

...icantly improved through changed practices. Key recommendations from an initial two-year project are that fishers should Cut the line on fish that swallow hooks Remove hooks caught in the fish’s mouth Minimise air exposure Use landing nets without knotted mesh Maintain water quality in on-boat ho...

New study reports hotel guests at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning

...hat industry. The AH&LA study made no specific recommendations regarding prevention of CO poisoning to guests, and concluded, ‘AH&LA will continue to monitor industry-related carbon monoxide issues.’ Until CO alarms are installed in hotels, motels, and resorts, guests should consider carrying a CO alarm when...

Sun exposure early in life linked to specific skin cancer gene mutation

...dy. This finding is expected to strengthen current recommendations to protect children from sun exposure in order to prevent melanoma, Thomas said. The study, published in the May 2007 edition of the journal Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, presents some of the first data to link early life sunligh...

Novel system developed to turn data into real-time, interactive 3-D images

... tools physicians use to diagnose disease and make recommendations for effective treatment. New, innovative data display technology developed at Kent State University will provide doctors with a dramatically improved ability to evaluate medical images that are commonly used. This patent-pending technology allows ...

In Iran, cheetahs collared for the first time

... they provide will enable us to make very specific recommendations for conserving cheetahs for future generations. We are delighted that this international collaboration is producing such important outcomes." ...

Improved predictions of warming-induced extinctions sought

... that can lead to biases. The authors make eight recommendations for improving forecasts of extinction rates under global warming. The recommendations cover a wide range, from clarifying the definition of biodiversity to improving existing models and ...

Transfusion expert urges wider use of filtered blood

...om blood is called leukoreduction. But despite the recommendations of two national advisory committees in 10 years that voted in favor of all patients in the United States receiving leukoreduced blood, ("universal leukoreduction"), the practice is still not wholly supported in the medical community, nor recommended ...

New report: Explosive growth changes salmon industry

...ain a competitive product? One of the report's recommendations is that Alaskan salmon producers expand the use of labeling provided by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) which conveys to consumers that wild salmon come from sustainable fisheries. "Labeling helps consumers make informed choices," said Dr. Ca...

Vitamins: Science doesn't always match policy

...m has not translated into beneficial, standardized recommendations for public health, says Irwin Rosenberg, MD, University Professor, and director of the Nutrition and Neurocognition Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research on Aging (USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University. Based on his presentation at the...

Sleep disturbances affect classroom performance

... added Pagel. Teens are advised to follow these recommendations to getting a good night’s sleep, which will help lead to better school performance: Get a full night’s sleep on a regular basis. Do not stay up all hours of the night to "cram" for an exam, do homework, etc. If extracurricular activities at...

How to manage forests in hurricane impact zones

...each would react to hurricane wind speeds, to make recommendations for different situations. "Our simple simulation of stem breakage potential suggests that stand spacing and tree height can be manipulated to reduce risk, and provides a start for managing forests for hurricane risk," says Stanturf. "Additional r...

FDA causes unnecessary scare about common painkillers

...dence. With Celebrex, the FDA didn't follow the recommendations of its Advisory Committee to substantially restrict the drug's use. Instead, it required only a "vaguely worded" black box warning, said Furberg. European countries require clear warnings for patients at high risk of heart attacks and have said COX-2...

Adding radiation decreases breast cancer recurrence

...ving surgery, than younger women. Making treatment recommendations for older patients, who may have more comorbidities than younger patients, is complicated by under-representation of older women in clinical trials and prognostic studies. Led by Ann M. Geiger, M.P.H., Ph.D., of Wake Forest University School of M...

Genomics throws species definition in question for microbes

...he term "species." It ends with a set of specific recommendations including, but not limited to: The establishment of a subcommittee within the International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes to consider a paradigm shift in the species definition. The need for more thorough study of the mechanisms ...

Vitamin D deficiency widespread during pregnancy

... study shows that current vitamin D dietary intake recommendations are not enough to meet the demands of pregnancy," Dr. Bodnar said. "Improving vitamin D status has tremendous capacity to benefit public health." ...

HIV-1 kills immune cells in the gut that may never bounce back

...s earlier and perhaps more frequently than current recommendations allow. In the laboratory, these findings should give researchers another angle with which to approach HIV vaccines. "What good is a vaccine going to be if you get immune responses in peripheral blood but there's nothing in tissue"" Markowitz says...

SARS: No evidence that any of the treatments worked

...h should be applied in any future outbreaks. Their recommendations mean that researchers should be better prepared to learn from potential future outbreaks. Citation: Stockman LJ, Bellamy R, Garner P (2006) SARS: Systematic review of treatment effects. PLoS Med 3(9): e343. PLEASE ADD THE LINK TO THE PUBLISHED ARTI...

Replacing insulin is top-ranked breakthrough foreseen for health in developing world

...' capacity in regenerative medicine, and Offers recommendations for developed and developing countries alike. An international panel of experts was involved in the study to identify the 10 most promising applications of regenerative medicine for improving health in developing countries. 35 of 44 experts in the...

Poor athletic performance linked to vitamin deficiency

...ir long-term health." Current national B-vitamin recommendations for active individuals may be inadequate, and athletes who follow the recommended daily allowances set by the U.S. government may be receiving lower amounts of nutrients than there bodies need, said Manore. Athletes who restrict calories or limit foo...

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