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Threats to wild tigers growing

...on of the species will need planning that involves religious and civic leaders as well as national and local governments. International cooperation among nations that harbor the animal will also be essential. Dinerstein and his coauthors conclude by recommending that these countries appoint "tiger ambassadors"...

Male circumcision overstated as prevention tool against AIDS

...hern Africa on a per capita basis. It appears that religious families in the north, specifically concerned fathers and brothers, do a much better job protecting their daughters from predatory males than do those in the south. A history of polygamy in these Muslim communities does not appear to contribute to hi...

'Virtual autopsy' helps identify drowning as cause of death

...re autopsy may not be feasible or is prohibited by religious beliefs. However, in most cases, MDCT would best be employed as an adjunct to routine autopsy. Dr. Levy and colleagues performed total-body MDCT exams on 28 consecutive male drowning victims and a control group of 12 men who were victims of sudden...

Good behavior, religiousness may be genetic

... not purely a product of environment, specifically religious environment. After studying the behavior of adult ...o study author Laura Koenig, the popular idea that religious individuals are more social and giving because of the behavioral mandates set for them is incorrect....

Fighting to keep Darwin in the classroom

...ean audiences as well, where some conservative and religious leaders have grasped the political power of the tricky ideas of 'intelligent design.' For such a project, education is the main pathway." ...

Did 'ABCs' cause Uganda's fall in HIV rates?

... condom promotion, a focus that pits political and religious conservatives against their liberal counterparts. Nevertheless, the ABC approach is sometimes credited as being responsible for Uganda's dramatic decline in HIV rates. A provocative debate in PLoS Medicine considers the two sides to the question of...

Polynesia explorers created worldwide web of scientific knowledge

...turalists" and "supplemented them with ethical and religious canons." In sum, they toppled old systems of belief, Liebersohn said, "while working to install colonial rule and capitalist commerce. From the beginning they were controversial." By the early 19th century the world of the travelers ?"steadily accu...

Intimate kissing quadruples risk of meningitis in teenagers

...er risk of disease, whereas recent attendance at a religious event and meningococcal vaccination were associated with lower risk. Despite some study limitations, these findings imply that changing personal behaviours could reduce the risk of meningococcal disease in adolescence, say the authors. Although beh...

Study finds that nutritionally enhanced rice reduces iron deficiency

...esearch Institute (IRRI), oversaw a study in which religious sisters in ten convents in the Philippines included the nutritionally enhanced rice in their diets. After 9 months, the women had significantly higher levels of total body iron in their blood. "This study documents a major breakthrough in the batt...

Center releases new public survey on stem cells

...tem cell (ESC) research that cut across political, religious and socio-economic lines, with two-thirds of respondents either approving or strongly approving of human embryonic stem cell research. Even Fundamentalist and Evangelical Christians - long considered to be the most hard-line opponents of embryonic s...

Researcher says flu responders can learn from 1918 epidemic

...ember, prominent, influential members of America's religious community have recently invoked the theory of an angry God to explain both 9-11 and Katrina's assault on a sinful city." Medical knowledge, research findings and pharmaceutical developments provide some hope that 21st century Americans might not suf...

Asian immigrants in NYC not receiving HIV education at religious institutions

...V is often nonexistent among Asian immigrants, and religious institutions need to take the lead to change that ...s is the first systematic study of Asian immigrant religious institutions' willingness to take a role in HIV prevention or care in the United States. The findi...

Primate virus jumps species barrier to humans for first time in Asia

...ddhism and Hinduism, and monkey temples ?places of religious worship that have become refuges for populations o...o have a great deal of contact with monkeys at the religious sites. "In Asia, the amount of contact between humans and primates in temple settings dwarfs the co...

Mayan stingless bee keeping: Going, going, gone?

... priest harvested stingless bee honey as part of a religious ceremony twice a year. Over harvesting kills the colony. Native bees may simply starve as deforestation, forest fragmentation and hurricanes reduce the availability of the floral resources they need. Finally, most of the bee keepers on the Yucatan a...

UN votes to ban human cloning

...erent positions of delegates on ethical, moral and religious concerns; it would maintain strict controls over therapeutic cloning. ...

Male circumcision reduces risk of HIV transmission from women to men

... were excluded fromthe analysis based on ethnic or religious characteristics, thedifference in probability of infection related to circumcision statusdid not change.In addition to the results on circumcision, another significant resultof the study was the high overall rate of per-contact infection. Inpast stud...

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