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Restricting hospital-based services during SARS outbreak had modest impact

.... Michael J. Schull and colleagues determined that restrictions on the non-urgent use of hospital-based services a...ecrease in overall admissions seen during the SARS restrictions would only offset one-quarter of the number of additional admissions expected in an influenza pandem...

AAAS decries latest stem cell veto

...it is disappointing that he has chosen to maintain restrictions on such a promising area of research. AAAS will co...rch funding bill. The measure would have lifted restrictions on federal funding of medical research using embryonic stem cells, which proponents say would be der...

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

...he first study of its kind to evaluate how smoking restrictions in the workplace and at home affect health status,... City. The study confirms that household smoking restrictions are more strongly associated with better health status than workplace smoking restrictions. "As the...

Study warns deep-sea mining may pose serious threat to fragile marine ecosystems

.... However, high projected costs and the regulatory restrictions on deep sea mining in international waters through...hose projects on hold. In particular, says Halfar, restrictions by the International Seabed Authority—which overseas environmental protection and demands that profi...

Rare soft-shell turtle, nesting ground found in Cambodia

...he first detailed study of the area since security restrictions were relaxed in the late 1990s. “Our survey work to date has documented some of the highest freshwater biodiversity values in the entire Lower Mekong Basin,?said Mark Bezuijen of WWF’s Living Mekong Program, who led the team. “We discovered an ent...

Cornell lab confirms deadly fish virus spreading to new species

...g the spread of the virus in New York will require restrictions on the movement of live fish, testing fish and surveillance. For instance, New York state regulations require that bait fish be used in the same body of water from which they were collected unless they have been tested. In Wisconsin, new emergency ru...

Rapid response was crucial to containing the 1918 flu pandemic

...ions may limit the spread of the virus by imposing restrictions on social gatherings where person-to-person transm...ted played a major part. Cities that relaxed their restrictions after the peak of the pandemic passed often saw the re-emergence of infection and had to reintroduce...

New cigarette designs don't offer lower predicted cancer risks

...wn to 9." Such findings could lead to tightened restrictions on how tobacco companies market their products. Legislation is now being considered in Congress on whether and how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should be allowed to regulate cigarettes. "Marketing claims need to be tightly regulated. Toba...

MIT bioengineer advances survival, promise of adult stem cells

...r embryonic stem cell research. There are no legal restrictions on funding to study adult stem cells. ...

Study highlights new and cheaper way to treat heroin addiction

...so works as a GP, added that while there were less restrictions attached to prescribing dihydrocodeine tablets, it is still essential that treatment regimes are controlled and tailored to the individual. "We want to engage young people in a treatment programme which stops them from injecting drugs and running ...

Air travel and flu: Post-9/11 restrictions delayed start of season

...arch 2. Following the terrorist attack, there were restrictions on air travel and many people themselves chose to use other forms of transport. The peak date then returned to February 17 over the subsequent two flu seasons, when international airline travel went back to its previous level. In contrast, the resea...

Minorities, uninsured less likely to receive care at high-volume hospitals

...atients undergoing the selected procedures without restrictions based on demographics, insurance, or sampling. While there is significant interest among health care policy experts in improving quality by directing patients to high-volume hospitals, policy development should include explicit efforts to identify th...

Air travel and pandemic flu

...r. However, it is important to estimate how useful restrictions on air travel might be in controlling the spread of a flu virus. Travel restrictions are usually unpopular and could themselves be harmful. If they are not effective, resources could be...

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

...eatment is available. Enforcement of cattle-feed restrictions was placed in the hands of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rather than the USDA, which has caused various bureaucratic snarls, including a lack of communication between the two agencies. "The FDA is far behind on inspecting feed businesses su...

Cornell researchers find serious fish virus in Northeast for first time

...detected. The international agency usually imposes restrictions on any host country with VHSV to prevent fish from being moved to other areas and countries. "If you think of VHSV, you think of the most serious disease of freshwater rainbow trout in Europe," said Paul Bowser, Cornell professor of aquatic animal ...

Bird flu study highlights need to vaccinate flocks effectively

... surveillance and diagnostics, education, movement restrictions and elimination of infected birds."...

It's not fair! We are programmed to resist weight loss

...ct", whereby weight loss from exercise and calorie restrictions stops at a certain point. He conducted two studies on weight loss following induced energy deficits in two different groups of overweight and obese people. "The "plateau effect" has been known about for some time and weight management consultants...

Chocolate, wine, spicy foods may be OK for heartburn, Stanford study finds

...rently no evidence to show that any of the dietary restrictions usually recommended make a difference. They found only two lifestyle changes for which there was evidence of a clear benefit from making a change. First, if you're overweight, then losing some pounds will reduce or even eliminate the amount of heartb...

Avian flu modeled on supercomputer, explores vaccine and isolation options for thwarting a pandemic

...s. "In the highly mobile U.S. population, travel restrictions alone will not be enough to stop the spread; a mixture of many mitigation strategies is more likely to be effective than a few strictly enforced ones," said Kadau, also of Los Alamos' Theoretical Division. The model of disease transmission involves ...

Pesticides in the nation's streams and ground water

...ns, have been phased out since 2001 because of use restrictions imposed by the EPA. The USGS data indicate that concentrations of these pesticides may have been declining in some urban streams even before 2001--benchmark exceedences in urban streams were least frequent late in the study. A case study of diazinon...

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