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New study finds genetically engineered crops could play a role in sustainable agriculture

...eering are controversial because of concerns about risks to human health and biodiversity, but few analyses exist that reveal the actual effects genetically modified plants have on other non-modified species. In an analysis of 42 field experiments, scientists found that this particular modification, which...

Rising skin cancer rates are more likely to affect wealthy people, says 12-year review

...ghlights that some section of society face greater risks than others, the safe sun message is one that we all need to heed if we are to halt rising skin cancer rates” concludes Dr Hoey....

Researchers examine carbon capture and storage to combat global warming

...eater concern to the researchers are the potential risks of carbon sequestration to human health, mainly th... While a thorough technical understanding of the risks will reveal best practices, the scientists also stressed the need for good management to see that pr...

Women well informed about breast cancer, yet lacking knowledge about current treatments

...hich treatments are available to me" What are the risks and benefits of those treatments" What is my risk that my breast cancer will come back and/or spread to another part of my body" Where do I go for support when I need it"...

Genetic factors are linked to fever following smallpox vaccination

... site most significantly associated with different risks of fever. “Vaccines are the safest and most effective way to prevent a number of very important childhood and adult diseases,” Dr. Stanley remarked. “Our work is designed to identify ways we might make vaccines even more acceptable in the futur...

Risk of stroke doubles if diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes

... possible that physicians are undertreating stroke risks because of a prevailing attitude among physicians and patients that the cardiovascular complications of diabetes occur long after diagnosis rather than in the first five years. “We hope our findings will help to dispel the notion that the risk of ...

Antarctic icebergs -- Hotspots of ocean life

...nearly 1,000 feet into the depths. Despite the risks of getting close to these mountains of ice – which can shed huge pieces or overturn without warning – the scientists began their shipboard sampling mere hundreds of feet from the icebergs and continued out to a distance of some five miles, where the ...

Hawaiian treasure, macadamia nuts good for the heart

...art healthy diet can reduce cardiovascular disease risks according to Penn State researchers. "We looked at macadamia nuts because they are not currently included in the health claim for tree nuts, while other tree nuts are recommended as part of a healthy diet," says Dr. Amy E. Griel, recent Ph.D. recip...

Does amateur boxing cause brain damage?

... there has been little information on the possible risks for brain injury in amateur boxing," said study author Max Hietala, MD, PhD, with Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden. For the study, researchers used lumbar puncture to determine if there were elevated levels of biochemical markers ...

Technique monitors thousands of molecules simultaneously

...is tagged to a fluorescent label. The washing step risks removing a bound receptor if it does not bind the molecular key strongly enough. But, with an electrochemically addressable computer chip, provided in great abundance by one of his sponsor's, CombiMatrix in Seattle, Moeller saw a way of probing the b...

Herpes infection may be symbiotic, help beat back some bacteria

...n any way disregard the human suffering and health risks caused by disease-causing herpes infections. But t... because we would want to very carefully weigh the risks and benefits of eliminating a virus that our bodies have established a symbiotic relationship with."...

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

... in the equatorial region of the Pacific found the risks to outweigh the benefits, says Halfar, there have been no independent impact assessment studies of the proposed massive sulphide mining sites. "Over 250 active and fossil deposits have already been found. And the company operating in Papua New Guinea...

Transfusion expert urges wider use of filtered blood

... nine published randomized clinical trials, on the risks and benefits of using leukoreduced blood. They ass...ould have been irrelevant to a study assessing the risks and/or benefits of certain types of transfusions, because they couldn't have benefited nor could the...

Arsenic in chicken feed may pose health risks to humans, C&EN reports

...ased additive used in chicken feed may pose health risks to humans who eat meat from chickens that are raised on the feed, according to an article in the April 9 issue of Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical Society. Roxarsone, the most common arsenic-based a...

Woman's Day and For Womens of Science

The health risks posed by mercury contaminated fish is sufficient t...of sites around the world, posing long-term health risks to an estimated 50 million inhabitants of mining regions. These activities alone contribute more tha...

Mercury contamination of fish warrants worldwide public warning

The health risks posed by mercury contaminated fish is sufficient t...of sites around the world, posing long-term health risks to an estimated 50 million inhabitants of mining regions. These activities alone contribute more tha...

Farmed salmon could become an invasive species in forest streams

...ard evidence to determine the short- and long-term risks to native species in streams on National Forests." Bisson, a staff scientist with the Pacific Northwest Research Station/Forest Service, began work on the report, Assessment of the Risk of Invasion of National Forest Streams in the Pacific Northwe...

Study examines risk of soft tissue sarcomas in hereditary retinoblastoma survivors

... retinoblastoma survivors to better understand the risks for specific subtypes of soft tissue sarcomas. The patients were diagnosed between 1914 and 1984 at medical centers in New York and Boston and were followed for an average of 25.2 years. More than half of the patients were younger than 1 year old whe...

Infection detectives use disease 'fingerprints' to track common infections in children

...s track the progression of disease and help assess risks of complications, Dr. Ramilo said. ...

New cigarette designs don't offer lower predicted cancer risks

...markers & Prevention, found that the predicted risks of lung cancer from PREP cigarettes is not meaning...ns, tobacco companies could not be sure the cancer risks had been lowered to any meaningful degree. The paper states that this makes promises of reduced harm...

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