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Good Warm-Ups Could Halve Sports Injuries

Female athletes using special program saw all injuries cut by a third, researchers say FRIDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- A good warm-up program may dramatically reduce sports injuries, a new report says. A study by the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences found that focusing on stre...

Healthy Diet, Exercise can Halve the Risk of Mortality in Breast Cancer Survivors

Breast cancer survivors can halve the risk of dying from the disease if they eat a healthy diet and exercise moderately regardless of their weight, suggests a longitudinal study from the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Published in the Journal of Cli...

New Line of Antibiotics Could Halve Treatment Time

St George’s Medical School Researchers are developing the first of the generation of antibiotics, which are a compound for the treatment// of the hospital superbug MRSA that lives in the nose. The new drug targets bacteria that are left behind by standard antibiotics because the bacteria have...

Circumcision Can Halve HIV Risk – A Stud

Two major study results from African trials have shown that Circumcision can cut the rate of HIV infection //in men by 50%. The results are consistent with a similar clinical trial by French researchers last year, which stated that circumcision, the surgical removal of foreskin from the penis offer...

Marathon and Partners Announce Dramatic Results of Malaria Control Project on Bioko Island in Equatorial Guinea

...quatorial Guinea in September 2008 at the New York summit organized by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to assess the Millennium Development Goal to halve global poverty by 2015, including by tackling malaria. In response to the Secretary-General's call to action, the BIMCP public-private partnership com...

Double-Lung Transplant Better for Long-Term Survival

... But finding is controversial, since bilateral procedure could halve number of recipients WEDNESDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- L...age of lung donors, and promoting more double-lung transplants could almost halve the number of potential lung recipients. "Not all lung recipients necess...

Early detection of second breast cancers halves women's risk of death

...onal researchers has found the first reliable evidence that early detection of subsequent breast tumours in women who have already had the disease can halve the women's chances of death from breast cancer. According to the research published online today (Wednesday 18 March) in the cancer journal, Anna...

Engineer helps poor in developing nations purify drinking water

...g to give them water filters to see if it will improve their health and extend their lives." The United Nations Millennium Development Goal is to halve the number of people without access to safe drinking water by 2015. Craver hopes that her work to expand the use of these water filters will help to ...

Environmental Defense Fund Welcomes EPA Clean Air Standards to Reduce Hazardous Diesel Pollution

...nt. For example, installing advanced emission control technologies in a stationary diesel engine and using ultra low sulfur diesel fuel can more than halve emissions. In June 2006, EPA finalized protective standards for new stationary diesel engines that will reduce nitrogen oxides, particulat...

Why women should eat less, move more and consider wearing transdermal HRT patches during menopause

... "What the research shows clearly is that menopause causes a dramatic and sudden reduction in physical activity levels. Just prior to menopause, women halve their amount of activity compared to pre-menopause levels." "So one reason women gain weight in menopause is because of a reduction in energy expen...

World Toilet Summit Opens in Macau

...anitation for the estimated 2.5 billion people in the world who still do not have access to a hygienic toilet. The United Nations has set a mandate to halve this figure by 2015 as part of its Millennium Development Goals. "To work towards the goals with urgency, it is important to get the perspectives fr...

Secondhand Smoke Raises Stroke Risk for Spouses

...in stroke risk for the spouse once the smoking partner quits," he said. "We know, for example, that although it takes about 15 years of not smoking to halve your risk for lung cancer, with heart disease it may take not much more than one to two years of cessation to cut back one's own risk to basically tha...

ActionAid Challenges G8 on Response to Food Crisis

...ActionAid estimates that an additional 850 million people could go hungry by 2009. Eight years after G8 leaders led the world community in pledging to halve the number of hungry people, their current policies instead threaten to double that number." ActionAid is calling on G8 leaders to act now to slow...

Safe water? Lessons from Kazakhstan

...arge number of people reported suffering from illnesses like hepatitis and gastroenteritis. A key United Nations Millennium Development Goal is to halve the number of people without access to safe drinking water and sanitation by 2015. This is seen as crucial to reducing poverty and infant mortality. ...

Cleaning Up the World's Sanitation

... UN initiative seeks to halve by 2015 the number of people without toilet access THURSDAY, Ma... today. The UN Millennium Development Goal (MDG) for sanitation seeks to halve by 2015 the number of people worldwide who don't have access to a toilet. T...

A Little Regular Exercise Extends Men's Lives

...sored analysis -- the largest such study ever -- found that a regimen of brisk walking 30 minutes a day at least four to six days a week was enough to halve the risk of premature death from all causes. "As you increase your ability to exercise -- increase your fitness -- you are decreasing in a step-wis...

Safe water is theme of African science academies conference in Senegal

...-Saharan Africa, where the number of people without access to sanitation has increased in recent years despite the U.N. Millennium Development Goal to halve by 2015 the proportion of the population without safe drinking water and sanitation. "With water becoming an increasingly scarce resource worldwide...

CBM USA stands up and speaks out to world leaders on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

...o encourage all governments to honour their commitments." In 2000, leaders of 189 countries signed the Millennium Development Goals, a global plan to halve poverty by 2015. Every day, 50,000 people die as a result of extreme poverty. Over 1.2 billion people live on less than $1 per day - yet the world has...

HungerFREE Campaign Tells UN: 'Put food on the table'

...nts failing to meet their millennium commitment to halve hunger by 2015, the international development agen...on their Millennium Development Goal commitment to halve hunger by 2015, by ensuring that they respect, pro...orce governments to deliver on their commitment to halve world hunger by 2015. http://www.actionaid.org ...

Kenyan malaria success strengthens call for free insecticide-treated nets for all

...children die from malaria in Africa each year. Scientists have known for over 15 years that sleeping under a mosquito net treated with insecticide can halve the number of episodes of malaria and save lives. However, successful and equitable distribution of the nets has been difficult by the end of 2004, o...

Functional Food What is That, Ask First

...ng properties, also used as cure for stomach ulcers. * Herbs and herb-derived products that include echinacea, which studies say can more than halve the risk of catching a cold. More than 800 products containing echinacea are now available. * Breakfast cereals enriched with vitamins and min...

UK Suggestion for Restricted Use of Anti-AMD Drugs Draws Flak

...f campaigns Steve Winyard said: "This preliminary guidance is worse than we ever imagined it could be. "Anti-VEGF drugs have the potential to halve the number of people going blind each year and patients in the UK who can benefit from them must all have them - and quickly." Tom Bremridge,...

2 Minute Delay in Cutting Cord can Give Babies a 'significant' Health Boost

...ad author Eileen Hutton, assistant dean of midwifery at the university, said that the results showed that as little as a 2-minute delay could not only halve the risk of anaemia by half, but also increase low iron levels in the blood by a third. "The results of our study clearly show this reduces th...

Sioux Herb Confirmed as Shield Against Colds

... Echinacea, a medicinal herb that came to prominence thanks to its use by Sioux Indians, can more than halve the risk of catching a cold, a wide-scale study has confirmed. Taking echinacea supplements can reduce the risk of a cold by 58 percent and ma...

1 Billion People to Be Killed by Smoking

...ced measures such as aggressive taxation, banning cigarette advertising and making offices and public places totally tobacco-free, smoking rates could halve by 2050. It's a completely preventable epidemic," Bettcher said, citing countries such as Singapore, Australia and Thailand where tough anti-s...

Crackdown on Dirty Hospitals in UK

...ll would be sustained. A senior department of health official admitted in a leaked memo published last January that the Government's target to halve MRSA rates by 2008 might never be met. The latest move follows a pledge by David Nicholson, chief executive of the NHS, to make reducing hospital inf...

Bio-fuels Would Increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Says Senior British Scientists

...nsport emissions to around 90m tons by that date. We would need to plant a land area twice the size of Britain to get enough bio-fuel crops to halve our emissions, said Kemp, professor of engineering at Lancaster University. The numbers simply do not add up. Kemp and Clift point out that the surgin...

Shoppers Advised to Drop Foods Not Worth Their Salt

...’ Foods containing too much salt can cause high blood pressure, which could trigger strokes and heart attacks. Professor MacGregor added: ‘If we halve our salt intake, i.e. make a reduction of 6g/day from the current intake of 10-12g, we will save approximately 70,000 people from developing strokes a...

Global Goal to Reduce Measles Deaths in Children Surpassed

... Measles deaths have fallen by 60% worldwide since 1999 is a major public health success. This exceeds the United Nations goal to halve measles deaths between 1999 and 2005 // and is largely due to an unprecedented decline in measles deaths in the African region. The progress was anno...

For Smokers Only: is Quitting = Cutting Down?? a 'grave' Issue

...avoid health related catastrophes. Well, latest research disagrees. A study published by ‘Tobacco Control’ has proven that it doesn’t matter if you halve the number of cigarettes you smoke or continue to smoke 15 cigarettes or more a day. The effect remains just as bad. The road that leads to a quicker ...

Increased Warning over heart drugs

...d 1.8 million people receive the drugs on the NHS. Health Minister Andy Kerr said the Scottish Executive was on track to meeting tough targets to halve premature stroke deaths and cut premature heart deaths by nearly two thirds. He said, "Lifestyle is of course a contributory factor to fatal disease...

Government Failed to Prevent Rising Teen Pregnancies

.... She says, "Emergency contraception has been heralded as the solution to rising abortion rates - it's not." Although ministers have promised to halve teenage pregnancy rates by 2010, figures last month revealed that the number of under-18s conceiving in England has risen by nearly 12 per cent in ten...

Scientists Discover New RNAs in Mouse Testicles

...ued by the idea that piRNAs and Piwi proteins might control some of the huge changes that give rise to sperm - for instance, the cell divisions that halve a cell's genetic material in the process of meiosis. The scientists said it was clear that the new discovery is another promising lead in the ...

Breathing Exercises A Boon To Asthma Patients

... In Thorax, a research news published says, in people with mild asthma, breathing techniques and exercises reduce reliever inhaler use and about halve the dose of preventer inhaler//. The researchers compared the impact of two breathing techniques on symptoms, lung function, use of medication an...

Smoke From Cooking Fuels Cause A Significant Number Of Death Worldwide

...with solid fuels, and many a times breathing in smoke equivalent to 40 cigarettes a day. They calculate that an annual investment of $13 billion could halve the number of people cooking with such fuels by 2015. According to WHO this “kitchen killer” leads to the deaths of 1.5 million people, with 900...

Hospitals In U.K To Outsource Administrative Work To India

...h has axed 300 jobs and is moving its admin work to India hoping to save about £2.5 million a year. The management hope that with this move they would halve their annual £5 million medical secretary bill by sending voice recordings over the internet to be typed up in India. Chief executive David Lough...

Women Win Legal Battle Over Treatment Of Breast Cancer

... everyone who takes it with very few problems. Explaining that it is clearly not the case with Herceptin. He explained that people think that it would halve the rate of recurrence of cancer, but it wouldn’t be so impressive when people understand that there could be maybe a fall from 20% to 10%. His c...

Herceptin Is A Possible Cure For Breast Cancer

... The drug Herceptin is being hailed as a new 'wonder drug' after it was found to halve the risk of relapse in breast cancer patients. New results of the trials show that the drug can also serve as a potential cure //for the cancer, somet...

Beer does good

...g to the lower risk of cataracts in people who have one drink a day." In a separate study, Pennsylvanian researchers are looking at how beer can halve the rates of arteriosclerosis - thickening of the arteries. Professor Joe Vinston carried out the tests by giving hamsters the human equivalent of two...
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