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Challenge in Curbing the Spread of Swine Flu: Half of Workforce Lacks Paid Sick Days

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Institute for Women's Policy Research: As of this release, at least 50 cases of the swine flu have been confirmed in the United States with confirmed cases in six other countries, prompting the World Health...

Kaiser Permanente Recognized for Efforts to Spread Health by Curbing Climate Change

Kaiser Permanente's Climate Footprint Efforts are Rewarded for Third Consecutive Year OAKLAND, Calif., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente has been named a "Climate Action Leader" for voluntarily calculating, verifying and publicly reporting its greenhouse gas emissions under the Califo...

Diagnosing Strep Key to Curbing Rheumatic Heart Disease

Untreated, one throat strain can lead to damaging fever, physicians warn THURSDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) -- The best way to prevent the developing world incidence of rheumatic fever and the heart disease it can cause is through accurate diagnosis and thorough treatment of strep th...

Statewide Anti-Smoking Campaign Takes New Approach in Curbing Teen Smoking

Edgy youth tobacco prevention campaign will be hard for teens to ignore PHOENIX, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Arizona seeks to set precedence with its new tobacco prevention and education campaign -- "Brought to you by addiction." -- a mass media and grassroots campaign that harnesses the realitie...

Data-handling technique finds genes to be team players in curbing brain cancer cell growth

BOSTON--The search for cancer genes is increasingly a matter of molecular To Tell the Truth, as scientists seek to distinguish genes actually involved in the disease from those that are imposters. Powerful gene-scanning technology often reveals hundreds or thousands of genetic irregularities in tu...

Early, routine testing for HIV is key to curbing the disease among teens

Half of all new HIV infections in the United States occur among 13 to 24 year olds, but adolescents rarely seek HIV testing. Now, new research from the Bradley Hasbro Childrens Research Center suggests that early and widespread testing both in schools and community centers may be the key to eff...

CHPA Commends Senator Biden on Legislation Aimed at Curbing Medicine-Abuse Trend

Initiative Is Major Step in Stopping Cough Medicine Abuse Among Teens WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (D-Del.), introduced the Dextromethorphan Abuse Reduction Act of 2007, which would prevent teens under the age of 18 from purchasing cough...

Women's Empowerment Key to Curbing AIDS: UN

Gender equality and the empowerment of women are key to slowing the spread of AIDS, the United Nations agency coordinating the fight against the epidemic said Thursday in Nairobi. "The most significant development of the AIDS epidemic is its growing feminisation," lamented UNAIDS chief Pet...

Kidney Trade: Curbing the Sale

The illegal barter of kidneys was first exposed when thirty poor women of the fishing community, living on Chennai’s outskirts, were discovered to have traded their kidneys.// The 1994 Transplant of Human Organ Act requires that only relatives of patients be allowed to donate kidneys for tra...

Vitamin C Could Help in Curbing Cancer

New Zealand researchers claimed Friday that vitamin C was vital for good health and could even help beat cancer by making chemotherapy treatment more effective//. Dr Margret Vissers, from Otago University's Free Radical Research Group, said laboratory experiments showed for the first time that...
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Pistachios Offer Protective Benefits Against Heart Disease, Type II Diabetes and Obesity

...er to eat, so the consumption time is slowed. Empty pistachio shells serve as an important visual cue, encouraging "mindfulness" as one eats, thereby curbing calorie consumption. "Our results are promising because they show that pistachios can be part of a successful weight loss program, and they provi...

Annual Conference on Vaccine Research to Highlight Not Only Health Benefits But Also Economic Gains

... careers in vaccinology. Anti-Smoking Vaccine Keeps Nicotine from Brain Among the novel vaccines to be discussed at the conference is one aimed at curbing addiction to nicotine. Scientists from Nabi Biopharmaceuticals of Rockville, MD will report data showing that their experimental vaccine, NicVAX, indu...

Endoscopy Identified as Safe and Effective Method in Treating Common Complication of Gastric Bypass Surgery

...he amount of food the stomach can hold by surgically reducing the stomach's capacity to a few ounces. Some surgeries also alter the digestion process, curbing the amount of calories and nutrients absorbed. "This study shows that the majority of these strictures can be managed safely and effectively. Endosco...
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FAO/IAEA Symposium to address animal production and health

...will present up-to-date findings for solving or alleviating factors affecting animal production. In addition, they will discuss modern techniques for curbing animal diseases that affect humans, also known as "zoonoses", which account for 70 percent of all human infectious diseases. Media representatives ...

Wiping out the world's mass migrations

...s are found on other continents when human activity limits the ability of species to move to new patches of food. The analysis found even more drastic curbing for six species in particular. The springbok ( Antidorcas marsupialis ), black wildebeest ( Connochaetes gnou ), the blesbok ( Damaliscus dorcas ), an...

Study critiques corn-for-ethanol's carbon footprint

...ttributed to biofuel generation for at least 50 years." The report said that "cellulosic" species -- such as switchgrass -- are a better option for curbing emissions than corn because they don't require annual replowing and planting. In contrast, a single planting of cellulosic species will continue growi...

MacArthur Foundation awards planning grant to improve decision-making in energy policy

..., Director of the Computation Institute, a joint effort between Argonne and the University. "Yet none have a direct economic incentive to act alone in curbing emissions. Overcoming these hurdles to ensure a long-term, sustainable and equitable energy future is arguably the single biggest challenge facing hum...

Strategic farming practices could help mitigate global warming

...hers say that strategic farming practices might be part of the solution for curbing global warming. According to calculations reported online on 15 January in ...The continuing lack of international agreement in substantially limiting or curbing carbon dioxide emissions is driving the state of the climate system closer ...

Leptin's long-distance call to the pancreas

... Rube Goldbergthe cartoonist who devised complex machines for simple taskswould have smiled at one of leptin's mechanisms for curbing insulin release. As Hinoi et al. show, the fat-derived hormone enlists the sympathetic nervous system to prevent bone-making cells from releasing a mo...

MIT analysis shows how cap-and-trade plans can cut greenhouse emissions

...have produced a report concerning key design issues of proposed "cap-and-trade" programs that are under consideration in the United States as a way of curbing greenhouse gas emissions. The first contribution of the three-part study found that, based on an examination of the European Union's system and of sim...

A new weapon in the fight against obesity and diabetes

...fficiency and number of mitochondria the energy powerhouses of our cells. Because dietary management and exercise rarely succeed by themselves in curbing obesity and associated metabolic disorders, interest has increased in using the SIRT1 pathway as a target for possible pharmacological intervention. ...

NASA scientist James Hansen to speak at July 11 conference on 'Rejuvenating Public Sector Science'

...r, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20004 Sessions will include: Beyond the Phony "Debate": Government Science and the Climate Crisis curbing Industry Influence over Regulatory Science Protecting Public Sector Scientists Reducing Conflicts of Interest on Federal Advisory Committees Wha...

Carnegie Mellon studies how climate change impacts food production

... PITTSBURGHThe old adage, We are what we eat, may be the latest recipe for success when it comes to curbing the perils of global climate warming. Despite the recent popular attention to the distance that food travels from farm to plate, aka food miles, Carn...
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SAPHRIS(R) (asenapine) Meets Primary Endpoint in Long-Term Extension Study in Patients With Predominant, Persistent Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia

...rmed positive symptoms), and cognitive deficits, as well as negative symptoms such as apathy, avolition, diminished social drive, poverty of speech or curbing of interest, which are frequent disabling symptoms. About 24 million people worldwide (or seven in every 1,000 adults in the population) have schizop...

NASA technology helps predict and prevent future pandemic outbreaks

...t and track disease outbreaks and assist in making public health policy decisions. The use of this technology is not only essential for the future of curbing the spread of infectious diseases, explains John Haynes, public health program manager for the NASA Earth Science Applied Sciences Program. NASA sate...

On the road to a new cancer therapy -- starving the tumor

...stimulate the formation of blood vessels that feed the tumor cells. In this way, even the innermost part of the tumor is supplied with nutrients. curbing blood vessel formation as a treatment for cancer Peter Carmeliet and his colleagues are using this knowledge concerning the formation of blood vesse...

The 3 percent solution: Unpopular drug companies still push discovery

...n drug costs some critics rarely mention. McNeish believes human stem cells could enhance drug discovery by identifying safer compounds earlier, by curbing reliance on animal models, by testing effectiveness outside clinical trials, and by developing drugs that are more "personalized" to individuals. Righ...

Is Beta the new Vapor?

...'t very near, and it was, ultimately, an embarrassment to have your product on the Vapor list month after month. Stewart's list went a long way toward curbing the practice of pre-announcing software in order to stall the market and gain competitive advantage through hype rather than substance. I was think...
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