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Bird Flu Antibodies Found in Migrant Birds in Siberia

Scientists have discovered bird flu antibodies in migrant birds in five Siberian regions, a spokesman for a veterinary regulator said here Tuesday . "Out of over 4,000 samples taken in the area this year, samples from 50 wild birds were found to contain genetic material of the A-H5 virus an...

Coca Cola To Distribute HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria Prevention Playing Cards Among Chinese Migrant Workers

Coca Cola recently announced that it plans to distribute about 100,000 decks of playing cards with information about HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria prevention to Chinese migrant workers in July, Xinhua/People's Daily reports. The cards will be distributed among migrant workers employed...

New Policy Statement from Society for Adolescent Medicine Urges Inclusion of Adolescent and Young Adult Health Issues in All Health Care Reform Legislation

...de youths in public systems of care such as foster care and juvenile justice, homeless and runaway youths, pregnant and parenting teens, immigrant and migrant youth, youth from diverse racial and ethnic groups, sexual minority youth (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth), and youth with ...

Two Ways to Tackle Tuberculosis

...ined study author John A. Painter, a team leader for immigrant, refugee and migrant help at the CDC. The TB rate in that group is 9.8 times higher than among U... SOURCES: John A. Painter, team leader, immigrant, refugee and migrant health, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta; Yecai Liu...

Not On Our Watch Grant to UNICEF to Support Critical Protection Programs for Zimbabwean Refugee Children

... Immediate Funds to Improve Care and Protection of migrant Children in South Africa NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ ...he South African government's efforts to improve the care and protection of migrant children. The support from Not On Our Watch will allow UNICEF to provide em...

China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...RMB93 million (US$14 million) "As the global economic crisis continues to drive declines in export oriented businesses in southern China, many migrant workers have returned to their rural homes, which has significantly shifted consumption trends," commented Mr Ian Wade, Co-Chief Executive Officer of ...

Regence Foundation Grants $390,000 to Improve Health Care Safety Net

...ormed health care decisions. Health West (Pocatello, ID) : $20,000 employee nominated grant to Health West, a Southeast Idaho community and migrant health care center working to increase access to care, reduce health disparities, and assure quality of care regardless of income. The grant will help...

Governor Rendell Announces Pennsylvania's First Confirmed Case of 2009 A/H1N1 Flu

...ain of flu, including how to quickly report possible cases and how to submit samples for testing. Specific guidance for schools, daycare providers and migrant workers is available through the department's Web site. Anyone with questions about 2009 A/H1N1 or health concerns is encouraged to call the Departmen...

As the Number of Unemployed Grows, Pfizer Helpful Answers and SABEResPODER Join Forces to Educate Hispanics Who Lack Health Insurance About How to Access Prescription Medicines

...red Hispanics in California." SABEResPODER is a company that distributes educational media tools throughout the 48 U.S. Mexican consulates, the migrant Student/Parent Network, Select Community Clinics and through other community events and programs. During "Cover the Uninsured Week," organizati...

Growers Establish Foundation To Help Farmworkers With Child Care, Health Care and Education

...llier Health Services and the Redlands Christian migrant Association , both in Immokalee, and with Homestea...ty Support Foundation to enhance the health of the migrant and seasonal farm workers in Eastern Collier Count... The FCSF also will grant the Redlands Christian migrant Association a total of $100,000, with a $50,000 ch...

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Migrant in Biological News

Case Western Reserve University study looks at keeping migrant workers' children healthy

CLEVELAND As Ohio and Michigan fruit and vegetable farms yield this year's harvest, they also will provide data about the eating choices of Latino migrant children for a Case Western Reserve University researcher. Information gathered this summer will help migrant families understand why their c...

Study: Migrant laborers valuable to horticulture industry

AUBURN, ALDespite tremendous growth in mechanization and technological advances, nursery, greenhouse, and sod production in the U.S. are still extremely labor-intensive. The agricultural industry depends heavily on laborers who can provide on-time production of highly perishable horticultural crop...

Conservationists seek to identify prime stopover sites for migrating birds

...eer ornithologists participating in the pilot study are visiting 21 different sites having two transects each during the peak migration of Neotropical migrant birds, such as wood warblers, vireos and thrush. They will spend 30 minutes walking along a 300-meter transect, documenting every bird-related detail ...

Vidalia onions: Alternative to hand-transplanting proven effective

...alia onion crop of 12,000 to 14,000 acres is hand-transplanted over an 8- to 9-week period. This practice of hand transplanting relies heavily on a migrant labor force and is significantly more expensive than machine transplanting. Although field workers have historically been available during the onion s...

Migratory moths may hitch their rides, but they're anything but drifters

...ns are most frequent, they identified 83 high-altitude mass migration "events" 200 to 1,200 meters into the sky. Those observations showed that the migrant Silver Y moths in spring limit their high-altitude travel to nights with favorable, northward winds, just as they do with the southward winds as winte...

Migrating songbirds learn survival tips on the fly

...er, common in Central America) to birds migrating between Canada and Belize. The Belizean resident birds responded only to the tanager calls, but migrant birds responded to both the tanagers and the chickadees. These results present the first evidence that migrating birds pay attention to the anti-p...

Birds migrate earlier, but some may be left behind as the climate warms rapidly

... to warming temperatures could have serious repercussions for long-distance migrant birds. This same research group has shown that plants are blooming earlier ... are adapted. Other researchers have already noted that some long-distance migrant birds returning from African wintering areas to breed in Europe are now mis...

DHS Expands Biometrics-at-Sea Program to the Florida Straits

...y tool we have to deter, detect, apprehend, and prosecute illegal migrants, migrant smugglers and smuggling organizations." Since the program began in Novemb...metrics are so reliable, we are able to prosecute more illegal migrants and migrant smugglers to help deter others from attempting such dangerous voyages." T...

Biometrics Help Identify, Apprehend and Deter Illegal Migrants

... to digitally capture fingerprints from illegal migrants apprehended at sea. The Coast Guard then uses satellite technology to immediately compare the migrant information against US-VISIT's data, which includes information about wanted criminals, immigration violators and those who have previously encountere...

For migrating sparrows, kids have a compass, but adults have the map

... birds possess a navigational map that encompasses at least the continental U.S., and possibly the entire globe." Two longstanding questions about migrant songbirds are how quickly they recover when thrown off course -- as they can be when they encounter powerful winds -- and just what navigational tools...
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