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The perils of ageism

Ageism is still rampant in America, and many old people themselves trade in unflattering stereotypes of the elderly, including helplessness and incompetence. Such caricatures are not only false and cruel, they are also unhealthy. Research has shown that old people who believe in negative age stere...

The International Association of Fire Fighters and Masimo Team Up on a New Global Campaign to Raise Awareness of Carbon Monoxide-Related Death and Injury Risks for Fire Fighters

...gn to save the lives and preserve the health of all fire fighters from the potentially life-threatening effects of CO." (1) Bledsoe, BE: "The perils of CO" FireRescue Magazine. September 2005. (2) Jakubowski, G. The Invisible Incidents: How to respond to CO alarms. FireRescue Magazine. 22(11):5...

Income at Risk: Unemployment Reaches Nine-Month High for Those with Disabilities, Reports Allsup

...n and job losses continue and Social Security disability application backlogs rise, the impact on people with disabilities grows and adds to financial perils Belleville, Ill. (Vocus) July 14, 2009 -- Unemployment for people with disabilities reached its highest rate in nine months...

A Substitute for Those Who Can't Take Statins?

...t a physician's consent, and because it contains a small amount of a statin, you should be tested for liver problems," he said. There are potential perils in taking red yeast rice because the marketed products are essentially unregulated, as illustrated by the research group's experience after a similar ...

Gambling threatens national security, new book warns

...ong U.S. military personnel, hampering readiness, according to the series, which includes decades of academic and government research on the financial perils of gambling. The vast collection, which renews calls to outlaw gambling, was compiled by the Research Editors Doctoral Directorate on Gambling, a l...

New book series renews call for ban on gambling

...ecession that has crippled the global economy, according to a new collection of books that offer the most comprehensive analysis ever on the financial perils of wagering. The United States International Gambling Report Series recommends the United States and other countries follow Russia's lead, shutte...

Founders & Former Executive Management Team of LCA-Vision Seek Change to Rescue Company

...y, the right Board of Directors, or the right executive management team to execute the strategy. That the Board appears willing to blindly ignore the perils the Company currently faces, particularly in today's challenging environment, raises troubling concerns. We do not dispute that macroeconomic...

It's great! Oops, no it isn't

...ge through clinical trials is fraught with problems that even the best researchers cannot overcome. A fascinating gallery of cases illustrates the perils investigators face. Particular emphasis is given to the "clinical trial," the so-called gold standard for medical research. Its seven fatal flaws show...

Statins Help Obese People After Bypass Surgery

... Cholesterol-lowering drugs reduce closing of heart arteries, study shows FRIDAY, Aug. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Statins reduce the perils facing obese people after they have the bypass surgery that restores blood flow to an endangered heart, a study finds. The study was done to help s...

Amerigroup Settles Federal and State Medicaid Fraud Claims for $225 Million

...es health care fraud very seriously," said Patrick J. Fitzgerald, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. "This case also illustrates the perils a defendant faces in taking a case such as this to trial." "This settlement should send a clear message that the state of Illinois will not tolerate...
Perils in Biological News

Two-day symposium in Baltimore to tackle the promises and perils of proton radiotherapy

College Park, Maryland -- April 3, 2009 -- Proton therapy has been hailed as a revolutionary cancer treatment, with higher cure rates and fewer side effects than traditional X-ray photon radiotherapy. Proton therapy is the modality of choice for treating certain small tumors of the eye, head, head...

Probing the promise and perils of nanoparticles

For all its promise, the prospect of using nanoparticles in biomedical applications and consumer products has raised concerns about possible harmful effects of the miniscule materials. Scientists at the University of Michigan are addressing those concerns by investigating how certain kinds of nanop...

Probing The Promise And Perils Of Nanoparticles

For all its promise, the prospect of using nanoparticles in biomedical applications and consumer products has raised concerns about possible harmful effects of the miniscule materials. Scientists at the University of Michigan are addressing those concerns by investigating how certain kinds of nanop...

Mammalogists to convene in Alaska for annual meeting

...so give us the opportunity to educate our colleagues about issues important to Alaska." A special presentation on population dynamics, politics and perils of large terrestrial mammals in North America will be presented by R. Terry Bowyer, UAF professor emeritus and chair of the department of biological s...

The Earth Observatory of Singapore devoted to the study of earth sciences officially opens

...that we call home," says Professor Sieh. "We also aim to be modern scientific high priests, illuminating those marvelous phenomena and their attendant perils to our fellow sojourners who include civic leaders, engineers and planners, all altruists working to make the world a safer and more enjoyable place."...

AAAS Symposium: Emerging threats to tropical, temperate and ocean ecosystems

...ew and emerging threats to terrestrial and marine ecosystems and highlight the research challenges they raise. On land, the causes of habitat loss and perils to biodiversity are shifting. Industrial drivers of forest conversionsuch as logging, large-scale agriculture, biofuel production, and oil and gas dev...

Linking Proteins, Wires, Dots, and Molecules into Useful Devices

...ecture series features a range of speakers who will offer perspectives on individual molecules, the role of science in our lives, and the promises and perils of discovery and innovation. ...

Experts agree: to protect the environment, biofuel standards are needed

...mpacts. Without a sound plan, we could wind up doing more environmental harm than good." Grain-based ethanol has already served as a lesson in the perils of embracing energy solutions before their environmental effects are understood. Most of the commercial ethanol produced in the United States is made ...

October 2008 Biology of Reproduction highlights

... Mouse Male Germline. Biol Reprod 2008; 79:696-703. Published online in BOR-Papers In Press 16 July 2008; DOI 10.1095/biolreprod.108.067827 perils of culture. There is growing interest in the developmental origins of adult disease, and effects of both nutrition and environment on oocytes and emb...

New book tutors future presidents and public on science behind the headlines

...cientists today, he said. For example, while the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) wrote an objective report on the perils of global warming, "many who describe the report, even members of the panel, when speaking as individuals, put spin on their description that is not i...
Perils in Biological Technology

The News From DEMOmobile 2003

...g from the fighter jet flyovers that caused connectivity interference at the show to a new tool that lets teachers really keep tabs on students to the perils of doing live demos: . Each year, DEMOmobile gives out the prestigious DEMOgod awards. See who made the cut this year and why: . The p...

Avoiding the electronic discovery trap

...e provide valuable insight into the current state of the law, it behooves corporations to consider the following steps in order to avoid the potential perils of electronic discovery: 1. Establish a written, comprehensive record retention and destruction policy. 2. Develop a preservation/litigation ...
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