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Waxing And Waning Of Dengue Epidemics Attributed To Cross-Immunity

Researchers at the University of Georgia have suggested that cross-immunity created in response to infection by one serotype or viral strain protect against infection // by related serotypes thus leading to the waxing and waning of the Dengue epidemics. This finding would help understand the patt...

Clinical Research Safety and Ethical Standards in Developing World Up to U.S. Levels, Report Says

...very robust, medical infrastructures are advanced and capabilities are just about on par with Western Europe. "On a flattened earth with waning U.S. participation in clinical trials, global trials are helping speed important drugs to market," said Doug Peddicord, executive director of ACRO. "...

U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for July 21

...he diet of many Americans, underlined by pronouncements of anxiety from doctors and public health officials. On the other, junk food shows no sign of waning in popularity. In fact, today is National Junk Food Day. It's theme song might well be the hit of years ago, "Junk Food Junkie," which sang the prai...

Although Swine Flu Cases Are Up, U.S. Officials Are Guardedly Optimistic

... Mexico's health secretary said epidemic in his country seems to be waning MONDAY, May 4 (HealthDay News) -- The number of confirmed swine flu cases in the United States climbed late Sunday to 245 in 35 states, ac...

Medical Tourism is Good Therapy for the Hotel Industry

...global economy causing headaches around the world, it isn't expected the trend of people travelling to find lower costs for medical procedures will be waning any time soon. With the high level of medical expertise, modern facilities, warm hospitality and well located hotels for relatives, SE Asian countries...

Homecare Associations Nationwide Urge Policymakers to Rescind Controversial Medicare 'Competitive' Bidding Rule

...es (CMS) to review and rescind the controversial CMS "competitive" bidding rule before it is implemented on April 18, 2009. The rule was issued in the waning hours of the Bush Administration. This bidding program will lower quality and reduce access to care for seniors and people with disabilities. As...

Using Music and Sports to Improve Kids' Asthma

...e question of how long the effects will last, so I would love to see larger studies, with different age groups, that look at whether or not there is a waning impact over time. But, clearly, I think that anything you can do with sports or music to enhance medication compliance is very important." "I think...

Gov. Rendell Expresses Disappointment with Bush Administration's Last-Minute Regulation Limiting Patient Care

...Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell expressed disappointment today that President Bush and his administration -- now in their waning days -- would push forward a regulation that could compromise patient care and limit a woman's access to medical treatments. "I'm very disappoin...

Leahy Slams 'Midnight' Bid to Relax Mercury-in-Fish Warnings to Women and Children

...y reportedly are concerned about the move to relax the warning. The move is one of several "midnight" rules and policy changes in the pipeline in the waning days of the Bush Administration. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), long a leader on mercury pollution policy, issued the following comments:] "Th...

Citing 'Midnight Rules' to Erode Health and Safety, Nurses Unveil New Website to Send Bush Packing

...ctive game highlighting some of the "midnight rules" -- last minute regulatory changes -- the Bush administration is seeking to cement in place in its waning days. CNA/NNOC is inviting those who visit the sendbushpacking.com website and play the game to sign an online petition to Bush to "tell him t...
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Northern California Cancer Center's First-of-Its-Kind Research Reveals Low Socioeconomic Status Often Equals Poor Chance of Lymphoma Survival

...poorer neighborhoods may be linked to care required to address waxing and waning progression of disease FREMONT, Calif., July 20 /PRNewswire-USNew...lled "follicles." Follicular lymphoma is known for its waxing and waning course. It may flare up and regress a number of times over years, which wou...
Waning in Medical Definition

Patient trade-off

... treatment, include urinary and bowel symptoms and waning sexual function which is the most prevalent sour...nces choose treatment irrespective of the risk for waning sexual function. In general the phenomenon of conc...n J, Dickman P, Fredrikson M, Arver S, Steineck G. waning sexual function - the most important disease-speci...
Waning in Biological News

August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

...the late Paleozoic (326-267 million years ago) was a period of dynamic climatic fluctuation, a time period in which southern Pangea saw the waxing and waning of massive continental ice sheets while low-latitude Pangean sedimentary sequences recorded multiple 100-m eustatic fluctuations. This cyclicity is th...

Shades of 1918? New study compares avian flu with a notorious killer from the past

... In the waning months of the First World War, a lethal virus known as the Spanish flu (influenza A, subtype H1N1), swept the United States, Europe and Asia in three ...

February 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

...eborah Vandermark et al., Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14627, USA. Pages 183-186. The waning volume of Arctic sea ice highlights the future potential impact of climate change. Such changes can be placed in a broader context by looking at times...

Dry spells spelled trouble in ancient China

...ction of the country. During the Northern Song Dynasty, rice first became China's main staple crop, and China's population doubled. "The waxing and waning of summer monsoon rains are just one piece of the puzzle of changing climate and culture around the world," said Larry Edwards, geologist at the Unive...

Hidden infections crucial to understanding, controlling disease outbreaks

... immune, the epidemic comes to a halt. "But before the year is out, they're susceptible again," and the cycle starts all over, King said. The quick waning of immunity found in this study contrasts with the widely-held belief---based only on studies of people with severe cholera, not on those with mild c...

Ivory poaching at critical levels: Elephants on path to extinction by 2020?

...s a year. The ban instigated much stronger enforcement efforts, nearly halting poaching almost immediately. However, that sense of success resulted in waning enforcement. Western aid was withdrawn four years after the ban was enacted and poaching gradually increased to the current alarming rates, Wasser sai...

IEEE-USA position encourages energy efficiency to save households money, reduce carbon emissions

...s, can greatly reduce the energy consumed in business travel and save companies millions in travel costs. BusinessWeek, in a 22 May article, "The waning Days of the Road Warrior," said, "Videoconferencing, Web-enabled meetings, online collaboration tools -- all are giving workers the ability to dart ar...

Study finds pitching mound height affects throwing motion, injury risk

...played major league baseball for 27 years, often threw pitches more than 100 mph, even past the age of 40, and he liked to throw on flat ground in his waning years. I think others might follow his lead, Dr. Raasch says. He adds that he hopes subsequent research during spring training in 2008 will provide ...

AGU Journal Highlights -- March 19, 2008

...al. analyze these data streams and find that the infrared and solar time series exhibit a decrease in radiated and absorbed power, consistent with the waning phase of the solar cycle. The infrared time series also exhibits high-frequency variations that are not evident in the solar power time series. Spectr...

MIT: Oceans are a major gene swap-meet for plankton

... over vast regions" of the sea. The collective Prochlorococcus community merely adjusts internally, with different groups (genome types) waxing and waning in relative abundance, depending on who is most fit under ever-changing circumstances. But how do they do it? "We decided to let the cells tell ...
Waning in Biological Technology

AIDS and tobacco are worldwide killers: Is bioscience doing enough to stop them?

...ing productivity and life spans as cancer, heart disease, strokes and other cardiopulmonary disease rise in the developing world. Smoking rates may be waning in the United States and Europe, but theyre soaring elsewhere. An effective nicotine replacement therapy would be the drug that would change much o...

Glacial records depict ice age climate in synch worldwide

...ology professor Brad Singer, collected samples of quartz and other minerals from boulders found on the crests of the moraines that mark the waxing and waning of mountain glaciers in the Andes Mountains of Argentina. Using a technique to read the changes imposed by cosmic rays - charged, high-energy parti...

Living the sweet life... in IT?

...nd that's not necessarily a bad thing. But we still struggle with the less formal, more immediate side of work, the daily interactions, the waxing and waning of relationships and power and attention. Like my friend, we're apt to not notice that informal side till things are way off the rails if then. It'...

Big pharma seeks Wisconsin biotech partnerships

...o be in the Top 10. Terry Opgenorth, divisional vice president of Abbott, said the pharmaceutical industry recently has come under scrutiny for its waning productivity. The cost to move a drug candidate to the clinical testing stage, adjusted for those that fail, typically is between $40 million and $60 ...
Waning in Biological Definition

Ebola

...specially in the Democratic Republic of the Congo 12 . Other countries that have been hard hit include Uganda, where an outbreak in 2000 stifled its waning tourism industry (Busharizi). Ebola has also made countries like Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Sudan to lose revenue through the loss ...
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