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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...

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First wind turbines on Galapagos Islands will halve diesel imports, reduce risk of future oil spills

In January 2001, the world held its breath when the tanker Jessica, loaded with 150,000 gallons of fuel, struck a reef and began breaking up in the heart of one of the most precious, famous and fragile ecosystems on earth the Galapagos Islands. At risk were vast numbers of unique species of fl...

Experts predict Tamiflu could halve the pandemic influenza death toll versus no intervention

Treatment with the oral antiviral Tamiflu (oseltamivir) and prophylaxis for people exposed to infected patients could be one of the most cost-effective strategies for reducing illness and death during an influenza pandemic. According to modelling research presented by Beate Sander, University of T...

World's pledge to halve hunger by 2015 looks like empty promise

Almost 200 countries agreed in 1990 to cut worldwide hunger in half by 2015. That commitment is now looking like an empty promise -- all talk and no action -- according to a Cornell University expert on world hunger. If business proceeds as usual, just as many people will be hungry in the world -...

Providing toilets, safe water is top route to reducing world poverty: UN University

...cerbate water supply and sanitation problems in years to come. "The UN's Millennium Development Goal, agreed in the year 2000, committed nations to halve by 2015 the number of people who lack safe water and adequate toilet facilities," says Dr. Adeel, who will chair the meeting. "As the International...

Sanitation investment in poor countries would yield $9-to-1 benefits in productivity, health: UN

...Some argue that meeting the sanitation MDG is also a prerequisite to the goals of reducing global poverty. Achieving the sanitation goal to simply halve the number of people without access to a toilet by 2015 would cost $38 billion, less than 1% of annual world military spending. That investment, how...

Failure to meet United Nations sanitation target could affect millions of the world's poorest

...of safe drinking water and basic sanitation facilities. To address the problem, the United Nations established the Target 10 initiative, which aims to halve the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation by 2015. Target 10 was launched in 2000 as part of t...

Common cold virus may kill breast cancer cells

...as thrown its weight behind a National Action Plan for Breast Cancer Research and Funding, developing sustainable research collaborations, which could halve the time it will take to answer the big questions in breast cancer. National Breast Cancer Foundation CEO Ms Sue Murray said NBCF funds are direct...

Underweight women at greater risk of miscarriage

...mong those taking folic acid or iron and multivitamins, which contain these. Eating fresh fruit and vegetables daily or on most days was also found to halve the odds of miscarriage and, in a finding that will delight pregnant women everywhere, the consumption of chocolate was also found to be associated wi...

Halving daily cigarette quota has no health benefit

...h rates from all causes combined than heavy smokers. The authors conclude that long term monitoring provides no evidence that heavy smokers, who halve their daily cigarette consumption, significantly cut their risk of early death. They add that people may be misled if they are advised that cutting ba...

Malaria killing a million a year

...Development Goals (MDGs), a set of targets agreed at a UN summit in 2000 to halve or eliminate many socio-economic ills, would halt or reverse the spread by 2015, while WHO's Roll Back Malaria partnership, founded in 1998, aims to halve the burden by 2010, despite a serious lack of funds. Only $600 million w...
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Tapeworm's Chemical Trick Could Make Drugs More Effective

...vironment. The suspected sources are medicines that are not completely metabolized by the humans and animals they are administered to. "If we could halve the dosage, we could lower the percentage of nonabsorbed drug that ends up in the environment," says Oaks....
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