Mothers from affluent neighborhoods near highways increase odds of low weight babies by 81 percent
Montreal, July 30, 2008 Living near city expressways is associated with adverse birth effects on expectant mothers and their newborns, according to a novel study with global implications. In the August edition of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health , scientists from the Universit de...
CVS Samaritan Van Program Celebrates 30 Years of Helping Motorists on the Nation's Highways
- The program, sponsored by CVS/pharmacy, provides free roadside assistance in 9 major markets -
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- If you have ever been stuck on
the side of the road with a flat tire, a dead battery, or other vehicular
emergency, you are probably ...
Rice report shows lessons from Hurricane Rita not practiced during Ike
...percent of Harris County residents who evacuated in 2005 during the Category 4 Hurricane Rita but found themselves stuck in miles-long traffic jams on highways
or stranded as the storm approached.
"Essentially, this study shows that people didn't learn from Hurricane Rita," said the report's co-author Rob...
Physician use of HIT in hospitals linked to fewer deaths and complications, lower costs
...ies such as payment reform and an overall commitment to performance improvement. "Just as investment in railroads, air traffic control, and interstate highways
facilitated economic development and national prosperity in the 20th century, so too will the spread of health IT and the development of a national he...
Statement on Presidential Memorandum to EPA to Review Lifting of Ban on California Clean Car Standard
... under our Health and Environment Action Network (HEAN), using cutting edge mobile monitors, have shown higher pollution rates near heavily trafficked highways
and bridges in Hispanic communities, endangering health and well-being. The Alliance will be a major presence in the upcoming EPA public comment proc...
Elderly Car Crash Deaths Down in Last Decade
...h. But it also may lead to protective changes in their driving patterns so that, for example, they're more likely to be driving on safer roads -- like highways
-- than they typically tended to in the past."
Doug Hecox, spokesman for the Federal Highway Administration, in Washington D.C., agreed that severa...
Actress, Author Mariel Hemingway & Travelers Advantage Say: Traveling is a Time to be Even Healthier
In fact, it is an easier time to be healthy.
(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071212/NYWFNS2 )
Many Americans take to the highways
and skyways for some sort of trip each
year -- be it business or pleasure, and they often fall prey to the "ease" of
fast food drive-thrus and prepack...
UB driver simulation study targets high-risk teenage drivers
...icit hyperactivity disorder.
The method: a high-tech and newly improved driving simulation program complete with real sounds and computer-generated highways
based on actual streets and busy intersections around UB's North (Amherst) Campus.
The innovation researchers believe will make the study more authe...
More than 2,000 People Climb to Top of Chicago's Sears Tower
...f office and retail space.
Located in Chicago's West Loop at 233 S. Wacker Drive, the skyscraper is
easily accessible from the commuter rail stations, highways
and all forms
of public transportation. Standing 1,450 feet and 110 stories tall, Sears
Tower is the tallest building in North America and an integral...
New Advances Could Battle Cancer Cell by Cell
...easuring how signaling proteins respond to certain stimuli at diagnosis and which are modified by resistant cancers, we are essentially monitoring key highways
that cancers use to drive their own growth," co-lead author Garry P. Nolan of Stanford University School of Medicine said in the news release. "The ad...
highways in Biological News
Surprising origin of cell's internal highways
Scientists have long thought that microtubules, part of the microscopic scaffolding that the cell uses to move things around in order to hold its shape and divide, originated from a tiny structure near the nucleus, called the centrosome.
Now, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center ...
New technique can fast-track better ionic liquids for biomass pre-treatments
... studies have shown them to be prime candidates for replacing gasoline to meet our transportation needs. However, before we can begin to roll down the highways
on sustainable, carbon-neutral grassoline, numerous barriers must be overcome, starting with finding ways to break lignocellulosic biomass down into f...
A genome may reduce your carbon footprint
...tion of all our grain crops, but it may take just a fraction of the time now.
The development of a dollar genome sequence could provide information highways
that would cut across several disciplines and drive the development of next generation biomass feedstocks, bioproducts, and processes for replacing fo...
Animal trackers collaborate on new Google Earth for oceans
...an ecosystems work. We can begin to see ocean hotspots those critical habitat regions where animals spend a great deal of time as well as the ocean highways
that link them together."
The open ocean is experiencing significant impacts of human overexploitation. Large marine fish such as Giant bluefin in...
Timetable for Puget Sound restoration suffers setback
...al systems across the nation. This is partly due to urban growth and an increasing number of toxic non-point sources, such as storm water that rinses highways
of oils and pollutants and carries this burden into sensitive coastal systems.
Crecelius notes that these diffuse sources of toxics are more diffi...
Most US organizations not adapting to climate change
...palities must follow to receive funding for transportation investments that do not require consideration of climate change in the design and siting of highways
and rail lines.
Municipal public health agencies in Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia, among others, that have not factored climate change in...
Coral reefs found growing in cold, deep ocean
...ders, observatories placed on the seabed from the NIOZ oceanographic research vessel 'Pelagia' and brought back to the surface a year later.
down to the deep
Cold-water corals are mainly found on the tops of carbonate mounds in areas where the current is high due to strong internal waves...
Rice University establishes National Corrosion Center
...try to create corrosion-control strategies that can be applied to the nation's infrastructure.
"Anything made with steel corrodes, so our system of highways
and bridges, our pipelines for transporting water, oil and gas, our buildings, our aviation and transportation industries are all at risk," said Emil ...
Severe climate change costs forecast for Pennsylvania, N.C., Tennessee, N.D.
...uth, principal investigator and director of the Center for Integrative Environmental Research at the University of Maryland. "From sewers to aquifers, highways
and health systems, climate change will rewrite communities' infrastructure needs. Quick action will be expensive, but delayed action will cost even m...
ID Solutions Achieves Full-Production Delivery and Payment for Fingerprint Processing Software for TWIC
...ations only, while
extensions to other segments of critical transportation infrastructure,
including interstate trucking, airports, trains and busses, highways
bridges, etc., are expected in coming years. While the initial project is
limited to ports protection, industry estimates of total TWIC enrollment...
highways in Biological Technology
Edmonton to be site of world's first industrial scale municipal waste-to-ethanol facility
... gasoline to contain an average of five per cent ethanol by 2010 will bring GHG reductions equivalent to removing one million cars from Canada's highways
each and every year. For more information visit http://www.greenfuels.org .
GreenField Ethanol and Enerkem Announce Plans to Make Cellulosic Ethanol a Commercial Reality
...uiring gasoline to contain
an average of five per cent ethanol by 2010 will bring GHG reductions
equivalent to removing one million cars from Canada's highways
Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec with engineering offices in
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Enerkem is a ...
Sentry Logistic Solutions Launches Foreign Trade Zone Service
...es. Additionally, Sentry's
headquarters in Indianapolis also provides other logistical efficiencies
including close proximity to five major interstate highways
access to 75 percent of U.S. businesses within a 24-hour truck drive), the
second largest U.S. FedEx hub and the Indianapolis International ...
SRPM founded on CATI-patented technologies
...-pavement marking system, according to its executive vice president, Mike Bates.
Raised pavement markers are installed on most state and interstate highways
to designate lane divisions, which assists during nighttime and harsh weather driving conditions. SRPM will be using the patented technology for insta...
Wisconsin governor calls for $750 million investment in life sciences
Its a law that was put in place probably 100 years ago that was designed to prohibit public officials who had control over, for example, where the highways
went ... to profit from decisions made in their public role, he said.
Now, though, it means professors may need to get special dispensation from th...
Madison-based TrafficCast makes national inroads as data provider
The company monitors real-time traffic information, weather forecasts, construction, event schedules, and accident reports for interstate highways
and expressways throughout the United States. Then it combines them all into traffic predictions and sends the data to applications running on compute...
PDS sees Madison facility as launchpad for growth
...Madison facility on Monday after moving into the space at 361 Blettner Blvd. in June.
The 22,000-square-foot Madison facility, at the juncture of highways
30 and 51 in Madison, was built in 1998 for Heroes Health & Fitness Center. PDS acquired the building in April as a replacement for its leased space...
Japan on the rebound: Implications for Midwest
... ingenious Japanese have created a new man-made island, replete with hotels, off the coast for this futuristic, humongous airport, with both excellent highways
and train ways to get to Osaka and nearby cities such as Kobe.
Mayor Daley's head of transportation accompanied us on this trip to Japan and came ...
Verizon expands broadband service in Wisconsin
...tely 7,500 square miles around Wisconsin, including communities along major highways
like Interstate 43 from Green Bay to Milwaukee and from Beloit northeast to...ison to Wisconsin Dells and from Madison to Janesville and Beloit; and U.S. highways
41 and 45 from Fond du Lac to Madison.
Verizon said its new service will...
A Midwest passage to India, Part II
... me how) and what looked to be Indian knock-offs of a 1960s style, four-door Peugeot . Forget about modern taxis.
Although there were signs of new highways
and flyover construction (the Indian terminology for overhead highways), generally speaking there is a lack of good highways. It took us 4-1/2 hours t...
highways in Biological Dictionary
...in peripheral ... Acute arterial occlusions ... When the Arterial system was begun in 1964, the target for completion of ... The Arterial highways
interconnect with the Interstate highway system , and the ... ... elastic tubes that form a branching system and that carry blood away from the ...