Tag: American

Researchers track lead, a silent killer in rural Bangladesh

It's been decades since the United States phased out the use of lead in gasoline, paint, pipes and other products because of the metal's...

ATS issues report recommending research priorities in treatment of sleep apnea

The American Thoracic Society has released a new official report recommending research priorities in incorporating ambulatory management of adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) into healthcare systems. The report identifies barriers preventing ...

Further research needed to develop evidence-based nutrition guidelines for cancer survivors

St. Louis, MO, February 18, 2011 -- Cancer survivors die of non-cancer-related causes at much higher rates than the general public. In 2008, the U.S. economic burden of cancer totaled over $228 billion but only 41% of these costs involved direct ca...

To increase physical activity, focus on how, not why

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Most people know that exercise is important to maintain and improve health; however, sedentary lifestyles and obesity rates are at all-time highs and have become major national issues. In a new study, University of Missouri res...

Everything you wanted to know about microbes and oil spills but...

Is it true that microbes cleaned up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico? Can bacteria really "eat" oil, and if so, how? To help clear up the confusion the American Academy of Microbiology has brought together the nation's leading experts to consider...

Noninvasive test for trisomy 21 closer at hand

St. Louis, MO, February 10, 2011 -- In 1980 in the United States, approximately 4.5% of all pregnant women were of advanced maternal age. By 2007 that figure had increased to 14%. Women over 35 are at increased risk of giving birth to babies with t...

Web-based curriculum improves surgical residents’ knowledge of health care business

CHICAGO (January 6, 2011) -- According to a report published in the December issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, surgery residents improved their knowledge of health care business concepts and principles with the use of a Web-...

Evidence suggests e-cigs safer than cigarettes, researcher claims

In a new report that bucks the concerns raised by the Food and Drug Administration, a Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) (sph.bu.edu) researcher concludes that electronic cigarettes are much safer than real cigarettes and show promise...

The not-so-sweet truth about sugar — a risk choice?

More and more people have become aware of the dangers of excessive fructose in diet. A new review on fructose in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) indicates just how dangerous this simple sugar may be....

Getting bubbles out of fuel pumps

Washington, D.C. (November 16, 2010) -- For more than 250 years, researchers have known that under certain conditions vapor bubbles can form in fluids moving swiftly over a surface. These bubbles soon collapse with such great force that they can pok...

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