Address by Dr Hussein A. Gezairy Regional Director WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region to the Eighth meeting of the regional technical advisory group on poliomyelitis eradication, Eastern Mediterranean Region, Cairo, Egypt, 21-23 October ...
Sexual and reproductive ill health accounts for a considerable proportion of the disease burden among individuals, families and communities and has a broad impact on social and economic development in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region. However, information on the major determinants of reproductive morbidity and mortality in the Region is not sufficient to enable evidence-based planning, implementation and evaluation of reproductive health programmes. The framework for monitoring and evaluation of reproductive health programmes in the Eastern Mediterranean Region was developed by the Regional Office to facilitate the monitoring and evaluation of reproductive health programmes in the Region and the comprehensive assessment of national reproductive health strategies and programme ...
Sharka disease, cited in the domestic and external quarantine lists of Turkey and as one of the 16 most important plant pathogens in EU member states, threatens stone-fruit plantations. Plum pox virus (PPV) has been observed in Turkey since 1968, and was detected in Adana and Mersin provinces of the Mediterranean region in 2006. Extensive surveys to determine the current occurrence of PPV in the region were conducted in stone-fruit orchards and nurseries (almond, apricot, nectarine, peach and plum) of six provinces in the Eastern Mediterranean region of Turkey between 2008 and 2011. A total of 542 samples, each of which represented an orchard/nursery sample, were collected and tested by DAS-ELISA and RT-PCR. According to the results, seven samples out of 542 were found infected with PPV by DAS-ELISA and confirmed by RT-PCR. Infected orchards were reported to the responsible authorities for eradication, and a total of seven orchards (four from Mersin, two from Hatay and one from Adana) were ...
OBJECTIVES: Assessing the burden of maternal mortality is important for tracking progress and identifying public health gaps. This paper provides an overview of the burden of maternal mortality in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) by underlying cause and age from 1990 to 2015.. METHODS: We used the results of the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study to explore maternal mortality in the EMR countries.. RESULTS: The maternal mortality ratio in the EMR decreased 16.3% from 283 (241-328) maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 1990 to 237 (188-293) in 2015. Maternal mortality ratio was strongly correlated with socio-demographic status, where the lowest-income countries contributed the most to the burden of maternal mortality in the region.. CONCLUSION: Progress in reducing maternal mortality in the EMR has accelerated in the past 15 years, but the burden remains high. Coordinated and rigorous efforts are needed to make sure that adequate and timely services and interventions are available for ...
OBJECTIVES: We used findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 to report the burden of musculoskeletal disorders in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR). METHODS: The burden of musculoskeletal disorders was calculated for the EMRs 22 countries between 1990 and 2013. A systematic analysis was performed on mortality and morbidity data to estimate prevalence, death, years of live lost, years lived with disability and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). RESULTS: For musculoskeletal disorders, the crude DALYs rate per 100 000 increased from 1297.1 (95% uncertainty interval (UI) 924.3-1703.4) in 1990 to 1606.0 (95% UI 1141.2-2130.4) in 2013. During 1990-2013, the total DALYs of musculoskeletal disorders increased by 105.2% in the EMR compared with a 58.0% increase in the rest of the world. The burden of musculoskeletal disorders as a proportion of total DALYs increased from 2.4% (95% UI 1.7-3.0) in 1990 to 4.7% (95% UI 3.6-5.8) in 2013. The range of point prevalence (per 1000) among the EMR
Leaf litter, at the interface between the soil and the atmosphere, releases Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds (BVOC) which play an important role both in global atmospheric chemistry and plant ecology. Litter is especially important in the Mediterranean region, where it is produced in high amounts and decomposes slowly. Only leaf litter emissions of two dominant species (Pinus halepensis and Eucalyptus spp.) present in the Mediterranean region have been studied so far. The aim of this study is to characterize (quantitatively and qualitatively) the BVOC emissions (C10-C15) from litter (freshly fallen and non-decomposed leaves) under laboratory conditions. Sixteen species frequently found in the Mediterranean region were considered, nine of which possess terpene storage structures. Results show a large diversity of BVOC (87 compounds detected, terpenes, alkanes, alkenes, aldehydes, ketones, benzenoids), with terpene emission being higher than non-terpenic emission in most of the cases. Species ...
There are many genetic and acquired risk factors that are known to cause venous thromboembolic disorders (VTE). One of these is the Prothrombin G20210A mutation, which has been identified in 1996. Prothrombin G20210A mutation causes higher levels of the clotting factor prothrombin in the blood of carriers, which creates a higher tendency towards blood clotting (hypercoagulability), and therefore the carriers become at higher risk of developing VTE. High prevalence of Prothrombin G20210A mutation was reported in Caucasian populations, but the prevalence was almost absent in non-Caucasians. That was most obvious in countries of South Europe and the Mediterranean region. This review article discusses Prothrombin G20210A mutation, how it causes VTE, the origin of the mutation, and its distribution worldwide with special concentration on the Mediterranean area.. ...
With the growing interest of cardiovascular computed tomography around the world, international membership in the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) has been increasing annually. As the number of SCCT members in a particular country or region grow to a certain size, it becomes feasible for those members to be able to establish an International Regional Committee (IRC) of SCCT. The Board of Directors recognizes this and actively encourages the formation of International Regional Committees for the mutual benefit for the local members in those regions and SCCT. IRCs are committees set up to promote cardiovascular CT and the objectives of SCCT in a certain region.. Australia/New Zealand (ANZ) IRC. Brazil IRC. Canada IRC. China IRC. Europe IRC. India IRC. Israel IRC. Japan IRC. Korea IRC. Latin America IRC. Middle East IRC. Taiwan IRC. UK IRC. To learn more about the International Regional Committee Policy, which details the criteria for IRCs, click here.. If you are interested in ...
Mediterranean Region is a mountainous region. Toros Mountains, a mountain chain from west to east, covers most of the region. Another chain is Amonos Mountains which run from north to south in the extreme east of the region. The mountains run in parallel to sea and in most places the mountains meet the sea except in coastal plains. The coastal plains were formed in the lower courses of the rivers. The most important coastal plain is Çukurova (Cilicia of the antiquity) in the eastern part of the region. It was formed by three rivers, Berdan, Seyhan and Ceyhan. Main lakes of the region, like Lake Beyşehir, Lake Eğridir and Lake Burdur which form a closed basin are in the north west of the region. The capital of each province is a city bearing the name of the province except Antakya which is the capital city of Hatay Province. However, as the provinces are the administrative units their border lines do not exactly match that of the region. Thus the region includes also the eastern part of Muğla ...
It is becoming clear that the Mediterranean region is one of the hottest of the biodiversity hotspots on the planet. There is also an increasing concern for the conservation, adaptive management, and restoration of the unique natural ecosystems and cultural landscapes that characterize this area. The regions biological and cultural heritage as well as its huge wealth of biodiversity is now at real risk.
A comparative study of the traditional use of oregano-like herbs in the Mediterranean region provides convincing evidence that the hyssop of the Bible is the carvacrol chemotype of the plant Majorana
Presentation of UN SDSN and MED SDSN Regional SDSN Center for the Mediterranean Region UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS NETWORK UN SDSN has been launched by the SG Ban Ki- Moon on August
Sandra Pérez, Marianne Köck, Lei Tong, Antoni Ginebreda, Rebeca López-Serna, Cristina Postigo, Rikke Brix, Miren López de Alda, Mira Petrovic, Yanxin Wang, and Damià Barceló. Wastewater Reuse in the Mediterranean Area of Catalonia, Spain: Case Study of Reuse of Tertiary Effluent from a Wastewater Treatment Plant at el Prat de Llobregat (Barcelona). Waste Water Treatment and Reuse in the Mediterranean Region, the Handbook of Environmental Chemistry, 2010, 1-46, DOI: 10.1007/698_2010_88. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010. ...
Tobacco use is one of the leading causes of premature death and disability worldwide. It is also a key risk factor for the development of coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease. "In most countries in WHOs Eastern Mediterranean Region, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and disease", says Dr Jaouad Mahjour, Acting WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean. "In 2015, nearly 1.4 million deaths in the Region were caused by cardiovascular disease. It has been estimated that in the next decade, deaths from cardiovascular disease, which in the Eastern Mediterranean Region is mostly attributable to ischaemic heart disease, will increase more significantly than in any other region of the world except Africa.". Large sections of the public do not realize that tobacco is the leading cause of cardiovascular disease. Thus, on World No Tobacco Day this year, WHO aims to increase public awareness on the link between tobacco, exposure to secondhand smoke and ...
Visión general del programa internacional de la División de Influenza de los CDC en la Región Mediterránea Oriental (EMR) de la OMS, sus objetivos y metas; además de informes anuales para descargar sobre los países que reciben apoyo.
Prevalence of Hepatitis D in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: Systematic Review and Meta Analysis. Amini, Neda; Alavian, Seyed Moayed; Kabir, Ali; Aalaei-Andabili, Seyed Hossein; Hosseini, Seyed Yasser Saiedi; Rizzetto, Mario // Hepatitis Monthly;Jan2013, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p1 Background: Hepatitis D Virus (HDV) causes the most threatening form of chronic viral hepatitis. To date, there is no overall estimation of HDV prevalence in the Eastern Mediterranean Region Office of WHO (EMRO) countries. Objectives: To provide a clear estimation of HDV prevalence in the... ...
Assessing the burden of maternal mortality is important for tracking progress and identifying public health gaps. This paper provides an overview of the bu
When the bulk of phosphorus (P) is located near the soil surface, spring drying of topsoil in Mediterranean-type climates can reduce P availability to crops and cause potential yield loss. In crop species that require a P supply during spring, deep-placement of P fertiliser has proved an effective method of improving P availability and grain yields; however, the spring P demand of field-grown canola (Brassica napus L.) and therefore potential response to deep P placement is not known. This study investigated the effect of deep- (0.170.18m), conventional- (shallow, 0.070.08m), split- (50% deep, 50% shallow), and nil-P fertiliser treatments on P accumulation and seed yields of canola in two field trials. In addition, a glasshouse experiment with different depths of P fertiliser placement and topsoil drying at different growth stages was conducted. In the glasshouse study, deep P placement resulted in greater P uptake by plants, but did not increase seed yields regardless of the time of topsoil ...
Ansell TJ, Jones PD, Allan RJ, Lister D, Parker DE, BrunetM, Moberg A, Jacobeit J, Brohan P, Rayner NA, Aguilar E, Alexandersson H, Barriendos M, Brandsma T, Cox NJ, Della-Marta PM, Drebs A, Founda D, Gerstengarbe F, Hickey K, Jónsson T, Luterbacher J, Nordli Ø, Oesterle H, Petrakis M, Philipp A, Rodwell MJ, Saladie O, Sigro J, Slonosky V, Srnec L, Swail V, García-Suárez AM, Tuomenvirta H, Wang X, Wanner H, Werner P, Wheeler D, Xoplaki E. 2006. Daily mean sea level pressure reconstructions for the European-North Atlantic region for the period 1850-2003. Journal of Climate 19: 2717-2742 ...
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The uniqueness of MUFA as a major nutrient in the Mediterranean regions food supply was first identified by Ancel Keys and his colleagues in the landmark Seven Countries Study.9 Certain Mediterranean populations in that study (Corfu and Crete) had a low prevalence of coronary heart disease (CHD) and low plasma cholesterol levels despite consumption of a diet high in total fat (33% to 40% of calories) and low in SFA (7% to 8% of calories). The typical diet of populations living in Mediterranean countries (eg, Spain, Italy, and Greece) is high in olive oil, which provides 14% to 40% of calories,10 11 12 and consequently is high in MUFA (16% to 29% of calories)9 11 13 14 15 16 and oleic acid. Although the Mediterranean diet differs in many respects from the typical American diet, the prevailing view was that these diets protected against CHD because they were low in SFA. A recent study conducted in the United States reported that intake of both MUFA and PUFA was associated with reduced CVD risk. A ...
ISN will attend the 66th session of World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Europe, taking place in Copenhagen as of September 12, 2016...
The past decade has witnessed a quantum leap in our understanding of the origins, diffusion, and impact of early agriculture in the Mediterranean Basin. In large measure these advances are attributable to new methods for documenting domestication in plants and animals. The initial steps toward plant and animal domestication in the Eastern Mediterranean can now be pushed back to the 12th millennium cal B.P. Evidence for herd management and crop cultivation appears at least 1,000 years earlier than the morphological changes traditionally used to document domestication. Different species seem to have been domesticated in different parts of the Fertile Crescent, with genetic analyses detecting multiple domestic lineages for each species. Recent evidence suggests that the expansion of domesticates and agricultural economies across the Mediterranean was accomplished by several waves of seafaring colonists who established coastal farming enclaves around the Mediterranean Basin. This process also involved the
M. Bahadir, G. Pfister und W. Lorenz: Plastic Sheet Formulations of Pesticides - Prepa ration and Field Trials. Proceed. Intern. Symp. Control. Rel. Bioact. Mater. 12, 116-117 (1985). C. Kaiser, W. Lorenz und M. Bahadir: Analytical Control of Monomer Behaviour during Shredding and Re-use of Cable Polymers (Book of Abstracts). IUPAC Intern. Symp. "Recycling of Polymers - Science and Technology", 18.-20.8.1991, Marbella-Spain, p. 100 (1991). C. Kaiser, W. Lorenz und M. Bahadir: Residues in Recycled Goods from Shredded Plastics (Book of Abstracts). 6th International Symposium on Environmental Pollution and its Impact on Life in the Mediterranean Region, October 6th to 9th, 1991 Como - Italy, p. 100 (1991). J. Gunschera, W. Lorenz und M. Bahadir: Chlorinated Hydrocarbons in Chemical Institute Waste Water (Book of Abstracts). 6th International Symposium on Environmental Pollution and its Impact on Life in the Mediterranean Region, October 6th to 9th, 1991 Como - Italy, p. 18 (1991). H. Wichmann, W. ...
1. Mission. Minority Rights Group International will fund qualified consultants or researchers to carry out a study of the feasibility of using legal remedies for abuses of cultural rights particularly affecting minorities.. Each study should result in a 10-20 pages practically oriented report detailing key information and findings, including names and contacts details of suitably qualified lawyers interested in taking cases (if possible pro bono) as well as existing precedents and areas of the law which would benefit from clarification or enforcement. The reports should, where possible, also list NGOs already undertaking human rights legal work in that country and their degree of interest in litigating cultural rights/minority rights, as well as organisations interested in starting litigation work that are not already doing so. All reports will be peer-reviewed for quality by 2 experts on that country as well as an MRG minority legal specialist. Once finalised, the reports will be used by MRG ...
The summer drenching program has long been a mainstay of sheep worm control in winter rainfall regions. However, in areas where summers are very hot and dry, it is also a major causal factor for drench resistance, with a consequent reduction in the long-term effectiveness of worm control.
Prior to slaughtering, feed was withdrawn from the pigs for a period of 12 h. Each producers pigs originated from a single pen. The pigs from both producers were transported to the abattoir in an open truck with slatted sides and a slatted floor to avoid slipping and injury during transport, with each producer s pigs being transported separately. The transport route of road A was 35 km and took 45 min, with the road being a combination of dirt roads with speed bumps (7 km), urban traffic, paved roads and highways. Transport time and distance for road B were 30 min and 25 km respectively, with the route taken being a combination of paved roads and highways with minimal stops due to traffic control measures. The pigs were transported in the early morning to avoid high ambient summer temperatures and offloaded at the abattoir using a height-adjustable ramp. Unloading from the trucks to the lairage pens and from the pens to the slaughter area was done without electrical prodders. The pigs were ...
This study investigates how medium-term gully-development data differ from short-term data, and which factors influence their spatial and temporal variability at nine selected actively retreating bank gullies situated in four Spanish basin landscapes. Small-format aerial photographs using unmanned, remote-controlled platforms were taken at the gully sites in short-term intervals of one to two years over medium-term periods of seven to 13 years and gully change during each period was determined using stereophotogrammetry and a geographic information system. Results show a high variability of annual gully retreat rates both between gullies and between observation periods. The mean linear headcut retreat rates range between 0·02 and 0·26 m a-1. Gully area loss was between 0·8 and 22 m² a-1 and gully volume loss between 0·5 to 100 m³ a-1, of which sidewall erosion may play a considerable part. A non-linear relationship between catchment area and medium-term gully headcut volume change was ...
Parts of the mitochondrial genes coding for 12SrRNA and 16SrRNA (together about 960 bp) were sequenced for all Mediterranean species of `Mountain lizards` of the genera Archaeolacerta (sensu lato) and Iberolacerta. All subspecies of the Iberian species Iberolacerta cyreni and I. monticola were included in this study. In addition, samples of Apathya cappadocica and Darevskia rudis were analysed to elucidate the relationships of the European `Mountain lizards` to their possible relatives in the Near East. Maximum parsimony and neighbour joining analyses lead to the following major conclusions: (i) the monophyly of the genus Iberolacerta is very well supported; (ii) Archaeolacerta bedriagae (the type species of the genus) is most basal with respect to the ingroup taxa. If we accept Iberolacerta as a genus, Archaeolacerta becames paraphyletic. Therefore, we propose to restrict Archaeolacerta to the type species and to treat A. mosorensis and A. oxycephala provisionally as members of the collective ...
Decaploid A. agropyroides had near-autopolyploid karyotype structure and contained characteristic sequence motifs of nrDNA repeats not encountered in any of the diploids studied. Special repeat types found in one of its accessions (Crete) showed that A. agropyroides originated from a diploid species with a hybrid background. One of the genomes involved was close to both that of extant species (Avenula aetolica, Avenula compressa, Avenula hookeri, Avenula schelliana, Avenula versicolor) distributed mostly in the eastern Mediterranean to Asia and North America and also to the west Mediterranean (Avenula bromoides). The other resembled that of exclusively western Mediterranean species (Avenula albinervis, Avenula levis, Avenula marginata, Avenula sulcata). Main conclusions ...
The Common fig is a large, deciduous shrub or small tree native to southwest Asia and the eastern Mediterranean region (from Afghanistan to Greece). It is
Accra, Feb. 29, GNA - One in five children on the continent still do not receive life-saving immunizations, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean Region has said. It said despite considerable progress in expanding access to vaccines in Africa, one in five children still lacked access. The WHO in a report titled:
A manual for the identification of stem material under the microscope for all woody plants commonly found in the Eastern Mediterranean region Includes
The skeleton, thought to be that of a 14- or 15-year-old, was unearthed about two miles (3 kilometers) southeast of Stonehenge, in southern England. Clues to the adolescents foreign origins could be found in the necklace, which isnt a recognized British type. But he was traced to the area around the Mediterranean Sea by a technique known as isotope analysis, which in this case measured the ratio of strontium and oxygen isotopes in his tooth enamel. Different regions have different mixes of elements in their drinking water, for example, and some of those are absorbed into a persons tooth enamel as he or she grows up. Analysis of the isotopes of oxygen and strontium carried in the enamel can give scientists a good but rather general idea of where a person was raised ...
The purpose of the report is to describe the state of the frozen swine meat market in the Mediterranean countries, to present actual and retrospective information about the volumes, dynamics, structure and characteristics of production, imports, exports and consumption and to build a forecast for the market in the next five years. In addition, the report presents an elaborate analysis of the main
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On 8 September the East of England Regional Grand Committee meets in Borough Hall in Bedford to question the Minister for the East of England, Barbara...
In the Mediterranean region, bird populations have to cope with strong habitat heterogeneity owing to geographical variation in the vegetation structure of the landscape. Mediterranean forests consist of a mosaic of patches dominated either by broad-leaved deciduous or evergreen tree species. Blue tits successfully breed in both habitats, but have to deal with pronounced spatial variation in the phenology of their food. Deciduous forests present an early phenology, with young leaves appearing approximately one month earlier than in evergreen woods. This temporal difference in bud burst results in a similar difference in the onset in leaf-eating caterpillar outbreaks between the habitats (Zandt et al. 1990). Blue tits, like many other insectivorous bird species, depend highly on that brief peak in caterpillar abundance to raise their chicks. Differences in the timing of food abundance have important consequences for fitness and have been the subject of considerable research in the field of ...
Dr Margaret Chan outlined the complex new challenges that confront health initiatives during the new era of sustainable development. She used recent behaviours of the tobacco and soda industries to illustrate a critical question: who really governs the policies that shape health - democratically-elected officials or multinational corporations? She also explained how the WHO Ebola response is shaping organization-wide reforms.
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Ministicks White Sea Thrift, Sea Pink, Sea Thrift). A small tuft of a plant, Ministicks White is a white-flowered selection of an evergreen species native to Europe and the Mediterranean region as fast east as Turkey. This sea thrift grows as a clump of short, narrow, stiff, dark-green leaves. In mid-spring upright stems rise from the clump in profusion and bloom at their tips with a pompom of small flowers that last almost to summer. It is a charming, extravagant show for a small plant.. In its native region, sea thrift is often found in full.... ...
Ministicks White Sea Thrift, Sea Pink, Sea Thrift). A small tuft of a plant, Ministicks White is a white-flowered selection of an evergreen species native to Europe and the Mediterranean region as fast east as Turkey. This sea thrift grows as a clump of short, narrow, stiff, dark-green leaves. In mid-spring upright stems rise from the clump in profusion and bloom at their tips with a pompom of small flowers that last almost to summer. It is a charming, extravagant show for a small plant.. In its native region, sea thrift is often found in full.... ...
Climate: The average temperature between April and October is 66.3º F. The days are hot with moderate night temperatures for this high Mediterranean region. "High" refers to the northern latitude and "Mediterranean" to the proximity to the sea. The annual rainfall totals are 23.9 inches. Naverán has cooler temperatures than Casteller, due to its higher altitude (Casteller is at 577 ft.). As a result, wines made by Naverán have good skin pigmentation, medium-high aromatics, balanced acidity and polished tannins. Naveráns climate is warmer than Priorat, Montsant, and cooler than Costa Brava, and Terra Alta ...
Although long confined to tropical and subtropical regions, we are witnessing the re-emergence or even emergence of some of these diseases in Europe. Cases of malaria have been seen in Greece and Corsica, and leishmaniasis is no longer confined to the Mediterranean region as autochthonous cases have recently been reported in northern Italy and Germany.
13. Spinacia Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 1027. 1753. 菠菜属 bo cai shu Herbs annual, erect, glabrous. Leaves alternate, petiolate; leaf blade flattened, triangular-ovate or hastate, margin entire or lobed-serrate. Flowers unisexual (plants dioecious), forming glomerules, male ones usually arranged in terminal, interrupted panicles, female ones axillary. Male flowers: perianth 4- or 5-parted; segments oblong, apex obtuse; stamens 4 or 5, inserted at base of perianth; filaments capillary; anthers exserted. Female flowers borne within 2 united, leathery, and hardening bractlets; perianth absent; ovary subglabrous; ovule subsessile; stigmas 4 or 5, filiform. Utricle compressed globose; pericarp membranous, adnate to seed. Seed vertical; embryo annular; perisperm copious, farinaceous.. Three species: Mediterranean region; one species (introduced) in China.. ...
Objectives. The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors of allergic diseases in preschool children from one of the biggest cities in the Mediterranean Region of Turkey.. Methods. The study population included 396 preschool children attending to urban daycare centres in Mersin. In the first stage, a comprehensive standardised questionnaire modified from the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) was employed. In the second stage, serum food and inhalant specific IgE, and skin tests were performed in 45 children with frequent wheezing and 28 children with no wheezing.. Results. The prevalence of ever wheezing, current wheezing, physician-diagnosed asthma, allergic rhinitis and eczema were 53% (210), 33.3% (132), 27.3% (108), 13.4% (53) and 8.3% (33), respectively. A family history of atopy (OR=2.5, 95% CI: 1.3-4.7, p=0.004), dampness at home (OR=2.4, 95% CI: 1.2-4.8, p=0.008), a history of intestinal parasites (OR=4.3, 95% CI: 1.7-10.9, ...
This summer I was fortunate enough to take my wife Lisa and the kids abroad. It wasnt as extensive as last years trip around the world, but just as fun. We spent most of July visiting the Mediterranean regions of Europe and part of August in Maine, where Lisas parents own a cabin.
The study performed by Tamer et al [12] estimated the frequency of APoB point mutations in 179 atherosclerotic, 145 hyperlipidaemic Individuals and 272 healthy individuals in the east Mediterranean region of Turkey. Lipid and lipoprotein level were measured with routine biochemical analysis and APoB mutation was detected using realtime PCR. In this region, APoB mutation was observed as rare causes of hyperlipidaemia and atherosclerosis may therefore be unrelated to them. Dekha et al [13] reported the allele frequency distribution at the hypervariable locus 3′ to the apolipoprotein B gene (ApoB 3′ VNTR) in five well-defined human populations by using the PCR technique. A total of 12 segregating alleles were detected in the pooled sample of 319 individuals. A fairly consistent pattern of allele frequency distribution was found apparent in most of these geographically and genetically diverse populations, suggesting that the ApoB 3′ VNTR polymorphism predates the geographic dispersal of ...
The plant grows extensively in the Mediterranean region and it has also been introduced widely in other temperate zones, like Southern Australia, where it flourishes in suburban gardens. As the plant is difficult to have in the house as a cut flower, a traditional method of enjoying the flowers indoors is illustrated here. The burgeoning buds that are about to open that evening are collected and are strung on thread with a needle. In a couple of hours, the buds open and the delicious fragrance fills the room the garland is hung in. The flowers stay fresh for a couple of days without water ...
In Spain, the Mediterranean climate also prevails, although in comparison with other countries the difference between the air temperature in summer and in winter will be very different. In the south-east of the country, the air is drier and there are practically no periods of wet weather. Spain - the leader among the countries of Europe in life expectancy. Largely due to the excellent climate and quality of life, as well as the health care system, which is rightfully considered one of the best in the world. According to WHO, Spain ranks 4th in Europe and 7th in the world in terms of medicine. Here, technologies, equipment of clinics and professionalism of medical staff are taken into account.. Italy. ...