vast majority of Buddhists also indicated that they meditated during the past month and just over half
indicated they meditated at least several times a week. Elderly women meditate somewhat more
frequently than men. Provincial elders also reported more frequent meditation than those in Phnom Penh.
However older elderly meditate more frequently than younger elderly, a finding that is consistent with the
higher percentage of older elderly who indicate religion is very important for them.
and SpA may be found in 1-
12% of patients with Crohn`s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, with higher incidence of
peripheral arthritis; sacroiliitis may occur asymptomatic or with typical symptoms.
Reactive arthritis tends to be more aggressive and as a longer duration in HLA-B*27
positive cases (50%). Asymmetrical acute peripheral arthritis, enthesitis, acute
sacroiliitis, urogenital inflammation, and ocular manifestations are common and may
last several months to two years.
We are pleased to present the updated issue of publication „Social insurance in Poland –
information, facts”. You will ﬁ nd here current information on tasks exercised by the Social Insur-
ance Institution (ZUS), current amounts of contributions and beneﬁ ts provided for in the Polish
social security system.
Starting from 1 January 2009 payment of old-age beneﬁ ts from the new old-age pension
scheme, introduced in 1999, has started. For this reason we would like to pay particular attention
to old-age pensions from the Social Insurance Fund....
Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytology/ Biopsy (FNAC/FNAB) is now a widely accepted diagnostic
procedure, which has largely replaced open biopsy. This method is applicable to lesions
that are easily palpable, for example swellings in Thyroid, Breast, superficial Lymph node
etc. Imaging techniques, mainly ultra-sonography and computed tomography, offer an
opportunity for guided FNAC of deeper structures.
The practice of diagnostic cytology needs proper training of the laboratory personnel including
cytopathologist, cytotechnologist and cytotechnician.
While there has been an increase in development assistance for health in
general, this aid is volatile — often driven by proﬁts and politics. Donor
governments are susceptible to the political agendas of their parliaments, plac-
ing a focus on short term results. Sustained health development does not ﬁt
Part of the solution lies in the harmonization or pooling of funds, focused
around a single country plan, that is ﬂexible and includes funding for both
recurrent and capital expenditures.
I'd known about the No Hope/Equus/Bikini Trouble/Summer Heat situation for, like, a year,
and had always thought it'd be fun to edit together a little creative virginity-losing scene
between Scot and Monalisa, since they were both clearly yearning for it back then (and
who knows, maybe they slipped away from their chaperones for a little hide-the-chipolata
in an empty trailer!).
Each year, 8.8 million patients are newly diagnosed with active TB and 1.6 million patients
die of TB. The rapid spread of the human immunodeficiency virus has fueled the TB
epidemic, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, where 28% of TB patients are HIV positive
(WHO 2007). The current first-line treatment for TB is a multidrug regimen consisting of
rifampin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol (RIZE). Several major problems are
associated with the currently available TB treatment.
The second chapter discusses
how DNA bisulfite treatment together with high-throughput sequencing allows
determining the DNA methylation on a whole genome scale at single cytosine
resolution and introduces software for analysis of bisulfite sequencing data. The third
chapter presents analysis of GC3-rich genes that have more methylation targets.
Daniel et al. (1997) further reﬁne style-based performance mea-
sures by examining the actual holdings of mutual funds, and measuring
the characteristics of the stocks held by the fund. The characteristics
include the market capitalization or size, a measure of value (the ratio
of book value to market value), and the return over the previous year.
For a given fund, the OE portfolio is formed by matching the char-
acteristics of the portfolio held by the fund with “passive” portfolios
constructed to have the same characteristics....
training of new health staff is limited to production
of general medical doctors and nurses. there is little
systematic production of other essential health cadres
such as midwives, community midwives, sanitarians
and pharmacists, or health system management
professionals. For those who are newly-trained, few
systems are in place for planned deployment within the
public system, and there is a lack of mechanisms for
A detailed account of the field history, farm
maps, crop rotations, and a comprehensive plan
of operation for following organic protocols
need to be incorporated into the plan. All fields,
greenhouses, storage areas, warehouses, and
processing facilities used in organic production
must be discussed in the OSP. Growers with split
operations (organic and conventional production
on the same farm) need to include information on
how they plan to prevent commingling of the two
Often destinations are artificially divided by
geographical and political barriers, which fail to take into consideration consumer preferences or
tourism industry functions. An example of that is the Alps shared by France, Austria, Switzerland,
Italy by often perceived and consumed as part of the same product by skiers. For the purpose of
this paper destinations are considered to be a defined geographical region which is understood by
its visitors as a unique entity, with a political and legislative framework for tourism marketing and
Some persons enjoy landscapes rather like big art. Landscape paintings give
us a taste for the real thing. What we want is not ecology, but natural art.
Consider the autumn leaves in their colour, so much admired by my mother
and father, indeed by us all. If one is a formalist, then it does not matter
how the landscape originated. Find a vantage point where trees near and far,
foreground and background, are pleasantly framed, and admire the vista. The
historical genesis is irrelevant. A drive through the countryside is something
like a walk through a museum of landscape paintings....
The present writer’s Oxford mentor, Sammy Finer, phrased it as follows: simple power
is “the capacity to achieve desired results”.
Simple power exists in a wide variety of contexts:
mothers have power over husbands and babies; soap manufacturers have competing market
powers to sell their concoctions; administrators have power to implement existing policy.
But political power arises from a predicament: What should the common agreed policy
be, to be acted upon? This arises both in tyranny and in democracy, because all rulers need
others to carry out their policy, to act.
Supplementing the use of petrochemicals with renewable resources in more
than minor volumes must start soon. The research to accomplish that must start
Irrespective of the debate on the timing of a supply-side decline in fossil fuels,
demand continues as the population expands and standards of living in the
emerging nations increase. It is projected that long before renewable resources
become a replacement for fossil fuels, they will become necessary as a supple-
Patients who lose healthy bone tissue as a result of inflammation or trauma need bone
regenerative/reconstructive surgery in order to recover the function of the lost bone. To
regenerate the lost bone tissue, autologous bone grafting is the current gold standard,
though this technique is a great burden for patients because transplantable autologous bone
must be harvested from a healthy site, which causes donor site morbidity and pain.
Many populations are composed of a mixture of individuals that reproduce at different
times, and these times are often heritable. Under these conditions, gene flow should be
limited between early and late reproducers, even within populations having a unimodal
temporal distribution of reproductive activity. This temporal restriction on gene flow
might be called ‘isolation by time’ (IBT) to acknowledge its analogy with isolation by
distance (IBD). IBD and IBT are not exactly equivalent, however, owing to differences
between dispersal in space and dispersal in time.
Over the past decade covered bonds, or securities issued by financial
institutions that are secured by dedicated collateral, have become one of the
largest asset classes in the European bond market and an important source of
finance for mortgage lending. The collateral, or “cover pool”, is usually put
together so as to obtain the highest possible triple-A credit rating. As a
consequence, covered bonds offer an alternative to developed country
government securities for bond investors interested in only the most highly
Most Western societies take clean water for granted. When we turn on the tap, we rarely
question the source, its reliability or its quality. Perhaps out of habit, we assume there will
always be more.
Water is one of our most critical resources – even more important than oil. Water sustains
agriculture and, thus, our food chain. Vast quantities of water are used to make the silicon
chips that help power our computers and cell phones. Electric power plants depend heavily
on water, and account for a staggering 39 percent of freshwater withdrawals in the United
Decreases in pH and ANC are often paral-
leled by changes in element concentrations
including increases in Al
decreases in Ca
. High dissolved Al
trations can have toxic effects on many types of
aquatic biota, and at extreme levels few aquatic
species can survive (Table 1). Organic forms of
are much less toxic than inorganic forms.
Emerging research suggests that Ca
tions in streamwater are also an important bio-