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UN Calls for Pedal Power to Reduce Environmental Damage

...change. Omi said proposals from the gathering to fight climate change would be discussed at an inaugural regional forum on environment and health in Thailand next month. A key UN report released earlier this year warned that billions would face a higher risk of water scarcity and millions more would li...

Tougher Tobacco Rules Urged at Global Anti-smoking Talks

...d for governments to open talks on a new treaty to fight illicit trade in tobacco. The Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) -- an international alliance of hundreds of tobacco control organisations -- estimated that the illicit cigarette trade accounted for more than 10 percent of the total global trade i...

Bird Flu in Asia Still High Risk Says WHO Official

...tries in this part of the world have done a lot to fight the virus. But in spite of it, the virus is still ...f compensation for culled chickens were key in the fight against the virus. "People must be taught to avoid contact with dying chickens," he said. Asked ...

Sporty Spice Fears That She Might Never Get Pregnant

... I started out. We have to take responsibility and fight it through the media and the fashion industry because its children who are affected, she said. It puts pressure on teenagers to look a certain way and you shouldnt have to worry about things like that when youre young, she added....

FDA Extends GRAS Approval Listex to All Food Products

...cognised as Safe), for all Food Products . In the fight against Listeria, one of the most dangerous food pathogens, US food processing companies can now apply a novel yet natural tool: LISTEX(TM) bacteriophages. The FDA and USDA have approved this product from The Netherlands as GRAS, based on extensive s...

Dengue Surge in Singapore, Man Prosecuted for Breeding Mosquitoes

...brahim. had declared that the country was ready to fight dengue should the situation worsen in the hotter months of July and August. He had also warned that households found to have mosquito breeding sites would be fined. According to a weekly government report on infectious diseases, the number of den...

Harnessing Immune System Power Heralds Next Era of Cancer Treatment

.... "Harnessing the power of the immune system to fight cancer heralds the next era of cancer treatment," he added. He further said that the new program would enable researchers to continue advancing methods by which immune activating cells from humans are modified in the laboratory, and infused into p...

Nutrition Education Has Proved to Be Futile

...es that the forces that cause obesity are "hard to fight with just a program in school. "Federal nutrition programs aside, experts agree that parents have the greatest influence over what their children will eat. Doctor Robert Trevino of the Social and Health Research Center in San Antonio says that if p...

Organic Tomatoes may Be Healthier for Your Heart Than Traditionally Grown Ones

...ds are antioxidants that protect the heart and can fight against blood pressure and strokes, and have been linked to keep some forms of cancer and dementia at bay. The study also noted that quercetin and kaempferol levels were also higher in organic tomatoes. Researchers elaborated that since flavonoid...

Arnold Schwarzenegger Blamed for Backtracking in the Fight Against Carbon Emission

...partures. "I don't want this issue to impact our fight on global warming," he said. "The spotlight is on California, and I don't want people in other states to say, 'Oh, look at California. AB 32 is falling apart, so we're not going to do anything either.' " Nuez said he agreed with Witherspoon that leg...

Anti-doping Rules Must Avoid Unsatisfactory Decisions: WADA

... World-Anti Doping Agency (WADA) has said that the fight against doping will be severely hampered if this is not take care of. The fight against doping will be severely hampered if the International Cricket Council (ICC) and national gov...

EpiCept Accelerates Development of Phase I Clinical Study for Cancer

...h, which could offer significant advantages in the fight against cancer." EpiCept President and Chief Executive Officer Jack Talley commented, "We are pleased to be joined by Tower Cancer Research Foundation in the development of EPC2407 and we believe that their participation will result in our completi...

Women's Empowerment Key to Curbing AIDS: UN

...f AIDS, the United Nations agency coordinating the fight against the epidemic said Thursday in Nairobi. "The most significant development of the AIDS epidemic is its growing feminisation," lamented UNAIDS chief Peter Piot, who was speaking at the International Women's Summit on HIV/AIDS held in Kenya. ...

New Drugs Show Promise in Fighting Drug-Resistant HIV

...eceiving two investigational new drugs together to fight the disease. The two drugs, amongst the most powerful agents to fight the disease to date, are TMC125 (etravirine) and TMC114 (darunavir, also known as Prezista), both ma...

The Hospital Superbugs

...antibiotics become increasingly ineffective in the fight against C.diff and MRSA scientists at CHAI are wor... a national research centre to lead the way in the fight against killer super bugs. Its patron is Actress and TV personality Leslie Ash, who almost died and ...

Hydrogen Fuel Is It a New Fuel for the Future?

...s fuel emits no pollution and is the right fuel to fight against climate change . A car running on hydrogen fuel does not emit any pollutant like carbon dioxide, sulphur or particles. The only emission from the exhaust pipe of a hydrogen-powered car is water. This clean-burn nature of the fuel has attr...

Africa's Men Urged to Step Up AIDS Fight

...anisation, the frontline agencies coordinating the fight against the epidemic, said gender equality and the empowerment of women are key to slowing the spread of the killer virus. Mlambo-Ngcuka said the empowerment of women was a potent weapon against the disease. "Addressing the economic status of wom...

New Cancer Fighting Virus

...l, healthy cells, so our hope is that it will help fight cancers without causing side-effects in the rest of the body, said Dr. Axel Mescheder, VP Clinical Research & Development, from the Munich-based biotech company MediGene. The study is conducted in seven leading US-cancer centers, with Dr. Tony Reid...

Neurotransmitter That can Yield New Insights in the Fight Against Diabetes Identified

...ng, which is expected to yield new insights in the fight against diabetes, is the neurotransmitter norepinephrine. According to the researchers, the chemical travels from the hindbrain, which receives warnings of low glucose levels from the body, to the paraventricular hypothalamus, which authorises the...

Indonesia Confirms 81st Bird Flu Death

...e UN health agency said last month that though the fight against bird flu had improved around the world, the situation remained critical both in Indonesia and Egypt. The frequent contact many people have with domesticated birds elevates the risk of transmission and mutation. In Indonesia alone, the World...

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