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Emphasis to ban Drugs ads by Doctors

An increase in the number of advertisements by the drug companies has prompted the doctors to urge the government to ban prescription drug ads from television, news papers and magazines. American Medical Association's New Jersey delegate Dr. Angelo agro said that such ads can undermine doctor'...

Misleading Advertisements for Prescription Drugs

In direct-to-consumer advertisements of prescription drugs, statements about drug benefits are often overblown and misleading. "These advertisements rarely quantify the medications' expected benefit; instead, they make an emotional appeal," Dr. Stev...

Invest on gym memberships

...of muscles - before gaining any benefit. Hyped up advertisements about abdomen trimmer or tummy trimmer misguide people to buy. According to Professor Rozario one gets better results from spending the money on gym membership instead, and hiring a trainer for a few sessions to learn correct exercise technique. Moti...

Aggressive Tobacco taxation policy can reduce cigarette smoking

...eatment tolerance. The money power and attractive advertisements by the tobacco industry attracts more smokers. The World Bank predicts that population growth in China and India, will increase the number of smokers in low and middle income countries to more than 800 million in the next few years. Industrialized na...

Anti-tobacco Advertising Can Reduces smoking Among Teens

At last a study shows that anti-smoking advertisements in media can reduce cigarette smoking among the te... those in markets with no exposure to anti-tobacco advertisements (26.7 percent). "Our analyses suggest that state-sponsored anti-tobacco media campaigns were assoc...

Intense Fight Against Polio In India Gets Results

...children. Evidently, none of the celebrity based advertisements worked as much as the involvement of local, influential people, particularly religious and spiritual leaders. Significantly, the immunization teams include a large number of local Muslim women to increase trust perceptions. But polio eradication i...

FDA To Set New Guidelines To Revise Drug Companies Marketing Tactics

...DA says it is also likely to consider whether drug advertisements provide balanced information about the risks and benefits of specific medications and also look into certain areas to see if it needs to adjust any current requirements for disclosure of drugs side effects . Reports say the review might also encomp...

Time to look into the SPF of your sunscreen

...tions, or even tattoos. Thanks to the eye opening advertisements and the increasing awareness regarding sun screens. However, it has now been argued that a critical evaluation of immune protection factor in sunscreens and its relation to sun protection factor would be would be more appropriate with respect to skin...

Pepsi, Coke Join Hands To Spread AIDS Awareness

...ort was the encouraging response they received for advertisements featuring cricket stars advising on the need for preparedness. Some campaigns even had them carrying condoms along with the cricket gear. Backed by 10 countries, including India, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has been actively supporting e...

Junk Food Marketing to be banned

...TV channel and appeals to put a ban on TV channels advertisements marketing junk and fatty foods by showing attractive advertisements. The British Heart Foundation is to advertise on the demerits of junk food by putting half censored posters of burger rolls filled with bones and gristles. Peter Hollins, BHF's dir...

New outbreak of birdflu reported in Northern China

... campaignswith prime-time television and newspaper advertisements urging caution andproper hygiene in handling live and slaughtered poultry. Health officials worldwide fear that a mutation that makes the virus highlyinfectious between people could lead to a global human pandemic, killingmillions. (IANS)...

WHO Intensifies Anti-Tobacco war

...tified by as many as 100 nations. The employment advertisements of WHO will make it clear that the agency will not encourage smokers to join the organization. Pro-smoking group Forest was highly critical of the new anti-smoking initiative of the WHO, and has said that smoking was a perfectly legal habit....

Madras High Court Disapproves of Comparative Advertisements

...ere is a blanket ban in some western nations where advertisements attacking the products of a competitor are concerned. Comparative advertisements also did not serve to enlighten the consumers, and advertisements should serve to provide fair and a...

Government Should Restrict Junk Food Marketing

...ldhood obesity. The study shows that Television advertisements of junk food and increased Television viewing both are responsible to increase in obesity in children’s. It is necessary for the congress to regulate the Television advertisements, as it is possible for the congress to restrict the Television broadca...

Advertisements Prompt Youth To Drink

...study conducted in the US has revealed that seeing advertisements related to alcohol prompts teenagers to start drinking. The UK has one // of the highest youth drinking rates in the European Continent, with nearly 20% of those aged between 11 and 15 years drinking at least once a week, up from 13% in 1990. Se...

New Rule Results In The Complete Makeover In The Field Of Drug Advertising

...he new rule would bring about a change in the drug advertisements offered by the companies but would protect the drug makers. Statistics shows that the number of people injured were 300,000 and those who lost their lives were nearly 100,000. Studies show that all this is a result of medical error. The reason ...

Valentine Day Becoming Popular In India

...rom conservative voices. Newspapers are rife with advertisements from corporates using the occasion to promote anything from contact lenses to watches to websites apart from traditional gifts like flowers, chocolates and jewellery. "Pen a message to your valentine and win a free trip to Switzerland," says one adl...

Increase in HIV Cases Due To Restricted Offering of the Preventive Treatment

...ess of PEP among gay men. It had featured targeted advertisements in the gay press and leaflets and distributed in gay bars. Dr. Trevor Stammers an expert on sexual health and vice chairman of the Christian medical fellowship said that a large number of people are repeatedly practising unsafe sex which led to the...

Direct To Home: Television Provides Powerful Fillip to Smoking Cessation Campaigns.

...l of Preventive Medicine has weighed the impact of advertisements that carry an anti-smoking message, with other typ...on sites. The study has revealed that television advertisements were extremely potent in carrying home the desired message, especially those that portrayed smoking-...

Beware Of Bogus Claims by HGH Spray Internet Marketers

...w flooding the Internet with bulk-mail promotional advertisements that suggest that A4M and/or its president, Dr. Ronald Klatz, endorse their HGH spray or nutritional product. These statements are false and deceptive, and companies conducting these bulk-mail marketing campaigns may be guilty of misrepresentation an...

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