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Epilepsy Increases Suicide Risks

...,'' Ingrid Burns, public relations manager at U.K. advocacy group Epilepsy Action, ``Many aspects can be affected like employment, schooling and social life.'' Patients frequently get insufficient treatment after being diagnosed with epilepsy, with proper medication, more than 70 percent of epileptics cou...

For Bangladeshis, a Nutritious Diet Would Cost 1,700 Pounds Per Week

... said Costanza de Toma, Save the Children's hunger advocacy adviser. The results explode the myth that low incomes are enough to survive on in the developing world because things are cheaper, and transform the standard "dollar a day" poverty formula into mathematics that hits home. Save the Children also ...

AIDS Foundation Lauds Brazil for Negotiating Price Cut on Abbott's Kaletra

...isted Thailand from any of its new drugs, sued the advocacy group, ACT Up Paris, and run rampant over a number...recent drug access issues put forth by a number of advocacy groups. A 76% reduction on this lifesaving combination may seem significant for Brazil, but we still...

Gays and Lesbians can Obtain asylum in US on Grounds of Harassment and Abuse

...f reasons for granting asylum petitions, but legal advocacy groups in several major U.S. cities said they have won dozens of cases. Homosexuality, once a de facto condition for barring foreigners from entering the country, is now officially recognized by the U.S. government as a category that might subject ...

Newborn Screening Tests for Babies

...conditions. As a result of four years of intensive advocacy efforts by March of Dimes chapters and their partn...imes. Despite the pleas of parents, clinicians and advocacy groups the United States still lacks consistent federal guidelines for newborn screening. Babies m...

Gender Equality, the Key Factor to Curb Foeticide: Dr. Ramadoss

...eating awareness about the gender equality through advocacy and communication efforts along with empowering the women suitably. Besides, Mt. Annie Raja, General Secretary of the NFIW and other members of the Federation, Smt. Mohini Giri, Former Chairperson, National Commission for Women were also present at t...

All Babies in Massachusetts Should Be Screened for Life-Threatening Disorders

...conditions. As a result of four years of intensive advocacy efforts by March of Dimes chapters and their partn...wse. "Despite the pleas of parents, clinicians and advocacy groups, the United States still lacks consistent federal guidelines for newborn screening. Babies ...

Value Meal Would Lower Drug Costs

...r, such as the Federal government, other payers or advocacy groups. Ratain and Cohen are currently conducting such a study, a phase I trial of the combination of oral sirolimus (rapamycin) taken with grapefruit juice, which contains substances that delay the breakdown of many drugs. Dozens, perhaps hundre...

Indian Introduces Paan-flavoured Condoms

...workers chew paan," Sanjeev Gaikwad, a director at advocacy group Family Health International who helped launch the new condom as part of HIV-AIDS prevention efforts, told the newspaper. Varieties of betel nut, tobacco and often sweet and bitter pastes are mixed in a concotion called paan sold at street-sid...

Purdue Pharma Agrees to Pay $600 Million Fine for Misbranding Oxycontin

...of the health research group at Public Citizen, an advocacy group in Washington, said. Meantime another drug maker Bristol-Myers Squibb has pleaded guilty to making false statements to a federal agency, ending an unusual criminal case involving its blockbuster blood-thinning drug Plavix. The case involv...

Interactions Between Food and Drugs Could Lower Drug Costs

...r, such as the Federal government, other payers or advocacy groups. Ratain and Cohen are currently conducting such a study, a phase I trial of the combination of oral sirolimus (rapamycin) taken with grapefruit juice, which contains substances that delay the breakdown of many drugs. Dozens, perhaps hundr...

AIDS No Longer a Death Sentence for South Africa's Children

...was concentrating on children. There were very few advocacy groups and very few clinics taking responsibility of putting children on treatment. Only now are people beginning to analyse the children," he said. But, as Dube pointed out, only 27,000 of the 123,000 HIV-infected children who are considered sick ...

Rare Womens Lung Disease May Yield Insights Into Common Diseases

... Womens Health Research, a Washington, D.C., based advocacy organization, conveyed to a national audience the need for including women in biomedical research studies. Today, research on women is robust. Biomedical research can make an enormous difference in the lives of women. Take Dr. Elizabeth Petri Hensk...

Various Civil Society Groups Form Alliance to Fight HIV/AIDS

... programmes were being organised from workshops to advocacy programmes, including a session with lawmakers from the state," Ahmed said. Only 19 percent of Asians who need AIDS drugs receive them, a World Health Organisation (WHO) report released last month said. The WHO report is backed by the United Nat...

Operation on Pillow Angel Violated Laws, Says US Advocacy Group

...rs with developmental disabilities without zealous advocacy on their behalf and court approval," said Mark Stroh, WPAS executive director, in a statement. However, WPAS says it has no plans to take legal action against the hospital. Children's Hospital, in acknowledging its error, said that beyond implem...

Medical Marijuana Activist Drops Lawsuit

...'s also continuing her work with medical-marijuana advocacy groups, and she'll go to Washington, D.C., later this month on her mission. Besides the brain tumor, Raich, a 41-year-old mother of two, and from Oakland, California, suffers from scoliosis, a wasting syndrome, fibromyalgia, an arthritis-related con...

Doctor of Indian Origin Honored by California

...ational reputation in America as a leader in legal advocacy on behalf of physicians and patients. In the 1990's, it emerged as a leading advocate for improving the quality of healthcare. Recently, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Mahal to the board of trustees of the Health Professions E...

UW Establishes Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center

...will also serve as a focal point for fund-raising, advocacy and outreach, the researchers note. "Part of our motivation is to build community," according to Kamp. "We want to bring people together to empower the basic research and the clinical applications any way we can."...

Floida to Electronically Track Alzheimers Patients

...sent," said Katherine Albrecht, the founder of the advocacy group Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering. Albrecht is concerned that Alzheimer's patients are being enrolled in what she considers a potentially risky study without their consent. When the FDA approved VeriChip's product...

Women Urged to Be Wary of Ads Promoting Unwanted Drugs

...f Our Bodies Ourselves, a nonprofit women's health advocacy organization, poionts out that the pharmaceutical industry in the US spent much of its $4.2 billion direct-to-consumer advertising budget in 2005 on ads targeting healthy upper-income, middle-aged people. A common underlying message was this: you ...

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