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Tougher Tobacco Rules Urged at Global Anti-smoking Talks

Health advocates called Monday for tougher regulations on tobacco, ...p rise in tobacco consumption," he added. Health advocates also called for governments to open talks on a new treaty to fight illicit trade in tobacco. The F...

Nutrition Education Has Proved to Be Futile

...ildren who exercise more at school and meetings of advocates who seek to restrict junk food ads....

Use of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators Canada Lags Behind U.S

...s, cultural values and reduced rates of death, and advocates for increased availability of this device....

Clamor for Catheter-based Ablation Increasing Among Heart Patients in US

...atients by prescribing generic drugs, but ablation advocates say the true cost of relying on drugs includes more frequent hospitalizations, lifestyle restrictions for patients on blood thinners and poorer outcomes. They also note the drugs that are used as the first type of treatment are prescribed off labe...

Eastern Equine Encephalitis Spreading Its Tentacles in Massachusetts

...lls come in, Lawson said. Although environmental advocates have protested the pesticide spraying -- saying the chemical could wreak havoc on aquatic ecosystems and taint organic farms -- state officials have argued that it's worth it to protect residents from the EEE virus, which has killed six people in Mas...

Teens Seems to Be Smoking Less

...t budget deficits. Most worrisome to anti-smoking advocates is an expected onslaught of tobacco advertising following a Supreme Court of Canada ruling that maintained limits on such ads. The court last month unanimously upheld a decade-old federal law setting strict limits on advertising by tobacco companies...

Tobacco Industry Promotes Antismoking Campaigns

...s Camels No. 9s pink cigarettes that public health advocates say target teenage girls not women. In June, congress sent a letter to the editors of 11 major magazines, from Glamour to Cosmopolitan, requesting them to stop running the ads for the cigarettes. Aggressive efforts to battle current marketing effor...

Psychiatric Patients Ill-treated in Emergency Rooms, US Officials Say

...in techniques to calm patients. But patients and advocates for people with mental illness say problems remain rampant. They are pushing legislators to increase the mental health department's role in regulating ER care and to require the public health department to develop "best practices" for treating psychi...

Virginity Rules-Meant To Be Broken?

... that doesnt apply to them. In northeastern Texas, advocates of abstinence education vow to fight for their mission because to them, it is not just a matter of sexuality or even public health. Getting a teenager to the other side of high school without viruses or babies is a bonus, but not the real goal. They ...

Two More Unwanted Children Left at Japan's 'baby Hatch'

... could reignite debate about the service which has advocates calling it a last resort to save lives and opponents claiming it allows parents to easily abandon their children. The hospital said it set up the anonymous drop-off to help children and troubled women who would otherwise resort to abortion or even in...

Abbot Sues French AIDS Group

...he group encouraged between 500 and 1,000 HIV/AIDS advocates from Canada, France, India, Thailand and the U.S. to click on a link posted on Act Up-Paris' Web site that caused Abbott's server to become overloaded. This disrupted the working of the web site for more than half hour. The site hanged prior to the s...

Male Circumcision Overstated as Deterrent to Global AIDS Pandemic

...ion and Development and one of the world's leading advocates for male circumcision, weighted results from individual countries by their population. When this artificial weighting was removed Talbott found that circumcision was no longer statistically significant in explaining the variance in AIDS infection rat...

Childrens Health Program Covering More Adults Than Children

...ls that arranged the Washington trip for the child advocates and their families. At 5 years old, Joseph Greenwood's heart failed. After a complicated heart transplant and medical bills that reached the lifetime insurance cap, his family -- an upper-middle class family of 4 -- turned to Medicaid. Fourteen st...

Software Improvements in Breast MRI Scans

...y CAE, according to the study. Williams said she advocates the use of CAE software analysis of MRI scans as an aid to radiologists interpretations. The software is already commercially available and it has shown it is useful in reducing the false positive rate of breast MRI, she said....

Make Up Unhealthy for Skin

...sing make up quite early too. Richard Bence, who advocates the use of organic beauty products, said people should question the products they put on their skin.Mr. Richard Bence, who spent three years researching conventional products, said: 'We have no idea what these chemicals do when they are mixed togethe...

Taking Animals Out of Laboratory Research

...s run as a FRAME/University collaboration. FRAME advocates the use of alternative methods to animal testing, through the use of the 'Three Rs' refinement, reduction and replacement. Refinement of procedures so that the suffering of any animals necessarily used is minimised, reduction of the number of animal...

Violent Videogames Attract Criticism Again

...rface. A teen isn't going to notice them." Child advocates such as the Boston-based Campaign for a Commercial - Free Childhood say violent games such as Manhunt 2 should be kept out of teenagers' hands. "I shudder to think of teenage boys playing this," says child psychiatrist Alvin Poussaint , director of t...

Major Change Needed to Achieve Dignified Care for Older People

... what is needed, they say, are not just individual advocates but rather a long overdue and major change in culture and practice to reflect the central position of older people in systems of care. How might this be achieved in care homes? Firstly, we need to stop blaming individual practitioners and care ho...

Study Examines the Pathologization of Guantanamo Suicides

...ion of the Guantanamo detainees , noting that both advocates and resisters of the detainment accredit the attempted suicides to the impaired psyches of the suspects. As the high prevalence of suicide attempts at the Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention center has come to light, two major responses have emerge...

Operation on Pillow Angel Violated Laws, Says US Advocacy Group

...ondition such as Ashley." Some disability rights advocates say they believe the Ashley case sends a clear message about the rights of the disabled. The implementation of the 'Ashley treatment' raises serious concerns about the continuing discrimination faced by people with disabilities - discrimination whi...

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