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Tougher Tobacco Rules Urged at Global Anti-smoking Talks

...work 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 in cigarettes in 2006. "Nations serious about protecting the heath and well-being of their peopl...

Annual Tobacco-related Deaths to Reach 8.3 Million by 2030

...senting over 100 countries around the world. The alliance was created to support the development, ratification, and implementation of the WHO framework treaty. The Bangkok meeting will also discuss Thailand's proposal to draft a new international law banning all cross-border advertising of cigarette produ...

Pre-packed Sandwiches Saltier Than Crisps

...the Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH), an alliance of doctors and scientists that lobbies the food industry to use less salt. They surveyed 140 readymade sandwiches made for BBC and found that a total of 40% of sandwiches tested had 2g or more of salt, or a third of an adult's recommended daily req...

Harry Potter Final Book - Prediction and Expectations

...m, so they are certainly going to be a part of the alliance against Voldemort, but I think we can expect that Ginny will be a part of that group as well." While Harry's story is ending with the final book, both Nel and Westman say fictional characters really live forever. "Rowling has said quite clearly t...

Abbott's RealTime Hepatitis B Viral Load Test Receives CE Marking in Europe

.... Abbott is marketing the test under its strategic alliance with Celera. The Abbott RealTime HBV tes...ntries throughout the world as part of a strategic alliance with Celera. In Europe, the instrument's menu includes assays for HIV-1 viral load, HCV viral lo...

Fine Particulate Matter from Traffic may Reduce Unborn Babies Birth Weight

...iculate matter (PM2,5) during pregnancy. A similar alliance was observed between the absorbance of fine particulate matter and birth weight. The absorbance of particulate matter is considered to be an indicator of the particles originating from traffic, and in particular from diesel vehicles. Earlier Americ...

Global Health Enriching the States Economy

...l Health Council is the world's largest membership alliance dedicated to saving lives by improving health throughout the world. The Council works to ensure that all who strive for improvement and equity in global health have the information and resources they need to succeed. Combining the activities from t...

Various Civil Society Groups Form Alliance to Fight HIV/AIDS

... including people living with HIV, have formed an alliance in Assam to jointly fight HIV/AIDS that has assume...d, head of the AIDS Prevention Society, one of the alliance partners, said. The Alliance would help formulate strategies and policies for people living HIV/AI...

Bidi Workers Protest Against Using Skull and Crossbones Sign on Packets

...hough the ruling DMK has supported the strike, its alliance partner PMK has obviously not with its man Anbumani Ramadoss at the helm of the union health ministry. The universal sign for danger has thus become the latest bone of contention between the two coalition partners. Leaving no room for ambiguity, ...

WHO Launches Yellow Fever Initiative for West Africa

...ding them with a healthy start in life. The GAVI alliance website notes - The Alliance addresses one of the worlds most glaring injustices: the inability of the poorest countries to provide vaccines for all of their children. Roughly one child in four does not receive any vaccinations. Of the 130 million ch...

Are Main Rivers in Himalayas Under Threat?

...boo curtain. New Delhi and America's CIA formed an alliance to plant a nuclear-powered sensing device on the Nanda Devi to intercept messages from China and spy on its missile launches. CIA operators and accomplished mountaineers from the Indo-Tibet Border Police were entrusted with the mission, which howev...

New Gene Discovery Raises Hope for Childhood Blindness Cure

... Scientists at the University of Leeds, working in alliance with experts from other centres around the world, discovered the gene, which is vital to photoreceptors in the eye, the cells that "see" light. The finding, the thirteenth gene to be linked to Lebers congenital amaurosis (LCA), comes at a time of h...

Plavix Safe During and After Heart Bypass

...y the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), an alliance of 97 academic medical centers and 149 of their affiliated hospitals representing nearly 90 percent of the nation’s non-profit academic medical centers. The data were culled from over 800 institutions including more than 70 academic medical centers. ...

Ultrasound Technology - Boon or a Bane?

.... Demographer Ashish Bose had said: "The unholy alliance between tradition (son preference) and technology (ultrasound) has played havoc in Indian society." The above facts call for a reconsideration of the regulatory mechanism connected with ultrasound technology. More stringent regulations and awarene...

Ranbaxy Gets FDA Approval for Hypertension Drug

...nc. "This approval is the result of a strategic alliance with Ipca Laboratories that will develop a number of generic prescription pharmaceutical products which will be marketed by RPI in the US," he added. Source-IANS...

Corporate Inc Awakening To Economic Impact Of HIV

... to reach out to multi locations of a company. The alliance with the eight corporate groups has helped us to reach out to units in 115 locations," said Afsar. Altogether this has helped to reach out HIV/AIDS programme to 101,682 workers including contractual employees. Corporate houses generally undertake t...

Judge bans veiled lawyers in courtrooms

... in the veil. And woman legislators of the Islamic alliance that rules the province wear the veil without exception, she pointed out. She told the Daily Times that the judiciary in the province held differing views on the issue. A trend towards adopting Islamic symbolism has been in evidence in Pakistan sin...

Wide Differences between NHS staff and ministers

...ters. The NHS organized the day's protest and an alliance of 16 health unions which have come together to oppose the direction the NHS is heading in. When questioned about the polarizing views of government and health staff, Dr Jacky Davis, a consultant radiologist and member of the British Medical Associ...

Clinton’s Nutrition Deal Cuts Junk Food on School Menu

... and the American Heart Association. In May, the alliance announced an agreement with beverage industry leaders to sell only water, unsweetened juice and low-fat and nonfat milk in elementary and middle schools. The challenge the group is facing is a problem which arose in the mid-1980s, when financially ...

AIIMS Doctors yet to Get Pay; Pro-Quota Activists Attack UPA Govt

...and students have forged an upper caste chauvinist alliance that has vitiated the whole atmosphere at AIIMS," it said. Source:PTI News...

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