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Campaign aims to simplify OTC drug labels

Americans buy about five billion over-the-counter drugs each year to treat routine health problems. The number has increased as more and more drugs have made the switch from prescription to over-the-counter status. But many Americans, particularly senior citizens, misuse over-the-counter drugs because the lettering is too small. Consumers have also complained that words like "indications," and "p...

Extensive Campaigning To Warn Against Children’s Growing Affinity To Fast Food In Britai

It is now a big global problem, the entire world is struggling against the ever expanding love of burgers and pizzas among children as opposed to traditional foods...Eating patterns are undergoing a sea change//. And the older experienced generations are worried about this fast food generation growing up. ..The same fear has prompted a British heart charity to launch a poster campaign to shock c...

Chennai AIDS Campaign Highlights The Social Neglect Faced By Victims

A workshop held recently in Chennai has brought out the wide spread ignorance of the general public regarding modes of HIV transmission to the spotlight.// A one-day workshop was organized by the Chennai branch of Family Planning Association of India to create awareness regarding the prevalence and spread of HIV. .. ..Multipurpose Health Workers (MPHWs) working in the Urban Health Posts (UHPs) of...

Campaign Against Witchcraft In Orissa

Sundergarh (Orissa): Witchcraft is still practiced in many parts of the world including the poor Indian state of Orissa. Now a rationalist is trying to educate people and tell them how this is practiced//... ..Narendra Naik, the President of Federation of All India Rationalists Association, is presently on a 13-day campaign in the villages of Orissa to spread awareness against witchcraft. ....I...

Stroke Awareness Campaign Launched In Indian State

As many as 200 people in every 100,000 in India suffer from stroke every year. A campaign has been launched in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu for promoting awareness with regard to stroke in the country, where public awareness with regard to the disease is very low.// ....The Indian Stroke Association (ISA) has launched the campaign across Tamil Nadu. It released a study report here which says...

Campaigners Say No To Cannabis Reclassification

There will be confusion if cannabis were to be reclassified again, according to campaigners. The UK’s Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs has reported that the drug //is connected to mental disorders. This may result in a reclassification of the drug again in less than three years. It had been classified as a Class C substance in the year 2003. An education campaign with regard to the use of...

Australia To Start Campaign Against Obesity

A television campaign is being launched in Australia to encourage the children in the country to lead a more active life to avoid getting chubby or obese. One in three // tralian children are overweight and the Government is to spend six million Australian dollars (US $4.5 million) in its campaign, Health Minister Tony Abbott said. ....But to receive that important message about the value of ex...

Euthanasia campaigner Dr Philip Nitschke could faces criminal conviction

The Medical Council of New Zealand said that the euthanasia campaigner Dr Philip Nitschke does not possess a license for practising medicine in New Zealand. // ..The workshop informs participants of their legal rights about ending their lives... But the Council said that Dr Nitschke needs to be registered as a doctor to carry out his euthanasia workshops. ..On the other hand Dr Nitschke denies t...

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

American Journal of Preventive Medicine has weighed the impact of advertisements that carry an anti-smoking message, with other types of cessation help -nicotine // replacement therapy (NRT), prescribed medications, professional help or advice, self-help materials, cessation programs, telephone quit line, or web-based cessation sites. ..The study has revealed that television advertisements were...

See Me Campaign: Do Not Turn a Blind Eye and a Deaf Ear to Self-Harm

This is an initiative to draw attention to the issue of self harm. Self-Harm is most often misunderstood, but beneath the veneer lies troubled emotions//, that need support, help and above all, understanding. According to a recent survey, nearly 50% of Scottish adults do not know how to help a person who self-harms. ....The "see me" campaign research has brought certain thought provoking statis...

Substance Abuse Prevention Messages Better Received Among Teenagers in the Form of Media Campaigns and Curriculum

According to the new study a well designed community campaign can dramatically cut marijuana and alcohol use among young teens. The study was conducted in 32 schools in 16 communities around the country.// As a result of this campaign half the number of students who began using marijuana and alcohol during the two years of the project stopped the habit when compared to students in communities wit...

Famous Faces Join Campaign To Spread Awareness On Ovarian Cancer

Joan Collins and Tamzin Outhwaite are doing their bit to raise awareness about Ovarian Cancer as the annual Awareness month drive began this week. //It is a nice gesture that celebrities are lending their support to help spread knowledge about a disease, which is called "silent killer" in medical circles. .."For too long ovarian cancer has been known as the 'silent killer', but research now show...

Signature Campaign: Striking doctors take to the streets

Mumbai: The Doctors’ strike seems to be only intensifying, even after eight days//. Now resident doctors from hospitals have embarked on a public signature campaign at several railway stations in the city. ....Resident doctors in lab coats, representing their alma mater, were seen filling up railway stations to appeal to the public. Doctors from JJ hospital, KEM hospital, thronged the stations e...

Death Due To Measles Plummet By About 50% Following WHO Campaign

World Health Organization and UNICEF conducted an international campaign to reduce the number of deaths occurring due to measles//. The results have proved to be very fruitful and they have established a 50% reduction. The global immunization drive was responsible for half a billion children receive vaccinations across the globe. ....The death toll, which stood at 871 000 a year in 1999, was dow...

New Ad Campaign For Diabetic Awareness Launched In Australia

Diabetes Australia had yesterday unveiled a graphic advertising campaign in an attempt to curtail the alarming rise of diabetes in the country//. ....In an attempt to have a graphic Ad campaign, 'The Don't Ignore Diabetes', features the image of a heart that is being lifted out from a body. Members of the association have stated that people with diabetes four times more likely to have heart disea...

Hand-Washing Campaign Launched By India

In order to inspire Indians to adopt improved cleanliness practices and reduce the incidence of diseases like diarrhea, a unique hand washing campaign has been launched in India//. ....Launched by WaterAid India, an international non-government organisation, in collaboration with Ministry of Rural Development, the campaign will involve 10 states initially and inculcate simple everyday hygiene th...

Gujarat Minister's Motorbike Campaign Against Female Foeticide

As part of a campaign against female foeticide, Gujarat's Urban Development Minister I.K. Jadeja will lead a rally of motorcyclists in his constituency from Thursday. // ....Citizens, NGOs, religious leaders and other ministers will join Jadeja in his campaign, the "Matru Vandana Yatra", which is expected to continue till May 7 and cover 85 towns and villages in Dhrangdhra constituency in Surend...

MP Plans Education Campaign To Attract School Dropouts

Madhya Pradesh is to conduct a weeklong education campaign, starting from Monday, to encourage the dropouts back to school, in the form of rallies, art exhibitions// and plays. ..'The Rajya Shiksha Kendra (state education centre) will start an `Education For All Week' campaign with the intention to bring all in the five to 14 years' age group to school,' an official of the state's school educati...

Campaign to Eliminate Cervical Cancer

The Women In Government organization has undertaken a campaign to eliminate cervical cancer. This challenge was highlighted at the sixth International Multidisciplinary Congress// of the European Research Organization on Genital Infection and Neoplasia (EUROGIN) held in Paris, France this week. The event featured prominent researchers and officials and advocates of public health from around the w...

Bowel Cancer Drug Campaigner Dies After Surgery

Hayley Newbery, the 26-year-old mother-of-three who ignited a national newspaper campaign in order to procure an unapproved drug to treat bowel cancer, has died at the St James's Hospital in Leeds.// Mrs Newbery could not tolerate surgery to remove liver and bowel tumors. ..Doctors told Mrs Newbery last year that she had only two months to live unless she took Avastin to reduce the size of the tu...

Naomi Watts, adds power to UN Aids Campaign

A champion in her own right, Naomi Watts is all set to champion a cause that is close to her heart. She has been appointed as U.N’s special representative to increase// the awareness of AIDS/HIV worldwide. She will strive to highlight the needs of the 40 m HIV patients. ....Watts, who has films like Mulholland Drive, The Ring and I Heart Huckabees in her repertoire, will be directly involved wit...

'Mother and Child' Sculptor for Anti-Polio Campaign

Noted sand sculpture artist Sudarsan Patnaik used the sands of tsunami-hit Pondicherry beach on Saturday to create a sculptor called "Mother and Child" // . ....'Mother and Child' - spreading the message of polio eradication was unveiled on the Tourism Secretary A. Anbarasu. He unveiled the sculpture with two polio drops to mark the last phase of this year's Pulse Polio campaign that ends on Su...

Government Might Conduct Measles Vaccination Campaign

The Union Government may go in for an immunisation campaign similar to pulse polio programme to administer a booster dose of measles vaccine. // ....Though the measles vaccines are provided free of cost to children in state-run hospitals, the government wants to ensure full coverage through an additional dosage, a top official of the Tamil Nadu Health Department told PTI... ..The campaign would...

Five Year AIDS Awareness Campaign To be Launched By The Government

‘YUVA’ is Youth Unite for Victory against AIDS, a five-year government action plan to create awareness among 450 million youth and adolescents in the country about AIDS//. ....There is a sense of urgency in implementing the action plan by the ministry of youth affairs; with India topping the chart of number of HIV infected people. S Y Quraishi, the youth affairs secretary told the press that AID...

Dreadful Polio Outbreak In Namibia – Need Immunisation Campaign

Namibia’s health ministry reports seven died of polio attack. ....Since last 10 years this counted //to the first case where the polio virus 1 of Wild Type was been proved to be responsible – preliminary report from a lab in South Africa reveals. ....Dr Kalumbi Shangula - permanent secretary said: Children below 5 years need to be immunized because about 34 people were admitted to hospitals in...

Bird Flu Campaign Kick Starts In Indonesia

According to an United nation official, a campaign to warn Indonesians about bird flu will commence next week,. This is a year after the virus infected //the first of 49 people in the country which ranks as the fourth-most-populous country in the world. ....According to John Budd, head of communications with the United Nations Children's Fund in Jakarta, thousands of government workers and s...

Campaign To Create Awareness For Following A stricter Drug Regime For Osteoporosis

Studies show that though it is of common sense that treatment should be continued over a period of time, it unfortunately is not common practice especially among patients suffering from osteoporosis //. The recent studies conducted by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) found that lack of regime to a prescribed therapy is a ‘worldwide problem of striking magnitude’. They warn that if...

UK Government Plans A Campaign To Help Reduce Suicide Rates Among Men

The government had announced yesterday a campaign to reduce the number of young men who commit suicide and that is one of the commonest causes of death// among those aged 16 to 35 in the UK. ....It was reported that last year 1,300 young men killed themselves. The government also explained that the rates have definitely fallen, but it is still much higher than the rates among the women. Reports...

UN To Launch Health Awareness Campaign In Afghanistan

The UN will launch a massive public awareness campaign on health and hygiene in violence-hit Afghanistaqn from Saturday. // ....The campaign by UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) aims to educate more than two million people in the country. .. ..The first phase of the campaign will begin in Kabul on June 24, targeting 850,000 people, before moving to Jalalabad, Mazar and Ghazni in following weeks. .. .....

Campaigners and Health Officials Fight Against Polio in Namibia

In Namibia people are affected by polio and as of now 15 people have died. Hence the government plans to conduct a three-day mass vaccination campaign to fight polio. // This campaign would cost 395 million Namibian dollars, said Kalumbi Shangula, permanent secretary in the health ministry. On the whole about 96 people have been affected by the outbreak in the southern African country. Namibian P...

Asian Cricket Council and UNICEF Join Hands for Global AIDS Campaign

The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) and UNICEF have renewed their international partnership for children for another two years, under which they will support// the global campaign on HIV/AIDS 'Unite For Children, Unite Against AIDS'. ....The two bodies will also promote the right of all children to enjoy healthy recreation and promote girls' education in South Asia, said the ACC here after the signi...

Vice President Launches AIDS Awareness Campaign for Youth

Vice President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Tuesday launched the Youth Unite For Victory On Aids (YUVA) campaign aimed at creating awareness on HIV/AIDS// among the 450 million youths of the country. ....The campaign, conceived by the ministry of youth affairs, will be carried out by the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) in collaboration with other organisations, including the Nehru Yuva Kendr...

Little Makoda-Poster Girl For Leukemia Awareness Campaign Losses Her Battle Of Life

Three-year-old Makoda Suen had passed away last Thursday from an acute form of leukemia. She was the poster girl for the B.C. Children's Hospital Foundation's latest awareness campaign for bone marrow donors//. ....Makoda Suen had passed away three months after a worldwide campaign was launched to find the 3yr old a blood or bone marrow transplant. Makoda's parents, David and Joyce Suen, had ann...

Awareness Campaign For Heart Diseases

In order to give women a personal and urgent wake-up call about their risk for heart disease, the National Heart, Lung Blood Institute (NHLBI) in the USA//, launched the Red Dress as the national symbol for women and heart disease to motivate women to protect their heart health. ....The Red Dress Collection 2006 saw the conglomeration of several celebrity women in music and the also the most fa...

Angola To Launch A Massive Health Protection Campaign For The Children

Health officials of the African nation Angola have announced their plans is mount a massive campaign to help protect more than 3.5 million children//, under 5-years of age from measles, polio and malaria. ....The representatives of the WHO, U.N. children's agency UNICEF along with the health ministry of Angola, had announced in Luanda their aim to reduce Angola's infant mortality rate that is co...

Campaign For Arthritis Awareness Launched In Scotland

A new campaign has been launched yesterday for the betterment of the lives of thousands of people hindered by rheumatoid arthritis in the midst of a growing concern about the need for specialists// and easy accessibility for treatment in Scotland. ....Charities, the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society and Arthritis Care have called on the health authorities to ensure that the funds available t...

Chinese Hepatitis- B campaign: A Success Story

China's health officials have covered one-third of the country's children in a five-year programme to fight hepatitis B.// ....More than 11 million children in 1,301 counties of central and western China are now protected through immunization against hepatitis B, said Jiang Zuojun, the Vice-Minister for Health. ....The health officials will have to quicken their pace to reach the remaining two-...

New Anti-Smoking Campaign Warns Against Oral Cancer

‘Quit’, the anti-smoking group, has admitted to making use of an actor in its advertising campaign to potray someone suffering from oral cancer//. ....The advertisement shows a heavily made-up woman displaying rotten teeth, as well sores in the mouth and nose, who warns that smoking caused her mouth cancer. "If it didn't, I wouldn't be needing radiotherapy and chemotherapy," she says. ....Todd...

Allen Carr An Anti Smoking Campaigner Diagnosed With Lung Cancer

Allen Carr, an outspoken adversary of smoking and a former 100-cigarette-a-day user, from Britain has been diagnosed with lung cancer at the age of 73.// ....Allen Carr has written a number of extremely successful self-help books to encourage smokers to give up the unhealthy habit, had earlier today confirmed his illness. ....Her announced, “Since I stopped smoking more than 23 years ago I have...

India Launches A Massive Campaign Against HIV/AIDS In Rural Areas

The government’s plan that was announced on Tuesday, to involve thousands of rural politicians towards the fight against an HIV/AIDS epidemic, which has spread deep// into the countryside has been welcomed by all the major health groups in India. ....It was reported that the focus on the rural areas had come after reports have indicated that nearly 60% of HIV positive people live in the country'...
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