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The World Bank funds private Hospital in India

...y, which will own 51% of the equity. Local health campaigners in India are outraged that the bank is funding a private hospital rather than basic primary healthcare services for poorer patients. The save Public health Care Campaign, a coalition of Indian non-government organizations, trade, unions, and activist...

Drug Herceptin To Be Recommended To All Breast Cancer Patients

...ful during late stage breast cancer treatment, but campaigners and critics say that the drug is useful for also e...th early stage breast cancer, if they so wish, but campaigners say lack of funds and official approval mean that many women who could benefit are being denied the ...

Malaria Vaccine May Be 10 Years Away

...use cancer and harm the environment — anti-malaria campaigners say they've lost two key weapons. 'It's pretty straightforward,' Druilhe said by telephone from Cameroon. 'We have today far less means to control malaria than 50 years ago.' This means, he said, that 'the next decade will be a very bad decade.' A...

French and wine: inseparable and just perfect?

...ed by alcohol consumption. This was the reason for campaigners demand such a warning. On the flip side wine manufacturers have taken it very seriously and a sharp reaction saying that equating smoking and drinking is ridiculous. In the words of Roland Feredj, from the Bordeaux Wine Trade Council, “You are tryi...

Botched Abortions Trigger Concern Over Legal Ambiguity In Britain

...e entitled to medical care. However, anti-abortion campaigners assert that at times they are simply left to die. Currently, abortion on demand is permissible in Britain up to 24 weeks of gestation, which is more than halfway through a normal pregnancy and the highest legal limit for such terminations in Europe....

NHS Staff To Face Ban On Smoking

...ted by 80% of the staff of the Trust. Anti-smoking campaigners insist that health staff must be barred from smoking in public even while they are off duty. The country's Parliament is already critical of the smoking ban of the Government, which is reportedly not strong enough. The only NHS property in the UK whi...

Ariel Sharon is stable after surgery

...egion." Jewish community leaders and Palestinian campaigners have expressed fears for the future. "No one knows what effect Sharon dying could have on the peace process, on his newly-formed party Kadima, and the forthcoming elections," said Ephraim Borowski, a director of the Council of Jewish Communities....

Roche offers HIV drug expertise to poor nations

...im to reduce the amount of HIV in the body. AIDS campaigners have been pushing drug companies to offer second-line treatment at lower prices, following discounts offered on the first-line products. Roche said it would make its HIV protease inhibitors Invirase and Viracept available at no-profit prices for di...

NHS To Continue Providing Alzheimer's Drugs

...ch have been unveiled. // There were protests from campaigners and doctors earlier when the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) had announced that Alzheimer's drugs were no longer cost effective, and the NHS will not provide them. As many as three drugs have been recommended by the Appra...

Kerr Discourages Transfusion Hepatitis Inquiry

...rood health committee was considering demands from campaigners to look into the happenings during 1970 and 1980 when transfusions led to such problems. During this period nearly 3500 patients were said to have received blood transfusion. Now, the numbers of infected people has risen to an alarming 37000, the dis...

Insurers Want Breast Cancer Test Results

... working party, said. But a team of scientists and campaigners are to meet the government asking it to ban such applicatios....

Rise in Deaths Rates Due To MRSA

...ced by almost 6%. This was a great victory for the campaigners who wanted to reduce the number of very young mothers. Among 1168 cases of MRSA it was the principal cause of death in 360 cases. Peter Goldblatt, chief medical statistician said that the deaths are due to many factors such as lack of better reportin...

High Levels Of Cancer Chemical Found In Soft Drinks

...nated. Following the disclosure, the food safety campaigners haven urged the Government to reveal the identity of the benzene containing products. This would be very important as a lot of children and teenagers consume soft drinks. They have also demanded that extensive studies be conducted to analyze the safe...

No Smoking Day Inspires Many to Kick the Butt

... resort to using tobacco at home. But anti-smoking campaigners firmly hold ground that this ban will encourage many to give up the habit. Ben Youdan, No Smoking Day's chief executive, said: "People put it off and put it off, but the fact that there was such an overwhelming vote to make public places smoke-free...

Smoking Is a Vital Cause among Impotent Men

... likely to report impotence problems. Anti-smoking campaigners welcome this kind of research as they think that it would discourage more people from smoking. The study results were published in the journal Tobacco Control. The researchers, including a team from Imperial College London, found that the more men...

Salt & Its Intake Causes a Strong debate In UK

...10. This move though is still not well accepted by campaigners in both sides. While the food industries chefs have defended the current targets the other groups feel that they are too soft and were bowing to pressure from the chefs, not taking seriously the effect of too much salt on health. The targets releas...

New Twist To The Mental Health Law

... mental health organizations and other civil right campaigners as they claimed that the government was trying to ...ucracy to just process the appeals itself. With campaigners insisting that there should be a proper system of appeal in place to safeguard people's rights and w...

False Sense Of Security

...entually enjoy nicotine free smoking. Anti-smoking campaigners highlight health risks like cancer and emphysema as a result of long-term smoking or chewing tobacco. However worthy of mention is the fact that these diseases are a result of chemicals other than nicotine especially tar present in cigarettes. And th...

Smoking Ban Lights Up Smoking-Cessation Initiatives

... a shot in the arm for the anti-smoking drive, and campaigners believe, the ban will certainly bring down the number of smokers in England. An NHS Spokeswoman said “We are absolutely delighted in the increased interest this week. It follows a successful year for Smoke line in which we have expanded our support...

NHS asked to prioritize its funding

...The decision to pay for tattoo removal has angered campaigners who were forced to fight for funding to receive the potentially life-saving breast cancer wonder drug Herceptin. They said that patients should be prioritized for NHS treatment according to need. Amanda said that funding for life-saving treatment s...

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