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Americans Grow Shorter, Blame It on Weak Healthcare

...and women -- are now shorter, on average, than the citizens of every single country in Western and Northern Europe. How can one explain that reversal? The study's authors, believe it's a result of "differences in the socioeconomic institutions of Europe and the United States". We conjecture that the U.S. h...

A Break Through Energy Bill by the US Government

... Republicans are advocating $100 rebate checks for citizens to help with the high cost of gas, and one Democrat is proposing a 60-day gasoline tax "holiday." These are temporary fixes, analysts say, for an oil shortage which, like the 1973 oil crisis, is triggered more by politics and economics than a natura...

FDA Approve S Robotic Device to Help Stroke Patients

...rld, and even in patients homes. Some 700,000 US citizens suffer strokes every year. Of these, some 500,000 require therapy for problems with language, memory or movement. It is the last aspect that is the focus of M.I.T. robots. When Mary ORegan of Massachusetts first tried the Myomo device, in October ...

Air Pollution in India Causes 527,700 Deaths a Year

...oor and outdoor air pollution kill 656,000 Chinese citizens each year, and polluted drinking water kills another 95,600. "Air pollution is estimated to cause approximately two million premature deaths worldwide per year," National Geographic quoted Michal Krzyzanowski, an air quality adviser at the WHO Reg...

'Sexually Active' Malawians Urged to Take HIV Tests

...demic, has urged its six million "sexually active" citizens to go for voluntary HIV tests when a week-long national campaign starts Monday . Health authorities said in a statement issued Friday that statistics had shown that out of "six million sexually active Malawians, only 15 percent have gone for HIV te...

$1 Million Unpaid Bills by Health Care Cheats at Waikato Hospital

...to which they are not eligible as they are not the citizens of New Zealand nor do they hold a valid New Zealand passport. These patients use the free services which are meant only for the tax paying citizens. Last week Waikato District Health Board sent out 4000 letters to voluntary services patients asking...

Clinton to Launch 70m Dollar Hospital Project in Malawi

...dded. Malawi, where 60 percent of the 12 million citizens live below the poverty line of less than a dollar a day, faces an acute lack of health workers with around 120 registered nurses migrating to Britain and the United States every year in search of better salaries. One nurse serves 50 patients in mos...

Artificial Trans Fat Banned in Chain Restaurant in King County

...ties are starting to take bold steps to help their citizens eat healthfully at restaurants, which are supplying more of Americas calories than ever before, said CSPI nutrition policy director Margo G. Wootan. The King County Board of Health is empowering restaurant patrons to make informed food choices for th...

Japanese are Weighed Down by Deviating from Their Traditional Diet

...least one nutritional expert. In addition, older citizens are recruited to take children to the countryside and plant vegetable gardens. "If we change the habits of children, we can also change their families and, in the long term, improve our entire society in terms of nutrition," said Kaneda....

H5N1 Bird Flu Confirmed at Czech Turkey Farm

...oultry farms with hundreds of thousands of private citizens also breeding poultry. The European Commission said Thursday that the situation in the Czech Republic would be "re-evaluated" at a meeting of veterinary experts from EU member states in Brussels on June 28 In Moscow, Alexei Alekseenko, a spokesma...

JK Rowling Intensifies Her Disabled Children's Rights Crusade

...uture generations of both disabled and able-bodied citizens to loving, family care," she wrote....

Two MSU Professors Spearhead International Water Project

...d skills essential to living and working as global citizens when they graduate. One premise of our partnership is that students are powerful catalysts for research collaboration, Tarabara said. Our research will be organized in international teams in which at least one doctoral student from a foreign instit...

Fast Food Chains Face Ban from Malaysian Children's Television

...national fast-food companies but the health of its citizens came first. Chua, who is also a medical doctor said the ban and label requirements were in line with the government's efforts to reduce health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and hypertension which mostly stem from obesity. "Twenty years a...

Cuban Healthcare Delivers, Experts Say

... "The hospitals dedicated to the health of regular citizens are a disaster," said Cordova, who was sent to work in Zimbabwe and defected in 2000. At these hospitals, Cubans bring personal items such as towels, bed sheets, soap and even food, he said. And while Cuba holds up its health care system as one of ...

Patient Confidentiality Must Be Ensured-UNAIDS

...in differents are encouraging all sexually active citizens to get tested for HIV. 'Getting people tested is the first step in linking infected people to appropriate care, treatment and prevention services,' said Lynda Kettinger, director of DHEC's STD/HIV Division. 'This year's theme, 'Take the Test, Take ...

Global Health Enriching the States Economy

...s." It has also been seen that Washington state citizens are involved in health, poverty, social justice, economic development, the environment and global learning according to another study conducted. This study identified 350 nonprofit organizations and foundations supporting international projects for s...

Russian Health Care Marred by Corruption

...dized medical insurance package, while well-heeled citizens can buy extra insurance and be treated privately. In the Soviet era, patients occasionally rewarded doctors with money or gifts, but were largely guaranteed free treatment. The Soviet Union's public health system was, for a time at least, considere...

Experts in Istanbul Seek Nature and Measure of Happiness

...the happiest folk on the face of the Earth are the citizens of Denmark who give themselves an average of 8.2 out of 10. The least happy people are Tanzanians who score 3.2 while the United States occupies 17th position and Russia 84th. "The happy countries are rich, they have a competitive economy, they are...

Indian Doctor Based in California Bags NECO Award

...sland Medals of Honor are presented annually to US citizens of diverse origins for their outstanding contributions to their own ethnic groups, their ancestral countries and to the US. Hailing from Thiruvananthapuram, Eapen did his schooling at the Sainik School here. He got his medical degree from the Triva...

NRI Threatens to Move US Congress for Justice in India

...was vindictive. "Should the US government treat citizens of other countries differently and deny them their fundamental rights only because they are foreign nationals?" asked Saha who has filed the highest medical compensation case in the country against Kolkata's AMRI Hospital and three doctors for causin...

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