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Tougher Tobacco Rules Urged at Global Anti-smoking Talks

...bringing down tobacco prices in many countries and contributing to a rise in consumption. "With trade opening, l...ttes are sold at lower prices than legal products, contributing to higher consumption and greater rate of smoking-related illness and death," he said....

Annual Tobacco-related Deaths to Reach 8.3 Million by 2030

...ttes are sold at lower prices than legal products, contributing to higher consumption and greater rates of smoking-related illness and death," said Luk Joossens, senior policy advisor of the Framework Convention Alliance, comprising 300 organisations representing over 100 countries around the world. The allianc...

Snack Foods Fortified With Fiber

...master's student in grain science. Other K-Staters contributing to the research include Koushik Adhikari, assistant professor of human nutrition; Tom Herald, professor of food science; and Ron Madl, director of K-State's Bioprocessing and Industrial Value Added Program...

New Heart Disease Risk Score Will Help Minimise Health Inequalities

...f doctors who have enabled this research by freely contributing anonymised data to QRESEARCH without which this work would not have been possible....

An Accurate Score to Measure Heart Risk

...f doctors who have enabled this research by freely contributing anonymised data to QRESEARCH, without which this work would not have been possible. PDF copies of the bmj.com paper are available from Tim Utton, on +44 (0)115 846 8092, tim.utton@nottingham.ac.uk...

Fat Horses Face Health Problems

...orage and lack of exercise are the two most common contributing factors in equine obesity. Thatcher believes this may result from the fact that many pasture forages have been fortified with the goal of improving weight gain and productivity of cattle and other food animals, with little thought given to how thes...

Afro- American Women Have More Aggressive Breast Cancer

...ng. Though access to healthcare is a strong factor contributing to disparities in cancer rates and outcomes between African Americans and Caucasians, says Dr. Mitchell, the Jefferson study and others have shown that biological differences play important roles. "Our goal is to develop individualized treatment st...

Penguins Altered Diet When Humans Began Hunting Whales and Seals

...ll fisheries has reduced krill stocks and could be contributing to the decline in Adlie penguin populations on the Antarctic Peninsula. Their study, which is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, further says that between 1793 and 1807, an estimated 3.2 million seals were killed or ...

Advancement in Gene Associated With Colon Cancer

...ael has been shown to be exceptionally fruitful in contributing to knowledge about the genetics of leading cancers. This is due to the unique characteristics of the population and our ability to study it in a representative manner. Unraveling the mysteries of the susceptibility to disease is moving rapidly sinc...

U.S President Defied-Senate Votes To Expand Child Health Insurance

...al government about $5 billion a year, with states contributing additional money. Now, the Senate plan would add about $35 billion in federal money over five years, enough to cover 3.3 million more out of as many as 9 million uninsured children. In order for this to happen, the plan would have to boost taxes on...

Radiology Workforce Shortage

... ageing population and shrinking workforce are all contributing to pressure on current radiology services. Dr Tony Smith, Senior Lecturer in Medical Radiation Science at the University of Newcastle, and Associate Proffessor Marilyn Baird, Head of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences at Monash University, say ...

Some Common Human Injuries Also Common in Dogs

...cruciate ruptures, trauma fractures may have other contributing factors. "A lot of the fractures we see are related to dogs that are running loose. They've been allowed loose where they can run into the road and get hit or they are riding in the back of the pickup truck unrestrained and jump out," he said. "We ...

Advanced Cancer Patients Have Sleep Disorders

... demographic factors and the type of cancer may be contributing factors," says Dr. Parker, Emory Nell Hodgson Wood...g Research (NIH/NINR), is limited by the fact that contributing variables were not included in the analyses, Dr. Parker says. Additional research is needed to deter...

Autism Could Be Related to Higher Level of Growth Hormones

...say that extraordinary growth of hormones could be contributing to such a phenomenon. Other studies have already shown that children with autism have very rapid head growth in early life. However, this study is confined to boys. Researchers were not able to rope in enough volunteers from girls for the project....

Heart Care for Disadvantaged Children With American Help

...countries. "I am proud American institutions are contributing to health care in India," Consul General Hopper said, adding, he wished greater successes for such collaborative programmes. Under the programme here, each operation will cost around Rs. 30,000 ($600). But on an average, such procedures cost about ...

Weight Control for Obese Diabetics

...ove blood sugar control in diabetics, partially by contributing to weight loss. The increasing prevalence of obesity is paralleled by increasing portion sizes in the marketplace, the authors write. Portion sizes are an important determinant of energy intake; the number of calories ingested by subjects at a meal h...

New York Bans Trans Fats in Restaurants

..., pizza and doughnuts, and they are believed to be contributing factors in the spread of cardiovascular diseases. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, trans fats are linked to at least 500 annual deaths from cardiac arrest in New York. Since 2006 the US federal government has been forcing the foo...

Scientists Identify New Possible 'biomarker' for Pancreatic Cancer

...receptor's signalling pathways may be a key factor contributing to pancreatic cancer progression, and that it may give drug developers a new target for RON directed therapies that are more effective in treating the deadly disease. "When cells became invasive, we saw higher levels of RON expression that correla...

Women Unaware of When Breast Cancer Risk is Greatest

...he age of 70 are two factors researchers think are contributing to the confusion over breast cancer risk. Researchers fear the misunderstanding about breast cancer risk could be putting womens health in jeopardy. If women think they are at low risk they may delay going to their doctor with symptoms or even igno...

Major Mental Disorders Cut Life Span by Ten to Fifteen Years

...art disease, Parks says. He thinks these drugs are contributing to deaths from cardiovascular disease. Many could be switched to safer medicines. Mentally ill adults also are more likely than others to have alcohol and drug-abuse problems. Andrew Leuchter of the School of Medicine.in the University of Californ...

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