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Furore Over Spa Planned on Active Philippines Volcano

...ano. It won the backing of the Talisay municipal council and the project was launched in November 2006. Taal has erupted 33 times in the last 400 years, the last one being in 1977, and government experts at the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology have expressed grave reservations about the...

New York, the City That Roars 24/7, is Forced to Quiet Down

...ushed for the new regulations approved by the city council in 2005. She warned that noise can cause health problems that range from hearing loss to psychological and behavioral problems. "The revised Noise Code will help make the City that Never Sleeps a little more comfortable for those who occasionally...

Somerville, A Town Committed to Tackle Obesity Among Kids

... increased. And to show its commitment, the town council decided to give its civil servants an incentive to... And the programme continues to expand. The town council now has decided it could replace some of the city cars with bicycles. "There has really been a min...

Urine is a Rich Source of Phosphorus

...ses. Mitchell says that all new homes in the local council of Tanum are required to have urine-separation toilets. According to her, the toilets are similar to flushing toilets but with the difference that the urine passes to a holding tank through a second set of pipes. Farmers empty the holding tank at r...

Blunder Leaves Smoking Ban Up in Smoke in Stoke

...troduce powers to impose a national ban, the local council admitted Wednesday . Stoke-on-Trent has been dub...ust 2 meeting. In a classic bureaucratic bungle, council bosses thought the powers were delegated to a department head. "We don't have enforcement powers b...

Britisher Enraged for Court's Action Against Him for Smoking

...lawing smoking in enclosed public spaces. Local council inspectors in Blackpool, north-west England, served seven separate court summonses on Hamish Howitt at his Happy Scots Bar on Thursday evening for breaking the ban, which came into effect in England July 1. If convicted, he faces a 17,500-pound (26...

Punjab Wants Ban on Advertisements by Doctors

...Punjab government Monday asked the state's medical council to take steps to ban such advertisements . Punja...e strong action against such cases and advised the council to cancel the registration of doctors indulging in such malpractices. Sood asked councils of diffe...

China to Curtail Organ Sale

...es the potential profit. The new move by the state council attempts to standardize transplant surgery procedures besides regulating the organ barter system. US based group Human Right Watch is skeptical about the effectiveness of the new laws. It believes that the laws do not address the issue rel...

Southern England Far Healthier Than the North

...iverpool, 78.1 years. Residents of the Chiltern council area in Buckinghamshire, which includes Amersham and Chesham, have the lowest number of smoking deaths with 147 per 100,000, while Knowsley in Merseyside had the highest with 366 deaths per 100,000. A North-South divide is also evident in terms of...

Video Game Addiction to Be Termed as a Medical Condition

... Adolescent Psychiatry, agreed. He praised the AMA council for bringing attention to the problem, but said excessive video-game playing could be a symptom for other things, such as depression or social anxieties that already have their own diagnoses. For 160 years, the AMA has made recommendations on the na...

Organic Farms Provide a Clue for India's Struggling Farms

...said S. Dave, of the country's agricultural export council APEDA. 'Many people are still going in for tradi...said, including of mangoes, spices and nuts. The council has developed standards for organic exports, and mandatory domestic standards are in the works. This...

US Officials Urge Testing for HIV as Health Crisis Intensifies

...rity AIDS Council president Shirley James said the council believes everyone over age 13 should have a documented HIV test. The MAC, along with the University of South Carolina/Claflin University EXPORT Project, will provide video and discussion sessions designed to help individuals understand the HIV/AIDS...

Brazil Government New Health Offer

... nation, Temporao criticized the national bishops' council for its opposition to abortion. Brazil is the worlds largest Roman Catholic nation, and the church has vehemently opposed any expansion of birth control. Brazilian Archbishop Orlando Brandes, who represents the church on this issue, was unavailable...

Shisha Owners Mobilise Against July 1 Smoking Ban in England

...ts in central London's Queensway. "Moreover, the council refuse the Mamounia lounge to be transformed into a restaurant," said Benfadel, who is of Moroccan origin. He said the disappearance of the shisha businesses -- where no alcohol is served in general -- will have a broader economic impact. "Arabs ...

Cancer Risk High Among Obese People

... level of activity. To help reduce the risk, the council recommends that people eat a balanced diet. "Replace fatty foods with lots of fruit and vegetables and a variety of wholegrain cereals, breads and pastas and non-fat or reduced fat milk and dairy products," says the report in the council's website...

American Indians in South Dakota Have More Health Problems Than Others in State, Nationwide, Health Official Says

...per 100,000 people among whites. Robert Moore, a council member for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, said the rates could indicate that American Indians either lack access to or do not obtain cancer screenings and early detection services. Kightlinger said, "We've pulled together and improved things for other gr...

Rajasthan Government Urged to Keep a Close Watch on Doctors

...nment to keep a close watch on the doctors. The council has suggested that the state government should ask doctors to prescribe only generic medicines and monitor the prescriptions so that no unnecessary medicines are given. There have been instances wherein doctors have insisted that patients visit the...

Bid to Save Medical Colleges from De-recognition

... throughout the country in every five years. The council had carried out an inspection of the medical colleges in the state last year and found them unsuitable for imparting medical education, following which it had recommended the central government to de-recognise them. "The state has five government m...

The Rate of Accident Deaths Much Higher

...e rate of accidental deaths steadily declined. The council credited seat belts and air bags in vehicles, smoke detectors in homes and stiff drunken driving laws with reducing deaths. But now that ground is being lost on account of an increasing rate of fall among the elderly and deaths related to overdoses...

Bio-fuels Would Increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Says Senior British Scientists

... for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) advisory council has said, Biodiesel is a complete scam because in the tropics the growing demand is causing forests to be burnt to make way for palm oil and similar crops.He is expected to tell a seminar Thursday that use of bio-fuels is likely to increase greenhous...

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