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Hydrogen Fuel Is It a New Fuel for the Future?

...ing an energy carrier like electricity. Hydrogen's critics claim that since its production invariably involves natural gas, hydrogen's energy budget doesn't add up. And with CO2 being produced every step of the way, hydrogen, it's claimed, isn't very green at all. Hydrogen may be ecologically and technolog...

Air Pollution Stats Filtered in Ontario

...s a reason the numbers seem inexplicably high, say critics of TPHs conclusions. The numbers arent real people, in the sense that you could never get a list of names, said Dr. Ross McKitrick, an associate professor of environmental economics at the University of Guelph. Its the kind of model that is suscept...

India to Monitor Pregnancies to Check Girl Foeticide: Report

...ems that create the preference in the first place, critics say. "Whether such a thing will be possible in a democracy, I doubt," women's rights activist Ranjana Kumari told the Indian daily. A study last year by the British medical journal The Lancet said India may have lost 10 million unborn girls in th...

Prostitutes Fume as Norway Bids to Criminalise Sex Purchases

...ome more visible, prompting calls for a ban. But critics of the law argue it will make sex workers more vulnerable. "The girls will have to rely more on pimps than before to get clients," Janni Wintherbauer, leader of the Organisation for the Interests of Prostitutes and a sex worker herself, told AFP. ...

New Book Gives Gruesome Account of India Girl Killings

...But the successive plans have come under fire from critics who say it is not only intrusive but also bureaucratically impossible to keep an eye on all pregnancies in a country of 1.1 billion people. Encouraging people to abandon their babies was a "ludicrous" idea, Aravamudan said, because it would encoura...

Retail Health Clinics Start Shop

...out 200 clinics in 20 states. At the same time, critics have warned that such retail clinics may pose a conflict of interest that put profits ahead of patient health.On June 25, the American Medical Association, the nation's largest physicians group, asked state and federal agencies to look into whether p...

Indian Government Asks the Supreme Court to Keep Off Environmental Issues

...endent population by overbearing forest officials, critics say. But the ministry seems convinced to think the problem lies elsewhere, with the messengers that is. The MoEF bristled, "advocates, who are experts in law not in forestry, and social activists, who may espouse social causes without any backgro...

Purdue Pharma Agrees to Pay $600 Million Fine for Misbranding Oxycontin

...omote it for unapproved use. Some drug industry critics said Thursday that while the fines sent an important message, the amounts were far too low, given the vast profits from OxyContin sales and the problems caused by the drug. The damage to the public from these white-collared drug pushers surely exc...

Questions Raised Over Safety of In-vitro Fertilization

...produce more eggs and hopefully more babies. But critics claim this approach has resulted in increased risks to the mother (cancers, clots and hyperstimulation) and to the unborn child, as well as an explosion in multiple births. Today, the twin birth rate is 23.6 per cent for IVF mothers, compared with be...

Cuban Healthcare Delivers, Experts Say

...ee care in Cuba, most foreigners pay, in what some critics call a "two-tiered system" where elite hospitals a...ion launched by Cuban leader Fidel Castro in 1959, critics of the Cuban government say health care and other social benefits have come at a cost of political f...

Russian Health Care Marred by Corruption

...nsibility for their overall state of health. But critics say these changes are no substitute for radical change -- just a high profile way of spending the country's oil-driven wealth in an election year. They insist the reform does not address bribe-taking by emergency health care providers and medical spe...

Taking The Bull By The Horns- Australia To Tackle Bullying In Schools

...g the Governments new education agenda. Yet, critics of the Prime Minister like the Labor party, school principals and the Australian Education Union say this is nothing new. New South Wales Education Minister John Della Bosca has said that this move is akin to the schools funding deal introduced in ...

UK too Will Insist on Folic Acid in Bread

... measure after rejecting it five years ago. But critics argue that fortifying bread amounts to "mass medication", denies consumers choice and creates health problems because folic acid makes it difficult to identify vitamin B12 deficiency in older people, a condition that can damage the nervous system. ...

Beware Weight Loss Drugs, Say Canadian Experts

...are reviewed for quality, safety and efficacy. But critics say the review process isn't stringent enough. York University health policy expert Joel Lexchin says over-the-counter medications should receive the same scrutiny as prescription drugs, whose manufacturers have to submit reams of scientific data, in...

Gilead's AIDS Drug Awaits Patent in India

...or Viread in India, Alton assuaged fears voiced by critics and NGOs. "The company plans to use this patent responsibly and has made its intention clear in the act of issuing non-exclusive voluntary licenses to Indian companies," he said. "We have also planned a direct contact programme with NGOs and this...

FDA Refuses to Lift Ban on Blood Donation by Gays

...ry, there is a dire need for storing enough blood, critics say. Blood shortages are not going away anytime soon. The members of the Greatest Generation, those now entering their late 70s and 80s, have been this nations most reliable blood donors. They are dying off. Younger people are not as committed to...

Watch Out for Signs of Autism in Babies!

...on and intervention," the academy said. But some critics worry that the trend will trigger needless diagnoses in children with normal variations in behavior. Dr. Michael Fitzpatrick, a London, England, physician, said that while early recognition and treatment of true disorders are important, "the extens...

Activists Urge Greater Medical Support for Gulf War Veterans Exposed to Sarin Gas

... for vaccinated service members was ended in 2002, critics charge. Several lawmakers who were briefed on the White team study say the Department of Veterans Affairs is now obligated to provide increased neurological care to veterans who may have been exposed. But Dr. Michael E. Kilpatrick, deputy direct...

Australian PM Wants to Prevent Entry of HIV Positive and Leprosy Affected People

...han quadrupled in the past two years. Even then critics had pointed out the figure had little to do with immigration, but more with the inter-state movement of Australians themselves. For Australia as a whole too, HIV infection has been rising alarmingly, by as much as 41 per cent between 2000 and 2005. ...

India Has a Million Less AIDS Cases Than Believed: Study

... adding that he was grateful for the pressure from critics because it had forced the country to move faster. "We need to work with the Global Fund, not contradict each other."...

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