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Great Lakes Fish in Canada Heavily Polluted

...mption of them, the report said it did not want to discourage people from eating fish but wanted to highlight the need for continuing action to reduce discharges of harmful chemicals into the water. Fish advisories due to damaging levels of toxic contamination in Great Lakes fish serve as a potent warning tha...

Discourage Less Educated Women from Conceiving , Says New Zealand Academic

...in New Zealand has brazenly called for measures to discourage the educated women from conceiving and encouraging the educated to give birth to more. New research out of last year's census shows that less educated women are the powerhouse behind the country's birth rate. "They are the anchor of our fertility ...

Indian, Iraqi Medics may Face Terror Stigma Overseas

...b Medical Association, said that more checks might discourage overseas doctors from coming to work in the UK. But he thought it was unlikely that the public had lost trust in overseas doctors. Experts fear recent media coverage of the events could compound prejudices against doctors from abroad that they say...

African AIDS Epidemic Slows Down: World Bank

...strengthen and improve their social immune system, discourage habits which went against AIDS prevention, and rectify social activities and individual behaviour so as to prevent the spread of the disease more effectively....

Smokers Blow Their Infants Health into Thin Air

...ing smoking in public places but this law wouldn't discourage people from smoking in their homes. Legislation to prevent smoking in the presence of babies is not practical and cannot be monitored. An effort can be made by educating the parents about the effects of second hand smoking on their babies. 'Its a ...

BMA Scotland Publishes Plan to Tackle Scotland's Drink Problem

...hich pricing mechanisms can be used in Scotland to discourage heavy consumption of high alcohol products. Strong evidence suggests that increasing the price of alcohol may be an effective method of reducing use by adolescents (1). 3. End alcohol producers sponsorship of sporting and entertainment events w...

Patient Confidentiality Must Be Ensured-UNAIDS

...ively with the epidemic, according to UNAIDS. They discourage governments from taking timely action against AIDS, and they deter individuals from finding out about their HIV status. They also inhibit those who know they are infected from sharing their diagnosis and taking action to protect others and from see...

Fishes Use Threat of Punishment in Mating Process

...s apes, use punishment to control subordinates and discourage anti-social activity because of the difficulty in observing and interpreting their behaviour. In the case of the gobies the effect is much more apparent because they seek to maintain a particular size ratio relative to the fish above them in the qu...

Non Communicable Diseases to Be the Cause of Deaths in Poor Countries by 2115-World Bank

... increase revenue for the government. It will also discourage new smokers. The report advocated banning of advertising, providing health care information and forbidding smoking in public places as cost-effective methods in relatively low income countries....

Born into the Idiot Box Culture

...nications, said, We stand by our recommendation to discourage and avoid, not forbid. We are basically conducting an uncontrolled experiment on nonverbal kids, and parents should be concerned about that. We are pleading with parents for at least prudence."...

Three-year-old Abandoned in Box Meant for Unwanted Babies in Japan

...Jikei Hospital in the southern city of Kumamoto to discourage abortions and the abandonment of children in unsafe public places. A small hatch on the side of the hospital has been set up to allow people to drop off babies into an incubator 24 hours a day. The drop box was created after a series of high-pro...

Cancer Experts Received Threats for Opposing Controversial Drug

... publicly voiced dissenting views. But threats can discourage rational discussion of drugs and deter experts from serving on government advisory committees. Provenge is now the latest focal point of a long-running and acrimonious debate about the quantum of evidence required for approval of drugs meant termin...

No Laptop Please for Children

...scouraged from using mobile phones, we should also discourage children from placing their laptop on their lap when they are using wi-fi." Meanwhile, teachers have called for an investigation into whether there are any health risks from wireless computer networks in schools. The Professional Association of...

Antioxidants May Aid Chemotherapy Patients

...ortant implications for patients whose oncologists discourage the use of antioxidant supplements during treatment. Until now, their concern has been that these supplements may counteract the tumor-shrinking abilities of the chemotherapy. “This review demonstrates that there is no scientific support for the bl...

Ramadoss Vows to Set Up Food Regulatory Body in India

... to put scary photos of cancer patients on them to discourage consumers," he said on the sidelines of the summit organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN. The two-day summit, attended by participants from the US, Europe, Ireland, Brazil...

Smoking on Television is Harmful to the Health of the Nation's Youth: BMA

...tive way to address smoking is to do all we can to discourage youngsters from taking up the habit in the first place, and we must do all we can to educate them that tobacco smoke kills and that it’s a stupid idea to take up the habit in the first place. Children are very vulnerable to suggestion, and the less e...

Fashion Fraternity Turns Socially Conscious

...uplift of child laborers. "It is an initiative to discourage child labor. There are nearly 100 children studying in the school. We want the global fashion fraternity to realize that Indian designers are not a shallow lot and are socially conscious too," said Sethi. Ritu Kumar has turned her attention towards ...

Seeing is Believing – Cigarette Packs in India to Carry Graphic Description of Risk

...r users// of tobacco products. India’s drive to discourage people from smoking has gained momentum with the new ruling-effective June 2007, all cigarette packets will include graphic descriptions of inherent health risks caused by smoking. For instance, pictures of a corpse and mouth cancers will be displaye...

Pichkaris Not So Popular in Jharkhand

...n the eyes of other children with pichkaris, so we discourage them from buying pichkaris now," added Sushila Dev...uld buy them without a second thought. Now parents discourage children from buying them on health grounds," said Munna Bhagat, who has set up two stalls of spraye...

An Aspirin a Day Keeps Heart Disease Away

...cids eaten at least twice a week. The guidelines discourage women from using hormone replacement therapy and selective estrogen receptor modulators such as the osteoporosis drug raloxifene to prevent heart disease. They also say supplements such as vitamin E, C, folic acid and beta-carotene do not prevent ...

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