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Annual Tobacco-related Deaths to Reach 8.3 Million by 2030

...ch costs governments an estimated 40 to 50 million dollars in lost tax revenues last year and accounted for 1...tobacco companies spend between 300 to 400 million dollars a year in ads and sponsorships of Formula One, which reach 300 million Asian viewers on TV and the I...

"Alarming" Malnutrition Among Kenya Refugees: UN Agencies

...ncies on Tuesday launched an appeal for 32 million dollars (23.5 million euros) to help combat "alarming levels" of malnutrition amongst Somali and Sudanese refugees based in camps in Kenya. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the World Food Programme (WFP) and UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said ...

Harnessing Immune System Power Heralds Next Era of Cancer Treatment

...notherapy Program, being launched with 3.5 million dollars in funding from the Terry Fox Foundation through the National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC). "This immune system research has enormous potential and is one of the top cancer research projects in Canada. We eagerly anticipate the results," says ...

In China, Online Gamers Raking in the Cash

...aised from level one to 70, the highest, costs 450 dollars -- more than an average worker in Beijing can earn in a month. With an estimated online gaming population of more than 30 million last year and growing, there is no shortage of Chinese who are willing to play for profit. Estimates of the number o...

Nutrition Education Has Proved to Be Futile

...the government is planning to spend over a billion dollars on its nutrition program this year too. An inde...s that the government will fork out over a billion dollars this year to help insure that Americans eat properly. One would just have to take a look at the figu...

Pfizer Says Nigerian Court Lacks Jurisdiction to Hear Drug Case

... Nigeria's largest state, are seeking 2.75 billion dollars from Pfizer in compensation for the victims of the...awsuit on June 4 in Abuja for almost seven billion dollars (5.2 billion euros) in damages against the US drug firm. But the government's case suffered an ear...

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

...t; and if they don't deliver, fines of up to 8,000 dollars could be imposed. New Yorkers whose cars are tri...their bones can be slapped with fines from 100-350 dollars if their reggaeton favorites, for example, can be heard at fewer than 6.5 meters (25 feet) from thei...

Low Income Family Adolescents Suffer Migraine

...revalence among teens in households earning 90,000 dollars or more was only 2.9 percent. It would seem that for those teens who have a genetic predisposition for migraine, the stressful life events related to income dont matter, says Dr. Bigal. Theyre more likely than other teens to get migraine regardless...

Snack Foods Fortified With Fiber

...ng healthier foods." Funded by a one-year, 30,000 dollars grant from the Kansas Wheat Commission, Alavi and researchers created flour enriched with varying levels of bran. They mixed the bran-enriched wheat flour with water using a standing mixer like the one cooks may use at home, and they let the dough si...

A Mechanical Prosthetic Close to the Real Thing

... The X-Finger, which currently costs thousands of dollars per digit, might seem expensive to prospective buyers. But it's not a get-rich-quick scheme for its inventor: Didrick, 37, sold his house, his Porsche and many of his personal possessions to help fund development, and he draws only a modest salary fr...

Now, Fibre-enriched Tasty Snacks in the Making

...g healthier foods." Funded by a one-year, 30,000 dollars grant from the Kansas Wheat Commission, Alavi and researchers created flour enriched with varying levels of bran. They mixed the bran-enriched wheat flour with water using a standing mixer like the one cooks may use at home, and they let the dough...

Sleep Disorder Leads to Road Accidents

...sleep centres. Health departments spend nearly 300 dollars per night at sleep centres diagnosing patients, which is a costly exercise and ties up valuable resources particularly as many of these referrals are unnecessary. Dr Kerr said his team was working on a project to develop a more effective system of...

Computer Games World Cup Kicks Off in Paris

...000 candidates, will compete for a pool of 180,000 dollars (132,000 euros) in prize money at the Electronic S...y in South Korea where some earn up to two million dollars (1.5 million euros) per year, said Matthieu Dallon, Games-Services president. "In Korea and in the...

Traffic Control Boxes to Help Road Monitoring

..., the savings could add up to tens of thousands of dollars a month. For a state like California the savings could be over a million dollars a year. Over the last few decades, transportation departments around the country have installed de...

US Teens Charged With Gang Raping a Woman

...ce report. The suspects also stole a few hundred dollars worth of cash and jewelry, White said. White said more arrests were expected, but he would not say whether authorities had identified additional suspects. The teens in custody were not cooperating, but Lawson confessed to taking part in the attack,...

Tobacco Firm's Research Funds Spark Protest in SKorea

...sity hospitals for accepting more than one million dollars from a US tobacco giant for research into smoking. Philip Morris International is conducting the research simultaneously in South Korea and Japan, said Jang In-Jin, a pharmacology professor at Seoul National University Hospital who heads the proje...

MIT's Green Nano-factories to Produce Eco-friendly Batteries

...orations, and venture capitalists spent 12 billion dollars on nano-technology research and development worldwide. Nano-technology promises to change just about everything-our medical care, energy sources, communications and food. It is leading us to what many in government and industry are calling 'The Next ...

IFC to Invest About Rs.3 Billion in Max Healthcare

...t to promote growth, has invested over 400 million dollars in various projects across India in the 2005-06 fiscal....

Indian Luxury Hotel Boss Calls for Major City Clean-up

...he desert, where standard rooms cost more than 300 dollars a night. It boasts private swimming pools, luxury spas and high-end dining. Oberoi said sustained economic growth in India above nine percent and a massive inflow of foreign investment has nevertheless allowed the country to break its image of an i...

HIV Prevention Programs on a Massive Scale Turn Out Economical

... over the next three years, leading to billions of dollars in spending, we show that this additional funding could not only increase capacity but potentially also increase efficiency by lowering unit costs of prevention services. This means that more HIV infections may be averted, said the studys principal i...

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