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One-third of Adults Have Had Some Form of Alcohol Use Disorder During Their Lifetimes

...y of negative consequences, including car crashes, domestic violence, birth defects, and economic costs. Dr. Deborah S. Hasin and her colleagues analysed data from face-to-face interviews conducted between 2001 and 2002 with 43,093 adults selected to represent the national population. The interviewees were ...

Drinking Problem Plagues 30% Americans

.... Alcohol abuse was defined as drinking tied to domestic violence, car crashes and fetal alcohol syndrome. Alcohol abuse is also characterized by failure to fulfill major role obligations at work, school, or home; interpersonal, social and legal problems; and/or drinking in hazardous situations. They al...

Will Seven Be the Lucky Number for Las Vegas Newlyweds?

...y 7, 2007 -- 7/7/7 -- placing their bets on future domestic tranquility and happiness. In small chapels that have hosted weddings for decades and at large glitzy resorts where nearby gamblers are sweating and shouting as they watch the dice tumble, thousands will tie the knot. "This is the busiest I've be...

Dinner Guest Recover Bodies in Freezer

...utor's office said the suspect acknowledged that a domestic quarrel had escalated and his wife had been stabbe...s wife. It seemed that the wife was a victim of domestic abuse. She had announced several weeks before her murder that she had wanted a divorce on grounds of...

Chickens also Use Earth's Magnetic Field to Sense Direction

...University team has successfully demonstrated that domestic fowl, like many other animals and birds, also use ...o all birds. The study, 'The magnetic compass of domestic chickens, Gallus gallus' appears in the Journal of Experimental Biology....

Trade Unionists Join Polish Nurses' Protest

...ng overtime. Union representatives say that even domestic cleaners get a better hourly rate. Financial problems have driven thousands from Poland's medical profession to take better-paid health service jobs in other EU member states, notably Britain, Ireland and Nordic nations, unions say....

Government Policies and Booming Economy Keep Indian Healthcare in Top Shape

...ealthcare expenditures to 2.0 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) by 2010, as stated in the National Health Policy, the government will help to increase the number of healthcare centers in remote areas and improve essential healthcare supplies. The government continues to work toward delivering effe...

30 Dead as Dengue Fever Epidemic Hits Myanmar: Report

...-ruled nation spends just 0.5 percent of its gross domestic product on health. Dengue fever is on the rise across Southeast Asia. In Cambodia at least 132 people have died this year, while Myanmar's neighbour Thailand has reported 21,000 cases in 2007, a 36 percent increase on last year. The virus, which ...

Millions Spent, but the Indian Capital's River Still Stinks

...hat have sprouted unplanned around them send their domestic waste into storm drains that go directly to the river. The pipes that do lead to the plants are falling apart -- a third are in urgent need of repair -- so sewage gets blocked on its way and has to be pumped out, also ending up in the drains. The...

Czech Authorities Kill 70,000 Birds at H5N1 Farms

... up after the first cases of H5N1 were detected in domestic Czech poultry last month. "We are doing this preventively. It is a decision we have taken ourselves in discussion with European authorities," Duben said, adding that compensation for the latest cull is likely to be around 30 million koruna (1.05 mi...

Dengue Fever in Singapore Likely to Increase: Minister

...enge," he said, adding these were caused mainly by domestic containers, flower pot plates and ornamental containers placed inside and outside homes. Singapore experienced its worst dengue outbreak in 2005 when 19 people died and more than 13,000 were infected. The city-state has launched a massive publici...

Worms are Killing the Planet

...past decade or so a thriving trade has grown up in domestic wormeries which enable people with space as limited as a balcony to compost their kitchen waste. Domestic wormeries are dustbin-sized boxes formed from several trays, with names such as Can-O-Worms; into which reared worms are introduced. Some are ...

The Queen Of All Contraceptives Released

...h more research proving that women belonged in the domestic sphere; menstruation figured prominently among the reasons. Once women won the right to vote in 1920, the menstruation-equals-inadequacy debate waned for a while. In fact, two decades later, new proof arrived that women were perfectly fit and capab...

Kerala Government Battles With Chikungunya On All Counts

...ch begins mid October. Hundreds of visit visas and domestic trips are being cancelled due to the Chikungunya scare. The bad name is especially worrying because Kerala has always being known for its clean environment and high health standards. Kerala's health indicators are often said to be at par with tho...

Harmison Ruled Out Off Test Series Due to Hernia

...ainst India and then participate in Durham's first domestic final in the Friends Provident Trophy at Lord's August 18 before having surgery. But he suffered a recurrence of the problem during Durham's county championship match against Sussex at Hove last week and is now set to miss the remainder of England'...

New Book Gives Gruesome Account of India Girl Killings

...use they do not want their daughters to suffer the domestic abuse and hardships they faced, the book says. "Better to send her straight to heaven rather than make her endure this beating and kicking around," one woman is quoted as telling the author. Others said they had no choice. "What do you want fro...

Volunteers Remove Garbage from Kashmir's Dal Lake

... A large number of people, including foreign and domestic tourists, houseboat owners and voluntary groups collected truckloads of polythene bags, empty soft drink bottles and other litter from the lake Monday. The effort to clean the lake was prompted by two foreign tourists - Marc Stolltreiter, a German,...

China to Curtail Organ Sale

...ng done annually. Most of these are carried out on domestic patients. There are however several ethical issues involved. There is a lot of pressure on the hospitals to generate a profit, which prompts them to adopt unscrupulous methods. Money is the prime focus and those with money, especially wealthy fore...

US Dentists Help Victims of Domestic Violence Smile Again

...Cosmetic Dentistry, the nonprofit group is putting domestic violence survivors in touch with dentists who vol...rker must confirm that the injuries were caused by domestic violence. That's sometimes done through checking police reports or restraining orders. Many have ben...

Domestic Abuse a Curse to Public Health

...lp." It claims five million women are victims of domestic abuse at some time in their lives, with around 350... Prof Gene Feder, the report's author, said: "If domestic violence was an infectious illness we would be calling it an epidemic. It is having a real impact on...

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