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For Bangladeshis, a Nutritious Diet Would Cost 1,700 Pounds Per Week

... is that for the first time we are quantifying the gap between income and having a good diet," said Costanza de Toma, Save the Children's hunger advocacy adviser. The results explode the myth that low incomes are enough to survive on in the developing world because things are cheaper, and transform the...

BMA Scotland Calls for Public Debate on How Best to Increase Organ Donation Rates

...lists for organs at an all time high, and with the gap between the number of organs available and the number of people needing a transplant showing no sign of narrowing, doctors believe that the time is right to consider a review of the current organ donation system and look at new ways to improve donati...

Britneys Confession - 'I'm Not a Virgin'

...you cook for your kids." Spears returns after a gap of almost 18 months said she now realizes "I need my single time to learn to be self-loving". "I know it sounds cliche and cheesy, but I really believe that if it's meant to be, it's meant to be," she added. Spears is linked to the Irish heart t...

Imaginary Friends are Good for Kids

...o noted that an only child or one with a large age gap from his or her siblings is most likely to create imaginary pals to keep him or her company. Imaginary friends are also common in victims of bullying, or when a sibling is born. In many cases, an imaginary pal can also be a wish that a child lon...

Afro- American Women Have More Aggressive Breast Cancer

...n women die from the disease at a higher rate. The gap between death rates among African American and Caucasian women is increasing. Though access to healthcare is a strong factor contributing to disparities in cancer rates and outcomes between African Americans and Caucasians, says Dr. Mitchell, the Jef...

Delay in Cancer Diagnosis for Children

.... This review clearly underscores the significant gap in our understanding of childhood cancers. Specifically, the authors conclude, information on factors that influence delays independently of each other and the individual impact of patient and provider delays on disease severity and prognosis would ...

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

...gle to keep up. "Delhi is growing very fast. The gap is always widening," said R.C. Trivedi, an official at India's Central Pollution Control Board monitoring agency. Boatman Navwalla says he remembers when there were tortoises living in the water. Now the only thriving life forms are bacteria. -- ...

India to Monitor Pregnancies to Check Girl Foeticide: Report

... government to focus efforts on areas with a large gap between the number of pregnancies recorded and births, the report said. Chowdhury also told the paper abortions should only be permitted in cases with a "valid and acceptable reason," without elaborating. There was no immediate official comment f...

Boffins Find Evidence for Novel Brain Cell Communication

...erve cells to communicate with one another, called gap junctions. Gap junctions allow electric current to...ovides the first electron microscopic evidence for gap junctions on the axons of excitatory nerve cells in the mammalian brain. Gap junctions at this site,...

New Book Gives Gruesome Account of India Girl Killings

...authorities to focus efforts on areas with a large gap between the number of pregnancies recorded and births. The government has in the past announced plans to encourage people to abandon their daughters in government facilities rather than kill them. But the successive plans have come under fire fro...

Spice Girl Geri Halliwell Annoyed by the no Baby Contract

...nth-old daughter Bluebell, and did not want a long gap between her two kids. While the 34-year-old singer is annoyed by the contract, her bandmates feel that the offer was flattering, for it shows that Halliwell was one of the powerhouses of the group. Geri is one of the powerhouses of the group, so ...

Diabetic Womens Death Rate Shows No Decline

...n a similar study conducted in Canada. The gender gap found in the U.S. diabetic population can't necessarily be extrapolated to Canada, said Toronto endocrinologist Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe. In a study she co-authored as a researcher at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, published in March,...

Childrens Health Program Covering More Adults Than Children

...to uninsured. With these measures it can close the gap of the three million eligible children who remain uninsured. National Association of Children's Hospitals supports reauthorization and increased funding for the SCHIP. NACH head McAndrews hopes the SCHIP legislation provisions are approved so that ...

Indigenous Child Abuse

...his initiative is an important step in closing the gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. The AMA will seek cooperation between all levels of government, and between all agencies involved in delivering health and social services to the Indigenous communities. This i...

Best-performing Hospitals Has Reduced Cardiovascular Mortality

... are concerned that there still exists such a wide gap in hospitals' treatment of CVD when comparing the top performers and others," said Samantha Collier, MD, HealthGrades chief medical officer. "We know we can do better, especially for women hospitalized for stroke or a heart attack, which make up 60 p...

Japan's All-star Speed Eater Suffers Professional Injury

...obayashi said he can only open his mouth to make a gap the size of a fingertip after being diagnosed with jaw arthritis. In an entry on his blog entitled "Occupational hazard," Kobayashi said: "My jaw refused to fight any more." The injury occurred only a week after the slender 29-year-old started trai...

SKorean Scientists Develop Technology for Cheap Biosensor

.... "We have developed technology to create a tiny gap on a transistor to fill it with bio-molecules, or biologically responsive materials that detect diseases," he said. He said the new technology could be applied to healthcare, food quality appraisal or environmental monitoring. "I believe a cell p...

Cancer Deaths of Rural Men on the High

...governments needed a dual approach to bridging the gap in services available in cities and rural areas. Many Australians in remote communities cannot afford to travel to major population centers for treatment," Professor Olver said. "Secondly, we need a series of regional cancer centers that could be b...

Capitalism is Bad for Men's Health: Study

...t. More significantly, Kruger said, was that the gap between the male and female mortality rates grew a...omania, Estonia, Latvia and Albania, which saw the gap widen by 14 to 30 percent in the first five years after the fall of communism. The gap grew by eig...

More and More American Women Go for Facelifts to Get Jobs

...wrinkles they could otherwise accept. The health gap between rich and poor is already wide enough. It's measured by access to health care, leisure, healthful food and freedom from stress. These disparities should be fought, not exaggerated, sociologists urge. They also add, "Natural facial irregulari...

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