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Tougher Tobacco Rules Urged at Global Anti-smoking Talks

...ion," he added. Health advocates also called for governments to open talks on a new treaty to fight illicit trade in tobacco. The Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) -- an international alliance of hundreds of tobacco control organisations -- estimated that the illicit cigarette trade accounted for more than...

Annual Tobacco-related Deaths to Reach 8.3 Million by 2030

...e illegal traffic in tobacco products, which costs governments an estimated 40 to 50 million dollars in lost tax revenues last year and accounted for 10.7 percent of the world trade in cigarettes, or about 600 billion out of the estimated 5,767 billion cigarettes sold in 2006. The protocol, which would take mo...

Live Earth Will Make the World More Aware of the Crisis Facing the Earth, Hopes Al Gore

...rge people to sign a seven-point pledge calling on governments to agree, within two years, an international treaty that cuts global warming pollution by 90 per cent in developed countries and by more than half worldwide. It also asks people to cut their own pollution, make their homes, businesses, schools and tr...

Tamiflu 30 Mg and 45 Mg Capsules Approved by FDA

...Roche. "These lower dose capsules not only provide governments with a new option for pandemic stockpiling, but also give prescribing physicians an alternative for patients who prefer a capsule formulation." The sNDA was filed in March based on data already available for the 75 mg capsule. The method of manufac...

Great Lakes Fish in Canada Heavily Polluted

...ns and a real plan from the federal and provincial governments to clean up the Lakes. The toxics can really add up, said Freeman. Fish from the supermarket, from the chip stand and from the Great Lakes all contain various concentrations of harmful contaminants, which all together can have serious cumulative e...

New Heart Disease Risk Score Will Help Minimise Health Inequalities

...mise health inequalities. The study comes as the governments drugs watchdog, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, recommends that people with a 20% chance of developing heart disease over the next 10 years should be offered statins. A persons chance of developing heart disease is estima...

Gays and Lesbians can Obtain asylum in US on Grounds of Harassment and Abuse

...ation if they come from countries with dictatorial governments that repress a variety of people. Victoria Neilson, legal director of a private New York agency called Immigration Equality, said that seeking asylum from a country with a great deal of violence might work against a gay applicant. "We have cases fr...

Pharmacogenomic Market Gaining Greater Acceptance Across Europe

... the imminent benefits of pharmacogenomic testing, governments across Europe have initiated campaigns to encourage the population to be screened on certain types of diseases such as cancer, which has significantly helped better patient management," notes Frost & Sullivan Program Leader Dr. Fiona Rahman. "In the ...

Eco-architecture Takes Root in Thailand, but Growth is Slow

...al of barriers," he says. "It is imperative that governments and financial institutions enforce legislation and mandatory requirements for all new buildings to incorporate and adopt 'green building' concepts," he adds. Bangkok's Governor Apirak Kosayodhin in May announced an environmental plan for the capita...

Foot-and-mouth Disease Outbreak Forces Thiruvananthapuram Zoo to Shut Down

...hical Treatment of Animals (PETA), said it was the governments responsibility to look often the animals. The zoo should follow Central Zoo Authority guidelines, Jayasimhan added. At least a million people visit the scenic 56-acre zoo which houses 72 species of animals. India had not previously confirmed ...

Drug Patent Compulsory Licensing

...biguous international rules outlining when and how governments may "break" pharmaceutical patents may end up sig...s. Under complex World Trade Organization rules, governments are permitted to issue patent compulsory licenses, which allow countries to manufacture cheaper vers...

Pfizer Says Nigeria Gave Approval for 1996 Drug Test

...amages for victims of the failed drug test. Both governments accuse Pfizer of administering a test antibiotic called Trovan without authorisation or parental consent among children at a field hospital during an epidemic of meningitis, measles and cholera. Of the 200 children affected, 11 died while many more...

Air Pollution Stats Filtered in Ontario

... politicians from the federal, Ontario and Toronto governments were putting forward a new plan to control air pollution. A new tool to measure air quality, costing around $30-million over four years, was unveiled. The critic describes the situation much more badly than the official numbers shown. If the figur...

Move To Ban Asbestos Welcomed

...en put on the political stage either by provincial governments or by the federal government he added. However ac...estos has been kept in place by successive federal governments because they do not want to risk endangering their political prospects in Quebec as a result of pote...

Harvard to Develop Medical City in Islamabad

...h healthcare organisations, academic institutions, governments and NGOs around the world, developing over 50 programmes in more than 30 countries. According to a Daily Times report, HMI has also entered into a long-term relationship with the Defence Housing Authority, Islamabad, for setting up the medical cit...

Manufacturer to Pay $20 Million for Improperly Promoting a Sleep Disorder Drug

... June of 2005. Jazz agreed to cooperate with the governments continuing criminal investigation, and will never ... raised questions about free-speech issues and the governments right to regulate the practice of medicine. Dr. Gleason is fighting the charges. A trial has not ...

India Plans Hospices for HIV Positive Women

...Sujatha Rao regretted it was disturbing that state governments were banning sex education and hoped for a consensus on the issue. She also revealed that a task force would be set up to review the educational module her organization had come up with. "There is no harm about taking a second opinion on our modu...

Worms are Killing the Planet

...Germany and other environmentally aware countries, governments have supported the composting of waste in efforts to reduce the land filling of biodegradable waste. This includes encouraging householders to invest in home composting systems. Although Frederickson says that worm composting is a positive thing, he...

Americas Preparations For Flu Outbreak Still Incomplete

... In the coming weeks, officials will release the governments priority list detailing who will get the first bat...outbreak. Plans to coordinate with state and local governments about when to close schools are also still in the works.These updates were delivered recently in a W...

Good Times Over For Ivory Coasts Ill

...led by free health care," Vavasseur said. MSF says governments need to keep health costs to a minimum in part by increasing the percentage of their budgets for health services. Vavasseur argues that when hospitals become dependent on patients' fees they fail to seek other financing mechanisms. "In many countr...

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