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Biotechnology on the lead

...ism, anthrax and bubonic plague could be purchased illegally over the internet, and might be more appealing to a would-be terrorist than conventional weapons. "I think there's reason to think that biological weapons are going to be increasingly attractive," she said. "I think that they're definitely cheaper, p...

Benzene Slick In China Highlights Water Pollution

...wn using polluted water, or harmful pesticides are illegally used," the newspaper quoted Wu as saying. The estimated 100 tonnes of benzene polluting the Songhua river near Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang province, leaked into the river after explosions on Nov 13 at a chemical plant in Jilin city, some 50...

Illicit body parts from cadavers used for transplant

...ot bone transplants from tissue that may have been illegally harvested from New York funeral-home corpses have tested positive for hepatitis // and syphilis, their lawyer said. All of them underwent surgery at Shore Memorial Hospital in Somers Point, N.J., and claim to have been infected through a body-part-...

UK children getting high on binge drinking

...hat the number of children under 15 buying alcohol illegally had doubled in 15 years. It said that the annual survey of drinking, drug taking and smoking among 11- to 15-year-olds showed that little progress was made last year in stemming damaging habits. It also showed that girls were catching up with boys ...

Germany could start indoor poultry to avoid bird flu infection

...t will take strict legal action against people who illegally import poultry products to Germany from Turkey and a decision would be taken whether poultry should be reared indoor to avoid bird flu spread from migratory birds. Turkey is the favorite holiday destination for Germans and the ministry has asked germ...

Hospitals Health Insurance Scam Uncovered

...reported that 56 hospitals and clinics are managed illegally and they rake about 700 million in monthly health insurance coverage by forging documents. Some of the hospitals hire brokers for the fabrication of prescription forms and illegitimate requests for health insurance coverage....

Smuggling could also be a carrier to bird flu spread.

...d we knew that the chickens could be relabeled and illegally re-enter Italy for our consumption," said Mario Pantano, director of the Military Police Health Service in southern Italy, who said his staff had found poultry products stuffed into shoes. "We believe it is spread by both bird migration and trade, b...

Illegal Drug Trafficking Pose A Great Threat For HIV Epidemic In Northeast

Heroin and synthetic pharmaceuticals illegally trafficked from Myanmar into India's northeast has led to a rise in drug abuse and an HIV epidemic in the region// , says a United Nations study. "Drug trafficking across the common border of Myanmar and the northeastern state of Manipur, Mizoram an...

Bird Flu Threat:Stringent Poultry Import Measures In Zanzibar

...lu on the island. Scores of chickens that were illegally brought into Zanzibar from mainland Tanzania, we...g prosecution after they failed to send back the illegally imported chickens to their place of origin, despite orders to do so. The banning of the importat...

Chinese Poultry Smuggled into United States

... officials have said that at least 2,000 pounds of illegally imported food was seized in late June and early July. Troy, Michigan-based Tinway Corp.is said to be the food wholesaler at the center of the probe who could face criminal or civil charges. United States does not generally import poultry meat from...

Despite Ban, Asbestos Produce Goes Unhindered

...e a ban by the government, asbestos might still be illegally mined in Rajasthan and India could be importing the toxic mineral on a large scale, a Canadian social// activist suspects. Louie Palu, a journalist-turned-social activist working on mining issues in Canada for 12 years, is in India to study the occ...

Overdose of Opioid Painkillers Can Kill Pain and The Patient

...appens to be opioid painkillers which are procured illegally without a prescription//, say researchers. According to the researchers, powerful opioid drugs like oxycodone or fentanyl are now being frequently prescribed by Doctors, with a motive to realizing better results in chronic pain management. Not su...

Ingesting 35% Hydrogen Peroxide could be Fatal

...as-based firms, DFWX and Frad 35 Inc., as they are illegally selling 35 % hydrogen peroxide products to treat AIDS, cancer, emphysema and other serious diseases....

Medical researchers being stifled by NHS Red tape

...verpool, where children's body parts were retained illegally between 1988 and 1996 the ethics committee had swung out of control. In 2004 the BMJ produced an issue that listed several ethics committee horror stories, including a 64-page form which took 40 hours to fill in. Stephen Dealler, a consultant micro...

Russia Hit By Cheap Bootleg Vodka Epidemic

... In the Irkutsk region, cheap vodka is being sold illegally in garages, reported engineer Vladimir Alexandrovitch. "Taste determines the quality. If it tastes sweet, it is poisonous," he said. The excessive alcohol consumption in Russia has had catastrophic consequences not only for individuals but also for...

Alarming Rise in HIV Cases in China: Report

...r, 5.1 percent were caused by people selling blood illegally or receiving infected blood from hospitals, the paper said. Source-IANS...

Vietnam Reports Fresh Bird Flu Outbreak

...tal of 13,000 chickens and ducks, especially those illegally hatched," she said. Vietnam has banned hatching ducklings since late 2005. The country managed to bring bird flu, which was widespread in flocks nationwide in 2005, under control last year through an aggressive vaccination programme and a ban on...

New Bird Flu Outbreak In Vietnam

...tal of 13,000 chickens and ducks, especially those illegally hatched,' she said. Vietnam has banned hatching ducklings since late 2005. The country managed to bring bird flu, which was widespread in flocks nationwide in 2005, under control last year through an aggressive vaccination programme and a ban on h...

Mental Health of Kashmiris Needs Urgent Attention: Survey

...n six interview respondents reported they had been illegally or legally detained, and more than three-quarters of those detained reported that they were tortured while being held. Nearly one in 10 people reported having lost one or more members of their immediate family due to violence in the period from 19...

FDA Warns Migraine Medicine Makers

...generic drugs and 19 other companies that they are illegally selling// migraine medicines without federal approval. The Food and Drug Administration said the 20 warning letters were part of an effort to halt the marketing of unapproved and potentially dangerous drugs. The goal is to get the unapproved drugs ...

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