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Ships to the Rescue of Medically Deprived Assamese

...prived of modern health infrastructure , a private initiative is taking medical care by ship to the remote islan...n the ships for around 7 to 10 days a month. The initiative was started with an amount of $20,000 given by the World Bank to the project as an award for winning...

A Break Through Energy Bill by the US Government

...State of the Union address this year, announced an initiative to cut U.S. gasoline consumption by 20 percent over the next 10 years through a combination of alternative fuels and more efficient automobiles. He also spoke of the promises of nuclear energy, coal, ethanol and cars that could run on rechargeable ba...

Sun Protection Ignored Despite Warnings

...opean Commission, which has started an information initiative this week that requires sunscreen manufacturers to amend all sunscreen labels by next summer. Professor Peter Rigby, Chief Executive of The Institute of Cancer Research commented: "The Institute of Cancer Research is conducting cutting edge researc...

Paris Set for Pedal Power Revolution

...nd bike traffic has jumped 75 percent. The Paris initiative dovetails with the pledge by newly-elected President Nicolas Sarkozy to push green issues up the agenda, illustrated by the appointment of political heavyweight Jean-Louis Borloo as a new environment superminister....

Fortis Plans Multi-speciality Hospital in Jaipur

...super speciality hospital in Jaipur as part of its initiative to expand its operations in Rajasthan . "We have shown our intent in setting up a Medi city in Jaipur to the state government. We want over 25 acres of land for the project that will have a medical college besides a 500-600 bed hospital," Shivinder ...

Asia Must Overcome HIV Stigma, Say Research Chiefs

...gns such as traffic police handing out condoms, an initiative dubbed "Cops and Rubbers." The country, which has experienced about half a million AIDS deaths and has about the same number of HIV cases, has slashed infection rates since it appointed a cabinet-level anti-AIDS coordinator to oversee prevention ef...

Clinical Trials Registry Launched in India

... the trails more transparent. It is the first such initiative in Asia. Any researcher who plans to conduct drug trials on humans is expected to declare the details of the exercise in the Registry that is jointly funded by the Department of Science and Technology, WHO and ICMR. The registry will require 20 ite...

Government to Toughen Its Anti-smoking Laws

...2. From the 2nd of October, I am trying to take initiative that all theatre houses in India and all the possible expositions in the campaign- in films in ads and others-follow a very aggressive anti-smoking drive, highlighting its danger throughout the country," said Dasmunsi. A bid by the ministry to enfo...

US Companies Cut Junk Food Ads on Kids' Shows

...torade and its low-fat Baked Cheetos snacks. The initiative was promoted by the US Federal Trade Commission an...h some 500 billion dollars a year. Under the BBB initiative the companies are setting their own collective standard for what is and is not allowed in advertisem...

Binge Drinking on College Campuses is a Matter of Fear, Not Freedom

...ir major. » Be a host to humanity. Take the initiative by talking to people in the same boat -- new students. Introduce people. "It all boils down to taking the attention off of yourself and getting involved in the lives of others," Carducci said. » Parents, think "inoculation." Parents shouldn't ...

Understanding Restless Legs Syndrome

...er Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has launched an initiative to educate about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of RLS including a major direct-to-consumer advertising campaign. The company has developed an RLS Simulator a multi-sensory experience simulating a day in the life of an RLS patient to help ...

The New Recruitment Process Leaves Thousands of Doctors Jobless

...roduced as part of the Modernising Medical Careers initiative aimed at cutting the number of years of training needed for doctors to reach consultant level. It was intended to speed up the selection process, but doctors said the forms were badly worded, did not ask revelent questions or allow them to set out ...

Plan to Contain Drug Resistant TB Launched-WHO

...g problem of drug-resistant tuberculosis. The new initiative lays out steps to prevent, treat and control drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) and multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). If fully implemented, the plan, which sets out measures to allow laboratories in countries with high levels of the disea...

Indigenous Child Abuse

...racting the doctors that are needed to ensure this initiative will enable Indigenous children to have access to ...ate child abuse and improve overall health. This initiative is an important step in closing the gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Aus...

EU Move Against Mercury Should Be Adopted in India: NGO

...ed the Indian government would take a cue from the initiative against the lethal metal and ban its import....

Two MSU Professors Spearhead International Water Project

...health, especially in developing countries. NSFs initiative to invest in international education and research is relatively new, said Tarabara, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering. It was motivated by the recognition that the world is becoming increasingly more global and that for Ameri...

Food Council Makes Right Decision With Mandatory Folate Fortification

...for a comprehensive and independent review of this initiative in 2009. ANZFRMC expects that mandatory fortification, in combination with voluntary supplement use, will prevent 14 to 49 neural tube defects in the 300-350 affected pregnancies recorded in Australia each year....

This 'Grass' is Not Green - Say, 'No Thanks, I Am Fine Without Drugs'

...untry. It is a global problem which needs a global initiative the enforcement groups have to be intricately synergized across the world to end the menace. Maybe we need to learn lessons of co-operation, cohesiveness and networking from the drug cartels themselves!...

Doctor Migration Has Limited Impact on Health Care in Poor Countries: OECD

...th care sectors in poor countries and backed a WHO initiative to draft a "global code of practice" governing the international recruitment of medical personnel. The OECD report challenged the perception that health professionals are over-represented among skilled immigrants, noting that in 2000, 11 percent of...

Cartoons to Dispel Science Phobia for Students

...ents and activities. "Inculcating creativity and initiative is possible if we perceive and treat children as participants in learning and not as receivers of a fixed body of knowledge. "Hence, many photographs and illustrations have been included along with the cartoon characters to make the book more attra...

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