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Arnold Schwarzenegger Blamed for Backtracking in the Fight Against Carbon Emission
...her.' " Nuez said he agreed with Witherspoon that legislators
need to "push harder" to make the law work....
Psychiatric Patients Ill-treated in Emergency Rooms, US Officials Say
...ness say problems remain rampant. They are pushing legislators
to increase the mental health department's role in regulating ER care and to require the public health department to develop "best practices" for treating psychiatric patients. Doctors and nurses say they have made improvements but are doing the be...
US Lawmakers Considering Legislation to Restrict Payments by Drug Companies to Doctors
...said it passed with little fanfare or debate after legislators
heard stories about doctors accepting gifts of great value from drug makers. Why do we want them bribing doctors to use what may not be the best or most cost-effective drug for the patient purely to get some hand-held TV, we all asked, Mr. Greenfie...
Better Working Conditions for Nurses Might Decrease Patient Infections
...m hospital administrators, staffing professionals, legislators
and consumers is needed in order to address problems in the ICU work environment. Our hope is that with concentrated efforts, we can prevent hospital infections and improve patient safety in ICUs." One possible solution presented in the study sugge...
Actress Sally Field Vows to Fight Against Osteoporosis
...s going to get me.' Field was in town to talk to legislators
at a Capitol Hill briefing sponsored by the Society for Womens Health Research and the National Osteoporosis Foundation. The event took place during National Womens Health Week and National Osteoporosis Month, encouraging women to protect their bone ...
Mexico Supreme Court Accepts Petition To Review Mexico City Law Legalizing Abortion During First Three Months' Gestation
...lause guaranteeing the right to life and that city legislators
do not have the authority to approve measures rela...requested abortions at city public hospitals since legislators
passed the law, and hundreds more women have received abortions at private clinics, government offic...
Diabetes Management in Schools Act Will Help Ensure Oklahoma Students With Diabetes Are Safe at School
...hildren with diabetes." ADA credited a number of legislators
for helping to secure the bill's passage. Speaker Cargill said, "As the number of American children living with diabetes grows, the need for care in schools will continue to increase. I'm very pleased that we are able to provide this assistance to ...
Long Island Seniors Rally for Rx Affordable Prescription Drugs and Cell Phone Protections
... AARP members took their message directly to their legislators
during a "whistle stop" bus tour of Nassau and Suf...g district offices in both counties to call on our legislators
to support legislation that will help New Yorkers who are struggling to pay for prescription drugs a...
Hunger Awareness Day to Shed Light on Surprising Face of Hunger June 5
...rticipating in events across the country. Also, as legislators
in Washington D.C. begin to consider drafts of a new Farm Bill and the critically important federal nutrition programs it supports, America's Second Harvest released The Almanac of Hunger and Poverty in America 2007, a comprehensive guide to national...
HIV Awareness Increases as Condoms are Distributed in Gujarat Theatres Screening Porn Films
...rashtra banned sex education in schools after some legislators
protested it would corrupt young minds. But as this experiment in Gujarat shows, with authorities trying out new ways and methods of spreading the message to the masses, more people seem to be listening....
Smokers to Be Taxed to Fund Healthcare for Uninsured
In a double blow for health, Indiana legislators
in the US have decided on raising tax on cigarettes and channelizing the additional earnings towards healthcare. // As per a deal agreed upon on Sunday, the state's cigarette tax would be hiked by 44 cents per pack and the expected additional flow t...
Law Emerging in US for Generic Versions of Biotech Medicine
...re being raised in favor of consumers. As a result legislators
are now moving// to ensure availability of lower-cost copies of biotechnology drugs that now cost tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. Generics are now allowed only for traditional, chemical compounds whose patents have expired. You can...
Genetics Might Engineer Path to Successful Aging
...lar in Miami.'' Goldschmidt also praised Florida legislators
who support a bill to require girls 11 and 12 year... that there is opposition, but we must support the legislators
who have the courage to do this,'' he said. ``You can never rule out the possibility of a few very r...
Texas Requires Cancer Vaccine for Girls
...ernment, an advocacy group made up of female state legislators
around the country. Details of the order were not immediately available, but the governor's office confirmed that he was signing the order and he would comment Friday afternoon. Source-Bio-Bio Technology SRI...
Sponsor to Pull Measure Mandating HPV Vaccine
...ernment, an advocacy group made up of female state legislators
across the country, and many of the bills have been introduced by members of Women in Government, the Baltimore Sun reported this week. Merck has been pushing for state laws mandating the vaccine since the federal government approved the drug eight...
HIV Tests to Be Made Mandatory for Karnataka Couples, Politicians
... The legislation would ensure that all prospective legislators
have to undergo the test. "Politicians should set a precedent for the common people to follow. People fear to undergo the test. Once politicians are made to take it, they would shed their fears," Ashok said. The legislation would make HIV tests ma...
Hong Kong to Charge More Birth Fee on Chinese Women
...had been left unpaid in the past five years. Some legislators
said the only solution is to stop pregnant women from entering the territory or denying birth certificates to claim residency for their children until their hospital bills were settled. Hong Kong was a British colony for 156 years before reverting t...
Pre-Marital HIV Testing To Be Made Compulsory In AP, India
...osaiah told reporters. The minister plans to ask legislators
to sign a bill in the next session of the state assembly, which is expected to start in March. But UNAIDS, the United Nations agency fighting HIV/AIDS, does not approve of this move. "Compulsory testing will not work," said UNAIDS India chief Denis...
Andhra Legislators To Undergo HIV Tests
...day underwent HIV tests at a medical camp held for legislators
in the assembly premises. The chief minister sai... mite to prevention of the dreaded disease and the legislators
should set an example by undergoing the HIV test," he said. Rajasekhara Reddy said every man and w...
Hong Kong to Tighten Food Safety Laws
...to order the recall of tainted food items but told legislators
new laws would be tabled within two months to give...power. Earlier, health secretary Carrie Yau told legislators
public warnings were not always issued when contaminated foods were discovered by government laborat...