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Tougher Tobacco Rules Urged at Global Anti-smoking Talks

...nal laws to tighten tobacco controls, particularly limits on advertising and protection from second-hand smoke. Hatai Chitanondh, the president of Thailand Health Promotion Institute, told reporters that although the kingdom bans tobacco companies from sponsoring sporting events, international competition...

Arnold Schwarzenegger Blamed for Backtracking in the Fight Against Carbon Emission

...r has advocated a cap and trade approach, in which limits are set on emissions but businesses can exceed the limits by purchasing credits from others that have stayed under the cap. She said both approaches were need...

New York, the City That Roars 24/7, is Forced to Quiet Down

...ble, it is a violation," Fierstein said. Decibel limits for some noises are being reduced, he noted. For an air conditioning or any air unit, the maximum level that a person can hear in their apartment is 45 decibels. Under the new code, it will be reduced to 42. While music venues can make a plan to re...

Americans Grow Shorter, Blame It on Weak Healthcare

...ead all the advanced economies in poverty. Poverty limits access to both healthcare and good nutrition. More importantly in terms of average height is childhood poverty. Here, the United States stands alone among the advanced economies with a stunning figure: eighteen percent of American children -- almos...

Teens Seems to Be Smoking Less

...g a Supreme Court of Canada ruling that maintained limits on such ads. The court last month unanimously upheld a decade-old federal law setting strict limits on advertising by tobacco companies in the name of safeguarding public health. The legislation had ...

Researchers Develop First Mouse Model of Lung Transplantation

...nt lung transplant rejection a major problem that limits the long-term success of the procedure. Five years after lung transplant surgery, only about 45 percent of patients are still alive, according to the U.S. Organ and Procurement and Transplantation Network. This compares with five-year survival rat...

Drug Patent Compulsory Licensing

...on into non-licensing countries, and manufacturing limits as important elements to any new compensation system. But, regardless of the approach that is ultimately adopted, Cahoy argues that "a revision of essential international law is required to both better enable access and shore up innovation incentiv...

US Lawmakers Considering Legislation to Restrict Payments by Drug Companies to Doctors

...ments made to doctors and also keep within certain limits such payments. US psychiatrists, for instance, earn more money from drug makers than doctors in any other specialty. Not coincidentally prescription of atypical antipsychotics to children is also shooting up, like never before, when such drugs co...

New York Bans Trans Fats in Restaurants

...foods is not as widespread, Denmark has introduced limits on trans fats. But New York is already facing another battle, which involves putting information about calorie contents on menus. This law, which also takes effect Sunday, concerns restaurants using standardized food, for which calorie informatio...

Preserving Kidneys on a Pump May Promote More Organ Sharing

...Centers success transplanting kidneys at the outer limits of the ECD acceptance criteria, such as organs donated after cardiac death, preserved for more than 30 hours, or from donors over age 70. In previous studies with up to four years of follow-up data, Stratta has shown that success rates with these org...

Three-year-old Abandoned in Box Meant for Unwanted Babies in Japan

..., citing privacy concerns, but said there were age limits on its drop-off service. Police have decided no crime was committed in the current case because the child was left in a situation in which it was not exposed to immediate harm, Kyodo News reported Wednesday. "We must rethink the meaning of the ba...

Saving Powers Of The Ocean On The Wane

...ffects of Earth's carbon cycle indicates there are limits to the planet's ability to absorb increased emissions of carbon dioxide. If current production of carbon from fossil fuels continues unabated, by the end of the century the land and oceans will be less able to take up carbon than they are today, l...

Study Finds Glycerin to Be a Good Source for Cattle Feed

...d 20 percent. In addition to monitoring feeding limits and growth patterns, Kerley is also analysing how cattle metabolise the varying amounts of glycerin. Kerley says glycerin is liquid based and comes mostly from the processing of soybean oil. He also said it meets stringent FDA regulations. "We'...

UK Introduce New Health Warnings Against Alcohol

...om heavy boozing . The new labels like know your limits and drink responsibly will be out by the end of 2008 as part of a voluntary agreement between ministers and industry. The agreement was first planned three years ago but it is only now that a proper format has been adopted. Ministers have insiste...

Pregnancy and Alcohol - a Dangerous Cocktail Warns BMA Scotland

...ancies. More Scottish women exceed the recommended limits for alcohol consumption than their counterparts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Pregnant women should try to reduce their alcohol intake, or better still give up completely. It is, however, important, that women who drank alcohol before reali...

Fate of France's Cheeses in Doubt as Producers Cite Health Risks

...hentic Camembert. "What this is all about is the limits of mass marketing. A behemoth like Lactalis cannot answer to the needs of the real Camembert -- which is not just a cheese but part of our culture," he said. For cheese-lovers, the difference between a genuine Normandy "lait cru" Camembert and th...

Dire Future Predicted for Europe's 4 Seas

...roduction in Europe. This combination of pressures limits the scope for short-term remedial action and in the case of the Baltic Sea; short-term prospects for reducing eutrophication are particularly bleak, said Prof. Laurence Mee, the project coordinator, and Director of the Marine Institute at the Univers...

Eating Smartly- A Key to Lose Weight

...ut unlike most diets, they were not assigned daily limits for calories. At the end of one year, women in both groups showed significant weight loss as well as a decrease in the calorie density of their diets. However, women who added water-rich foods to their diets lost more weight during the first six mo...

Low Calorie Diet can Promote Healthy Weight Loss and Help Control Hunger

...ut unlike most diets, they were not assigned daily limits for calories. At the end of one year, women in both groups showed significant weight loss as well as a decrease in the calorie density of their diets. However, women who added water-rich foods to their diets lost more weight during the first six mo...

Combination Therapy Reduces Tumor Resistance to Radiation

...pendent on endothelial cell death, which in turn limits oxygen delivery to the tumor, causing hypoxia and tumor cell death. Recently, radiation-induced hypoxia was shown to trigger tumor resistance to radiation via the activation of new blood vessel formation (angiogenesis) through molecules known as HIF-...

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