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Prevention better than fire-fighting. Hong Kong Beefs Up Precaution Against Bird-Flu

...rate the need for live poultry slaughtering in wet markets and alleys.The mammoth 10,500 square meter plant will operate 365 days a year and is nearly 200 meters away from any semblance of residents. The envisaged plant will house a huge slaughtering capacity of 40,000 chickens and 3000 pigeons, with a poss...

Potentially Dangerous levels of Platinum Found in Women with Silicone Gel Breast Implants

...low silicone implants to make a comeback into the markets for unconditional sale. The journal of the American Chemical Society has carried two reports that have placed on record, high levels of platinum salts in the urine, hair and breast milk of 16 women with silicone gel implants, which carries a poten...

IMF considers Bird Flu to be a Dark Cloud

...erns, and any cyclical uncertainties for financial markets in 2006 could be defined as "not bad, but not as good as the stellar year 2005," the IMF said. Concerns over bird flu, which has killed 109 people over the last few years but not made the feared leap to a human epidemic, prompted the IMF to urge l...

Smuggling could also be a carrier to bird flu spread.

...rsity, worries particularly about poorly regulated markets in live birds that cater to Muslims and Jews who want poultry slaughtered according to religious custom. Thus, smuggling not only affects economies it would now affect health drastically. <br...

Mumps Outbreak In The US

...he outbreak. She also said that Merck & Co., which markets the vaccine, would be providing another 25,000 doses to the CDC for distribution to other states. She recommended that people should get vaccinated especially if they haven't had the two doses. She said that children who are in the school or teens w...

Hong Kong Citizens Fear over Poisonous Vegetables in Local Markets

...izens over the poisonous vegetables found in local markets has paved for the establishment of a voluntary registration system// for local farms. Additionally, supermarket chains in Hong Kong would be required to set up a comprehensive tracking system for farm produce, according to official sources. An ope...

Health Insurance Fueling Medical Crisis in US

...s high number Houston will be one of the 10 target markets for the nationwide campaign to promote plans to widen health insurance coverage in response to the celebration of the Uninsured Week. Already the nonprofit Harris County Public Healthcare System Council plans to spread the costs among uninsured low-i...

Vaginal Gel That Protects Against HIV To Hit The Markets By 2010

..., the virus that causes AIDS// expected to hit the markets by 2010. Currently, microbe-killing vaginal gels are being tested in a number of clinical trials involving thousands of women. Results should be available within two years, the Associated Press reported. According to foodconsumer.org, if the tri...

Myanmar To Lift Ban On Poultry As Bird Flu Under Control

... would continue to spray farms and monitor poultry markets and movements in Sagaing and Mandalay, which is a very important historic hub for trade between India, China and Thailand. This decision seems to have unsettled the neighbouring Thailand, where bird flu has not re-emerged for months. Thailand said t...

Anti obesity pill gets EURO nod

...ted during the second half of 2006." So European markets would hopefully soon find this pill sold to public....

Large scale culling of poultry effected at Cote d'Ivoire following bird flu outbreak.

Abidjan markets witnessed large scale slaughtering of chicken, after the confirmation of H5N1 bird –flu outbreak in the West African country of Cote d'Ivoire. // Ghana, its neighbour has also imposed a ban on the entry of poultry and poultry products from this part ...

Drugs Part of Mumbai High Life

... Mumbai's anti-narcoticcell. Buoyed by the ready markets here, South American and Chinese drugcartels have increased their cocaine trafficking in both Mumbai andDelhi, according to police officials. "The detention of six Nigerian nationals in Delhi only reaffirms thatthe drug cartels are increasingly usi...

Ranbaxy Signs Agreement With Zenotech For Cancer Drugs

...cts as generic formulations in the US and Canadian markets under the Ranbaxy label, the company said in a sta...fering a basket of products in the US and Canadian markets that has breadth and depth in the management of patients diagnosed with cancer,' Ranbaxy Inc Preside...

Western Region Tops in Indian Biotech Growth

...ctor will build new business models based on niche markets and steer away from blockbuster models. Our role will be key to affordable drug development and bio-partnering will proliferate between US/European and Indian firms. "Venture capital will influence an India-China strategy for investor companies; US...

So Called Benefits of Nicotine

...h the cigarette company has adopted to conquer new markets and play down the risks. Recently they have also extensively funded research and have spread the message that smoking does not interfere with the process of conception. The anti-smoking lobby has accused Philip Morris of deception as he claims that...

Burma Restocks Poultry Farms Again

... were placed on the movement of animals and closed markets in the region. Several thousands of chickens, quails and their eggs were culled in Burma. U.N. experts from the Food and Agricultural Organization and the World Health Organization also carried out disease investigations....

Indian Scientists Develop New Drug to Control and Cure Depression

...rnational patent for the drug, which would hit the markets in the near future. "Clearance from the drug controller will be sought only after two more rounds of human trials," the scientist said declining to be named. Nearly 16 percent of the world's population is affected by depression, with most in the 20...

Antihistamine Could also be used as a Potential Antimalarial Drug

...s voluntarily withdrawn from the U.S. and European markets in 1999 after 15 years of use when sales became sluggish after warnings about the drug’s safety and the introduction of newer antihistamines. The drug was reported to cause rare, but life-threatening heart arrhythmias when patients took an overdose o...

Flesh, blood and a few dollars more

...ue to the short supply of transplant organs, black markets that support the sale and purchase of organs are thriving, notwithstanding the ban that forbids sale and purchase of human organs. Justifiably, getting hold of a transplant organ is life saving for many who are in dire need of organs and do not get t...

The New AIDS Pill

... not come to the market and is expected to hit the markets very soon. Keith Folger of Washington is very happy to hear about the single pill which would keep the virus under check. He started on 36 pills a day about 11 years ago and expects to switch to the new pill when it becomes available. Mr. Folger is t...

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