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For Bangladeshis, a Nutritious Diet Would Cost 1,700 Pounds Per Week

...hunger advocacy adviser. The results explode the myth that low incomes are enough to survive on in the developing world because things are cheaper, and transform the standard "dollar a day" poverty formula into mathematics that hits home. Save the Children also looked at Ethiopia, where families need ...

European Commission Seeks To Dispel The Darkness Out Of Sunscreens

... like 100 per cent protection will help dispel the myth that using sunscreen means you can lie out in the sun for hours without having to worry about skin damage. No sunscreen offers total protection....

MEN as Partners to MEND Maternal Health A World Population Day Initiative

...es a better life - financially or otherwise - is a myth that only those who sell diapers, baby carriages and the like have any right to believe." To avoid unplanned pregnancies, contraception is a must and all women must have access to it. For expectant women, skilled care during delivery is an absol...

Australia Proposes Comprehensive Plans to Protect Aboriginal Children from Sexual Abuse

...nce of maintaining the innocence of childhood is a myth in so many of these communities and we feel very strongly that action of this kind is needed." He criticised the lack of action on the issue from the Northern Territory Government, saying such a shocking situation would be met with horror if it wer...

France Celebrates Summer With All-night Music Fest; NY Swings Along

...s risen from its ashes; full of creativity, partly myth but also very real." With Paris set to stay up till morning, the metro (subway) was running through the night, and museums and other heritage sites were being kept open for concerts such as Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, conducted by Kurt Masur in the O...

Poor Health Practices Plague Rajasthan Tribal Women

...e help of unskilled midwives. "There is a common myth that home is the safest place to conduct deliveries. Skilled health professionals handled only 6 percent of deliveries last year," the NGO said in its report. Gharasiya and Bheel are the main tribes of the region. Only 3 percent women of these trib...

Out of Reach may Not Always Save You from Catching Cold

...r Quality and Health, said the study dispelled the myth that viruses emitted from humans only travel a metre in the air. Professor Morawska and a team of QUT scientists have been studying the way droplets carrying viruses are dispersed in the air when people speak, cough, sneeze and breathe. "The cur...

Myths About Melanoma Could Lead to Delayed Diagnosis and Treatment

...s mention, one possible explanation as to why this myth originated is that when melanoma was commonly diag... affect people of color goes hand-in-hand with the myth that skin cancers only develop in sun-exposed areas, explained Dr. Baker. In fact, these hidden mela...

Myths About Hydropower Projects Exposed

Shattering the myth of big hydropower projects being clean, a new scientific study has revealed that large dams in the country are accountable for at least 19 percent of India's global warming emissions, especially methane. According to the study, Indian dams are lar...

International Day Of Action For Women's Health - 2007

... Rights: 'Universal access to health care is not a myth or a dream. It is a human right. We cannot implement that human right without effective health systems. We need a worldwide movement led by women to make this simple message stick.' The International Day Of Action For Women's Health falls on M...

Single Embryo IVF Increase Chances of Having Child Sans Risky Multiple Births

...hances of the patient to start a family. It is a myth that single embryo transfer has to lower the success rate, he said. If you select the right patients, and use blastocyst transfer, it can be just as good. We believe firmly that a twin pregnancy is not an ideal outcome. People think it is two for the...

Being Sad Can Kill You

...tress hormones. According to O’Keane: "There's a myth really that women are protected from depression du...at it scientifically." O’Keane says this medical myth might have arisen because most women do not go to the doctor with depressive symptoms until after th...

“A Hen Is Only An Egg's Way Of Making Another Egg

...fe is taken away." According to Kamath, it is a myth that eggs provide great energy. She said in reality, dals (pulses) have more nutritional value. Each egg contains about 13.6 percent protein and 13.3 percent saturated fat. Dal, on the other hand, has 24 percent protein and only 1.3 percent unsaturat...

Using Morphine to Hasten Death Is a Myth, Says Doctor

..., he says. In end of life care, double effect is a myth leading a double life. Source-Newswise SM...

Garlic-Not So Good Anymore

...iversity’s School of Medicine have come out with a myth basher-garlic has no effect whatsoever, on reducing cholesterol levels. Expressing surprise himself at the results of his study, which were published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine, lead author Dr.Christopher Gardner says he came abou...

On the 'Fast Buck' Trail: Kidneys on Sale

...te their kidney This study has indeed busted the myth that the economy of the donors received a boost after they were compensated financially for the kidney donation. The survey also points to the fact that the members of the authorization council failed miserably in their role of being the Government’s...

Safer ICU’s: Cheap, Simple, “Low-Tech” Steps Wrk

...t safety,” says Pronovost. “Our data destroys this myth by showing that profound improvements can be made with minimum cost and effort, as long as clinical teams are committed to improving safety and willing to diligently observe relatively simple safety measures.” Nationwide, an estimated 80,000 blood...

Diabetes Linked to High Stress Levels

...diabetes in individuals of all ages. The long held myth of the sweet pills of homeopathy aggravating diabetes is ungrounded because of the extremely small size of the homeopathic pills and therefore the amount of lactose is so miniscule that it does not affect sugar intake. Many health experts now advoc...

Risks of Suicide among Black Americans

The myth that Blacks are less inclined to commit suicide as compared to Whites was dispelled by a novel study that built statistics //about suicide among black Americans. Scientists from the University of Michigan said that 4.1% of Black Americans do attempt ...

Smoking for Weight Control? Slim chance of staying slim, fat chance of going up in smoke!

...heck on weight. This news also seeks to dispel the myth that smoking helps in controlling weight. The findings show that teenage girls put on weight in much the same way as their peers who do not smoke. In effect this is just a marketing gimmick by the industry, which deserves to be puffed out. Dr. Lo...

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