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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research
...e nerve cells, destroying the pathways along which packets
of chemical “information” move. Memories cannot be stored or retrieved, and, eventually, the brain cannot control the body. Each year about 4.6 million more people develop Alzheimer’s worldwide, and that number is escalating rapidly. As many as 4.5 m...
Overdose of Paracetamol was Dropped
...dental overdoses. In 1998 UK legislation limited packets
of acetaminophen to 16 x 500mg tablets. The authors note the overdose rate in Calgary is about one fifth that reported in the UK, despite similar suicide rates. UK acetaminophen overdose cuts have largely been attributed to the package size restric...
Indian Government at the Crossroads in Implementing Anti-smoking
...roduce more prominent health warnings on cigarette packets
but confessed it was having trouble overcoming opp...rers to decide what style of warning is printed on packets
-- far short of a demand by the country's health minister for the mandatory use of the skull and cro...
Orissa CM Orders Probe into Female Foeticides
...s, about eight months old, were found in polythene packets
at Pratapgarh cave near Duburi in Nayagarh district, some 100 km from here, by local residents. Police has registered a case in this connection, but no arrest has been made so far. A group of social activists had visited the area early this week ...
Aspartame Probe Call Rejected by FDA
...ed by and large in soft drinks but is also sold in packets
to use in coffee, tea or on food. "People can easily avoid products using Nutrasweet or Equal and keep these products away from kids," Jacobson added. The researchers tested on 4,000 rats. The animals were fed on high doses of the sweetener for its ...
Bidi Workers Protest Against Using Skull and Crossbones Sign on Packets
...h ministry making the skull and crossbones sign on packets
mandatory from June 1 this year. Though the ruling DMK has supported the strike, its alliance partner PMK has obviously not with its man Anbumani Ramadoss at the helm of the union health ministry. The universal sign for danger has thus become th...
Red Wine Good for Nothing, Say Indian Doctors
...IIMS) here said: "People drink alcohol, smoke five packets
of cigarettes but never bother to take fruits. In the name of anti-oxidants, these wine companies promote wine and people blindly believe it." India needs more of health clubs and wellness centres rather than hospitals, said B.K. Rao chairman of th...
New York Health Department Distributes Five Million Condoms in a Month
... deliver Ansell Healthcare's Lifestyle condoms and packets
of lubricants to organizations and venues in the city to help curb the spread of HIV. The health department will pay Ansell four cents per condom, putting the cost of the program at about $720,000 annually, according to health officials. City heal...
Henna from Rajasthan for Aishwarya-Abhishek Wedding
...isclose where) the ceremony takes place. The henna packets
would be sent five days prior to the wedding day. ... the Bachchan wedding and we are preparing special packets
for them. We will send these packets
to wherever they decide to get married,' said Nitesh Agarwal, a...
Indian Films With Smoking Scenes may Get 'A' Certificate
... "your smoking kills babies" would be displayed on packets
of tobacco products from June onwards. There are currently 1.3 billion addicted smokers across the globe of which five million die every year. Elaborating on their suggestions Reddy, who has been awarded by World Health Organisation (WHO) for his...
Date Rape Drug Seized at Chennai Airport
... one of the passengers, it was found to contain 25 packets
of detergent powder. Inside each packet, polythene bags were found, which contained a white-colored sugar like substance. The checked in baggage of the other passenger also contained a similar substance. On interrogation they admitted that the sub...
Alcohol Could Damage Youngsters' Brain
...parallel study of youngsters who smoked around two packets
of cigarettes a week tended to have problems remembering more distant future events, such as meeting a friend in a week's time. While earlier studies have shown that smoking and drinking affect teenagers' ability to recall past events, this is the...
Cigarette Packs to Carry Graphic Warnings
... 'your smoking kills babies' would be displayed on packets
of tobacco products from// June to dissuade people from consuming them, Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said here Tuesday. He said the current warning, "cigarette smoking is injurious to health", has lost its teeth and the new warning would help ...
Seeing is Believing – Cigarette Packs in India to Carry Graphic Description of Risk
... the new ruling-effective June 2007, all cigarette packets
will include graphic descriptions of inherent heal...graphic warnings will adorn the packs of bidis and packets
of chewing tobacco which are a must-have amongst millions of Indians. Apart from this, the tobacco p...
Statutory Warnings on Cigarette Packs- Make It Bigger and Brighter, Say Researchers
...analyzed smoking prohibitory messages on cigarette packets
marketed in Canada, Australia, Britain and U.S during the period 2002 to 2005. The researchers quizzed around 15,000 smokers on how effective these messages were in alerting them to the dangers of smoking and in helping them quit. The result...
New Hope for Women With Eating Disorders
...ld involve four litres of icecream and a couple of packets
of chocolate biscuits, Ms Hanisch said. "Binge eating is largely a distraction – a temporary escape from events and emotions that nevertheless can cause long-term physical problems including electrolyte imbalances. Instead, women need to learn how...
Skull and Crossbones on Bidis Likely from April
...thdraw a notification making it mandatory for bidi packets
to carry a skull and crossbones picture //as a warning but said its enforcement could be postponed till May. Lok Sabha MPs from various parties protested the move saying it would affect the livelihood of millions of bidi workers. However, Health ...
Fake medicines from India seized in Europe
Over half a million packets
of fake medicines, most of them from India, were s...ns last year, customs officers intercepted 560,598 packets
of fake medicines. The seizures were double the 2004 rate, but there are fears that even more counte...
CRPF To Issue Contraceptives To Fight AIDS
...ey proceed on leave. "We have decided to give two packets
of contraceptives to each member. This would not only protect the personnel but also their family members," he added. He said the medical branch has been directed to make these contraceptives available from the market. "We can also take the help of...
Fake Condoms Come to Light
of counterfeit condoms of Durex best-selling 'extra safe' range were seized in west London by British authorities.// A Durex spokeswoman stated that the company could not 'guarantee the safety' of the fakes. The number of these fakes that were on s...