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Tougher Tobacco Rules Urged at Global Anti-smoking Talks

...trade very seriously," said Luk Joossens, a senior policy advisor of the FCA. "Smuggled and counterfeit cigarettes are sold at lower prices than legal products, contributing to higher consumption and greater rate of smoking-related illness and death," he said....

Annual Tobacco-related Deaths to Reach 8.3 Million by 2030

...ated illness and death," said Luk Joossens, senior policy advisor of the Framework Convention Alliance, comprising 300 organisations representing over 100 countries around the world. The alliance was created to support the development, ratification, and implementation of the WHO framework treaty. The Ba...

Jharkhand Village Shocked to Know About Its Huge HIV Positive Population

...ost populous country, unless there was a change in policy and progress made on prevention. The UN has warned that nations are faced with a disaster, the devastating effects of which go much beyond our imagination, as social stigma and lackof information means that millions of cases are still unreported....

UK Uneasy Over Involvement of Doctors in Terror Attacks, but Not Panicking Over Non European Medics

... at the Royal United Services Institute, a private policy research body, said that she found it plausible that doctors could become terrorists. In the end, these people are attracted to the U.K., to the medical profession, because they are dedicated and bright, she said in an interview. That not only make...

FDA Extends GRAS Approval Listex to All Food Products

... and Inspection Service maintains a zero tolerance policy for the bacterium, which grows at refrigeration temperature and is omnipresent. Risk groups include the Young, Old, Immunocompromised and Pregnant....

Organically Grown Food More Healthier

...entional fruit and vegetables. Peter Melchett, its policy director, said that there was now a rapidly growing body of evidence which showed significant differences between the nutritional composition of organic and non organic food....

Star Health Grants Boon To India's HIV-Affected

...iculty in drawing the individuals out to take up a policy on their own , had forced Star Health to adopt the...h. There would be no pre-acceptance screening. The policy would cover even pre-existing diseases with a look-back period of 12 months....

Americans Grow Shorter, Blame It on Weak Healthcare

..., education, transfers to the poor, and government policy toward equality (hence taxation policy) all matter" in determining average height, they say....

Pennsylvania Government's Partial Shutdown Ends

...tool to get them to sign off on a sprawling energy policy that not only needs more public debate, but is peripheral to the budget. br> The Rendell administration lowered the reported total of employees on furlough, from more than 24,000 to 23,562. Their wages are $3.5 million a day, according to Rendell...

Teens Seems to Be Smoking Less

...ep in the right direction," said Rob Cunningham, a policy analyst with the society. "Higher tobacco taxes, the larger picture-based package warnings, restrictions on where people can smoke including teenagers, better education and mass media campaigns" have helped, said Cunningham. This trend of decline ...

Eco-architecture Takes Root in Thailand, but Growth is Slow

..., says Thailand still has a long way to go. "The policy makers will tell you that the potential is immense, but none of them are working on removal of barriers," he says. "It is imperative that governments and financial institutions enforce legislation and mandatory requirements for all new buildings to...

HIV Prevention Programs on a Massive Scale Turn Out Economical

...rch, behavioral studies, direct care services, and policy development, the ARI at UCSF is one of the premier HIV/AIDS medical, education, and research institutions in the world. UCSF is a leading university that advances health worldwide by conducting advanced biomedical research, educating graduate studen...

Drug Patent Compulsory Licensing

...stablishes full market compensation as the default policy for every country. He also identifies the adoption of a national exhaustion rule, which would limit importation into non-licensing countries, and manufacturing limits as important elements to any new compensation system. But, regardless of the appr...

Canadian Cancer Society Calls for Ban on Asbestos

...estos . The society has rejected long-held federal policy on asbestos and asked it to stop the export of the fire-retarding mineral still being mined at Quebec. "The society believes that exposure to asbestos must stop so that asbestos-related diseases can be eliminated," Barbara Whylie, CEO of the Canadia...

White House Hid, Minimized Health Reports: Ex-surgeon General

... this administration's position that public health policy should be rooted in sound science."...

Anne Hathaway Admits That She is Not as squeaky-clean as She Appears

... Pain Away, she added. Talking about her nudity policy in movies, the 24-year-old actress also explained why she went topless in the films Havoc and Brokeback Mountain, but distinctively turned down the lead role in Knocked Up. I dont actively search for [movies] that I can get naked in. Its not the mo...

Uninsured Adults Increase Medicare Costs

...associate professor of medicine and of health care policy and a practicing general internist at Brigham and Womens Hospital. Even if theyre eligible for private insurance, it can be prohibitively expensive. McWilliams and Ayanian, along with colleagues in the HMS Department of Health Care Policy, conduct...

Cosmetic Eye Enhancer may Lead to Disfigurement

... to improve and mature over many years is the best policy for those seeking safe, quality results....

Psychiatric Patients Ill-treated in Emergency Rooms, US Officials Say

...ospital in April because he was suicidal. Hospital policy then required psychiatric patients to undress so t...t. She said Lawrence General has since changed its policy to allow some psychiatric patients to keep on their clothes and instead be frisked and scanned with ...

Determining the Sex of the Baby in Wild West Way

...f genetic tests," Hudson says. Jesse Reynolds, a policy analyst at the Center for Genetics and Society in Oakland, argues that "there are sex-selective abortions throughout the world. We shouldn't simply dismiss this as a problem that's 'over there.' " In spite of the new test confirming that the baby w...

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