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Support for Children's Health and Medicare Protection Act given to House leaders by ACP

...and Means, and Energy and Commerce committees, the president of the American College of Physicians (ACP) today ...y in the United States. David C. Dale, MD, FACP, president of ACP, sent letters to Representatives Charles Rangel, chair, and Fortney H. “Pete” Stark, chair of...

Tougher Tobacco Rules Urged at Global Anti-smoking Talks

...on 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 competitions are not affected. "Formula One, for example, has a big impact as they have three to ...

Annual Tobacco-related Deaths to Reach 8.3 Million by 2030

...ations all over the world," said Hatai Chitanondh, president of the Thailand Health Promotion Institute. Hatai has earned world respect for his successful anti-smoking campaign that has made Thailand "the gold standard" for anti-tobacco legislation in the region. But Hatai said Thailand's anti-smoking legi...

Live Earth Will Make the World More Aware of the Crisis Facing the Earth, Hopes Al Gore

The supposedly wooden Al Gore, former US vice president and presently a high profile environmentalist, will be coming alive, almost literally, across the world Saturday next. He is behind the Live Earth program - a series of concerts of pop and rock music featuring various artists planned to take place ...

Drinking Problem Plagues 30% Americans

...ent shouldnt be surprising, said John Schwarzlose, president of the Betty Ford Centre, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinic in Rancho Mirage, California. We put up many obstacles, Schwarzlose said in a telephone interview. Health insurance in most cases doesnt cover adequate treatment. Corporations used to...

Chavez Threatens to Nationalize Private Hospitals in Venezuela

...r treatment at private hospitals. The Venezuelan president has taken a series of measures to improve the public health service, such as building new clinics and sending doctors to provide free care to poor people. Following his re-election for a six-year presidential term in December, Chavez launched a nat...

Chemical Injections for Fat Removal

... great benefit to our patients. Roxanne Guy, MD, president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, of which Baker is a member, is also excited by the findings, although she agrees that more research is needed to find out how the animal findings translate in humans. Providing a long lasting, natural wr...

Arnold Schwarzenegger Blamed for Backtracking in the Fight Against Carbon Emission

...activism. "When you look around and see that our president has essentially turned a blind eye to the issue of climate change, it raises a lot of concerns. So we wanted to help put the pressure on the federal government, and we think that's worked quite well thus far." Indeed, the dominoes have started fall...

Live Earth: How Global Warming Became Cool

...h against environmentalism in the era of former US president Ronald Reagan. Things changed in 1988, a summer ...nion in the United States. One is former US vice president Al Gore who "has changed elite opinion" with his docu-movie "An Inconvenient Truth", said Weart. A...

Concerns Raised Over Risks for Patients and Staff in Australian Hospital

...y or may not have the same infection." AMA state president Dr Peter Ford described the report as "disturbing". "If these issues identified are causing measurable effects, we should really move to address these issues immediately," he said. Hospitals across the state were battling with ageing infrastructu...

Defective HIV Testing Kits Poses Serious Health Risks

...turn to the US, Saha wrote to Paul Wolfowitz, then president of the World Bank, about the discovery by the team. "Since I was under a 'confidentiality agreement' with the World Bank, I sought special permission from Wolfowitz so that I could go public with the information about the sub-standard HIV testing k...

Former Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar Died of Cancer

...was elected to the seventh Lok Sabha. He was the president of the Janata Party from 1977 to 1978. In 1980 and 1983 he was elected consecutively to the Lower House. Besides being the Prime Minister for a short span, Chandra Shekhar was the Union Minster for various departments during 1989 to 1991. Even...

Doctors Not Exempt from Competition Law, Australian Commission Warns

... the early 1990s. Meantime the South Australian president of the AMA, Peter Ford, called on the ACCC to recognise that doctors must sometimes work "in association" and that this did not mean "collusion". "The ACCC needs to look at the context of doctors working as a group ... where its rulings can confli...

First Brain Cancer Vaccine Approved in Switzerland

...bleak prognosis for patients," said Alton Boynton, president and chief executive of Northwest Biotherapeutics. "Switzerland is an attractive place to begin commercialisation, due to its highly respected regulatory oversight, and its growing experience with cellular therapies. Boynton added: "We look forwar...

Stem Cells In Belly Fat To Enhance Or Reconstruct Breasts

...Keck School of Medicine. Kinney, who is also past president of the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, says: Its become common practice for plastic surgeons to use the patient's own fat in filling in defects such as around the eyes, in the nasolabial (nose to mo...

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

...its but their bank balances too. Bruno Pingel is president of Siam Best Enterprise, the firm behind Ocean 1 Tower, an eco-friendly apartment block the firms says will be the tallest building in Thailand. He estimates that making Ocean 1 energy efficient costs just one percent of the total outlay, and says ...

Newborn Screening Tests for Babies

...d hang in the balance, said Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of the March of Dimes. Despite the pleas of parents, clinicians and advocacy groups the United States still lacks consistent federal guidelines for newborn screening. Babies must be screened, to receive immediate treatment necessary to survive and ...

New Nano-power Could Make Biopsies Sensitive and Efficient

...iopsies to get enough bone marrow," says Ed Flynn, president of Senior Scientific. It might also be possible to spot cells from breast, prostate, and ovarian cancers that have spread to other parts of the body in amounts too tiny to sample with an ordinary needle. The researchers are now seeking approval to...

Canada Daycare Looks After Elderly Parents While Children Work

...to support these two groups," said Victoria Sopik, president of Kids and Company. The firm, which operates a dozen nurseries for children in this booming western Canadian metropolis, opened its first facility for the elderly in January. Although it has not been entirely successful, the company is now consi...

FDA Approves Phase I Clinical Trial of Topaz Pharmaceuticals' New Head Lice Treatment

...ead lice," said Nick Spring, Topaz Pharmaceuticals president and chief executive officer. "Current treatments on the market are either becoming less effective because of lice resistance or contain potentially hazardous substances. We remain confident and optimistic that the Topaz solution will be proven safe...

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