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Tobacco Industry Promotes Antismoking Campaigns

..., tobacco industry expenditures in advertising and promotion grew from 491 million dollars to 15.5 billion dollars. During this period, the percentage of smokers in the United States fell from about 37 percent to 22 percent, according to the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Attitudes are changing...

Female Doctors Facing Barriers to Careers in Education and Research, Study Finds

... encouragement from senior colleagues to apply for promotion (43% to 38%), Men are more likely than women to know about the processes for promotion (77% to 61%), Men are more likely than women to be on grant-giving panels (30% to 20%). The resear...

UAE Plans to Implement Anti-smoking Law

... at the UAE Ministerial Council. Consumption and promotion of tobacco products will be restricted if such a law is implemented. Selling tobacco to minors and exposure of young people to environmental tobacco smoking will also be banned. The enforcement of the anti-tobacco law will greatly help in curbing s...

Singapore's HIV/AIDS Cases Rise by Record Levels in 2006

...ections but the government has rejected widespread promotion of condom use, preferring instead to focus on using more effective and cheaper methods such as preventing mother-to-child infections....

Cervical Cancer Vaccine for the 12 Year Old

...y vaccination programme should be supported by the promotion of "sex within marriage" and that "the promotion of marriage should remain the number one social policy priority. There are already quite a few peo...

Milk Firms in Philippines Violate Breastfeeding Code: WHO

.... "We need to do something about the aggressive promotion of breast milk substitutes," warned UNICEF nutriti...er been punished for violating the law restricting promotion of infant formula that was passed in 1986. They said the law did not prohibit the selling of infant ...

Decline in Breastfeeding Linked to Child Deaths in Asia: UNICEF

...o called for legislation to ban "the inappropriate promotion of breast milk substitutes," especially those whic...lippines and Palau had laws explicitly barring the promotion of infant formula as breast milk substitutes for babies below the age of one....

Kerala to Set Up Holistic Tourism Centre to Promote Medical Tourism

...try (CII) was currently preparing a report for the promotion of medical tourism in Kerala. "Once the report is submitted we will take concrete steps for promoting medical tourism in a big way. There is already a steady inflow of foreign tourists for medical needs. Five years from now, we expect an increase ...

Israel Offers Help to India in Tackling Water Scarcity

...0 percent of work force is employed by the sector, promotion of such modern methods used widely in Israel is the need of the hour, Nimbalkar added....

Employer Leave Helps the Parents of Chronically Ill Kids

...ior author of the study and director of the health promotion and disease prevention program at RAND Health. They also had 12 doctor or emergency department visits and one hospitalization. Unfortunately, many parents who don't have access to family leave are forced to choose between being with their child and...

Puppet Show, Music Gives Message - 'say No to Drugs'

...that there should be a conscious effort to prevent promotion of lifestyle drugs. "The task is daunting but no task is impossible. We at the ministry will be conducting a national survey on drug abuse in India followed by a national household survey. "Also, we have started a national level awareness campaign ...

WHO to Call for More Progress on Tobacco Control at Bangkok Moot

...cco products and cross-border tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship; Guidelines for the implementation of smoke-free places and for product regulation; Next steps regarding the study group on alternative crops to tobacco; and Other key technical, procedural and financial matters relating to t...

New York Bans Trans Fats in Restaurants

..." said Julie Greenstein, deputy director of health promotion policy at the Center for Science in the Public Interest. "Some (restaurants) have switched, but there are still many, many, many that have not switched, and that's why we think that other states need to pass laws similar to NYC's," she said. Acco...

Art in Hospitals to Enhance Patient Care

...ts can also be used as a medium for public health promotion in the past art forms, such as theatre, have been used to get across messages about teenage pregnancy, drug and substance abuse and even obesity, heart disease, testicular cancer and breast cancer. This radical plan has aroused a lot of controvers...

Malaria Control Measures

...h risk areas, use of insecticide treated bed nets, promotion of larvivorous fish, use of larvicides and source reduction through minor environmental engineering (iii) Supportive Interventions including Behaviour Change Communication, Public Private Partnership & Inter-sectoral convergence, Human Resource Devel...

New Substance Use Prevention Program Being Developed

...plication of computer-based intervention to health promotion and disease prevention. "Instead of inundating kids with anti-smoking or drinking lectures and films, our expert system will reach out to students individually and based on their profile provide information to help prevent them from adopting high-ris...

Americans Get Least Value For Money In Healthcare

...ccess to healthcare through universal coverage and promotion of a medical home for patients. Our failure to ensure health insurance for all and encourage stable, long-term ties between physicians and patients shows in our poor performance on measures of quality, access, efficiency, equity, and health outcome...

Green Campaigners Concerned About Yamuna's Shrinking Floodplains

...about "water conservation, forest-soil management, promotion of water conservation work as well as with struggle to re-establish community water rights"....

Women Urged to Be Wary of Ads Promoting Unwanted Drugs

... group Healthy Skepticism counters misleading drug promotion and maintains a regular "AdWatch" section on its website. Consumers should be cautious when looking for information on other websites. Many are substantially sponsored by pharmaceutical companies. Being skeptical about drug ads and promotions is s...

Ban Smoking Indoor Workplaces and China Cause for Concern WHO

...mption, including through a ban on advertising and promotion -- stronger laws are needed, Bekedam said. 'Ultimately, China needs to enact national laws that set the standard for tobacco control for the entire country and are clear, strong and enforceable,' he said. 'Now China needs to implement comprehensive m...

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