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EU Pushes Asian Nations on Climate Change Goals

...ul that agreement on emissions reductions could be reached with China before a world summit on global warming in December in Bali. Voicing a sentiment shared by many Asian nations, which oppose sharp cuts, Yang said that China already had its own targets and made clear that Beijing believes it is up to ind...

Stop TB Partnership Has Provided Treatments for Ten Million People in Six Years

... from person to person. The 10 million mark was reached with first-line treatments for people with drug-sensitive TB. Since late 2006, the Global Drug Facility has also been supplying countries with the second-line drugs needed to treat MDR-TB, after the Stop TB Partnership's Green Light Committee has ver...

New Guidelines for HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment Program in African Workplace

...ative loss of labor force participants to HIV/AIDS reached 28 million in 2005. Without increased action across all segments of society, this figure could reach 48 million by 2010 and 74 million by 2015, 50 million of whom would be in Africa (ILO, 2004); yet, according to a 2003 UNAIDS study on the economic i...

World No Tobacco Day Focuses on Secondhand Smoke

...he November 1998 Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) reached between attorneys general from 46 states, five U.S. territories and the tobacco industry....

Hot Flashes in Men Treated for Prostate Cancer Reduced by Non-hormonal Drug

...oup received an escalating dose of gabapentin that reached 600 mg/d, and the fourth groups dose reached 900 mg/d. The study was blinded: physicians and patients did not know which pills contained the acti...

Cuba is Exporting Healthcare Now

...offer of medical training is just one way Cuba has reached out to the United States. Immediately after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, 1,500 Cuban doctors volunteered to come to the Gulf Coast. They waited with packed bags and medical supplies, and a ship ready to provide backup support. Permission from the U.S...

Humans Could Face Greater Bird Flu Risk, Indonesia Warns

...ributing to the spread of the virus, which has now reached all but two of Indonesia's 33 provinces. "About 97 percent of Indonesian people already know of the presence of the disease but only about 15 percent are aware that the disease could threaten their life," he said. The latest bird flu victim in In...

Eurand and GSK Reach Development Milestone

...ollaboration partner, GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK), reached a significant milestone in the development of an orally disintegrating tablet formulation of an undisclosed compound. GSK has started a registration bioequivalence study for the new formulation and will make a milestone payment of $1 million to Eu...

Prison Healthcare Under Strain as Overcrowding Crisis Worsens, Warns BMA

...ed that the prison population in England and Wales reached a peak of 80,846 at the end of May and that there were fewer than 300 cells available for new inmates. The prison authorities have already begun using police cells to house prisoners in some areas of the country. Dr Ashok Rayani, a prison doctor a...

Outreach Nations Stand United on Climate Change

...fter the meeting. However, the G8 countries have reached a compromise and there is a breakthrough deal among these countries according to which they have agreed to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2050, compared to 1990 levels. But the members are resolute that they cannot hinder their dev...

Test Drug Seen as Best Hope in Decades for Tackling Parkinson's

... unexpectedly found that dopamine cells, when they reached adulthood, start to depend more and more on calcium ions. This discovery is important, because calcium ions are far more troublesome to control than their placid sodium counterparts: the cell uses up lots of energy, either to round up and sequester...

Yellow Rain Lashes Uttar Pradesh Village

... team of researchers from Allahabad University has reached the village to investigate the cause of the pale raindrops. Samples have also been sent to a laboratory in Lucknow....

Shrinking of Mt. Kilimanjaros Ice Cap Not Due to Global Warming: Study

...ve occurred for decades before the first explorers reached Mt. Kilimanjaro's summit in 1889, and the shrinking that has been going on since. The level of nearby Lake Victoria, the world's largest tropical freshwater lake, declined in the late 19th century, when the decline of Kibo's icecap began. The volca...

Australia Battles Oil Slick on Yarra River

...d the oil below the boom would dissipate before it reached Port Phillip Bay. "The river is not closed and there's no restrictions to people using boats, as long as people don't come into direct contact with the water," he said. "Don't let it come into contact with your skin." The EPA is working wit...

Radical Gastric Bypass Surgery Heightens the Effects of Alcohol

...r. John Morton every five minutes until the levels reached zero. The gastric bypass patients had a peak alcohol level of 0.08 percent, vs. 0.05 percent for the controls. In some states, 0.08 is considered intoxicated, Morton said. The gastric patients also needed an average of 108 minutes to get back to ze...

70-year-old, Three Sons Seek Mercy Death

....K. Burma admitted that a copy of their letter had reached his office. "I had not come across their plea earlier. Now I will definitely go according to the provisions of government rules and regulations. Procedures to include the family in the poverty alleviation scheme have already been initiated," he sai...

Cats at Home Poses Allergy Risk in Young Children

...n sensitization decreases. This is the conclusion reached by scientists from the GSF – National Research Center for Environment and Health (GSF), Helmholtz-Association. The study published by Chih-Mei Chen et al. in the May edition of the distinguished Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology did not a...

Force-feeding a Scourge Among Mauritanian Nomads

...eems to have realized that in reality, obesity has reached epidemic proportions among Mauritanian women. It is actually killing them. Barely into their 40s, fattened women are dying from obesity-related diseases such as diabetes and heart failure. Mounina Mint Abdalla is a health consultant who worked fo...

One-Third of Sexually Active Older Adults With HIV/AIDs Has Unprotected Sex

...relationship. AIDs cases among the over-50 crowd reached 90,000 in 2003. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they will account for half of all HIV/AIDS cases in the United States by 2015 because medical intervention has extended the lifespan of those infected with HIV. Additionally...

Brazil Will Purchase Merck’s Antiretroviral If Price Not Lowere

...enz, according to the AP/Forbes. Brazil in 2005 reached an agreement with Abbott Laboratories over the price of its antiretroviral Kaletra after the country said it would break the drug's patent if its price were not lowered. Source-Kaiser Family Foundation/V...

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