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India is Uncorking Its Wine Market: Expert

...me, wine, treated as part of food in the West, was shunned because of its alcohol content. Even so, 170,000 cases were consumed every year and the market had grown by 40 percent last year. "You can vote at the age of 18. Girls can even get married at the age of 18. Yet the legal drinking age is 25. This is...

IDRI and Chembio to Develop Tests for Leishmaniasis and Leprosy

... often caused those who contract the disease to be shunned by family, friends, and society. Approximately 1.6 billion people worldwide are exposed to leprosy, which is endemic in 24 countries. Approximately 500,000 new cases are found each year -- over 1,300 cases every day. It is estimated that four to five...

Small Change Could Stop Epilepsy Seizures for Millions

...seizures in poor countries, but has been otherwise shunned because it is thought to have more serious side-effects, especially on children. A drug trial of 108 children in Bangladesh, however, comparing phenobarbital with carbamazepine -- commonly prescribed for epilepsy -- showed the less expensive drug t...

Black-Owned Hospital Receives Historical Commemorative Marker

...ittier Clement Atkinson, a black physician who was shunned by co-workers at Coatesville Hospital during the 1930s. The hospital was one of seven black-owned health providers in the state at the time, and it eventually grew from five to 60 beds and became a full-service hospital, serving thousands of peopl...

Fat Myth About Skimmed Milk

...en had gained less weight as compared to those who shunned whole milk. Supporting the previous endeavors underlining the benefits of calcium in fighting fat, Dr. Robert Heaney, Professor of Medicine at Creighton University is of the opinion that it is possible to experience a weight loss of nearly 15 pou...

A ‘Good Samaritan’ to the Aid of Lepes

...served that people diagnosed with the disease were shunned by society and even their relatives abandoned them. "Leprosy runs deep. It's not so difficult to cure the ulcers, but the wounds to the heart take a long time to heal," said Fu. To her astonishment, none of the 30 or so leper villages she visited...

Child-Proof: Brain Mapping Safer for Children than Previously Thought

...ing brain-mapping test that many doctors have long shunned over concerns for side effects. Analysis of 241 cerebral angiograms performed on 205 children at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center between 1999 and 2006 showed that not a single patient suffered complications during or immediately following the pro...

Church to Have an Active Role in the Prevention of AIDS

...s. Afflicted members are often blamed by families, shunned at businesses, on the streets, and even at their church. In Africa HIV/AIDS is mostly spread through heterosexual relations with most of the victims being women and their unborn children. Folk beliefs that advise men that they can be cured of AIDS...

TN College Students Make Friends With HIV Positive Persons

...ese people are normal in a way. They should not be shunned from society. They too should be given an opportunity to be themselves," one girl told NDTV. Another added, "We thought we'd do something different. Why go around and hang out with friends. By being with them, we can make a difference. It was some ki...

Drawing from Myth to Become Mistress of Spices

... family discovered that she was a transvestite, it shunned her until the Aravani community took her in. 'One elderly Aravani and a Muslim family changed my life,' she told IANS at Villupuram, where hundreds of Aravanis gathered for their pilgrimage to Koovagam village Tuesday. 'The elderly Aravani introdu...

Canada Warns High BP Patients about ADHD Drug Side Effects

...ucinations. Some of the ADHD drugs which are to be shunned by these patients are Adderall XR, Concerta, Ritalin and Ritalin SR, Dexedrine and Strattera....

HIV Positive Family Ostracized In Orissa

...er of Kendrapada. Here, too, the family has been shunned by the other villagers with teachers and students at the local primary school refraining from even touching her daughters. "The sisters are made to sit in a corner of the class," said Sanjukta. At least 31 people in Kendrapada have been infected wi...

Nutritional Labels are the order of the day!

...e, Kraft, Kellogs, Nestle and PepsiCo. They have shunned the Food Standards Agency's (FSA) proposed 'traffic light' labels in favour of their own innovative system. The FSA had backed the green, amber and red labels which would have used colour to depict how healthy foods are at a glance. Taking this ...

CPHA Offers HIV Information Packages To Canadian Football League Teams

...tus without fear of being discriminated against or shunned by their teammates, the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) is offering information packages to all Canadian Football League (CFL) teams//. The idea is to help educate players about HIV and AIDS and to encourage team management to adopt polic...

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