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Beijing Says Food Safe for Olympic Athletes, Tourists

...c kitchens, food storage areas will be under video surveillance and food transport vehicles will be fitted with global positioning systems. White mice will also be used to test food destined to be consumed by the athletes. "With this system in place, if a food security issue were to arise, we would be able to...

Manmohan Singh to Inaugurate Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Conference

...s of sustainability and convergence, water quality surveillance programme, data management and use of technology f...on on quality control and the national quality and surveillance programme will also be reviewed. The total sanitation campaign and the Nirmal Gram Puraskar will a...

Swans Checked in France for Deadly Bird Flu Virus

...as early last year. On June 24 France stepped up surveillance after several cases of the H5N1 virus were discovered in Germany and the Czech Republic. In accordance with EU norms, a one kilometre (0.6 mile) exclusion zone has been established around the Assenoncourt lake, as well as a wider 15 kilometre 'obse...

Anti-depressants Do Not Increase the Overall Risk of Most Birth Defects

...ects. The studies show how important post-market surveillance is in assessing the safety of medications in pregnancy. During pre-approval, drugs are tested on relatively few subjects and only side effects with a large frequency are detected. Once approved, many people take the medication and even very rare side...

France Steps Up Vigilance After Bird Flu Outbreak

...said a ministry statement. France had stepped up surveillance after several cases of the H5N1 virus were discovered in Germany and the Czech Republic last month. Authorities had sealed off the pond in the Moselle department where the birds were found last week. In accordance with EU norms, a one-kilometre (...

Rapid Response Teams Formed in Madhya Pradesh to Fight Diseases

...diseases in the state under the integrated disease surveillance project (IDSP)," Madhya Pradesh health minister Aj...e project, state and district level committees and surveillance committees were constituted and nodal officers appointed at district levels. The training of auxi...

Canadian Cancer Society Calls for Ban on Asbestos

...orking and removing asbestos. - Develop a national surveillance system to track related diseases. - Maintain a public registry of asbestos-laden buildings. - Help communities reduce their asbestos mining exposure. - Inform importing countries of the health and environmental risks. The cancer society will also r...

Inquest of Date-rape Drug Victim Attracts Wide Attention in Australia

...uction of security sniffer dogs and closed-circuit surveillance cameras in ships....

Americas Preparations For Flu Outbreak Still Incomplete

...illion for pandemic flu preparedness. A nationwide surveillance system to track the progress of an outbreak as it moves around the world and across the country still needs considerable work, officials said.Just to be brutally honest, we have a lot of trouble determining when we have an outbreak of disease in a co...

Side Effects of Natural Health Products With Prescription Drugs Under-reported

...dding that possible ways to do that include active surveillance to monitor for harms. Select pharmacies agree to be sentinel sites, actively asking every patient about possible adverse events, and reporting all data so we can learn which NHP-drug combinations are safe, and which arent, she added. The study,...

Plan to Contain Drug Resistant TB Launched-WHO

...tic laboratories, increasing infection control and surveillance and stepping up funding for research are needed. The U.S. House of Representatives today approved an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2008 State, Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill offered by Congressman Donald M. Payne, Chairman of the Subcommitte...

Chikungunya-hit Villages to Get Funds to Fight Mosquitoes

...nine chikungunya-affected states to set up village surveillance committees. Under the National Rural Health Missio...e meeting. They were directed to set up village surveillance committees as soon as possible to keep a tab on sanitation and cleanliness in villages. 'We discus...

Storing Medical Info Under Your Skin

...social consequences" such as using the devices for surveillance which could be an infringement on individual liberties. It recommended that the devices not be implanted without the informed consent of patients and that doctors monitor their use....

Early Detection of Disease Outbreaks

...s can have a broad practical impact. However, most surveillance systems do not hold up when there are shifts in health care utilization such as caused by public-health crises and major public events, such as the Olympic Games. In this modeling paper Ben Reis and colleagues, from Harvard Medical School, develope...

Whites Have Highest Risk of Diabetes in U.S

...ckgrounds, according to DM type. Continuing this surveillance effort will document temporal trends in the incidence of DM among various racial/ethnic groups and accurately assess the future health care burden of DM and its complications in the U.S. pediatric and young adult population, the researchers conclude....

Avian Flu Seen in Others Birds too

...and improved private/public partnership for better surveillance and control are indispensable. Since 2003, the H...and improved private public partnership for better surveillance and control activities remain indispensable," said Mr. Domonech There is a need for intensified mo...

India AIDS Cases Due to Drop, Spending Up

...opulation-based survey, we have a good behavioural surveillance survey, a whole set of surveys has been done in high-presence states among high-risk groups." More than 1,100 testing sites were used this year as compared to 700 in the past, NACO's epidemiologist Ajay Kumar Khera told AFP. The north was under-r...

South Africa Increasing Efforts To Contain Drug-Resistant TB, Minister Says

...is expanding hospital isolation wards and refining surveillance and detection methods in an attempt to contain extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis - TB that is resistant to the two most potent first-line treatments and some of the available second-line drugs. According to Skweyiya, research is being conducted...

Mumps Breaks Out In Canada

...d. According to Jeannette Macey, head of disease surveillance in the immunization and respiratory infections division at the Public Health Agency of Canada, there may still be more cases as university students, who are most likely to be infected, return home. Mumps causes fever and swollen saliva glands, but ...

Risk of Traumatic Workplace Injury Increased by Obesity

... of the study, researchers used medical and injury surveillance data on hourly workers employed in eight plants of one aluminum manufacturer to determine whether increased BMI was a risk factor for workplace injury. The plants were scattered across the United States. Employees were grouped into five categories...

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