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Tougher Tobacco Rules Urged at Global Anti-smoking Talks

...y year," Hatai told a press conference held as the talks got underway. "The Formula One is sponsored by s...alth advocates also called for governments to open talks on a new treaty to fight illicit trade in tobacco. The Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) -- an i...

Indian Fashion Beckons International Models

...dez, who was crowned Miss Sri Lanka 2006. "I am in talks with some people too. "In Sri Lanka, the fashion industry is growing and the designers are slowly learning but in India fashion is huge. I came to India to gain some experience but now I'm in love with it." Experts feel the participation of more ...

Air Pollution in India Causes 527,700 Deaths a Year

... An official said the World Bank is still holding talks with Beijing on the final version of the pollution risk report, which is set to be published soon. WHO leaders, meanwhile, say that meeting new targets on clean air, developed in consultation with 80 environmental health experts across the globe, ...

Talks to End Poland's Medical Strike Fail

Polish authorities have broken off talks with striking doctors and nurses who have camped outside the prime minister's office for about 20 days to demand higher pay , the health minister said Tuesday. "There will be no more discussions with the unions, the government has nothing else to o...

No Progress in France on 'skinny Model' Charter

...tween anorexia and showcasing skinny models. But talks to fine-tune an ethics "charter on body image" drafted in May have been suspended, with no date set for a new meeting and no deadline set for the charter, said Sylvie Zawadzki, of the French Couture Federation. The next round of Paris ready-to-wear...

Polish Nurses to End Street Camp Protest

...Jaroslaw Kaczynski's refusal to give ground. Pay talks between the government and medical unions broke down on Tuesday. The government said that Poland lacks the budget to grant health workers major pay hikes. It offered pay increases in 2008 but the unions wanted increases this year. Poland's hospit...

Clinton to Launch 70m Dollar Hospital Project in Malawi

...r said. Clinton is also expected to hold private talks with President Bingu wa Mutharika at the hilltop Sanjika Palace in Blantyre, during his one-day visit, Chaponda added. Malawi, where 60 percent of the 12 million citizens live below the poverty line of less than a dollar a day, faces an acute lack ...

Around the World in 86 Days ... on Motorbike With Double-hand Transplant

...ho looks more like a professor than a bomb expert, talks with his hands and is quite agile, even managing to unbutton his shirt sleeves, albeit with a little difficulty, to show off the scars on his forearms. "I don't feel any pain at all in my hands," Kelz told AFP , but his fingers can feel sensation. ...

Australia is Shamed by an Inquiry Report on Child Sexual Abuse in Aboriginal Communities

...Aboriginal communities in Northern Territory, that talks of juvenile prostitution , rivers of grog, child sex in exchange of drugs, have shocked and sickened all Australians. ``It is a damning indictment of our failure to protect children,'' said Mal Brough, Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister. ``This is ...

Talks Break Down in Polish Nurses' Pay Protest

...land's health sector crisis deepened Friday as pay talks broke down between the conservative government and the country's nurses, hundreds of whom are camping outside the premier's offices in protest. The talks, which had been planned for the early hours of Friday, failed to get off the ground after eac...

Street-protesting Polish Nurses Threaten to Stay Put

...i told reporters. Kaczynski has instead proposed talks at another venue with several medical unions, something the OZZPP has resisted because it claims it is a government ruse to water down protests by different branches of the health service. Kaczynski's conservative government is already facing a go-...

Witchcraft in Focus at Arctic Rendez-vous

...entury, on Thursday for three days of lectures and talks on witchcraft in ancient and contemporary societies. "Witches and people accused of being witches are no longer persecuted in the West, but they are still frequently persecuted in Africa, Mexico, India, Indonesia and Malaysia," one of the conferenc...

Talks Between Striking Polish Nurses and Government to Open

...ernment building that Kaczynski had proposed fresh talks on Wednesday afternoon to discuss their claims. "We shall go to this meeting. But our struggle is not over: things will be clearer tomorrow," she said. Kaczynski had previously refused to talk to the nurses as long as their representatives contin...

National TV Promotion Triples Calls to Smoking Cessation Hotline

...ery high, he said. You really talk to a person who talks to you about whats going on (in your life), but very few people use these services. The study found that the number of calls to the hotline jumped from 9,723 in October 2005 to 29,942 in November 2005. However, calls fell to 8,966 in December. It i...

RNA Play a Vital Role in Gene Activity

...ed, including how HOTAIR knows where to go, how it talks to other factors and how it controls histones." The work will also provide insight into the evolution of gene regulation. Because RNA is thought to have preceded DNA in the evolutionary timeline, it makes sense that it still plays a role in control...

Experts in Istanbul Seek Nature and Measure of Happiness

...d economists were Saturday winding up four days of talks in Istanbul devoted to two of mankind's most intractable questions: what is happiness and how do you measure it? Experts attending a forum of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development acknowledged that the indices used in the past,...

Treaty With Japan may Legalize Dumping Toxic Waste in India

...tiations should not liberalise waste trade and the talks should be opened up for public participation. According to one published report, Japan exported at least 270 tonnes of toxic waste, including prohibited items such as zinc ash, lead acid battery wastes and copper cables coated with the poison plas...

Nexus Between Psychiatrists and Drug Firms Dangerous, Say Critics

...At one point Dr. Smick was doing so many sponsored talks that "it was hard for me to find time to see patients in my clinical practice," she said. "I was providing an educational benefit, and I like teaching," Dr. Smick said. Dr. Steven S. Sharfstein, immediate past president of the American Psychiatri...

GlaxoSmithKline, Brazil Expected To Sign Deal on Providing Antiretroviral at Reduced Cost

...res. Brazil and GSK since last year have been in talks about a discount for Abacavir, which the government provides at no cost to about 4,000 people. The Brazilian government provides antiretrovirals at no cost to anyone in the country who needs them and manufactures generic versions of several drugs. Ab...

China Eyeing US Cooked Chickens Market

...." Predictably the poultry lobby is worried. It talks about such common practices among Chinese farmers, like flooding crops with unapproved pesticides or giving antibiotics to livestock. No amount of cooking can destroy pesticide residues or antibiotics. Besides they note, turning up their noses, fa...

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