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UN Calls for Pedal Power to Reduce Environmental Damage

... of bicycles, the use of clean energy sources, and tax incentives to reduce carbon emissions. "... we have to adopt lifestyles that are not only healthy but also environment friendly such as reducing the use of private vehicles, walking more or riding bicycles," he said in a speech. "Subsidising clea...

Annual Tobacco-related Deaths to Reach 8.3 Million by 2030

...ents an estimated 40 to 50 million dollars in lost tax revenues last year and accounted for 10.7 percent of the world trade in cigarettes, or about 600 billion out of the estimated 5,767 billion cigarettes sold in 2006. The protocol, which would take more than three years to discuss and ratify, would i...

Nutrition Education Has Proved to Be Futile

...ll be throwing doughnuts down the drain instead of tax payer's dollars. According to the Centers for Disease Control, nationally obesity rates since the 1970s have nearly quintupled among kids ages six to eleven. Among even younger children, ages two to five, the rate has tripled. However, the review...

An Inconvenient Truth-Coal to Liquid

...uth" to heated Congressional debates about federal tax incentives for new alternative fuels, the issue of coal's place in supplying America's energy and fuel needs has taken on added importance in recent months. A research institute at the University of Kentucky, though, has been exploring ways to inc...

A Break Through Energy Bill by the US Government

...s, and one Democrat is proposing a 60-day gasoline tax "holiday." These are temporary fixes, analysts say, for an oil shortage which, like the 1973 oil crisis, is triggered more by politics and economics than a natural paucity of global reserves or an inability to extract and produce new oil. But many ...

FDAs Gesture for Firm Manufacturing Drug for Cushings Syndrome

...vantageous, companies that do so are rewarded with tax reductions and marketing exclusivity on that drug for an extended time (seven years post-approval). The concept behind the ODA is that the longer period of exclusivity will encourage more companies to invest money in research. Under the act many dr...

Fat Tax Could Avoid Considerable Amount of Heart Attack and Stroke Deaths Annually

...ee different approaches. They first applied the tax to dairy products containing high levels of satura...ddings. In the second approach, they applied the tax to foods attracting an SSCg3d score of more than 9. This is a validated measure of the healthiness o...

President Bush Not for Expansion of Child Health Insurance

...late last week that would raise the federal excise tax on cigarettes by 61 cents, to $1 a pack, to expand...because of its size and the plan to fund it with a tax increase. Tax increases are neither necessary nor advisable to fund the program appropriately, he ...

$1 Million Unpaid Bills by Health Care Cheats at Waikato Hospital

...use the free services which are meant only for the tax paying citizens. Last week Waikato District Health Board sent out 4000 letters to voluntary services patients asking for confirmation of their country of birth. It's not clear exactly how many patients have slipped through the chink. Health board ...

Alcohol may Help You to Be Cool

...ence from their hostile situation. If they could tax their limited powers of concentration, perhaps they wouldnt process the fact that someone was zapping them with electricity. The tests showed that the highest level of aggression was in the subjects who drank and were zapped but didn't take part i...

Good Times Over For Ivory Coasts Ill

...alth care, a return to full health care costs will tax the poor. The World Bank and some donors have long argued the merits of user fees for basic health and education, while many aid groups argue that user fees deprive a major portion of the population of basic services and severely diminish standards o...

U.S President Defied-Senate Votes To Expand Child Health Insurance

...ave to boost taxes on tobacco products. Cigarette tax would increase to $1 a pack, from 39 cents now. An...itt called the tobacco levy a "massive, regressive tax increase." yet, Sen. Max Baucus, the chairman of the Finance Committee who accused the administrat...

FICCI Proposes Models To Solve Indias Healthcare Crisis

...stment in healthcare sector, FICCI has recommended tax holiday for 10 years for building new facilities a.... In addition, FICCI has also called for income tax relief of 15 percent subject to review after a five-year period and enforcement of quality in govern...

Indian Antibiotic Faces Anti-dumping Duties in China

...iotic sulfamethoxazole . The anti-dumping duty tax rate has been increased from 10.7 per cent to 37.7 per cent and the tax would be in effect for five years. Sulfamethoxazole is a sulfonamide bacteriostatic antibiotic a...

Autism Case Hearing Still to Produce Clinching Evidence on Vaccine Linkage

...US2.5 billion ($A2.9 billion) fund built up from a tax on vaccines of 75 cents a dose. On Monday, an experienced heavy metals toxicologist named H. Vasken Aposhian presented a theory of how thimerosal could have damaged the girl's immune system in a way that set her up for autism. But none of Cedillo's...

Employer Leave Helps the Parents of Chronically Ill Kids

... Insurance program, which uses a statewide payroll tax to provide up to six weeks of partial pay for employees to care for ill family members. This first-in-the-nation paid family leave program is being closely watched as a potential model for other states and the federal government. Paid Family Leave ...

New York Records Decline in Smoking Rate

...en -- especially when theyre paired with a tobacco tax and smoke-free air legislation. With nearly a quar...an 60 cents since the last increase of the tobacco tax in New York in 2002; the time is right for another increase in the cigarette tax....

Civic Authorities in US Seek to Stem Urban Decay

Millions of tax dollars are being spent to demolish vacant houses and buildings and open up green space in Youngstown in northeast Ohio . The hope is the tough, blue-collar environment of the gritty city could be redefined that way parks may grow, crime may drop ...

Global Health Enriching the States Economy

... billion in labor income and $141 million in state tax revenues. The study also the study combined international activities by organizations like the Gates Foundation with work in Washington State to improve the health of immigrants, refugees and Native Americans. It attributed more than 3,500 jobs in ...

Inadequate Childcare Hits Wales

...rk. he wanted to see funds diverted from unclaimed tax credits to pay for a greater mix of provision by the government, local authorities and private sector. He praised the system used in Sweden, where there is guaranteed childcare for all parents within three months of applying. Mr. Williams will ra...

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