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In China, Online Gamers Raking in the Cash

... farmers vary from 500,000 to over one million, as teenage drop-outs and jobless 20-somethings from poor villages or underdeveloped cities flood into the mushrooming gold-farming factories. Gold farmers in the northern city of Harbin work eight to 12 hours a shift to rack in enough gold to fulfil the daily...

South Africa Notes Signs of First-ever Decline in HIV Infection Rates

...ed, as well as one of the world's highest rates of teenage pregnancy....

Diabetic Skip Jabs to Stay Slim

... can stay thin. This is equivalent to almost 3,000 teenage girls. Sufferers of Type 1 diabetes, which often develops in childhood or adolescence, need daily injections to manage their condition as the pancreas does not produce any insulin. The substance helps the body process blood glucose. As the glucose ...

Backpacks and Backaches

...he due to heavy bags. Wearing it Right Sure, teenage is a time for a great many cool things in life-but it is also the time when backaches happen which can carry on into adult life. So, it is wise to keep that companion on your back the way it should be which is, Wear the backpack over both shoulde...

Replacement Drivers Lend a Helping Hand to the Drunk and Stranded in Korea

... away, leaving the customer kicking and raving. My teenage son once asked me not to tell his friends what my job was,. Hur said. The most common problem, he said, is having customers who cant tell north from south, east from west, in their own neighborhood. Then there are those who refuse to wake up. Drive...

Tobacco Industry Promotes Antismoking Campaigns

...cigarettes that public health advocates say target teenage girls not women. In June, congress sent a letter to the editors of 11 major magazines, from Glamour to Cosmopolitan, requesting them to stop running the ads for the cigarettes. Aggressive efforts to battle current marketing efforts and litigation f...

No Progress in France on 'skinny Model' Charter

... rules about body mass index (BMI). Concern over teenage anorexia and over-thin models mounted following the deaths of two South American models last year. In France, agencies require a government-registered licence and must request special authorisation for models aged under 16, who undergo regular medi...

Purdue Pharma Agrees to Pay $600 Million Fine for Misbranding Oxycontin

...g of OxyContin had resulted in rising crime rates, teenage drug addiction, deaths and other problems.The results of Purdues crimes were staggering, he said. From 1996 to 2001, the number of oxycodone-related deaths nationwide increased fivefold while the annual number of OxyContin prescriptions increased n...

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

...enagers aged between 12 and 16, and a high rate of teenage pregnancy, could be attributed to the high rate of consensual sex between children, the report said. ``Teenagers no longer saw themselves as bound by the old values and many viewed the modern world as lawless,'' the report cited as the crux of the ...

Drink and Drugs 'fuel British Sexual Health Crisis'

...ighest rate of sexual disease infection (STIs) and teenage pregnancy in Europe. There has been a "disturbing" increase in STIs -- over the last 12 years, chlamydia and HIV are up 300 percent and syphilis 2,000 percent. The study found a "strong correlation" between sexually transmitted infections, sex and ...

US Parents Risk Jail When Their Teens Drink at Parties

US parents face fines and jail time if teenage children drink alcohol at parties, even at home under adult supervision. A Virginia couple who provided beer at their home for their 16-year-old's birthday party to stop him from drinking behind their backs, ran afoul of a law banning alcohol for un...

Two Year Probation for Cobra Owner Helder Claro

...ssault and one count of sexual exploitation. The teenage victims testified that Claro caressed and groped them on several occasions in 2005 while briefly working in his pet shop. One of the girls testified that Claro terrified her by talking about letting snakes loose in people's homes. The victims said th...

Violent Videogames Attract Criticism Again

...pt out of teenagers' hands. "I shudder to think of teenage boys playing this," says child psychiatrist Alvin ...e Wii enhancement is not going to take the typical teenage boy and make a killer out of him." In fact, he says, in the 10 or 12 years in which violent video ...

Link Between Teenage Violence and Domestic Violence Found

...that kids who engage in violent behaviour in their teenage years are more likely to engage in domestic violence in their mid 20s . The study, by researchers at the University of Washington, found that youth violence and domestic violence are not unrelated problems as previously believed, and that those teen...

Survivors of Rare Ovarian Cancer may Retain Menstrual Function and Reproductive Ability

...with the average age of diagnosis occurring in the teenage years. "Before the 1970s, there was no effective treatment for ovarian germ cell tumour patients and the death rate was extremely high. However, with the introduction of platinum-based combination chemotherapy, there's been a dramatic increase in ...

Art in Hospitals to Enhance Patient Care

...eatre, have been used to get across messages about teenage pregnancy, drug and substance abuse and even obesity, heart disease, testicular cancer and breast cancer. This radical plan has aroused a lot of controversy. There has been wide spread criticism of NHS trusts in the UK who have spent tens of thousa...

New Trends in Drug Abuse Among Teenage Girls

...l Policy. According to reports, nearly one in 10 teenage girls confessed to using prescription drugs to get a kick vis a vis boys, the ration being one in 13. Possibly girls take to abuse of prescription drugs to get relief from certain tensions, opine federal officials. According to surveys, boys go f...

Teenage Girls Conviced for Killing Cabbie

Two teenage girls were jailed for killing a disabled Sydney cabbie last January. The driver died of a heart attack after he was beaten up by the two fourteen year olds. The two girls, cousins pleaded guilty to the manslaughter and were jailed for six years. ...

Swallowing The Bitter Pill-Oral Sex Linked To Oral Cancer

...asil, the Merck vaccine drug recommended for young teenage girls against cervical cancer (caused by HPV) could not be in a firmer position. Experts expect the vaccine to be pushed for boys as well, to help cut the risks of developing oral cancer through oral sex....

Worried of Acne? Cut Down Milk

... never drink milk. The researchers looked at the teenage diet of more than 47,000 women and then compared dairy product intake with cases of acne. Analysis of the results revealed a clear link between milk and skin problems, reported the online edition of Daily Mail. Worst off were those who regularly dr...

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