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UN Calls for Pedal Power to Reduce Environmental Damage

...director for the Western Pacific. "Of course the threat is there. We should not wait for that to happen," ... health and this problem will pose an even greater threat to mankind in coming decades if we fail to act now," Omi said. He said that in some countries envi...

Bio-defense Lab Ordered Shut Down as Researchers Get Infected

...avis, said the laboratory incidents did not pose a threat to anyone on or off campus, but conceded that the university should have reported the worker's Brucella exposure in a more timely manner. Davis said none of the workers who were exposed to the Q fever agent got sick and that Texas A&M was going bey...

Wet Weather Heralds the Mosquito Menace

... the Environmental Protection Agency, but is not a threat to people or pets - only to mosquitoes. In some place larvicide is being used. Larvicide kills newly hatched mosquitoes by suffocating them beneath a thin film spread across the surface of a body of water, where mosquitoes breed. In Canada health o...

France Steps Up Vigilance After Bird Flu Outbreak

...nt. Agriculture Minister Michel Barnier said the threat level from bird flu would be raised from "moderate" to "high" following the results of the tests. "The national laboratory of the French agency for animal health has confirmed the presence of the H5N1 highly pathogenic virus on the three swans foun...

More Indian Doctors Questioned in Australia as UK Terror Plot Inquiry Widens

...uiries," he said. "There is no suggestion of any threat to the people of WA and the Australian government has received no information which would result in an increased threat. "As this is an ongoing investigation, it would be inappropriate to comment further." He said the national terrorism alert rem...

Top China Official Pessimistic on Fixing Food Safety Woes

...ck industries and that such problems posed a major threat to China's exports. 'Food safety problems have suffocated agricultural and food exports and harmed the reputation of our exports and our national image,' he said. Reports of dangerous or deadly Chinese-made food products being sold domestically c...

Higher Rates of Trampoline Injuries

...y, this study indicates that they pose too great a threat to be used in an unsupervised environment like a backyard. Founded in 1863, Rhode Island Hospital (www.rhodeislandhospital.org) is a private, not-for-profit hospital and is the largest teaching hospital of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown ...

Global Warming: Lessons of History Help the Future

...rious worry. Experts pondering how to tackle the threat are delving into history, exploring how civilisations of the past, facing similar perils, either coped or were wiped out. US academic Jared Diamond, author of "Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed," says "ecocide" -- ecological suicide...

Pennsylvania Government's Partial Shutdown Ends

...lion.Republicans contend that Rendell is using the threat of furloughs as a negotiating tool to get them to sign off on a sprawling energy policy that not only needs more public debate, but is peripheral to the budget. br> The Rendell administration lowered the reported total of employees on furlough, f...

Envisat Captured Breath of Volcano

... world population increases, so does the potential threat from every eruption. Although there is no way ground-based monitoring can be carried out on all volcanoes across the globe, space-based monitoring helps identify the volcanoes presenting the greatest danger. Satellite radar, such as that aboard Env...

'Sexually Active' Malawians Urged to Take HIV Tests

...ot gone for a test, a situation that poses a great threat to prevention efforts," the statement said. Around 14 percent of Malawi's 12 million people are infected with HIV, according to official figures. Mtemwa Nyangulu, HIV testing and counselling officer at the Ministry of Health headquarters in the a...

Groundwater Levels Depleting Alarmingly in India

...rapid depletion of water level is posing a serious threat to the ecology. We are examining the data collected from the affected areas and will soon submit a report to the ministry for necessary action," the official said. Water level has gone down drastically in such states as Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Raj...

Ukrainian Town Under A Canopy Of Toxic Skies

...h Ukraine annually. This chemical blaze and health threat is sending jitters down Ukraine, where the memories of the 1986 explosion and fire at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant still hang afresh....

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

... working families. The move came in the face of a threat from the President himself and had 6 of the 10 Republicans on the panel , join all 11 Democrats in supporting the plan. Until now, the State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) has been a federal-state collaboration with broad support fr...

Four Percent of American Youths are Requested to Post Sexual Snaps on Web

...d in the Journal of Adolescent Health, poses a new threat for young people produced by the synthesis of digital photography and the Internet, say the authors of the study Kimberly J. Mitchell, David Finkelhor and Janis Wolak. In an article, titled Online Requests for Sexual Pictures from Youth: Risk Facto...

Pregnant Women's Contest to Curb Infant Mortality

...nd subsequent excessive bleeding is posing a great threat to both mother and child." Durga Suryavanshi, 26, a past winner of the contest, said: "I won it, beating 20 other pregnant women. As per the advice of a doctor, I kept a strict record of my iron tablet intake, went for check-ups every three months ...

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

...use of its time-release formulation, posed a lower threat of abuse and addiction to patients than traditional, faster-acting painkillers like Percocet or Vicodin. That claim became the linchpin of an aggressive marketing campaign that helped the company sell over $1 billion worth of OxyContin a year. P...

Elton John's Free AIDS Awareness Concert in Ukraine

...e in Ukraine. According to experts AIDS is a major threat to the country, for it is estimated that within the next decade one in 50 people in Ukraine could be HIV-positive....

Climate Change Poses Maximum Threat to Public Life in Developing Countries

Climate change poses the maximum threat to public health in the developing countries, has said a recent study in Springer's Journal of Urban Health , despite the fact that they have contributed the least to greenhouse gas emissions. "The rapid economic development and the concurrent urba...

Decline in Breastfeeding Linked to Child Deaths in Asia: UNICEF

... a joint statement they said this was "an alarming threat to child survival," and called on countries in the region to invest more in promoting breastfeeding and to warn people of "the dangers of breast milk substitutes." WHO regional director Shigeru Omi warned that "breastfeeding rates declined in most...

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