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Tougher Tobacco Rules Urged at Global Anti-smoking Talks

Health advocates called Monday for tougher regulations on tobacco, as officials from 145 coun...ld reporters. "The government needs to implement tougher control measures to prevent a sharp rise in tobacco consumption," he added. Health advocates also ...

New York, the City That Roars 24/7, is Forced to Quiet Down

...t of Noise has had to turn it down a notch after a tougher new noise code took effect this week . But where there are 8,000,000 New Yorkers, can decibels really drop? The city's Department of Environmental Protection has a phone line, 311, for quality-of-life complaints. And the top source of environment...

Hospital Infection Affecting Patients in Scotland

... can lead to death. Nicola Sturgeon has promised tougher action to end the scandal of patients falling ill in the place they go to recover. She said infections are most prevalent in elderly, medical and surgical wards. Experts and campaigners last night said that HAIs continued to be a problem because of...

HIV Drug Combo can Boost Immune Marker in Long-term Patients: Study

...s per microlitre, whereas the new study sets a far tougher standard of 50 copies or less. The paper is published by The Lancet ahead of a meeting in Sydney from Sunday to July 25 of the International AIDS Society, which will focus especially on HIV treatment....

Rorting Health Practioners Busted

...ons. It recommended that the government consider tougher rules. The report also warned that the movement of corporations into general practice was creating new problems. There was potential for "negative corporate influence" to encourage GPs to make unnecessary referrals to their other services by givin...

Taiwan Bans Circuses from Importing Protected Animals

...h will become effective in two weeks, also imposes tougher punishment for animal abuse with a maximum one-year prison term for harassing, hurting or abandoning animals that results in their death or serious injury. Under current legislation animal abusers face fines of between 10,000 and 50,000 Taiwan dollar...

Sex Offender Honored Twice by Texan Lawmakers

...r for the day and that he believes there should be tougher screening of the doctors and of clergy members who appear to present the prayer each day at the Legislature....

1 Billion People to Be Killed by Smoking

...e against events such as Formula One -- as well as tougher legislation against cigarette smuggling. In Thailand, smoking rates have fallen from 30 percent in 1992 to around 18 percent, a decline health officials attribute to a ban on all domestic tobacco advertising 15 years ago. "The most important medi...

Bush Administration Allows Returning Soldiers to Disintegrate, Say Critics

...ist that the lower reimbursement rates has made it tougher to maintain a network of providers. "We are already starting to see the pinch," Class said. In a limited study by Tricare released earlier this year, about two out of three civilian psychiatrists in 20 states were willing to accept Tricare Stan...

Infant Mortality Rising in Deep South in US

...bed in Mississippi in recent years, and things are tougher in other ways for poor women, with cuts in cash welfare and changes in the medical safety net. Dr. William Langston, an obstetrician at the Mississippi Department of Health, said the state was working to extend prenatal care and was experimenting ...

US States Get Ready to Fight Mercury Pollution

...r efforts to force the federal government to enact tougher standards of mercury emissions.// Throughout the Northeast, mercury contamination has become a growing health concern. Mercury is a metal that occurs naturally. It is released in a gaseous form when coal is burned in electrical generating plan...

Sultans of Suntans Warned

.... Alarmed skin cancer experts are now calling for tougher regulation of the tanning industry and moves to curb the solarium businesses; most of which do not adhere to customer health regulations. Cancer Council Victoria's SunSmart program manager, Kylie Strong, says the actual number of solariums could be...

Babies and Drinks Don’t Mi

..., which has lobbied the Department of Health for a tougher line on alcohol during pregnancy, praised the new wording: 'Avoid alcohol if you are pregnant or trying to conceive’, as gentle, yet effective. Lobbyists like Fleisher are pushing for a total ban on drinking by pregnant women. AN...

Tea Tree Oil-containing Beauty Products may Contribute to MRSA Increase

...to ‘bad’ microorganisms- to evolve into stronger, tougher ones. So says a research published in the Journ...tually turns on their defense system, resulting in tougher ones of them or ‘superbugs’. Super bugs refer to microbes such as MRSA, which are immune to high ...

China Gearing Up for Bird Flu Season

... agriculture minister Yin Chengjie has called for tougher measures on bird flu prevention, especially in the wake of the new lunar year. At this time, there is an increase in transportation of livestock and poultry across the country. In addition, bird flu is predominant during this season. Yin a...

Better ‘Nannying’ Now Than Nevr

...mon cold, flu, food poisoning, diarrhea as well as tougher enemies like E.coli and MRSA. Says Kerr ‘It's a simple message, but washing our hands is something that we don't always do perhaps because our hands don't look dirty, we don't have time, or we don't believe it makes any difference. ‘But it does m...

Fake medicines from India seized in Europe

...Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries called for tougher action at both the European and global level. The European Commission said: "Most fakes are now household items rather than luxury goods and the high quality of fakes often makes identification impossible without technical expertise." Source-IANS...

NHS Services in Cumbria comes under Criticism

...check conducted by it is far more wide-ranging and tougher than the old hotel-style star ratings, where only the performance of NHS in relation to government targets was taken into consideration. The Commission now scores trusts on many aspects of their performance such as the quality of the services they p...

Menthol cigarettes harder to quit than regular cigarettes

A recent research has revealed that it is tougher to quit menthol cigarettes than the regular ones, which could be the reason for the excessive smoking-related diseases in blacks in the U.S.// This study was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.Nearly 70% of the black smokers go for ment...

Experts Call For Ban On Junk Foods To Reduce Obesity and Diabetes

... the powerful food industry. They have asked for tougher economic policies to control the availability of low-quality foods and have suggested measures like subsidizing fresh food, levying taxes on junk foods, and clear color-coded labels on food products to denote nutritional quality. In the article t...

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