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Annual Tobacco-related Deaths to Reach 8.3 Million by 2030

...protocol that would clamp down on the huge illegal traffic in tobacco products, which costs governments 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...

Chemical Injections for Fat Removal

...aking care of a chronically ill child, or repeated traffic road rages, could be acting as an amplifier to a hypercaloric diet when protracted over time. Depression may also be acting as a stressor. Not only were the stressed mice much fatter, they began to exhibit the metabolic and cardiovascular consequen...

Chinese Mayor Urges Residents to Stop Buying Cars

...nts to stop buying cars in a bid to ease worsening traffic and pollution woes, state media reported Friday. ..."too quickly." "Problems arising from the city's traffic are mounting. I hope residents take this into consideration when planning to buy cars." Xu emphasi...

Traffic Control Boxes to Help Road Monitoring

...State University engineers are working to make the traffic control boxes that stand beside major freeways sma...omputerized boxes locate road incidents -- such as traffic back-ups or accidents -- and notify transportation authorities at lower cost, especially in rural ar...

Efforts on to Tackle Health Problems Faced by US Truck Drivers

...ons.) Of those trucker deaths, 80 percent involved traffic accidents, the bureau said. Truck drivers also report more injuries, such as sprains, than workers in any other category, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Many of them unload the goods they carry, risking back injurie...

Extrovert People Drink More Alcohol

...related to, for example, aggression, vandalism and traffic accidents. Hence, it is important to gain a better understanding of the processes that determine how much alcohol a person consumes in the presence of peers. Father as role modelThe research was carried out under young adults aged 18 to 25 years, m...

Paris Set for Pedal Power Revolution

...'s users in Lyon say they now drive less, and bike traffic has jumped 75 percent. The Paris initiative dovetails with the pledge by newly-elected President Nicolas Sarkozy to push green issues up the agenda, illustrated by the appointment of political heavyweight Jean-Louis Borloo as a new environment supe...

Highway Robbers-Stealing Your Hearts Health

... to actually show a relationship between long-term traffic exposure and coronary atherosclerosis. According t... is the first to demonstrate that living near high traffic is associated with coronary atherosclerosis. The researchers plan a five-year follow up study by ...

School-based Sexual Abuse Prevention Programs

... fire prevention, theyll be scared of fire, if its traffic safety, theyll be afraid of crossing the street, Duffell said. Health Behavior News Service: Lisa Esposito at (202) 387-2829 or hbns-editor@cfah.org....

Asia Must Overcome HIV Stigma, Say Research Chiefs

...ng HIV with innovative education campaigns such as traffic police handing out condoms, an initiative dubbed "Cops and Rubbers." The country, which has experienced about half a million AIDS deaths and has about the same number of HIV cases, has slashed infection rates since it appointed a cabinet-level anti...

Now You can Marry in a Mughal Ambience, If You Wish to

...ustling and congested town that thrives on tourist traffic to and from Shimla are also happy with the plan to open a portion of the garden for weddings. "It will help us with business. I hope that the idea catches on," said shopkeeper Rattan Lal. The gardens were built by Nawab Fidai Khan, a foster broth...

Paris Launches Drive for Clean Cars

...a clean car rental service to reduce pollution and traffic in the capital, Mayor Bertrand Delanoe said Friday . Hundreds, possibly thousands, of eco-friendly vehicles will be made available before the end of the year for use for a few hours and which can be dropped off at various sites set up in Paris, Del...

After Bringing Cheer Rains Choke Delhi's Roads

...morning I got terribly late for work thanks to the traffic jam and the water logging on the roads," said Prav...am saved from the endless wait on the roads during traffic jams especially during the rains," said Arihant Misra, a bank employee....

US Parents Risk Jail When Their Teens Drink at Parties

... a result of underage drinking, including 1,900 in traffic accidents and 1,600 in homicides, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. A Justice Department study in 2003 found a greater percentage of young people aged 15 to 16 from nearly all European countries reported drinking ...

Fine Particulate Matter from Traffic may Reduce Unborn Babies Birth Weight

...t womens contact with fine particulate matter from traffic may decrease their childrens birth weight. The National Research Centre for Environment and Health in Neuherberg near Munich conducted the study, together with colleagues from the French Institute for Health and Medical Research INSERM scientists ...

Galapagos on UN Endangered List

...growth in immigration and the ensuing inter-island traffic has led to the introduction of more invasive species." Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa declared the islands at risk in April and has vowed to impose more rigorous population restrictions and temporarily suspend some tourism permits. The year be...

Underage Youth Get Alcohol from Social Sources

...eem innocuous can lead to many problems, including traffic crashes, assaults, sexually transmitted diseases, and unplanned pregnancies. Although they drink less frequently, added Joel Grube, director and senior research scientist at the Prevention Research Center, youth are more likely than adults to drink...

National TV Promotion Triples Calls to Smoking Cessation Hotline

... The flip side of this is that if we increase the traffic to quit lines, we also need to be able to staff them so they can handle that increased traffic, he said. That represents a significant challenge. These are state-level programs, and state-level funding can wax and wane. Lirio Covey, director of the...

UN Agencys Checklist on Health Care Error

...e from medical errors than losing their lives from traffic accidents, breast cancer or HIV/AIDS." Though mistakes are done by medical professionals in the past simple steps and closer scrutiny can reduce them to quite an extent....

Singaporeans Rated as the Fastest Walkers in the World

...et impatient. They don't like to sit still, sit in traffic or wait in queues." The study is part of Wiseman's new book "Qurikology" about everyday issues in psychology such as whether women or men write better personal ads. In the walking study, researchers in the 32 cities observed pedestrians one day...

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