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Canadian Cancer Society Calls for Ban on Asbestos

...he society's decision was controversial because it undermines Ottawa's long-standing contention asbestos can be used safely and should be promoted. Exposure to asbestos has been linked to an increased risk of lung cancer, mesothelioma, asbestosis, laryngeal cancer, cancers of the gastrointestinal tract and oth...

WHO's Guidelines Lack Evidence, Lancet Says

...s not involved in the research for the article. It undermines the very purpose of WHO. The study was conducted by Dr. Andrew Oxman and Dr. Atle Fretheim, of the Norweigian Knowledge Centre for Health Services, and Dr. John Lavis at McMaster University in Canada. They interviewed senior WHO officials and ana...

Limiting Eligibility for Medical Studies can Omit Women and African-Americans

...y don't realize that the way they design the study undermines their intentions," he said. "A researcher may say, 'I don't want anyone who is depressed in my alcohol study,' and not stop to consider that the majority of depressed people are women." Based on the paper's findings, Humphreys said he would encour...

New Studies: Commercials Aren't Making Kids Fat

...contribute to the steadily mounting evidence that undermines the supposed link between television food advertising and childhood obesity. A report issued last Friday by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) found similar results. The Archives study found that "children do not currently see more food ads on TV t...

Drug Companies Hit Out at Thai Generic Drug Scheme

...ts citizens, drug companies maintain that the plan undermines patent law and discourages foreign investment. "We were disappointed by the announcement," Bangkok CEO of US drug firm, Merck Sharp and Dome, Christian Sellars, told Radio Australia's Karon Snowdon. "We have been working with the Thai government ...

Vaginalis Increases the Risk of Becoming Infected With HIV

...fences against infection. · Trichomonas vaginalis undermines a process that can prevent HIV’s attachment to cells. · Trichomonas vaginalis increases the risk of HIV by increasing susceptibility to vaginal infections or the persistence of abnormal vaginal flora. The investigators believe that their findings ...

Prioritise Doctor Training in Election Health Promises: AMSA

...he lack of progression for doctors post-graduation undermines the entire impetus for the increase in student numbers in the first place. Souce-AMA SRM...

Allergies and Asthma- Cause Still Unknown

...nal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. The result undermines popular beliefs leaving parents with no solid advice beyond the recommendation not to smoke around their children.. Dr Marks said, "We're left with not having any strong evidence, apart from the avoidance of environmental tobacco smoke, about thin...

Bad Publicity for the Hospital With Respect To Dwarfism Abortion Case

... would affect women's confidence in the system and undermines the fundamental principle of patient privacy. In a 65-page judgement, the Court of Appeal said the woman requested an abortion after ultrasound tests showed the foetus had skeletal dysplasia, commonly known as dwarfism. Senator McGauran in 2002 reque...

Smuggling could also be a carrier to bird flu spread.

...nned in Europe since 2002, but smuggling seriously undermines those bans. "In spite of the E.U. ban, we are still seizing Chinese poultry products," said experts In early April, Vietnamese health officials said chickens smuggled over the border from China had reintroduced bird flu into their country, which ha...

Study finds no link between fibre and cancer risk

... of the American Medical Association. The research undermines one of the greatest of dietary anchors, first advocated by the British physician Denis Burkitt in the 1960s, who noticed that rates of colon cancer in Africa were low, and put it down to the fiber-rich diet of local people. Ever since, people have be...

Anxiety and Peptic ulcers may be linked

...know why such a link exists. It may be that stress undermines the immune response to H. pylori , or that ulcers cause anxiety - rather than the other way round. It is possible that treating anxiety, as well as H. pylori may be a more powerful way of healing a peptic ulcer....

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