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China Fears Show Food Export Quality Key: WHO Official

...imp to its growing list of Chinese products deemed unsafe for US consumers. Reports of problems with other Chinese goods has put the spotlight on the quality of China's exports generally. Omi said food exporting countries must adopt self-regulation by introducing tough laws and efficient law enforcement...

Great Lakes Fish in Canada Heavily Polluted

...ecades, they are still being found in some fish at unsafe levels. The report was based on a comparison of Ministry of Environment recommendation on the safety of various types of fish issued in 2005, and another released earlier this year. About five million kilograms of industrial pollutants are being ...

Awareness About Condoms Among Pakistani Punjabis is Very Low

...e HIV. While, 26 percent of the people knew that unsafe sex could cause the disease, 23 percent were aware that use of contaminated needles could spread HIV/AIDS and 60 percent of the people knew that receiving blood of an affected person could cause the disease. Less than one percent of the respondents...

China Declares War on Unsafe Foods for Soldiers

China has declared war on unsafe food for its 2.3 million soldiers, with the military to implement new safety measures following the recent spate of health scandals, state media reported on Friday. Measures include weeding out fake or substandard food products and eliminating the...

Seven Children Ordered Removed from Squalid Home in Texas

...pector cited the home for 37 violations, including unsafe wiring, no working hot water heater, holes in exterior walls and no proper connection to public sewer and water systems, according to the report. Moya was released on $17,500 bail Saturday. Judge Blair Cherry told Ramirez and Moya that the agency...

Male Circumcision can Cut HIV Infection, Studies Show

...n't think 'that's all I need to do, I can now have unsafe sex'." The clinical reason for circumcision's preventive effect is still being investigated. One theory is that the foreskin has a very thin lining and suffers minor abrasions during intercourse, making it easier for the human immunodeficiency vi...

EU Drug Regulator Highlights Depression Danger of Weight-loss Pill

...ent, which can also be used to treat diabetes, was unsafe because it caused suicidal thoughts as a side-effect. The maker of the drug, French group Sanofi-Aventis, abandoned attempts to win approval for the drug in the United States as a result. The European Medicines Agency (EMEA) recommended Thursday ...

Katrina Evacuees Made To Remain In Toxic Air

...nits. The Sierra Club in May 2006 reported finding unsafe levels of formaldehyde in 30 out of 32 trailers it tested along the Gulf Coast, and some residents filed a class-action lawsuit last month in federal court in Baton Rouge against trailer manufacturers.Three trailer residents who testified before the ...

Experts Warn Against Side Effects of the New Weight Loss Drug

...octor-supervised weight loss program. "It's not an unsafe drug, but it's not benign. The side effects are pretty gross." As the American population grows ever fatter about 65 percent of adults are either overweight or obese pharmaceutical firms have tried to create a diet pill that is safe and effective...

Website Offers to Help Women Raise Money for Breast Enhancement

... denounced the pose-and-procure strategy as both unsafe and degrading. Myfreeimplants claims any woman over 18 is eligible to join for surgery. The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) says this is frightening and potentially dangerous. It is urging women not to use the service,...

WTC Neighborhood Residents Misled on Extent of Contamination

...er of air samples taken in those residences showed unsafe levels of asbestos. But the agency failed to explain that 80 percent of the air samples were taken after the apartments had already been cleaned. That was misleading, said John B. Stephenson, director of the natural resources and environment di...

US FDA Wants Vitamin Manufacturers to Test All Ingredients

..., said the new rule does not ease his concern that unsafe supplements are too easy to bring to market. "You still don't have to show the product is safe. You don't have to prove it works," said Wolfe, director of Public Citizen's Health Research Group. Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports , c...

New Research to Make Science and Technology Work for the Poor

...ught and floods, avian flu and HIV/AIDS pandemics, unsafe food and scarce water supplies hit the headlines daily. Rapid change is creating new interactions between people, environment and technology, but also new problems, such as novel strains of avian flu and HIV drug resistances. Yet billions in aid c...

US to Detain Seafood Imports from China

...hrimp to a growing list of Chinese products deemed unsafe for US consumers, regulators said Thursday. The...l importers could prove the shipments were free of unsafe contaminants. The move comes just days after lawmakers urged a recall of up to 450,000 Chinese tir...

Sanofi Withdraws Anti-obesity Drug in US

...ent, referred to as rimonabant by the company, was unsafe and should not be sold in the United States. "Sanofi-Aventis will work towards submitting the rimonabant file to the FDA at a future date," the company said, adding that it will "undertake the necessary discussions with the FDA to determine the req...

Exposure to Computer Games can Be 'good' for Kids, Says New Study

...naccessible to many young people or are considered unsafe by them or their parents, it is not surprising virtual public space has become increasingly attractive as a leisure setting.," Crowe said. "The appeal [of online role-playing games] lies in the provision of an environment in which young people can...

Unprotected Sex Among the Gays on the Rise

...are infected with the disease. The high rates of unsafe sex and ignorance about HIV status occurred despite an awareness campaign and access to condoms, virus testing and antiretroviral drugs, they note. This showed that the message was not getting through to some communities and more needs to be done to ...

Ontario Grants Fast-Track Compensation Rights for Work-Related Illnesses

...r firefighters because they are not able to refuse unsafe work conditions and are required to enter environments with over 70,000 different chemicals and 70 million different chemical combinations to perform their work, according to Paul Atkinson, the workers compensation representative for Toronto firefigh...

WHO Launches Effort to Stop Spread of HIV, Other Infections from Hospitals

...op hospital-acquired infections. WHO reported that unsafe injections with reused and unsterilized equipment are believed to occur most often in South Asia, the Middle East and the Western Pacific. Up to 18% of injections given in sub-Saharan African hospitals involve reused syringes or unsterilized needles,...

Number of Syphilis Cases Rising Among MSM in U.S.

... use of crystal methamphetamine is associated with unsafe sexual practices linked to syphilis....

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