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China Permits Anti-AIDS Campaigner to Accept US Award

Beijing: China is to allow a pioneering doctor, currently under house arrest in Henan province, to travel to the United States to accept an award for her work on behalf// of HIV/AIDS patients, it was confirmed Saturday. "An official told me I had permission to travel," retired professor Gao Y...

Allen Carr An Anti Smoking Campaigner Diagnosed With Lung Cancer

Allen Carr, an outspoken adversary of smoking and a former 100-cigarette-a-day user, from Britain has been diagnosed with lung cancer at the age of 73.// Allen Carr has written a number of extremely successful self-help books to encourage smokers to give up the unhealthy habit, had earlier to...

Bowel Cancer Drug Campaigner Dies After Surgery

Hayley Newbery, the 26-year-old mother-of-three who ignited a national newspaper campaign in order to procure an unapproved drug to treat bowel cancer, has died at the St James's Hospital in Leeds.// Mrs Newbery could not tolerate surgery to remove liver and bowel tumors. Doctors told Mrs Newber...

Euthanasia campaigner Dr Philip Nitschke could faces criminal conviction

The Medical Council of New Zealand said that the euthanasia campaigner Dr Philip Nitschke does not possess a license for practising medicine in New Zealand. // The workshop informs participants of their legal rights about ending their lives. But the Council said that Dr Nitschke needs to be re...

After SCHIP, What's Next?

...t goes beyond the clinic door. She helps families with advice about age-appropriate toys, nutrition and the effects of advertising to kids. A tireless campaigner for community health, Chamberlain designed one of the first programs in the country that teaches future pediatricians how to advocate for kids in the ...

Welsh Laboratory Discovers Natural Antidote for Sleep Disturbance Caused by Cell Phones; Don't Disturb Me! Asphalia for Natural Sleep

...e company's organic estates is expanded. Says Roger Coghill, a longstanding researcher in electromagnetic field ("EMF") bio-effects and campaigner for greater awareness of their adverse health effects, "Despite warnings from an increasing number of Governments the public is confused and has ...

New research group offers hope to asbestosis sufferers

...ers of asbestos-related diseases, was launched at The Wesley Research Institute today. Special guest Karen Banton, widow of mesothelioma victim and campaigner Bernie Banton, officially launched the group, saying: "Today brings hope of improved quality of life for those affected by asbestos exposure and ul...

Eco-architecture Takes Root in Thailand, but Growth is Slow

...his issue (of global warming)." But despite growing awareness and excited talk of an eco-building boom in Asia, Shailendra Yashwant, a climate campaigner with environmental group Greenpeace, says Thailand still has a long way to go. "The policy makers will tell you that the potential is immense,...

Egypt Outlaws All Female Circumcision

...women simply went to underground clinics for the operation. Suzanne Moubarak, the wife of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, has been an active campaigner against the procedure. On Thursday she called it "one of the most feared attacks against women" and said the battle to stop it must be a "nati...

US to Detain Seafood Imports from China

...ink we have reached a point unfortunately where 'made in China' is now a warning label in the United States," Democratic Senator Richard Durbin, a top campaigner in the US Congress for tighter food safety laws, said recently. The actions come amid growing protests over the massive US trade deficit with ...

Taj Mahal is Enveloped by Pollution and a Foul Smell

...rasts. "The Taj Mahal is very beautiful, but Agra city is dirty and the Yamuna is dirty also," Hiroshi said. K.S. Rana, a leading campaigner for saving the Taj, said: "If things continue like this, the Taj Mahal's age will decrease. Earlier this year, the Standing Committee on Tr...

Female Infanticide and Feticide Continue to Increase

... run until 2015, the campaign will also follow the lives of 125 girls born in 2006 until their ninth birthday. Graa Machel, the children's rights campaigner from Mozambique, said: "The study shows that our failure to make an equal, more just world has resulted in the most intolerable of situations. To disc...

25 Pesticides Banned in India, Others Face Partial Curbs

..., the pesticide industry has failed to submit "complete data" about their products, officials said. In an RTI application reply to information campaigner Harikumar P. of Kasargod in Kerala, the ministry of agriculture's secretary S. Kulshrestha said the "main reason for banning" pesticides was that some...

Botox at Your Own Risk?

...he non- surgical cosmetic treatments like botox and filler injections need an effective system to address safety issues. Jenny Driscoll, health campaigner said: "There is an increasingly casual approach to non-surgical treatments - just look at Botox parties where people are encouraged to drink champagne...

The Other Side of Transsexuals

...their eyes last month are hoping that society will now "see" them differently.// "I am Nayantara," said a transvestite who is an AIDS awareness campaigner from Vellore and pledged a pair of eyes along with 3,000 others under the aegis of the Tamil Nadu AIDS Initiative (TAI), a body affiliated to the stat...

Sexual assault cases in mixed-sex psychiatric wards on the high

...se, patients attacked other patients in 224 cases. According to the government, only 1% of the psychiatric wards have mixed sex. Mental health campaigner Marjorie Wallace, chief executive of the charity Sane, said, "These revised figures are likely to be the tip of the iceberg. " "Psychiatric units ...

Greenpeace takes legal action against Thailand over GM crop

...who permitted the supply of genetically engineered papaya seeds to farmers throughout the country. Patwajee Srisuwan, who is a genetic engineering campaigner for Green Peace Southeast Asia, said, "We decided to sue the (Department of Agriculture) because we have been waiting for more than two years for them...

Awareness Must to Tackle Hepatitis: Experts

...ur is to not only go for innovative and technological treatment but also create awareness about the disease." In his message, Irish anti-poverty campaigner and rocker Bob Geldof says: "Stigma, shame and fear can suffocate awareness. These barriers prevent people from getting tested, receiving treatment an...

Wall's To Develop Low-fat Ice-cream Using Fish Blood

...ould remains in the final product, and that the process involving the GM element would be used to only create the protein. Clare Oxborrow a food campaigner of the Friends of the Earth has said: 'At a time when more and more consumers want to choose unadulterated food, it's disappointing to see Unilever in...

Use of Nanoparticles in Sunscreen under Scrutiny

... of times smaller than the diameter of a human hair. A human hair, in comparison, is roughly 80,000 nanometers in diameter. Lisa Archer, a senior campaigner for one of the environmental groups said that if regulatory actions are taken late then it would result in large scale health and environmental damage...

Kiwi veterinarians angry Over Doctor's Advice

... The New Zealand Veterinary Association is on war path against Australian euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke for his advise to use vets to get deadly drugs//. Dr Nitschke told more than 50 people at a Wellington meeting on Wednesday that o...

Genetically modified rice faces strong protests in Asia

...ld hunger. It poses unacceptable risks to health and the environment, as well as to people's livelihoods." India: Suman Sahai, Green Peace campaigner India said, "GE rice poses threats to the center of origin and diversity of rice in Asia, as well as the cultural diversity of rice-growing communitie...

Specialized Clinics For Manipur's AIDS Patients

... among intravenous drug users in the northeast that is responsible for spreading HIV/AIDS at an alarming rate," said S.I. Ahmed, a frontline anti-AIDS campaigner in the region. --IANS ...

Toxic chemicals found in domestic products poisoning newborn babies

...cal cord samples contained more than 14 chemicals and two of the positively tested mother had 17 chemicals in their blood. Helen Perivier, Toxics campaigner for Greenpeace International said: "It is shocking that such chemicals are in the human body at any stage of our life, let alone at the very start, wh...
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