New CASA* Report Finds Federal, State and Local Governments Spend Almost Half a Trillion Dollars a Year on Substance Abuse and Addiction
Of Every Federal And State Dollar Spent, 96 Cents Goes to Shovel up Wreckage of Illness, Crime, Social Ills; Only 2 Cents Goes to Prevention and Treatment
WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Substance abuse and addiction cost federal, state and local governments
at least $467.7 bi...
Despite Looming Shortage of State and Local Public Health Workers, Americans Confident Governments are Prepared to Deal with Public Health Threats
New Center for Excellence Poll Highlights Gaps in Safety Net; Need to Cultivate Talent to Fill Critical Public Health Positions
WASHINGTON, March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Most Americans are unaware that
state and local public health departments are facing a serious shortage of
State Governments are Snookering Seniors
ONTARIO, Calif., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Seniors have done their share.
Millions stepped up and bought long-term care insurance policies.
Unfortunately, big insurance and state government have failed to stop
runaway premium increases. Those who bough...
Human Trafficking Booming in Eastern Europe, but Governments Dont Seem to Care
Soviet Union has fallen, there is no way communism can be restored again, the new ruling elite gloat in countries that were once part of that setup.
But poverty, prostitution and crime thrive like never before in that region. Young girls are the worst victims of the churning.
On a per ca...
WHO Alerts Governments to Step Up Action to Curb AIDS
WHO has coaxed political leaders of the Western Pacific region to take action to curb HIV. Survey points out that 2006 has witnessed the phenomenal increase// in Aids infection with figures escalating to 8.6 million. Only 1 million of that figure had AIDS in the previous year. WHO has issued the ca...
Ramadoss Blames State Governments for High Dengue Toll
Claiming not to shirk his responsibilities, Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss has blamed the state governments
for the spread of dengue//, which has so far taken toll of over 130 lives across the country.
In an interview with Karan Thapar for the CNN-IBN programme Devil's Advocate to be teleca...
Despite The Governments Vow Drug Death Rates On The Rise In UK
Reports have shown that the number of people dying as a result of drug abuse is rising, in spite of a pledge by the government 2002 to reduce the death rates.//
Campaigners have stated that statistics now show that deaths from heroin, cocaine and ecstasy have risen in recent years. They also ...
More Money For Mental Health, governments told Governments
have been urged to invest more money in mental health, to bridge the widening gap between patients and the services offered.//
Although the new national mental health plan provided a boost of $4 billion over four years, it still fell short of the escalating expenditure, said John...
New Study Conducted To Evaluate The Success Of The Federal governments Funds For HIV/AIDS
The U.S. federal government plans to spend in this financial year $21 billion for HIV/AIDS research, treatment, prevention, and related activities//. Among doubts on whether this enormous expenditure is paying off, a new study was conducted which seemingly indicated that the expenditure is paying o...
Northeast Governments Warn Against Andhra Fish
The Indian State Governments
of Assam and Tripura have warned people against eating fish// brought in from the Southern state of Andhra Pradesh, saying the long time taken in transit rendered the fish stale and rotten posing serious health hazards.
The warning follows a report by the Central...
Governments in Medical Technology
NOVAVAX Achieves Pandemic H1N1 Influenza Production Milestone
...te our strategy to create a rapid, in-border influenza vaccine solution for governments
around the world by addressing gaps in currently available vaccine technolo...ny's ability to enter into future collaborations with industry partners and governments
and the terms, timing and success of any such collaboration; the cost of fi...
GAA Calls on Secretary Clinton to Speak Out Against Gender-Based Violence During Her Africa Trip
...ght the need for the U.S. government to coordinate all of its programs to address VAW and VAC, as well as to emphasize the responsibilities of African governments
to address the scourge of violence," said Zeitz.
Worldwide, one in three women will survive physical, sexual, or emotional abuse in her lifetim...
Swine Flu (H1N1) Infectivity to Increase Markedly and Lethality to Remain Low According to Latest Replikin* Peptide Genomic Data
...specifically tailored to combat a given strain and against shared properties of several strains (Syntope(TM) vaccines). The company is partnering with governments
and the private sector in providing predictive tools and vaccines in furtherance of the public health initiative to prevent and combat epidemics.
Chuck Panozzo, Founder of Rock Band Styx, Joins GeoVax Labs, Inc. as an Advocate for Its HIV/AIDS Vaccine
...ho have dedicated their lives to finding treatments for the common fellow men. The easier they make the protocols, the more people will benefit. World governments
have not done a very good job in this regard, so it will be important that we remain vigilant to the cause. Presently, the cost of treatment is only a...
Insurance Industry Teleconference on Swine Flu Pandemic Set for May 13
...ost important thing for the industry to do at this point is to learn as much as it can about pandemic issues and responses to them by economies and by governments
because the more they know about the situation they are operating in the better they can react to it. Certainly there is potential to overreact to th...
Another Study Links Fluoride to Bone Cancer
...n 2006, the prestigious National Research Council review of fluoride/fluoridation toxicology found a fluoride/bone cancer link plausible.
truly want to save money, stopping fluoridation is a no-brainer. It would save money, preserve health and teeth," says attorney Paul Beeber, Presiden...
Worldwide Cost Estimate for Alzheimer's and Dementia Is US$315.4 Billion
...imated the prevalence of dementia in regions with low awareness of this emerging public health problem," Prince says. "Primary healthcare services and governments
have failed to respond to families' complex needs for long-term support. Attention needs to be directed towards the development of age-appropriate hea...
New PRO2000 HIV-Prevention Findings Important Milestone on Path Toward Development of Effective Vaginal Microbicide
...ry day. And women urgently need prevention options they can initiate and control.
IPM applauds the leadership and ongoing resolve of the national governments
that host these studies, the women who volunteer to participate, the donors who provide financial support, private sector partners who contribute prom...
Franco Nuschese Tapped by Robert C. Gallo Foundation for AIDS and Virus Research
... superb liaison in raising awareness among global organizations and foreign governments
about our ongoing work -- including laboratorial research and clinical care...sult to fruition. He will provide excellent opportunities for international governments
to build capacity in the area of biomedical research, prevention and treatm...
Landmark COPD Trial UPLIFT(R) Shows SPIRIVA(R) HandiHaler(R) Sustained Lung Function Improvements Over Four Years
...y, safe and effective prescription
medicines to treat and help prevent disease for both people and animals. We
also partner with healthcare providers, governments
and local communities
around the world to expand access to our medicines and to provide better
quality health care and health system support. At Pfize...
Governments in Medical Products
AirLife On-board Oxygen Concentrator
Description:...were manufactured for the airlines to assist their supplemental oxygen passengers and are still in use today by several overseas airlines. With the US governments
FAA/STC approval for this product to be installed on specific Boeing commercial aircraft, AirSep set the standard years ago for travel oxygen in fligh...
Governments in Medical Dictionary
...ving this vaccine ? ... Europe Fast-Tracking Swine Flu Vaccine , In a drive to inoculate people against swine flu before winter, many European governments
say they will fast-track the ... Some doctors worry about the high costs for the new immunization. ... The new vaccine is 100% effective against...
...f automated in-vitro diagnostic imaging systems, devices, and supplies, with worldwide applications in genetics, urinalysis, cytology, ... Assists governments
of developing and transition economies create institutional structures supportive of sustainable economic growth and the development of democracy. ...
Governments in Biological News
Arctic governments and industry still unprepared for oil spills 20 years after Exxon Valdez
Two decades after the Exxon Valdez oil spill devastated a vast stretch of the Alaskan coast, governments
and industry in the Arctic would be unable to effectively manage a large oil spill, according to a new report by World Wildlife Fund. As the 20th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez spill approache...
Hybrid vehicle rebates produce scant environmental benefits, high cost
...y of rebate programs rises disproportionately when governments
increase rebate levels. "When B.C.'s rebate jumped...year average life expectancy.
Chandra says that governments
could garner greater environmental benefits by pur...obs and technologies.
While hybrid rebates help governments
to appear environmentally progressive, Chandra sug...
Results of national assessment of first responder location systems to be announced Aug. 3
...eading researchers from industry, academia, and government; members of the first responder community; and representatives of federal, state, and local governments
are expected to attend and engage in this workshop.
The keynote speakers for the 2009 workshop are Jalal Mapar, program manager, science and techno...
Reintroduced Chinese alligators now multiplying in the wild in China
...mpioned careful wildlife reintroductions for more than a century. The reintroduction of Chinese alligators is a great example of how WCS partners with governments
and local communities around the world to save wildlife and wild places."
"This is fantastic news," said WCS researcher Dr. John Thorbjarnarson, o...
Growing Demand for Rapid Screening and Detection Systems Pushes the European Maritime Security Market, Finds Frost & Sullivan
...ol and surveillance systems in the maritime industry.
"The spiralling incidence of terrorists entering countries through sea routes has compelled governments
to have a rethink on maritime security," notes Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Mohan Kumar V V. "Government spending on maritime security is poi...
Report shows the power of US cities to mitigate climate change and steps they need to take to adapt
... U.S. municipal governments
are showing leadership by voluntarily accounting f...e Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and ICLEI- Local governments
for Sustainability USA (ICLEI), launched in 2008 t... around the world."
The report finds that local governments
are moving quickly to adapt to the new emissions r...
Investing wisely to save the Great Barrier Reef
This work forms part of a larger effort by the CSIRO to design and facilitate the application of decision support tools that help Australian governments
and companies prioritise their natural resource management investment choices to obtain the best return for the environment.
Canadian researchers set to study impact of nanomaterials on aquatic ecosystems
...tudy to assess the potential effects of nanoparticles in specific water environments.
"Nanotechnology is a very new and quickly developing field. governments
and regulating agencies around the world are seeking solid scientific data upon which to base their regulatory standards," said Greg Goss, project co-...
Frost & Sullivan Looks at Biometrics Advancement in Civil Security: Exploring Opportunities for Today and Beyond
...llivan to Host Analyst Briefing on Biometrics Advancement in Civil Security on Tuesday, 7 July 2009 at 16.00 BST
LONDON, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- governments
across the globe are looking for new and sophisticated technologies to combat rising crime and terrorism. Recent advancements in biometric technology ...
Norway, Japan prop up whaling industry with taxpayer money
... Gland, Switzerland: The governments
of Norway and Japan are using taxpayer money to subsidize their unprofitable whaling industries, according to a first-time analysis of the economics o...
Governments in Biological Technology
World Hepatitis Alliance Calls on Governments to Take Urgent Action to Tackle Chronic Viral Hepatitis B & C Epidemic
GENEVA, Switzerland, May 19 /PRNewswire/ --
- Shocking Lack of Global Statistics Prompts Creation of First Global
Resource on Hepatitis: The Hepatitis Atlas
The World Hepatitis Alliance, a newly formed Non-Governmental
Organisation, today called on governments
around the world to do more t...
Sanofi-aventis Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results
... the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as well as a contract from the French government. Sanofi Pasteur is in discussion with several other governments
and announced last June its intent to donate 100 million doses of influenza vaccine to the World Health Organization to help developing countries face...
Vi typhoid vaccine proves highly effective in young children
...irming that the disease is not limited to school-aged children and adults.
The IVI-NICED study, which was supported by the Gates Foundation and the governments
of Korea, Sweden, and Kuwait, also revealed that delivering the low-cost Vi typhoid vaccine is logistically and programmatically possible. "The fact t...
Supelco(R) and MIP Technologies Launch New SPE Product for the Selective Extraction of NSAIDs From Environmental Water
...er-the-counter drugs in environmental water," said Anthony Rees, CEO of MIP Technologies. "This concern is reflected in the programs initiated by many governments
to monitor national water resources for the presence and concentrations of the most frequently used drugs having the potential for adverse effects. Th...
New Leadership Team at International Trachoma Initiative to Build Stronger Partnerships to Eliminate Blinding Trachoma
... 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Trachoma Initiative (ITI) has a new leadership team focused on creating effective collaborations among governments
and NGOs in 56 trachoma endemic countries. Through stronger partnerships, ITI hopes to support local, national, regional, and international groups in ...
Spanish Government Selects Novavax's VLP Technology for Comprehensive Flu Vaccine Solution in Spain
...s faster, and promises less expensive, in-border manufacturing capacity. We continue to discuss opportunities with other pharmaceutical companies and governments
to implement this compelling influenza vaccine technology around the globe."
"Today's contemplated partnership with ROVI and the Spanish governme...
Global Prescription Drugs Market to Cross $897 Billion by 2015, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
...rket is projected to cross US$897 billion by 2015. The pharmaceutical industry is also witnessing the effects of the global economic downturn. Various governments
worldwide are embarking on cost containment measures, resulting in increased pricing pressures. However, compared to any other industry, the pharmaceu...
MIT is pleased to announce that it has received a US$ 500,000 private placement from its Chinese partners
...na will be strongly promoting the Med-Jet(R) and the Agro-Jet(R) to help the world deal safely and efficiently with any decision that will be taken by governments
for mass vaccination of humans and animals.
The MIT China venture is the beginning of a few Joint Venture agreements to be negotiated within the nex...
Government Mandates Create Guaranteed Market for Bio-Fuel, Says Frost & Sullivan
... Food Practice, Ratneswary Balasingam, bio-diesel is clearly viewed by most governments
in the region as a way of reducing air pollution and contributing to the re...vernment mandates during the economic downturn.
"To address this, some governments
have introduced compulsory mandates for bio-fuels, which will create a guar...
Welcome to the Biofuel Age of Flight
...ing the biofuel we use is sustainable and doesn't impact on food and water supplies; and ensuring we can get enough to use. The industry has called on governments
to support potential biofuel suppliers in developing the necessary feedstock and refining systems until the fledgling sustainable aviation biofuels in...
Governments in Biological Definition
...ave generally been criticized as being in the same spirit of the classist and racist forms of eugenics of the 1930s.
At the present time, only a few governments
in the world have anything which resemble eugenic programs. In 1994 , China passed the "Maternal and Infant Health Care Law" which included mandato...
Currently, many environmental groups and governments
are concerned with the extinction of species due t...
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and international organizations
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Commercial and industrial interests
and international organizations
...getables and fruit and the wrong types of fat in our diet. Others feel that governments
and the food industry have not yet recognised or acted upon this insight. ...on advice for athletes.
Policy advice and guidance on nutrition
provide guidance on good nutrition, and some also impose mandatory labelli...
... and highly trained specialists such as technicians, molecular biologists , and virologists . Often, this effort is undertaken by state and national governments
and shared internationally through organizations like WHO .
Prevention and treatment of viral diseases
Because they use the machinery of their...
Governments in Biological Dictionary
...nology transfer is the process of sharing of skills, knowledge, technologies, methods of manufacturing, samples of manufacturing and facilities among governments
and other institutions to ensure that scientific and technological developments are accessible to a... © 2008 Technology Transfer S.r.l. - Piaz...