Women exposed to high levels of air pollution while pregnant were up to twice as likely to have a child with autism as women who lived in areas with low pollution, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). It is the first large national study to examine links between autism and air pollution across the U.S. The researchers examined data from Nurses' Health Study II, ...
Brazil plans to produce vaccines against the influenza H1N1 virus, Health Minister Alexandre Padilha said. Nationwide production of the vaccine will help the country have an easier and faster access to the drug in case of an epidemic, he said Tuesday. "When Brazil has the technology, no economic crisis, exchange rate fluctuations, nor unilateral decision from a company can put patient ...
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) (Photo credit: AJC1) By Mina Marmor and Henry I. Miller The relatively obscure liver inflammation caused by hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a significant threat worldwide, and its prevalence is growing. It demands greater attention from both public health officials and drug developers. The ...
An overweight person is shown in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., May 12, 2005. Obesity rates are at an all-time high, especially in certain parts of the country, say researchers, who have "mapped" the changes to illustrate how Canadians' waistlines have expanded over time. (Richard ...
(13 mins ago) More questions have been raised over the Department of Health's use of public money to train staff. Two weeks ago it was revealed that an assistant health director had been given full-paid leave for a year to study as a barrister. Now it's emerged that since 2010 three other staff have been granted full-tuition sponsorship from the government -- amounting to over ...
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Writing five years ago about Will Ferrells initial step out of his comedic comfort zone into more dramatic acting in the off-beat Hollywood dramedy Stranger Than Fiction (2006), I described Ferrells performance as fine, although its really just subdued; Ferrell never g ... ...
Millions of people each year have polyps successfully removed during colonoscopies. But when a suspicious polyp is bigger than a marble or in a hard-to-reach location, patients are referred for surgery to remove a portion of their colon - even if doctors aren't sure whether the polyp is cancerous or not. Since only 15 percent of all polyps turn out to be malignant, many patients are ...
Celebrate the Defeat of the Granny Bashers Billionaire-backed Campaign Fails to Cut Social Security and Medicare
Campaign to Fix the Deb t and its efforts to cut Social Security and Medicare. Just to remind everyone, the Campaign to Fix the Debt (CFD) is yet another Peter Peterson-inspired initiative that has as its main goal cutting and/or privatizing Social Security and Medicare. Peterson has used the billions of dollars he earned as a Wall Street investment banker and private equity fund manager to ...
United States The American Medical Association (AMA) has voted to recognise obesity as a disease, describing it as an "epidemic" gripping the US.At its annual meeting, the AMA noted that obesity rates in the US have doubled among adults in the past 20 years and tripled among children in a generation.More than one-third of US adults are obese.The World Health Organisation and the US ...
A group representing 225,000 U.S. doctors called for a ban on marketing energy drinks, such as those from Red Bull GmbH and Monster Beverage Corp., to youths. The American Medical Association, in a vote at its annual policy meeting in Chicago, Tuesday endorsed a policy that called for limiting how the caffeinated beverages are sold to those younger than 18. The group cited studies that link the ...
Cancer Care Programme (NCCP).However, Dr Ray Walley, chairman of the GP committee in the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO), said this would mean an extra workload for GPs and those with a medical card may have to be charged."The HSE is failing to fund or invest in cancer-care services in general practice, thereby passing all costs on to patients, including medical-card ...
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Our nuclear programmes are completely transparent. But we are ready to show greater transparency and make clear for the whole world that the steps of the Islamic Republic of Iran are completely within international frameworks. The sanctions are unfair, the Iranian people are suffering, and our (nuclear) activities are legal. These sanctions are illegal and only benefit Israel.
Iran's president-elect was speaking after his historic election victory.
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Siding with the Obama administration, the US Supreme Court Monday tossed out a provision in a Arizona state law requiring proof of citizenship for registration as a voter.
With a 7-2 majority, the apex court ruled that the state's voter-approved law interfered with federal law designed to make voter registration easier.
Opponents of the law saw it as an attack on vulnerable voter groups such as minorities, immigrants and the elderly, while the state called the provision a "sensible precaution" to prevent voter fraud.
Civil rights group countered that it added an unconstitutional and burdensome layer of paperwork for tens of thousands of citizens.
The Obama Justice Department opposed the Arizona law, which went beyond what other states have done to ensure integrity in the registration system.
The case focuses on Arizona but the decision would have wider implications as four other states - Alabama, Georgia, Kansas and Tennessee - have similar requirements, and 12 other states are contemplating such legislation.
A single judge of the apex court a year ago blocked the Arizona law from being enforced, while the full court decided internally whether to accept pending appeals for review. ...
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