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Drug companies and governments must act on fake drug problem

...in December of 2000, Belgian customs seized 57,600 packs of fake GSK Halfan (anti-malarial) capsules en route from China to Nigeria. The counterfeiters in China were preparing to export 43 tons of counterfeits of 17 brands of drugs from seven international pharmaceutical companies. Although drug companie...

Smoking hurts wealth as well as health, study suggests

COLUMBUS, Ohio Maybe packs of cigarettes should come with a new warning: "Smoking is hazardous to your wealth." A new study suggests that typical non-smokers' net worth is roughly 50 percent higher than that of light smokers and about twice the level of that of heavy smokers....

Making emergency contraception readily available does not increase unprotected intercourse

... pharmacy access to EC; (2) advance provision of 3 packs of levonorgestrel EC; or (3) clinic access (control). The researchers found that women in the pharmacy access group were no more likely to use EC (24.2 percent) than controls (21.0 percent). Women in the advance provision group (37.4 percent) were...

Smokers' lung cancer risk identified in CT screening study

... to that of a smoker under age 50 who smoked three packs a day for 20 years. Claudia I. Henschke, Ph.D., M...ere found to have lung cancer if they smoked three packs a day for 20 years or more, compared with 16 smokers per 1,000 who smoked three packs a day for 10-2...

Selling smaller packs of painkillers slashes suicide risk

... sizes do not prevent someone from buying multiple packs from various retailers, many of those who overdose do so impulsively - using tablets to hand in the home, say the authors. Smaller pack sizes will prevent deaths, say the authors. Their research provides a persuasive argument to reduce pack sizes st...

Environmental and dietary influences on cancer risk

...smokers, ranging from a half-pack to more than two packs per day. Levels of PAHs were detected in virtually...rs to about 11.7 in women who smoked more than two packs per day, about a 10-fold increase. Myers added that his group is now following the growth...

One in five asthmatics are highly sensitive to aspirin

...commend including simple, standardised warnings on packs of aspirin and NSAIDs, alerting asthmatic patients to the potential risks....

Sandia nanolaser may help extend life-spans by rapidly analyzing possible neuroprotectant drugs

...ctions in mitochondria - the submicron-sized power packs found in every animal cell. These malfunctions are the most immediate cause of afflictions like Parkinson's, Huntington's, and Alzheimer's diseases. Malfunctioning mitochondria have also been linked to battlefield aftereffects caused by radiation or ...

Cranberry component linked to reduced stroke damage

...nstitutions have demonstrated that this tiny berry packs some tremendous health benefits. Cranberries definitely belong on the 'A' list of healthy foods we should eat every day, and the variety of forms including juice, sauce, sweet dried, fresh and frozen make that a practical option."...

UNC study shows Internet offers youths easy way to buy cigarettes

...er Center. "Internet vendors sent a total of 1,650 packs of cigarettes to the underage youth in our study." Co-authors of the JAMA report are public health doctoral students Rebecca S. Williams and Annice E. Kim. Money to buy the cigarettes was donated privately to the group. Ribisl said it surprised him t...

What's in your child's lunchbox?

... 7. Use insulated lunch boxes and refreezable ice packs help to keep foods cold and fresh. Use thermoses to keep hot foods hot. "Lunches are a great opportunity for parents to influence their kids' eating habits," says Allen. "Involving kids in the process teaches them healthy eating habits that will la...

U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves effective new tool to help smokers quit

...etely nicotine-free. The 72-count Commit Lozenge packs will include a comprehensive user's guide that explains the process of quitting, how the Commit Lozenge works, the TTFC dosage method, specific tips for quitting and advice about staying smoke-free. Purchasers of the Commit Lozenge also receive free...

Analysis finds drug improves odds of complete stroke recovery

... are released. Researchers found that citicoline packs a one-two punch against stroke, blocking this chain reaction, while also facilitating the repair of damaged brain cells. Each year, about 600,000 Americans have a new or recurrent stroke, according to the American Heart Association. Ischemic stroke...

Less smoke, longer life for Poles

...ement of health through reduced smoking, cigarette packs with the biggest health warnings in Europe, protection of smoke-free workplaces and since December 2001 a total ban on tobacco advertising. From the beginning of the 1980's until the turn of the century smoking among Polish men has decreased from 65 ...

Why heart transplant patients resume smoking revealed in University of Pittsburgh study

...5 pack years, a calculation based on the number of packs per day times the number of years smoked. As part of a longitudinal study about health habits following transplantation, the researchers conducted in-depth interviews with the patients, their family caregivers, and the patients' transplant nurse coor...

Death after inserting Hickman line was probably avoidable

...acturers to reduce its length to 10 cm in standard packs then the complication from which this patient died simply could not occur....

Tax increases can cut the number of habitual teen smokers

...pack of cigarettes per day and those who smoke two packs per day, they say. Overall, the study shows that increasing cigarette prices discourages teens from becoming heavier smokers, they say. The study was funded through grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control an...

Supplements that target fat loss … metals that protect themselves …

...a kinder, gentler aspirin. A new gasoline additive packs the punch of MTBE without the environmental threat. These are but a few of the findings that will be presented at the 220th national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. The meeting will be held here Augus...

Cigarette smoking among American teens

...ically or in other ways) if they smoke one or more packs of cigarettes per day."] (See Figure 3.) "Certainly this is a move in the right direction," Johnston comments, "but among the eighth-graders, even today only 55 percent think there is a great risk of harm associated with pack-a-day smoking." Dis...

UF study shows contemporary method accurately predicts cancer risk

GAINESVILLE.---A simple method that packs the diagnostic power of the Pap smear and the ease of a blood draw accurately predicts breast cancer risk in women with suspicious lumps or lesions, a University of Florida pathologist reported today (11/3) at the American Society of Cytopathology me...

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