Health

End Fluoridation, Say 600 Physicians, Dentists, Scientists, and Environmentalists
August 9, 2007 01:35 PM - Flouride Action Network

Over 600 physicians, dentists, scientists, and environmentalists today called on congress to stop water fluoridation until Congressional hearings are conducted.

Ecstasy: High Body Temperature, More Brain Damage, Study Shows
August 7, 2007 05:49 PM - Basque Research

A new study from the University of Navarra, Spain suggests that the brain damage from the drug "Ecstasy" is connected with the body temperature of the drug user. The conclusion: the hotter the drug-user, the more the brain damage.

New Study: Parents Talk Less to Kids About Drugs & Alcohol
August 7, 2007 01:47 PM - By Paul Schaefer, ENN

You're talking less to your kids about drugs and alcohol. That according to according to a national study released today by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America(R). It boils down to this: the number of frequent discussions between parents and teens about the risks of drug abuse has decreased significantly. More alarming perhaps is the mis-perception among many parents that the abuse of prescription (Rx) and over-the-counter (OTC) medications is safer than the use of illegal drugs.

Victory For Generics In Indian Patent Case
August 6, 2007 03:35 PM - T. V. Padma

An Indian court today (6 August) rejected a petition by the Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis challenging a clause in Indian patent law that prohibits the patenting of minor changes to existing drugs.

Officials Report Asbestos in Manhattan Explosion Debris
July 19, 2007 12:00 AM - Christine Kearney, Reuters

Debris from an explosion of an aging steam pipe in midtown Manhattan contained asbestos, New York authorities said Thursday, but no airborne samples of the dangerous mineral fiber were detected.

Bustling Shanghai to Turn Suburb into Wetlands
July 19, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

China's financial hub is planning to set aside 15 sq km (6 sq miles) of its suburbs as wetlands to improve the quality of its water, a major priority nationwide, state media said on Tuesday.

Senator Would Force U.S. Military to Notify Marines Exposed to Toxic Tap Water
July 19, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

U.S. military officials should directly inform hundreds of thousands of Marine families and workers that they drank and washed in toxin-contaminated water at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, Sen. Elizabeth Dole said.

Doctors, Democrats Scrutinize September 11 Dust
July 18, 2007 12:00 AM - Ishani Ganguli, Reuters

Inhalation of dust-laden air has been implicated in at least two deaths -- from lung inflammation and scarring -- and connected to the respiratory illnesses and even cancers of thousands working and living within miles of Ground Zero, according to medical studies.

U.S. Court of Appeals Rejects Claim by Environmental Groups against EPA Farm Emissions Rules
July 18, 2007 12:00 AM - Henry C. Jackson, Associated Press

Farms can't be sued over the pollution or odors they emit as long as they have entered into an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency, a federal appeals court ruled.

Take Off Your Tie to Help the Planet, Italy Says
July 18, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

Want to help fight global warming? Take off your tie, says the Italian health ministry. It has urged employers to let their staff dress casually at work in the summer so the air conditioning can be turned down.

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