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May 7, 2015

Pharmaceutical Industry Regulation Undermines NICE Drugs Appraisal Work in U.K., Experts Say

Apr. 29, 2015 — Government policies that support UK pharmaceutical science and enhance export income are costing the NHS millions and undermine the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, experts ... read more

Make Calorie Labels Compulsory on All Alcoholic Drinks, Says Public Health Expert

Apr. 28, 2015 — Calorie counts should be mandatory on all alcoholic drinks as a matter of urgency, argues a leading public health doctor. She explains that, since 2011, packaged foods in the European Union have been ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — Police have seized a shipment of pangolins headed to China, valued at approximately 1.8 million US dollars (USD). The pangolin smuggler involved in the case has been ... read more

Vehicle Cost, Lack of Consumer Information Hinder Purchases of Plug-in Electric Vehicles

Apr. 22, 2015 — Vehicle cost, current battery technology, and inadequate consumer knowledge are some of the barriers preventing widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles, says a new congressionally mandated ... read more

High-Level Commission Focuses on Law's Power to Significantly Improve World's Health

Apr. 21, 2015 — Law should be viewed as a major determinant of health and safety and can be utilized as a powerful and innovative tool to address pressing global health concerns, says a newly formed, high-level ... read more

Concerns Over UK Government Plan to Increase Participation in School Rugby

Apr. 21, 2015 — The UK government plan to fund and to increase participation in rugby in schools has not been informed by injury data, warn ... read more

Intellectual Property in 3-D Printing

Apr. 16, 2015 — The implications of intellectual property in 3D printing have been outlined in two documents created for the UK ... read more

59 Percent of California Physicians Support Affordable Care Act, Study Shows

Apr. 15, 2015 — 77 percent of California primary care and specialty physicians understand the basics of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and 59 percent support it, a new study ... read more

Zombie Family Values: The Walking Dead TV Program Analyzed

Apr. 15, 2015 — Researchers studying the first three seasons of the AMC hit show The Walking Dead found the show and its characters push family as the best hope for the end times, rather than government, science or ... read more

Spending Cuts in India Will Hurt Already Inadequate Health Services, Experts Say

Apr. 9, 2015 — Deep cuts in health spending by the Indian government will lead to continued inadequate health services and delays in achieving universal access to healthcare, argue experts. The Bharatiya Janata ... read more

Interim Report on UK Alcohol Industry's 'Billion Units Pledge' Is Flawed, Say Researchers

Mar. 24, 2015 — The UK's Department of Health's interim evaluation of an alcohol industry pledge to remove one billion alcohol units from the market is flawed, argue researchers. In 2012, the UK government ... read more

What Is the Definition of 'Natural' Foods? Consumers Want to Know

Mar. 24, 2015 — After decades of debate there remains no generally accepted definition of a "natural" food product. Regulatory agencies have refused to settle the issue but may be under new pressure from ... read more

Simple Tasks Help Protect Your Credit

Mar. 23, 2015 — With mega data breaches coming from entities such as retail stores, insurance providers and restaurant chains, someone could more easily gain access to personal financial information that consumers ... read more

Navigators Are Integral to Clinical Research Process, Study Concludes

Mar. 20, 2015 — Qualified investigators are more likely to respond to opportunities for clinical trials if they are contacted by an institution-specific point person, or navigator, a study has ... read more

Strong Regulations on Gun Sales Prevent High-Risk Individuals from Accessing Firearms, Can Reduce Violent Crime

Mar. 18, 2015 — Laws and regulations designed to keep firearms from people at risk of committing violence, such as felons and those under restraining orders, are effective and, in some instances, reduce lethal ... read more

New Hepatitis C Drugs Predicted to Place a Dramatic Financial Strain on Health Care System

Mar. 16, 2015 — The cost of treating people infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) with newly approved therapies will likely place a tremendous economic burden on the health care system in the United States. This ... read more

E-Cigarettes Can Be Regulated Now Without More Research, Expert Says

Mar. 13, 2015 — A legal scholar and tobacco control expert says he has developed a research-based roadmap that allows for the immediate regulation of e-cigarettes, and that his proposal would minimize the threats ... read more

Electronic Cigarette Vapors Contain Toxins, Have Potential to Be a Public Health Concern

Mar. 12, 2015 — On the heels of the Federal Drug Administration's (FDA) second public workshop to explore the public health considerations associated with e-cigarettes, researchers explore the composition of ... read more

Government Corruption in South Africa Contributes to Overfishing, Study Finds

Mar. 12, 2015 — Bribery among government officials who inspect fishing along the coast of South Africa contributes to overfishing, according to new study. A researcher examined how corruption has hampered the ... read more

Media Portray Unrealistic Timelines for Stem Cell Therapies

Mar. 11, 2015 — A new study reveals sometimes overly optimistic news coverage of clinical translation of stem cell therapies -- and as spokespeople, scientists need to be mindful of harnessing public ... read more

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