December 2010 Archive

Interests in Conflict :Another Year of Opacity and Ghostwriting for the Drug Industry

By MARTHA ROSENBERG At the annual American Psychiatric Association meeting in New Orleans this summer, 200 protestors chanted "no conflicts of interest" and held up photos of ...

No toilets costs India $54 billion annually: World Bank

A lack of toilets and poor hygiene practices in India cost Asia's third largest economy almost $54 billion every year, the World Bank said on Monday. Premature deaths, ...

Sri Lanka bourse performs Asia’s best in 2010

Sri Lanka's stock market edged up 0.3 per cent on Friday to end the year as Asia's best performer for second year in a row hinging on post-war ...

Sudden suicides tear Tirupur textile city to shreds

by M R Venkatesh As curtains go up on the festival season this year, when order books should be bulging, India’s leading hosiery hub of Tirupur in Western Tamil ...

Organic farming has sold out and lost its way

by Julian Rose The dreams of the early organic pioneers have been subsumed into a rush for global supply chains, strict regulations and fast-selling brands Back in 1975, when I ...

Vision: Modern Utopians — Revisiting the Amazing Communes and Alternative Societies of the ’60s and ’70s

By Richard Fairfield An excerpt from Fairfield's new book on the living alternatives that helped define the greatest cultural explosion in American history. The following is an adapted excerpt from ...

Strauss’s men secure place in history with thumping win

Australia 98 & 258 England 513 (England win by an innings and 157 runs): Admirable team ethic holds to the last as Australians are thrashed in their stronghold. By ...

Test for early Alzheimer’s ‘seems possible’

By Michelle Roberts Health reporter, BBC News UK experts say they may have found a way to check for Alzheimer's years before symptoms appear. A lumbar puncture test combined ...

Europe to ban hundreds of herbal remedies

Safety concerns sparked drive to outlaw products By Jeremy Laurance, Health Editor Hundreds of herbal medicinal products will be banned from sale in Britain ...

2010: The Year the Tide Turned Against AIDS?

By Sarah Seltzer A number of new medical breakthroughs, a slightly softened stance from the Vatican and a vigorous new generation of activists offer new hope--but huge challenges ...

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