News @ a glance

March 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/14/2006, Vol. 174 Issue 6, p756
Academic Journal
Presents an update on health-related issues as of March 2006. Funds pledged for the Global Plan to Stop Tuberculosis; Findings of a study on the prevalence of snowmobile accidents; Web site launched by Commercial Alert to stop direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising; Lawsuit brought by American advocacy groups and parents in Massachusetts against the Nickelodeon TV Network and Kellog Co. in an attempt to halt junk food marketing to kids; California becomes the first state to put secondhand tobacco smoke alongside tailpipe and smokestack exhaust as a toxic air pollutant and candidate for regulation.


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