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A License To Smoke
2012-11-14 12:40:18

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Drivers´ licenses have helped to keep tabs on everyone on the road. Ideally, they also ensure that everyone on the road knows the basic laws and can operate a vehicle in a safe manner. These licenses are also seen as a privilege and are taken away when someone steps out of line, such as driving while drunk, failing to pay a traffic ticket, etc. Yet, for all the good licenses are intended to do, they´ve yet to reduce the...

2012-09-26 23:00:25

Head to head: Does celebrity involvement in public health campaigns deliver long term benefit? Simon Chapman, Professor of Public Health at the University of Sydney thinks the extra publicity that celebrities provide can help promote public health. He acknowledges that celebrities are not experts but says, unlike many experts, they "often speak personally and bring compelling authenticity to public discourse." He says those concerned about celebrities in health campaigns "invariably...

2008-08-30 09:00:47

By Wakefield, Melanie A Durkin, Sarah; Spittal, Matthew J; Siahpush, Mohammad; Scollo, Michelle; Simpson, Julie A; Chapman, Simon; White, Victoria; Hill, David Objectives. We sought to assess the impact of several tobacco control policies and televised antismoking advertising on adult smoking prevalence. Methods. We used a population survey in which smoking prevalence was measured each month from 1995 through 2006. Time-series analysis assessed the effect on smoking prevalence of televised...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'