Death rate down by 12% in Scotland

Death rate down by 12% in Scotland

According to reports, the death rate in Scotland has decreased by 12% in 2009.

The new figures released by the General Register Office showed that there were 746 suicides in 2009, which were 97 less than that in 2008.

The released reports revealed that there had been 77% suicides since 1990 and the present records showed 65% suicides in Scotland.

FDA denies bonuses to Dusa skin Cancer therapy

FDA denies bonuses to Dusa skin Cancer therapy

U. S. Food and Drug Administration have announced that it will not award incentives to Dusa Pharmaceuticals Inc. for its Levulan Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) system.

Dusa said that the therapy is light based and it has the potential to cure skin cancer.

Rotavirus vaccines showing positive results

Rotavirus vaccines showing positive results

Rotavirus vaccines made by GlaxoSmithKline and Merck and Sanofi Aventis, have the potential to protect the lives of million of poor children suffering from diarrhea.

Salmonella Illnesses may linked to parent company Taco Bell

Salmonella Illnesses may linked to parent company Taco Bell

Suppositions based on incomplete evidences revealed that recent Salmonella poisonings may be tied to Taco Bell.

According to reports, two multi-state outbreaks of Salmonella illness involved two different Salmonella strains i. e. Salmonella Hartford and the Salmonella Baildon strains.

William Godley sentenced for conducting fraud

William Godley sentenced for conducting fraud

The former director of investment firm, Imperial Consolidated Group, Mrs. William Godley has been jailed for three and a half years at Blackfriars crown court for £178m Ponzi scheme.

Aviva hikes dividend as profits soar

Aviva hikes dividend as profits soar

U. K. insurer, Aviva Plc will continue to distribute dividends out of the cash generated from its business.

The company has posted net capital of £900 million in the first half and is line to deliver £1.5 billion by the end of this year, more than forecast of £1.3bn made three months ago.

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