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Virus Combats Brain Tumour

...ein these novel approach of therapy is yet another weapon for combatting cancer....

Smallpox as Biological Weapons?

...rax is not easily transferred, so to develop it as weapon is difficult, and in most cases it responds quite well to antibiotics,” Matthews said. . “What I would be a lot more fearful and wary of is an outbreak of smallpox, caused by terrorist acts. Smallpox is contagious, and there is no effective treatment...

Contraceptives have dual effects

...: "The results show that women might have a secret weapon against the disease that kills 46 people in the US each day....

Is Smallpox Threat Real ?

...he threat of the use of smallpox as a bioterrorist weapon is real." Symptoms of smallpox typically appear ...d week. The threat of smallpox as a bioterrorist weapon is real and health officials are doing everything they can to "keep the citizens of our nation safe"...

Mouthwash as a weapon

...l ingredient of mouthwash is being hailed as a new weapon against the malaria parasite. Triclosan, also found in acne medications and some deodorants, seems to be able to prevent the growth of Plasmodium falciparum.This is the parasite carried in the saliva of mosquitoes which causes as many as 3.2m deaths ...

Cytobrush to detect oral cancer

...ral medicine early detection is our most important weapon in our fight against oral cancer. The survival rate for this prevalent cancer is only 40 per cent overall, but survival rates increase to greater than 80 per cent if the cancer is found early. With the engineers and cytologists at Oral Scan Systems, ...

Problematic Use of smallpox vaccine

...supplies of smallpox virus that could be used as a weapon of mass destruction. All the factors should be taken into account, including the benefits of a mass immunization campaign, eliminating the threat of smallpox as a bioterrorist weapon, and the disadvantages, which include the vaccine's side effects. ...

Hepatitis shots is promising

...The new Treatment could give doctors a more potent weapon against the virus at a time experts are forecasting a surge in cases of Hepatitis- C liver damage over the next few years.The experimental treatment includes weekly injections of Pegasys,a long acting form of interferon called pegylated interferon.I...

Thalidomide may stage a comeback

...studies have suggested that thalidomide could be a weapon in the fight against cancer and could help people with AIDS and other serious diseases. EMEA officials who met representatives of thalidomide victims as part of their consultation process, are focusing on the safeguards that would be needed if the dr...

Backpacks cause more than just back injuries

...they do not trip over them and not using them as a weapon to hit another person. Researchers said these precautions alone could eliminate more than 40% of backpack injuries presenting to the emergency department....

Hope for First New Melanoma Treatment in Decades

...preads. This discovery may lead to another crucial weapon in the rather small arsenal of treatments available for this dangerous disease and offer the first hope for a new melanoma treatment target in decades. Study proves a role for an important gene called PTEN and suggests that PTEN dysfunction may be re...

Triglyceride Drug Found To Lower The Risk Of Diabetes

Researchers say they might now have a new weapon to their arsenal against type 2 diabetes. A drug used to combat high triglycerides also appears // to lower the risk of diabetes in heart disease patients. For the study researchers compared results between mostly male heart attack patients who rec...

Cholesterol Can Cause Burst Arteries

...s and other health care providers now have another weapon in their arsenal against cardiovascular disease. Researchers had stressed that it remains imperative that people use diet and exercise to keep cholesterol levels low. Essentially, the researchers took varying amounts of cholesterol, reduced it to a...

Mutated Viruses Can Cure Tumors

... on them. This would seem the perfect biological weapon against cancer because viruses excel at killing cells, which is the goal of any cancer therapy. Viruses engineered to target only cancer cells would be a "precision weapon" because they can take out thousands of cancerous cells per every healthy ce...

Man Convicted For Transmitting HIV

...he prosecution held that the disease was used as a weapon by Reid, wherein there is no self-defense. This is the first conviction of its kind in Queensland. ...

CMHA Calls For Better Trained Police For Dealing With The Mentally Ill

...the city maintains that the taser is a fairly safe weapon to use to stun suspects, and far less dangerous than a service pistol....

Viro-therapy against cancer

... that it is possible to create a new and effective weapon to fight against cancer. If this experiment is a success then it will completely change the way we look at viruses. Viruses are obligatory parasites that require a living cell in order to multiply. They insert their genetic material inside the host...

Man Arrested For Sending Hundreds Of Anthrax Hoax Letters

...ed two days after he allegedly threatened to use a weapon of mass destruction.// The FBI said that the letters were mailed to government agencies, media offices, actors and actresses and businesses....

Meningitis Back in Delhi and 21 Dead

...wareness about the disease. Awareness is the main weapon to avert the spread and we are putting up hoardings, pasting posters and distributing leaflets, said Deep Mathur, chief spokesperson of Municipal Corporation of Delhi. (Source:IANS)...

Botulism Scare in Thailand Shakes US

...nfusion among the U.S. disease investigators//. US weapon specialists are put on full alert. This is because botulism, a rare yet lethal bacterial disease could potentially be used as a biological weapon. Almost 150 people in the province have been stricken by the disease. Health authorities have sought i...

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