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Biologics valuable treatment option for patients with inflammatory bowel disease

... Institute, sought to answer a series of questions about the treatment of IBD with these biologics based on...pert presentations of current scientific knowledge about IBD and subsequent discussion. Co-chairs of the conference were Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, professor of...

A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...ted with the disease, physicians understood little about Alzheimer’s disease. But several decades ago, the ...ally, the brain cannot control the body. Each year about 4.6 million more people develop Alzheimer’s worldwide, and that number is escalating rapidly. As man...

White Blood Cell Booster May Help Cancer Patients Avoid Deadly Complications

...timulating factor early in their chemotherapy were about half as likely to develop dangerously low white blood cell counts with fever, and half as likely to die from infection," Kuderer said. "This study represents an important part of the effort to better treat this common complication in cancer patients ...

Researchers Discover How Cancer Evades the Immune System

...the University of Southern California, has brought about the discovery of a new method to identify the genetic changes that enable tumours to evade the body's immune system. The findings, demonstrated in human breast and colorectal cancers, are significant to the field of medicine because they may lead...

Singapore Dengue Cases Return to Epidemic Level

... a massive publicity campaign to educate residents about dengue. It has also stepped up efforts to eradicate mosquito breeding grounds in the island-state, which has a reputation as one of the world's cleanest cities. Dengue is traditionally associated with poorer tropical countries. The disease leads ...

UN Calls for Pedal Power to Reduce Environmental Damage

...imate change contributes directly or indirectly to about 77,000 deaths per year in the region, according to WHO estimates. "So far the impact is on the health of the people. If the trend continues, it may have an impact on the economy," said Shigeru Omi, WHO's regional director for the Western Pacific. ...

Infertility Breakthrough With First Birth from Lab-matured Egg

...al group comprised 20 women, whose average age was about 30, who had been diagnosed by ultrasound to have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), a fertility-threatening hormonal disorder that affects around 10 percent of all women of child-bearing years. A total of 296 eggs were collected from the patients,...

Tougher Tobacco Rules Urged at Global Anti-smoking Talks

...al trade in cigarettes in 2006. "Nations serious about protecting the heath and well-being of their people should take the illicit tobacco trade very seriously," said Luk Joossens, a senior policy advisor of the FCA. "Smuggled and counterfeit cigarettes are sold at lower prices than legal products, con...

Those Who Cure can Kill Dire Prophesy of the doctors Plot

...Qaeda leader in Iraq may have given a cryptic clue about the foiled UK bombing attacks when he reportedly t... Courier Mail. "He didn't mention anything to me about the leave, so maybe it was a quick decision to go to India." The Indian national has been employed...

Beijing Says Food Safe for Olympic Athletes, Tourists

...were the highest proportion of complaints in 2006, about 25 percent of the total," said Han Miao, deputy director of the complaint centre. However the official assurances fall far short of satisfying Zhou Qin, a Beijing dissident and author of a 2006 book that revealed serious food safety problems in Chi...

Pharaoh Hatshepsut Died in Pain Due to Cancer

...weight woman just over five feet tall, who died at about 50. "First of all, the mummy was not just overweight, she was obese," Discovery News quoted Ryan as saying. One thing, however, researchers say with certainty, is that Hatshepsut had cancer: cancer that had metastasized. "The type of cancer w...

One-third of Adults Have Had Some Form of Alcohol Use Disorder During Their Lifetimes

... population. The interviewees were asked questions about all symptoms of alcohol abuse and dependence. They were also diagnosed for depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, substance abuse disorder, and other psychiatric conditions. The researchers say that during the 12 months prior to the surve...

Annual Tobacco-related Deaths to Reach 8.3 Million by 2030

... 10.7 percent of the world trade in cigarettes, or about 600 billion out of the estimated 5,767 billion cigarettes sold in 2006. The protocol, which would take more than three years to discuss and ratify, would include provisions such as setting up a global tracing and tracking system on all tobacco prod...

Live Earth Will Make the World More Aware of the Crisis Facing the Earth, Hopes Al Gore

... a veteran concert producer, attended a slide show about global warming presented by Gore, as featured in t...of three. 'We understood for the first time it was about us, our children and our children's children. This is not just a movie - it's happening.' On Saturd...

Jacqueline Kennedy Onnasis Phobia Over Daughters Weight Gain Revealed

...s, late Jacqueline Kennedy Onnasis, was so worried about her first daughter Caroline Kennedys weight , that her daughters drinking spree did not bother her even half as much as her weight gain. In the book American Legacy: The Story of John & Caroline Kennedy, C. David Heymann, has revealed that once Jacq...

Jharkhand Village Shocked to Know About Its Huge HIV Positive Population

...s were holding public meetings to create awareness about the deadly virus as worried locals were seen scamp...authorities are informed. Even doctors do not care about the victims. Unemployment is the main reason behind the spread of this disease. The cases are not ma...

Acute Mountain Sickness may Lead to Pulmonary or Cerebral Edema

... that Acute mountain sickness (AMS), which affects about half of those ascending to heights over 3,000m, may lead to life-threatening complications such as pulmonary or cerebral edema. The interest of the general public in AMS is thought to have increased over the past 25 years. This change is partly due...

Rosehips may Be an Effective Alternative for Rheumatoid Arthritis

...at we have found, then I think we could be talking about clinical guidelines."...

Bird Flu in Asia Still High Risk Says WHO Official

...oid contact with dying chickens," he said. Asked about those who transport their fighting cocks illegally across the border between Malaysia and southern Thailand for contests, Omi said: "We need to educate the public (against it)." Transmission of bird flu to humans remains very rare, and limited to t...

Draft National Policy on Sight-saving Drugs unacceptable

...lished in June. It recommends ranibizumab for only about 20 per cent of patients with wet age-related macular degeneration, restricting its use to those in whom both eyes are affected and then to the better seeing eye. Final guidance is due in September. DTB says: We believe that policies that dictate ...

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