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Clinical Trials Registry Launched in India

... growing call for transparency, accountability and accessibility of clinical trials and their results in order to re-establish public trust in clinical trial data. With the launch of this Registry, India will be among the few select countries including Australia, United Kingdom and the United States that are makin...

Now, FISH on a Chip for Quicker, Cost-effective Cancer Diagnosis

...ity of better, faster cancer treatment and greater accessibility to fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH), a complex test that detects mutations in chromosomes for a number of different types of cancer. It is based on a microfluidic chip the size of a microscope slide, developed by Chris Backhouse, professor ...

War Spreading AIDS a Myth-UNHCR

...eeded to be paid to the post-conflict period where accessibility and mobility of populations recovering from war may create an environment conducive to the spread of HIV....

Asthma can Be Checked, Experts are Confident

...nt methods are being tailored to the availability, accessibility and cost of infrastructure. The Respiratory Research Foundation of India will conduct a free screening camp in Chennai the capital of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu on May 2, the World Asthma Day, its chairman Narasimhan said. The Foun...

School Playgrounds and Athletic Facilities Helps To Fight Childhood Obesity

...th study didn't find a relationship between school accessibility and increased weekend physical activity rates, the number of locked schools was associated with significantly higher body mass index for the girls. Body mass index, or BMI, is a mathematical formula representing weight relative to height that can be ...

Sex – Three Hundred Years Ag

...killed men and even labourers," Skipp went on. Its accessibility allowed sexual attitudes to percolate down the social strata. Dr Simon Burrows of the University’s school of history, one of Skipp’s PhD supervisors, described the study as "pioneering work." He said: "Jenny has shown that erotic texts are about mu...

New on the Shelf

...to fill in gaps in patient care as well as improve accessibility of these services. Says Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt: "GPs are largely providing a good service, but there are still areas where NHS patients cannot rely on traditional practices. "We now want to help the NHS plug the last remaining gaps by...

Armed Forces Introduce Yoga, Counselling to Counter Stress

... splitting of causal and annual leave. "Improved accessibility of leaders and frequent interaction of junior leaders with soldiers" would ensure better man management and prompt attendance of grievances at the unit level, the minister added. Besides, all chief ministers had been requested to make the civil ad...

Union Budget: Impact on Health Sector

...d a strategy to popularize condoms and make the accessibility of blood screening universal . ? The recent budget has also removed the service tax on clinical trials. According to Dr. Pratap C. Reddy, Chairman of Apollo Hospitals, 'This will help in developing new treatment modalities for patients sufferin...

A Call To Band Online Drug Pharmacies and Online Consultation by So Called “Cyber Doctor

...g of sites selling online drugs, are flamed by the accessibility to online affiliate marketing sites. These affiliate sites provide links to anyone and everyone having an audience to sell to. A report by a web analysis company called Envision proposed that there are nearly 2,300 sites, selling prescription-only dr...

Urban Poor in Dire Need of Proper Healthcare: Report

... sector, to act as a front-runner by enhancing the accessibility of medical assistance to the urban poor. It has also recommended the leading pharma companies of the country, such as Nicholas Piramal, Pfizer, Sandoz, Elder Pharmaceuticals, Shalaks Pharma to supply medicines and other essential items at the urban...

A Patented Device for Rapid Diagnosis of Diseases

...ventive and health clinic medical care, due to its accessibility in terms of cost and portability. This last point is of considerable interest to developing and less favoured countries, where the authorities will have at their disposal effective tools for the prevention and control of infectious diseases. Sourc...

Contraceptive Use Helps Reduce Rate of US Teen Pregnancy

... relationships, support increased availability and accessibility of contraceptive services and supplies for adolescents, and promote the value of responsible and protective behaviors, including condom and contraceptive use and pregnancy planning. Source-Eurekalert SA...

Britons soon will practise telling GPs how to practice

...dia that the public have voiced their opinion that accessibility to GPs remains their highest priority. Hence the government will not leave any stone unturned to ensure that this goal is achieved. Since the government is investing phenomenally towards health sector, they are determined to ensure that the benefits ...

Deaths due to heavy drinking has doubled in 15 years

...According to the experts, the lower price and easy accessibility are responsible for the increase in alcohol consumption. Premature deaths are mainly caused by binge drinking culture among the teens, which has risen significantly in the last 20 years. The rise in deaths due to alcohol consumption was highest in ...

Estimated cost of lifetime AIDS treatment assessed to be $618,900

... per year to tackle the present need without which accessibility to Aids treatment would become out of bounds for the poorer people in the society. Ample steps taken towards the prevention of an estimated 40,000 fresh cases annually is also a big step to be positively fostered and augmented in order to cut down th...

Health Insurance Needs Overhauling: Experts

...ustry in India is still lurching under problems of accessibility and coverage as the service providers// are not ready to risk the cost of delivery of products at the doorstep of the poor, according to experts. These issues pertaining to the health insurance industry were extensively discussed at the Internationa...

College students acquire wisdom and weight!

...ss, lack of family support, alcohol and fatty food accessibility are the major factors responsible for weight gain.Another study was conducted on 383 students at a private university in the Northeast. The results showed that guys gained an average of 5.6 pounds while the girls an average of 3.6 pounds during their...

Sex Among Teens More Rampant says Irish Reports

..., with every effort to ensure the availability and accessibility of contraceptive measures is the need of the hour to curb the alarming numbers of unwanted pregnancies. The Health Service Executive and the Crisis Pregnancy Agency of Ireland have been given the responsibility to chalk out a program to deal with t...

Chemistry Over The Counter: Is It Just What The Doctor Ordered?

...ances about the quality, pricing, availability and accessibility of drugs. A website complete with pharmaceutical drug related information, is also on the anvil. The planned strategies will realise its full potential only if the country improves its literacy rate. It is here that the Pharmacologist can contribu...

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