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Scientists Identify Antibodies That Block Human and Animal SARS Viruses

... the virus responsible for the outbreaks of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Working with collaborators from the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), scientists at the National Institutes of Health conducted in vitro experiments on a mouse model to te...

Lost Sleep can Never Be Compensated for

... differently to chronic sleep loss than it does to acute sleep loss. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), these findings shed light on a problem prevalent in industrialized nations with 24/7 societies, such as the US, where people get nearly an hour less sleep a night ...

"Alarming" Malnutrition Among Kenya Refugees: UN Agencies

...dren's Fund (UNICEF) said that as of mid-2006, the acute malnutrition rate stood at 22.2 percent in Kenya's Dadaab complex of three camps and 15.9 percent in the Kakuma camp -- both well above the emergency threshold of 15 percent. The camps are home to 237,000 refugees from the conflicts in neighbouring...

Overdose of Paracetamol was Dropped

...(paracetamol) overdose is the most common cause of acute liver failure, accounting for as many as 50% of acute liver failure cases. Author contact: Karen Thomas (University of Calgary)by phone: (001) 403.220.2...

Gene Expression in Blood may Hold Clues About Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

...15 individuals who either recovered promptly after acute glandular fever or developed prolonged illness called post-infective syndrome. Gene expression is significant because it is the process by which a genes DNA sequence is converted into the proteins that ultimately determine the manifestations of dis...

China Cracks the Whip Against Drug Manufacturers Who Fail Quality Norms

... it has suspended the sale of a drug used to treat acute leukemia and rheumatoid arthritis. In the past week alone, a former department head at the State Food and Drug Administration was sentenced to death on bribery charges, and it was announced that production licenses of five drug makers had been pull...

China Bans Sales of Leukemia Drug in Latest Medicine Scare

...e of methotrexate after children being treated for acute leukemia reported feeling pain and had difficulty walking after being injected with the drug, Xinhua news agency said. The medicine is also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, it said. The watchdog ordered food and drug administrations in Shangha...

Experts Need to Include Children in Research

...s affects health and behaviour; new treatments for acute and chronic chest disorders such as bronchiolitis ...lium oxygen mixture in intensive care and to treat acute bronchiolitis; and studies into the impact of various allergic problems on sleep and daytime behavio...

Gene Therapy Eradicates Pancreatic Cancer in Mice

... The VISA-BikDD produces virtually no systemically acute toxicity or acute pancreatitis," the authors report. Dr. Abbruzzese says that the phase I clinical trial will advan...

Roches Arthritis Drug Successful in III Stage Trail

...r. IL-6 is considered an important mediator of the acute inflammatory response. Sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, begin to experience progressive joint damage early in the disease. The disease differs from what is popularly known as arthritis, typically associated with age-related joint pain; RA i...

Americas Best Hospital Reduced Heart Attack Rates

...tanding performances for the care of patients with acute myocardial infarction, or heart attack, the author... have superb performance on 30-day mortality after acute myocardial infarction, the authors conclude. However, our study also revealed that not all ranked...

Insights into Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia

...tes specific mechanisms involved in development of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) and identifies promising new avenues to develop treatments for some of its variant forms. Results from two new studies provide key mechanistic insights into the complex molecular events that cause a deadly type of leuke...

Scientists Revealed the Key Molecule That Controls Pain

Chronic pain, unlike the acute pain associated with trauma, has no apparent physiological benefit, often being referred to as the disease of pain . Scientists studying one of natures simplest organisms have helped to unravel the structure of a key molecule that controls pain in ...

Physios Find It Difficult to Find Job in NHS

There seems to be an acute shortage of jobs for the physiotherapist at the NHS. Many of the newly qualified physiotherapists cannot find a permanent job in the NHS as posts are being frozen to save money. There is huge waiting list of patients waiting for treatment from the p...

Hospital Infection Affecting Patients in Scotland

...treated. The study found 9.5 per cent of people in acute hospitals had a healthcare associated infection (...alth Protection Scotland (HPS) visited every adult acute hospital, and some smaller ones, in Scotland. They recorded how many patients were being treated on ...

Soccer Players Face Groin Injuries

...are defined as lasting a month or longer. Avoiding acute injuries, which the studys preseason injury prevention program was able to reduce, can hopefully prevent them. If a simple 15- to 20-minute program can reduce the number of groin injuries that are occurring in professional athletes, I think it will...

Lower Mortality Rates in Hospitals With Good Quality Care

...would die each year in the surveyed hospitals from acute myocardial infarction (AMI), congestive heart failure (CHF) and pneumonia, three common medical conditions. These findings show that these quality indicators, which are widely available on the web, are very helpful in identifying low mortality hos...

Many Sceptical of Healing Hand Treatment Practiced in Europe

...ause of practitioners' assertions that in cases of acute coronary disease it can be used instead of conventional medicine. This is the key problem with Reiki: Practitioners give the impression that they can heal their patients, said Hertel. According to German law, the only healing treatments allowed in G...

Diabetes may Lead to More Complications

...omplications more frequently and do worse after an acute illness than individuals without diabetes. Studies show that diabetics do worse after being hospitalized for stroke, heart attack and heart surgery, but little is known about their outcomes after trauma. Rehan Ahmad, D.O., and colleagues at the Pe...

Probable Health Monitor Sends SMS of Emergency Alerts and ECG

...time around the world. Lives can often be saved if acute care and cardiac surgery are carried out within the so-called golden hour. And, survival rates are on the increase as treatments improve. However, this means there are more and more patients whose cardiac health has to be monitored so that follow-u...

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