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Health conditions and patient treatment affected by a financial crunch

The trusts of NHS of UK are on a desperate measure to save money. This could mean that patients could be denied treatment until the next financial year. .. ..The British Medical Association chairman announced this recently. // ....The doctors voiced the opinion, through Mr. Johnson, that they would not support this move. Further said,"We doctors are not going to be party to playing silly game...

Offspring's birth weight affected by father's diabetes

A recent study published in the British Medical Journal suggests that there is an association of diabetes in fathers, to the birth weight of their offspring. In contrast to overweight children given birth by women with diabetes, children born to men with// diabetes are likely to weigh less than other children. ..Children born to men with diabetes weigh on an average 186 grams less than other chi...

Kidney function can be affected by lead exposure

Earlier studies have shown that exposure to lead may lead to deterioration of kidney function. Researchers in Taiwan, in a new study, have now shown that kidney function in people with chronic kidney problems may be adversely affected due to environmental lead exposure. The researchers studied a group of people with chronic kidney disease in which there were some who had a normal body burden of//...

Lumbar bone mineral density affected by daily physical activity

A new study by Dutch researchers has stated that there is a metabolic threshold that occurs in young adulthood, at which long-term daily physical activity becomes deleterious for lumbar bone mineral density (LBMD) after peak bone mass is reached. The researchers, over a 10-year period, investigated the longitudinal relationship between daily physical activity and LBMD in 225 men and 241 women. Th...

WHO Says Toronto Going Back on SARS-Affected List

More than 2,000 people possibly exposed to the illness have been told to quarantine themselves at home for 10 days, said Dr. Colin D'Cunha, Ontario's chief medical officer of health. Precautions taken at Toronto Hospitals last month since the outbreak could not control dozens of possible new cases. Health officials conceded on monday as the WHO put Canada`s largest city back on its list of SARS...

Women Worse Affected By Chronic Cough

Latest research shows chronic cough affects women more severely than men and greatly impacts their quality of life. // ..Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, analyzed data from 116 women and 56 men seeking medical attention for chronic cough and a control group of 31 men and women smokers who were observed to be coughing but did not complain of cough. ..The study sho...

Thinking Could Be Affected Due To Hormone Therapy

Men who receive hormone therapy after treatment for prostate cancer may experience temporary problems remembering visual figures and recalling numbers as quickly as they once did //, according to a new study however other key mental functions, such as verbal skills, naming, visual-motor skills, and skills requiring working memory or sustained attention, were not affected by the treatment. ..Resea...

IVF results may be affected by stress and other related factors

Dutch researchers of Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center of Netherlands had found association between stress factors// to the outcomes of reproductive processes of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) or Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). ....The women entering their first cycle after IVF or ICSI treatment were asked to participate for the studies. Nocturnal urine samples were collected pr...

Joint replacement surgery outcomes may be affected by obesity and diabetes

Patients who have diabetes or hypertension, or are obese are more likely// to have post surgery complications after having a joint replacement surgery. ....Joint replacement surgery is done to replace the arthritic or damaged joint with an artificial joint called prosthesis. A joint replacement surgery may be required when moving the muscles of the joint becomes too painful due to injury or arthr...

Doctors' decisions are affected by fear of lawsuits- says a study

Physicians treating people in emergencies may be asking patients to go for more tests// and procedures if they are afraid of being named in a lawsuit for malpractice. ....In a study done by researchers from University of Iowa had said that fear of being sued for malpractice may be the guiding point in treating patients by the emergency doctors, especially for those who are more afraid of a law su...

Stop Watching TV: Toddler Development Affected

I am sure so many harried parents have time and again thought ways to deter their toddlers// from watching TV. These days there is a flood of TV channels, but how many are right for viewing by children. Well, we can count that on our fingertips. ....Now, adding parents is a scientific that can help them justify barring children from watching TV. Other than helping them for educational purposes, i...

Wound healing affected by Psychological stress

In today’s fast pace world it is very difficult to remain calm. Be it children, adults or aged// people all are affected by stress. Stress has been found to influence behavioural patterns, but in a recent study psychological stress has been found to delay healing of physical wounds... ..Phillip Marucha, and his colleagues at the University of Illinois at Chicago in a study of laboratory mice, fo...

Children With Facial Anomalies Are Affected By Parental Tensions

Stress suffered by parents of newborns with craniofacial anomalies like cleft palate, etc; often affect the psychosocial development of their children... ..A new study suggests that the stress of parenting an // infant with a craniofacial anomaly (CFA) leads to adverse outcomes as children develop. The study appears in the latest issue of The Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Journal... ..Parental stress...

Liver Adversely Affected By A Diet High In Fat

A diet with high fat and sugar induces abnormalities in immune systems, which can cause reducing natural killer T (NKT) cells in the liver, according to a study of mice // conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore... ..The study, published in the Oct. issue of the journal Hepatology, found that mice on a high fat diet not only gained more weight, but also developed fatty l...

Sick Swedish seagull was drunk, not affected by bird flu

SUNDSVALL, Sweden - Swedish authorities panicked when a seagull suspected to have bird flu was brought to the laboratory.// Veterinarians in Sundsvall took extra precautions in handling the bird thinking that the dreaded bird flu had made its was to Scandinavia. ..Reports of sick poultry throughout Europe prompted the Swedish authorities to take the strictest measures after the gull was brought...

Orissa found to be worst affected by the killer disease, AIDS

AIDS remains one of the significant problems haunting India over the past decade. The problem is particularly large in Orissa, which has recorded as many as 459 AIDS related deaths over the past three years. Out of 24,676 blood samples screened during the period between January//, 2002 and September, 2005, 2506 HIV positive cases were detected in the state. Furthermore, 641 persons were found to...

Once affected by breast cancer it can strike back!

Once treated for breast cancer should not be a stimulation to be relieved as survivors have to be more cautious of secondary infection//. ..This arises due to its treatment and or shared genetic predisposition or environmental risks compared with the general population. ....According to the study the most likely cancers are stomach cancer, ovarian cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer, renal ca...

UN Calls For More Funds For Earthquake Affected

There has been a considerable fall in the donations towards providing relief to the earthquake-affected people in Pakistan, according to the United Nations (UN). The December 2005 contributions were not even one third of what was received in November 2005. // ....Jan Vandemoortele, the UN Resident Coordinator has appealed to the donor nations to release the amounts that had been pledged by them....

Tooth Decay Bacteria Unaffected By Altered Biochemical Pathway

Streptococcus mutans, the bacteria responsible for causing tooth decay, are able to survive and multiply without an essential biochemical pathway that is considered// vital for the survival of normal cells. ..Researchers at the University of Florida have revealed that the tooth decay causing bacteria can carry out its destructive work without this pathway. "We were met with skepticism … because...

Export Of Ayurvedic Medicines Affected Due To High Heavy Metal Content

The export of Ayurvedic medicines from India has suffered a set back following the testing by the Canadian Government that has revealed alarmingly high levels of heavy metals in the exported traditional medicinal preparations. // More than 18 different Ayurvedic medicines have been tested by the Health Canada, a part of the Canadian government’s health department. ....The analysis has highlight...

US Pigs Could Be Affected In Event Of Bird Flu

WASHINGTON - Health experts in the United States fear that if the deadly bird flu hits the country then pigs could also be at risk since they are vulnerable // to the H5N1 virus. The bird flu or the avian influenza virus has already claimed 70 lives in Asia and has appeared in parts of Europe including Ukraine. ..Around 150 million birds have been slaughtered in an effort to contain the virus....

Tourism Industry Affected By Bird Flu

The tourism industry of Turkey may suffer as a result of the bird flu outbreak in the country. The country depends upon revenues from its tourism industry to a very large extent//. Both the Government of the UK and that of Russia have advised their citizens not to make tourist visits to Turkey. These two countries account for a large volume of tourists. The outbreak in the country has badly affec...

Many young women affected by HIV

It is alarming news that there is a steep rise in the number of young women infected by HIV. The statistics were seen in Canada. The reason attributed to this phenomenon is lack of education and feeling of empowerment. // Many still fear asking and asserting the use of a condom. .... "The statistics tell us there's a huge problem for women," says Louise Binder, 55, vice-chair of Voices of Positiv...

Mental health largely affected by shift in eating patterns.

In a new study and report in UK it has been revealed that a increase in cases of mental health is due to shift in the way we eat over the years.....The Mental Health Foundation and food campaign group says that less nutritious diets // have led to an increase in cases of depression, schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Alzheimer's disease. ....One of the most impor...

Married Life Can Be Affected By Snoring

Matrimonial relations can be adversely affected as a result of snoring, according to research results revealed by the Sleep Disorders Center at Rush University Medical Center // in Illinois. Most women are negatively affected by the snoring of their husbands. This problem has also led to divorces, according to the research. As many as 10 couples were studied during the course of the research. A t...

Tourism not to be affected by bird flu affected areas!

The problem of bird flu has taken gigantic proportions not only in the animal world but human world as well. ..The fear is so intense that tourists wanting to visit // countries with bird flu like China, Vietnam, Turkey and Croatia want an advice from doctors. ..At the moment the unanimous voice is to take the plunge as bird flu is an animal disease and not a problem for humans to worry... ..The...

Newborns Affected By Antidepressant Intake Of Mothers

Researchers have advised expectant mothers to reduce the intake of anti-depressant drugs, as it is likely to affect the new born with withdrawal symptoms. // The newborn babies of such mothers display symptoms like disturbed sleep, gastrointestinal problems, high-pitched crying, and tremors within 48 hours after birth. ....These symptoms are higher in the case of babies of women who had taken...

31 Villages In Romania Affected By Bird Flu

Health authorities in Romania have confirmed the presence of new H5N1 bird flu infection. Following detection of the bird flu infection in Ostrov // (near the Bulgarian border), 31 villages have been confirmed to be affected by bird flu. ....Laboratory examination done on samples derived from poultry has been confirmed to be positive for bird flu infection. However, the samples would be further...

New System To Isolate People Affected By Bird Flu

Ahmedabad based company Online Infocomm, which helped SARS affected South-East Asia two years ago, by installing telemedicine-based thermal scanners are now under the process of designing a new system that could help early// diagnosis of the bird flu and isolate people affected by it. ....The company has sought the permission from the central and state government by sending letters to Prime Mini...

Orissa Affected By Mysterious Fever

Officials in Orissa were bewildered as about 3,000 people in the steel town were affected by a mysterious viral fever. ....The fever was first reported in a small group at a slum// cluster in Panposh on the outskirts of Rourkela, famous for its steel plant, Monday. Since then, it has rapidly spread to other parts of the town. ....The high fever is accompanied by vomiting, headache and acute col...

Poland affected by Bird flu through wild birds

There is police protection for a zone in Torun, in northern Poland on the bank of the Vistula River, the site where a dead swan was found. Polish vets confirmed the presence of the H5N1 bird flu virus in that swan. // ..The swan was found near the German border but the vets did not confirm whether the bird had the potent strain that could infect humans. ....As put by Tadeusz Wijaszka, director o...

Gastroenteritis Claims Two Lives In Mumbai, More People Affected

Gastroenteritis has claimed the lives of two children in Mumbai and many more with the symptoms of the disease are being treated at various hospitals. // Health authorities said that more doctors has been pressed into service to treat those 90-odd people who are undergoing treatment. ..Around 50 people were admitted to hospitals Wednesday, particularly in south Mumbai, where the infection was de...

Tasmanian Ecology Affected By Devil Facial Tumor Disease

The Tasmanian devil facial tumor disease has affected the ecological balance existing between native and feral species in Tasmania//. ..Due to this disease the number of devils has sharply reduced. David Pemberton a researcher said that there is a 40% drop in the devil population in the Mt William National Park. The ecology of the area has changed and one can see carcasses lying around the area...

Salmonella Affected Cases Rises to 31

Since March a strain of Salmonella Montevideo has infected thirty one people and three of them including a baby and a child have been hospitalized //, said the Health Protection agency. ....The Agency is probing the increased number of cases. ..The chocolate maker Cadbury had withdrawn about a million chocolate bars after contamination in the lot produced in one of its factories. However the A...

Fat Metabolism Of Heart Muscles Affected By High Blood Pressure

A research conducted by de las Fuentes and colleagues at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that hearts with muscle thickening// or hypertrophy due to high blood pressure get less energy because of their reduced fat metabolism. Their finding has been published in the recent issue of the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology. ...."The heart is the single most energy-consumin...

Women Affected With VWD is one of the Reason for Heavy Periods

Von Willebrand's Disease (VWD) is an inherited condition affecting about 1% of the female population. Women with heavy periods could be affected by this bleeding// disorder which goes undetected. Only about 5,000 women have been diagnosed in the UK. ..A survey of 600 women aged 16-45 for the Haemophilia Society says that about only 70% approach their GP with this problem. Von Willebrand's Disea...

Ostracised Woman Cremated Her AIDS-Affected Husband Alone

A woman belonging to a village in Bihar was left for herself to cremate the body of her husband, who had died of AIDS, as nobody turned up// give a helping hand. The widow dragged his body to the backyard of her hut and performed his last rites herself. ..Grief-stricken Dhanua Devi (named changed), a 36-year-old resident of Khaira village in Darbhanga district, says not a single person visited he...

Fertility Treatment Can Be Affected By The Use Of Marijuana

The use of marijuana’s by couples, or any one partner before fertility treatment could greatly reduce the success of the procedure. This was found according to new studies when compared to couples that did not use it, marijuana is also popularly called as grass. // ....Dr Hillary Klonoff-Cohen of the University of California stated that if the studies were confirmed with further investigations th...

Chinese Students Affected By Unknown Flu

Around 400 Chinese students belonging to Henan University of Science and Technology at Luoyang, suffered from high fevers and were rushed for treatment. The nature of the high fever is suspected to be of unknown flu virus, reports foodconsumer.org. // ..Reporters can still see a couple of ambulances waiting on the university campus to respond to any emergency needs. ..It remains unknown what di...

Zagreb, capital of Croatia, affected by first bird flu case

As a first incidence of bid flu case in the capital of Zagreb it was revealed that a dead swan found there tested positive for the H5 strain of bird flu virus. //.. ..The location of the dead swan was on the shores of the Sava River in southeast Zagreb last weekend. Tests confirmed that the dead bird had contracted the H5 type of bird flu virus, but test findings as to whether it was the lethal H...
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