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Glivec - New Hope For CMC Patients

For those unlucky to be afflicted by the deadly chronic myeloid leukemia (CMC) and their near and dear ones, there's some good news. One of the deadliest forms of leukemia - commonly called 'blood cancer' - kills thousands across the globe. Chronic myeloid leukemia was one of th...

HIV infected patients can travel safely abroad

...nsive. However it is now being accepted that HIV afflicted patients can safely travel abroad after informing their physicians and after taking a few precautions. This way they can start living a near normal life and initiate a process of getting on with their lives. However before traveling they need to ma...

Fluoride proves effective against fractures

...l Osteoporosis Foundation. Eighty percent of those afflicted are women. The UT researchers set out to determine the safety and efficacy of treating osteoporosis using sodium fluoride as a bone-forming agent over the course of a 42-month study that followed 85 women who were 65 years and older and had one or m...

Mutating viruses helps produce antibodies

...ory diseases such as whooping cough. Bordatella is afflicted by a plague of its own, a kind of virus known as a bacteriophage or "bacteria eater." This phage infects Bordatella using its tail-like structures, which latch onto a specific molecule on the bacteria's surface. To avoid the virus, the bacteria freq...

Canada stunned as mad cow discovery leads to beef ban

...nt comes on the heels of the Sars scare, which has afflicted its largest metropolis, Toronto. The city was briefly listed last month by the World Health Organisation as a place for travellers to avoid. Steakhouse chains are bracing for further fall-out as Canadians stay away from eating beef.Above all, Canadia...

Hope for First New Melanoma Treatment in Decades

...rojected that by 2010, one in 50 Americans will be afflicted by melanoma....

The Effectiveness Of Chickenpox Vaccine Questioned

... 350 children ages 13 months or older who had been afflicted with the chickenpox virus.The research shows the effectiveness of the vaccine in its first year to be 97 percent. It then drops to 84 percent after two to eight years. However, the overall effectiveness of the vaccine was 87 percent.Research points...

Diabetes diagnosis may be the signal for psychiatric illness in children

...ut of five of them have showed tendencies of being afflicted by psychiatric illness like depression, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, autism, developmental delay etc. Researchers for the study feel that this could mean that incidence of diabetes type 2 disease increases the chances of incidence of ment...

Mutations in NOTCH1 cause an early developmental defect in the aortic valve

...tava said. A second, smaller family in San Diego afflicted with the heart disorder also had members with a second mutation in the same gene, providing convincing evidence that the researchers had found the genetic link to aortic heart disease, said Dr. Vidu Garg, assistant professor of pediatrics and molecul...

Neurological Disorders Overcome By Proteins

...therapeutic interventions that would benefit those afflicted with such diseases. Source: Indo-Asian News Service...

Expandable metal stents used in digestive cancers

...able metal stents in the digestive tract of people afflicted with gastrointestinal cancers. These patients commonly suffer from obstructions and they present with symptoms like difficulty in swallowing, if the block is in the esophagus; they might present with other symptoms like difficulty in defecati...

New advance in prostate cancer management

...be used to improve the lives of millions of people afflicted with the disease. For routine pathological examination, the needle biopsy samples are embedded in paraffin blocks to facilitate thin sectioning and examination. The new method requires the biopsies to be cut into cubes, which are oriented in an appr...

Researchers Identified Process That Aids Spread Of Alzheimer’s’ Diseae

...ide. Amyloid-beta forms the plaques seen in brains afflicted with Alzheimer’s. Now that nicastrin’s function has been ascertained, it opens a way to block just the splitting of APP, leaving all the enzyme’s other functions intact. For instance, it may be possible to generate chemical compounds that specifical...

Dengue Claims 15 Lives In West Bengal

...itted lethal disease that has claimed 15 lives and afflicted 1,000 people in West Bengal so far, has been declared an epidemic by the state government.// State Health Director Prabhakar Chatterjee Tuesday told IANS:...

Some See A Hopeless End, While Others See An Endless Hope

...nt of extending the enthusiasm for living to those afflicted with the so-called deadly disease. “It’s your body. It’s your mind. It’s your cancer. It’s your battle. Only you have the answers to how you can win.” Out of this battle plan was born the book ‘The Joy of Cancer’, written by Anup Kumar who was diagno...

HIV/AIDS - May push Back the Tide of Progress in India

India has the second largest number of HIV/AIDS afflicted people in the world after South Africa and now threats// to the corporate world of India are very real according to a World Economic Survey. The surveys message is “50 per cent businesses expect an effect on the business due to AIDS in the next fiv...

Active Lifestyle Helps To Slowdown Illness In Alzheimer's Patients

...e spotlight on a disease that is estimated to have afflicted over three million in India. Experts say if immediate family members and caretakers of Alzheimer's patients are taken into account, the number of people touched by the illness could be anywhere between six and 30 million people. So far scientists h...

PET Scanning can help in early detection of Alzheimer’s diseas

.... Patients with MCI cannot be diagnosed as being afflicted with Alzheimer’s. However, the disorder is seen as a precursor to Alzheimer's disease. Many patients with MCI develop a progressive decline in their thinking abilities over time with Alzheimer's as the underlying cause. It is possible to diagnose t...

Childhood Asthma Can Be Kept Under Control By Cost-Effective Home Based Interventions

...r to ensure optimal health benefits for each child afflicted with the disease....

Non-Communicable Diseases Mounting Up At An Alarming Rate in India

...ear revealed that more than 30% of the people were afflicted with diabetes. Even more alarming is the World Health Organization prediction that the number of cardiac and cancer patients would increase to an alarming rate in the forthcoming years. The minister highlighted the lack of attention given to health...

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