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Human Genome Project Achieves Technological Triumph

... 26.06.2000. The project began more than 10 years ago to map out almost 35 billion chemical letters that make up the recipe of human life. This breakthrough is expected to revolutionize the practice of medicine by paving the way for new drugs and medical therapies.Specific sequences of DNA characters fo...

More Accurate "PROSTATE CANCER" Test can save Unnecessary Biopsies

...r markers" in medicine was developed over a decade ago to detect prostate cancer and is called "Prostate Specific Antigen" blood test or PSA for short. This test measures protein in the blood produced by the prostate gland and the normal level is between zero to four. Usually levels that are greater then...

Fight Heart disease and Pain with Meditation

...rveda which originated in India thousands of years ago has attracted world wide acclaim and meditation is the hallmark of Indian school of medicine and forms the crux of even the rituals and patterns of worship in Hinduism. Unfortunately in India as more people take up and ape the West in a big way it i...

Indian Doctor granted US patent on organ regeneration

...g / repairing organs in human beings. A few weeks ago the American patent office granted him a patent on this technique. Dr. Matapurkar was able to regenerate organs like the uterus, urethra and ureter in animals and experiments are on to regenerate organs like kidneys and parts of the intestine. Cert...

Increase in tobacco deaths

...China. But cigarette smoking peaked about 20 years ago in Hong Kong and has not done so on the mainland. Smoking causes death on a timescale of years - the cigarettes smoked in someone's thirties may cause a cancer to develop quarter of a century later. Since two thirds of all young men in China smoke,...

Novartis files application with FDA for Zometa

...honate that was approved by the FDA just two weeks ago (20 August 2001) for the treatment of hypercalcemia of malignancy (HCM), the most common life-threatening metabolic complication of cancer. To date, Novartis has received marketing clearances for Zometa in the treatment of hypercalcemia of malignancy...

Ranbaxy joins hand with Cipla to co-market ciprofloxacin

...spirit of cooperation that was started a few years ago between Cipla and Ranbaxy. Together, both the company brands account for over 30 per cent of the Ciprofloxacin market in India....

Setting up a new pharmaceutical industry in India

...medabad. Erweka has started manufacturing 50 years ago in Germany and today is world leader in testing equipment. Erweka, Germany, one of the biggest manufacturer - Supplier of testing and R&D equipment to phamaceutical industries worldwide has a strong brand name in the Indian pharmaceutical Industry fo...

Surgeons implant second artificial heart

...cial heart in a 59-year-old man more than 2 months ago announced on Thursday that they have installed a second such device in a 70-year-old man. The latest patient, who was not identified, was recovering in intensive care at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, the hospital said in a statement. // The self-c...

Cirrhosis on the rise

... 1,600 women a year, compared to 1,200 seven years ago - more than cervical cancer. While some of this increase can be blamed on the side-effects of long-term infection with hepatitis B and C, Professor Donaldson says that the most "convincing explanation" is alcohol. He says: "There is a clear need fo...

Alcoholics are prone to disability

...ix year period of the study.This began a few years ago and was concluded that drinking causes the disability. They also found that problem drinkers not disabled at the start of the study tended to become so over time....

Acne Drug linked to suicide attempts

One year ago the FDA issued a statement about the potential for depression and suicide in teens taking the acne drug, Accutane. And now, reports say that the 15-year-old pilot who crashed his plane into a skyscraper was prescribed the drug. At this point, investi...

Broccoli's role against cancer

...ting compound in broccoli, first isolated a decade ago at Johns Hopkins, may protect against a much broader spectrum of diseases.A new study shows that the compound, sulphoraphane, helps cells defend themselves for two or three days against highly reactive and toxic molecules called oxidants.// Unlike ...

Heart Surgery Is Getting Safer for the Old

...tes compared with surgery that took place a decade ago on patients in this age group. In addition, the researchers found that the risk of major complications was nearly cut in half, dropping from 24% to 14%. "We've gotten better at knowing who we can get through," Rosengart said. "Technically, we know ...

FDA fish warning criticized

...us group meetings with consumers conducted 2 years ago to test safety messages about mercury and fish. Some women in the focus groups said they ate a can of tuna daily while pregnant. Of the five most popular seafoods - shrimp, trout, salmon and catfish are the others - only tuna has worrisome mercury le...

Attitude affects life's quality

...ers at the University of Illinois, found two years ago that optimists live longer than pessimists. Now, the same group of researchers// looked to see if one's outlook on life affects their quality of life. In the 1970s, participants were assessed using a personality test. Using a scale, researchers dete...

Spine Surgeries becoming less painful

...d in Europe, US & other countries about five years ago and recently available in India, has dramatically changed the treatment options for patients suffering from spine disorders. In Endoscopic Spinal Surgery, an incision of anly 2cms is made and an endoscope (a 2mm camera) is inserted into the vertebral...

Something to relieve the pain in your neck!

...ng to a rock wall look easy, but a slip five years ago could have cost him his life. The slip happened because his belayer, the person whose job it is to keep the safety rope taut, had stopped looking up, due to the strain on his neck. Following this episode, Darrell Poole developed the product along wit...

Less is more for preserving teeth and gums

...hose school of dental science reported three years ago that two out of three Britons could not use a toothbrush properly, called for clearer advice from dentists. Timing the morning and evening sessions was essential, he said, although getting the pressure right was harder and might prove a long, error-s...

Smoking and Oral Contraceptives:

...adly for women who smoke. The study began 35 years ago and included 17,000 women. Oral contraceptives were widely used in the 1970s and 1980s. There has long been a question of whether being on the birth control pill could increase your chance for cancer or other fatal diseases. As part of the Oxford Fa...

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