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Dr Reddy’s Laboratories to challenge patents on drug

Pharma major Dr Reddy’s Laboratories will continue to aggressively challenge patents on drugs in the US despite the recent denial of a 180-day marketing exclusivity to its generic Omeprazole 40 mg capsules by the US Food and Drug Administration. Omeprazole is indicated for the treatment of duodenal and gastric ulcers. ....The FDA granted the marketing exclusivity to Andrx group of the US. The los...

Finding relief from Excruciating Headaches a challenge

It's a condition that has existed for centuries, doctors say. But only recently has it been given a name: "chronic daily headaches," or CDH, defined as migraines or neck- and head-squeezing tension headaches //that are present 15 or more days each month. ..Some might think it sounds like just another excuse to skip school. But young people such as Rachel Gohmann, an 18-year-old college freshman...

‘Never Say Die’ Spirit of Visually Challenged - Makes Him a Role Modl

Bhagipur (Orissa): A visually-challenged man, is an inspiration today for all of his villagers and now not only makes his own living but also helps other physically challenged people both in spirit and kind//. ....Srinivas Jena became blind at the age of five years old. Many of his neighbours suggested that he should take to begging for his family's survival, however he was inspired by a radio...

Momentum of Stem cell research impeded by legal challenges

California in the year 2005 planned to begin stem cell research in the state with the approval of 61% of voters passing the Proposition 71. But the legal challenges have impeded the initiative. // ..The officials now say that it would take spring 2007 before the project will be initiated. Zach Hall, president of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, told his board of directors that...

Australia Ready to Meet the Challenges of Bird Flu

The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said that the risk of the H5N1 strain reaching Australia was very high. // OIE director-general Bernard Vallat reported this to the French parliamentary commission on the disease and put the United States and Canada in the same risk category. ....It said that the avian flu was likely to be transmitted from Indonesia by migratory birds. But the Gover...

OpenMED Nominated For Stockholm Challenge 2006 Award

OpenMED, an open access Internet archive for research works on medical and allied sciences that is hosted by an Indian government body, has been nominated as a finalist for the prestigious Stockholm Challenge 2006 award. // ....Backed by the National Informatics Centre, OpenMED allows authors and researchers to self-archive their scientific and technical documents. The Stockholm Challenge is a p...

Sexual Health Service Is Under Pressure and Faced With Financial Challenges

In Dundee, UK a sexual health service for young people was opened in 2002. This mainly helps and attends to teenage sexual problems especially to those living in Western Europe. // The main aim of this service was to reduce the growing number of sexual problems among the teenagers. According to the statistics Dundee, is the city with the highest proportion of young teenage pregnancies in Western...

Treating Bad Breath Yet A Challenge

Researchers have still not been able to arrive at conclusive evidence regarding which method is the most effective in treating bad breadth //. The choice of using mouthwashes, breath mints, chewing gums, sprays or mechanical tongue cleaning is left to convenience of an individual. ....'From the results of some low-powered trials, tongue cleaning, scraping and brushing do appear to have some bene...

Sexy Images and Lingerie Challenge A Man’s Decision Making Skill

Catching sight of a pretty woman is enough to challenge a man’s decision-making skills, reveals a new research conducted by Belgian researchers. // Men shown images of lingerie or sexy women before attempting to play a financial game more likely to accept unfair offers. Furthermore, this effect was more pronounced when men had high testosterone levels. ....This study for the first time highlight...

Distressed Couple Assists Parents Of Mentally Challenged Kids

The years have not lessened the pain of losing their mentally challenged daughter Ammi but have spurred Ashok Trivedi and his wife Meenakshi to run free counselling// sessions here for parents whose children are similarly afflicted. ..The Trivedis were shattered when seven-year-old Ammi died in 1997. They had tried their best to save her, but nothing helped. After her death, the couple decided...

Abuja Challenges the Government

Abuja, the African leader set new targets to the government on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. He said this in the Nigerian capital. a major resolution was passed,// declaring that at least 80 % of the patients suffering from these diseases should have access to HIV/AIDS treatment such as antiretroviral (ARV) drugs, care and support. Civil society organizations were eager to note these target...

Nurses in South Africa Face Challenges

Yet another International Nurses' Day has gone by but still South Africa's own nursing community is faced with numerous challenges//. ...."On this day we salute the nurses of South Africa and celebrate those who give so much of themselves to better the lives of others in need," said Siphokazi Phillip, international relations co-ordinator for the Democratic Nurses Organisation of South Africa (De...

Bangladesh Progressing But Must Yet Face Challenges In Health Sector

The visiting Executive Director of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Thoraya A Obaid said that Bangladesh has attained progress //in some sectors, but it still has many challenges to address in the health sector to become an advanced country. ....She said that in population controlling, reducing child and maternal motility rate, empowerment of women, gender equality and increasing access to...

Dummies, Bad For Breastfed Babies – Study Challenge

Health professionals disagree with using dummy due to different developmental, hygienic or aesthetic reasons. A study in a medical journal gives authoritative //evidence that dummies are bad for babies and parents should be in need of advise. ..The research the results of 20 studies conducted over the world since from past decade was analysed and it shows babies who are used to dummies are prone...

'Mentally-challenged' should have a choice

Patients who are mentally ill, and in the care of state institutions, should be allowed the right to challenge decisions concerning their care and treatment, Health// Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang said. .. ..Speaking at a gathering of Mental Health Review Board members, at Weskoppies psychiatric hospital, Pretoria, the minister said "We must work tirelessly to change the practice from the pa...

AIDS Challenge in India

The AIDS virus was first discovered by Dr Suniti Solomon in India in 1986. Last week she delivered a speech on 'Frontline perspectives from India: Progress// and challenges in combating the HIV/AIDS virus' in New York. ..Dr Solomon is the founder-director of the premier HIV/AIDS care and support centre in Chennai, the Y R Gaitonde Centre for AIDS Research and Education. ..The campaign was title...

Allen Carr An Anti Smoking Campaigner Diagnosed With Lung Cancer

Allen Carr, an outspoken adversary of smoking and a former 100-cigarette-a-day user, from Britain has been diagnosed with lung cancer at the age of 73.// ....Allen Carr has written a number of extremely successful self-help books to encourage smokers to give up the unhealthy habit, had earlier today confirmed his illness. ....Her announced, “Since I stopped smoking more than 23 years ago I have...

Mentally Challenged Boy Kept in Chains in Jharkhand

A 15-year-old mentally challenged boy is being kept in chains in Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand//. ....News reports said Mohammed Raja, a resident of Dengura village, about 120 km from here, has been kept in a room tied with chains. "He becomes violent when we remove the chains - sometimes dangerous. Therefore, we have kept him in chains," the boy's elder sister told IANS. ...."Once Raja saw...

Britain Plans Medical Hub To Meet India, China Challenge

Faced with India and China's growing strengths in medical research, British Prime Minister Tony Blair// has announced the creation of a 'global medical excellence cluster' comprising universities and drugs companies. ....The hub is to be set up in southeast England to protect Britain's science base and boost its ability to find new cures. This is the latest of measures initiated by government fun...

Allen Brain Atlas – a 3-D gene map of brai

The web-based 3-D map of gene expression in the mouse brain is considered a scientific advancement for mental disorders that affect around 26% of Americans or 57.7 million people//. .. ..The Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle produced the Allen Brain Atlas. The Allen Institute was started in 2003 and the Atlas project was also initiated at that time. The $100 million given by Microsoft...

Ruling for AIDS Funding Challenged

Officials of the Bush administration sought on Tuesday to overturn a court decision that allows nonprofit AIDS groups to apply for federal funding without signing// an agreement to oppose prostitution and sex trafficking. ..One of the groups, DKT International Inc., has refused to sign the pledge because it has been helping in the distribution of condoms to prostitutes and other sex workers in Vi...

Fresh Water, HIV Biggest of India's Six Challenges: Chidambaram

New Delhi: Admitting that India faced six major risks - HIV/AIDS and depleting freshwater supplies to name just two - Finance Minister P. Chidambaram declared at the India// Economic Summit here Sunday there was no need for alarm as solutions were on hand to overcome the challenges. ...."Every risk is an opportunity for innovation and change. It gives the impetus for technological change, an opp...

Britain Plans Medical Hub to Meet India, China Challenge

London: Faced with India and China's growing strengths in medical research, British Prime Minister Tony Blair has announced the creation of a 'global medical excellence cluster' comprising// universities and drugs companies. ....The hub is to be set up in southeast England to protect Britain's science base and boost its ability to find new cures. This is the latest of measures initiated by govern...

Climate Sceptics Issued With Challenge by a U.K Scientist

Farmers in Wimmera, Australia, survey an empty dam, which has left them with fields of stunted wheat.// Parts of Australia, which are in the grip of the worst drought in memory, have sparked an intense debate about global warming. ..Alan Thorpe, Chief Executive of Natural Environment Research Council in U.K., and one of the world's leading climate scientists has challenged those questioning on t...

New Study Challenges How Regulators Determine Risk

A new study provides the strongest evidence yet that a key portion of the traditional dose-response model used in drug testing and risk assessment// for toxins is wrong when it comes to measuring the effects of very low doses. ....Edward J. Calabrese, a scientist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The findings, based on a review of more than 56,000 tests in 13 strains of yeast using 2,20...

Number of TB Cases Continuing Challenge for Thai Government

The increasing number of tuberculosis cases detected annually in Thailand is an ongoing challenge for the government, the Nation reports.// ....According to Somchai Pinyopornpaitch, deputy director-general of the Department of Disease Control, TB cases have increased for several years despite health officials' efforts. TB incidence in Thailand is currently 50 per 100,000 people, with 90,000 new...

Tuberculosis : Growing Number of TB Cases Continuing Challenge for Thai Government

The increasing number of tuberculosis cases detected annually in Thailand is an ongoing challenge for the government, the Nation reports. //According to Somchai Pinyopornpaitch, deputy director-general of the Department of Disease Control, TB cases have increased for several years despite health officials' efforts. ....TB incidence in Thailand is currently 50 per 100,000 people, with 90,000 new c...

Ban on Non-iodised Salt Challenged

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday admitted a petition challenging a government notification banning the production,// sale and use of non-iodised salt for human consumption. ....A three-Judge Bench comprising Justice B.N. Agrawal, Justice P.P. Naolekar and Justice R.V. Raveendran admitted the petition filed by Academy of Nutrition Improvement and asked the government to file its response in...

Routine Oxygen Administration in Heart Attack Victims, Challenged

Oxygen is Nature’s gift to man and indispensable, yet says a doctor, when administered without need, in a clinical situation to a person recovering from a heart attack, it// does more harm than good. .. It has been routine practice in most hospitals to give oxygen to patients via a facemask, in order to reduce the workload on a heart after it suffers an attack. Yet the New Zealand researcher, Pr...

Tuberculosis – 125 Years Since Discovery, Yet a Challenge to Dat

The World Health Organization estimates that nearly nine million people around the world suffer Tuberculosis, which kills one-point-six million people each year//. The bacterium behind the notorious lung disease was discovered more than a century ago, yet on its 125th anniversary on March 24th, also The World Tuberculosis Day, we are unable to say with conviction that the disease is vanquished....

Tuberculosis, A Challenge To The Political Will Of Governments, Says Veteran Crusader

Tuberculosis is a global emergency. It challenges the ability and will of the governments everywhere to evolve the right policy mix to foster //the health of the vast masses of the disadvantaged people, says Dr.C.N.Deivanayagam of Chennai, an acknowledged expert and a rebel among Indian physicians. ....There is no dearth of reports to show that Mycobacterium tuberculosis Hominis (MTB) (the sci...

FDA Cites Challenges of Generic Biotech

A top drug regulator told lawmakers Monday it could be a decade or more before science is available to safely approve generic versions of biotech drugs // in the way the agency approves knockoffs of traditional drugs. ..Food and Drug Administration deputy commissioner Janet Woodcock's testimony could benefit companies such as Amgen Inc. and Genentech Inc, which have never faced generic competiti...

Hormone Replacement Therapy- Not A Fallen Angel

Experts are describing as a “ U-turn of dramatic proportions”, a study finding which says that hormone replacement therapy in women can in fact prevent// them from the risks of heart disease. .. The study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that hormone replacement therapy or HRT, taken by women in their 50’s do not put such women at higher risks of heart attacks a...

Africa Challenged To Produce Its Own Generic Drugs

A three-day summit in Johannesburg, capital of the rainbow nation South Africa, has resulted in a chorus of voices calling for Africa to produce// its own versions of low-cost generic drugs for the treatment of HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis. ..Mamadou Diallo, chief pharmacist in the A.U. commission's medical services directorate, who insists that Africa has the resources and capacity to pro...

Study Challenges Conventional Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury

Neuroscientists are now looking at lactate with a much more positive eye, considering it a possible replacement “fuel” for the brain in the immediate //hours after a traumatic brain injury instead of glucose, the current standard. If they are right, it could change how emergency room physicians and intensive care physicians treat patients with brain injuries in the first critical hours after inju...

Nervousness Makes Lily Allen Drink!

British pop star Lily Allen has blamed her alcohol addiction to the nervousness and anxiety before a show . Allen said that the fear of doing a bad show makes her drink even more. ......"I have been getting really drunk because I've been so nervous about doing bad shows," the Daily Mail quoted Allen, as telling New magazine. ......"It's not good and that's why I want to get back into the studio....

Govt Sees Off Casino Challenge

The trade body representing the vast majority of Britain's casinos on Monday lost its High Court challenge over government plans to shake-up the country's gambling industry. The British Casino Association (BCA) failed to persuade the London-based court that Labour's policy to create 17 new casinos, including the first Las Vegas-style "super-casino," was treating existing gaming establishments wi...

Lily Allens MySpace Alcoholic confession was made Up

Lily Allen has hit out at media reports claiming that the she admitted to being an alcoholic. ......The 22-year-old insisted that whatever was written on her Myspace blog was made up and not written by her. ......"It never was on the Myspace blog. Someone made it up, Contactmusic quoted Allen, as saying. ......The Smile singer revealed that her statement in an interview in a Canada TV show wa...

Cherie Blair to Challenge Hubbys Smoking Ban on Human Rights Ground

In what may be called a body blow to British Prime Minister Tony Blair, his wife Cherie has reportedly been hired by a sex-themed nightclub to challenge the legislation that imposes ban on smoking from July 1 onwards. ......Cherie Blair will be giving expert advice as to how the smoking ban may breach the human rights of staff and guests at visited the HeyJo club in St James's, Central London,...

Challenges in Entecavir Drug Treatment

According to a new report in the New England Journal of Medicine,treating hepatitis B patients with the drug entecavir can cause those who are also infected with HIV to become resistant to two of the most important drugs in the anti-HIV arsenal. ... the researchers reported that a patient infected with both hepatitis B and HIV who was treated with entecavir developed a mutant strain of HIV that...
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