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ICMR along with other International Research organisation with drug development for Neglected Diseases

Malaria, Tuberculosisand leprosy, are the world’s most neglected diseases along with diseases such as kala azar(leishmaniasis),sleeping sickness( human African trypanosomiasis)and Chagas disease, that afflict the deeply impoverished in developing countries and account for 90% of the global disease burden however ironically, a mere 10% of global health research is devoted to these diseases.// .. ....

Help teenagers eat healthy by giving nutritional information along with food.

Providing nutritional information about the dish along with the food can make your teenagers// make better and healthier food decisions. Student cafeterias can use cards to display information about the food served in order to help teenagers decide better. ....For most of the foods, it is not very difficult to find the nutritional information as more and more packaged foods are providing the info...

HIV/AIDS Awareness Info through Barber Shops, Salons

A Wilmington-based HIV/AIDS community outreach program in Delaware has thought of an offbeat salon approach to enhance awareness on HIV/AIDS.// ..Its “Do the Right Thing 4Life” program—supported by AIDS Delaware provides information on HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, as well as condoms, to people via the participating barbershops and beauty salons. ..Do the Right Thing 4Life—founded by Frank H...

Running Alone Might Not Be The Answer

New research by scientists from Princeton University says that running or exercising alone may not provide the benefits of exercising. The reserachers led by Elizabeth Gould at Princeton University // say in Nature Neuroscience that running alone does not seem to generate new brain cells, which are found in abundance after running or exercising in pairs or in groups. The reserachers conducted a s...

Provigil Patent Extension Accorded To Cephalon

Cephalon has been accorded a further six months of patent extension by the FDA for its pediatric sleep disorder treatment medication//, Provigil. ....Cephlaon had complied with the terms of an explicit written request that entailed the provision of clinical studies data after studying the effects of provigil on pediatric patients. ....Cephalon has settled the ‘provogil’patent infringement liti...

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...

Dead End: Aged, Ailing and Alone In Death

Old age and death is a foregone conclusion with no open choices. But does this also mean no end-of life choices that help, an elderly dying a dignified// and peaceful death? The department of health recently spoke of 60% compliance of hospitals with superior practices in end of life care to the elderly. ....To research into this lofty claim, a survey was initiated, that revealed, many people in...

Bill for Formal Regulation of Tanning Salons

Ken Macintosh, the Labour MSP for Eastwood plans to publish a private member's bill for regulating tanning salons in order to ban children from their premises.// This is part of a clampdown against Scotland's rising incidents of skin cancer. ..Coin-operated and unsupervised sun beds are to be banned as a part of this proposal. More information was also required to be published on the health ris...

Boys Join the Race Along With Girl to Get a Stick like Figure

Boys also have become victims to disorders like anorexia and bulimia which has initially haunted the girls. But a UK study showed that 500 teenagers are affected //due to sheer peer pressure, families and friends. The research is published in the British Journal of Health Psychology. The authors wanted to analyze the gap in the literature and look at what influences eating habits among male and f...

Physical Attraction Alone May Not Boost Up Sales

A beautiful young model may not necessarily help sales, rather she could actually negatively influence the customer if she is irrelevant to the quality of the product, says a study//. ....Pretty faces are used to sell everything from computer processors to motor oil. But it is not really effective to use them to market something that has nothing to do with physical attractiveness, reported the sc...

Grapefruit juice could be taken along with medication: the nutrient-drug reaction uncovered!

As previously thought and followed that patients on medications for blood pressure and cholesterol were not allowed grapefruit juice could change soon...Those affected can now safely consume grapefruit juice- which has lot of benefits as a breakfast regular.//..The ban on this juice for some was due to some studies that have shown it can lead to possible overdoses and dangerous side effects. .......

Yoga Along with Treatment for Breast Cancer Improves Quality of Life

Researchers have found a remarkable improvement in patients who undergo yoga program along with the treatment for breast cancer thereby proving the age-old belief about the interrelation between the mind and the body//. There was a considerable improvement in the quality of life of the patients who participated in the yoga program than those who do not. ....The study, presented today at the 42nd...

Breast Feeding Alone can Reduce Infant Mortality Rates

New Delhi, Jun 5. Observing that breast feeding alone can reduce infant mortality rates; the Centre has asked the state governments to launch awareness campaigns //on breast feeding on the lines of the initiative for polio immunization. ....Breast feeding alone can reduce infant mortality rates by 13 per cent. It is not only the best food for the child but also ensures a strong foundation for goo...

Breast Feeding Alone Can Reduce Infant Mortality Rates: Govt

Observing that breast feeding alone can reduce infant mortality rates, the Centre has asked the state governments to launch awareness campaigns on breast feeding on the lines of the initiative for polio immunisation. // ....Breast feeding alone can reduce infant mortality rates by 13 per cent. It is not only the best food for the child but also ensures a strong foundation for good health through...

Morning Sickness Not A Prerogative of Women Alone

According to a new study in Britain it is found that fathers-to-be also suffer from postnatal depression and morning sickness. // ..Hence the new 2006 Pregnancy Book comes to the rescue of expectant parents. It gives first hand information and prepares both the mother and father on the various problem expected during pregnancy such as depression and morning sickness. The book is published by the...

Living alone is a deterrent to good health

Many households in the United Kingdom have lone inhabitants, which means there is a prevailing trend of many people living in seclusion. This is surely// an unhealthy trend, say Danish researchers, whose study has revealed that living alone almost doubles the risk of heart disease. ....The living alone and ill health link was discovered after a study of 138,000 adults in the 30-69 age bracket....

Significant Increase In Heart Diseases Found In Older People Living Alone

Danish researchers, in their new studies have concluded that persons who live alone are twice as likely to suffer from a serious heart condition when compared to people// who live with partners, or families. ....Research by Kirsten Melgaard Nielsen, Ph.D., and colleagues, of the Aarhus Sygehus University Hospital in Denmark, was conducted after obtaining data on 138,000 adults between the ages o...

Scotland's First 'Stand-Alone' Private Fertility Centre Established

Scotland's first ever-private fertility clinic has been established by two leading fertility experts, with an aim of helping older women around the ages of 45 with the// treatment. ....Professor Richard Fleming, a specialist in reproductive medicine and a leading authority in the field of IVF, and Paul Mitchell, the only embryologist in Scotland who is qualified to carry out pre-implantation gen...

Men Think Clearly Only If They Sleep Alone

According to a study conducted by the researchers at the University of Vienna it was found that sharing a bed diminishes the man's ability to think clearly.// ..The lead researcher Professor Gerhard Kloesch analysed about eight unmarried, childless couples in their 20s. They were asked to share their beds and on the next day they were asked to perform a simple cognitive test. It was found that w...

Postmen to Deliver Anti-malaria Medicines Along with Letters in Jharkhand

Along with letters the friendly postman will now deliver healthcare at the doorstep of Jharkhand villagers.// ....'Postmen have been engaged to deliver anti-malaria medicines because they are the ones who visit the remotest parts of the state,' said Jharkhand health secretary Sivendu. ....From delivering letters to Assam tea to anti-malaria medicines, the job of a postman is getting diversifie...

Trachoma not Curable by Antibiotics Alone

A study conducted in Vietnam has indicated that antibiotic therapy against Trachoma is not effective in the long term. When children affected with trachoma //(second leading cause of blindness after cataract) were treated with azithromycin, it was seen that there was only a short-lived improvement. Dr. Deborah Dean, senior scientist at Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute in California...

FDA Approval for Lung Cancer Treatment -Avastin Along with Chemotherapy

The FDA has approved the drug bevacizumab (Avastin) for first time treatment of advanced lung cancer in conjunction with chemotherapy. // This comes after a large randomised study on lung cancer patients led by Dr.Alan Sandler, lung cancer specialist and director of Thoracic Oncology at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. ....Nearly 900 patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) were tested d...

Battle against Skin Cancer must Target Tanning Salons

Tanning salons must be regulated by the Scottish Executive according to health experts and politicians. The call follows widespread support for a Private Members' Bill that was put// forward by Labour MSP Ken Macintosh, which demanded licensing of all sun bed parlours. ..In May the Regulation of Sun bed Parlours Bill was put out for consultation and support from people, hoping that the myth that...

Thou shalt not live on 'white' bread alone

Let those who have a craving for white bread pause to hear this. New reports show ample proof that goes to prove that excessive consumption of white bread could lead to cancer of the kidneys. // ..White bread is made of refined flour. Researchers have come to conclusion that use of excessive refined flour in ones diet can supply surplus of sugar to the circulation which in turn stimulates the rel...

Cancer Stem Cells Alone spread Cancer

Researchers from Toronto, Canada have found that only a small portion of a tumor is responsible for spreading cancer and not all the cells as believed earlier. // ....This is the fourth type of cancer in which stem cells have been found to be the source of the disease. Previously it was discovered in leukaemia, breast and brain cancers. This finding supports the view - stem cells may be responsib...

Leave Us Alone

How would you like to die? That is, if you were old and terminally ill?// .. Researchers like Dartmouth (USA) University‘s Elliott Fisher and colleagues have poured over data gathered from various elderly and dying patients. ..Their newest study looks at end-of-life care provided to 4.7 million patients with chronic conditions such as cancer, heart failure and lung disease. These persons were ho...

Tooth Decay Bacteria Evolved Along With Man

A research team from the New York University College of Dentistry has discovered the first conclusive proof that bacteria associated with// oral decay evolved along with its human hosts. ..The team, led by Page Caufield, a professor of cariology and comprehensive care at NYUCD, discovered that Streptococcus mutans, a bacterium associated with dental caries, has evolved along with its human hosts...

Not Parkinson’s Disease Alon

Scientists claim that sequence variation in a gene linked to dopamine regulation, can lead not only to Parkinson’s disease but also to a craving for alcohol.// ..The protein alpha synuclein (SNCA) plays an important role in the regulation of dopamine function. SNCA mutations can lead to significant problems, such as the neurodegenerative disorder Parkinson's disease, which is caused by a substa...

World's Oldest High-wire Artiste Hums Along at 98

Kassel (Germany): Konrad Thurano, 98, is not too good on his legs, even with the aid of a walking stick, but put him on a tightrope and he seems// years - no, decades - younger. ....Thurano believes he is the world's oldest high-wire artiste still performing, and no one has found an active centenarian acrobat to disprove this, so it's probably true...At a birthday party this week in the German...

Red Cross Promotes Prevention, Control of TB Along U.S. - Mexican Border

WASHINGTON, While the global health community and residents of several countries are concerned about news reports of the estimated 100 people who may have contracted tuberculosis (TB) from an infected airplane passenger recently, the American Red Cross has been working for two years along the U.S. and Mexican border to prevent the spread of this particularly infectious disease. ......At a confe...

A Stroll Along Countryside Could Reduce Depression and Raise Self-esteem

A new study by researchers at the University of Essex suggests that country walks may help reduce depression and raise self-esteem . ......The study, which is the first ever to look at how green exercise, called "Ecotheraphy", specifically affects those suffering from depression, compared the benefits of a 30-minute walk in a country park with a walk in an indoor shopping centre. ......A group...

France Celebrates Summer With All-night Music Fest; NY Swings Along

France celebrated the summer solstice in the wee small hours Friday with an all-night music festival in cities and towns that drew 10 million revellers onto the streets , while New York swung along for the first time. ......In Paris, the mood and vibe changed from area to area. Thousands flocked to Abbesses on the slopes of Montmartre and danced in the narrow streets as small-time artists enjoye...
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