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Poor health care in Russia maybe causing Decline in its Population

Medical officials in Russia have reported to have said that more than two-thirds of births in Russia are marred by complications, and every second newborn discharged from a maternity clinic is suffering health problems. .. ..The number of normal births declined from 45.3 percent in 1992 to just 30 percent last year, said Olga Frolova, head of the statistics department of Russia's Academy of Medic...

Startling Expose – Physicians Often Have No Regular Source Of Health Car

Startling! But true! ..In a censure of the doctors around the world, a study conducted by researchers at the prestigious Yale and Johns Hopkins Universities has revealed that more than a third of physicians have no regular source of healthcare Dr. Cary P Gross of Yale University is New Haven, Connecticut says, ‘ these physicians without a regular source of health care are less likely than others...

Debate Rages over firing of HIV infected health care workers

When we flip through the news papers it isn’t uncommon for us to see news items which tell us that an employee has been fired from an establishment after testing positive for HIV. But rarely do these matters become a major controversy when many sit up and take notice. Especially in the health care industry people don’t bat an eyelid when someone is fired because of ones HIV serostatus. Many nurse...

Prince Charles lends support to Alternative Medicine

In an open show of support to Alternative Medicine, Britain's Prince Charles has urged the government to allocate 10 million pounds ($14.21 million) to fund a five-year research program into the effects of alternative medicine. The world is now sitting up and taking notice of holistic medicine and Prince Charles’s support to fund research in this field has come as a shot in the arm for these crus...

Want a Healthy brew? Have some Tea!

The most widely consumed beverage in the world next to water is Tea. Whether you like it strong or light, with or without milk, sugared or bland, with herbs or with masala it is undoubtedly the most favorite amongst all beverages. Even coffee lovers and health freaks who live on fruit and vegetables grudgingly accept tea as a wholesome energy boost. But the international scientific community is n...

Patient’s perception of health status helps in better recover

We always insist that we should feel healthy to actually live healthy. Doctors in England say that following a coronary bypass surgery; the patient’s attitude helps in an early recovery. To justify this argument the researchers conducted a health survey just before coronary bypass operations and assessed the patient’s own perception of his/her own health status. Following surgery those who had a...

Antioxidants protect health tissue in people undergoing radiation therapy.

A recent finding by Indian scientists revealed that two antioxidants in black pepper and turmeric- piperine and curcumin were found to help protect the bacterial DNA from damage by irradiation in test organism. ..Spices with antioxidants property have radio protective effect and protecting organisms like Escherichia role and Bacillus megaterium organisms (taken for study) against of gamma radiati...

Sexual abuse affect health for a lifetime

Sexual abuse occurred when the women were 16 years old and the men were 13.5 years old revealed by a study conducted by California University Researchers. ..It appears that the sexual abuse or assault was associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, arthritis and thyroid diseases. It varied by gender, where arthritis and breast cancer occur in women and increased risk of thyroid disease oc...

Smoking a greater risk than HIV? Yes say health experts!!!!

A research backed by the British government says that smoking will turn out to be the biggest killer in the years to come, surpassing the threat of even HIV. The British broadcasting corporation reported on Monday that in the developing world smoking will kill more people than any other disease in the next 20 years. The report released from the Institute of Development Studies in Sussex, United K...

Alternative medicine more popular among HIV positive patients

Despite significant improvements in anti AIDS therapy, complimentary and alternative medicine seem to be more attractive to the AIDS positive patients, according to a new study. Among 191 HIV-positive outpatients surveyed about their use of complementary and alternative therapies, 67% said they had used alternative therapies at some point to control their HIV infection and 40% reported current us...

Healthcare sector is now a multi billion-dollar industry in India

A Confederation of Indian Industry study has identified the health care sector in India as a potential gold mine. India is poised to develop into a 'regional healthcare hub' with the $17 billion healthcare industry growing at a rate of 13 per cent the study says. With a 16% increase in budgetary outlay the healthcare industry is poised to zoom ahead bringing with it big bucks as returns. ..The st...

Exclusive breast-feeding advised for six months in infants recommends World Health Organization

A resolution put forward by Brazil, at the annual assembly of the world health organization is to be accepted advising exclusive breast-feeding for the first six months in all infants. The resolution was passed at the committee stage on Wednesday after 2 hours of debate where many national delegates and members of charitable organizations argued vehemently for breast-feeding. ..Nestle, a maker o...

How much can exercise improve health?

Researchers are trying to establish whether people who exercise can improve their health or it would not make a diference at all! .. .. Consensus statements published by the American College of Sports Medicine establishes that people who exercise improve their health.// But researchers often can't tell how much health-improvement pay-off will result from a given amount of work, or eve...

Bald head bad health

Balding men are at greater risk of developing heart disease than those with a full head of hair, say researchers.Their findings were published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, said they found "a strong relationship" between coronary heart disease and hair loss. ....The type of baldness also seemed to have an impact on the likelihood to develop heart disease.// Those with frontal baldness ha...

Drink grape juice for health

Actually, purple grape juice provides far greater antioxidant effects than orange juice. according to a study published in the journal of medicinal food. .... The study states that, people who are looking to promote their cardiovascular health through increased antioxidant consumption might prefer a glass of purple grape juice in the morning to orange juice," says Joe A. Vinson, professor of chem...

Complementary and Alternative medicine

Researchers at Harvard Medical School have looked at the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in over 2000 people. They find that the use of 20 therapies - from acupuncture to yoga - has increased in popularity since the 1960s. A new survey reveals that complementary and alternative medicine has always been popular, although the type of therapies used has changed over the years. /...

Alternative therapies popular with Parkinson's patients

Nearly half of people with Parkinson's disease are using one or more type of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), such as vitamins, message or acupuncture. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University in the US have carried out a survey of more than 200 people with Parkinson's disease. Forty per cent use one or more forms of CAM - and 12 per cent use five or more different ones. There's no li...

New Drug ALT-711 decreases blood vessel stiffness

A novel drug that breaks down collagen bonds in the body's blood vessels significantly decreases the stiffness of vessels in older people, according to a study conducted by National Institute on Aging (NIA) scientists and others. The finding suggests the medication could be a new treatment for high blood pressure, heart failure, and certain complications of diabetes. The drug, ALT-711, snips bond...

Health at heights

A long balloon trip is a hazardous business. Crew members have to spend days together in a confined space, and if a health problem arises they cannot call a doctor. .. The crew's bodies are put under immense strain during the days of a major flight. This means they must get proper rest and avoid stressful situations as much as possible - no easy task given the nature of their challenge. ....

For healthy lungs

Middle-aged men who eat a lot of fruit and vegetables have healthier lungs than those who do not, according to research.The study, published in the journal Thorax, analysed data taken in the 1980s. ....It found that the lung capacity or "forced expiratory volume" (FEV) of people with a high intake of two particular vitamins - C and E - was better than average.Eating bread was also associated with...

Health Officials Recommend Flu Vaccine

In the past, they could be signs of flu. These days, people fear the symptoms could mean anthrax. That is one reason they are willing to wait in hours-long lines to get a shot of influenza vaccine this year: They want to avoid both the flu and anthrax panic. "We're getting a tremendous amount of calls and a tremendous response'' to flu vaccination clinics, said Cindy Schulte of the Schenectady Co...

Slightly High BP Poses Health Risk

People with blood pressure levels that tend to be slightly elevated but still considered to be within normal ranges--called high-normal--are at increased risk for suffering from heart disease. Blood pressure readings are taken in two numbers. The systolic value i.e., the first number in a blood pressure measurement, represents the pressure in the heart during contraction. The second number, the d...

Borderline blood pressure- possible health risk

It is best to keep blood pressure at normal (120/80 mmHg). Better still, there is a benefit in keeping blood pressure as low as possible.High blood pressure is generally defined as a reading above 140/90 mm Hg and, if untreated, it raises the risk of stroke and heart attack. It's becoming increasingly clear that these figures don't represent a clear cut-off point below which there's no health ri...

Altering genes through calories

It's never too late to diet. Cutting calories for only a few weeks late in life causes anti-aging changes in mouse genes.Even those averse to weight watching might have their cake and eat it if researchers can find drugs that mimic dieting’s effects. Cutting calories is known to increase lifespan and reduce age-related disease in experimental mammals. ....Researchers at the University of Californ...

High-protein diets may pose health risks

High protein diets have no proven effectiveness in long-term weight reduction and post potential health threats for those who adhere to them for more than a short time, accordinhg to an advisory from the American Heart Associantion’s Nutrition Committee in Circulation published in: Journal of the American Heart Association. ....Some of the diets increase fat intake and reduce nutritionally rich f...

Salt reduction lowers blood pressure

According to a new study combining a diet rich in fruit and vegetables with decreased salt intake can lower blood pressure, even in those not suffering from hypertension. The DASH (Dietary Approached to Stop Hypertension) diet can lead to significant health benefits.// Previous research has shown it lowers blood pressure, low density lipoprotein (LDL) and levels of homocysteine, an amino acid lin...

ZYDUS enters female health care segment

Zydus Cadila Healthcare Limited, the Ahmedabad based pharmaceutical company has launched a revolutionary drug, Bonmax (raloxifene hydrochloride) consolidating its presence in the female healthcare segment. Bonmax is used in the prevention and treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMO). The drug comes as third generation drug which not only safe but can also be used for long term. // ....PMO...

Unsatisfactory Grade On Women's Health Issues

The United States gets a grade of "unsatisfactory" when it comes to dealing with women's health issues. The report concludes that just a handful of states have made moves to tackle diseases affecting women, including heart disease and cervical cancer.// It also concludes that states and the federal government have done either too little or nothing at all to expand women's access to health insuran...

Iodex goes to SmithKline Beecham consumer Healthcare

Iodex is the market leader in the pain-balm segment, with a market share of 70 per cent-plus. Iodex faces challenges from local brands like Amrutanjan, Tiger Balm (locally manufactured by Elder Pharma), Zandu Balm and Sensur of Glenmark. // ....Glaxo SmithKline India (GSK) has decided to transfer its Iodex range of products to SmithKline Beecham Consumer Healthcare (SKBCH), a GSK subsidiary. SKB...

Keys to good bone health

Children who spend twenty-five minutes running around in play, or an extra thirty-five minutes walking per day, could ensure the prevention of osteoporosis development later in life.//Although this is the first research to directly link bone density to the number of steps taken per day, it is already well known that exercise is a major factor in the prevention of osteoporosis, the common bone-thi...

Immune cells halt round in space

An immune cell swallows a small capsule-shaped bacteria. The immune cells which help protect us from disease does not generally work the way they should in space travellers and it could be something to do with their shape. Researchers at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) have been studying how immune cells behave in microgravity as part of their research on the health effects of space on astrona...

Breast feeding can alter hormones

Being nearby breastfeeding mothers can modify the length of other women's menstrual cycles, say researchers.Chemicals called pheromones given off by the mother - or their infants - made the cycles significantly longer or shorter, claims Dr.Mclintock lead researcher, from Ohio University.// ....She suggests this is due to the body attempting to maximise its chances of fertility as part of a human'...

Tobacco and alcohol connected to larger health problems

Patients in hospital who smoke and have a history of alcohol problems have poorer general and mental health. Doctors surveyed almost 400 patients// to find if there was a link between health status and smoking habits. They classified them into four groups:current tobacco use only, history of alcohol problems only, both, or neither. ..The patients with both current tobacco use and past alcohol pr...

Outdoor cold is a health hazard

Getting cold out of doors condenses the blood and increases the risk of heart attack. According to Professor Bill Ketinge of University of Texas, it has been found that too many excess //deaths has occured in the winter - 40,000 - in Britain. He believes that cold temperatures alter the body's physiology, so that blood becomes thicker than normal. This raises the risk of clotting and heart attack...

Obesity increases health costs

Obese patients spend more for health care and medications than smokers, as the extra weight poses them many more chronic health hazards. While tobacco is still the nation's principal cause of preventable deaths, the surgeon general warned// that obesity was running a close second. ....For a more precise look at the resulting costs, Rand Corp. economist Roland Sturm used data from two national he...

Eat healthy fat

According to Nutrition experts, some new ways of getting the most healthful fats into your diet. We already know that omega-6 fatty acids are associated with chronic diseases, while their neighbours, the omega-3s, are more healthy. A regular daily diet naturally// includes some of each. ..The American Heart Association says you should get your omega-3s from fish like sardines, salmon and tuna. R...

Healthy Medicine Or Harmful Intoxicant?

Is it a healthy, naturally occurring substance with many health benefits or a deadly intoxicant with no legitimate medical use? GHB -- gamma hydroxy butyric acid -- hailed as a wonder drug for the first 30 years// of its career, has been blamed as an illegal killer for the past 12 years. Many blame GHB for thousands of deaths and emergency room visits, while others claim its unrivaled uses as a p...

Gastrointestinal Complaint to be dealt Psychologically

According to researchers in Norway should not lookout the psychological side when patients present with gastrointestinal complaints. Nausea is a tricky symptom to investigate.// It is unpleasant for the patient and physical exams which can be invasive often reveal no apparent problem. Before packing the patient off to the gastroenterologist's office, doctors might consider whether anxiety and dep...

Cathine leads to mental health disorder

Cathine a chemical found in a herb called Khat has been linked to an increase in suicide among people who use it. Khat is an African shrub whose leaves remain potent only for a few days after picking.//It has several side effects which include appetite suppression, insomnia and anxiety. .. ..Its leaves are packed with the chemical cathine and have a similar effect to amphetamines when chewed....

Oestrogen to help mental health

An Australian psychiatrist has discovered that treating patients with oestrogen can reduce the symptoms like delusions and halucinations.// Although antipsychotic drugs like risperidone have been shown to help many people still suffer these. ......But researchers have suspected for some time that oestrogen can help protect against schizophrenia, because women suffer a milder version of the disea...
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