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Environment Groups Appeal for Ban on Cleaning Chemicals

...strial detergents other cleaning products as safer alternatives are available. The current unrestricted manufacture and release of nonylphenol and nonylphenol ethoxylates poses an unreasonable risk to the environment," the groups wrote in their petition. Nonylphenol compounds also are used in the manufacture ...

Dartmouth Professor Makes Case for Ethically Universal Stem Cell Lines

...ion to resolving current debates, he argues, these alternatives can make possible hESC lines that are ethically universal. These would be analogous to the universal O-type blood group: lines that could be used by anyone regardless of their ethical views on the moral status of the embryo. Green, who is also an ad...

New Anti Fungal Drug Eraxis as Good as the Older Medicine

...limited by side effects.Over the years, less toxic alternatives were developed such as fluconazole and a newer class of drugs known as echinocandins, one of which is anidulafungin. In the study conducted by Dr. Reboli, Eraxis, known generically as anidulafungin, cleared the fungal infections in nearly 76 percent...

Bill on HIV/AIDS Delayed Further

...and property rights and recognises community-based alternatives to institutionalisation for vulnerable and affected children. ``Africa failed to address the problem of HIV infected children and now everyone there is paying for it. We can't take that risk,'' says Kezevino Aram, president, Shanti Ashram, a Coimbato...

Drug Surveillance System Needs to Be Fixed

...a case by case basis, bearing in mind that several alternatives are cheaper, supported by robust evidence, and now perhaps safer, he concludes....

Black Cohosh-Black Magic Against Breast Cancer

...u. Herbal preparations are at best additions – not alternatives – to standard prevention methods”, Rebbeck stresses. At the same time Rebbeck agrees that there could be “ something in these herbal compounds that could be a valuable addition to our cancer prevention medicine chest”. Source-Mdindia ANN/V...

FDA Approves First Generic Versions of Ambien for Insomnia

...eneric Drugs. "This approval offers Americans more alternatives when choosing their prescription drugs." Zolpidem tartrate tablets in formulations of five milligrams and 10 milligrams are manufactured by multiple generic drug companies in the United States. The following 13 manufacturers have received FDA appr...

Hormones- The Same Regardless Of Packaging

...placement products claiming to be safe and natural alternatives to the ones prescribed// by doctors and tagged w... pharmacies, which often promote their custom-made alternatives as safer and more natural. 'Hormones are hormones are hormones. The same risks apply to compounded...

Costlier Health Care Weigh Downs the Women

... higher deductibles and more bendable and low cost alternatives should be adopted for the 44 million uninsured and 16 million underinsured people in the country. It has been found that women have higher health needs but lower income than men. In a national survey conducted on 40,000 people from the age of 19 an...

Fluids Could Aid in Weight Loss

...er more often. For people who find water boring, alternatives are unsweetened herbal and fruit teas or mixtures of sparkling water and fruit juice. Consumption of coffee and black tea should be kept at moderate levels - no more than two to three cups a day. Beer lovers need not fully strike the beverage from ...

Magic of Motherhood Through Egg Donation

..., childless couples must be encouraged to consider alternatives to IVF, like adoption. After all it is aptly said that 'every child is a gift - from God'! RA/V...

Scientists Find Rice Gene for Grain Size and Yield

...ised the study, saying it would give breeders more alternatives to explore in the search for improved varieties of rice. "In the process of developing new crop varieties, the discovery of important agronomical genes is very important," Zhu told SciDev.Net. Source: Generef.com...

“A Hen Is Only An Egg's Way Of Making Another Egg

...cent unsaturated fat per 100 grams. "So we have alternatives for the egg, and that is what our campaign means," she said. Peta, an international non-profit charitable organization, is dedicated to defending the rights of all animals. It maintains that animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use ...

Cryoablation: A New Treatment Option for Some Kidney Tumor Patients

...s urologists and radiologists collaborated to find alternatives for these individuals. If these patients are frail due to age or illness or are not able to have surgery because of other factors, percutaneous cryoablation may be an option. “This procedure appears to be a good option for some patients,” says Thom...

Banned Additives Found in Children’s Medicine

...sary additives. In place of the additives, natural alternatives could be added. He also felt that artificial coloring or additives should be strictly banned in drugs meant for children under three. This study also indicated the presence of chemicals like four different azo dye colourings, eight benzoate and two...

Prescribing Off Label Drugs for Children may Be Hazardous

...t out that, while physicians may sometimes have no alternatives to treating children with off-label medications, the practice is not risk-free. "Using drugs that have been insufficiently studied in children has contributed to adverse outcomes, which have been documented in the medical literature," said Dr. Shah. ...

Homeopathy and Hypnosis Come to Dentistry

...re. Natural medicine practitioners also look for alternatives to standard fillings and tooth replacements. Amalgams, artificial materials and metals all bring their own potential problems with them, says Becker. But decisions have to be made on an individual basis. Some patients can easily withstand metals li...

Olive Leaf Juice Could Be Edible Oil Antioxidant

... Farag from Cairo University. The use of natural alternatives to synthetic preservatives, such as like butylhydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylhydroxytoluene (BHT), to slow down the oxidative deterioration of food is gaining interest. According to a 2003 report by Frost and Sullivan, the synthetic antioxidant mark...

Support Fails Rural Heart Patients

...ess of its location.” Ms Clark suggests several alternatives to the existing program, including general practice-based multidisciplinary teams, or the use of information technology such as telemonitoring to bridge the gap between very remote communities and a centre of care. Source-AMA SRM...

Scientists Partner to Develop and Distribute New Tuberculosis Vaccine

...h experts and physicians have long seen a need for alternatives to the traditional BCG vaccine and current treatment strategies. The spray drying process Edwards developed for the BCG vaccine is similar to the way manufacturers prepare powdered milk. In fact, Edwards's first exposure to the spray drying proces...

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