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Gujarat quake-Rescue teams give up hope of finding more survivors

The rescue teams involved in the tedious process of finding survivors of the Gujarat quake, from below the rubble, are fast giving up hope of finding any more survivors. They are now concentrating in clearing the rubble and saving the injured who have been lucky to be saved so far. A miracle baby was saved after nearly 90 hours under the rubble. The baby was 8 months old and was seen holding on t...

Creams may not reverse aging

Dermatologists say that paying extra for expensive vitamins in skin creams that promise to erase fine lines and prevent wrinkles will get you little more than an empty wallet.//....Antioxidants are known to prevent agents called free radicals from damaging cells in the body and the skin.Free radicals are a result of normal body processes, but they can also be created by exposure to various enviro...

Advanced STD programs required

There is always a question of how effective are programs intended to reduce the number of people with sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. That is the question researchers from Scotland set out to answer in a study reported //in this month's Archives of Internal Medicine. The answer they come up with is, essentially, that it'sdiifficult to say. ....More than 1,500 studies were gathered...

Sun burns treated with creams

Researchers observe that a new topical medication can effectively treat signs of aging due to repeated exposure to the sun. They found that in a long-term study of tazarotene cream, has successfully reduced fine wrinkling and mottled skin in more than 55 percent// of those tested, and it continued to show additional benefit as the length of use increased. ....Ultraviolet radiation from the sun i...

Electrocardiograms plays a limited role

A recent report indicates that Negative exercise electrocardiograph tests should be the first-line approach to risk stratification of hypertensive patients with chest pain. Even though negative findings identified those at low risk, positive findings could not distinguish levels of risk. The research also indicated that pharmacological stress echocardiography yielded diagnostic and prognostic inf...

Mammograms Reduce Risk of Dying

A new research indicates that Women who get regular mammograms could reduce their risk of dying from breast cancer considerably. Mammography is accepted by the scientific and medical community as a benefit to women. However some express doubts about its value. Studies conducted during the 70's and 80's concluded X-rays can cut deaths from breast cancer. But later researchers reanalyzed and conclu...

Mammograms better than self-exam

The American Cancer Society said that mammograms remain the most ..important tool in detecting ..breast cancer. They also recommended that women above 40 years of age ..receive mammograms ..annually. Researchers say that mammograms are able to find 80% to 85% ..of cancers. They also said ..that self-examination did not contribute to breast cancer survival ..rates.Mammograms typically ..find cance...

Disease Management Programs – Effective for Heart Patient

Coaching Programs run by nurses and dieticians have been found effective in lowering total cholesterol levels, // but further analysis has shown they work only when these health professionals are able to prescribe cholesterol-lowering drugs. ..Researchers looked at a program in which patients received their medications from their physicians and were only “coached” by nurses and dieticians on fac...

Accuracy of Mammograms

Researchers say that overweight women might want to shed those extra pounds since women who are overweight or obese are more likely to // have a false-positive finding on a routine mammogram. Doctors say obese women past menopause are more likely than those of normal weight to get breast cancer and also more likely to be diagnosed with later-stage cancers. However, little study exists on the accu...

Frequent Mammograms Can Decreases The Risk of Death

Researchers say that women as a whole receive only approximately 50 percent to 60 percent of the annual mammograms recommended .// Researchers found this underutilization reduces the life-saving benefits of annual mammography. ..Researchers reviewed data from over 70,000 women receiving mammograms. Only 6 percent of women got 10 mammograms over 10 years, and the median number received was five.Ha...

Mammograms The Best In Detecting Breast Cancer

A new study shows women who have their breast cancer detected by a mammogram are less likely to have their cancer come back in other parts of the body.// ..Researchers studied more than 2,500 women who were diagnosed with breast cancer 9.5 years ago. Results of the study show women whose tumors were detected by mammograms had a better disease-free survival than women whose tumors were detected b...

Cardiac – Rehabilitation Programs Beneficial for Heart Patient

A new study finds people who participated in a cardiac-rehab program after a heart attack had about the same three-year survival rate // as those of the same age and sex who had not had a heart attack. Overall, researchers estimate about half of the deaths that occurred among patients in their study were due to not taking part in a cardiac-rehab program. ..The investigation involved about 1,800 p...

Breast Cancer in younger women can be detected at an early stage by mammograms

The January issue of the medical journal Cancer reported a study by the researchers of the Health Sciences Center in Denver, which showed that regular mammography screening for women in their 40s leads to diagnosis of breast cancer at an earlier stage. This could facilitate the use of more effective and less radical treatment options.// ....Sandra Buseman, MD, lead author of the study and colleag...

CPHA Offers HIV Information Packages To Canadian Football League Teams

In a hope to create a culture where HIV positive players can fell free to disclose their HIV status without fear of being discriminated against or shunned by their teammates, the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) is offering information packages to all Canadian Football League (CFL) teams//. ..The idea is to help educate players about HIV and AIDS and to encourage team management to adop...

Programs for development of health in poor countries not effective

Millennium Development Goals Memorandum signed between 189 countries from Developed and developing countries five years ago for providing better health conditions to people in poor countries have not attained any effective in providing health relief to these people had been reported in the Journal British Medical Journal//. ..If these countries are to make meaningful progress on the strategy aim...

More Polio Vaccination programs Planned for Indonesia

Mass Vaccination to children’s against polio virus is conducted in Indonesia in order to eradicate the Polio infection in Indonesia which has experienced about 290 polio cases in the last six months.// ..The Indonesian officials are planning the third round of vaccination program this month end and they have successfully conducted two mass polio vaccine programs which has provided vaccination to...

Mughal era 'Hamams' and hospital discovered at Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri, Mughal Emperor Akbar's dream city, has come up some new finds, thanks to the labourious// excavatory work of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). ..According to Munazar Ali, a monument conservation assistant, the remains of three...

Besides keeping you awake for exams coffee boosts memory as well!

There is another feather in the coffee cap proposed by a study by Florian Koppelstatter, University Hospital Innsbruck & colleagues which says that drinking a cup of coffee with 100 mg caffeine can boost short-term memory.// ..The sample and procedure for the study involved 15 healthy men aged 26 to 47. Participants were tested when they consumed 100 mg caffeine and then when they consumed a plac...

Archbishop Slams Attempt to Legalize Abortion In Jamaica

The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Kingston Lawrence Burke has come down heavily on Jamaica's attempts to legalize abortions. The Jamaican government had called for // consultations on the matter and the consultation period if nearing its end. ..It is thought that there will be certain liberal standards proposed on the delicate issue of abortions and naturally the Catholic Church is upset about th...

NRIs Called Upon To Participate In AIDS Awareness Programs

People of Indian origin (PIO) and Non-Resident Indians (NRI) have been called upon by Oscar Fernandes, the Minister of State for Overseas Indian Affairs // to take an active part in the AIDS awareness campaigns being conducted in India. The Government is seeking the involvement of related agencies and organizations to contribute towards this effort. ....Fernandes, made this announcement while a...

Rich People Benefit From Cancer Programs

There has been a significant progress made with regard to a ten-year-old plan to scale down the number of cancer related deaths. The gap between the poor// and the rich with regard to this however remains unchanged. The NHS Cancer Plan had been established in 2000, with the establishment of 34 networks for providing better treatment. As many as 33% of the population falls prey to cancer. ....Im...

India, Pakistan Teams To Inaugurate Inzy's Hospital

The Bakhtawar Amin Memorial Trust Hospital, built by Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq would be inaugurated by the Pakistani and Indian teams at Multan// (home town of the skipper). The fourth one-day international cricket match would also be held at the same place. .......

Want to memorise better for the exams: stay hungry!!!

It may sound bizarre to you readers but if new research is to be believed hunger can help with the creation and retrieval of memories. // ..This revelation comes from American scientists who found that the hunger hormone ghrelin can help in memory retention. The mechanism is by way of an increase the number of nerve connections in the area of the brain where new memories are formed. ..The Yale U...

Mammograms Detect Non Progressive Cancer

Swedish researchers said that mammograms were able to detect non progressive breast cancer that would never have needed treatment. Some previous studies// show that 54% of the mammograms detect such breast cancers but others say that the rate is about 1% only. But the present study is based on the direct observations. ..Dr. Sophia Zackrisson, a radiologist from the Epidemiological Research Grou...

Cure For Autism Could Be Established Through Hamster Studies

Robert Johnston, professor of psychology and a team of Cornell University research psychologists have found that different areas of the brain react differently when recognizing others.// ..This mainly depends upon the emotions attached to the memory. The researchers did this study with the help of golden hamsters. They allowed these hamsters to have social encounters and examined the animals' br...

Hamster's Shows How Our Brains May Recognize Other Individuals

A team of Cornell University research psychologists have discovered, different areas of the brain react differently when recognizing// others, depending on the emotions attached to the memory, has found. The team, led by professor of psychology Robert Johnston, has been conducting experiments to study individual recognition. The researchers started by first creating social encounters between gold...

Canada Witness Delay in Flu Vaccination Programs

The Public Works and Government Services Canada said that there would be a delay in the initiation of flu vaccination programs this year.// ..The vaccine instead of being launched in the beginning of October would be done so in the month of November. Dr. Sheela Basrur, Ontario's chief medical officer said that all the Canadians will be vaccinated by the beginning of the flu season. Public Works...

Trans-radial Angiograms: A Boon For Cardiac Patients

New Delhi: When Ramya Sharma suffered from cardiac triple vessel disease, she went for a trans-radial angiogram. Instead of a recovery of several hours associated with a // conventional artery study, she was watching TV within minutes and back home in two hours. .."More people are now opting for the new technique - the trans-radial angiogram," says Sanjay Kumar Chugh, a consultant in intervention...

Breast cancer survivors slacken on mandated annual mammograms

According to a new study, breast cancer survivors who are at a high risk of a relapse or cancer of the other breast should ideally be getting an annual screening// or mammogram done. But the study has found a decline in the annual follow-up trend especially during the five year period after the cancer. During a five-year period, the study showed that only one in three women, in the risk category,...

Germany Donates $870,00 For HIV Prevention Programs In Myanmar

A UNICEF statement issued on Saturday confirmed that Germany has donated $870,000 to the U.N. Children's Fund for fighting AIDS through prevention programs //aimed at youngsters who are out of school in Myanmar. ..UNICEF said the funds would be used to teach youngsters aged 10 and 17 prevention methods for HIV. These youngsters would also be taught various other skills. The statement added that...

WHO Praises Singapore and Vietnam but Slams China With Respect To Tackling SARS

World Heath Organization (WHO) has praised the way in which the two countries Singapore and Vietnam, has tackled the issue of SARS but criticized china.// China threatened the rest of the world by withholding information and denying the disease outbreak in the critical early months. ..In its book WHO talks about how the virus affected the Hong Kong hospitals. It also talks about the way by which...

Singapore To Offer More Patients Access To Chronic Disease Management Programs

Singapore will make every effort to include as many patients in the chronic disease management programs in the country, //according to Minister for Health Khaw Boon Wan who was addressing he third National Disease Management Conference. ...."That chronic diseases are major causes of death and human suffering remains a fact as in the past," Khaw said, adding that prompt treatment could be an effec...

College Student Commits Suicide After Failing In HSC Exams

Frustrated over his unsuccessful attempt to clear the Higher Secondary Examination, a student in Ambarnath town of neighbouring Thane district today allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of the Pune-bound fast Deccan Queen train, police said. // ....Vaibhav Dinesh Murbadkar, studying in a junior college, was shocked to hear the results declared today as he failed in two subjects, poli...

'Microscopic Grains Used in Sun Block Creams may Cause Nerve Damage'

Tiny particles used in some sun protection creams have the potential to cause nerve damage, researchers in the US say //. ....It may not necessarily imply that these microscopic grains, which are also used in consumer products such as some toothpastes and cosmetics, are harmful in the human body, Nature magazine said reporting the latest findings. ....But it also warned that a growing body of e...

Older Women Have Fewer Mammograms Than is Reported

A new study has revealed that, what older American women say, in getting a mammogram done ,and what they actually do, are two different things //. This study also reveals that older African-American, Asian-American and Hispanic women are screened less compared white women. ..And unlike prior studies based on patient self-reports of mammography screening, the new study suggests that. ..“The r...

Kolkata Restaurants Serve Beckhams and Ronaldinhos on Plates

Want Beckham on a plate? Well if that sounds lip-smacking for female fans of the 31-year-old England striker, they should head straight to happening food// joints in Kolkata with the World Cup mania on. ....And there you have a choice between David Beckham, Ronaldinho and even the Dutch forward Rud Van Nistelrooy. It is not just Samba fever in Brazil-stung Bengali paras (neighbourhoods); the city...

Studies Report Mammograms Unsafe

High-risk women for breast cancer, who are subject to periodical mammograms, have increased chances of developing the disease, //according to a research report released on Monday. .. ..The them to breast cancer. ..research was carried out on 1,600 European women who carried genetic mutations that predisposed..Women who had a minimum of one chest X-ray taken were 54 percent more likely to deve...

Worksite Wellness Programs Plays a Vital Role in Improving the Health of the Staff

According to UCLA-evaluated study project community health projects are of great help in reducing various diseases and improving the health of the office employees//. The project is led by Community Health Councils, Inc. .. (CHC) in Los Angeles. It talks about how incorporating physical activity and healthy eating into an office pays dividends for participants. The study is published in the jour...

Mammograms in Queensland Reviewed

Over 9,000 mammogram test results of women in north Queensland have been reviewed following allegations of inaccuracy by the state government.// ..According to the Queensland Health Minister Stephen Robertson there was an unusually low pickup of cancer rates in the Cairns area in recent months. ..9,300 cases were reviewed. Among these 83 women had to be brought in for further testing and two s...

Samsung Develops Device to Measure Body Fat

South Korean electronics giant Samsung has developed a device that can measures body fat with little error//. ....The device has four electrodes that the user touches with the thumb and one finger of each hand. These send a safe current through the body, measuring the voltage drop as the current flows up one arm and down the other. ....A body fat value serves as a main index to determine fatness...
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