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Feeding channel created by malaria parasite - a new target for malaria treatments

Researchers have found pore-like holes in the membranes of red ..blood cells infected by the deadliest form of the malaria parasite. The parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, apparently uses these holes to supply itself with the nutrients it needs to grow and reproduce... .. ..The discovery may lead to the development of new treatments for ..malaria, a widespread and devastating disease. ..Malaria ki...

PET Scanner detects more Vaginal cancer than CT scans

PET scans can detect twice the number of vaginal cancer and cancerous lymph//nodes than CT scans. This was the finding from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. An article has appeared in the July 1st issue of the ‘International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics’ and this may change the future gold standard for early detection of cancers of this re...

Drugs Banned worldwide still available in India

A drug banned in most parts of the world due to its side effects is still available in India,// despite reports of serious adverse events observed among several children who had been taking it in the Sub-continent. ..The drug Nimesulide, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, which has been reported as causing liver toxicity is still widely used in India commonly for pain relief and fever althou...

A Call To Open Up The Channel Of Goodwill To Rescue The Dying Hearts

The plight of poor children with congenital heart diseases (CHD) here moved NRIs into donating// $200,000 at a fund-raiser dinner held in the US by a non-profit organization. About 40-50 NRIs have offered to sponsor a child each. Some of them are keen to sponsor a child or two every year ....According to medical reports, every year, nearly 200,000 children are born in India with CHD. Only six to...

Addicted To Getting Tanned?!

Researchers from University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have said yes, it is possible to get addicted to having a tanned look // . The research result was published online in the Archives of Dermatology. ....Studies show that many of those who regularly tan know that exposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun or a tanning booth increases their risk of developing skin cancer. But — much...

Multiple Sclerosis drug, Tysabri banned due to neurological disorders

Tysabri, which is used in the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), has been withdrawn from market after the two patients taking the drug complained of neurological disorders. The relationship between the drug and // Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) is being researched by the scientists. If the drug is deemed to pose a significant risk, it could be a serious setback for the entire...

Collaborations planned between British Organization and Indian health care industry

The United Kingdom Trade and Investment’s (UKTI) is looking for collaboration and interaction with Indian Health care Hospitals. The Confederation of Indian Industry, CII had meetings with UKTI for new collaborations between // British organizations and Indian Health care providers. .. ..David Hawkins of UKTI had discussion with Leading Indian health care providers such as Apollo Hospitals, KG Ho...

Carotenoid Absorption Explained In A Better Manner

Carotenoids are being hailed as extremely important nutritionally and studied extensively. A pioneering method developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists has revealed new findings about how carotenoids are absorbed in the body.// ....Using isotopes to tag carotenoids from kale, researchers at the ARS Beltsville (Md.) Human Nutrition Research Center (BHNRC) monitored the nutrients...

Junk Food Marketing to be banned

Food4thought campaign is to be started by British Heart Foundation to encourage children’s know what food they are eating and about the contents of the food which will help them to educate about healthier foods//. The survey also showed that the children’s were ignorant about the content of the foods they eat. ..More than 10% of children did not know what are chips made up of and 37% of children...

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...

Smoking Banned In Southeast Asian Games Venues

The Philippines health department has banned smoking within a 50 meter radius of the venues of the 23rd Southeast Asian games.// ..Health Secretary Francisco Duque said 27 medical response teams would be..deployed in all venues to enforce the ban at the biennial meet beginning..Sunday... ..Duque said the ban is part of the government's policy to ensure the health and..safety of the athletes as we...

Detecting Brain Abnormalities in Babies Using New Brain Scanners.

Dr Adam Gibson and his research team are all set to improve the already existing brain scanner (MONSTIR). ..This brain scanner provides an insight about the functioning of the brain, oxygen supply to it etc. // It was developed by University College London (UCL) and was funded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). ..As of now there are 2 different methods available to e...

New Portable Helmet Scanner To Examine Newborns

A new portable helmet scanner has been developed for premature and newborn babies that helps doctors save them by generating images showing // how the baby brain is working. ....Currently, there are two main ways of performing brain scans on small babies. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can provide data on brain function, but MRI scanners need sedation, which carries a degree of risk. ....The...

Skin Cancer Clinics under the Scanner

Australian specialists say that some skin cancer clinics are indulging in unnecessary removal of moles which are harmless, but miss some genuine // melanoma cases. Plastic surgeons as well as dermatologists say that some cases have had questionable procedures that have left ugly scars. ..In an article appearing in The Medical Journal of Australia, these procedures are put into perspective by s...

Dentist Banned From Practicing For Allowing Boyfriend to Work on Patients

LONDON - 39-year-old Mogjan Azari, a dentist who was jailed for one year in 2005, has now been struck off the register and is banned from practicisig. Azari allowed her boyfriend Omid Amidi-Mazaheri, who was unqualified to practice //on her patients with devastating consequences. ..Mazaheri practiced on Azari's patients without using an anesthetic and placed fillings that barely lasted for days....

Mexican candies with lead content banned

Department of Health Services would be banning Mexican candies with lead contents for sale in United States. Following reports of high levels of lead// in Mexican candies the Officials have banned the sale of Mexican brand of candies with high amount of lead. It is known that there are more than 100 brands of Mexican candies sold and the Government is planning to have stringent quality check tes...

Manned Mars Mission May Become A Reality

An ion engine has been built by Australian scientists which is reported to be ten times more powerful than the one used by ESA for its Moon mission. This brings a manned mission to planet Mars closer to reality. // An electric field is used by ion engines to accelerate a beam of ions away from the spacecraft providing propulsion. ......Tests on a prototype at ESA’s Electric Propulsion Laborator...

Personalized Treatments For Obesity Planned

The Dietetics and Diet Therapy Unit of the University of Navarra's Ana Anton Solanas has been awarded a fellowship for conducting basic research by the Danone Institute. This will enable Ana Antón Solanas to collaborate in a program// aimed at defining individualized treatments for various types of obesity. This will also enable her to take part in a project targeted at obese women. ..The study...

Biotechnology Initiatives Planned In Hyderabad

An international institute of life sciences is to be launched in the Indian city of Hyderabad, establishing its position as the country’s biotechnology hub. // This will be a biotech incubation center meant for start-ups, and an animal resource facility which will come up to international standards, at the Genome Valley. ....Over 50 biotech firms, including several multinationals, have already...

Drug Makers Banned From Providing Gifts To Doctors

Time and over again, doctors have been pampered by provision of gifts, tickets to sporting events, meals and vacations by pharmaceutical companies as a part of the promotional campaign. In addition, doctors without jobs have been provided consulting jobs.// ....What do they expect in favor? Nothing more than a prescription of their latest expensive medication. In an attempt to prevent such uneth...

Health Service Reform Planned To Cut Bureaucracy: Public Opinion Sought

Implementation of the proposed reform in health services in Northern Ireland is expected to reduce the number of Health and Social Service (HSS) Trusts from the existing 18 to as little as five. // ....The new trust would resume operations by April 2007, according to Shaun Woodward, Health Minister. The following move has been decided taking into consideration, patients who deserve the utmost pr...

Sale Of Bird Flu Vaccine to US Planned: Australian Firm

The proposed sale of bird flu vaccine in the US is expected to enhance the supply of the vaccine and reduce the nationwide demand of the preparation. Currently, the Australian manufacturer, //CSL, is selling the flu vaccine in 16 different countries. Bulk supply of the vaccine to a Swiss based Berna Biotech enables distribution of the vaccine in nearly 24 countries. ......The drug manufacturers...

Antidepressants still being prescribed to Teenagers despite being banned!

The antidepressant market is on the rise and is also being prescribed and given despite guidance that they should not given to patients// under 18 because of serious safety concerns. ..The main reason behind this fiasco is the long waiting periods for suitable therapies like counselling... ..The most commonly used anti depressant is Prozac which is recommended for under-18s still lots of warning...

Warts: Spanner in Lover's Works!

The Human Wart Virus is spelling disaster for the lovers, obvious fallout of the present day sex life which indicates that 70 to 80 per cent of women risk// suffering the genital infection with HPV, at some point in their lives. ..HPV, among most cases affects the genital tract and thankfully a very small percentage of them actually are responsible for malignant change. HPV infections are tempo...

Gigantic Effort: Smoking To Be Banned in British Telecom’s Offices and Van

British Telecom is quite a trend setter of sorts. Now, BT Offices and Vans will sport an anti-smoking message, to remind its workers // that smoking is banned in the BT premises as well as in the company vehicles, with effect from March 26. Importantly, this move might encourage “anti-smoking” initiatives in other industries in Britain. ..The anti-smoking activists have seconded this announcemen...

Healthy Step : 7000 (S)caught under the Scanner

Thousands of ordinary families will now form part of a unique experiment that will be a step forward in bettering the Health and Welfare of the Scots. // ....7000 Scots will be tracked for ten years, against varied factors – with a motive to change the reputation of Europe, now known as "sick man of Europe". ..This is slated to be one of the largest ever study conducted in Europe that will have...

Chinese Chickens Banned In Hong Kong

On being confirmed that a 32-year-old man had died of bird flu, Hong Kong banned the imports of live chickens and other pet birds from China. // ..The man is believed to have contracted the virus in Guangzhou, a busy city in the Guangdong province bordering Hong Kong and one of the territory's major poultry suppliers. ..He died Thursday, nine days after being hospitalised after developing fe...

Abortions Banned In South Dakota

The governor of South Dakota signed a law banning abortions, which may be a challenging to the women's right to abortion and also which may trigger national debate. // ..The law was essentially designed to challenge a 1973 US Supreme Court decision, known as Roe vs. Wade, that made it legal for women across the nation to have an abortion. ..Governor Mike Rounds, a member of President George W....

Soft Drinks May Be Banned In Rajasthan Schools

Rajasthan is considering of imposing a ban on the sale of the soft drinks stating that it affects the health of the children badly. With hot days round the corner, there is// every possibility of children opting for the chilled drinks. .."The consumption of soft drinks has bad affects on the health of schoolchildren, specially those in primary sections. So we are planning to ban the sale of thes...

Hospitals In India Opt For High-tech Scanners

Many hospitals in India are opting for high-tech scanners instead of the invasive technique for diagnosis, which is comparatively costlier. These high-tech scanners are capable of capturing images in just five heartbeats unlike the previous one. // ....In less than 15 months of the LightSpeed Volume CT system being launched by GE Healthcare, three leading Indian hospitals have invested in the ne...

Pakistan Enforces Strict Bird Flu Measures, Poultry Import Banned

Import of poultry products and live birds from Austria, Slovakia, Germany and Bosnia-Herzegovina has been banned by the Pakistan’s Ministry of Commerce// following reports of bird flu infection in these areas. An amendment has been made in the Import Policy Order 2005 following issue of the notification by the Pakistan government. ....The decision was taken at a high level meeting conducted by t...

Detox theory under the medical scanner!!!

The detox diet and products had captured the market and minds of various people world over. But now it is under medical scrutiny. // ..A number of detox products are to be investigated by the British government. This follows a report by the BBC which drew its attention to some of their medical claims. .. ..The Medical Health Care Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is taking action based on invest...

Wider Addictive Choices – Now, Tanned Addicts

If you have felt elated using the tanning beds and cannot seem to get enough of them, there may be more to the elation than just the look good factor of the tan. // Researchers from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center , have researched the background of the ‘feel good’ factor , suggesting that the ultraviolet light causing the beautiful tan could also be igniting euphoric sensations, a...

Bihar Banned Tobacco Chewing In State Assembly

Bihar government imposed a ban on chewing betel leaves and tobacco products inside the state assembly on Thursday. // ..Bihar Assembly Speaker Udai Narayan Choudhary Thursday prohibited chewing of paan (betel leaf), gutka and khaini (tobacco products) by legislators inside the assembly. ..The move will not only have a salubrious impact on the health of the legislators but also save the walls o...

Long-term Care Should Be A Planned Affair

Most people do realize that they will live longer than their ancestors, but do not realize the range or the quality of services that are available// for long-term care. ..“We spend more time doing research about a car we want to buy than we do when selecting a nursing home or assisted living facility,” said Catherine Hawes, Ph.D., professor in the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural...

Arrest of Professor over Distribution of Banned Drug

Iranian professor, Prof. Allagholi Elahi was arrested by police in Uganda after failing to comply with the ban on the anti-Aids drug// and tuberculosis herb (Khomeini). ..The professor who is also the director of Elahi International Initiatives for Development and Education (IEIIDE) is facing four counts of manufacturing and distributing a banned drug. ..Mr Pearson Barasha, the head of the Anti...

Diclofenac Drug Banned By MP Government Over Vulture Deaths

Upon the advice of central government, the Madhya Pradesh government banned the use of the drug diclofenac, which is used by vets, saying that it was responsible// for 95 percent of vulture deaths in the country. .."The vultures are indispensable natural scavengers responsible for the disposal of wild and domestic carcasses, thus preventing the outbreak of epidemics. But when they themselves feed...

Doctors Are Too Rushed To Give Bedside Manners Its Due

According to a study funded by Pfizer it was found that older patients gave their doctors higher marks than they deserved based on a review of whether physicians followed accepted standards for technical quality. // The study was conducted among 236 elderly patients. The findings were published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The patients said that they received about 55% of the recommended c...

Premier Army Hospital Acquires PET-CT Scanner

A Medical Cyclotron Centre and a Positron Emission and Computerised Tomography (PET-CT) scanner has been acquired by a premier army hospital here. // The hospital will become only the fourth in the country to acquire such a scanner that would help to enhance its nuclear medicine imaging capabilities. ....The army chief, Gen. J. J. Singh inaugurated the Rs.280 million facility at the Army Hospita...

PharmaVentures Exploits Fastest Growing Media Channel to Launch First Pharmaceutical Business Television Show

PharmaVentures today announces the launch of a brand new internet-based ..television show//: PharmaVentures Business Review. ....Dr Fintan Walton, CEO, PharmaVentures, says, ‘This show, the first in a ..monthly series, provides viewers across the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors with insightful analysis and debate covering major transactions and industry trends. It gives exclusive access...
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