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Gas Masks Don't Always Fit an Emergency

...rorism drives you to buy a gas mask at the nearest army surplus store, take a deep breath and brace yourself for what experts say about them -- most of it is not good. One could never know where the exposure is; you'd have to wear the mask at all times. //Even if you could stand to do that, the risks to y...

Stretching the muscles doesn't make them more resilient

... always on healthy young adults, such as students, army recruits and others.If the benefits of stretching are a myth along with having cold showers and abstaining from sex before a game is there anything people can do to improve their performance and reduce the after effects of sport. Todman recommends a...

Allergies: A major health problem

...is spotted the body responds with overkill: a huge army or immunoglobulin (IgE) (plentiful in the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts) that release inflammatory chemicals including the one that is known as 'histamine'. These trigger a classic allergic reaction. When the ‘histamine’ comes into contact...

Intense Fight Against Polio In India Gets Results

...e 1242 reported in the year 2002. UNICEF, and an army of health workers from the government, and voluntary organizations of the country are leading the war against polio in India. Of the 1918 cases of polio detected worldwide in 2002, around 1600 were from India alone, and 1242 cases were registered in...

Testing For HIV/AIDS Compulsory For New Military Recruits

...AIDS/HIV testing for all new recruits to the navy, army and the air force will be made mandatory from Oct 1," said the Director General of Armed Forces Medical Services, Surgeon Vice Admiral Vijay K. Singh. "This is one of the most effective ways to keep the armed forces free from the scourge and keep it...

Pigs Population A Major Threat To Encephalitis Ravaged UP

...ut 80 km from here, pigs have grown into a virtual army that often attack and injure children. However, the administration could only net around 35 out of the thousands that continue to roam around freely on the streets of the crowded town. Even in and around the medical college in Gorakhpur, the epicen...

Abdul Kalam Confident of AIDS vaccine on Indian market soon

...d the AIDS virus has now many victims in the India army based in that region. President Kalam spoke about the vaccine while addressing a two-day international conclave on "Combat HIV/AIDS: A Uniformed Intervention" organized by the Assam Rifles Wives Welfare Association. Lt. Gen. Bhoopinder Singh, direc...

Remote Robotic Surgery Using Miniature Robots

...ral regulatory approval sometime next year. The army of robots would provide access to areas in human body, movements and to maneuver that surgeon hands can never perform. Moreover several robots can be inserted through one incision hence the number of cuts would be reduced and would lead to faster rec...

A Joint Venture by Golfers And Military Forces To Combat AIDS

...d awareness about HIV/AIDS assumes significance as army and paramilitary authorities in the northeast confirm that scores of soldiers deployed in the region were struck by the disease with promiscuous sex attributed as the main reason for contracting the deadly virus. More than 40 Assam Rifles troopers ha...

British Doctor cleared of murder

...ses of morphine. // Howard Martin, 71, a retired army officer from North Wales, was found not guilty by Teesside Crown Court of “deliberately terminating” the lives of three seriously ill men, after a six-week trial. No decision has been made on whether police will look into the deaths of other patients...

Move to make HIV Tests mandatory For Soldiers In Northeast

...ces have been infected by HIV. The strength of the army alone is 1.2 million. Singh also said a final decision on the controversial issue of whether army nurses would be stripped of their uniforms would be taken by a committee set up by the army chief. ...

New 'PPUD Syndrome' Prevalent Among Indian Doctors In Britain

...oing around. After passing the test, the growing army of such doctors remain in Britain to apply for jobs despite facing unemployment, poverty and discrimination. But failure to get jobs means they need to repeatedly get their visas extended, which puts additional strain on their meagre resources. --E...

UK MPs Vote In Favor Of Public Smoking Ban

... be included in the smoking ban. However, prisons, army barracks and private homes would be excluded from the list according to official reports. It is believed by the Health Department that this move could result in the drastic reduction of the number of smokers by a margin of around 650,000 or less. ...

Frog Secretions Could Be Used To Ward Off Mosquitoes

...o Deet, which was originally formulated for the US army after the Second World War. They said such repellents (based on secretions of the frog) would only have a limited effect in fighting malaria, which is spread by mosquitoes and is responsible for one million deaths a year. But they said: "The disc...

Joining The Military 'My Best Move' - US Army Nursing Chief

The Major General of US army Gale Pollock was inspired to become a nurse after ...e US Army Nurse Corps. // "I decided to join the army when I was a teenager. I had a big brother who was injured in Vietnam and the army medical departmen...

Malaria Claims 35 Lives In Assam

...ct repellents as a precaution against malaria," an army commander said. During the past five years, at least 50 army and paramilitary troopers have died of malaria in Assam. --Edited IANS...

Striking Doctors Urged By AP High Court To End Strike

...ry take the assistance of doctors of railways, the army and private practitioners. The government submitted a report to the court detailing the alternative arrangements made to deal with the situation. The doctors are demanding that the state government withdraw its order providing concessions to in-s...

Beware Of A Silent Killer Called Haemophilia

...h haemophilia in 1975 and received treatment in an army hospital in Delhi cantonment. Later he was detected HIV positive in 1989, he claims that it was due to the blood transfusion that he and his brother became HIV positive. Haemophilia may be a rare disorder but as it has such intense health implicatio...

Haemophiliac Get a Raw Deal

...ansfusion. He received the blood transfusion in an army hospital in Delhi cantonment. Tragically, it's not the combination of the two diseases that he's upset about, but the lack of awareness among the people, apathy of the government and the lack of financial aid. He says that though it is a rare disorde...

Snorers, Tattoo Wearers Out From Chinese Army

...as been added," the Beijing Times newspaper quoted army official Li Chunming as saying. The People's Libe.... The main aim of these regulations is to make the army strong and efficient. "Along with social and economic development and improvements in people's livin...

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