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Abortion Pill approved by FDA

Mifepristone (known as RU-486 in Europe) has been around for over a decade and used by European women as an alternative to surgical abortion in early pregnancy. It has now been approved by FDA for sale in the USA. It will be avilable as Mifeprex. Gloria Feldt, president of Planned Parenthood Inc said,"Mif...

Indian Prime Minister has successful Knee Replacement Surgery

...spital in Mumbai. "The operation, which started at around 10 a.m., was completed by 11.15 a.m. and went on very well, to my satisfaction," Dr. Ranawat said at a press briefing. ``He (Mr. Vajpayee) was awake and comfortable throughout the operation and is now in the recovery room. He is not on any sedative. ...

More Accurate "PROSTATE CANCER" Test can save Unnecessary Biopsies

...either being bound to protein or some of it floats around freely. This free form of PSA is key to identifying the patient who requires a biopsy. Jean deKernion-Urologist, at the UCLA School of Medicine says, "A lot of people have a high PSA and don't have cancer. The free PSA helps you discern those peop...

Inhaled Steroids Safe & Effective for Children with Asthma

... mild to moderate asthma. "Although asthma experts around the world have recognized the effectiveness of inhaled corticosteroids in treating asthma, their long term effects in children were not clear, and questions have been raised about their possible effects on growth," said Dr. Claude Lenfant. "CAMP conf...

Glivec - New Hope For CMC Patients

... myeloid leukemia was one of the deadliest killers around and still continues to be one. But there's good news. Multinational pharmaceutical giant Novartis - has announced that a new drug called 'Glivec ' can be used as a 'first line therapy' is the treatment of CMC. This was announced by researchers at ...

Ebola Virus - 'Outbreak' Claims More Lives In Uganda.

...dly Ebola virus in its latest outbreak has claimed around 156 lives by December 5th according to Health Ministry officials in Kampala. More shocking is the fact that the dead include many health workers including doctors & nurses. But what shocked the nation was the death of Dr. Mathew Zukeviya, who was a...

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 sa...

The Cancer Rumour mill working over time

...emails telling us to forward the message to people around us!!!!! In the U.S. many people inadvertently forward mails to their friends and well-wishers without realizing that they are helping the rumour mill working overtime! The rumours are fanned out through all means of communication and beyond a point ...

How do babies understand language?

...pe recorder in a fanny pack that the women wore in around their home, and then they listened to the tape and analyzed speech patterns on a computer.The study started when the babies were 9 months old and stopped when they were 15 months old. The study showed the more a mother spoke a word the more the chanc...

Oracle Corp. to help build world's first "Digital Hospital"

... will come up at Birmingham, Alabama and will cost around 120 to 125 million U.S. dollars.The project will be fast tracked and hopefully completed by 2003. From the moment a patient registers at the hospital, every blood test and MRI will be recorded in a central patient record, and pharmacy visits will be ...

South Africa dilly-dallying on AIDS situation

...million AIDS detecting kits free of cost estimated around seven million U.S. Dollars. Earlier last year the South African president Thabo Mbeki caused a flutter when he openly questioned whether the HIV actually caused AIDS. He had then questioned the wisdom of the scientists and said the AIDS epidemic was...

India to benefit from pharma companies' move

...ry for millions of poor people in South Africa and around the world," said an Oxfam spokesman. Oxfam, a majo...gn said: "This case has struck a chord with people around the world because it exposes the lengths that the industry will go to protect its patents and profit...

Researchers urge caution in using ear tube surgery

...and words and we wonder if some children are going around hearing muffled sounds," said Dr. James Perrin, with MassGeneral Hospital for Children and author of an editorial accompanying the study in the New England Journal of Medicine. "It's hard to measure hearing in these children, and we wonder 'does it s...

Nearly all asthma deaths preventable

...er understanding of the disease. According to WHO, around 150 million people suffer from asthma worldwide an...a sufferers has been steadily increasing. Doctors around the world consider corticosteroids as the most effective preventive treatment. But with worsening ai...

Cipla holds talks with mining giant to supply AIDS drugs for South African workers

...South African population is HIV positive, totaling around 4.7 million people, giving it the dubious distinction of being the country with the maximum number of HIV positive people in the world. The HIV scourge is sure to have a devastating effect on the economy, and research has shown that providing worker...

Award for TTK Chitra heart valve prosthesis

...al usage during December 1990. The product costing around Rs. 18,000 (nearly on third of the cost of the imported artificial valves) has been successfully commercialized by TTK Healthcare Limited (formerly TTK Pharma), Chennai and is marketed under the brand name of TTK Chitra heart valve prosthesis. The pr...

Patients often assume wrongly that they are allergic to penicillin

...d by skin allergy testing. Salkind said that only around 2% to 5% of the general population has a true allergy to penicillin. These allergic reactions, which can be measured by the presence of antibodies in the body, may cause such symptoms as breaking out in severe rashes and breathlessness. However if a...

Negligent doctors asked to cough up 3 lakhs for death of patient

... upset and that she had been put on sedatives. But around 1130 hrs the next day, Chandrakala died. The post mortem revealed that death had occurred due to the aftershock of spinal anesthesia. The complainants alleged that the doctors had been careless in administering anesthesia and in giving post-operativ...

Distraction therapy found very effective in postoperative patients

...at to see the lungs. Pain control was improved by around 43% in those who listened to the gurgle of a brook and looked at a colourful panorama during and after the process. Encouraged by these results the doctors are suggesting that these biophilic images and sounds should be tried in other invasive proce...

Spouses and other partners lower blood pressure says new research

...nt to control your blood pressure have your spouse around !!!!!...

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