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'Prozac miracle' could end in disaster

...n against one of the drug companies that have made billions from SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) - the class of drug of which Prozac is the best known - and which were hailed as "wonderdrugs" when they first hit the market in the 1980s. // The drug is known as Seroxat in Britain and Paxil i...

Doctors not to accept gifts from drug companies

... in patients' best interests. "Overall they spend billions of dollars trying to influence physicians prescribing behavior, and it works," said Dr. John Lantos, associate director of the University of Chicago's MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. "We're attempting to not only re-educate physicians but...

More about HIV

...of infection may last for years. During this time, billions of T cells are infected and destroyed, but half are replaced. Half the virus particles are also destroyed. The immune system continues to destroy HIV and replace T cells until the body begins to lose its uphill battle. Eventually, so much virus is p...

New Dietary Approach To Manage Kidney Stones

...which are often extremely painful to excrete, cost billions of dollars each year in medical care and lost productivity. While the stones can sometimes be prevented by drinking plenty of water, avoiding infections and emptying the bladder frequently,// medication to reduce the excretion of calcium in urine may...

Allergies: A major health problem

...d pillows at our home constitute the former, while billions of particles of pollen and other such similar substances present in gardens constitute the latter. Allergic reaction may also be due to insect bites. Though food allergies are extremely unlikely, eatables like chocolate, egg and fish may be harmful ...

World Health Organisation Takes a Historic Decision and Approves Treaty to Discourage Smoking

...obacco smuggling.// “Today, we are acting to save billions of lives and protect people’s health for generations to come. This is a historic moment in global public health, demonstrating the international will to tackle a threat to health head on,” said Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, Director-General of the WHO to...

World Health Organisation Takes a Historic Decision and Approves Treaty to Discourage Smoking

...tobacco smuggling.// “Today, we are acting to save billions of lives and protect people’s health for generations to come. This is a historic moment in global public health, demonstrating the international will to tackle a threat to health head on,” said Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, Director-General of the WHO to...

World Health Organisation Takes a Historic Decision and Approves Treaty to Discourage Smoking

...obacco smuggling.// “Today, we are acting to save billions of lives and protect people’s health for generations to come. This is a historic moment in global public health, demonstrating the international will to tackle a threat to health head on,” said Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, Director-General of the WHO to...

World SARS-free within weeks

... 8,500, trimmed economic growth forecasts and cost billions of dollars in lost businesses. Hong Kong and China, which were the most severely affected, were given the all-clear by WHO this month and Taiwan and Toronto, Canada, are expected to follow soon. "If these two countries have no reintroduction or n...

Surgery not needed for Osteoarthritis

...ee is no greater than that of placebo surgery, the billions of dollars spent on such procedures annually might be put to better use....

Lawmakers alerted on new tobacco control policies by research team

...// This move is expected to improve the lives of billions of people addicted to this habit. It is time that lawmakers quickly adopt the suggestion and act accordingly. “Our research shows that reducing smoking initiation in youth is likely to offer the largest public health impact during this new century,...

Now Employers Focus On Employees Mental health

...he economic cost is conservatively estimated to be billions of dollars a year in healthcare costs and lost productivity. Such costs include not only direct health care costs, but also "indirect" costs stemming from suicide, increased medical morbidity, reduced adherence to outpatient treatment leading to re...

Breakthrough In New Vaccine For Malaria

...al conditions, 10 to 15 years of daily exposure to billions of infected red blood cells," Druilhe notes. Malaria - a parasite carried by certain mosquitoes - sickens more than 300 million people worldwide every year, according to the World Health Organization. Vaccine development has been hindered by the mi...

Malaria Vaccine May Be 10 Years Away

...ibutor to African poverty, scientists say, cutting billions from gross domestic product while weighing on health care systems. But not all is calamity. Scientists say they've identified a resurgence in public and political interest in malaria over the past decade, a change they ascribe to greater media cove...

Bacterial Photographs Created By Student Scientists!

...hined onto them into biochemical prints. Culturing billions of genetically engineered bacteria hence produced a biological film. A unique light projector was used for creating the photographs, which had a ghost like appearance. The current achievement has more clinical implications than what is foreseen at ...

African Conference to Combat AIDS

...ca are in a poor shape, and the Continent receives billions of dollars by way of aid from foreign donors towards education campaigns and life-prolonging drugs. The Continent is facing an unprecedented AIDS crisis as 50% of the new infections are accounted by the younger generation. African countries like Ug...

Government May Have To Develop HIV Vaccine

... potential vaccines are under development. Several billions of dollars have already been spent on developing an AIDS vaccine, with little sign of success. There has been considerable frustration as a result of the failure of quite a few promising vaccine candidates. A senior HIV/AIDS official belonging to t...

Unique Smoking Helpline Launched In Manchester

...ter Manchester. "The tobacco industry, which makes billions out of this misery, is quids in. We need a massive community campaign to halt this human tragedy." He added that children often copied adults and started smoking. "I welcome the launch of the M.E.N. Quit Line. The NHS is here to help and support smok...

Unique Smoking Helpline Launched In Manchester

...ter Manchester. "The tobacco industry, which makes billions out of this misery, is quids in. We need a massive community campaign to halt this human tragedy." He added that children often copied adults and started smoking. "I welcome the launch of the M.E.N. Quit Line. The NHS is here to help and support smok...

Combination growth factors for Stem cell proliferation

...opoietic stem cells are required for production of billions of new blood cells and immune cells every day in our body as these cells have the capacity to give rise to different blood cells which protects the body from infection. Hematopoietic stem cells are used for treating various blood disorders and blood ...

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