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When Celebrities Die

It is always agonizing to see our favourite stars die. Worse still when the celebrity dies an unnatural death. The death of Rajiv Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Princess Diana, Mother Teresa and MGR- to mention a few are all etched in the memory of the nation and its millions. The sorrow multiplies if the death is violent and gory- the crash that claimed Lady Diana's life and the assassinations of Indira...

Vitamin Shields Brittle Bones

Osteoporosis, wherein the density of the bone is lost and becomes brittle, is one of the dreaded complications in women after they attain their menopause. This happens as a result of decreased levels of estrogen, which is responsible for maintaining the bone density. ..Dr. Sunil J. Wimalawansa, of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, has shown her study using the animal model that...

Britney Spears Donates $50 000 To Support Cancer Patients

Pop princess Britney Spears has donated $50,000 to Gilda's Club Worldwide, //an organization that supports cancer patients... ..According to People magazine, Britney said in a statement: "When children have cancer, or when their parents or siblings have the disease, there are a few places they can turn to for support." .. .."Gilda's Club is one of those places. I passionately believe in helping c...

Imitating celebrity mums may prove unsafe for mom and child

The new generation mums are being plagued by a new type of problem - that of trying to imitate celebrity mums. Experts say that though celebrity mums like Liz Hurley and Victoria Beckham have made// pregnancy more sexy with cropped tops and clingy dresses, it has not helped ordinary women, who have started feeling inadequate and under pressure to look good. In some cases, it has even prompted wom...

'Designer' baby for British couple

Jayson and Michelle Whitaker had what is believed to be Britain's first genetically-selected baby after receiving the treatment at a Chicago genetics institute. ..The new baby, named Jamie, was delivered by Caesarean section on Monday after being genetically matched, while still an IVF embryo, to his four-year-old brother Charlie. Charlie has a rare form of anemia and his parents traveled to the...

British Authorities Seize Spurious Drugs

Lipitor accounts for worldwide sales of more than $10 billion. The drug is prescribed to patients diagnosed as having an increased risk of cardiovascular// disease and diabetes and those with angina and high blood pressure. ..Recently while conducting raids at some wholesale locations British authorities unearthed spurious packets of Pfizer's blockbuster cholesterol drug Lipitor . Officials are a...

Use parathyroid hormone to fight brittle bone disease

A study conducted on more than 1600 women reveals that parathyroid hormone (parathormone) increases the patient’s bone density and cut the risk of fractures in them. The same hormone is also useful in regulating calcium levels in the body. .... The new aspect of the hormone guarding against fractures has opened up the prospect of the hormone being used to treat osteoporosis or brittle...

Influence of Celebrities on Breast Cancer Awareness

Cancer screening is a complex decision and early detection of cancer will help in effective treatment of cancer, but it can create problems for others leading to unnecessary testing and treatment. Celebrities have powerful impact on the public and that their influence can be used for early detection of cancer// .. ..More than 40% of adults surveyed in a study published in the Journal of the Natio...

Couples in Britain can have “designer” babis

The British government may approve the fertility law so that couples in UK can choose the sex and possibly the genes of their “designer” babies. The UK government highlighted more than 70 fertility issues on Tuesday // that are to be totally reappraised in its proposed update of the 1990 Human Fertilization and Embryology Act. The ministers of the UK governments are possibly approving the new law...

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...

British Healthcare Mission Explores Partnership Possibilities With Indian Healthcare Sector

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and British High Commission organized a seminar to explore the possibility of pushing medical tourism in India along with joint ventures in services and manufacturing. They invited the // United Kingdom Trade and Investment's (UKTI) healthcare mission to lead the discussion with Indian partners in Chennai on Wednesday... ..The British delegation was lead...

British Women Flies to India for Treatment of Breast Cancer

A breast cancer patient made the journey from London to India in order to save money on her anti cancer medication-Herceptin.// ..India is likely to attract more such patients as there are considerable cost saving both for surgical procedures and medication.Fifty-year-old Linda Vijeh went to a private hospital in Pune for a mastectomy and reconstruction surgery done on October 4 and is now on he...

Sharp Increase In Morning-After Pill Sales Among British Women

There has been a considerable increase in the over the sales counter of the morning-after pill with more women //buying it from the nearby chemist. The figure has infact doubled over the year. Alarmingly, 46 per cent of women who used it said that condom failure was the reason behind the consumption. ..The results of the study from the Office for National Statistics reveal that 50 per cent of th...

Extensive Campaigning To Warn Against Children’s Growing Affinity To Fast Food In Britai

It is now a big global problem, the entire world is struggling against the ever expanding love of burgers and pizzas among children as opposed to traditional foods...Eating patterns are undergoing a sea change//. And the older experienced generations are worried about this fast food generation growing up. ..The same fear has prompted a British heart charity to launch a poster campaign to shock c...

Brain drain of dentists from Kerala to Britain

In an attempt to fulfill the shortage of Dentists in Britain, many Indian dentists, particularly those in Kerala, are busy training for an examination that could get them jobs abroad. // ....Amit Patel, joint managing director of the Karnataka-based Manipal Bapuji Postgraduate Medical (& Dental) Faculty Pvt. Ltd (MBPMF), said there were close to 4,000 vacancies of dentists in Britain. ......"Ind...

British company developing ‘Safer Cigarettes

Lung cancer and other cancers are mainly caused by cigarette smoking and smoking with alcohol ten folds increases the risk of cancer occurrence. In order to reduce the risk of cigarette carcinogens, British American Tobacco company is in the process of testing //their new range of “safer cigarette” which they feel will reduce the carcinogen exposure to smokers. ..The company is testing their ne...

British man 'Recovered from HIV'

Doctors say they want to investigate the case of a British man with HIV who apparently became clear of the virus, reports BBC. // ....Two Sunday newspapers report Scotsman Andrew Stimpson, who lives in London, was diagnosed as HIV-positive in 2002, but found to be clear in October 2003. .. ..Chelsea and Westminster Healthcare NHS Trust, which carried out the tests, have asked him to undergo more...

Doctor Training Undermined In Britain Due To Shortage Of Cadavers

Lack of dead bodies is affecting the training of new doctors in Britain. According to the Department of Health, two courses had been cancelled this year because of a lack of cadavers and experts said more would be hit if the // fall in body donations were not reversed. .. ..The government has blamed rising medical student numbers, TV shows and the Alder Hey scandal for the problem. In the last fi...

British medical education suffers shortage of bodies

London:Britain has long suffered from a shortage of medical professionals. But now the lack of dead bodies is affecting the training of new doctors... ..According to the Department of Health, two courses had been cancelled this year because of a lack of cadavers and // experts said more would be hit if the fall in body donations was not reversed. .. ..In the last five years, the number of bodies...

Relief For British MS Patients: Cannabis-Based Oral Spray

Multiple sclerosis patients in Britain can look forward to some relief, as a cannabis-based medicine is being made available to them for the first time, following approval from the Home Office for its importation from Canada. // .. ..Patients in Britain will soon be able to obtain an unlicensed, cannabis-based medicine on prescription to treat multiple sclerosis and possibly rheumatoid arthritis...

British Scientists Doubt Delhi Doctor’s Stem Cell Claim

A Delhi-based doctor’s claim of having produced and purified stem cells from human embryos to treat incurable diseases does not have many takers in the British medical fraternity. ..The Guardian reported Friday that experts here have called // on Indian authorities to impose tighter curbs on clinics in India that make extravagant claims about the use of embryonic stem cells... ..The doctor whose...

British Grandmother has timely bypass surgery in India

A British grandmother from Wolverhampton has returned to the UK after a successful bypass surgery in Delhi at a much lower cost, yet another testimony to India’s burgeoning medical tourism.// ..Mavis Childs, 67, waited for more than two years to have the surgery on the National Health Service (NHS). But she opted for India when the operation was cancelled, which meant a further six months of chro...

Health Care Ties To Get Stronger Between India And Britain

The meeting between the Union Minister for Health and family welfare, Anbumani Ramadoss and Sue Hill, the visiting Chief Scientific Officer of the British Department of Health ended up with a positive note//, with both officials willing to extend mutual help and cooperation towards strengthening the health sector. ....The meeting lasted for more than an hour according to official reports. Issu...

Harsh British Winter Could Kill Upto 90,000 Pensioners

With rising gas prices and breakdown of electricity supplies, upto 90,000 senior citizens could die due to severe cold, charity organizations have warned.//..As the Meteorological Office has issued its second severe weather warning, parliament debated the rising price of gas - essential to warm homes - while some experts feared a breakdown in electricity supplies during the winter. ....Charity or...

Botched Abortions Trigger Concern Over Legal Ambiguity In Britain

In a shocking revelation, a recent survey by the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal and Child Health (CEMACH) indicates that there are at least 50 cases // a year nationwide in which babies survive abortion attempts. ....The systematic investigation by CEMACH, which monitors pregnancy deaths on behalf of Britain's six royal colleges of medicine, comes amid growing discomfort among clinicians ove...

Ban on exports of poultry products from British Columbia lifted

United States has lifted the ban on the import of poultry products which it imposed last week following isolation of bird flu strain //for the second time in a month from Fraser Valley duck farm. The lifting of ban follows identifying that both the isolated virus strains were H5 strains and this strain is found to be a non-infectious and less pathogenic strain. ..U.S. has still not lifted its b...

Paid-For Sex Rates In Britain Has Increased Two Fold Over The Past 10 Years

A recent survey done to evaluate the prevalence of paid-sex in Britain projects alarming results showing the rates have indeed doubled over the past decade. The survey was conducted amongst 11,000 British adults // between 1990 and 2000. ..The study participants were required to provide details regarding their sexual lifestyle and attitude towards sex in general. Additionally, the men were aske...

British Doctor cleared of murder

A British family doctor was acquitted on Wednesday of murdering three of his patients with large doses 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 p...

Another British Woman In Court For New Breast Cancer Drug

Anne Marie Rogers has won the right to fight for receiving the new breast cancer drug, Herceptin. Ms Rogers has been diagnosed with an aggressive type of breast cancer and wants to make sure that it does not spread.// ..However the fact that the disease is in its early stage has meant that the primary care trust is refusing to fund the treatment. Many women have already taken legal recourse for...

Do Celebrities Conquer Cancer Better?

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. .. Edward Abbey....Hereditary breast cancer accounts for nearly 5 to 10 % of all breast cancers. Kylie Minogue (Singer), Elle Macpherson (supermodel), Anastasia (Ballad Queen), Sam Taylor Wood,// Will Carling (rugby player, his mother was also afflicted with the...

New policy allows Britons to decide on treatment center

The right to choose health policy to Briton citizen could increase advertising competition among Britain hospitals. The new policy is aimed at // reducing the waiting time of the patients for getting treatment from NHS as the people can make their own choice of treatment at any of the four NHS centers or private hospitals at their comfortable location and choice. Health Secretary as assured tha...

Rise In Waterborne And Malaria Cases Anticipated In Britain

The incidence of waterborne diseases and food poisoning cases is anticipated to rise in Britain, this summer. An increase in the number of malaria cases is also likely. // The incidence of salmonella // cases is hoped to soar particularly, as people would opt for more barbecues during summer. Cryptosporidium induced malaria may also be seen when there is an associated heavy rain. ......The ava...

Rise in the death rates among the British due to alcohol intake.

It is feared that people in Britain have increased the alcohol intake and liver cirrhosis is an important cause of death among British. ..The deaths due to liver cirrhosis developed by drinking alcohol have doubled in // Scotland. Pan- European comparison shows a sharp rise in the death rates due to liver cirrhosis. ..In England and Wales the number of deaths due to drinking associated disea...

Briton tourists warned of Bird flu threat in Turkey

Spread of H5N1 bird flu strain in Turkey had led to researchers warning British tourists to keep away from turkey this summer to avoid spread of bird flu virus into Britain. Despite these warnings of a possible spread of bird flu tourists are booking holidays in Turkish resorts.// The Association of British Travel Agents had reported that the tourist season to Turkey is as usual and people seem t...

British MPs Say Prostate Cancer Receives Low Priority in the NHS

The House of Commons public accounts committee (PAC) in the UK has severely criticized the NHS for failing to supply accurate information about cancer to patients. The committee also castigated the NHS for according a low priority to prostate cancer as compared to some other cancers. // ..The report also said that most terminally ill cancer patients were not aware of disability benefits that coul...

Food allergy rise attributed to Celebrities

According to a survey by Norwich Union Healthcare reveals that the number of people claiming to suffer food allergies is being swollen by celebrity interviews and gossip magazines. The results were based on a survey of 250 general practitioners. // ..The findings say that out of the 250 GP’s; almost 167 of them said that they had seen an increase in the past year. ..What they all were unanimou...

More Britons Take To Alcohol Because Of Stress

More and more people in the UK are turning to smoking and alcohol to overcome stress connected with IT-related problems like computers crashing, mobiles and automated call centers, //according to a recent study. The study was conducted by the Britain's charity Developing Patient Partnerships (DPP). ....The DPP conducted a poll of 1,000 people last year. One third of them said IT-related problems...

28 million Britons to take telephonic hearing test

The Royal National Institute of Deaf People with collaboration with Trade Union Congress has launched a Sound Breaking Campaign which aims at checking the hearing capacity of 28 million people // in United Kingdom through a telephonic conversation test. It is estimated that more than 4 million people in United Kingdom may have some kind of hearing impairment and has to be treated which requires e...

Britain Toddlers To Receive Flu-Jab In Addition To The 21 Shots

The UK health department officials have proposed the administration of flu vaccine to all children less than 2 years of age, // in an attempt to prevent the incidence of seasonal flu. The dreadful condition, which affects nearly 5 to 10% of the population during winter, had claimed the valuable lives of over 1000 UK citizens, last year. ....The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation tha...

Prince Of Wales Is Alarmed By The Obesity Wave In Britain

The Prince of Wales said that there is an increase in the number of oversized people in Britain. He asked people to balance their lifestyle and exercise regularly. ..He said in a speech at St James's Palace that we are// following the close behind the United States in the health problem stakes. ..Prince Charles said that the infrastructure of the city discourages pedestrians and physical activi...
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