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AIDS Disaster in India is Imminent

...xt big trouble spot--India."We have a very serious catastrophe in the offing, and if there's an enemy of India it's not Pakistan, it's not China, and it's not any of the other superpowers--the big threat to India is HIV/AIDS," said Dr. Ishawar Gilada, the secretary general of the People's Health Organisation (PH...

Virtual Reality For Treating Stress Disorders

...es of the war, or the victims who had survived the catastrophe of September bombing of WTC, or perhaps the victims of last December’s Tsunami. Source: ABC News Medindia on PTSD: Further information Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: This is a form of anxiety disorder that may affect people after being expos...

Researchers identify the early makers of Neonatal Sepsis

... the best of centers. One of the reason for such a catastrophe is that the condition is diagnosed relatively a bit late. Neonatal sepsis always is both a diagnostic as well as therapeutic challenge to the paediatricians. Dr. Irmeli Nupponen and Finnish colleagues, as a result of an extensive research have come ...

Life of wolves in danger due to dog disease

...last year have died. The reason attributed to this catastrophe is a dog disease//. In a staggering figure only 22 of the 69 pups born last year are still alive. This was revealed by Doug Smith, the park's wolf project leader. "It's cause for concern, a great deal of concern," Smith said. During the next few...

Tsunami Unplugged: Natural Disasters Favor the Under-privileged

...by the Indian Ocean tsunami, the Katrina hurricane catastrophe and the Pakistan earthquake in late 2005. The tsunami was responsible for the annihilation of 300,000 lives with more than 100,000 still missing.// When the early images of tsunami arrived, it appeared as if the tourists were tsunami’s hot favorites....

Satyam Stops Conducting HIV Tests On Employees To Prevent Discrimination

...ous situation and we need to do a lot to prevent a catastrophe like the one in Africa, warned Balaji. Set up four years ago as part of company's corporate social responsibility, Satyam Foundation is working in areas like education, healthcare, HIV, environment and livelihood. The foundation, which recently w...

India Can Become A Role Model In Combating HIV Infections

...large part of the world can be served to avoid the catastrophe seen in Africa,' he said. From a prevalence rate of 1.7 percent in 2000, it has declined to 1.1 percent in 2004, said Jha. Overall, the HIV prevalence rate in India is 1.6 percent of the population, with a lower estimated prevalence of 0.3 perc...

UNICEF To Launch A Programme For Zimbabwe Children

...CEF Britain has acknowledged the scale of the Aids catastrophe threatening Zimbabwe's children and has given UNICEF £22 million to help the children facing some of the worst hardships anywhere in the world, given the extent of the economic crisis. UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman said in the statement, ...

Experts Say A Decade Needed To Develop Bird Flu Vaccine

...ld BBC that this conclusion was nothing short of a catastrophe for the public. "We have had reverse genetics H5N1 viruses available to work with for three years and after three years this is all we can say: 'We could produce enough vaccine worldwide, for 100 million people.' Is that good enough? I don't think ...

Appraisal of FDA’s Drug Safety Proces

...ort issued Friday. According to the institute, a catastrophe in drug safety seemed to have appeared. "We found an imbalance in the regulatory attention and resources available before and after approval," said Sheila Burke, chairwoman of the committee that wrote the report. "Staff and resources devoted to pre...

Computer Program Helps Hospitals Prepare For Mass Casualties

...injuries that are likely to help plan responses to catastrophe with something more than experience and intuition," he adds. For example, if a bomb similar to the one detonated in Oklahoma City in 1995 were exploded in a moderately crowed pedestrian area in an average large city EMCAPS calculates that 437 peopl...

Lousy Time at Louisiana

...back, according to a particular doctor. Before the catastrophe in 2005, the place could boast of the expertise of 120 surgeons; post Katrina only five specialists have returned and revived their practice. With the residents slowly rebuilding their lives, healthcare facilities need to be spruced up before anythin...

Climate Talks Reach Consensus in Bangkok

...clearly state the low costs of avoiding a climatic catastrophe in the coming decades by using technologies currently available to prevent the world temperature from rising more than two degrees Celsius over pre-industrialised temperatures. "If you look at the technical summary, it says we can save the climate ...

Yellow Rain Lashes Uttar Pradesh Village

...he pungent yellow drops, may be a sign of pending catastrophe or an epidemic. "The phenomenon is on for the past eight-ten days. It happens between 6.30 to 7.15 pm. Villagers believe that it is a natural calamity. We are definitely going to face problems, " said Rajendra, a villlager. A team of researchers ...

Women Urged to Be Wary of Ads Promoting Unwanted Drugs

...eadly heart attack, hip fracture, or other medical catastrophe could occur at any time. Therefore you should take a prescription drug to prevent such problems. The over-selling of postmenopausal hormones, supported by the depiction of natural menopause as a hormone deficiency disease, was the forerunner to thi...

Climate Talks Reach Consensus in Bangkok

...clearly state the low costs of avoiding a climatic catastrophe in the coming decades by using technologies currently available to prevent the world temperature from rising more than two degrees Celsius over pre-industrialised temperatures. "If you look at the technical summary, it says we can save the climate ...

AIDS Charity AVERT Launches Stop AIDS in Children Campaign

...ren dying of AIDS will have been halved. 'It is a catastrophe that more than 10 years after we first learned howto prevent mother-to-child transmission, half a million babies are still becoming infected with HIV each year and hundreds of thousands of families are having to suffer the pain of losing a child,' sa...

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