Tag: "catastrophic" at medical news
Live Earth: How Global Warming Became Cool
...reeze, as shifts in its orbit and axis unleashed a catastrophic
drop in warmth from the Sun. In 1977, the big media buzz was for a book called "The Weather Conspiracy: The Coming of the New Ice Age," which conjured fears of a snowball planet where survivors eked out a troglodytic life in beaver skins. But evi...
Fat Horses Face Health Problems
...e Barbaro had with the disorder as a result of his catastrophic
injury at the 2006 Preakness. When that bond fails, and the hoof and bone start to fall apart, it is extremely painful to the horse, he continued. Laminitis is one of the most devastating and debilitating problems that we see with the horse. Fund...
Kaposi Sarcoma Arise from Multiple Cells
...a], which can be more invasive leading at times to catastrophic
organ dysfunction and even death. It is also not known if the clonal [Kaposi sarcoma] lesions identified in this study were more aggressive and less likely to respond to therapy, Gill writes. Contact: Article: Antoine Gessain, firstname.lastname@example.org...
Rounding Up Rodeo Injuries Helps in Prevention
...ry study and treatment , is opening a registry for catastrophic
injuries in pro rodeo to get a better idea of how ...in the world can access this database and report a catastrophic
injury. By catastrophic
we mean life-changing, losing a major organ, paralysis, even death. We need ...
Tuberculosis Drug Increases OCD Therapy Progress
...dictive substance) or negative (e.g., fear of some catastrophic
outcome) from the cues that trigger these feelings and the drug might increase peoples ability to put out the various cues. As part of the research, investigators separated the people with OCD into two groups. One group received the drug and anothe...
Vietnam Bird Flu Death a Call for Action, Say Experts
...ere is a sense of complacency which is potentially catastrophic
if it was to increase." The human fatality, which brought the country's bird flu death toll to 43, followed several avian influenza cases across Southeast Asia last week. On Thursday, Indonesia said a 29-year-old man had died of bird flu, bringing th...
Georgia Hit With African Swine Fever: FAO
...gh it does not affect humans. "The disease has a catastrophic
effect on commercial and smallholder pig production and has serious socio-economic consequences for rural livelihoods," the FAO said in a statement, adding that the virus may have entered Georgia through imported frozen or processed pig meat. Georg...
West Wants Developing Countries to Cut Down on Greenhouse Gas Emissions
...lueprint for preventing global warming from having catastrophic
effects. They are trying to come to terms with t...ping gases in the atmosphere. The second predicted catastrophic
consequences unless man stops burning coal, oil and other fossil fuels that produce greenhouse gases...
Animal Model of Disease may Be Helpful for Young Children With Epilepsy
...housands of young children// who suffer from these catastrophic
epilepsy seizures, according to research. Infantile spasms are a specific type of epilepsy seizure seen in infancy and early childhood. The disorder involves a sudden bending forward and stiffening of the body, arms, and legs. The seizures typicall...
Sewage Swamps River in Scotland
...or the inconvenience caused. She said: "This was a catastrophic
failure at a pumping station and we have been working around the clock to fix it. "On investigation our engineers found the repair was a much larger operation than first anticipated and we have had to locate specialist pumps from other parts of th...
Salk Scientists - Links Between Cancer and Aging
...osomes, a finding Karlseder describes as 'a fairly catastrophic
event for a cell.' For the current study, Salk researchers grew cells from Werner Syndrome patients in tissue culture dishes and, aided by colleagues at the Institute of Human Genetics in Heidelberg, Germany, evaluated DNA damage using a highly co...
Surgery, the Best Option for Kids With High Blood Pressure
... "This is a rare condition, but one that can be catastrophic
if it's not found and treated appropriately," says lead author James C. Stanley, M.D., a U-M vascular surgeon who has operated on dozens of children with the condition in the past 40 years. "But the good news is that it is highly treatable with the h...
American Senior Citizens Granted More Time
...s for most of the health-care costs in the case of catastrophic
illness. Like Social Security it is best viewed as a supplement to other health care coverage. UnitedHealth is the biggest provider of Medicare drug plans among others, with 5.75 million people enrolled as of Sept. 30. Herb Kuhn, acting deputy a...
For Kids With High BP, Surgery Can Help When Medicines Fail
.... “This is a rare condition, but one that can be catastrophic
if it’s not found and treated appropriately,” says lead author James C. Stanley, M.D., a U-M vascular surgeon who has operated on dozens of children with the condition in the past 40 years. “But the good news is that it is highly treatable with the h...
More Funds To Fight H5N1 – The Deadly Bird Flu Strai
...pandemic could potentially kill millions and cause catastrophic
consequences," the statement said. PRI...
Russia Hit By Cheap Bootleg Vodka Epidemic
...he excessive alcohol consumption in Russia has had catastrophic
consequences not only for individuals but also for the society as a whole. Last year 42,000 people died of alcohol poisoning. The growing number of alcohol-dependent youths is especially disquieting. According to estimates, just 10 percent of stu...
Radiotherapy Centers in Scotland Undergo Inspection
...ant job and we do it well. Yet we have this single catastrophic
event. "We have had in the past significant staff... which nearly 5000 were at the Beatson. Since the catastrophic
event recommendations that have already been implemented include: new procedures to ensure that the ...
Australia coughs up $15m to resurrect Lebanon
...ssist Lebanon to rise from the ashes following its catastrophic
clash with Israel. According to Foreign Minister Alexander// Downer, Australia has managed to aid Lebanon with a total of $24 million during the post-conflict time, to help rebuild a country in ruins. "The majority of the funding will support resto...
Rae unveils Health-care Strategy
...adership hopeful Bob Rae, Canada needed a national catastrophic
drug program, which would prevent patients from ha...provincial plans and will cover Canadians who face catastrophic
drug expenses not covered by the plan in their province.” “If a province prefers to keep its own pla...
Many American senior citizens fall into the “Doughnut Hole”!
... seniors with average drug expenses and to provide catastrophic
coverage for people with huge drug bills were the 2 chief aims of the Congress that created Part D. Medicare pays for two-thirds of the first $2,250 in purchases under the standard Part D plan.After $5,100, it pays 95% of the drugs’ cost. But in be...