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B Vitamin protects and lowers toxicity of Arthritis Drug

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that most often affects women in their 30s and 40s, especially women.The illness causes the immune system to attack the joints, which can cause pain, inflammation and joint destruction. .... Methotrexate is the standard drug used to treat the condition, but one third of the patients discontinue treatment early due to toxicity.// .. .. Patient...

Lecithin lowers cholesterol absorption in body

Nutrition researchers at Kansas State University have published the first evidence that the absorption of cholesterol is reduced by another compound in the egg, the lecithin...The research was done by Sund I. Koo, Yonghzhi Jiang and Sang K. Noh. A peer-reviewed research paper by the three researchers, “Egg phosphatidylcholine decreses the lymphatic absorption of cholesterol in rats,” as in the J...

Andhra Pradesh to set up 'Pharma City'

After establishing a ‘Cyber City’ in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu has set into motion a plan to set up a ‘Pharma City’ in the port town of Vishakhapatnam. By providing world-class infrastructure in the ‘Pharma City’, the state government hopes to attract global pharmaceutical companies to the city for outsourcing about 400 drugs in the post-patent regime by 2005. The...

Attacking therapy with electricity

The holes in the cell membranes which is being punched by electrical pulses could give better delivery of drugs. The effectiveness of many potentially powerful treatments //including cancer therapy and gene therapy are limited by the difficulty of getting drug molecules in through cell membranes. Researchers in San Diego, California, have been developing a new way of delivering drugs called elec...

Morphine may excite cancerous tumors

According to a new study, morphine may be combined with tumor growth in mice. At present there is no scientific data that indicates morphine or similar pain medications will lead to increased cancer growth in humans.// However, researchers say their findings warrant further studies for managing cancer pain. ....Researchers from the University of Minnesota Cancer Center found doses of morphine, s...

Toxin injections support stroke associated spasticity

Researchers have found that injections of botulinum toxin eases hand spasticity among stroke survivors. Spasticity in the limbs is a common after effect of stroke, and it causes much disability,// because it interferes with activities like getting dressed and eating. Previous research has shown that botulinum toxin - a substance that relieves muscle tightness - may help with this problem. ....In...

Melanoma caused by low DNA repair capacity

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and it has been shown through previous research studies that the risk is increased by exposure to sunlight, whose UV rays cause damage to DNA that triggers cancer. However, it has not been clear why some people are more prone than others to melanoma. Researchers have now found out through a study involving a group of 312 people with melanoma that thos...

Predicting Severity Of Appendicitis With Computed Tomography

Appendectomies are the most common surgical procedures performed worldwide. A model based on the findings of a clinical tool called computed tomography can be used to predict the severity of acute appendicitis, // according to a new study. ..Researchers examined 105 patients, between ages 15 and 89 who underwent an appendectomy within three days of an abdominal CT. Results of the CT were compar...

Doctors warned of fluoride toxicity

In the recent Journal of American Dental Association (JADA), doctors are warned against possibility of fluoride toxicity while prescribing fluoride dosage //to patients with oral problems. ....High concentrations of fluoride dosage are often prescribed to patients to check caries, especially those suffering from mouth cancer. In the recent issue of JADA, authors Frederick C. Eichmiller, Naomi Ei...

Calcitriol [Vitamin D] with combination of painkillers for cancer treatment

Professor David Feldman and his colleagues from the Stanford University School of Medicine have reported the results of their study in the journal Cancer Research. The result of the study has found that //high doses of Vitamin D with pain killers were found to reduce the growth of cancer in patients with prostate cancer. The study result say that the combination of these two drugs reduces the gro...

Measuring Exercise Capacity To Predict Heart Disease

Research shows that measuring the body’s capacity to exercise through cardiac stress tests can predict the risk of coronary heart disease. ..This and heart rate recovery can improve dramatically on existing techniques // that predict who is most likely to suffer a heart attack or die from coronary heart disease (CHD). ....In the September edition of the journal Circulation, the Johns Hopkins Un...

Citrinin, a fungal toxin, induces apoptosis via mitochondrial pathway

The Mycotoxin citrinin (CTN) is a secondary metabolite produced by several fungal species that belong mainly to the genus Penicillium and Monascus. It is widely considered as a hazard contaminant of foods// and feeds, including corn, wheat, rice, barley and nuts, and is known to be cytotoxic and genotoxic to various mammalian cells. CTN has been suggested as a causative factor in renal disease am...

Acute Toxicity Of Nano-Scale Zinc Powder: Severe Renal Damage And Anemia

Zinc finds wide use in brass, bronze, die casting metal, alloys, rubber, and paints, etc. In recent years, nanoscale metal powders, because of their unique properties, are being widely used //in the traditional industries, such as dyes, paints, medical diagnosis, sunscreens and cosmetics. Nano Zn powder is used as highly reactive catalyst in organic hydrogen reaction, automobile tail gas disposal...

Smoking And Its Relation To Neurocognitive Deficits In Alcoholism

Impaired problem solving, visual spatial processing, memory, and cognitive proficiency are consequences of severe alcoholism. Smoking is much more prevalent among alcoholics than the general population,// yet the possible neurocognitive effects of cigarette smoking in alcoholism have not been studied, despite evidence that long-term smoking is associated with neurocognitive deficits. .....

Prose Memory Deficits Found To Be Associated With Schizophrenia

There is a close relationship between language functioning and schizophrenia, and verbal memory is a legitimate and important// deficit with significantly negative consequences for real world social functioning. Over the past years, researchers have proposed that some forms of memory are selectively impaired in schizophrenia. ..To understand the nature of contextual verbal memory impairment that...

Gemcitabine with Capecitabine effective against pancreatic cancer

Combination of two chemotherapy drugs has found to be effective in treating patients with pancreatic cancer compared to use of single drug. A combination of Gemcitabine and Capecitabine has been found to decrease the number of deaths due to pancreatic cancer.// Early and effective to pancreatic cancer is very important as Pancreatic cancer is one of the most serious of all cancers. It develops wh...

Global Hospitals coming to city of Joy

A dedicated 'organ transplant hospital' in the country will be set up in Kolkata which will ..be a pioneering effort . ..Spread over a 10-acre plot, the Rs 125-150 crore project will be set up by Hyderabad-based Global Hospitals Group,// headed by surgical gastro-enterologist and managing director Dr K Ravindranath. .. ..The hospital will have 750 beds and 150 full-time specialists in the f...

Iron Supplementation Aid In Relief From Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

In what is claimed to be of the first of its kind, French researchers report of the effectiveness of iron supplementation in a young child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder//. .. The authors, writing in the November issue of the journal Pediatrics, present the case report of a 3-year-old child, who was referred to consultation for hyperactivity, attention deficit, impulsivity, and...

Chinese City Suspends Water Supply Fearing Pollution

Harbin, a large Chinese city in northeastern China, has suspended drinking water supply to its 3.8 million-strong population, fearing possibility of contamination by chemical spillage.// ..The city government in Harbin, northeastern China, Tuesday "made a U-turn by admitting that fears of water contamination in Songhua river... were behind the city's four-day water supply cut", the official China...

Running Water Restored In Chinese City

Running water has been restored on Sunday to Harbin, a major Chinese city of 3.8 million, ending a five-day shutdown caused by a chemical spill. However, people have been warned it is still not safe // to drink the water...Water service had been suspended since Tuesday, after authorities feared the Songhua River toxins contaminated the Songhua River following a chemical plant explosion on Novembe...

Genetics of Ageing with Preserved Mental Capacity.

Research conducted by George S. Zubenko, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School reported that genes relating to aging with preserved mental capacity have been identified.// ..This research was the first of its kind and was funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH). ..The study analyzed 100 individuals who were ninety years old or above...

A sharp increased in senior citizens: set to outpace children.

In a study it has been revealed that in the next quarter-century Canada will have double more senior citizens than number of children.// ..This is as per Statistics Canada. They state that the country's population truly is aging and at a quick pace...The year 2015 will have number of seniors aged 65 and older larger than the number of children under the age of 15. ..Also by 2031, the elderly segm...

Illicit body parts from cadavers used for transplant

Three New Jerseyans who got bone transplants from tissue that may have been illegally harvested from New York funeral-home corpses have tested positive for hepatitis // and syphilis, their lawyer said. ..All of them underwent surgery at Shore Memorial Hospital in Somers Point, N.J., and claim to have been infected through a body-part-snatching scandal being investigated by the Brooklyn DA's Offi...

Baltimore is America's Fittest City; Chicago the Fattest

Baltimore has been named America's fittest city by Men's Fitness magazine, and Chicago America's fattest. ..According to the ranking accorded by the Men's Fitness magazine,// the top fittest cities behind Baltimore were Honolulu, Virginia Beach, Va., Tucson, and Milwaukee. The top fattest cities behind Chicago were Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Dallas and Houston, the magazine said. ..Last year, Balti...

France plans to protects its citizens from bird flu

France Health Minister Xavier Bertrand as said that the French government would be taking strict control measures to protect their people from a pandemic bird flu infection, the ministry has presented a proposed plan program to combat flu infection spread.// France has a population of 62 million and the minister said that France has a stock of 14 million anti-flu drugs and has ordered more than 4...

Fire department stem cell donors felicitated with 'Honor Roll of Life'

Two Fire Department City of New York fire fighters will be honored with “Honor Roll of Life” for donating their bone marrow cells for saving Leukemia patients. The two Fire fighters John Jensen and Joe Kazlauskas donated their stem cells from bone marrow for treatment // of two leukemia patients which helped to save their life. ..The fire department is very proud in helping human lives as the de...

Bush’s new prescription drug plan, a complex puzzle for the citizen

President Bush’s prescription drug plan came in to effect on Jan 1st, but the governors of many states like those of Pennsylvania, have trouble dealing with the issue//. ..The plan has been under study for more than a year but members of Medicare came to know about it when they received a booklet declaring the new prescription drug plan. The plan was very difficult to understand which prescripti...

Death Wishes Influenced By Ethnicity and Racial Background

A new study published in the current issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society says that the dying wishes of people are based on their ethnicity and racial backgrounds. // The study found that Arab Americans did not want to spend their last days at a nursing home, while African Americans did not mind it. Hispanic people want to die with dignity and were very worried about it. .....

San Francisco Mayor Proposes An Alternate Plan For The Uninsured City Residents

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom said that he has a plan that will enable the uninsured in the city to have access to health care facility. // The taxpayers, employers and the recipients of the insurance coverage, will cover this insurance. ..His plan has the potential to benefit tens of thousands of city residents. Supervisor Tom Ammiano who is a member of the health care legislation said that...

President Bush Urges Citizens to Invest In Health Savings Account (HSAs)

In an attempt to manage the ever-increasing health care cost and increase the availability of medical insurance, the U.S. President, George W. Bush has urged the citizens to invest // in health saving accounts or HSAs that comprises of pretax dollars. At the time of need, the funds can be mobilized to pay for the medical expense. ..High deductible health insurance policies and lowest annual prem...

Disney in Trouble? Negative Excitement in Disneyland, Paris

None would deny the adrenaline rush at Disneyland Paris, though now, it appears to be caught unawares in the eye of the bird-flu storm//. Ruffled up, Disney land Paris is shrugging away the allegation of tucking away a dead swan. This is especially unwelcome news, as panic over bird flu is all over Europe. ....The scare permeated in Disneyland after two unions, the French Democratic Workers Conf...

Pet Project: Lifestyle Touch Ups for Senior Citizens and Their Beloved Pets

Blacksburg: Procter & Gamble and the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) have forked out a competitive grant of $40,000 to a Virginia Tech team led by Ed Dorsa // , associate professor in the College of Architecture and Urban Affairs for the development of new products and systems that can add more value to the lives of elderly people and their pets. .. .."PAWS: Pet Care Awareness Sys...

From Excitement To Health - Coke To Serve All

Aiming to increase its presence in the Indian market and gain wider acceptability, soft drink giant Coca Cola has decided to add a punch of health// to its India portfolio, possibly by early next year. ....‘We are looking at offering total beverage solutions in the non-alcohol segment. This would include not only carbonated drinks but also juices and health-based products,’ Coca Cola India chief...

Kolkata: Landmark Health City on the Cards

A 5,000-bed health city is very much on the cards that will be a landmark on the EM Bypass. This is slated to be a Rs 1000 crore project which will come up// in two phases that will facilitate state of the art healthcare for kidney, heart and cancer patients. Bangalore and Ahmedabad will follow suit with the ‘Health City’ concept. ....Dr Devi Shetty, Asia Heart Foundation chairman, had a meeting...

Campbell Decides To Boost Publicity about Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is one of the deadliest diseases in UK. Symptoms include a frequent need to urinate, especially at night and a need to rush to the loo//. ..Hence DUP MP Gregory Campbell has decided to conduct a campaign to increase awareness about prostate cancer. Prostate cancer kills 220 men in Northern Ireland and 10,000 a year throughout the UK. ..Mr Campbell has won the support of 55 MPs...

Dirtiest City: New York Wins Hands Down

Washington :If you need to comprehend the meaning of ‘dirty’, then, visit New York. It would indeed be a costly visit, as New York is getting well known// for its cancer causing air, according to data from the Environmental Protection Agency. ....New York had some stiff competition from California, Oregon, Washington, D.C., and New Jersey, in the order of competition, for having the worst air,...

Shangai Citizens to Monitor Billboards

China's largest metropolis, Shangai proposes to start a citizen advisory panel, preventing advertisers from featuring billboards// with images that would offend local sensibilities. ..The move follows a series of recent complaints over a huge billboard in the city's commercial Xujiahui area that displayed the bare thigh of a Hong Kong pop star selling skin-care products. ......The billboard was...

Academics Question Veracity Of NHS IT Upgrade Plan

Leading computer scientists have said that the £6.2bn upgrade of the NHS IT system has to be thoroughly investigated before approving it. //Computer Weekly magazine said that the group of academics are questioning if the plan is foolproof. ..The government responded by saying that the plan was under a "constant review" and was "resilient". The 10-year IT programme envisages linking more than 30...

Bad Publicity for the Hospital With Respect To Dwarfism Abortion Case

Royal Women's Hospital has warned that it is a breach of trust if the court orders to release a woman’s medical records as this undermine the trust between a doctor and a patient.// The hospital said that it would do everything in our power' to maintain the privacy of the woman who had an abortion at 32 weeks' pregnancy. She plans to take the case to the High Court after the Court of Appeal orde...

BEST Employees And City Policemen Seek HIV/AIDS Treatment

Nearly 250 employees of the BEST and 300 city policemen are currently undergoing treatment for HIV/AIDS. So far, 150 and 100 HIV positive cases have been detected // among BEST and city police force respectively. It is feared that the number of HIV/AIDS cases among the police could be higher. ....The social stigma attached to HIV/AIDS and fear of discrimination prevents many policemen from comin...
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