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Vision Loss Due To Diabetic Retinopathy a Major Cause Of Concern

..Diabetic retinopathy is a major cause of vision loss among adults. About 22 percent to 36 percent of all diabetics // in the United States and Australia suffer from the condition. Vision impairment caused by the disease often leads to dependency in activities of daily living, social isolation, and reduced physical activity.When the visual acuity in the better eye drops below 20/40, many patien...

Presence of substandard drugs can pose concern for patients

German scientists have found out that the drug streptokinase used in many non-European countries //are not up to the standard, as the amount of streptokinase present in the preparation is really low. ....The study, which had tested 16 different forms of streptokinase medications across the European continent, has found only three formulations that match the safety and quality standards. ....The d...

Scientists Concerned Over Increasing Malfunction Of Heart Devices

Scientists in the US are worried over the increasing malfunction of heart devices, which they say were directly responsible for 61 deaths between 1990 and 2002. ..The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released // a study at a meeting with physicians and heart-device manufacturers recently, which found that 4,225 defibrillators had failed between 2000 and 2003. Same number of defibrillators faile...

Need for concerted action for prevention of chronic diseases

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) is calling for concerted action following the recent release of an important report of the World Heart Organisation (WHO). // .."Preventing Chronic Diseases: A Vital Investment" clearly demonstrates the full extent of the global burden of chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes.It is anticipate...

Reports of Hantavirus infection in India raise concerns

Viruses have been implicated in a number of human diseases such as AIDS, yellow fever, mumps, chicken pox, measles, rubella, polio, hepatitis, warts, influenza, common cold and even certain forms of cancer. Scientists have now //..reported that a potentially life threatening hantavirus infection may "possibly" be present among Indian population. ..The findings...indicate the possible presence of...

Concerted Effort Imperative For Elimination Of Tropical Diseases: WHO

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) experts, concerted efforts, political will and commitment is necessary for complete eradication of the five neglected tropical diseases from South East Asia in the next five-ten // years. .. WHO has identified five tropical diseases - leprosy, lymphatic filariasis (LF), visceral leishmaniasis (kala azar), soil transmitted helminths (STH) and yaws (...

Concern Over High Smoking Rates Among Young

The on-going Shanghai International Forum on a Healthy City has raised concern over the high prevalence of smoking among specific groups such as young people, specially females, lower socio-economic and indigenous groups.//..Smoking, which still remains one of the leading cause of preventable death, has the dubious distinction of affecting all the systems from head to foot. .. Li Xinjian, Directo...

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...

Mysterious Death Of Seabirds Triggers Bird Flu Concern

The mysterious death of several seabirds on the Gulf of Carpentaria in Australia has triggered concerns that these dead birds could be harboring the bird flu virus//. ..However, the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service said that there was no cause for panic and that they were sending out a team as a precautionary measure, but the Courier Mail reports that a second team with a military op...

Spate of smoking-related fire deaths cause concern in San Diego

The deaths of three people, two of them in Escondido, in smoking-related fires this week in San Diego County, is prompting a new look at smoking safety. ..Wheelchair-bound Edward Rhodes (67) caught fire Wednesday night // while smoking outside the Palomar Heights Care Center in Escondido. There are conflicting versions whether the oxygen tank he had next to him exploded or not. ..On Tuesday, Mar...

Cancer-causing Property Of Teflon Leaves US Regulators Concerned

Regulators in the United States are worried about the cancer causing potential of perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, which is widely used in making Teflon or non-stick cookware. // The concern was triggered off after an independent review by a committee for the Environmental Protection Agency said that Teflon had likely cancer causing potential. .."The predominant panel view was that the descripto...

Reports Of New Bird Flu Outbreak In China Raise Concerns

A new outbreak of the much dreaded bird flu has been reported from a chicken farm located in the Northern Province of Shanxi. The situation is being closely // monitored and is believed to be under control, according to health officials from the Agricultural department. ....More than 15, 000 chickens in a farm (Yijing township), confirmed to harbor the H5N1 bird flu virus had died. In response t...

Commercialization of drugs by fast tracking is a cause of concern

A senior doctor has by the means of BMJ raised a serious concern over licensing of new drugs for commercialization purposes. // ....This has come after natalizumab, a new drug for multiple sclerosis, was approved and thereafter recalled after three months. This was done after three trial patients developed a life threatening condition while being treated... ..The drug was licensed by the US Food...

KGMCTA Condemns False Report, Concerning Death of a Boy

The Kerala Government Medical College Teachers Association (KGMCTA) on Friday has staged a protest, condemning the report about the death // of a boy, Shyam, at the Medical College Hospital in Tiruvanathapuram. The report claimed that the death was caused due to the administration of wrong medicine. ....According to the statement from the KGMCTA, Shyam, who was suffering from Steven Johnson Syn...

Concerta, Drug Used in ADHD Treatment Less Likely To Result In Abuse

A research team has now established that a delayed-release stimulant, used for treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be associated with less abuse, when compared to other stimulant drugs//. Therapeutic doses of Concerta (methylphenidate) in the form of an oral formulation have not been reported to produce subjective effects that may lead to drug abuse. The results of th...

Oral Cancer Cases Causing Concern

The Department of Pathology MLN Medical College in Allahabad recently concluded a study called 'age specific incidence rate and pathological spectrum of oral cancer' and has uncovered some very disturbing figures.// The study tracked annual data from the tumor registry between 1990 to 2000. ..Out of a total of 40,559 biopsies monitored by the department, 759 biopsies were of the oral cavity. Fac...

Beauty parlours Cause for Concern

Municipal authorities in Jaipur will check the mushrooming growth of beauty clinics in the city following// growing complaints of skin problems from customers... .."A Beauty Parlour Act will be sent to the government for approval after detailed discussions," Bharti Lal Sharma, chairperson of the rules and regulation committee of the Jaipur Municipal Corporation, told IANS... ..According to him, t...

Parents Concerned About Pesticide And Cancer Risk To Babies

A review of several studies conducted on cancer-causing chemicals has highlighted the possibility of an increased cancer risk in babies as a consequence of exposure to organochlorines//. Pesticides and certain types of plastic contain high concentrations of such chemicals and may be passed on to humans through the food, water, air. ....In addition, it can be indirectly passed on to human beings...

Bihar CM Calls For Concerted Efforts To Tackle HIV/AIDS Menace

The Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar assured that the Bihar Government would do all that it can in restricting the alarming spread of AIDS/HIV in the state //, addressing a HIV/AIDS workshop, organized by the Udayan Sharma foundation, Samyak and the National Aids Control Organization (NACO). ......Expressing concern over the explosive prevalence of HIV/AIDS in 7 districts in Bihar, the Mins...

Presence Of Live Avian Flu Is A Cause Of Concern: Scientists

Even though India have contained the spread of the bird flu successfully, scientists testing for the H5N1 virus are still worried about the presence// of a live chain of the disease. ....Researchers at the High Security Animal Disease Laboratory here say that many of the samples are unfit for testing as proper procedures were not followed for their collection and preservation. ...."Most bird flu...

Concerns About Popular Anti-Ulcer Pill Used For Inducing Labor

A review study conducted on a popular anti-ulcer pill used worldwide for inducing labor and preventing post-delivery bleeding reveals that it is equally effective// as the other expensive drugs. Researchers have however urged that the drug must be used with caution. ..The pill – a prostaglandin known generically as misoprostol and sold as Cytotec – is used primarily for treatment of peptic ulcer...

Executed Prisoner Organs For Sale In China: BTS Concerned

Transplant experts in Britain have accused China of removing organs from executed prisoners and selling them without prior consent of the prisoners and their families//. ....There is increasing evidence, which highlights that organs from executed prisoners are being removed for human transplantation purposes in an illegal way, according to reports of the British Transplantation Society (BTS). Th...

Concern Over The Rise In Preterm Deliveries

Research studies from Denmark, published on bmj.com in February, that found that the number of preterm deliveries is on a risehas caused a growing concern among doctors. // They stated that there has been an increase of 22% from 1995 to 2004. They noted that this was true even among low risk women aged 20-40, where there was a 51% increase in early delivery. ....The study also showed that this w...

Rising Number of Preterm Births Cause Concern

Doctors from British Medical Association have expressed their concern over the apparent increase in preterm births as reported by a research from Denmark, published on bmj.com in February. // ....The study found that preterm deliveries increased by 22% from 1995 to 2004 in Denmark. The study found that even among low risk women aged 20-40, there was a 51% increase in early delivery. .. ..The s...

Advertisements to Assuage Bird Flu Concerns

Washington: With a view to appeasing the public about bird flu and to allay unwarranted fears, the government has resorted to using the powerful medium of advertisements aired over radio // and television to drive home the message that chicken is safe to consume, if it is properly cooked. ....The advertisements convey the methods of ensuring safety to poultry, in the event of the virus spreading...

Meth Addiction On The Rise, US Health Authorities Concerned

Methamphetamine addiction has reached alarming proportions, with the number of global users outnumbering other users of other stimulant drugs such as heroin or cocaine//. Health authorities from the U.S have warned that if appropriate steps are not taken to change the trend, it could lead to a global threat. ..Methamphetamine or crystal meth, as it is commonly known, is a stimulant that induces...

Bhopal Archbishop’s Concern Over Maternal Mortality Rat

Expressing concern over the high maternal mortality rate in Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal Archbishop Pascal Topno has called upon self-help groups to help check the menace//. ....With 13,000 reported deaths every year during or post pregnancy, the maternal mortality rate of the state is one of the highest in the country. ....Addressing a women's meet at the missionary-run Asha Niketan Welfare Centre he...

Brid Flu Threat May be a Cause of Concern for Years to Come: Experts

UN experts said Wednesday they still have 'a long way to go' before fully understanding how bird flu spreads, but warned that the virus will remain a concern 'for years to come'//. ....Speaking on the sidelines of an international conference here, officials from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said wild bird migrations and the illegal...

Centre Concerned over Spurt in Polio Cases

New Delhi, June 4. The Centre is concerned over the recent spurt in polio cases with as many as 34 cases reported mainly from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar //till May this year and feels the two states should take the blame for 'failure' to tackle the disease. ....While UP accounted for 21 cases, 12 cases were reported from Bihar and a solitary case from Madhya Pradesh, sources in the Union Health Min...

Air Pollution in Tamil Nadu is a Cause of Concern for Environmentalists

Environmental agencies in Tamil Nadu are demanding monitoring stations in heavily industrialised pockets after a study found air samples //from the state among the most polluted in India. ....The groups have urged the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board to apply for central funds to set up volatile organic compounds (VOC) and sulphur gas monitoring stations in Manali, Mettur, Cuddalore, Tuticorin...

Fertility Treatment And Its Concerns

One third of the people who are undergoing fertility treatment do not confide in their employers about the treatment because they are apprehensive // about the repercussions .In a survey carried out by the Infertility Network of the UK on approximately 300 patients, it was observed that the patients were worried about not being able to gain the sympathy of their bosses. The survey, done fo...

Pediatricians Resignations Cause Concern at Sale

..South-east Victoria Sale Hospital's two pediatricians, Jo McCubbin and Peter Goss have given their resignations with three months notice with three months notice //. However a full time replacement is not expected for at least six months. ....This has led to concerns among obstetricians at Sale. Sale obstetrician Dr Refaat Guirguis has said that obstetricians would not be able to deliver prem...

Swaraj concerned over developments concerning AIIMS

Former health minister and senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj today expressed concern over the turf war between Union Health Minister A Ramadoss and AIIMS Director P Venugopal// , saying it could "destroy the premier institution". ...."I am very sad at what is happening concerning AIIMS and the institution is being destroyed by the present union minister," she alleged at a news conference here. .......

Parents Concerned over 16-month-old boy’s Overweigh

The 20 kg weight of a 16-month-old Orissa boy is turning out to be a major worry for his labourer parents //. ....Rahul is the only son of daily wage earner Mahadev Mahanand and his wife Puspanjali who live in Rasham village in the western district of Bargarh, 415 km from here. ....The parents say they feed only rice to the child who was born normal but has gained enormous weight and is 20 kg n...

Childhood Obesity Cause For Increasing Concerns

A new study conducted in Australia by the NSW Centre for Overweight and Obesity, has shown some disconcerting findings on the eating habits of Australian children //. ....In one of the largest study of its kind, their findings show many kids quite frequently miss meals. The researchers interviewed as many as 5,500 primary and secondary school children about what they ate and drank. ....They con...

Drug - resistant microbes raise concerns

For some time now, concern has been raised by health authorities around the world about the increasing tendency of some disease-causing microbes to become drug resistant, especially to antibiotics //. .. Simon Lauder reports, that the ability of the mutated microorganisms to resist antibiotics is an ever-growing universal problem. ..The World Health Organization (WHO) warns that the bugs tha...

Anorexia Cause of Concern in Scotland

Scotland is providing all the care and support for those suffering from anorexia. ..Murray Duncanson, chief operating officer, Primary Care Organisation, NHS Lothian//, said that all measures are being taken to boost services who suffer from eating disorder. Scottish health Executive said that help would be provided for people like Lindsay Waddell who is known as Miss A in the Ombudsman's report...

Depleting stock of antiretroviral drugs in Uganda raises concern

Uganda: Come August, and Uganda will have one more problem to surmount amidst a host of crisis health issues-that of the receding stock of free antiretroviral//. Soon, Uganda will be left with zilch options to help its people who are in the grips of disease. ....The stock is said to be fast depleting in national referral hospitals. Many distribution set ups will not have enough to tide over the...

Beef imports-Area of concern

American beef is thought to be produced by injecting cattle with many growth hormones that are extremely harmful to health//. This has caused concern among EU nations that import beef, necessitating a ban on the import of beef from US. ....A government expert and a pharmaceutical chemist, John Verrall has brought attention to the ill-effects of consuming beef from cattle that have been injected w...

Leaf Roll Disease a Cause of Concern to Wine Growers

The New Zealand Winegrowers are affected by the type 3 virus which spreads by bugs and affects the yield and quality of grapevines//. ..But most of the winegrowers have bought the national grafted grapevine which are tested vines and are free from the virus. New Zealand Winegrowers science and innovation manager Philip Manson said that a lot of research is being done to understand the virus spre...
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