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First confirmed Dengue death in Andhra Pradesh

... check the situation, a task force has been formed consisting of officials of various departments and is leaded by the principal secretary (health).The anti-larval operations have been increased by the Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad after 2 confirmed cases and 18 other suspected cases of dengue were reporte...

Fumes for Thought-to Ban or Not to Ban Smoking in France

...oon following the recommendation// made by a panel consisting of members from the French parliament. The panel in its report have stated that about 3000 to 5000 people exposed to passive smoking has succumbed to related illness. This is an unacceptable situation. However a statutory ban on smoking in France co...

A Promising New Vaccination Strategy for Late-Stage Melanoma

...imulate both humoral and cellular immune responses consisting of antibodies, CD8+ and CD4+ T cells specific to a broad range of NY-ESO-1 antigenic epitopes. Of nine melanoma patients with progressive stage III/IV disease at the onset of vaccinations, seven have survived 17-63+ months. One patient with melanoma ...

Kerala to Appeal against Lifting of Ban on Colas

... hearing the arguments of all concerned, the bench consisting of Chief Justice V.K. Bali and Justice M. Ramachandran said that the state had no right to ban the products. 'This decision can be taken only by the Central government and the state government has no right. The orders of the state government bannin...

Stroke Care Cost To Touch $2.2 trillion by 2050

... of drugs. “Interestingly, the younger age group, consisting of the 45- to 64-year-olds, accounts for approximately half the costs in this model, whereas the oldest age group, those 85 and older, accounts for approximately 10 percent of the costs," the researchers wrote. The total cost of ischemic stroke is p...

Study Compares First-Line Drug Therapies For Treating HIV

...hes evaluated in the randomized trial, the therapy consisting of two nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) with efavirenz, a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI), suppressed the virus to undetectable levels in more participants than the three-drug combination of two NRTIs and a p...

Alzheimer's Drug can be Used to Treat Nerve Agent and Pesticide Poisoning

...All the animals treated with the antidotal therapy consisting of galantamine and atropine within five minutes after an exposure to lethal doses of soman and paraoxon survived with no side effects," says Dr. Albuquerque. He says these findings have a clear relevance for military personnel under the threat of e...

Protective Clothing of Health Workers Insufficent Against Contamination

...espiratory and contact precautions (E-RCP) outfit, consisting of hair cover, goggles, face-shield, breathing mask, gloves and surgical gown, left participants more vulnerable to contamination particularly on the front of their necks, hands and wrists, but was easier to put on and take off. All but two of the pa...

Spread of New Viral Fever Reported in Five States

...adesh. She said the government had deputed teams consisting of epidemiologist, public health specialists, microbiologists and entomologists for assessment of the situation and providing technical assistance and guidelines to these state. She also said that the states had been provided the larvicides and pyr...

Mutation in the Envelope Gene May Be the Reason for the Development of HIV Linked Cognitive Decline

...duals, recounts Pillai. They found such a pattern, consisting of four amino acids, within a subregion of the viral envelope gene known as the V3 loop. ‘The identification of these signature mutations presents convincing evidence that HIV adapts to the local environment within the central nervous system and, m...

Monsoon Related Diseases On The Rise In Mumbai

...kar further added that nearly 450 teams, each team consisting of two health officials have been treating the suspected cases in these wards in addition to another 900 health officials of the health department. It was reported that the BMC has also placed 162 health posts across the city to provide heath facilit...

Depressed Teens Prone to Risky Sexual Behavior

...avior fraught with risks. Using a questionnaire consisting of 19 parameters, Dr. Jocelyn A. Lehrer and her colleagues drew inferences after assessing the degrees of depressive symptoms, gathered from their study on 4,152 boys and girls. The study participants were interviewed in their homes in the year 1995 ...

Voluntary Error-Reporting System Ensures Patient Safety

...iled reports were asked to fill out an online form consisting of multiple choices and then submit a free-text description of the event. To determine the accuracy of the reports, researchers compared the multiple-choice form to the free-text description of the event, finding that the number of actual errors was ...

Small Naps are Beneficial for Doctors to Overcome Fatigue

...night. Interns on-call often work a 30-hour shift, consisting of a full day, then a night on-call, followed by a shorter day. Each intern wore an 'Actiwatch' for the entire month, which recorded his or her movements around the hospital, time in bed and time asleep. For two weeks out of each month on-call, int...

The Government’s Balancing Act on Reservatio

...ust 31.Besides the Oversight panel, smaller groups consisting of deans, directors and Vice-Chancellors would be constituted to work out details for each class of institutions such as IITs and IIMs. The meeting also decided that while the Constitution amendment providing for reservation is implemented in lette...

Malarial Epidemic In Tripura Takes Its Death Toll To 65

...resistance. He also stated that almost 200 teams, consisting of health workers and volunteers, are currently engaged across the state in distributing anti-malaria drugs and other preventive medicines. He explained that teams of doctors and paramedics have spread well into the interior areas to help treat the p...

Global Stroke Survey Launched

...rough medical professionals. A steering committee, consisting of patient organisations like SAFE and leading stroke experts will guide the development of the survey. AstraZeneca has a firm commitment to stroke research and awareness, and continues to support scientists, physicians, and patients with the aim o...

Provisional Fees For Medical Courses Fixed By Punjab Government

...ty advance. The provisional fee for a special room consisting of an attached bathroom and AC has been fixed at Rs 20,000 per annum. The refundable security allowance has been fixed at Rs 10, 000. Mess charges would be calculated on the basis of actual expenditure and would have to be managed by the students the...

Blood Clots, A Common Feature Of Vascular Dementia And Alzheimer's

...ly unknown. The study consisted of 170 patients, consisting of Alzheimer's disease (50%) and Vascular Dementia (50%). The frequency of occurrence of spontaneous cerebral emboli (blood clots in the brain) was noted in comparison to age-matched control group. Alarmingly, spontaneous blood clots were found to ...

Bicycle-Powered Portable Water Filter System For Disaster Zones

...nmental science and engineering unveiled the unit, consisting of a bicycle coupled with a mechanical pump and a membrane module to filter the water. Believed to be the world's first, NTU experts said it is an improvement on the hand-cranked model made for Indonesia's tsunami-stricken Aceh Province in January ...

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(Date:7/9/2014)... OH, July 10, 2014 -- The World Health Organization ... minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) each ... of their MVPA during school hours. Therefore, it ... hours would increase MVPA. In a new study ... , researchers confirmed that time spent outdoors after school ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... TORONTO, July 10, 2014 For the first time, ... urban Aboriginal population in Canada uses health care. A ... database to clearly demonstrate the unique challenges faced by ... at St. Michael,s Hospital. , The findings, published ... between urban First Nations individuals and the general population. ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of ... have received an $8 million grant from the National ... light therapy (PDT) in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma, ... manifests itself in the lining of the lungs and ... grant will fund a clinical trial and additional studies ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... A network of signals active in almost all types ... into overdrive, and may help fuel a tumour,s uncontrolled ... of Cancer Research, London, identified a molecular trigger responsible ... the cellular factory that makes the building blocks ... in the TOR signalling pathway, called SREBP, controls the ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... Studying the most common type of lung cancer, researchers ... a role in forming tumors. The new knowledge may ... these genetic changes already are available or are in ... , investigators from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), including ... Louis, Harvard Medical School and other institutions, studied tumors ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Go play outside! Outdoor time promotes physical activity in youth 2Health News:Urban Aboriginal people face unique health challenges 2Health News:Penn mesothelioma program receives $8 million NCI grant 2Health News:Signal may send cancer's cellular factories into overdrive 2Health News:Lung cancer study hints at new treatments 2
(Date:7/9/2014)... Calif. Jason Stajich , an associate professor ... University of California, Riverside, has been awarded the 2014 ... America, a scientific society dedicated to advancing the science ... kinds including mushrooms, molds, truffles, yeasts, lichens, plant pathogens, ... and each year recognizes an outstanding early-career mycologist. Stajich ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... species, selection for traits that are attractive to the ... opportunities to mate, the tail of male peacocks being ... California, Riverside have now found that sexual selection and ... linked. Describing the life histories of more than 150 ... found that species with placentas tend to have males ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... studying critically ill children with traumatic injuries have ... are likely to develop a hospital-acquired infection. The ... and published online in June in the journal ... efforts that could lead to the clinical implementation ... prevent or reverse immune system damage following critical ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):UC Riverside plant pathologist receives national recognition 2Biologists link sexual selection and placenta formation 2Biologists link sexual selection and placenta formation 3Biologists link sexual selection and placenta formation 4Immune function predicts infection risk among child trauma patients 2Immune function predicts infection risk among child trauma patients 3
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