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Son Donates Part of Liver to Ailing Father, Transplant Successful

... of these die while waiting. Dr Charlie Millson, consultant hepatologist at St James's, said: "This is a tremendous breakthrough and represents the culmination of two years' hard work by the whole team here in Leeds....

Defective HIV Testing Kits Poses Serious Health Risks

...a. Saha came with the World Bank team as a medical consultant from the US. Two other doctors from India were also in the World Bank team, which visited a number of hospitals and blood banks across India, including several major centres in New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. The final World Bank report is yet to...

Clamor for Catheter-based Ablation Increasing Among Heart Patients in US

...kets like Florida, according to John O. Goodman, a consultant to cardiovascular medical groups. Advocates of the procedure say it is less invasive than open-heart surgery the only proven method for curing many patients and in the long run more cost-effective than drugs, which generally offer temporary relie...

Botox Offers Via Mail Order Enrages Plastic Surgeons

...h informed consent by the patient." Adam Searle, consultant plastic surgeon and former BAAPS president, added: "Aesthetic procedures seem to have been reduced to the status of socks and pants selection." In response, Pat Dunion, operations director for Transform, was quoted: "Transform Cosmetic Surgery is pr...

Overweight Baby in Clinic

...e is the youngest child I have ever treated,' said consultant pediatrician Dr Swati Karandikar. "It may be that he has hormonal problems or genetic syndrome." She is also treating a 15-year-old lad who weighs 25 stone. But she said: "We believe the cases we see are the tip of the iceberg." Experts are carryi...

Experts Need to Include Children in Research

... Department of Paediatrics at Imperial College and consultant paediatrician at St Marys Hospital, explained that researchers should be designing therapies specifically for children and their problems, rather than scaling down treatments that were created for adults. In many respects the makeup of children dif...

Kashmir Battles Alarming Increase in Suicides

...tted in the SMHS hospital," said Arshad Hussain, a consultant psychiatrist at the government medical college. Hussain blamed depression, schizophrenia and panic disorders for these cases. "Depression is the fourth common mental disorder in the world at present. Trauma, unemployment, family breakups and cultur...

Orthodontic Treatment is Better During Adolescence

...g treatment, say lead authors Dr Jayne Harrison, a consultant orthodontist who works at Liverpool University Dental Hospital, UK and Professor Kevin OBrien from the University of Manchester....

Texan Battles Flesh-eating Bacteria Contracted While Swimming

...brio vulnificus. The retired oil company marketing consultant also is suffering from multiple organ failure because the disease has caused a blood infection, his physician said Tuesday. Gilpatrick was listed in critical but stable condition. The bacterium thrives in warm salt water and is most prevalent dur...

Chennai Hospital Conducts Bone Marrow Transplantation Successfully

...w almost 100 percent normal. Revathi Raj, senior consultant for Paediatric Haematology at the Apollo Hospital ...vailable in the country. Jose Easow, the senior consultant for medical oncology-haematology at the Apollo Hospital, said that high-resolution special blood tes...

UK Hospital Performs Heart Surgery Using Robotic Arm

...c heart disease and better diagnosis. St Mary's consultant cardiologist, Dr Wyn Davies, was quoted as saying that more centres are required to deal with such complex surgeries. He added that full automation was a few years away, but he could envisage a scenario where a skilled operator could oversee multip...

Now You can Marry in a Mughal Ambience, If You Wish to

...ere could be many takers for it," event management consultant Naveen Soni said. Shopkeepers and traders in this bustling and congested town that thrives on tourist traffic to and from Shimla are also happy with the plan to open a portion of the garden for weddings. "It will help us with business. I hope tha...

UK Suggestion for Restricted Use of Anti-AMD Drugs Draws Flak

...wed by a review every four weeks when the treating consultant decides about the need for further injections. In practice patients are likely to receive eight injections in the first year and six injections in the second year with further treatment depending on the progression of the disease. The Royal Nation...

Website Offers to Help Women Raise Money for Breast Enhancement

...someone's health being endangered." Adam Searle, consultant plastic surgeon and former president of the BAAPS, said: "This is really quite shocking. The invitation for women to post suggestive photos, sell personal items and chat with strangers over the Internet in exchange for a breast augmentation is just p...

Obese Infant Kacey Causes Concern

...normal" weight looks like. Dr Tabitha Randell, a consultant pediatrician from Nottingham, is one doctor who believes some parents are killing their children with kindness. According to a survey it is overfeeding that is root cause of the problem. Some parents no longer understand the correct portion sizes ...

The New Recruitment Process Leaves Thousands of Doctors Jobless

...r of years of training needed for doctors to reach consultant level. It was intended to speed up the selection process, but doctors said the forms were badly worded, did not ask revelent questions or allow them to set out relevant qualifications and experience, and had no facility for attaching a CV. This h...

Go for Russia, Not China, Wine Experts Say

...make money," said David Skalli, a Paris-based wine consultant with family vineyards in France, California and Italy. "You have to be there, but you won't make money for the next 10 years and it is very competitive." In India, said Skalli, the market is growing by 30 percent, but from a tiny part of the popula...

Sex Offender Honored Twice by Texan Lawmakers

...f the volunteer doctors. Lolly Lockhart, a nurse consultant of Tallant said that he was a " a very fine upstanding physician and citizen." She said the criminal charge resulted from his mistake in judgment and involved the relative of a woman he once dated. The young woman allegedly tried several times to s...

Hong Kong's Shopping Spree Surges On, and on

...hop and eat," said Paul Husband, a Hong Kong-based consultant who advises on retail opportunities. Far from sceptics' forecasts of an end to the consumer high-life, Husband said its continued allure could be attributed partly to Beijing. "China has made huge efforts to ensure Hong Kong remains successful, f...

Moderate Drinkers Outlive Their Teetotaler and Heavy Drinking Counterparts

... Arthur Klatsky, M.D., a researcher and cardiology consultant at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program in Oakland, Calif., said. The study proposes that the main health benefit of moderate drinking is that it can keep cardiovascular disease at bay, particularly hardening of the arteries and stroke caused...

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