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Prevention is better than cure

...nchitis and pneumonia. Though colds are generally contracted from other people, social isolation also increases susceptibility to colds.Stress is another factor that increases chances of a person contracting a cold. There is no cure for a cold and, hence, prevention is the best medicine. Those already suffer...

Birds breed viruses

...fected, it is most likely that the individuals who contracted avian flu did so directly through exposure to chickens.However, there was no evidence of wider spread and no evidence of human-to-human transmission with either strain. The symptoms of A (H5N1) are very similar to other influenza viruses, typically...

Parasite infections linked to organ transplants

Three transplant patients contracted a dangerous parasitic disease from their new organs in the United States.Two of the three women died, but only one recovered after antibiotic treatment.// A second study also released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention turned up 26 bac...

Canada stunned as mad cow discovery leads to beef ban

...igators are struggling to answer is how the animal contracted so-called// mad cow disease, otherwise know as bov...ritain. The fear this time is that the disease was contracted on Canadian soil. If that is proven, it will be the first indigenous BSE case in North America.For t...

West Nile and Blood Transfusions

...Nile virus. Results of the study show 23 patients contracted the virus through a blood transfusion. Forty-three...16 donors were linked to two or three patients who contracted the West Nile virus. Researchers say their findings may underrepresent the number of transfusion-re...

Some pets found to be SARS carriers

...s in a Hong Kong apartment complex where residents contracted SARS last year. Cats and ferrets are the first pets included on an exotic list of animals scientists think may be able to harbor the virus. However, the virus seems to be so versatile that it could have jumped to humans from a variety of animals, c...

Ebola Treatment Shows Promise

...outbreaks in Zaire, about 80 percent of people who contracted the virus died. The death rate in monkey models of the disease has been nearly 100 percent. These researchers wondered if the disease could be stopped by using rNAPc2 to inhibit the blood coagulation pathway. Researchers from the United States Army ...

China says patient may have SARS

... "There is a possibility that the patient may have contracted the SARS coronavirus," Xu Ruiheng, deputy director...32-year-old television worker is suspected to have contracted Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), sending ripples through a region that was severely affecte...

The Human Mad Cow Case

... ago at age 13. So far, 143 people in Britain have contracted variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease or vCJD, also known as the human form of mad cow. Six of them are still alive. According to the CDC, Charlene sought medical help for memory loss and depression in November 2001, and a month later she reported invol...

Identifying The Risks Of Developing Schizophrenia

...ant is exposed to the virus because the mother has contracted the disease leads to an increased risk of schizophrenia. Most of these studies have relied on the mother’s memory of infection or tried to link the two conditions by looking at people who were born during major flu epidemics -- leaving room for error...

Circumcision Ritual May Protect Men From AIDS

... with HIV, only an estimated three circumcised men contracted the virus. Further research in this area is warranted. It however makes one wonder if the religious ritual of circumcision after all does have some significance and if our forefathers new more than we think they knew!! Bertran Auvert, the French re...

Experts Recommend Preventive Measures For Avian Flu To Begin From Farms

...lecting samples from wild birds that have recently contracted the virus. According to WCS, avian influenza prevention activities should include better management practices in farms, especially small open-air farms where domestic poultry and waterfowl are allowed to intermingle with wild birds. Wildlife market...

Attitude Towards AIDS Patients – Time For A Change

...e. There is a general belief that HIV/AIDS can be contracted by casual relationships, rather than specific ways enunciated by the health authorities. A recent study shows that 65 per cent of persons studied would be uncomfortable to share food with or have casual contact with an HIV/AIDS suffer. Moreover, and...

Dengue fever in Delhi after the Monsoon

.... The severity of the disease increases each time contracted with the dengue virus. The patient may also develop stomach aches and vomiting occurs. Flushing of the skin may occur on the palms, soles of feet, face and neck with red spots may appear on the skin. These indicate internal bleeding, which is on of t...

The romantic legacy of an AIDS victim ended up in tragedy

...y found to be HIV positive and is believed to have contracted the virus from a blood transfusion 12 years ago. The ordeal began with friends, neighbours and even family members socially boycotting them after she was diagnosed as HIV positive. It was alleged that Basanti was even prevented from boarding a cycle...

For West Nile Virus: Prevention Is The Watchword

... Hampshire. Last year four Massachusetts residents contracted EEE and unfortunately two died. Three steps experts frequently recommend for preventing both mosquito and tick bites are avoiding spots where mosquitoes and ticks are plentiful, wearing protective clothing and applying insect repellents, particular...

China To Distribute Free Condoms To Combat AIDS/HIV

... 840,000 people infected with HIV/AIDS, 45 percent contracted it through drug injection, 25 percent through blood transfusions and 30 percent through unsafe sex, a factor that has been rising steadily. Health experts called for carrying out "100 percent" condom use programmes (CUP) in China. The country is ca...

Daily Gargling May Prevent Common Colds

...emedies during that time. A total of 130 subjects contracted a cold, sore throat, sinus infection or a form of bronchitis. There was no significant difference in the rate of first infection between the control group and the povidone-gargling group. But there was a 36 percent decrease among water garglers compa...

Another Victim Of Legionnaires' Disease

...This disease is a form of pneumonia and is usually contracted by inhaling mist from water sources such as whirlpool baths, showers and cooling towers that are contaminated with Legionella bacteria. Though domestic air conditioners have never been found to cause Legionnaires Disease, two types of domestic syst...

HIV Positive People Touching 60,000 In UK

...s and nearly three-quarters of those were probably contracted in Africa. The Health Protection Agency (HPA) said the number of HIV sufferers had risen last year from an estimated 53,000 who were thought to be infected in 2003. The report revealed that during 2004 there were 7,275 new HIV infections in the UK,...

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