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Asthma may actually be prevented by Dust and Dirt

...sthma rates are very low in many agriculture-based countries and farming communities-compared to metropolitan areas-researchers believe that early exposure to environmental endotoxin may provide protection against developing asthma later in life. "These findings suggest that one common thread in these communit...

Patients With Filariasis More Prone To HIV Infection

... report should ring alarm bells in the third world countries and in regions where HIV and Filaria are both rampan....

Fight anemia by fortifying crops with iron!!!!!!!!

...he technology is already in vogue in the developed countries and this would be a boon to developing countries if they can develop their own technology to improve upon this idea. This way they say the huge probl...

Now AIDS treatment comes dirt-cheap

...s. However critics say even now many in the poorer countries will be unable to afford the new drug cocktail as offered by Cipla. Another argument is that counseling and close monitoring of medication is equally important, at least in the developing world, where treatment for many AIDS patients is still only a...

Smoking a greater risk than HIV? Yes say health experts!!!!

...sation is to be blamed for this, as the developing countries are forced to drop tariff barriers against highly successful international brands. Whatever be the reason one this is clear! Smoking is a sure killer. And in the years to come it will turn out to be the deadliest....

India takes on foot-and-mouth disease by vaccinating animals

...se is playing havoc with the economies ofdeveloped countries like the UK, India has been adopting a more conservativeapproach of vaccinating the animals for the past three decades. "Vaccinating the domestic animals against FMD on a regular basis is the bestmeans of preventing the spread of the disease," says ...

HIV did not arise from polio vaccine

Researchers in four countries have unanimously opined that the deadly Human Immune Deficiency Virus (HIV) Epidemic did not arise from an oral polio vaccine used in Africa in the 1950s and say rumours suggesting the contrary have no scientific evidence to back them up. The studie...

Pesticide impairs male reproductive function

...e potential health risks involved. Many developing countries including Mexico still use DDT in their fight against malaria causing mosquitoes. The disease infects as many as 500 million people each year and may kill as many as 2.5 million across the globe, according to the World Health Organization. The WHO, ...

African HIV strains more resistant to anti HIV drugs

...monest strain of HIV in the U.S. and other Western countries is HIV-B. But the majority of people infected with HIV live in sub-Saharan Africa. HIV-A is the dominant strain in the northern region of sub-Saharan Africa, and HIV-C is more common in southern parts of Africa. Protease inhibitors, the drugs used i...

No harm in reducing prenatal check up to 3 - 6 times says WHO report

...r visits appear to be safe and could save money in countries strapped for healthcare resources, according to Dr. Jose Villar of WHO in Geneva, Switzerland, and colleagues. The researchers studied nearly 25000 women in Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Cuba and Argentina. This report adds weight to the notion that if ...

Pharmaceutical giant offers AIDS related antifungal drug free to 50 countries

...ced that it will supply free antifungal drug to 50 countries hardest hit by the AIDS virus. The decision by the Pfizer comes close on the heels of the South African Government winning a landmark case against pharmaceutical companies. In an announcement on Wednesday Pfizer said AIDS related antifungal drug Dif...

Pharmaceutical giant offers AIDS related antifungal drug free to 50 countries

...ced that it will supply free antifungal drug to 50 countries hardest hit by the AIDS virus. The decision by the Pfizer comes close on the heels of the South African Government winning a landmark case against pharmaceutical companies. In an announcement on Wednesday Pfizer said AIDS related antifungal drug Dif...

"Make AIDS Therapy affordable" - Physicians demand

AIDS in developing countries is a threeat to the globe as 95% of the AIDS victi... or MSF), MSF provides healthcare assistance in 18 countries that are overburdened with infectious disease, war and disasters, came out with the point that these...

Test-tube babies show no emotional problems

...g Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). In some countries as many as three percent of children have been conceived using some form of fertility treatment. "These very wanted children are well-adjusted and much loved," Professor Susan Golombok, told a fertility conference. "My parents needed help and I'm gr...

Lose Weight With New Wonder Slimming FDA approved Prescription Drug

...a. Its new FDA approved status and launch in other countries is fantastic news for the one in five women and one in seven men who risk an early death through being overweight. So forget about herbal diets or fancy cures. Don't spend your money on promises and pipedreams. Instead, go for what works....

Role of zinc in development

...ments. Zinc deficiency is often seen in developing countries where people eat a lot of cereals, pulses and vegetables but no animal products. This sort of diet contains lots of phytates, which bind iron and zinc, making it difficult for the blood to absorb them. Scientists now believe that zinc deficiency cou...

Right drugs drastically cut stroke risk

...olving about 6,000 patients over six years in many countries showed that strokes were cut by at least a quarter among patients given the drugs. // The drugs are inexpensive and easily available. Use of the drugs cut both strokes and heart attacks and consequently deaths. The drugs cost only about Rs 300 a ...

Gel prevents pregnancy

...onto the stomach each day, is being tested in four countries world-wide.For many women, protecting against pregnancy means the daily ritual of popping the contraceptive pill. But now there's a new option under trial.// Dr Edith Weisberg from the Family Planning Association says "The gel is like any other gel,...

Dementia - a global problem

The burden of dementia in developing countries is certain to increase and a new research programm...ready trained 120 researchers and clinicians in 26 countries in dementia care. The next stage is to learn more about risk factors for dementia around the world. ...

Long travel increase pulmonary embolism

... passengers entered the airport from 141 different countries and there were 50 cases of PE confirmed on arrival.// The incidence of PE was much greater at 1.4 cases per million among those travelling more than 5000 kilometres than among those taking shorter flights - where the incidence was just 0.01 per milli...

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