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Rosehips may Be an Effective Alternative for Rheumatoid Arthritis

...n effective alternative treatment for sufferers of crippling rheumatoid arthritis, according to a new research by scientists in Germany and Denmark. Severely affected patients already being treated with conventional drugs experienced significant improvement after taking capsules of rosehip powder for six mon...

Parkinsons Disease Mechanism Identified

... have found evidence that neurons die because of a crippling of a particular protective enzyme that eliminates potentially damaging reactive oxygen species normally generated in the cells power plants, called mitochondria. David Park, of the Ottawa Health Research Institute, and colleagues published their fin...

Ramadoss to Discuss Chikungunya With Health Ministers of Nine States Tomorrow

...rom Chikungunya, on Tuesday, 35 fresh cases of the crippling disease surfaced in the State. Over 7000 are admitted in hospitals mainly in the two districts of Pathanamthitta and Kottayam. Chikungunya virus is spread through mosquito-bite and causes a non-fatal self-limiting illness, marked by high fever, hea...

River Blindness Becoming Drug Resistant

...ally bad news is that the parasite that causes the crippling disease endemic in Africa may be developing resistance to the one drug used to treat it. River blindness is caused by a thin worm that's transmitted to humans by black flies. The worms can cause intense itching, elephantiasis of the genitals and bl...

Dengue Deaths Sweeping Cambodia Highlight Healthcare Failures

...hich punishes its victims with fever, vomiting and crippling muscle pain. The most serious cases result in heavy bleeding as blood vessels disintegrate, and can quickly kill children. Compared to last year's total of 6,149 cases and 158 deaths, "this year is much worse," said Ngan Chantha, director in the ...

Motion Analysis Helps Teen With Cerebral Palsy Regain Ability to Walk

...he case with more than 500,000 Americans with this crippling disorder, Anthony was left with few options and his family turned to Hospital for Special Surgery with the hope of finding answers to effectively address his condition. They were introduced to David M. Scher, M.D., a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at...

WHO Announces Deal on Sharing Bird Flu Virus

...t share their H5N1 virus samples, accusing them of crippling the world in the fight against a possible flu pandemic. But she didnt comment on Indonesias fears. An Indonesian-led draft proposal by developing countries had asked WHO to give H5N1 virus samples to vaccine manufactures only with the consent of th...

Researcher Studying Disease That Cripples Newborns

...nital myotonic dystrophy (CDM1), a progressive and crippling genetic disorder. Although doctors know that babies inherit CDM1 from their mother and prenatal tests are available, many children are not diagnosed until they are born. In these instances, mothers dont know that they have type 1 myotonic dystrophy...

How Plague-Causing Bacteria Disarm Host Defense

...al pathogens do their job of infecting the host by crippling the bodys immune system. In essence, they knock down the front door of resistance and disarm the cells alarm system. Now, researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine have identified a novel molecular target for...

HIV and AIDS Pregnancies Considerably Reduced- South African Health Minister

...he best healthcare on the continent, but suffers a crippling shortage of healthcare workers and a high rate of poverty. South Africa has one of the highest prevalence of HIV cases. A 1000 death are reported each day due to aids. During the last financial year, more than 439 million male and more than three m...

New Developments in Rheumatoid Arthritis

...dies that in turn increase a persons risk for this crippling disease. On Monday at the Federation of Clinical Immunology Services (FOCIS) meetings in San Diego, CA, Dr. Gregersen and his colleagues will be presenting the labs latest genetic findings. The group conducted genome-wide scans to identify polymorp...

South Africa Facing Major Economic Shutdown as Health Workers are Sacked En Masse

...ntimidation by union hardliners, leading to severe crippling of health services and widespread school closures. Patients have been turned away from hospitals, while exams have also been postponed after many schools closed. COSATU spokesman Patrick Craven said the dismissals of health care workers was an act ...

Kerala Government Sanctions Funds for Chikungunya-affected Districts

...has sanctioned funds for districts affected by the crippling Chikungunya fever in a bid to curtail the deadly virus . Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan said that ten million rupees have been granted to the affected districts of Kottayam and Pathanamthitta to fight the disease. He also disclosed that other ...

Scientists Explore ‘muscle’ in a New Drug to Assuage Muscular Dystrophy Symptos

...Sadly, almost 100 male children are born with this crippling disorder each year. An experimental drug has raised scientists’ hope in being able to repair the genetic aberration, so typical among victims of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The drug PTC124 proved its mettle in repairing the lost muscle function du...

Cancer Time Bomb Threatening Economic Infrastructure

... Avastin. The high cost of treatment for cancer is crippling the patient as well as the economy. Richard Horton, editor of the British medical journal Lancet is of the view that “There really is going to be an incredible pandemic of cancer like we've not seen -- we couldn't have imagined it -- over the next ...

Magic of Motherhood Through Egg Donation

...ng of several ART centers. With severe regulations crippling the availability of human eggs in the west, fertility centers the world over are looking for donated eggs from India and other Asian countries. The deadly combination of burgeoning ART centers, lack of a streamlined approach, the pressures of demand ...

Bangladesh Wages a War Against Polio – 22 Million Children to Receive Vaccinatio

... that will protect them against one of life’s most crippling diseases- Polio. UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO), Rotary International and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, Atlanta) and the Bangladesh Government have teamed up to protect all children under the age of five from pol...

A Newly Identified Immunosuppressive Protein in Rheumatoid Arthritis

...ors culpable for RA's hallmark hyperplasia and its crippling consequences. For their novel study of DcR3, the researchers isolated and cultured FLS from 19 patients with RA, obtained during total knee replacement surgery. For comparison, FLS was also extracted in a similar manner from 14 patients with osteoa...

Fresh Polio Case Reported in Jammu

...ts first case of polio after remaining free of the crippling disease for two years even as 14 cases were// detected across India in December-end. With the new cases, the number of children afflicted with the disease touched 624 in 2006 - a very high number compared to the 66 reported in 2005. "It was the f...

A Secret Dossier Predicts Major Changes At NHS, England

...led by the leakage of a document, which predicts a crippling shortage of nurses, measly pay rises// and strikes. A copy of a secret Government memo on pay and workforce strategy reveals that 37000 posts are in danger as the Government desperately seeks to lower the NHS wages bill with a 2.7 per cent cut in t...

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