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Recommendations for Treatment of Blood Pressue

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the National High Blood Pressure Education Program (NHBPEP),USA, have come out with recommendations to treat Hypertension.....Control of systolic blood pressure is as important as control of Diastolic blood pressure. This is a crucial message for health care providers, patients, and their families. For many years, the importance of lowerin...

IMA to create database on physicians

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) is embarking on an exercise to grade hospital and medical institutions in the country, according to Dr. Sanjiv Malik, Honorary Secretary-General of the IMA. ..Meanwhile, IMA has also entered into an alliance with ORGMARG to create a database on all the medical practitioners in the country, be it allopathy or homeopathy, he said. The process of cataloging medi...

New Vitamin K Recommendations

Vitamin K plays a critical role in helping your blood clot properly.It is so important that all newborns receive an injection immediately after birth to prevent bleeding. The vitamin is found most commonly in leafy green vegetables and is made by bacteria //in the intestine...Since newborns do not have bacteria established, they need supplemental vitamin K. ....An Adequate Intake level of 120 mi...

Risk of heart disease prediction needs updating

According to researchers at the Mayo Clinic, the present risk of prognosis methods in heart disease need to take account of more factors if they are to be useful in assessing a patient's future health.// When someone has a heart attack or is at risk of having one what they want to know most of all is what the future might hold. Doctors can use the prediction tools and use to counsel them. ....Th...

Mental retardation linked to brain protein

The journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, recently published a study by researchers from Oregon Health and Science University, which said that a brain protein called WAVE-1 may play a key role in mental retardation. WAVE-1 is a protein that is found throughout the brain and plays an important role in brain cell communication. The research was carried out on mice that were produ...

The Drug Tetrathiomolybdate Found To Be Useful For Various Diseases

The drug called tetrathiomolybdate which helps Wilson's disease by controlling copper toxicity may be very useful to treat other diseases say researchers . // ..Researchers say that when you lower copper, you can inhibit a thing called angiogenesis, which is blood vessel growth. Cancer requires blood vessel growth in order to grow. TM has proven to be effective as an anti-cancer agent and was a...

Sedation dentistry: a new way to overcome fear of dentists

If fear of dentists has kept you away from making an appointment with your// dentists, then the solution to that may be closer to you than how you’ve thought before. New advancement in dentistry can cause painless dental procedures with the help of sedation dentistry. Now you can get all your dental work done while being comfortably seated and sedated at the chair of the dentists. ....The process...

Making Fortification Mandatory In Order To Reduce Birth Defects

Based on findings of a recent study researchers say fortifying milk with folic acid //could offer an accessible source of the vitamin. Although adding folic acid to foods is not currently permitted in many European markets, in some places like US and Canada it is still added to flour order to prevent neural tube defects in babies... ..Ireland is currently consulting on whether it too should enco...

New Therapy Recommendations For Spinal Complications Of Cancer

A new study indicates that a combination of surgery and radiation yields better mobility, lower death rates in patients suffering from spinal cord compression. //.. ..Metastatic epidural spinal cord compression (MESCC) is a debilitating and common complication of cancer, occurring in 5 to 14 percent of cancer patients. Standard treatment for MESCC consists of corticosteroids and radiotherapy - af...

Researchers Present Data Regarding The Efficiency Of Herbs

Researchers from Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Toronto, had presented a list of 60 herbs and their benefits and efficiency levels for pregnant and lactating women at the 20th Annual Meeting and Convention of the // American Association of Naturopathic Physicians... ..The researchers had conducted their analysis in two phases. They had searched seven databases for reports relating to...

Proper Validation of Generic Drugs Could Save Millions of AIDS Patients

Increasing criticism is faced by AIDS generic drugs usage to treat HIV infections, due to non-compliance with clinical and laboratory procedures and data handling. Recently, the use of Anti-HIV single dose drug // Nevirapine which is used for the prevention of mother to child transmission is very much questioned of its effect. ..Though Generic drugs is used by the large population of people duri...

Water fluoridation and tooth decay

Australian researchers have found that 70 percent of the children who live in non-fluoridated areas have more dental problems than those who drank adequately fluoridated water. .. ..These findings were arrived at after a study involving // more than 250,000 children. Jason Armfield, a researcher at the Australian Centre for Population Oral health at the University of Adelaide was categorical in s...

India to maintain Public domain Registry database of clinical trials conducted in India.

India to set up a registry database which will contain all datas and research results of all clinical trials which would be available in a public domain which will provide transparent results and information for patients.// The detail of the new registry database was announced by Drug Controller General of India Ashwani Kumar. He announced the details of the registry during a two day workshop on...

Protein Carbonyl Level Causes Oxidative Protein Damage In Diabetics

Oxidative stress is considered to be a unifying link between diabetes mellitus (DM) and its complications, including nephropathy.// There is sufficient evidence on increased production of oxidants and decreased level of antioxidants in diabetic patients. The dialysis procedure contributes to oxidative stress. An increase in oxidative stress may contribute to the development of oxidative protein d...

Negative Effects Of Sedatives

Elderly people taking sedatives for a sounder sleep could suffer from side effects like dizziness or loss of balance, a study says//. ....Such people could try non-drug therapies instead, it says. Canadian researchers led by Usoa Busto detail an analysis of 24 studies carried out between 1966 and 2003, covering 2,417 participants over 60, the online edition of BBC News reported. ....The researc...

Woodruff Foundation Grant To Support Doctorate Of Nursing Practice Program

In a step which is expected to alleviate the national nursing shortage by producing more qualified nursing professors, allowing nursing schools to enroll more students, the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation has awarded // $995,000 to the Medical College of Georgia School of Nursing to support its new doctorate of nursing practice program, the 10th of its kind in the nation. .. ..Thanking the Atlanta-...

U.N. Official Doubts India On AIDS Data

The number of new H.I.V. cases in India is probably much higher than official data shows, the director of the United Nations AIDS program says.// ..India, which has 5.1 million people with AIDS or H.I.V., the virus that causes AIDS on record, announced earlier in 2005 that new infections had sharply fallen to 28,000 in 2004, down from 520,000 in 2003. ..International aid groups have expressed sk...

Kalam To Lay Foundation Of Vellore Research Center

President APJ Abdul Kalam will lay the foundation stone on December 1 for the country's first stem cell translational research centre, being set up by the Christian Medical College, Vellore.// ....The centre is being set up in collaboration with the Department of Biotechnology at a cost of Rs 15 crore. The research focus will be on the use of bone marrow and cord blood derived adult stem cells...

Health Problems Due To Ecosystem's Degradation

The World Health Organization (WHO) in its Health Synthesis Report has declared that 60% of the benefits provided by the global ecosystem is being used unsustainably or degraded, //resulting in negative effects on the health of human beings. The benefits that are thus misused are clean air, fresh water, a relatively stable climate and the wildlife. ..The speed at which the natural ecosystem has...

Canada Introduces Mandatory Nutrition Labeling

Mandatory nutrition labeling has been introduced in Canada for most packaged foods of trans fats. This is expected to contribute towards the good health of Canadians in general. //Much of the trans fats in our diet come from partial hydrogenation, which is an industrial process which serves to solidify liquid vegetable oils and extends their shelf life in addition to making them more stable to he...

Community hospitals inundated with Psychiatric care cases (12%)

Public health hospitals are flooded with patients with psychiatric disorders. The number of patients attending the public hospitals has increased by 12% in the past 4 years. ..This shows us that people are in need of psychiatric // health facilities. ..According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare statistics the number of patients attending to specialized psychiatric hospitals de...

Bad professional behavior dates back to medical school

Doctors with questionable professional lives often had the same kind of trouble in medical school, according to US researchers.// ..Physicians disciplined by state medical boards were three times more likely to have had a history of unprofessional behavior while in medical school than those with no discipline records, says a study in New England Journal of Medicine. ..The study is a first step...

Medicare Data would help in Drug Validation

Effect of drug on treatment can be validated from Medicare data as Medicare covers more than 40 million people and the real benefit of the drug can be known from these data // reports Professor Richard Platt, Professor, Harvard Medical School. ..Medicare data would be very useful for knowing the true benefits of the drug and the risk and side effects of taking the drug and the data obtained from...

Move to make HIV Tests mandatory For Soldiers In Northeast

As part of efforts to prevent the spread of HIV in the three armed services, particularly the army, the Indian armed forces plan to make HIV tests mandatory // for all its personnel serving in the northeast. ..A proposal to test all soldiers going to the insurgency-affected northeast as well as those returning from the region is awaiting clearance from the government, said Vice Admiral V.K. Sing...

Mammography units and up gradation and tax cuts on diagnostic equipments in Hospitals

Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss as assured the radiologist during the 59th Annual Conference of Indian Radiological and Imaging Association (IRIA) held at Chennai that the current 12% tax on radiology// equipments will be reduced and all said that all diagnostic equipment in Government hospitals will be repaired and upgraded and added that Mammography units will be set up in all Government hosp...

Flu Shots Not Mandatory For Nurses

U.S. District Court Judge Marsha Pechman ruled in Seattle that the Virginia Mason Medical Center couldn't force nurses to take flu shots or give up their jobs.// This ruling came after most nurses agreed to take the said shots. ..The hospital had asked the 600-strong nursing staff to avail the flu shots as a "fitness for duty" measure. In August last year, a labor arbitrator, Eduardo Escamilla h...

Drug Database Goes On Air

People were not aware about dugs and its effect till 1980. But now things have changed in this fast paced world. There is a lot of information available from varied sources// such as textbooks, articles published in journals and databases. ..The information that is available in these formats has to be concised for the general public’s understanding and should be made accessible. This was done by...

Candidate vaccine to reduce hepatitis C viral load.

Hepatitis C virus is the leading cause of death and liver transplant in the western world. This disease is also very common that it is incidence is five times more when compared to HIV/ AIDS. // Hence researchers at the University of Saskatchewan's Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) have developed a vaccine candidate to treat hepatitis C infection. ..This vaccine technique is ve...

Up to date information on estimates of AIDS/HIV epidemic in china soon!

This is the age of information and health and combining the two does wonders. In the same vein Mao Qun'an, the spokesman for the Ministry of Health (MOH) China has announced that they // will publish the updated estimates of AID/HIV epidemic soon. ..In his clarification and statement, "Last year, the MOH, the United Nations Aids Programme (UNAIDS) and the World Health Organization (WHO) jointly...

Norwegian Cancer Expert Faked Patient Data

A cancer expert at the Norwegian Radium Hospital faked the identity of patients for a trial involving the treatment of oral cancer, it has emerged. "The material was fabricated," said Trine Lind, spokeswoman// for the hospital. "We are shocked. This is the worst thing that could happen in a research institution like ours." ..She admitted that Dr Jon Sudbo falsified data involving patients and th...

A new database exclusively for autism

Autism is a disorder, which damage one’s ability to speak, communicate and relate to others. The incidence is about one in 166 individuals. Hence Autism Speaks, a non-profit organization has come up with a new idea of funding the database to be created on autism. // ..It was founded in 2005. This database would serve as a bridge between the patients, doctors, researchers and the government. It...

Data On Quality Of Health Care Can Be Easily Obtained

Even minimal data derived from a small group of patients can provide an adequate representation of the quality of health care// instituted by private health practitioners and their office practice, according to a new study published in Journal of General Internal Medicine. ....Highly consistent and reliable data can be provided by a group of 45 patients, according to the present study in which a...

New Test Identifies Candidates For Cardiac Defibrillator

Several lives were saved in the US in 2005 from the fatal arrhythmias through devices which were surgically implanted in them. // As many as 1,70,000 people in North America received this treatment. Quite a few of the patients also found this to be uncomfortable, unnecessary, and even dangerous. A noninvasive test has been developed recently to find out which of the patients are likely to benefit...

Nippon Foundation To Help Leprosy Patients

Japan based charity organization Nippon Foundation has announced that it will spend an amount of US$ 10 million towards empowering and rehabilitating // leprosy patients in India. Yohoi Sasakawa, the Chairman of the foundation has revealed that the amount will be raised in a year's time, and it will be utilized towards special micro-financing schemes and vocational training centers for the people...

Parents Launch SV40 Cancer Foundation In Memory of Son

Raphaele and Michael Horwin have launched the SV40 Cancer Foundation in memory of their son Alexander Horwin who died in 1999 from an SV40 positive brain tumor. // The main aim of the foundation is to "public awareness, encourage independent research and to facilitate clinical improvements." ..Alexander, (http//www.ouralexander.org) died in January 1999 from a brain tumor that was caused by an a...

Cancer Aid And Research Foundation: Offering Endless Hope To Cancer Patients

For centuries, cancer has remained and continues to remain a much-dreaded disease amongst patients and doctors alike. The psychological trauma // faced by cancer patients following the diagnosis makes it impossible to even think about the various treatment options and take informed decisions. The burden is more felt by those who cannot afford such an expensive treatment. ....The Cancer Aid and R...

Dr.Tadataka Yamada Designated to open Gates for Global Health Program

The Global Health Program, founded by Bill and Melinda Gates, scheduled to commence in June, has acquired a new Executive Director, according to the Gates foundation Release. Dr Tadataka Yamada, // Chair of Research and Development at GlaxoSmithKline, will now lead the program. ..Yamada’s key portfolio will focus on driving the foundation’s Vaccination Initiatives while also working on enhancing...

Early Man Was A Prey Rather Than A Predator

Robert W. Sussman, Ph.D., professor anthropology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis says that contrary to the prevailing conditions, humans were actually peace loving race in earlier times. // Sussman made these comments at a press briefing for "Early Humans on the Menu," during the American Association for the Advancement of the Science's Annual Meeting at 2 p.m. on Februar...

HIV-Positive Woman To Be Congress Candidate In Assam

A 29-year-old HIV-positive woman in Assam is all set for a plunge into politics by becoming the ruling Congress party candidate for next month's assembly elections.// ....Jahnabi Goswami is expected to be the party's candidate from the Barhampur assembly constituency in eastern Assam's Nagaon district, about 140 km from here. .. ..Former Assam chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta is the sitting...

A Potent Sedative Kills Great-grandfather

Kenneth Heaton, a great grandfather at 79 and a war veteran, having braved all odds, was suffering from cancer, but quite unfortunately, met his end at the hands of a// nurse, who by a quirk of fate injected a potent sedative purported to give him a good night’s sleep. ....Hull Crown Court has accused Julia Levitt, 28, of unlawfully killing Kenneth Heaton, aged 79 by giving him a sedative inject...
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