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New hope for cancer victims – will vaccine cure the deadly bug

One very deadly form of cancer is pancreatic cancer, though it isn’t very common. Globally it kills lakhs of people every year. And now there is some hope for the unfortunate victims. A new vaccine has been successfully tested on the pancreatic cancer victims and it has increased the survival rates in many. ..Vaccines are typically thought of as a way of preventing disease. In cancer, however, th...

Migraine relieved by deadly toxin

A new way suggested by researchers to relieve chronic headaches. Botox injections help people whose migraine or chronic daily headache is not relieved by conventional medication. Botox is shorthand for botulinum toxin one of the most deadly poisons known to man. However, it does have some benign uses for instance,// botox injections are often used to smooth out wrinkles in cosmetic surgery. Now r...

Smoking and Breast Cancer - A Deadly Combination

A new study shows women who smoke while undergoing therapy for breast cancer are more than twice as likely to die than non-smokers or those who quit smoking.// ..Researchers studied more than 1,000 non-smokers and more than 850 smokers who underwent therapy for breast cancer between 1970 and 2002. The study was the first of its kind to examine the effect of long-term smoking on breast cancer pati...

Latest Findings On The Deadly Disease - SARS

Scientists continue to gain new insights into how the deadly disease - SARS spread so quickly during last year’s outbreak.// ..The latest discovery researchers have made is that the virus doesn’t always cause the pneumonia doctors believe is typical of the disease. They say that explains why some people got SARS even though it looked as if they’d never been around anyone who had the disease. .....

Deadly Diarrhoea Vaccine – Trail Results Promising

Diarrhoea is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in India. An attempt to formulate// a vaccine against this deadly disease, which has claimed so many young lives, is worth the expense... .... India is set to begin the phase II clinical trials of a new vaccine for a deadly form of diarrhoea that causes thousands of deaths annually in India. This move has been accelerated after phase I clinica...

Virus makes Hodgkin’s disease more deadl

A herpes virus that causes infectious mononucleosis, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), has long been thought to contribute to the development of Hodgkin's disease. But no one has carefully studied the possible link between EBV and Hodgkin's survival, according to researchers led by Dr. Christina A. Clarke from Northern California Cancer Center in Union City. .. .. This virus is believed to inc...

Sharp Increase Of The Deadly Diseases In Delhi

Delhi is gripped by fever and gastroenteritis. In fact, it's almost taken on epidemic-like proportions, with city hospitals reporting a 30-40% increase in the number of patients suffering from microbial infections. //.. ..Doctors warn there's going to be a sharp increase in deadly diseases like hepatitis E, meningitis, typhoid and malaria. Since wet weather is conducive for most microbes, those t...

Imported Plants Could Deadly Harbor Mosquitoes, Says Report

A report published in the Chemistry and Industry magazine says that tropical plants imported from Asia could harbor dangerous mosquitoes that transmit malaria, dengue and other related illnesses. // ..The Asian tiger mosquito has been implicated in about 23 diseases and this species was detected in the Netherlands leading to speculation that these diseases may spread in Europe. These mosquitoes w...

Deadly Kiss - Peanut allergy kills a teenager

Christina Desforges a teenage girl died due to Peanut allergy after her boyfriend kissed her after having a peanut butter.// .. Desforges is from the city of Saguenay, though she received a dose of adrenaline soon after the kiss she could not be cured of the hypersensitivity reaction and died a week after the kiss. The exact cause of the death is being investigated and an autopsy has been planned...

Medicare Drug Deadline not to be extended

The Last date for taking up a Medicare policy has been fixed as May 15th 2006 and various organizations feels that the last date has to be extended as there are various companies offering different policies and the seniors need more time to decide on the policy.// The President has urged the seniors to consult theirs children’s and friends before deciding on their policy. Some members of the whit...

A warning and wake up call: German cat infected with deadly bird flu strain.

As a whiff of strong air comes the news that a cat that was found dead in Northern Germany was the carrier of the bird flu strain capable of infecting humans.// ..According to an institute specialising in veterinary diseases the strain of the H5N1 bird flu virus had the highly pathogenic Asian strain that can be transmitted to humans. ....The institute in question is the Friedrich Loeffler Ins...

Deadly 'abortion pill' takes two more lives

The "abortion pill" RU-486 has claimed two more lives, as informed by regulators who issued a warning that brought renewed calls for pulling the drug combination from the market. The drug combination, also called Mifeprex or mifepristone, has not been proved to be the cause in any of those cases//. ..The Food and Drug Administration warned doctors to watch for a rare but deadly infection previous...

Medical Colleges, Confident of Meeting Standards Before 90-days deadline

The state governed medical colleges have not much to improve their standards, as stipulated by the Medical Council of India (MCI) //, which has given them a three month deadline to comply with the norms or face a risk of de-affiliation. .. ..MCI is the authorized body that has the power to accord affiliation to medical colleges across the country, has issued a 90-day deadline for the three colleg...

Severe Urinary Infection Could Lead To Deadly Blood Clots

A new study says that those who suffer from severe urinary infection are more likely to develop deadly blood clots//. ..Earlier studies had found a link between acute infections and heart attacks, but scientists were unaware about the relationship between infections and clotting in large veins, reported the online edition of New Scientist. ..Researcher Liam Smeeth at the London School of Hygien...

Hush…..A Deadly Killer on the Prowl in Rural Andhra Pradesh

If this bit of news sent you into an instant cardio-vascular work out, with racing beats, rural Andhra’s sons of the soil and the rest, who probably don’t engage// in heart healthy practices, are fast becoming a symbol of unenviable heart ill health. This region portraying a high incidence of cardiovascular disease has raised the concern amongst International Health bodies. ....A major health in...

New Vaccine To Combat The Deadly Marburg Virus

The study team involving researchers from the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases and the National Microbiology Laboratory// at the Public Health Agency of Canada reported yesterday that the vaccine that is used to protect monkeys by in preventing hemorrhagic fever in monkeys after they were exposed to the deadly Marburg virus. Could also provide the first known treatment...

Smoking and Obesity- A Deadly Combination

Recent research has revealed that more than 80 million American adults are smokers, obese or both and are faced with an increased risk of poor health and an early death. // ....Data from a 2002 national health interview survey was used to estimate the proportion of adults in the United States who have one or both problems. ....The number of Americans who fall into both categories is about 9 mi...

Tobacco Deadly In Any Form

According to the survey conducted by World Health Organization (WHO) it was found that tobacco usage is on the rise and it affects public health in various ways.// It said that the industry is luring people and the government is not excising any check on the tobacco industry. The theme of the World No Tobacco Day states that tobacco is harmful in all its forms. Tobacco products are addictive, har...

Secondhand Smoking Can Be Deadly

According to the new study it was found that secondhand smoking can be deadly. Hence California and Washington laws imposed strict rules on public indoor smoking //. Mike Penner who was 58 years old physically fit suffered from heart problems that led to double bypass surgery. Though he was not a smoker he worked in smoky taverns for 37 years. So the doctors asked him to quit the job. In Oregon i...

The Deadly Evolution of SIV to HIV

According to a study it was found that a mutation led to the deadly change from benign SIV in apes and monkeys to a deadly infection called AIDS in humans. // Statistics show that the disease in man has killed more than 25 million people in 25 years. The researchers said that the virus appears to have been mutated which resulted in the loss of an immune system proactive mechanism in apes and mon...

The Deadly Pair of Genes Increases the Risk of Breast Cancer among Europeans

According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer it was found that breast cancer affected 1.2 million women globally and resulted in the death of 400,000 //every year. According to the research conducted by the team, at Iceland's Decode Genetics it was found that the deadly combination of BRCA2 and BARD1 variant increased the risk of breast cancer from 45% to 100% in susceptible women...

Aortic Dissection - A Deadly Condition

Actor John Ritter died of a lethal condition called aortic dissection (a tear in the largest blood vessel in the body) around three years ago//. His death brought the focus on this deadly disease, which is associated with high blood pressure and genetic disorders. ....Now, researchers have published some rare good news about aortic dissection, showing that 90 percent of patients who survive emerg...

India Develops Test for Diagnosis of Deadly Livestock Disease

Indian scientists have developed Elisa tests for diagnosis of three livestock diseases, including the deadly avian influenza, which they say can make a revolution in the area of disease diagnosis.// ..Researchers led by Dr Harekrishna Pradhan at High Security Animal Disease Laboratory at Bhopal last week announced that they have developed an avian influenza vaccine for the first time in India whi...

Deadly superbug on the rise

According to a study, some of the boils and pimples severe enough to send people to hospital emergency rooms are caused by a sometimes deadly// bacterium that cannot be treated with conventional drugs. ..The deadly superbug or Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is found to be responsible for 59% of skin and soft tissue infections in 11 emergency rooms across the united States. Th...

Deadly Lung Disease Sends Patients on ‘Quest for Breath

Chris Galvin has found a decidedly poetic way to describe a disease that is the furthest thing from beautiful. The condition took his father’s life and, Galvin always knew, threatened him as well.// ....“It’s kind of like the storm that’s sitting out on the horizon that you know one day will come to shore on your beach,” says Galvin, 37. “It’s something I’ve thought about my whole life and have a...

Researcher Reports on Origin of Deadly Fever Outbreak

Bats or other cave dwelling animals may have been responsible for the deadly 1998–2000 outbreak of Marburg hemorrhagic fever among gold miners// in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to an article in the current issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. ....Daniel G. Bausch, associate professor of Tropical Medicine at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicin...

U.S., Australian Scientists Develop Vaccine Against Deadly Viruses

Scientists from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) here, in collaboration with counterparts// from the Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) in Geelong, have developed a vaccine to fight two deadly animal viruses that can infect and kill humans and are considered to be potential biological terror agents. ....Dr. Christopher C. Broder, professor in the USU Departme...

How to Prevent Bedsores from Becoming Deadly

It’s a good thing we toss and turn in bed. That movement continually redistributes the pressure between our bodies and the mattress.// If illness or injury prevents you from moving around, pressure builds up on specific areas of the body. This can cause skin and other tissues to die, creating a bedsore. A few simple steps, however, can help prevent these painful, dangerous, and costly sores, repo...

The Deadly Duo – Why Malaria and HIV Coexist in Afric

Washington: In Africa, malaria has rendered half a billion people sick and one million dead, especially children. This continent is also grappling //with the largest number of HIV sufferers, estimated at 24.7 million in sub-Saharan Africa. The latest UN communiqué reported that 2 million people succumbed to the disease this year. ....University of Washington researchers have made a valid point...

More Funds To Fight H5N1 – The Deadly Bird Flu Strai

Foreign funds to the tune of US$476 million have been donated for the cause of the global fight against bird flu// at the Mali conference on Friday. Already about US$600 million is left with the UN from the US$1.9 billion collected after the January conference in Beijing. ....The globe is united in the effort to combat the deadly H5N1 bird flu strain, as it is feared that it could mutate into a...

Clues Found On How Deadly Bacterium Gains Foothold

How a potentially deadly bacterium that could be used as a bioterrorist tool eludes being killed by the human immune system is now better understood, University of Iowa// researchers report in the December issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology. ....This bacterium, Francisella tularensis, is found naturally in the Northern Hemisphere and can be contracted through certain insect bites, contact...

Unbelted Backseat Passengers Produce Deadly Results

New research shows that unbelted backseat passengers risk injury or death to themselves and the driver seated in front of them in the event of a head-on crash.// ..Automobile sled tests simulating head-on crashes between two vehicles and using crash-test dummies have demonstrated the likelihood of severe head and chest traumas for driver and passenger caused by an unbelted passenger slamming int...

Cardiogenic Shock: A Heart Attack's Deadly Counterpart

Cardiogenic Shock: Deadly Counterpart to Heart Attack: Michael Lim, M.D., assistant professor of internal medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, says it’s crucial to be on guard //after a heart attack for a deadly condition called cardiogenic shock, which affects one in 10 heart attack patients and kills nearly half of those. Characterized by low blood pressure, cardiogenic shock...

Noxafil Drug Better in Fighting Deadly Fungal Infections

Two studies have found that the Schering-Plough fungus-fighter drug - Noxafil, //which gained FDA approval recently is better than older drugs in protecting patients with crippled immune systems, according to two studies financed by the company. The results of their study were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. ....Apart from preventing fungal infections, Noxafil, known generica...

Snoring Could Be Deadly If Left Untreated

Habitual snoring is a strong indicator of sleep apnea, a dangerous medical condition that becomes more prevalent as we get older and gain weight and it could be deadly if left// untreated, says an expert. ....The disorder often goes undiagnosed or gets passed off as an irritation, with people being unaware that they are causing more damage to their health by not getting it treated, reported the...

FDA Warns of Deadly Results of Skin-numbing Creams

Topical anesthetics are most commonly used for cosmetic procedures and to relieve burning and itching// and they contain anesthetic drugs such as lidocaine, tetracaine, benzocaine, and prilocaine in a cream, ointment, or gel form. ....The FDA says such products can cause serious and life-threatening side effects such as irregular heart beat, seizures and coma, and can slow or stop breathing....

Deadly Bug to Be Tracked Down

A Coroner’s inquest has begun into the death of 16 persons who were infected by the bacteria Clostridium// difficile. .. The deaths occurred at a hospital near Montreal .An investigation last year revealed that sanitation and hygiene were sorely missing at the hospital, where even three infected persons were made to share a single bed. ..The bacteria C. difficile has been in circulation at Queb...

Cancer Drug can Extend Survival in Patients With Deadly Brain Tumors

Avastin, a relatively new type of drug that shrinks cancerous tumors by cutting off their blood supply, can slow the growth// of the most common and deadly form of brain cancer, a pilot study conducted at Duke University Medical Center has found. ....The study marks the first time that Avastin has been tested against brain tumors, the researchers said. The drug, whose chemical name is bevacizuma...

Delhi High Court Set Deadline to Reconstitute Medical Council of India

The Delhi High Court Tuesday set March 31 as the deadline to reconstitute the Medical Council of India (MCI) and asked four defaulting states// and five member universities to conduct their elections to facilitate reconstitution of the apex body of medical professionals. ....The bench of Justice Swatanter Kumar and Justice H.R. Malhotra, while adjudicating a public interest petition by a medical...

“Bridge” Protein Spurs Deadliest Stages of Breast Cancr

A protein known for its ability to “bridge” interactions between other cellular proteins may spur metastasis in breast cancer//, the disease’s deadliest stage, a study from Burnham Institute for Medical Research has found. ....Led by professor Gen-Sheng Feng, Ph.D., and colleagues at Burnham and Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, Quebec, the study ranks among the first to more precisely define...
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