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Abortion Pill approved by FDA

...wn as RU-486 in Europe) has been around for over a decade and used by European women as an alternative to surgical abortion in early pregnancy. It has now been approved by FDA for sale in the USA. It will be avilable as Mifeprex. Gloria Feldt, president of Planned Parenthood Inc said,"Mifepristone, or the ...

More Accurate "PROSTATE CANCER" Test can save Unnecessary Biopsies

... "tumour markers" in medicine was developed over a decade ago to detect prostate cancer and is called "Prostate Specific Antigen" blood test or PSA for short. This test measures protein in the blood produced by the prostate gland and the normal level is between zero to four. Usually levels that are greater ...

Ecstasy shrinks brain!!-researchers unveil the secrets of MDMA.

... abuse,has been at its best of raise over the past decade or two and with the increased incidence of consumption of drugs in teens.Researchers at a conference sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse said that the drug known as ecstasy has a negative impact on blood flow to parts of the brain and t...

Prescription Drug - Helps People Stop Smoking

...The medication in Smoquit has been used for over a decade as an antidepressant, albeit at a different dose. The Rs. 13.50-per tablet priced Smoquit, the first pharmacotherapy ever available for the treatment of smoking problem, is a prescription drug and is required to be taken under medical supervision and...

Complementary and Alternative medicine

...ular. Who knows what will be in vogue in the first decade of the 21st century? One thing's for sure - complementary therapies are here to stay....

Hike in drug licence fee could hit several SSI units in TN

...he last few years paying the fees that prevailed a decade back. What companies are worried is that the renewal of licences is coming up this December. With bad market conditions and intense competition, these units would find it difficult to pay the licence fees....

Recovery from lung injury

...And the survival rate tended to decrease with each decade of age. The researchers conclude that age should not be a factor in deciding whether a patient needs a ventilator....

More People Seeking Treatment for Depression

...antidepressants about twice as often as they did a decade ago. The study analyzed data from national surveys conducted in 1987 and 1997 to determine the trends Americans are following in depression treatment. According to the researchers, overall outpatient treatment for depression increased threefold i...

Water regulation in humans

...ells are relatively impermeable to water. About a decade ago, Peter Agre, a professor from Hopkins stumbled upon an unknown protein lodged in the plasma membrane of red blood cells and kidney tubules.After expressing the the proteins in frogs' eggs,they discovered that the eggs exploded when immeresed in w...

Final push to eradicate leprosy

...distributed free to patients by WHO. Over the last decade 11 million people have been completely cured of the disease. WHO says the challenge for countries where leprosy still exists is twofold. They must make it clear to the public that the disease can be cured, and they must ensure that diagnosis and tre...

Broccoli's role against cancer

... preventing compound in broccoli, first isolated a decade ago at Johns Hopkins, may protect against a much broader spectrum of diseases.A new study shows that the compound, sulphoraphane, helps cells defend themselves for two or three days against highly reactive and toxic molecules called oxidants.// Unl...

Heart Surgery Is Getting Safer for the Old

...eath rates compared with surgery that took place a decade ago on patients in this age group. In addition, the researchers found that the risk of major complications was nearly cut in half, dropping from 24% to 14%. "We've gotten better at knowing who we can get through," Rosengart said. "Technically, we k...

Drug Offers Hope for Alzheimer's disease

..., known as Memantine, has been on the market for a decade in Germany// and was recently recommended for approval by the European Union's equivalent of the Food and Drug Administration. Memantine works through a different mechanism than other, currently approved Alzheimer's drugs, such as Aricept, that ha...

DNA of deceased ones stored in Funeral Homes

...e started collecting DNA from funeral homes over a decade ago, and several hundred now use the service, he said. Lab director Thelma Villanueva said the company has stored at least 1,000 samples in the last three years. Although DNA Analysis has been open for business since 1989, DNA collection is only sta...

Losing that baby fat among women

...ight loss postpartum on long-term weight changes a decade after pregnancy. The study included 400 women who were first estimated for weight gain during their pregnancies. They were followed for an average of 7.5 years. The average weight gain for the group at the end of the study was 6.0 kilograms. Women w...

Want to have a nice day? Eat breakfast!

...alorie snack or overeat at the next meal. In this decade where there is a steady decline in the number of people who eat breakfast, some manage to grab a sweet roll or a fast food sandwich and coffee. However, these do not make up an adequate breakfast as they only help suppress hunger pangs temporarily, b...

Canada stunned as mad cow discovery leads to beef ban

...now as bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE. A decade ago, Canada found one animal with BSE, but it had been imported from Britain. 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 the Canadian govern...

Study to look at early surgery to treat epilepsy

... with medications. Most people spend more than a decade trying different drugs before considering surgery. For some patients , the surgery provided a way to get their epilepsy under control. Not all patients respond as well to the surgery, and doctors warn the procedure is not for everyone. "There is ap...

Don’t Blame the High Heels

...e problems with being overweight during the fourth decade of life. Women who reported a body mass index at or above 25 between 36 and 40 years old were significantly more likely to have knee problems than those with a lower BMI during those years. They conclude, “Being overweight before the age of 40 consi...

Senate assures ban on smoking

...blic health advocates who have devoted more than a decade to jousting with the tobacco industry over a prohibition that has swept cities and states across the country. Nearly 100 Massachusetts cities, including Boston, have adopted bans, and the state is poised to become the sixth with a blanket ban on smok...

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