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Poor health care in Russia maybe causing Decline in its Population

Medical officials in Russia have reported to have said that more than two-thirds of births in Russia are marred by complications, and every second newborn discharged from a maternity clinic is suffering health problems. .. ..The number of normal births declined from 45.3 percent in 1992 to just 30 percent last year, said Olga Frolova, head of the statistics department of Russia's Academy of Medic...

Quitting smoking stops lung decline

Quitting smoking for a year at a time can keep lungs from deteriorating and reduce the risk of death, according to American researchers. At the University of Ohahio, Dr.Margit Pelkon and collegues investigated the effects of quitting smoking. ....They studied more than 1,000 Finnish participants in four groups:// those who had never smoked, those who had quit permanently, those who had quit inter...

Teen smoking declines

Smoking is declining sharply among American teens. A report also disclosed that the recent sharp increases in the use of the drug ecstasy are slowing, heroin use decreased, and a gradual decline in use of inhalants continued in 2001. //Decreases in cigarette smoking were also observed. ....These important declines in teen smoking did not just happen by chance. A lot of individuals and organizati...

Heart bypass-mental decline link

Tens of thousands of bypass patients suffer mental decline after bypass surgery, including difficulty thinking and remembering. One leading theory is that the heart-lung machine is the culprit. But according to a new study,// the loss of mental sharpness suffered by many heart-bypass patients several months after surgery may not be caused by the heart-lung machine used in the operating room after...

Preventing mental decline in the aged

According to a new study, it has been found that there are ways to keep your mental abilities sharp as you age. Mental decline is not a specific part of life. The older population is growing rapidly and people// are typically living longer. The ability to know, think, learn and judge, known as cognitive ability, is essential to quality of life and survival in older ages. Researchers from the Ins...

China reports declining number of SARS Cases

China reported eight new SARS cases Monday, the smallest number of new cases since the Beijing government began publishing daily reports on the spread of the SARS epidemic last month. Two additional deaths also were recorded today in Beijing and Inner Mongolia, bringing China's death toll from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome to 317. China's total of confirmed SARS cases now stands at 5,316. .....

Anemia may Lead to Physical Decline

A new study shows anemia may double the risk of an older person developing serious physical declines that can erode the ability to live independently. Researchers say seniors who do not have anemia, but whose blood tests are just above the traditional cut-off point for the condition's diagnosis, are 1.5-times more likely to develop physical declines than those who have normal blood hemoglobin lev...

Exercise Can Decrease Mental Decline

According to researchers, seniors who integrate cardiovascular activity into their lives, such as walking, would be lowering their risk of mental decline. // For the study researchers surveyed nearly 18,800 women, ages 70 to 81 years, and asked them to rank their physical activity. The data show women who walked for at least 1.5 hours weekly at a comfortable pace had better cognitive health than...

Folic acid retards mental decline in middle aged

Folic acid or Vitamin B9 has been known to help in the brain development of foetus and infants for a //long time now. Due to this reason it is administered to pregnant women. A new study conducted by scientists at Wageningen University, Netherlands has proposed that this vitamin can slow down the cognitive decline in middle-aged subjects. .. ..The three year long study involved 818 subjects (both...

Folic Acid Retards Mental Decline In Middle Aged Subjects

A new study conducted by scientists at Wageningen University, Netherlands has proposed// that Folic acid( also known as Vitamin B6) can slow down the cognitive decline in middle aged subjects. ....Folic acid or Vitamin B9 has been known to help in the brain development of foetus and infants for a long time now. Due to this reason it is administered to pregnant women. .. ..The current study was a...

Lung Cancer Deaths Declining In Men But Not Women In European Countries

Researchers have found that death among men from lung cancer is now falling// in most EU countries, however they are still rising among women. ....Lung cancer continues to be the leading cause of preventable death in the world. Researchers this week have reported that lung cancer deaths among men are now falling in most EU countries, including all new member states from central and eastern Euro...

Breastfeeding Decline In Middle East Worries UN

Unicef has noted with concern the declining numbers of infants in the Middle East and North Africa who are exclusively breastfed during the first six months of their lives.//.. ......"Several high-income countries in the Middle East such as Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, the UAE and Saudi Arabia maintain patterns similar to industrialised European countries where exclusive breastfeeding is below 3...

Preventing Age-Related Mental Decline By Consuming Vitamin B

Preventing Age-Related Mental Decline By Consuming Vitamin B ..With the rising costs of healthcare, a new study shows that dietary measures may be a cheap and effective way of warding off health conditions that typically affect the elderly, such as Alzheimer’s and heart disease//. ..Research in the past has indicated that higher levels of homocysteine, a amino acid known to be a marker of cardio...

HIV Mortality declining in India due to Generic Antiretroviral therapy drugs

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), has reported that the survival rate of patients infected with HIV has risen dramatically due to availability of affordable generic drugs in India. //India has the second highest number of patients with HIV positive next to South Africa. In India due to availability of cheap generic drugs which has reduced the cost of Anti-retroviral therapy (ART) dru...

Decline in Paternity Rates Following Treatment for Testicular Cancer

A recent study published in the November issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, shows that paternity rates of testicular cancer patients declined after treatment, and patients treated with the higher chemotherapy dose had the lowest chance of becoming fathers. // ..Germ-cell testicular cancer is the most common cancer among 20-40 year old men. Many testicular cancer patients are...

Blacks decline Lung cancer surgery

Professor Bruno DiGiovine and colleagues from Henry Ford Health system had found that Black colored people with lung cancer declined their interest to undergo lung cancer surgery at a comparatively higher rate than the white colored//. The study found that the blacks were misinformed about the effects of lung cancer surgery and this misinformation had lead to the low rate of lung cancer surgery a...

Declining Rates Of Sperm Donors Over The Past 5 Years

There has been a sharp decline in the number of men who volunteer for sperm donation since 2000 according to researchers at the Newcastle Fertility Centre. The observation could be because of lack of motivation among students to do so//. ..Sperm bank is a facility that collects freezes and stores semen sample for purposes of artificial insemination, in-vitro fertilization or for research. ..The...

Aussie teens applauded for declining sun tan

Australian teenagers are turning their backs on tanning amid growing concerns over skin cancer, according to The Cancer Council's National Sun Survey. The survey shows that teenagers are resisting the urge to tan because of skin cancer risks. //.. ..The Survey interviewed 5,073 Australian adults and 699 Australian teenagers aged 12 to 17 by telephone during the summer of 2003/04, and found that 6...

Steady decline in Cancer Mortality in UK

According to a latest survey, there is a steady decline in the number of middle-aged people dying from cancer in Britain // . ....The findings were presented at the annual Britain Against Cancer conference on the 24th of this month by researchers from Cancer Research UK and the UK Association of Cancer Registries. ....The survey revealed, that while cancer incidence rates have remained stable,...

Canadian health on the decline, due to a drinking problem

In Canada more than half of the population is under threat from a drinking problem. This result is based on the study done by University of Victoria's Centre// for Addictions Research of B.C. compared drinking patterns of the province with that of rest of Canada. These were based on the Canadian Addiction Survey done in 2004. ..The findings were that 73 per cent of respondents exceeded the guidel...

Drug Use On The Decline Among US Youth

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has revealed that the use of drugs and smoking is on the decline among the youngsters in the US. There has however been an increase in the usage of prescription drugs for // non-medical purposes. The University of Michigan conducted the 2005 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey for the NIH, and concluded that the overall results were good. .. ..It found that...

Delhi Sees Sharp Decline In Chicken Prices

The ripple effect caused by the bird flu threat has resulted in poultry products dipping to an unbelievable 60 percent down in the Indian capital. One can see that in Gazipur wholesale market chickens being sold for just Rs. 12 per kg. // ....Only those chickens that were certified by the veterinary doctors, deputed by the Delhi administration were sold for Rs.20-25, whereas those that were unce...

Global Seagrass Decline Affects Shallow-water Ecosystems

Disappearance of seagrass beds around the world has resulted in sharp decline in important habitats, food sources and sediment stabilizers affecting the shallow-water ecosystems // , according to Frederick Short, researcher of natural resources and marine science, University of New Hampshire. ....The disappearance of underwater meadows has deeply affected even the commercially valuable valuable...

Rates of HIV infection shows a sharp decline in south India

Researchers from Canada and India have reported in the online edition of Lancet, that HIV in southern India has seen a significant decline by almost one-third, since the year 2000. // This drop in the HIV rates is attributed to the increased use of protection by men visiting sex-workers. .. ..The study monitored the HIV prevalence among 294,050 young women attending pregnancy or antenatal clinics...

Decline of Suicide Rates to a Record Low, Holds Promise

Recent updates on the suicide rates show a good trend of decline in the number of suicides. Yet, more needs to be done, for the government to realize its goal of scaling down the suicide rates by 20 % within the year 2010. // ....Department Of Health has enabled some Statistics which portray that in 1995 the rate of suicide was 9.2 per 100,000 and in 2004 it had dropped to 8.56 deaths per 100,00...

Health Insurance Numbers Declining In American Families

With health insurance becoming almost a byword in recent times, a new survey has tracked the number of uninsured people in low income and moderate-income American families.// The report from The Commonwealth Fund, Gaps in Health Insurance: An All-American Problem found that 41 percent of Americans with annual incomes of $20,000 and $40,000 were not insured. These numbers have shown a massive jump...

Contraceptive Use on the Decline among the Poor

According to a report by Guttmacher Institute there is a decrease in the use of contraception among the poor women. This has led to increasing unwanted pregnancy and abortions. // During the mid 1980’s there was an effort made to reduce the increasing abortion rates but the current situation has worsened the condition. Sharon L. Camp, the president of the institute, said that there is an increase...

HIV/AIDS Declining In Maharashtra, TN, Ktk And AP: UN Report

The incidence of HIV/AIDS is declining in the western Indian state of Maharashtra ans southern Indian states of Tamil Nadu // , Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh because of the proactive measures taken for several years by the state governments but elsewhere in the country, especially in the north, it is rising, a new United Nations report has said... ..The report, released Tuesday, said that overall...

Decline in Human Donor Eyes Affects Vision Research

A decline in the number of human donor eyes provided for ophthalmology research by U.S. eye banks may have a negative impact on clinical ophthalmology// , according to an article published in the July issue of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. ....“Nowhere do impediments to obtaining human eyes for research have more impact than in the effort to understand age-related macular degene...

Decline in Concentration, Decision-Making and Problem-Solving

A new Mayo Clinic study finds that after memory begins to decline, executive function is the next brain function to deteriorate in the progression from mild cognitive// impairment, a pre-Alzheimer's disease condition, to Alzheimer's disease. ....Ron Petersen, M.D., Ph.D., Mayo Clinic neurologist and senior study investigator, says executive function includes concentration, decision making, and h...

HIV Prevalence in South Africa May be on Decline

The prevalence of HIV virus in South Africa may be on the decline.This follows a finding by the country's National HIV and Syphilis Antenatal Sero-prevalence Survey for 2005 // that HIV infection rates have remained at a similar level as they had been in 2004 (29.5 per cent) and in 2005 (30.2 per cent). ....Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang said today while the latest finding was 'encoura...

Mutation in the Envelope Gene May Be the Reason for the Development of HIV Linked Cognitive Decline

According to a research conducted by Satish K. Pillai, PhD, a staff research associate at SFVAMC and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California,// San Francisco it was found that HIV in the brain was genetically different from those present in the peripheral blood. ..The patients suffered severe to moderate cognitive decline. The HIV in the brain showed the presence of a particular m...

PHARMAC Declines Funding for Herceptin

National health spokeswoman Jackie Blue has lambasted PHARMAC decision to decline funding for breast cancer drug Herceptin.// ....According to PHARMAC spokeswoman, Dr Dilky Rasiah, clinical studies did not show a strong enough performance for the expensive drug to be funded presently but would keep the drug's funding status on review. ....She said, “The available data is short-term and does no...

New York’s Secondhand Smoke Exposure Continues to Declin

New York’s Clean Indoor Air Act, celebrating its third anniversary, has reduced secondhand smoke exposure without financially straining bars and restaurants, //according to a study conducted by RTI International. ....According to the report funded by the New York State Department of Health’s Tobacco Control Program, exposure to secondhand smoke declined by 50 percent among nonsmokers in New York...

High-Fat, Copper-Rich Diets Associated with Increased Rates of Cognitive Decline

Among older adults whose diets are high in saturated and trans fats, a high intake of copper may be associated with an accelerated rate of decline in thinking, learning// and memory abilities. ....Although copper, zinc and iron are essential for brain development and function, an imbalance of these metals may play a role in the development of brain plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Pr...

Eczema And Hay Fever Decline In UK While Allergic Reactions On The Rise

A new study shows that the prevalence of hay fever and eczema in the U.K has steadied considerably, while severe allergic reactions have risen sharply.// ....In the research that has been published today published in the journal Thorax, the scientists at the University of Edinburgh have said that the rates of eczema and hay fever in UK have stabilised, after many years of steady rise but at the...

Statistics South Africa shows decline in homicides since 1990s

There is a decline in the number of homicides in South Africa since 1990, statistics South Africa has portrayed. However, the homicide rates are still very high, especially// for males in the age bracket of 35-39 years. ....It was observed that there were no apparent changes in death rates due to cancer, between 1997 and 2004 for both the sexes. But the death rate due to other causes, for each...

Suicide Rates Declining

Australia’s suicide rate has been steadily declining since its peak in 1997, Professor of Psychiatry Robert Goldney revealed in the latest issue of the Medical Journal of Australia // . ....However, Professor Goldney, of The Adelaide Clinic, warned the improvement is no reason for complacency. ....The general reduction in suicide rates does not negate its tragedy for the individuals and familie...

Young diabetics need to contend with faster decline of condition

New York: An investigation into the degree of consequence type 2 diabetes can have on its young victims, diagnosed with the condition before 50 years//, led to the finding that such patients could be prone to worsening of the condition, say Swedish researchers. ....The status of type 2 diabetes and its impact on the body can be measured with the presence of biological identification in the bloo...

Malnutrition on decline among school children in Chandigarh

Malnutrition among school children in Chandigarh's rural areas and colonies has come down, said a report of the local health authorities.// ....A health department official said Tuesday the survey of school children, up to Class 5, revealed that malnutrition had come down by 22 percent in the last one year, ever since the mid-day meal scheme was introduced in some government schools of the union...
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