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Ear infection- a new treatment

...urally occurring bacteria to help boost the bodies defence system. The authors say that using alpha streptococci may help offset antibiotic resistance among children prone to this type of ear infection.Dr Henley Harrison who heads the Ear, Nose and Throat Department at Sydney Children's Hospital said it was...

Pollution could be a risk

...more easily.He said: "They can get past the normal defence mechanisms in the lungs and penetrate deeply into the air exchange regions. Prof Dockery said the best way to avoid was outdoor activity on hot, hazy days."If a person exercises outside, the increased respiratory activity also increases the dose of...

Biotechnology on the lead

...that Biotechnology will provide the most effective defence against bioterrorism. The completion of the human genome project, and developments in understanding of diseases like anthrax and botulism, will help in developing tests and vaccines that will protect society against bioterrorist attacks - as well a...

Acne may protect against infections

Acne may simply be the price we pay for a natural defence mechanism. The bacteria that cause acne may protect sufferers from other infections and cancer in later life. Says a research published in the journal of microbiology. Scientists believe that the presence of the bacteria, known as propionibacteria (...

Diet irregularities lead to stomach cancer

...n plants generate salicylates as part of a natural defence mechanism. This means that when a leaf or other part of the plant is infected, it generates salicylates which in turn localises the infection and ensures that it does not affect the rest of the plant.The researchers believe that modern farming meth...

Cloud of smoke over Zyban

...ng its smoking cessation drug, Zyban, has risen in defence of its non-nicotine oral drug - in the wake of unproven reports in the UK, linking the drug to adverse reactions and deaths. // Touted to be the world’s most successful smoking cessation drug, Zyban received a high decibel launch in India in June ...

Sexual assault by a HIV positive woman

... not sexually assault any soldier. Meanwhile the defence officials have asked its official to undergo medical tests if they have had sex with Ms. Murphy. The court verdict is expected on december 9th....

Christmas trees to yield key Tamiflu ingredient

... Tamiflu is being perceived as the first line of defence against a possible pandemic outbreak of bird flu, which has been devastating chicken populations across Southeast Asia and parts of Europe. So far, the H5N1 virus, which usually strikes people in close contact with diseased fowl or their droppings, ...

Caffeine pill to keep soldiers alert in the field

...ns, DSO National Laboratories, Singapore's leading defence research organization, said it will spend three years analyzing the natural stimulant. "Several experiments will be conducted to understand the metabolism of caffeine in the local population...and if these effects translate into enhanced vigilanc...

Vaccine For Bird Flu May Not Be Effective

...ic preparedness." The British government's other defence against the pandemic flu is the antiviral drug Tamiflu, of which it has ordered 14.6 million courses. A spokeswoman for the department of health said that almost five million had been delivered so far, the report said....

Vitamin C Supplementation Reduces Cancer Risk In Smokers

...E. Vitamin E is one of the lung's first lines of defence against cigarette smoke, which creates destructive free radicals. Adequate levels of Vitamin E can help prevent destruction of lung membranes, reported health portal HealthDay. But, through this protective process Vitamin E can itself become a dest...

Annual Budget 2006: Health And Education Sector Receive A Boost

...ral infrastructure ($4.2bn), increased spending on defence sector ($20bn) and increase in old age pension. It has also been planned to construct five mega-power projects for which contracts would signed by December. From the time of Independence, we have indeed come a long way in increasing life expectancy...

Labs around the World to Join Hands to Detect Bird Flu

...long with WHO-aligned laboratories as a front-line defence against future pandemics will be of great help in eradicating the disease completely....

Facts about Common Cold and Flu

...change constantly and therefore the body’s natural defence system cannot keep up with these changes. Hence a ...vir and zanamivir are considered the first line of defence against the bird flu virus. They work by inhibiting neuraminidase, an enzyme essential for the relea...

Tamiflu to be examined on clinical efficacy for WHO

...ntiviral drug. It is currently considered the best defence against a human pandemic that could be started by avian flu. But its efficacy has not been proved clinically. Therefore, tamiflu would be examined for its effectiveness against bird flu <br...

Beauty in birds’ got to do a lot with Bird flu

...flycatcher's forehead reflects how well the immune defence system combats viruses such as avian influenza. Th...hiest males but also the ones with the best immune defence against future virus infections." The male collared flycatcher can change the size of the forehead...

Premier Army Hospital Acquires PET-CT Scanner

...ography to conform to all safe drug regulations, a defence ministry statement said. Patients would be examined on the PET-CT scanner, where an anatomical CT image would be fused with a functional molecular level PET image, thus providing tremendous incremental value in diagnosis. This facility has great ...

A mother at 63: oldest in UK!

... well-being or a degree." On the flip side in her defence came, former Lewes neighbour Paul Pyant said, “ Dr Rashbrook had brought up two happy stable children - one of whom is now a doctor - and had remarried recently. She is a very nice person and was a wonderful neighbour," he said. " I am very happy for...

A Boy Undergoing Treatment For Cancer Gets AIDS At AIIMS

The Delhi High Court, which is angered by the defence attorneys of the AIIMS hospital, has sought an imm...victim who is the patient of the hospital. When defence team of AIIMS tried to press with the arguments, Justice Sen ordered the personal appearance of the ...

Reports Of A HIV Break Out Scare People Of A Holiday Island

...rus damages the immune system, which is the body's defence against disease. There is no cure, but modern drugs can now slow down the effects of the virus....

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