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One in Three Heart Attack Patients Have No Chest Pains

...ts who had no chest pains were more likely to have delays in treatment and were less likely to receive lifesaving therapies such as clot-busting drugs or the artery-clearing treatment angioplasty. And they were more likely to die -- approximately one in four patients without chest pains died during their he...

Emotional callers hamper speedy ambulance dispatch

...he implications of such a high number of ambulance delays to patients who need urgent medical attention are enormous, according to Martin Shalley of the British Association of Accident and Emergency Medicine. Nearly 2,000 emergency calls were monitored at West Midlands ambulance service and Derbyshire amb...

Smallpox Would Spread Rapidly

...epidemics could result, particularly if there were delays in detecting the first cases or in setting up effective public health interventions. In the US, Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson announced plans to buy as many as 300 million doses of smallpox vaccine. But several health experts h...

Zinc may enhance growth in Young sickle cell patients

...tissues. Young sickle cell patients who are having delays in their growth and maturation may benefit from supplemental zinc, a mineral essential for growth and development. "These findings suggest that children with sickle cell disease have increased zinc requirements that may not be met by their usual die...

Medicaid cuts leave patients in a lurch

...reported that there have been unnecessarily long delays in the payments made to physicians. The state of Massachusetts has gone in for a huge and extensive termination of its services to people and this means they won't be eligible for Medicaid rolls. Even more, benefits on prescription drugs have also ...

‘Protein’ Produced By Overstressed Heart Muscle a Strong Indicator Of Heart Diseae

...or older but is difficult to diagnose.// Treatment delays increase the chances of heart damage or complications and the costs of care. Already, doctors in many emergency rooms test for high levels of the peptide in patients with severe shortness of breath to determine whether they have congestive heart f...

Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy Not Safe

...xposure to alcohol is also found to causes growth delays in children. These deficits were specific to alcohol exposure during the first trimester of pregnancy and remained significant after other variables were controlled. The researchers say these cognitive deficits have important implications for intelle...

Babies Born By C- section At A Greater Risk for Allergies

...mune system response, and that C-section alters or delays “normal” bacterial colonization of the baby’s gut. They suggest vaginally delivered babies acquire those bacteria from the mother, whereas C-section babies acquire bacteria from the hospital environmen....

Preventing Bone Metastasis In Patients With Breast Cancer

...ude saying that treatment with clodronate not only delays or prevents bone metastases in patients with breast cancer, but also reduces the incidence of skeletal-related events, morbidity, and mortality in those patients who develop bone metastases despite treatment at the time of occurrence....

Growing trend of delay in completing vaccination schedule

...nts. Reports said that about 25% of children had delays in getting 4 or more of the 6 vaccines (DTP, polio virus, MMR, Haemophilus influenzae type b; hepatitis B; and varicella) in US alone. This increases the risk of the virus attack and that of an epidemic. Only 18% of the children in US receive all the...

Going to GP may delay cancer diagnosis, says new study

... tests being carried out to diagnose cancer. These delays in time were much more in comparison to delays due to being referred for treatment or delay in secondary care ffered. Researchers feel that there...

PUFA reduces risk of cataract

...wn that high intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids delays the onset of cataracts. A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye. Age-related cataract is one of leading cause of blindness in the world today. Besides the physical handicap, cataract also represents enormous economic burden, bo...

Body compounds can protect you against pain

... shot, or accidents causing severe damage to body, delays the body’s pain due to the trauma. This is known as stress-induced analgesia, or body’s reaction to shield the severe pain for sometime. Scientists working for University of Georgia had reported in their new study that for the first time body’s natu...

Advent of New, More Effective and Personalized Medicines

...ill save time and resources and eliminate possible delays in the application review process. FDA has already received several pharmacogenomic data submissions through both the regulatory and voluntary processes and will continue to work closely with industry and the healthcare community. In addition to an...

Language Delays May Not Be Normal In Children

... children are having any language delays. Language delays can range from a child being slow to begin talking...understanding the language. Children with language delays may repeat words but not understand them. Language delays also encompass children from different cul...

Psychological Stress Delays Wound Healing

Psychological stress delays healing of physical wounds, a new study says//. Phillip Marucha, and his colleagues at the University of Illinois at Chicago in a study of laboratory mice, found that psychological stress, brought on by confinement, delayed the closing of wounds by ...

Indian Surgeon Conducts 70 Surgeries During His Holidays In England

...ing list problems especially when it involved long delays in minor surgery. He decided to take things into his own hands and launched his amazing feat. Taking time off his more complex treatment on knee and hip joints, Agarwal booked surgery appointments and returned to his hospital during a week when he wa...

Ethiopian Children Face Threat From Malnutrition

...n these children. Poor rainfall, failed crops and delays in the rollout of a government safety-net programme were identified as the main causes. The crisis has been compounded by health and hygiene risks among people already weakened by a lack of food. Source: DPA / IANS Medindia on malnutrition: Defi...

Heart Attack Patients Reaching Hospital During Off-Hours Have Increased Risk Of Death

... researchers add that this study demonstrates that delays to PCI during off-hours are common to all types of hospitals, including high-volume PCI centers. Source: Newswise...

Apollo Hospitals Short-listed to Provide Diagnostics in the UK

...emergency procedures, he said, other segments have delays between six months to five years....

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