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Significant Advances in VCJD Prion Detection

...e positives can be minimised. However, the ethical dilemma remains over screening and testing for a disease for which there is no cure. A total of 161 people have died from variant CJD since the disease emerged in early 1990, including three people who received blood transfusions from donors who later devel...

New Test Helps Identify Hepatitis C Patients at High Risk of Developing Cirrhosis

... cirrhosis, even after decades of infection. The dilemma physicians face, explained Cheung, is deciding who to treat and who can wait for better therapies to come along. The key is being able to determine which patients are likely to see the infection progress to cirrhosis. Doctors consider such factors as...

Cognitive Problems Occur More Rapidly in Female Alcoholics Than in Males

...ility to plan and execute a strategy to overcome a dilemma in daily life." These results would suggest that women are at risk of developing cognitive problems more rapidly than men, said Garbutt. "The results are particularly interesting because this population is a relatively ‘pure’ alcohol-using populat...

OBC Creamy Layer May Be Dropped from Reservations in Institutions

...y Baalu to hold a caste-based census to solve this dilemma once and for all. The apex court in its stay had pointed out that the reservation move was based on archaic data. Lalu Prasad said the government should seek views of all political parties on the proposal, perhaps realizing that there are strong vo...

Deflecting Damage: Flexible Electronics Aid Brain Injury Research

...e electronic membranes may overcome a longstanding dilemma faced by brain researchers: How to replicate injuries in the lab without destroying// the electrodes that monitor how brain cells respond to physical trauma. Developed by a team of engineers at Princeton University, Columbia University and the Univ...

Study Aims to Find Which Breast Cancer Patients Need Chemotherapy

...ionally in more than 10,000 of these women. “The dilemma physicians have with these patients is, because they have such small tumors, it’s hard to tell who needs chemotherapy,” said Dr. Thomas A. Samuel, Medical College of Georgia hematologist/oncologist specializing in breast cancer and a study principal ...

Down Syndrome Testing for All Mums?

...ive result means that they would be faced with the dilemma about whether to have a termination. “All expectant parents should be provided with the same information and have the same access to services so that they all have the same choices,” say the authors. Source-AM SRM...

Using Morphine to Hasten Death Is a Myth, Says Doctor

...Palliative care specialists are not faced with the dilemma of controlling severe pain at the risk of killing the patient - they manage pain with drugs and doses adjusted to each individual patient, while at the same time helping fear, depression and spiritual distress, he adds. And he warns that doctors w...

Diet-based Method to Treat Brain Cancer

... brain cells. The KetoCal diet gets around this dilemma by essentially starving the brain tumour cells of the sugary molecules on which they rely for growth and survival. Because of its special composition, the diet deprives the tumour cells of the glucose they need; at the same time, the diet provides...

Uterus Transplant- A Future Reality

...c finds itself once again caught up in the ethical dilemma of whether such surgeries should be allowed, transplant experts say that developing the surgery into a reliable technique could take years — if ever. AN...

Birth Order and Brain Tumor: Related?

Here is a new dilemma for parents who have multiple numbers of children. A latest study done by German researchers claim that having younger siblings could// actually raise the chances of tumors in the brain, in the older children. The risk decreases in the chronologic...

Private Health Clinics in the Capital on Strike

...sed sealing of their establishments. "We are in a dilemma and our future is uncertain. Once the sealing operations resumes, we will face the axe. The government is not only pushing doctors against the wall but also forcing the public to suffer," said K.K. Kapoor, president of the Delhi Medical Association. ...

Lawyer justifies client with Aids and no morals

...t has thrown the state government officials into a dilemma worried now that this could erode all the efforts put in by the state government in emphasizing the need to adhere to ‘safe sex’. Mr Borick has rallied before the court that no research has actually furnished proof thus far to establish the fact tha...

Deliberation on hospital closures

...ts particularly want to be near. This presents a dilemma for trusts seeking to maintain a lower level of service, for example by substituting a midwife led birth unit for a consultant led obstetric service. Such units only accept "low risk" births, but emergencies inevitably occur, requiring transit to the...

Pest Control research Leads to Pain Control Discovery

...aid. The UC Davis study may mean a solution to the dilemma of whether to use the drugs. 'Combination therapies have long been used to treat inflammation while reducing side effects,' Schmelzer wrote. She said the present study was designed to evaluate the therapeutic potential of combination treatment with...

Warrior Gene Claims Slammed by Maori

...on-violent. He said, "I've always had a bit of a dilemma about the nature-nurture thing.I would say that the last thing that we need is another excuse or another reason for Maori dominating in the violence stakes and all the bad stats." The director of the Christchurch School of Medicine's Maori Indigeno...

New fertility kit, analyzes the woman's ability to conceive

...ad kit comes down as a boon for those who are in a dilemma and helps them to decide about their pregnancy//. The kit is very simple and was successfully launched in the market after completing all the necessary tests. It gives them a clear view about their biological cycle. It measures the hormone levels ...

Robotic ovarian transposition helps cancer patient deliver baby

...ic irradiation treatment for the same. This raised dilemma regarding proceeding with the treatment as radiotherapy has been documented to result in birth defects. “With the radiation therapy, there was a huge concern that Carrie’s fertility may be significantly impacted, particularly since her recurrence ...

Cipla In India Can Manufacture Drug For Bird Flu

... to make the drug in the country. The government’s dilemma is whether to import Tamiflu in large quantities from Roche or to license a domestic generic manufacturer to make it here at a tenth of the price and stock it. The raw material for Tamiflu - shikimic acid is currently selling at $1,000 a kilo from th...

Wisdom Teeth: To Be Or Not To Be?

...t would be better to get it removed. Now here is a dilemma if any. How can you consent to get a tooth removed and that too one which has not yet erupted? Your dentist is right, says a recent article published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The article tracks a study in which 254 patients...

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