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UN Calls for Pedal Power to Reduce Environmental Damage

...nisation said Monday. Climate change contributes directly or indirectly to about 77,000 deaths per year in the region, according to WHO estimates. "So far the impact is on the health of the people. If the trend continues, it may have an impact on the economy," said Shigeru Omi, WHO's regional director for...

Insecticide-treated Bed Nets to Combat Malaria in Older Children and Adults

...munity. This is because they kill adult mosquitoes directly or force them to undertake longer, more hazardous foraging expeditions in search of blood to feed on and aquatic habitats in which to breed," Dr Killeen said. The findings of the study were published in the open access journal PLoS Medicine....

Electric Field Therapy to Zap Cancerous Tumours

... allowed the researchers to skip Phase II and move directly to a Phase III clinical trial of the therapy, which will test the treatment in a larger group of patients. The researchers have tested the treatment successfully on 15 types of cancer cells, including human breast, lung and skin cancer cells so fa...

UK Army Personnel Involved in Iraqi Invasion Not at Risk from Depleted Uranium

...levels of exposure. These comprised 199 soldiers directly involved in fighting, 96 soldiers involved in other duties, 22 medical staff, and 24 people responsible for cleaning up or repairing contaminated vehicles. The staff were also questioned closely about the circumstances in which exposure might have ...

Sea Snail Venom Paves Way for Potent New Painkiller

...nthetic venom will not be administered orally, but directly into the fluid around the spinal cord through a little push. However, it may have side effects such as nausea, dizziness or blurred vision due to the fact that it is a very strong drug. Prialt, or ziconotide, is the result of more than 20 years res...

Combination of Bronchoscopic Techniques is Very Effective for Lung Lesions

... real-time navigation system, but lacks a means of directly visualizing the lesion. The researchers found that the EBUS procedure by itself had a diagnostic yield of 69 percent. ENB alone had a diagnostic yield of 59 percent. But the combination of the two increased the diagnostic yield to 88 percent, indep...

Pediatricians Face Malpractice Crisis

...ms of 28 specialties in settlements or awards made directly to plaintiffs as a result of claim-resolution process. Not surprisingly, indemnity payment trended upward between 1985 and 2005. In 1985 the median (50th percentile) payment by pediatricians for a resolved claim was 65,000 dollars. By 2005 the media...

Great Lakes Fish in Canada Heavily Polluted

...ograms of industrial pollutants are being released directly into the lakes, according to the report. Although fish are a food source high in protein and many health experts recommend regular consumption of them, the report said it did not want to discourage people from eating fish but wanted to highlight th...

SKorean Online Dogmeat Retailer Closes Site Amid Uproar

... "To be honest with you, the country has no rule directly regulating dogmeat," one health ministry official ...ing of dogs or other animals for food but does not directly ban dogmeat. Dog soup, or Boshintang, is a Korean delicacy usually served over the summer season....

Fibrinogen may Inhibit Spinal Cord Regeneration

...y to regenerate. Our study shows that fibrinogen directly affects neurons by inhibiting their ability for repair, said Akassoglou. Fibrinogen contained in the blood which leaks at the site of injury begins the process of inhibiting axonal growth by binding to the beta 3 integrin receptor. This binding, ...

Role of MicroRNA in Cancer Suppression Identified

...cellular apoptosis, researchers introduced miR-34a directly into human cancer cell lines to determine its impa...at the overexpression of this specific microRNA is directly linked to tumor suppression. Moreover, the results suggest the potential that a synthetic miR-34a-li...

Gadrasil Could Prove Effective in Men too

...r of cancer meds. Gardasil does not target cancers directly but the viruses that can lead to the disease, it i... when they are in their prime child-rearing years, directly to cervical cancer, one of the top killers of women around the world. By most estimates as many a...

Combination of Tratuzumab and Chemotherapy Yields Better Results for Breast Cancer

...eatment. Trastuzumab is a monoclonal antibody that directly targets part of the HER2 tyrosine kinase receptor. The results showed that combining trastuzumab with chemotherapy results in a -34% reduction in mortality and a 38% increase in disease-free survival, Dahabreh said. Those survival benefits were acc...

British Woman Who Has inherited Breast Cancer Wants to Spread Awareness

...ried to dissuade me. They think that illness comes directly from God and that you shouldn't play around with God's work," she says. But McQueen firmly believes that more can be done to reverse the horrible fate of women like herself, and that awareness needs to be raised about breast cancer, particularly in...

Parkinsons Disease Mechanism Identified

...ting a relevant downstream target rather than Cdk5 directly may be a better therapeutic strategy with regard to this pathway....

Neurotransmitter That can Yield New Insights in the Fight Against Diabetes Identified

...ile another group was injected with norepinephrine directly into the paraventricular nucleus. The researchers then compared brain tissue sections from both groups of animals, and examined their blood samples for the presence of hormones released by paraventricular nucleus activity. The same paraventricul...

Study Confirms Benefits of Chemo, Trastuzumab Combo to Battle Breast Cancer

...ment. Trastuzumab is a monoclonal antibody that directly targets part of the HER2 tyrosine kinase receptor. The results showed that combining trastuzumab with chemotherapy results in a 34 percent reduction in mortality and a 38 percent increase in disease-free survival, Dahabreh said. Those survival b...

Government Policies and Booming Economy Keep Indian Healthcare in Top Shape

...rate. "This conducive investment environment has directly and indirectly enhanced healthcare infrastructure, facilities, and the quality of healthcare professionals in India," notes Reddy. "This has, in turn, improved the standard of health services in the country, making it a potential regional hub for hea...

Online Counterfeit Pills Kills Woman

...r expiry date. Even if these drugs do not harm you directly or immediately, your condition may get worse without effective treatment," Health Canada warns on its website. Health Canada, the RCMP, and the Food and Drug Administration continue to investigate Bergeron's death....

Alcohol Does Not Destroy Brain Cells

...ms that there is no evidence that drinking alcohol directly leads to the death of cells. "Some of the best studies, done in Italy, show a bottle of wine a night can reduce the risk of dementia in old age," News.com.au quoted Professor Bartlett, as saying. Research also suggests we have an inbuilt repair k...

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