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Gadrasil Could Prove Effective in Men too

...ng will encourage men to get vaccinated to prevent disfiguring warts, and as a result they will no longer transmit the cancer-causing HPV strains to women....

Gene Study Throws Up New Targets for Leishmaniasis

...hinks in the parasite that causes leishmaniasis, a disfiguring and sometimes fatal disease that afflicts some 12 million people around the world . Their comparison of three species of protozoa that cause most cases of leishmaniasis could be a boon for drug engineers, whose budgets for tackling this neglected dis...

Afghan Children Fall Victim to a Disfiguring Disease

Leishmaniasis, a disfiguring disease, is adding to the woes of the war-torn Afghanistan. It is caused by a parasite transmitted by a tiny sandfly that can lead to severe scarring, often on the face. Clinics crowded with children with sores in the Afghan capital, Kabul. The m...

Nexus Between Psychiatrists and Drug Firms Dangerous, Say Critics

...od sugar problems, both risk factors for diabetes; disfiguring tics, dystonia and in rare cases heart attacks and sudden death in the elderly. A girl, on an atypical regimen, regained her appetite and put on weight, but it also heavily sedated her. Over a period of time she also developed a disabling knot in ...

Surgeons Perform Nasal Reconstruction for War Veteran Using His Own Body Parts

Fletcher remembers little of the disfiguring accident that nearly killed him, but he likes to recall shopping in January 2007 near his home on Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. Nobody stared at his torn face, he says. Not anymore, that is, because of his brand-new nose. In a series of s...

IDRI and Chembio to Develop Tests for Leishmaniasis and Leprosy

...f the most devastating forms of leishmaniasis is a disfiguring infection of the nose and mouth. The number of cases of leishmaniasis is increasing, and it is now out of control in many areas. Leishmaniasis is also on the rise in some developed countries, specifically southern Europe, as a result of HIV infecti...

New Bacterium Discovered - Related to Cause of Trench Fever

...t two different Bartonella species can cause these disfiguring and potentially fatal infections in AIDS patients. Identification of the bacteria required laboratory studies of some of the microbes DNA sequences. She was surprised to find that one of the microbes that causes severe infections in AIDS patients i...

Reindeers Could Hold the Key to Elephantiasis Cure

...Lymphatic filariasis" olymphatic filariasis. The disfiguring disease is spread by mosquitoes to humans. It can cause limbs to swell up to several times of their normal size, as well as fever and pain. The World Health Organization has been waging a major battle against the disease. It says That lymphatic filar...

Number of Specialists Best at Treating Children's Fractures Decreasing

...nding, lifting, climbing stairs, and also creating disfiguring deformities. “Proper treatment of pediatric fractures is essential in helping prevent future complications and the possible need for additional treatment,” said Roger F. Widmann, M.D., chief of pediatric orthopedic surgery at HSS. “Pediatric ortho...

Study Uncovers Clues for Why Graves’ Disease Attacks the Eye

...s the body and offer a new target for treating the disfiguring disease. Earlier research found that GD patients’ immune systems produce an antibody that other people do not. Not recognizing the patient’s thyroid as “self,” the antibody mistakenly mounts an attack against the organ, causing inflammation and dam...

Awareness about Women's Cancers- A National Concern

... cancer surgeries are also performed as minimally disfiguring as possible. Yearly checkups for women over 40 are advised by the WHO : however most women do not go in for them. A popular misconception about breast cancer is that it can be caused by breast feeding, which is not the case. "In fact, not only do...

Special Section of JCS Addresses Vascular Anomalies

...r (blood vessel-related) anomalies are potentially disfiguring lesions that cause distress // for affected children and their parents and confusion among physicians and surgeons. Although advances have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of these lesions, many myths, misconceptions, and inaccuracies remain....

Experts Are Optimistic Of Making Waterborne Infectious Diseases A Thing Of Past

... people need treatment to control diseases such as disfiguring elephantiasis (lymphatic filariasis), river blindness (onchocerciasis), schistosomiasis, intestinal worms and the blinding eye infection trachoma. The donation of drugs by pharmaceutical companies, together with financial donations from foundations...

Venereal Cancer in Dogs Transmitted by Contagious Cancer Cells

...n of this carnivorous marsupial is threatened by a disfiguring and often fatal cancer that is transmitted through bites....

New Screening System For Early Detection Of Dental Caries in Toddlers

...dren aged 1-5 suffering with the painful and often disfiguring condition. If caught early on, parental education, fluoride treatments and sealants can slow down the decay, allowing teeth to naturally fall out as the child ages. But when the disease progresses unchecked, invasive treatment is the only choice, i...

Demand for More Widespread Use of HPV Vaccine

...6 and 11 found to be responsible for 90 percent of disfiguring and difficult-to-treat genital warts. Cervical cancer kills thousands of women a year in the United States and about 250,000 women annually worldwide. Widespread Pap testing that catches the disease in its earliest stages has helped to lower fatali...

Mouse Model Beneficial to Study of Head and Neck Cancer

...ssion was stirred to help people with this type of disfiguring cancer. ‘Before I came to OHSU, a woman who was helping me here with my new house asked what was bringing me to Portland. When I told her it was to lead OHSU's research on head and neck cancer, she said, 'Oh, my god, we were meant to meet. My hus...

Elephantiasis Is Eliminated In Egypt Due To Mass Drug Administration

...e of filarial worms. It is one of the world's most disfiguring diseases. This condition is caused by a microscopic parasitic worm spread by mosquitoes. The symptoms are grotesquely swollen limbs, as well as fevers and pain. researchers reported in the Lancet medical journal that this disease incidence can be r...

New Drug For Oral Cancer Detection On The Anvil

...ral cancer, according to the CNN. Oral cancer is a disfiguring entity // that is caused by chewing tobacco and smoking. The American Dental Association estimated that nearly 30,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer every year. Marc Robins, founder of The Robins Group put things into perspective when he sai...

Leveling Lupus Lesions

... the dermatologic standpoint in patients with very disfiguring skin diseases that fail traditional therapy," says Dr. Jorizzo. Once used as a sleep aid, thalidomide was banned after causing severe birth defects in babies born to mothers who used it. It's had few negative side effects in this group and one very ...

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