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Teens turning to Internet for medical queries

...s now it is the medical portals, which clarify the doubts and dispel the fears of the teens.More than 75% of teens surveyed, in a study in California and New York, used the Internet to find answers to questions nagging them. Some were personal queries and some were based on the academic projects that they w...

Alcoholism Drug Fails To Prevent Drinking Relapses

... reaction to alcohol.// A new study casts sobering doubts on earlier claims that an alcoholism drug can truly treat the addiction. The government is sponsoring a large trial comparing naltrexone, which is also used to treat heroin addiction, with another alcoholism drug, acamprosate. Both medications act ...

Ultrasound helps stroke treatment

...e diagnostic ultrasound devices, del Zoppo said he doubts such low power devices actually improve the recanalization rate of clot-busting drugs. The temptation, he said, will be to use more powerful devices "and that's where safety becomes an issue." He noted researchers in Germany and in Oregon tried putt...

Drinking milk: Good or bad?

... However, a recent study in New Zealand has raised doubts about this well established fact(or is it still?). A study involving 20 countries published in the New Zealand Medical Journal found a significant link between drinking milk containing the A-1 beta case in protein and the national rate of heart disea...

Oxygen helps heal wounds

...ver, hyperbaric therapy is expensive and there are doubts about whether or not it causes oxygen toxicity. The researchers of the new have now suggested a topical application of oxygen, which they speculate, might be easier to administer// and have fewer unwanted side effects. For their study, they tested t...

Mammograms Reduce Risk of Dying

...munity as a benefit to women. However some express doubts about its value. Studies conducted during the 70's and 80's concluded X-rays can cut deaths from breast cancer. But later researchers reanalyzed and concluded it was impossible to tell if routine mammograms saved lives.// In the latest study, researc...

Chicken-Pox vaccine not fool proof

...a rethink, after new studies in the US have raised doubts about its effectiveness. According to the study, published last week in The Journal of the American Medical Association, found the effectiveness of the vaccine is found to fade substantially a year after it is administered. In children below 15 mon...

New insight for neuro-degenerative diseases discovered

...refore harmless? If more research establishes the doubts raised by the current research then this could change the views scientists have held on prion protein diseass....

Calcium Supplementation May Not Actually Prevent colon cancer say researchers

...ent of middle-aged and older Americans. Although doubts about the importance of dietary calcium have surfaced in a number of studies researchers feel that further studies should be done to confirm the protective effects of the mineral on polyps so that if in fact helpful it could help those who have alrea...

Fasting, Feasting Your Way To Health

...n article in The Lancet last month, Mattson raised doubts about some of our cherished notions about mealtimes. The evidence that breakfast is good for you is, he suggests, mixed. One study found that skipping breakfast was associated with smoking, drinking and being overweight, while another found that it ...

Newborns Know how to make eye contact

... eye contact. Teresa Farroni, study's lead author, doubts that humans have evolved to be sensitive to direct gaze very early in life as a survival necessity. Farroni is a researcher with the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development in the School of Psychology at Birkbeck College, University of London.// ...

WHO says MMR vaccine is safe and recommends MMR Jab to all children’

...blished in The Lancet by Dr. Andrew Wakefiled, but doubts were not proved and the same article concluded that there was no evidence to support to link between usage of MMR vaccine and development of autism. World Health Organization recommends the usage of MMR vaccines to all children’s and views that MMR...

Palmist Claims to Diagnose Ailments Looking At Your Palm

... to be my path-breaking academic work to clear the doubts of those who do not believe me. "I will prove it scientifically and will come out with all details. It is going to take some time," he said. (Source: IANS) Medindia Related Links : Medindia - Alternative Medicine - Siddha Medindia explain...

Qualms Of Bird Flu Risk During Haj Pilgrimage

...uld be terrible. Meanwhile, shunning doubts over a pandemic, Health Minister Dr. Hamad Al-Manie asserted that Saudi Arabia is free from bird flu, and no bird flu cases have been reported in the Kingdom so far. Dr. Sahl Al-Sabban of the Haj Ministry said his ministry had taken measures to pro...

Face transplant woman has new graft

...e attempt - denied by Prof Dubernard - have led to doubts about her psychological suitability for surgery. Peter Butler, a consultant plastic surgeon of the Royal Free and University College Medical School in London, said such surgery could take place in Britain within a year, but only after all medical an...

Surgeons being paid triple the amount to cut waiting lists

...ted within 18 weeks. These new plans have raised doubts in various classes of people that there had been no planning and they don’t know whether these measures will be feasible and affordable....

Tamiflu Fails To Save Two Lives

...pan, especially in the case of children, adding to doubts with regard to the reliability of the drug which is being stockpiled across the world. The other drug which is available to counter the virus is the antiviral Relenza....

Hospitals May Face Funds Crunch

...ospital rebuilding project. //This move has raised doubts as to whether the private finance initiative (PFI)...in the UK will also be affected as a result of the doubts expressed by the Health Department. The PFI deals will also be affected by the 'payment by results' ...

Slash In Medi-Cal Coverage Makes Medical Care For The Poor Questionable

...the Medi-Cal coverages//. This has raised a lot of doubts and questions about the Medi-Cal coverages. Now 50% of the doctors have stated to avoid treating these patients and these patients (6.8 million) now have to look out for new doctors for their treatment. The slash was introduced in the present b...

NHS Audit Commission Warns Possible Financial Collapse In Sussex And Surrey

...plementation of such measures is unlikely owing to doubts regarding performance culture. Furthermore, the deficit at Queen Elizabeth hospital is anticipated to soar to £100m by 2008-09, in the absence of a Government intervention. “This is the most immediate risk facing the economy. Organisations need to ...

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