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Cipla holds talks with mining giant to supply AIDS drugs for South African workers

... totaling around 4.7 million people, giving it the dubious distinction of being the country with the maximum number of HIV positive people in the world. The HIV scourge is sure to have a devastating effect on the economy, and research has shown that providing workers with drugs is cheaper than paying for ab...

The Effectiveness Of Screening Tests Questioned

... by women are among two medical screening tests of dubious value.// However neither of these tests has been scientifically proven to reduce mortality rates. PSA levels in the blood can predict mortality from prostate cancer among men known to have the disease but there are no published randomized trials th...

Being together matters, both in marriage and smoking

...eading cause of preventable death. Smoking has the dubious distinction of affecting all the systems from head to foot. More on medindia: http://www.medindia.net/patients/ PatientInfo/smoking_hazards_info.htm...

Scandals Can Affect Medical Research

Scandals and media reports on dubious medical stories can harm the donations made to medical research, said a report in the British Medical Journal//. Media reporting of the UK organ retention controversies was associated with a fall in donations for ethically approved scientific resear...

Smokers Are Prone To Number Of Psychiatric Disorders

...ading causes of preventable death. Smoking has the dubious distinction of affecting all the systems from head to foot. Several studies have also shown that smoking leads to less stamina...

Concern Over High Smoking Rates Among Young

...of the leading cause of preventable death, has the dubious distinction of affecting all the systems from head to foot. Li Xinjian, Director of the Shanghai Municipal Center for Disease Prevention and Control asserts that Shanghai still leads the way in terms of the number of adult male tobacco-users, and m...

Free nicotine patches to quit smoking

...eading cause of preventable death. Smoking has the dubious distinction of affecting all the systems from head to foot. Cigarette smoke contains about 4,000 chemical agents, including over 60 carcinogens including substances, such as carbon monoxide, tar, arsenic, cyanide, benzene, formaldehyde, methanol, ace...

Self-Prescribed Vitamins And Herbal Remedies Can Do More Harm Than Good

...tion, adulteration, substitution, variable dosage, dubious quality control and inappropriate labelling. Doctors need to directly ask about the use of CAMs in a non-judgmental manner to better ascertain the risks of drug interactions and potential side effects," the researchers wrote in the Medical Journal of...

German Nurse Makes A Confession

... to reduce the penalty. The nurse was suspected of dubious acts and arrested subsequently in July 2004, after the police found that medicines had vanished at the clinic in Sonthofen, where he was employed. Mr. letter admitted to having killed 12 patients using a lethal injection and feigned non remembrance ...

Misplaced Priorities in Medicaid Dispensation

...y areas in the Medicaid expenses with thousands of dubious expenditures in 2004 fiscal year. One account in particular threw him off balance – Where Medicaid had forked out a whopping $9,549.92 for a sex change surgery. It is extremely disconcerting when the needy, like the old people, do not get medication...

Patients Should Be Entitled to "Humane Compensation" if Drug Trials Go Wrong

...MJ. He said that the wording of most contracts was dubious at most and was not convincing either to an observer of the patients. "The trial sponsor of course may always pay ex-gratia compensation, if it cares to. But if it does not, then the cost of compensation for non-negligent harm falls up on the injured...

Female Foeticide Continues To Be On Rise In India

...o 927 in 2001. And the national capital has the dubious distinction of having a ratio even lower than the national average at 865 girls per 1,000 boys in 2001, a steep drop from 915 in 1991. In fact, Delhi has the fifth lowest child sex ratio in India after Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh...

Did You Know That 50% Of Deaths Due To Cancer, Can be Prevented?

...s, obesity, and lack of exercise. Obesity also has dubious links with postmenopausal breast cancer and colon cancer. The silver lining, of course is that, there has been a positive trend in the obesity rates of women. Women are getting increasingly aware of breast cancer and its implications, so the number...

180 dubious employees given the pink slip

...nt of the MCD, nearly 180 employees who had sought dubious means to secure a job, were under the axe. // The Health Department of MCD has sacked 180 class IV employees because they had apparently used fraudulent methods to secure jobs, like resorting to forgery and other nefarious means. It was observed th...

Doctors Join Hands To Spread Awareness Against Maternal Mortality

India, which has the dubious distinction of accounting for 25 percent of global maternal deaths, will benefit from a joint effort by doctors to promote safe motherhood. // The Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI) Friday marked the successful c...

Slow Down Budhia, Warn Medical Experts

...rs have been appointed by the government to give a dubious report. I will get Budhia tested at any hospital outside the state if necessary,' he said....

Budhia's Medical Report Fails to Address Long Term Health Issues

...rs have been appointed by the government to give a dubious report. I will get Budhia tested at any hospital outside the state if necessary”. Das plans to fly to London on May 15 for the London marathon with the boy. Surrounded by this controversy will Das succeed in his plans for London and expose the boy...

Internet Dating Spares None

...away whether and how much it costs, then I find it dubious from the start."Some providers even specialise in "silver agers". Both charmage.de and 50plus-treff.de advertise their barrier-free layout and easy use. However, no dating portal can guarantee a successful partner search, Murko says. The experts ...

Majority of Middle Aged People Suffer from - High BP, High Sugar, Pot Belly

...cance in the context of India already assuming the dubious distinction of becoming a world capital of diabetes," he said. These are the people who become diabetics and are prone to heart attack and stroke, he said adding incidence of obesity was also rising in the country. Risk of heart attack and stroke i...

More Than 50 Percent Indians Aged Over 40 Have Diabetes, High Blood Pressure

...cance in the context of India already assuming the dubious distinction of becoming a world capital of diabetes," he added. Diabetes and obesity were rising at alarming levels in the country and there is a danger of an acute health crisis. He added that if people aged over 60 are taken into consideration then...

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