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Ambitious Gastric Cancer Research Project Proposed in Singapore

...H) is where patients may get to test these cutting edge research techniques, at no cost. Says Dr Yong Wei Peng, Principal Investigator, Consultant, Cancer Institute at NUH, "We hope to bring in new drugs for patients [for whom] standard treatment has been exhausted. So hopefully for advanced stages of ...

New York, the City That Roars 24/7, is Forced to Quiet Down

...ack to 1972, back when New York was on the cutting edge in the effort to limit the cacophony. The new one in many cases leaves it up to an inspector to determine if noise is "clearly audible." City or police agents who are implementing the rules in some cases will have devices with which they can measur...

Computer Games World Cup Kicks Off in Paris

...ing place at a convention hall on the southwestern edge of Paris. Gamers arrived with their own keyboards and computer mice -- as important as "a tennis player's racket," according to one organiser. The computers themselves are provided to ensure fairness. They were facing off in games including Count...

Navigating Healthcare

...tal in Norfolk, Va. Sentara is also on the leading edge of a burgeoning hospital safety and quality movement. The patients name is asked an up- teemed number of times before being wheeled into the operation theatre. This demonstrated the hospital's safety focus, helping to prevent such medical errors as...

Sun Protection Ignored Despite Warnings

...Institute of Cancer Research is conducting cutting edge research to help find better treatments for skin cancer. Many important breakthroughs have been made but there is still much more to do. That is why we urge people to support the SAFE campaign so that we can keep up the good work."...

Kashmir Battles Alarming Increase in Suicides

... out here, the people have been living on the very edge of life. They have to negotiate at every nook and corner. "Life has become so uncertain and dangerous that the easy way out for some is to walk out of it," said a sociologist.But Arshad maintains that blaming violence alone would be wrong. "Famil...

Thousands Gather in Sydney for HIV Conference

...ty conference in Sydney which will discuss cutting edge developments in HIV/AIDS research. Debrework Zewdie, Director of the Global HIV/AIDS Programme for the World Bank, said while vast improvements had been made, much more needed to be done. "Twenty-eight percent of those in need get treatment now w...

China Cannot Be Blamed for Rising CO2 Emissions: Britain Official

...the climate. That means we should bear the leading edge of responsibility", Ashton added. "Much of China's emissions growth", Ashton said, "was being driven by consumers in the West buying Chinese goods." He noted that China's emissions per person were still well below those of rich nations. Adding ...

Gene Mutations Leave Caucasians Prone To Heart Diseases And Diabetes

...y dangerous diseases." In both studies a cutting edge technology for the search and discovery of disease causing genes, known as the genome-wide association study, was used. Since the landmark completion of mapping the human genome in 2003, scientists have been able to sniff out vital genes from virtual...

Army Training Regimen Brutal in US, Needs Overhauling

...x and oxycontins. I also get trazadone to take the edge off," he wrote his family. At the time of death he was on Fentanyl, described in medical literature as an analgesic patch 80 times more potent than morphine. The Army said an overdose had killed him, and then, although his injured comrades said tha...

Influenza Vaccine FluMist To Be Approved In Younger Children As Well

...s in the age range of 5 to 49 is now poised on the edge of another victory . The U.S Food and Drug Administration is now about to approve the sale of FluMist targeting children younger than 5 years. This announcement comes at a time when the company is planning to self itself to UKs AstraZeneca for 15...

New Brain Neuromarker May Shed Light on Autism and Schizophrenia

...This cross-disciplinary interaction at the cutting edge of science has proven very fruitful, and Dr. Kelso and his team are pioneers in this area....

Robotic Surgery May Improve Survival Rate For Prostate Cancer Patients

... when cancer, seen under a microscope, goes to the edge of a specimen, meaning that cancerous cells likely remain in the patient. LRP is the surgical removal of the entire prostate gland and surrounding tissue including the seminal vessels through several tiny incisions. We demonstrated a significant im...

Regular Use of Laptop Could Seriously Damage Your Health

...ry, which is induced by resting wrists against the edge of a laptop." "The number of cases has been increasing since the past two years and most of the patients are young executives who use laptops excessively. While working on laptops, people should take a break every 20 to 25 minutes otherwise muscle ...

US, India Join Together to Improve Healthcare in India

... India has a stake in becoming part of the cutting edge in innovation and scientific research and discovery that will enable India to contribute to state-of-the-art healthcare in India and throughout the world," he said. CHI will work towards fostering the creative environment necessary for India to ass...

Gene Mutations Leave Caucasians Prone To Heart Diseases And Diabetes

...y dangerous diseases." In both studies a cutting edge technology for the search and discovery of disease causing genes, known as the genome-wide association study, was used. Since the landmark completion of mapping the human genome in 2003, scientists have been able to sniff out vital genes from virtual...

Global Warming 55 Million Years Ago Too, Thanks to Fossil Fuels

...Cruz. "The (climate) system is just perched on the edge and you just need a little kicker." After that kick, there’s plenty of methane hydrate to complete the process and keep warming things up, Zachos said. Today there are estimates to be between 2,000 and 10,000 giga-tons of methane hydrate buried i...

Smokers to Be Taxed to Fund Healthcare for Uninsured

...ied for the proposal. But it had teetered on the edge of collapse in the final days of the session, as lawmakers disagreed on the amount of the cigarette tax and even suggested that the money should go for property tax relief instead of health programs. "This is a terrific bill and we're extremely ent...

Hunt for Sea Delicacy Taking a Toll in California

...eds. He nearly died himself when he tripped at the edge of a cliff, catching a handful of grass before goi...ually low tides. The conversation at the water's edge sounded like an Asian market. Divers hailing from places where abalone is a delicacy and considered ...

Two Indians on Team to Battle Cervical Cancer

... like Haiti." This new device could have a price edge over the $10,000 colposcope. Jeffrey Wilkinson of Urogynecology, Duke University School of Medicine, was quoted as saying: "...I think it is a great idea. I have personally seen the value of colposcopes in resource-poor settings in India, Africa an...

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