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Vaccine guards against shingles

... protection to those at high risk of shingles. The elder population, and those with impaired immunity because of cancer, have a high rate of shingles a viral infection caused by the same virus that gives rise to chicken pox. //Most people recover from chicken pox, a common childhood infection, without inci...

Meditation may reduce stress and help you live longer

...ths due to all causes or cardiovascular disease to elder people who suffer from systemic hypertension. The study results were published in The American Journal of Cardiology in tits current issue....

Folic acid enriched grain reduces birth defects

...eformation in anencephaly. Folic acid is given to elder people for balancing the Vitamin B12 deficiencies. In 1991, pregnant women were recommended to take synthetic folic acid to prevent the risk of birth defects as this vitamin which is found in green leafy vegetables, grains and citrus fruits are not e...

AIDS Cases On The Rise In West Bengal

...t against the virus. Bula-di (di meaning didi or elder sister) is the woman next door with the message of safe sex. Bula-di is the animated middle class housewife icon of HIV/AIDS awareness in West Bengal and has become a familiar figure since World AIDS Day on 1 December 2004 when she appeared on bill...

Home Remedies More Used By Blacks And Native Americans

...d Grzywacz. “Home remedy use is widespread among elder adults regardless of ethnicity, suggesting that older adults find some benefit in these practices and they play an important role in elders’ overall strategy for health management,” Grzywacz said....

Youngsters Take Their Example From Older Siblings

...ater focus needs to be placed on the role that the elder siblings play in such substance abuse by youngsters. Adolescent substance use is also to a very great extent influenced by maternal depression. ...

Designer Babies- To Create Or Not To Create!

...led saviour sibling, is now a genetic match to his elder brother. Charlie however is now in remission and s...isorder of the blood cells and helping Zain, their elder son, a thalassemia sufferer. Thalassemia is a potentially fatal genetic disorder, characterized by...

HIV Positive Girls Face Boycott

...ned home he was stricken with illness, Sourendra's elder brother Gouranga Naik said. Sourendra who was suffering from AIDS passed away in 2002. His wife too died of AIDS in November 2005 and the children were orphaned, said Gouranga who is also a laborer, and has five daughters of his own to take care o...

Mentally Ill Man Spent Two Decades in Chains

...tries to talk to him." Kanhaiyya Tiwari, a village elder says that Mansharam had once attempted to kill a man, "I have seen him in a violent mood a couple of times. Once he nearly killed a man. I have seen the man spending the prime time of his life sitting at one place without any movement and becoming ol...

HIV Positive Family Ostracized In Orissa

... husband to AIDS two months ago. While she and her elder daughter have been infected, the younger daughter is healthy, said Dr P. Pradhan of the Kendrapada district hospital. Soon after her husband Pradeep Nayak's death in January, residents of Patarpur met to decide to isolate the family. "The village...

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar Favours Herbal Farming

... his home district of Nalanda. Even today Nitish's elder brother practises ayurveda. "I am keen to develop the land in my official residence as a herbal resource centre to help farmers," Nitish Kumar told IANS. The chief minister said such a centre would boost herbal farming. It would also encourage cu...

US To Look In To Improving the Elder Care

...ls, said 39 % of its members reported in 2003 that elder care benefits were too costly to be feasible....

Joining The Military 'My Best Move' - US Army Nursing Chief

...a nurse after she saw how the military treated her elder brother after he was wounded in Vietnam. Thirty years down the line, she heads the US Army Nurse Corps. // "I decided to join the army when I was a teenager. I had a big brother who was injured in Vietnam and the army medical department took very g...

AIDS Claims Two Lives Of Same Family In MP

...he day Devraj was admitted to hospital. Devraj's elder brother Gajraj Singh had died of AIDS five years ago. Yet another sister-in-law of his is also suffering from the same disease. Both the siblings were truck drivers. The state falls in the low prevalence category for HIV/AIDS, but it could be on ...

240 Hours And Counting As Mahajan Continues To Battle For Life

...central Mumbai April 22 and had opened fire at his elder brother from close range. Among the front-ranking leaders of the main opposition party, Pramod Mahajan is considered a master strategist in the BJP and outside, and is known to enjoy close ties with leaders of almost all parties. Born Oct 30, 1949,...

A Couple To Create A Designer Baby As A “Saviour Sibling

...iour sibling" if the treatment does not save their elder brother or sister. Last year the governmant ruled that the technique could be authorised and a small number of licences have been issued. Julie and Joe Fletcher were the first UK couple to have a "saviour sibling" last July. Their daughter Jodie was...

Jaipur Girl’s Rare Feat: The Youngest To Pass Class 12 At The Age Of 1

...er thoughts and said: "I want them to follow their elder sister." --Edited IANS...

Indefinite Strike By Doctors Affects Medical Services In Delhi

... was waiting at AIIMS to get doctors attend to his elder brother, who had met with a serious accident. "I have been waiting for the last two hours for an X-Ray to be done on my brother's hand. He had lost a lot of blood and his head and hands are still bleeding," said Singh. "It is my first visit to AI...

Heroin Addicts Chained For Cure

...ing drugs again,' said Pavkholian Dousel, a church elder and founding head of the detoxification centre that has been functioning for 18 years. 'If they escape, I become answerable to their parents who insist I keep their sons chained and captive till they kick their drug taking habit and become clean on...

Classes on Proper Use of Diet Supplements for Low Income Group Elders

...harmful,’ said Nadine Sahyoun, Ph.D., an expert in elder nutrition at the University of Maryland. Sahyoun said that older people with higher incomes tend to use herbal supplements as preventive medicine, while poorer adults may use them as a substitute for traditional medicines. Mitchell said the educat...

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