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Draft National Policy on Sight-saving Drugs unacceptable

...land. In the absence of such national arrangements elsewhere in the UK, NHS commissioners need to work with local clinicians to ensure that the benefits of these drugs are made available to as many patients as possible. NICE has not issued draft guidance on bevacizumab, but many primary care trusts recommend...

Hormone Inhibitor in Prostate Cancer Treatment

...es, but are also produced by the adrenal gland and elsewhere in the body. These hormones can stimulate prostate...ent does not block the production of male hormones elsewhere in the body. Abiraterone, a drug that is taken orally, inhibits an enzyme called CYP450c17, which is...

Listening to MP3s During Lightning Could Be Disastrous to Your Brains

... Dr Heffernan said though a cartilage graft from elsewhere in his body was used to patch up the eardrums, but the patient was still suffering from 50 percent hearing loss, and would require hearing aids. The fractures and burns have healed. However, the iPod was destroyed irreparably. He would require hear...

Pain Doctor in Virginia Sentenced to Five Years Imprisonment

...t netted more than 130 convictions in Virginia and elsewhere for drug trafficking and prescription fraud of Oxycontin and other drugs....

NKorea Extols Virtues of Dog Meat

...nts but defectors say dog meat has become a luxury elsewhere after chronic food shortages worsened in the mid-1990s....

Artificial Trans Fat Banned in Chain Restaurant in King County

...able and expensive, would possibly drive customers elsewhere -- and pleaded for more time to find a less onerous solution. Dr. David Fleming, the county's public health officer, was told to report to the board in 14 months to assure that products without trans fats were available and that the rules were work...

Two, Not One Networks Rule Brain's Voluntary Chain-of-command

... in the labs of coauthor Marcus Raichle, M.D., and elsewhere have shown that variations in MRI scan results take place even when volunteers are inactive, and that these variations can be studied for positive insights into brain function and architecture. To develop their analysis, Dosenbach and Petersen turn...

Polish Police Break Up Nurses' Pay Protest

...ng many in the profession to seek better-paid jobs elsewhere in the European Union, notably Britain, Ireland, Denmark and Sweden....

Plan to Contain Drug Resistant TB Launched-WHO

... could provide much needed resources in Africa and elsewhere to strengthen basic TB control, strengthen lab capacity to detect drug resistance, and scale-up capacity to treat drug resistant strains. A key element of the scheme is a steady supply of quality drugs to treat tuberculosis in underserved countries ...

Street-protesting Polish Nurses Threaten to Stay Put

...massive pay hike. Medical workers also protested elsewhere in Poland Monday. In the southern city of Krakow, several hundred doctors and nurses held a street demonstration before handing regional governor Maciej Klima a petition for Kaczynski. "I'm a doctor myself, and I'll be your advocate," Klima told ...

IVF Tourism Marred by Ethical Differences in EU

...s banning infertility therapies that are available elsewhere in the European Union are denying couples the chance to start a family and driving others to seek expensive treatment abroad, according to Professor Paul Devroey, of Brussels Free University. Many assisted reproduction techniques that are considere...

Should the UK Adopt Dutch Rules on Euthanasia in Newborn Babies?

... for babies who might be candidates for euthanasia elsewhere in the world. Sadly, too often, parents have to battle for essential services that ensure the best outcome for their disabled child, and that also make their own lives more tolerable, she concludes....

Inherited Genes Linked to Toxicity of Leukemia Therapy

...e drug methotrexate. "Scientists at St. Jude and elsewhere have dramatically improved survival rates from childhood leukemia, but it's still challenging to find the right dose for each patient," said Rochelle Long, Ph.D., director of the National Institutes of Health Pharmacogenetics Research Network. "By fi...

Zambia Trying Hard to Tackle Crisis in Mental Health Care

...funds to rise to the challenge before them. Like elsewhere in the third world, visitors to Zambia could observe in the capital city of Lusaka hundreds of persons walking aimlessly along the roads, talking to themselves or shouting at others, carrying huge waste-collecting baskets and at times intimidating ...

Second CyberKnife(R) System to Meet Growing Demand for Radiosurgery

...ital, has focused on pediatric patients and tumors elsewhere in the body. In 2002 Georgetown University Hospital added the CyberKnife System as part of its strategic plan, enabling the hospital to provide state-of-the-art treatment for its patients. Georgetown has treated more than 1,200 patients with the Cy...

Five Malaysians in Hospital After Bird Flu Outbreak

...were no human cases. Five other outbreaks followed elsewhere but the country declared itself free of bird flu in June. H5N1 has killed 188 people and ravaged poultry flocks worldwide since 2003, according to the World Health Organisation....

SKorea Launches Campaign to Curb Hard-drinking Culture

...mpaign focuses on advertisements on television and elsewhere to enhance public awareness of the dangers of excessive drinking, the Ministry of Health and Welfare said. "South Koreans consider offering alcohol to others as being generous. More worrisome is quick and excessive drinking," Park No-Man, a ministr...

Photodynamic Therapy can Scramble the Immune System to Fight Cancer Spread

... immune system to move out and attack cancer cells elsewhere in the body. Their research raises the prospect ...ences to seek out and destroy similar cancer cells elsewhere in the system."...

Australian TV Channel to Study Breast Cancer Incidence in Its Women Staff

...ht also be present in similar ABC studio complexes elsewhere in Australia," the report said. "We recommend, therefore, the conduct of similar investigations into the frequency of breast cancer among women who have worked on those sites at some time since 1994, as we have done at Toowong." All the ABC's B...

Should the UK Adopt Dutch Rules on Euthanasia in Newborn Babies?

... for babies who might be candidates for euthanasia elsewhere in the world. Sadly, too often, parents have to battle for essential services that ensure the best outcome for their disabled child, and that also make their own lives more tolerable, she concludes. Source-BMJ<BRSRM/V...

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