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The cocaine danger

...ople admitted to US hospitals with cocaine related emergencies has jumped from around 80,000 in 1990 to nearly double that two years ago.// Working on rabbit hearts, a University of Michigan team have found that taking in cocaine causes a reaction called a complement cascade. This occurs when there is a jump in...

Common Plant Triggers Asthma

...and their implication in the high levels of asthma emergencies during their release into the environment....

Nitrous Oxide for Kids

...tion that broken bones are one of the more painful emergencies that we treat, say pediatric emergency specialists. According to specialists there’s a myth that children don’t experience as much pain as adults. Adults are much more likely, somewhere around two to one, to get pain medications for fracture pain. Wh...

Who Board To Discuss Asian Tsunami Related Health Issues

...d is to discuss the broader topic of WHO's work in emergencies in general. These include, importance of effective... in minimizing the impact on health systems during emergencies caused by conflict or natural disaster. WHO Director-General Dr LEE Jong-wook visited Indonesia and ...

Doctors' decisions are affected by fear of lawsuits- says a study

Physicians treating people in emergencies may be asking patients to go for more tests// and procedures if they are afraid of being named in a lawsuit for malpractice. In a study done by researchers from University of Iowa had said that fear of being sued for malpractice may be the guiding p...

Regular Use Of Cocaine Can Impair Brain Functions

...eases the risk of having acute cardiac or cerebral emergencies like heart attack and stroke that could be fatal. Deaths from cocaine addiction are typically due to cardiac arrest or seizure followed by respiratory attacks....

Researchers Gather Stem Cells From Discarded Placenta

...the stem cells from amniotic epithelium for future emergencies of the newborn child. However the researchers also point out the fact that despite the similarities between the amniotic epithelial cells and the embryonic stem cells, these are not stem cells totally, as they will not be able to regenerate indefinit...

Bird Flu Risk In Europe, Middle East And Africa

...ountries to intensify surveillance and prepare for emergencies due to risk of spread of Bird Flu Virus from Asian countries to Europe, Middle East and Africa.// Though the initial risk would be for the poultry animals they are wide chances of the virus may mutate and may cause infections to humans. Mutation of...

India May not Face Bird Flu Outbreak

...te and treat. We have started stockpiling for such emergencies and are exploring the possibility of developing vaccines in India. In case of an epidemic, compulsory licensing is always an option, but it’s not needed now,” said Health minister Raadoss....

India preparing to counteract bird flu threat

...whether the Government could cancel patents during emergencies as provided under the law and the issue will also be discussed with the Directorate-General of Health Services and the Drugs Controller of India.” Source: The Hindu...

Indian Health Minister interested to import bird flu vaccine

...flu and the Government could cancel patents during emergencies as provided under the law. No reports of generic drugs for avian flu were discussed in his today’s speech. (IANS) Medindia on Bird Flu Avian influenza (AI) or Bird Flu is a disease of viral etiology that ranges from a mild or even asymptomati...

Poor Andhra Women Enable Bypass Surgery Paying 50 Paise Each

...e an example and raise money on their own for such emergencies it will lead to a virtual revolution in rural India."...

US Government Calls For Better Drug Supplies

... in the case of brand-name drugs. Public health emergencies were declared by several states in the country, with state governments offering to pay for prescriptions which is the responsibility of the prescription drug program of Medicare. The insurance companies are reportedly unable to identify the poor peop...

Supercomputers To Assist In Thwarting Bird Flu Epidemic In Future

Supercomputers can now be used during health emergencies like predicting about the development of a diseases and its course as well. // Scientists have devised a simulator, which could make stark predictions about the possible course of bird flu pandemic based on today's environment of worldwide connectivi...

Understanding World Hunger and Malnutrition

..., not just in emergencies," says Webb. "Wasting in emergencies represents the tip of the iceberg," write the authors. "Ironically, the international community has become much more adept at saving the lives of wasted children in the context of catastrophes than in the context of typical development," state the ...

Victoria Hospital In Bangalore is Lacking Beds In Emergency wards

...y ward attended to 2,488 burns patients. The other emergencies handled were patients who had consumed poison (2,3...akebite victims (707), rape victims (16) and other emergencies (2,632). A senior doctor explained that in times of any mass tragedy where there are a lot lot of ...

Regional Cooperation Promoted in Southeast Asia

...h ministers meetings to consider the rising health emergencies and crisis in Southeast Asia and worldwide over th...discussed joint initiatives in dealing with health emergencies as a central theme of the meeting. The ASEAN+3 health ministers also laid down the second phase...

GLEWS - A Worldwide System to Alert Onset of Animal Diseases that are a Threat to Humans

...ll be launched worldwide to effectively meet such emergencies and combat potential disease threat to humans....

Lebanon Fears of Epidemics as the Crisis Deepens

...he UNCHR said. Paul Sherlock, senior advisor for emergencies on water and sanitary in UNICEF, said: "We fear epidemics, especially in southern Lebanon where, besides the fuel shortage, there's a drinking water problem. The situation is getting desperate. "People in southern Lebanon have been staying in shelt...

Early Warning System To Predict Zoonotic Outbreaks

...he development of improved coordinated response to emergencies worldwide," said Dr Samuel Jutzi, from the FAO....

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