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No harm in reducing prenatal check up to 3 - 6 times says WHO report

A world health organisation report says that women with low risk pregnancies, who live in the developing nations, can safely cut down their vists to the doctor during pregnancy to 3 - 6 times during pregnancy instead of the prescribed 8 - 11 visits as in the developed nations. ..However, these women are not more at risk than women who had more prenatal visits to have a low birth weight baby, or h...

Fatty deposits affect the stomach too

According to researchers, pain after eating may mean fatty deposits in the arteries, and that could mean heart problems too.// When you think about atherosclerosis, you most likely assume it's related to heart problems where fatty plaque restrict the blood flow to the heart. But atherosclerosis can affect arteries elsewhere in the body and, when it does, it should be a wake-up call to the risk of...

Autopsy reports could be valuable and informative

The Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality recently conducted an analysis of 50 autopsy studies going back forty years to show the importance of autopsies in revealing discrepancies in diagnosis that could be clinically// informative. The study indicated that the correct cause of death escapes clinical detection in about 8 to 23 per cent of cases. Out of this, in about 4 to 8 per cent of cases,...

China reports declining number of SARS Cases

China reported eight new SARS cases Monday, the smallest number of new cases since the Beijing government began publishing daily reports on the spread of the SARS epidemic last month. Two additional deaths also were recorded today in Beijing and Inner Mongolia, bringing China's death toll from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome to 317. China's total of confirmed SARS cases now stands at 5,316. .....

Russia Reports First SARS Case

Russia reported its first case of SARS on its border with hard-hit China. ....The first confirmed case of SARS in Russia, a man living in Blagoveshchensk on the Amur river, which forms the frontier with China, came as Chinese President Hu Jintao tried to persuade the world his country could contain the disease...Hu told students in Moscow, at the start of a four-nation tour, that China had introd...

Report on the Safety and Effectiveness of Melatonin supplements

The report on the scientific evidence to date for the benefits of melatonin supplements used for disorders due to sleep schedule alterations and primary and secondary sleep disorders were reviwed.// Disorders due to sleep schedule alterations can stem from flying across time zones or working night shifts. Primary sleep disorders, which include insomnia, can be caused by factors such as stress or...

WHO report asks for improved healthcare for mother and child

WHO had expressed concern over the way pregnancy and childbirth in under developed countries had led to rise in the death rate of women and children. // In The World Health Report 2005 released this month WHO had urged the countries to increase life saving care to pregnant women and children till the age of 5 yrs. ....The WHO report says that about 530,000 women all over the world die each year...

Research reports that c-section deliveries are rising

A new research that was published in the recent issue of the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology said that there// had been an increase in the number of cesarean delivery in US by about 44% of the total births being recorded for the year 2004. ....In an attempt to find out the national trend, the researchers had targeted 12 causes for caesarian delivery. These included malpresentation, antepartum ble...

Jharkhand reports 13,000 Malaria cases

Jharkhand has recorded a sudden increase in malaria cases with the onset of the monsoons, with a survey// detecting 13,000 people affected by the disease. ....A drive launched by the state health department to ascertain the number of malaria cases detected 13,000 people suffering from the disease after testing 100,000 blood samples. ....According to a health department official, the blood sampl...

Sepsis Death Reported With Mifepristone – FDA Issues Warnin

Last Tuesday the FDA issued a public health advisory, warning physicians to watch for any signs //of sepsis or other infection among women who have taken Danco Laboratories' Mifeprex -- known generically as mifepristone -- which when taken with misoprostol can cause a medical abortion after four sepsis related deaths were reported among women who took the drug. FDA approved Mifeprex in 2000 for t...

Experts Insist That Neonatal Herpes Be Reported Regularly

Experts are of the opinion that infection of newborns with herpes type 1 and 2 should be routinely reported to the authorities. Currently this is not an established procedure in most cases... ..In a commentary published in the September issue of the // journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases, researchers in herpes infections, from University of Washington Center for AIDS and STD in Seattle, point o...

Uganda Reports Failure To Contain Sleeping Sickness

The African country of Uganda reports that all the efforts to curb he disease of sleeping sickness is not working. The report on this topic was reported in this week’s issue of The Lancet... ..The epidemic of Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense sleeping // sickness in eastern Uganda began in 1998 as a result of the movement of the livestock reservoir of the parasite and has continued to spread. Interv...

Dengue in Delhi – 26 Cases reported and 3 dea

Delhi, Aug 26 Dengue after affecting Calcutta has arrived in Delhi and three deaths have been reported with 26 people affected in the last two weeks. //.. ..In 2003 there were more than 30 people who died and around 1,000 cases of dengue were reported. .. ..N.K. Yadav, deputy health officer, Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), claims that the situation is under control. They have hired 1,055 m...

Encephalitis Deaths in Maybe higher than Reported

The Japanese Encephalitis germ has spread to most of the northern sections of Uttar Pradesh. The officials have reported 240 deaths but this maybe even higher according to reports from health officials. .. ..On Saturday the medical officials were worried and said // the actual toll "is bound to be much higher" as many deaths may not have been reported at all... ..So far over 900 patients have b...

Researchers at Cornell University as been reported using research fund by false claims

Researchers at Cornell University in New York are under investigation for allegedly enrolling inappropriate participants in research studies and filing false information on protocols with the US National Institutes // of Health (NIH) to maintain government funding for a university research center. .. ..Former researcher at the pediatric center accused the center’s director of using the clinic to...

WHO reports 36 million deaths world wide due to chronic diseases

Reports from World Health Organization (WHO), shows that 36 million deaths occurs world wide due to chronic diseases such as heart diseases, stroke, cancer and diabetes and serious measures has to be taken to prevent this // in the next 10 years. The main factors which are responsible for the cause of the diseases is Tobacco, poor diet, in sufficient exercise, people eating more food rich in fats...

First Bird flu case reported in Turkey

The Turkish Farm Minister reported the CNN that first case of bird flu has been reported in Turkey. The first case of bird flu in Europe has been reported from farm in Balikesir province near the Aegean Sea in Western Turkey//. Following the news of bird flu all farm animals and birds are being slaughtered in order to prevent the spread of the disease and possible transmission to humans. Though,...

Only 30 Polio Cases Reported In India

The Country will soon be free of polio. Only 30 cases have been reported till mid September this year according to a press release by government of India.// ....In the whole of 2004, there were only 134 cases. The Health and Family Welfare Minister, Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss is expected to announce by the end of this year or early next year that India is polio free. ......Among the 30 cases, 16...

Reports of Hantavirus infection in India raise concerns

Viruses have been implicated in a number of human diseases such as AIDS, yellow fever, mumps, chicken pox, measles, rubella, polio, hepatitis, warts, influenza, common cold and even certain forms of cancer. Scientists have now //..reported that a potentially life threatening hantavirus infection may "possibly" be present among Indian population. ..The findings...indicate the possible presence of...

Controversy Surrounding The HIV Positive Reports Of One-Year Girl In Kerala

A cloud of controversy has surrounded The Thiruvananthapuram medical college following the report claiming that a one-year-old girl who had received a transfusion form the hospital blood bank has been tested positive for HIV infection. // ....According to the inquiry, one-year-old Reshmi, who is HIV-positive, was given blood, which had been taken from a person who was HIV-negative. ......The pa...

ADB Report Warns of Bird-Flu Catastrophe

An Avian flu pandemic could kill 3 million people in Asia, economically setting the continent back by almost $300 billion, causing a recession in the world, the Asian Development Bank has warned. // ....The bank examined in a report the likely effects on the region if bird flu produces a human pandemic that hacks consumer demand, with millions of workers being taken ill. 'Growth in Asia would vi...

Asthma Patients Under The Care Of An Allergist Report Less Severe Symptoms

New research shows that asthma patients who are under the care of an allergist report fewer asthma control problems and less severe asthma symptoms as compared to patients receiving care from primary care physicians. //.. ..Asthma is a chronic disease that affects approximately 20 million Americans, and is responsible for nearly 5,000 deaths a year. In addition, there are nearly 2 million asthma...

Imported Plants Could Deadly Harbor Mosquitoes, Says Report

A report published in the Chemistry and Industry magazine says that tropical plants imported from Asia could harbor dangerous mosquitoes that transmit malaria, dengue and other related illnesses. // ..The Asian tiger mosquito has been implicated in about 23 diseases and this species was detected in the Netherlands leading to speculation that these diseases may spread in Europe. These mosquitoes w...

Three More Bird Flu Cases Reported By China

China has reported three more cases of bird flu, even as the government has given approval to clinical trials of a human vaccine against the virus.// ..The latest outbreaks of the deadly H5N1 strain of the flu were in the far-western region of Xinjiang, the southwestern province of Yunnan and the northwestern region of Ningxia, the agriculture ministry said on its website... ..About 2,500 birds d...

New outbreak of birdflu reported in Northern China

A new outbreak of H5N1 avian influenza has been confirmed in Inner Mongolia in the northern region of China. ..This bird flu outbreak is the 23rd in China since October.// Experts confirmed H5N1 bird flu after 246 birds died in Inner Mongolia's Zalantun city last Sunday, the agriculture ministry said.// ....Local veterinary workers have culled 16,567 birds at poultry farms within three..km of the...

Oil Depot Fire Pollutes Air

As many as 36 people received minor injuries from a series of explosions at an oil depot near London on 11 December 2005. The explosions were reported to have been triggered accidentally, but the matter is being inquired into.// Sources from the West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust maintained that only two people were in need of further treatment. ....The smoke from site is capable of irritatin...

China Reports Yet Another Bird Flu Case

A sixth case of human bird flu has been confirmed by China's Ministry of Health amid confirmation of a new outbreak of flu among poultry. The patient, a 35-year-old in Jiangxi Province, east China, //fell ill on 4 December 2005 with fever and symptoms of pneumonia. ..The China Disease Prevention and Control Center tested samples to determine the presence of the virulent H5N1 bird flu virus. The...

China reports seventh bird flu victim

The first Chinese outbreak of H5N1 bird flu infection occurred from Qinghai Lake during May of this year and this thursday the Chinese officials have confirmed // the seventh death in china due to Bird flu infection. The seventh victim, Zhou was a 41 year old women factory worker of Sanming City who was hospitalized after showing symptoms of fever and pneumonia, who had an initial H5N1 virus test...

Australia awaits US FDA reports on ADHD drugs

United States has asked the US Food and Drug Administration to study the safety of the drugs used in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) following reports that the drug usage // causes cardiovascular diseases such as strokes and heart attacks. The US committee would meet on starting of february to review the safety of ADHD drugs. The Therapeutic Goods Administration...

US Reportedly Experimenting on Nepali Soldiers

The US Government is reportedly using Nepali soldiers for experiments for finding a vaccine for Hepatitis. The vaccine is expected to protect the US soldiers while serving abroad. Hepatitis E is reported to account for half the hepatitis cases in lesser developed nations. //In 1995, the US Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences (AFRIMS), the Thai-based branch of Walter Reed Army Inst...

Mosquito Plague Reported From Western Australia

Mosquito plague has hit Western Australia's south region with 50 cases being reported in the past three weeks alone. The Ross River virus has also been // reported in the Territories with another 50 cases being reported over the last 30 days. ..Entomologist Nina Kurucz said that the pre-monsoon rains have created an ideal breeding ground for the mosquitoes. "The problem is that this sort of mosq...

Conflict over Productivity Commission report on physicians referral

The Productivity Commission of Australia has recommended a report which makes possible the patients to directly consult a Medicare funded consultation with out referral from the physician. // ..The Australian Divisions of General Practice (ADGP) has welcomed the report as they feel that the move will help to reduce the time for the patients in reaching a specialist and a consultation straightly...

Consultant Radiologist, Apologized For Misreporting Breast Cancer Scans

THE doctor, Amjad Husien, working at the Trafford General center apologized today for all the distress and suffering of his patients. // He was accused of misreporting the breast cancer scans, which led to twenty-two women being given the all-safe and fine decision. But now seventeen of those women are very serious because their treatment was delayed by up to two years. ..All this happened when...

Cyprus Reports H5N1 Strain In Birds

Domestic birds in Cyprus are reported to be infected with the H5N1 strain, making this the first appearance of the virus in a European Union country, even though the EU rules remain suspended in the northern parts of the island. // Northern Cyprus where the infection was detected attracts as many as 1 million UK based tourists annually. ....The strain of the virus is said to be the same that cla...

A journal’s report on stress, among pregnant wome

The Wall Street Journal studied about the effects of stress on the pregnant women. .. It found that a number of researches is being conducted on stress and people are in search for a remedy for it. // ..There is an increase in the number of pregnant women approaching the health care centers for a treatment related to stress. ..Hence there is a need to include new information about...

Bird Flu Reported In Northern Iraq

As many as 162 suspected cases of bird flu have been reported in Iraq’s northern Kurdish region, after the death of a 15-year-old girl as a result of the disease. The // region’s diagnosis center has admitted the people who are suspected to have been infected with the virus. The Rania region of the north bordering Turkey is reported to have many infections. ....The virus is believed to have spre...

Children Being Given "Adult" Medications, Report Says

A report by a House of Lords committee has revealed that 90 percent of the drugs administered to children have never been tested on them. Dangerous drugs like morphine, // thyrozine, the thyroid drug and even some anti-epileptic drugs are employed in the treatment of children even though there was no valid license for doing so, the report has said. ..The report also alleges that some high-risk m...

Reports Of New Bird Flu Outbreak In China Raise Concerns

A new outbreak of the much dreaded bird flu has been reported from a chicken farm located in the Northern Province of Shanxi. The situation is being closely // monitored and is believed to be under control, according to health officials from the Agricultural department. ....More than 15, 000 chickens in a farm (Yijing township), confirmed to harbor the H5N1 bird flu virus had died. In response t...

Foot-And-Mouth Disease of Cattle Reported In Argentina

Health officials in Argentina have reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease of cattle, near the border close to Paraguay. More than 70 cattle have been found to show infection signs in the Corrientes province, //according to reports by National Service for Food Safety and Quality. .. ..The origin of the outbreak is yet to be identified and is believed to affect export of beef to a great ex...

Bird Flu Could Claim 140 Million Lives: Report

The much-feared bird flu pandemic could claim as much as 140 million valuable lives, based on reports of Australian researchers. // ....The authors of the report, internationally renowned economic modeller Warwick McKibbin and fellow Australian National University academic Alexandra Sidorenko, estimate that even a mild pandemic could kill 1.4 million people and cost the global economy $330 billi...
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