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Pharaoh Hatshepsut Died in Pain Due to Cancer

... of female mummies in the KV60 tomb. Preliminary examination of the 3,000-year-old mummy has now revealed that Hatshepsut was obese, had decayed teeth and possibly suffered from a skin disease. "Her mouth shows the presence of many dental cavities, periapical (root) inflammation and pockets," said Ashraf Sel...

Draft National Policy on Sight-saving Drugs unacceptable

...isually impaired because of it. After a thorough examination of published clinical trial data, DTB concludes that there is good evidence that both ranibizumab and pegaptanib prevent further deterioration in vision in most patients. Ranibizumab improved vision in a third. The NICE draft guidance on use of ran...

Singapore Firm Launches MBBS Programme in Eastern India

...roject, in Jharkhand this year. From next year the examination will be held across the country for the next session," he said....

Visual Impairment Linked to Greater Mortality Risk

...e part of the Blue Mountains Eye Study, an ongoing examination of visual disorders in the Blue Mountains area west of Sydney. When the participants enrolled in the study, between 1992 and 1994, they were assessed for overall visual impairment and its two main causes: cataract, a disease in which the eye's lens i...

Trial of VivaGel in Sexually Active Young Women Commences

... will be assessed by laboratory tests and clinical examination of the participants. Product acceptability assessments in the trial will provide very useful and product-specific preliminary information to add to the growing body of data supporting the attractiveness of topical gel microbicides in this consumer ...

Miraculous Recovery for Australian Child Whose Throat was Speared

...o Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. After an initial examination and scans, the parents suffered an agonising five-hour wait before their son was transferred to Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick, for emergency surgery. Doctors warned the family Hugo might have brain damage or spinal injury and could suffer st...

AIIMS Fined Rs 5 Lakhs for Negligence

...d at all. "Not only was the diagnosis wrong, the examination of the complainant was not proper. It is not a case of an error of judgment. It is a case of either negligence or incompetence of AIIMS doctors, as a result of which she underwent surgery and radio therapy," said State Consumer Commission president J...

Radiology Workforce Shortage

...riptive reports on a defined range of radiographic examination types, says Dr Smith. In a related editorial, Dr Lizbeth Kenny, President of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR), and Dr Matthew Andrews, Principal Councillor in Economic Affairs and Workforce for RANZCR, support r...

Uttar Pradesh to Declare Revised Medical Entrance Results

...ve been nipped in the bud if the organisers of the examination had carried out a mandatory manual check....

Software Improvements in Breast MRI Scans

...y of Washington Medical Center did a retrospective examination of 154 breast lesions deemed suspicious by radiologists that were only visible on MRI and that had been biopsied under MRI guidance. They compared the findings and recommendations made by radiologists at the time to new findings using computer-aid...

Common Antidepressants Linked to Increased Bone Loss in Older Adults

...linic visit, where they were also given a physical examination and asked about other health and lifestyle factors. A total of 160 (2.7 percent) men reported using SSRIs, 99 (1.7 percent) reported using tricyclic antidepressants and 52 (0.9 percent) reported using trazodone, a third type of antidepressant. Tota...

Tinnitus Patients can Lead a Normal Life

...es and clinical records, together with an auditory examination and study and, if deemed necessary, with complementary tests. An overall evaluation of the patient is essential. The aim of therapeutic advice is to help to minimise the importance of the tinnitus. It involves eliminating the negative significance ...

Antidepressents may Lower Bone Density in Older People

...linic visit, where they were also given a physical examination and asked about other health and lifestyle factors. A total of 160 (2.7 percent) men reported using SSRIs, 99 (1.7 percent) reported using tricyclic antidepressants and 52 (0.9 percent) reported using trazodone, a third type of antidepressant. Tota...

Same Sex Pair Get Relief in Pakistan

...ad a measure of success. The High Court ordered an examination of Shumail Raj by doctors who decided that, despite operations to remove her breasts and uterus, she was still a woman. The court convicted them of perjury last month and sentenced them to three years in prison and a fine. They also fined them 10,000...

Rheumatologists Underestimate the Patients Ability to Work

...ermine functional disability based on the patients examination and medical history, but these impressions during routine care are inadequate, Dr. Carter said. The study points to the need for a formal, standardized evaluation, such as the HAQ-DI. It needs to be reimbursable and include input from physical and ...

Interview With a Surgeon Hidden Hero of the NHS

...ow it is achieved. In the USA I think they have an examination where basic and specialist knowledge is re-visited every 5 years but set at a lower level than what is required of a trainee at their end of training certification examinations. In the UK while a debate is currently on, it is agreed that for now re-c...

Eyeing a Good Memory - Not an Exercise in Futility!

Sitting in an examination hall and scratching ones head might not exactly he...30 seconds. You might look weird doing this in an examination sitting, but it might be the only trick to recall the forgotten facts and figures. A study shows t...

No Avian Flu In West Bengal And Kerala

...rinarians visited the sites and conducted detailed examination and autopsy on the duck carcasses. The samples were collected and sent to HSADL, Bhopal, which have been tested negative for Avian Influenza (H5&H7). No further unusual mortality has been reported from Kuttanad....

Appetite-regulating Peptides Influence Alcohol Cravings

...archers analysed data gathered as part of a larger examination of different neurobiological aspects of alcohol dependence. Of the original sample of 200 patients, 188 provided leptin serum levels, and 117 provided ghrelin serum levels. After measuring craving through the Obsessive Compulsive Drinking Scale, t...

New Insights into Chronic Inflammation and Atherosclerosis

...esperson, Ivana Hollan, M.D. "Our method of tissue examination allows the condition to be diagnosed in patients undergoing CABG surgery without increasing the preoperative risk." Despite the limitations of its small sample size, this groundbreaking study of aortic inflammation in patients with inflammatory rhe...

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