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Pharmaceutical giant offers AIDS related antifungal drug free to 50 countries

... of Pfizer Inc. said they do not know how much the expanded 50-nation program would cost. However, they said that expenses of the project, called the Diflucan Partnership, would include drug manufacturing, shipping, transportation, medical training and patient education....

Pharmaceutical giant offers AIDS related antifungal drug free to 50 countries

... of Pfizer Inc. said they do not know how much the expanded 50-nation program would cost. However, they said that expenses of the project, called the Diflucan Partnership, would include drug manufacturing, shipping, transportation, medical training and patient education....

Arthroscopy for Ankles

...ogies such as electrothermal and laser probes have expanded the ability of arthroscopy to remove bone chips and repair tissue damage in the ankle. Sparing patients from surgical injury and lengthy recovery and rehabilitation time not only saves patients from pain and inconvenience, it also saves them money, S...

Statins reduce heart attacks

... of Americans taking statins. The panel hopes that expanded use of the drugs -- with improved diets and more exercise -- will help reduce the close to 1.1 million heart attacks and half a million deaths attributed to heart disease each year. // The aim is to reduce levels of LDL cholesterol, the so-called ...

Combination therapy to treat breast cancer

... greater anti-tumour effect. The approach could be expanded to treat other types of cancer. Eventually, these combinations of drugs may be used with conventional cell-killing drugs. Alternatively, conventional chemotherapy may be used for short courses at times when the disease is more aggressive and targeted...

Postpone intercourse after childbirth

...brain.The blood vessels in a woman's// pelvic area expanded during pregnancy and takes upto 4 weeks to return to normal after birth. The researchers said it was more likely for women to have air embolisms if they had deep penetrative sex with their knees against their chest. The study from the recoreds of t...

Shelved bowel-syndrome drug still in demand

...DA official Victor Raczkowski says, his agency has expanded time allowed for public testimony at the advisory committee meeting. IBS, affecting up to 15% of Americans, causes symptoms including lower abdominal pain, a sudden need to have a bowel movement, diarrhoea and constipation. Lotronex was the first n...

Screening Newborns Questioned

...s spectrometry. Currently, 24 states are using the expanded newborn screening test. Researchers from Childre...hich were identified either clinically or by using expanded newborn screening. Overall, 50 affected children had been identified through expanded newborn screen...

Midlife Brain Activity a Predictor Of Alzheimer’s Diseas

... natural lifespan. Medical advances, however, have expanded the lifespan well beyond the brain’s natural capacity and the process of adult brain development and becoming ‘wiser’ has this downside that evolution could not anticipate. Researchers say the new brain model suggests the best time to address myeli...

Problems Of a Growing Company

...workers also have health problems. Workplaces that expanded their number of employees by 18 percent or more were associated with increased sickness and hospital admissions. The study also found moderate expansion in the number of employees resulted in a decreased risk of hospital admissions. For the researc...

Understanding The Predictor’s Of Alzheimer’s Diseae

... natural lifespan. Medical advances, however, have expanded the lifespan well beyond the brain’s natural capacity ... The process of adult brain development and becoming ‘wiser’ has this downside that evolution could not anticipate. Researchers say the new brain model suggests the best time to address myeli...

HIV Screening May Increase Patient Life Span

...olong life for many patients. Researchers reported expanded HIV screening may increase patient life span, prevent the spread of the disease, and is cost-effective. They reached this conclusion after developing a mathematical model to predict the costs and benefits of HIV counseling, testing, and referral. Vol...

Expandable metal stents used in digestive cancers

...are inserted through an area blocked by cancer and expanded to create a tunnel, and then the metal becomes imbedded in and eventually becomes part of the wall of the organ be it the esophagus, the stomach or the intestines. Dr. Baron said success rates can reach 90%. However the flip side is that severe compl...

Treating Leukemia With Natural Cells

...nto the patient. The infused natural killer cells expanded in the AML patients with the ability to fight tumors, but there were no notable responses in the patients with renal cancer. Researchers believe the chemotherapy combination of cyclophosphamide and fludarabine allowed for the expansion of infused nat...

Policemen face trouble fighting malaria

...sted areas at the Orissa-Andhra Pradesh. They have expanded their base to western Orissa's Sambalpur, about 317 km from here, in the past two years. Source:IANS...

Electronic Skin (E-Skin) To Robots

...nd colleagues are convinced the design can also be expanded to incorporate other types of sensor. "It will be possible in the near future to make an electronic skin that has functions that human skin lacks," the researchers said. They add that future e-skin could include "sensors not only for pressure and tem...

WHO declares Tuberculosis – ‘An Emergency’ in Afrca

...TB case detection and treatment success rates with expanded DOTS coverage at national and district levels; Reduce the combined TB patient default and transfer out rates to 10% or less; Scale up interventions to manage TB and HIV together, including increased access to anti-retroviral therapy for TB patien...

Scientists Concerned Over Increasing Malfunction Of Heart Devices

...efibrillators implanted this year. Their usage has expanded even as serious questions have been raised about the dependability of some models. One of the biggest defibrillator makers, Guidant Corp., recalled 109,000 implantable devices in June after finding they could develop an internal short circuit withou...

Worlds Largest Cord Blood Bank to be started in India

...ly limited to research and treatment, but might be expanded to other application “based on further need.” Donors do not get a commission on the company’s sales. Histostem chose India as the launch pad for its global operations because it” has the largest birth count in the world,” and its one billion plus pop...

Medical Mishaps In Telemedicine And Their Prevention

...rrence of these errors. The study emphasizes that expanded physician and residency training in telephone medicine is needed to prevent medical mishaps with patients caused by telephone communication failures....

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