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New hope for cancer victims – will vaccine cure the deadly bug

...ng with other therapies to fight the disease, says expert Tony Hollingsworth, PhD. All vaccines are designed to encourage the immune system to fight disease, but in the case of cancer, patients are first treated with other therapy- surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, to get rid of the bulk of the disease....

HIV infected patients can travel safely abroad

...is also advisable to ascertain the availability of expert medical facilities at their destinations before undertaking the travl....

Development of AIDS vaccine -- Chiron Corp in talks with four Indian cos

...DBT, Dr Manju Sharma, told Business Line. The DBT expert group on vaccines is looking at the candidate vaccine against AIDS claimed and offered as technology transfer by Chiron Corp. The vaccine is said to be close to being subjected to human trials. The Managing Director of Shanta Biotechnics (one of the...

Avoid sudden death by quick cooling

An emergency medicine expert said in New York on Thursday, at an American Medical Association press briefing on heart disease, that rapidly cooling people whose hearts have suddenly stopped, could provide a way to bring them back to life without organ damage. Dr. Lance B. Becke...

Strong pain killers likely to cause miscarriage

An English expert says that certain over-the-counter pain killers should carry warnings that they can increase the risk of miscarriage. The comments follow a study by Danish reseacher Gunnar Lauge Nielsen and colleagues published in this week's British Medical Journa...

The cocaine danger

...inning to drain hospital resources. One drug abuse expert at St Mary's Hospital in London said he suspected up to 10 per cent of people reporting to hospital with chest pains had used cocaine....

Biotechnology on the lead

...assive casualties, Dr Hunter said. Public health expert Dr Margaret Hamburg said lethal agents such as botulism, anthrax and bubonic plague could be purchased illegally over the internet, and might be more appealing to a would-be terrorist than conventional weapons. "I think there's reason to think that b...

Too much fibre can aggrevate cancer

... and calcium have a protective effect. Dr Tim Key, expert on diet and cancer with Imperial Cancer Research Fund, said: "Colorectal adenomas are growths in the large intestine which are not cancerous, but some adenomas do eventually grow and turn into cancers. The recommendation remains that healthy diets sh...

Cinnamon combats Diabetes

...er some protection against adult-onset diabetes.An expert behind the trials has even issued the recommendation that people could benefit now by adding the spice to their food.// Adult-onset, or type II diabetes is far more prevalent than insulin-dependent diabetes, which normally begins earlier in life an...

Fight against E.coli

... an undetectable level. Professor Daniel Fung, an expert in food science at Kansas State, said: "Cinnamon contains a compound that has the ability to kill bacteria. It has natural killing power. "If cinnamon can knock out E.coli 0157:H7, one of the most virulent food-borne microorganisms that exists today,...

Organs made from cloned embryos

...nary data," said Dr. George Q. Daley, a stem cell expert at the Whitehead Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The ultimate goal of the research is to find replacement parts for worn out or damaged human organs, starting with cells from test-tube embryos that are genetic twins of the recipient. Researc...

Smoking stripes longevity

... impact of// smoking carried out by leading cancer expert Professor Gary Billiards.They calculated that smokers were likely to die 7.3 years earlier than non-smokers. The researchers admit that their calculation is unrefined as it relies on averages, assumes the health effects of smoking are evenly spread ...

Pregnant women more prone to depression

...Dr Mary Nolan of the National Childbirth Trust, an expert in antenatal care, told "It may be that it's in a way normal to have a low trough in pregnancy. It's the most enormous life-changing event imaginable. Thirty-two weeks is when the reality of it is hitting home in a particularly vivid way." She added ...

Look out for sepsis

...n intensive care. Dr Jean-Louis, a critical care expert at the University of Belgium, thinks everyone should be more aware of the possibility of sepsis. Symptoms include fever and shaking chills, reduced mental alertness might be with confusion nausea and vomiting. Be concerned if an infection does not cl...

Drink more fluids during exercise

...s to re-hydration, says Robert Stelma - a training expert at the Geisinger-Wyoming Motion Institute, which is involved in health care in Pennsylvania. Water remains the best drink for sports and exercise. But during intense or prolonged exercise, you might need to replenish your energy supplies. If so, go f...

Warning on radiowave exposure

...isible 'electrosmog', says Raymond S. Kasevich, an expert on electromagnetic radiation and health writing for the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Some evidence shows that low level radio and microwaves can cause biological changes in cells and tissues of the body. But the significance of...

Drinking adequate amounts of water

...eight ounces (the 8 by 8 rule). But, water balance expert Dr Heinz Valtin of Dartmouth Medical School, there is no real scientific evidence for this advice. Physiologists have long advised that you should consume one millilitre of water for each calorie of food you take in. That leads to a figure of about...

Miscarriage during pregnancy and heart disease linked

... double the risk of women who didn't have one. An expert lauded the study and said that the study made sense biologically because many of the medical conditions that predispose people to have miscarriage can also predispose them to have heart disease. Among those conditions, he adds, are kidney disease and...

Severe Acute respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

...e disease in Thailand.// Dr.Carlo Urbani (46) a an expert on communicable diseases woking for WHO was the first to identify Severe Acute respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in an American businessman in Hanoi. The disease apparently spreads due to international travel. Scientist are still looking t the cause and t...

WHO Declares Vietnam First Country to Control SARS

...ontained. Carlo Urbani, a WHO communicable disease expert was the first doctor to note that a new disease had surfaced of potentially global proportions. He died of SARS later. After Mr. Urbani noted a new disease had struck and after it was dubbed SARS, the WHO determined that it had first surfaced in Nove...

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