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Awakening call for fall prevention

According to Orthopaedic researchers, it is important that older people escape falls, because fracture treatment may be slow and complex. As people age, they are more likely to have a fall because// of decreased agility and an overall decline in general health. And since an older person's bones are often thinner, treatment is difficult and healing slow. .. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon...

Gujarat Records Fall In AIDS Cases

The Indian State of Gujarat has registered a fall in the number of AIDS patients. The decline has been to 3.6% in 2004 from 4.48% in 2003.// Where the low risk group is concerned, it declined to 0.13% in 2004 from 0.38% in 2003. The 2005 figures are expected to be even lower. ....Says Laxman Malodia of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation-run AIDS Control Society: "We have 5,636 HIV positive cas...

Asian Doctors Caught Issuing False Sick Notes

Disciplinary proceedings are taking place against five doctors, four of whom are Asians who were caught issuing false sick notes in a sting// operation in the UK. The operation was conducted by newspaper reporters who posed as sick patients, and the doctors may be struck of the medical register altogether. ....Anand, a general practitioner based in Gosforth in northeast England, is charged wit...

Research on causes for falling helps develop preventive strategies

All of us would have had a fall at least once in our life. But how many of us wonder as to why we fall? Not many, in fact, not even a few of us. But researchers at the Locomotion Research Laboratory at Virginia Tech believe that finding the cause of a fall// will help prevent them better. The researchers, who claim that around 50 per cent of aged people (over 75yrs) are institutionalized or even...

AIDS vaccine falls short but shows some promise

Researchers at a California-based company announced the initial results of the three-year trial. ..The FDA has said it would consider approving the vaccine if it were 30 percent effective, but the reduction of infection among the entire sample of volunteers, including all racial groups, was 3.8 percent. ..A principal investigator in the study, said the study "did not show a statistically signific...

Diabetes on the Increase but Death Rate Falling

Diabetes is rising in the rich world but the death rate from it is falling due to early detection and better treatment.//..Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark carried out an analysis of diabetes in a community of 470,000 people between 1993 and 1999. ....While the proportion of people with diabetes increased by around three percent annually during the six-year study, the associate...

Return of SARS possible this fall

Unlike the outbreak earlier this year, the next time the disease could take hold in countries without adequate public health systems, //says a report by the National Intelligence Council...While the World Health Organization says all human chains of SARS transmission of were stopped, the virus could still exist in animal populations and be retransmitted to humans, the report says. .."The wave of...

Chronic Diseases said to Cause Falls in the Elderly

A new study shows elderly women with chronic diseases may be at risk for experiencing dangerous falls. ..Researchers studied more than 4,000 women between ages 60 and 79. The women were asked if they // had fallen in the last 12 months, how many times they had fallen, and whether they received any medical attention for the falls. ..They also brought all their current medications to the intervie...

False beliefs could cost cancer patients their lives

Lung cancer is by far the biggest cancer killer around the world. It will kill 157,000 Americans in 2003.// In a recent survey researchers found that 38 percent of 626 patients they surveyed held this belief. When broken down by race, 61 percent of the black and 29 percent of the white patients at five centers said they believed exposing a tumor to air would cause it to spread... Most of the pa...

Preventing falls in elderly with noise

A new study by the researchers of University of British Columbia had showed that noise// might be not a hindrance but a help to our concentration and efficiency, more so when that is effectively used to help the older people maintain their balance. ....Noise is often thought as the one sensation that comes in our way of concentration on subjects we want to concentrate upon. Noise is often related...

Innovative footwear may prevent fall in elderly

A new device may be able to stop the geriatric population from falling and hurting themselves from being //unable to maintain their balance... ..The device is called Yaktrax Walker. This is plastic netting like structure that conforms to the footwear and helps the people wearing them in maintaining a stable walk that will prevent falls. ....Researchers for the device had asked the participants t...

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...

Diabetics increases likelihood of falling and associated accidental injury in elders

Falling is the leading cause of accidental death for elderly people. A new study conducted on the aging population has revealed that diabetics are four times more likely to fall than those who are not diabetic. // currently 150 million people are estimated to have type 2 diabetes, and the number is expected to reach 300 million people by 2025. .. ..Previous investigations have defined risk factor...

The Falling Sperm Count In Men

Over the last century the male sperm count has been gradually falling. Nobody knows the reason. Today the numbers of infertile men are much higher than it was during the last decade. The recent Male Fertility Study, compiled by Norwich Union Healthcare indicates that 2.5 million British men are affected//. It is estimated that one in 10 male has infertility problem due to low sperm count. ....Th...

Government Takes Tough Stand Against Falling Sex Ratio

Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss has said that the government is very concerned about the falling sex ratio in the country and plans to take several steps to check female foeticide, which is the main cause for the same//. ..Dr Ramadoss said that there were plans to set up surveillance cells and conduct countrywide sting operations to check this unfortunate practice that prevails on a larg...

Vitamin D Supplements Reduce Incidence Of Falls In Elderly

New study, published in the November issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, reveals that older people in residential care can reduce their incidence of falls if they take a vitamin D supplement for two years.// ..To determine whether vitamin D supplementation can reduce the incidence of falls and fractures in older people in residential care who are not classically vitamin D def...

Cancer Treatments Fall Short Of Targets

A report released by the Scottish Executive says that almost 25 percent of cancer patients in the country are not being treated for their condition within the targeted time of two months. //The current data is centered around the period between April to June 2005. ..The report said that just about 75 percent of all cancer patients were treated in that period. But the rate fell to 60 percent for b...

Australia Witnesses A Fall In the Number of Organ Donors

Organ donation saves hundreds of lives ever year. The need the organ, kidney is on the rise and is the most sought after organ // . ..Of all the organ transplantations done, kidney transplantation accounts for 64%. But the bad news is that there is a sudden fall in the number of people who come forward to donate organs especially kidneys. Due to this the waiting time of the patients to undergo...

Typhoid May Have Resulted In The Fall Of Athens

A DNA study conducted at the burial pits of ancient Athens has revealed that a typhoid epidemic may have caused large-scale devastation to the city. The Golden Age of Athens is also reported to have declined as a result of this // epidemic, which is said to have wiped out a third of the city-state’s population. The origins of the epidemic was in Ethiopia, between 430-426 BC, which later spread to...

Bird flu virus found in Falcons in Saudi Arabia

Bird flu virus have started spreading in the Gulf region in animals, following reports of bird flu infection among birds in the month of November in Kuwait now the virus seems to be spread to Saudi Arabia infecting 5 falcons.// ..Tests from the falcons revealed that the virus is H5N1 strain of Bird flu virus which has made world wide threat of bird flu infection, the recent spread to 5 falcons...

Villagers Panic As Ice Falls From Sky

A large piece of ice is reported to have fallen from the sky in the Indian State of West Bengal on 27 January 2006. This is reported to have taken place at the Katnabil Village, resulting in a flutter in the area.// The phenomenon has been dismissed as absurd by weather experts. The ice is reported to have melted down to weigh only 5 kilograms by the time a photographer arrived at the site. ......

Anger, laden with numerous pitfalls - Deflecting an angry outburst always pays

Getting into an angry fit is certainly not desirable, yet we do burst, enraged. A recent study, focused on the ravages of anger, has listed // risk of injury, as top of charts, particularly in the case of men. Men Beware! ....The findings have found a place in the Annals of Family Medicine...2000 patients, treated for injuries such as broken bones, cuts, and traumas were targeted by researcher...

KGMCTA Condemns False Report, Concerning Death of a Boy

The Kerala Government Medical College Teachers Association (KGMCTA) on Friday has staged a protest, condemning the report about the death // of a boy, Shyam, at the Medical College Hospital in Tiruvanathapuram. The report claimed that the death was caused due to the administration of wrong medicine. ....According to the statement from the KGMCTA, Shyam, who was suffering from Steven Johnson Syn...

Women And Elderly Fall Victims To Obesity And Asthma in Australia

The prevalence of asthma in Australian society has steadily increased over the last 10 years, a survey has found. The situation is actually worse in women and elderly.// ..A South Australian survey conducted between 1990 and 2003 found that the rate of "doctor-diagnosed asthma" in women increased from 7.3 percent in 1990 to 14.6 percent in 2003. There was a 137 percent increase in asthma rates i...

ViroPharma Shares Fall As FDA Moves Towards Generic Vancocin

Speculation that the Food and Drug Administration will give a nod for the generic version of Vancocin caused shares in ViroPharma to dip by about 33 percent. The rumors of the FDA's changed perspective // strengthened after Laura Alvey, a spokeswoman for the F.D.A said in an e-mail message that the agency had "recently revised the bioequivalence recommendations for oral vancomycin from a clinical...

Africa Suffers Tuberculosis as a Fallout of HIV/AIDS and Poverty

Nairobi - The WHO has revealed that Africa's TB crisis has its origin in HIV/AIDS, weak health systems and poverty. Statistics show that//, of the two million people who die from TB every year, 1.5 million are Africans. ....Winfred Nzioka, a nurse at the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) clinic in the Kenyan slum, revealed that most of the patients who succumbed to TB were also inf...

False Sense Of Security

The new low nicotine Quest? cigarettes seems to have lulled smokers into a false sense of security according to a study conducted by researchers// at the Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.Results of the study have been published in the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviours. ..The author of this study, Caryn Lerman, PhD, Associ...

Doctor Grilled In Court For False Report About Vioxx Health Risk

The doctor, who had dismissed increased risk of heart attack associated with Vioxx, has been accused by lawyers who argue that his views are 'out of the mainstream' as it is based on biased research //, funded by the drug company, Merck and Co. ....Thomas Cona and John Mcdarby have sued the pharmaceutical company, stating that use of the drug had resulted in heart attacks. More than 10, 000 diff...

Lawsuit Against Sunscreen Makers For False Claims of Protection Against Skin Cancer

A consumer lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court accuses sunscreen makers of exposing millions of innocent people to cancer by making false claims on their products.// ..The suit, which is a combination of nine other lawsuits, has named manufacturers like Coppertone, Banana Boat, Hawaiian Tropic, Bullfrog and Neutrogena. It says that by inflating the claims of protection against skin canc...

Kids Fall Ill After Consuming Ricin-Contaminated Castor Beans in China

More than a 100 middle and primary school students in the county of Jingyang, northwest China's Shaanxi Province were apparently poisoned by ricin early on Thursday. //The state media reported that the children were poisoned by ricin, which was found in the castor beans that they ate. ..The magistrate of the county, Li Xiaojing said that all the poisoned students were taking part in a bean plant...

Reports Of Denmark’s First Case Of Human Bird Flu Fals

The spokesman for the Imperial Hospital in Copenhagen said on Saturday, that Denmark's first suspected case of bird flu in a human has been proved false. // ....The result of an examination by specialists of a man who had been brought to the hospital during the night showed that he was not infected, the spokesman said. A 25 yr old man, was thought to be infected was transferred from a hospital i...

Suicide Rate Falls To Lowest Ever In UK

The national suicide rate in the UK has fallen to its lowest levels since such records began, according to the third annual report of the National Suicide Prevention Strategy. The report also shows //a drop in the number of young people who are committing suicides as well as a decline in the number of suicides among prisoners and mental health in-patients. ...."Suicide is a major cause of preven...

Australians have mighty falls and land in hospitals with injury

According to a Melbourne study australians go to hospitals with injuiries due to falls most of the time...This was published in the latest issue of the Medical// Journal of Australia. ..38 per cent or nearly two in five are related to falls of all hospital cases. ..Associate Professor David Fonda, director of aged care at Caulfield General Medical Centre led the study and incorporated a falls...

Greenpeace Says 93,000 Extra Cancer Deaths Due To Chernobyl Fallout

Greenpeace has rejected the UN findings that claim an extra 4,000 cancer deaths would be attributable to the radioactive fallout of the Chernobyl disaster,// which struck 20 years ago. Instead, the group says that the number of cancer deaths is closer to 93,000. ..Most of these victims would be in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia. The Chernobyl nuclear disaster in April 1986 was one of the worst nu...

Budhia Is Fine, Government-constituted Medical Board Reports False

A Cardiologist working for a private medical college described the Budhia’s medical board report as ‘quite premature’//. ....A panel of Government doctors who had examined the budding marathon runner, warned him against running such long distances. According to the report of the government-constituted medical board, the kid’s clinical parameters such as serum urea, serum ALKP (alkaline phosphata...

Ambulance Services Cost £145 Each Time An Elderly Person Sustains A fal

A new study appearing in Emergency Medicine Journal says that each time an elderly person falls at his/her home, it costs an average of £145 and two days of crew time.// ....Significant numbers of calls come from residential care and sheltered accommodation, suggesting that these facilities are relying on ambulance services inappropriately, suggest the authors... ..The researchers monitored all...

False AIDS Healer Accused Of Fraud

Prophetess Lucy Nduta of the Salvation Healing Ministry, who is a self-proclaimed AIDS healer, was produced before court on charges of swindling six people of Sh1.6 million.// The money was obtained by telling the people that they would be cured of HIV/AIDS through prayers. ....The Nairobi Principal Magistrate, Margaret Muigai, denied her bail since Central Police Station CID officer, Patrick Ny...

Shortfall In Hospitals’ Pa

According to a study by Premera Blue Cross, it was found that Washington employers were paying more than $1 billion to cover shortfalls incurred by hospitals and doctors serving Medicare and Medicaid patients in 2004//. ..Gubby Barlow, chief executive officer of Mountlake Terrace-based Premera, says ‘Some call it Medicare and Medicaid cost-shifting. Others call it a hidden tax’. Thus it seems t...

Outpatient List Falls From 41,000 To 6,000

In Northern Ireland, hospital waiting list, have fallen by 6,000 in the last year...Previous results show that about 14,000 to 18,000 were in the waiting appointment last year//. But this year it reveals a steep fall and by next year no one waits more than six months – says Health Minister Paul Goggins. ....He adds people waiting years for hospital appointments becomes a tragedy and he assures t...

False Dietary Habits Gives Way To Food Poisoning Risk

A report on food poisoning says factors which lead to bad hygienic habits includes confusion, ignorance and a carefree attitude in food choices //. ....The Food and Drink Federation launched a National Food Safety Week focussing on the areas where cleanliness need a large role to play, since 79,283 cases were reported with food poisoning in UK last year. ....Now nearly half (54 per cent), of f...
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