Tag: "first" at medical news
New Drug for Bronchial Asthma
...f.How does that apply to the Indian context? Well, first
we can try by ridding ourselves of pollution and other noxious stimulants....
Low Cholesterol Linked to Severe Depression and Violent Behavior in Men
...York told that after researchers began testing the first
drugs designed to lower elevated cholesterol levels, she found that a lot of people taking the drugs were dying of causes unrelated to cardiovascular system. Another researcher added that, "A lot of them seemed to be smashing their cars into bridges...
Bypass Heart Surgery Performed Without General Anesthesia
...tion. Eventually we want surgical bypass to be the first
line of therapy not the last resort when everything else fails." In this specific case the incision was about 2-1/2 inches, he added....
NEW ROBOTIC SURGERY ARM APPROVED BY FDA
...e Surgical, Inc., of Mountain View, Calif., is the first
of its kind.The robotic arms, which have a "wrist" built in to the end of the tool, giving surgeons additional manipulation ability during laparoscopic surgery, enabling easier, more intricate motion and better control of surgical tools. The new rob...
First Vaccine Designed for Africa Cleared for Testing in Humans
AIDS vaccine candidate designed specifically for Africa will enter human trials this summer. The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) announced on July 11 at the 13th International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, that the Medicine...
A prescription cream for unwanted facial hair
...red to be essential for good health. Vaniqa is the first
prescription drug approved in the United States to treat this condition. It was effective, compared to placebo, in approximately 25% of women who used it during the pre-release clinical trials. Although Vaniqa currently appears have few side effects...
Thyroid hormone treatment hastens recovery after cardiac surgery
... in cardiac index by than 20% (p<0.004) in the first
24 hours after the operation when compared to placebo-treated kids. The results were especially dramatic in patients who had undergone operations that lasted four or more hours. The results suggest that low levels of thyroid hormone may be poten...
New CPR Guidelines issued by Heart Association
...tive. Almost 99 percent of them can't do it in the first
El Ni?o cycles linked to cholera outbreaks
... expect a surge of cholera cases, according to the first
mathematical model to link climatic cycles with subsequent cholera outbreaks. Details of the climate-disease model are reported in the latest issue of the journal Science by ecologists at Cornell University and the universities of Barcelona, Maryl...
Endangered species may be successfully cloned in another animal's womb
Scientists for the first
time have found a way for the survival of endanger...imal native to India and Burma. It will become the first
endangered species to be cloned and the first
cloned animal to gestate in the uterus of another spec...
Inhaled Steroids Safe & Effective for Children with Asthma
...t, but temporary, reduction in growth rate. In the first
year of the study, the average increase in height ...han that of the other children. However, after the first
year and throughout the remaining 4 years of the study, the children grew at the identical rate as t...
Evidence Links Protein Damage to Neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's
...such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. The first
study to provide this evidence, conducted by Unive...cally nitration, within these lesions. This is the first
time anybody has identified nitration on a specific protein. Studies provide conclusive evidence of ...
Life Saving Cancer Drugs – From Chicken! Possible Says 'Dolly’ Creatos
...ot of criticism!) for creating Dolly – the world’s first
cloned mammal: Using the same nuclear transfer technology it is possible, according to these scientists to create human therapeutic proteins in chicken eggs – which can be used as drugs to treat serious diseases. Professor Grahame Bulfield, Director...
Debate Rages over firing of HIV infected health care workers
...dell, says. Scarborough said that this case is the first
to follow the 1998 US Supreme Court decision in Bragdon versus Abbott, which requires that decisions about whether healthcare professionals pose a significant risk of transmitting HIV to patients be scientifically based. "It's particularly importan...
Miracle cure for Alzheimer’s around the corner
...l functioning. It has gone into human testing ,the first
stages of which have been successful and the vaccine declared safe to be administered. If proven successful it would be an enormous breakthrough. Though being tried as a cure for mild to moderate illness, it is hoped that it will eventually be usef...
Want skin cancer? Please have a cigarette
The January first
issue of the Journal of clinical oncology has come out with a damning indictment of smoking. It says smokers have a three-fold chance of developing skin cancer than people who have not smoked before. The report is based on a study conducted by Dr. Ja...
Crowning glory of 2000!!! Cracking of the genetic code is top of tops
...the research work of 2000. And when we do that the first
and foremost medical breakthrough, which comes to our mind, is the cracking of the genetic code. Almost all the top ten lists released by every one connected with the world of medicine features this remarkable feat in a prominent place and a majority...
New hope for cancer victims – will vaccine cure the deadly bug
...t 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. These vaccines are then used to stimulate the immune system to find and destroy any cancer cells that may be remaining, with the ultimate goal...
Heart disease in the newborn is related to maternal malnutrition
...as carried a study on maternal malnutrition in the first
trimester of pregnancy and how it causes coronary ... They opined that maternal malnutrition during the first
three months of pregnancy (the first
trimester) causes coronary heart diseases in the new born. The...
Starvation in pregnant women can cause heart disease to their children
...nal time. People whose mothers starved during the first
13 weeks of pregnancy can have heart diseases later in their adult life, Starvation during mid or late pregnancy don’t have a telling effect. Thus children born to mothers who go hungry during early gestation are at increased risk of heart disease as...
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