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Star Health Grants Boon To India's HIV-Affected

... this, it can also be spread through infected body fluids including semen and blood by any accidental means. Acquired Immune Deficiency Virus, AIDS, the leading stage of HIV is a deadly disease. There is no cure available for it. But experts agree the patient could survive for a longer time if he or she get...

Strategies for the Summer

... excessive sun exposure must be avoided. Plenty of fluids must be taken in order to avoid dehydration. Indoors must kept cool with curtains. Sun can do much damage to the skin and body. Use of a good sunscreen is advised to protect the skin from burning and cancer. Always keep children under the age of on...

Tomato Fever Replaces Chikungunya in Kerala

...countered through painkillers, intake of plenty of fluids and lots of rest....

Hepatitis Day of Reckoning for a Happening Virus

...d can easily spread through contaminated blood and fluids like saliva, breast milk, vaginal secretions, open wounds, and even tears. The virus is virulent, because it could cause a host of associated chronic illnesses, like Hepatocellular carcinoma. It is estimated that more than half a million people worl...

Simple Chemical Reaction may Help Early Disease Diagnosis

...le small molecules, or metabolites, which occur in fluids and tissues in the body. The presence of a particular metabolite, grouping of metabolites or ratio of metabolites can indicate a response to biological stress or a specific disease state. "The metabolic profile in biofluids, such as blood and ur...

Risk of Water Intoxication in Endurance Athletes

... and the other third is located in the circulating fluids outside of the bodys tissues. Sodium, on the other...uid, ensuring that intracellular and extracellular fluids have about the same amount of stuff dissolved in them, and keeping the net movement of water across ...

Special Backpacks Provide Much Needed Relief for Cancer Patients

...aff by an alarm. After having bloods taken and the fluids refilled at the hospital, Nick is then free to do what he likes. "I would normally walk around the shops or meet friends for lunch or dinner. Most commonly I spend time with my family or my girlfriend and her family." Nick, who began his treatment ...

Keep a Cool Head on Hot, Humid Days to Avoid Heat Stroke

...Fortunately, she was resuscitated with intravenous fluids and then hospitalized. The Pennsylvania Medical ...t the hospital, the patient probably will be given fluids intravenously. The key to beating the heat, of course, is prevention. Dr. Heine offers the followi...

Risk of Lymphoma Increases With Hepatitis C Virus Infection

...om person to person through the exchange of bodily fluids - via shared needles, open wounds, and sexual contact, among other means. HCV is also known to cause cirrhosis and liver cancer. "Although the risk of developing lymphomas is small, our research suggests that screening of HCV-infected individuals c...

Multiple Sclerosis Could Be Checked Through Testosterone Gel

...tate, a small male gland that produces most of the fluids in semen. Testosterone naturally stimulates the growth of the prostate. Long-term testosterone treatment could cause prostate gland enlargement. Also, doctors are concerned that testosterone therapy might fuel the growth of prostate cancer that is al...

Hundreds of Children Exposed to Pesticide in US

... as a symptom of dehydration, gave her intravenous fluids and sent her home. Three weeks later, it happened again. "I was at a track meet and all of a sudden I felt really, really tired," said Elena, now 18. "I made it to the finish line and just fell over." Investigators found her clothes were soaked...

Dengue Sweeping Across Southeast Asia

... but Nurin, who received 18 bottles of intravenous fluids during her hospital stay, recovered soon and is now back at school, where two other students also had the disease, says her mother. Experts say prevailing weather patterns of hot days punctuated by a day of rain have worsened the problem. It's no...

Scientists Develop Liquid Body Armour

Shear-thickening fluids - which increase in stiffness when zapped with a vibrating force - could be useful for making better body armour, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have said. The idea is to fill an armoured vest or helmet with shear-th...

Scientists Developing 'intelligent Clothes' to Monitor Wearer's Health

... contain embedded sensors designed to monitor body fluids such as blood and sweat. Scientists say the aim is to use the clothes to check on groups such as recovering hospital patients, people with chronic illnesses and injured athletes. As of now, the Biotex programme, which is funded by the EU and in...

Kerala Government Sanctions Funds for Chikungunya-affected Districts

...ms can be countered through painkillers, intake of fluids and lot of rest....

Stem Cell Treatment Offers Hope for Paralysis Patients

...vered that autologous (self generated) bone marrow fluids containing stem cells can achieve what was deemed "impossible" in medical history by technologically advanced countries like the US. This can lead to stem cell treatments sans the controversial flip side of stem cells harvested from stillborn fetu...

Rejection in Lung Transplants Due to Elevated Pepsin Level

...We think gastric aspiration [the taking of stomach fluids into the lung] may contribute to an overall injury to the transplanted lung, said Chris Ward, Ph.D., lead author of the study. This pattern of injury may be similar to rejection or increase the risk for further rejection. The study included 36 lung...

Fluids Could Aid in Weight Loss

...t successfully should drink at least two litres of fluids a day, said the Consumer Rights Protection Centre ...ted by the consumer centre and recently reprinted, fluids spur metabolism and also improve skin tone. The body frequently has to "learn" thirst. People not ...

Use of Oral Fluids to Diagnose and Treat Disease

Oral fluids hold promise as a potential alternative to blood a...the amounts and types of protein in cells and body fluids on a much smaller scale than was previously possible. The analysis of oral fluids using proteomics h...

Head Injury Awareness Day

...ain. Other danger signs are bleeding or leaking of fluids from the ears, nose or mouth, convulsion, confusion and fracture. If a child begins to play or run immediately after getting a bump on the head, serious injury is unlikely. However, the child should still be closely watched for 24 hours, since the...

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