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Sperm washing helps couples – Breakthrough in focu

In many unfortunate instances we see couples who are HIV sero discordant but who would like to have a baby. If the husband is HIV –1 positive and the wife is negative and they are planning to have a child the problem arises because sexual intercourse carries a 1 in 500 risk of transmitting the virus to the female partner and through her to the fetus. Sperm washing is a risk-reduction option in wh...

Focus on DNA transcription

Biological chemists at the University of north Carolina at Chapel Hill, state about the discovery of how living organisms convert genetic instructions into action. .... The UNC scientists have found a previously unknown chemical site on a key enzyme that regulates production of the genetic messenger known as RNA. When the chemical site is occupied, it markedly speeds up the// process by wh...

Focused Treatment For Childhood Cancer

A poorly understood type of childhood brain cancer has a unique molecule signature that may point to which therapies could best fight it.// Armed with targeted molecular treatments, doctors may be able to fight the disease without risking the side effects of prolonged and powerful radiation and chemotherapy at an early age. ....The latest research is a collaborative effort looking at a type of ch...

DNA transcription to be focused

Biological chemists at the University of north Carolina at Chapel Hill, state about the discovery of how living organisms convert genetic instructions into action. .... The UNC scientists have found a previously unknown chemical site on a key enzyme that regulates production of the genetic messenger known as RNA.// When the chemical site is occupied, it markedly speeds up the process by wh...

Focussed treatment for Hodgkin's disease

An significant focussed technique of radiation therapy promises a better result for people with Hodgkin's disease. These days a full cure is likely for most of those who develop// Hodgkin's disease. But their recovery may be impaired by short and long-term complications of conventional radiation treatment. .. ..The problem lies with radiation damaging healthy tissue, if applied in the usu...

World Heart Day To Focus On Ideal Body Weight And Shape To Reduce Risk Of Heart Disease

Obesity is certainly one of the risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease, a leading cause of hospitalization and mortality. Time and again, many studies have established significant relationship between body shape // and heart disease. With the World Heart Day fast approaching may be it is time, people to reshape themselves. ....The theme of World Heart Day (September 25th) is “Health...

Now Employers Focus On Employees Mental health

There has been an increasing focus to change work cultures to ensue that employees are getting enough rest and relaxation to avoid mental illness and its devastating consequences on productivity//. ....The approach seems an acceptable one in view of the results published by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that highlights the impact of anxiety and depressive disorders on workplace...

Effective family control measures and stem cell research focus of Indian Government

Union Health Minister said that family planning in India would be achieved by measures such as increasing awareness about the same rather than the use of force.// The strategy is termed as "population stabilization". ..He expressed that the program would turn out to be effective only if people came forward through a voluntary procedure. He also referred to the "The National Population Policy of...

Government, Aids NHS, Re-focus On Sexual Health Initiatives

London – Sexual Health occupies an important position on the National Health Service’s Mandate, as per the Government’s announcement last month. The obvious reason, clinics in Britain are ill-equipped to service customers for sexually transmitted diseases. // ..During a recent survey conducted to ascertain the exact position of facilities available, almost one in three doctors expressed that se...

A New Focus For The Mechanism Of Nerve Growth

Researchers at Yale shed new light on the mechanism of nerve cell growth by identifying novel functions for a molecular "motor" protein, myosin-II, according to an //article in the March issue of Nature Cell Biology. ..As nerve cells develop or attempt to recover after damage, they extend growth cones, highly flexible extensions that act as environmental sensors. Growth cones use the information...

JRRD Focuses On Issues Such As Spinal Cord Injury and Prosthetics

The current issue of the Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development (JRRD) mainly analyses articles related to spinal cord injury, bone mineral density, women's // sexuality, chronic pain and prosthetics research. ..Under the title that dealt with veterans who reported chronic pain associated with spinal cord injury the author of the study said that 76 % of participants (spinal cord inju...

UN research symposium To Focus on Open source and Open Medicine

A research symposium titled ‘Challenging Intellectual Property’ will be analyzed and explored at the UN Headquarters in New York.// ....The Symposium will look into the aspects of Free/Open Source Software and other associated epitomes of knowledge production in economic development. It will also gauge the efficacy of available global financing mechanisms, already on the table, desirous of bring...

Biocon To Shift Focus On Innovation To Accelerate Growth

Biocon Ltd, India's largest biotechnology firm, has made a paradigm shift from being a generic drug manufacturer to innovation to drive its future growth aggressively. // .."We are rapidly transforming from a generics API (active pharmaceutical ingredients) manufacturer into an innovator for developing a robust pipeline of new molecules. .."We believe this strategy will deliver strong and susta...

UK Has To Focus On Bridging the Gap between Healthcare Professionals and Patients

According to the report of a medical charity in the UK it is found that there is very little exchanged between the Patients and healthcare officials. //The Government though has taken all possible steps to promote patient-friendly health services through the current reforms. But the sad state is that UK lags behind Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Germany and the USA. This Picker Institute study r...

The Australian Medical Association To Focus On Health Of Aborigines

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) will launch its fifth report card on indigenous health, focused this year on Aborigines in prisons, at the Victorian// Aboriginal Health Service in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy. They stated that the Aboriginal prisoners need immediate access to national health and pharmaceutical benefits to stem a growing health crisis. ....AMA president Mukesh Haikerw...

Ritalin Could Help In Focussing The Mind

The scientists from US have found that an amphetamine-like stimulant has a calming effect on children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) // . ....A new study undertaken on rats, seemingly suggests that Ritalin, a drug that is widely used to treat ADHD, appears to work by tweaking the brain so it isn't as easily distracted by any stimuli from the outside world. The scientists ha...

Govt to Shift its Focus From Curative to Preventive Mode of Healthcare

The government is shifting its focus from the curative mode of healthcare to the preventive one, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Anbumani Ramadoss said here Friday //. ....'Children will be administered all viable vaccines, including those for Hepatitis B and Japanese Encephalitis. We are switching over to the preventive mode of medicare,' Ramadoss said after dedicating the Diarrhoe...

Bill Gates Clarifies that his Decision to Focus on Charity was Personal

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has said that his decision to devote more time to philanthropy was a...

Canada Focuses Its Attention on Kids

Youngsters and children in Canada lead a healthy life as they have access to good food, clean water and proper medical attention//. But in case of poor families this rosy scenario does not exist. Public policies and programs often fail to reflect important knowledge about what works to help all children do the best they can. But experts in Canada work towards the well being of kids. Hence the Hea...

Ayurvedic Treatment to be Focus of Conference

Panchakarma, an ayurvedic treatment method, will be the focus of a two-day conference being organised on the occasion of the All-India Ayurvedic Congress's centenary// from tomorrow. // ....The conference, organised by the Tamil Nadu chapter of AIAC, will also focus on the demand for a government ayurvedic college in the state... ..AIAC state president Dhanvantri Premvel told reporters here the...

AIDS Control Programme to Focus on District Level

The National AIDS Control Programme, in its next stage, will shift its focus from the state level to the district level to combat the disease more effectively//. ....National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) director general K. Sujatha Rao Monday said that after the completion of the NACP-II in March 2006, the NACP-III was in an appraisal stage and things will be cleared by November. ...."The c...

Study Focuses on Women's Health After Breast Cancer

The “Women’s Health After Breast Cancer” initiative at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) is investigating factors that may affect women’s health //after they are diagnosed with breast cancer, with a focus on both quality of life and prevention of cancer recurrence. ....The comprehensive study, under the direction of Chi-Chen Hong, PhD, and Christine Ambrosone, PhD, Department of Epidemiology,...

Annual Conference Of Plastic Surgeons In US To Focus On The Future Of Plastic Surgery

The annual meeting of the American society of plastic surgeons, 'Plastic Surgery 2006' is to concentrate on the future of plastic surgery.// ....The convention that is to be held on October 6-11 at the Moscone Convention Centre in San Francisco is to be attended by more than 6,000 doctors, medical personnel and exhibitors in the field of plastic surgery. ....It is expected that Plastic Surgery...

"Beach to Bedside" Study Focuses on Effects of Inhaled Toxins

Researchers at University of North Carolina Wilmington announce the continuation of funding to study the effects of inhaled Florida red tide brevetoxins and ultimately// yield treatments. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences awarded UNCW the five-year $7.53 million competitive renewal to further delve into the acute and chronic effects of inhaling toxic particles generated by r...

Indian President Urges Cardiologists to Focus on Preventive Care

President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Tuesday urged medical practitioners, particularly cardiologists, to focus more on preventive care and report //negative results along with positive outcomes of treatment to enable medical practitioners to take well informed decisions. ...."Every industry spends significant amount for preventing accidents and building reliability. Similarly, the medical and healthcare...

Research Focus on the Ineffectiveness of Programs for Aboriginal children

The largest survey ever undertaken of Aboriginal children and families has thrown new light on why most existing intervention programs are failing to produce results needed// for overcoming the present levels of Indigenous disadvantage. ....The finding is contained in the fourth volume of results from the Western Australian Aboriginal Child Health Survey, launched in Perth today. ....The survey...

Ramadoss Stresses the Need to Focus on Health and Education in Combating AIDS Spread

Anbumani Ramadoss, Minister of Health and Family Welfare stressed the urgency to focus on health and education. This is extremely crucial in a country //where nearly 5.2 million people are suffering with HIV/AIDS, and also putting a further 600 million youth under risk. ....It must be noted that more than 50 percent of the AIDS cases are reported from rural India, of which 40% happen to be women...

Study Focus on the Need for Vigilance in Two Key Areas Among Adolescents

Parenting a child with an eating disorder - monitoring meals, friends and activities - can be a full-time job. But two new studies from researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine// and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital indicate a need for increased vigilance in two key areas: Internet use among adolescents with the condition, and pre-teen weight loss in seemingly healthy children....

Polio Outbreak on Wane: Next Rounds Must Focus on Youngest Children

With this year’s polio outbreak on the wane and excellent coverage during recent pulse polio campaigns, the Independent Expert Advisory Group today advised// the government that the next few pulse polio rounds must effectively reach the youngest and most vulnerable children, who are not being sufficiently immunized early enough. The group is composed of independent Indian and international expert...

Doctor's AIDS Documentary Focus on Stigma and Discrimination

Doctor-filmmaker Jorge Guillermo Caravotta, whose AIDS documentary "Second Life" was released recently, says people are dying more from the stigma attached// to the disease than the disease itself. ....India has 5.1 million HIV positive people, second only to South Africa. However, the stigma and discrimination associated with this disease are the real enemies, said Mumbai-based Caravotta, an It...

Study Focus on Environmental Hazards Posed by IT Scraps

When people think of climate change, they usually focus on cars or factories. Yet a study commissioned by chipmaker AMD has shown that 14 large-scale //power production plants must run worldwide just to provide electricity to computer centers. ....Then there are millions of PCs in private or corporate settings to be figured in as well. Not to mention the manufacture and disposal of the machines,...

Muslim Nations Focus on Halal Vaccines

Muslim nations are aiming for self-reliance in producing "halal" life-saving vaccines to eradicate preventable diseases, officials said Thursday in Malaysia . Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, the Malaysian prime minister and chairman of the 57-member Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), said children in Muslim countries faced the highest risk of catching infectious diseases......."Many of these ch...

World No Tobacco Day Focuses on Secondhand Smoke

As the global public health community observes World No Tobacco Day, the American Legacy Foundation again calls attention to the health epidemic that tobacco causes for our nation. Two important new studies released last week call attention to ways the nation can address the deadly toll of tobacco -- especially secondhand smoke, which is the focus of this year's World No Tobacco Day. ......The...

Fibroid Symptoms in Women can Be Relieved by Focused Ultrasound

A noninvasive ultrasound procedure effectively shrinks uterine fibroids and significantly relieves fibroid-related symptoms in women, according to the results of a multicenter clinical trial reported in the June issue of the journal Radiology. Magnetic resonance-guided, focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) allows radiologists to precisely target fibroids without harming healthy surrounding tissue...

Sex Advice to Teens by Parents Focuses More on the Negative Aspects

A recent study has revealed that discussions on sex between parents and teenage boys focus more on the negative aspects of sex . ......The study, conducted by Marina Epstein and L. Monique Ward from The University of Michigan, established that parental communication centres on the pessimistic facets of sex compared to the rather more positive sexual messages teenage boys receive from the media a...

Debate Focuses on Door-to-balloon Time in Heart Attack Treatment

In the treatment of heart attack, the 90-minute goal for inflation of an angioplasty balloon in a blocked coronary artery to restore normal blood flow is so revered its been codified in clinical guidelines, accreditation standards, and pay-for-performance programs. But is the 90-minute deadline really critical" Two experts will debate that question at the 30th Annual Scientific Sessions of the S...

Focus on Paediatric TB

Paediatric TB is of concern as it is a reflection of the prevalence of sputum smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis and the extent of transmission of TB infection in the community. 6 to 8% of all new TB cases reported under the programme are of paediatric age group (0 to 14 years). In the year 2006, the percentage of paediatric cases reported at national level and Orissa State was 6% and 4% re...

Health Budget Must Focus On Access To Medical Services, Fitness And Nutrition

AMA President, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, said today that the Federal Budget must be more clever than just tax cuts if it is to provide fairness, fitness, and equity of access to quality health services for all Australians. ......Dr Haikerwal said that the Governments reported generosity with tax cuts must be extended to fix the appalling state of Indigenous health. ......Fixing Indigenous health...

Cognitive Skills Focused Curriculum may Lessen Kids' Behavioural Problems

A recent research has found that curriculum focused on cognitive skills may improve child behaviour. ......According to a recent study in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences children who were taught a curriculum that focused on self-discipline and consideration of their own and others' emotions were found to display greater social competence and less behavioural and emotional problems....

Witchcraft in Focus at Arctic Rendez-vous

Witchhunts came to an end in Europe hundreds of years ago but thousands of people around the world are still being persecuted, a subject academics will delve into at a witchcraft conference in Norway's far north this week. ......Some 60 international experts will gather in the tiny Arctic town of Vardoe, home to the worst of the Norwegian witch trials in the 17th century, on Thursday for three...
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