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Clinical trials need to be more frank

Doctors should keep their patients informed about being paid to enrol them in a clinical trial. Post-marketing surveillance or phase 4 clinical trials - are a signicnificant part of medical research. It involves giving patients a new drug// and the family doctor reporting any problems that might arise. The post-marketing phase will involve many more patients than those who can take part in previ...

Holy Cow! Rare “Mad Sheep” Strain Suspected in Frane

The bird-flu’s entry into France seems to be followed by another variety of animal disease that is vying for news space. The French Agriculture Ministry// has announced its suspicion on two cases of an extremely rare strain of “Mad Sheep” disease in Central France. .. .. The “Mad Sheep” disease also called, Scrapie and ovine spongiform encephalopathy, has been noticed on two farms in central Fra...

Bird Flu Meet called by France for EU Countries

Paris, Oct 11 Recent reports of bird flu from Turkey and Romania have alerted the , French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy to have an urgent meet of European Union ministers to coordinate decisions on fighting the illness.// ....Douste-Blazy, a physician by profession told France 2 television: “This is an animal epidemic. The bird flu virus is in the process of spreading and has arrive...

Ayurveda Spas are hot in San Francisco

San Francisco: Spas are very popular in US and in San Francisco. Asian spas offering Ayurveda, are the hottest trend.// There are more than 500 spas in San Francisco. Many of them have included Asian methods, such as yoga, tai chi and Japanese shiatsu. ..Americans spent $11.2 billion in going to spas in 2003. According to the International Spa Association, 136 million Americans visited spas in t...

Medical Legacy of Doctor Franklin

Professor Stanley Finger of Washington University writes in his latest book Doctor’s Franklin Medicine about the Medical Legacy Benjamin Franklin who has been a great scientist, inventor, publisher and statesman.// ..Franklin though not having any formal medical education has contributed a lot to preventive and modern medicine. ..Franklin started practicing medicine in America during the 18th...

France plans to protects its citizens from bird flu

France Health Minister Xavier Bertrand as said that the French government would be taking strict control measures to protect their people from a pandemic bird flu infection, the ministry has presented a proposed plan program to combat flu infection spread.// France has a population of 62 million and the minister said that France has a stock of 14 million anti-flu drugs and has ordered more than 4...

San Francisco Mayor Proposes An Alternate Plan For The Uninsured City Residents

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom said that he has a plan that will enable the uninsured in the city to have access to health care facility. // The taxpayers, employers and the recipients of the insurance coverage, will cover this insurance. ..His plan has the potential to benefit tens of thousands of city residents. Supervisor Tom Ammiano who is a member of the health care legislation said that...

HIV Infected Libyan Children, Jetted To France For Treatment

426 Libyan children who were infected with the AIDS virus are taken to France for treatment. ..A team of Five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor caused this tragedy, which shook the entire world. // ..They were found guilty of transfusing HIV contaminated blood to these children. ..The event occurred in Benghazi hospital, Libya. ..The Libyan Supreme Court found the accused guilty and c...

H5N1 Bird-flu Confirmed in France

Authorities in France are on tenterhooks, preventing the spread of the deadly virus H5N1, which is confirmed to exist on a turkey farm in the Eastern past of France. // The farm in Versailleux,on Thursday, that witnessed the illness of many turkeys, was just 200mts away from the lake where wild ducks were among the first to get the bird flu virus in France, confirmed only last week. ....This is p...

San Francisco Shows Marginal Decrease In AIDS Infection

Health officials of San Francisco stated that there has been nearly a 10 percent drop in the HIV infected case in the past five years, but also added that their job is far from done.// ..The city's Department of Public Health had expected new HIV infections to rise 33 percent given an increase in the number of case of syphilis, epidemiologist Willi McFarland told The Los Angeles Times, reports fo...

GlaxoSmithKline's Zofran Helps In Treatment Of Dehydration In Children

The drug Zofran, commonly given in children to limit vomiting can help in the recovery of children dehydrated by viral gastroenteritis //. A latest study released on Wednesday further highlights that emergency room doctors are overusing the drug. ....Childhood gastroenteritis accounts for over 1.5 million of the emergency room visits annually. Dehydrated children are being encouraged to drink an...

HIV tests At San Francisco Made Simple

In an attempt to encourage more people to get themselves screened for HIV, city-run medical clinics have relaxed two of their major criteria// for HIV testing. According to the new rule, counseling sessions and written informed consent is not neccessary for voluntary HIV/AIDS testing. All that is required is a verbal consent from the patient. ....This rule makes it the first city to have their r...

Indian, Chinese Students In France To Receive Grant From Thales

French electronics, defence and aerospace major Thales has signed a pact with the foreign ministry here to fund higher education in France for highly// qualified postgraduates from India and China in 2006-07. ....The students will receive a grant of at least $12,700 per annum depending on the length of the course in addition to the French foreign ministry's other benefits package, the $12.7 billi...

Free Medical Care for Residents of San Francisco

A health care plan which covers everything from checkups, prescription drugs and X-rays to ambulance rides, blood tests and operations was approved unanimously// by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. ..It is one of the first health care plans which offer adults to gain access to medical services regardless of their immigration or employment status. The plan is financially backed by the loc...

Obesity on a high in France

A survey that follows weight pattern in France reveals that French people, particularly women are growing larger and fatter//. ..According to the ObEpi-Roche survey, almost 42% of the French population aged above 15 years is affected by weight problem, with 1/3rd of it being overweight and 12.4% being obese...Obesity is on a high in France, in spite of the perception that French avoid overeating...

Fumes for Thought-to Ban or Not to Ban Smoking in France

A ban on smoking cigarettes in public places such as offices, restaurants and café’s may be implemented soon following the recommendation// made by a panel consisting of members from the French parliament. ....The panel in its report have stated that about 3000 to 5000 people exposed to passive smoking has succumbed to related illness. This is an unacceptable situation. However a statutory ban on...

Feathers Ruffled After 4000 Birds Die in the Land of Haute Couture, France

Paris: To ascertain the exact reason that led to the death of almost 4000 chickens on a farm in northeastern France//, officials are conducting detailed tests, though preliminary investigations have ruled out bird-flu. .. ..According to a communiqué released by the ministry, the death of the birds was sudden, bewildering officials since 3500 birds on the same farm are keeping healthy. The owner...

France Bans Smoking in Public

Paris: Anyone caught smoking in a French school, hospital, metro station, office or sports hall on Thursday was liable for the first time to a stiff fine as the first stage of a// two-step measure to ban smoking in all public places went into effect. ....The ban covers schools, offices, shops, hospitals and doctors' offices, sports halls, train stations, airports, all theatres and all public tra...

China, France to Jointly Develop Traditional Chinese Medicines

The governments of China and France signed a landmark cooperative treaty here Thursday to set new standards for traditional// Chinese medicine (TCM) expected by practitioners to help in the fight against AIDS and cancer. ....The two countries will cooperate in academic and clinical TCM research, setting new standards for TCM products in line with western medical practice and developing new TCM p...

Japanese Flower Art Helps Calm a Frantic Moscow

As Moscow watched the Soviet empire collapse around it in 1991, an expert in the ancient art of Ikebana flower arranging flew in from Japan. ......For most of the 16 years since, Midori Yamada has taught Russians to search for harmony in the lines of branches, flowers and vases -- as attempted coups, and spectacular booms and busts played out on the streets outside. ......"Our school is ve...

Fate of France's Cheeses in Doubt as Producers Cite Health Risks

The fate of one of France's best-loved cheeses is in question after the two biggest manufacturers of "real Camembert" -- the traditional variety made with untreated "raw" milk -- stopped production, citing health risks for the consumer. ...To the fury of purists, Lactalis and the Isigny Cooperative -- who together supplied 90 percent of "lait cru" (raw milk) Camembert made in the northwest regi...

China to Replace France as World's Top Tourism Destination by 2014

Using the 2008 Olympics as its launch pad, China is expected to replace France as the world's top tourism destination by 2014. ......Experts interviewed by a foreign news agency said China received 22 million foreign tourists in 2006, excluding arrivals from Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, compared to a mere 300,000 in 1978. ......They said that while tourism growth in France has been slow, Chi...

France Celebrates Summer With All-night Music Fest; NY Swings Along

France celebrated the summer solstice in the wee small hours Friday with an all-night music festival in cities and towns that drew 10 million revellers onto the streets , while New York swung along for the first time. ......In Paris, the mood and vibe changed from area to area. Thousands flocked to Abbesses on the slopes of Montmartre and danced in the narrow streets as small-time artists enjoye...

Angelina Jolie to Help Fran Drescher's Battle Against Cancer

Actress Angelina Jolie has come up to support film/television actress Fran Drescher's cancer organisation . The Jewish comedienne revealed that the actress will be backing her Cancer Schmancer organisation. ......'Angelina is supporting me on the movement', Contactmusic quoted Drescher, as saying. Jolie's mum actress Marcheline Bertrand fought a cancer battle for seven and half years before dyin...

Frank Sinatra's Boozy Night Nap on Cop's Couch Exposed

Singer/actor Frank Sinatra once slept on a policeman's couch after a night of heavy boozing . ......The 82-year-old's boozy night nap in 1952 has been revealed in Dennis Wood's book 'A Few Coppers More - True Tales Of Policing In Manchester'. ......Sinatra was at a career low when he met a Manchester cop at the Palace Theatre after performing at a half-empty theatre during a Britain tour. .......

No Progress in France on 'skinny Model' Charter

Efforts to draw up a French fashion industry charter to keep ultra thin models off catwalks, magazines and advertising posters have made no progress since May , when France elected a new government, industry sources said Friday. ......As world capital of fashion, leaders of both France's powerful couture world and the ready-to-wear industry had joined a working-group set up by the Health Ministr...

France Steps Up Vigilance After Bird Flu Outbreak

France's health minister urged vigilance on Thursday after tests on three dead swans in the northeast confirmed an outbreak of the H5N1 strain of bird flu, which can be fatal to humans. ......"France is not threatened by a bird flu pandemic as there has not been, for the moment, a human contamination from the H5N1 virus," Health Minister Roselyne Bachelot said. ......But she added "we must be...

Swans Checked in France for Deadly Bird Flu Virus

Three swans found dead in northeast France are being analysed to see if they carried the H5N1 strain of bird flu which can be fatal to humans, the agriculture ministry said Tuesday. ......'First analyses have established a suspicion of bird flu. More tests are under way to see ... if this is an infection with the H5N1 strain,' the ministry said. ......Results will be known Thursday, and in the...
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