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Nigerian Farmers To Import Bird Flu Vaccine From Israel

Spread of bird flu across nine states in Nigeria has forced the import of nearly 1 million doses of bird flu vaccine from Israel// The poultry farmers in Nigeria would soon receive their share of the imported bird flu vaccine to protect themselves against the deadly infection. ....Bird flu has now spread to Yobe and Nasarawa states, according to official reports. No case of human-human bird flu...

Spine Surgeries becoming less painful

The number of people suffering from spine problems is on the rise; the most common of them being a herniated disc and spinal canal stenosis. Herniated disc is more common in the age group of 25 to 35 years while spinal canal stenosis is common among// older people. Hitherto, both these disorders were treated through conventional spine surgeries which required an incision of about 12cms to be made...

Geriatric heart patients benefit from extra weight

Innumerable previous studies have concluded that people who have a high Body Mass Index (BMI) or simply stated, those who are overweight, are associated with a larger risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. However a recent study by a team of Columbia researchers indicates, suprisingly, that senior patients// (i.e. patients who are 75 and over), with a BMI of 25 and above run a lower risk of...

Gynecological Surgeries Reduce Cancer Risk

Gynecological surgery can substantially reduce the risk of ovarian cancer in women at high risk for the condition, according to new research. Researchers say the magnitude of the risk reduction depends upon the type and extent of surgery. ....Ovarian cancer has the highest fatality rate of all gynecological cancer and few preventive or screening options. One of the strong predictors of developing...

Indian Surgeon Conducts 70 Surgeries During His Holidays In England

A doctor with dedication and diligence in Britain of Indian origin hit headlines after conducting 70 //operations during his holiday period. ..NHS in the UK is well known for its long waiting lists and sometimes patients have to wait for years before getting a routine operation. This has brought NHS under criticism. ..Satya Agarwal of the Worthing and Southlands Hospital in Sussex had other ideas...

Geriatric Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease May Not Be Treated Properly

Research points out that elderly population may not be checked regularly for chronic kidney disease// (CKD) that can be a common condition in them. ....Researchers from Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston had reported in the recent issue of Journal of the American Society of Nephrology that there remained a lack of preventive routines and screening test recommendations for the geriatric pati...

Movie Smoking Is The Prime Triggering Factor For Adolescents

A study in the US shows that exposure to on-screen smoking through popular films is a primary factor in determining whether young people will take up the habit//. ....The first study of its kind by researchers from the Dartmouth Medical School (DMS) and Norris Cotton Cancer Centre (NCCC) appeared in the latest issue of the journal Pediatrics. ....The research suggests that exposure to movie smoki...

Scientists Discover Prostate Cancer Triggering Molecule

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have discovered a molecule that triggers aggressive prostate tumors. The molecule//, labeled as Ack1is a part of the tyrosine kinase gene family and triggers aggressiveness in prostate tumors by messing up with their signals and directing cells to dump a tumor-suppressor protein. ..This protein usually fights cancer growth by signalin...

PCT Calls Upon Doctor To Delay Surgeries

The North and East Cornwall Primary Care Trust (PCT) has revealed that patients who require surgeries which are not urgent will have to wait, as it lacks the funds for non-urgent cases//. The Royal Cornwall Hospital's Dr. Alastair Paterson has said that he will not permit himself to be forced to follow the new rules, and that he has never had a waiting list for patients. ....He feels that a wait...

Playing Didgeridoo can cure sleep apnoea

Didgeridoo sales may be about to boom following a Swiss study, which found that the instrument can cure the dangerous condition of sleep apnoea.// ..Swiss researchers have discovered that playing the Aboriginal instrument reduces snoring and daytime sleepiness for those with obstructive sleep apnoea, reports the British Medical Journal. ..The condition occurs when the airway is obstructed duri...

Nigerian girl recovering well after removal of brain tumor

A Nigerian woman was ecstatic that she and her daughter traveled more over 6,000 miles to spend their Christmas in an intensive care unit // . ....Mariam Ameh’s 13-year-old daughter Faridah has been recovering well after journeying to Cleveland's Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, where doctors removed a brain tumor the size of a grapefruit, the biggest the surgeons had seen. ....The tumor to...

Two Babies Undergo Transplant Surgeries

A domino transplant surgery was conducted through which 3-month-old Jason Wolfe received a lung transplant, while Kayla Richardson, a 12 week old baby received a heart // transplant in Ohio. The surgery was possible as a baby in another state passed away, and its organs were compatible to the two babies who were in need of the transplants. ....The dead child’s heart and lungs were transplanted...

Bird Flu Appears In Nigeria

The bird flu’s virulent H5N1 strain has been discovered in Kaduna of Nigeria, according to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). This has given rise to fears that a pandemic may start in Africa, // as this is the fist incidence of bird flu in the Continent. Preventive measures like disinfection and quarantining have already been initiated by the Nigerian authorities, with regard to anim...

Bird flu in Nigeria spreads its wings to southern states

Information Minister Frank Nweke has said in a statement that a pathogenic form of bird flu has spread to three new states//, and one among them is Nigeria’s southern most state. ....Idemili, the southern state of Anambra, Oturpo in the central state of Benue and Port Harcourt in Rivers state have been confirmed to have the bird-flu virus. According to Frank, "The culling of infected birds and...

Doctors Protest Against Allowing Nurses To Perform Minor Surgeries

Doctors have expressed their resentment against the NHS proposal to allow nurses to perform routine, minor surgical procedures. Some doctors have stated the move as being equivalent to entrusting airhostesses // with the responsibility of aircraft control. ....Furthermore, the British Medical Association (BMA) has been urged to alert the public that nurses are not qualified enough to conduct ope...

Romantic and discreet trends in lingerie

Boxer shorts in football prints and innerwear with net inserts are some of the designs that the underwear// and lingerie designers are experimenting with...Overall, the trend in lingerie this year is tending toward discreet colors and forms with a hint of romance. The seductive undergarments require a little bit of self-restraint. ...."There's a lot being tried with embroidery. The garments aren'...

Chicken Farmers In Northern Nigeria Face Huge Losses

Bird flu has caused huge losses to chicken farmers in northern states of Nigeria.A senior Nigerian official said on Friday, that the farmers in the northern state of Kaduna have lost at least 65 million naira (about 500,000 U.S. // dollars) to the outbreak of bird flu since the deadly virus of H5N1's epidemic prevailed in January. ....Barnabas Dauda, chairman of the Kaduna State Chapter of the...

Surgery Simulators Offer Better Surgeons And Safer Surgeries

According to a recent study, using computer-based "surgery simulators" will be helpful in shaping better surgeons for performing safer surgeries. // It was found that surgeons trained with the simulators were able to perform the surgeries much better than their peers in performing an interventional technique to repair blockages in the legs. ....The presentation is scheduled for presentation on Th...

Sexy Images and Lingerie Challenge A Man’s Decision Making Skill

Catching sight of a pretty woman is enough to challenge a man’s decision-making skills, reveals a new research conducted by Belgian researchers. // Men shown images of lingerie or sexy women before attempting to play a financial game more likely to accept unfair offers. Furthermore, this effect was more pronounced when men had high testosterone levels. ....This study for the first time highlight...

Blood-Less Surgeries Being Now Offered In Hospitals

A hospital in Pennsylvania has begun offering "bloodless surgery" to almost 90% of its patients, who opt for the procedure. The hospital now joins an ever-growing number of hospitals that are following the programme// of bloodless medicine around the country. ....This option was once only available to Jehovah's Witnesses but is now provided in certain hospitals to more patients thanks to the adv...

Meningitis Kills 5 In Nigeria

An outbreak of meningitis in Nigeria's northwestern state of Sokoto has killed at least five people, according to he official News Agency of Nigeria.// ..The cases of Cerebra Spinal Meningitis (CSM) have occurred in Sabon-Birni local government area. Initial figures reveal that at least 14 people have been infected with CSM. An outbreak of measles has also been reported in the area, but as of no...

Meningitis Outbreak in Nigeria Claims Five Lives

Cerebra Spinal Meningitis (CSM) has claimed five lives after an outbreak in the Sabon-Birni area of the Sokoto State. // A parallel outbreak of measles has also been reported, though there have been no loss of lives. ....The five dead persons were among the fourteen who were reported to be suffering from the CSM infections. ....The state ministry of health has risen to the occasion and has exped...

Fresh Outbreak Of Bird Flu In Nigeria

The Nigerian Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI) has confirmed an outbreak of bird flu at a poultry farm in Kakara village in the northern state of Kano on Thursday//. ....Timothy Obi, leader of the Avian Influenza task force team of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), has told reporters that the institute claimed to have diagnosed samples of dead chickens from the farm and found them...

US Offers Specialized Equipment To Fight Bird Flu In Nigeria

The United States has supplied the latest equipment and supplies worth $356 500 To Nigeria in an effort to help the African country battle bird flu. // The US embassy in Nigeria said that this equipment includes sprayers, rubber boots, GPS units, first aid kits, gloves and disinfecting brushes. ....US ambassador John Campbell said, "We have not given up the fight to stamp out this horrible dise...

Transparency in Probable Outcomes of Cosmetic Surgeries Necessary

There is a certain aura about cosmetic surgery that often hovers around expecting miraculous outcomes, post surgery. A recent analysis by the Medical Defence Union insurance group// has revealed that discontentment after a cosmetic surgery is one of the primary reasons for seeking compensation claims. .. ..It is estimated that nearly 250 claims amounting to over £8.5m has been coughed up by the M...

Apollo Hospitals among world's top 10 in heart surgeries

Chennai. Chennai-based Apollo Hospitals has registered the second highest success rate in heart surgeries, ensuring that 99.6 per cent of such procedures done //by it are success stories, the group's chairman Prathap C Reddy said here today. ....Delivering an address at a Nurses Day celebration, he said while the hospital that had the highest success rate charged 50,000 dollars for the surgery,...

One Nigerian Cocaine Pedellar Nabbed

Police have nabbed a Nigerian national and recovered 41 grams of cocaine from his possession. ....Acting on a secret information that Michael //Ofori Danagogo alias Mike, who was staying in the national capital as a student, would visit Motibagh area in south Delhi in the night of June 3 to deliver the contraband, laid the trap and arrested him... ..He has been booked under the Narcotics Drugs a...

Well-Planned Surgeries Also Carry Health Risks

Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia say that even if the surgery has gone according to plan, there might still be an increased risk of cardiovascular disease// and possibly cancer for several weeks post-operatively. ....“The first insight we take away from this is that when bad things happen down the road, months, maybe even years later, that we cannot, as we have in the past, just att...

Bird Flu Detected In Remote Nigerian State

Health officials announced that the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu has been detected in remote Taraba state in eastern Nigeria, which is the first African// country to be hit by bird flu. ....Although no human cases have been reported, experts fear that several cases have gone unnoticed. Currently 14 of Nigeria's 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory have bird flu in poultry. "We have iden...

Bird Flu Virus Reported In Remote Nigerian State

The remote state, Taraba, in eastern Nigeria, has reported the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu. Official sources, however, point out that in most //of the other parts of Africa, the spread of the virus is slow. .... Nigeria, the first African country to be hit by bird flu, has not reported any human cases, although experts warn that due to ineffective surveillance, cases may have gone undetected....

MoU for HIV/AIDS Signed by Nigeria and Clinton Foundation

The Nigerian government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Clinton Foundation of United States on Monday to allow the supply of affordable//, high- quality drugs as well as diagnostics for HIV/AIDS treatment and care. ..The MoU was signed at the Presidential Villa with Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo and former U.S. president Bill Clinton who is on a visit to Nigeria, a...

Weight Loss Surgeries Often Accompained by Several Complications

Weight-loss surgeries are accompanied by complications like abdominal cramping, hernia or pneumonia in 40% of patients in the six months after the procedure according// to a recent study. Researchers have proposed that such complications often run into thousands of dollars to patients' medical bills. ..This study was conducted by government economists and it is considered to be the first in-dept...

Protein's Role in Triggering Cancer Identified

The process by which a specific cell protein trigger the spread of cancer has been identified by Edinburgh scientists.// ..The study by researchers in the Cell Signalling Unit, University of Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre could pave the way for new drugs which limit the protein's ability to turn a normal cell cancerous. ..The protein, MDM2, normally functions to control the activity of a key...

AIIMS Acquires Four-Armed Robot to Assist in Surgeries

The country's premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences' (AIIMS) has acquired a four-armed robot, the first of its kind in Asia, to help in delicate surgeries// at the department of urology, top doctors said Friday. ...."We acquired the Da Vinci Surgical Robot on July 19 and have so far conducted six prostate surgeries with the help of the machine. The robot is the first of its kind in Asi...

Weight-Loss Surgeries Changing Lives

Sisters Lorena Garcia, 39, and Alma Garcia, 41, were well aware of the toll that morbid obesity had taken on their health. Alma was suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes and thyroid disease and Lorena had developed degenerative bone disease.// ....When they scheduled their gastric bypass surgeries at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on the same day in February 2006, they joined a growing numbe...

Apollo Group Permitted to Carry out Surgeries in its Oman Centre

India's Apollo group of hospitals has got the Oman government's permission to carry out surgeries and admit patients for providing quality healthcare services// at the group's new centre in the Omani capital Muscat. ...."The Ministry of Health (MoH) has given us the green signal to start our operation theatres, Intensive Care Units (ICUs), labour room and in-patient rooms," a report in the Times...

Surgeries Performed In The Morning Have Less Post-Op Complications

According to researchers mornings are the best time for one to undergo an operation.// ....A team of researchers from the Duke University, in the US has analysed the outcomes of over 90,000 operations carried out at their hospital, and have concluded that mornings are the best time to have an operation, as they had found that more complications occur when performed in the afternoon. They have pu...

Cholera In Nigeria Kills 80

At least 80 people have died in a cholera outbreak in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno. Health officials say nearly 2,000 others are affected.// Cholera is an infectious disease that spreads through drinking contaminated water. ....The state government has sent medical teams to deal with the crisis while it is reported that most affected are women and children. Alhaji Buba Umar, of the st...

Dearth of geriatricians says study

Geriatricians have been in great demand due to few medical graduates really opting to study this field. This pattern must be broken and the health care system must rise to the// occasion to bail out the baby boomers, researchers said. .. ..A study carried out in this month's issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, and researchers from the universities of Alberta and Western Onta...

Campaign Against Cosmetic Surgeries Performed By Less-Skilled Non-physicians Launched

A group of dermatology surgeons have launched a public awareness campaign warning people against undertaking cosmetic surgery from less-skilled non-physicians performing the procedures.// ....The surgeons have cautioned that undergoing procedures like Botox injections, laser hair removal, microdermabrasion and chemical peels, which if performed by improperly trained personnel might result in sca...
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