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... of sibutramine, has said it is aware of 34 deaths globally in patients taking the drug, but insists there is no evidence that the drug was the cause of the deaths.Millions of patients have taken the drug since it was launched in 1997....

Drugs Banned worldwide still available in India

...rug reactions in India hence drugs that are banned globally or whose use is severely restricted or not approved owing to serious side effects are freely available in India. Some of the names of the drugs banned in other parts of the world but available in India include anagen, cerivastatin, droperidol, furazo...

Intense Fight Against Polio In India Gets Results

...Uttar Pradesh. This year the number of polio cases globally had been registered at 759, with only 29 cases from India and 12 from Uttar Pradesh. It has been a long story of fighting prejudice against immunization of the disease, ignorance in the minority community that the drops might cause impotence later o...

Water Borne Diseases causing More Havoc in Mumbai

...hood death. Of the 14 major floods, which occurred globally between 1970 and 1994, floods in West Bengal led to a large cholera epidemic. Among the various factors held responsible for water borne diseases, flooding assumes a leading role and is associated with an increased risk of infection due to signific...

BCG vaccine for both Protection and treatment of Tuberculosis

...nfection. There are about 10 million cases of TB globally each year and 1 in 3 people are infected with the TB bacterium. BCG is the most widely used vaccine worldwide, but its mechanism of protection is poorly understood. It is thought to prevent progression of infection to active TB but whether it protect...

US Airlines Worried About Bird Flu In Passengers

...da. The deadly disease ended up claiming 800 lives globally before being contained. A similar scenario could be devastating in the case of the bird flu, which is expected to be far deadlier that SARS ever was. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has taken steps to increase the number of quaran...

British man 'Recovered from HIV'

...pson said: "There are 34.9 million people with HIV globally and I am just one person who managed to control it, to survive from it and to get rid of it from my body. For me that is unbelievable - it is a miracle. I think I'm one of the luckiest people alive." Stimpson told the newspapers that he became depr...

Concerted Effort Imperative For Elimination Of Tropical Diseases: WHO

...% of the global leprosy cases, 50 % of the persons globally affected by clinical LF, 35 % of the global STH infections and 20 % of the globally estimated kala azar cases are in the developing countries. The region also accounts for a high ra...

UNAIDS Chief Appeals for Projects to Battle AIDS/HIV

... our response is to mobilize political momentum // globally and to see that the fruits of investment help in checking new infections,' Peter Piot, executive director of UNAIDS, said. 'Out top priority is to make the money work and ensure that funds reach the people on the ground and best used,' he added. Pi...

Infectious Diseases of the Wild to grow

...est Nile virus in North America, and AIDS and SARS globally was because of the increase in travel and trade. "This globalisation of people and products is difficult to control and is largely related to increasing air transportation. With world air travel expected to grow at about 5 percent a year for at lea...

WHO Calls For Greater Emphasis On Combating AIDS

...f 2005. By June 2005, only about 1 million people globally were receiving ART in developing countries. In Asia, the number of people receiving treatment increased by 50% in the first half of the year to 150,000, covering roughly one in seven of those who need it. (DPA)...

India set to become the global knowledge hub

...ly country from the developing world and the sixth globally to fabricate and launch its own satellites in geo-stationary orbit, with even has plans for a moon mission in 2010. Even in the field of collaborative research, some new trends are emerging. India's largest software company, Tata Consultancy Serv...

Evolution influenced by Temperature change

...atic as there is a gradual increase in temperature globally the scientists are not sure what would be the evolution in warmer climates. The study which was funded by National Science Foundation, conducted by the two researchers on evolution of deep sea animals as shown that there are no facts which shows th...

Nutrigenomics here comes a team to better your future!

It is now a globally accepted phenomenon that the only answer to developing Nutritional genomics is to work as a team. José Ordovas, PhD, director of the Nutrition and Genomics Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA //Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts Univers...

How safe is the drug Tequin?

...en rare cases of life-threatening events occurring globally in patients treated with the drug. Most of the cases were reversed but a few were fatal. The warning that was included recently said that the drug is no longer recommended for use in people with diabetes. Apart from this stronger warning are p...

Tuberculosis Is Still A Major Health Threat In Africa

.... Tuberculosis has killed about 1.7 million people globally in 2004 and infected nearly 9 million, according to the most recent World Health Organization data. This is attributed to probably due to the grip the disease has on Africa. They feel that here a lot of people suffering from HIV/AIDS, have already a...

Instrument to reveal Information about Ozone Loss

...nce of PSCs could intensify in the future due to a globally changing climate where the Earth’s surface gets warmer due to trapped greenhouse gases but the stratosphere gets colder, providing an environment in which the clouds can form. An increase in PSCs could counteract the recovery of the ozone layer. Al...

Doctors Join Hands To Spread Awareness Against Maternal Mortality

...tely 600,000 women die of pregnancy-related causes globally and 99 percent of these deaths occur in developing countries," said Duru Shah, president of FOGSI. "India alone accounts for 25 percent of these deaths, and has the third highest maternal mortality rate at 407 per 100,000 births, below Timor-Leste ...

Fresh Polio Cases Reported In Uttar Pradesh

... every now and then. Of the 1,918 cases detected globally (in nine countries) in 2000, as many as 1,600 were in India. Out of these 1,242 cases were found in Uttar Pradesh alone. In 2005 (Jan 1 to July 12), while the global count stood at 759 (in 13 countries) there was a sharp drop in the cases in India ...

Shapelier Knee Replacements for Women

... patients next week. The implant is expected to be globally available this fall. The Need for a Woman’s Knee Implant‘Mounting research indicates that a woman’s knee is not simply a smaller version of a man’s knee. The differences involve the bones, ligaments and tendons in the joints,’ says Rosenberg. ‘Wome...

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