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No link between blood groups and prostate cancer

Men with blood group A are not likely to get prostate cancer than men with other blood groups, despite popular belief. According to some medical writers, your blood group affects your health.// In particular, men with blood group A are supposed to be more likely to develop prostate cancer and to get more aggressive forms of the disease. Hence it may be of big concern for men who have type A, but...

Consumer group seeks Sibutramine ban

A consumer group has petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to ban the prescription diet drug sibutramine. Public Citizen says the drug, sold as Meridia, is associated with 29 deaths, including 19 from// cardiovascular causes such as heart attacks. But obesity experts say it's difficult to determine if people died because of Meridia or because they were obese, which put them at increased ris...

Suicide risk high in 12-17 Age Group

According to the National Household Survey, approximately 3 million Americans age 12 to 18 considered suicide in 2000 and more than a third of those tried to kill themselves, a government survey found. According to the on Drug Abuse report, girls were almost twice as likely as boys// to have thought about or tried to commit suicide. ....The study, released Sunday by the Substance Abuse and Mental...

Groundbreaking Study Gives Hope For Patients With Kidney Cancer

German researchers have developed what appears to be an effective vaccine against recurrent kidney cancers.// Kidney cancer accounts for about 3 percent of all cancers and causes about 12,000 deaths in the United States every year. The disease most often strikes those in their 50s and 60s. Standard treatment involves removal of all or part of the kidney. Unlike some other cancers, however, kidney...

Religious groups overcome objections to cervical cancer vaccines

WASHINGTON - Conservative groups in the United States, who had voiced vociferous protests against the proposed general availability of the "morning-after" pill, are now having no such qualms about the introduction of cervical cancer vaccines.// ..These vaccines manufactured by Merck & Co. and GlaxoSmithKline are still in the experimental stage and are years away from the market, but concerns had...

Wockhardt Group Plans Hospital In Delhi By End-2007

The Wockhardt Hospitals Group is planning expansion of its super-speciality hospital chain with a 280-bed hospital in Delhi, and bigger units in Kolkata and Bangalore.// ...."We have embarked on the construction of a new hospital at Pitampura (in west Delhi) which would be ready by 2007-end. We also plan Greenfield projects in Bangalore and Kolkata," Vishal Bali, the chain's vice president, told...

Death Wishes Influenced By Ethnicity and Racial Background

A new study published in the current issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society says that the dying wishes of people are based on their ethnicity and racial backgrounds. // The study found that Arab Americans did not want to spend their last days at a nursing home, while African Americans did not mind it. Hispanic people want to die with dignity and were very worried about it. .....

Dare Not Mercy kill – Courtesy: The Care Not Killing Grou

United Kingdom: Mercy Killing should be mercilessly shot down, according to a newly formed group of Human Rights and Health Group activists. The group’s mandate is to communicate this idea to the government and veto any recommendation that purports to introduce assisted // suicide / euthanasia in the United Kingdom. ..The Care Not Killing team comprising of Human rights groups based in UK, pallia...

Group Suicides On The Rise In Japan

Japan recorded a total of 91 suicides in 2005 through what is known as group suicides organized through the Internet, up from 55 deaths the previous year, according to a recent survey. The number of group suicides and related deaths// almost tripled from 2003, the first year the National Police Agency kept records of the phenomenon. ....Group suicides have been widespread throughout Japan in rec...

Yogic Moments: Age Old Yoga, Benefits All Age Groups

Yoga is known for its immense health benefits. Now, teens, who want that dream weight, can seriously consider yoga, which is a proven method to keep obesity at bay, according to a new study. Researchers at Hampton University //in Virginia have revealed that a program which combined yoga with breathing exercises certainly helped knock off the extra weight. ..60 overweight high school girls and bo...

Group Jogging More Beneficial To Health Than Solo Jogging

According to the American researchers, group jogging or jogging with a friend will be more beneficial to health than solo jogging. // ....Researchers led by Professor Elizabeth Gould at Harvard University compared the costs and benefits of solo jogging with those for exercise in a group and found that contrary to accepted wisdom, jogging was not always good for those jogging alone, reported onl...

Plastic Surgery Is Primetime among Ethnic Groups

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reports say that plastic surgery was performed mainly on Hispanics, Blacks and Asians. // ..The ethnic community opts for this surgery than any other community. It was mainly chosen to enhance their appearance or minimize the signs of aging. ..Statistics show that more and more people opted for it in the year 2005 with nearly 2.3 million procedures p...

Fresh Cases of Bird-Flu Prepares the Ground for More Chicken Martyrs

India: Samples taken from 13 new towns and villages in western India have tested positive for bird flu, implying that bird flu had indeed spread its wings// in many more regions, even beyond the areas from where it was formerly reported. ....According to, state animal husbandry commissioner Bijay Kumar, workers are getting their act together again to put to sleep some 300,000 chickens in the we...

Study Finds Online Support Groups Emotionally Benefit Women Suffering From

One of the first of its kinds study conducted by the University of Wisconsin Madison Center of Excellence in Cancer Communications Research (CECCR) found// that Women suffering from breast cancer seem to obtain emotional benefits when they were given the opportunity to participate in online support groups. These women through there's online support groups were able to ..openly express themselves...

Specialist Services Can Help Ethnic Groups To Tackle Alcohol Misuse

Ethnic minorities may have particular problems with alcohol use, yet may not be seeking help, warns a senior psychiatrist. He believes that these hidden populations// may need specialist services to overcome the problem. ....In the United Kingdom, several ethnic minorities have higher levels of alcohol use and resulting health problems than the general population, writes Rahul Rao of the South L...

Distinct Support Services Needed, To Resurrect Ethnic Groups from Alcohol Abuse

An experienced Psychiatrist has pointed out inherent alcohol problems that Ethnic minorities undergo, albeit silently, since they are wary of approaching assistance. // They need to be given a helping hand from distinguished services – which are few and far between. Ethnic minorities do not seek help proactively, and hence they lose out from being overlooked by health providers in developing spec...

Low Awareness Of Kawasaki Disease In Capital: Parents Form Support Group

Probably lots of people are well aware of Kawasaki as a motorcycle rather than a disease. Infact, this was how Dinesh Ghai responded when doctors informed that his 9 year old daughter, Utkarsha was suffering from the disease. // The disease is named so as it is prevalent among Korean and Japanese children. 'I have heard of the motorcycle, but I never knew that Kawasaki was a disease,' remarked D...

NGOs and Various Groups Come Together To Address the Issues on AIDS

AIDS in are country is deep-rooted and hence various organizations are putting in their effort to combat the deadly disease. Various organizations are working towards the complete eradication// of the disease from the face of the earth. One such step is taken by the Manipur AIDS Control Society, India, and asked all the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who are thriving day and night to fight...

IOF world congress to discuss osteoporosis: a multi group of experts to attend

The IOF world congress on osteoporosis saw a host of allied health professional converge on a platform to discuss osteoporosis//. ..It was held at Toronto in Canada. ..In the words of Professor René Rizzoli, chairman, IOF Committee of Scientific Advisors and chairman, IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis 2006 Scientific Committee, “We are delighted that allied health professionals will be part...

New Group Of Drugs For HIV Treatment

In a breakthrough move against HIV drug resistance, scientists have now developed a group of drugs called Maturation Inhibitors that is the first in a new class of HIV drug candidates //. Approximately 80 per cent of people on treatment for HIV show resistance to one or more of the p...

Seizure of Low Quantity of Heroin is No Ground for Bail: HC

New Delhi, June 11 The mere fact that the quantum of narcotics seized from an accused was low will not entitle him to bail, the Delhi High Court has ruled. ....Dismissing a batch of bail applications moved by those accused of trading in heroin, //Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed directed the trial courts to invoke the criteria of "proportionality" of a sentence period while granting bail in cases conc...

Dutch chemical group Akzo Nobel Develops A New Bird Flu Vaccine

A Dutch chemical group Akzo Nobel has collaborated with researchers from the Friedrich Loeffler Institute and developed a new bird flu vaccine //, which unlike previous ones, can be sprayed over birds instead of individual injection, and therefore harbor hopes of being able to shield greater numbers in lesser time. ....Explaining that this vaccine is the first of its kind and it includes the eff...

U.S: Prize for the best hearing category (ethnic groups) goes to…. Non-Hispanic Blacks

A recent study has revealed that Non-Hispanic black adults scored the best in hearing abilities in the U.S., among the race-ethnic group across the nation//. And Non-Hispanic women were found to be sharper in hearing compared to the men. ....William Murphy, Christa Themann, and Mark Stephenson at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in Cincinnati reported on the hear...

Classes on Proper Use of Diet Supplements for Low Income Group Elders

According to the program it was advised that elderly low income group North Carolinians were provided with five short classes regarding// managing their dietary supplements. ..Participants in the program took more multivitamins and calcium supplements and were more likely to read the labels on dietary supplements than adults who did not take the classes. The program also persuaded more people to...

Anti-Obesity Groups Criticize Response of Medical Professionals

Medical Professionals’ comments on banning sugary drinks from schools have met with criticism from anti-obesity lobby groups//. ..Health Minister Pete Hodgson’s idea to make all schools to be soft drink-free by 2008 to help fight the obesity epidemic has been described as "misguided and based on weak evidence" by Associate Professor Wayne Cutfield and Dr Paul Hofman, diabetes physicians at Star...

Hospitals Appeal to Citizen Groups to Rush Doctors, Paramedicals

Hospitals in the city tonight appealed to citizens and citizens groups to donate blood, rush doctors and paramedical staff to help treat those injured in this evening's serial bomb blasts' injured. // ....Doctors in several hospitals including KEM, V N Desai and Bhaba, which are getting hordes of injured patients at the casualty and emergency wards, appealed to citizens groups to help in any way...

Corporate Groups To Participate In Jharkhand Health Care Scheme

The Tata group, the Essar group and the Jindal group have committed to contribute in a non-profit charitable trust that would ensure medicare for people leaving Below Poverty Line in Jharkhand. // ....In the country's first public-private partnership, the Sarva Swasthya Mission trust is being formed by Jharkhand Government in partnership with the major corporate groups, an official release said...

Incompatible Blood Groups Not A Hurdle For Kidney Transplant

Doctors in Melbourne Australia have performed the first incompatible blood group kidney transplant.// ....The doctors from the Royal Melbourne hospital have performed a kidney transplant despite the donor and recipient having incompatible blood groups. It was explained that Davorin Gelemanovic, 24, who is of the blood type O, is now carrying a kidney from his father, who has type A blood. Mr Gel...

Cancer patients benefited by online information services and support groups

Novel research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research has revealed that breast cancer patients, who avail// the online information services and the information provided by support groups, feel confident about managing their illness and coming to terms with it. ....Breast cancer patients who use online information services in combination wit...

Groundbreaking Asthma Intervention Lessons Help Inner-City Children

The Inner-City Asthma Intervention (ICAI), a four-year project at 25 health care institutions around the country funded by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention// (CDC), implemented findings from successful clinical trials to help inner-city children with chronic asthma and their families. ....The purpose of the ICAI project – published this month in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology...

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...

Apollo Group Planning to Set up a Hospital in Fiji

India's Apollo group of hospitals is planning to set up a large hospital in the Pacific island nation of Fiji. ....The Fiji Chamber of Commerce (FCC) has supported Apollo's proposal, according to the website of Radio New Zealand International.// ...."The Apollo group (has) already secured a site in Lautoka for such a facility; so we are hoping that in the next year or two we should see this act...

Kids From Low-Income Groups Could Enhance Their Nutrition By Choosing Better After School Snacks

The latest study by the UC Davis researchers states that children from the lower income groups can increase their nutrition values by choosing better after school snacks. // ....The study by the UC Davis team, which is being published in the September issue of the American Journal of Public Health, has bought to light that the lunches offered in school and the vending machines aren't the only pla...

Swiss Group Appeals Invocation of Euthanasia Option For The Severely Depressed

United Kingdom is being nudged by a Swiss organization to rework on the laws governing assisted suicide, or euthanasia, so that it can be considered for patients// suffering chronic mental ailments and depression. ....Dignitas, who has Ludwig Minelli at the helm, is petitioning the Swiss Supreme court to permit modifications in the law. Minelli said: "The question for politicians in Britain t...

Highly Potent TB Strain Plays Favorites Targeting Specific Ethnic Groups

A highly severe form of tuberculosis that caused a major outbreak in a British school just five years ago, affecting at least 254 school children//, has surfaced again, directing its destruction on a specific ethnic group, reveal scientists. Scientists’ stumbled upon this discovery while conducting a study to examine the potency of the 2001 outbreak. Sadly, 50% of the children had been immunized...

AIIMS Campus - A Breeding Ground for Mosquitoes

It's not surprising that mosquitoes have besieged the country's premier hospital, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), with a huge drain// not far from its western perimeter and garbage littered across the campus. ....In the last 10 days, the raging dengue fever in the capital has exposed serious flaws within India's best known public health facility - often touted as the largest...

A slum in Mumbai – breeding ground for disease

The Baiganwadi slum at Govandi is becoming a source of fright to the Maharashtra state and civic health departments//. Two confirmed polio cases have been reported in 2 weeks from this area. The water source and drains in this area are contaminated with dengue transmitting Aedes aegypti mosquitoes and malarial parasites. ......According to the BMC health department statistics, dengue has taken 3...

Underground Water Contamination In Tripura

Officials have reported about the underground water contamination in Tripura due to naturally present arsenic, fuelling fears of serious health hazards. // ..Tripura Public Health Engineering (PHE) department chief engineer Sunil Kumar Bhowmik said a study conducted by a Lucknow-based agency revealed that underground water contains arsenic of not less that 0.05 mg. ..The study said water sample...

Adequate Ground Work before a Pandemic Necessary

A woman in Connecticut is making news stock piling for a potential flu pandemic, since she feels the threat is looming, so it is better// to be adequately prepared for it. Stocks have been hoarded in the pantry and garage of her home, which is filled up to tide over a severe calamity. ...."We probably have preps for three months in this area. I might be a little bit overkill but people are not p...

Hospital infections gaining ground in Pennsylvania hospitals

A report released in the state of Pennsylvania, U.S,reveals that there were over 19,000 hospital acquired infections recorded across hospitals there in 2005.// ..The report the first of its kind that tallied all infections of every kind in various hospitals spread all over the state released in Pennsylvania describes that a shocking 19,000 patients and more have contracted hospital acquired in...
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