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Women's Separatist Group Opposes Sex Education in Kashmir

...Kashmir Board of School Education. "The general guideline (of National Curriculum Framework of 2005) does not specifically speak of any special courses for sex education (in Kashmir). Furthermore, the local sensibilities have to be fully respected while fixing curriculum in the state." According to the Na...

Medical College Students Help Change Global Health Policy

... (WHO) list of essential medicines. This list is a guideline for developing countries to choose which high-priority drugs should be supplied to their citizens inexpensively. Students from Weill Cornell's chapter of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) answered the charge of Dr. David Skorton, P...

Antibiotics Highly Effective for Treating Lyme Disease

A guideline developed by the American Academy of Neurology fin...ptoms that persist following standard therapy. The guideline is published May 23, 2007, in the online edition of Neurology, the scientific journal of the America...

Canadians Urged to Renovate Houses to Check Radon Gas Radiation

...loration activity. Canada is poised to lower the guideline for radon gas in homes to 200 becquerels per cubic.... Health Canada has maintained the 800-becquerel guideline since 1988, but says new research showing a stronger link to lung cancer has prompted the change to ...

Epidural Steroid Injections Do Not Provide Long Term Relief

...member of the American Academy of Neurology. The guideline also found epidural steroid injections usually did not help patients “buy time” to avoid surgery, or provide long-term pain relief beyond three months. Their routine use for these purposes is not recommended. “The use of epidural steroid injections...

Too Much of Salt in Bread..

...ntained more salt than the Food Standards Agency's guideline maximum level. They found that one in three brands contained salt levels above the Government's maxm. of 1.1g per 100g. It was found that some brands were so salty that nine slices contained nearly 6g, which is total daily-recommended intake for an...

Mothers Gives ‘thumbs Up’ for Traffic Light Labelig

...d the ‘traffic lights’ system of labeling over the guideline daily amount system (GDA), adopted by most food companies. In the former system, akin to traffic lights, each color signifies an amount. For example, red signifies high, amber, medium and green, low. Foods like savory snacks may carry labels showin...

Statin Therapy Cuts Bad Cholesterol Unprecedented 70 Percent

...patients with severely high cholesterol to achieve guideline lipid goals compared with CRESTOR monotherapy. Patients participated in a six-week dietary lead-in followed by six weeks of randomized treatment with rosuvastatin 40 mg alone or in combination with ezetimibe 10 mg. Source-NewswiseBR>SRM...

Family Planning Method is as Effective as the Contraceptive Pill

...xth day of the cycle. After 12 cycles, this second guideline is replaced by a calculation that subtracts seven days from the earliest day to show a temperature rise in the preceding 12 cycles, in order to identify the first fertile day. The woman is then in her fertile period. The fertile phase ends after the ...

New Guidelines for Diagnosis of Venous Thromboembolism

...ting in the veins. Key elements of the diagnosis guideline include the use of clinical prediction rules to es...h as D-dimer and ultrasonography. The management guideline supports the use of low-molecular weight heparin for patients with deep vein thrombosis in the outpa...

Heavy Periods Have Other Remedies, Not Necessarily Hysterectomy

...s. Professor Mary Ann Lumsden, chair of the NICE guideline group and consultant in gynecology in Glasgow said, ‘It affects well over a million women each year and means that some women can't get out of the house one or two days a month. It does cause a lot of misery. Women need to know what is on offer so th...

Food Labeling, Set to Sport a New Face in Britain

...lligent food labels replete with information about guideline daily amounts in each serving. The GDA campaign has the support of some of UK’s biggest food and drink manufacturers along with well known super markets - Tesco, Somerfield and Morrison. GDA campaign director Jane Holdsworth said, "We have made i...

Young Survivors of Breast Cancer can Plan a Family After Completing Treatment

...ge of breast cancer, but certainly not a universal guideline for young patients suffering breast cancer. This finding was revealed after a study involving 123 young breast cancer sufferers, who went through atleast one pregnancy after they were diagnosed with cancer. Nearly 50% successfully conceived within ...

Wards Pose Danger to Mother and Child

... going for ward rounds either, which is one of the guideline they have to follow. According to Department of Health spokesman, there is an increase in the number of consultants by 40% and midwives by 41% since 1997. He also said, "Maternal mortality is as low as it has ever been, as are the rates of infant...

New Guideline for the Diagnostic Assessment of Children with Continuous Seizures

A new guideline developed by the American Academy of Neurology and...ures, in children, many of whom have epilepsy. The guideline is published in the November 14, 2006, issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Ac...

Cardiocerebral Resuscitation, A New Technique For Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

...se compared to the time when first responders used guideline CPR, resulting in a mere 3 percent survival rate. ... survival rates three-fold when they switched from guideline CPR to Cardiocerebral Resuscitation. First responders applying the new protocol were able to resusci...

Allergy Drugs More Harmful Than Helpful for Chronic Ear Inflammation

...its own. The 2004 American Academy of Pediatrics guideline for OME, for which Rosenfeld was co-chairman, reco... on the preponderance of harm over benefit. A 1994 guideline also found no data supporting the use of these drugs. "There is absolutely no question that these ...

Getting More Out of Guidelines

... is significant discord between the evidence-based guideline targets formulated and advocated by physicians, and current treatment outcomes in our own clinical practice.” A second group of researchers studied the barriers to implementing guidelines for the care of patients with renal impairment, using the ex...

Walkers Crisps Advertisements make Misleading Claims about Salt Content

...ad decreased the salt in its crisps to "7% of your guideline daily amount" was misleading considering the fact ... addition the ASA criticised Walkers for excluding guideline daily amounts of salt for children under the age of 11 from the leaflet. The ASA ruling was welcom...

Bipolar Disorder Not Being Accurately Diagnosed By Doctors In UK

...iatry at Nottingham University and chairman of the guideline committee said, 'This is quite a technical disorder and it hasn't been given the emphasis other conditions have in terms of training of all doctors and health professionals, including psychiatrists. The treatment is quite complicated because bipolar ...

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