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Four Pakistan Children Abused Daily: SPARC Report

...e-class," said the SPARC report. The report also highlighted that Pakistan had the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in South Asia, with an estimated 10 million children working to earn a livelihood. Khan analysing the overall report said statistics proved that Pakistan lagged behind in achieving i...

Experts Propose New Criteria for Alzheimer's Diagnosis

...y impairment...the timeliness of these criteria is highlighted by the many drugs in development that are directed at changing pathogenesis," say the authors, whose proposal is put forward in a Position Paper published in The Lancet Neurology. The researchers, however, admit that validation studies are require...

Trial of VivaGel in Sexually Active Young Women Commences

...group. The importance of topical microbicides is highlighted by statistics from UNAIDS and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that show 48 percent of the 39.5 million people living with HIV/AIDS are women, and among 15- to 24- year-olds with HIV, females account for 60 percent. In the U.S., 43...

Scorpion Venom may Help Treat Cancer

...d. The scientists said that in tests on mice, it highlighted brain tumours as small as one millimetre in diameter. They are now preparing for human clinical trials. The researchers said the technique could be used in operating theatres in the US in as little as 18 months....

Medical Education in General Practice: A Way Forward

...ed in this weeks Medical Journal of Australia have highlighted the need for the expansion of medical education and training within the community care sector. With the rapid increase in medical student numbers, we are running the risk of overloading the training capabilities of the public hospital system, AMSA ...

India Grapples With First Bill to Stop Workplace Sex Harassment

.... But the response from men's rights groups have highlighted challenges the text is likely to face in India's feisty, male-dominated parliament. "The lazier ones (women) will exploit the legislation to further their career," said Swaroop Sarkar, the head of the Save Family Foundation. The Protect Indian Fa...

Smoking, Glucose Tolerance Level may Increase Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

...ease the risk of developing RA. The second study highlighted the link between smoking, glucose levels and RA and found that both smoking and glucose levels to be independent predictors of RA. The authors suggested that factors such as diet and genetics influencing metabolism might play an important part in R...

Drink and Drugs 'fuel British Sexual Health Crisis'

...ase the risk of having unprotected sex." It also highlighted the impact which advertising and celebrities can have from a young age, citing the "publicity and coverage of sex, drugs and excessive drinking by 'celebrities' and 'pop idols' and by characters in 'soaps,' making it an acceptable lifestyle." Its a...

Vietnam Bird Flu Death a Call for Action, Say Experts

... human death from bird flu in more than a year has highlighted growing complacency among farmers in fighting the virus that remains endemic in the country, experts said Sunday . A 20-year-old man from a province neighbouring the capital Hanoi was killed by the H5N1 strain a week ago, the communist government sai...

Premature Vascular and Bone Changes Occur in COPD Patients

...r outcome in various populations. The authors also highlighted the studys correlation of pulse wave velocity and COPD severity as important. The more severe the flow limitation, the higher the pulse wave velocity values, wrote Drs. Vogelmeier and Bals. Thus, COPD may induce arterial stiffness, which in turn ma...

Mercury in Antiques can Pose a Hazard - Study

...and rubber gloves, according to Wells. The study highlighted five other cases from 2000 through 2006 in New York state, which collects hazardous response data in a way that allowed researchers to identify cases involving antiques. Among other examples in the report: A house in Long Island was cleared after two...

Plan to Contain Drug Resistant TB Launched-WHO

...that triggered an international health scare. This highlighted the potential risks of rapid spread. XDR-TB cases are particularly difficult to treat, and a patient could infect other people for years, according to Mario Raviglione, director of the WHO's Stop TB Department. It is also much more expensive to trea...

Software Improvements in Breast MRI Scans

...lesion versus only a portion of the lesion that is highlighted by region-of-placement. The lesions in the study had been identified and biopsied during 2001-2004 and came from 125 women ages 27-86. They were processed using CADstream 3.0, a CAE system developed by Confirma, Inc. of Kirkland, Wash. The presence...

One Fifth of Timor Needs Food Assistance: UN Report

...the virtual disappearance of rice from the market, highlighted the need to improve food security policies, strategies and implementation mechanisms. In addition to those affected by crop failure, Timor also has nearly 100,000 internally displaced people living in Dili or with relatives in the districts as a re...

BMA Scotland Publishes Plan to Tackle Scotland's Drink Problem

... Scotlands alcohol problem. The five demands where highlighted in a new paper published by BMA Scotland on the opening day of the BMAs annual UK conference in Torquay. Alcohol kills six people every day in Scotland and doctors report an increase in the number of young people presenting to the NHS with serious...

Parents Boycott India School After HIV Kids Allowed Back

...as the latest twist in a six-month battle that has highlighted the stigma suffered in India by those living with HIV and AIDS -- in this case one boy and four girls aged between five and 11. The children appeared to have won a victory last week when the Christian school in southern Kerala state that threw them...

Exposure to Computer Games can Be 'good' for Kids, Says New Study

Though a slew of studies have highlighted the adverse effects of computer games on kids, a new one has revealed that hours of gaming can actually be good for children. According to it, computer games that have players competing against each other give children a chance to learn about the ...

DelSite Working Toward Solving Delivery of Influenza Vaccine in Pandemic Situations

...influenza virus, such as the bird flu (H5N1), were highlighted in a series of presentations at the conference. The Conference was supported by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the International Society for Influenza and other Respiratory Virus Diseases (ISIRV). More than 1,500 influenza experts fr...

Rural Doctors Had It Enough

...ident Dr Mukesh Haikerwal has said that the survey highlighted the pressing need more funding and support. He says RURAL doctors have identified better resources for rural hospitals and consistent national assessment for overseas-trained doctors. He said that they were hopeful of a response from the government o...

Disabled Orissa Brothers Lives Saved by Timely Intervention

...in Kamalpur village. His move came after the media highlighted Hakimuddin's plight. "The collector has sought a detailed report within 24 hours," an official said Sunday. "The teams will inquire about their physical and economic conditions and the district administration will provide necessary assistance bas...

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