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Controversial Levis jean ad to be withdrawn

...stirred a hornets nest in a country where nearly a hundred thousand people are on the waiting list awaiting a suitable donor for organ donation. Nearly 20 people die each day because they are unable to find a suitable match. A spokeswoman for Levis Strauss in San Francisco, said that the ad film was meant ...

Emphasis to ban Drugs ads by Doctors

...pson said, prompting a standing ovation by several hundred AMA members attending the opening session at a downtown hotel....

A sunscreen from the sea

...pound and its formulations is estimated at several hundred million dollars each year", said AIMS executive Dr Peter Isdale. The sunscreen, code-named 855, is structurally unlike compounds in current use. It has an It has demonstrated great efficiency in absorbing and dissipating UV radiation in the damaging...

Older men 'father' schizophrenics

...serious mental illness. It affects one person in a hundred at some time in their life, and the rate is the same in every country.Most people are affected when they are in their late teens or early 20s, though it can start at any age. Schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder. Symptoms include hallucinations and ...

Genes for Vision discovered

...e times the number that were previously known. Two hundred and sixty four of these were newly identified genes. Of these, 241 had homologs in humans. “This makes photoreceptors the most well characterised cell type in the body,” said Cepko. The database provides a genetic lantern by which to see the goings...

Exercise lowers Risk of Ovarian Cancer

...o lower their risk. Researchers studied nearly six hundred women to see if staying active affected the odds of getting ovarian cancer. They looked at how active the women were not just recently, but from adolescence through menopause and beyond. Being active lowered the risk of ovarian cancer . In fact, wo...

Exercise is necessary in daily life

...ctive by 'turning back the clock'. Just one or two hundred calories extra exercise a day can make a real difference to your health by reducing the risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease....

DNA of deceased ones stored in Funeral Homes

... from funeral homes over a decade ago, and several hundred now use the service, he said. Lab director Thelma Villanueva said the company has stored at least 1,000 samples in the last three years. Although DNA Analysis has been open for business since 1989, DNA collection is only starting to catch on among f...

Pancreatic Cancer may be linked to Diabetes

...t is linked to cancer occurs in about one out of a hundred cases of late-onset diabetes. The cases used for the study came from the Rochester Epidemiology Program, funded by the National Institutes of Health. Researchers identified patients with late-onset diabetes in Rochester, between 1970 and 1996 and fol...

Stroke risk might be linked to antibody

... The samples were from 650 women age 12 to 40. One hundred twenty of the women had suffered a stroke and 300 of the women had not. Using several laboratory tests, researchers found women with aPL antibodies were 1.65 times more likely to have a stroke. These results were obtained even after the researchers ...

Recognizing heart risk in dialysis patients

...uggest that such patients run between five and one hundred times the risk of heart problems compared to the rest of the population. Doctors at Johns Hopkins University have surveyed a group of 1,050 patients undergoing dialysis. Over the period from 1994 to 1999, there were 260 cardiac-related events in th...

Ketoconazole 2% more effective in treating Seborrheic Dermatitis

...oconazole// 2% and Zinc pyrithione 1% shampoo. One hundred and seventy one patients were randomized to ketoconazole 2% shampoo and 160 to zinc pyrithione 1% shampoo. The researchers found that ketoconazole 2% achieved a significantly better effect with a 73% improvement in the total dandruff severity score ...

The elderly can sleep better now!

...gnetic pearls on various points on the ear.// One hundred and twenty individuals over age 60, who were having trouble sleeping, were involved in the study in which researchers had the pearls placed on seven points of the ear believed to have an effect on promoting sleep. In the treatment that lasted for 3 w...

Sun is bad - More or less does not matter!

...hat their child will develop. One thousand eight hundred and twelve children, between the ages of two to seven, were studied by the researchers to find out if there was a link between sun exposure and moles. The children's parents were also checked for moles. They found that as children grew older, they de...

Pfizer unveils anti-smoking drug

...blockbuster. In clinical trials involving several hundred smokers, the New York-based company said almost half of smokers given this oral medicine, called Varenicline, were able to quit smoking after only seven weeks. In the same trial, only 16 percent of people receiving sugar pills managed to stop, whil...

The Effects Of Hormone Therapy Questioned

...rt in a larger study on estrogen and vitamins. One hundred and forty were diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes. All of the women showed evidence of heart disease on angiography, a test that X-rays the heart vessels. Some of the women were given hormones (estrogen alone or estrogen plus progestin) while ot...

Identifying Irregular Heart Beats

...llowed about 4,000 men and about 4,725 women ,nine hundred and thirty-six of the participants eventually developed atrial fibrillation. Researchers say this translates to about a one in four chance a 40-year-old will end up with an irregular heartbeat. By comparison, the lifetime risk for breast cancer in wo...

WHO acts to reduce the maternal death toll

...egnancy in the world's poorest countries is over a hundred times higher than in the richest ones. "Countries around the world have pledged to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, which include reducing maternal mortality by three quarters by 2015. One key task of the global health community is to close...

Arthritis Patients Can Find Relief With Acupuncture

...nee. Participants were placed in three groups. One hundred and ninety patients received acupuncture, 191 underwent sham acupuncture, and 189 followed a self-help course to manager their condition. The patients all received their standard medical care from their physicians. Acupuncture involves inserting thi...

Tsunami Survivors Face Pneumonia Threat

...he disease. But although doctors had seen several hundred cases of diarrhoea in the affected countries, no one had reported a cholera outbreak as of Friday 7 January. The number of people suffering from diarrhoea does not exceed the typical level of the illness usually found in the region, experts say. Med...

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