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Fibroids unlikely to Turn Cancerous

Women should get a second medical opinion if they are told to consider a hysterectomy because they have fibroid tumors that could become cancerous.//....'It is very, very rare that a fibroid tumor could become cancerous,' said Dr. Nelson Teng, chief of gynecologic oncology at the Stanford University School of Medicine.....Fibroids are benign growths in the uterus which sometimes cause discomfort,...

AIDS Disaster in India is Imminent

While concern over the AIDS crisis ravaging sub-Saharan Africa dominates much of the discussion at this week's XIII International AIDS Conference, researchers and AIDS workers are sounding the alarm for what many consider to be the next big trouble spot--India..."We have a very serious catastrophe in the offing, and if there's an enemy of India it's not Pakistan, it's not China, and it's not any...

Inhaled Steroids Safe & Effective for Children with Asthma

A 5-year, 8-center study by "Childhood Asthma Management Program" (CAMP) has indicated that inhaled steroids are safe and effective for the long-term treatment of children with mild to moderate asthma. "Although asthma experts around the world have recognized the effectiveness of inhaled corticosteroids in treating asthma, their long term effects in children were not clear, and questions have bee...

Now AIDS treatment comes dirt-cheap

.. This development brings to a head a series of developments in a year that has seen people all over the w...

South Africa dilly-dallying on AIDS situation

South Africa, which is now the third most affected country by the AIDS virus, HIV, is in an unenviable position. One in every five South African is HIV positive. If this isn’t enough, the government is in the midst of a major controversy, as it refused a huge consignment of one million AIDS detecting kits free of cost estimated around seven million U.S. Dollars. ..Earlier last year the South Afri...

Development of AIDS vaccine -- Chiron Corp in talks with four Indian cos

A NOVEL research-cum-manufacturing agreement between Chiron Corp, the US-based vaccine major, and an Indian company for the development of a potential AIDS vaccine to halt the spread of the deadly disease in the country is in an advanced stage of finalisation. ....Two Hyderabad-based biotechnology/pharma companies -- Shanta Biotechnics and Biological E -- are reportedly the front-runners for the...

TB coupled with AIDS soars in Africa

Tuberculosis is back with a vengeance. The killer disease of the past is now killing millions in Africa as it has found a new partner in its destructive mission. Full-blown cases of AIDS coupled with TB is killing on an average three million people a year in Africa alone. What is alarming is that the death rate has gone up by 10% in 2 years and there are no signs of the destruction slowing down....

Hemopurifier may revolutionise AIDS treatment

A new purifier, which has performed well during clinical trials, may be the in thing in AIDS treatment. A blood purifier, which separates the HIV from circulating blood, has been developed and if found to be successful, this purifier, might mark the beginning of the end of HIV’s vicious grip on human race. ..According to researchers at Aethlon Medical, a biotechnology firm in La Jolla, California...

Cipla holds talks with mining giant to supply AIDS drugs for South African workers

Indian pharmaceutical giant Cipla is holding talks with London based mining giant, Anglo American for supplying AIDS drugs to South African workers. About 11% of South African population is HIV positive, totaling around 4.7 million people, giving it the dubious distinction of being the country with the maximum number of HIV positive people in the world. ..The HIV scourge is sure to have a devasta...

George Bush pledges 200 million dollars for AIDS relief

American president George .W. Bush has pledged 200 million dollars to fight AIDS. The money will be directed toward a United Nations fund designed to pay for treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS, as well as malaria and tuberculosis. Those three diseases together killed some 5.5 million people last year, the bulk of them in Africa,according to the World Health Organization (WHO). ..The sheer numb...

ATG useful in transplant patients as substitute for steroids

Anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG), a compound made from rabbit antibodies appears to be as effective as routine steroids in reducing rejection of transplanted organs without any of the side effects, according to Dr. James Eason of the Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Center in New Orleans. In the largest study on steroid-free treatment of liver transplants, Dr. Eason found patients treated with ATG had...

The flip side of AIDS cocktails – HAART regime damages live

HIV infected patients on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART regime) are forced to stop the treatment because of the toxic side effects of the treatment, which causes liver damage. According to a study led by Dr. Raymond T. Chung, who presented the findings at Digestive Disease Week in Atlanta last week, severe liver toxicity forced almost one in every four patients to stop the treatment...

Pharmaceutical giant offers AIDS related antifungal drug free to 50 countries

Diflucan Partnership seems to be the latest mantra of Pfizer. The pharmaceutical giant has announced that it will supply free antifungal drug to 50 countries hardest hit by the AIDS virus. The decision by the Pfizer comes close on the heels of the South African Government winning a landmark case against pharmaceutical companies. In an announcement on Wednesday Pfizer said AIDS related antifunga...

Pharmaceutical giant offers AIDS related antifungal drug free to 50 countries

Diflucan Partnership seems to be the latest mantra of Pfizer. The pharmaceutical giant has announced that it will supply free antifungal drug to 50 countries hardest hit by the AIDS virus. The decision by the Pfizer comes close on the heels of the South African Government winning a landmark case against pharmaceutical companies. In an announcement on Wednesday Pfizer said AIDS related antifunga...

Researchers Scale to assess the Severity of Epilepsy in Kids

Epilepsy in kids is almost a nightmare to their respective parents, that too when it is resistant to the treatment. Researchers identified three factors that may increase a child's risk of having intractable epilepsy - a form of the disease that does not respond to commonly used drugs. ..Children who have their first epileptic seizure before their first birthday which is also called symptomatic g...

"Make AIDS Therapy affordable" - Physicians demand

AIDS in developing countries is a threeat to the globe as 95% of the AIDS victims dwell in here. In the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS, physicians demanded to bring down the cost of anti retroviral therapy that would cater the AIDS victims in developing countries. ..Dr. Anne-Valerie Kaninda, medical advisor for Doctors without borders (commonly known as Medicines San...

India's anti-AIDS drug market engaged in price war

The Indian pharmaceutical companies hope to strike a pot of gold by making cheap anti-AIDS drugs. This has triggered a price war that is likely to escalate in coming days. ..The large number of AIDS cases has lured many companies to develop anti-AIDS drugs and market it in India and abroad by adapting innovative approaches to pricing. ..The anti-AIDS drug market, currently dominated by Mumbai-bas...

RANBAXY - enters anti-AIDS segment

The anti-AIDS drug market is currently dominated by the Mumbai based Cipla. Presently, Ranbaxy laboratories, the country's largest pharmaceutical company, is planning to enter the anti-AIDS drugs segment. According to Ranbaxy's regional director for India and west Asia, S D Kaul, the company is in a position to launch Lamivudine, Nevirapine, Aabacavir and Indinavir products in the Indian market s...

Coronary heart disease bids Adieu

According to a report in The Journal of the American Medical Association. Coronary heart disease is reduced by lowering plasma homocystine levels with a diet supplement of folic acid alone or in combination with cyanocobalamin. ....Dr.Tice from the University of California at San Francisco and colleagues used the Coronary Heart Disease Policy Model to assess the cost effectiveness of lowering lev...

Omega-3 fatty acids impair immunity

Taking large amounts of omega-3 fatty acids may be unwise for those with weakened immunity...Researchers at the University of Missouri, Columbia, have been studying omega-3s for many years now and know that one of their effects is to damp down inflammation. That's why fish oils - rich in omega-3s - often benefit those with arthritis, a painful inflammatory condition of the joints. Yet the inflamm...

Toxic effects common with AIDS treatments

High levels of toxic effects associated with antiretroviral treatment for HIV have been recorded and quantified by a group of Swiss researchers in a study published this week in The Lancet. If efficacy levels of drug combinations are similar, treatment choice will depend on the toxic effects of the drugs. Therefore, the data may be useful as a reference for future analyses of adverse effects of d...

Music aids in curing dementia

Trials have shown that old people who suffer from dementia benefit from music therapy. The therapy involves professional musicians and patients playing instruments and making music. The trials have found that the therapy is popular with patients and can help them to communicate. ....scientists at Imperial College London are planning to carry out a study to see if they can prove that this therapy...

Drooping eyelids more common in men

Men are more likely than women to suffer eyelid droop as they age, scientists have discovered. ..The researchers, from the Rotterdam Eye Hospital, took side and front view photographs// of the eyes of 256 people between the ages of 12 and 88. ....They found that after the age of 35, the lower eyelid started to sag, the effect of which was twice as great in men as women. Sagging is caused by the...

The superior steroids

Researchers say, that a steroid nasal spray may relieve seasonal allergy symptoms better than an oral antihistamine. Dr. Robert Naclerio and colleagues from University of Chicago,compared the effectiveness of fluticasone(Flonase)//,a corticosteroid nasal spray, with loratadine(Claritin),a nonsedating antihistamine, for treating ragweed allergy on an as-needed basis.. .... Participants who used th...

Asprin aids in pregnancy

A group from the Institute of Health Sciences in Oxford found that women who took low doses of Asprin were less likely to have a stillbirth, or to develop pre-eclampsia.// Taking low-dose aspirin may help women have a successful pregnancy, say the researchers. ....The researchers reviewed more than 23 previous studies of more than 22,000 women to assess the benefits of anti-platelet drugs, of w...

AIDS toll set to exceed Black Death

AIDS will surpass the Black Death as the world's worst pandemic if the 40 million people living with HIV or AIDS do not get life prolonging drugs. The illness has killed 25 million people since the early 1980s. An estimated 14,000 people are infected each day with HIV, which destroys the immune system. ....Without antiretroviral drugs, most people living with AIDS will die, pushing the death tol...

Knowing how weight loss aids in diabetes

According to researchers at the Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Dallas, there is a new study which hopes to discover the impact that weight loss can make in decreasing the complications of diabetes.// Colleagues and the researchers are joining people into the first long-term study on how weight loss affects the outcome in type 2 diabetes. ..With about 30 per cent of the population now classif...

AIDS drugs linked to heart attack risk

People with AIDS often take three or more medicines, including a category of drugs called protease inhibitors that are a key ingredient of the pill combinations.// New research raises the possibility that life saving AIDS drugs may also increase the risk of heart trouble, though experts say the medicines' benefits outweigh any danger. Researchers are at odds over whether the drug combinations are...

Toxin connected to 'Flesh-eating' Pneumonia in Kids

According to French Researchers, Staphylococcal bacteria carrying a specific toxin can cause a severe, highly lethal type of pneumonia in otherwise healthy children and young adults.// They have so far linked infection with these toxin-carrying bugs to 30 cases of pneumonia marked by widespread tissue destruction in the respiratory tract. ....According to new study's authors led by Dr. Jerome Et...

Measles Suppresses AIDS Virus

HIV-positive children ill with measles may get a temporary respite from the virus that causes AIDS. Levels of HIV are suppressed while measles infection rages, the team found. "We were surprised by these findings, because we expected to see HIV replication increase, not decrease with measles//," Dr. William Moss, who led the study, said. He said measles usually suppresses the immune system. ....R...

Compressed DNA aids gene patients

Scientists have invented a method of compressing DNA which could make gene therapy powerful. The advance which is now being tried out on cystic fibrosis patients, may allow the modified genes to slip right into the cell nucleus.A single strand of DNA contains a complete blueprint for building an entire human.// ..This means that the DNA molecule is long and unwieldy. Doctors are looking for ways...

Healthy snacks improve nutrition of kids

A new report suggests that, children can get up to almost one-half of their whole energy intake from snacks, and providing them with nutritious, low-fat snacks can have a significant impact on their health.// ....Dr. Debra K. Sullivan of the University of Kansas Medical Center felt that, they get the nutrients, they get the energy they need, and they don't go eating the chips. Recent studies have...

Ginseng aids Diabetes

Researchers in the Univeristy of Chicago, studied the use of a ginseng extract for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Ginseng tea has been shown to have many beneficial effects on health. Diabetes is a major health problem worldwide. The condition affects about 8% of the U.S. population and 5% of the population in other nations.// The vast majority of people with diabetes more than 70 percent -- h...

Protection mechanism of fatty acids for Cancer

A recent study by researchers at the University of Texas, have found out how omega-3 fatty acids might protect against colon cancer.Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish oil, have long been known to protect against colon cancer.// They learned that the omega-3s block a molecule called protein kinase C beta II (PKCbII) - which is linked with abnormal cell division. ..In this study, genetic...

Healing environment aids mental problem

..According to a recent study, spending time in an Indian temple improves mental illnesses as much as conventional medication. Reserchers in a new study, India, looked at how traditional healing practices might help those with mental disorder.// The temple of Muthuswamy in South India has long been a healing centre for those with a mental health problem and those attending during a short period i...

Drink more fluids during exercise

While exercising, a good amount of fluids should be taken, in order to replenish the water loss. According to athletics, water is far better than 'energy' drinks for keeping you hydrated during exercise. During summer there is maximum need for fluids,// henceforth, you'll be well aware of the need to keep your fluid levels topped up with regular drinks. There are a lot of so-called energy drinks...

Innovative device aids in advanced heart failure

A mesh jacket positioned around the heart improves function in patients with advanced heart failure. Researchers at the University of New York felt that in heart failure, the heart enlarges and is unable to effectively pump blood around the body.// Commonly, the heart valves are damaged too. Heart failure is a progressive condition, with no cure other than a transplant - although it can be manage...

Obese Kids Also Prone To Heart Attacks

Latest research shows that heart attacks don't just strike overweight adults. Overweight children are also at risk. According to a study from // The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Ohio, being overweight causes an increase in the wall thickness of the left ventricle, which is responsible for pumping blood.This change in heart size increases the risk of having a heart attack, no m...

New Drug To Fight AIDS

Acquired Immunodeficiency Virus caused by the virus Human Immunodeficiency Virus has caused //more than three million deaths from HIV infection and more than 5 million adults and children are living with the HIV infection. By the end of this year it is estimated that world wide 39.4 million people will be infected by HIV... ..Japanese researcher Hiroaki Mutsuva and his team from the University of...

Gujarat Records Fall In AIDS Cases

The Indian State of Gujarat has registered a fall in the number of AIDS patients. The decline has been to 3.6% in 2004 from 4.48% in 2003.// Where the low risk group is concerned, it declined to 0.13% in 2004 from 0.38% in 2003. The 2005 figures are expected to be even lower. ....Says Laxman Malodia of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation-run AIDS Control Society: "We have 5,636 HIV positive cas...
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