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Baltimore doctors perform three simultaneous kidney transplants

BALTIMORE, Johns Hopkins University surgeons performed three simultaneous kidney transplants in a complex piece of medical choreography that had nurses rushing organs in labeled coolers among six operating rooms. .."We each have a piece of each other inside us," said one of the recipients...The six synchronized operations -- three to remove the kidneys, three to implant them -- became possible af...

Co-trimoxazole Use Reduces Childhood AIDS –Related Death

Trial in Zambia led by Dianne Gibb reported that administrating the antibiotic// Co-trimoxazole to HIV-infected children reduced fatalities by more than 40% over a 19 month period. Co-trimoxazole usage reduced the secondary complications and infections in children with AIDS, which can be just as fatal as HIV. This affordable treatment was successful in spite of wide spread resistance to Co-trimox...

Baltimore is America's Fittest City; Chicago the Fattest

Baltimore has been named America's fittest city by Men's Fitness magazine, and Chicago America's fattest. ..According to the ranking accorded by the Men's Fitness magazine,// the top fittest cities behind Baltimore were Honolulu, Virginia Beach, Va., Tucson, and Milwaukee. The top fattest cities behind Chicago were Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Dallas and Houston, the magazine said. ..Last year, Balti...

Craig Newschaffer of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore.

A new study in the US attributes the rise in autism cases the reason that schools are diagnosing autism more frequently.// ..It is not a sudden epidemic so to say. ..Study author Paul Shattuck of the University of Wisconsin at Madison said, there may be as yet unknown environmental triggers behind autism. Still his research suggested the past decade's rise in autism cases was more of a labelling...

Former IMO President Shows Interest In Winning General Election

Dr James Reilly, former president of the Irish Medical Organization (IMO) has expressed his interest to contest in the next General Election for Fine Gael// . Previously, Nora Owen, the party’s former Justice Minister held the seat. ....The ambitious contestant is seeking the nomination in the Dublin North constituency and is positive about the success in the political party’s selection conventi...

Hybrid Nanoparticles for Multimodal Medical Imaging

Since X-rays were discovered more than a century ago, triggering a revolution in medical imaging, clinicians have sought more powerful ways to "see" into the human body.// ....Now, with a $1.1 million grant from the John R. Oishei Foundation, researchers in the University at Buffalo's Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics are turning their expertise in nanomedicine to the development...

Simon Cowell Has No Sympathy For Britney Spears Mental Health Problems

New York, 'American Idol' judge Simon Cowell has no sympathy for troubled singer Britney Spears and says singers' recent breakdowns// and stints in rehab are 'fashionable' and 'indulgence'. ..Newsweek.com quoted him as saying: 'It's very fashionable to be in a rehab. This whole thing is a total indulgence. Spears and (Robbie) Williams need to get a grip. We've allowed these people to feel sorry...

Masimo SET Pulse Oximetry Technology Significantly Reduce the Risk of ROP

Masimo, the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry and Read-Through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, reported that a new independent study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies' (PAS) Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada earlier this month showed that switching to Masimo SET pulse oximetry technology can reduce the risk of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants developing retinopathy of...

WFP Announces Food Assistance Plan for Timor Leste

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced plans to assist the Government of Timor-Leste in meeting the food needs of people living in communities affected by an ongoing drought. ......"There is a need for food assistance due to the persistence of the drought, and we will work closely with the Government to ensure that food is available through the lean season," said Tarek El...

One Fifth of Timor Needs Food Assistance: UN Report

Persistent drought and plagues of locusts ravaged Timor-Leste's harvest in 2007, cutting production of major crops by as much as 30 per cent and leaving one-fifth of the population in need of food assistance , says a report issued today by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP). ......To avert a major food crisis, between 210,000 and 220...

UK Reports Psychiatric Reactions to Weight-loss Drug Rimonabant

Even as the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) warned patients on anti-depressants against taking weight loss drug rimonabant, the Department of Health's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in UK said it had received reports of psychiatric reactions to drug, marketed as Acomplia. ..."Three hundred and sixty-four (364) psychiatric reactions have been reported," it said. "Am...

20 Mg Rimonabant Per Day may Help to Quit Smoking

Using rimonabant at a dose of 20 mg per day can help people quit smoking, can help them to remain abstinent, and can help prevent the weight gain that so often accompanies attempts at stopping smoking . The lower dose of 5mg, however, was not shown to be effective. ......Smoking tobacco sends nicotine into the blood stream, and this chemical disrupts the endocannabinoid system, part of the hormo...
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