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Award for TTK Chitra heart valve prosthesis

...National award for successful commercialization of indigenous technology 2001 for developing artificial heart valve prosthesis.It is a tilting disc valve design incorporating a metallic housing, which is integrally machined from a cobalt based wrought alloy. The circular disc inside is made of ultra high molecu...

Herbs for Rememberance

...(memory rejuvenators), as they are called, include indigenous Indian herbs like Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri), which is taken by millions of people in India to promote good memory and circulation. Recent extensive clinical and experimental trials in postgraduate medical and drug research institutes in Lucknow, Ben...

Canada stunned as mad cow discovery leads to beef ban

...dian soil. If that is proven, it will be the first indigenous BSE case in North America.For the Canadian government the incident comes on the heels of the Sars scare, which has afflicted its largest metropolis, Toronto. The city was briefly listed last month by the World Health Organisation as a place for trave...

Kalam Appeals to Eradicate Hearing Disability

...very few people are aware has been involved in the indigenous development of a cochlear implant to benefit children with profound sensory, neural and hearing loss, using electronics and IT at a nominal cost and has done pioneering work in the field. ...

India And China Discuss Import Of Encephalitis Vaccine

... covered, included areas of cooperation, including indigenous systems of medicines (export and import), their processing technologies, quality control and export-processing zone for traditional medicines. The talks would also cover stem cell research and new technologies in reproductive health. Ramadoss would...

Malaria Vaccine May Be 10 Years Away

... new drug called artemisinin, derived from an herb indigenous to Asia. Drawing on lessons learned from treating HIV and AIDS, doctors are using artemisinin with other drugs. But production is slow and expensive. 'It's a plant that takes 18 months to grow. You can't just say that you need 20 million doses right...

Concern Over High Smoking Rates Among Young

...eople, specially females, lower socio-economic and indigenous groups.//Smoking, which still remains one of the leading cause of preventable death, has the dubious distinction of affecting all the systems from head to foot. Li Xinjian, Director of the Shanghai Municipal Center for Disease Prevention and Contro...

Higher Rates Of Diabetes Found Among The Poor

The indigenous population runs a risk that is four times higher than other Australians with regard to diabetes-related deaths, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).// Diabetes also contributes towards kidney disease, stroke, and heart ...

Serum Institute Launches New Tetanus-Diphtheria Vaccine

...of India has manufactured for the first time first indigenous Tetanus and Diphtheria (Td) vaccines // . The va...sud Ahmed said - "With the launch of India's first indigenous vaccine in this segment, we are yet again offering the Indian masses the benefit of two vaccines in ...

Polio Continues To Haunt India

...to an UN report. These nations are yet to stop the indigenous polio transmission, according to the report. // A ...gypt and Niger are the two countries that defeated indigenous polio over the last 12 months or so due to multiple immunization campaigns. In 2005, all the nine po...

New law to protect traditional knowledge

... existence to protect the traditional knowledge of indigenous peoples and local communities. Charles McManis, J... legal protection for the traditional knowledge of indigenous people. But minor modification should be done to protect the genetic resources of the developing ...

Mystery unfolds about the Ginkgo biloba extract!

...comes from the leaves of the Gingko tree, which is indigenous to Japan, Korea and China but can be found all over the world. In the words of senior author, Vassilios Papadopoulos, DPharm, PhD, Director, Biomedical Graduate Research Organization and Associate Vice President of Georgetown University Medical Cent...

Call To Protect Traditional Knowledge Of African Medicinal Plants

...o produce new drugs. But laws to control access to indigenous knowledge and biological resources are few and far...or the protection and promotion of traditional and indigenous medical knowledge in Africa', will be released shortly....

Africa: Traditional Knowledge of Medicine Needs To Be Protected With Due Legislation

...or the protection and promotion of traditional and indigenous medical knowledge in Africa', is waiting to be whetted by the WHO after which it will be released for implementation....

Its High Time the Australian Government Takes Steps against Diabetes

...r obese. People living in poorer areas, those from indigenous communities, or immigrants from Asia and the Pacific were most at risk. He said that in Sydney, about 10 % of people in the western suburbs and south, through Campbelltown, past Wollongong to Shellharbour are highly diabetic. Dr Howard said Fairfiel...

New Zealand To Issue Graphic Warnings In Cigarette Packs

...ne in four adult New Zealanders and nearly half of indigenous Maoris still smoke. While unveiling 14 different images in a document issued for public consultation, before the government makes the new warnings compulsory, O'Connor said 'in a country where we pride ourselves on our outdoor healthy options, our ...

Australian Govt's Health Budget Unsatisfactory

...ent for not addressing problems like obesity //and indigenous health. But $1 billion was allocated to Australian scientists to develop world-first medical technologies to fight cancer and heart disease. They have also planned to increase the funding for the National Health and Medical Research Council by $500 m...

The Australian Medical Association To Focus On Health Of Aborigines

...ciation (AMA) will launch its fifth report card on indigenous health, focused this year on Aborigines in prisons...risis. AMA president Mukesh Haikerwal said 3% of indigenous people were in prison, compared with 0.3 per cent of people from non-indigenous groups. He explained...

Medical LINAC Machine Manufacturing Unit At Khargar

...te under DIT which pioneered the development of an indigenous Medical LINAC, will construct the manufacturing facility within three years at a cost of Rs 24.88 crore, DIT Secretary D S Mathur said here today after laying the foundation stone. LINAC machine is used for radiation therapy in cancer patients and ...

ICMR To Develop Drugs From Medicinal Plants

...t and reward the knowledge-rich, economically poor indigenous people," an ICMR release said. The ICMR will be utilising a huge database of 30,000 medical practices prepared by the NIF, an autonomous body sponsored by Science and Technology Department, through its 'Honeybee Network'. The database has a compila...

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