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Cement injections linked to osteoporosis

Spinal injections of an acrylic cement mend fractures linked to osteoporosis without the need for surgery. Researchers at the University of California have been looking at the effect of a new treatment for vertebral fractures in 90 elderly patients with osteoporosis. They injected an acrylic cement into the affected area - a procedure formerly done during surgery. Two weeks later//, many patients...

Sharing injection equipment spreads Hepatitis C

According to findings of a new report, the risks injection drug users face for infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) from sharing commonly used drug paraphernalia other than syringes, such as drug "cookers" and cotton filters.// ....While many anti-drug campaigns have warned of the hazards of sharing hypodermic needles, the new study found that injection drug users who shared cookers--contai...

Toxin injections support stroke associated spasticity

Researchers have found that injections of botulinum toxin eases hand spasticity among stroke survivors. Spasticity in the limbs is a common after effect of stroke, and it causes much disability,// because it interferes with activities like getting dressed and eating. Previous research has shown that botulinum toxin - a substance that relieves muscle tightness - may help with this problem. ....In...

Injection supports Heart Devices

According to a new study a clot-buster injection may unclog a mechanical heart pump, reconditioning the blood flow. Markus Rothenburger, M.D., researcher from University Hospital in Germany,// felt that this is a simple solution to a very serious problem for heart failure patients who receive left ventricular assist devices. ....A left ventricular assist device is a mechanical pump-like device t...

Abstinence From Alcohol With The Help Of An Injection

Naltrexone, also known as ReVia, is an approved drug for the treatment of alcohol dependence. But one of the problems with the drug is it is taken orally, which can reduce medication compliance and can be absorbed // differently in the body. A new study looks at an injection of naltrexone and the benefit of its use for alcoholics. ..For the study 315 alcoholics participated and they were randoml...

Exubera could mean the end of an insulin injection era for diabetics

Diabetes and cancer remain the most feared diseases all around the world. Researchers have now come up with an insulin inhaler, potentially offering adult diabetics an alternative to injections// for controlling their blood sugar. The drug is yet to be approved by the FDA. ..If approved, the drug, known as Exubera, would mean an end to the insulin injections taken by millions worldwide. The produ...

Unsafe Injections and Unclean Hand hygiene major cause of hospital infections in India

Use of unsafe injection in India is the cause of serious hazards with an estimated 4.2 billion injections are administered in India and the results show that two out of three injections given in India are non-sterile or unsafe and pose serious health hazards//. ..World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that over 1.4 million people are suffering from nosocomial or hospital acquired infectio...

Leptin Injections Maintain Loss In Body Weight

In Washington it was reported that hormone injections (Leptin) taken twice daily by dieters help to maintain the weight loss rather than losing weight. ..The research was headed by Dr Michael Rosenbaum of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in // New York which shed light on the complex pathway that regulates metabolism and deposit fat. It is very difficult to lose weight...

FDA Approves Novel Creation of Imitrex? Injection for Migraine

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a creation of the Imitrex Injection that enables patients to consume a 4mg dosage, // named as the Imitrex STAT dose System ? used to treat severe migraines in adults in the presence or absence of aura. ....Migraine is known to be a common ailment for as many as 28 million Americans suffers from migraine headaches. The treatments for migraines...

Needle-Free Injection System Ideal for Pandemic Outbreaks

Medical International Technologies Inc. (OTCBB:MDLH) Needle– Free Injection System, designed specifically to allow fast, accurate and safe injections, is rapidly moving toward establishing itself as a valuable instrument in the fight against disease // in both humans and animals. With its patented ability to adjust pressure and volume to meet varied conditions Med-Jet(human) and Agro-Jet(animal)...

Breast Enlargement Injections Can Lead To Breast Loss

Health officials here Thursday warned women to avoid controversial breast enlargement gel injections after six women lost parts of their breasts// due to complications. ....Fifty-three women from Hong Kong have complained of complications such as infections and abscesses after having polyacrylamide gel injected into their breasts. ....Six women had to have parts of their breasts surgically remov...

Enlarged Prostate Might Be Relieved with Botox injections

A new study has highlighted the benefits of Botox injections given into the prostate that is capable of bringing relief from suffering, for men with enlarged prostate//... ..Researcher Dr. Michael B. Chancellor, a professor of urology and gynecology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, said “Our results are encouraging because they indicate that Botox could represent a simple, safe and...

Flying Injection: Prevent the bite of disease

Just as people are basking in the warmth of summer, mosquitoes too are out to suck warm blood. Apart from the nuisance that it is, this could mean a lethal injection of many harmful diseases//. ....The program-in-charge for Delaware Mosquito Control, Bill Meredith, said that Delaware offers an ambient atmosphere for mosquito to breed. In his words,' We’re a buggy state. We're in the top 10 in th...

Orchid gets FDA Approval for Cefotaxime Injections

Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals, a leading player in the Indian drug industry, has received a formal approval from the US Food and Drug Authority (FDA) for three// of its abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs) for Cefotaxime. ....Orchid will be launching this product in the US through its exclusive distribution partner, Apotex, the Chennai-based company said in a release Wednesday. ....T...

Lowering Contrast Material Injection in Aged Patients is Cost-effective and can Offset Risks

A new study has found that it is better to alter the dosage of senior patients undergoing multi-detector CT examination of the pancreas //and biliary region, by bringing it down by 10%. This would lower the cost of the examination as well as the risk of complications. This study was conducted by the Department of Technical Radiology at Nagoya University School of Health Science in Nagoya, Japan....

In Elderly Patients Lowering Contrast Material Injection Will Reduce Costs

A new study says that in elderly patients who are undergoing multi-detector CT examination of the pancreas and biliary region, doctors may safely reduce the dose of a contrast agent by 10 percent. // Doing this will reduce the costs as well as the risks associated with the tests, according to the study. The Department of Technical Radiology at Nagoya University School of Health Science in Nagoya,...

Lethal dose of cosmetic injections paralyzed recipients

In a shocking incident 2 years ago, four persons had to be hospitalized following cosmetic injections.// They received injections in the face with an cosmetic product that was unlicensed. The injection contained botulism toxin A, which was 40 times greater than the lethal dose for humans, reported by The Journal of the American Medical Association. The weakened form of the same toxin, botox, is...

Impotent? No Problem – Have An Injectio

A pilot study conducted by Melman and colleagues at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the Bronx, New York, shows that gene therapy// might help men with Erectile Dysfunction (impotence). ....Eleven patients with erectile dysfunction, associated with diabetes or cardiovascular disease, were studied. ....The procedure involves injecting a gene named hSlo (for the...

Two Children Die After Administering DPT Injection

Two children died in two Bihar villages soon after being administered DPT (diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus) injection Saturday. About 100 kids were reportedly ill// after the dosage. ....According to official sources, the deaths took place in Khaira and Sahar villages in Bhojpur district, about 60 km from here. Twelve children have been admitted to Ara Sadar Hospital. ....The district admini...

Heroin Injection may Lead to Wound Botulism

In a case study in PLoS Medicine, doctors report on the case of a 35 year old heroin user who came to the accident and emergency department //with double vision, slurred speech, drooping eyelids, and eye muscle weakness. The diagnosis turned out to be wound botulism. ....Wound botulism is a potentially fatal illness that occurs when spores of the bacterium Clostridium botulinum contaminate a woun...

IMA Oppose Introduction of Polio Injections

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) will oppose the government's plan to replace pulse polio immunisation drops with injections.// ...."The IMA will oppose the move to administer injections instead of drops for polio pulse immunisation," IMA's outgoing national president Sanjeev Malik told IANS here. ....Malik was here to attend the first IMA national conference that began Wednesday and to hand...

Insulin Tablets-No More Injections

It may be still far from reality, but the very idea is bound to gladden diabetics. Scientists have announced the possibility of administering insulin orally//, instead of the common injections...At, present insulin is given via injections or via inhalation like Exubera, a recent invention. ..Scientists from Taiwan’s National Tsing Hua University have published results of their study in the jour...

Epidural Steroid Injections Do Not Provide Long Term Relief

A recent study conducted by American Academy of Neurology finds that epidural steroid injections play a limited role in providing short-term pain relief for lower back pain// that radiates down a leg, and do not provide long-term pain relief. ..To develop the guideline, the authors analyzed scientific studies on the topic. ..According to the guideline, epidural steroid injections may provide so...

Micro-jets for Painless Needle-free Injections

Novel needle-free injections that don't cause the pain and bruising common with existing needle-free devices have been developed// by a team in California. ....In a bid to confront the under-use of current needle-free methods driven by the pain and discomfort experienced by patients, a team of researchers based at University of California has developed an alternative, painless, needle-free drug...

Execution by Lethal Injection Questioned

The Lethal injection to execute prisoners of death sentence is being questioned. A study by Plos medicine reveal that the lethal injection causes intense pain//. It also upholds the study by the UK based Lancet in 2005. ....This injection is the foremost method used for execution in 34 states and federal government but many have put a stop to it as a result of ethical debates. ..The three-drug...

Alcohol Injections to Tolerate Mortons Neuroma

According to a recent study conducted by researchers at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and Kingston Hospital NHS Trust in Middlesex, United Kingdom. alcohol injections has a high success rate and is well tolerated by patients with Mortons neuroma, a common cause of foot pain. ......Mortons neuroma is a growth of nerve tissue that occurs in a nerve in your foot, often between your third...

A Non-profit Drug Firms Injection to Fight Kala Azar Included in WHOs Model List

In an otherwise bleak healthcare scenario has emerged a heartening development.The World Health Organisation (WHO) has designated Paromomycin IM injection manufactured by the US based Institute for OneWorld Health, a non-profit drug firm, for inclusion in its Model List for Essential Medicines. ......Paromomycin IM Injection is a cost-effective treatment for visceral leishmaniasis (VL), the wor...

Oral Treatment as Effective as Injections in Treating Kids With Pneumonia

Kids suffering from pneumonia may no longer have to worry about the doctor's needle, for a new study has found that the less painful oral treatment works just as well as injections. ......The first of its kind study by researchers at The University of Nottingham showed that kids children given oral treatment recovered as quickly, suffered less pain, required less oxygen therapy in hospital and...

Pumpkins Could Be Showing Insulin Injections The Door Soon

According to Chinese researchers, the pumpkin promises more than it shows . ... Studies conducted on diabetic (Type 1) rats by the scientists from East China Normal University, have revealed that pumpkin extracts are able to regenerate damaged beta cells of the pancreas, as well as increase insulin production. ... Says lead researcher Tao Xia, who published the teams report in the journal Chemis...

Australian Patients Who Received Vitamin Injection Infected With Hepatitis C

Health authorities in the state of New South Wales in Australia are urging up to 2000 patients of a doctor in Sydney to test for hepatitis C and other blood-borne viruses . The move follows reports that five such persons had already contracted the highly infectious disease. ......An investigation has found Dr Daniel Hameiri's Double Bay clinic where patients receive vitamin injections was th...

Chemical Injections for Fat Removal

Investigators at Georgetown University Medical Center have been able to use simple, non-toxic chemical injections to add and remove fat in targeted areas on the bodies of laboratory animals. ......They say the discovery, published online in Nature Medicine on July 1, could revolutionize human cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery and treatment of diseases associated with human obesity. ....
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