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Irish Outsourcing of Smear Test may Result in Cervical Cancer Being Undetected

...d in most countries around the world, is now being introduced on an EU-wide basis. "Each patient's previous cytology history was attached to the material received by the US laboratory and was therefore available for interpretation at site. "As a result the HSE is now achieving its target whereby no woman sho...

Role of MicroRNA in Cancer Suppression Identified

...elf play a role in cellular apoptosis, researchers introduced miR-34a directly into human cancer cell lines to determine its impact on tumor cell behavior. The results clearly demonstrated that overexpression of miR-34a led to increased cancer cell death as well as promoted other important anti-proliferative ac...

Prions Capacity can Be Aggrevated by Solid Particles

...United Kingdom and Iceland have shown that animals introduced into pastures that once held infected animals could become infected. Infectivity of prions was also enhanced when they were bound to whole soil. "Since the 1940s it's been known that 'infected pastures' have the ability to infect new animals," acco...

MedAir AB Announces the Launch of Fingertip Pulse Oximeter

...nitors. The LifeSense(R) multi- parameter monitor, introduced in 2001, brought WIDESCREEN(TM) technology to hospitals across Europe and Southeast Asia....

Appropriate Sanitation Gives Confidence for the Schoolgirls

...thly menstrual cycle . In some areas the state has introduced toilets with incinerators to dispose of sanitary w... body, and are prepared to tackle them. "We have introduced this scheme since girls in rural areas were hesitating to go to school during the menstrual period,"...

Backpacks and Backaches

...e such a weighty issue, that the Indian Parliament introduced The Children School Bags (Limitation On Weight) Bill, 2006. According to this, Weight of the school bag should not exceed ten percent of the childs body weight Nursery and kindergarten students should carry no school bags State government...

Reduction in Drug Costs

...in many other developed countries, guidelines were introduced to encourage doctors to use thiazides but the leve...recommended blood-pressure goal after the rule was introduced than before, though this small difference may have been due to chance. The fact that three-quarters ...

Contamination of the Environment by Antibiotics Fed to Livestock

...te the potential fate and transport of antibiotics introduced to the environment from livestock operations....

Kenyan Capital Bans Smoking in Public

...urt blocked the implementation of a nationwide ban introduced by the government, pending the outcome of a lawsuit filed by Kenya's tobacco growers. Smoking provides the Kenyan government with around five billion shillings (74.6 million dollars, 55.5 million euros) per year in taxes, but costs five times as mu...

China to "salvage" Reputation on Food, Drug Safety

...ncy is the enemy of corruption. That's why we have introduced the new regulations," the paper cited the deputy chief of the State Food and Drug Administration, Wu Zhen, as saying. Wu's comments came after the former head of the administration Zheng Xiaoyu was executed Tuesday following his conviction for brib...

Natural Selection in Butterflies

...ion from within the local population, or if it was introduced by migratory Southeast Asian butterflies in which the mutation had already been established. "We'll likely know more in three years' time when the exact location of the suppressor gene is identified," said Charlat. "But regardless of which of the t...

Lobster Shells Have Great Healing and Antiseptic Properties

...als were approved, both surgical thread types were introduced and successfully used in several Cuban hospitals. The study, however, was not limited to biomedicine and proved useful for agriculture as well. In cooperation with the Cuban National Centre for Agricultural and Livestock Health (CENSA), the group w...

War Stimulates Research Blitz in Prosthetics Industry

...ck's C-Leg, a microprocessor-controlled knee joint introduced in the late 1990s, is the standard prosthesis issued to U.S. fighters who have lost a leg above the knee, according to the American Orthotics and Prosthetics Association. "We no longer have to be content just getting them on their feet; we can do m...

Key Mechanism to Emergence of Strep Bacteria

...as a bacteriophage infected the strep bacteria and introduced a new gene. The new gene allowed the bacteria to resist clearance by the human immune system. Our study provides a model of how natural selection, exerted by the human immune system, can generate hypervirulent bacterial variants with an increased r...

Double Amputee Finishes Last, but Still Looks Forward to Beijing Olympics

...to him and give him a chance." In March the IAAF introduced a rule outlawing technical aids, although it allowed Pistorius to continue running while further investigations are carried out....

Chief Medical Officer Urges Presumption of Organ Donation to End Transplant Shortfall

...o donate if asked. The "opt-out" system has been introduced in several other European countries including Spai...donation rates double. However, Sweden, which also introduced the opt-out law, has a lower donation rate than Britain. Donaldson?s proposal was immediately were...

New Book Gives Gruesome Account of India Girl Killings

...s, Aravamudan said, are not easy. In 1994, India introduced tough laws against tests to determine foetal gender for non-medical reasons, but rules are widely flouted by doctors in what activists say is a multi-million-dollar business. The tests are done secretly and are often hard to prove. Doctors are wide...

UK Licensing Law Changes Have Trebled Overnight Alcohol Related Visits to Emergency Care

...ook effect in November 2005. The legislation was introduced in a bid to curb the amount of binge drinking and associated crime and disorder, and boost public safety. The study findings are based on emergency care visits to one inner city London teaching hospital across two separate months, before and after t...

MS Drug Fails The Test For Treating Crohns Disease

...showing promising results in testing, the drug was introduced in the United States in November 2004 to treat patients with multiple sclerosis, but was abruptly withdrawn from the market after the companies found two patients in Tysabri trials had contracted a potentially fatal brain disease. Ultimately, three p...

Asia Must Overcome HIV Stigma, Say Research Chiefs

...om fighting the virus successfully." Vietnam has introduced laws banning discrimination against people with HIV, although locals say it means some employers simply find a pretext to sack infected workers, rather than admitting it is because of their illness. "If this new law is effectively implemented, it w...

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