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Website For Men With Breast Cancer Launched In Australia

...men often face additional shock, embarrassment and isolation said, “It's vital the information is relevant for men to reduce the sense that breast cancer is a women's disease.” br>...

Officer of Anti-Submarine Squadron Quarantined With Tuberculosis

...copter Anti-Submarine Squadron 4, has been kept in isolation with active tuberculosis. He had returned// on Ju...sts. The sailor who was initially placed in the isolation ward at San Diego Naval Medical Center has since returned to his off-base apartment, but will remain...

Phone Calls Lend Vital Support to Moms of Mentally Ill Children

...their child's mental illness has resulted in their isolation and disconnection from previous support systems, including family, friends, work and even church, says Dr. Kathleen Scharer, a USC College of Nursing researcher who will present her preliminary findings July 20 in Montreal at the International Nursin...

Genetic Mutation in Mice Suggests Extinct Mammoth Had Light and Dark Fur

... off Northern Florida’s Atlantic coast, geographic isolation of the populations has resulted in eight distinct subspecies of beach mice, each with distinctive coat patterns that are lighter in color than their mainland counterpart. “We know from geological evidence that the barrier islands are very recent, l...

New UCSD Program to Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria

...cine, and colleagues at Scripps are working on the isolation and characterization of potent substances from the sea – discovering novel drug-producing microbes. Fenical’s research team has discovered at least 13 new groups of microbes which are adapted to live in the world’s oceans. Many of these new bacteri...

Pneumonic Plague Kills 22 People in Congo

...patients and have deployed medical teams to set up isolation centres in two new districts. If the disease is not contained quickly then it could affect five different areas in the Rethy district. Some of the areas are inaccessible which could endanger the life of about 100,000 people resulting in alarming cons...

UK Government Plans A Campaign To Help Reduce Suicide Rates Among Men

...h to be unemployment, crime, gang activity, social isolation and poor housing conditions. The reports also show that the majority of the young men have seemingly suggested that they do not trust health professionals to keep their problems confidential. Dr Marcus Roberts, who heads the policy at the mental he...

Pneumonic plague Might Be Responsible For The epidemic In Congo - WHO

...conducted. The authorities from WHO have said that isolation wards have been set up to treat patients. They also explained that the control measures have been hard to implement because of the lack of security in the area. The outbreak had reportedly begun in mid-May. DR Congo's Ituri province is reported to ...

Care Workers Need Some Care Too

...s the hardest often leading to depression, anxiety isolation and a smaller circle of friends. While the oldest carers aged 65 and over often received support from their GPs only 43% of these people had been offered a health check. Mr Matz said: "Although we have always been aware of the negative impact ca...

Drug Addicts In US Expected To Double By 2020

...ge is another factor. Death of friends, relatives, isolation or other similar factors can lead to substance abuse in individuals over 50 years of age. Alcohol, painkillers and anti-anxiety pills rank first, second and third when it comes to substance abuse. Nearly 32,556 of the 495,859 emergency hospital vi...

Research into Intimate Partner Violence

...rates of depression, physical symptoms, and social isolation were significantly higher in women who experienced IPV compared to women who never experienced IPV. Exposure to physical and/or sexual IPV in the past five years had the strongest adverse health effects for women. The longer women were exposed to IPV...

Detecting Latent Tuberculosis Effective With Blood Tests

... could be used in combination with skin test or in isolation to detect latent TB. Ultimately the selection of the diagnostic test will rest on the population being tested, the purpose of testing, and resources available. ...

Ahmedabad Pronounced Safe with Nil Bird Flu Cases

... he was admitted to a hospital here and kept in an isolation ward. The symptoms of bird-flu as listed by the WHO, has not been evident in the diagnosis of Mr. Kadar.Mr. Kadar’s blood samples have been sent to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases, New Delhi and the National Institute of Virology, Pun...

Delayed Start By Niger On Culling Of Poultry

...movement of poultry in the affected region and the isolation and permanent surveillance of some 20 farms around the country. Health experts fear Africa's poor human and animal health services, large backyard poultry population, and lack of resources to fight bird flu make it an easy target for the disease, wh...

Staff Nurses Contract Measles from the Patient

...e from the kids. Now the nurses were treated in an isolation unit at nearby Northwick Park Hospital. They were allowed to go home after the treatment. Hospital visitors from the past few weeks who are feeling feverish are advised to contact their GP. The hospital trust is at present working with the Healt...

First Gene Therapy Human Trial For Muscular Dystrophy In Progress

...for therapeutic genes. This work eventually led to isolation of type-2 AAV, which has been used for gene therapy trials in cystic fibrosis and in several other settings, Samulski said. At Pittsburgh, Xiao had developed a miniaturized version of the gene for dystrophin, the muscle protein needed by people wi...

Satyam Stops Conducting HIV Tests On Employees To Prevent Discrimination

...veryone working with him and may result in further isolation (of him), he said. Satyam has more than 28,000 employees at its development centres in Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai and Bhubaneswar. If a person knows that he is suffering from HIV and if he is made to undergo the test and its result becomes pub...

Bird Flu Drill Conducted In Two Hong Kong Hospitals

...cy plan. Ambulance services were activated, and an isolation bed was prepared within a few minutes of call from...th Hospital, the patient was directly led into the isolation ward by a special escort team, in protective suit to protect against the deadly infection with the H...

Human Testicular Cells Would Help In Stem Cell Research

...h. A German team has described the procedure of isolation of the cells from mice testes and was of great usefulness. The researchers believe similar cells could also be extracted from humans. Cells in the testes like embryonic stem cells have the ability to generate numerous different tissue types. The re...

Negative religious 'Spirituality' related to depression in physicians

...ted with depression such as irritability, sense of isolation and hopelessness, and fear. Principal investigator Michael Yi, MD said, "Research from the last two decades has shown the prevalence of significant depressive symptoms among residents to be in the range of 20 percent. We might have expected that nu...

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