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New CPR Guidelines issued by Heart Association

The American Heart Association announced it has revised its ..guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the treatment of ..cardiovascular emergencies... ..Untrained bystanders and CPR-certified lay people will no longer have to check an unconscious person's pulse before administering chest compressions. Instead the person can "check for ..lifelessness" using breath, movement and response t...

Kissing can cause Kaposi’s Sarcoma in AID

Kisssing may be responsible for a form of the herpes virus that causes an AIDS-related skin cancer called Kaposi’s sarcoma... ..Kaposi’s sarcoma causes purple skin blotches and can also attack the internal organs. The virus rarely causes sickness among people with normal disease defenses but attacks those with weakened immune system as in AIDS. .. ..The virus known as herpes virus 8 was discovere...

New drug to treat Heart Attack and damaged tissue

If a blood vessel in blocked the related tissue experiences ischemia, a state of low oxygen supply that slowly kills the tissue. They are referred as Ichemia / Reperfusion (IR) injury occurs during heart attacks. ..Understanding Ischemia / Reperfusion leads to the development of new drugs to save the damaged tissue and treat heart attack. During Ischemia / Reperfusion, Early growth response gene...

Antioxidants protect health tissue in people undergoing radiation therapy.

A recent finding by Indian scientists revealed that two antioxidants in black pepper and turmeric- piperine and curcumin were found to help protect the bacterial DNA from damage by irradiation in test organism. ..Spices with antioxidants property have radio protective effect and protecting organisms like Escherichia role and Bacillus megaterium organisms (taken for study) against of gamma radiati...

FDA issues warning for Droperidol

A drug commonly used by anesthesiologists can cause fatal irregular heartbeats at lower doses than expected, prompting the government to urge doctors to try different medications. At issue is droperidol, a tranquilizer often used to treat the nausea many people feel after undergoing anesthesia. ....Droperidol has long carried a warning that it could cause sudden cardiac death at high doses in pa...

Unsatisfactory Grade On Women's Health Issues

The United States gets a grade of "unsatisfactory" when it comes to dealing with women's health issues. The report concludes that just a handful of states have made moves to tackle diseases affecting women, including heart disease and cervical cancer.// It also concludes that states and the federal government have done either too little or nothing at all to expand women's access to health insuran...

Defibrillators saving lives but price is an issue

Surgically implanting the heart-shocking devices known as defibrillators in people who have had heart attacks prevented sudden death in nearly one-third of the patients. //Doctors say the findings will likely lead to a dramatic and costly shift in the way they treat millions of heart attack patients by adding a $20,000 defibrillator to the medicines now in use. ....The study is the first to test...

Psychiatric issues common in brain disease

According to researchers at the University of Texas, people with degenerative brain disease are most likely to have treatable psychiatric disorders. Huntington's disease is a fatal, //degenerative brain disease which affects the cerebellum, the brain area which controls movement. ....Traditionally there's been a separation between neurological disease - like Huntington's - and psychiatric proble...

NHS Audit Commission Warns Possible Financial Collapse In Sussex And Surrey

Medical and surgical services provided by NHS could suffer a big blow if the financial condition in two counties (Surrey and Sussex) failed to improve, warned the Audit Commission.// The prevalence of a weak financial management, in addition to lack of proper response to problems addressed by district auditors have been accounted for the present condition. ..The financial deficit faced by primar...

Europe On High Bird Flu Alert: European Commission

Health officials in Europe have expressed the ‘high alert’ situation, following confirmation of three bird flu deaths in Turkey and hospital admission of several others// (26) believed to be afflicted with the disease. In addition, this situation has prompted fears of a human-human transmission. ......The health officials have undertaken strict monitoring of the bird flu spread from East Asia to...

Asian Doctors Caught Issuing False Sick Notes

Disciplinary proceedings are taking place against five doctors, four of whom are Asians who were caught issuing false sick notes in a sting// operation in the UK. The operation was conducted by newspaper reporters who posed as sick patients, and the doctors may be struck of the medical register altogether. ....Anand, a general practitioner based in Gosforth in northeast England, is charged wit...

Leeches help in tissue transfer

Researchers at the University of Michigan, made a new study which showed that an odd medical approach may help patients after head and neck surgery. Ann Arbor say leeches are an effective addition when trying to salvage tissue transfers.Patients who have surgery// to remove cancer in and around the head and neck often need to have tissue transfers performed. ....Doctors say about 15 percent of...

The issue of urinary incontinence

The widespread use of disposable incontinence pads has promoted a marked reduction in the use of indwelling catheters. Professor James Malone-Lee of University College,London said that if you walked into a geriatric ward or nursing home in the 1985's,// you would have been struck repelled even by the smell. Urinary incontinence is common among the very old, but it has not been a popular subject f...

Pregnancy shouldn't be dissuaded in older age

According to a new study shows there is no conclusive medical reason, based on age, why women in their 50s should not try to become pregnant by in vitro fertilization. Researchers from the Keck School// of Medicine of the University of Southern California investigated pregnancy outcomes in women, ages 50 and older, who conceived after in vitro fertilization with donor eggs. They analyzed the case...

Spurt in hospital admissions following football shoot-outs

England's loss to Argentina in a World Cup match in 1998 ending with a penalty shootout increased heart attack rates by 27 per cent. The fact that extreme stress and emotion// can cause a heart attack in vulnerable people is known to almost everyone.However, research carried out at the the time of a key football match between England and Argentina during the 1998 World Cup has provided further...

Bone marrow stem cells may help repair cardiac tissues

Two new studies, though small, have boosted confidence in a method used to repair cardiac tissues damaged by a heart attack. Researchers have found that stem cells derived from bone marrow which is much less controversial than embryo cells// helps patients who have had a heart attack and had undergone conventional bypass therapy. ....Doctors in eastern Germany found that when patients who had a h...

Gene linked to 'Missing Eye' condition in newborns

Bilateral Anophthalmia is a devastating condition, which is very rare, affecting approximately one in every 100,000 births. In this condition, babies are born without eyes i.e. they are born with empty eye sockets. This condition occurs due to the foetus not developing eyes in the normal way in the first 28 days of pregnancy. Babies born with this condition are often fitted with prosthetic eyes t...

Missing Protein In Cancer Development

A research indicates lack of protein to development of cancer. Cells without this protein are usually rendered genetically unstable. Such instability would either kill a cell or keep it from growing. However sometimes mutations alter cells in such a way that they are able to multiply creating tumors. Researchers indicated that loss of E2F3 itself doesn't cause cancer but its absence gives a norma...

Admission to Russian varsities is looking up

Admission to Russian universities has picked up after a six - year low following the amendment of the Indian Medical Council Act in March 2002. ..This was evident from a two - day exhibition on the Russian universities jointly organized by the Russian Cultural Centre and Study Abroad Education Consultants (SAEC) here during the weekend...According to the organisers, at least 235 students had appl...

Reducing HIV Transmission

Researchers report encouraging results from a follow-up study of a new drug aimed at reducing the transmission of HIV from infected mothers to their newborn children.// ..Health officials estimate in 2002 about 800,000 children around the world were infected with HIV through mother-to-child transmission. More than 90 percent of these cases occurred in underdeveloped nations. The incidence is mu...

Drugs said to Reduce HIV Transmission to Baby

Research has shown the drugs zidovudine and nevirapine reduce the mother-to-child transmission of HIV in breastfeeding women in Africa. //The treatment is generally given late in pregnancy and continued until early infancy. Researchers conducted a study to determine if the two drugs given together reduced transmission more than just nevirapine alone when given after the baby is born...Recent rese...

Free Tissue Transfer Effective in Treating Massive Skin Cancers

Most skin cancers arising on the face are spotted quickly by patients or their friends or family, and treatment is sought before the cancers get out of hand.// In these cases, doctors can easily treat the cancers and repair the damage using flaps of skin located next to the cancerous area. ..In some cases, however, facial skin cancer goes untreated for a long period of time and therefore grows...

Drug Found To Reduce The Transmission Of Herpes

Researchers say transmission of genital herpes to others is the chief concern in patients with the virus...However a new study shows //the drug valacyclovir may significantly reduce the spread of the genital herpes virus. ..Researchers studied more than 1,400 heterosexual couples. In each case, one partner was diagnosed with type 2 herpes and the other was susceptible to the virus. Type 2 herpes...

Tissue Transfer for Skin Cancer

Massive skin cancers on the face are often disfiguring and leave patients with gaping wounds or deep holes. Now, doctors at Oregon Health & Science University //are using the person's own body to heal the area and improve their appearance. ..Dorothy Fahland grew up sunbathing, first as a toddler and then as a teenager and young adult. Decades later, she had a skin cancer cut from above her eye,...

Tissue Transfer For Treatment Of Massive Skin Cancers

A new study shows the disfiguration caused by massive skin cancers on the face can be effectively repaired by using tissue // transferred from other parts of the body. ..Most skin cancers arising on the face are spotted quickly by patients or their friends or family, and treatment is sought before the cancers get out of hand. In these cases, doctors can easily treat the cancers and repair the dam...

Loss Of Brain Tissue Linked To Obesity

A new study suggests being overweight or obese can increase the risk of dementia. Significant loss of brain tissue was seen among elderly // women with higher body mass indexes. ..Researchers say their study indicates that a high BMI is a risk factor for dementia in women and obesity is another factor that should be actively intervened upon to reduce diseases of advanced aging. ..For the study 29...

Who Board To Discuss Asian Tsunami Related Health Issues

WHO Executive Board is to discuss the devastation caused in Southeast Asia by the tsunami that hit on 26 December and the related relief and reconstruction work // being carried out in the affected areas, on the opening date of its 115th session. ....Also on the agenda of the 32-member board is to discuss the broader topic of WHO's work in emergencies in general. These include, importance of effe...

Puberty may be due to GPR54 gene and KiSS-1 Molecule

The dawn of Genetic research has indeed unleashed several social and moral issues that are forcing governments, institutions and individuals to introspect within themselves.// However, it has also managed to shed new light on the understanding of human development. ..A recent announcement made by a U.S research team from the University of Pittsburg, has opened perhaps a new chapter in the unders...

WHO Issues Caution Against Bird Flu Epidemic

WHO had urged the people to be prepared for any outbreak of Avian Influenza, commonly called bird flu. Although the //disease mainly spreads from birds to other animal species, even to humans, WHO is skeptical that the strain of virus that causes bird flu may soon mutate itself to a form that may spread the disease human to human, and cause an influenza outbreak that human immunity will be unable...

Transmission Of Infectious Disease On Planes Analyzed

Based on findings of a recent study researchers say people aren’t the only organisms traveling around the world but also is infectious diseases // . ..Previous studies conducted among air travelers, including those involving the spread of tuberculosis on planes. Results suggest sitting within two rows of a contagious individual during a flight lasting longer than eight hours places passengers at...

Healthy Feeding Guidelines for Children Ages 0 to 24 Months Issued

Most of the guidelines for feeding children are for those who are less than 6 months old or for those above // 2 yrs. Hence Parents have often wondered what’s best to feed their infants and toddlers who are 6 months to 24 months. .. ..The Agricultural Research Service scientists at the USDA-ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center (CNRC) working at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texa...

Warning Issued by FDA on consumption of the drug Tysabri used to treat Multiple Sclerosis

Recently the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a public health advisory to inform patients and health care // providers about the suspended marketing of Tysabri (nataluzimab) the drug meant to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) which was approved by the FDA in 2004. .. ..FDA supports the decision to voluntarily suspend marketing of the drug as well as the use of the product...

FDA Issues Public Health Advisory on Tysabri, a New Drug for MS

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today issued a public health advisory to inform patients and health care // providers about the suspended marketing of Tysabri (nataluzimab) while the agency and the manufacturer evaluate two serious adverse events reported with its use... ....Tysabri, which received accelerated approval from FDA in November 2004, is an innovative treatment that represents a...

Warning issued by FDA over "Liqiang 4 Capsules"

The FDA has recently issued a warning regarding the consumption of Liqiang 4 Dietary Supplement Capsules// because they contain glyburide - a drug that could have serious, life-threatening consequences in some people. The warning from the FDA has come after they learned of the potential problem through an anonymous consumer complaint which was followed up with testing that revealed the presence o...

A word of caution issued by the FDA for those using antipsychotic drugs for dementia

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a public notice regarding the fatal adverse events associated with demented patients// treated with atypical antipsychotic drugs. ..The notice was issued based on Seventeen controlled studies of elderly demented patients who were treated with the drugs. It was found that they were 1.6 to 1.7 times more likely to die than patients given placebo. The c...

The Central Government of India had issued a list of approved ingredients for use in ayurvedic, siddha, unani drugs

The Central Government of India has now issued a list of permitted additives ,preservatives// and antioxidants with their corresponding reference standards or grades that should be followed in the manufacture of Ayurveda, Siddha or Unani drugs. The list was issued after a number of reports claimed that individuals found consuming such medications on a long-term basis had developed adverse effects...

Sepsis Death Reported With Mifepristone – FDA Issues Warnin

Last Tuesday the FDA issued a public health advisory, warning physicians to watch for any signs //of sepsis or other infection among women who have taken Danco Laboratories' Mifeprex -- known generically as mifepristone -- which when taken with misoprostol can cause a medical abortion after four sepsis related deaths were reported among women who took the drug. FDA approved Mifeprex in 2000 for t...

Withdrawal Notice Issued For Older Pacemakers Due To Malfunctioning of the Device

Health professionals have been recently notified that some older pacemakers manufactured by Guidant Corporation may malfunction due to a build-up of moisture //in the device. The products include early generation designs that have not been sold or implanted in the past 4 years, some of the names of the affected models include the Pulsar Max, Pulsar, Discovery, Meridian, Pulsar Max II, Discovery I...

Grant of $7 million for Orissa Medical College from Japan

Japan Thursday announced a grant of $7 million for upgrading a medical college in Orissa.// .."The grant assistance would enable the Sardar Vallavbhai Patel Postgraduate Institute of Paediatrics (in Cuttack) to improve its medical facilities and effectively contribute towards dispensation of healthcare to a wider population," said a statement from the Japanese embassy. .. ..Notes concerning the...

Dissecting Diabetes - Is protein AKT2 the cause of type 2 diabetes?

"This is a big step forward in dissecting the pathways and mechanisms of diabetes. It is fascinating." Yes the researchers of Yale University have seen a break through in the identification of the missing protein in the adult onset Type II Diabetes mellitus. .... They have discovered that mice lacking a gene that produces the enzyme called Akt2 or Protein Kinase B are born without diabet...
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