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HIV did not arise from polio vaccine

...ls and that the virus that would become HIV likely jumped from chimps to humans just once--and not through a massive, simultaneous transfer, as it would if vaccination were to blame. Though these findings are not sufficient to convince all skeptics, atleast a vast majority of the scientific community now f...

The cocaine danger

... US hospitals with cocaine related emergencies has jumped from around 80,000 in 1990 to nearly double that two years ago.// Working on rabbit hearts, a University of Michigan team have found that taking in cocaine causes a reaction called a complement cascade. This occurs when there is a jump in the body's...

Link Between Infection And Heart Disease

... infections had a death rate of 3%. The death rate jumped to 10%, however, for those exposed to 4 or 5 infections, and to 15% for those with 6 or more infections. In people with advanced hardening of the arteries, 20% of those who tested positive for at least 6 infections died during the study period compar...

Jumping genes eliminate sections of DNA

...usly that components of DNA called Line 1 elements jumped around, inserted themselves in the middle of genes and had disruptive effects,// but this is the first time it has been shown they actually can delete significant portions of DNA, John Moran, an author of the study and assistant professor of human ge...

More risks connected with live-donor liver transplants

...st one transplant was done in 1997. The number has jumped 7 per cent to 266 in 2000 and 394 in 2001. Also, the list of patients waiting for a transplant has increased to over 16,000 as patients see improved chances of success. Dr. Fred Gordon, director of liver transplantation at the Lahey Clinic in Burlin...

World SARS-free within weeks

...atory Syndrome (SARS), which is believed //to have jumped from animals to humans in southern China late last year, has killed more than 800 people worldwide, infected some 8,500, trimmed economic growth forecasts and cost billions of dollars in lost businesses. Hong Kong and China, which were the most sev...

Some pets found to be SARS carriers

... virus seems to be so versatile that it could have jumped to humans from a variety of animals, co-author Albert D.M.E. Osterhaus said. In China, where SARS festered for months before it grew into a worldwide menace this year, exotic raccoon-dogs, ferret badgers and civets imported into markets have been f...

Women who conceive after a year have a higher chance of giving birth prematurely

... rate of premature births in the United States has jumped in the last 20 years from about 9.4 percent of all births to almost 12 percent. About a half million premature infants are born annually in the United States. Dr. Olga Basso of the University of Arhaus in Denmark and Dr. Donna Baird of the U.S. Nat...

Women who conceive after a year have a higher chance of giving birth prematurely

... rate of premature births in the United States has jumped in the last 20 years from about 9.4 percent of all births to almost 12 percent. About a half million premature infants are born annually in the United States. Dr. Olga Basso of the University of Arhaus in Denmark and Dr. Donna Baird of the U.S. Nati...

Brain Scans Help Predict Alzheimer's Disease

...egative PET scan was added to the mix, that figure jumped to 96 percent. Similar results were seen for patients with positive PET scans. Eighty-four percent of neurologists correctly predicted progression of the disease without a PET scan, rising to 94 percent when a PET scan was available. Overall, patien...

Morality More Effective Than Legality In Preventing Drug Abuse

...percent, and those who use acid, cocaine or heroin jumped 20 percent. Parental involvement was found to be more influential than legal restrictions in preventing children's involvement with drugs, cigarettes and alcohol. Parents are the most effective way to discourage teen drug use because most kids get t...

Acid Reflux Increases Risk Of Esophagus Cancer

...at the incidence of esophageal adenocarcinomas has jumped by a massive 600 percent as compared to the 1970s. In comparison, the incidence of gastric cancers in decreasing, the article says. However, despite the alarming increase, the actual cases of the cancer of esophagus is only 7,000 to 8,000 new cases p...

US Reviews Risks Of Tamiflu After 12 Children Die

...7, who was at home alone, ran out of his house and jumped over a railing into the path of a lorry in February 2004, shortly after taking the medicine. In the second case, a 14-year-old apparently fell from the ninth floor of his apartment building in February 2005. In a statement issued last night, the EME...

Hospital Noise Raises The Risk Of Medical Error: Study

... from 57 decibels to 72 and night-time levels have jumped from 42 decibels to 60, the researchers found. All of these figures exceed the World Health Organisation's 1995 hospital noise guidelines, which suggest that sound levels in patient rooms should not exceed 35 decibels, they say in the study. The me...

Urban Monkeys Source Of Virus Infections

...believed to have originated as a primate virus and jumped the species barrier to humans when African bushmeat hunters came into contact with blood from infected animals. The Researchers found that about half of the macaques tested positive for simian foamy virus (SFV), a primate retrovirus that so far has...

Drug deaths in King County continue to go up

...ner's report on 2004 deaths, the one number that's jumped is the drug deaths, fueled in large part by prescription painkillers // . According to the medical examiner's annual report on deaths in King County, Statistics indicate that deaths from overdoses of prescription opiates such as methadone and oxycod...

Food labels to include information on trans fats in US

...for labeling in restaurants. Restaurants have also jumped on the no-trans wagon. Panera Bread is switching from partially hydrogenated oil in its baked goods to butter and palm oil. Food advocate groups are pushing for more regulation. The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a Washington-based watc...

Russia warns against travel to Turkey, Iran closes border

...h country where the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus has jumped from poultry to people, the first human infections outside eastern Asia. "I earnestly advise Russian citizens to refrain from travelling to Turkey, especially to the eastern province of Agri and the city of Dogubayazit where the situation is partic...

Need More And Better Drugs To Tackle Stoke

... that in one particular center the use of activase jumped from 1.5% of patients to 10.5%. The government is also taking all possible measures to increase the use of activase among the stroke patients. It has issued a ruling that U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services pay all the hospitals $11,578,...

Mental Health Services at Wellington Hospital in Poor Shape

... in July 2003. Yet another patient is said to have jumped into the tiger enclosure at a nearby zoo in February 2003. The two proposed care centers are likely to open by the beginning of next year, the locations of which has not been disclosed so far. With this being the situation, let’s hope that the sh...

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