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Debate Rages over firing of HIV infected health care workers

When we flip through the news papers it isn’t uncommon for us to see news items which tell us that an employee has been fired from an establishment after testing positive for HIV. But rarely do these matters become a major controversy when many sit up and take notice. Especially in the health care industry people don’t bat an eyelid when someone is fired because of ones HIV serostatus. Many nurse...

Cipla holds talks with mining giant to supply AIDS drugs for South African workers

Indian pharmaceutical giant Cipla is holding talks with London based mining giant, Anglo American for supplying AIDS drugs to South African workers. About 11% of South African population is HIV positive, totaling around 4.7 million people, giving it the dubious distinction of being the country with the maximum number of HIV positive people in the world. ..The HIV scourge is sure to have a devasta...

Half of world's children are passive smokers - damning disclosure from WHO

The world health organisation has come out with a damning disclosure that half the world's children are passive smoke. In a message on "No Tobacco Day 2001," World Health Organization chief Gro Harlem Brundtland said 700 million children were exposed to the health hazard because most governments still allowed smoking in public places. She added that scientists around the world agreed that there w...

Glaxo launches pills to help smokers quit in 7-12 weeks

GLAXO SmithKline India has launched an oral treatment for smoking, called Zyban. The pill (generic - Bupropion Hydrochloride) is reportedly the first product aimed at stopping smoking and is available at Rs. 40 per tablet. Speaking to newspersons, Mr. Kalyanasundaram, Director (Pharmaceuticals), Glaxo India Ltd, said the complete treatment osts about Rs. 5000 and takes about 7-12 weeks. ..In th...

Tea drinkers have lower rates of heart disease

In comparison to coffee, tea drinkers have lower rates of heart disease and cancer, although few clinical studies have been done. Doctors are carrying out research into the effect of green tea in men with prostate cancer. They hope it will be just one of the many studies that will be done on the benefits of tea.// Generally tea drinkers are less likely to have heart disease or cancer, although t...

Poor diet among smokers

People living with smokers have a relatively poor diet, which adds to the health risks of passive smoking. It has been estimated that second-hand smoke accounts for up to 24 per cent of lung cancer cases. Where people are exposed to passive smoking - usually because they live with a smoker or work in a smoky environment - a healthy diet might offset some of the negative effects.// ....Researcher...

Angiotensin-II-receptor blockers - Treat kidney failure

Drugs used to treat high blood pressure have been found to also help slow the progress of kidney failure. Three separate drug trials reveal that the angiotensin-II-receptor blockers, which include losartan and irbesartan, can be used to treat kidney failure, one of the commonest complications in diabetes. .. // ....In the first trial, carried out by doctors in Boston, USA, 1500 patients with t...

Smoker's are prone to Alzheimer's

Smokers are more than twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's Disease as people who have never smoked, according to new research. ..The study - the largest ever of its kind and the first major research to look at people before they develop Alzheimer's - followed 5,369 men and women aged 57 and over. ....None of the people had Alzheimer's, the most common form of dementia, before the study by the...

Pregnant smokers could harm their child

The children of women who smoke during pregnancy are predisposed to experimenting with tobacco at a young age, claim researchers. ..Among 10-year-olds who said they had experimented with cigarettes in a survey, the majority had mothers who had smoked while pregnant. ....The researchers at the University of Pittsburgh say the link may be caused by damage done to the foetus by tobacco smoke while i...

Allergy Risk Increased by Kerosene Use

The use of refined fossil fuels--especially kerosene, which is sometimes used for heating, cooking, and as a light source--may cause sniffling, wheezing, itching, and other allergy symptoms. Although the exact mechanism is unclear, researchers speculate that the fuels may somehow irritate the nasal lining and set the stage for an inflammatory or allergic response. // ....The researchers studied...

Antenatal kerosene exposure endangers child's sight

A research has found that if pregnant women whose jobs require too much exposure to solvents like kerosene, gasoline,glues etc may be more likely to have chilren with defective eyesight. Head researcher Dr. Gideon Koren and colleagues//, from Toronto published this in Jornal of Occupational health. ....They found that poor vision acuity (sharpness) were more common among children whose mothers w...

New pacemaker reduces risk of heart failure

New study says heart failure victims who get a new kind of pacemaker have only half the usual risk of being hospitalized with worsening heart trouble.// The device, Medtronic's InSync pacemaker, has been implanted in more than 3,000 people in the US since its approval by the FDA. ....It is intended for people with a particular form of heart failure, a debilitating illness in which people suffer...

Smokers children likely to develop caries

Children whose parents smoke are more prone to develop dental caries, according to a study from the University of Rochester's Strong Children's Research Center.//"This study should serve as a pragmatic wake-up call to parents who still don't see the danger in smoking around their children," said pediatrician Andrew Aligne, M.D., .. .. 3,873 children participated in the survey. The children in th...

Drinkers and smokers are at risk

People who drink and smoke have to drink more to feel drunk than non-smoking drinkers – placing them at greater risk of damage to their brains, livers and hearts, a new study suggests.// ....The study shows nicotine substantially reduces blood alcohol levels in rats, which are considered a good model for humans.Since alcohol abusers generally "drink to effect", they will end up drinking more alco...

New diagnostic marker for prostate cancer

Researchers of the University of Michigan, have found a gene which acts as a specific diagnostic marker for prostate cancer. Using a technique called DNA microarray analysis, which allows investigation of the activity of thousands of different genes in tissue samples. //The gene is called a-methylacyl-CoA racemase (AMACR) and it's never before been seen in association with cancer. ....In this st...

A new method to help smokers quit

According to a recent study, smokers have a new method to get rid of their nicotine habit.In an article appearing in this month's Archives of Internal Medicine, Saul Shiffman, Ph.D., of the University of Pittsburgh, says, "Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death// and disease in the Western world." According to him, Nicotine replacement therapy is the most common method of therapy used...

Quicker healing with active bandages

According to researchers, new bandages developed by US researchers take an active part in the healing process. Experiments in mice show that hydrogel bandages speed up healing.They look like thin clear plastic when dry, but expand six times and become pliable when wet.// Unlike regular bandages, which just keep moisture in and germs out, the hydrogel dressings actually penetrate the wound and enh...

Scientific markers of aging described

According to researchers, low body temperature, low insulin and high levels of a specific hormone seem to be linked to a slowdown of the aging process. It is now well known that calorie restriction// increases the lifespan of animals. Now researchers at the National Institute of Aging have some new clues about slowing down the aging process. They compared a group of 500 healthy men, taking part i...

President Bush proposes HSAs scheme for the benefit of both the workers and the country

President Bush in his State of the Union address encouraged Americans to open health savings accounts (HSAs). He said that it would help to fight the nation's out-of-control medical costs. It was // well received by many lawmakers. But the local employers say that HSAs are the means by which the doctors cure the country's health finance ills. ..Gary Laugharn, regional client leader in Houston...

Poor diet among smokers

People living with smokers have a relatively poor diet, which adds to the health risks of passive smoking. It has been estimated that second-hand smoke accounts for up to 24 per cent of lung cancer cases.// Where people are exposed to passive smoking - usually because they live with a smoker or work in a smoky environment - a healthy diet might offset some of the negative effects. ....Researcher...

A boon for smokers to quit

In a study conducted recently, researchers have found out that the wonder drug Bromocriptine, initially used in the treatment of tumours and Parkinson's disease can go a long way in helping smokers quit the dreadful habit.//The drug produces a similar kind of pleasure which is offered by nicotine in the cigar. ....It has also been found out that stimulation or blockage of a chemical called DOPAM...

Calcium-blocker delays atherosclerosis than beta-blockers

Researchers make a comparative study showing that calcium channel blockers are more effective at slowing down atherosclerosis than beta-blockers. In new research, a group of 1,800 patients were assigned to either lacidipine,// a calcium-channel blocker, or atenolol, a beta-blocker. Both drugs are used to treat high blood pressure, but act in different ways. The calcium-channel blocker decreases t...

Women who are obese have thicker arteries

Researchers have observed in a recent study that women who are obese in middle age have premature thickening of the carotid arteries. Recent research has marked to the carotid arteries// in the neck as a useful marker for the health of the arteries that serve the heart. If the linings of the carotid arteries are thickened, then it's more likely the person will suffer from heart disease. ....In a...

Tumour marker for melanoma found

According to a recent study it is observed that a molecular marker is linked to prognosis in malignant melanoma. In cancer research today, there is increasing emphasis on looking for molecules// specific to that cancer which might aid in monitoring the progression of the disease. Scientists at New York University now report on a molecular marker called HDM2 which appears to be important in tracki...

Wine drinkers may have reasons to cheer

A recent study by researchers in the Institute of Preventive Medicine in Copenhagen suggests that drinking wine occasionally may be beneficial in countering dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Scientists, who found// that people who drank wine weekly or monthly were more than two times less likely to develop dementia, said that the findings are important because there may be substances in wine whic...

Good news for moderate alcohol drinkers!

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggested that moderate drinking may reduce the risk of heart disease in some individuals. The study was conducted over a 12-year period with 38,077 male doctors, who included// dentists, veterinarians, optometrists, osteopathic physicians and podiatrists, aged 40 to 75 years. The study focused on the relationship between quantity and frequ...

Osteoporosis and kidney stones gene marker identified

A new study by researchers at the University of Texas has found a gene mutation in people with a family history of kidney stones, which makes them absorb too much calcium. They reported on six gene mutations which increase the risk of kidney stones, because they cause too much calcium absorption - a condition known as absorptive hypercalciuria (AH). They also added that people with kidney stones...

Smokers more prone to depression

New research has shown that those who smoke face the highest odds for depression, followed by ex-smokers and non-smokers respectively. However, researchers added that more studies are needed before a definite causal path can be established. A study of cross-sectional data obtained from the US National Household Survey on Drug Abuse(collected from different respondents each year from 1994 to 1996)...

Former smokers can be protected with vitamin A derivative

Former smokers constitute almost half of all newly-diagnosed lung cancer cases. Smoking inflicts serious damage to the lungs that do not disappear as soon as people quit, as it takes time for the tissue to recover. It has also been found that smoking causes genetic damage in the form of loss of a gene that could protect cells from becoming cancerous. Researchers from the University of Texas have...

New heart disease marker

Cholesterol in blood has been believed to be the most powerful indicator of heart disease. More risk of heart disease is associated with increased levels of total amount cholesterol in blood. The relationship between LDL(Low-Density Lipoprotein)or 'bad' cholesterol and HDL(High-Density Lipoprotein) or 'good' cholesterol is also an important marker. However, researchers in Canada and Sweden are no...

Female Smokers More Prone To Lung Cancer

Currently, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among men and women in the United States. In 2003, the American Cancer Society figures about 171,900 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed and that // 157,200 people will die from it. ..New research shows women have double the risk of developing lung cancer from smoking than do men. ....Researchers in New York studied nearly 3,000...

Blood Marker Found To Predict Colon Cancer

An inflammation marker in the blood that is already known to predict heart disease may also indicate an increased risk // of colon cancer, according to a new Johns Hopkins study. ..C-reactive protein, or CRP, is produced primarily in the liver. Higher levels of CRP have been linked to higher risks of several, distinct chronic diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Researshers hypo...

Biochemical Markers Might Help Predict Heart Problems

Damage to the heart is one of the most worrisome long-term side effects of high-dose chemotherapy, say specialists. Hence they feel the // need to identify biochemical markers that might indicate which patients are at greatest risk and how severe their heart disease might be. ..Troponin I is a protein present only in heart cells. TNI blood concentration is a well-established marker of heart musc...

Young Smokers at Increased Risk Of Developing a Heart Attack

A new study shows smokers under age 40 are five-times more likely to suffer a heart attack as non-smokers their age. Researchers examined // all non-fatal heart disease cases of study participants between the ages of 33 and 64 from 21 countries, 18,762 of which were men and 4,047 were women. ..Results showed 80 percent of participants who had suffered a heart attack were smokers between the ages...

Women Smokers More Prone To Lung Cancer

Currently, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among men and women in the United States. New research shows women // have double the risk of developing lung cancer from smoking than do men. ..Researchers in New York studied nearly 3,000 men and women ages 40 and older with some history of smoking to determine what factors -- such as age, gender and number of years smoking -- impacted...

Creating A Greater Awareness Among Smokers

According to findings of a recent study , 70 percent of all cigarettes consumed are smoked by psychiatrically ill individuals.// Researchers studied nearly 43,000 psychiatric patients living in and out of group homes to explore the correlation between patients' mental disorders and their nicotine and drug use. ..Results showed 28 percent of patients used any tobacco product, 25 percent smoked cig...

Epilepsy Patients Could Benefit From Pacemakers

People with epilepsy might benefit from the implantation of cardiac pacemakers, finds a new study. Researchers arrived at the conclusion // after studying 20 patients with the disease. The results showed a significant occurrence of interrupted heart rhythm during seizures among the group. Interrupted heart rhythms during seizures might be responsible for the higher rate of unexplained death seen...

Energy Therapy For Quicker Healing

Researchers now say that practitioners don’t have to use a lot of force or pressure to elicit the body’s own healing response // as the body has its own energy or "biomagnetic field" produced by the heart and circulatory system. That field can be altered by acupuncture needles, light and touch therapies, homeopathy, massage, and even by the therapists' own positive thoughts. ..Studies in the past...

Study shows that interventions from health workers can bring about changes in asthma causes

In a study that was published in American Journal of Public Health, researchers had been able to show that it //is possible to reduce the causes of asthma in children by interventions due to health workers. ..Researchers had identified 274 low-income households having children in the age group of 4 to 12 yrs who have asthma. The study was carried on for a period of one year during which communit...

Anti-inflammatory drugs reduce the risk of oral cancer for smokers

For light to medium smokers, daily intake of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) may reduce the risk of having oral cancer.// ....Norwegian scientists, who had conducted the studies, had said that people who took NSAIDs for extended time period have 65% less chance of having oral cancer than others, when both the groups are moderate smokers of tobacco. The study suggested that NSAID mi...
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