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Painkillers Do Not Shorten Dying Patients' Lives

According to some British researhers increasing doses of painkillers to ease the agony of terminally ill patients does not shorten their lives.Some health professionals have criticized the practice, comparing it to euthanasia, but doctors at St Christopher's Hospice in London claim patients receiving higher doses of drugs such as morphine live just as long as those who do not. .. .. ..In research...

Water - The silent killer!!!

The world health organization says, water related illnesses claim up to 3 million lives a year. WHO released a report to coincide with World Water Day on 22nd of March. The report says most of those who die are children and much of the suffering is needless. People in the developing world are particularly at risk for water-borne diseases. About 2.2 million people die of diarrhea caused by drinkin...

Leptospirosis epidemic feared in mumbai - 12 killed

Leptospirosis, the one of the feared form of epidemic fevers, is spread by a virulent bacteria in the urine of rats and dogs. .."We have 12 deaths (in the past fortnight) from leptospirosis as of Thursday evening and 45 confirmed cases in city hospitals, " Maharashtra state Health Minister Digvijay Khanvilkar told...Leptospirosis, which is a 'great mimicker' of symptoms is being misdiagnosed by m...

Virus killer

A ribozyme, an enzyme that can be used to kill the deadly Hepatitis E virus has been designed by Indian scientists...The ribozyme had been designed using the viral clones and would kill the virus by cutting RNA. .. .. The efficacy of the ribozyme was being tested on animals. The cloned virus could also be used for diagnostic purposes to detect the presence of Hepatitis E virus.// .. .....

Strong pain killers likely to cause miscarriage

An English expert says that certain over-the-counter pain killers should carry warnings that they can increase the risk of miscarriage. ....The comments follow a study by Danish reseacher Gunnar Lauge Nielsen and colleagues published in this week's British Medical Journal which studied the effect on women of taking strong non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like indomethacin (ibuprofen). ....Re...

Sleeping sickness - a silent killer

Scientists from around the world are gathering in the West African state of Burkina Faso to tackle a disease believed to claim 1,00,000 African lives every year. Popularly known as Sleeping Sickness, and officially as 'African Trypanosomiasis', the disease is carried by the Tsetse fly. Some 60 million people living in Tsetse fly-endemic areas of west and central Africa are at risk, as are cattle...

Chlamydia toxin- a secret killer

The genome of the bacterium Chlamydia uncovers a toxin that's like that produced by other pathogens, so opening up the way to new treatments. The bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis is the cause of silent infections that can lead to blindness and gynaecological conditions. For many years, it's been suspected that the pathogen produces a toxin that helps it invade cells and cause these chronic health...

Pain Killers Keep the Virus Away

You take aspirin for pains and to prevent heart attacks, but the little white pill may also help keep your immune system strong. A new study says aspirin and related painkillers may block the replication of a common// virus linked to potentially deadly infections in people with AIDS and other immune disorders. ....The presence of the microbe, called human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), in cells is acco...

Scientists found ancient Human Germ Killer

A substance that scientists created using information taken from a monkey gene ``dramatically protected'' human cells from the AIDS virus in a laboratory experiment. The researchers believe the substance, which they call ``retrocyclin,'' was once produced naturally in human cells, but was lost to humans because of an ancient mutation. ....Alexander Cole, a scientist at the University of Californ...

Drug dilemma confronts users of painkillers

The Food and Drug Administration announced that Vioxx - Merck's blockbuster painkiller, would include new information on its label. The FDA said that Merck can claim that Vioxx has fewer gastrointestinal complications// than one older non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, naproxen. But the FDA also decided that the Vioxx label must mention that it might be linked to an increased risk of heart att...

Painkiller Linked to Deaths

OxyContin is a controlled substance in the United States and is prescribed as a long-term painkiller for cancer patients and others. The pill is designed to slowly release its active ingredient, oxycodone, to control the dosage of the powerful narcotic.// But if the pill is chewed or crushed and sniffed, it gives a stronger dose--providing a high that can be addictive and dangerous. ....The contr...

Canine Painkiller unveiled by Novartis

Novartis received approval from the Food and Drug Administration to begin marketing Deramaxx, a canine painkiller, which will be used to relieve post-operative pain in dogs. This drug being produced by a Novartis facility at Puerto Rico //is the result of a development project undertaken by Novartis Animal Health that was run for several years at veterinary clinics, colleges and its manufacturing...

Painkillers may protect against Alzheimer's disease

Common painkillers may lower the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, and the longer they are taken the greater the benefit, scientists said on Friday. They reviewed 15 studies that examined the effect of painkillers, known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and found people who take them are less likely to develop the illness, which is the leading cause of dementia in the elde...

Painkillers may raise miscarriage risk

Pregnant women who take certain types of painkillers, including aspirin, are up to 80 percent more likely to miscarry, scientists said on Friday. But Paracetomol is not a risk, regardless of how often it is used during pregnancy, they added. ..Researchers in California interviewed more than 1,000 women shortly after they became pregnant and asked them about their reproductive history and their us...

Painkillers Increase Risk of Miscarriage

California researchers report taking painkillers during pregnancy increases the risk of miscarriage. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, which include// aspirin and ibuprofen, are some of the most widely used drugs and are often used by pregnant women. ....Doctors interviewed 1,055 pregnant women immediately after confirmation of their pregnancy. The participants were asked questions about the...

An effective pain killer

Ginger for long been a solution to treat nausea, and research at the University of Sydney has discovered it may also reduce pain and inflammation.Former studies have shown that the active ingredients in ginger called gingerols,have a similar structure to capsaicin, the active ingredient of chilli peppers and capsicum, a known pain reliever.// ....Capsaicin acts on a specific receptor in the body...

In The Habit Of Taking Painkillers For Your Chronic Headache? Time To Switch Over

It has been found out that women who regularly take painkillers are more prone to develop high blood pressure than women who don’t take any. Infact there is a 2 fold increased risk // , which draws attention. .. ..The regular use of these drugs by millions of people may help explain the growing incidence of hypertension that has been steadily increasing. High blood pressure is a major contributor...

Calcitriol [Vitamin D] with combination of painkillers for cancer treatment

Professor David Feldman and his colleagues from the Stanford University School of Medicine have reported the results of their study in the journal Cancer Research. The result of the study has found that //high doses of Vitamin D with pain killers were found to reduce the growth of cancer in patients with prostate cancer. The study result say that the combination of these two drugs reduces the gro...

Aspirin Might Counter Side Effects of Cox-2 Painkillers

After the failure of Vioxx, pain killer which was found to cause the death of Robert C. Ernst on May 2001 after taking Vioxx. Merck Pharma the manufacturers of Vioxx were asked by the Texas Jury to pay $253.5 million as compensation // to Mrs. Ernst. Over 5 years, about 20 million people worldwide took Vioxx before Merck stopped selling the drug in September 2004, after a clinical trial found ir...

Cancer cells were killed even at reduced dose of radiation therapy in early stage Hodgkin’s.

Professor Hans Theodor Eich and his colleagues from University of Cologne, Germany has found that lowering dose of radiation in Hodgkin’s Lymphoma patients undergoing chemotherapy does not increase the risk of disease //progression but benefits in reducing the side effects of radiation therapy. The results of the study were published in American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology. The...

Safest painkiller Ibuprofen found to cause severe GI bleeding

Gastrointestinal bleeding is three times more likely to occur in patients who take high doses of ibuprofen on a regular basis despite the safety profile of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). // Furthermore, the effect can be observed as early as three days after starting an ibuprofen regimen. ..Ibuprofen is considered to have one of the most favorable safety profiles of all of the...

Orissa found to be worst affected by the killer disease, AIDS

AIDS remains one of the significant problems haunting India over the past decade. The problem is particularly large in Orissa, which has recorded as many as 459 AIDS related deaths over the past three years. Out of 24,676 blood samples screened during the period between January//, 2002 and September, 2005, 2506 HIV positive cases were detected in the state. Furthermore, 641 persons were found to...

Domestic Violence: The Silent Killer of Women Worldwide

Scenario 1: Thailand: Rakata has not yet prepared dinner for husband Akito, as there is no grain in the house. Akito works as a farm laborer, but gambles away whatever he earns. //Rakata and the two little children are emaciated, often ill, and fearful. Today all three are huddling in a corner of the house, fearing his fury. ..Scenario 2: Madhya Pradesh, India: Rani, a domestic worker who suppor...

Botox Can Be a Competent Painkiller

Botulinum toxin A or Botox as it is popularly tagged in the beauty world, has already earned quite a reputation for erasing wrinkles and making the facial skin appear fresh and youthful.// Now a review article published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology says that there is more to botox than just a miracle wrinkle eraser. ..Botox or BTXA as it is called in medical parlance can also treat hyp...

Five Members Of A Family Killed

A wall suddenly collapsed on a family in Karawal Nagar area of northeast Delhi resulting in the death of three children and two adults and injuring four others on Saturday // . ..Apparently the family was sitting beside the wall of a school building, which had been constructed a few days ago. In a press meeting deputy commissioner of police R.L Meena said that the eight feet high wall of a schoo...

Painkillers Lead To Liver Failure

Acetaminophen is a chemical that is mainly present in pain relievers. Recently there is an increase in the number of people visiting the // clinicians complaining about over dosage of Acetaminophen. ..Over dosage results in failure of the liver but about 50% of these cases are unintentional. Drugs like Tylenol, Benadryl, Contac, Excedrin, Robitussin, Nyquil and Sinutab all have this chemical as...

Helicobacter pylori effectively killed by Sodium nitrite

Sodium nitrite which is used as a food preservative is found to kill Helicobacter pylori; the bacterium which is responsible for causing stomach ulcers//, these bacteria is predominant in cystic fibrosis patients and is also responsible for disease severity. The study was conducted by the researchers from University of Cincinnati. ..The new study suggests, however, that a mutation--known as muc...

Mother And Daughter Suspected to Be Witches, Killed

Anita Mandal and her two-year-old daughter were drowned in the River Ganga after a village exorcist in West Bengal convinced her relatives that the two were witches//. Police were able to recover their bodies in the Manickchawk area of Malda district in north region of the state. ..They had initially suspected suicide. It is reported that Anita, the wife of a daily wage laborer, was very obsesse...

Pain-killer Drug Can Help Fight Breast Cancer

A new study using tissue cultures suggests, that a pain killing medication helps by halting the production of an enzyme that is key to a common form of breast cancer. The name of the painkiller is Nimesulide. // ....In the labs experiments on breast cancer cells, scientists found that derivatives of nimesulide stopped the production of aromatase, the enzyme implicated in estrogen-dependent brea...

Intensive Search On For Nurse Killer

Police in the UK are still searching for clues in the murder of the near who was killed during her break. Nurse Cheryl Moss was stabbed to death// behind St George's Hospital in Hornchurch, Essex on Thursday. .."Everyone assumes it's a man, but the reality is it... could be a woman," said Det Supt Dick Langley. "The chances are this person was hanging around for some time before this attack." He...

Hush…..A Deadly Killer on the Prowl in Rural Andhra Pradesh

If this bit of news sent you into an instant cardio-vascular work out, with racing beats, rural Andhra’s sons of the soil and the rest, who probably don’t engage// in heart healthy practices, are fast becoming a symbol of unenviable heart ill health. This region portraying a high incidence of cardiovascular disease has raised the concern amongst International Health bodies. ....A major health in...

Heart Related Problems-The Largest Killers In Andhra Pradesh

The myth that the cardiovascular diseases are a result of urban lifestyle was broken, by a three-year-old study in the rural Andhra Pradesh.// The study found that these diseases were among the largest and most silent of killers. ....The study led by the Byrraju Foundation, an NGO, along with by four other leading institutes, The Centre for Chronic Disease Control (CCDC), the CARE Foundation in I...

Beware Of A Silent Killer Called Haemophilia

To promote a global effort to establish an appropriate care and treatment for a disease “Haemophilia” that is the oldest known inherited bleeding disorder caused by a defect in the genes the World Haemophilia Day is observed every April 17. // Haemophilia is an incurable genetic disorder that is characterised by a deficiency of the coagulation factor and by mucosal bleeding. It usually affects .....

Meet The Nurse With A Killer Instinct

An unimaginable outcome, when a nurse, nurses an urge to kill. Benjamin Geen, all of 25 and a nurse by profession, was convicted of murdering two patients // and causing harm to another 15 patients at the Horton General Hospital in Oxfordshire. ....The accused had injected the patients with unauthorized dangerous doses of medicines that caused the patients’ to stop breathing.Geen had committed th...

Killer protein for anthrax bacteria discovered

The term biological weapons is not isolated it has been categorized in A,B and C. A biological agents being the scariest, easy to spread, kill effectively and call for special actions by the pubic health system. // E.g. anthrax. But there is hope by Vince Fischetti’s laboratory at Rockefeller University which suggests that a newly discovered protein could be used to fight anthrax infections and e...

Diabetes, The Silent Killer of New Zealand

Maria Petelo, aged 45 lies in her hospital bed in ward 3 of Middlemore Hospital, South Auckland, unable to believe what the doctors had told her. Except for a constant// feeling of thirst, a craving for sweet drinks, frequent visits to the bathroom and bouts of dizziness she had been fine. She was surprised to be rushed to the hospital, following a visit to her GP. The blood tests revealed that h...

Study Advocates Use Of Oral Painkillers After Cesarean Section

A new study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology has advocated the use of oral pain medication like oxycodone and acetaminophen for pain relief// after a cesarean section. The researchers say that this appears to be a better option than patient-controlled morphine. ..Using these drugs for pain relief in postcesarean pain "offers superior pain relief with fewer undesirab...

Highly Pure Form Of heroin Proving To be lethal Killer

Strathclyde police have issued a warning to drug users about the quality of the class-A drug. A lethally pure form of heroin is being sold on the west coast// of Scotland has caused a sharp rise in drug-related deaths. ....Since the beginning of this year there has been 82 inquiries into drug-related deaths in Strathclyde, compared to 48 for the same period last year. The police have said that n...

Researchers Develop Potent Cancer Killer From Vitamin E Derivative

Researchers have now developed a potent cancer killer based on the finding that alpha tocopheryl succinate or Vitamin E succinate// (derivative of Vitamin E) is capable of inducing death of cancer cells. Infamous for its anti-oxidant properties, many take the substance as a nutritional supplement. ..The substance kills cancer cells by causing them to undergo a natural process known as programmed...

High Doses Of Common Pain killers Can Double The Chances Of Heart attack

A study by researchers at the Oxford have found that high doses of the common painkiller like ibuprofen, which is available without prescription, doubles the risk of a heart attack if taken in high doses for a long time//. But the British Medical Journal study also explains that there was no danger for occasional users, and its risks were moderate when compared to the benefits for patients who de...
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