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Helping stroke patients to recover balance

Researchers in France say that the distorting spectacles can help stroke patients with posture problems to recover their balance. They think that the spectacles reset the patient's mental makeup and hope that the effect will lead to a long-lasitng cure for some postural problems. .... People who have a stroke affecting the brain's right hemisphere may suffer paralysis down their left side a...

Emotional callers hamper speedy ambulance dispatch

People's lives are being put at risk because emergency call-takers are not adequately trained to deal with emotional callers, according to a recent study. Callers unable to communicate properly because of their emotional state caused the most difficulties but problems were also caused by people using mobile phones or pay-phones as opposed to land-lines. // ....The study, carried out by the Emer...

Lancing tumours into the body

A team of micromachine experts report this week that they have developed tiny spinning screws that could swim along veins, ferrying drugs to infected tissues, or even burrow into tumours to kill them off with a hot lance.Kazushi Ishiyama at Tohoku University in Japan has designed swimming micromachines based on cylindrical magnets.// ....Measuring 8 milllimetres long and less than a millimetre in...

Assisting stroke patients to recover balance

Researchers in France say that the distorting spectacles can help stroke patients with posture problems to recover their balance. They think that the spectacles reset the patient's mental makeup and hope that the effect will lead to a long-lasting cure for some postural problems.// .... People who have a stroke affecting the brain's right hemisphere may suffer paralysis down their left side and c...

Balanced diet important in cancer prevention

Researchers say that diet is second only to tobacco in causing cancer. Dietary influences are thought to account for 40 per cent of cancers in the developed world, and 25 per cent in the developing world.// Ongoing studies may provide detailed information on what to eat and what to avoid. Dr Tim Key, a scientist with Cancer Research you should concentrate on eating fruits, vegetables and cereals...

Hormone Imbalance may lead to prolonged fatigue

According to a new study researchers observe that stress hormones may be disregulated in people with chronic fatigue. The HPA (hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal) axis is a hormonal system that helps the body deal with physical and psychological stress.// The end result is the production of the stress hormone cortisol by the adrenal glands. ....Chronic fatigue is characterized by aches, pains and ov...

Vibrating Insoles could Help Balance

Researchers say vibrating insoles can jumpstart the nervous system into action. A new study looked at the use of the //insoles to help people maintain better balance. They proved most effective in elderly people -- a group who can benefit most from better balance and reduce the number of falls and bone fractures. ..Researchers tested the insoles on 15 young people and 12 older people. The theory...

New back support device can improve balance for older people

Women at the age of 60 and above can have less back pain from osteoporosis related// curving of the spine by wearing a back supporting device and doing some special exercises. ....In a study presented by the researchers from Mayo Clinic had said that the new specially weighed back support device can not only decrease the back pain but can also cause extensive improvements in strength for the wome...

New study reveals how to strike a balance between heart-healthy fats

Food that is good for health, especially the role of fats, had been debated for a long// time. The researchers from Penn State University had found out that the between the various kinds of fats that are heart healthy, it is not possible to have the healthy meal by banishing one kind of fat totally and taking only one particular kind of fats. The right combination of both can help achieve the bes...

Mentally Imbalanced AIDS patient Chained

An AIDS patient in West Bengal was first refused treatment by government hospitals and then// chained to a hospital bed till a human rights group intervened to unshackle him, reports said Thursday. ..A complaint against the Barasat hospital superintendent by the Association for the Protection of Democratic Rights (APDR) Wednesday finally saw Arjun Debnath of Bagda in North 24 Parganas district fr...

How balanced are you? Need Help!!!

Time and over again, it is only tiny gadgets that have changed the lives of millions of people around the world. Researchers have developed a small device resembling a MP3 player that has been designed to help people with balance // disorder, by giving the wearer's brain more balance input... ..It could perhaps some day be even used to improve the performance of athletes. Loss of balance or vesti...

Imbalance In Gender Ratio Addressed By Religious Leaders

Several religious luminaries have expressed concern for the launch of a movement against sex selection that has resulted in a sharp decline in girl population in many parts of the country. The movement is believed to put an end to the practice of gender discrimination//. ..The brainchild of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the all-religious party meet was organized in the capital by t...

Herceptin Not A ‘Wonder’ Drug, Says The Lanct

After receiving glowing tributes for its miraculous properties, Herceptin, the breast cancer wonder drug came down to earth as the most respected British medical journal questioned its effectiveness//. ...."The available evidence is insufficient to make reliable judgments. It is profoundly misleading to suggest, even rhetorically, that the published data may be indicative of a cure for breast ca...

Intake of a healthy and balanced diet: miracle for old people.

There has been a Dutch study which links diets rich in four antioxidants beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, and zinc to lower odds of developing age-related macular// degeneration. ..The mention and text of the study can be seen in The Journal of the American Medical Association. It was performed by Redmer van Leeuwen, MD, PhD, and colleagues...Age-related macular degeneration or AMD is the mo...

Ambulance queue before hospitals with emergency patients

Ambulance staffs are not happy, as patients in ambulance have to wait long before they were given treatment, which increases the risk of death in these patients.// Ambulance staff workers are seriously agitating against this issue and want doctors to act immediately to these patients to avoid serious effects. ..Though the trust feel that the actions of the doctors are not intentional but due to...

Can Women strike a balance between work and domestic life?

Professor Rosemary Crompton conducted a survey in 5 European countries on how women lead a balanced life between work life and domestic life // to find out whether women enjoyed the present life situation or would like to have a traditional life style, the work was funded by Economic and Social Research Council. The study was conducted to find whether women who work have problems with their fami...

Mumbai To Get Emergency Ambulance Service

An ambulance service will be established in the Indian city of Mumbai by ten Indian American doctors with the object of providing patients with critical help.// The project is estimated at US$ 3 million, and its nerve center will be the Hinduja Hospital. The annual recurring cost of the project will be Rs.40 million. ....Seven other hospitals and four medical colleges will initially be a part o...

Survival of colorectal cancer patients increases by intensive surveillance and follow up

Providing a more intensive and a closely monitored surveillance for patients with colon and rectal cancers are proved to reduce the occurrence of cancer recurrence // compared to less aggressive strategy which is now followed by most of the hospitals. Researchers have found that an intensified follow up of patients in disease free survival state increased the chances of early diagnosis of cancer...

Lancet Blames CMA For Dismissal Of Editors

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) has been criticized by Lancet, one of the world's leading journals in the field of medicine regarding dismissal of the editor (Dr. John Hoey) and deputy editor// (Anne Marie Todkill) of Canadian Medical Association Journal. The Lancet editors, in the latest issue of the journal have remarked the issue as 'deeply troubling'. ..'Medical journals have a long h...

Australia In Search Of A Better Way to Handle Critically Ill Patients and Balance Elective Surgery

A review of deaths at four public hospitals found patients forced to wait more than eight hours for treatment were 30 % more likely to die than those admitted when the hospital was not overcrowded. //Peter Sprivulis, associate professor of emergency medicine at the University of Western Australia said that overcrowding is very common in large tertiary hospitals in Australia. Due to this more than...

Strict Vigilance against Bird Flu in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Chief Executive Donald Tsang said that the public should be responsible and support all the measures taken by the government to keep the bird flu scare at bay. // ..He asked the public not to worry and that the government is making necessary arrangements to provide timely warnings and emergency tackling plans. ..He said this at the Center for...

Lancet Urges To Allow Emergency Contraception Drug As An OTC

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authority is under pressure as it has been urged to make emergency contraception drug as an over-the counter drug//. ..Andrew von Eschenbach, acting Commissioner of the FDA has been urged to take an independent, non-biased decision on Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc's bid to sell its morning after pill or Plan B without a medical prescription. ..Plan B consists of...

Large Ambulances To Handle Obese patients In Vegas

In Las Vegas, an ambulance company has announced that it would be providing a special, oversize ambulance specially equipped to handle specially equipped to handle massively overweight and morbidly obese patients who weigh 500pounds or more. //This is being done at the request of the Clark County Fire Department. ....Ray Carrol, the manager at American Medical Response, said that in the last six...

93 Year Old Widow, Suffering From Dementia Dies After the Ambulance Dropped Her at a Wrong Address

Mrs. Purnell, who was ailing with chronic lymphatic leukemia and dementia, was a regular with a day unit at Barry Hospital in South Wales//, especially run for elderly and mentally decrepit clients. An ambulance team was in charge of picking her up at the close of the day and drop her at the residence. ....On August 20th 2003, the ambulance, instead of taking her home in Penarth, dropped her at...

The Lancet Calls For Review Of Regulatory Process Of Drug Trials

The medical journal Lancet has called for immediate changes in the approval processes and regulation of human trials of biological drugs. This call came after the trial of TGN1412 ended in disaster with six patients admitted in the // hospital in serious condition. ..The journal says that since the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) authorized the trial, it is the ag...

NHS To Reorganize Ambulance Services

Faced with a severe cash crunch, the NHS has decided to go ahead with implementing some reforms in order to trim its services.// The first step being the merger of the three ambulance services in Yorkshire into one single organization. ....The idea in integrating the services is that it will save millions of pounds, which seems to be the prime requirement at the moment. Although this means that...

Ambulance Services Cost £145 Each Time An Elderly Person Sustains A fal

A new study appearing in Emergency Medicine Journal says that each time an elderly person falls at his/her home, it costs an average of £145 and two days of crew time.// ....Significant numbers of calls come from residential care and sheltered accommodation, suggesting that these facilities are relying on ambulance services inappropriately, suggest the authors... ..The researchers monitored all...

The Government’s Balancing Act on Reservatio

Increasing the reservations on one side and on the other side increasing the number of seats so that general category does not suffer is the UPA Government’s please-all formula//. ....The Congress-led alliance and its Left supporters announced that 27 per cent of the seats in Central educational institutions would be available to Other Backward Classes (OBCs) from June 2007. Simultaneously, it...

Australian Drug Regulators Call for Revamp On The Pharmaceutical Surveillance

The drug regulators of Australia want the country's pharmaceutical surveillance overhauled, they argue that such a step could help to reduce deaths and disease that might be caused by faulty drug use // . ....The newspapers reported that the authority on prescribed drug subsidies, Lloyd Sansom, have said that Australia had already lost a chance of getting an early warning about the potentially l...

Integrated Disease Surveillance Project Soon In The Country

The Centre will soon launch a Rs 350 crore Integrated Disease Surveillance Project to bring 11 disease parameters under strict vigilance throughout the country. // ....Union Health minister Ambumani Ramadoss told reporters here today that the World Bank-funded project would be able to create a veritable data base for 11 incidences like HIV/AIDS, polio, cholera, cardio-vascular diseases and even...

Surveillance Program for Haemodialysis Reduces Infection

A recent study has revealed that a surveillance programme designed to monitor blood stream infections in dialysis units could cut the number of infections among patients//. ..The research was conducted by researchers from Imperial College London and Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust...The study, in the British Medical Journal, shows how the implementation of the surveillance scheme for patients un...

Healing is best when there is absolute balance between mind and body

Those who are regular with their intake of medications, even if they are placebos, do better with their health rather than those //who don’t adhere to any pattern, according to Canadian researchers. ....Often to gauge the efficacy of drugs, researchers observe its effects on groups of participants, who are administered the drug as well as placebo. The drug gets into the fray if it scores better...

A Balancing Act: Hormones and the Skin

Throughout her life, a woman may blame many things on her hormones: unpredictable emotions, weight gain and even changes in her skin, hair and nails.// .. These changes occur as the levels of hormones in the body increase and decrease, or if any abnormalities in hormone levels occur. A dermatologist can provide treatment options which can address the changes that occur during a woman’s lifetime....

Incorrect Recording Of Response Time By Six Ambulance Trusts

A government audit conducted by Department of Health to find the response time of ambulance services for emergency calls have found that six trusts// had failed to record correct details for how they responded to the most serious life-threatening emergency calls. ....The Government has set a target saying 75 per cent of such 'Category A' calls should be responded to within eight minutes. Data...

Max Planck Researchers Incorporate Odorant Receptors into Artificial Membranes

An artificial nose could be a real benefit at times: this kind of biosensor could sniff out poisons, explosives or drugs//, for instance. ....Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research and the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry recently revealed a technique for integrating membrane proteins into artificial structures. ....Membrane proteins have several important functions...

Balanced Diet is Better than Vitamin Pills

Many people use vitamin supplements for good health despite the fact that few actually need it, says a leading Britain nutritionist// who argues that the best way to stay healthy is a balanced diet. ....People are often seduced into buying pills because they're worried that food has fewer nutrients than it used to, said Jane Clarke. The best source of vitamins and minerals is freshly picked produ...

Anti-Bird flu surveillance stepped-up in Britain

As a new strain of bird flu virus has been detected in Asia, the British government announced the increase in patrolling //in several more sites for any evidence of bird flu. ..The death of any water birds in U.K.’s 304 nature reserves, reservoirs and parks will be brought to the notice of the Department of the Environment Food and Rural Affairs. An additional 1,200 sq Kms area will be brought u...

Government Strikes Right Balance with PBS Reform

AMA President, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, today congratulated the Government on a PBS reform package that is evidence of close consultation // with the AMA, and which delivers for patients. ....Dr Haikerwal said the AMA is especially pleased that the draconian conditions and red tape associated with the authority prescription system have been eased. ....'The Government has agreed that the expertise in...

Study Focus on the Need for Vigilance in Two Key Areas Among Adolescents

Parenting a child with an eating disorder - monitoring meals, friends and activities - can be a full-time job. But two new studies from researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine// and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital indicate a need for increased vigilance in two key areas: Internet use among adolescents with the condition, and pre-teen weight loss in seemingly healthy children....

Choked Roads, a Trouble for Ambulance Drivers

The growing no of vehicles in the metros today have caused troubles to the ambulance drivers who find it very hard //to carry trauma patients in time to the hospitals. ....‘Getting patients in time to hospital through the city's traffic-heavy roads is not an easy one’ says one of the ambulance drivers, who adds ‘despite of being equipped with sirens, ambulance gets stuck up in the traffic especi...
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