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Multi billion-dollar suit filed against cell phone firm for causing brain tumours

...ile names involved but also because this will be a landmark case whatever be the verdict. Vodafone has in the meanwhile announced that a British government funded study recently failed to prove that cell phone usage could cause brain tumours. Analysts are quick to point out that though there is no evidence a...

Now you can identify Sperm and Egg donors

The British government, in a landmark decision, has ruled that henceforth donors of sperms and eggs can be identified if both the donor and recipient desire so. However if the donor feels not to reveal his/her identity, it will not be revealed. Prior to this ruling the identity of the do...

South Africa Wins landmark case against pharmaceutical giants

South Africa has scored a landmark legal victory over pharmaceutical giants wanting to stop South Africa from importing cheap AIDS drugs. The country with largest number of AIDS patients in the world now wants to secure affordable drugs from around the world to tackle its AIDS epidem...

Pharmaceutical giant offers AIDS related antifungal drug free to 50 countries

...he heels of the South African Government winning a landmark case against pharmaceutical companies. In an announcement on Wednesday Pfizer said AIDS related antifungal drug Diflucan will be given free of cost to battle HIV through a programe to be coordinated by World Health Organization and the United Nation...

Pharmaceutical giant offers AIDS related antifungal drug free to 50 countries

...he heels of the South African Government winning a landmark case against pharmaceutical companies. In an announcement on Wednesday Pfizer said AIDS related antifungal drug Diflucan will be given free of cost to battle HIV through a programe to be coordinated by World Health Organization and the United Nation...

New light on Cardiology

...ction (MI), a new study has shown.Results from the landmark Heat Outcome Prevention Evaluation (HOPE) study showed the drug to cause reversal and prevention of LVH in a broad range of patients – those with normal or controlled blood pressure, both with and without coronary heart disease.// The HOPE study co...

A ray of light on Cardiology

...ction (MI), a new study has shown.Results from the landmark Heat Outcome Prevention Evaluation (HOPE) study showed the drug to cause reversal and prevention of LVH in a broad range of patients – those with normal or controlled blood pressure, both with and without coronary heart disease.// The HOPE study co...

Ultrasound test may detect heart condition early

...ailure or sudden death from cardiac arrest.// One landmark of HCM is an abnormal enlargement, or hypertrophy, of the left ventricle, the heart's main pumping chamber. But this enlargement doesn't appear in all HCM patients and is often not apparent before a patient reaches adulthood. For this reason, it is h...

Y chromosome uses trick to repair its own genes

...upplying the signal to make males. The work is a landmark for the history of sex determination. Scientists said followup work could illuminate basic biological differences between the sexes, perhaps shedding light on causes of differences in disease susceptibility, for example. The Y chromosome can't fi...

Drop in Worldwide Measles deaths by 40%

...g interventions at once. The report noted that the landmark campaign reached over 95% of the children under-five with vaccines to prevent measles and polio, mosquito nets to prevent malaria and de-worming tablets. The WHO strategy seeks to achieve routine measles immunization coverage of at least 90% in ever...

And now its super mice for longer memory

In a landmark breakthrough, scientists have created mice with unusually long memories raising hopes of people with severe forgetfulness and also opening a possibility of helping people forget their distressing past. “This study has given us a new insight into the ...

Couples in Britain can have “designer” babis

... governing in-vitro fertilization technology was a landmark piece of legislation but, in the past 5 years, the science had changed along with public attitudes. “The act has done a good job in taking public confidence with it but we need to take stock. We need to strike the right balance,” Ms Flint said. “We n...

Ruling On Non Disclosure Of HIV Positive Status Is Not Ethical

...nvolved with someone they don't know. Passing the landmark judgment, the Court ruled that HIV-infected persons were not legally bound to reveal their HIV status if they were using a condom. However, Judge Susan Thomas did mention that condoms were only 80-85 percent effective in contraception. And what if t...

The ideal composition of intravenous lipid emulsion

... for use in parenteral nutrition, was an important landmark in the science of nutritional treatment of surgical patients and individuals requiring critical care. The primary importance of this development was that the energy requirements of the patient could be met without the metabolic burden imposed by hi...

Eloxatin combination reduces bowel cancer recurrences

...at Hammersmith Hospital in London said, "This is a landmark decision by NICE in the treatment of bowel cancer, which will be welcomed by clinicians and patients alike.” Source: BBC News....

Mother Claims Hefty Compensation For Failed Abortion Of Twins

...oping to get the above amount as compensation. The landmark case is all set to be heard in the Perth Sheriff Court in March 2006. Ms Dow claims that doctors at the Perth Royal Infirmary said after the abortion in January 2001 that no live material was left behind in her uterus. She adds that doctors had given...

Hwang Woo-Suk Apologizes For Fabricating Research

...yos and had purposively fabricated results for two landmark papers published in the Science journal. Hwang, 53, said he would take full responsibility for the fabrication of the research papers and admitted to exaggerating the data published in Science in May 2005. However, the veterinarian stood by his a...

Extension Education for Blood Pressure advice!

...eflected in Davis’ voice says it all that ALLHAT's landmark findings will have a great impact beyond improving cardiovascular health. Emphasizing on the simplicity and adaptability of the programme said Jeffrey Cutler, MD, NHLBI senior advisor and ALLHAT project director said, “Guidelines were simplified an...

Indian-Born Doctor Diddy Shines In Germany

...-certified, Diddy said. He counts 1984 as another landmark year. I had to decide: Shall I keep my passport or become a German citizen? There were sentiments involved, but since I had decided I would one day go on my own, I realized I would be on a battleground where I would have to compete with the locals. ...

Carotid Stenting Can Help Patients With Silent Disease

...ar patients who undergo surgery.“The scope of this landmark trial provides us with a clear picture of the patients who benefit the most from carotid artery stenting. We hope these results will expand coverage to asymptomatic patients who are risky candidates for surgery,” said William Gray, M.D., principal in...

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