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Abortion Pill approved by FDA

...d approval of this drug hasadhered strictly to our legal mandate and mission as a science-based public health regulatory agency."...

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

... cell phone radiation to brain tumours, a spurt of legal battles are expected as more and more cases are detected. The lawyers of the legal firm, which has slapped the case on the cell phone manufacturer, have another version to say. They c...

Morning after pill effective up to five days after having unprotected sex

... or the abortion pill RU- 486, use of which is not legal in many countries. The scientists studied 300 women after they had unprotected sex and distributed the morning after pill to half the group within 3 days and to half the group after 3 days. The women were followed up and the pregnancy rate was compa...

India to benefit from pharma companies' move

...re now rising to support what is developing into a legal revolution against drug apartheid. Street power is giving way to Internet power to make opposition known. Close to a million signed an Internet petition in support of the South Africa government. Ellen't Hoen, coordinator of the Globalization Projec...

Negligent doctors asked to cough up 3 lakhs for death of patient

...tection act has been a very controversial one with legal luminaries having diametrically opposite views on this. However these days doctors are being pulled up for negligence and this latest episode in Attingal, Kerala will serve as a grim warning to errant medical practitioners. Mrs. Chandrakala, wife of ...

Scientists plan human cloning clinic in the United States

... declaration in January 1998, sparking ethical and legal debate (BMJ 1998;316:167). The current announcement is considered to be more serious because cloning technology has matured and the principal investigators have experience in treating infertility. The controversy, however, remains. This is largely b...

Parke-Davis (India) runs into rough weather – Court orders attachment of asset

...Indian front has run into rough weather due to the legal problems faced by Warner-Lambert’s subsidiary Parke-Davis (India). A local court in Hyderabad has ordered the attachment of its assets located in the city. The vacation court of the Ranga Reddy district civil courts has ordered attachment of plant ...

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 epidemic. T...

A treatment for blindness

...If this is not treated , the condition can lead to legal blindness in about 60 percent of patients. A surgical procedure Cryotherapy, is employed in which a freezing probe is placed on the surface of the eye to destroy cells within the retina that produce the irregular blood vessels.// Researchers from...

FDA considers nicotine lollipops illegal

... government they're stopping sales or risk further legal action. The FDA is reviewing other unconventional nicotine products, such as a Virginia company's nicotine lozenge, to see if they also qualify as drugs being sold illegally....

Risk Factors for vision problems in Diabetes

...d States, diabetes is responsible for 7 percent of legal blindness, making it the leading cause of new cases of blindness in adults 22 to 70 years old. Researchers from the Texas studied more than 600 individuals who were part of the Hoorn Study, a population-based study consisting of more than 1,260 peop...

Abuse of prescription drugs among youths on the rise

...rn of abuse, it doesn't matter much, whether it is legal or illegal drugs that one is abusing. Researchers said that many abuse prescription drugs on the misunderstanding that they are safe, when in fact they can cause addiction and severe side effects. Opiate-based pain relievers are quite addictive and c...

More information sought by patients on medical errors

...learnt during the interactions that doctors feared legal action, and also that their admission might harm the patient or decrease their trust. Researchers suggested that medical institutions should strive to create a blame-free culture, which will help the doctors to give more information to patients and ...

Head injury X-rays may actually be causing harm

...lly recommended but clinical practice “dictated by legal and financial considerations does not always adhere to these protocols”, the team writes. “The risk and benefit of computed tomography scans in minor head trauma need re-evaluating.” <BR...

Radiation Exposure Found To Affect Intellect Later In Life

...minor head injuries, clinical practice dictated by legal and financial considerations does not always adhere to these protocols....

Understanding The Harmful Effects Of Radiation Exposure

...minor head injuries, clinical practice dictated by legal and financial considerations does not always adhere to these protocols....

Effective Treatment Option For Macular Degeneration

...with pegaptanib reduced the risk of progression to legal blindness in the study, promoted stability of vision, and in a small percentage of patients, resulted in more visual improvement at week 54 than among those receiving sham injections....

A case for euthanasia

... the merits of their argument. It has been a long legal battle, since when Schiavo collapsed in her home on 25th February 1990, suffering from heart failure that lead to her brain damage. Her parents are fighting against her husband over years over the fate of their daughter. Her husband and guardian Mi...

Aggressive Tobacco taxation policy can reduce cigarette smoking

... reduce the growth of tobacco usage by making it a legal requirement for countries to impose restrictions on tobacco advertising, awareness of tobacco ill effects on package and legislation to control tobacco smuggling. What really needed in developing world is aggressive tobacco taxation policies. The wo...

Body compounds can protect you against pain

...ng with stressful situations and will not have the legal hassles like marijuana. Reference: University of Georgia, news release, July 200...

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