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The route to fertilization

A group of researchers from Stanford have identified the nitric oxide gas as the chemical incitement for a cascade of chemical events gradually resulting in the development of an embryo.He says,it begins with the build-up of nitric oxide gas inside the sperm.// ....The research is based on the sex lives of male and female sea urchins - spiny, purple invertebrates found in the Pacific Ocean just...

Drug stabilizes cancer growth

A experimental drug stopped the progression of cancer in 7 out of 10 patients while causing minimal side effects. The drug phenoxodiol was given to patients with a variety of cancers that failed// standard chemotherapy drugs in a study done by the Ohio-based Cleveland Clinic. ....Phenoxodiol belongs to a relatively new class of drugs known as signal transduction inhibitors, all designed to switc...

Obesity risk for immobilized adults

Data from a national survey of more than 149,000 Americans including 23,000 participants with one or more forms of disability showed that 25% of adults with disabilities, compared to 16 per cent without any disability, ran a risk of obesity.// Obesity was defined as having a Body Mass Index greater than 32. ....The study also highlighted that adults with lower limb mobility difficulties and those...

Uterine Fibroid Embolization Gaining Popularity

Women suffering from back pain, pelvic pressure, frequent urination or abnormal periods, uterine fibroids could be to blame. Fibroids are non-cancerous growths found in the uterus and can// range in size from very small to the size of a cantaloupe or larger. Now, there’s an improvement to uterine fibroid embolization -- a treatment that’s becoming the procedure of choice for many women. ..Sabrina...

Embolization Effective For Uterine Fibroid

Women suffering from back pain, pelvic pressure, frequent urination or abnormal periods, uterine fibroids could be to blame. Fibroids are non-cancerous // growths found in the uterus and can range in size from very small to the size of a cantaloupe or larger. Now, there’s an improvement to uterine fibroid embolization -- a treatment that’s becoming the procedure of choice for many women. ..Hormo...

Socializing is good for your heart

Socially isolated men may have increased levels of blood marker for inflammation that can //lead to cardiac diseases... ....Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health say that it may be good for the health of the heart for men to be socially connected. A well-connected man will have a close family, a good group of friends, and a well-established connection to the immediate society like the...

Advent of New, More Effective and Personalized Medicines

The FDA today issued a final guidance titled "Pharmacogenomic Data Submissions" to speed// development of new medical products through the science of pharmacogenomics. ....Pharmacogenomics allows health care providers to identify sources of an individual's profile of drug response and predict the best possible treatment option for this individual. This technology has enabled ..the development of...

Treatment of postpartum depression needs to be personalized

In order to provide quick relief from post pregnancy depressions, health care// workers have tried to identify women who may be more vulnerable to this type of depression and taken preventive measures to avoid the condition. However a recent study by the researcher of University of Toronto, Canada who had reviewed 15 randomized control trials on 7,697 women had said that it is possible to prevent...

Transplanted heart made more acceptable by daclizumab

Daclizumab has been found to reduce the risk of cellular rejection after a heart transplant// when used on top of standard immunosuppression. ....The drug, a humanized monoclonal antibody, is directed against the interleukin-2 receptor, thereby inhibiting T-cell proliferation. ....Patients who were taken into the Study were either given daclizumab or a placebo. ....The primary endpoint was a comp...

Commercialization of Biotech Discoveries, An Encouragement For Researchers

The Central government of India plans to come out with a legislation to pave the way for commercialisation of technologies discovery by Indian universities //and research institutions to create a strong domestic biotech industry. ..The proposed legislation would give Indian universities and institutions such as the Indian Council of Medical Research and CSIR the ability to stake claims on discov...

Drugs Manufacturers Capitalizing On The Surge In Demand For Bone Health Care

A recent survey based on an ageing population shows that bone health is set to become a major segment of the supplements and functional foods market. The lifetime risk for a woman to have an osteoporotic fracture// is 30-40 per cent and in men the risk is about 13 per cent. Yet the main natural product targeted at bone health, calcium supplements are entering a mature category, and a new report...

Myth Of Childhood Vaccinations Linked To Increased Hospitalization Busted

Researchers had shown that the pre-existent belief, of children who had received multiple vaccinations may have to be hospitalized more often for other diseases, is a myth and nothing else. The research report was published in the latest issue of JAMA. ....During the last 2 decades, more vaccinations have become available and routine vaccination schedules// have become increasingly complex, acco...

Chicken Pox Hospitalizations Are Becoming Less

According to the available data, the introduction of chicken doctors because of chicken pox vaccine had reduced drastically the incidence of hospitalizations and visits to pox // . The latest issue of JAMA reports a research on the subject. ....Varicella vaccine is recommended for routine immunization of children aged 12 to 18 months and for older susceptible children and adults in the United Sta...

Socialization A Serious Trouble For Childhood Cancer Survivors

A new study finds children who survive cancer have about twice the rate of educational and social problems compared to children without a history of cancer. The study finds children with brain tumors, neuroblastoma // , or leukemia and children treated with cranial radiation therapy (CRT) are at greatest risk for educational difficulties and social isolation. ..As therapies for childhood cancer...

Specialized Clinics For Manipur's AIDS Patients

Hundreds of people living with HIV/AIDS in Manipur have hope at hand with an international aid agency deciding to set up specialised clinics for their care and treatment//...The Nobel prize-winning Medicines Sans Frontieres (MSF) or Doctors Without Borders has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Manipur government to provide healthcare services, particularly to those living with HIV/AID...

Improved parent-physician communication to prevent hospitalizations for childhood asthma

Asthma is one of the most common breathing problems encountered by many in day-to-day life. In the recent years, there has been a considerable increase in the incidence of the disease, particularly among children. //.. ..It has been estimated that nearly 196,000 children are hospitalized in the United States every year with asthma attacks. A considerable amount is being spent on the health issue...

US Kidney Failure Rates show Stabilization After 20-Year Climb

New research from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health have shown stabalisation of annual increases from 5 to 10 percent//, rates for new cases of kidney failure. However worryingly there is still a dramatic racial disparity. .. ..The average annual increase of kidney diseases has been less than 1 percent since 1999, c...

Sterilization Of Dental Instruments Is Inadequate, Says Study

A new study that will appear in the next issue of the British Dental Journal says that the sterilization of dental instruments like endodontic files is not satisfactory when the existing methods that are usually employed in general dental practice are used//. Files are instruments that are used to clean and disinfect the roots during a root canal procedure. ....The study examined 250 reused files...

A Novel Method Of Detection Of High Nuclear Grade Localized Renal Cell Carcinoma

Elective nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) is considered appropriate for small renal cell carcinoma (RCC) tumors; however, it is still difficult to detect high nuclear grade RCC preoperatively. // ..Although no specific tumor markers have been identified for RCC, immunosuppressive acidic protein (IAP) is a variable predictor of lymph node and distant metastasis in patients with RCC. At present it is...

More Lizards, Including Pets, Found Venomous

In a startling discovery, researchers have found that more lizard families than assumed till now are venomous, including several species that are popular pets. // .. The researchers, writing in the journal Nature (published online on Nov. 16), revealed that the symptoms like pain and swelling from lizard bites, which were previously attributed to the bacteria that thrive on bits of meat left betw...

Legalization Of Euthanasia Would Not Affect Patient’s Trus

A study conducted at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center shows that patient trust over their doctors would still be strong even if a law to legalize physician-assisted // death were to be enforced in the near future. ..The study is based on the results of a telephonic survey conducted among a group of 1,117 adults in the United States. The survey was designed to measure attitudes about...

Recanalization enables Tsunami mourners to parent again

Four women who lost their children in the tsunami last year are eagerly expecting their babies after a medical surgery that enabled them to conceive again.// .. ..Despite having undergone sterilisation earlier, these women in this coastal district of Tamil Nadu in southern India will now be able to have children once again after the successful performance of the surgery called recanalization. .....

Rising Rates Of C.Difficile Infection Among Non-Hospitalized Patients

Report of the rising rates of infection with C.difficile among the general public has led to concerns regarding the mutation of the microorganism into a more virulent form.// It was previously thought that the infection could only manifest in individuals with resistance to antibiotics. .. ..The high incidence of the infection even among non-hospitalized patients has created much panic among the...

Mobilizing Stem Cells at the Injured Site Using Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments.

The research was done by Stephen Thom, MD, Ph.D., Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine. // ..He said that a course of hyperbaric oxygen treatments would increase the number of circulating stem cells in the body of the patient. ..Stem cells are progenitor cells which are totipotent and pluripotent meaning that they have the ability to differentiat...

Stem cells mobilized by hyperbaric oxygen

Hyperbaric oxygen treatments boost tissue repair and recovery from injury tissue by increasing the number of circulating stem cells, according to a new study // . ..The report, to be published in the April 2006 issue of American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulation Physiology, says a typical course of hyperbaric oxygen treatments increases the number of stem cells circulating in a patient`...

Rhode Island legalizes use and possession of Marijuana

Rhode Island is situated in the heart of New England and the Rhode Island House and senate has passed the bill giving permission to patients with cancer, multiple sclerosis, AIDS and other chronic // diseases the use and possession of Marijuana to ease pain in these patients. The new bill allows patients to have possession of Marijuana under medical prescription, as earlier the possession of ma...

Archbishop Slams Attempt to Legalize Abortion In Jamaica

The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Kingston Lawrence Burke has come down heavily on Jamaica's attempts to legalize abortions. The Jamaican government had called for // consultations on the matter and the consultation period if nearing its end. ..It is thought that there will be certain liberal standards proposed on the delicate issue of abortions and naturally the Catholic Church is upset about th...

London Hospital Provides Specialized Care For Pregnant Women

A dramatic improvement in the maternity care is expected, with a London- based NHS hospital willing to offer a privileged one to one service, for pregnant women who pay £4,000. The novel scheme would be implemented at the Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital. // ..The provision of such a cost-effective one-to-one service during final stages of pregnancy and labour has been a target impossible...

Visualization Found To Be Largely Dependent On The Brain

A Johns Hopkins University report has unraveled how the neurons located in different areas of the visual center collectively work to interpret what the human eye visualizes, be it a letter, number or some other shape. // All the obtained information is accommodated and is fitted together like a puzzle to help in the interpretation process. The results of this fascinating study (funded by the Na...

Personalized Treatments For Obesity Planned

The Dietetics and Diet Therapy Unit of the University of Navarra's Ana Anton Solanas has been awarded a fellowship for conducting basic research by the Danone Institute. This will enable Ana Antón Solanas to collaborate in a program// aimed at defining individualized treatments for various types of obesity. This will also enable her to take part in a project targeted at obese women. ..The study...

Mood Stabilizing drugs for Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder mostly develops during young adulthood and scientists have found that treating these patients with mood-altering drugs helps them to relieve of their mood // fluctuations and lead a normal life which helps them to overcome the Manic depressive illness. ....Researcher Hilary Blumberg and colleagues from Yale’s Mood Disorder Research Program, Department of Psychiatry as reported i...

Should Sale Of Organ Be Legalized?

In US two doctors suggested the sale of organs to be legalized. This is due to the rising demand for organs such as kidney. // ..The number of donors is dwindling whereas the black market in organ sales was booming. Hence they suggested legalization as it would reduce the taboo around this issue. ..But UK objected to this as it would be a move towards exploiting the poorest sections of society....

Commercialization of drugs by fast tracking is a cause of concern

A senior doctor has by the means of BMJ raised a serious concern over licensing of new drugs for commercialization purposes. // ....This has come after natalizumab, a new drug for multiple sclerosis, was approved and thereafter recalled after three months. This was done after three trial patients developed a life threatening condition while being treated... ..The drug was licensed by the US Food...

Coffee Increases Heart Attack Risk In Slow Caffeine Metabolizers

Individuals who have a slower rate of caffeine metabolism as determined by their genetic constitution seem to have an increased risk //for development of non-fatal heart attack, following increased intake of coffee. ....Coffee is the most important source of caffeine and deserves the credit of being the most popular stimulant, consumed by millions, worldwide. Several studies have highlighted the...

PHC Doctors Tricked Tribal Women To Undergo Sterilization

Doctors in Jharkhand tricked a tribal woman to undergo sterilization, which has triggered widespread protests from the social organizations//. ....A woman from an endangered primitive tribe in Jharkhand was made to undergo surgical sterilization by some overzealous doctors, triggering an outcry from social organizations. ....Shobha Dehri, a resident of Paharia colony in Dumka, about 450 km fro...

Hospitalized patients better of with help from Pharmacists

Studies conducted at the University of Iowa and Department of Veterans Affairs has suggested that pharmacists who are based at hospitals turn out to be helpful to inpatients// and health care teams when they come out of their workstations and involve in caring for the patients. This is also effective in bringing down the errors in medication and related problems in patient care. ....The change in...

Himachal Pradesh: Horse Dung To Be Converted Into Organic Fertilizer

Authorities in Himachal Pradesh's tourist resort of Kufri have finally found a way to solve the problem posed by horse dung scattered on hill treks - and even profit from // it. ..Kufri, 16 km uphill from here, is visited every day by hordes of tourists, with many of them riding horses. There are about 700 horses in that mountain resort. ..Health officials, however, have pointed out that the a...

Studies Show Brain becomes Less Specialized With Age

According to studies published by Yale University and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, earlier this month One of two separate areas of the brain light up when young people look at a house or a face // , but each image activates both areas of the brain at the same time in older people. ....The researchers though not yet sure, one theory according to Christy Marshuetz, assistant profes...

Man with Possible Bird Flu Symptoms Hospitalized In Gujarat

Ahmedabad. A man suspected with avian influenza infection was Saturday admitted to the Civil Hospital here.// ....Qadar Abubhai Marghiwala, a 30-year-old resident of Jamalpur neighborhood of the city, was suffering from fever for a week... ..Gujarat's Health Minister Ashok Bhatt, however, denied Marghiwala had bird flu as primary investigations revealed negative results... ..According to Bhatt, t...

Personalized Medicine and Innovative Pharmaceuticals

Personalized medicine is creating quite a revolution of sorts. A clue into what might be the norm, years from now, personalized medicines will aim at reducing// or totally obliterating the side-effects by evolving medicines that are tailor –made to a person’s genetic information. Indeed this will be a whole new story in the development of drugs. ..Amalia M. Issa, a pharmacologist and clinical e...
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