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Novel "CYCLOSPORINE CAPSULE FORMULATION" to be launched

Cyclosporine has revolutionised the transplantation scene in the last 20 years by helping with immunosuppresion. Novartis have so far had the patent for the drug and enjoyed the profits. The cost of the medicine is prohibitively expensive.However in the past few years other pharma companies have been allowed to manufacture the drug giving Novartis a competetion. The current tablet size are big an...

PCR emerging as a promising technique for Diagnosing Urinary Tuberculosis

Urinary Tuberculosis is often difficult to diagnose and many a times the diagnosis is made by exclusion. Urine polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is emerging as a promising technique for early diagnosis of Urinary Tuberculosis. The technique involves detection of bacteria by facilitating rapid amplification of small amounts of a genome sequence, Dr Narmada P Gupta told the Millennium International...

Antibiotics losing their power against acne

Acne has always been a major problem with teenagers. Pimples have been described by teens as an embarrassing and nagging problem. With beauty business becoming a multi billion-dollar industry, every one wants a blemish less skin and a spotless complexion. Every year a new Indian girl wins an international beauty pageant and the focus now is on looking your best. ....Pimples (acne) spoil the be...

Half of world's children are passive smokers - damning disclosure from WHO

The world health organisation has come out with a damning disclosure that half the world's children are passive smoke. In a message on "No Tobacco Day 2001," World Health Organization chief Gro Harlem Brundtland said 700 million children were exposed to the health hazard because most governments still allowed smoking in public places. She added that scientists around the world agreed that there w...

Lose stomach for Life....Preventive removal of stomach saves the risk of cancer

This is a story about five gentlemen with a rare genetic mutation that confers a very high risk of stomach cancer. Yes! Dr. David G. Huntsman of the British Columbia Cancer Agency in Vancouver, Canada and colleagues report on five members of two families with a rare form of hereditary gastric cancer caused by a mutation of the E-cadherin gene. These people had a very bad family history with...

Brisk Walking lowers memory loss in women

According to a research presented during the American Academy of Neurology in Philadelphia, brisk walking may help women keep their brains young. Women who walk regularly are less likely to experience the memory loss and other cognitive declines in mental function that can come with aging.// ..In the study, they concluded that the least active women walked an average of about a half mile per wee...

Lose Weight With New Wonder Slimming FDA approved Prescription Drug

There is a new wonder slimming FDA approved drug which can actually works. Not only that - it even lets you eat normally, all while you are slimming. This wonder slimming drug is XENICAL. ....Xenical allows about 30% of the fat eaten in a meal // to pass through the gut undigested. Your body cannot convert these excess calories to fatty tissue or use them as a source of energy. This will therfor...

Mushroom and muscle loss

According to a study in The New England Journal of Medicine, twelve people were hospitalized for severe weakness and muscle loss after eating the mushrooms, and three of them died, wrote Dr. Regis Bedry of the poison center of University Hospital Pellegrin in Bordeaux, France.Bedry said he confirmed the mushroom's toxicity by feeding extracts to mice and measuring creatine kinase, an enzyme produ...

New gene for hairloss

Researchers have found a normal role for a gene that causes two rare hair-loss disorders when it is disabled.Gone are the days when scientists were finding it diificult to treat ordinary baldness. So far, even with the new work, there is no evidence of a direct link between the hairless gene and typical baldness. In fact, this new study does not explain why the gene causes the rare hair-loss diso...

Cyclosporin A Treats Leukemia Complications

Some leukemia patients with common complications of their disease may have a new way to overcome them. New research finds that chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients with anemia or thrombocytopenia can be treated effectively with the drug, cyclosporin A. Anemia is a decrease in red cells in the blood and thrombocytopenia is when the number of platelets in reduced. The latter is the most comm...

Weight-Loss Drinks Can Make You Gassy

Researchers say that people who have difficulty digesting milk products may experience an increase in gas if they consume milk-based powder supplements designed as a meal replacement. //About 25% of Americans have lactose intolerance. A condition in which an individual lacks a sufficient supply of an intestinal enzyme critical for the digestion of milk-based foods. Consuming large amounts of lact...

Memory loss associated with microbes

A newly discovered microscopic organism found in river bed can cause serious memory loss and confusion, scientists have warned. The single-celled microbe was first identified in Maryland, USA.//It can cause dementia-like symptoms with sufferers experiencing memory loss and difficulties with concentration, attention span and learning abilities. ....People suffer a stinging or burning sensation to...

Dr Reddy’s Laboratories launches Hyalosy

The Hyderabad-based Dr Reddy’s Laboratories has launched Hyalosyn (sodium hyaluronate), an intra-articular injection that provides relief from knee-joint stiffness and immobility among patients suffering from severe osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a widely prevalent disease. More than 90 per cent of people above the age of 45 are estimated to show signs of this disease, and it is the leading ca...

Knowing how weight loss aids in diabetes

According to researchers at the Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Dallas, there is a new study which hopes to discover the impact that weight loss can make in decreasing the complications of diabetes.// Colleagues and the researchers are joining people into the first long-term study on how weight loss affects the outcome in type 2 diabetes. ..With about 30 per cent of the population now classif...

Toxins linked with pregnancy loss

Couples experiencing recurrent pregnancy loss are often concerned that toxins within the environment have contributed to their reproductive difficulty. Questions posed by these couples to their health care providers are difficult// to answer because scientifically accurate information regarding the reproductive impact of potential environmental toxins and other teratogens is not readily available...

Loss of weight

The European Medicines Evaluation Agency (EMEA) committee that its scientific committee had initiated a review on the risks and benefits of the anti-obesity drug sibutramine. The drug is sold as Reductil in Europe// and Meridia in the United States. ....The drug was temporarily withdrawn from the market in Italy after reports that two patients taking the drug had died. A spokesman declined to say...

Bone loss can be reduced by Potassium

According to recent study, researchers have found that bone loss can be tremendously reduced by potassium supplements. Treatment for kidney stones has the spin-off of increasing bone density. Potassium citrate is often given as a treatment// for kidney stones. Hence it has been lseen, how potassium supplements affect bone density in these patients. ....They looked at 15 women and men who had rec...

A closer look at Vitamins

New research shows vitamins may not play a role in preventing death from cardiovascular disease. Past research has led investigators to believe vitamin intake could prevent cardiovascular disease, but results of these trials have not been conclusive.// Researchers from University Hospital in Switzerland and University of Miami School of Medicine in Florida conducted a study to determine if vitami...

A Little Weight Loss Found To Make A Significant Difference In Men

About 30 million men in the United States suffer from erectile dysfunction. This causes a decrease in quality of life for men. With exercise and weight loss // , obese men with erectile dysfunction may be able to improve their sexual function say researchers. ..Researchers, conducted a study to determine if lifestyle changes, such as losing weight and an increase in physical activity, would impro...

Time for A.R.Rahman to rock the Tuberculosis Awareness Programme

Music director and composer A.R. Rahman Saturday launched 'TB Sangharsh', the first Indian tuberculosis patients' network, as part of a nationwide effort to create awareness about the disease here. // ....Inaugurating the network, Rahman, who is a global ambassador for the International Stop TB Partnership, met patients in west Delhi's Mongolpuri area. He also interacted with them about the treat...

Slowing Cartilage Loss In Arthritis With Fruit Extracts

A new study shows that extracts from the fruit Pomegranate have been shown to block enzymes that contribute to cartilage degradation in osteoarthritis.// Although findings are still at a preliminary stage and not yet proven in humans it is likely to encourage further consumption of pomegranate juice say researchers. ..A team of researchers from the Case Western Reserve University found that a w...

Metastasis of Neuroblastoma linked to Loss Of Caspase-8 gene

The caspase-8 gene prevents the metastasis of the neuroblastoma. This research was conducted at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the University of California// at San Diego (UCSD). ..Cancer cells that have broken itself from the main primary tumor have lost the function of this gene. Hence it is clear that caspase-8 gene is responsible for inhibiting metastasis. ..Neuroblastoma is addr...

Meniscal Damage Could Lead To Cartilage Loss And Knee Osteoarthritis

A new study has now provided insights into association between cartilage loss, meniscal damage and knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a severe disabling disease// that affects nearly 20 million Americans, characterized by loss of cartilage. A pair of meniscus, situated on either side of the knee offer support and protection to keep it healthy. ....The C-shaped tissue performs many functions...

Losing that baby fat among women

Researchers often say that women who gain more than the recommended amount of weight during pregnancy and or fail to shed the excess pounds by the time their babies are 5 months old are mosr probably to revive those extra pounds 8 years later.// These findings come from researchers from University of Texas, who say their study is the first to examine how body weight during and shortly after preg...

Memory loss always goes hand with Depression

Depression, irritability and dullness are common among people who have mild memory loss, and they can gain from prompt treatment.// The Cardiovascular Health Study is the largest ever investigation into heart disease and stroke in those over 60. It involves nearly 3,000 people in the US, some of who had a MRI scan which could indicate mild cognitive problems, such as memory loss. ....Researchers...

Vision loss could result due to MSG

A recent study which was published in the Experimental Eye Research journal cautioned that Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), which is used in flavouring oriental and processed foods could result in vision loss due to retina// injury. Glutamate is an amino acid which acts as a neurotransmitter, a chemical that sends signals between nerve cells. ....The findings were published following a study which in...

Hearing loss can be detected by simple screening

Researchers have studied evidence on hearing loss in older people and have found that 25 to 40 percent of those aged 60 and older are hearing impaired. Doctors while examining older patients must check for hearing loss, for this may be easily remedied. The condition can lead to depression, social isolation and decrease in functional ability. There are several reliable tests to detect hearing loss...

Hair loss - What happens behind ?

hair loss has been one of the main problems that people are facing. Studies show many factors responsible for hair loss. Major trauma (physical or emotional), rapid weight loss, delivering a baby and having an under or overactive thyroid gland are a few of the conditions that speed up hair loss. However hair lost as a consequence of these conditions is regained in time. Women, just as men, have h...

Low-dose Growth Hormone (GH) with diet and exercise may help weight loss

Growth Hormone (GH) replacement therapy dosed to normalize IGF-I levels may be an effective adjunct to lifestyle modification in a "clinically necessary" weight loss program for obese adults. ....The goal of all weight loss programs is to lose body fat but retain lean body mass such as muscle,but what happens is that when people go on a diet, after a while, they stop losing weight. Low levels of...

Weight-loss Products Dangerous

Taking herbal supplements for weight loss has become a popular trend, but a new study shows not all products are safe. ..Researchers say people should not assume herbal weight loss aids are safe. Because the products can be //purchased without a prescription, they are not subject to the same standards as drugs. ..Researchers in Japan studied 12 patients who developed liver problems after taking...

Defending against Tuberculosis

The deadliest bacterial pathogen may soon be fighting a losing battle. Scientists from Rockefeller University in New York say they have successfully stopped the tuberculosis pathogen's ability to operate from the immune system.// It typically hides out in the immune system in a cell called a macrophage. ....The researchers say they have identified a new pathway (LRG-47) triggered by a host protei...

Preventing Vision Loss

A simple vitamin supplement could significantly reduce the number of people with vision loss from age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, finds a new study.// ....AMD, which is caused by a deterioration of the retina, is the number one cause of blindness among older people. A couple of years ago, researchers conducted a large study to see if a combination of the antioxidant vitamins C, E, and b...

Preventing Vision Loss

A simple vitamin supplement could significantly reduce the number of people with vision loss from age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, finds a new study.// ....AMD, which is caused by a deterioration of the retina, is the number one cause of blindness among older people. A couple of years ago, researchers conducted a large study to see if a combination of the antioxidant vitamins C, E, and b...

Prevention of Vision Loss

AMD, which is caused by a deterioration of the retina, is the number one cause of blindness among older people. ..A simple vitamin supplement could significantly // reduce the number of people with vision loss from age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, finds a new study. ..A couple of years ago, researchers conducted a large study to see if a combination of the antioxidant vitamins C, E, and...

Protein said to Improve Muscle Loss

Researchers have identified a molecule that may help older people maintain their youthfulness.// ..Researchers studied a group of cells, called satellite cells, that line the outside of muscle fibers. These cells rescue damaged muscles and divide to form new muscle tissue. They also generate new cells for future repairs. Previous studies have shown satellite cells respond when a certain protein c...

Link Between Musculoskeletal Pain and Vitamin D Deficiency

A new study conducted by researchers say it is a misconception to believe vitamin D deficiency is only prevalent in older or housebound people.// ..Researchers examined 150 children and adults with non-specific musculoskeletal pain for their levels of vitamin D. Among the participants, all African-American, East African, Hispanic and Native American patients had vitamin D deficiencies, as were a...

Vision Loss Due To Diabetic Retinopathy a Major Cause Of Concern

..Diabetic retinopathy is a major cause of vision loss among adults. About 22 percent to 36 percent of all diabetics // in the United States and Australia suffer from the condition. Vision impairment caused by the disease often leads to dependency in activities of daily living, social isolation, and reduced physical activity.When the visual acuity in the better eye drops below 20/40, many patien...

Low-Fat, High-Carb Diet Equally Effective In Weight Loss

For those trying to lose weight, there is a lot of confusion about what type of diet is best. While the trend right now is // to eat a low carbohydrate diet, a new study shows a low fat, high-carbohydrate diet is also effective at weight loss -- even when the amount of food is not restricted. ..For the research, investigators examined the effect of a 12-week low fat, high-carb diet alone and in c...

Weight Loss Supplements Questioned

New warnings from the Food and Drug Administration may leave some wondering if weight loss supplements really do what they claim.// ..Some of the products under scrutiny include, Ultra Carbo Blocker 3000, TrimSpa Carb Blocker, and Zone Fat Blocker.Many of these supplements claim to block starch, carbohydrates and fat calories, while allowing consumers to lose weight without making any lifestyle...

Epilepsy Drugs Found To Lead To Bone Loss

Older women who take drugs for epilepsy may be risking bone loss say researchers. Investigators tested post-menopausal women and found // those on epilepsy drugs were significantly more likely to have lower scores on heel and hip tests to measure bone density than women not taking the drugs. ..More than 6,000 women participated in the study.The loss for women taking the drugs was nearly two-times...
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