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Organic Farms Provide a Clue for India's Struggling Farms

...ush for large-scale, industrial farms. 'Small and marginal farms have become an unviable proposition,' said Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh last month, announcing the four-year investment in farm technology and infrastructure. 'Till we make farming as a whole viable at this scale, it would be virtually...

Testosterone Cream Ineffective in Enhancing Libido in Female Cancer Survivors

...tween the two groups. Instead both groups showed a marginal increase in libido, portraying a placebo effect, rather than the effect of the testosterone cream. Explaining that the ineffectiveness of the testosterone cream could be attributed to low estrogen levels among the women who took part in the study, ...

Testosterone Cream – Ineffective in Enhancing Libido in Female Cancer Survivor

...tween the two groups. Instead both groups showed a marginal increase in libido, portraying a placebo effect, rather than the effect of the testosterone cream. Explaining that the ineffectiveness of the testosterone cream could be attributed to low estrogen levels among the women who took part in the study, ...

Heart Failure Medication Provides Some Symptom Relief

...eatments, the observed clinical benefits have been marginal at best, and concern has been raised about the adverse effect of these treatments on long-term clinical outcomes." Marvin A. Konstam, M.D., of Tufts - New England Medical Center, Boston, and colleagues with the Efficacy of Vasopressin Antagonism i...

Key Science Web Sites Buried in Information Avalanche

...r the most highly regarded researchers rather than marginal ones? Interviews revealed that researchers' ideas of key networks, structures and organisations may not be mirrored by search engines. For example the HIV/AIDS researchers reported using national journals, charity organisations, statistics and publ...

New Research May Pave the Way for Shorter Hospital Stays for Diabetes Patients

...ze of our study - thus we were able to show only a marginal statistical significance. Optimal glucose control is known to improve wound healing and also make diabetic patients less susceptible to bacterial infections.” "Our study shows that protocol-driven insulin therapy results in a better glycemic outco...

Exercise can Reduce Smoker's Lung Cancer Risk but the Most Important is Quitting Smoking – a Study Report

...That said, exercising and being active can offer a marginal change in risk," said the study’s lead author, Kathryn Schmitz, Ph.D. an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Schmitz worked on the study with a team of researchers while on faculty at the University of Minnesota. In other words, ...

Opioid Abuse More Prevalent than Heroin

...uggests that heroin use has become an increasingly marginal form of drug use among illicit opioid users in Canada, especially outside Vancouver and Montreal,' says Dr. Fischer. Heroin use was substantially prevalent only in Vancouver and Montreal. It was de facto absent in smaller cities like Edmonton, Queb...

Decrease in AIDS prevalence rate in Kenya

...he virus to their babies, are responsible for this marginal drop says NACC Director Alloys Orago. Orago said, "The statistics showed that the prevalence rate among youths aged 15 to 24 years was high among girls at 4.5 percent while it stood at 0.8 percent among boys. " The NACC director said, "More attenti...

Memory Clinics are Diverting NHS Resources from High Quality Care

...cines for a cruel illness have turned out to be of marginal benefit, write the authors. Whatever the final outcome of NICE’s deliberations, the human and financial resources that have become tied up in clinics organised around prescription of cholinesterase inhibitors must be diverted to old age psychiatry ...

Differing Ideas on Management of Alzheimer’s diseas

...nds per patient per year, have been found to be of marginal benefit from statistical, clinical and public health perspectives. According to Pelosi and his colleagues although memory clinics recruited multidisciplinary staff, there is a shortage of mental health professionals in Britain. In addition the clini...

Engineering Nutrient-Rich Plants Made For Feasible By New Findings

...ch plants, better able to grow in soils considered marginal and also increasing crop biomass in soils now in cultivation, more feasible. The findings have been presented by Guerinot at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) in the Hynes Convention Center, Boston. Most people ...

Audit Body Criticises Madhya Pradesh for Low Nutrition Levels

...ation of Integrated Child Development Services was marginal on health and nutritional status of children, as more than 55 percent of the children were malnourished in the state," stated the CAG report. The report further said: "Due to inadequate budget provision for nutrition and delay in release of funds t...

Obesity Surgery Complication Rates Higher than Previously Thought

...stomosis complications (such as intestinal leaks), marginal ulcers, abdominal hernia, and dumping. During this same 30-day versus 180-day period, the proportion of patients who had to be readmitted to hospitals with complications increased by 50 percent – from 4.8 percent to 7.2 percent. The researchers a...

NZ To Opt For Folate Fortification Of Bread

...at average folate consumption has undergone only a marginal increase and remained significantly below the required level of 400 micrograms for pregnant women, which is twice the level of the general adult population. The important reasons are unplanned pregnancies and a lack of knowledge of the benefits of...

Smuggling could also be a carrier to bird flu spread.

.... In developing countries, the border controls are marginal at best. As long as there's economic incentive, it will happen," said Wade Hagemeijer, a bird flu expert at the Netherlands-based Wetlands International, which has been studying the role of migrating birds. The main concern is China, a country with ...

Pets As Disease Watchdogs

...icks and fleas could also be kept in check. · A marginal increase of about 3.3 percent increase in the number fo positive canine leptospirosis cases. This disease can be transmitted from dogs to humans. If diagnosed early, treated with appropriate antibiotics recovery is 100%. This information can also be ...

Double Kidney Transplants to Solve Organ Donor Shortage

...cellent patient survival and kidney function using marginal kidneys were possible if both these kidneys were transplanted into a single recipient. Mr. Raman Dhanda, a transplant surgeon at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, told that people can manage with about half the capacity of one kidney. Stati...

Music Helps in Spreading AIDS Awareness

...t to young women living in extremely difficult and marginal circumstances.' CHARCA is planning similar activities in Udaipur, Rajasthan, and in Bellary, Karnataka. Edited IANS...

Biologically Women Are More Vulnerable To HIV Infection

...t to young women living in extremely difficult and marginal circumstances." However, he said India was doing a commendable job in controlling HIV infection through blood transfusions. "In the last three to four years, the country has really made tremendous progress transfusing quality blood," he said. --E...

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