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Cipla holds talks with mining giant to supply AIDS drugs for South African workers

...cal giant Cipla is holding talks with London based mining giant, Anglo American for supplying AIDS drugs to South African workers. About 11% of South African population is HIV positive, totaling around 4.7 million people, giving it the dubious distinction of being the country with the maximum number of HIV ...

Arsenic in drinking water

...o public health from arsenic. Exposure at work and mining and industrial emissions may also be significant locally. Measurement Accurate measurement of arsenic in drinking-water at levels relevant to health requires laboratory analysis, using sophisticated and expensive techniques and facilities as well...

Crusade Against Cancer: Collaborations On The Anvil

...ve system to integrate its hospital data with text mining and related analytical capabilities into a unified information management environment to facilitate predictive analysis and research. In addition, pathologists at MSKCC are working closely with researchers at IBM to create a searchable database for...

Infectious Diseases of the Wild to grow

...s often are linked to hunting for "bushmeat" or to mining development, while the AIDS pandemic originated from human encroachment into African forests for food. He cites the rise in international trade and travel as major contributor. The researcher said the emergence of West Nile virus in North America, ...

A Wristwatch For Detecting Malaria

...ng the device for millions of employees of a major mining group. With the wristwatch, each miner will walk through a scanner, similar to a metal detector, and the watch's radio frequency will transmit the wearer's information to a central computer. ‘My biggest concern is whether we'll be able to supply...

Chhattisgarh Government To Set Up Hospital In Bastar For Tribals

...nal Mineral Development Corporation, which has ore mining facilities in the Bastar region, will provide Rs.500 million during the next five years," the official said. The allopathic medical college will be the third after Raipur and Bilaspur and the first in Chhattisgarh's backward region dominated by tri...

Genomatix Licensed By Bayer Healthcare

...otation. It combines both literature and pathway mining in a single coherent system. ‘After several successful pilot studies we are now very pleased that Bayer HealthCare licensed ChipInspector. We expect that ChipInspector will enhance the Affymetrix analysis pipeline starting from GeneChip and Exon A...

Drinking water in America not all that safe: says report

...ct in these waters means that sewage, chemical and mining waste, fill materials and other pollutants may be dumped without any permit. By failing to protect our headwater streams, our drinking water sources are at risk for pollution and destruction," Bermudez said. 'That imposes an unfair burden on drinking...

Abdul Kalam Moved by Orissa Topper’s Eye Disorde

...Eye Institute with financial support of Australian mining major, BHP Billiton. The institute will offer specialised medical, diagnostic and surgical care for cataract, glaucoma and squint treatment, an official of the institute said. (Source: IANS)...

Developing Countries Undertake Cataloguing of Human Mutations

...s, which is why companies like DeCode Genetics are mining the population of Iceland. But says Brahmachari, "We are like a thousand Icelands." Brahmachari's goldmine has already yielded nuggets. They have identified the genetic variants which make people resistant to the effects of the asthma drug salbutam...

Despite Ban, Asbestos Produce Goes Unhindered

...lu, a journalist-turned-social activist working on mining issues in Canada for 12 years, is in India to stud... and other internal organs. While white asbestos mining is currently banned in India, its import, export or use in manufacturing is permitted. In India, a...

HIV Epidemic Can Slow Down Economic Growth: UNDP

... particularly vulnerable: construction, chemicals, mining and quarrying, capital goods and textiles. The manufacturing sector comes second with a 12.48 percent fall in value-added, followed by the services sector, which will lose 10.13 percent in value-added. Agriculture is affected to the extent of 9.08 ...

Dangers Of Mercury

...ivities such as use of mercury in small-scale gold mining polluting thousands of sites around the world and ...rm health risks to up to 50 million inhabitants of mining regions. The declaration also notes other points on sources of atmospheric mercury deposition, rec...

US Miners Still Prey to Black lung Disease

... for almost 31 years, and two subjects had started mining before the 1969 limits took effect. According to the estimates from a related editorial 5.5 cases of advanced coal workers' pneumoconiosis would be expected if dust levels had not exceeded the current limits. However, 11.9 cases would be expected ...

Fighting AIDS – a joint venture of the rich and the poor

... the vaccination drives in poor countries. Oil and mining companies in the West can be urged to reveal royalty and tax payments to poor governments in their financial statements. This will help in tacking corruption. In a nutshell, rich and poor countries are interdependent. The work done in rich countrie...

Residents Of Former Industrial Towns In UK Most likely To Become Obese

...se than the average person, while those at another mining town Corby, Northamptonshire, in the east Midlands were second with 21% more at risk foe obesity. The researchers found that at the bottom of the table were the people from west London borough of Kensington and Chelsea, who are 37% less likely than...

Lead testing in children of Mt Isa

...he testing is precautionary because of Mount Isa's mining industry and its location in a mineralised area. We need to find out what we'd consider a background level in the population to see whether that's a risk to the population." Parents’ consent will be got by the officials at hospital and childcare ce...

Robots Help Bring Specialist Doctors To You In A Trice

...hree years, thanks to a $335,000 grant provided by mining company Xstrata (Community Partnership Program), through the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation. The robot project is an extension of the telepaediatric research led by the Centre for Online Health, in collaboration with the Royal Children's Hosp...

Mining of Ancient Herbal Text Leads to Potential New Anti-Bacterial Drug

...strate the feasibility of using sophisticated data mining techniques on historical texts to identify new drugs. Significance of the Mayo Clinic ResearchThe study provides a creative new model for drug discovery. It integrates nontraditional, ancient medical information with advanced technologies to identi...

Ancient Herbal Text Paves the Way to Novel Anti-bacterial Drug

...strate the feasibility of using sophisticated data mining techniques on historical texts to identify new drugs. Significance of the Mayo Clinic Research The study provides a creative new model for drug discovery. It integrates nontraditional, ancient medical information with advanced technologies to iden...

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