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Improved height from administration of growth hormones

Research shows that it is possible to increase the heights of children who suffer// from the deficiency of growth hormone by new improved dosages of the growth hormones. ....The researchers of University of California, Los Angels, US, have suggested that the administration of the growth hormone GH-dependent hormone based on the serum levels of insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) can affect the g...

Indian Health Ministry approves sale of Emergency contraceptives as over the counter drug

Emergency contraceptives will be available in pharmacies as over the counter drug with out medical prescription in India, which will enable women to avoid unnecessary pregnancy. The decision was announced// by the Indian Health minister Anbumani Ramadoss, on informing the governments decision the minister said, "The step has been taken to enable women to avoid pregnancy in such situations as unpr...

Nerve Damage Can Be Prevented By Xenon Administration During Surgery

Brain damage, a potential post-operative complication following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) could be prevented by provision of xenon gas, a new study has found. // The results of this first successful clinical trial can be found in Anesthesiology journal. ....The researchers successfully administered xenon gas safely to a group of 12 patients undergoing CABG. This revolutionary techn...

Mexico Ministry: No Bird Flu Infection Across US Border

Ministers belonging to the Mexico’s agricultural ministry have denied the presence of any bird flu infection across the U.S. border//. 'We are free of highly-pathogenic bird flu,' said Jose Angel del Valle, the ministry's animal health director. ....Rumors regarding bird flu infection were raised in the U.S. commodities markets, leading to a reduction in the grain prices. A Brazilian web site ha...

Elephantiasis Is Eliminated In Egypt Due To Mass Drug Administration

Egypt was in the clutches of elephantiasis or lymphatic filariasis (LF) as it is officially called by the medicos for a long time//. An autopsy on the 3,000-year-old mummified body of Natsef-Amun, an Egyptian priest during the time of Ramses XI, revealed the presence of filarial worms. It is one of the world's most disfiguring diseases. This condition is caused by a microscopic parasitic worm spr...

Hospitals In U.K To Outsource Administrative Work To India

Hospitals in UK that are heavily strapped for cash are planning on letting go of staff and outsourcing the administrative work to India. // ....New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton, a hospital in such a crisis which has axed 300 jobs and is moving its admin work to India hoping to save about £2.5 million a year. The management hope that with this move they would halve their annual £5 million medi...

Stronger Doses Fewer Administration for Breast Cancer

According to a research it was found that radiotherapy given in large dosage but in small amounts is very effective against breast cancer//. The researchers from UK and US said that 13 larger doses were found to be effective in the recurrence of cancer when compared to the conventional regime of 25 small doses. The findings were as a result of the 10-year trial which was funded by the Cancer Rese...

Administration of Fish Drug for Asthma Patients Begins in Andhra

The administration of the wonder fish medicine for asthma patients began here Thursday amid a raging controversy over its efficacy //. ....Hundreds of people were seen standing in queues for their turn to take fish medicine, renamed as fish 'prasadam' or holy offering by Bathini Goud family to avoid any controversy. ....The administration of the medicine, touted as a wonder cure for asthma, beg...

Health Ministry’s Interference in AIIMS Could Prove Deleteriou

Most of India’s health ministers have been unable to resist the allure of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and the present health minister, Anbumani Ramadoss// , is no different, in fact only worse in this matter. His inability to honor the institutes’ autonomy seems to be particularly acute. ..Ramadoss has used AIIMS as a site for variegated assertions, the most recent one being the...

Bush Administration to Exempt Medicaid Recipients on Proof of Citizenship

The White House has declared on Thursday that it would exempt the millions of vulnerable Medicaid recipients from the new law which requires them to give proof of their citizenship// by showing passports, birth certificates or other documents. ..This move was mainly seen as an attempt to pre-empt a ruling by a federal judge who is scheduled to hold a hearing on Friday on a lawsuit challenging th...

Indian Health Ministry Bags US Award for Health Promotion and Tobacco Control

The American Cancer Society has selected Indian ministry of health and family welfare for the coveted Luther L. Terry Awards for its "unrelenting stance on health promotion and tobacco control"//. ....Minister of Health and Family Welfare Anbumani Ramadoss will receive the award at a ceremony during the World Conference on Tobacco in Washington DC Friday, a ministry statement said. ....The award...

Bangkok's Public Health Ministry Clears The Northern Province Of Bird Flu Epidemic

The Public Health Ministry of Bangkok had as of yesterday cleared the three people who had earlier been suspected of having contracting the deadly H5N1 virus// from the bird flu watch-list, explaining that they were simply suffering from common flu. ....Confirming that the three patients who were earlier suspected of having bird flu were suffering from influenza, Dr Prat Boonyawongvirot, Permane...

Ministry Cites Negligence as Cause of Kazakh baby HIV cases

The Health Ministry alleges that negligence in a blood transfusion centre led to the death of four babies in Kazakhstan as well as the infection// of at least 55 children and one adult with the HIV virus. ..In a hospital in the south of the Central Asian state the children, and a mother, have been infected in the past few months. Officials are searching for over a dozen donors suspected of giving...

Bush Administration Proposes End of Funding of Anti-AIDS Program in Swaziland

Swaziland will soon see an end to the funds that was provided by the US administration towards the anti HIV program through // subsidized circumcisions to men in Swaziland. ..According to the U.S. Agency for International Development it had only recently learned of the program and that it violated government policy supporting study of circumcision but not services offering the procedure. ..Over t...

Registration Compulsory For Nursing Homes, Clinics – Says A New Proposed Law By Health Ministr

Government-run health centres, hospitals, nursing homes, Diagnostic centres will soon need to be registered and also adhere to the minimum standards specified by law –// according to a new draft ‘Clinical Establishment Bill’ that has been finalised by the Health Ministry and is being sent to the cabinet for approval. ....The proposed law will apply to all recognised systems of medicines, be it A...

Indian Health Ministry To Ban Junk Food, Colas In Schools

Union Health Minister Dr Anbumani Ramadoss has decided to launch a ban on sale of Colas and junk food in schools.// If this happens, very soon the colas and junk food may be out of school canteens across the country. ..Dr Ramadoss, terming that: “Colas and junk food are bad for children’s health. Hence, we want to ban the sale of such products within the school premises,” is in talk with Union...

Number of HIV Cases in India Not Inflated: Ministry

Rubbishing a British journal's research report that the number of HIV cases in India is inflated by 60 percent, the health ministry Friday said// that the estimate was unrealistic. ....According to the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), India is home to 5.2 million HIV-infected people in the age group of 15-59. ....Quoting an article published in British journal BMC Medicine, a section...

Thai’s Health Ministry Stocked To Deal With Any Possible Bird-flu Outbrea

Fresh bird flu outbreaks reported from Vietnam and South Korea has put Thailand on alert. //Thailand's Public Health Ministry is fully stocked and ready to deal with the situation, if H5N1 virus stages a come back. ....The Ministry has a stock of 2.5 million capsules of oseltamivir, the anti-viral medicine to treat birds and 475,000 doses of influenza vaccines to be given to risk groups such as...

Vietnam may Face Dengue Fever Outbreak: Ministry

Dengue fever is likely to resurface in Vietnam in April if the burgeoning number of mosquitoes isn’t curbed, the Ministry of Health has warned.// .. ..In a note sent recently to 64 provinces and cities, the ministry warned that Vietnam’s mosquito population – distributor of dengue fever – has increased dramatically recently... ....The ministry said that if a dengue epidemic surfaced, death tolls...

No Smoking During Play Rehearsals: UK’s Health Ministry Drops the Curtain

Actors have come out in protest of a new smoking ban to hit the nation-and one that's aimed// at them directly. ..This, believes Equity, the Actors union, is unfair. Says spokes man Martin McGrath: 'We believe that in terms of artistic integrity, performers should be able to rehearse properly with any prop, including a cigarette.' He adds that smoking for real is required to get the timings rig...

Routine Oxygen Administration in Heart Attack Victims, Challenged

Oxygen is Nature’s gift to man and indispensable, yet says a doctor, when administered without need, in a clinical situation to a person recovering from a heart attack, it// does more harm than good. .. It has been routine practice in most hospitals to give oxygen to patients via a facemask, in order to reduce the workload on a heart after it suffers an attack. Yet the New Zealand researcher, Pr...

Chinese Health Ministry Okays KFC

After a food scare that swept the nation off KFC last week, the Chinese Ministry of Health has come out with a clarification expected// to be met with sighs of relief, from the fast food chain. .. There was public furor over reports of a chemical used in the filters to purify cooking oil. The chemical in question, magnesium silicate or talc, was reported as highly unhealthy by the Chinese medi...

Patient Pays For The Callousness Of Hospital Administration

A premier Indian medical institution failed to inform the family of a HIV patient that she had tested positive. The girl paid for its callousness//, with her life, reports the NDTV, a leading Indian TV channel. ..The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), a prestigious institution, failed to inform the family of a girl patient that she had tested HIV positive.And she paid the price for...

‘Don’t Beat Around the Bush’ With Information on ‘sex Education’, Bush AdministrationTold

Washington-The day of reckoning is only getting closer for the Bush administration and therefore many issues are closing in on them. //The most recent, is the one cited by the American Civil Liberties Union; they have asked for a review of the information provided by the federally sponsored ‘Abstinence Only Sex Education’ programme. ....The ACLU put forward this request by way of a lengthy docume...

Bush Administration Allows Returning Soldiers to Disintegrate, Say Critics

More damning evidence is out on the callousness of the Bush administration towards its own soldiers returning from battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. ......The veterans are finding it evermore difficult to get mental health treatment because military insurance is cutting payments to therapists, on top of the already low reimbursement rates and a tangle of red tape, reports say. Tricare, the...
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