Tag: "months" at medical news
First Vaccine Designed for Africa Cleared for Testing in Humans
...rial is expected to follow in Nairobi three to six months
later. McMichael, one of the world's leading researchers in cellular immunity, said: "We are excited to begin trials for this approach. Our research indicates that this vaccine has a very good chance of stimulating cellular immune responses to HIV....
El Ni?o cycles linked to cholera outbreaks
About 11 months
after the start of an El Ni?o event in the equatorial Pacific, hospitals thousands of miles away in Bangladesh can expect a surge of cholera cases, according to the first mathematical model to link climatic cycles with subsequent cholera outbreaks. ...
Roller coasters – cause “Chronic Headache?
...ant findings. The headache persisted for nearly 2 months
until it became an intolerable episode and she was hospitalized and though MRI findings were not significant, she had to be put on medications to relieve the episode and has to still continue medications to prevent recurrence. Now, that might be a d...
Heart disease in the newborn is related to maternal malnutrition
... that maternal malnutrition during the first three months
of pregnancy (the first trimester) causes coronary heart diseases in the new born. The researchers studied 700 odd cases and compared maternal malnutrition in the first, second and third trimesters and also studied mothers who were not malnourished....
Gujarat quake-Rescue teams give up hope of finding more survivors
...r nearly 90 hours under the rubble. The baby was 8 months
old and was seen holding on to the dead body of its mother. The baby survived with minor injuries. Elsewhere the disturbing scenario of lawlessness raised its ugly head in the form of looting of the quake hit areas. In the ghost town of Bhuj, anti s...
Doctors operate upon patients in candlelight- latest from the quake scene
...o recover it might well take several weeks or even months
before they become normal again. Even if they do it is unlikely that anyone of them would ever forget the quake of black Friday....
Infant receives first bloodless liver transplant
An Iowa infant aged 7 months
was the first recipient of a bloodless liver transplant in Los Angeles, the United States of America. The seven month old, Aiden Michael Rush, whose parents are Jehovah’s Witnesses are prohibited by their religion to receive transfusions. The boy rec...
How do babies understand language?
... computer.The study started when the babies were 9 months
old and stopped when they were 15 months
old. The study showed the more a mother spoke a word the more the chances were for the baby to know ...
Frozen Canadian baby stages miraculous recovery
A Canadian toddler, aged 13 months
from Edmonton, Alberta, wandered into a neighbor’s backyard and was later found curled in the snow in sub zero temperatures. She was frozen stiff and her heart had stopped beating. When she was brought to the hospital, doctors declared her clinicall...
Researchers urge caution in using ear tube surgery
...ubes immediately, or researchers waited up to nine months
to do the procedure if the ear fluid persisted. In...list presence of the condition for more than three months
as a reason to recommend ear tube surgery. Tubes' effect on hearing debated Perrin wrote in his edi...
Breast Feeding prevents obesity later on in life
.... Kids fed mainly on breast milk for the first 6 months
of life were 22% less likely to be overweight by a... example, those who were breast-fed for at least 7 months
were 20% less likely to be overweight than those babies who were given breast milk for 3 months. The...
Doctors advice early anemia tests
...en from 1,141 children when they were 8, 12 and 18 months
old. These were compared to the hemoglobin levels with the children's development when they were 18 months
old.Children with levels of hemoglobin less than 95 grams per liter of blood scored six points lower...
Exclusive breast-feeding advised for six months in infants recommends World Health Organization
...dvising exclusive breast-feeding for the first six months
in all infants. The resolution was passed at the ...nization to support exclusive breast-feeding for 6 months
as a global public health recommendation and to provide safe and appropriate complementary foods, wi...
IMA to create database on physicians
...aloging medical professionals commenced about four months
ago. Speaking to presspersons, Dr. Malik said the effort to grade medical institutions, was part of an effort to ensure transparency and authenticity regarding the services provided by them. However, it will be voluntary on the part of the medical i...
Acupuncture superseeds massage therapy for short term relief of pain
...on and motion compared to others. But after three months
they found that there were no significant differences among the study groups which employed acupuncture or massage therapy. Hence they concluded that acupuncture to be effective for short term gains and not for long. Irnich told that massage and acu...
India's anti-AIDS drug market engaged in price war
...aceuticals and Zydus Cadila in a short span of six months
to one year. The rising competition in the domestic anti-AIDS drug market has led to Cipla, a leader in the segment, cut its brand prices five to six times in the last three years. Thus, Cipla triggered a controversy by offering anti-AIDS drugs at a...
...ing them from 18 weeks into pregnancy through to 8 months
after childbirth. The risky period was 32 weeks into pregnancy, with 13.5 per cent of women reporting symptoms indicating probable depression// at this time, compared to 9.1 per cent eight weeks after birth, and 8.1 per cent after eight months. "...
Ear infection- a new treatment
... bacteria, the other given a placebo. After three months
followup, researchers found that 42 per cent of children given the bacteria spray had no recurrence of infection, compared with only 22 per cent of those given the placebo.The researchers recolonised the children with naturally occurring bacteria to ...
Depression and heart failure
...not depressed had a mortality rate of 5.7%at three months
and 13.7% at one year. For the depressed patients, the rates were 13% and 26.1%. Depression also increased the risk of being re-admitted to hospital. While 36.5% of non-depressed patients were re-admitted within three months, and 52.3% within a yea...
Breast milk is essential
...who breast-feed their children for less than three months
may be preventing them from reaching their full in...that those who had breast milk for less than three months
were not as bright//as those who had been breast-fed for at least six months. However, no difference...
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