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AIDS Disaster in India is Imminent

...ld's richest individuals, he warned that a lack of national political will to combat the disease means that in the not too distant future, India's epidemic may come to resemble the crisis in Africa. "We're trying to learn from Africa, to avoid the mistakes, but nationally we are repeating the same thing," "Wh...

International community warns India on HIV situation

...ia that it is time to treat the HIV situation as a national emergency. Experts attending the Peoples Health As...nk says that India should treat the situation as a national emergency and nothing short of that shall work. He added that all over the world the main cause of t...

Abstain from sex- the latest mantra of American teens

...s of television time and is catching up as a major national debate. Though the situation in India is still different in more ways than one, being promiscuous has become a fad amongst the teen folk. Can it be summed up as the teens at cross roads? Earlier the common refrain was – “ to be or not to be that is t...

Individuals with sleep related breathing disorders more prone to heart disease

...those who are overweight. A study by American national heart, lung and blood institute-funded sleep heart health study research group has shown that individuals with sleep related breathing problems were more at risk than those with no sleep related breathing problems by 1.5 times. Even though stu...

South Africa dilly-dallying on AIDS situation

...uffled. On March 13th it refused to declare AIDS a national emergency.While South Africa can feel that the situation is not as bad as that in Botswana or Zimbabwe, health experts warn that unless the government pulls its socks up, the situation might soon go out of control. ...

IMA wants members not to do sex determination tests during pregnancy

... mechanism should be evolved. Dr. Ketan Desai, IMA national president, said an awareness drive should be launched to prevent female foeticide and infanticide. Mr. L. K. Tripathy, Health Secretary, pointed to three indicators in the census 2001 and said the situation in the State had improved compared to the...

Exclusive breast-feeding advised for six months in infants recommends World Health Organization

...ge on Wednesday after 2 hours of debate where many national delegates and members of charitable organizations argued vehemently for breast-feeding. Nestle, a maker of infant formula that has been the target of action by breast-feeding groups, has accepted the resolution with question. The resolution urges m...

Noise tampers hearing

...ling machines and firecrackers, according to a new national survey. The survery says that 5 million children have noise-induced hearing loss in one or both ears. If the loss is only in one ear, the child's overall hearing is usually not affected, says Laura Sievers, an audiologist at Children's Hospital in L...

Hemochromatosis Patients' Blood is Safe

...could potentially have a significant impact on the national blood supply," said NHLBI Director Dr. Claude Lenfant. Current FDA regulations for blood donation do not prohibit blood from hemochromatosis patients....

Gas Masks Don't Always Fit an Emergency

Before the national anxiety over bioterrorism drives you to buy a gas mask at the nearest army surplus store, take a deep breath and brace yourself for what experts say about them -- most of it is not good. One could never know where the exposure is; you'd have to wear ...

Smallpox Would Spread Rapidly

.... But several health experts have warned against a national vaccination program, citing potentially serious side effects including as many as 300 deaths. Other experts argue that once an outbreak has occurred, restricting mass transportation and informing the public about the nature of the outbreak and how ...

Cooked vegetables give more iron

Results from a recent study at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society indicated that cooking vegetables for about 10-20 minutes increases the amount of iron that our body can absorb from them.// Tung-Ching Lee, a food scientist at Rutgers University in New Jersey, tested 37 ve...

More People Seeking Treatment for Depression

...did a decade ago. The study analyzed data from national surveys conducted in 1987 and 1997 to determine the trends Americans are following in depression treatment. According to the researchers, overall outpatient treatment for depression increased threefold in the 10-year period. However, symptom manageme...

Panacea Biotech To Market Anthrax Vaccine

...NU) vaccine is negligible. As anthrax has become a national emergency, the government's policy of fast-track registration will come into effect. This, in turn, will lead to a speedy commercialisation of the vaccine....

Infertile men at cancer risk

...h the incidence of testicular cancer in the Indian national cancer register. It found 78 cases of testicular cancer among infertile men - a 60% higher rate than in those men without fertility problems. The researchers point out "the incidence of testicular cancer has increased in the past 50 years and some ...

HIV infections have reached a new high

... in HIV prevention investments and a reinvigorated national HIV prevention programme, our past successes will be undermined....

Shortage of MMR vaccine

...average delivery of the MMR vaccine fell 61% below national demand, according to the Centers for Disease Control, which asked Merck to supplement production by taking 700,000 doses from a stockpile of 3.1 million doses....

Obesity increases health costs

...nd Corp. economist Roland Sturm used data from two national health surveys to estimate inpatient and outpatient health services by different groups of people. Tobacco may have a higher death toll, largely because lung cancer can kill more quickly than some common obesity-linked diseases, but obesity was worse...

Women need to exercise more to prevent obesity

... the United States plays a big part in the growing national problem of obesity. Rather than thinking of calorie cutting, it may be better to consider how to squeeze more physical activity into your day....

Pancreatic Cancer may be linked to Diabetes

...creatic cancer within three years. Based on normal national data, Chari said, one would expect to find just two cases instead of 21. He said the diabetes-pancreatic cancer link was even more pronounced in patients in their 70s. Dr. Keeffe, chairman of Digestive Disease Week and chief of hepatology at Stanfor...

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