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AIDS Disaster in India is Imminent

...s been an extraordinary degree of denial about the nature of the problem, and it requires the most extraordinary public health education effort to prevent this from becoming a very major problem," said Dr. Roy Anderson, an epidemiologist at the University of Oxford in Great Britain who spoke at a press conf...

PRIMARY PULMONARY HYPERTENSION GENE DISCOVERED

...avenues of study for understanding the fundamental nature of both familial and sporadic PPH. PPH is a rare lung disorder which is usually fatal. It affects primarily women of child bearing age, although it is known to also affect men and people of all ages, including young children. Because its incidenc...

Distraction therapy found very effective in postoperative patients

...ve distracted patients with images and sounds from nature and have successfully controlled pain in patients following a painful procedure called bronchoscopy, which involves inserting the tube into the nose or the throat to see the lungs. Pain control was improved by around 43% in those who listened to the...

Doctor samples come under the ambit of advertisement

...ceutical companies to the medical profession is in nature of advertisement expenditure falling within restri...ection (3A) of section 37 of Income Tax Act. The nature of the advertisement or publicity depends upon the nature and quality of the article in question. Th...

Male infertility in relation to pesticide

...rming region in Austria. But they say the dramatic nature of the observed changes in semen quality warrant further attention.// Among men seeking infertility treatment, those who were exposed to pesticides were most likely to have a very low sperm output - in the bottom 25 per cent of the male population....

Drug abuse leads to long standing changes in the brain

... Abuse (NIDA). "The results underscore the serious nature of methamphetamine abuse and emphasize the need to alert users and potential users to the long-lasting, profound effects of this drug." Methamphetamine, also known as "speed," "meth" or "chalk" (and, in its smoked form, as "ice," "crystal" or "glas...

Health at heights

...tions as much as possible - no easy task given the nature of their challenge. Exhaustion can severely impair performance, and is caused by insomnia, illness, stress and overwork. Although the cabin is heated to 15°C, temperatures outside are well below freezing - and the higher they go, the colder it gets....

Biotechnology on the lead

...logy could speed up the process of identifying the nature of any attack from several days to just a few hours. "The way people have detected bacteria in the past is that they have grown them, to see what they look like, smell like, what properties they have," he said. "But with knowledge about the genetic c...

Detection of Cancer

...sing when cancer is present.The 'immunostimulator' nature of this diagnostic molecule points to its use as a potential cancer treatment, but Professor Parish cautions that further research is needed to evaluate this possibility. The second stage, C-Test2, would use a similar technique to identify the type ...

A new treatment for liver cancer

...ble for conventional cancer surgery because of the nature of their tumours, the TheraSphere offers them the first real hope of survival....

Smallpox Would Spread Rapidly

... transportation and informing the public about the nature of the outbreak and how to minimize the risk of illness may more effectively prevent the spread of disease than isolating everyone who has been exposed. The smallpox vaccine can also be used to treat the infection if given in the days immediately aft...

Link Between Infection And Heart Disease

...g of the study. Thus, it's hard to prove the exact nature of the association between infection and heart disease. According to the researchres, the infection/heart disease link is probably a result of immune reactions. Exposure to multiple infections causes inflammation of the blood vessels, which, over t...

The brain wave

...ction, particularly empathy, a basic part of human nature that allows most, but no all people to care about others. A 3-year old feels empathy and will pat another child in the shoulder or comfort his mom when she’s crying. Scientists now believe that empathy has roots early in life. It may be linked to im...

Specialist surgeon not imperative in melanoma

... is probably a reflection of the relatively simple nature of melanoma surgery compared to breast surgery....

Unhappy relationships could result in more than just heart breaks!

... has long been established that an argument of any nature can result in increased blood pressure for as long as the confrontation lasts, this is the first study that has shown that people in unhappy relationships who have mild high blood pressure (hypertension) experience a sustained increase in blood press...

Abuse of prescription drugs among youths on the rise

...n their children of the side effects and addictive nature of prescription pain relievers and other prescription drugs....

Stem cells - New and richer source found

... types of disease is hindered by the controversial nature of the cell sources. The cord matrix cells - called so, to distinguish them from cord blood cells - can be obtained in the non-invasive manner from an abundant source of tissue that is typically discarded. Researchers point out that Wharton's jelly m...

Risk of DVT for those spending long hours in front of computers

...searchers said that this case was the first of its nature and it attained significance with the dominant role played by computers in modern day living....

Liver diseases: The enemy with an accomplice

...were unable to define the virus although the viral nature of hepatitis was undoubted. This probably testifies to the fact that we do not know yet all the viruses that affect liver. Having defined the virus, the physicians found out how it is distributed in the liver. It appeared that the virus of hepatitis ...

Insulin Resistance Linked To Difference In Gender

...x-linked genes may explain this difference but the nature of these genes remains unclear....

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