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Drug May Make Breathing Easier for Millions

...ight now, it could improve the quality of life for nearly half of the 600 million people with the disease, said Dr. Bartolome Celli. Celli is chief of pulmonary and critical care at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Boston. While the drug may not slow the deterioration of the lungs, many sufferers could see thei...

Long-Term Survival can be Predicted by a Simple Lung Test

...e the cause of death. During the follow-up period, nearly 55 percent of the men and more than 43 percent of ...was the cause of death for 39 percent of males and nearly 30 percent of females. Men who scored the lowest on the FEV1 test at the beginning of the study had ...

Roller coasters – cause “Chronic Headache?

... significant 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 mig...

When Celebrities Die

...ring the month after her funeral, suicides rose by nearly 20%. The authors believe Diana's death added to existing feelings of sadness and distress in these people. For them, this public tragedy was a final, private burden that pushed some of them over the edge. Now, medical research from Great Brita...

Fireworks can spell death for asthmatic children

...e is appalling during these festive times going up nearly thrice in some belts. Breathlessness was the common feature in all cases. Some presented with status asthmaticus, severe respiratory distress and cardiac failure. In many cases resuscitation and asthma treatment was effective but some were severely...

Gujarat quake-Rescue teams give up hope of finding more survivors

...to be saved so far. A miracle baby was saved after 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 q...

Doctors operate upon patients in candlelight- latest from the quake scene

...bies were conducted in open verandahs. On Jan 27th nearly 1500 patients were operated upon without a break. Many fractures were fixed without x- rays. The worst quake in Indian history has claimed more than 20000 people so far and at least 50000 people have suffered serious injuries of the brain, spinal c...

Controversial Levis jean ad to be withdrawn

...film has stirred a hornets nest in a country where nearly a hundred thousand people are on the waiting list awaiting a suitable donor for organ donation. Nearly 20 people die each day because they are unable to find a suitable match. A spokeswoman for Levis Strauss in San Francisco, said that the ad film ...

Children suffer the most when parents divorce

...riod and studied over 2000 married individuals and nearly 700 children. They also studied 85 divorces that occurred during the study period. They say pre-divorce marital conflicts harm the children more than the actual divorce itself. Another finding was that children of parents in high conflict relationshi...

Development of AIDS vaccine -- Chiron Corp in talks with four Indian cos

...of an epidemic with infection numbers being put at nearly 40 lakh at present. With the costs of the few available anti-AIDS drugs still very much beyond the affordability of the victims, a vaccine is being perceived as a welcome development. DBT and the Union Ministry of Health have already started a vacci...

Ticks may cause more diseases

...the 151 ticks they examined, the researchers found nearly 20% carried a Bartonella species, including those known to cause disease in humans. Though the study did not provide absolute proof, the authors say, these arthropods deserve a closer investigation....

Nearly all asthma deaths preventable

A new survey says nearly all deaths due to asthma can be prevented if the p...50 million people suffer from asthma worldwide and nearly 2 lakh people die due to the disease every year. Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease, often link...

No harm in reducing prenatal check up to 3 - 6 times says WHO report

...zerland, and colleagues. The researchers studied nearly 25000 women in Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Cuba and Argentina. This report adds weight to the notion that if the pregnant woman has had safe deliveries in the past and if she can take care of herself well in the run up to the delivery, she can actually ...

Half of world's children are passive smokers - damning disclosure from WHO

...nd worrying statistic is that figures predict that nearly 20% of the women in the world, that is one in five women the world over, will be smokers by 2025 if current trends continue. Now 48% of the men in the world and 12% of women are smokers. Not a happy figure to relish. Lets hope the smokers are listeni...

South Africa Wins landmark case against pharmaceutical giants

...ach of an average South African. South Africa has nearly five million people or more than one tenth of its population infected with the deadly virus. Unfortunately only a tinny minority can afford the expensive anti retroviral drugs and the Government says this drugs are still too expensive for its health...

Virus Combats Brain Tumour

...safe before using them in humans. And even though nearly everyone is immune to reovirus, there is still "justified concern" about the safety of injecting the virus directly into the brains of people according to Dr. Matthias Gromeier, of Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina . It is unkn...

Protein in urine foresees heart disease

...ls of a protein called albumin in their urine were nearly 4.5 times as likely to have died from cardiovascular diseases 15 years later as those with no measurable levels of the protein in their urine. Microalbuminuria, the condition wherein the albumin is excreted in the urine is an early predictor of hear...

Mechanical Heart

... development of an artificial replacement heart in nearly two decades. If successful, the device could help thousands of patients who die each year waiting for a heart transplant. Patients considered for the implant were critically ill with fewer than 30 days to live and the life expectancy of the patient ...

Alcohol shrinks brain

...viduals between 30 and 40 years old, compared with nearly 16% of those in their 40s and 38% of those in thei...ad shrunken frontal lobes. Older individuals were nearly three times more likely to show brain shrinkage in this region than individuals in their 30s, Dr.Kub...

Brisk Walking lowers memory loss in women

..., while the most active group walked an average of nearly 18 miles per week. Walking included exercise too as part of daily activities. Thereby, physical activity was measured by the number of blocks walked per week and also by the number of calories burnt in walking and other activities....

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