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New Drug for Bronchial Asthma

...onchial asthma where an attack can be brought by a number of noxious and non-noxious stimuli. This has also been proven to induce symptomatic relief.How does that apply to the Indian context? Well, first we can try by ridding ourselves of pollution and other noxious stimulants....

Is Diabetes the Leading Cause of Kidney Failure in India

... not have collective data, however diabetes is the number one cause of kidney failure in the United States, accounting for more than 40 percent of the new cases of end-stage renal disease (ESRD)each year. People with ESRD require regular dialysis or a kidney transplant to stay alive. Almost 25% of patients ...

AIDS Disaster in India is Imminent

...fections worldwide--currently the largest absolute number of HIV infections of any single country. And speakers at two press conferences here cautioned that a pervasive culture of denial about the Indian epidemic, among both government officials and healthcare professionals, threatens to allow the crisis to...

Poor health care in Russia maybe causing Decline in its Population

...ternity clinic is suffering health problems. The number of normal births declined from 45.3 percent in 1992 to just 30 percent last year, said Olga Frolova, head of the statistics department of Russia's Academy of Medical Science. She thinks that the decline is due to the spread of heavy drinking and drug...

Cancers of Colon & Rectum linked to Cigarette Smoking

...sk of colon cancer death also rose with increasing number of cigarettes smoked daily, younger age when smoking started, and total number of packs smoked over the years....

International community warns India on HIV situation

... According to U.N. agencies, India has the highest number of HIV infected individuals in the world after South Africa. Added to this is the shocking fact that some high-risk groups in the country have a prevalence rate of over 50%. Dr. Skolnik of the World Bank says that India should treat the situation as ...

Mortality increased in Sporting enthusiasts!

...nfarction] after a major game. As compared to the number of death 5 days before and after the event, the number of deaths among men on the day of the event was documented as being higher by 50% more than the norm...

When Celebrities Die

...ction." In the week after Princess Di's death, the number of people in England and Wales who intentionally harmed themselves increased by almost 45%. And during 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 t...

Want skin cancer? Please have a cigarette

... a significant dose-response relationship with the number of cigarettes and pipes smoked. However, cigar smoking did not significantly increase the risk of developing skin cancer. The authors opine that squamous cell carcinoma is caused directly by smoking, which acts as a carcinogen and stimulates change...

Abstain from sex- the latest mantra of American teens

...ransmitted diseases making a come back in terms of number of cases reported and with ever increasing abortions sparking a major international debate, abstinence has caught the fancy of teens the world over. But some are cynical about the whole exercise and they say this is an attempt at playing to the gal...

Fireworks can spell death for asthmatic children

...hospitals across the country report an increase in number of cases coming into their emergency rooms with acute respiratory failure during these festivals where unfortunately the victims themselves give history of lighting fireworks and inhaling a lot of smoke in the process. The death rate is appalling d...

Are cancer patients being taken for a ride?

...ris interactive study report says that an alarming number of cancer patients say that they never knew or that they were never told about the possibility of enrolling in a clinical trial for cancer treatment. Among the 16% who knew about the trials but declined to participate, 30% believed that the therapy u...

Smoking a greater risk than HIV? Yes say health experts!!!!

...ublic places, there seems to be no decrease in the number of smokers or the number of cigarettes sold!!!! The report adds that the process of globalisation is to be blamed for this, a...

Lure of the home turf brings back NRI doctors

...histication,which is now possible with the growing number of state-of-art hospitals in thecountry,'' says MD, Apollo Hospitals, Dr Yogi Mehrotra. Dr Rupinder Singh, who gave up 12 years in the US to work as head of emergencycare at Fortis and Dr Nirmal Joshi, who put 15 years in the US behind him towork as ...

Cancer drugs in development nearly doubled since 1995

The number of drugs being developed for the treatment of cancer has nearlydoubled during the past six years, according to a new survey of pharmaceuticalcompanies.Currently, 170 pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms various CancerInstitutes are investigating 40...

Nearly all asthma deaths preventable

...anisation says that over the past two decades, the number of asthma sufferers has been steadily increasing. ...evels of pollution, the symptoms are worsening and number of asthmatics needing hospitalization is increasing. The doctors who assisted the survey say that u...

Apollo Hospitals to consider listing on US Bourses in 2003

...he moment, Dr. Reddy added that plans to raise the number of beds to 8000 from the present capacity are already underway and will be completed by 2002. Reddy said Apollo Hospitals had also firmed up plans to enter health insurance and had initiated talks with some insurance companies to function as a third ...

Beware of the oral patch! It could be cancer!!!

...cured and the occurrence of cancer prevented. The number of chromosomes in the cells that make up the patch... If it's the normal 46, cancer is unlikely. If the number is doubled, cancer is more likely. And it becomes very likely if the number of chromosomes cannot be...

Cipla holds talks with mining giant to supply AIDS drugs for South African workers

... distinction of being the country with the maximum number of HIV positive people in the world. The HIV scourge is sure to have a devastating effect on the economy, and research has shown that providing workers with drugs is cheaper than paying for absenteeism, loss of productivity, hospitalization, funeral...

George Bush pledges 200 million dollars for AIDS relief

...to the World Health Organization (WHO). The sheer number of those infected and dying is almost beyond comprehension," President Bush said at a Rose Garden appearance. UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, as well as several US officials including Secretary of State Colin Po...

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