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South Africa Wins landmark case against pharmaceutical giants

...ion 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 budget....

Cancer patients turning to Internet for information

...udy, investigators found that patients are not the only ones ousing the Internet. In many cases, their companions are also performing Web searches to obtain cancer-related information. Dr. Sofia Yakren of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and her colleagues surveyed more than 400 cancer...

Gene Therapy shows promise in treating Hemophilia

...one year of the treatment. The study was designed only to test the safety and not the effectiveness of the treatment of hemophilia. This disease is genetically transmitted and is characterised by excessive bleeding. Researchers belive this study could some day be applied to treat other diseases such as...

Antibiotic induces liver damage in children with E.COLI infections.

...rder. "Our data suggests that antibiotics are not only not helpful, but are potentially harmful in childr...should be made a practice to prescribe antibiotics only after the stool tests confirm that E.Coli is not the cause of the illness. According to the CDC, ch...

Ginseng's efficacy debatable

...be used in the summer but real Chinese ginseng can only be used in the winter. "The winter is cold, so it is the ying, and you need something yang to counter it," says Zhu....

TIZANIDINE - New solution to chronic headache

...ed to 34% in patients receiving the placebo. 'Not only did the treatment with tizanidine reduce the amount of analgesic required by the patient, it seemed to work more efficiently on reducing the frequency of the most severe headaches', said Lake. Hence don’t worry migraineites !...

New antiperspirant in action - Botox does the difference

...cing when nothing else works - when surgery is the only other option left. "Botulinum toxin is a weakening agent, that, when injected, results in a chemical disconnection of the nerve, which is called chemodenervation," says Dr. Mitchell F. Brin, associate professor of neurology at Mount Sinai Medical Ce...

New point scale to ascertain the stroke recovery

...ty of the stroke and thereby the recovery. He said only 6% of patients with a low score of 0-2 recovered, but 47% who had medium scores and 93% with the highest marks recovered....

Noise tampers hearing

... 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 Los Angeles. Noise-induced hearing loss happens gradually over time, generally associated with the elderly. But mild hearin...

ZYBAN, The smoking cessation drug marked for its adverse reactions

...in the starting doses of Zyban and to use the drug only on compelling reasons for the patients at risk of seizures. GSK spokesmam in response to this commented that Zyban is a prescription-only medicine that must be taken appropriately and not by patients with a history of seizures. He also added that th...

GLEEVEC - An Oral treatment for leukemia

... chronic phase, bone marrow transplantation is the only known cure. But there are many problems and side effects regarding the tranplantation which makes it more difficult to perform. Gleevec has produced higher remission rates in comparison to the drug-interferon alfa, in three short-duration, early pha...

GLEEVEC - An Oral treatment for leukemia

... chronic phase, bone marrow transplantation is the only known cure. But there are many problems and side effects regarding the tranplantation which makes it more difficult to perform. Gleevec has produced higher remission rates in comparison to the drug-interferon alfa, in three short-duration, early pha...

WORM! WORM! all the way

...ienced a resurgence of their infection compared to only three of those who received the bacteria mixture. Shanahan predicted some day scientists would create organisms genetically engineered to produce vaccines and drugs to treat IBD and other diseases. Weinstock said even genetically engineered helminth...

Regular exercise prevents hip fractures

... further reduce the risk of fracture. The risk was only modestly affected after adjustment for poor health. On the other hand, people who had been active but became sedentary had about twice the risk of hip fracture of those who stayed active. Hence moderate exercise is always welcoming and assuring throu...

India's anti-AIDS drug market engaged in price war

...p discounts. India's patent laws currently protect only the processes by which drugs are made but not the products themselves....

Beer vitamin protects heart

...mocysteine. Drinking red wine or Dutch gin brought only about half that increase, research showed. Older individuals and men with an elevated body mass index tended to have higher homocysteine levels....

Arthroscopy for Ankles

...y and lengthy recovery and rehabilitation time not only saves patients from pain and inconvenience, it also saves them money, Stienstra says....

Blocked viens block eye sight

"Occlusions in the retinal vein could not only make you loose your sight but even your eye". The pressure due to blocked veins is so painful that the eye may have to be removed. Researchers at the Stanford University California have devised a new instrument that uses a plasma to shoot tiny bull...

CDC reveals relationship between prepregnant weight and heart defects in infants

Keeping fit and in to be in shape is not only good for the individuals themselves but also for their siblings. Over weight, which is of course the predisposer of majority of the illness such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension etc., is now being studied in depth, the reason is to attain the...

A sunscreen from the sea

...lopment, the final international patent was issued only last January....

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