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George Bush pledges 200 million dollars for AIDS relief

American president George .W. Bush has pledged 200 million dollars to fight AIDS. The money will be directed toward a United Nations fund designed to pay for treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS, as well as malaria and tuberculosis. Those three diseases together killed some 5.5 million people last year, the bulk of them in Africa,according to the World Health Organization (WHO). ..The sheer numb...

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

A resolution put forward by Brazil, at the annual assembly of the world health organization is to be accepted advising exclusive breast-feeding for the first six months in all infants. The resolution was passed at the committee stage on Wednesday after 2 hours of debate where many national delegates and members of charitable organizations argued vehemently for breast-feeding. ..Nestle, a maker o...

Indian Doctor granted US patent on organ regeneration

Dr. Balakrishna Ganapat Rao Matapurkar, from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi has created history of sorts by winning the first patent on organ regeneration from the American patent office for his technique in successfully regenerating / repairing organs in human beings. ..A few weeks ago the American patent office granted him a patent on this technique. Dr. Matapurkar was able to regener...

Pharma cos must forge Strategic alliances

Indian pharmaceutical majors should go in for strategic alliances among themselves to capture export markets increasingly by leveraging cost advantages and precluding cut-throat competition which would be detrimental to the industry. ..This was stated by the Commerce Secretary, Mr. Prabir Sengupta, at the opening the Regional Office of the Basic Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics Export Pro...

Organs made from cloned embryos

Using building material from cloned cow embryos, scientists say they have constructed miniature kidneys that appear to function similar to genuine organs. Embryos contain master cells called stem cells that have the potential to grow into any tissue in the body.// In this case, they grew the embryos to the stage where they could identify cells destined to become kidney cells. While it is still un...

Parasite infections linked to organ transplants

Three transplant patients contracted a dangerous parasitic disease from their new organs in the United States.Two of the three women died, but only one recovered after antibiotic treatment.// A second study also released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention turned up 26 bacterial infections traced to tissue grafts that had come from cadavers in the United States. ....This shows that...

Vitamins enhances recuperation of organ transplant patients

Including vitamins C and E detains the progress of a catastrophic conditions in organ transplant patients, Doctor's suggest. About 62% of patients who undergo heart transplants develop hardened arteries, a condition// called arteriosclerosis, in the first three years after their surgery. ....A team from the Maryland's Women's Hospital, USA, found the condition was emanted among patients given t...

Pig cloning for organs

Researchers say they've taken a major step toward cloning pigs whose hearts, lungs and kidneys could be safely transplanted into humans. Such organs would save the lives of thousands of critically ill people who cannot get transplants because of the shortage of human organs.// ....Using the same cloning technique that created the sheep Dolly, scientists say they produced four piglets without one...

More Vitamin C in organic oranges

According to a new study, organically-grown oranges have up to 35% more vitamin C than those grown in the conventional way.You may intuitively feel that organic produce must be better for you. Scientific evidence of nutritional benefits has been found in recent years. Researchers and chemists at the University of Texas have analysed organic oranges alongside those grown in the usual way. // ....T...

Hormone therapy for organ transplantation

Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital have found that patients undergoing organ transplants can be primed by using hormones which could recognize the new organ as self // and does not produce an immune response against it causing no immune rejection of the organ. Scientists feel that this priming would be better than immunosuppressive drugs as immune suppressive drugs leads to loss of i...

Bird Flu Does Not Spare the Wild Swans in Georgia

The head of the veterinary department at Georgia's Agriculture Ministry said that the deadly strain H5N1 causing the avian flu was detected among the wild swans// in Georgia. ..Jambul Maglakelidze told the press that bird flu has entered Georgia and has confirmed it after a series tests done on wild swans. These birds are found near the Black Sea coast which borders Turkey. Laboratory tests on...

Multiple organ disease cured by genes

Researchers University of Pennsylvania report the first ever use of gene therapy, in dogs, to cure a gene involving multiple body organs.// Mucopolysaccharidosis VII (MPS) is one of a group of rare genetic disorders called lysosomal storage diseases. Other examples include Tay Sachs disease and Gaucher disease. MPS involves an enzyme defect, leading to blindness, heart disease, and loss of mobili...

Importance of type of sex in organ transplantation

Women do not fare as well as men when it comes to organ transplantation, both as donors and recipients. Researchers in Germany now confirm what has long been suspected - kidneys, hearts and livers from female donors are more likely to be rejected// by the recipients than those from males. Female recipients are also more likely to reject a donated organ. ....The study covered more than 114,000 ki...

Handling forgetfulness

Forgetfulness is a common problem faced by the middle aged people. There are many reasons why women often report forgetfulness at mid-life, but simple guidelines can help you preserve memory. There is little evidence that healthy women undergo a decline// in their memory or thinking skills before the age of 70. Yet many women younger than this say they have a problem with continually forgetting...

New fertility drug development techniques by Organon

In the 7th International Symposium on GnRH Analogs in Cancer and Human Reproduction, Organon presented new techniques of development of fertility drugs. Organon scientists have succeeded in customizing the follicle-stimulating hormone(FSH) molecule by adding a hybrid subunit, which extends FSH's active life. This was achieved through an international collaboration. This longer active life will me...

World Health Organisation Takes a Historic Decision and Approves Treaty to Discourage Smoking

The 192 members of WHO unanimously adopted the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) aimed at curbing tobacco-related deaths and disease on 22nd May 2003. The Convention requires countries to impose restrictions on tobacco advertising, sponsorship and promotion, establish new labelling and clean indoor air controls and strengthen legislation to clamp down on tobacco smuggling.//.. ..“Tod...

World Health Organisation Takes a Historic Decision and Approves Treaty to Discourage Smoking

The 192 members of WHO unanimously adopted the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) aimed at curbing tobacco-related deaths and disease on 22nd May 2003. The Convention requires countries to impose restrictions on tobacco advertising, sponsorship and promotion, establish new labelling and clean indoor air controls and strengthen legislation to clamp down on tobacco smuggling.//.. ..“Tod...

World Health Organisation Takes a Historic Decision and Approves Treaty to Discourage Smoking

The 192 members of WHO unanimously adopted the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) aimed at curbing tobacco-related deaths and disease on 22nd May 2003. The Convention requires countries to impose restrictions on tobacco advertising, sponsorship and promotion, establish new labelling and clean indoor air controls and strengthen legislation to clamp down on tobacco smuggling.// ....“Tod...

ICMR along with other International Research organisation with drug development for Neglected Diseases

Malaria, Tuberculosisand leprosy, are the world’s most neglected diseases along with diseases such as kala azar(leishmaniasis),sleeping sickness( human African trypanosomiasis)and Chagas disease, that afflict the deeply impoverished in developing countries and account for 90% of the global disease burden however ironically, a mere 10% of global health research is devoted to these diseases.// .. ....

The 'forgotten epidemic' killing millions

Malaria, the ancient mosquito-borne disease that was rolled back by medical advances in the mid-20th century, is making a deadly comeback.// ..Strains of the disease are becoming increasingly resistant to treatment, infecting and killing more people than ever before -- sickening as many as 900 million last year, according to estimates by the U.S. Agency for International Development. ....More tha...

Transfer Of Rabies Virus Possible From Organ Donor To Recipient

In a study published in New England Journal of Medicine, the researchers have reported that rabies encephalitis may be spread from infected organ donor //to organ recipient. ..There had been report of four organ recipients (kidneys, Liver, and arterial segment) from a common donor dying of rabies encephalitis in US. The researchers conducted reviews of medical records of the donor and receivers,...

Arsenic May Have Been Responsible For The Madness Of King George III Of England

An interesting study from hair of King George III reveals that he may// have been consuming Arsenic and this lead to his unusually severe and prolonged bouts of madness. ....Lancet has published this report this week and at last has been able to throw light on the reason for the madness of the famous English King George III. The study reports to have found high concentrations of arsenic in a s...

Drug Prices in India to be Monitored - NPPA to Tie up with ORG

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has been working// on bringing down the prices of 25 non-scheduled formulation packs through negotiations with the manufacturers and has finally succeeded. According to NPPA most of the companies in question voluntarily agreed to bring about a price reduction ranging between 2.14% to 34.62% after they were called for a personal hearing to expl...

Government Organisation Proposes Strict Guidelines For SubStandard Medical Devices

The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) in India has decided to prepare a set of guidelines for uniform action against the manufacture// of not of standard quality (NSQ) medical devices, diagnostic reagents, diagnostic kits etc. The guidelines drawn out would prescribe the exact procedures to be followed and action to be taken against the manufacturers by every state drug controll...

Study Unveils New Insight To The Madness Of King George III

Researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute had discovered a new molecular explanation for the episodic attacks of irrational and demented behavior in the disease called porphyria, the disease that was probably behind the // madness of king George III. .. ..The Dana-Farber scientists say in a report featured on the cover of the August 26 issue of the journal Cell that the nutritional component...

Adding Sorghum Compounds To Dietary Supplements May Help Lower Cholesterol

A team of researchers from the University of Nebraska carried out a study on hamsters and found that a lipid extract from whole grain sorghum kernels had a dose-dependent effect on cholesterol// reduction in the animals. ....For the study, male hamsters were fed diets supplemented with a...

Skin cancer linked to usage of Drug Azathioprine in organ transplants

The Drug Azathioprine, which is used as an immunomodulating drug in patients with organ transplants,// arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and autoimmune disorders is found to increase the incidence of skin cancer in these patients. ..Professor Peter O’Donovan and colleagues from London Research Institute in Hertfordshire has found that Azathioprine accumulates in the DNA of the patient taking...

Implantable devices to be powered by organosilicon compounds in the future

Medical technology has advanced so much to the extent of replacing lost organs or improving function of existing ones using artificial implants. These implantable devices are becoming commonplace today by serving as a good // alternative to the conventional treatment... ..Such effective utilization would not have been possible without the availability of lithium batteries that supply power, there...

Collaborations planned between British Organization and Indian health care industry

The United Kingdom Trade and Investment’s (UKTI) is looking for collaboration and interaction with Indian Health care Hospitals. The Confederation of Indian Industry, CII had meetings with UKTI for new collaborations between // British organizations and Indian Health care providers. .. ..David Hawkins of UKTI had discussion with Leading Indian health care providers such as Apollo Hospitals, KG Ho...

Stem cells Can Generate Organs In Labs

WASHINGTON. In a breakthrough research scientists have for the first time been able to turn the embryonic stem cells in the lab into a type of cell that can give rise to organs such as pancreas, liver and lungs. // .. ..This important advancement will help scientists to use stem cells to repair diseased or damaged organs. The embryonic stem cells is almost like a magic cell that can give rise to...

Survey finds that discussion with family very crucial in organ donation decision

The novel idea of organ transplantation continues to entice the imagination of successive generations with significant advancements being achieved every day. The worldwide demand for human organs has prompted researchers to look into the concept of organ donation at a closer level.// ....The findings of a national survey conducted among Blacks show that many often overlook a family discussion ab...

Kasturba Medical College Organizes 'CME- Orth 2005' From 4th To 6th November

A Continuing Medical Education Programme 'CME- Orth 2005' is being organized by the Orthopedics department of Kasturba Hospital, Manipal from November 4 to 6. The programme includes course lectures,// clinical case discussions and demonstration of orthosis, prosthesis and radiological techniques. .. ..The programme was inaugurated by Dr. R S P Rao, Dean of Kasturba Medical College. Dr D P Saras...

Organ Scandals Compensation And The Aftermath

After a protracted legal battle, the families of more than 1,200 children, whose organs were removed after death without their parents' knowledge ,will each receive Compensations.// On an average of about £2,900 in a compensation deal announced recently ,in the United Kingdom... ..The NHS which is the apex body had fought the cases involving organ-retention at 146 hospitals and trusts, but agre...

Widespread Commercialisation Of Human Organ Donation In China

Shocking reports of organs from executed prisoners being sold to foreigners for human transplantation purposes in China has raised much controversy and confusion. Chinese health officials, who have been passive// about the issue for a long time, have admitted about the widespread prevalence of such an inhuman act. ....Despite reports of poor survival rates of grafts transplanted from total stran...

A forgery: the cloning (controversy) research

The scientific paper on cloning that rocked the world about cloning from South Korea has been found as forged. The South Korean scientist Hwang was found guilty by a university panel.// ..Hwang resigned from the university and apologized for his actions. .. ..This has been taken very seriously by the university and the Seoul National University panel pledged to impose an unspecified heavy puni...

Georgia: Indian doctor's license cancelled

A 70-year-old Indian-American doctor’s licence has been suspended by the Medical Board of Georgia state for allegedly using insecticides to treat cancer patients // and prescribing unauthorised drugs. ..The nine-member board took the unanimous decision at a meeting on Thursday. ..The board's action came after a federal grand jury had accused Totada R Shanthaveerappa, a practitioner in Stockbrid...

Scottish Health Minister Launches Organ Donor Plan

Scottish Health Minister, Andy Kerr has urged to increase awareness of organ donation among his country people as it could save lot of human loss dying // due to organ failure and non-availability of organ donors. Organ failure of heart and liver causes heavy human loss of young people and their lives depend on organ transplantation. The Ministry is popularizing the usage of Donor cards and regi...

Australia Witnesses A Fall In the Number of Organ Donors

Organ donation saves hundreds of lives ever year. The need the organ, kidney is on the rise and is the most sought after organ // . ..Of all the organ transplantations done, kidney transplantation accounts for 64%. But the bad news is that there is a sudden fall in the number of people who come forward to donate organs especially kidneys. Due to this the waiting time of the patients to undergo...

Georgia Institute of Technology develops doppler Vein finder

Michael Gray and his research team from Georgia Institute of Technology as developed a new doppler ultrasound which detects veins accurately. The researchers feels that locating veins accurately would avoid unnecessary punctures during injections which causes inflammation and infection. // ..The new technology gives a 3-D dimensional structure using doppler effect which uses an alternating wavele...

Contaminated Land Can Be Cleaned By Micro-Organisms

Micro-organisms present in the soil can be used to clean the land which has been contaminated by explosives, according to the scientists belonging to the University of York. The team led by the University of York’s Professor Neil Bruce is reported to have Isolated a bacterial micro- // organism in the soil in land contaminated by RDX that can utilize the explosives as a source of nitrogen for gro...
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