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Northfield Labs Receives FDA Comments

Northfield Laboratories, founded in 1985, is a leading developer of an oxygen-carrying blood substitute. Its product, PolyHeme, is the only blood substitute undergoing clinical trials that has been tested at large enough dosages to be considered a substitute for acute blood loss in trauma and surgical settings. As a result of the process used to manufacture the blood substitute, essentially a sol...

Depression has a worthwhile treatment

According to a new study, screening of patients suffering from depression in a primary care visit was found to be done on a regular basis.When you visit the doctor, he or she may carry out routine checks of your health, such as measuring blood pressure.// According to some experts it is too complicated to screen for depression while others believe it could be worthwhile.Researchers at the Hopkin...

Northeast Governments Warn Against Andhra Fish

The Indian State Governments of Assam and Tripura have warned people against eating fish// brought in from the Southern state of Andhra Pradesh, saying the long time taken in transit rendered the fish stale and rotten posing serious health hazards. ....The warning follows a report by the Central Health Research Institute that fish packed with rice husks gets contaminated during the eight to 10...

The mystery of the bulge in North Queenslanders

In an attempt to understand why north Queenslanders are becoming so fat, a new group has been formed. ..The team comprises medical experts// from Townsville's James Cook University (JCU). Their task would beto explore the reasons behind the region's growing waistline. The parameters studied would be everything from its steamy temperatures to its vast and sprawling distances. .."Most obesity resea...

Brain Fever or Encephalitis Spreading in North India

The death toll due to the Japanese Encephalitis continues to daily kill a few more people in Uttar Pradesh and seems to be spreading to the neighboring areas like Nepal... ..In this special report we review encephalitis or more // commonly known as brain fever and provide some essential information on its history, its spread, its life cycle and prevention. .. ..The first historic mention of Jap...

Kids In Northern India To Be Vaccinated Against Encephalitis

More than 20 million children across 60 districts in northern India, considered endemic to Japanese encephalitis, will be vaccinated against the mosquito-born disease, the health minister said Monday. //.. ..An outbreak of the disease in the impoverished Uttar Pradesh state has killed nearly 650 people, mostly children, and more than 3,000 infected with the disease are being treated at hospitals...

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...

India - Favored Orthopedics Surgery Destination

New Delhi: Medical tourism is currently the buzz word of Indian healthcare, Now India is finding patients are coming from USA and Canada for niche high cost orthopedics surgeries like hip replacement or advanced knee replacement. // ..The fact that surgeries by many Indian doctors have given good results and they have wide experience helps to win over the confidence of overseas patients. The Ind...

Northeast To Get Mega Rural Health Mission

Rural healthcare in the northeast is expected to get a major boost with the central health ministry launching a mega mission to upgrade medical facilities in the interior regions//. ....Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss has launched the National Rural Health Mission for the northeastern states in Assam's main city of Guwahati with a pledge that every rural hospital would have a doctor and adequ...

North-Eastern Leaders Of India Meet To Discuss HIV Problems

Parliamentarians and chief ministers of India's northeastern states are expected to sign a declaration to jointly fight HIV/AIDS in a political commitment to combat the disease that has assumed epidemic proportions in the // region. .. ..A daylong conclave on tackling the scourge is being organised Saturday in Assam's main city of Guwahati by the parliamentary committee on HIV/AIDS. UNAIDS Execut...

New outbreak of birdflu reported in Northern China

A new outbreak of H5N1 avian influenza has been confirmed in Inner Mongolia in the northern region of China. ..This bird flu outbreak is the 23rd in China since October.// Experts confirmed H5N1 bird flu after 246 birds died in Inner Mongolia's Zalantun city last Sunday, the agriculture ministry said.// ....Local veterinary workers have culled 16,567 birds at poultry farms within three..km of the...

Move to make HIV Tests mandatory For Soldiers In Northeast

As part of efforts to prevent the spread of HIV in the three armed services, particularly the army, the Indian armed forces plan to make HIV tests mandatory // for all its personnel serving in the northeast. ..A proposal to test all soldiers going to the insurgency-affected northeast as well as those returning from the region is awaiting clearance from the government, said Vice Admiral V.K. Sing...

Rise In Obesity Among North Qeenslanders

A new study was conducted by Professor Lee Kennedy and other medical experts from Townsville's James Cook University (JCU) on the growing obese// population in North Queensland. ..The authour said that many studies are carried out on different population but none has been conducted on the queenslanders. Research is mainly done on the obese nature of the people living in the tropical evironment....

Ossur Acquires the U.S. Orthopaedics Company

Iceland-based Ossur hf., a global orthopaedics company, has acquired Innovation Sports, Inc., a U.S.-based ligament brace maker for $ 38.4 million. ..The acquisition of Innovation Sports comes on the heels of Ossur's July 2005 acquisition// of Royce Medical in the U.S., and the December 2005 acquisition of IMP Holdings in the U.K. With these acquisitions, and its 2003 acquisition of Generation I...

Anti-cholinesterase drugs for treating Alzheimer's not worth the price

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has found that anti-cholinesterase drugs which are used in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease is not very effective in controlling the disease as the cost of the drug // is very high and they have reported that the drug action is not worth its cost. ..Alzheimer’s disease affects the brain tissues after one reaches forty years. On...

Bird Flu Reported In Northern Iraq

As many as 162 suspected cases of bird flu have been reported in Iraq’s northern Kurdish region, after the death of a 15-year-old girl as a result of the disease. The // region’s diagnosis center has admitted the people who are suspected to have been infected with the virus. The Rania region of the north bordering Turkey is reported to have many infections. ....The virus is believed to have spre...

Inclination of North Carolina’s Elderly Population towards Home Remedie

A study conducted by Thomas Arcury, Ph.D., lead researcher, from Wake Forest University School of Medicine said that older adults in rural North Carolina// widely use folk or home remedies, such as taking a daily tonic of vinegar or using Epsom salts. Their use is largely limited to home remedies, vitamins and minerals. ..The aim of the study was to study more about what complementary and altern...

Unilever And World Dental Federation Team Up To Improve Oral Health In North Africa, Middle East and Turkey

Unilever has announced a partnership with the World Dental Federation (FDI) to improve oral health in North Africa, Middle East and Turkey.// Both organizations will assist National Dental Associations (NDAs) in these countries to education and spread awareness about the importance of oral health. ..Unilever and FDI are calling the partnership Live. Learn. Laugh. The programs include school educ...

Australia: What is your health's Worth?

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has said that measures taken to check the spread of communicable diseases like HIV-AIDS, account for large sums in public health expenditure. // Preventive Health Initiatives by Governments, aim at a healthy community and according to statistics, these spending are just $68 a year on each South Australian. ....In 2002-03, about $77 million was expen...

Older Donor Hearts worth Its Weight in Gold

Patients who receive healthy hearts from donors 50 years of age and older appear to be as healthy as those who have received from younger patients, according to a University Of Alberta study//. This study has been published in the Journal of Cardiac Surgery, March-April 2006 issue. ..The study observed and analyzed the results of using heart donors 50 years of age and older and found that t...

Chicken Farmers In Northern Nigeria Face Huge Losses

Bird flu has caused huge losses to chicken farmers in northern states of Nigeria.A senior Nigerian official said on Friday, that the farmers in the northern state of Kaduna have lost at least 65 million naira (about 500,000 U.S. // dollars) to the outbreak of bird flu since the deadly virus of H5N1's epidemic prevailed in January. ....Barnabas Dauda, chairman of the Kaduna State Chapter of the...

Malaria Epidemic Sweeps Northeast India

Health officials declared on Tuesday in Guwahati that, at least 50 people have died from malaria in an epidemic sweeping northeast India and another 25,000 have fallen sick from the illness. // ....Bhumidhar Barman, health minister of the Assam state government announced that since the beginning of April, almost around 50 people had died of cerebral malaria and two districts in the eastern part...

Rates of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Soar In North UK

According to The Journal - Newcastle-upon-Tyne, there is an acute failure to deal with the soaring rates of sexually transmitted diseases in the North of the UK//. Patients with such diseases are able to get proper attention from the concerned clinics. ..The report says that sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have increased by 10 percent over the last year as compared to the national average...

Amphetamines Being Abused In Northeast: UN Report

The last three decades have seen a silent shift in drug usage in northeastern states, says a United Nations report released on Wednesday//. ....The report titled "Drug Use in the Northeastern States of India" says that the 70s saw heroin smoking by youth followed by injection of drugs in the early 80s. These years there has been a surge in the use of amphetamines. Males are the dominant users of...

Illegal Drug Trafficking Pose A Great Threat For HIV Epidemic In Northeast

Heroin and synthetic pharmaceuticals illegally trafficked from Myanmar into India's northeast has led to a rise in drug abuse and an HIV epidemic in the region// , says a United Nations study. ...."Drug trafficking across the common border of Myanmar and the northeastern state of Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland occurs with ease. Despite the existence of heavy security, heroin does transit the borde...

HSE Plans for Health Service in Northeast

Health Service Plans for the Northeast have been announced by the Health Service Executive. A new regional hospital is expected to be opened by 2015//. ..The five existing general hospitals in the northeast are located in Dundalk, Drogheda, Navan, Monaghan. and Cavan. ....After the death of Pat Joe Walsh at Monaghan General Hospital last year consultants have been appointed to examine the heal...

Sugarcane Smut Attack Over $800 Million Worth Crop

‘Don't panic’ said the Queensland Government to cane growers regarding the spread of a rare disease which might engulf about $800 million //worth crops – according to estimates. ..A total of 8 properties, were found to confirm by authorities to be affected by sugarcane smut disease. The initial case showed as a fine black powder of fungal spores spotted on cane paddock near Childers. ..Since a...

India's Northeast Students to Get Satellite-based Education Soon

Students in India's northeast will soon have satellite-based educational facilities to enhance their knowledge base. // ....Three states - Tripura, Mizoram and Nagaland - will be included in the first phase of the hi-tech facilities using the services of EDUSAT, a dedicated satellite for education launched in 2004. ....In the first phase, the project will cover government-run schools and it wil...

Money Spent On Cancer worth Every Penny

Cancer is on the rise across the world and concerns over funding and the availability of new drugs are the major issues that rack the minds of the health officials//. ..Cancer occurs in people when normal cells begin to grow in an uncontrolled way. There are more than 200 different types of cancer because there are over 200 different types of body cells. Cancer cells are immortal and do not obey...

First Cord Blood Bank in North India to be Opened in Gurgaon

Providing a rich source of live-saving stem cells, seven banks of umbilical cord blood are coming up across India, and the first of the series will open in Gurgaon this// month. ....Cryobanks India, a joint venture between Cryobanks International, a US body, and R.J. Corporation headed by Ravi Jaipuria, will invest Rs.1 billion to build the seven repositories in metro cities. ....Cryobanks Inte...

North East Having Highest Cancer Incidences In Country

Certain pockets of the North Eastern region have the highest cancer incidences rate compared to that of the rest of the country, a study done by the National Cancer Registry Programme (NCRP) has shown.// ....Mizoram capital Aizawl has the maximum number of tongue cancer surpassing the figure of Bhopal which had witnessed a horrible gas tragedy over two decades ago, Dr A Nandkumar, NCRP officer i...

Bangkok's Public Health Ministry Clears The Northern Province Of Bird Flu Epidemic

The Public Health Ministry of Bangkok had as of yesterday cleared the three people who had earlier been suspected of having contracting the deadly H5N1 virus// from the bird flu watch-list, explaining that they were simply suffering from common flu. ....Confirming that the three patients who were earlier suspected of having bird flu were suffering from influenza, Dr Prat Boonyawongvirot, Permane...

China Reports New Bird Flu Outbreak in Northwest

China today announced that there has been an outbreak of the deadly H5N1-type bird flu in a north-western region which killed 3,045 chickens and led to culling of over 3.5 lakh poultry.// ..The outbreak occurred on July 14 in a community in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region's Aksu city, and the H5N1 virus was found in the samples of the dead poultry by the national bird flu laboratory, the Minist...

Wily Old Man Undergoes A life Saving Operation With A Worthless Cheque

Roy Thayer’s underwent an emergency life saving operation by writing a no good cheque for a private heart operation.// ....It was reported that Roy, 77, was warned that the long wait in the NHS list might cost him his life, and he knew that there was no way he could afford to pay for the £6,500 surgery. So he wrote out a cheque for the operation at a private hospital, knowing fully well that by...

MDCT Compared to Digital Radiography in Orthopedic Patients

Evaluation of bone healing can be primarily dome by multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) using high-quality 2D formatting as the primary imaging// technique, according to a study done by radiologists at the Medical University of Vienna in Vienna, Austria. ....Forty-three patients with histories of fractures, arthrodesis (joint fusion) or spinal fusions who'd undergone MDCT and conventional...

Multiple Sclerosis in Genetically Susceptible Twins is Augmented by Northern Environment

A new study of twins suggests that living farther north of the equator significantly increases risk of developing Multiple Sclerosis (MS) among those with genetic// susceptibility due to some environmental factor. ....By following more than 700 pairs of twins diagnosed with MS, researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California found that people born in the nor...

Paper Prescriptions Give Way to e-Prescriptions in Northern Ireland

An agreement between Hewlett Packard and the government in Northern Ireland will lead to the phasing out of paper prescriptions towards the implementation// of an e-prescriptions service. ..The Department for Health Social Services and Public Safety has announced that community pharmacies across Northern Ireland will be equipped with an electronic system to transfer prescriptions over the next...

Risk of Silent AIDS epidemic in Middle East and North Africa

Experts attending the 16th International AIDS Conference in Toronto have warned that Middle East and North Africa are at risk of plunging into a silent epidemic of AIDS//. ....Only 0.2 percent of the population in Middle East and North Africa carry the virus that causes AIDS. The region has the lowest rate of HIV infection in the world according to UNAIDS agency. ....Experts says many individual...

First Northeast Private-run Medical College Inaugurated in Tripura

Chief Minister Manik Sarkar inaugurated the Tripura Medical College Sunday here to become the first privately run medical college-cum-hospital in India's northeastern// region. ...."Tripura Medical College, promoted by Global Educational Net (GENET) in collaboration with the state government, is the first public private partnership (PPP) model in the healthcare education in India," said K. Balac...

Delhi Government Clears Healthcare Projects Worth Rs.1.13 bn

The Delhi government has cleared five healthcare and development projects worth Rs.1.13 billion.Delhi Planning and Finance Minister A.K. Walia said the projects// - two each in health and public works and one pertaining to environment - have been given a go-ahead by the expenditure finance committee (EFC). ....The government has sanctioned Rs.928 million for procuring equipment for the Institute...
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