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Effect of Osteosarcoma predicted by scans

Researchers have been studying about the outcome of the hitech scanning technologies recently. A scan that looks at glucose uptake in a tumour shows who has a poor prognosis. Osteosarcoma is a bone tumour which affects mainly younger people. //It's an unusual cancer and one where the outcome tends to be rather unpredictable. ..Researchers at the University of Germany have used a technique called...

First head-to-head trials of once weekly Fosamax and Actonel therapies

The drug major Merck has launched the first two head-to-head clinical trials that compare the efficacy and tolerability of Fosamax (alendronate) once weekly 70mg and Actonel (risedronate) once-weekly 35mg. Fosamax and Actonel, both bisphosphonates indicated for the treatment of osteoporosis in post menopausal women are co-marketed by Aventis and Procter & Gamble through the Alliance for// Better...

New Treatment for Rosacea

A new, safe, and promising therapy option may be more effective in treating the 14 million Americans who suffer from rosacea, a chronic skin disease that causes persistent redness on the nose and cheeks. ....Researchers applied a new formulation of azelaic acid gel to the faces of rosacea sufferers. //The new product contains 15 percent azelaic acid and is specifically made for rosacea. Typically...

Treatment Options For Retinitis Pigmentosa Questioned

Retinitis pigmentosa, a progressive eye disease targeting the light-collecting cells of the retina, affects one in 4,000 people worldwide and can cause // vision loss. Researchers say for patients suffering from retinitis pigmentosa, the addition of docosahexaenoic acid to vitamin A therapy may not provide long-term benefits, according to a recent study. ..Researchers followed 221 patients, rangi...

New dosage of medicine gets more results in neuroblastoma

In the second phase of study that is trying new approaches to the neuroblastoma patients, researchers// say that improved dosage of the drug topotecancan be more effective in children than the common procedure. ....Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, US, feel that the cancer drug topotecancan must be fine tuned to suit each child patient of neuroblastoma as not all doses are effe...

Women cured of anorexia nervosa have redistributed body fat after weight gain

Women, who had suffered from the condition of anorexia nervosa and got cured,// often may have redistributed body fat. When they start gaining weight after their harmful health condition, the increased body fat does not get distributed in the same manner as it was before. Instead the body fat often gets deposited in an abnormal way, at least in the short term. ....Anorexia nervosa is an eating di...

PET Scan find the Area of Brain Responsible for Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa is a condition that usually affects young women and the condition// can sometimes be fatal. Now researcher think it is due to overactive dopamine receptors in the basal ganglia region of the brain. ....People with anorexia nervosa are driven to be excessively thin and are unaware of the seriousness of their condition.When you talk of Anorexia Nervosa, many will remember the deat...

Overactive brain regions can lead to anorexia nervosa

Over activity of a chemical in a specific region of the brain may be responsible// for the eating disorder of anorexia nervosa. ....Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by purposeful weight loss that is often brought about by the patient. Poor self-image often causes the disorder that may result in malnutrition of varying degrees, with endocrine and metabolic changes happening as...

High-Dosage of Epirubicin and Cyclophosphamide may cause AML

Adjuvant chemotherapy with epirubicin and cyclophosphamide for early breast cancer// patients increased the risk of Acute myeloid leukemia or Myelodysplastic syndrome. ....Recent study published in Journal of clinical oncology reports that early breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy with higher than standard cumulative doses of epirubicin and cyclophosphamide have an increased risk of de...

Chitosan May Not Conclusively Help Weight Loss

Chitosan, a dietary supplement used in treating obesity and people who are overweight, may not be very effective against weight loss. The researcher that had systematically reviewed the current evidence for the supplement had published the findings in the latest issue of The Cochrane Library.// ....The review assessed results of 14 randomized controlled trials that included 1,131 overweight or...

Biologicals Transfer Proposal between US and Indian Biotechnology

An agreement in principle to enable the smooth transfer of microorganisms and biological materials from the US to India is an encouraging sign for Indian bioscience. But slow implementation of the country’s broader biotech // goals, including India’s grandiose scheme to become the global hub of contract research and clinical trials, may threaten its goal of becoming a major player. .. ..Discussio...

Osaka Medical Center study showed 70% of smokers couldn’t qui

A survey conducted by Osaka Medical Center for Health sciences have found that more than 70% of smokers who were willing to quit smoking could not stop themselves from smoking//. The medical center released their results last week the results of the survey conducted in 1,666 smokers (872 men and 794 women) between the age group of 20 to 79. Study also showed that 32.3% of smokers had been asked b...

Doctors unhappy with insurer’s ratings proposa

In the latest salvo in the pay-for-performance medicine, one of the Triad’s largest insurers United Healthcare, is rolling out a controversial plan to rate physicians on its network based on the quality of care provided by them. // .. ..This means that patients will be allowed to choose the doctor rated best by the insurer as well as by other patients. Naturally, doctors are not amused by this id...

Nurses In Ontario demands Safe Disposable Needles

Nurses in the Ontario province of Canada are demanding strict laws to ensure the use of sterile disposable safety needles as they feel that are in the risk of unwanted transmission of blood pathogens. Risk of hospital workers // to blood borne diseases is high due to accidental needle pricks of unsafe needles. The three unions of Ontario, The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA), the Service Employe...

Dosage Of Tamiflu Sought To Be Increased

The patients who suffer from bird-flu may require higher doses of Tamiflu, than what Roche Holding AG had recommended, according to officials belonging to the World Health //Organization (WHO). If Tamiflu were to be administered within 48 hours of the symptoms, then the duration and severity of the illness can be reduced. ....The drug is being stockpiled across the world to treat the H5N1, in an...

Fear of Osama bin Laden cause for Bush victory

Researchers have found that the fear of death before voting had an impact on their voting decision. Reports from the Analyses of Social Issues and Public policy reports that the fear of death// had an impact on the 2004 presidential election in US. Researchers felt that the fear of death caused by Osama bin laden tape before the election had an impact on the psychological state of the voters whic...

Harvard Proposes Drug Disposal Plan

Harvard Medical School has reported that more care has to be taken while disposing unused and expired medicines. Harvard advices public to start disposing old medicines as old medicines looses its pharmacological action overtime//. Proper disposal of old medicines has to be done as disposing them in toilets or dust bins can lead to development of antibiotic resistance in environmental microorgani...

Anorexia nervosa takes its toll on life!!

Princess Diana made eating disorders royal but the health fraternity is deeply concerned. ..According to a new 12-year study of severely ill anorexia // patients, full recovery from anorexia nervosa is slow, and women with the disease have close to a nine-fold increased risk of death. ..As reported in International Journal of Eating Disorders. By Dr. Manfred M. Fichter of the Klinik Roseneck Hosp...

Study Finds - UV Damaged Skin could be Possibly Treated with Glucosamine

Glucosamine, a substance used in treating arthritis was now found to play a role in reversing the aging symptoms, treating UV damaged skin and preventing the //formation of new age spots in women. ..A team of dermatologists from Harvard Medical School have reported that the more stable n-acetyl glucosamine have shown to reduce the melanin content of skin cells thus proved its effect in UV-relate...

Shot Supply: Reduced Dosage of Seasonal flu Vaccine, Works!

A single dose of the seasonal flu vaccine, can offer protection to five people, according to the latest buzz from researchers. Though, this is no solace towards arming oneself against the avian invasion.// ....The researchers conducted a study, where injections, one-fifth of the normal dose, were given under the skin instead of the muscle. This helped in expanding the supply of the vaccine, a boo...

Heavy Dosage Of Vitamin Supplements May Be Risky For Pregnant Women

According to a British research, women who take large quantities of vitamin supplements during pregnancy are at the high risk of developing pre-eclampsia. // ..Vitamins C and E were thought to cut the risk, but a Lancet study by the charity Tommy's found women at high-risk should not take large doses of any kind of vitamins. ..Up to 25,000 British women are affected annually by pre-eclampsia,...

Proposal to license Ayurveda Practitioners in the US

An Indian American ayurveda practitioner has proposed that ayurveda practitioners should get licences to practice this ancient system of Indian health care// in the US. ..Lakshmi C. Mishra, director of the Ayurvedic Health Care Center in Rockville, Maryland, has proposed to Maryland's Board of Physicians to introduce an official licensing programme, according to the Indus Business Journal (IBJ)....

Government’s Latest Proposal Under Fire from IM

The government’s latest proposal to reserve another 27 per cent seats in medical colleges for other backward classes (OBCs) has come under fire// from the Indian Medical Association. This is in addition to the already existing 22.5 percent for SC and ST. .. They have opposed it saying that further reservation for the backward classes would only affect the quality of medical care in India. Plans...

Dispensing Drug Dosage To Children Through Computers

It is a generally accepted fact that the doses given to children differ greatly from that of adults, but it is not always clear, how much is enough for children//. A pair of studies from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center shows that making the dosage a computerized affair could greatly help children and reduce complications as well. ....An online infusion calculator and a computerized drug ordering...

Study Shows No Difference between Policosanol and Placebo

According to a trial result it is said that the dietary supplement policosanol is no better than a placebo. This drug is used as an alternative to reduce cholesterol.// It is made from the waxy coating on sugar cane and sometimes from beeswax, wheat germ and rice bran. The study results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. ..The study was conducted by Heiner Bertho...

Children Need Different Dosage In Cardiac Arrest

It is vital that children are administered the correct dosage of medication when they suffer from cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA) outside a hospital.// A new study presented at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting, discussed the dosage error rates in a program called "LA Kids." ....In that program, paramedics were mandated to use a Broselow tape (a weight-estimating tool) and...

Use of Anti-Depressant Does not Help Patients with Anorexia Nervosa

CHICAGO - Use of the anti-depressant fluoxetine did not help patients with anorexia nervosa who had restored their body weight maintain// that weight or reduce their risk of relapse, according to a study in the June 14 issue of JAMA. ..Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder primarily affecting young women and marked by an extreme fear of becoming overweight that leads to excessive dieting to the...

Proposal to revamp WIC food package

Park Ridge: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has made available a proposal to revamp the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program// for Women, Infants and Children, called the WIC in short. The USDA's proposal will look at reducing the quantity of eggs, milk and juice that form a part of the food packages. The proposal has indicated that the monthly quota for eggs be brought down...

Proposal to Build Six new Hospitals Met with Rage

While the government will approve the plan for six new private finance initiative hospitals today, the proposal has enraged those hit by cutbacks// in their budgets. ..The announcement has signaled the government’s commitment to continue the largest hospital building programme in the history of the NHS but has infuriated public health specialists and training hospitals, which were to cut their b...

Doctors Unaware If Pediatric Dosages Are Safe

Drugs prescribed to children are not checked properly for their safety and efficacy, says a new study by Duke University Medical Center researchers. // The drugs that are being indiscriminately prescribed include antidepressants, antiseizure medications and sedatives. ....The researchers analyzed drugs covered by a "congressionally mandated program known as "pediatric exclusivity," through which...

Medics worried over new proposals

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) has said the hearings by the Medical Council must be conducted in private, in continuation of the present practice//, which is against the recent proposal that will mandate a public hearing in specific circumstances. The new recommendations will also empower the minister with additional charge over appointments and control of the council. .. ..Fu...

Proposal to offer free surgery for obese children

It might be a good idea to get the obese children, to undergo weight loss surgery. //To implement a strategy such as this, the health department has recommended that NHS offers the expensive weight loss surgery, free of cost. ....The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), which is presently embroiled in the Alzheimer’s drugs controversy, is slated to give the finishing tou...

More is not Merry! Proposal to Ration Embryo to Women having IVF

The fertility caretaker must get its act together to check the perilous trend of twin and triplet births. A recent proposal to the department has suggested a cap on the// embryo, allowing only one embryo at a time. ....An expert panel set in motion by the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has suggested that the number of embryos implanted in the womb should be reduced from two...

Pet Peeves: Conservatives Howl at Proposal to Share NHS Hosp by Pets and People

A bid to utilize a debt ridden NHS hospital's radiotherapy department to dogs and cats ailing from cancer drew criticism from the union and the conservatives//. .. ..To effectively manage the £24m debt at Ipswich hospital in Suffolk, suggestions came in from the staff that a pets’ clinic could be instituted on Saturdays to put the under utilized equipments to good use and also deal with the huge...

Resort Mello Rosa Teams Up With Ayurvedic Natural Health Center

The Resort Mello Rosa, based in Goa is pleased to announce its partnership with the Ayurvedic Natural Health Center.// ....Holiday makers booking their stay at the resort Mello Rosa are able to select from a variety of health packages provided by Ayurvedic Natural Health Center. .. ..The health center is situated amidst lush green countryside surroundings of Goa just 2.5 km from Resort Mello Ros...

Anorexia Nervosa – Uproot the Disease by Understanding Key Triggers and Motive

New York - Dr. Ragnfrid H. Nordbo, of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in Oslo investigating into the mind set of people// suffering anorexia nervosa, a form of eating disorder, explained that victims of this mental disease attribute a great deal of importance to self-starvation, which has its roots in a deep seated need or emotion. In his estimate, treatment measures that do not take co...

AMA Rejects PBS 'Measure and Share' Proposals

The AMA Federal Council has rejected outright Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) 'measure and share' proposals, which are currently being pushed by some medical groups. // ....AMA President, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, said today that any PBS savings derived from changed prescribing patterns must be re-invested back into the PBS. ....'Evidence-based prescribing information and other education strateg...

'Red'y to Fight HIV – 'AbstinenceBehaviorCondom', Sacrosanct to AIDS Preventio

A previously unknown immunodeficiency disease was discovered by scientists about twenty-five years ago, which came to be known broadly as 'AIDS'. //Ever since, 'Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome' or AIDS, has spread dangerously, taking the world by storm; according to the latest figures enabled by the UNAIDS/WHO 2006 AIDS Epidemic Update, nearly 39.5 million people across the world are grapplin...

'Sex-change' Only on Paper? Health Watch Dog Backtracks on Proposal

New York City's Board of Health in a surprise move went back on a proposal that would have allowed people to change the sex on their birth //certificates, without physically undergoing a sex–change surgery. ....This proposal was keenly seconded by mental health professionals and transgender supporters, who felt that the move would seek to remove any discrimination against people who desire to ado...

Single Women and Lesbians To Enjoy Full Rights in Donor Child Proposals

According to the plans outlined by the Government yesterday, Gay couples are to be given the same parental rights to children born from fertility// treatment as heterosexual partners - most controversial to the legal clause in the past that suggested the doctors to consider the "need for a father" before going ahead with fertility treatment, by which, many women without a male partner have had di...
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