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Double impact vaccine

The virus strain which produces the measles vaccine is effective for another purpose - fighting lymphoma, a group of cancers that originate in the lymphatic system. ..The Scientists from Mayo clinic department of molecular medicine have found that the measles vaccine virus caused remission of lymphoma in mice injected with human cells containing the cancer.// ..Adele Fielding, lead Researcher des...

GlaxoSmithKline - Changes Lamictal(R) Label Appearance and Packaging

Lamictal, an antiepileptic drug, is one of the several prescription drugs that has encountered the problem of dispensing errors. ..Dispensing errors are often a result of miscommunication, which can include poor hand writing of the prescription and confusion between drugs with similar names.// ....It is important for patients with epilepsy not to have an interruption in treatment because it could...

Genesis of SUPAC

Scale-UP and Post Approval Changes (SUPAC) is an integral part of pharmaceutical product development but till a few years ago, no guidance was available, to assure a smooth scale-up operation. US FDA was the first regulatory body to address this issue. // ..Any pharmaceutical product developed by R&D team has to undergo various stages of scale-up from ‘laboratory-scale’ to ‘pilot-scale’ to ‘pr...

Immune cells halt round in space

An immune cell swallows a small capsule-shaped bacteria. The immune cells which help protect us from disease does not generally work the way they should in space travellers and it could be something to do with their shape. Researchers at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) have been studying how immune cells behave in microgravity as part of their research on the health effects of space on astrona...

New pacemaker reduces risk of heart failure

New study says heart failure victims who get a new kind of pacemaker have only half the usual risk of being hospitalized with worsening heart trouble.// The device, Medtronic's InSync pacemaker, has been implanted in more than 3,000 people in the US since its approval by the FDA. ....It is intended for people with a particular form of heart failure, a debilitating illness in which people suffer...

Sex timing has no impact on risk of Birth defects

Researchers have found no bond between when a couple has sex and any subsequent risk of birth defects such as Down syndrome. Animal studies have suggested that the timing of sex might increase the risk of birth defects in offspring.// ....Dr. Joe Leigh Simpson, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston told the press that they haven't yet confirmed one of t...

Impact on Lung function based on exposure

According to a new study, the the functionality of lungs can be well analysed based on the things we are exposed to in our early days. Scientists have long known a test called forced expiratory volume in 1 second, or FEV 1, //is an effective measure of lung function and predictor of morbidity and death. While FEV 1 tends to decline with age, investigators have speculated factors like exposure to...

Space research leads to needle-free blood tests

In the future, infra-red light may enable assessment of blood chemistry without needing to take a sample...Space medicine has many potential spin-offs for health on the ground.// One of the latest, described by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, is needle-free blood tests. The space researchers want to take blood samples in space, for medical research. For this purpose, they are lo...

Personality Impacts Arthritis

The personality of a patient can have a major impact on how susceptible they are to long-term problems from rheumatoid arthritis, according to new research. The published study explains doctors need to pay attention to factors// not related to the disease when they screen at-risk patients. ....There is no doubt being diagnosed with a chronic, disabling disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis, can h...

Backpacks cause more than just back injuries

Heavy backpacks have often been associated with related injuries to the back, in children. However, researchers in a new study have found that heavy backpacks cause more injuries to the heads and faces of children than they do to the back. The study was published in the January issue of Pediatrics. ....The study covered all children age 6 to 18 whose backpack-related// injuries were reported to...

Melanoma caused by low DNA repair capacity

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and it has been shown through previous research studies that the risk is increased by exposure to sunlight, whose UV rays cause damage to DNA that triggers cancer. However, it has not been clear why some people are more prone than others to melanoma. Researchers have now found out through a study involving a group of 312 people with melanoma that thos...

SARS impact could be devastating

With a severe blow by SARS, the economies of several countries are forecast to shrink in the second quarter. More than five million foreign workers, from Filipina maids to Indonesian laborers and Vietnamese plantation workers, oil the wheels of commerce in the region, sending home in excess of $20 billion each year to their families. Studies show most of those families used the remittances for co...

Marriage does not have much impact on life satisfaction

It is widely believed that people who get married lead a happier life than people who are lonely. But the impact of marriage seems to be more complex than this, according to a long-running population study in Germany. Researchers in Germany have found that marital status has no impact on that general life satisfaction. on contrary to what was believed life satisfaction tends to stay constant over...

Breastfeeding not found to have an impact on weight of the child.

Previous studies have suggested breastfeeding may help ward off obesity as children get older.// The theory, though, has been inconclusive, with limited long-term data available on breastfeeding and weight of children into adolescence. ..Researchers conducted long-term studies aimed at clarifying the situation. In both, investigators followed more than 2,000 children for 18 years to see how breas...

Support Services found to Dramatically Impact Pediatric Health Care

A new study shows providing behavior and development support to existing health care dramatically improves the quality of pediatric health care and parenting practices.// ..Researchers from the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health followed nearly 6,000 children from 15 sites which was designed to bridge the gap between families and physicians. It places specialists in the pediatric pra...

The Impact of Stress Early In Life

A recent study shows significant stress early in life such as parental separation can pose lifelong impacts depending on the timing of the stress// exposure. ..Studies in the past have shown that stressful events early in life can cause social and behavioral problems that carry on into adulthood. The new research suggests this is not necessarily the case, but that the timing of the event can make...

Epilepsy Patients Could Benefit From Pacemakers

People with epilepsy might benefit from the implantation of cardiac pacemakers, finds a new study. Researchers arrived at the conclusion // after studying 20 patients with the disease. The results showed a significant occurrence of interrupted heart rhythm during seizures among the group. Interrupted heart rhythms during seizures might be responsible for the higher rate of unexplained death seen...

Environmental Factors Found To Have An Impact On The Sex of A Child

A latest study shows that its not just a man’s sperm but environmental factors that could have an impact on the sex of a child . The study shows environmental pollutants could be changing the ratio of sperm carrying the X or Y chromosomes.// Specifically, the research finds there’s a slight increase in the number of sperm bearing the Y chromosome in men exposed to pollutants. ..Researchers looked...

Environmental Factors Found To Have An Impact On The Sex of A Child

A latest study shows that its not just a man’s sperm but environmental factors that could have an impact on the sex of a child . The study shows environmental pollutants could be changing the ratio of sperm carrying the X or Y chromosomes.// Specifically, the research finds there’s a slight increase in the number of sperm bearing the Y chromosome in men exposed to pollutants. ..Researchers looked...

Burning energy and its impact on health during exercise can be of genetic origin

People may be reacting to varying degrees of energy loss during aerobic exercises and this may be due to their // genetic predisposition. How our bodies react to exercise programs is genetic in origin and may decide lot of reactions to exercising like the level of blood glucose in the body etc. ....According to the research paper publishing the works of scientists from Washington University Schoo...

Withdrawal Notice Issued For Older Pacemakers Due To Malfunctioning of the Device

Health professionals have been recently notified that some older pacemakers manufactured by Guidant Corporation may malfunction due to a build-up of moisture //in the device. The products include early generation designs that have not been sold or implanted in the past 4 years, some of the names of the affected models include the Pulsar Max, Pulsar, Discovery, Meridian, Pulsar Max II, Discovery I...

Womb may have impact upon Blood Pressure

New research totals to a growing body of evidence that adult health is set to a considerable degree by conditions in the womb and proposes that programming may start earlier in pregnancy than previously believed. According to the study it was found that fetuses with shorter thigh bones// at 24weeks had higher blood pressure at the age of 5 than those with longer thigh bones. ..Understanding how...

Stem Cells Could Replace Electronic Pacemakers

Electronic pacemakers, cannot react to situations like the heart's own can, such as raising the heart rate when a person is scared or about to climb up a hill but researchers say a pacemaker created by // stem cells may bypass this problem. ..Animal studies have shown that genetically engineered heart cells from human embryonic stem cells could lead to a biological form of pacemaker, according t...

Measuring Exercise Capacity To Predict Heart Disease

Research shows that measuring the body’s capacity to exercise through cardiac stress tests can predict the risk of coronary heart disease. ..This and heart rate recovery can improve dramatically on existing techniques // that predict who is most likely to suffer a heart attack or die from coronary heart disease (CHD). ....In the September edition of the journal Circulation, the Johns Hopkins Un...

Negative Impact Of Hepatitis C Infection In Renal Transplant Recipients

Recent research demonstrates that hepatitis C virus infection is a bad prognostic indicator for patient and graft survival duration in renal transplant recipients//. ..Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is reported in 3%-64% of renal allograft recipients; the prevalence depends on the geographic area. Infections are the commonest cause of death in renal transplant recipients. ..Researchers from th...

CPHA Offers HIV Information Packages To Canadian Football League Teams

In a hope to create a culture where HIV positive players can fell free to disclose their HIV status without fear of being discriminated against or shunned by their teammates, the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) is offering information packages to all Canadian Football League (CFL) teams//. ..The idea is to help educate players about HIV and AIDS and to encourage team management to adop...

Novel Biological Pacemaker Under Construction for Weak Hearts

Johns Hopkins scientists have developed a natural or rather biological pacemaker by fusing connective tissue cells of guinea pigs with heart muscle cells. The newly developed pacemaker can fire on it’s own and regulate the rhythm // of the heart in a more physiological way... ..Two sets of tiny electroactive 'pacing cells' (SA node) give rise to the heart’s normal rhythm by stimulating other cell...

Vaccine For Dengue Fever On Trial In Asia-Pacific

A dengue fever vaccine full of promise is being tried in the Asia Pacific region, says drug giant GlaxoSmithKline...Earlier trials of the GlaxoSmithKline vaccine //have been completed in the US and further testing on a few hundred Thai volunteers should be finished by the end of next year, Dr. Hans L. Bock told the Straits Times. ...."We have a strong interest in making the vaccine available fast...

Eating together has both psychological and health impacts

A leading research university of Australia that of Queensland has conducted a research study that advocates eating together with the family to remain fit and healthy. The study was the world’s longest health study and quite useful in curing the problem of teenage obesity. //.. ..In the words of lead researcher, Dr Abdullah Al Mamun from UQ's School of Population Health, “regular family meals coul...

Food packaging with Bisphenol A damages the brain

A University of Cincinnati (UC) research team comprising Scott Belcher, PhD, did a study that Bisphenol A shows negative effect in brain tissue// 'at surprisingly low doses.' .. ..Worded by Dr. Belcher, 'These new studies are also the first to show that oestrogen’s rapid signalling mechanisms are active in the developing and maturing brain in regions not thought to be involved with sexual differe...

Improperly Placed And Heavy Backpacks Lead To Back Pain In School Children

A unique study conducted by researchers at University of California on the backpack load of a number of middle school children in the U.S. reveals that it is much higher than that required for comfort and safety.// It has even warned about the possibility of back pain as a result of the excessive pressure over the shoulders. ......Alarmingly, more than 7000 school-going children present in the e...

Genetics of Ageing with Preserved Mental Capacity.

Research conducted by George S. Zubenko, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School reported that genes relating to aging with preserved mental capacity have been identified.// ..This research was the first of its kind and was funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH). ..The study analyzed 100 individuals who were ninety years old or above...

A sharp increased in senior citizens: set to outpace children.

In a study it has been revealed that in the next quarter-century Canada will have double more senior citizens than number of children.// ..This is as per Statistics Canada. They state that the country's population truly is aging and at a quick pace...The year 2015 will have number of seniors aged 65 and older larger than the number of children under the age of 15. ..Also by 2031, the elderly segm...

Earth Will Feel The Impact Of Global Warming

Greenhouse gasses which result in global warming may result in biological, climatological, and other major changes across the world. The chemical composition of Nuttalides truempyi, which are tiny ancient sea creatures were // analyzed by the researchers Richard Norris and Flávia Nunes belonging to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, as a part of the research....

Obesity Has Adverse Impact On Breast Cancer Survival

Excess weight is not a good factor in patients with breast cancer and adversely affects the long term prognosis in the condition, a report published in the January 15 issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology has said. // ..These findings from a Chinese study are identical to conclusions that were arrived at in several Western studies and ponit to the fact that obesity seems to be a hindrance...

Exclusive Health Care Packages To Be Launched By Ayurveda Hospital

Somatheeram Ayurvedic Hospital and Beach Resort, located close to Kovalam is expected to launch exclusive health care packages for treatment of what is called new-age ailments such as fibromyalgia and carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). //The unique health care service would be initiated by February. ....Somatheeram chief Poly Mathew said Monday: "The hospital has been promoting ayurveda treatments...

Doctors Ask MPs To Protect Human Rights By Banning Smoking In Enclosed Public Spaces

The BMA Chairman, Dr James Johnson has urged all MPs in England to exercise their free vote to ensure that smoking was banned in all enclosed public spaces. ..In a letter to all MP's, Dr Johnson said, “A partial ban on smoking in public place// disregards the human rights of workers and customers whose health will not be protected by the proposed legislation. It will bring nothing short of unwo...

Space suit technology to Protect Against Heat Strokes

The technology is behind the protective clothing to astronauts going to space and indulging in spacewalks in sunlight is now forming as the basis to design// protective clothing for fire fighters and steel workers who need to work in extreme heat and dangerous circumstances. ....This project nicknamed as “safe cool” will look at distinct protective material that encompasses an inbuilt cooling sy...

Clinical Impact of Activity and Abdominal Pressure on Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Need to Be Further Analyzed

Pelvic floor disorders involve a weakening of the muscles or ligaments that support the uterus, bladder, and rectum. ..Following surgery for pelvic-floor disorders many of the activities are restricted. //In mild cases, the organs protrude into the vagina, whereas in severe cases, they may actually protrude outside the body. ..Treatment involves special Kegel exercises for mild cases and surgery...

Packed Lunch For Children Could Be Unhealthy

London: The packed lunch you give to your kid to eat in school could be unhealthy if it contains crisps and chocolates, says a health expert.// .."Most packed lunches are a nutritional disaster. However bad the school meals were, packed lunches are worse," said Helen Crawley, a nutritionist and senior lecturer at Kingston University in south west London, according to the online edition of the Dai...
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