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Computer Program can assist to detect Heart Attack

According to a new research, a computer screening program can accurately diagnose a heart attack even when some information required by the program is missing. In a study of more than 1,000 adults who went to the emergency department for chest pain, the diagnostic tool identified more than 80% of people who were having a heart attack.// ....The findings suggest that emergency department physician...

Time for A.R.Rahman to rock the Tuberculosis Awareness Programme

Music director and composer A.R. Rahman Saturday launched 'TB Sangharsh', the first Indian tuberculosis patients' network, as part of a nationwide effort to create awareness about the disease here. // ....Inaugurating the network, Rahman, who is a global ambassador for the International Stop TB Partnership, met patients in west Delhi's Mongolpuri area. He also interacted with them about the treat...

Hepatitis B Vaccine To Be Included In National Immunization Programme

India's Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss Monday said that the government would include Hepatitis B vaccination under its national immunisation programme// as it has been emerging as a "problem greater than AIDS." ..Addressing the valedictory function of an Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-World Health Organisation (WHO) organised training workshop on laboratory diagnosis of leptospirosi...

Increased Funding For AIDS/HIV Program In Africa

It has been proposed to raise the financial grant for the South African AIDS program from the existing 187 million U.S. dollars to 255 million dollars in the current financial year (2006- 07). //Finance Minister Trevor Manuel, who presented the annual budget in the National Assembly, submitted the proposal. ....The minister also said that care of children orphaned by AIDS/HIV would deserve the u...

Advanced STD programs required

There is always a question of how effective are programs intended to reduce the number of people with sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. That is the question researchers from Scotland set out to answer in a study reported //in this month's Archives of Internal Medicine. The answer they come up with is, essentially, that it'sdiifficult to say. ....More than 1,500 studies were gathered...

Self-Management Program Beneficial for Back Pain

Acute low back pain is when symptoms have lasted for less than three months. ..A new study finds a self-management program that includes group classes, exercise sheet// handouts, and telephone follow-up calls may help patients improve and manage their back pain. ..Researchers from Indiana University developed a self-management program for poor, urban patients with low back pain. The program focu...

Self-Management Program Beneficial for Back Pain

Acute low back pain is when symptoms have lasted for less than three months. // ..A new study finds a self-management program that includes group classes, exercise sheet handouts, and telephone follow-up calls may help patients improve and manage their back pain. ....Researchers from Indiana University developed a self-management program for poor, urban patients with low back pain. The program f...

Disease Management Programs – Effective for Heart Patient

Coaching Programs run by nurses and dieticians have been found effective in lowering total cholesterol levels, // but further analysis has shown they work only when these health professionals are able to prescribe cholesterol-lowering drugs. ..Researchers looked at a program in which patients received their medications from their physicians and were only “coached” by nurses and dieticians on fac...

Suicide Prevention Program – Having its Intended Effec

Researchers analyzed suicide rates among more than 5 million service men and women before and after the Air Force implemented a program aimed at reducing an alarmingly high rate of suicide seen among Air Force personnel. // The suicide rate had been particularly higher for black and white males ages 24 to 35, between 1990 and 1994. The key components of the ongoing program are to provide suppo...

Cardiac – Rehabilitation Programs Beneficial for Heart Patient

A new study finds people who participated in a cardiac-rehab program after a heart attack had about the same three-year survival rate // as those of the same age and sex who had not had a heart attack. Overall, researchers estimate about half of the deaths that occurred among patients in their study were due to not taking part in a cardiac-rehab program. ..The investigation involved about 1,800 p...

Pulmonary rehabilitation program effective for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

A recent research paper on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) said that pulmonary// rehabilitation programs are often useful for patients of this disease to have improved daily functions and activities. ....Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are lung diseases involving restricted airflow and conditions like lung tissue destruction, airway inflammation, air sac enlargement etc....

New Healthy Weight Program Makes Healthy Eating More Interesting

A new healthy eating book by the researchers from Mayo Clinic brings more choice in eating heath food// and suggests ways to maintain a healthy regimen than go into any weight loss diets that restrict choices in food. Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight for EveryBody is the name of the report that talks of sustainable eating habits that help maintain the body weight. ....Achieving and maintaining a health...

The Potential Of Cadaver Transplantation Programme In India

In ten years since the Transplantation of Human Organ Act was passed in India, we have not made much headway with the programme. This has been due to various reasons. //First and foremost has been lack of direction and the will to seriously consider this as an alternative to living organ donation. .. There has been a lack of initiative from the Government after the act was passed. Whenever there...

John Hopkins CGHH program provides Global Health education

The initiative for Center for Clinical Global Health Education was started by Bob Bollinger of John Hopkins who felt that improvement of medical care to patients would improve only if health care providers are trained in a better way//, his initiative was to provide training by John Hopkins through Global health education through telemedicine and distance learning for healthcare providers. Bollin...

Programs for development of health in poor countries not effective

Millennium Development Goals Memorandum signed between 189 countries from Developed and developing countries five years ago for providing better health conditions to people in poor countries have not attained any effective in providing health relief to these people had been reported in the Journal British Medical Journal//. ..If these countries are to make meaningful progress on the strategy aim...

LINK Applied Genomics Programme Promises To Revolutionize Healthcare Systems

The LINK Applied Genomics Programme has proved to be a success in that it has made it easier to diagnose meningitis, MRSA and Chlamydia; has regenerated spinal nerve cells//, made it possible to personalize breast cancer treatment and has provided effective vaccines against Salmonella. This programme had researchers from 17 universities and research institutions in collaboration with 23 industria...

Woodruff Foundation Grant To Support Doctorate Of Nursing Practice Program

In a step which is expected to alleviate the national nursing shortage by producing more qualified nursing professors, allowing nursing schools to enroll more students, the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation has awarded // $995,000 to the Medical College of Georgia School of Nursing to support its new doctorate of nursing practice program, the 10th of its kind in the nation. .. ..Thanking the Atlanta-...

More Polio Vaccination programs Planned for Indonesia

Mass Vaccination to children’s against polio virus is conducted in Indonesia in order to eradicate the Polio infection in Indonesia which has experienced about 290 polio cases in the last six months.// ..The Indonesian officials are planning the third round of vaccination program this month end and they have successfully conducted two mass polio vaccine programs which has provided vaccination to...

Bill Gates Takes Personal Interest in AIDS Program

Bill Gates, Chief of Microsoft, will visit India on 6 December 2005, along with his wife Melinda. Chennai and Bangalore will be among the cities he will visit as he reviews the progress of his $200 million HIV/AIDS initiative in India//. ..India figures very high on the priority list of Microsoft. Gates' fourth visit in two years will see him sharing his IT vision as he interacts with key governm...

‘Train The Trainers’ Health programme Inaugurate

BHUBANESWAR: A train the trainers programme for district level trainers was inaugurated by the state health secretary - Mr RN Senapati//. ....The trainers would provide training to the Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) and recruited under the National Rural Health Mission to help by taking care of new-born babies and pregnant mothers. ....About 12,730 ASHAs will be recruited in the sta...

India extends National TB Control Program

The Indian Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved to extend by five years the Revised National TB Control Program (RNTBC)to benefit over five million people.// ..The extension of the program from Oct 1, 2005 to Sep 30, 2010 would involve an expenditure of Rs.11.56 billion ($255 million). Of this, Rs.2.82 billion would be required in the 10th Plan (2002-07) and Rs.8.73 billion in the 1...

New protein diet program questioned.

The New protein rich diet that created waves among the public was questioned as they recommend the patients to include double the amount // of proteins in their daily diet. ..Scientist at the Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization wrote the book on this diet. This best seller sold half a million copies in Australia. ..The diet said that 30-35% of one’s energy...

NRIs Called Upon To Participate In AIDS Awareness Programs

People of Indian origin (PIO) and Non-Resident Indians (NRI) have been called upon by Oscar Fernandes, the Minister of State for Overseas Indian Affairs // to take an active part in the AIDS awareness campaigns being conducted in India. The Government is seeking the involvement of related agencies and organizations to contribute towards this effort. ....Fernandes, made this announcement while a...

Pill splitting program of University of Michigan can save money

Pill splitting program developed by University of Michigan could save lot of money but pharmaceutical companies are not happy with the program as they feel that the new program will cause them heavy loss in profits.// ....The University of Michigan feels that the new program will help save lots of money to the health care industry and also to the health plan members as the drugs at different do...

New Treat And Teach Program To Modernize Dental Services in Scotland

In an attempt to strike a balance between clinical practice and learning, it has been proposed to increase the funding from the Scottish Executive to modernize the existing dental practices. //This unique program would enable simultaneous training of dentists and the treatment of patients. ......A sum of £30m would be allocated towards promotion of the cause, according an announcement by the exe...

Expert Patient Program saves Hospital fund

The National Health Services (NHS) hospitals are reforming themselves to come out of the financial crisis they are facing by improving their financial management.// Patricia Hewitt, British Health secretary as welcomed better financial management is required and the hospital should concentrate more on cutting unnecessary fund wastage. ..The health secretary as said that the standard tariff for...

Rich People Benefit From Cancer Programs

There has been a significant progress made with regard to a ten-year-old plan to scale down the number of cancer related deaths. The gap between the poor// and the rich with regard to this however remains unchanged. The NHS Cancer Plan had been established in 2000, with the establishment of 34 networks for providing better treatment. As many as 33% of the population falls prey to cancer. ....Im...

UK Funds For Indian TB Program

The UK will contribute US$ 74 million for combating tuberculosis (TB) in India. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation also plans to raise its global funding// to fight TB to over US$ 900 million by the year 2015. As many as 8 million people across the world get infected by TB every year, and the disease also claims 2 million lives annually. ......The announcement of the two funding commitments...

Dr.Tadataka Yamada Designated to open Gates for Global Health Program

The Global Health Program, founded by Bill and Melinda Gates, scheduled to commence in June, has acquired a new Executive Director, according to the Gates foundation Release. Dr Tadataka Yamada, // Chair of Research and Development at GlaxoSmithKline, will now lead the program. ..Yamada’s key portfolio will focus on driving the foundation’s Vaccination Initiatives while also working on enhancing...

Pneumococcal Vaccine: Childhood Immunization Programme has a new recruit

The chief medical officer, Sir Liam Donaldson, has announced the introduction of the routine pneumococcal vaccine into the childhood immunization programme , with a motive to prevent children from falling ill, and thus saving many lives. // ....The pneumococcal infection, upon entering the blood stream, can cause health complications, as grave as meningitis, septicemia (blood poisoning) and pneu...

Government Should Provide Incentives For Methadone Program

The Tasmanian Government has been called upon to provide better incentives with regard to the methadone program to the pharmacies. More people are being turned away as a result of the winding back of the methadone program, for which the Government has been faulted. // ....David Llewellyn, the Health Minister has revealed that the program has the involvement of three pharmacies only, and expansio...

UCI Closed Its Liver Transplant Program

University of California, Irvine Medical Center (UCI) for the past decade faced a lot of scandals which finally led to the closure of its liver transplant program. // ..It was not able to provide adequate care to patients. A panel of experts found the program to have marginal staffing and inadequate resources. ..It lacked the financial and management resources needed to assure quality and succe...

UCI Liver Program jinxed with 4 more lawsuits

University of California was slapped with four additional law suits, after the Liver Transplant Program of the UCI Medical center had failed miserably. // ....Orange county Superior court has been a witness to three claims filed by the families of patients who died just waiting for the transplants; the fourth, a patient who never received a liver. ....The liver transplant program transparent t...

Rocky Transition to the Medicare Drug Program

Medicare program chief said that U.S. government plans to reimburse funds spent on poor elderly and disabled Americans. Mark McClellan, director of the Centers// for Medicare and Medicaid Services, told a National Governors Association conference the government would make procedures for the states to file reimbursement claims for Medicaid recipients unable to obtain drugs under the new Medicare P...

“Corridors Project” To Concentrate On HIV Prevention Programmes In Inda

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has allocated to the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, $5.9 million for a project// aimed at preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS in India. ....University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, has constituted the new "Corridors Project" will provide HIV prevention programmes and services for migrant women sex workers and high-risk men along the corridors between rural...

Barbers In Malda Participate In HIV/AIDS Awareness Program

In an attempt to spread awareness about AIDS/HIV, the Rotarians of Malda and the district health officials of the State organized a health awareness program// ('One step for awareness about HIV-AIDS') in the English Bazaar town, targeted specifically at barbers. ....The local barbers, under the guidance of the organizing committee, organized a rally. A special AIDS/HIV awareness session was cond...

New UCSD Program to Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria

In response to the major public health threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria, researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) are launching a new program to develop novel// antibiotics – from initial discovery, through development and testing, to clinical trials. ...."UCSD is uniquely positioned to provide all of the necessary expertise to fight this urgent medical problem,...

Canada Witness Delay in Flu Vaccination Programs

The Public Works and Government Services Canada said that there would be a delay in the initiation of flu vaccination programs this year.// ..The vaccine instead of being launched in the beginning of October would be done so in the month of November. Dr. Sheela Basrur, Ontario's chief medical officer said that all the Canadians will be vaccinated by the beginning of the flu season. Public Works...

Web-Based Training Programme For Africa Vets

Veterinary schools in sub-Saharan Africa have joined forces to create an Internet-based training programme that will allow vets to study// for postgraduate degrees while continuing to work. ..The African Universities Veterinary E-Learning Consortium, launched in early March, will create online courses for vets unable to attend full-time degrees, reported the SciDev.net science-for-development ne...

Delay In Life-Saving Bowel Cancer Screening Programme In UK

The national bowel-screening programme, launched by the UK Government has been blamed for putting lives at risk due to delay in the screening // process. The Department of Health had proposed to introduce a health programme in April, targeted at screening all 60 to 69 year olds. ....A significant delay has been caused in implementation of the programme owing to lack of funding and preparation, a...
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