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Acne Drug linked to suicide attempts

One year ago the FDA issued a statement about the potential for depression and suicide in teens taking the acne drug, Accutane. And now, reports say that the 15-year-old pilot who crashed his plane into a skyscraper was prescribed the drug. At this point, investigators don't know whether or not the teen, Charles J. Bishop, was actually taking Accutane at the time of his death. Blood tests should...

Bird Flu Threat Prompts Stockpiling Of Food And Medicine In America

It has been urged by the Federal Government to stockpile medicines and food owing to the possibility of potential bird flu pandemic in America.// A pandemic is said to occur when a new strain of the influenza virus gets transmitted from one person to the other, thereby causing serious human illness. ....Warning has already been issued regarding the mutation of the H5N1 virus into a more potent f...

Chronic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Risk In Young Natural Disaster Survivors

A new study has found that young people who survive natural disasters like the tsunami or even Hurricane Katrina are at a high risk of developing// chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as depression. ..The study conducted by UCLA researchers says that these factors need to be kept in mind when counselling adolescents post-disaster. The study highlights the case of young survivor...

Bird Flu Infection Of Chinese Girl Prompts Fear Of Spread Across Asia

With increasing global fear regarding the spread of the deadly bird flu, official reports from China has reported that a 10-year-old Chinese girl is the latest victim to be infected with the disease//. The victim hails from the southern Guangxi region and has been suffering from fever and pneumonia since November 23. ....A test done to analyze her infection status revealed that she had a H5N1 in...

Bird Flu Threat Prompts Tightened Security Across Hong Kong Border

Custom officials in Hong Kong have been put on high alert following the detection of the deadly avian influenza (H5N1) among birds and poultry. // The officials have been instructed to keep a strict vigilance regarding the smuggling of birds and poultry into the territory. ....The proposed move has also strengthened communication with China with respect to illegal trafficking of birds. The healt...

Surgeon Attempts to Create A Surgical Hernia Feat

A surgeon in Chennai performed 41 hernia surgeries in 13 hours, 41 minutes and 19 seconds said a press release of a hospital here in Chennai. // ....The surgeon Dr J S Rajkumar, chairman, Lifeline hospitals was attempting to surpass the previous record of 41 surgeries in 24 hours. ......The patients on whom the surgeries were done were poor patients. Apparently the surgical exercise was backed b...

New Bird Flu Cases In Germany Prompts Massive Culling Of Poultry

The number of birds infected by bird flu in northwestern Germany has been steadily increasing over the past few days with figures reaching 103. // About 2 of the 103 cases were identified outside the Baltic Sea island of Ruegen, where approximately 270 volunteers and troops have been involved in collection of carcasses. ....Recently, nearly 12 dead fowls have been found to harbor the deadly viru...

Researchers Opts For Better Screening Methods For Detecting Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer claims more deaths than any other cancer in females and approximately 20,000 new cases are expected in US this year, says the National Cancer Institute. // ....Unlike the breast cancer, where mammograms are used for screening, the option is narrowly limited, as only pelvic examination can detect ovarian cancer, that too only if the disease is in the advanced stage. ....However,...

Suicide Attempts Shoot Up Among Alcoholics with Personality Disorder

According to the new study it was found that alcoholics who are alone and suffer from alcohol-use disorders (AUDs) are more prone to commit suicide. This shows the great// impact of personality disorders (PDs) on suicide attempt. .. Statistics show that up to 40 % of patients who seek treatment for AUDs reports to have attempted suicide six to 10 times greater than suicide attempts among the gen...

Angelina Jolie Opts To Back For Global Education For Poor Children

Angelina Jolie, who was named as the world’s most beautiful woman by People magazine has voiced her interest to use her celebrity status to back a global education// campaign that will concentrate on educating poorest children. ....Appearing in an exclusive interview with NBC, Jolie, 30, urged the US and other first world countries to invest more in education to give children in the developing wo...

Brain Abnormalities Raise the Risk of PTSD

PTSD is an anxiety disorder that develops after exposure to combat or another extremely disturbing event. According to a study it was found that Vietnam combat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) //when compared with their non-combat exposed, identical twins had minor neurologic deficits. It suggests that these deficits are not acquired by exposure to traumatic events but instead...

PTSD Risk Enhanced With Mild Neurologic Deficits

A study conducted on identical male twins has revealed that Vietnam war veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and their non-combat exposed, identical twins portrayed// slight neurologic deficits that veterans without PTSD and their twins did not have, suggesting that the existence of deficits may actually predispose individuals to PTSD, according to an article in the May issue of Ar...

Violence Erupts In A Pro-quota Rally In Bihar

Over 35 persons including four photojournalists and some policemen were injured in the violence that erupted between the policemen and pro-quota protesters// on Friday and the subsequent lathi-charge. ....This was the first pro-quota demonstration by students not only in Patna, but in the country too, after the anti-quota protests rocked the nation almost 10 days ago. The students from various m...

Quota Row: Student Attempts Immolation

One student attempted suicide by immolation at the Ramlila grounds in New Delhi at a protest rally against the quota for OBCs in higher institutions. // The student had 15 percent burns and was admitted at the LNJP hospital. ....Meanwhile IIT students in Delhi and Kanpur are to go at a hunger strike on Sunday. JNU students are to join them. Meanwhile the Union Health Ministry has issued orders t...

Indian Students in Qatar Opts For Distance Education

More and more Indian students in Qatar, especially Doha, are opting for distance education programmes after passing their higher secondary examinations//. ....After clearing their Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 exams, the students are making a beeline for the various distance education programmes offered by a number of Indian universities in Qatar. ....The Indira Gandhi Na...

PTST Mostly Seen Among Disaster Victims

According to the study conducted by the researchers at the University of Michigan it was said that natural or man-made disaster result in increased stress among adults. // Disaster such as a hurricane, tornado and terrorist attack accounts for about 30-40 % of post-traumatic stress disorder among adults. In addition, approximately 10-to-20 percent of rescue workers and 5-to-10 percent of the gene...

Hydrogenated Fat Pts Weight around the Abdomen

According to a study it was found that hydrogenated fat or processed fat resulted in potbelly. These types of fats are used mainly in biscuits to cut manufacturing costs of foods and increase their shelf life //. They are found in abundance in pastry and ready meals. People put on weight especially in the stomach which can accelerate ill health. Hydrogenated fat is made by heating natural fats to...

Gates Foundation Adopts Fight against Encephalitis

The fight against Japanese encephalitis, a bird-borne Asian virus that has left a deadly trail of death or more commonly survivors with brain damage has been adopted by the the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. // ..Today the virus is expanding its geographic reach and threatens several billion people on the planet. Dr. Julie Jacobson, director of the Japanese encephalitis program at Seattle-base...

Antidepressants may be Linked with Suicide Attempts in Teens

Antidepressant medications may be associated with suicide attempts and death in severely depressed children and adolescents but not in adults.// ....The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently began requiring drug manufacturers to include a warning regarding the risk of suicidal behavior among children and teens treated with antidepressants after a large analysis of clinical trials reve...

A sty in Actress Konkona Sharma Disrupts the Shooting of Bi- Lingual movie 'Sunglass'

The Shooting of Director Rituparno Ghosh’s film “Sunglass” was unfortunately bought to a halt today in Mumbai. This was due to actress Konkona Sen Sharma’s right eye swelling// up forcing the production crew to pack up for the day. Apparently make up could not conceal the swollen area. ....But the Bengali director is not complaining as Madhavan finished his work two days ahead of schedule and le...

American War Veterans Not Receiving Enough Care For PTSD

Researchers from Columbia University and other institutions claim to have found that nearly 19% of Vietnam War veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder due to a direct// result of war. ....Now lawmakers, advocates have raised questions about whether returning troops would get the proper treatment necessary. Their fears see to increase as more veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan, now me...

Model of Internal Clocks Reveals How Jet Lag Disrupts the System

Symptoms of extreme jet lag may result from the body overshooting as it tries to adjust to particularly large leaps forward in time, suggests new research// from the University of Massachusetts Amherst that models circadian rhythms in rats. To transition smoothly to a different time zone, the researchers recommend advancing in chunks of not more than four hours, thus allowing the body’s clocks to...

E.coli outbreak prompts spinach warning

According to the FDA, an epidemic of E. coli that has left one person dead and several others sick across 8 states, may be associated with bagged fresh spinach.// .."The FDA is advising consumers not eat bagged fresh spinach at this time and that any individuals who believe they may have experienced symptoms of illness associated with E. coli 0157 contact their health care provider," Dr. David A...

Maoris at Higher Risk of Suicide Attempts

A recent mental health survey has revealed that Maori are almost twice as likely to attempt suicide as non-Maori and much more likely to suffer// from mental disorder generally than other New Zealanders. ....The survey conducted by the Health Ministry has been the first to shed light on the prevalence of mental disorders among different ethnic groups in this country. ....Interviews were conducted...

Injury Severity Is Possible Risk for PTSD, Depression

The first study to focus on U.S. soldiers seriously wounded or injured during combat in Iraq or Afghanistan and states that injury //severity may predict the risk for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression, has been published in the October 2006 issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry, the official journal of the American Psychiatric Association. ....The study written by Thomas A...

Contamination fear prompts lettuce recall

Salinas-based Nunes Company has voluntarily recalled its lettuce after irrigation water samples tested positive for E. coli contamination//. This happened just 9 days after the FDA relaxed its advisory against eating fresh spinach. ..According to the company, the E. coli contamination was detected after a secondary water source temporarily used to water the lettuce had tested positive for it. Ho...

Rare Disease Prompts Culling of 15,000 birds

The confirmation of Newcastle disease on an East Lothian farm has led to the culling of over 15,000 birds. ..This respiratory disease // is usually fatal for birds and a 3km protection zone and a 10km surveillance zone have been put in place around Fenton Barns, Drem, to prevent its spread. ..According to the Scottish Executive the disease did not affect humans and was not linked to bird flu. H...

Fresh Scare of Contamination in Pork Prompts 'Prompt' Recall by Authorities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) have brought to the notice of the general public //that a consignment of pork products that were manufactured on September 13,18,19,2006 and marketed to retail and wholesale establishments in the state of Ohio , and Columbia have been discovered to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes This was establishe...

Stress Produces PTSD-like Symptoms in Rats

Researchers at the University of South Florida and the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa have developed new ways of assessing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder// (PTSD). These new studies show that strong, purely psychological stress produces behavioral symptoms in animal models similar to those commonly observed in people diagnosed with PTSD. ....The investigators found that test rats exp...

Bad acne in teens Linked to Suicide Attempts

Bad acne is influencing minds of young people giving them reason to attempt suicide, according to a new study.// .. ..The research was led by Peter Watson at Auckland University and its results have been published in the Journal of Pediatrics and Child Health. It revealed that 34 per cent of young people who had an acne problem had thought about killing themselves while 13 per cent had attempted...

Surge of HIV Cases in Taiwan Prompts Doubling in Expenditure for HIV Prevention

A surge of new cases of HIV infection among injection drug users in Taiwan has led to proposals for doubling of expenditure on HIV education next year according to a// health official. ..Last year authorities spent NT$140 million on HIV prevention which is only a 10th of the total budget for HIV programs, according to Yang Shih-yang, director of AIDS and tuberculosis prevention at Taiwan's Cent...

Women Are More At Risk For PTSD Than Men

Females are more likely to meet diagnostic criteria for PTSD though males experience more traumatic events on average than do females// – says a review of 25 years of research published by American Psychological Association (APA) reported in the November issue of psychological bulletin. ..The authors reviewed 290 studies conducted between 1980 and 2005 to determine who is more at risk for potent...

Common PTSD Drug is No More Effective Than Placebo

Guanfacine, a medication commonly prescribed to alleviate symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, is no more effective than a placebo, according to a study// led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. ....“There was no benefit at all, and there were several adverse side effects,” says lead author Thomas Neylan, MD, medical director of the PTSD treatment program at SFVAMC. “Pe...

Death Does Not Take Place in Most Suicidal Attempts Through Antidepressants

People who opt for Antidepressants for committing suicide have increased but people actually dying because of it have decreased.// ....Archives of General Psychiatry’s authors wrote in the Dec 4th issue about a research done on suicide attempts from 1997 to 2003 indicated 15400 cases, current antidepressant use was associated with a 39 percent increase in risk of attempted suicide, but a 32 perc...

Haryana Adopts New Rules for Private Schools

The Haryana government Wednesday amended the rules governing the private educational institutions in the state in a bid to regulate them.// ....The state cabinet decided to adopt the new rules for the betterment of school managements, students and employees, an official said here. ....The school managements will now be required to provide adequate infrastructure to students, pay prescribed and...

Patients With PTSD Experience Less Pain Sensitivity

Patients with post-traumatic stress disorder show reduced pain sensitivity, a pattern that may be related //to altered pain processing in the brain, according to a report. ....Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that may occur in individuals exposed to a traumatic event. It is characterized by chronic arousal, re-experience of the event, and avoidance of stimuli related t...

Severe PTSD Damages Children's Brains: Study

Severe stress can damage a child's brain, say researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard //Children's Hospital. The researchers found that children with post-traumatic stress disorder and high levels of the stress hormone cortisol were likely to experience a decrease in the size of the hippocampus - a brain structure important in memory processing and emotion. ....

All Forms of Ill Treatment Cause Post Traumatic Stress Disorder-PTSD

A study report based on detainee interrogations finds that forms of ill treatment during captivity that do not involve physical pain—such as psychological// manipulation, deprivation, humiliation and forced stress position also cause as much mental distress and traumatic stress as physical torture. ....Most widely accepted definitions of torture encompass both physical and mental pain and suffer...

Jordan Opts to Go for Vaginoplasty Surgery

Jordan a.k.a., Katie Price wants to 'tighten up' her vagina after her third child is born. The British glamour model is due to give birth to her daughter this month and is firm to have vaginoplasty surgery to do up her vagina. ......'The thing is I'm a very small girl and my first son Harvey was a very big baby to push out and I know lots of women suffer from a prolapsed womb after they've had...

Families Need Help to Deal With Aftermath of Suicide Attempts

When a child attempts suicide, these emotions hit families like a Mack truck. Some family members bury their feelings deep inside and refuse to accept the stark reality. //Others spring into action and vow never again to let the child who attempted suicide of their sight. But no matter how a family deals with the aftermath of a suicide, they are forever changed by it. ....“The repercussions from...
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