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Steps To Improve Quality Of Plant-Based Drugs

...rugs licensing authorities. This will ensure right quantity of material used as well as help build a database on the use of plants. The board has decided to start a registration of farmers who cultivate medicinal plants. The registration system was not being done to start policing farmers but only to streamli...

Heavy Drinking Raises Risk of Liver Cancer

...nd public health, at the University of Texas, the quantity of alcohol consumed is the most important determinant of the risk of having liver disease due to alcohol.// Drinking a large amount of alcohol for a few years is a risk-taking behavior, whereas drinking a low-to-moderate amount for many years is prob...

FDA considers nicotine lollipops illegal

...they look like regular candy, the FDA warned. "The quantity of nicotine could be potentially dangerous to a small child," said FDA attorney David Horowitz. // The agency can't say for sure if the lollipops pose an immediate health risk to adult smokers, because they are made with a different form of nicotin...

Good news for moderate alcohol drinkers!

...ars. The study focused on the relationship between quantity and frequency of drinking. The study showed that it was the frequency of drinking -- not the amount, the type of alcohol, or whether it was consumed with a meal -- that was the key factor in lowering risk. It was found that men who consumed alcohol ...

The elderly can sleep better now!

...etic pearls is an effective means of improving the quantity and quality of sleep in the elderly as the results showed that those individuals who had the auricular therapy had significant improvement in their sleep....

The Beneficial Effect Of Red Wine

...diet, smoking habits, occupation, and the type and quantity of alcohol they drank each day. They were asked to specify if they drank red, white or rose wine. Results showed that one-third of all of the patients studied were former smokers. Of the group with lung cancer, 60 percent were current smokers compar...

Surgery using gene therapy for Alzheimer’s patient

...ed so that they would produce NGF. br> The quantity of skin cells implanted amounted to about one hundredth of a teaspoon--or roughly two drops--and were implanted in a region of the brain approximately 1.5 centimeters in area, according to the project leader Dr. Mark H. Tuszynski of the University of...

Insomniacs have increased activity of stress hormones

...insomnia should go beyond improving the quality or quantity of their patients' sleep and seek to reduce this hyperarousal, which is a risk factor for both psychiatric and medical illness. Dr. Alexandros, of Ohio State University College of Medicine, and his associates monitored the sleep of 11 patients with ...

With New Drug To Fight Against Sleeping, Your Increment Is Not Far Away

... So it is important that we get enough quality and quantity of sleep to help get through the day. If you don't get this you will get run down....

WHO declares Tuberculosis – ‘An Emergency’ in Afrca

...ttee to address the TB emergency are: Improve the quantity and quality of staff involved in TB control; Rapidly improve TB case detection and treatment success rates with expanded DOTS coverage at national and district levels; Reduce the combined TB patient default and transfer out rates to 10% or less; ...

Blood Test To Detect Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease/Mad Cow Disease

...h of using a biochemical techniques to amplify the quantity of prions in diseased blood millions of times, making them easier to detect. Scientists believe the BSE epidemic of the 1980s could have exposed millions of people in the UK and Europe to infectious prions. “We want to know what we’re facing in 10 or...

Virus May Check Spread Of Bird Flu

...ld Health Organization and NIAID. However, a large quantity of an adenovirus-based vaccine could easily be produced on short notice, said the researchers. Source: Newswise...

Block Immune System Chemical For Treating Asthma

...he immune system. This chemical is present in huge quantity in the immune system of the patients with severe asthma. The study appears in the online edition // of the journal Thorax. Around one in 10 asthmatics have the severe form of the disease, which frequently requires progressively higher doses of ster...

Breast Cancer Protein MSF Linked To Disease Severity

... which is known as MSF protein is produced in high quantity in patients with breast cancer and the amount of protein produced may be responsible for the severity of disease progression. They have identified two forms of this MSF protein, the scientists are looking into the properties of these two proteins, ...

Digestive acid production dependent on newly found hormone

...nctioning of the human body. The body needs enough quantity of the bile acid to absorb fat and other nutrients. However, too much can damage tissues and organs. This new mechanism probably holds the key to protect the body from the effects of over production of the bile acid. Researchers have identified a re...

Poisoning by fruits similar to blackberries

...viously healthy 8-year-old boy ingested an unknown quantity of black berries from a plant growing wild in the region around Perpignan, France. One half hour after ingesting the fruit, the child began to vomit dark material and presented a drunken-like state. The child was taken to a general practitioner who c...

“Cheeseburger Bill” Goes In Favor Of Fast Food Restaurans

...h can help the consumers to decide on the kind and quantity of food they can eat. Experts View: Scott Vinson of the National Council of Chain Restaurants praised the House for "denouncing frivolous obesity lawsuits brought by plaintiffs seeking to blame restaurants for making them overweight". The Repub...

Chiron Corporation Gets US Contract To Produce Bird Flu Vaccines

...uce vaccines of sufficient speed and in sufficient quantity to reach every American.' Chiron corporation is to produce flu vaccine from the inactivated flu strain H5N1 through tissue culture the production will be done in its factory in Liverpool, England. Chiron is expected to complete its production and de...

Alcohol: Liver's worst enemy

... the causation of liver cancer. However, a limited quantity of alcohol is beneficial in heart disease, strokes, breast cancer, mouth and stomach cancers and osteoporosis. 'Too many people think their drinking is not a problem, but you do not need to be dependent on alcohol for it to cause short and long-term ...

Malachite green adulteration in seafood exports

...ot contain malachite green and even a very minimum quantity of malachite green in fish was considered as adulterated food....

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