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Lean Protein Could Be Key to Obesity Drugs

...They eat more because they have a higher metabolic rate but it is true they eat more and weigh less." Like exercise, the excess UCP3 causes the mice to burn more fat but without the pain, sweat and hard work."In a research study published in the science journal Nature, Clapham and his team showed that e...

Potential New Cancer Gene Identified

...ponds well to chemotherapy, and has a 90% survival rate if the tumor has not spread beyond the abdomen. Scientists have long known that the "myc" family of genes plays a prominent role in tumor formation, also called neoplastic transformation. The Hopkins team, focusing on c-myc, found that another gene...

Kissing can cause Kaposi’s Sarcoma in AID

... felt that exposure to saliva may explain the high rate of infection in parts of Africa, where more than 70 percent of people may carry herpes virus 8. Since there is not enough data yet to support the new findings no new recommendation have been made that people with HIV avoid deep kissing. Dr. Anna Wa...

Inhaled Steroids Safe & Effective for Children with Asthma

...s of the study, the children grew at the identical rate as the other children. "The NHLBI's 1991 "Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma," with their emphasis on inflammation, rather than bronchospasm, as the underlying cause of asthma, marked the beginning of a new approach to treating as...

Cancers of Colon & Rectum linked to Cigarette Smoking

...r.The more years one smoked, the greater the death rate from colorectal cancer, the authors note. The risk of colon cancer death also rose with increasing number of cigarettes smoked daily, younger age when smoking started, and total number of packs smoked over the years....

International community warns India on HIV situation

... high-risk groups in the country have a prevalence rate of over 50%. Dr. Skolnik of the World Bank says that India should treat the situation as a national emergency and nothing short of that shall work. He added that all over the world the main cause of the HIV disaster were the denial, complacency and f...

Sperm washing helps couples – Breakthrough in focu

... Pregnancy rate per insemination is 14%, based on a European experience of more than 2000 inseminations; to date, there have been no seroconversions in either mother or child. Washed sperm have also been used in other assisted conception treatments, such as in vitro...

Heart disease in the newborn is related to maternal malnutrition

...t there was more than a doubling in the prevalence rate for coronary heart diseases in the newborn if mothers were malnourished in the first trimester when compared to second and third trimesters. And these findings are independent of birth weight the scientists say. The researchers conclude that the in...

Fireworks can spell death for asthmatic children

...nhaling a lot of smoke in the process. The death rate is appalling during these festive times going up nearly thrice in some belts. Breathlessness was the common feature in all cases. Some presented with status asthmaticus, severe respiratory distress and cardiac failure. In many cases resuscitation a...

Man against HIV – new vaccine ready for human trials

...ate. And more importantly it has had a 71% success rate when tested on monkeys. This vaccine is now ready for human testing and this may be the brightest hope for mankind against the destructive HIV. Dr.Barbara Ensoli, Head of the Department of Virology at Italy’s National Health Institute and Dr.Robert ...

Gay capital reeling with rising HIV infection

...pidemic of HIV infection. In the past one-year the rate of infection has actually doubled in most areas and in some select high-risk pockets of gay men, who are also intra venous drug users, the rates are even higher. And what is the cause for this sudden spurt? Hold your breath! The successful control o...

Morning after pill effective up to five days after having unprotected sex

...days. The women were followed up and the pregnancy rate was compared between the two groups. It was surprising that there was hardly any difference between the two groups thereby proving that taking the morning after pill up to 5 days after having unprotected sex was indeed a wise thing to do....

Depression may cause delayed wound healing

...tors could have direct and indirect effects on the rate of wound healing, according to the researchers. Depression and other psychological problems have been shown to affect the immune system, which may keep a wound from healing on time, they note. Another possibility, according to them, is that depresse...

TB coupled with AIDS soars in Africa

...n Africa alone. What is alarming is that the death rate has gone up by 10% in 2 years and there are no signs of the destruction slowing down. Health experts argue that the two diseases need to be treated together and the major stumbling block is the high cost of drugs used to treat tuberculosis. The clas...

Healthcare sector is now a multi billion-dollar industry in India

...h the $17 billion healthcare industry growing at a rate of 13 per cent the study says. With a 16% increase in budgetary outlay the healthcare industry is poised to zoom ahead bringing with it big bucks as returns. The study report advises the union government top concentrate on improving the dismal condi...

Glaxo launches pills to help smokers quit in 7-12 weeks

...n", he said. The product, with a reported success rate of 30 per cent, has a couple of side-effects, mainly dry mouth and insomnia. "While dry mouth can be avoided by increasing fluid intake, insomnia can be reduced by taking the drug slightly earlier in the day", said Dr. Chandrashekhar....

"Make AIDS Therapy affordable" - Physicians demand

...os and stigma contribute to raise in the infection rate and lack of resources. Unanimousity established over the fact that main culprit has been the astronomic price of cutting-edge antiretroviral medications. Dr. Chris Ouma of the AIDS treatment organization Action Aid Kenya "Our people have families, h...

ZYBAN, The smoking cessation drug marked for its adverse reactions

...with a history of seizures. He also added that the rate of seizures seen was consistent with the clinical trials experience....

Obesity raises IVF miscarriage risk

...d 35-obese but not grossly obese had a miscarriage rate after fertility treatment of 27%. Those with a BMI of over 35 miscarried in 34% of the cases. This equates approximately to 50% increased risk among the lower weight group, and a doubled risk among the most obese patients. Professor Norman speculat...

TELITHROMYCIN - the proven effective new drug for cap

...ture. It was found that, the overall clinical cure rate with telithromycin was 89.5% after 7 to 11 days of therapy. Telithromycin has recently been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of CAP, acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis (ABECB), and acute bacterial sin...

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