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Special Backpacks Provide Much Needed Relief for Cancer Patients

...tion time away from the ward. His backpack holds rehydration fluids, which feed straight into his body through a vein in his arm. Nick says this has given him a new lease of freedom. "I spend a week at the Rosenheim Wing, part of University College Hospital, London, and then I can go for four or five days to t...

Family Planning Initiatives Central To Reducing Child Mortality in Developing Countries

... that can save these lives, such as vaccines, oral rehydration therapy and insecticide-treated mosquito nets are not expensive. Yet, many mothers and children lack access to these lifesaving measures"....

Breathing, Expels Toxins and Cleanses the Lungs

... the rhythmic motion of the lung could bring about rehydration of the airways and cause the mucus to be expelled./L...

Bill Gates pours in funds for diarrhea treatment reseach

.... The conventional treatment for diarrhea involves rehydration to counter the loss of fluids from the body. Dehydration which is the immediate aftereffect of severe loose stools ,can be life threatening to both infants and young children. One World Health in their effort to develop more drugs which would curb ...

Cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe

...ing treatment and preventive medicines where, oral rehydration salts are provided // to compensate fluid loss in these patients and antibiotics to treat cholera patients. Cholera outbreaks occurs due to drinking of contaminated water or food containing cholera bacteria and the Zimbabwe authorities feel that the...

Acute Gastroenteritis Responds To Treatment With Either Gatorade Or Pedialyte

...torade and Pedialyte are equally effective as oral rehydration salts in children suffering from and vomiting rela...d administered Gatorade, Pedialyte or another oral rehydration solution containing carbohydrates, sodium and potassium for 2 days. Out of the 61 children who actua...

Use of a fast-acting insulin analog to control diabetic ketoacidosis in Children

...he child was alert, and vomiting has stopped, oral rehydration was started. Cerebral edema, the most feared complication of DKA, did not develop in the patients during this study. Also, there were no deaths or "near death" episodes, and no patient had to be treated with mannitol. The study, published in the Aug...

Effective Treatment Option For Dehydrated Kids

... researchers according to a recent study .// Oral rehydration therapy is recommended for children with mild to m...uate the two methods patients received either oral rehydration therapy or intravenous fluid therapy. At the end of the trial researchers found oral rehydration the...

Preventing Childhood Deaths

...reated with insecticide, measles vaccinations, and rehydration therapy for those with diarrhea and others would save the lives of a significant number of children in the countries most responsible for the high mortality rates. The investigators say, "Our findings show that about two-thirds of child deaths could...

Lactobacillus Supplements shorten the duration of diarrhoea

...supplement, either in capsule form or mixed into a rehydration drink. The researchers found that supplemental Lactobacillus shortened the duration of diarrhoea by two thirds of a day, when compared with an inactive placebo treatment. No side effects were observed. Whether the same benefits would result from con...

Ebola Virus - 'Outbreak' Claims More Lives In Uganda.

.... Doctors can do little except provide supportive rehydration therapy...

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