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Young Girls Turning to Speed for Losing Weight

...l Action Team, said that speed is used by girls as replacements for meals. Herne warned that the drug can lead to binge eating, which in turn would result in eating disorders. There is anecdotal evidence that girls sometimes use speed as a meal substitute. Once the drug wears off the stomach realises it is em...

British Government Has Funded to Develop green Car Made from Hemp

...Sun, developers Qinetiq have already designed hemp replacements for the accelerator, brake and clutch pedals. They have said with improvement in technology, it might also be used for larger car parts such as body panels. The parts can also be recycled, they have said. But Friends of the Earth have said using ...

Hip and Knee Replacements Becoming More Patient-friendly

...Randle said, "Globally the technology around joint replacements is moving towards a combination of new techniques,...techniques, 90 percent to 95 percent of knee joint replacements should last 15 years or longer." Dr. Randle adds. "Sophisticated technology including computer nav...

Health Tourists Put Spanish Service Under Strain

...cking up the bill. Popular procedures include hip replacements and coronary bypasses, according to the Confederation of Medical Unions (CESM) in the eastern coastal region of Valencia. "Everything is easier here, healthcare is universal and free for all," says Manuel Cervera, deputy head of healthcare in the Va...

Abnormality in the Red Blood Count Cell Poses High Risks

...ery. These surgeries, which ranged from total knee replacements to prostate surgeries to hernia repairs, took place between 1997 and 2004 in 132 Veterans' Affairs Medical Centers across the United States. Researchers used patients' pre-operative hematocrit screening results, and a review of the scientific liter...

Canadians Despair for Family Doctors

...ac treatment, diagnostic tests such as MRIs, joint replacements and cataract surgeries. But columnist Evelyn Myrie says in Hamilton wait time has gone up to 23 weeks from 20 weeks last year. This wait time has major consequence for the health of patients. "We also learned about a local man who died before rec...

Artificial Testis Developed by AIIMS a Boon to Suffering Patients

...estis removed but "we have conducted double testis replacements in at least six patients". "In case of a single testis replacement, the patient never faces any problem as the second one produces both the male hormone and sperms. In case of a double testis replacement, the patient needs male hormone injection in...

Hip Resurfacing Fever Catches on in US

...his year. More than 400,000 total or partial hip replacements are performed each year, a number growing as the population ages. Doctors differ on what age is the cutoff for resurfacing, somewhere between 60 and 65, largely dependent on the patient's bone strength. Nor do all insurers cover it. The implant cos...

UF Launches Project to Bridge the Regeneration Gap

... of new brain cells in culture for use as possible replacements for dead or injured cells. The UF project is "bold" because it takes a comprehensive view of regenerative medicine, according to Arlene Y. Chiu, Ph.D., director for scientific activities at the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. "We ar...

UK to Pull Pseudoephedrine

...ase phenylephrine-based products become popular as replacements for pseudoephedrine." Despite this, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Wyeth and GlaxoSmithKline now all offer phenylephrine-based cold and flu remedies in addition to their pseudoephedrine products in an effort to maintain an OTC presence. The MHRA's f...

Cardiology Department, Need of the Hour at Mackay Base Hospital

...to patients who have suffered heart attacks or hip replacements at Mackay Base Hospital. Mackay Base Hospital was found to meet the expectations to an extent in 22 of the 26 categories but portrayed some worrying results compared to other hospitals in the state. A hospital spokesperson was of the opinion that he...

UK Scientists Plan To Create Human-Cow Embryos

...e reason rabbit or cow eggs have become the better replacements enabling the scientists to do the basic stem cell research more safely and economically. Researchers claim that they need access to thousands of embryos for this research by which the scientists could harness to treat diseases such as Parkinson's d...

Double Knee replacement for a Kenyan in Chennai

...arthritis of both knees underwent bilateral// knee replacements here in a city hospital. DR.A.K.Venkatachalam, a...iddle east. He underwent sequential bilateral knee replacements a week apart. After a fortnight's stay the father and son returned to Kenya a week ago....

Eden Medical Center makes major cuts in cost covered elective surgeries

...ion. However elective surgeries like hip and knee replacements will no more be provided by the hospital said a spokes person categorically. Apparently the Eden Medical Center is falling short by 5-6 million$ in its attempt to cover medical costs which has forced the board to come to such a decision. MST...

Hip hip hurry! Knee and hip replacement surgeries surge as obesity gets hip

...asing numbers of Canadians undergoing hip and knee replacements with the number of such surgeries having risen by ...of ten patients in the year 2004-2005 who had knee replacements were thought to be either overweight or obese. There is a definite link between obesity and osteoart...

Does Exercise Before Hip Replacement Help?

...tremity muscle strength, only those undergoing hip replacements showed improved function before surgery. "Our findings show that an appropriately designed program of water and land-based exercise involving cardiovascular, strength training, and flexibility activities can be a safe, well tolerated, and effective...

Higher Lead Content Causes Recall of Toys

...ic Library have recalled the toys and have offered replacements for the toys as an incentive for parents to return the toys to the library. Reghan Walsh, a health education specialist with the Wisconsin Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program has said, “the presence of lead in any product intended for child...

Doctors Attitude and Costs Plays a Vital Role in Boosting Medical Tourism in India

...atment, such as dentistry, cosmetic surgery, joint replacements and eye surgery, given the low costs and the world class facilities available. "A nose job costs $8,000 in the US while it cost $1,500 in India. If you trust me in Chicago for $8,000 dollars, how am I, as a physician, inferior in India?" he asked. ...

Quebecers To Choose Private Health-Care Insurance

...t private insurance could be sold for knee and hip replacements and cataract surgeries. Doctors choosing to practice in private clinics would be restricted to work outside the medicare system and could not go back and forth once they left the public system. The change is accompanied by a provincial guarantee ...

Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System, Another Option To Hip Replacement Surgery

...p replacement may not be their best option.’ Hip replacements are usually necessary when a patient can no longer...ted States, it is estimated that 400,000 total hip replacements are performed each year. Analysts believe that as many as 60,000 of these patients could be candidat...

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