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Gujarat quake-Rescue teams give up hope of finding more survivors

The rescue teams involved in the tedious process of finding survivors of the Gujarat quake, from below the rubble, are fast giving up hope of finding any more survivors. They are now concentrating in clearing the rubble and saving the injured who have been lucky to be saved so far. A miracle baby was saved after nearly 90 hours under the rubble. The baby was 8 months old and was seen holding on t...

Good bacteria to rescue of colitis patients

Colitis patients who don't respond well to conventional// therapy may soon get help from a bacteria mixture, reports science portal www.eurekalert.org. ....Richard Fedorak, a professor of gastroenterology at the University of Alberta, and researchers from the University of Bologna in Italy and the University of North Carolina administered probiotic bacteria mixture VSL#3 over a six-week period to...

A Call To Open Up The Channel Of Goodwill To Rescue The Dying Hearts

The plight of poor children with congenital heart diseases (CHD) here moved NRIs into donating// $200,000 at a fund-raiser dinner held in the US by a non-profit organization. About 40-50 NRIs have offered to sponsor a child each. Some of them are keen to sponsor a child or two every year ....According to medical reports, every year, nearly 200,000 children are born in India with CHD. Only six to...

RNA Nanotechnology To Rescue Cancer Patients In Future

Scientists have now developed tiny delivery vehicles that can carry anticancer therapeutic agents directly into infected cells, using strands of genetic material constructed through nanotechnology, offering a potential wealth // of new treatments for chronic diseases. This emerging branch of science is called nanomedicine. ..These delivery agents are called nanoparticles, and are assembled from t...

Lung Cancer: Nutritional Intervention Comes To The Rescue

High doses of omega-3 fatty acids can reverse potentially fatal cancers, according to a new case study published in the current issue of the journal Nutrition and Cancer//. ..A researcher at the University of Nevada has shown that omega-3 fatty acids, which are often found in fish oil or golden algae oil, can save the life of a terminal cancer patient. ..According to the study, Ron Pardini, a pro...

Hospital To The Rescue Of Disabled Children

Children who suffer from limb disabilities are being provided with prosthetic rehabilitation free of cost by India’s Paraplegia Hospital in the City of Ahemedabad. // This is a joint venture with the US, and it is providing the services without any publicity. The project called ‘A Leg to Stand On’ was launched by the Paraplegia Hospital in February 2003. As of date as many as 148 amputees have de...

Liver Transplants to the Rescue of Dreaded MSUD disease

Metabolic symptoms of 11 patients with the dreaded genetic condition known as Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD) have been relieved after liver transplants//. This is the result of a study conducted by researchers from Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and the Clinic for Special Children. ..All patients from the study (ranging in age from 1-20) are alive and well with normal liver function, accord...

Dacogen comes to the rescue of MDS

Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) is a type of disorder in which in which the bone marrow stops producing mature Red blood cells (RBC). Due to this the patients lack enough// number of RBCs and resulting in improper functioning of the body. Typical symptoms include weakness, fatigue, infections, easy bruising, bleeding, and fever. Hence the Food and Drug Administration approved Dacogen injections f...

Electronic Device to the Rescue of Women Using Contraceptive Pill

Lai Chiu Tang who is pursuing her studies at London's Brunel University had designed a device which reminds women to take their contraceptive pills //. She says that it is an electronic device which would help prevent unwanted pregnancies. It also advises users what to do if they have forgotten to take their pill. .. It glows red if the user’s level of protection is very low. According to stati...

Phamac to the Rescue of Diabetics

Diabetes is on the rise in New Zealand. Hence Pharmac decided to fund for the new once-a-day insulin for those who have serious fluctuations in blood sugar level. // ..It has decided to give Insulin Glargine or Lantus at a subsidized rate from July 1. .. Murray Dear who is the president for the Diabetes New Zealand said that they have worked for obtaining funding to reduce the incidence of diab...

Combination Therapy to the Rescue off Lung Cancer Patients

A Combination of thermal ablation and radiation therapy, when used to treat patients who are in the early stages of inoperable lung cancer, increases chances of survival//, say researchers at Rhode Island Hospital. ..In a retrospective study looking at patients over seven years, the median survival rate at three years increased from 20 months after radiation alone to 42 months when thermal abl...

Headspace to the Rescue of Mentally Ill Youngsters

A program called Headspace is being introduced by the Federal Government in Australia to provide early intervention and treatment for youngsters whose mental// ailments have been largely glossed over or ignored. ....Establishment of 30 centres across the country in cities and rural spots will ensure that the program will reach even the remote areas. ....It will be run under the guidance of the...

Respiratory Problems In 9/11 Rescuers

Research has shown that rescue workers of New York City's fire department involved in 9/11 rescue efforts have been found to have reduced lung functions// equivalent to 12 years of respiratory decline in a person due to aging in the year after the 9/11 attacks. .... ..Lungs tests of the rescue workers showed that those present in the very early stages of the twin tower collapse suffered most dama...

Rescuing Injured Hearts by Enhancing Regeneration

Using a two-drug approach, researchers at Children’s Hospital Boston have demonstrated that it may be possible to rescue heart function //after a heart attack and protect the heart from scarring. Working with rats, they combined an agent that overcomes a natural inhibitor of cell division with a naturally occurring growth factor that encourages blood vessel growth (angiogenesis). Together, these...

Big Brother to the Rescue

It is an act of gratitude, and Nathan Hartley is only too happy to perform it. ..Nathan aged 13, is one of four brothers, all who had been diagnosed with X-linked lymphoproliferative syndrome, //a rare genetic defect, in November 2003. ..X-linked lymphoproliferative syndrome has affected around 100 males worldwide. ..Life expectancy is very low in those diagnosed with this. The disorder caus...

Plastic Surgeons to the Rescue of Women

Many women across the world have breast implants done for augmentation purposes or for firming up. To guide them in the right direction, eminent plastic surgeons// have united to offer services in this field. ..The service called the ‘mybreast package’ comes at an economical rate compared to the so called cheaper clinics. They also promise a follow up for entire life. The doctors involved are al...

Honey to the Rescue-From Superbugs

Man seems to rediscover old truths as Australian scientists now look to honey as a solution, to fight superbugs such as MRSA.// .. Scientists at James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough were inspired by the use of honey by the aborigines (indigenous tribal people of the continent), who use honey as a dressing for their wounds. .. Mention of honey and its benefits are seen in ancient Indian texts su...

Transcendental Meditation To The Rescue of Cardiac Patients

According to a report published in Ethnicity & Disease (Winter 2007), transcendental meditation has a positive effect in patients suffering from congestive heart// failures. ..Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania had conducted a study on 23 African American who were admitted in New York Heart hospital for cardiac failures. This group had a mix of men and women with an average age of 64...

Exercise To The Rescue Of Senior Citizens

Mary Nicholson, currently 71 years worked as a flight attendant. She started exercising two years back and finds it too addictive. According to her// she was very keen that she be agile and strong. ..She is presently training at the Baylor Tom Landry Fitness Center. Her exercise regimen includes balancing on one leg, working with weights and stair climbing. She is very determined not to fall and...

Want a Good Night’s Sleep- Maternity Nurses to the Rescu

Call it ‘evolution of mothers’ or what you want, but now maternity nurses, or strangers who mind your new born baby so that you// get a good night’s sleep, have arrived. .. In the UK, maternity nurses can be had for the money, although hefty. ..A fee of around 125 to 200 pounds, a day, will ensure your baby kept away from you except at feeding times, so you and your partner catch up on your...

Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise for Rescuing Deteriorating Vision

Millions of Americans whose vision is slowly ebbing due to degenerative diseases of the eyes,// will relieved to hear that the lowly neural progenitor cell may be useful for restoring the deteriorating vision. ....In a study in rats, neural progenitor cells derived from human fetal stem cells have been shown to protect the vision of animals with degenerative eye disease similar to the kinds of...

Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise for Rescuing Deteriorating Vision

MADISON - For the millions of Americans whose vision is slowly ebbing due to degenerative diseases of the eye, the lowly neural progenitor// cell may be riding to the rescue. ..In a study in rats, neural progenitor cells derived from human fetal stem cells have been shown to protect the vision of animals with degenerative eye disease similar to the kinds of diseases that afflict humans. The new...

Charity To Cancer Patient’s Rescu

Macmillan Cancer Support from Northern Ireland has sought for the cancer drugs to be given freely to patients. They also said that such prescriptions will be free from April 1// and appealed to Northern Ireland's new assembly to follow suit. ..In Northern Ireland around 9,000 people are diagnosed with cancer every year. Heather Monteverde from the charity said that it is highly unfair to charge...

Village Health Centres to the Rescue of Infants

In Bhudurubania village in Orissa's Mayurbhanj district, the divide between life and death for a nascent baby is as narrow as the road that separates the habitation and the childcare centre. ......Padmavati Behera realised this recently. The centre is just in front of her home but she hardly visited it for any pregnancy related care because she believed in traditional health practices. It was...

U.S. Army Developing a Robot to Rescue Injured Soldiers

A remote-controlled robot is being developed by the U.S. Army to rescue injured or abducted soldiers, without putting their comrades at risk. ......The 1.8-metre-tall Battlefield Extraction-Assist Robot (Bear) will be able to travel over bumpy terrain and squeeze through doorways while carrying an injured soldier in its arms, says its its developer, Vecna Technologies of College Park, Maryland....

Magnets to the rescue of Alzheimers patients

In the continuing battle against Alzheimers one more breakthrough has been achieved. Scientists in New York promoted the growth of new neurons in the brains of mice using a magnetic stimulus in the region associated with memory. ......The results were presented at the American Academy for Neuroscience conference. If proven, the technique is could help slow down the progression of the Alzheimer...

Government Hospitals to the Rescue of Loss-making Pharma Companies

In order to makeup for the loss of the four sick public sector pharmaceutical and chemical companies, the hospitals run by state governments , the railways and the armed forces have been asked to purchase drugs from them to make them profit making units. ......According to the ministry of chemicals and fertilizers, Hindustan Antibiotics Limited, Bengal Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Limited, Hind...

Trade Center Collapse Caused Lung Ailments in Rescuers

This is perhaps the first clinical study that relates the collapse of the trade center to lung ailments in the rescuers, due to inhalation of dust and pollutants during the rescue operation. The rescuers seem to be suffering a rare type of lung condition which showed up a year after the catastrophe. ......Medical specialists from the Fire Department and from the Albert Einstein College of Medic...

Thirty One Kids Rescued from a Pedophile Ring

The British police acting on a tip from the Toronto police busted a global Internet pedophile ring that broadcast live-streamed videos of children being abused. They rescued more than 31 kids.700 suspects were rounded up. ......The suspects were running an international child pornography network from a British-based website. The ring was traced to an Internet chat room called "Kids the Light of...

500 Pound Man Rescued After 12 Hour Ordeal From Wisconsin River

A 500 pound man stuck after a tubing accident was rescued from St. Croix River in western Wisconsin. Martin Rike developed symptoms of heart attack when in the river and he was rescued by dozens of rescue workers who spent hours carrying him to a navigable part of the waterway. ......Martin Rike, 39, of Pine City, Minnesota, was part of a group who were rafting down the river. They were floatin...

Ships to the Rescue of Medically Deprived Assamese

With vast parts of rural Assam still deprived of modern health infrastructure , a private initiative is taking medical care by ship to the remote islands of the river Brahmaputra. ......The Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES), a trust established in 2000, has started the Ships of Hope in a Valley of Flood programme, under which ships carrying medical personnel are conductin...
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