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Now AIDS treatment comes dirt-cheap

... seen people all over the world ganging up against rising prices of essential life saving medicines. However critics say even now many in the poorer countries will be unable to afford the new drug cocktail as offered by Cipla. Another argument is that counseling and close monitoring of medication is equall...

India to benefit from pharma companies' move

...on. Several independent groups in Britain are now rising to support what is developing into a legal revolution against drug apartheid. Street power is giving way to Internet power to make opposition known. Close to a million signed an Internet petition in support of the South Africa government. Ellen't Ho...

India's anti-AIDS drug market engaged in price war

...la in a short span of six months to one year. The rising competition in the domestic anti-AIDS drug market has led to Cipla, a leader in the segment, cut its brand prices five to six times in the last three years. Thus, Cipla triggered a controversy by offering anti-AIDS drugs at a drastically lower prices...

Bald head bad health

...en with mild crown balding had a 23% greater risk, rising to 32% when balding became moderate. Bald men seem to have a greater number of androgen receptors in their scalps , and androgens may contribute to both atheroscelrosis - build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries - and thrombosis, a susceptibility...

Response to chemotherapy could be measured by Prostate-Specific Antigen Doubling Time

...ted PSA doubling time among the patients who had a rising PSA during chemotherapy. Patients' objective best ...e was also studied. Among those patients who had a rising PSA, it was 238 days in patients who experienced a partial response, 224 days in those with stable d...

Early Detection Of Prostate Cancer

...the presence of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) or rising PSA has proven the most effective way to detect recurrent prostate cancer. When imaging techniques have not proven particularly reliable//, the researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine tested 11C-acetate PET scans to determine th...

A surge in Lifestyle Medicine

...of diabetes and obesity. These both conditions are rising at an alarmingly high proportion. A Connecticut doctor is working to combine standard drugs with lifestyle therapies. Some people who despite doing workouts gain weight. Doctors usually make a complete study of the patient’s nutritional profile an...

Helping Kids Attain a Healthy Weight

...as grown by leaps and bounds over the past decade, rising by 50 percent since 1991. Doctors generally believe the problem lies in an imbalance between energy consumed and energy expended -- in other words, kids are eating too much and exercising too little. Combating the problem has been a challenge, and th...

Traffic Violations Result in Safer Drivers

... of disease, interventions for prevention are also rising up the international health policy agenda, hence more studies such as this one are needed to assess the effectiveness of interventions aimed at curtailing traffic accidents....

Diabetes on the Increase but Death Rate Falling

Diabetes is rising in the rich world but the death rate from it is falling due to early detection and better treatment.//Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark carried out an analysis of diabetes in a community of 470,000 people between 1993 and 1999. Whil...

Brain Scans Help Predict Alzheimer's Disease

...ted progression of the disease without a PET scan, rising to 94 percent when a PET scan was available. Overall, patients with positive PET scans were over 18-times more likely to experience progressive disease as those with negative PET scans. Study author Dr. Dan Silverman, comments, "Adding PET to the di...

Understanding The Link Between Hormone Replacement and Respiratory Disease

...) risk. The incidence of both asthma and COPD are rising in the developed world. About 5 percent to 8 percent of Americans have asthma, and deaths due to COPD have risen more than 40 percent since 1982. Since the prevalence of asthma tends to change over time, with boys more likely to have the disease befo...

The Logic Behind The Spread Of SARS

... lower floors. This finding is consistent with the rising of contaminated warm air in the air shaft generated from a middle-level apartment unit in that building. Investigators say the contaminated air at the top of the air shaft was then carried toward the other buildings by a northeasterly wind. All but f...

Diet Found To Offer Protection Against Leukemia

...ollutants, are thought to play a major role in the rising incidence. Research conducted shows that the low incidence of leukemia in Asia is due in part to the protective effect of the spice turmeric, which is widely used in Asian cooking. He says this spice and its coloring agent may lessen the effects of ...

Diabetics Found To Be At An Increased Risk Of Developing Cancer

... may be one way obesity increases cancer risk, and rising obesity rates may increase future cancer rates. In conclusion researchers say their study provides more information on glucose intolerance, an emerging cause of cancer and the adverse consequence of obesity ....

Early rising from sleep can run in families

Scientists have found out that the pattern of rising early from bed in the mornings have a genetic comp...e syndrome (FASPS) and involves sleeping early and rising early. This is said to be the phenotype of the gene PER2. The pattern is exhibited when there is a m...

Tobacco smoke increases the levels of Cox 2.

... Research, tobacco smoke have been linked with the rising levels //of the chemical compound called Cox 2. Cox 2 is a cellular protein that had been related to onset and development of cancer. The tobacco smoke had also been related to rise in production of two proteins that start an epidermal growth factor ...

Late sleeping may lead to diabetes

...llitus is a metabolic disorder that happens due to rising levels of sugar in the blood, and mostly is due to defects in insulin secretion, insulin function or both. This may be the reason why often sleeping less is associated with high risk of cardiac arrest. The researchers feel that this probably also ex...

Target of diabetes type 1 identified

...type 1 is a metabolic disorder that happens due to rising levels of sugar in the blood, and mostly is due to defects in insulin secretion, insulin function or both. Type 1 diabetes is caused when specific cells that produce insulin in the pancreas are destroyed. Previously it was thought that these cells ...

Elderly people with chronic pain can use narcotics safely

...lderly people show less risk of opioids doses from rising than young adults. The results of this study will be seen in the new issue of the journal Anesthesia and Analgesia....

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