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HIV infected patients can travel safely abroad

Many HIV infected patients, apart from suffering the social neglect and being unwanted even by near and dear ones have this major handicap - they just can’t travel like the other people - wherever they want and whenever they want. Some people just avoid having HIV infected co passengers. Others are just indifferent. Leaving the ethical issues aside, it is very difficult for these victims to trave...

Excessive use of antibiotics for sore throat

According to a new survey, it is found that doctors are prescribing unnecessary antibiotics for sore throats. A sore throat is the second most common symptom sending people to their doctor. Generally a sore throat is caused by a virus and will not respond to antibiotics. But researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention in Palo Alto, Cali...

New Dietary Approach To Manage Kidney Stones

Kidney stones, which are often extremely painful to excrete, cost billions of dollars each year in medical care and lost productivity. While the stones can sometimes be prevented by drinking plenty of water, avoiding infections and emptying the bladder frequently,// medication to reduce the excretion of calcium in urine may be prescribed. These drugs may increase cholesterol and can cause bloatin...

NBE to conduct test for medical students from abroad

National Board of Examinations has decided to conduct tests for any Indian doctor having graduated abroad avid of starting a practice in the country, to ensure a higher standards amongst doctors, the government has made it compulsory from //the 15th of next month official sources said today. .... The new regulations, which were published in the Indian Gazzette yesterday, specify that student...

Fresh approach to TB treatment

A NOVEL approach to the treatment of tuberculosis (TB) has been investigated by a team of molecular geneticists in the United Kingdom, following the direction of a new gene in mycobacteria, one type of which causes the disease.//The presence of the gene opens up opportunities for the use of azole drugs which are already available for ht etreatment of fungal infections. ....These treatments such a...

Sleepy drivers increase road death toll

Researchers say that driving when sleepy increases the risk of a car crash resulting in serious injury or death by eight times.A team at the University of Auckland studied 500 drivers and passengers admitted to hospital, or who had died, between 1999 and 2000.// A furthe r400 drivers using the region's roads in the same period were used as a control group. ....Drivers reporting sleepiness were e...

Approaching through Telemedicine benefits patients

According to researchers, a new study shows that getting primary care physicians and their patients together with specialists through videoconferencing technology is an excellent way to extend the communication between doctors and patients.// ....Doctors from the Royal University College Medical School in London tested the "virtual outreach" method in a group of more than 2,000 patients seen at a...

Debra Winger Wants Indians Abroad To Help Visually Impaired

Debra Winger, the Hollywood actress who is promoting eye care will be approaching Indians living abroad to help the visually impaired people living in India. Even though the country has a very high number// of visually impaired people, 80% of them can be cured, according to Debra Winger. ....Winger, who at the age of 17 met with an accident that left her temporarily blind, but she came out of it...

Novel Approach to Identify Protein Links with Genetic Disorder

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University and the Institute of Bioinformatics in Bangalore, India, created a database of more than 25,000 protein-protein interactions// . It is the first large-scale analysis of protein interactions in human cells. This has helped in the scientists to identify new genes that cause genetic diseases. ..This database is the most detailed human interactome developed so...

New approach to anti-anxiety drugs

Researchers have found that lack of a brain protein makes mice notably less anxious and may extend the findings to humans with anxiety disorders. Anxiety is a natural human response to life,// but when it gets out of hand it can inhibit everyday behaviour and cause much suffering. ..Around 15 million people might have had the necessity for anxiety related treatment...The anti-anxiety drugs have a...

Smoking impairs protective reflex in throat

Researchers at the Medical college of Wisconsin have recently shown that smoking leads to damage of the protective reflexes in the throat area. A one-way valve keeps stomach acid from flowing back into the hroat and smoking causes damage to the// pharyngoglottal closure reflex, which closes off the vocal chords if fluid enters the area, a condition known as reflex disease. ....Ten smokers and ten...

Ranbaxy trying to make inroads in herbal drugs market

Ranbaxy Laboratories Chairman, Tajendra Khanna, in a recent seminar organised by Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University on 'Managing Corporate Reputation', spoke about the comapny's plan of foraying into the herbal drugs market. He said that their products would create stiff competition for the key player in the market - Dabur, which has 60 per cent market share. The company plans to market a...

More signs to an approaching migraine attack

A new study by researchers at the Institute of Neurology, London has shown that..there are several preliminaries to a migraine attack. The researchers who..studied 97 people with migraine attacks that identification of these symptoms..would give new insights into the condition and also help manage it better.// ....The group of 97 participants were given a hand-held electronic diary to record..sy...

Cancer Patient Exercises for the Throat

Aerobics for the throat may help head and neck cancer patients undergoing radiation maintain their swallowing function. Researchers from the University of Florida in Gainesville are close to completing a pilot trial to determine if the exercises work. ....Radiation therapy often causes pain and dryness. Patients stop swallowing during treatment but often find they cannot swallow normally after tr...

Good News For Individuals Suffering From Frequent Throat Infections

Researchers say they might have positive news for the many adults and children who have endured the pain of strep throat infections .// ..Developing a vaccine to prevent group A streptococcal infections has been a goal for most researchers for more than 70 years. Group A streptococcus is responsible for a variety of health problems -- strep throat and skin infections being the most common. ..T...

Sleep Disorder,The Likely Cause Of Most Road Accidents

Sleepiness accounts for 31 percent to 41 percent of the major crashes of commercial vehicles. According to recent research, the latest two step test // could make roads safer .The test is 91-percent accurate at predicting who has sleep apnea. The study was done to help predict which commercial drivers are at risk of sleep apnea and could fall asleep at the wheel. ..Sleep apnea is a serious sleep...

Gel Offers A More Targeted Approach

Patients with diabetes, Crohn's disease, bowel cancer, constipation and other conditions may soon be able to take their medication orally instead of using injections.Scientists in India have developed a new oral gel that is able to deliver // drugs to manage diseases that often require an injection such as ulcerative colitis and some infections. ..The new gel can also prevent problems caused by o...

What's up Doc? You are wanted abroad.

The West better beware, yet another form of outsourcing that could become a potential threat. It’s the turn of Indian doctors now. ....It began in a small way with medical tourism some years ago, // but now Indian doctors are going one step further, they are flying out during the weekends to perform surgeries. And returning with bulging pockets. ...."The demand is particularly high during Chris...

Epilepsy Drug Valproate and Lamotrigine Linked To Malformed Fetus

In a study in the March issue of Neurology, the epilepsy drug Valproate has been linked to malformation of fetus //when prescribed to pregnant ladies. ....For pregnant women with epileptic seizures, often the drug Valproate is prescribed. The new study shows that women who took the drug in their first trimester of pregnancy often gave birth to malformed babies. ....Data for the study was collec...

New Cost Effective Approach To Promote Sun Protection

Based on findings of a recent study researchers say, photos showing hidden sun damage and information on sunless tanning was // effective in helping encourage safe sun behavior in a small group of college students . ..Researchers showed a sample of 146 college student volunteers an ultraviolet facial photograph revealing hidden sun damage along with a videotape describing the causes and consequen...

Asthma risk increases for children living close to busy roads

It may not be good news for parents of children who live beside busy roads. Scientists of University //of Southern California have found a link between increased risks of asthma with children living off busy roads. ..The researchers have studied over 5000 children between 5 and 6 years who reside near the major roads in cities. Over 50% of the children who lived with 75 meters of a busy roads hav...

Childhood asthma may be triggered by cockroach allergens

Cockroach allergens can increase asthma attacks in children much more than// allergens from dust mites or pets. ....The research, funded by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, US, said that incidence of allergens from cockroaches in homes may however be specific to certain areas of the cities. ....The researchers had exposed children suffering from asthma to cockroach allergens...

Gene enchances radiation therapy - A novel approach to fight cancer

In the era of fighting battle against cancer, researchers of Virginia have come out with a novel approach to execute the destiny. Radiation therapy is used to treat many types of cancer. An experimental form of gene therapy makes cancer cells more susceptible to radiation therapy. .. .. Although radiation kills cancer cells, it has unwanted side effects that could counter its positive effe...

Combined modality approach for effective treatment and enhanced survival in bile duct cancer

Hilar cholangiocarcinoma is a type of bile duct cancer. Conventional therapy for this for of cancer is to remove (resect) the tumor, which may require removing part of the liver. Survival for patients// with this type of operation is only 25 to 35 percent, and many patients cannot be treated this way because the tumors can involve both sides of the liver. ....Cholangiocarcinoma is a relatively un...

Treatment Of Brain Aneurysms By A New Non-Surgical Approach

Aneurysm refers to a sac formed by localized dilation of the wall of an artery, a vein or the heart. A brain aneurysm arises as a result of weakness in the arterial wall of the brain. Rupture of the aneurysm can result in // stroke or death... ..A new approach combining the use of intracranial stents and coil embolization to strengthen the artery has been proposed as a treatment for the condition...

A new approach to vaginal hysterectomy

Many patients undergoing total abdominal hysterectomy and laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy could probably undergo total vaginal hysterectomy instead. Despite the advantages of lower morbidity // and faster recovery, very few hysterectomies are performed by the vaginal route, although there is a high feasibility rate. Vaginal hysterectomy can be more complex and gynecologists need to...

Tigecycline – New Generation Tetracycline With Broad Spectrum Antibacterial Activit

Richard Wenzel and his colleagues from United Kingdom have found a new antibiotic tigecycline which belongs to the family of new generation of Tetracycline known as Glycycline. // ....Due to indiscriminate use of antibiotics there is an increased incidence of antibiotic resistance shown by many organisms. Staphylococcus aureus is a gram positive bacteria, which is a major cause of concern as it c...

A New Approach In Treatment Neurogenic Detrusor Overactivity In Children

Many reports have dealt with the outcome of botulinum-a toxin (BTX-A) detrusor injections in patients with neurogenic or nonneurogenic detrusor overactivity. BTX-A detrusor injections have been described in adult// patients with neurogenic detrusor overactivity due to spinal cord injury. ....Researchers from Germany were able to carry out the same experiments successfully in children with a neur...

A New Diagnostic Approach To Pediatric Interstitial Lung Disease

Chronic interstitial lung disease (ILD) comprises a large, heterogeneous group of rare pulmonary disorders //characterized by diffuse infiltrates, restrictive lung disease, and abnormal gas exchange with considerable mortality and morbidity. ILD presents enormous diagnostic challenges because the differential diagnosis includes more than 100 conditions in both adults2 and children. ..Researchers...

Multi targeted approach required for suicide prevention in adolescents

New studies have revealed that depression may not be the only factor-probing adolescents to commit suicide.// Health care providers might therefore need to watch out for other mental health problems to prevent youth suicide. ..The World Health Organization re-examined the occurrence and distribution of mental disorders in 894 cases of completed suicides among young people worldwide. An analysis...

Bulgaria Agriculture Minister ban import of poultry from Macedonia and Croatia

Deputy Agriculture Minister Dimitar Peychev said that Bulgaria is to ban the imports of live birds, eggs and poultry meat from Macedonia and Croatia after both countries reported suspected bird flu outbreaks. The first case of bird flu in Europe has been reported from farm// in Balikesir province near the Aegean Sea in Western Turkey. Following the news of bird flu all farm animals and birds are...

Antibiotics Given Too Often For Sore Throat: Study

Antibiotics prescribed to a child for a sore throat can often be prevented by conducting a simple strep test, says an American study. ..Children are prescribed antibiotics all too often when they complain of sore throat//. This mistake can be avoided by administering a simple test for strep throat, says an eight-year study published in the Journal of American Medical Association. ....As many as 5...

Mode Of Action Of The Anti-Convulsant Valproate

Researchers from Australia have recently shown, using a yeast-based in vitro bioassay for steroid hormones that valproate, a commonly used anti-convulsant for the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar disorder, is an anti-androgen and anti-progestin. // .. ..Anti-convulsant treatment is associated with a high prevalence of reproductive dysfunction compared with age-matched non-epileptics. .. ..The re...

Shouting Teachers Developing Dry Throats

Shouting at unruly pupils is taking its toll on Hong Kong teachers, with one in three developing voice problems within four years, a survey has said.// ....Shouting at students in the class is affecting the voices of teachers in Hong Kong... ..A survey said dry throats and husky and harsh voices were among the symptoms reported by teachers, with female sufferers claiming they developed voices li...

Alcohol And Drug Abuse (Cannabis) Leading Causes For Road Traffic Accidents

A new study reveals that the risk for a road traffic accident is significantly greater following consumption of even very small amounts of cannabis. Evidence of cannabis use were found in 7% of drivers // involved in fatal crashes by the French National Institute for Transport and Safety Research. These figures are comparatively lesser compared to drivers who consumed alcohol (21.4%). ..The rese...

Smoking lowers chances of surviving throat cancer

Smoking and drinking reduces the likelihood of improvement and survival for people with cancer of the larynx or lower pharynx, a study says//. ....Eating eating a vegetable-rich diet with vitamin C improves their chances of survival, a study published in current issue of the International Journal of Cancer. ..Various studies have established links between smoking, alcohol drinking, and diet to...

Indian Ayurveda in troubled waters abroad.

Ayurvedic medicines exported from India to Canada have run in troubled waters. An alert has been sounded on 18 types of Ayurvedic medicines by the Canadian government. // ....The action has been taken because the samples which were tested contained heavy metals like lead, mercury, arsenic much beyond the permissible limits. .. ..The reason was that most of the medicines did not have labels dec...

Lazy Eye Can Be Effectively Treated By New Approach

A new treatment now offers hope for treatment of Ambylopia or lazy eye as it is commonly called. It has been developed due to the combined efforts of researchers at the USC and three other Chinese universities. //....A lazy eye in children can appear normal, although there may a compromise in the vision even when corrective glasses are used. If untreated, it can lead to permanent vision loss. Un...

Mathematical approach to asthma

According to study a mathematical model has been devised that can predict the potential attack of asthma.// ..The positive aspect of the model is that it would help to asthmatics control their symptoms more effectively and improve the testing of new drugs. ..The prediction over the likelihood of an asthma attack occurring over the next month was made by looking at peak flow readings. ..The nam...

Indian Inc not proactive to HIV/AIDS threat: study

India is among those countries where corporate bodies are by and large are not proactive vis-a-vis the threat of HIV/AIDS, says a global study. ..'The private sector is a vital part of any cross-cutting //social partnership against AIDS,' the study states, underlining that 'continued action is therefore needed to convince companies of the role they can play in combating HIV/AIDS - and the rewards...
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