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Brain death – How to cope with it

...and death hangs on a thin thread. Most patients of road traffic accidents, severe stokes, head injuries or cerebral hemorrhage are all confined to a situation where they live technically only on life support systems. The most difficult decision for the relatives of these victims is to give consent to the ...

New methods to prevent injury of patients

...an get injured in hospital, just as you can on the road and it may be that some of the more recent approaches to road safety can help people in hospital too.// Doctors at the Hopkins University suggest that what's need...

Mild Depression may guard aged women

...g the immune system. Therefore it can speed up the road to dying. But Blazer said it is possible that mild depression, which typically does not require medical treatment, could be a coping mechanism for elderly women that might benefit them in the long run. "It may be a sort of message to the body that s...

Clean air protects lives

... follow-up. Of those, people who lived near a main road were twice as likely to die from problems with their heart or lungs. Both of these studies confirm a significant connection between polluted air and cause of death. In an accompanying commentary, one researcher wrote that while these studies suggest...

Spurt in hospital admissions following football shoot-outs

...admissions for heart attack, stroke, self-harm and road traffic injuries increased during the days following the match. The match ended with a penalty shoot out - a tense situation where in each team takes a shot at the goal and the one who misses first loses the game. England lost the game - and the res...

Traffic Violations Result in Safer Drivers

...e to thousands of deaths each year worldwide." As road deaths rise up the global burden 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 traff...

Drug Users and Risk of Death

...hs are converging on the number of lost years from road traffic accidents -- as the former goes up, the latter is coming down.” ...

Promising Treatment for Diabetes

Researchers appear to be on the road to a new and possibly better treatment for type 2 diabetes.// Doctors typically treat type 2 diabetics with oral medications to control blood sugar. They’ll sometimes also use insulin if the condition worsens. These medications are effective, but th...

Dyslexia may slow a driver's reaction time as much as moderate drinking!!

...lved a four minute drive along a simulated country road (rural drive) at approximately 30-50 miles per hour. The second task, involved the volunteers to drive through a simulated city at lower speeds for about 10-minutes. The researchers unraveled that the dyslexic drivers had on an average taken, 0.13 ...

Noise pollution can cause harm in cognitive development of children

...ls that had maximum exposure to aircraft noise and road traffic and matched them with control schools. The results of the study showed that there exists a significant effect on the health of the children, that is directly linked to the proximity of the children’s schools being closer to noise pollutants....

Pollution Free Hydrogen based fuel for Energy

... be produced in five cases--if all vehicles on the road were powered by: 1) conventional internal-combustion engines, 2) A combination of electricity and internal combustion of gasoline, as in hybrid vehicles, 3) Hydrogen generated from wind electrolysis, 4) Hydrogen generated from natural gas 5) Hydrogen...

Estimates For Number Of HIV/AIDS Deaths In India Still Not Available

...er, there are groups in India that argue that even road accidents kill many more people than AIDS and much more attention is being paid to the disease because it has some high profile advocates. However, experts like Piot counter the argument by saying the real impact of the problem in terms of mortalit...

Transplant helps diabetes

...n protocol than transplants. Another hurdle on the road toward a cure is that there are not enough islet cells to go around. The Edmonton technique actually requires islet cells from two donor pancreases for each patient transplanted. Shapiro feels that since there is tremendous excitement with stem cell ...

The Future Pattern Of Weight Gain Is Laid As Early As Three Years Of Age

The road to obesity starts early for kids in the United Kingdom, finds a new study by Scottish researchers who measured activity levels among preschoolers. The study involved 78 children who were 3 years old //at the beginning of the research.Investigators me...

Dengue Outbreak in Kolkata, Four Dead

...big and small housing projects, water collected in road excavation sites, accumulated garbage and rooftop water accumulation are the breeding ground of the Aedes mosquito. An emergency meeting was held between the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and the state health department on Monday lay down mea...

Free Condom Counters For Border Security Force Cadres

...pport and tell them that it was not the end of the road and they could work just like their non-infected comrades, he said. "We are also sensitising wives of the BSF men about the virus and its dangers. Besides, we are taking our awareness programme to the population in remote border areas where medical ...

Trauma Research has to be boosted

...00 people are severely injured daily – mostly from road traffic crashes and violence. Trauma doctors, writing in this week's BMJ, argue that there is an urgent need to improve the evidence base for trauma care, something that remains a major challenge to health professionals. Compared with diseases, t...

Doctors take part in walk: a step towards creating diabetes awareness

... walk will begin at 7.30 am from IMA hall, Panagal road and end at the Government Rajaji Hospital auditorium. Eminent doctors will be addressing the participants on this occasion. Eyes, heart and kidneys of diabetic patients are affected if the disease is not controlled. Foot problems and amputations due...

Land of Kebabs, also reaps enormous profit in fast food

...stly office workers who work nearby." Across the road is Chick 'n' Chicks, part of the KFC chain, but ai...n. In a country still at the beginning of a long road to recovery after its worst natural disaster - the Oct 8 earthquake killed 86,000 people - a diabete...

Doctors unhappy with insurer’s ratings proposa

... Medicare program have tentatively started on this road to measure the efficiency, United Healthcare is the first insurer to rate physicians or attempt to do so. Patients and physicians would be equally interested to see how this works out. ...

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