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New Diagnostic Test for Mad Cow Disease Developed

...he diagnosis, a test sample is exposed to repeated rounds of ultrasound, as a result of which the prions break up into more numerous, smaller particles. The researchers, however, concede that further study is needed to determine whether the technique that has been applied to brain tissue can be applied t...

Trade Unionists Join Polish Nurses' Protest

...eadway so far in negotiations after several failed rounds of talks. Conservative Prime Minister Jarolsaw Kaczynski has argued that Poland cannot afford wide-ranging pay increases for health service staff. Kaczynski's government is also facing a go-slow by hospital doctors, who since May 21 have been ref...

Significant Advances in VCJD Prion Detection

... The sample is incubated and exposed to repeated rounds of ultrasound, which break the prions up into more numerous smaller particles. The research was carried out by the University of Edinburgh National CJD Surveillance Unit working with the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service, the Neuropathogen...

Bed Side Robot Gets You Home Back Faster

...(n=284) was assessed by standard bedside physician rounds during the postoperative period. A second group (n...ne of the patients assessed exclusively by bedside rounds were discharged on day one. The mean length-of-stay was reduced from 2.33 days for the group assesse...

India Records Substantial Decline in Polio Cases

...t week. The minister said frequent immunisation rounds using a monovalent polio vaccine in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar had checked the spread of the disease this year. The focus has been on reaching the youngest children, especially newborns, in the highest risk areas. 'We and our state governments are te...

First Bacterial Genome Transplantation Changing One Species to Another

...nted into the M. capricolum cells. After several rounds of cell division, the recipient M. capricolum chromosome disappeared having been replaced by the donor M. mycoides LC chromosome, and the M. capricolum cells took on all the phenotypic characteristics of M. mycoides LC cells. As a test of the succes...

Diet for Autism

Not so long ago there was a theory doing the rounds that the macabre Virginia Tech killings were carried out by an autistic individual. This theory was not well received and was quickly disclaimed when health reports proved otherwise. But what prompted the proponents of the theory to associate the sc...

Warrior Culture in Los Angeles Police Force

...ms of use of batons and possible use of non-lethal rounds fired." Critics charge that a "warrior culture" has permeated the Los Angeles Police Department (LPAD). It's an ethos that's been on display before the use of clubs and tear gas to disperse 15,000 peaceful anti-war protesters in Century City in ...

Health Ministers Meeting on Polio Eradication Today

...heir campaign, the government launched three polio rounds in the month of April in some of the high-risk states in which an estimated 89 million children were vaccinated in that month alone....

Every Child Needs to Be Vaccinated to Lead India into a Polio Free Future - Ramadoss

...Uttar Pradesh and Bihar with frequent immunization rounds every four-week using a monovalent polio vaccine w...e Indian Expert Advisory Group (IEAG) immunization rounds would be held in the high-risk areas in June, August and September followed by two rounds later in t...

Miller Defends Knightley Against Anorexia Rumours

... being afflicted by the disorder started doing the rounds earlier this year when she appeared thinner than usual. But Miller, who has befriended with Knightley on the sets of their latest film 'The Edge of Love', insists that the condition of her fellow co-star's health is perfectly sound. "She eats lik...

Polio Cases In The Country

...following action are being taken: ? Two full NID rounds implemented in January and February 2007 ? One S...States/ districts in March and April 2007. Mop up rounds have been implemented in the areas with recent reporting of polio cases like Andhra Pradesh & Mahara...

'Invest in Health, Build a Safer Future': World Health Day

...evolves. Some of the ominous organisms doing the rounds are HIV/AIDS, Ebola, Hanta, Hendra, Nipah, H5A1 causing avian influenza, new variants of the bacterium causing epidemic cholera, microbes responsible forLegionnaire's disease and meningitis. These disease outbreaks are historically unprecedente...

MRI Screening of Other Breast Crucial for Patients Diagnosed With Cancer in One Breast

...e study said. This means patients must undergo two rounds of cancer therapy (surgery and possibly radiation and/or chemotherapy) rather than one, as would be the case if cancer in the other breast was found at the time of initial diagnosis. Sixty percent of the cancers uncovered by MRI were invasive, with...

Follow Screening Regimen for Early Cancer Detection

...rcent in the baseline and 85 percent in the repeat rounds of screening) had no evidence of metastases when recommended for biopsy, indicating that a regimen of annual repeat screenings allows for detection of lung cancer at its earliest, most treatable, stage. Long-term follow-up, as shown in an Internation...

Forsyth Scientists Wiping Out Tooth Decay Through School-based Cavities Prevention Program

...f treatment reduced new cavities by 50%. After two rounds of the Forsyth model of prevention there was virtually no new tooth decay. ForsythKids confronts one of today’s most pressing oral health challenges: delivering effective oral health care to children at risk of decay. The goal of the program is to...

Seven Polio Cases Detected in Bihar

...new cases from 25 of the 38 districts though eight rounds of immunization were conducted. Bihar saw the second highest number of polio cases in India after Uttar Pradesh in 2006. The third statewide immunisation drive began Sunday with about 20 million children to be immunised. Officials have identified 2...

Minorities Likely to Keep Fighting Death to the End

...g tubes, often being resuscitated or getting extra rounds of chemotherapy, dialysis or other care. Says Richard Payne, who administers the Institute of Care at the End of Life at Duke University, “ I think we need to be very attentive to suffering in our patients and do everything we can to help minimize ...

Multiple Course of Steroids Protects Preterm Baby’s Lung

...thers in on-and-off preterm labor received several rounds before delivering. Now, when mothers go into preterm labor, obstetricians will often administer only a single course of steroids to help strengthen the baby’s lungs upon birth. But if the birth is successfully held off for more than seven days, the m...

Union Budget: Impact on Health Sector

...ring of the high-risk areas. The number of polio rounds are to be increased and monovalent vaccine is soon to be introduced. This anti-polio programme has been integrated with NRHM, with the ASHAs and the anganawadi workers expected to visit every household, to track each child for immunization . ?...

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