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Doctor samples come under the ambit of advertisement

The supreme court of India has declared that distribution of physician's sample by pharmaceutical companies to the medical profession is in nature of advertisement expenditure falling within restrictive provisions of sub section (3A) of section 37 of Income Tax Act. .. The nature of the advertisement or publicity depends upon the nature and quality of the article in question. The public w...

First head-to-head trials of once weekly Fosamax and Actonel therapies

The drug major Merck has launched the first two head-to-head clinical trials that compare the efficacy and tolerability of Fosamax (alendronate) once weekly 70mg and Actonel (risedronate) once-weekly 35mg. Fosamax and Actonel, both bisphosphonates indicated for the treatment of osteoporosis in post menopausal women are co-marketed by Aventis and Procter & Gamble through the Alliance for// Better...

Same molecule found in meat, milk, tumors

A non-human molecule found in red meat and milk makes its way into the human system when eaten -- and seems to build up especially in tumors, say researchers.// ..The compound, called sialic acid, is found on the surfaces of animal cells but is not found in people, and may be one reason why animal-to-human organ and tissue transplants do not work well. Animals have a version called Neu5Gc, while...

Screening Of Blood Samples For Viruses

Routine screening of blood samples for viral RNA among organ and tissue donors who show no signs of sickness may reduce risk of disease // transmission among transplant recipients, say researchers according to a new study. Testing for the presence of blood antibodies to diseases such as HIV or hepatitis C is the usual method of screening. However, this method is limited. Some donors may be infect...

Mouth wash samples to predict bone marrow transplant results

Taking a sample of the mouth rinse solution can be of help to decide how far the bone marrow// transplants are successful in patients. ....Oral mouth rinse of the patients of bone marrow transplant can be tested for neutrophils, which are the white blood cells that fight infection in the body. Patients of bone marrow transplant are routinely advised mouth washes to counteract the problem of mucos...

Cure For Deafness Leads Scientist To Find How Fishes Can Hear And Hum Sounds At Same Time

Researchers at Cornell University have discovered how a fish found along the West Coast can hum and hear outside // sounds at the same time!!. .. ....In an endeavor to find difficult cures for diseases can sometimes lead scientist to look the way animals of different kingdom function and in this case the understanding may eventually be able to help in finding a cure for deafness... ....For the fi...

When it comes to health, all chocolates not the same.

European researchers say eating milk chocolate, which is most commonly used in candy bars, does not raise antioxidant levels in the bloodstream. They found the same discouraging result among patients who drank milk while eating dark chocolate.// ..The results suggest that milk and other dairy products somehow discourage the body's ability to absorb the protective compounds in chocolate. Only subj...

Sensations Generated By Cocaine And Methamphetamine Abuse Are Not Same.

Investigators from UCLA had found that the there is a marked difference between the sensations generated by cocaine and methamphetamine use in onset, pattern and duration of their “highs”. //.. ....The study shows that subjective, or self-reported, responses to cocaine peak and decline more rapidly than those of methamphetamine. Cardiovascular responses to the two stimulants are similar at onset...

Teenagers Take More Risk-Taking Behaviors In The Company Of Same Sex Friends

Teenage drivers may take risk-taking behaviors, like over speeding, more in company of same sex friends than in company of friends of opposite sex. ....The study was published on-line edition of the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention. // ....The findings indicate that teen risky driving increases in the presence of teen passengers, particularly male teen passengers. But more important, the...

Killing two birds (cholesterol and Alzheimers disease) with the same stone

Treating cholesterol can also help in slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s’ disease. The study was published in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry // . ..The research team assessed the degree of brain function loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease in 342 patients attending a memory clinic. They then monitored the progress of the disease for almost three years. The average age of...

Love And Drug Addiction Share The Same Chemistry

Researchers have come with a novel finding that love and addiction may go hand in hand due to shared similarities. For example, the physiological effects manifested as a result of dopamine release// (neurotransmitter) after having seen somebody attractive are nothing more than a simulation of the effects observed following drug abuse with cocaine or marijuana. In addition, both love and drug abus...

'Good Samaritan Effect' Rises With Level of Threat

People are more likely to turn from passive bystanders to good Samaritans in situations that are dangerous or violent, German researchers report//. ..Occasions when a crowd of people stand back and ignore a person in trouble are well known. Psychologists call it the "bystander effect". ..But a new study, published in the European Journal of Social Psychology, shows that if the victim is thought...

Fear of Osama bin Laden cause for Bush victory

Researchers have found that the fear of death before voting had an impact on their voting decision. Reports from the Analyses of Social Issues and Public policy reports that the fear of death// had an impact on the 2004 presidential election in US. Researchers felt that the fear of death caused by Osama bin laden tape before the election had an impact on the psychological state of the voters whic...

China Unwilling To Share Bird Flu Samples, says WHO

The World Health Organization has issued a statement, highlighting the unwillingness of China to share bird flu samples, collected from recent bird flu outbreaks.// This was stated following announcement of the third bird flu related human death, by Beijing. ....The deadly avian bird flu virus is said to have claimed the life of a 41-year-old factory worker, from the Southeastern province of Fuj...

Refreshing Assam Tea Now At The Nearest Post Office

Guwahati: The next time you can't control the urge to have your cup of the world-famous, rich and malty Assam Tea, just hop over to the nearest post office and get it over the counter//. ....Tea aficionados, at least those across India, who swear by the mesmerizing aroma of a blend produced in one of the most popular tea growing regions of the world, Assam, will now have access to their favorite...

HIV-Positive Woman To Be Congress Candidate In Assam

A 29-year-old HIV-positive woman in Assam is all set for a plunge into politics by becoming the ruling Congress party candidate for next month's assembly elections.// ....Jahnabi Goswami is expected to be the party's candidate from the Barhampur assembly constituency in eastern Assam's Nagaon district, about 140 km from here. .. ..Former Assam chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta is the sitting...

First Suspected Bird Flu Case In Serbia: Samples Sent For Analysis

The first suspected case of bird flu in Serbia has been reported, much to the concern of the health officials. Domestic poultry across the Bosnian border // has been suspected of carrying the deadly H5N1 virus. ....One rooster and one swan near Bajina Basta, in the eastern Serbian region have been found to show symptoms of bird flu. Samples from the suspected animals have been sent to testing la...

Study Finds - UV Damaged Skin could be Possibly Treated with Glucosamine

Glucosamine, a substance used in treating arthritis was now found to play a role in reversing the aging symptoms, treating UV damaged skin and preventing the //formation of new age spots in women. ..A team of dermatologists from Harvard Medical School have reported that the more stable n-acetyl glucosamine have shown to reduce the melanin content of skin cells thus proved its effect in UV-relate...

Assam To Write To Medical Council On Admission Irregularities

Assam government will write to All Indian Medical Council on alleged irregularities in the admissions to post graduate courses in Assam Medical College Hospital at Dibrugarh //, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today said. ....He told reporters here that three students were given admission to the post graduate courses in the college on the basis of a letter allegedly given by the Assistant Dir...

Same Genes Act Differently in Males and Females

UCLA researchers report that thousands of genes behave differently in the same organs of males and females – something never detected to this degree.// The study sheds light on why the same disease often strikes males and females differently, and why the genders may respond differently to the same drug. ...."We previously had no good understanding of why the sexes vary in their relationship to d...

Veterinary Pathologist in the Indian Biosecurity Labs Work under Pressure to Efficiently Handle Bird Flu Samples

In India the only laboratory equipped to handle the avian influenza H5N1 virus is receiving samples from across the country. Tiny vials of chicken blood and poultry tissue arrive each week, packed in ice boxes. // These samples are sent by the farmers from places that experience unusual chicken deaths and from routine surveillance sites. .. Veterinary pathologist Hare Krishna Pradhan, who heads...

Cancer `Tumour Bank' With 7,000 Samples To Be Made Available For Research

The Canadian Tumour Repository Network is making available over 7,000 cancer tumour samples for researchers all over the world in order to help them get started. // Cancer researchers the world over are hailing this step as a major one that will go a long way in making research truly international. .."Cancer is not just one disease, it's a multitude of diseases in which a gene is misbehaving. Si...

Allergy Alarm: Sam's Choice Milk Chocolate Turns Bitter with Undisclosed 'Nuts'

Brach's Confections, Inc. of Dallas, Texas are tough nuts to crack, indeed. Presently, they have withdrawn a batch of production of Sam's Choice Belgian Milk Chocolate Bars,// due to the presence of undeclared almonds. This is a precautionary measure to ensure safety for all those who are allergic to almonds that may cause a life threatening reaction upon consumption. ....Wal-Mart stores are the...

Bird Flu Sample Tests Positive In Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, April 4. One sample out of 800 samples sent to a lab from districts in Madhya Pradesh bordering Maharashtra has tested positive for bird flu, official sources say.//.. ..The samples received by the High Security Animal Disease Laboratory included those sent till March 17 from Burhanpur, Barwani, Khargone, Jhabua, Balaghat, Chhindwara, Seoni, Indore, Khandwa and Dhar. .. .."The shadow o...

Malaria Claims 35 Lives In Assam

Assam was put on high alert on Thursday following an outbreak of malaria that claimed 35 lives and affected 20,000 people//. ...."A maximum alert has been sounded across Assam and medical teams are working on a war footing to check the spread of malaria," Assam Health Minister Bhumidhar Barman told IANS. ....Most of the casualties were reported from the eastern Assam districts of Golaghat and L...

Hepatitis C diagnosis delayed is same as denied

According to a lawyer hundreds of patients who contracted Hepatitis C in the 1980s had to wait up to 20 years before learning of their condition.// This is same as delayed is denied. ....In a statement criticizing the Scottish Blood Transfusion Service ,Frank McGuire, after studying documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act said, the service relied on "pure chance" to find and ad...

Assam's Floating Hospital To Render Medical Services To Islanders

A new floating hospital would visit the islands dotting Assam's Brahmaputra river at least once a month to render medical services//. This has brought in a new ray of hope to these islanders who have been worried about their isolation. ....Akha - a boat with medical personnel and supplies - is a unique door-to-door service for the poor inhabitants of the state's islands, including Charikhulia Ch...

Malaria Epidemic Claims 50 Lives In Assam

At least 50 people have died and up to 25,000 affected in a malaria epidemic in Assam, officials Tuesday said. // .."Doctors and paramedics have fanned out to take preventive steps and cure those hit by the disease," Assam Health Minister Bhumidhar Barman told IANS. ..The minister said 50 people had died of cerebral malaria since the beginning of April, with the eastern districts of Lakhmipur a...

Vet Dies Of Suspected Bird Flu, Samples Sent To NIV

Experts fear that the death of an Akola-based 50-year-old veterinary surgeon could be due to bird flu. Samples of his organs have been sent// by the public health department to the National Institute of Virology (NIV) based at Pune to confirm the suspicion. ....The veterinary surgeon was deployed at Jalgaon to monitor the massive culling of birds, on the 29th of March, following bird flu outbrea...

AIDS Claims Two Lives Of Same Family In MP

The death of two members of a family from AIDS within 10 days of each other has sent the alarm bells ringing in Madhya Pradesh, which is otherwise considered a low prevalence state for the disease.// ....The present case pertains to a family in Ashta town, 100 km from the state capital. While two members of the family died of the disease this month, another succumbed to AIDS five years ago and ye...

Chicken Samples Test Negative For Bird Flu In Chattisgarh

Around 5,500 chicken samples collected from various poultry farms across the state of Chattisgarh have tested negative for bird flu, authorities said //. ...."Chhattisgasrh has not a single bird flu case as the chicken samples sent last month tested negative at the High Security Animal Disease Lab at Bhopal," said Amir Ali, director, animal husbandry department. ....An official statement Thursda...

Assam’s Malaria Death Toll Rises To 75, More People Affecte

Malaria has claimed 75 lives in Assam and the health authorities said that more than 300,000 people are affected by the epidemic//. ...."So far 75 people have died of cerebral malaria since the disease struck in the state in the beginning of April," Assam Health Minister Bhumidhar Barman told IANS. ....Malaria has been detected in other northeastern states too, but fatalities have been reported...

Malaria kills 75 in Assam

Health officials have confirmed that 75 people have so far succumbed to the malaria epidemic, which is sweeping through the northeastern state of Assam like wildfire. Till date 335,000 people have been infected with the disease. // .. "So far 75 people have died of cerebral malaria since the disease struck in the state in the beginning of April," Assam Health Minister Bhumidhar Barman said. Assam...

Malaria Epidemic Forces Assam Rebels Out Of The Jungle

Dozens of separatist guerrillas in Assam were forced out of the jungles not by the armed forces, but by the mosquitoes, seeking treatment for malaria.// ....A police spokesperson said a malaria epidemic sweeping Assam and its adjoining areas have forced rebels of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) to come out of their hideouts. ...."We are keeping a close watch on hospitals wher...

Assam Recruits Doctors to Serve in Rural Areas

If one is a doctor aged below 65 years, a government job in Assam is assured - just walk in to an interview next week and get the appointment letter on the spot//. ....But there is a catch. The new recruits must serve in Assam's rural areas. ....'Anybody with a medical degree can just walk in for an interview on Wednesday and Thursday and get a job. We have about 234 vacancies across the state a...

Apollo’s about-Turn: Cocktail Of Drugs Found In Rahul Sample

New.Delhi. Making an about-turn, Delhi's Apollo Hospital today disclosed that traces of 'cocktail of drugs' have been found in the urine sample of Rahul Mahajan//, a day after its doctors had stated that the late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan's son had tested negative for all known drugs. ....'Traces of drugs have been found in the urine sample of Rahul. Since its cocktail of drugs, we cannot conclu...

Tamil Nadu Air Samples Among The Most Polluted In The Country

Chennai,Jun 5. Air samples from Tamil Nadu are among the most polluted, a national study of 'toxic gases in ambient //air' conducted in various parts of the country has revealed. ....Two samples from Tamil Nadu were found to be among the three most polluted samples out of 21 air samples collected from all over the country, the study titled 'Smoke Screen - Ambient Air Quality in India', conducte...

Ranbaxy Ties Up With US Co For Mktg Zonisamide Capsules

Pharma major Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd has entered into a strategic partnership with US-based Invagen Pharmaceuticals Inc for marketing Zonisamide Capsules // , which are used for the treatment of epilepsy, in the US market. ....Under the agreement products would be developed and submitted for approval to the USFDA. Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc would market the products under the the company's labe...

Assam CM Admitted At AIIMS Due To Dehydration

The Chief Minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi had today undergone treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for dehydration //. ....Sources close to him explained that Gogoi, who had returned to India yesterday, after a 12-day tour of Europe and Canada, was taken to AIIMS as he had complained of uneasiness. ....Doctors who had attended on Gogoi at the AIIMS said that he was suf...

Diabetes and Alzheimer's disease May be Two Sides of the Same Coin

Recent studies have suggested that some links exist between Alzheimer's and Type 2 diabetes, which has caused scientists to question whether the two are actually// different forms of the same disease. ....Researchers have found that the damage Type 2 diabetes causes to the pancreas is similar to the effect of Alzheimer's on the brain. ....These studies were shown on Saturday during the Internat...
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