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Side Effects of Natural Health Products With Prescription Drugs Under-reported

...onitor for harms. Select pharmacies agree to be sentinel sites, actively asking every patient about possible adverse events, and reporting all data so we can learn which NHP-drug combinations are safe, and which arent, she added. The study, co-authored by researchers from the University of Toronto, has ...

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy is Linked With Increase in Breast Cancer Rates

...cancers corresponded to greater use of biopsies of sentinel lymph nodesthe primary lymph node to which cancer cells are likely to spread from a tumor. Sentinel lymph node biopsies often detect small numbers of tumor cells that do not necessarily indicate that the cancer has spread. While the use of [senti...

India AIDS Cases Due to Drop, Spending Up

...e this year is better than ever. "There are more sentinel sites than before so we have a better picture of the epidemic," said Broun, referring to testing sites where samples are taken from members of both low- and high-risk groups, to be used as markers. "We also have a population-based survey, we have a...

Surgeon Develops Procedure to Prevent Arm Swelling in Breast Cancer Patients

...the draining of the first lymph node, known as the sentinel lymph node, is capable of predicting if the cancer...de system is at risk of disruption during either a sentinel lymph node biopsy or an axillary lymph node dissection, which often leads to swelling in the arm. ...

Booster Dose for Chickenpox Vaccine Recommended

...avez who came about the findings after following a sentinel population of 350, 000 subjects for 10 years after the implementation of universal varicella vaccination in 2005, “ Waning of immunity is of particular public health interest because it may result in increased susceptibility later in life, when the r...

Researchers Find Two Biomarkers With Potential to Predict Breast Cancer Spread

...y in the accurate assessment of micrometastasis in sentinel lymph nodes, according to Hoon. He said recent stu...e results. Furthermore, microdisease seen in the sentinel lymph node doesn’t always predict that a patient will go on to develop metastatic breast cancer, sai...

HIV Cases In India May Be Lower Than Official Estimates

...strict obtained using the official method based on sentinel surveillance in large public-sector hospitals. The results showed that the HIV prevalence among adults was 1.72 percent, which increased slightly to 1.79 percent after adjusting for high-risk groups. This led to an estimate of 45,900 individuals w...

Discerning Sour Taste

...otein that detects sour tastes also functions as a sentinel of pH in the central nervous system.” To discover the sour taste receptor, the researchers first turned to bioinformatics. According to Angela Huang, a graduate student working with Zuker and the lead author of the Nature paper, they started with ...

US Miners Still Prey to Black lung Disease

...al workers' pneumoconiosis should be considered "a sentinel health event and justifies a comprehensive assessment of current dust-control levels."...

Legislation to Prevent Discrimination against HIV/AIDS Victims

...aid that the Government has decided to upscale the sentinel sites in North India because of the high prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. The list of highly vulnerable states includes Goa, Orissa and Gujarat. He also said that two research works on microbicieds were on in India in collaborati...

Our figures in consonance with UNAIDS estimates : NACO

...by the disease. Rao said last year data from 750 sentinel sites across the country was used to generate information for estimation and 434 additional sites have been added this year to cover all geographical areas....

US Teens turn Wiser to Risky Behavior

...lege of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, ‘I think this is a sentinel indicator for us to say there's something wrong with the childhood we're giving to our Latino kids,’ Flores also added. ‘We could have a very troubled future generation, and since the majority of our nation's children will soon be Latino, we're talki...

NACO to Introduce 400 Additional AIDS/HIV Screening Centers

...ing HIV/AIDS, according to results from the annual sentinel surveillance in 706 sites across the country. There has been an increase of almost 72,000 cases as compared to the previous year. The HIV rates especially among those with sexually transmitted diseases showed an increased figure over the previous y...

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