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International community warns India on HIV situation

...the world after South Africa. Added to this is the shocking fact that some high-risk groups in the country have a prevalence rate of over 50%. Dr. Skolnik of the World Bank says that India should treat the situation as a national emergency and nothing short of that shall work. He added that all over the world...

Ebola Virus - 'Outbreak' Claims More Lives In Uganda.

...ing to Health Ministry officials in Kampala. More shocking is the fact that the dead include many health workers including doctors & nurses. But what shocked the nation was the death of Dr. Mathew Zukeviya, who was a prominent doctor spearheading the fight against Ebola in Gulu. There is no cure yet for Eb...

What happens when Medications go wrong?

...s what happens? Who answers these questions? In a shocking revelation, a study in the U.S.A. has revealed that in many instances about a third of medication errors that result in a patient being harmed are initiated or perpetuated by healthcare workers who aren't being told of their involvement in those mish...

Radioactive Seeds used in Prostate Cancer treatment can migrate with the body

In a shocking disclosure, Dr. Murali Ankem, a resident in Urology at the Robert Wood Johnnson Medical Centre of the University of New Jersey Medical and Dental School, New Brunswick, has said that radiactive seeds used in prostate cancer treatment can migrate to o...

Test tube babies, 25 years later

... hard to look back and remember how surprising and shocking that was -- that human beings can actually be made outside the body," said Arthur Caplan, a bioethicist . At first the general medical community was a little unsure and a bit skeptical about exactly what this meant and whether it would be a viable pr...

Vasopressin Found To Boost Survival In Sudden Cardiac arrest

...osts blood pressure. It is often administered when shocking the heart with a defibrillator fails to revive the patient. Vasopressin, a synthetic hormone that narrows blood vessels, has been around for decades. A few years ago, the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation revised its guidelines to ad...

Public Defibrillators Found To Improve Survival Rate

...archers randomly placed AEDs -- devices capable of shocking the heart back to normal during a heart attack -- in nearly 1,000 shopping malls, apartment complexes, and other public places in 24 communities in North America. More than 19,000 volunteers in these communities were then trained in either CPR alone ...

Toxic chemicals found in domestic products poisoning newborn babies

...mpaigner for Greenpeace International said: "It is shocking that such chemicals are in the human body at any stage of our life, let alone at the very start, when the child is most vulnerable." Andrew Lee of WWF-UK said: "These chemicals should not be in products, let alone in developing babies." 8 groups of...

Infertility rate in UK men increasing at an alarming rate with numbers rising over 2.5 million

...Ann Robinson said: "The results of this survey are shocking and should be a wake-up call to men and women that drinking and smoking too much not only gives you a bad headache in the morning but can affect your ability to start a family." With the next generation facing increasing pressure as a result of dec...

Frequent Vacations Ease Mental Stress

...nce every six years or less (19.4 percent). "It's shocking to me that nearly one in five women we studied reported taking a vacation only once in six years," McCarty said. The odds of tension increased among women who took vacations once a year, once in two to five years or once every six years compared to ...

Highly Educated More Prone To Parkinsons Disease

In a shocking revelation, researchers from the Mayo Clinic, in Olmsted County, Minnesota, suggest that Parkinson's disease is more likely to strike the highly-educated than manual workers,// meaning that an individual's educational and career paths impact Parkinso...

Botched Abortions Trigger Concern Over Legal Ambiguity In Britain

In a shocking revelation, a recent survey by the Confidential En...y up to the 10th and 12th weeks respectively. The shocking disclosure has triggered demands for the time limit for terminations to be cut. Britain's leading o...

Conditions Of The HIV/AIDS Patients In The Mizo Society

...le to check whether they are HIV positive revealed shocking results that 1253 were positive for HIV but the doctors fear that the number could be more. Dr Jeremy Vanchhawng working at the Bethesda Hospital reported that many blood samples were tested HIV positive but the rules and regulations of the hospit...

Induced abortion results in years of trauma.

...ion which was headed by Anne Nordal Broen revealed shocking results. // It showed that the sufferings of the women who had induced abortions were many times higher and extended to longer time periods than those who had miscarriage. The study included women from the Buskerud Hospital in Drammen, who had mis...

Alcohol Intoxication Triggers Violent Behaviour

...study at the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden reveals shocking results that all the people who had consumed alcohol behaved violently. This study had infact supported the already confirmed notion that alcohol incites violent// behaviour. The study included 133 violent offenders out of which 78 people (56%) wer...

Death Of Woman Following Family Planning Operation Creates Panic

The shocking report of death of a woman in Gopinathpur village after she underwent a family planning surgery at a primary health center camp has created much panic and confusion in the Kendrapara district. // The victim, identified as Jayanti Mohapatra is said ...

Rise in Stress among Americans

A survey conducted in US revealed shocking results about the stress levels among the Americans. Many of the people were feeling miserable and depressed // . They were hopeful that the New Year would bring happiness and joy. The survey was conducted among 1000 people belonging to various fie...

High Prevalence of AIDS among Indian Truck drivers

... three truckers visits commercial sex workers. The shocking part is that only 18 percent of them use condoms," said Alok Srivastava, the chief project manager for the study. According to the survey, conducted by the Centre for Media Studies (CMS), though many truckers have heard about HIV and AIDS, only two ...

Viral Infection At Birth Leads To Cerebral Palsy.

...Children's Hospital in Adelaide, Australia reveals shocking results about brain damage//. Viral infections a...ed with 883 normal babies. The results were very shocking as most of the babies with cerebral palsy were found to have Herpes group B nucleic acid in their bl...

Fatigue, Prevalent Among Patients Treated For Breast Cancer

...them to fill in questionnaires. The study revealed shocking results that one third of the women suffer from fatigue up to ten years after surgery and diagnosis. This condition is seen if these women are suffering from other diseases like cardiovascular problems and depressive disorders and women who have un...

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