Tag: "shots" at medical news
Another injectable contraceptive Pill approved by FDA
...tion of the hormones progestin and estrogen. The shots
must be administered by a health care provider. The FDA cautioned that women cannot go longer than 33 days between shots, or they will need a pregnancy testbefore the next injection....
Startling Expose – Physicians Often Have No Regular Source Of Health Car
... receive important preventive services such as flu shots
and cancer screenings’, Sounds scary but this report will surely make at least a few physicians to sit up and shed the accumulated rust. In this context it is to be borne is mind that the Union Ministry of Health is planning that all doctors renew th...
Less drinking less stroke
...o how often 12 ounces of beer, 6 ounces of wine or shots
of liquor were consumed. Each patient underwent Magnetic Resonance Imagining to measure the amount of neuronal damage. Dr Mukamal said that the beneficial effects of alcohol were probably derived from its ability to raise levels of high-density lipo...
Health Officials Recommend Flu Vaccine
...d are closely following federal guidelines to give shots
only to those patients most at risk of getting serious complications from the flu. Those patients include people over 65 and those with chronic respiratory and heart conditions. Because flu season usually does not get into full swing until late Decem...
Babies Need Vaccination
...sease from infected mothers.Previously, giving the shots
in the hospital was recommended only for newborns/...For one of the first times in recent years, no new shots
are recommended; both lists recommend a series of seven vaccine shots
starting in infancy for all U....
Drug Firm Offers to Donate Smallpox Vaccine
...ernment also has ordered an additional 300 million shots
from Acambis Plc and Baxter International Inc ....
Allergies: A major health problem
... Also in order to desensitize, a series of allergy shots
containing allergens may be given to the patients that has a chance of reducing the allergy symptoms over a long periods of time. This is known as 'immunotheapy'....
When Man Bites Man
... with exposed cartilage. Patients received tetanus shots
when needed, along with other standard medical care. On average, patients were followed for around four months. Researchers were especially interested in finding out what role infection plays in human bites and how surgical intervention might influe...
Flu Shots Best for Protection
...approach to handling the flu virus, but yearly flu shots
are likely a better bet. // Researchers compared ...g the flu and reduces the severity of illness. Flu shots
can decrease the need for hospitalization by one-third and reduce mortality by half. Doctors also po...
SARS vaccine shows promise in Animal Testing
...ch is used every year, for example, to develop flu shots
to combat emerging strains of influenza. But the SARS vaccine was made from a small piece of genetic material from the virus called a plasmid. It biochemically locks onto a specific protein on the outer surface of the virus. This alerts the body's ...
New Research Has Found Another Use For Botox
...s the voice sound strained, broken or breathy. The shots
relax the muscles in the vocal cords, just as they do to the muscles in the face of those who use Botox for cosmetic purposes. Nearly all of the 36 patients with spasmodic dysphonia showed dramatic and reproducible improvement on their quality of li...
The Efficacy Of Allergy Shots Questioned
...hots. Results showed patients who received allergy shots
during childhood (3 percent) had less problems wit...n adulthood compared to those who had not received shots
in their youth (17 percent). Thus specialists say that in children with moderate to severe reactions...
Hope For Patients With Multiple Sclerosis
...early evidence of MS and found people who have the shots
lose less brain tissue. People who received the active medication had their brain tissue decline on average by 1.18 percent over two years. Those who received a placebo lost 1.68 percent of brain tissue over the same period. Researchers measured brai...
Common Infections Found To Raise An Individuals Risk Of Having A Heart Attack Or Stroke
...ad also received the pneumonia vaccine and tetanus shots
or had an upper respiratory or urinary tract infection shortly before the heart attack or stroke. Results showed significantly greater risks of having a heart attack or stroke within the first few days of being diagnosed with a respiratory or urinar...
Chicken-Pox vaccine not fool proof
...ver, those who got chicken pox after receiving the shots
had only mild symptoms. What’s the solution for this then? Sibal suggests administering a second dose, "Even now, children beyond 15 years are recommended two doses." The catch: it’s very expensive.br>...
Study Proves That MMR Vaccine Is Not Connected To Autistic Babies
...se in Japan, even after the country has banned the shots
of MMR // to its children. MMR vaccine is one of the must-have vaccines to be given to children before they turn two, as prescribed by WHO. An edition of the journal Lancet in 1998 had published a paper relating the MMR vaccine to rise of autism i...
Transplant helps diabetes
... only make tiny amounts. Hence, they require daily shots
of insulin to live. This type of disease often leads to life-threatening complications such as blindness, kidney failure, and heart disease. The Edmonton protocol has been replicated successfully in centers in the U.S. and Europe. Another opiton is ...
New Anthrax Vaccines Will Take time
...red. The anthrax vaccine requires a series of six shots
over 18 months and must be given before exposure. ...ure to anthrax, a regimen that only requires three shots
over one month.``Yes, it's an FDA-licensed vaccine, but it was licensed to be given before exposure ...
New ! Male Contraception
...ypically left up to the woman. Pills, patches, and shots
are among the many choices in a woman's contraceptive repertoire. Until now, men have had little to choose from, so researchers have been searching for new options. Now, they may have one.// Condoms have a user-failure rate of up to 12 percent. Vase...
GlaxoSmithKline to Supply United States with 8 Million flu vaccine, Fluarix
...of contamination. Chiron was to produce 50 million shots
of its Fluvarin vaccine at the plant last year, and the shutdown cut the number of doses US public health officials had expected by half. Congress asked why supply depended so heavily on Chiron and one other company, and the authorities vowed to incr...
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