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India to benefit from pharma companies' move

...y which has to fight for its right to care for its sick and dying people against the global pharmaceutical industry backed by the U.S. government," added Forsyth. Nelson Mandela had introduced the Medicines Act 1997, which the drug companies had sought to challenge in South Africa. Mandela is hailing the...

Ginseng's efficacy debatable

...ficial effect in older persons and persons who are sick or weak [physically and mentally]." Zhu says that ginseng use is all about the dialectic theory of the balance between ying and yang. For example, Western ginseng can be used in the summer but real Chinese ginseng can only be used in the winter. "Th...

More about HIV

...use the stress of treatment is causing them to get sick earlier than they would have without treatment. This also makes it difficult to keep HIV infected patients on the strict regiment required for the drug to be as effective as it can be. Secondly, new, more virulent strains of HIV are beginning to eme...

FDA approves drug for rare liver disease

... the drug as "Lazarene, because these kids were so sick and then they were well." For babies who are diagnosed, the only treatment is a special low-protein diet. Orfadin may significantly improve those dismal statistics. It works by blocking formation of the liver-destroying toxins. The drug's cost depe...

Heart Drug has grave side effects

...eswoman, said patients studied were generally less sick than those who typically would be given milrinone. The study shows ``there really isn't any advantage'' to giving milrinone to patients who are not acutely ill, Bolger said. Sanofi-Synthelabo Inc., which markets milrinone in the United States, funde...

Grapes, Melons Implicated in Outbreaks

...anged from mild to severe. "Two teenage girls were sick for several weeks," she said. The investigators were unable to track the cause of the outbreak to its origin, but sophisticated DNA fingerprinting tests showed the strain of S. senftenberg was the same among samples taken from people infected in Cali...

New AIDS vaccine may be in the offing

...e in normal conditions, were alive and did not get sick - at least for the 34-week study period, when they were given the vaccine treatment. Most vaccines make the immune system do one of two things: make antibodies or make germ-killing cells while the DC vaccine elicited both kinds of immune responses. ...

Antiseizure Drug in help for Alcoholics

...ile Antabuse, an anti-drinking drug //makes people sick when they drink, researchers believe Antabuse isnt so much a treatment as a punishment for drinking. Researchers believe that Topiramate could well be the right drug for alcoholics. Topiramate already is an approved by the Food and Drug Administratio...

WHO Says Toronto Going Back on SARS-Affected List

...ncluded two deaths, and another death of a patient sick for months raised the overall toll in the Toronto area to 27 from more than 150 cases in the biggest SARS outbreak outside of Asia. Toronto was removed from the WHO list of SARS-affected areas on May 14, after more than 20 days passed since the date...

Anthrax hammers immune system

...hich remain unsolved, one of the first victims was sick for days before he was seen by doctors, who suspected a case of the flu. His white blood count, a sign of bacterial infection, was only slightly elevated. That suggests the anthrax bacteria were able to fly under the watchful radar of his immune syst...

Lack of Smell And Its Potential Risks

...hronic olfactory dysfunction. If you’ve ever been sick and could not taste or smell, you know how different you feel. Some people live with an impaired or absent sense of smell every day. New research finds people with this problem are at risk for experiencing life-threatening situations including not be...

Continuation Of Medication After Heart Surgery Very Important

...ons.In the past, it was believed patients were too sick after surgery to continue taking their heart medication. However, this assumption was questioned after observing irregular heart palpitations, or atrial fibrillation, in patients who were taken off their medicine. After studying nearly 4,700 heart s...

New Method Of Delivering Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy often leaves cancer patients feeling sick and with a number of other side effects. For some people with advanced cancer, the treatment // and all they go through with it may not even get rid of their cancer. Now, doctors are taking a new, more targeted approach to delivering chemotherapy. P...

The Effects Of Delaying A Delivery Questioned

...rtality suggests that obstetricians are delivering sick preterm babies at about the correct moment to minimize mortality. Researchers feel the results of this study should discourage doctors about an immediate delivery and promote waiting to deliver until it cannot be delayed longer....

The Dangers Of Anorexia

...t most have been conducted among women who were so sick that they had to be hospitalized. In a more recent study , researchers involved 60 girls with an average age of about 15 who were compared to 58 healthy girls of a similar age. The girls with anorexia had lower body mass indexes, percentage of lean b...

Gene responsible for immune deficiency discovered

...lems at an early stage. This will be boon for most sick children because they can have normal levels of IgA and IgG, and have poor antibody responses, that make their condition difficult to diagnose. Reference: Nature Genetics, July 2005...

Adverse Effects Associated with Unauthorised Hepatitis A Vaccine in China

More than 200 Chinese children became sick and one death was reported after being given an unauthorized Hepatitis A vaccine.// According to reports about 2,500 children in the eastern province of Anhui were administered the Hepatitis A vaccine on the 16 and 17 of June without official permiss...

Mercy killing for newborn with incurable disease in Netherlands

...ons regarding deliberate life ending procedures in sick newborns." The "confirmation of the acceptability" of this practice was an important step for parents and doctors. In Netherlands, 15 cases occur each year and the society urges the need for an immediate reporting of all cases of newborn euthanasia...

Eating disorder occurs due to increased weight consciousness

...s are mostly hungry and they are making themselves sick by avoiding to eat. The people with anorexia are not able to maintain a normal social life, the illness may upset the family psychologically and mostly they face problem with their physical fitness and have reduced concentration at work place. Thou...

Over Six Million HIV Infected People In South Africa- Finds A Survey

...ng this period, the infected person might not feel sick but can still pass the virus to other people. For more information read: http://www.medindia.net/patients/ aids/epidem_spread.htm...

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