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Acute Mountain Sickness may Lead to Pulmonary or Cerebral Edema

A new study has revealed that Acute mountain sickness (AMS), which affects about half of those ascending to heights over 3,000m, may lead to life-threatening complications such as pulmonary or cerebral edema. The interest of the general public in AMS is thought to have increased over the past 25 years...

Chilly Sauce Linked to Botulism, Forcing Recall in US

...and earlier this month. Investigators traced the sickness of the Texas siblings, ages 12 and 13, to a June 28 meal of hot dogs slathered with chili sauce. Investigators believe the husband and wife in Indiana got sick from a July 5 meal that included chili sauce and baked potatoes. All four of the patient...

World Epilepsy Week - 2007

...t any moment. In epilepsy, also known as falling sickness , the normal pattern of neuronal activity (of the nerve cells in the brain) becomes disturbed. This causes strange sensations, emotions, and behavior or sometimes convulsions, muscle spasms, and loss of consciousness. In ancient times, epileptic fit...

Morning Sickness may Signify Lower Breast Cancer Risk

...'t, but it but it seems that going through morning sickness is a good thing after all. Or so say boffins who...study and found that women who suffer from morning sickness have a 30 percent lower risk of developing breast cancer later in life than expecting mums who don't...

Car Sickness for the Little Ones can Be Prevented

...ng . This means some passengers have a bout of car sickness or motion sickness. Carsickness, a variant of mot...windscreen if you can and you will find the motion sickness is reduced dramatically. Front seat passengers rarely get car sick because they look out the windscr...

Tony Abbott Confident Of Australias Vote For Performance Not Promise

... system which is already moving from just treating sickness to promoting wellness also and yet Labor acts as if they have just discovered this, well where have they been for the last few years?" On the other side of the fence, Ms Roxon says Mr. Abbott is concentrating his attack on individuals instead of be...

UK Nurses Complain of Stress, One Quits After Screaming at Heart Attack Patient

...aid work-related stress was responsible for 30% of sickness absence in the NHS - and cost the service 300-400million a year. However, he said NHS Employers had launched a campaign to combat stress, which seemed to be having an effect....

Work-related Stress Restrains the Sex Lives of Nurses

...work-related stress was to blame for 30 percent of sickness absence in the NHS - and cost the service 300-400million pounds a year. However, Barnett added that NHS Employers had launched a drive to battle stress, which seemed to be having an effect....

Mutant Parasites, Unable to Infect Hosts, Highlight Virulence Genes

...sma and those that cause malaria, African sleeping sickness and water-borne diarrheal illnesses infect their hosts. "This screen highlighted genes not previously seen as virulence factors," says Knoll. From one mutant, Knoll's team pinpointed a gene that acts as a nuclear traffic cop, directing molecular tr...

Improved Meningitis Vaccine for Africa Expected to End Deadly Scourge

...ved by immunization and that widespread suffering, sickness and socioeconomic disruption can be avoided, said Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization in a statement. As a result of the encouraging preliminary findings of this Phase II clinical study, SIIL and MVP will proceed wi...

Dieting was an 'awful' Experience for Katherine Heigl

...nes these days - who are so thin it's bordering on sickness - I just feel exhausted," she said. She's also concerned about the impact the constant bombardment of images of size zero actresses and models is having on young girls. "I would hate to think that young girls in high schools across America think that...

Local Councils Should Be Responsible for Tackling Health Inequalities

...son for this, he explains, is because the NHS is a sickness service, which is what it is good at and what it should focus on. Every attempt to push public health up the NHS agenda gets undermined by acute services trumping public health in budgetary, political, and media contests, or additional tranches of ...

Pneumonia Strains Not Covered by Vaccines on the Rise

...sease (Pneumonia) is a serious disease that causes sickness and death. Each year, Pneumococcal disease kills more people in the U.S., than all other vaccine-preventable diseases combined. Anyone can get pneumococcal disease; however, some people are at greater risk. These people include those who are 65 yea...

Merced Firm Slams Slaughterhouse for Contaminated Meat

...i is one of the most important cause of food borne sickness in the united states .The infection is caused when the food is not cooked properly. Eating rare or medium rare steak can cause it. Even lack of proper hygiene, like not washing hands after touching the meat, too can spread the bacteria to another per...

Better Care Could Prevent One Third of Delirium Cases

...ry, delirium contributes substantially to rates of sickness and death in the population. The condition causes considerable distress to patients and families and it is expensive – Professor Young estimates the cost of treatment can run to an additional £1275 per patient. It is the most frequent complication...

Viral Enzyme Recruited in Fight Against Ear Infection

... “Secondary bacterial infections cause much of the sickness and about 25 percent of all deaths during the flu ...secondary infections could dramatically reduce the sickness and death rates among susceptible populations such as infants and the elderly.” This new approach mi...

A New Pathway To Deal With Sleeping Sickness

...that the parasite that is responsible for sleeping sickness can be// made inactive by a new pathway. Sleeping sickness is caused by Trypanosoma brucei which results in neurological damage and death. Shulamit Michaeli ...

Losing Sleep Over Sleep Inducing Drugs

... He said he was also being treated with a stomach sickness drug that can cause sleepiness. Though the FDA had not reported any sleep driving incident, the New York Times had reported bizarre sleep incidents where people took the drug Ambien. Sleep-driving and sleep-walking were reported by some while a few...

Wake Up to Sleeping Sickness Issue, Say Scientists

...tional community to take more interest in sleeping sickness and help combat// the disease. They say that dru...t the disease are old and toxic, and that sleeping sickness warrants a higher research priority because of its threat to health. The comments were made at a m...

U.S. Issues Guidelines in Case of Flu Pandemic

...re is evidence, he said, that some cities with low sickness and death rates in 1918, including St. Louis and Cincinnati, were hit by a milder spring wave of the virus. That would have, in effect, inoculated their citizens against the more severe fall wave and might have been more important than their public h...

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