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Breast cancer risk seen in twins

...le words, sharing your genes with an affected twin sister trebles your risk of breast cancer above the norm. This suggests that genetics plays a far bigger role in breast cancer than previously believed. The study means that a woman with an identical twin who develops breast cancer will benefit from close...

Identical twin breast cancer risk

...se, if one identical twin has breast cancer, their sister has a much increased risk of also getting the dise.... They found that women who have an identical twin sister with breast cancer run a four times increased risk of developing the disease. This is a far higher r...

An Indian Bride with signs of SARS

... symptoms. Within hours on monday, his mother and sister were also confirmed to have the highly contagious respiratory illness. Even though the bride was taken away from the Methodist church in Pune immediately after the ceremony, all were kept in isolation in a hospital. Approximately 25 guests were als...

Easier Dialysis for Kids

...ng patients and their families.Maya Zarger and her sister Aneka are alike in a lot of ways. But at 18 months old, Maya has been through more than most kids. "She was diagnosed with hemolytic uremic syndrome," says their mother, Megan.// The disease destroyed her kidneys. It’s in remission now, but every nig...

Urinary Incontinence May Be Hereditary

...likely to report urinary incontinence. If an older sister suffered from the condition, younger sisters were 1.6-times more likely to have it. For the study daughters, sisters and granddaughters of more than 2,000 women diagnosed with urinary incontinence were involved. Results were compared to results of a...

Magsaysay Award for Dr.Shanta from Chennai Cancer Institute

...edical graduate and a social reformer who lost her sister to the disease, established the Adyar Cancer Institute in 1954. The institute - started with two doctors including Shanta - was a single building with minimal diagnostic and therapeutic facilities and a cluster of 12 huts to house the patients. D...

Incidence of breast cancer increasing in urban India

... that women coming from families where a mother or sister below the age of 50 has breast cancer are also at high risk. Changing attitudes to breast-feeding, stress and late menopause are other contributory factors. The data presented at the summit revealed that there are new options and improved treatments ...

Bird Flu Survivor Recounts her ‘hell

...was kept in isolation unit where she heard how her sister had died in her province which was a far distance from Bangkok and suffered in quite agony and awaited her own death 'By that time I was so weak I could not get up,' she said. 'I felt like my heart was going to stop beating. I felt so exhausted I d...

Three Sisters Have One Baby and Make History

...utheast London was declared infertile and her twin sister offered her ovum ( or egg) and their eldest sister carried the fetus in her womb to complete the pregnancy. The egg was fertilized in the lab from th...

Farm boy's death raises human bird flu fears in Turkey

...people tested for bird flu died on Sunday, and his sister was in a critical // and worsening condition, doctors said. Doctors are still waiting for test results and could not immediately confirm whether the fatality was caused by bird flu. If confirmed, it would be the first human fatality in Turkey from...

Turkey Witnesses Another Bird Flu Death

...of the boy, probably due to H5N1 viral strain. His sister died due to the bird flu in the morning. Laboratories in Turkey have now reported that there is two new cases but say that they need time to confirm whether it is due to H5N1 strain. They are the first set of cases reported outside South East Asi...

Five in Turkey infected with H5N1 virus: health official

...the virus. Testing is continuing on an 11-year-old sister who died Friday. She had similar symptoms and the clinical course of her illness was the same. So it is highly probable that she died of H5N1. International health officials are of the opinion that the disease has been simmering in the eastern part ...

Youth is a blunder; manhood a struggle; old age a regret.

...en sharing with her brother Sonny (74 yrs) and her sister Mary Ellen (65 yrs). “It’s horrific that something like this could happen in this day and age and no one was aware of it, “said Harry Sheill of Alone, a organization involved in care of the elderly. Scene 3: January 2006, Evelyn Joel, 58, suffer...

Bird Flu Claims Two More Lives In Indonesia

... The father of the children who died, along with a sister of theirs has also been hospitalized with the symptoms of avian influenza. The test results from the WHO-affiliated labs in Hong Kong confirmed the two youths died from H5N1 avian-flu virus. The newest cases were the fifth cluster of humans infected ...

Bond Exists Between Siblings In Spite Of Rivalries

... for life. Siblings can also help their brother or sister find his or her own role. That's because we compare ourselves with older siblings more than with anyone else, according to psychologists Christine Kaniak-Urban and Andrea Lex-Kachel. Younger children closely observe which position the older childre...

Designer Babies- To Create Or Not To Create!

...of creation of children to save the lives of their sister or brother is made legally, medically and ethically acceptable, it might even be possible to consider organ donation in a broad prospective. Even if such techniques were to be allowed in the near future, the health, well-being and the family relati...

All Set To Face the Avian Flu?

...o find out how prepared they were. World Bank, the sister organization to the IMF estimated that a pandemic would result in a loss of about $800bn. This would also affect transport, payment systems and public utilities and result in risk of bankruptcy. Above all there would be more of a demand and a bloc...

Mother pronounced dead while delivering twins

... and Jennifer, would be cared for by Ms McIntosh's sister Elizabeth, 34. Ms McIntosh's son, James, is staying with his grandparents. One neighbor said that it was very devasting to hear of Adele's death. She also said that such deaths are very rare does not happen everyday with the existing modern technolog...

Murderer Tries To Block Health Report In UK

...imilar attacks can be prevented in future. Stone's sister says that her brother was let down by the mental health services. But the Kent health authority says that Stone was bad not mad. Peter Edwards, Stone's solicitor, said: "He objects to certain parts of the information being published, on grounds of re...

Stone Refuses the Disclosure of the Report in Public

...re was a lot of confusion about the issue. Stone's sister claimed that he had been let down by mental health services. But the Kent health authority claimed that they had done everything possible and that he was bad and not mad. The report has disturbing evidence that the authorities let down Stone and en...

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