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Chemical in Gila monster's saliva yields Alzheimer drug

...e bite of the Gila monster, a native lizard to the southwest United States and Mexico, can be deadly but its saliva also contains a chemical which acts on a previously unknown receptor pathway in the brain that affects memory. New York-based biotechnology company Axonyx Inc., which is developing the dr...

Pig Bacterium (Streptococcus suis) Kills 24 In China

...oll from this rare disease has killed 24 people in southwest china with more than 117 people feared infected. Chinese health officials report that the disease is caused by known bacteria from pigs, though the size and virulence of the outbreak has baffled the World Health Organization. "It's never occurred i...

Running Water Restored In Chinese City

...own of its water system. Meanwhile, authorities in southwest China, where another chemical plant accident had sparked fears of a second chemical leak, said contamination of a nearby river was under control. The blast in Dianjiang, a county in the Chongqing region, killed one worker and evacuated 6,000 people. ...

Rising Rates of Whooping Cough in Idaho

... cases), Boise, Elmore (17) and Valley counties in southwest Idaho. Statistics shows that the numbers of cases are on the rise when compared to the 10 year average period of 23 cases/year. The aim is to prevent the spread of disease and save infants. Though the disease is fatal there were no deaths as most ...

21 Year Old Tests Negative for the Human Form Of Bird-Flu

...exhibited flu like symptoms. This man lives in the southwest village of Cetate, where H5N1 had infected the birds in the area. Further tests are slated to be performed at the Bucharest national laboratory. The Ministry of Health has designated the Bucharest hospital to deal with cases of bird flu with its s...

Female Foeticide Continues To Be On Rise In India

...ly exacerbated in the more upscale colonies in the southwest district, for instance, where sex ratio has declin...stricts recorded a decline of 50 or more points -- southwest (-59), northwest (-59), west (-55), northeast (-50), east (-50) and north (-50). Clearly, the gir...

Almost 30 Percent Dentists Refuse To Sign NHS Contracts

...ystem payments and are refusing to sign up. In the southwest 29 percent have not signed, 23 percent in Yorkshire and 24 percent in Midlands have also refused to ink these agreements. The crisis threatens to envelop dentistry in the UK and leave many with no option, but to seek private care, which is very expen...

Link Between Solar Flares And Strokes Under Study

...e at a neurology clinic in the city of Nove Zamky, southwest Slovakia, found that the number of strokes among local residents rose significantly every 10.5 years and 7.04 years - time periods that correspond to solar-flare cycles that impact on Earth. Their report, published recently in the Bratislava Medica...

New Human Case Of Bird Flu Confirmed In China

An eight-year pupil in southwest China's Sichuan province was confirmed to be infected with H5N1 bird flu, the health ministry said Thursday//. The girl, surnamed Sun, from Tangjia township in Suining city of Sichuan, showed symptoms of fever and pneumonia April 16. She was being t...

Nobel Laureate Finds an Alternate Way to Manufacture Anti-Flu Drug

...star anise. This is grown in mountain provinces in southwest China. The compound at its heart has a ring of carbon molecules that makes a very particular template on which the rest of the drug can be built. The plant has to be harvested once a year, and Tamiflu production is now taking up most of the crop. P...

Air Pollution in Tamil Nadu is a Cause of Concern for Environmentalists

...s PVC plant near the Mettur dam site, about 600 km southwest of here, also qualified among the three most-polluted samples as it contained six cancer-causing chemicals in the 17 that were detected. From the 21 samples taken from various locations in India, the study reported the presence of 45 chemicals, in...

China's First Facial Transplant Patient Discharged

...home Friday for a week-long visit to his family in southwest China's Yunnan Province. The transplanted part of his face is alive and Li has been doing well, director of the hospital's plastic surgery department who directed the operation, Guo Shuzhong said. Li, whose face was terribly disfigured in 2004 afte...

Maharashtra warns against Mahim's 'miracle' water

...ed all along the western coast of India during the southwest monsoon and occurs when rainwater borne by rivers mixe with seawater along the coast," said M.D. Zingde, a scientist at the National Institute of Oceanography regional centre in Mumbai. "The change in salinity at the Mahim creek could be attributed...

Indian Australian Doctor Charged for Performing Illegal Abortion

...gnant, an abortion drug at her clinic in Fairfeld, southwest of Sydney, in May 2002. The doctor then asked the patient to come back the next day. But the latter didn't make it, delivering a baby boy in a toilet. The baby survived for about four hours. Under NSW laws, abortions are illegal unless a doctor ...

Indian Australian Doctor not to Contest the Allegations

...gnant, an abortion drug at her clinic in Fairfeld, southwest of Sydney, in May 2002. Source-Newswise...

Blindness cases in China on the rise

...ions given by Wang. In the mean time, experts in southwest China's Sichuan Province have instructed to improve awareness to help the blind. "Please stay away from the special lane for blind pedestrians and volunteer them a hand when it is necessary," said Yang Zhixiao, an official with the association of the...

Alzheimer's - From Curiosity To Worldwide Disease

...ebingen held a presentation at the congregation of southwest German alienists, where he declared, "My case Auguste D. is deviant from all known disease patterns." Since, scientist understood that the disease is caused by a gradual degeneration of the neurones and usually sets on after the age of 65. Many pat...

Senior Citizens Advised to Sign up for Drug Plan 2007

...he renewal is automatic. Last year around 80,000 southwest Missouri senior citizens opted for one of the 52 available Part D plans. Sources have reported that the drug benefit which was signed as a law by President George W. Bush, saves people around $1,200 a year. The government designed the Part D progra...

Third Bird Flue Case Found In South Korea

...ver the weekend at a farm in Kimje, 262 kilometers southwest of Seoul to the frustration of quarantine officials, who have begun to cull the quails in the farm of the latest outbreak. This recent discovery is supposed to be the third case since November 23 starting with an first outbreak of highly virulent H...

Genetics may Play Role in Heart Health

...isease, a study validated by follow-up research in southwest France. Some doctors tell patients with valve problems there's no genetic basis. It's not necessarily true. And there appear to be links between some parents' and children's defects, even if they are different defects. "There's quite a bit we don...

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