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Smoking spreads Cancer

Smoking among women is on the rise. But the alarm bells are soaring against the same when the researchers identify that female smokers with breast cancer face an increased risk of their tumors spreading to the lungs and other organs than do nonsmokers .."There is a relationship between smoking and the spread of the disease," says study author Susan Murin, MD, associate professor of medicine at t...

Therapy for stopping the spread of cancer cells

An enzyme that affects the spread of cancer cells could provide a new target for therapy, say researchers in the US. Cancer cells spread through the body by hanging on to carbohydrate molecules on other, normal cells, and then letting go and moving on to the next cell. The composition of carbohydrates on the cells affects the balance between hanging on to neighbouring cells and letting go.// .......

Spreading its wings

Andhra Pradesh Chemists and Druggists Association (APCDA) has decided to help its member chemists to computerise their business transactions. The Association is in the process of developing a software, which could be commonly utilised by its members. It will also procure the computers in bulk in order to ensure a rock-bottom price for the chemists who are interested in joining the campaign. The e...

Smallpox Would Spread Rapidly

Smallpox was eradicated by 1979 and vaccination against the disease gradually ended around the world. But stockpiles of the smallpox virus remain in laboratories in the US, Russia and possibly other nations.// Recent fears of bioterrorism have ignited concerns that these stockpiles could be used to introduce the potentially deadly disease into the population, which is at present ill-prepared to d...

Sharing injection equipment spreads Hepatitis C

According to findings of a new report, the risks injection drug users face for infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) from sharing commonly used drug paraphernalia other than syringes, such as drug "cookers" and cotton filters.// ....While many anti-drug campaigns have warned of the hazards of sharing hypodermic needles, the new study found that injection drug users who shared cookers--contai...

Controversy over spread of Mad Cow disease from India

The cause of mad cow disease or Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy [BSE], ..which has infected more than 2 million cattle causing an epidemic in United Kingdom has caused a controversy due to Researchers in United Kingdom //blaming imported animal feed containing infected animal or human carcasses as the cause of mad cow disease outbreak. A recent report published in Lancet reports that mad cow dis...

WHO Says Travelers Could Spread Avian Flu in NZ

Shigeru Omi, a senior World Health Organization’s (WHO) Western Pacific regional director said that overseas travelers could result// in an outbreak of the deadly H5N1 bird flu in New Zealand. ..He doubted any human pandemic of the disease would begin in New Zealand and that its arrival in the South Pacific country from migratory birds was not so likely. ..At a news conference in Wellington he...

Spreading knowledge to doctors about herbal medicine

Recently an internet-based learning exercise has helped a group of doctors increase their knowledge of herbal remedies and food supplements. Many people take herbs and other dietary supplements, but find their doctors are lacking in knowledge// about these complementary medicines. A group called the Longwood Herbal Task Force, drawn from health professionals of the Harvard Medical School and othe...

Associated scan for detecting ovarian cancer spread

Researchers have found that two types of scan are better than one when it comes to detecting spread of ovarian cancer within the abdominal cavity. Positron emission tomography (PET) scanning is useful// for detecting the activity of tumour tissue, while computed tomography (CT) is good for imaging anatomical detail. Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medical School have found that combining the two det...

Liver cancers which spread are linked to a particular gene

Live cancer is one of the most aggressive cancers worldwide and its incidence is high in the Asian and African countries due to hepatitis infection and aflatoxin contamination of foodstuffs. The cancer is also becoming prevalent in the United States. Researchers in the US and China have been studying gene activity in liver tumors using the new 'gene chip' technology and found a way of detecting t...

WHO Travel Advice to prevent spread of "Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

WHO on 5th April reported a cumulative total of 2416 cases of SARS with 89 deaths from 18 countries. Recent deaths have occurred in Hong Kong SARS (3), Malaysia (1), and Singapore (1)...New cases that were reported reported in Canada (5), Hong Kong SARS (39), Taiwan, China (2), Singapore (1), the United Kingdom (1), and the United States of America. ....The SARS outbreak in Hong Kong has develope...

Stopping Prostate Cancer from Spreading

Prostate cancer is most likely to be deadly when tumor cells spread to the rest of the body. Now, researchers have identified a protein that may be able to predict a tumor’s growth pattern, and thus, save the lives of many patients. ..Researchers from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center are studying a protein called RKIP, which controls the ability of cancer cells to leave thei...

Drug might prevent Prostate Cancer Spread

A drug commonly used to prevent bone loss may also help prevent prostate cancer from spreading and killing men. A new study from the United Kingdom indicates oral sodium clodronate may slow the spread of cancer to the bone and reduce the risk of death. //This is a drug commonly used to prevent bone loss. ..Estimates show prostate cancer spreads to the bone in about 85 percent of men. The research...

Circumcision Found To Prevent HIV Spread

HIV is a virus that infects and destroys T-cells in the immune system. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are between 800,000 and 900,000 people living with HIV.// ..Previous research has shown circumcised men are less likely to be infected with HIV, and a new study helps explain why. ..Researchers examined tissue samples from nine specimens of human foreskin. The...

New Way to Detect Spread of Skin Cancer

In England, skin cancers cause 16,000 deaths each year due to the spread of the disease to other parts of the body. // Previously, the best way to predict whether melanoma was likely to spread was by measuring its thickness. It was believed the thicker a tumor was, the more likely it was to spread. However, many thin melanomas spread and only 40 percent of thick ones do. ..Researchers in England...

Drug to stop HIV spread to babies may Indirectly harm The Mother

The World Health Organization estimates that 40 million people are infected with the AIDS virus, 95 percent //of them in developing countries. In some African countries, 40 percent of pregnant women have the virus. Last year, an estimated 700,000 children caught HIV. ....In impoverished areas where the risk is greatest, researchers have settled on a simple, one-time treatment for HIV-infected pr...

The Logic Behind The Spread Of SARS

Hong Kong was the hardest-hit area during the worldwide epidemic with the highest incidence rate and a high fatality rate. In 2003, Hong Kong had // 1,755 SARS cases and 299 deaths in a ..population of 6.7 million. ....A recent study explains the large community outbreak of SARS in Hong Kong. It seems the air may be to blame. Investigators say, for future prevention and control, health care prof...

Vaccine To Stop the Spread of Chickenpox

Chickenpox, also known as varicella, is a highly contagious disease. A new study shows kids who have been vaccinated and contract chickenpox // are half as contagious as those who are not vaccinated. ..In a recent study researchers examined chickenpox transmission within households considering the chickenpox history, vaccination status of the primary case, and vaccine effectiveness in preventing...

Minimizing The Risk Of HIV Spread

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are between 800,000 and 900,000 people living with HIV.// Human Immuno Deficiency Virus infects and destroys T-cells in the immune system. ..Previous research has shown circumcised men are less likely to be infected with HIV, and a new study helps explain why.Researchers examined tissue samples from nine specimens of human foresk...

Bird flu infection spreads from Asia to Europe

Recent reports of Bird flu outbreak in Russia was spread by infected migratory birds. ....H5N1 avian influenza virus attack in the Chinese province for the past three months, and earlier outbreaks, which occurred in Southeast Asia, is moving towards European countries. Earlier reports of the virus// attacking Poultry in Russia and in Kazakhstan killing more than 6,000 birds and caused a suspected...

Protein causing spread of colon cancer identified

Researchers at the Georgetown University Lombardi cancer center, New Orleans have identified and isolated a protein that they say, is responsible for the spread of colon cancer to the liver. The protein, called Pa 28 alpha, can also cause the spread of other cancers, according to lead investigator Justinian Ngaiza, a clinical fellow in hematology/oncology at Georgetown's Lombardi Cancer Ce...

Drug might prevent Prostate Cancer Spread

A drug commonly used to prevent bone loss may also help prevent prostate cancer from spreading. A new study indicates oral sodium // clodronate may slow the spread of cancer to the bone and reduce the risk of death. This is a drug commonly used to prevent bone loss. ..Estimates show prostate cancer spreads to the bone in about 85 percent of men. The researchers recruited 311 men who were being gi...

SARS (Bird Flu) spreading in the Asian continent

The turn of the century started with a big bang, bringing hope and aspirations for people// around the world. However, fate and nature had ideas of their own. 2001 opened with it Pandora ’s Box of both natural disasters and man made ones. .. ..The first internationally reported disaster was in 2000 on February 1st in California when a jet bound for S.F plugged into the sea. Soon after a whole...

Spread Of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Is A Probability, Say Experts

Researcher from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine had said in a research finding to be published in The New England Journal of Medicine that the disease called Rocky Mountain spotted fever may spread faster// than people thought possible, to cause an outbreak. ..The research highlights the importance of the recent outbreak in Arizona, US, as the first confirmed cases that could be trac...

Researchers Identified Process That Aids Spread Of Alzheimer’s’ Diseae

Scientists from UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a step that encourages buildup of the key protein called beta-amyloid that encourages the spread of the disease// . ....In Alzheimer’s disease, an enzyme that has many other essential roles produces too much beta-amyloid. As a result, simply blocking the whole enzyme knocks out many of its other functions – which is fatal to the organ...

Encephalitis Spreads to Nepal

Japanese encephalitis has claimed at least 20 lives in the past two weeks in the west Nepal district of Kailali,. The disease is already present in the neighboring Indian state of UP // . .. ..According to Kathmandu radio - encephalitis caused 10 deaths each in the townships of Tikapur and Dhangadi until Friday evening... ..The report also said that over 80 patients were undergoing treatment in...

Brain Fever or Encephalitis Spreading in North India

The death toll due to the Japanese Encephalitis continues to daily kill a few more people in Uttar Pradesh and seems to be spreading to the neighboring areas like Nepal... ..In this special report we review encephalitis or more // commonly known as brain fever and provide some essential information on its history, its spread, its life cycle and prevention. .. ..The first historic mention of Jap...

Pepsi, Coke Join Hands To Spread AIDS Awareness

Multinational soft drinks giants Coke and Pepsi may soon become part of the Indian government's efforts to reach out to people in far-flung areas to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS and promote the use of condoms.// ..Where social marketing efforts have failed in reaching supplies of condoms, the idea is to reach out through the soft drinks firms that have managed to set up a marketing network es...

Virus May Check Spread Of Bird Flu

According to researchers at Purdue University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, virus may be used to check the spread of bird flu in human beings. ..Purdue molecular virologists are investigating // a new way to provide immunity against avian influenza viruses, or bird flu, the most lethal of which, H5N1, has a 50 percent fatality rate in humans. The researchers are focusing on...

Curcumin found to halt spread of breast cancer in mice

Curcumin is the main ingredient of turmeric that gives curry its mustard-yellow color. Extracted from the roots of the curcuma longa plant, curcumin is a member of the ginger family//. While it is not used in conventional medicine, it is widely prescribed in Indian medicine as a potent remedy for liver disorders, rheumatism, diabetic wounds, runny nose, cough and sinusitis. ..Various studies hav...

Spread of Breast Cancer can be stopped by a component in Turmeric

According to a study, curcumin, the major ingredient of turmeric and the compound that gives curry its mustard-yellow// colour, inhibits the spread of breast cancer to the lungs in mice. The study can be further investigated in human subjects. ..The study, funded by the United States Department of Defence and conducted by researchers at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer centre, finds...

Enzyme Linked To Spread Of Skin Cancer

A new study says that a key enzyme present in skin cancer cells might be responsible for the metastasis or triggering the spread of the cancer to other parts of the body. // ....The enzyme named focal adhesion kinase (FAK) is actually a critical component of the healthy cell and plays a vital role in many cellular activities. But this enzyme's less than helpful role in malignant melanoma or skin...

Bird Flu Spreading in China's Poultry

BEIJING: China finally admitted on Friday that bird flu is spreading among its poultry flocks despite mammoth efforts to control the disease, while leaders at an Asia-Pacific summit warned that greater vigilance is needed to prevent // more human infections... ..President Bush, Chinese President Hu Jintao, Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and Russian President Vladimir Putin were among t...

Vaccination to fowl in Vietnam reduced the spread of bird flu

In Vietnam some regions are under the possible threat of bird flu infection and some cities are free from bird flu infection. //Bird flu samples collected from the delta regions of Dong Thap and An Giang have been tested negative to the bird flu virus strain. These regions and other regions are free from infection which were the main source of infecting grounds in the last years epidemic was free...

Smoking Ban Believed To Enjoy Widespread Public Acceptance In Scotland

There has been an increasing tendency by citizens of Scotland to give up smoking on a voluntary basis. If this healthy trend were to continue, it would mean a less trouble for the Government// that hopes to impose a public ban on smoking the following year. ..The number of people who call up the smoking help line has infact increased by a margin of over 2000 in the current year. This is much mor...

Widespread Commercialisation Of Human Organ Donation In China

Shocking reports of organs from executed prisoners being sold to foreigners for human transplantation purposes in China has raised much controversy and confusion. Chinese health officials, who have been passive// about the issue for a long time, have admitted about the widespread prevalence of such an inhuman act. ....Despite reports of poor survival rates of grafts transplanted from total stran...

Bird Flu Infection Of Chinese Girl Prompts Fear Of Spread Across Asia

With increasing global fear regarding the spread of the deadly bird flu, official reports from China has reported that a 10-year-old Chinese girl is the latest victim to be infected with the disease//. The victim hails from the southern Guangxi region and has been suffering from fever and pneumonia since November 23. ....A test done to analyze her infection status revealed that she had a H5N1 in...

Initial Steps In Spread Of Cancer Identified

Scientists have now discovered how cancer cells are able to spread to distant parts of the body. It was previously though that these cells spread to the target site via the blood or the lymph// and then started forming a new tumor there. ..It has now emerged that certain chemicals secreted by the tumors do the job of preparing the potential "landing" site by altering the conditions to make them...

U.S. Hospitals may help Spread Bird Flu Pandemic

U.S. hospitals could contribute to the spread of influenza during a pandemic because most do not follow good hygiene practices, according to an official U.S. report//. ..This report, coupled with the Congressional Budget Office report showing saying that a pandemic could cost the U.S. economy $675 billion, adds to an increasingly dire picture of the impact of an bird flu pandemic in the U.S. .....

Man Convicted For Spreading HIV

Adrien Nduwayo, a HIV positive man in BC, was convicted of spreading the dreaded HIV virus since he had unprotected sex with women who were unaware of his condition.// .."The message this sends I think is when you are HIV-positive you have a positive duty to disclose that fact to any perspective partners that you have," commented Crown counsel Andrew MacDonald. He added that the women who came t...
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