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Multi billion-dollar suit filed against cell phone firm for causing brain tumours

...t linking cell phone radiation to brain tumours, a spurt of legal battles are expected as more and more cases are detected. The lawyers of the legal firm, which has slapped the case on the cell phone manufacturer, have another version to say. They claim if the manufacturers had known about the harmful effe...

Get, set, go...

...greatest increase in bone mineral after the growth spurt just before puberty. Children who do not take enough exercise are in danger of suffering broken bones in later life,// says the study. Many fail to strengthen up their skeleton during a vital two-year window before puberty, which is critical to buil...

Particulate matter affects lung development

...es with age.So what happens during that big growth spurt during the teen years may be especially important later in life. Avol and colleagues hope to follow the children as they progress into adulthood, to better understand any persistent and long-term effects of pollution.br>...

Liver diseases: The enemy with an accomplice

...cal to a period. The previous decades have shown a spurt of diseases like chronic viral hepatitis and liver cancer. Death toll due to these diseases have steadily risen. With figures soaring above the estimated limits, and with scientists finding a new association between these two diseases that affect the...

Teens break bones 'due to lack of milk'

...Most fractures occur around the time of the growth spurt during puberty and specialists have suggested that this could be because the bones become more porous when they are growing fast. That, though, does not explain the increase. The commonest age for fractures is between eight and 11 for girls and betwe...

Prevention of Rickets

... supplements be given to children until the growth spurt that accompanies puberty is finished. Moderate sun exposure will also help....

Risks Of An Enlarged Heart

...scle protein // and is noticeable after the growth spurt during puberty. The symptoms may include chest pain, loss of breath on exertion, and a family history of sudden death in young adults. Signs of this condition, known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, can be seen on an electrocardiogram, but formal diag...

Solutions Being Sought For Prevention Of Rickets

... supplements be given to children until the growth spurt that accompanies puberty is finished. Moderate sun exposure will also help....

Cancer Death Rate Decreasing in the US

...d that screening tests were // responsible for the spurt in catching cancer early and hence giving the victims a decent chance of survival. "The overall message of the report remains positive. The evidence that I have seen convinces me that we are poised to make dramatic gains against cancer in the near ...

Contact Lenses Implicated in Fungal Infections

There has been a spurt of fungal infections in contact lens wearers and this week has seen three cases being reported as against the seven reported last month. //This takes the overall cases since May last year to 22. All patients have suffered corneal infections and the S...

Golden Staph- the super bug spreads, posing a major health risk.

...eus (MRSA), from 2000 to 2004. The reason for this spurt can be attributed to the indiscriminate use of antibiotics as well as evolution of bacteria. It was also found during the survey that community-associated golden staph strains were gradually getting resistant to antimicrobial medicines. Community-as...

Centre Concerned over Spurt in Polio Cases

...i, June 4. The Centre is concerned over the recent spurt in polio cases with as many as 34 cases reported mainly from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar //till May this year and feels the two states should take the blame for 'failure' to tackle the disease. While UP accounted for 21 cases, 12 cases were reported fr...

Two-year old Girl With Polio Detected in UP

..., the Centre has expressed concern over the recent spurt in polio cases with as many as 34 cases reported m...nd a solitary case from Madhya Pradesh. UP saw a spurt in polio cases in 2002 when 1,242 cases were reported. But in the following years, the state witness...

Two doses of chickenpox vaccine more effective

...e may be inadequate to guard// against chicken pox spurt in schools. Dr. Sandra L. Snow and colleagues from the Arkansas Department of Health conducted a study during an outbreak of chicken pox at one of the schools. They observed that 96% of the 545 children attending the school had not suffered chicken ...

Gastroenteritis attack in Marquette County renders many sick

... Marquette County Health Department has reported a spurt in cases of diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting, which has prompted health officials to warn against a possible viral// outbreak. A common infection at this time of the year, yet officials advise caution as it appears to have taken a virulent form. It ...

Spurt in Malaria, Dengue Cases in Rajasthan

Rajasthan is reporting a spurt in malaria and dengue cases with a large number of people being treated in hospitals in this city and other areas//. Over 200 malaria cases were identified in the government owned SMS Hospital here while 190 people are said to be suffering from den...

Polio Strikes Again in Delhi

Delhi is seeing a sudden spurt in the number of polio cases among children there in spite of most of them already having received polio drops.// Delhi was free from polio cases for 21 months. Then came the case of eight month old Sameer who has never traveled out of Delhi and ha...

Increase in Polio Cases

...from 225 in 2003 to 66 in 2005. However there is a spurt of polio cases in western Uttar Pradesh in 2006, which has further spread not// only to other parts of Uttar Pradesh and but also to States like Haryana, Punjab,Chandigarh, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. So far, 531 polio cases have been reported fr...

Union Budget: Impact on Health Sector

...health scenario, by paying attention to the recent spurt of communicable diseases and by declaring health schemes for the rural folk. It has also attempted to focus on the woman and child health. Sincere intent and supreme efficiency is required, in the implementation of these schemes, in order...

Technology Changes in Glucose Monitoring Implants

...// According to them, there has been a massive spurt in new ideas and innovations in this field ever since 1991, when the FDA approved the first implantable glucose monitor for Type 1 diabetics. The last decade has seen the device move from the abdomen to the arm, then forehand and even the wrist. ...

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