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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...se, Dr. Hutton says. “What was amazing, absolutely staggering in fact, is that when we aged the mice further -- to the point where the pathology was quite severe, a lot of neurons had died, and the mouse couldn’t remember any of its tasks -- when we hit this molecular switch, the mouse recovered a lot of its me...

Sex Survey Reveals That Most People Want Sex Thrice a Week

The biggest ever global sex survey, wherein a staggering 27,000 people, aged 18-30, expressed their saucy desires, has revealed that people want to have intercourse thrice a week. Half of the people surveyed, including both sexes, said that they wanted regular sex throughout the week. British women ...

Final Potter Book Already Out on the Web?

... Online retailer Amazon revealed on July 16 that a staggering 2 million people worldwide have already pre-ordered the final Potter book, breaking the record set by the previous book 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' which clocked in 1.5 million orders. Amazon is expecting a surge in the number of order...

Huge Rise in AIDS Cases Among Nepal Housewives

...ldren has also soared from 138 to 428 signifying a staggering 200 percent rise. "We are extremely concerned," said Giridhari Sharma Poudel, executive director of the Family Planning Association of Nepal (FPAN). The association runs intervention programmes in four remote districts as well as other campaigns and ...

Army to Conduct Psychological Tests During Recruits to Curb Suicides

...ess conference here. The Indian Army witnessed a staggering 120 suicides in 2006, as also 23 incidents of fratricide. This year alone, there have been 16 suicides in the army and four cases of fratricide. Under the present system, recruits have to pass a physical test after which they have to clear a writte...

World Blood Donor Day

...8% is harvested from developing countries, where a staggering 82% of the world's population live. Several third world countries are still dependent on paid donors, although the majority of donated blood does come from family members or friends of patients. Evidence from around the world bear witness to the ...

Numerous Defense Personnel Granted Early Retirement Due to Mental Illness

A staggering 40,000 defense personnel were granted early retirement in the past three years, even as another 1,415 were discharged due to mental illnesses,// parliament was informed Thursday. Of those who retired early, 2,064 were officers of the army, navy and...

Antony Concerned Over Growing Suicide Rates in Armed Forces

...' Conference here. The armed forces witnessed a staggering 146 suicides in 2006. There have been 21 cases this year alone. "All possible steps must be taken to reduce the stress on jawans," Antony said, urging the top brass to lay adequate emphasis on humanitarian aspects through better and more humane man...

Researchers Identify Gene That Plays Key Role in Size of Dogs -- and Probably in Humans

...e of more than 3,000 dogs from 143 breeds. "It is staggering to think that so many of the small dog breeds came about through selection on the same mutation in the same gene. These results suggest that while there are invariably differences among breeds (even in genes for size), IGF1 has played an important ro...

Armed Forces Introduce Yoga, Counselling to Counter Stress

...nister maintained. The armed forces witnessed a staggering 146 suicides in 2006, with 120 in the army, 24 in the air force and two in the navy and the coast guard. There were 120 suicides, including 15 failed attempts in 2005. These included 92 - as also the failed attempts - in the army, 23 in the air fo...

U.S. Issues Guidelines in Case of Flu Pandemic

...des, ball games, theaters and other public events, staggering factory hours, barring door-to-door sales, discouraging the use of public transport and encouraging the use of face masks. The most effective measure seemed to be moving early and quickly. For example, said Dr. Howard Markel, a medical historian an...

Role of RNA in Checking the Development of Tumors

... variety of RNA types produced from this "junk" is staggering and the functional implications are huge." The particular form of RNA that has been of interest to Dr Akoulitchev's team is involved in regulation of the dihydrofolate reductase gene (DHFR), determining whether the gene is "on" or "off". The DHFR g...

Polio can be eradicated in India: Health Experts

...children in the state of Uttar Pradesh itself is a staggering 250,000 .And all of them need to be vaccinated. Although incurable Polio still remains a disease that can be prevented through vaccination. Experts point out that statistics show that prior to 1998 there were more than 350,000 cases of Polio cases...

Misled Public Stay Away from Polio Immunisation Drive

...ong Muslims - 30 percent were Hindu families and a staggering 70 percent in Muslim families. Alarmed by such stiff opposition, top WHO polio campaign official Aradhana Johri decided to personally visit some of these villages in western Uttar Pradesh. "This is how well intentioned programmes suffer on accou...

Hospital infections gaining ground in Pennsylvania hospitals

...ocomial or hospital infections have risen to by a staggering 64% in ayear. However in the current report more clinical conditions and surgical complications were also included which had not been looked into last year. Also it is notable that hospitals have been consitent and honest about the reports they have...

New drug proven to tackle Type 2 Diabetes

...ruited from over 21 countries. Canada itself has a staggering 2 million diabetics currently and is expected to cross 3 million by year 2010. Such a breakthrough would immensely benefit individuals with a strong history of Diabetes running in the family, or were either parent or both are already known diabeti...

India To Launch Sex Education And Drug Awareness In Schools Soon

...countries reeling under the scourge of AIDS with a staggering figure of about 5.7 million infected people according to the United Nations. Social activists are of the opinion that the number of infected people could be even higher since actual figures are hard to get to since many are discreet about it owing to...

Mizoram Women Under the Grip of Tobacco

...enough to understand the ill effects of tobacco, a staggering 60 percent of them consume it in various forms making them the most cancer// prone in the country. Recent figures of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) shows more than 22 percent Mizo women smoked against a national average of only 2.5 percen...

Sexual Harassment on the Rise in Aligarh Muslim University

...orse, many of AMU's women students - they number a staggering 5,000 of the 28,000 student population - are being told that they are bringing a bad name to the university by protesting. But girl students told IANS they cannot take it any more. The authorities, they say, do not even allow them to step out of th...

Yoga to De-stress Indian Army Soldiers

...AFMS," it said. The AFMS is currently short of a staggering 3,522 personnel, the bulk of them at the paramedics level. The AFMS comprises the Army Medical Corps (AMC) sanctioned - 5,432/ held - 5,143, AMC (non-technical) 360/259, Army Dental Corps (ADC) 418/418, Military Nursing Service (MNS) 3,152/3,026 and ...

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