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Americas Preparations For Flu Outbreak Still Incomplete

...strates that the federal government has made major strides in preparedness for a pandemic, Mr. Levi said. But as the administration also recognizes, there is still a long way to go before all levels of government and all sectors of society are fully prepared....

World Epilepsy Week - 2007

...ever, the scientific community has made tremendous strides in diagnosing, understanding and treating epilepsy from the latter half of the 20th century, according to him. "About 80 per cent of those with epilepsy can be cured or their symptoms well controlled to a socially acceptable degree. Newer methods...

U.S. Preventive Medicine(R) Encourages the International Community to Embrace Prevention

... of the world. The UAE has already made positive strides toward embracing a prevention model of healthcare. They currently have nine preventive medicine centers that focus on widening immunization, health screenings, public awareness, research and educational programs. As a result of these measures, The UA...

Witchcraft in Focus at Arctic Rendez-vous

...ts of the world, sorcery and witchcraft are making strides in the West, in particular in Britain, Canada and the United States where the neo-pagan Wicca religion with influences from Shamanism and Druidism is increasingly popular. "Those who practice witchcraft today in the West believe they are following ...

New Technique Dissects Stem Cells' Picky Likes, Dislikes

...s for growing them, says Kiessling. Although great strides have been made in this area, scientists are still searching for factors that will boost stem cell growth rates, for example, or cut the number of cells that spontaneously transform, or "differentiate," into unwanted cell types. As a means to quick...

Sanctions Imposed On Zimbabwe Can Threaten International Health Security

...nitive sanctions, Zimbabwe continued to make great strides in health delivery with the limited resources at its disposal. Such achievements, he said, included the decline in the HIV and Aids prevalence from 21 percent to 18,1 percent and the drop in malaria cases from three million to 1,8 million a year. ...

Cuba is Exporting Healthcare Now

...n turned the attention of many commentators on the strides made in that small nation. Cubas people manage to be as healthy as those of the world's wealthiest countries at a fraction of the cost borne by the latter, points out Sarah Van Gelder. Many elements of the health care system Cuba is exporting ar...

CRN Emphasizes Importance of Folic Acid Benefits

... jump to conclusions that would undo the important strides made in recent years in encouraging supplementation and food fortification with folic acid. "The benefits of folic acid are well-documented, particularly in the area of reducing the risk of neural tube birth defects," said Andrew Shao, Ph.D., vice ...

Links Between Prostate Cancer Treatment, Periodontal Disease

...n other patient stories. In recent years, great strides have been made in prostate cancer treatment, especially for localized prostate cancer. However, men with advanced prostate cancer still face a complicated set of treatment decisions largely because treatments for advanced prostate cancer have remaine...

Record Donation to Children’s Hospita

... brain tumor center, which has made groundbreaking strides in the field of cancer stem cell research since it opened 10 years ago. John Buckle, whose six-year old daughter, Brianna, was born without a pulmonary artery from her heart to her lungs, was in tears as he thanked Mr. Labatt during a meeting, wh...

Britain’s Hearts in Good Care – Deaths Due to Heart Disease Falls by 3%

...attacks each year. The report has shown the huge strides taken in the treatment of patients, who most certainly receive treatment within the first half hour of their arrival at the hospital. In 2005, nearly 9700 lives have been brought back from critical situations with the use of statins in 2005, as com...

Treating Obesity Vital for Public Health, Physicians Say

...been making headlines for years, authors note, and strides have been made to address the problem. Schools are serving healthier meals, health insurers are offering price reductions to members who exercise, and cities are being designed so that residents can leave their cars at home and safely traverse trails...

Young and Obese People Heading for Heart Trouble

...been making headlines for years, authors note, and strides have been made to address the problem. Schools are serving healthier meals, health insurers are offering price reductions to members who exercise, and cities are being designed so that residents can leave their cars at home and safely traverse trails...

Men are from Mars and Women from Venus, but why on Earth are Women so Woefully Wronged?

...e human rights of women and girls has made notable strides in increasing the awareness about the fallout of gender based violence on the economic, social and cultural health of a Nation. In India too, we are not far behind. Oct 2006, was indeed a milestone period for the emancipation of women. A new law c...

Humans are not 'peas in a pod' says a study

...in reality. The new studies will help to take huge strides in the field of medical genetics. Scientists claim that DNA can vary in whole chunks from one individual to another. The genetic variations have now been mapped. Also a very sophisticated tool has been developed, which should definitely help to tr...

Videoconferencing, an impetus to Pediatric Oncology

... Pediatric oncology has witnessed path breaking strides in survival rates in industrialized countries over the last several decades, but developing nations still have a long way to go before they catch up, notwithstanding the fact that nearly 85 percent of childhood malignancies occur in these countries. ...

Botswana: Infants can now be screened for HIV

...est rates of HIV. Botswana has been able to make strides in HIV/AIDS initiatives due to the funding provided by United States and the local government. Antiretroviral drugs have been provided at no cost for the citizens of Botswana. The expectant HIV positive mothers can also avail drugs to inhibit the tra...

HIV/AIDS prevention program extended by 18 months in Bangladesh

...ment of International Development have been making strides in the implementation of the program since 2001, will now work on empowering the leadership and manpower resources of this project. Indeed, from the time of its inception in 2001, HAPP has made remarkable progress in taking the goals of the HIV/AIDS ...

College Launches Palliative Care Nursing Program

...f Nursing's palliative care program will also take strides to address the shortfall of this type of care among racial and ethnic minorities. "There is mistrust among some in this population," explains Tabloski, "and as a whole they are diagnosed later, are sometimes treated less aggressively and have poorer ...

Scientists In UK Issue A Caution Over Untested Stem Cell Treatments

...ndent review. Although scientists are making great strides in stem-cell science, there is no published evidence to support claims that stem cells can safely repair tissue damage caused by multiple sclerosis.” The letter further stated that, “Indeed, there is concern that these unproven treatments could be ...

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