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Cipla holds talks with mining giant to supply AIDS drugs for South African workers

Indian pharmaceutical giant Cipla is holding talks with London based mining giant, Anglo American for supplying AIDS drugs to South African workers. About 11% of South African population is HIV positive, totaling around 4.7 million people, giving it the dubious distinction of being the country with the maximum number of HIV positive people in the world. ..The HIV scourge is sure to have a devasta...

Iron supplementation for a common side effect

Hypertensive drugs in general have a common side effect- cough. Iron supplementation cures the annoying cough that often plagues people on a widely-used blood pressure medication. .... The angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are often used to treat high blood pressure, heart failure and other cardiac conditions. But up to 40% of people on ACE inhibitors are troubled by a cough. The sid...

B Vitamin Supplementatoin Saves Money and Lives

People with high blood levels of the amino acid homocysteine experience more heart attacks and death from heart disease.And giving patients inexpensive and safe therapy with the B vitamins folic acid and cyanocobalamin can lower homocysteine levels. ....Fortifying foods with B vitamins and giving additional supplements to people with heart disease could save lives and money.// ....Dr. Jeffrey A....

Iron supplements proves helpful in dry cough .

The ACE inhibitor is one of the most widely used drugs in cardiovascular medicine.It improves the survival rates and reducing complications in patients with cardiovascular conditions such as hypertension and heart failure.But however this drug produces dry cough as its most frequent side effect.// ....In most cases, patients with this troublesome complication discontinue the drug. Koreans have co...

Supplement helps cardiac surgery

A nutritional supplement has been found to support immunity in elderly, frail and patients at risk undergoing heart surgery. After every operation, rate of infection is a common risk, especially for patients who have impaired immunity.Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh report on the use of a nutritional supplement which enhances the immune system in patients undergoing surgery.// ....A...

Supply of Radiopharmaceuticals Hampered by Attacks

As a result of the September 11 terrorist acts in New York and Washington DC, air transportation in the United States was put on hold for several days, which severely affected the production and distribution of radiopharmaceuticals. ....Most radiopharmaceuticals are shipped via air due to their specific nature. These products are either radioactive themselves or they are pharmaceuticals with a ra...

Pharma majors gear to supply anti-anthrax drug

The panic that has gripped the U.S with anthrax bacterial infections coming to light has led to an increased demand for the drug used in its treatment - Ciprofloxacin. Already there is news that the German pharma major Bayer is tripling its production of Ciprofloxacin to cater to the burgeoning demand and will supply 200 million tablets in the next three months. In fact, Bayer holds the U.S. pate...

Zinc supplements improve survival rate

Daily zinc supplements given to babies with low birth weight can significantly improve survival rates, especially in countries where infants often die from infectious diseases. The research involved 1,154 full-term but smaller than normal babies born in New Delhi, India, most weighing 5 1/2 pounds or less. Mothers fed them supplements containing zinc or minerals for nine months. Fifteen of the 20...

Mislabeled Body-building Steroid Supplements

Body-builders looking to pump up their physiques should know that many over-the-counter steroid supplements don't measure up to their label claims. Many people who buy these supplements are getting ripped off. // ....Researchers evaluated 12 steroid supplements that they purchased in stores. They analyzed the products to determine whether or not all of the ingredients listed on the label were ac...

Garlic Supplements Impede HIV Therapy

Researchers have found garlic supplements can cause harmful side effect when combined with a type of medication used to treat AIDS. Garlic supplements reduced// blood levels of the saquinavir, one of a class of drugs called protease inhibitors that are effective at slowing the progression of HIV infection. In the presence of garlic supplements, blood concentrations of saquinavir decreased by abo...

Lactobacillus Supplements shorten the duration of diarrhoea

Supplements containing bacteria commonly found in yogurt can help shorten the duration of diarrhoea in children by nearly a day. Researchers reviewed 11 international// studies that examined the effectiveness of a type of bacteria known as Lactobacillus for the treatment of diarrhoea in children, most of whom were younger than age 4 and were hospitalized. The Lactobacillus was generally given as...

Iron supplementation quite necessary

Hypertensive drugs in general have a common side effect- cough. Iron supplementation cures the annoying cough that often plagues people on a widely-used blood pressure medication. .... The angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are often used to treat high blood pressure, heart failure and other cardiac conditions. //But up to 40% of people on ACE inhibitors are troubled by a cough. The s...

Supplements for Ear Infections

Researchers say a daily teaspoon of lemon-flavored cod liver oil followed by a chewy, multi-vitamin tablet with selenium may help prevent middle ear infections in children. New studies show children with otitis media, or middle ear infection,// required fewer antibiotics and had fewer ear infections once they began taking vitamin/mineral supplements and cod liver oil, which has vitamins A and D a...

New Supplement Found To Be Effective Against Sunburn

A new study presented at the Annual Congress for Dermatological Research in Brest has //indicated that GliSODin a superoxide dismutase supplement marketed by Paris-based IsoCell Nutra, significantly increased the levels of exposure to UV rays required to burn skin. ..Researchers claim that SOD has a different mode of action to vitamins. Also known as ‘the enzyme of life’ when first discovered in...

Calcium Supplementation May Not Actually Prevent colon cancer say researchers

Researchers now say that calcium previously thought to inhibit the growth of colon cancer cells// may not actually be true due to inconsistent results obtained in a number of studies. ..However researchers say that results of two well-designed, randomized controlled trials, have shown a moderate protective effect on development of colorectal adenomatous polyps, generally benign types occurring i...

GlaxoSmithKline to Supply United States with 8 Million flu vaccine, Fluarix

GlaxoSmithKline will supply 8 million doses of its flu vaccine, Fluarix. This dosage is twice the amount GSK shipped to US last year. This amount of 8 million doses only represents about 10% of the demand from the US, due to increased need for vaccines against flu.// The immense need for vaccination increased due to large vaccination awareness programs organized in the US during recent years, due...

UN Fears Melting Of Ice Would Concentrate Toxins in the Chinese Water Supply

The explosion at the chemical plan in the month of November released toxic substances contaminating the Chinese drinking water supply. This has created havoc in Russia also as they share the same water resources. // ..But the recent report given by the United Nations includes the danger of concentration of these chemicals due to the melting of the ice. It also mentioned the need for a regular tes...

Useful Cancer drug stops tumour blood supply

A drug that reduces the level of copper in the blood of cancer patients reduces the growth of tumours in animals. Wilson's disease is a rare disorder where patients have excess of the trace element copper in their bodies. Researchers at the University of Texas, through research on Wilson's disease, // have discovered a compound, known as tetrathiomolybdate (TM) that could fight cancer by lowering...

Herbal supplement ephedra posing threat to people's health

A study published in the online version of Annals of Internal Medicine has suggested that the herbal supplement ephedra, often used for weight loss or to boost energy, is posing a threat to people's health and experts are calling for authorities to ban or restrict access to the supplement. The study used data gathered by the American Association of Poison Control Centers. Researchers claim that o...

Hyaluronan supplementation therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis, a common problem in the knees, is a form of arthritis where one or more joints undergo tissue change. A key problem involved in in these type of joint problems is the loss of a special salt called hyaluronan within the fluid that moisturizes the area. This fluid is called synovial fluid. Hyaluronan supplementation injections are being given to humans since 1987, after the therapy...

Lower chance of bone fracture with Vitamin D supplementation

According to a study published in the British Medical Journal, older people taking vitamin D supplements had fewer bone fractures than expected. The researchers from Cambridge, UK, identified a group of 2,686 people aged 65 to 85 living in the community. They sent either one capsule of Vitamin D3 or a placebo every four months for five years. They asked the participants to provide them with infor...

Babies Should Get Vitamin D Supplement

American Academy of Pediatrics has reported that all infants, particularly those who are breastfed, should be given vitamin D to help prevent rickets, a potentially crippling condition in which the bones fail to grow straight and strong. While breast milk is the best nutrition for babies, it may not contain enough vitamin D to meet babies needs. This happens particularly when youngsters are prote...

Use of zinc supplements tied to possible increase in risk of prostate cancer

Consumption of supplemental zinc is associated with an increased risk of advanced prostate cancer, according to an analysis of data from the Health Professionals Follow-up Study. ....The prostate has higher concentrations of zinc than do other soft tissues. However, studies of the effect of zinc on prostate cancer risk have been inconclusive.Among more than 46,000 men followed in the health profe...

Benefits of Vitamin Supplements Unclear

New research shows there is not enough evidence to confirm vitamin supplements can prevent cancer, heart disease or stroke. In fact, researchers found consuming too much of a particular vitamin may increase a person’s risk of developing disease. ....The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force reviewed the results of four clinical studies, which show consuming certain vitamins decreases a person’s cha...

Vitamin- B Supplements Beneficial in Depression Treatment

New research reports, patients who were treated for depression responded better if they had a higher level of vitamin B12 in their blood.// ..An increasing amount of research is looking at the association between vitamin B and depression, but the specifics have not been understood. Researchers conducted a study to look at the relationship of vitamin B12 and the treatment of depression. ..The stud...

Weight Loss Supplements Questioned

New warnings from the Food and Drug Administration may leave some wondering if weight loss supplements really do what they claim.// ..Some of the products under scrutiny include, Ultra Carbo Blocker 3000, TrimSpa Carb Blocker, and Zone Fat Blocker.Many of these supplements claim to block starch, carbohydrates and fat calories, while allowing consumers to lose weight without making any lifestyle...

Vitamin B12 Supplements Found To Improve Memory

We often wonder what to blame for our poor memory as we age : genetics or diet?The key finding in a new Swedish study shows genes // and nutrition interact to contribute to cognitive problems in old age.Scientists have known of a gene associated with higher risk for Alzheimer's disease, and they have also known that low levels of vitamins B12 and folate are risk factors for memory loss and Alzhei...

Zinc Supplements Found To Be Effective In Treating Children With ADHD

According to a recent study researchers say zinc supplements may increase the effectiveness of stimulants for children with attention deficit hyperactivity // disorder ( ADHD ) . Zinc is basic for the production and modulation of melatonin, which helps regulate dopamine function, supposed to be an important factor in ADHD and its treatment and researchers say dopamine, a neurotransmittor, helps t...

The Importance Of Folic Acid Supplements

New research shows about half of the population carries a gene that puts them at risk for passing on neural tube defects like spina bifida to their offspring.// Researchers say they already know one form of the gene responsible for processing folate in the body is linked to neural tube defects. They speculated another form of the gene might also be associated with the birth defects. ..Researchers...

The Importance Of Vitamin D Supplements

Latest research shows vitamin D deficiency is an unrecognized and prevalent health problem. Vitamin D is important for calcium absorption // and bone growth during childhood and adolescence and is believed to help protect against health problems, such as diabetes, hypertension, multiple sclerosis and cancer. ..Researchers looked at the vitamin D levels in 307 adolescents during their annual phys...

The Benefits Of Calcium Supplements

New research shows calcium lowers your risk of developing colon polyps. Colorectal polyps, or adenomas, are bumps or fleshy tumors that develop on // the inside lining of the colon that may become cancerous over time. ..Researchers say their study provides sufficient evidence which shows that calcium supplements appear to be a relatively safe and inexpensive way to reduce the risk of the most ser...

Taking Vitamin Supplements With Caution

Latest research proves that popping vitamin pills won’t help ward off heart disease .Researchers analyzed the role vitamin supplements play in reducing // the oxidative stress thought to play a part in heart disease. ..After analyzing previous studies on the topic, researchers could not find enough evidence in the studies to recommend taking vitamin supplements to treat or prevent heart attacks o...

Food Supplements Can Prevent Alzheimer’

A new study shows consuming foods or supplements containing the omega-3 fatty acid known as DHA may be the best way to avoid Alzheimer’s disease // even if you carry a gene that makes you susceptible to the condition. For the study researchers first bred mice to carry the gene known to cause the brain lesions characteristic of the disease. Initially various environmental factors affecting the sym...

The Benefits of Vitamin- B Supplements

New research reports, patients who were treated for depression responded better if they had a higher level of vitamin B12 in their blood.// ..An increasing amount of research is looking at the association between vitamin B and depression, but the specifics have not been understood. Researchers conducted a study to look at the relationship of vitamin B12 and the treatment of depression. ..The stud...

Vitamin- B 12 Supplements Found To Be Effective In Combating Depression

New research reports, patients who were treated for depression responded better if they had a higher level of vitamin B12 in their blood.// ..An increasing amount of research is looking at the association between vitamin B and depression, but the specifics have not been understood. Researchers conducted a study to look at the relationship of vitamin B12 and the treatment of depression. ..The stud...

Folic Acid Supplementation During Pregnancy Could Help Prevent Spina Bifida

Folic acid supplementation in early pregnancy can reduce up to 70 percent of spina bifida cases, according to a new study.// Spina bifida, a condition in which the neural tube (an embryonic form of the brain and spinal cord) fails to fuse. Spina bifida is a condition that involves lifelong medical management. It is also one of the most common malformations of human structure. ..Results show that...

Report on the Safety and Effectiveness of Melatonin supplements

The report on the scientific evidence to date for the benefits of melatonin supplements used for disorders due to sleep schedule alterations and primary and secondary sleep disorders were reviwed.// Disorders due to sleep schedule alterations can stem from flying across time zones or working night shifts. Primary sleep disorders, which include insomnia, can be caused by factors such as stress or...

Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements Could Be Effective In Treating Patients With Osteoporosis

A new study shows patients with Crohn's disease do not have improved bone mineral density by adding bone-building drugs to calcium and vitamin D therapy. Crohn's is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes chronic inflammation // of the intestinal wall. It usually begins in the teenage years and is characterized by abdomen pain, diarrhea, and weight loss. Patients with Crohn's disease suffer bon...

Supplement Of CLA May Reduce Body Fat

Intake of supplement of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) by overweight people had showed a reduction in body fat,// says a new study in The Journal of Nutrition. ....The study was conducted to analyze the effects of CLA on human body. The tests were done to measure the effects on body fat mass, lean body mass, bone mineral mass, body weight, and body mass index. The CLA supplement was given in the...

Long-term use of calcium supplements to prevent colon cancer

Scientists of Dartmouth Medical School said that intake of calcium supplements over the years can act as a preventive measure for people at risk of colon cancer.// ....Calcium supplements can reduce about 36% of the chances of pre-cancerous polyp formations in colon. Calcium has chemo protective properties that can prevent formation of colorectal polyps. ....The previous study was in a trial, w...
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