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“Don’t fear long haul flights!” Vascular surgeon tells travelrs

Dr. John Scurr, a vascular surgeon at London's Middlesex Hospital, advices passengers, who fly long haul flights, that there is nothing to fear. ..The death of a woman on board an airliner, while she was flying a long distance flight, has sparked off this sudden debate that long flights can be fatal to many people. ..Dr. Scurr says this fear is unfounded and that people are just over reacting...H...

TELITHROMYCIN - the proven effective new drug for cap

Community acquired pneumonia other wise known as CAP has been a therapeutic challenge to most of the practising physicians. This is mainly due to the growing resistance of the bacteria causing them to the available antibiotics. ..Telithromycin (Ketek), a new ketolide antibiotic, is highly effective in treating patients with pneumococcal bacteraemia associated with community-acquired pneumonia (CA...

Smoking can depreciate intellegence

Smoking in old age appears to be linked to intellectual impairment over the age of 64, research has found. ..A team from the Institute of Psychiatry in London carried out a community survey of an area of England ....They studied more than 630 people aged 65 and over. Smoking and drinking habits were recorded at the beginning of the study. The volunteers' intellectual powers were also assessed. Af...

Drink alcohol for intelligence

Moderate drinking may actually improve brain power, according to Japanese research. ..It is thought that an ingredient of alcoholic drinks may help prevent or restrict the hardening of the arteries which could lessen blood flow to the brain. // ....However, there are other factors linked to moderate alcohol consumption which could also be linked to improved IQ. The researchers, at the National...

Watching television for long hours could lead to agressiveness

Researchers claim that children who watch television for long hours are more likely to be agitated.The research was carried out by Jeffrey Johnson, of Columbia University// and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. His team tracked more than 700 children through adolescence to adulthood. ....They found that those who had watched one or more hours of television a day appeared much more likely...

Blood test may aid foretell Alzheimer's

According to study in University of Texas, a novel blood test can detect plaque buildup in mice brains, suggesting a possible new way to predict who might get Alzheimer's disease.Researchers at the School of Medicine in St. Louis said it is unclear whether a similar blood test would work in people, but the findings in the animal studies appeared promising.// ....Plaque buildup ruins brain cells a...

Approaching through Telemedicine benefits patients

According to researchers, a new study shows that getting primary care physicians and their patients together with specialists through videoconferencing technology is an excellent way to extend the communication between doctors and patients.// ....Doctors from the Royal University College Medical School in London tested the "virtual outreach" method in a group of more than 2,000 patients seen at a...

Medicines Used In Antiplatelet Therapy Can Reduce Heart Attacks And Strokes

Research shows that using antiplatelet medication called clopidogrel before coronary angioplasty surgery often reduces the risk of death from cardiovascular problems like heart attacks, or strokes.// The research paper was published in the latest issue of JAMA. ....Dual antiplatelet therapy following percutaneous coronary intervention using a combination of drugs such as ticlopidine or clopidogre...

Watching television linked to smoking

In the United States smoking is the leading preventable cause of death. Turning off the television could prevent young people from smoking. A new study finds the more an adolescent watches television, the more likely they are to start smoking. //The risk of disease increases the earlier in life one starts to smoke. About 5 million adolescents smoke and that number has been increasing since 1990....

Emotional intelligence in Cancer

According to new researchers, points to the importance of cancer patients being able to understand and work out their depressed feelings. Researchers feel that with a firm knowledge of their feelings but no way to deal with them, //the patient is left with increased feelings of depression and anxiety. ....Researchers from the University of Texas performed a unique Internet study to determine the...

Gene variant foretells diabetic neuropathy

A gene variant that is linked to an increase in the risk of Alzheimer's disease also predicts which people with diabetes are most likely to suffer neuropathy. In diabetes, impaired circulation may cause neuropathy in the lower limbs - that is, //peripheral nerve damage leading to pain and numbness. In severe cases, amputation may even be necessary. Researchers at Duke University in the US have no...

Televisions ruling baby's world!

A new research by psychologists at the Tufts University in Boston has revealed that children as young as 12 months old are influenced by emotions displayed on television. They also use emotional information picked up from adults around them to make decisions. ....Donna Mumme, assistant professor of psychology at Tufts University, and her team tested //babies, showing actors reacting on a videotap...

Anxiety following heart attacks not adequately managed

A new study by Ohio State University researchers has shown that patients who..complain of anxiety after a heart attack are not being managed appropriately...The researchers who looked at an experience of 101 heart attack victims have..found that patients' own descriptions of anxiety after a heart attack and the..way it is recorded and treated by their doctors do not match. In the group of..partic...

China tells officials not to hide SARS damage

China, still reeling from an official SARS cover-up, is trying to stop more deception, this time of the extent of economic damage the deadly flu-like virus has caused to the world's sixth-biggest economy. The State Statistical Bureau said the illness, which hit retail sales and foreign investment last month, was likely to cause more disruption in May and June and officials should come clean about...

Radiation Exposure Found To Affect Intellect Later In Life

According to recent findings researchers say the risks and benefits of using CT scanning for young children need to be re-evaluated.// ..Researchers from Sweden studied more than 3,000 men who received radiation therapy before 18 months of age. Participants had their intellectual capacity tested at age 18 years or 19 years. Researchers also studied school attendance records for the young men. .....

Testosterone Replacement Therapy Safe If Monitored Appropriately

About 2 million to 4 million men in the United States have low levels of testosterone. Symptoms of the condition // may include erectile dysfunction, reduced muscle mass, reduced bone density, depression, and anemia. ..Testosterone replacement therapy is designed to increase testosterone levels for men with the condition. The therapy may be offered as an injection, patch, gel, or tablet. New rese...

Women not Getting Screened Adequately

According to findings from a new study researchers say women who are heading to the doctor for a Pap smear and mammogram, might be missing out // on getting screened for the number three cancer killer in women. Researchers say that women might now also need to add colorectal screenings to the list. ..To compare cancer-screening tests, researchers looked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prev...

Treat depression and pain separately

Pain and depression may be two separate conditions that frequently co-exist. A new research in the journal// Arthritis & Rheumatism say that it is essential to treat depression and pain separately, even if they are present simultaneously. ....The researchers had studied 33 women and 20 men with fibromyalgia. This is the condition where patient feels extensive tenderness to touch along with intens...

First telesurgery

The first major trans-Atlantic telesurgical operation has been carried out. ..Doctors in the United States removed a gall bladder from a patient in eastern France by remotely operating a surgical robot arm. ....The procedure could make it possible for a surgeon to perform an operation on a patient anywhere in the world. Doctors at the European Institute of Telesurgery in Strasbourg say the proced...

First telesurgery

The first major trans-Atlantic telesurgical operation has been carried out.Doctors in the United States removed a gall bladder from a patient in eastern France by remotely operating a surgical robot arm.The procedure could make it possible for a surgeon to perform an operation on a patient anywhere in the world. Doctors at the European Institute of Telesurgery in Strasbourg say the procedure was...

CT Scans Said to Accurately Detect Small Cancers

New research presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America shows computed tomography scans may accurately detect small cancers and stones in the kidneys, bladders and urinary tracts of high-risk patients.// ..Multi Detector CT Urography ( MDCTU ) scans can be performed using helical CT scanners, which pass X-rays through the body from different angles. Patients are...

Platelets May Be The Source Of Gene Regulations

Researchers from University of Utah School of Medicine had reported that a key process in gene regulation could occur in human platelets. These are unique cells that are unusual because they don’t have a nucleus // (anucleate). .. ..Scientists long have thought the transformation of pre-mRNA into mature mRNA—called splicing—happens only in a cell’s nucleus. But using stem cells from human umbilic...

MS Patients Improve With Telephone Therapy

Patients suffering from depression resulting form multiple sclerosis had showed marked improvement for depression, after being treated telephone therapy. // The results of the investigation were reported in the September issue of Archives of General Psychiatry. ....Although two-thirds of depressed patients prefer psychotherapy to antidepressants, only 10 to 45 percent ever make a first appointmen...

Scientists Awarded Appropriately For Contribution Towards Medical Research

Science is usually viewed with awe, not to mention a little fear or suspicion; it is perceived as a realm that most people cannot understand, let alone hope to enter. Such an // approach can be dangerous if they can affect public policy concerning the use of science... ..If the public is to have a say in developing guidelines for dealing with certain scientific problems, it should fist have a cle...

Reliance Infocomm Tied With Apollo To Provide Telemedicine Services

Reliance Infocomm, one of India's leading telecom companies, said Wednesday it had tied up with private healthcare chain Apollo Hospitals to provide telemedicine services in over 100 cities. // .. ..Under the agreement, Apollo Hospitals will leverage Reliance Infocomm's nationwide chain of 240 WebWorld cyber stores in 105 cities to offer high-quality healthcare services. .. ..Reliance WebWorld wi...

Weight gain intimately linked to prostate cancer

Researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have found that weight gain or loss plays a significant role in determining// the aggressiveness of prostrate cancer. ....The report is detailed in the in the October 1 issue of Clinical Cancer Research, corroborates findings of an earlier research that had linked obesity to the development of prostate cancer. Sara Strom, Ph.D.,...

Medical Mishaps In Telemedicine And Their Prevention

One solution to the dilemmas of geographical separation between the doctor and the patient, and scarce resources would be to consider the feasibility of telephone consultation as an alternative method of consultation, // as this may be more convenient for busy patients and may save costs. Telemedicine has been defined as the use of telecommunications to provide medical information and services......

Speed up bird flu vaccine, Bush tells experts

The prospects of a bird flu pandemic has created a stir worldwide with US President George Bush getting in on the act and urging vaccine developers to speed up the process of developing a vaccine to combat the same. // .. ..Representatives of more than 80 countries and international organizations met in Washington on Thursday to discuss ways to prevent bird flu pandemic. Health officials includin...

Finland and India to interact and cooperate in the filed of telemedicine and biotechnology

Meria heikela, Leader of Finpro’s global industry team said that Telemedicine and biotechnology are the two important potential areas of cooperation between Finland and India.// Ms. Heikela talked to a gathering of Industry representatives at an interaction organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). ....Heikela said that about 90% of medical equipment produced in Finland was export...

Urine testing for telomerase enzyme for bladder cancer diagnosis

Dr Maria Aurora Sanchini and her colleagues from Italy have found a new urine test which detects bladder cancer// in people with high-risk of cancer occurrence. The test which is proved to be 90% accurate is used to measure the level of the enzyme telomerase in urine of patients. The results of the study have been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study would be ve...

Telemedicine Project Implemented for Indian Railways

South Eastern Central Railway at Bilaspur, M. P. in its specialty hospital has a Telemedicine project implemented.// The project was undertaken by a Bangalore based company called Televital. Now the Bilaspur Hospital is connected with two remote Railway Hospital at Raipur and Nagpur. The Telemedicine network is implemented on Optical Fiber Cable of Railway Network. , M. P. The Indian Railway has...

Stomach Beats Can Tell the Truth About Lying

New York: Currently lie detection methods use heart activity, but now the stomach’s rhythm can be used instead quite accurately for lie detection reports the online edition of New Scientist. // ....India-born scientist Pankaj Pasricha at the University of Texas found that the heart is unreliable as it's affected not only by the brain but also by factors such as hormones, .."But the gut has a mi...

Intelligent children had longer live

Study results showed that people who lived longer had a high childhood IQ irrespective of income and social position. The research study was carried out by Dr Laurie Martin and Laura Kubzansky, Harvard's School of Public Health who reported their finding in the American Journal of Epidemiology. // ..Childhood IQ of more than 163 score is very rare and is considered as very intelligent and the ch...

Hospital Cuts Costs By Moving Cancer Patients To Hotels

UP TO a third of cancer patients at a leading National Health Services (NHS) trust will be moved out of wards and put up in nearby hotels under plans to save tens of millions of pounds on hospital beds in Britain.// ..According to a report in the Sunday Times, over 100 patients suffering from cancer or blood disorders at University College hospital (UCH) in London have already stayed at NHS expen...

Chromosome Ends Trigger DNA Damage Response For Telomere Protection

Researchers from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have suggested that a localized DNA damage response at telomeres after replication is essential for recruiting the //processing machinery that promotes formation of a chromosome end protection complex... ..Telomeres, the ends of linear chromosomes, represent a problem for the control of genome stability and the DNA damage machinery. An ex...

Is it ok to let kids watch too much of television?

A recent study done to evaluate the current trend of young children regarding television viewing has provided some alarming results, with nearly 60 percent of kids younger than age two watching more than an hour of TV a day. //The hours of TV watching is also consistently high amongst 3 to 5 year olds who watch TV for an average of two hours or more. ..If you are under the impression that letting...

H-ras gene mutation linked to Costello Syndrome

Professor Karen Gripp and his team from DuPont Hospital studied genetic mutations in H-ras gene which lead to Costello Syndrome, scientists found that the gene mutation occured in germline cells //though it was not observed in the genotype of the parents of the affected patients. The researchers have published the results of their study in Wiley Interscience. The researchers identified mutations...

Charlotte Church Warns kiss n tell girls not to flirt with Henson

London: Welsh singer Charlotte Church is one jealous kitten, when it comes to protecting her handsome lover Gavin Henson from the admiring glances of young ladies who drape themselves all over the rugby ace. // ....The singer, who recently confessed that she would rather quit singing forever than lose Henson, has reportedly admitted that she gets really annoyed when girls flirt with her boyfriend...

Big Brained People Are More Intelligent

People who have larger brains have better intellect, according to McMaster University’s researchers. Neuroscientist Sandra Witelson led the study which also said that there were differences between women and men. // The study which was published in the journal Brain also said, said that in women, verbal intelligence was clearly co-related with brain size, accounting for 36% of the verbal IQ score...

Television soaps showing unrealistic coma survival and recovery

British Medical Journal reports that television soaps or serials give a false picture about coma survival and recovery rates in coma patients. Researchers compiled 10 years data of sufferings felt // by coma patients and found that the rate of survival and recovery shown in television soaps is not true as the study show that only 8% of coma patients in soaps died during coma for instance, compar...
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