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White Cells Count Can Predict Heart Attack Death Risk

...t. "In our study about half of the patients in the top 25 percent were at the top of that normal range and half were higher." Bhatt, presented the study detailing his finding at the...

Crowning glory of 2000!!! Cracking of the genetic code is top of tops

...s the cracking of the genetic code. Almost all the top ten lists released by every one connected with the world of medicine features this remarkable feat in a prominent place and a majority of them are already tom tomming this as the work which would fetch the next Nobel prize. Researchers at the Natio...

Doctors at risk- the ugly side of the noble profession

A recent study shows that doctors are amongst the top victims of workplace crime. They are often threatened and abused by relatives of patients who die during treatment. Without going into who is right and who is wrong the report says doctors are targeted and sometimes made to pay a very heavy price if ...

Lure of the home turf brings back NRI doctors

...d be comfortable working in. The Fortisfacility is top of the line. Its like having a US hospital transplantedhere,'' says Dr Rupinder Singh. The chance to be a part of a new and exciting healthcare delivery system andgive back to one's own country is also a huge motivator for Dr Singh, whoaccepted almos...

Healthcare sector is now a multi billion-dollar industry in India

...ns. The study report advises the union government top concentrate on improving the dismal condition of primary and secondary health care in most parts of the country. It asks the tertiary health care sector to be left to the private sector. Pointing out that there was a huge shortage of hospital beds, l...

Biotechnology industry expected to grow into a three billion dollar industry by 2002

...ed a pyramidal structure for the sector with a few top biotech (Pharma-biotech) companies with fully integrated manufacturing entities being supported by large number of service providers....

Protein in urine foresees heart disease

...around 12000 women, it was found that those in the top group had more than four times higher risk of having died of cardiovascular disease as those in the group for whom no albumin in the urine could be detected."We know from studying people with diabetes that we can reduce microalbuminuria with ACE inhi...

Voice may be improved by surgery

...roblem is that the uvula - a flap of tissue at the top of the throat obstructs night-time breathing.// If the uvula is trimmed - in an operation called uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) - the shape of the throat and nose cavity is altered. Since the way your voice sounds depends on the way vibrations fr...

Zydus Cadila and Kopran in strategic alliance

...diovascular segment. Aten, today, ranks within the top 50 Indian Pharma brands. // As a part of the alliance, the Mumbai-based Kopran has perpetually assigned its anti-hypertensive drug 'Aten'(Atenol) to Zydus Cadila for a consideration of Rs. 75 crores but will continue to manufacture the drug at it...

Heart disease starts early

...essure in the boys. Systolic blood pressure is the top number in a blood pressure reading. This measurement represents the highest level of the blood's pressure within the artery walls and corresponds to the contraction of the heart's main pumping chambers (ventricles). Higher insulin resistance was rela...

Cardiac diseases develop early

...essure in the boys. Systolic blood pressure is the top number in a blood pressure reading. This measurement represents the highest level of the blood's pressure within the artery walls and corresponds to the contraction of the heart's main pumping chambers (ventricles). Higher insulin resistance was rela...

Less sodium,less pressure

...erage drop of 8.9 points in systolic pressure (the top number in a blood pressure reading) and 4.5 points in diastolic pressure (the lower number). Dr. Eva Obarzanek, a nutritionist with NHLBI and project officer for the DASH-Sodium study, agrees that the current recommendation of 2400 mg per day may ne...

FDA approves first pocket-sized EKG machine

...beat, plug into a wire that in turn plugs into the top of the device. A doctor could view the readings right on the PDA screen. Or, if ambulance workers were recording the measurements, the PocketView ECG can transmit the results over wireless phones to a computer for a doctor to view. Or plug in a pri...

A treatment for Osteoporosis

...before eating, and downed with plenty of water. To top it off, the drug can cause severe indigestion. So scientists tried giving women a week's dose at once, enrolling 1200 postmenopausal women with osteoporosis in a two-year international trial (medical centres from the US to France participated). The...

Prescription Drug Use Varies Widely Between States

...Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi ranked in the top five in usage for more than ten of the 23 therapy ...five 12 times or more and never appeared among the top five for any therapy class. Variation in non-chronic therapy classes was greatest for cough/cold/al...

New viewpoint on Hypertension

...nage high blood pressure focussing not just on the top or bottom figure but on the difference between them....

Cell transplants used to fend off Parkinson's symptoms

...s. Then they pass needles through the forehead and top of the skull to implant the cells. Patients showed improvement in tremor, stiffness, slow movement and balance, the most common motor functions affected by Parkinson's disease. In addition, half of the participants showed improvement of dyskinesia ...

Latest device for identifying Melanomas

...s of its ability to diagnose melanomas, it matches top specialists.// Image analysis and computer-aided diagnostic software for SolarScan, which has been under development for eight years, was designed for Polartechnics by Australia's national scientific research organization, the CSIRO. Leanne Bischof,...

Abortion made easy pill causes alarm in state

... says Dr Neeraj Bora, president IMA. Claiming that top gynaecologists had expressed serious misgivings at the time of the launch, Dr Manju Shukla, a gynaecology professor, said: “The drug companies had assured that the drugs would only be sold under medical prescription. If self-administered or given by...

Pizza is bad for health. But, do you know how bad?

...pizza with some Parmesan cheese sprinkled over the top before it's put in the oven. CSPI's study included a "best bites" rating in which, Pizza Hut's Hand Tossed Veggie Lover's pizza, California Pizza Kitchen's Tricolor Salad Pizza, Domino's Hand Tossed Cheese pizza with half the cheese (must be specia...

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