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Wet Weather Heralds the Mosquito Menace

...sion through transplanted organs and through blood transfusions also. There has been one reported case of disease being transferred through breast feed. In many cases there are no symptoms other than fever. In other cases Symptoms include fever, headache, tiredness, and body aches, occasionally with a skin rash...

Significant Advances in VCJD Prion Detection

...ly 1990, including three people who received blood transfusions from donors who later developed the disease. There is therefore an urgent need to develop tests that may be used to screen blood donations for vCJD infectivity, backed up with confirmatory tests, to prevent further examples of disease spread through...

Blood Transfusions Does Not Increase the Risk of Cancer Transmission

...cer diagnoses among individuals that receive blood transfusions from people who donate blood while unaware of thei...s colleagues studied registry data regarding blood transfusions in Sweden and Denmark, and created a database from which they identified a group of exposed individu...

Major Surgeries and Operations Could Prove Deadly for Anaemic Older Men

...sserted that it was too early to say whether blood transfusions or iron supplements to perk up the blood cell count would help. Researchers pinned down two reasons for the outcome of their study. Firstly, elderly men's hearts may have an inadequate ability to recompense for the effects of unusually high or low ...

Huge Rise in AIDS Cases Among Nepal Housewives

...ays. Till 2005, nine people who had received blood transfusions or organ transplants had became infected. Since then, the number has gone up to 22. The number of infected intra uterine device (IUD) users has also risen sharply, by over 67 percent, from 1134 to 1900. The number of people infected from sex worker...

Ninth HIV-infected Child Dies in Kazakhstan

... were probably contracted last spring during blood transfusions or from non-sterilised medical equipment....

Doctors Warned Against Encouraging Elective Caesareans

...sarean birth as with vaginal birth. However, blood transfusions are rarely needed during a cesarean. Decreased bowel function. The bowel sometimes slows down for several days after surgery, resulting in distention, bloating and discomfort. Respiratory complications. General anesthesia can sometimes lead to...

Hemangioblasts New Tool Of Stem Cell Technology

...large numbers of "universal donor" blood cells for transfusions in emergencies, according to the scientists....

Risk of Lymphoma Increases With Hepatitis C Virus Infection

...ticularly a history of injection drug use or blood transfusions received before 1990, when screening for hepatitis C virus was started....

Precancerous Blood Donors Do Not Pass on the Disease

...posure. "Our data provide no evidence that blood transfusions from precancerous blood donors are associated with...ased risk of cancer among recipients compared with transfusions from non-cancerous donors," the researchers conclude. Thanks to the scope and thoroughness of the ...

Doctors Warned Against Encouraging Elective Caesareans

...sarean birth as with vaginal birth. However, blood transfusions are rarely needed during a cesarean. · Decreased bowel function. The bowel sometimes slows down for several days after surgery, resulting in distention, bloating and discomfort. · Respiratory complications. General anesthesia can sometimes lead ...

FDA Announces Audio Broadcasts on Emerging Drug Safety Information

...ociated with agents that reduce the need for blood transfusions in cancer patients. The American Medical Association (AMA) welcomed the FDA audio broadcast. "This innovative development can help physicians provide the best treatments to their patients and improve patient safety," said Edward Langston, M.D., an ...

New Hepatitis C Drug Shows Promise

...rect contact with human blood as a result of blood transfusions and re-using non-sterilized needles and syringes. The Vertex trial showed a high rate of rapid viral response (RVR) in patients treated with telaprevir, and a low rate of on-treatment viral breakthrough, and suggests that some patients can be clea...

Sugary News for Diabetics – Cure Stems from Stem Cell Therap

...annihilate their own immune systems and were given transfusions from their own stem cells, giving the body a chance to restore the immune system. The study revealed that 93% of patients who underwent this treatment could be off insulin for some time. Eleven patients, who were given supplemental insulin after ...

Use Filtered Blood for Transfusion: Expert

...tion, millions of people today are still receiving transfusions that might needlessly be harmful to them. The sing...e at this time is to mandate leukoreduction of all transfusions through its regulatory power." Blumberg's group reviewed approximately 520 abstracts and nine publ...

Inquiry into Past NHS Treatment Disaster

...y 80s where out of 4,670 hemophiliacs who received transfusions with donated blood and blood products and exposed... to clotting. Former ways of treatment were the transfusions of blood or blood products from pooled blood plasma collections of various donors. Due the risks ...

Stigma, Lack of Education, Prevent the Spread of HIV in Afghanistan

...stimates. In addition, about 30% of blood used for transfusions in the country's hospitals is screened for HIV, according to a World Bank report. According to Saifur Rehman, director of the National AIDS Control program at the Ministry of Health, about 80% of government hospitals screen blood for HIV, but many...

Hepatitis Rates Plummet in the U.S

...re to contaminated blood, especially through blood transfusions or the sharing of hypodermic needles. Hepatitis A is generally not considered to be as dangerous as hepatitis B or C, which can lead to liver cancer, liver failure and even death. About 4.5 million Americans are living with chronic Hepatitis B or...

Inflammation can Lead to Cancer

...hots of the immunoglobulin antibody, or even blood transfusions from someone with precancerous tissue could trigger cancer progression in a recipient. Source-Eurekalert PRI...

Now Fight Iron Disorders With a Drug Against Hypertension

... Excess iron also accumulates after repeated blood transfusions and can cause organ failure over time. Günter Weiss, a clinician from the Innsbruck Medical University, and his collaborators from the University of Heidelberg and EMBL now found out that nifedipine, a substance commonly used to control blood pressur...

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