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Sperm washing helps couples – Breakthrough in focu

...ause sexual intercourse carries a 1 in 500 risk of transmitting the virus to the female partner and through her to the fetus. Sperm washing is a risk-reduction option in which infected sperm are washed free of virus before insemination into the female partner at the time of ovulation. Absence of detectable HIV is...

Debate Rages over firing of HIV infected health care workers

...ealthcare professionals pose a significant risk of transmitting HIV to patients be scientifically based. "It's particularly important to Waddell that he be evaluated based on his ability to practice well and safely rather than based on stereotypes or inflated concerns or irrational fears," Scarborough said. Amo...

Hemochromatosis Patients' Blood is Safe

...s. "Hemochromatosis patients had no more risk of transmitting viral infections than did other donors. This finding should help guide future decisions on blood donations by these patients. If people with hemochromatosis qualify as donors then that could potentially have a significant impact on the national blood...

Sperm washing helps couples

...ause sexual intercourse carries a 1 in 500 risk of transmitting the virus to the female partner and through her to the fetus. Sperm washing is a risk-reduction option in which infected sperm are washed free of virus before insemination into the female partner at the time of ovulation. Absence of detectabl...

Arsenic in drinking water

... little or no arsenic, but with contaminated water transmitting diseases such as diarrhoea, dysentery, typhoid, cholera and hepatitis. Programmes to provide "safe" drinking-water over the past 30 years have helped to control these diseases, but in some areas they have had the unexpected side-effect of exposing th...

"An Armour against pleasure, and a cobweb against infection" – Has the condom withstood the test of time

...s correctly seriously underestimates their risk of transmitting or contracting STDs or becoming pregnant unintentionally. Thus it's not enough to tell people to use condoms - they also need to learn how to use them correctly. Further Information on Gonorrhea on Medindia: Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) ...

Asthma aggravated by thought processes

...mation. The two brain structures are involved in transmitting information about the physiological condition of the body, such as shortness of breath and pain levels, and has strong connections with other brain structures essential in processing emotional information. In asthmatics, these regions may be hyper-re...

Virus May Check Spread Of Bird Flu

...on using a harmless virus, called adenovirus, as a transmitting agent for a vaccine to fight off highly virulent strains of the avian influenza viruses. Current vaccines are designed for strains of flu found in local areas and are effective only as long as the virus doesn't change form. Existing vaccines will ha...

Ruling: HIV victim exempted from disclosing condition to partner

...l duty was to take reasonable precautions to avoid transmitting the virus, which he had done by using a condom during intercourse and not ejaculating during oral sex. She added that although people might expect a sexual partner to inform them of their HIV status, and there could be moral duty to do so, it was not...

India Has No Case Of Avian Flu Says Health Minister

...e WHO raised an alarm in case the avian flu starts transmitting from humans to humans. So far it has been spreading from birds to humans. The 10,000 birds that died in West Bengal have been sent to a high security lab in Bhopal and their samples have proved negative for avian flu. More than 60 people have died...

Good Response from Pregnant Women in Delhi for Free ART Therapy

...V. A pregnant mother with HIV has a 30% chance of transmitting the infection to her child. The risk of transmission during vaginal delivery. The only way to reduce this type of transmission is encouraging women to come forward to get tested for the virus. Several programmes have been accomplished to achieve th...

Oxytocin Boosts Trust and Reduces Fear.

...ed by decreasing the activity of amygdale and fear transmitting process and augments trust. The participants were 15 healthy men. They were made to smell oxytocin or placebo and then went for a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scan. In the scanner various activities known to increase amygdale was pe...

Blood Donation is the most priceless gift

...reponema bacteria, West Nile Virus and other blood transmitting diseases. It is estimated that 1 pint of donated blood can help five people by separating the blood into Red blood cells, Platelets and Plasma. Blood can be stored for 42 days in a refrigerator. Blood donation can be given by a person who is above ...

Britain Announces Third Transfusion Related 'Mad Cow' Case

...ansfusion precautions to reduce the probability of transmitting such dangerous infections. All the three cases of ...o adopt certain precautions to minimize chances of transmitting the infection to others through surgery or other healthcare procedures....

Aluminium and Iron Could Play a Vital Role in Multiple Sclerosis

...d spinal cord. // The myelin is very essential in transmitting the impulses across the body. Scientists at Keele University, Staffordshire, compared the levels of the metals aluminium and iron in the urine of people with MS and others without the condition. They said that MS could be linked to difficulty in pr...

Bird Flu attacks the feline community

...f now there have been no documented cases of a cat transmitting the virus to people. Maria Cheng of the World Health Organization in Geneva said that tigers and snow leopards in a zoo in Thailand became infected after being fed chicken carcasses. She also said that further studies about the transmission patte...

Australia Ready to Meet the Challenges of Bird Flu

...ay said that water fowls which are responsible for transmitting the disease do not normally migrate to Australia. ...uses. Even if they do pose a risk, the pathway for transmitting a virus into domestic birds have a lot of intermediate steps in between. In the first place the mi...

Mad Cow Disease – Worst Is Yet To com

... ruled out.. With the increase risk of unknowingly transmitting the infection, there would increase the risk to the population as a whole, but it is impossible to say how many people would die as a result. Stating that this was just a warning sign, he stressed that things should be taken with utmost priority. Ma...

Computer Keyboards In Hospitals Could Spread Infection To Patients

... advantages. However, it can also pose the risk of transmitting illness-causing bacteria from the computer keyboard to patients via the hands of their healthcare provider," the researchers said. All computer keyboards in patient care areas should be routinely disinfected every day and whenever they are visibly ...

Animal Facts About Bird Flu Transmission

...uire the H5N1 virus from birds, the probability of transmitting the same to other pigs and hence human beings is v...ould be aware that birds aren’t the only source of transmitting the bird flu virus. The researchers further recommend strict sanitary measures within households to ...

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