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Metabolism cycle of Kala-Azar parasite revealed

...tly it was found to be re-emerging there. American troops returning from Iraq have been told not to give blood for a year to prevent he possible spread of the parasite into the U.S. blood supply. Last year, the parasite was found in kangaroos in the northern Australia. (Source: The Hindu) For More infor...

Dead Palestinian Boy Saves Lives Of Six Others

...west Bank city of Jenin last Thursday when Israeli troops mistook the toy gun he carried for a real rifle. Ahmed was transferred from a Palestinian hospital to Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, Israel. He died of his wound only after 48 hours, leaving the parents in unbearable agony. Soon after they heard t...

Move to make HIV Tests mandatory For Soldiers In Northeast

...dia is one of the largest contributors of military troops and policemen for UN peacekeeping missions. Manipur and Nagaland, two states in the northeast that are home to large Indian Army contingents, have been hit hard by the HIV virus. There are reports of soldiers serving in these states being affected b...

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Can Be Prevented?

...t this kind of illness experienced by the American troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. James McGaugh, director of the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory at the University of California at Irvine and his colleague, Larry Cahill, studied how memory formation occurs. Then they said...

No Cure for the New Mosquito-Borne Disease, Chikungunya

...pulation of 760 000 and hence has posted 400 extra troops to help fight the mosquitoes that have been spreading the disease. It has also $720 000 to fight the outbreak. ...

New Bird Flu Cases In Germany Prompts Massive Culling Of Poultry

... of Ruegen, where approximately 270 volunteers and troops have been involved in collection of carcasses. Recently, nearly 12 dead fowls have been found to harbor the deadly virus. The Institute for Animal Health in Riems had identified about 18 dead swans and 3 geese, which the officials believe, could be...

High Demand For Protective Suit in Afghan: Culling Would Have To Wait

...tally unaware of any such issue. The U.S. military troops have been stationed at Afghanistan since late 2001, to combat the Taliban and other militants. A sum of $500,000 has been sanctioned by the Government towards public information campaigns and import of bird flu vaccine, said on official involved in...

Incidence Of HIV/AIDS In The Indian Armed Forces Negligible

...upwards have been regularly giving lectures to the troops and screening films for them on the hazards of unprotected sex. We are even providing free condoms to soldiers," Singh pointed out. "I can say with confidence that deaths due to HIV/AIDS are almost nil. In the near future, we hope to insulate the a...

Malaria Claims 35 Lives In Assam

... the disease might spread among hundreds of Indian troops deployed along the India-Bhutan border for counter-insurgency operations. "We are providing soldiers with specially designed medicated mosquito nets and insect repellents as a precaution against malaria," an army commander said. During the past fi...

No Signs Of Any New 2003 War Syndrome In British Troops

...t increases in common symptoms and problems in the troops after the 03’ Iraq war were very few and that there were no patterns that might have suggested that a new syndrome was present. Stating that it is possible that some military personnel are returning home with mental health problems some of which migh...

Pakistani Medical Relief For Indonesia

...rgeon- general of Pakistan Army told the departing troops to put to full use the experience they have gained over the years. confronting similar catastrophes. ,It must be noted that Pakistan had sent a special task force to Indonesia to carry out relief work after the tsunami too. ...

HIV/AIDS on Rise in Jammu and Kashmir

...s, and other meets where doctors interact with the troops about the disease. Though the AIDS awareness programme for defence personnel does not come under the ambit of JKSAPCS, it has been conducting programmes for army, air force and the police. Official figures have, however, recorded only 37 deaths out...

Device Can "Battle" Hospital Infections

...e U.S. Department of Defense is funding to protect troops on the battlefield //soon may be protecting hospital patients from deadly infections, thanks to recent funding from the New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research (NYSTAR). The funding comes as hospital-acquired infections, m...

American War Veterans Not Receiving Enough Care For PTSD

...ates have raised questions about whether returning troops would get the proper treatment necessary. Their fe...onal Veterans Foundation, has said that the latest troops returning are now facing a more serious trauma. He said that they are “just young bombs like we were...

Findings Suggest New Method to Fight Staph Infections

...ese products are currently being used by some U.S. troops overseas to deodorize protective body armor. From these uses, the idea emerged that it might also be used to kill bacteria associated with athletic equipment such as football pads. Recently, Tenney attended a conference where Newsome and his gradua...

Anthrax Vaccine to be Made Mandatory for Troops-Pentagon

...estarted with a mandatory immunisation program for troops in Afghanistan, Iraq and South Korea, declared// t...day. However it is not planning to do the same for troops serving in other places including the US. The assistant secretary of defense for health services, D...

Stress Produces PTSD-like Symptoms in Rats

...toms of PTSD in people. “A substantial number of troops returning from the war in Iraq have been diagnosed with PTSD, according to the latest studies conducted by the U.S. Army,” said Diamond. “As a result, there’s an urgent need for research into the biological basis of PTSD to facilitate the development...

Women and Children Issues Should Get Priority in India

... and counseling for women and children. Cultural troops from various States also presenting folk dances every evening with enchanting music and throbbing drumbeats. Source - PIB...

Prevention of AIDS in Armed Forces

... kept under medical surveillance. Counseling of troops about contraceptives, especially about condoms, is a continuous process which is undertaken at unit levels by medical officers/Regimental Medical Officers/Public Health Specialists. Do's and Don'ts have also been laid down which include use of condom...

Laura Bush Makes Light of Cancer News

... president's and mine but everybody's -- about our troops who are deployed made this year difficult."...

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