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New hope for cancer victims – will vaccine cure the deadly bug

One very deadly form of cancer is pancreatic cancer, though it isn’t very common. Globally it kills lakhs of people every year. And now there is some hope for the unfortunate victims. A new vaccine has been successfully tested on the pancreatic cancer victims and it has increased the survival rates in many. ..Vaccines are typically thought of as a way of preventing disease. In cancer, however, th...

Blood Pressure Drug may slow wasting in burn victims

A widely used blood pressure drug shows strong potential for slowing the metabolic overdrive that makes patients waste away after severe burns and other major injuries. In a study, researchers at Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston, Texas, tried propranolol on 13 children with bad burns and left 12 untreated to compare. The drug, one of a class known as beta blockers, checks the stimulati...

Stroke victims have new hope with activated protein C

A new study by researchers from the University of Rochester, New York suggests that the activated protein C (APC), a protein with anti-inflammatory and anti-coagulant properties,which until now is being used to treat septic infections, may also help reduce the damage caused by stroke. Researchers who conducted the study on mice found that APC could protect brain cells from the secondary damage as...

New hope for spinal cord injury victims

A special report in the online edition of The Anatomical Record has put together a collection of articles on the subject of spinal cord injury repair in animals. Spinal cord injury affects millions of people and, until now, has left them with little hope of living a normal life. However, recent research has begun to suggest that maybe stem cells - primitive cells that can turn into specific cell...

Snail venom Found To Ease Pain In Cancer Victims

Laboratory research has found evidence that the venom that the snails inject to immobilize their prey might have beneficial effects // on some heart problems, strokes, central nervous system disorders and other ills. ..The latest study involved the experimental drug ziconotide, a laboratory-made equivalent of a compound in the venom of the small Conus Magus cone snail, which lives in shallow trop...

Does disparity exists between women and men victims of stroke?

In a study conducted by researchers of University of Michigan had pointed out that despite of great strides// in medical care, there exists a disparity when it comes to providing healthcare to women patients of stroke. ....There are four kinds of tests done for patients with stroke due to ischemia. These are echocardiography of the heart, brain MRI, ultrasound of the carotid artery, and EKG. The...

Hospital asked to Compensate Victim – Judgment by Delhi High Cour

In a judgment passed by the ‘Delhi High Court’ on Tuesday Justice Vikramjit Sen passed the order and asked Safdarjung // Hospital to compensate Manju a 12 year old for the wrong treatment administered by Dr Yadu Lal of the hospital. He wanted to be informed in the next few days how much compensation was the hospital ready to pay to the victim. ....An earlier enquiry had indicated that the opera...

Patients Suffering From Severe Mental Diseases Are At Risk Of Being Crime Victims

People suffering from severe mental illnesses (SMI) are eleven times more at risk than general population from violent crimes. The research report//, which was published in the recent issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, said that one in every four severely mentally ill person is at risk from being the victim of violent criminal acts... ..Symptoms associated with severe mental illness, such a...

Merck to pay $ 253.5 million to Vioxx victim family

On Friday, a Texas jury found Merck liable for the death of Robert C. Ernst, who died in May 2001 after taking Vioxx, a pain killer made by the company. After two days of deliberations, the jury said that Carol Ernst, Mr. Ernst’s widow, // should be awarded $ 253.5 million. .. ..Over 5 years, about 20 million people worldwide took Vioxx before Merck stopped selling the drug in September 2004, aft...

Lady Doctor from Nepal to Help Katrina victims

Dr Luanne Freer normally treats mountaineers caught in avalanches and slipped in crevasses. She heads the Everest Base Camp Medical Clinic in Nepal, has now offered to cope with a new emergency// - the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in the US. ..Freer left for Louisiana on Thursday, one of the worst-affected American coastal towns with about one million displaced by the storm that killed thousand...

Indian doctors in America help Katrina victims

The Indian doctors of American Origin are helping out the victims from Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. ..Hundreds of members of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin// (AAPI) - the umbrella organisation of Indian doctors in the US who number over 25,000 - have volunteered their services to help victims of the trauma and devastation in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alaba...

The romantic legacy of an AIDS victim ended up in tragedy

Love probably meant embracing death together for a married couple in West Bengal. The duo preferred to end their miseries instead of dying a little of humiliation everyday. ..In an act driven// by social ostracism, a 29-year-old man first poisoned to death his 25-year-old wife and then hanged himself in the Durgapur industrial town of south Bengal's Burdwan district, near Kolkata. .. ..Probir an...

Men Victims Of Breast Cancer?

While October marks the 21st year of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a campaign that has boosted better treatments, and saved lives, men might be astounded to learn that it is possible that even they may be a victim // of breast cancer... ..In male breast cancer, the prognosis tends to be worse than for women, mainly because of the lack of awareness in both men and doctors, who tend to “slough off...

Ruling: HIV victim exempted from disclosing condition to partner

The Wellington District Court, New Zealand, has ruled that HIV-positive people don't have to disclose their condition to their sexual partners if condoms are used. .. ..Justin Dalley was charged with criminal // nuisance after not disclosing to his female partner his HIV positive status before they engaged in protected vaginal sex and unprotected oral sex. However, Judge Susan Thomas today dismis...

Another Victim Of Legionnaires' Disease

An 89-year-old woman yesterday became the 21st person victim of legionnaires' disease.// The 89-year-old woman resident of the Seven Oaks nursing home in Toronto's east end died Monday morning in hospital, Toronto health officials said. ..Last week investigators confirmed the outbreak originated in the nursing home's air conditioning cooling tower when contaminated droplets were distributed into...

Need for Psychotherapy for Delhi Blast Victims

Victrims of Delhi blasts may have to go for psychological treatment in order to get rid of the impact the incident has created as many of them find difficult to erase it mentally.// ....Psychiatrist warn that the people who witnessed the blasts - which left around 60 dead and 210 injured - may need counselling and psychotherapy to get out of the trauma. ....These people are already suffering from...

Students Involved In Bullying And Victims Were Equally Stressed

Study shows that both victims of bully and children’s involved in bullying are equally stressed. Researchers from University of Washington reported in the Journal Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine that psychologically both the group of children’s was stressed//. .. ..The study was conducted in 3,350 students studying in three, four and five students and grouped them in to 4 groups co...

Chennai AIDS Campaign Highlights The Social Neglect Faced By Victims

A workshop held recently in Chennai has brought out the wide spread ignorance of the general public regarding modes of HIV transmission to the spotlight.// A one-day workshop was organized by the Chennai branch of Family Planning Association of India to create awareness regarding the prevalence and spread of HIV. .. ..Multipurpose Health Workers (MPHWs) working in the Urban Health Posts (UHPs) of...

Government To Consider Ragging Victim's Plea

The Kerala Government will soon take a decide whether the nursing student who was the alleged victim of sexual ragging by her seniors at the School of Medical Education in Kottayam be granted admission in Thiruvananthapuram Medical College.// ....The next state cabinet meeting on November 30 will also discuss a request for providing financial assistance to the student for completing her academic...

Russian Miss HIV Positive Says Victims Are Treated Like Prostitutes

In a unique way to spread awareness of the dreaded HIV virus, Russia marked the World AIDS Day by crowning 24-year-old Svetlana Izambayeva from southern Siberia as Miss HIV Positive.// ..The result of the contest, which was conducted over the Internet, was announced today. Russian health officials say that the event was to showcase the fact that people with HIV are normal human beings and are no...

Doctors Resign from Hospital for Bhopal Gas Victims

Bhopal: The 21st anniversary of the Bhopal gas leak tragedy was on Saturday 30 doctors of the Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Center resigned. .. ..The doctors wanted a pay hike. The hospital gets around // 1,000 victims visit for treatment daily. Run by a trust, the BMHRC was set up as a super specialty hospital in 2001. Apart from the survivors of the gas victims, it also treats private...

Man Convicted For Transmitting HIV

The District Court in Brisbane, Australia, has convicted 37-year-old Mark Kenneth Reid for having intentionally transmitted the HIV virus to his gay partner through unprotected sex//. Reid had been HIV positive since 1987, but he had denied this to his partner. Reid has been sentenced to 10 year’s imprisonment by the court. The name of the 42-year-old victim has not been revealed. ....Kenneth Re...

Bird flu claims 70th Victim in Asia

Bird flu virus infection has caused the death of a 5 year old boy in Thailand which has raised the toll to 70 in Asia. The boy is not found to be in direct contact with chickens, but the officials feel// that he would have contacted the virus from the neighboring poultry. ..The latest good news to ease bird flu fear has come from the Roche Pharmaceuticals which has the patent for Tamiflu drug ha...

Man Convicted For Spreading HIV

Adrien Nduwayo, a HIV positive man in BC, was convicted of spreading the dreaded HIV virus since he had unprotected sex with women who were unaware of his condition.// .."The message this sends I think is when you are HIV-positive you have a positive duty to disclose that fact to any perspective partners that you have," commented Crown counsel Andrew MacDonald. He added that the women who came t...

UN Fears Earthquake Victims Could Turn To Drugs

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) fears that that the survivors of the massive October 8 South Asian earthquake in Pakistan and Afghanistan might turn to drugs to provide succor from their miseries. To avert this // possibility, the agency has launched a series of workshops in collaboration with the Pakistani Ministry of Health (MoH). ..Vincent McClean, Country Representative...

Fear of Osama bin Laden cause for Bush victory

Researchers have found that the fear of death before voting had an impact on their voting decision. Reports from the Analyses of Social Issues and Public policy reports that the fear of death// had an impact on the 2004 presidential election in US. Researchers felt that the fear of death caused by Osama bin laden tape before the election had an impact on the psychological state of the voters whic...

China reports seventh bird flu victim

The first Chinese outbreak of H5N1 bird flu infection occurred from Qinghai Lake during May of this year and this thursday the Chinese officials have confirmed // the seventh death in china due to Bird flu infection. The seventh victim, Zhou was a 41 year old women factory worker of Sanming City who was hospitalized after showing symptoms of fever and pneumonia, who had an initial H5N1 virus test...

Mystery over bird flu infection to Ms. Zhou – China’s 7th bird flu victm

Investigators were not able to find out how Ms. Zhou, 41 year old factor worker from the Sanming city contacted the bird flu virus. Zhou // , is the seventh victim of bird flu infection in China, she was hospitalized after showing symptoms of fever and pneumonia. It is not yet known how she got the virus as it is said that she was no where in contact with poultry and moreover she did not take an...

Reach Of The Morning-After Pill Treatment Inadequate Among Sexual Assault Victims

Activists, medical experts and counselors have urged the Ontario Government to launch a programme to ensure provision of drug treatment// to all victims of sexual assault, who might have been exposed to the HIV/AIDS virus. // The cost associated with this drug treatment ($1,200) has resulted in a limited availability of this therapy (combination therapy using Combivir and Kaletra). ....Very li...

Chinese Herbs Do Not Increase Survival Rate Of SARS Victims

The use of Chinese herbs along with conventional medical treatment for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) may not be as effective in saving the life// of such victims, according to latest reports. It may just serve to alleviate their misery by a very little margin. ....The researchers of the present study analyzed 12 different clinical trials involving SARS victims. An approximate of 654...

Blazing Statistics: Burn Victims in USA Are Old and Poor

The HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has reported that more than $726 million , roughly 45% of the changes to treat burn victims is billed to Medicare or Medicaid, government programs intended for the senior// citizens and the under privileged. ..According to statistics, the average charge is $59,600 for Medicare patients and $47,400 for Medicaid patients; the average charge for...

Euthanasia campaigner Dr Philip Nitschke could faces criminal conviction

The Medical Council of New Zealand said that the euthanasia campaigner Dr Philip Nitschke does not possess a license for practising medicine in New Zealand. // ..The workshop informs participants of their legal rights about ending their lives... But the Council said that Dr Nitschke needs to be registered as a doctor to carry out his euthanasia workshops. ..On the other hand Dr Nitschke denies t...

Women And Elderly Fall Victims To Obesity And Asthma in Australia

The prevalence of asthma in Australian society has steadily increased over the last 10 years, a survey has found. The situation is actually worse in women and elderly.// ..A South Australian survey conducted between 1990 and 2003 found that the rate of "doctor-diagnosed asthma" in women increased from 7.3 percent in 1990 to 14.6 percent in 2003. There was a 137 percent increase in asthma rates i...

HIV Infection Rates on the Rise in Victoria

Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society which reports about the HIV infection in Victoria said that the HIV infection rates have jumped 28%.// ..Greg Iverson, president of People Living with HIV-AIDS Victoria said that it was a real wake-up call. The health officials are rethinking about their policies after infection rates soared. The majority of new victims are gay men between 3...

WHO Confirms Another Bird Flu Victim In Indonesia

UN health officials confirmed that a poultry worker in West Sumatra is infected with the bird flu virus, bringing the number of human cases in Indonesia to 33// , a health ministry official said Tuesday. .."We received the confirmation from WHO Tuesday morning," said Hariyadi Wibisono, director general of animal-borne disease control at the Indonesian health ministry...The 23-year-old poultry wo...

Autopulse Would Reduce the Mortality Rates in Rural Victoria

According to a study conducted by Prof Bernard a senior lecturer at Monash University's department of epidemiology and preventative medicine, it was found that more number// of rural people of heart attacks than their counterparts who live in urban areas. ..Statistics show that heart disease mortality rates in rural areas are 30 % higher in men and 21 % higher in women than in urban areas. But t...

H5N1 Bird Flu, Claims a Young Victim

Phnom Penh: According to confirmed reports from government health officials and the World Health Organization, a 3-year-old Cambodian girl has died// of H5N1 bird flu. She is the virus’ first human victim, in a year from the South-East Asian Nation. ....The girl, Mon Puthy, had been in close proximity with sick and dying chickens in a village in Kampong Speu province about 40 miles west of Phn...

Genetic Experts of Hopkins Assists In Identifying Hurricane Katrina Victims

Genetic experts of Johns Hopkins joined the aid efforts by identifying more than 70 bodies that were recovered after the Hurricane Katrina. // The devastating natural disaster, which hit Louisiana and Mississippi on August 29, took more than 1,200 lives. Even though most of victims were identified by their families and buried, the remaining was identified using DNA analysis. ....Using experience...

Victorian Initiative: Coffers Are Ringing For an Upcoming Cancer Agency

The Victorian Government has taken on the onus of improving the treatment for cancer patients, and as a first step, a new cancer agency// with a $15 million funding will be instituted. ....The detailed statement by the government, to be announced soon, during the pre-budget statement, will also outline the other medical initiatives on the anvil, along with details of financial assistance for the...

State Govt To Provide Safe Drinking Water To Bhopal Gas Victims

The government of Madhya Pradesh announced on Saturday a scheme that would provide safe drinking water to the victims of 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy//. The announcement came a day after the Bollywood star Aamir Khan offered his support to the gas victims. ..Minister for Gas Relief Babulal Gaur told IANS that a Rs.17-crore (Rs.10.7 million) scheme has been prepared in the wake of reports that drinking...
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