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Controversial Levis jean ad to be withdrawn

... where nearly a hundred thousand people are on the waiting list awaiting a suitable donor for organ donation. Nearly 20 people die each day because they are unable to find a suitable match. A spokeswoman for Levis Strauss in San Francisco, said that the ad film was meant in good humour to show how attached...

Cancer drugs in development nearly doubled since 1995

...bladder cancer.Of the drugs in development, 17 are waiting for Food and Drug Administrationapproval (FDA). Thanks in large part to medicines developed in the pastdecade, cancer deaths are on the decline. But cancer is still the secondleading cause of American deaths by disease....

Mechanical Heart

...could help thousands of patients who die each year waiting for a heart transplant. Patients considered for the implant were critically ill with fewer than 30 days to live and the life expectancy of the patient who got the new device is expected to be extended by about a month. Courtesy : The New Indian Exp...

Health Officials Recommend Flu Vaccine

...ul by early next month, health officials recommend waiting to get a flu shot....

Cipro Has Cheaper Cousins to Treat Anthrax

...ganisms. Doctors sometimes use Cipro when they are waiting to find out exactly what type of bacteria they're dealing with. It's especially effective against anthrax because it may take days for scientists to discover what kind of strain is involved in an attack. According to experts, all known strains are ...

Outdoor cold is a health hazard

...s not help those who get chilled in the outdoors - waiting for a bus or a train. In just 30 minutes, say Professor Ketinge, you can get cold enough to create a problem with clotting a day or so later. It's the time lag that's made this an unsignificant place problem. In colder countries, like Siberia, the ...

Pig cloning for organs

...urrently, about 75,000 Americans are on transplant waiting lists. Most people die waiting for an appropriate organ. While the demand for organs increases every year, the supply of human dono...

Liver transplant oversight urged

...olleagues said more live transplants could shorten waiting lists and offer medical advantages in some cases over the traditional practice of taking transplant livers from people who have just died. ``Living-donor liver transplantation is a remarkably effective lifesaving procedure for selected patients,'' t...

Oestrogen to help mental health

...et an initial sedative effect, but you are usually waiting for seven days or more for the full effect," she said....

Specialist surgeon not imperative in melanoma

... melanoma should see the surgeon with the shortest waiting list. Speed of treatment is more important than surgical background. This is probably a reflection of the relatively simple nature of melanoma surgery compared to breast surgery....

Bridge to liver transplant looks encouraging

...toxins from the blood can buy a patient time while waiting for a liver transplant. Liver failure is a relativ...rs are in short supply and many patients die while waiting for one. Research on an artificial liver has been going on for many years now, but the liver is such...

Artificial discs available as replacements for damaged discs

...for general use throughout the United States as it waiting for the results of the second phase of the trials. The drug has already been approved in Europe....

More risks connected with live-donor liver transplants

...n 2000 and 394 in 2001. Also, the list of patients waiting for a transplant has increased to over 16,000 as patients see improved chances of success. Dr. Fred Gordon, director of liver transplantation at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass., who said that the procedure is here to stay, said the findings wi...

Second hope for men with erectile dysfunction

...ve a second hope with two new drugs introduced(and waiting for approval from the U.S. FDA) by the drug majors Eli Lilly and Bayer. The drugs, Cialis (tadalafil), by Eli Lilly, and Levitra (vardenafil), by Bayer, are touted to be more effective than Viagra(sildenafil citrate) as they are said to remain active...

New heart-healthy corn due in stores by 2007

...oducts or is sold as cooking oil. Scientists are waiting for a patent approval, expected next month. After that, seed companies can apply for a license to sell it to farmers. Food processors also are interested in healthful ingredients that can provide benefits for weight-conscientious consumers....

Treatment for Syndrome X

...t-loss program group, or the group that was on the waiting list for treatment. Before and after treatment, the participants underwent a variety of tests including glucose tolerance, lipid levels and blood pressure measurements. Researchers found the response to glucose in the body was significantly reduced ...

Relief from Migraine

... when taken at the first sign of pain, rather than waiting until pain is moderate to severe, as was the requirement of the original study. Previous research on the use of drugs known as serotonin agonists for the treatment of migraine have required patients to take the drugs only when their pain reached mod...

Pancreas Transplant for Diabetics

...ave worse survival than patients on the transplant waiting list who received conventional therapy. The Amer...f pancreas transplant recipients with those on the waiting list.The study used information from 124 transplant centers in the United States. Researchers includ...

China says patient may have SARS

... linked to the disease even as the WHO said it was waiting for more results to come in.// "There is a possibility that the patient may have contracted the SARS coronavirus," Xu Ruiheng, deputy director of the Guangdong centre for diseases prevention and control, said on Hong Kong cable television, citing r...

Human Growth Hormone Found To be Dangerous For Human Use

...in Chicago, say human growth hormone is a disaster waiting to happen. They say the hormone which is naturally produced by the body -- increases levels of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1). Their concern is what those raised levels of IGF-1 can do. Currently, human growth hormone is approved to be used a...

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