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Debate Rages over firing of HIV infected health care workers

When we flip through the news papers it isn’t uncommon for us to see news items which tell us that an employee has been fired from an establishment after testing positive for HIV. But rarely do these matters become a major controversy when many sit up and take notice. Especially in the health care industry people don’t bat an eyelid when someone is fired because of ones HIV serostatus. Many nurse...

The Cancer Rumour mill working over time

The single most important word to make people sit up and take notice in health care apart from AIDS or HIV should be cancer!!!!!!!!!! The mere mention of the word is enough to bolster people to sit up and listen. But should we really accept all that is heard and said about the disease? Or should we use our gray cells and analyse the pros and cons and then decide? Should we believe all that is wri...

Fireworks can spell death for asthmatic children

With many festivals round the corner its boom time for fireworks. We can never imagine diwali without fireworks. Pongal or karthigai also have their share of fireworks. Then of course the usual rigmarole of India – Pakistan cricket matches where even cricket stadia aren’t exempted from fireworks. Last but not the least, private functions like marriages, birthdays and other occasions call for a cl...

Oracle Corp. to help build world's first "Digital Hospital"

Oracle Corp. and Health South Corp. together will build the worlds first "all digital hospital", according to a release on Monday, issued by the out patient surgical rehabilitation chain. The digital hospital will feature inpatient beds with display screens connected to the Internet, electronic medical records storage, digital imaging and a wireless communications network permitting doctors and o...

Cipla holds talks with mining giant to supply AIDS drugs for South African workers

Indian pharmaceutical giant Cipla is holding talks with London based mining giant, Anglo American for supplying AIDS drugs to South African workers. About 11% of South African population is HIV positive, totaling around 4.7 million people, giving it the dubious distinction of being the country with the maximum number of HIV positive people in the world. ..The HIV scourge is sure to have a devasta...

The World Bank funds private Hospital in India

The World Bank, whose website (www.worldbank.org) declares "Our dream is a world free of poverty, 'is backing the construction of private hospital in Mumbai, India, a move which some health agencies fear sets a precedent for using development assistance for projects that will mainly benefit the rich. ..The bank has given the government of Maharashtra state an International Development Association...

Exclusive breast-feeding advised for six months in infants recommends World Health Organization

A resolution put forward by Brazil, at the annual assembly of the world health organization is to be accepted advising exclusive breast-feeding for the first six months in all infants. The resolution was passed at the committee stage on Wednesday after 2 hours of debate where many national delegates and members of charitable organizations argued vehemently for breast-feeding. ..Nestle, a maker o...

Half of world's children are passive smokers - damning disclosure from WHO

The world health organisation has come out with a damning disclosure that half the world's children are passive smoke. In a message on "No Tobacco Day 2001," World Health Organization chief Gro Harlem Brundtland said 700 million children were exposed to the health hazard because most governments still allowed smoking in public places. She added that scientists around the world agreed that there w...

WORM! WORM! all the way

Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, often grouped together under inflammatory bowel disease or IBD, are disorders of modern, industrialized nations with stringent standards of public hygiene. ..Overzealous cleaning of the environment prevents the human immune system from interacting with worms, bacteria and other pathogens necessary for it to develop properly...Yes! Doctors at the University...

For better mood and energy!! Work-up in short span

As little as 10 minutes of moderate exercise daily can improve mood and reduce fatigue, study reports. ..It is a well known fact that exercise has its benefit towars the physical asset. But as far as mental fatigue is concerned, there was a debate as to how much exercise will benefit. This is based on the preliminary findings which included 14 women who did ride stationary bicycle for longer peri...

Thirty minutes of work up per day reduces the risk of Diabetes

Diabetes Prevention Program, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, showed that at-risk people who exercised at least 30 minutes per day reduced their risk of diabetes by 58%, even without medication. ....People who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes can sharply reduce the odds through a regular regimen of diet and exercise, according to data from the nation's first major clinical...

Memory problem? solve a crossword

A new report released by the Institute for the Study of Aging and the International Longevity Center says older people who want to stay mentally agile are better advised to put down the pill bottle and pick up a pencil. .... Research shows that seniors who do crossword puzzles, exercise and seek help for emotional problems may stay sharper longer than those who put their trust in unproven cures s...

Iron is a two sided sword

A new study shows that cells exposed to high doses of iron are more responsive to infection. Iron is vital for the binding and release of oxygen by red blood cells and iron deficiency is a relatively common health problem especially in younger women and older people with a poor diet. That is why many breakfast cereals are now fortified with iron, to make sure everyone gets enough of this importa...

Ajanta Launches World's First Once-A-Day Nimesulide Oral Formulation

The Mumbai-based Ajanta Pharmaceuticals (APL) has launched its once-a-day 200mg controlled release nimesulide brand Nimlodi for arthritis. Nimlodi, which was developed by the Company through new drug delivery system, is the world's first once-a-day nimesulide brand for the treatment of arthritis. Ajanta, which manufactures both Allopathic and Ayurvedic medicines, developed this oral formulation i...

Stay away from strenouous work

Pregnant women whose job is physically demanding - or who do shift work - could face more childbirth problems, say scientists. A major study in the US showed that this heavy work was associated with premature delivery, high blood pressure and underweight babies. ....Jobs which involved long periods of standing up, shift work and fatiguing work were also significantly linked with premature birth...

The winter worry

Scientists from Norway looked at 4.7 lakh births between 1977 and 1998 for pre-eclampsia, a problem due to increased blood pressure which is dangerous to the baby and the mother.They found that mothers of children born in August had the lowest risk of pre-eclampsia. ....However the research team from the National Institute of Public Health in Oslo say there are wide range //of possible explanatio...

Drug Combo Works Better for children with ADHD, Tics

Drug Combo may be the best method for tackling a irksome duo: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) combined with a chronic twitching disorder. New research suggests that mixing// two of the most commonly prescribed drugs for ADHD is the most effective therapy for kids who struggle with a combination of ADHD and muscular control disorders. ....Various studies have shown that between 21...

Composite fillings to hasten work procedures

Amorphous calcium phosphate is showing great covenant in dental restorative work, say researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology at Ohio.//This ACP has new physical-chemical properties,” says Tyndall Don, Ph.D., a researcher at OSU. “It’s more soluble than other calcium phosphates and has a tendency to convert to the stable dental mineral hydroxyapatite, which is the main i...

How brain works

For proper functioning of the brain in humans and animals, the nerve cells must communicate with the neurons by releasing chemicals called neurotransmitters. .. In a new study, biologists from Utah showed how a single protein plays an importnat role in preparing the nerve cells to send these chemical signals. .. The experimented animals were paralyzed- unable to move, eat or// eliminate waste-w...

Depression has a worthwhile treatment

According to a new study, screening of patients suffering from depression in a primary care visit was found to be done on a regular basis.When you visit the doctor, he or she may carry out routine checks of your health, such as measuring blood pressure.// According to some experts it is too complicated to screen for depression while others believe it could be worthwhile.Researchers at the Hopkin...

Embryonic Cells Might Prevent Parkinson’s Disease From Worsenin

Patients with Parkinson’s disease may be able to stop or even slightly improve the progression of the disease if they undergo a surgical procedure to implant // embryonic cells into their brains, say researchers. The cells work by producing dopamine, a neurochemical that helps control movement. People with Parkinson’s don’t produce enough dopamine, which leads to the movement problems common in p...

Hype and Hoopla: Penis Mightier than the sword (read: Enlarged Penis)

LONDON: Think a dozen times before deciding upon a penis enlargement procedure. Too much hype and hoopla about size-lift surgeries to the Penis, advertised extensively over the internet and spam mails, // has led many size-fixated enthusiasts to the operating table. According to the researchers, it is still under weather down under, post penis enlargement surgeries, with most men dissatisfied w...

President Bush proposes HSAs scheme for the benefit of both the workers and the country

President Bush in his State of the Union address encouraged Americans to open health savings accounts (HSAs). He said that it would help to fight the nation's out-of-control medical costs. It was // well received by many lawmakers. But the local employers say that HSAs are the means by which the doctors cure the country's health finance ills. ..Gary Laugharn, regional client leader in Houston...

20 Men Involved In Gay Sex Network Acquire HIV Infection

The much used Internet that enabled gay men contact in Hong Kong has been in a way responsible for HIV infection among 20 men according to a latest report. // ....Government health officials found all 20, who met between November 2003 and November 2005, had HIV with similar gene sequencing, the South China Morning Post reported. ....The discovery was made when all the men sought medical help af...

Protein can change worn muscle fibres

A protein can change easily worn muscle fibres into energy-producing muscle fibres – mocking the effect of exercise. Recently, researchers at Harvard Medical School discovered a protein in muscle called PGC-10.// Now, with colleagues at the University of Texas, they reveal that the protein has the power to transform muscle fibres. ....There are two types of muscle fibre. Type II is the easily-fa...

Tentative inhaled steroids is worse for lung patients

According to a new study, patients with lung disease suffered more complications if they tried doing without inhaled steroids. Researchers in Texas studied a group of 200 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).// All received a high dose of inhaled steroids, to manage their condition, for a period of four months. After this time, they either continued the steroids or received...

Combination regime may work against prostate cancer

A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology suggests that men with advanced Prostate Cancer respond better to a combination of Vitamin D with the chemotherapy drug// Taxotere. ....A phase II clinical trial of 35 men treated with a combination of Taxotere and Calcitriol found that this combination regime was more effective than treatment with Taxotere alone. This was measured by t...

Televisions ruling baby's world!

A new research by psychologists at the Tufts University in Boston has revealed that children as young as 12 months old are influenced by emotions displayed on television. They also use emotional information picked up from adults around them to make decisions. ....Donna Mumme, assistant professor of psychology at Tufts University, and her team tested //babies, showing actors reacting on a videotap...

Likely reason which makes analgesics work against Alzheimer's

Pain killers like ibuprofen or naproxen have long been known to help people protect themselves against Alzheimer's disease. Now, researchers from the University of California have found a possible reason as to why this might be so. These scientists had previously developed a marker molecule called FDDNP that was used to detect the presence of plaque. Plaque is a protein deposit in the brain that...

Second SARS suspect fuels worry in India

..After the country reported a new suspected case of the disease fears of the deadly SARS virus grew in India. This happened hours after doctors gave the cleared a woman suspected of being India's first SARS case. In Hyderabed a 48-year-old software worker was immediately admitted to a hospital after he arrived from Australia via Singapore. He had symptoms of high fever, cough and cold similar to...

World Health Organisation Takes a Historic Decision and Approves Treaty to Discourage Smoking

The 192 members of WHO unanimously adopted the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) aimed at curbing tobacco-related deaths and disease on 22nd May 2003. The Convention requires countries to impose restrictions on tobacco advertising, sponsorship and promotion, establish new labelling and clean indoor air controls and strengthen legislation to clamp down on tobacco smuggling.//.. ..“Tod...

World Health Organisation Takes a Historic Decision and Approves Treaty to Discourage Smoking

The 192 members of WHO unanimously adopted the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) aimed at curbing tobacco-related deaths and disease on 22nd May 2003. The Convention requires countries to impose restrictions on tobacco advertising, sponsorship and promotion, establish new labelling and clean indoor air controls and strengthen legislation to clamp down on tobacco smuggling.//.. ..“Tod...

World Health Organisation Takes a Historic Decision and Approves Treaty to Discourage Smoking

The 192 members of WHO unanimously adopted the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) aimed at curbing tobacco-related deaths and disease on 22nd May 2003. The Convention requires countries to impose restrictions on tobacco advertising, sponsorship and promotion, establish new labelling and clean indoor air controls and strengthen legislation to clamp down on tobacco smuggling.// ....“Tod...

World SARS-free within weeks

The World Health Organisation said the world should be free of the deadly SARS virus within the next two to three weeks, but warned the disease could emerge in China again next winter. "All countries are probably now going to be SARS-free within the next two-to-three weeks. SARS will be gone, we believe, from human populations," says WHO... ..Taiwan and Toronto -- the only two areas still regarde...

Work out to fight impotence

Pelvic floor muscle exercises can help restore erectile function in men, says a British study. ..The study by researchers at the University of the West of England in Bristol found men with erectile dysfunction who did pelvic floor exercises had the same overall improvement as men in a large trial of Viagra. ....The pelvic floor is made up of layers of muscle and other tissues. This study include...

Stress make acne worse

It's true. Taking exams can make you break out. There are a lot of anecdotal stories about stress making acne worse, but few clinical studies have looked at this, Dr. Alexa B. Kimball, from Stanford University in California, told. "Frankly, we started our study with the goal of debunking this myth," she added. ...."There are a number of good studies that show pretty clearly that acne causes stres...

Stress may Worsen Acne

Researchers say stress may worsen acne! ..Acne is a condition of the skin that affects more than 80 percent of teenagers and up to 25 percent of adults. ..While stress has often been cited as a source of acne, these claims have been unsubstantiated until now. Twenty-two university students participated in this study.Each participant had at least one academic examination within the time of the stu...

Meditation Works Medically

In one of the first studies of its kind, researchers say mindful meditation can have a positive impact on health. The study, led by doctors at the University of //Wisconsin, determined the practice of mindfulness meditation impacts the left side of the brain and has a healthy effect. ....The researchers recruited 25 people in a work environment with healthy employees. During an eight-week clinica...

World's oldest turns 116 in Japan

A Japanese woman believed to be the oldest person in the world has turned 116.Born in 1887, when Japan was still in the throes of its conversion from samurai rule //to modern democracy, Kamato Hongo was recognized as the world's oldest living person by the Guinness Book of Records after an American woman -- Maude Farris-Luse -- died last March at the age of 115. ..Along with being the object of...

How a man's mind really works

What is it with men and cars? Why doesn't he notice how much housework needs to be done? Why does he need to keep a grip on the remote control? And the most bewildering one of all //-- why won't he just talk to me? ..The answers, says social philosopher Michael Gurian, lie not in laziness, sexism or sheer pigheadedness but in profound differences between the male and female brain -- and scientist...
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