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AIDS Disaster in India is Imminent

...nternational AIDS Conference, researchers and AIDS workers are sounding the alarm for what many consider to be the next big trouble spot--India."We have a very serious catastrophe in the offing, and if there's an enemy of India it's not Pakistan, it's not China, and it's not any of the other superpowers--the...

New CPR Guidelines issued by Heart Association

...ng. Pulse check is not effective. Even health care workers have difficulties. And when bystanders look for a pulse, it's even less effective. Almost 99 percent of them can't do it in the first 10-15 seconds....

Ebola Virus - 'Outbreak' Claims More Lives In Uganda.

...king is the fact that the dead include many health workers including doctors & nurses. But what shocked the nation was the death of Dr. Mathew Zukeviya, who was a prominent doctor spearheading the fight against Ebola in Gulu. There is no cure yet for Ebola although researchers in Paris last week reported s...

What happens when Medications go wrong?

... harmed are initiated or perpetuated by healthcare workers who aren't being told of their involvement in those mishaps. This opens up a Pandora’s box on medical ethics and the matter assumes monstrous proportions if the unwitting error happens to be a fatal one. Two types of products — insulin and the antico...

Gay capital reeling with rising HIV infection

...aiming fresh victims at an alarming pace. Health workers say the lackluster attitude of high-risk gay men is the main cause of this sudden spurt. There is very poor willingness to use condoms and the false sense of having outsmarted the AIDS virus has led to general feeling that people need not be careful ...

Doctors at risk- the ugly side of the noble profession

...every year the report says adding that health care workers have to walk a tight rope most of the times.The most common form of threat was verbal threat but even life threats were also reported. Even female doctors were not spared. But very few doctors, who were physically assaulted, actually reported the inc...

Pesticide impairs male reproductive function

...emiology, high levels of DDT found in some Mexican workers suggest that pesticide can impair male reproductive function. The human body metabolises DDT to DDE. An international team of researchers took blood samples from 24 men aged 16 to 28 who had not been exposed to DDT in their work. In these men the hi...

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

...the economy, and research has shown that providing workers with drugs is cheaper than paying for absenteeism, loss of productivity, hospitalization, funerals and replacing and retraining staff. However the government of South Africa has said it would be impossible for it to provide free HIV drugs through pu...

Birth weight key factor in heart diseases

...r public health' he says. Hence, he urges health workers to return to the tradition of keeping meticulous records to the size of babies so that they can assess the risks of later heart trouble....

Why running noses are a good thing

...octors should be suspicious if patients are postal workers or handle mail, especially in areas where anthrax has been found....

FDA approves first pocket-sized EKG machine

...readings right on the PDA screen. Or, if ambulance workers were recording the measurements, the PocketView ECG can transmit the results over wireless phones to a computer for a doctor to view. Or plug in a printer and the PocketView will spit out the electrocardiogram's traditional spike-covered paper printo...

A crude custom

...marriage if they have not been circumcised. Health workers say that the operation is often carried out in unhygenic conditions. Luckily due to health campaigns and education, female circumcision has been falling in some countries in the last decade. In Kenya, a 1996survey found that 76% of teenagers had bee...

Zinc helps in curtailing diarrhea in children

...d either zinc syrup or zinc syrup and vitamin A by workers at a field clinic. Another quarter received zinc syrup from their caregivers, and a fourth group received a sham syrup from the field workers. All of the children were between 5 and 30 months of age. Finally the outcome showed equally positive resul...

Lead can be fatal

...to reduce lead exposure for occupationally exposed workers and the 1.7 million Americans with blood lead levels of at least 20 g/dL."...

SARS impact could be devastating

...ged in China late last year. In Singapore, foreign workers make up 24 percent of the labor force. Seven percent of workers in Hong Kong are foreign. China doesn't take in many foreign workers, but quite large numbers of Chi...

Origin Of SARS Virus Discovered

... Prevention and Control Center,have indicated that workers caught the virus fromanimals. The findings are observed form a study conducted on ten random workers at the market in Guangdong. About five out of the ten were found to have SARS antibodies, proving th...

Study casts doubt on keyboard ills

....The finding was based on a survey of nearly 7,000 workers at 3,500 locations who were questioned initially on symptoms and 5,568 of the group who were assessed a year later. This study found a prevalence of possible carpal tunnel syndrome between 1.4 percent and 4.8 percent based on a screening quest...

SARS research confirms link to animals

...at eight of 20 wild animal traders and three of 15 workers who slaughter the animals had antibodies to the virus. Only 5 percent of the vegetable traders in the same market had the viral antibodies. None of those tested, however, reported symptoms of SARS in the past six months. Ban on some animals lifted T...

Exercise The Best Treatment For Low Back Ache

...f an airline company in the Netherlands. About 135 workers who had regularly missed work due to low back pain...number of times. The physiotherapists insisted the workers continue to exercise, despite any pain or discomfort. All the workers in the study were followed f...

Latest Findings On The Deadly Disease - SARS

...he time but didn’t have pneumonia, and health care workers who were also on duty during the epidemic but never developed any symptoms of the disease. Three of the healthy people and one of the patients without pneumonia were found to have antibodies to the virus, leading the researchers to conclude SARS ma...

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