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Dengue Surge in Singapore, Man Prosecuted for Breeding Mosquitoes

...try was ready to fight dengue should the situation worsen in the hotter months of July and August. He had also warned that households found to have mosquito breeding sites would be fined. According to a weekly government report on infectious diseases, the number of dengue fever cases recorded in the cit...

Air Pollution in India Causes 527,700 Deaths a Year

..." [May 16, 2005].) Air pollution can trigger or worsen a wide spectrum of respiratory and cardiovascular ailments. WHO's air guidelines warn that pregnant women, the elderly, the sick, and young children are especially susceptible to suffering severe effects from high pollution levels. The total nu...

Lasik Device To Correct Bifocal Vision Approved

...visual disturbances that could limit activities or worsen a patient's quality of life. According to Daniel Shultz, director of the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health, the device will reduce the need for reading glasses for adults 40 and older, who have laser in-situ keratomileusis surgery to...

Avandia Improves Quality of Life in Diabetes Patients

.... Furthermore, data suggest that the drug might worsen complications of the disease such as weight gain, swelling, bone fractures and heart disease. The new review supports findings from an analysis of studies, published in May, which reported an increased risk of death from cardiovascular causes in pati...

Premature Vascular and Bone Changes Occur in COPD Patients

... process may start in the early stages of COPD and worsen with the decline of lung function. The editorialists also commented on osteoporosis, which was the second focus of the study: The authors found that bone mineral density was lower in patients with COPD than in control subjects. Among the patients w...

Children With Chronic Illness Die in Hospitals

...heart disease, cancer, neuromuscular diseases that worsen over time, and genetic illnesses, among others. Over 15 years, the proportion of chronically ill children dying at home increased significantly for each age group, from 4.9 percent to 7.3 percent among infants, from 17.9 percent to 30.7 percent for...

Dengue Deaths Sweeping Cambodia Highlight Healthcare Failures

...e whole of 2006 in an outbreak that is expected to worsen with an early monsoon. "In my village every house has been afflicted by dengue -- in some homes all the children are sick," says the children's mother, Chhiv Thy, as she wipes down the 13-year-old girl's body with wet towels. For five days they h...

Vaginal Lubricants can Reduce Cervical Cancer Risk

...opping the infection. Nonoxynol-9 is believed to worsen the cells in the lining of the vaginal tract that might allows the virus to cause infection by reaching the underlying membrane. According to Lesley Walker, of Cancer Research UK in Hull, the study could help treat cervical cancer. "It could be k...

Bipolar Spectrum Disorder may Be Under-recognized for Spectrum Disorder: Study

...hout the benefit of a mood stabilizer may actually worsen the condition." Merikangas and colleagues speculate that as people seek treatment for anxiety, depression or substance abuse disorders, their doctors, especially if they are not mental health specialists, may not be detecting an underlying bipolar ...

Health Authorities Fear West Nile Season Again in US

... the Harris county has said that the situation may worsen if people don't follow the precautionary measures. There is still a large percentage of people in Houston who have not yet been affected by this disease. Not using repellants or going out at night in short-sleeve shirts can be potentially risky. He s...

Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Diabetes and Hypertension in Pregnant Women

...ulin, which can lead to diabetes. Pregnancy can worsen sleep apnea, especially during the third trimester when a womans weight is greatest, Dr. Youssef explains. When a mothers oxygen level drops at night, it may also affect the oxygen level of the fetus, and we dont know what the long-term effects are. ...

Persons With HIV and Alcohol Problems Co-infected With Hepatitis C

...V. According to previous research, alcohol use may worsen HCV-related liver disease and interfere with adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) and medical care. The researchers studied 396 HIVinfected persons with alcohol problems. Fifty percent (199) were also co-infected with HCV. CD4 cell counts and...

Pazopanib Shows Positive in Advanced Renal Carcinoma, Ovarian Cancer and Soft Tissue Sarcoma

...ents improve (respond), stay the same (stable), or worsen (progress) during treatments. Almost half of the enrolled patients remain in the study. "These results with pazopanib are very encouraging," said lead investigator Dr. Thomas Hutson, Baylor Sammons/Texas Oncology PA, Dallas, Texas. "The high respon...

Study Finds No Correlation Between Number of Pills and Adherence to It

... illnesses like hypertension or ulcerative colitis worsen when patients fail to take medication as prescribed - and this puts additional burdens not only on patients, but the health care system," says Brixner. "Data like these demonstrate that the influences on adherence are multi-factorial, and therefore i...

Shortage of Veterinarians Worry Public Health Experts in US

...me it was warned that the shortage was expected to worsen in light of the national trend toward a higher vet school enrollment of city kids compared to students with livestock experience. "It wasn't too many years ago that most of our students grew up on dairy farms, lived in small towns, and came to vet...

Sleep Makes Your Memory Strong

...engthen them. Perhaps, then, sleep disorders might worsen memory problems seen in dementia." Source-Eurekalert/...

Shimla Faces Water Crisis

...residential areas. The water crisis is likely to worsen in the coming weeks as the dry spell grows along with the tourist rush. Relief is only expected when the 45 km away Giri river water supply scheme starts supplying water to a thirsty Shimla by year-end. Source-IANS/L...

Diet May Play Vital Role to Help Smokers Quit

...ability, they asked 209 smokers to name items that worsen or enhance the taste of cigarettes. Nineteen pe...orted that dairy products, such as milk or cheese, worsen the taste of cigarettes; 14 percent reported noncaffeinated beverages, such as water or juice; and 1...

Plavix Safe During and After Heart Bypass

...Plavix, when used in addition to aspirin, will not worsen bleeding after off-pump heart bypass surgery. The researchers led by David Whellan, M.D., assistant professor of Medicine at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, conducted a retrospective study of more than 7, 000 patients who...

Role of Lifestyle Choices in Heart Risks

...hers have noted that exposure to air pollution may worsen symptoms of angina (chest pain) or even trigger acute myocardial infarction (heart attack) in people with existing heart conditions. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom and Umea University in Sweden conducted a controll...

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