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Awareness About Condoms Among Pakistani Punjabis is Very Low

...rom the infected mother, and that the virus by the wounds of a HIV positive person could infect one. Quoting Akbar Babar, Team Leader of the survey, the Daily Times reported that contrary to the general perception, 75 percents of the respondents thought that extra marital sex was prevalent in society, a...

Tomato Fever Replaces Chikungunya in Kerala

...00 people so far. The symptoms include tomato like wounds especially on hands and legs, from which fluid oozes out. N. Thanganath, Medical Superintendent, Kottayam, said: "In one or more cases, it's not just fever. Patients have irritation on the skin and also rashes and show signs of dehydration on the t...

Texan Battles Flesh-eating Bacteria Contracted While Swimming

...cancer or chronic liver disease, if they have open wounds or sores, shouldn't go wading in the Gulf during the summer." There also is a risk of death in patients whose Vibrio vulnificus infection spreads to the blood, as it has in Gilpatrick's case, said his physician, Dr. David Herndon, who is chief of b...

Chinese Eco-tourism Causing Infanticide Among Tibetan Monkeys

...of the infant corpses Berman's team found had bite wounds indicative of adult macaques. The conflicts typically began with intense competition for food in the designated feeding areas. As the animals became more aggressive, overall infant mortality rose from 14.8 percent to 54.6 percent. Frans de W...

Severe Human Bite Wounds are 12 Times More Common in Men

...he 92 patients requiring assessment for human bite wounds by the plastic surgery service at St Jamess Hospit...ery for the damaged caused by the bite. Human bite wounds are a relatively common reason for referral for plastic surgery and there are two main types: the oc...

Iraq's Orphans Left to the Kindness of Strangers

...n the eyes, in the nose, ears, eating all the open wounds from sleeping on the concrete." The caretaker of the orphanage is on the run. The severely disabled children have since been moved to another clean, well-lit orphanage nearby, with smiling social workers, sun-drenched rooms, ceiling fans, and stuff...

US Trying Hard to Provide Proper Treatment for Wounded Soldiers

... the military euphemism sometimes have no visible wounds but a fog of war in their minds. They can be addle...'s four polytrauma centers, where the most complex wounds are treated with state-of-the-art techniques and whiz-bang devices like "power knee" or "smart ankle...

US Hospitals Increasingly Colonized by Drug-resistant Germs

...until healed, avoiding contact with other people's wounds and bandages and avoiding shared personal items such as towels and razors. Official figures published in the UK sometime showed Clostridium difficile infection caused 4,000 deaths a year and was still spreading despite all attempts to curb it. Clo...

British Scientists Develop Artificial Skin

... as ICX-SKN could also be used to help healing the wounds of many other patients, including those who have h...th the patients' own skin, and, after a month, the wounds healed up with relatively little scarring, said online edition of Daily Mail quoting a report that a...

Presidential Commission Wants Proper Care of Wounded Soldiers at Their Homes

...who can help in out-patient care. Because todays wounds are different and the families of the veterans are...nother consideration is that the patients physical wounds are also accompanied by post-traumatic stress disorder, commissioners said. Senator Carl Levin, De...

New, Less Painful Wound Treatment for Pediatric Patients

...is a new innovation in treating severe and complex wounds in children that decreases the need for frequent and stressful dressing changes. A new study in Wound Repair and Regeneration shows that this technique has a wide range of applications with children, and can be life-saving. This wound therapy is u...

Scientists in Britain Create Artificial Blood

... of Chemistry. "Many people die from superficial wounds when they are trapped in an accident or are injured in the battlefield and can't get blood before they get to hospital. "This product can be stored a lot more easily than blood, meaning large quantities could be carried easily by ambulances and the...

Film Festival on Gender Sexuality Draws Crowds

...fferent terrorist attacks. While their physical wounds start healing, the scars remain, both physical as well as mental. "My crinkled skin scares people. I feel different from the rest now and very lonely," said one of the characters. But the end was more positive with the girls finally coming around w...

Modern Medicine Originated in Egypt, Not Greece

...y, showed that ancient Egyptian physicians treated wounds with honey, resins and metals known to be antimicrobial. The team also discovered prescriptions for laxatives of castor oil and colocynth and bulk laxatives of figs and bran. Researchers further found evidence of treatment of diseases like colic...

Bali Bombings Helped Improve Trauma Care

...ates. "Staff saw victims who had severe shrapnel wounds and were physically and emotionally affected by the bombings", says Guscott. "They experienced depersonalization, disassociation, disbelief and anger. Many described greater physical pain than their injuries would be expected to cause, together wit...

Gel Made of Patients Own Platelets may Speed Up Wound Healing

...latelets in healthy individuals own blood may help wounds heal more quickly and completely . Recent innova... older than 21 years. Five 4-millimeter skin punch wounds were made 3 centimeters apart on both the right and left upper thighs in all eight individuals. Th...

Retinol Lotions Enhances Skin, Reduces Overall Aging

...or purposes of vanity, but also for the healing of wounds and the reduction of ulcers, says senior author Sewon Kang, M.D., professor of dermatology at the U-M Medical School. This research serves as an important step forward in the understanding of how aging skin can be improved, researchers say. In th...

US Soldiers to Be Trained in Critical Medical Care

...care given immediately after injuries like gunshot wounds and those caused by improvised explosive devices could mean the difference between life and death. Simple lifesaving techniques could cut down on long-term injuries and deaths, they said."The most critical 10 minutes in a soldier's care in combat is ...

MRSA, the Super Bug Spreading to Urban Poor in US

...until healed, avoiding contact with other people's wounds and bandages and avoiding shared personal items such as towels and razors....

Brain Inflammation A Friend for Alzheimer's Patients

...shes to injury sites and helps repair and clean up wounds in the brain. The work is the latest in a growing body of research that is trying to determine the exact role of inflammation in Alzheimers disease. OBanion notes that some studies have found that taking medications to squelch inflammation, such no...

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