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More Accurate "PROSTATE CANCER" Test can save Unnecessary Biopsies

Prostate cancer can effect men over the age of 40 years and is the second commonest cancer among men after lung cancer. Usually it goes undetected till it is advanced and beyond cure. However a lot of awareness has been created about this condition and now men over the age of 40 years can be screened regularly to detect the cancer. One of the most promising "tumour markers" in medicine...

FDA Imposes New Restrictions On Roche's Accutane

Women taking Roche Inc's popular acne treatment Accutane (isotretinoin) will soon have to submit to new restrictions aimed at preventing unwanted pregnancies while on the drug. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that it has approved significant changes to the drugmaker's pregnancy prevention programme. The pregnancy prevention programme was adopted about 13 years ago, when Acc...

Accuracy of Some Natural Family Planning Methods Questioned .

Women who use menstrual cycle monitors to detect their fertile times of the month should research their choices carefully because some methods are much more reliable than others.// German researchers estimate 10 percent to 15 percent of women of reproductive age in Europe use variations of natural family planning methods and an estimated 30 percent to 40 percent rely on some type of men...

DNA Testing For More Accurate Results

Experts have now developed a DNA test capable of identifying myelodysplasia ( MDS ).MDS is a blood disorder that can lead to leukemia or // fatal infections and bleeding. Patients often don’t find out they have the disease until it’s too late for early treatment. About 15,000 to 20,000 people a year are diagnosed with MDS. The condition is most common in those over age 60. Researchers t...

Accuracy Of Lung Function Test Questioned

Spirometry is one of the most common pulmonary lung function tests. It is used to test for a variety of lung problems and to determine the effectiveness // of treatment. The patient takes a deep breath and breathes out with force into a spirometer to the best of their ability. The spirometer measures both the amount of air expelled and how quickly the air was expelled from the lungs.New r...

Accuracy of Mammograms

Researchers say that overweight women might want to shed those extra pounds since women who are overweight or obese are more likely to // have a false-positive finding on a routine mammogram. Doctors say obese women past menopause are more likely than those of normal weight to get breast cancer and also more likely to be diagnosed with later-stage cancers. However, little study exists on...

New Heart-Screening Device ,An Accurate Predictor Of Heart Disease

A new study shows a device that measures the stiffness of arteries may help doctors accurately diagnose heart disease and identify patients at risk for a stroke.// Researchers studied more than 250 participants. The patients were tested with a “blood-pressure-like” device, which measured blood volume in the leg as a way to determine artery stiffness. Patients were also screened with mag...

Research explains why postmenopausal women accumulate abdominal fat.

Women often had complained of a sudden increase in weight, especially around// their abdominal area, after reaching menopause. For women, this sudden influx of weight often results in obesity that brings with it a new set of problems like a rise in type 2 diabetes cases, cardiovascular diseases and other related health disorders. Researchers say that this weight gain may be...

CT Scans Said to Accurately Detect Small Cancers

New research presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America shows computed tomography scans may accurately detect small cancers and stones in the kidneys, bladders and urinary tracts of high-risk patients.// Multi Detector CT Urography ( MDCTU ) scans can be performed using helical CT scanners, which pass X-rays through the body from different angles. Patie...

Indian Psychiatrist in UK Accused of plagiarism

London. A well-known British Indian psychiatrist apparently has plagiarised the work of an American academic and published it off as his own in an article for a medical journal//. Progress in Neurology and Psychiatry appeared in February edition was written by Raj Persaud and went unnoticed outside the mental health community. The articulate Persaud is one of the youngest...

Murder Accused Wins Hearts By Donating An Eye

A partially damaged eye has been donated by a 19-year-old murder accused in the Indian State of Orissa. Biranchi Majhi, the donor is facing trial in a murder case.// A daily wage earner from Burla town in Sambalpur District, Sandha had lost his right eye in an accident. He was operated upon at Veer Surendra Sai (VSS) Hospital in Burla. Majhi's act has won many hearts even as he is lodg...

Australian Health funds stand accused

Private health insurers in Australia have been accused of using private hospital costs as a ruse to put up premiums, while not passing on cost increases to hospitals // . Private health insurers are believed to have again asked Federal Health Minister Tony Abbott last week to approve an annual premium increase of between 5 per cent and 7 per cent from April. If approved it would be their...

Herbal Medicines with Animal, Human Body Parts! - Swami Ramdev Accused

It is time for spiritual gurus to enjoy the spotlight, following reports of contamination of herbal and other ayurvedic medicines with animal // and human body parts. Miracle cures may now become possible through medical products prepared from human skulls and bones and even animal testicles. // The source of raw materials for such preparations- graveyards of course! Swami Ramdev, muc...

Apple Accused Of Causing Hearing Impairment

A suit has been filed against Apple Computer in a California court. The ubiquitous iPod music player of the organization has been called defective, and capable of damaging the hearing of users. The case has been filed by John Kiel Patterson of Louisiana. // Patterson's lawsuit contends that the iPods sold in the US are capable of pumping out sound of between 115 and 130 decibels, abo...

Setting Standards: Benchmark Medical Tests to Gauge Accuracy of Medical Tests

Medical tests have become a household name as a guide or reference for remedial treatment measures. Is there a standard that gauges the accuracy level of these medical tests. // Researchers use a Gold standard, a bench mark test against which is compared the medical test in question, to gauge the preciseness of the result or measure the deviation. Generally Gold standard benchmark tests...

Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery Has Improved Accuracy

The surgical outcome of partial knee replacement surgery has been has been found to be better owing to superior accuracy of robot assisted knee surgery compared to conventional surgery, // according to a latest study by researchers from Imperial College London. The research team, headed by Professor Justin Cobb and his surgical team set to examine the surgical outcome of patients who...

Nurse accused of breach of conduct and duty

Christine Mitchelson, 53, working at the Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary was accused of posing a continuing risk to patients. She hailed from Denton Burn, Newcastle. // She was struck off the nursing register after the 12 allegations against her were all proved. A hearing at the Nursing and Midwifery Council took this action. She said that she was too ill to attend the hearing. <...

Doctor Accused Of Misdiagnosing 208 Patients: Further Investigation Ordered

An overseas-trained doctor, Farid Zaer, who has registered himself as a general practitioner in NSW has moved on to Queensland, to continue his medical practice.// The doctor has been prohibited from practicing elsewhere as he has been accused for wrong diagnosis involving nearly 208 patients. The doctor still holds the license to work as a GP, without any restriction or supervision....

Can Men Gauge Biological Paternity Accurately

Paternity issue (if the man is the biological father of his child) has always been a topic of discussion, either as an idle gossip or as a detailed discussion by anthropologists. // A new study, by Kermyt G. Anderson (University of Oklahoma and the Centre for Applied Social Research) that would be published in the June 06 issue of Current Anthropology sheds new light a contentious issue....

Doppler ultrasounds found to be accurate in detecting anemia in fetus

A Doppler ultrasound is capable of detecting anemia in the fetus, by measuring the velocity of blood flow in the middle cerebral artery. This test is considered// absolutely safe, also because it is non-invasive, and researchers believe that these tests can be used instead of amniocentesis. This was established after Researchers from the University Medical Center in the Netherlands c...

12-year-old girl Accused for Murder of Three Family Members

A 12-year-old girl and her boyfriend have been accused of the murder of three family members whose bodies have been flown to Ontario. She made her second court appearance. // The victims were Marc Richardson, 42, his wife Debra, 48, and their son Jacob, 8 and a funeral visitation has been planned for them today with the funeral service being held on Tuesday at La Toussaint Church in Sud...

Former FDA Commissioner Accused in Criminal Case

Lester Crawford, the former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration has been subjected to a federal investigation following accusations of financial improprieties. // Attorney Barbara Van Gelder has mentioned that a grand jury had begun a criminal investigation of Lester Crawford. She is believed to have told a federal magistrate, in a telephone hearing, on Thursday, that she...

Women Read Men’s Faces Quite Accuratel

Recent studies have revealed that women judge men to be prospective long term partners according to what they read from their faces. This study included 29 women aged 18 to 20 who examined photos of 39 men, // ages 18 to 33. Their ratings were based on whether the men ‘liked children’ or looks ‘masculine’. Surprisingly enough the women also rated a man's attractiveness as eith...

False AIDS Healer Accused Of Fraud

Prophetess Lucy Nduta of the Salvation Healing Ministry, who is a self-proclaimed AIDS healer, was produced before court on charges of swindling six people of Sh1.6 million.// The money was obtained by telling the people that they would be cured of HIV/AIDS through prayers. The Nairobi Principal Magistrate, Margaret Muigai, denied her bail since Central Police Station CID officer, Pat...

Inaccurate Counts with Cheap Pedometers – Researcher Find

A study by Belgians finds that pedometers, which are not upto the standard and cheaper does not measure every steps in an accurate manner//. Ghent university researchers have analysed nearly 1,000 pedometers involving 35 adults volunteers using 5 per day for 6 days. Automated step-count log precisely logged their steps were also followed by the volunteers. Finally both (pedometers and t...

Government Accused Of Yielding NHS To Outside Interests

Campaigners and unions have accused the Government; of trying to "privatise the NHS by stealth" after they had encouraged and called on large private// sector companies to apply for the management of the healthcare services. Explaining that the notice on the contract in the Official Journal of the European Union said, 'The NHS is progressing with the implementation of the vision and s...

Bipolar Disorder Not Being Accurately Diagnosed By Doctors In UK

The British government's drug watchdog has warned yesterday that the doctors are failing to recognise manic depression, which is also known// as bipolar disorder in spite of it being one of the most common mental illness. It has been reported that patients are waiting on an average for eight years to be accurately diagnosed. It has been explained that if untreated, they suffer from...

The fate of an accused in a murder case to be decided

The U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley told the jurors that Dru Sjodin, 22, struggled for her life and she left “unmistakable” proof indicating that Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. was the man responsible for her death.// Rodriguez, 53, a convicted sex offender from Crookston, Minnesota, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of abduction resulting in the death of Sjodin, a student of the University of Nor...

Medical researcher Accused of 'serious misconduct'

A researcher from the National Institute of Health received over $100,000 from drug companies in unauthorized deals with the firms without reporting the income// according to reports in a newspaper on Sunday. The actions of Dr. Thomas J. Walsh were noted by NIH last year during an internal review, which concluded that he was guilty of "serious misconduct" which could lead to his dismissa...

High Resolution CT Accurately Diagnoses Shin Splints

High resolution CT can accurately show medial tibial stress syndrome, better known as shin splints, in distance runners according, to a study conducted// at the University of Messina in Messina, Italy. According to the study, medial tibial stress syndrome is one of many overuse lower leg injuries that may be found in athletes and accounts for between 13.2% and 17.3% of all running inj...

Automated Technique Accurately Measures Platelet Counts in "Platelet Gel" Products

A special blood concentrate known as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can promote healing in a wide range of medical and surgical situations, // but research has been limited by the lack of a universally accepted approach to measuring the platelet concentrations contained in PRP. A study in the September/October issue of The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery presents an accurate approach to measu...

Scientists Have Developed Faster, More Accurate TB Test

In a far-reaching discovery that will help millions of tuberculosis patients, scientists have developed a TB test which they say is faster//, cheaper and more accurate and also identifies multi-drug resistance. At present, the World Health Organization recommends the sputum-smear microscopy test, which analyses the material expelled from the lungs by a deep cough. However,...

Inaccurate reporting of child physical abuse by healthcare staff

A research published in the latest Journal of Advanced Nursing has indicated that 60% of healthcare professionals have examined//children whom they believe could have been physically abused , but as little as 48% actually conveyed it to the authorities.Less than three-quarters of doctors, dentists and community nurses were aware of the procedures of reporting child physical abuse, but 79...

Accused Arrested in Blood Test Kit Scam

Kolkata: Ghanshyam Sarda, a prime accused in the expired blood test kit scam was arrested here Thursday, said a senior police official.// "We have arrested Ghanshyam Sarda from Kolkata airport. He will now be produced in court," said Gyanwant Singh, deputy commissioner of police (detective department). Ghanshyam's brother, Govind Sarda, was arrested a few days ago. The br...

Depression Symptoms Less Likely in Kids with Accurate Self-Perceptions

Children who can accurately assess how their classmates feel about them — even if those feelings are negative — are less likely to show symptoms of depression // , according to Florida State University researchers. Psychology Professor Janet Kistner found that children in third through fifth grades who had the wrong idea about their level of social acceptance were more likely to devel...

Hospital in New Zealand faces accusations for not measuring up

A hospital in the Whanganui district of New Zealand has come in the line of fire from the opposition party. This happened following several errors in the hospital that// resulted in over 600 people not being able to avail of specialist treatment. . Health Minister Pete Hodgson was under severe pressure to resign or to take urgent steps to improve the situation in Whanganui hospital....

Accuracy of Gene Expression Test for Heart Transplant Patients Confirmed

For many Americans living with a heart transplant, invasive heart-muscle biopsies that check for organ rejection are a fact of life. // Now, a simple blood test that analyzes a patient’s genes has been evaluated by leading transplant centers and shows that it can accurately detect the absence of heart transplant rejection, according to new data reported in an invited editorial authore...

Trial on Medical Staff Accused of Spreading HIV Infection Begins

In Shymkent, a city situated in the southern Kazakhstan, the trial on twenty medical staff who is accused of spreading HIV virus begins today.// These medical personnel have been charged with serious allegations like the purchase of blood from donors who have not tested for HIV infection, reuse of disposable syringes, needles and other medical equipments. These people are also said to b...

New Tests Promise Rapid and Accurate Detection of Malaria

Rapid diagnostic tests, or RDTs, are becoming an increasingly important method for detecting malaria. Health specialists recommend that they be used along with a range of other strategies for controlling the disease // , including the use of artemisinin-based combination therapies, insecticide-treated bed nets, indoor spraying against malaria-carrying mosquitoes and testing and treatment...

MDCT Accurately Locates Bowel Perforation: Study

A new study shows that Multidetector CT (MDCT) without the use of contrast media can show the precise site of a bowel perforation.// This helps in avoiding the need for surgeons to do exploratory surgery of the patient's gastrointestinal tract to locate the problem. In the past, the best way to find a perforation in the bowel was to administer oral or rectal contrast media then watc...
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