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ZD1839 Proves Effective - A Breakthrough in fighting Lung Cancer

Lung cancer, the header among all forms of cancer, is avenged now by the new proven effective ZD1839. It has been shown that ZD1839, an epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor, has confirmed, durable responses and safety in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) as monotherapy and in combination with standard chemotherapy agents after segmental scrut...

Prevention better than fire-fighting. Hong Kong Beefs Up Precaution Against Bird-Flu

HONG KONG: Hong Kong is taking all precautionary measures against bird-flu, having fully understood the ramifications of the bird-flu crisis on the economic health. After bouncing back with an envious economic health, // a bird-flu crisis is the last thing needed so authorities are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the flu never enters, even by fluke! A new central poultry sla...

The cancer-fighting gene

A university of Alberta biochemist has recreated the three-dimensional structure of a critical portion of the BRCA1 protein, which if mutated, causes, hereditary breast cancer.Using ultra-sensitive x-ray crystallography, biochemistry assistant professor Mark Glover has uncovered the three dimensional structure of an important part of the breast cancer-associated protein, BRCA1. Mutatio...

Dietary cure for fighting Helicobacter pylori

The bacterium Helicobacter pylori is remarkable for its ability to live in the strong acid conditions of the stomach. A compound found in broccoli is powerful against the bacterium that is likely dependable for many cases of stomach cancer.// It's now well established that this microbe is responsible for ulcers and even stomach cancer. Clearing it with antibiotics is an important form of...

The Possibility Of Fighting HIV with Another Virus Questioned

New research shows one virus could help fight another. Researchers say the little-known virus GBV-C, also known as // hepatitis G , may hold a key to helping researchers devise new strategies against HIV. Researchers analyzed results from the Multicenter Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Cohort Study, in which investigators followed a large group of HIV-infected men in the United Sta...

Beer Found To Be Effective In Fighting Cardiovascular Disease

Latest researcher show that a few alcoholic beverages a month may reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease in men // with high blood pressure. Researchers found weekly and daily drinkers in their study had a significantly lower risk of death by nearly 30 percent when compared to nondrinkers. There was also a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease death as alcohol intake incre...

Improving Lighting Could Bring About A Change In Alzheimer's Patients

A new experiment shows the effect lighting has on Alzheimer's patients. Based on their findings Alzheimer's patients were found to talk to each other more than usual and were also less anxious.// Studies in the past have shown that lighting improves mood and nature of Alzheimer’s patients hence researchers used this knowledge to make a dramatic change in an Alzheimer’s center . Researc...

New food guide for people fighting excess weight

The US department of Agriculture has recently unveiled a new guide to healthy eating that suggests different //food charts for people with different needs. Based on the idea that same diet pattern does not work on everybody, the new diet plan is based on age, sex and the level of activity. The new plan is called MyPyramid and it is basically an interactive website that gives you a die...

Chemo may not assist in fighting cancer

According to a study, for post-menopausal women with breast cancer that is affected by estrogen, chemotherapy may offer no benefit and a five-year course after surgery of tamoxifen, which obstructs the hormone, may be the only therapy needed. This finding could mean that some of the thousands of American women// diagnosed each year with breast cancer could avoid the debilitating side effe...

Policemen face trouble fighting malaria

Malaria has killed one policeman and affected at least 20 deployed to fight Maoist extremists in Orissa's Sambalpur district, a policeman said Saturday. The state government has deployed over a hundred men of the Orissa State Armed Police // in three villages of Sambalpur district where Maoists had killed five people last month. "There is no basic healthcare in the villages wh...

Fighting against disease as easy as eating eggs

The immune system has the remarkable ability to discriminate between self and non-self. If not for the effective functioning of the immune system, the human body would have lost its power to fight against diseases eventually leading to death. // The immune system produces certain substances called antibodies, which identify the invading pathogens and cancer cells, effectively labeling t...

New Drug Combination For Fighting Tuberculosis

The Government of Zimbabwe has applied for a financial grant amounting to approximately 110// million U.S. dollars, to develop a new drug for combating tuberculosis, said the Cabinet Minister. // The application has been forwarded to the Global Fund on AIDS, TB and Malaria, according to the Health and Child Welfare Minister. It is anticipated that approximately 15 and 30 million doll...

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 dissat...

LG To Market Air Conditioner Capable of Fighting Bird Flu

South Korean firm LG Electronics has said that it will start to roll out an air conditioner that is equipped with a filter made from using an enzyme contained in the "the pungent national dish kimchi" Apparently, //this enzyme will confer protection against the dreaded bird flu virus. "We developed the filter with the aim of protecting people against bird flu," LG spokeswoman Park Se-wo...

'Winter Blues' Treated by Breakthrough Lighting Technology

Almost 10 to 12 million suffer from winter depression, of which 8 to 10 million are females from 17 to 35 years of age.// Current research indicates that the absence of sunlight triggers a biochemical reaction that may cause symptoms such as loss of energy, fatigue, lethargy, decreased activity, sadness, excessive eating, carbohydrate cravings and sleepiness. Individuals affected by "wi...

Now A Cancer-Fighting Tomato

Tesco is launching a cancer-fighting tomato. The supermarket giant has said that the Healthy Living Tomato on the Vine is lycopene-rich to the tune of almost twice that found in normal tomatoes. // Lycopene is the chemical that gives red color to the tomatoes and is rich in anti-oxidants. It is supposed to fight prostate cancer, breast cancer and colorectal cancer. A previous study had f...

WHO And China Set Up Collaborative Center For Fighting Bird Flu

The World Health Organization said on Monday that it was setting up a collaborative center for increasing the cooperation with the Chinese government //in fighting diseases like severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, and avian influenza. A joint statement from the WHO and China's Ministry of Health said that the collaborative center would be opened Tuesday at the Center for Disea...

Another Senior Doctor From AIIMS Contemplates Leaving Due to Infighting

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) dean is considering quitting the institution //, as he feels of being subjected to humiliation by some colleagues and misguided students. The dean R.C.Deka, a leading ENT surgeon in the country and an expert in cochlear implant surgery is now contemplating leaving the premier institution on account of being badly treated by his colleague...

Tata Memorial Centre Wins Global Award For Fighting Cancer

The Tata Memorial Centre in Mumbai has won the 2006 global award as the "Outstanding Cancer Organisation" for its excellence in cancer control within and beyond India's borders//. The award for the Tata Memorial Centre was presented during the annual meeting of the International Union for Cancer Control in Washington DC. The Tata Memorial Hospital was initially set up by t...

Large Scale Free Access On Usage Of HIV Drugs Could Help In Fighting Its Spread

A Canadian researcher has stated that a bold and dynamic methodology towards the usage of HIV drugs could in all probabilities reduce the global prevalence// of the virus. Dr. Julio Montaner, the director of the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, has proposed this idea with a perspective article that appears in tomorrow’s special issue of medical journal The Lancet that is devote...

A Chewing Gum That Helps in Fighting Tooth Decay

A new chewing gum that helps in fighting tooth decay has been developed by BASF, a German company, and could be in the shops as early as next year. The company claims its// product can reduce the amount of harmful bacteria in the mouth by 50 times. The product was developed in collaboration with another German company OrganoBalance. The gum helps in fighting tooth decay by preventi...

Fighting AIDS – a joint venture of the rich and the poor

The 16th International AIDS Conference was held recently in Toronto. Around 24,000 scientists and activists from around the world had participated.// The conference emphasized that development of poor countries relies on the programs launched not only in within their territory but also in the rich countries. Around 5 years back, many experts thought that it was unwise to treat people in...

Breast Feeding - The Key in Fighting Child Mortality in Africa

Every year the lives of several millions of babies could be saved by the easiest and most natural remedy of them all - breast-feeding.// A research project conducted by field workers in remote Ghanaian villages has revealed that breast feeding babies with in an hour of being born could almost guarantee the life of the baby. A delay of even one day from the mother’s breast could more t...

Fighting Fat in Food to Keep Fit

Food Manufacturers have finally got the message and if sound bytes from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) are to be believed, many of the popular brands// have been doing their bit to reduce transfat from their products. The figures from the FDF books speak about a whopping £1.5 billion worth of products, under the axe, with the fat portion cut-off for the good health of posterity....

Researchers Seek to Unlock Broccoli's Cancer Fighting Secret

After all these years, mom was right. She knew broccoli was good for you, she just didn’t know it was this good.// “Everyone knows broccoli is good for you and that it contains compounds known to lessen the occurrence of some types of cancer. We want to know how these compounds work and what their specific targets may be,” says Janet V. Cross, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology at...

Fighting cancer - Multiple Myeloma with long-term therapy

A cure for multiple myeloma has not yet been discovered. Currently,its diagnosis means, high-dose chemotherapy followed by repeated //treatments with each relapse of the cancer – a watch and wait approach. Recently, a team of international researchers from France, Switzerland, and Belgium explored the possibility of providing patients with continuous therapy to keep the cancer at bay.Thei...

Common Virus Enhances Cancer-Fighting Ability of Standard Chemotherapy Drugs

Can a common virus boost the cancer-killing abilities of existing cancer drugs? A preclinical study presented// at this year’s EORTC-NCI-AACR symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics, in Prague, Czech Republic concluded that the answer is “yes.” These findings may lead to more effective treatment options for patients suffering from non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), a disea...

Compellis Pharmaceuticals Gets Patent for Obesity-Fighting Nasal Spray CP404

An U.S based Drug manufacturer, Compellis Pharmaceuticals, has been granted the PATENT for CP404, a nasal spray that combats obesity //entitled "Inhibition of olfactory neurosensory function to treat obesity and related disorders." Compellis Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company focusing more on developing novel mechanism-based therapeutics for treating obesity. The company de...

President Bush's AIDS-Fighting Program Fraught With Inconsistencies

Washington - A team of investigators have allegedly found inconsistencies in President Bush's AIDS-fighting program//, targeted for the under–privileged nations, which has made it difficult, to gauge the success of the programme. Audit officials claim that the three year old AIDS program, valued at $15-billion has not enabled a precise count of the thousands of patients the program ha...

Exercise Both Brain and Brawn to Stay Fighting Fit

If you have made fitness as one of your New Year resolutions, The Alliance for Aging Research// has added a significant dimension to fitness, recommending the importance of both physical as well as mental exercise to stay fighting fit. Daniel Perry, executive director of the nonprofit Alliance for Aging Research said, "There is a lot we can do to keep our brains healthy and potentiall...

New Method For Fighting Leukemia

Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University's Massey Cancer Center have created a new method for fighting Leukemia. This new method improves the antileukemic activity of a novel agent that triggers programmed cell death, //a development that could lead to more effective strategies for fighting leukemia and other malignancies. The cell death process, or apoptosis, is c...

Noxafil Drug Better in Fighting Deadly Fungal Infections

Two studies have found that the Schering-Plough fungus-fighter drug - Noxafil, //which gained FDA approval recently is better than older drugs in protecting patients with crippled immune systems, according to two studies financed by the company. The results of their study were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Apart from preventing fungal infections, Noxafil, known g...

Unique Tomatoes Tops In Disease-Fighting Antioxidants

Deep red tomatoes get their rich color from lycopene, a disease-fighting antioxidant. A new study, however, suggests that a special variety of orange-colored tomatoes provide a different form of lycopene,// one that our bodies may more readily use. Researchers found that eating spaghetti covered in sauce made from these orange tomatoes, called Tangerine tomatoes, caused a noticeable bo...

Minorities Likely to Keep Fighting Death to the End

Recent study revelations by a growing body of research and leading experts show that African Americans and other minorities are less likely// to agree to hospice and palliative care, while fighting terminal diseases. Explaining why, is the difficult part. Some believe that it maybe due to language barriers, which make it hard for doctors to inform terminally ill members of minority grou...

New Reason to Hit the Gym: Fighting Memory Loss

Research has shown that people who exercise do better on memory tests. Now a new study explains specifically what exercise does within the brain//. Exercise targets a region of the brain within the hippocampus, known as the dentate gyrus, which underlies normal age-related memory decline that begins around age 30 for most adults. This finding is significant because it was accomplished...

Emboldened Warriors-Cancer Fighting Foods

All over the world, researchers are discovering that some foods and supplements do have an important role in the prevention of the modern// world’s deadliest killer- the ‘big C’. At the 233rd national meeting of the American Chemical Society, a one-day symposium, more than a dozen research papers on this topic will be presented. Selected highlights are shown below: Black raspb...

Nutrients in Certain Vegetables may Provide Cancer-fighting Benefit

Chemicals in cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, watercress, cabbage and cauliflower, appear to not only stop human prostate cancer cells from// growing in mice but also may cut off the formation of blood vessels that "feed" tumors, says a University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute study. The study, abstract number 4200, is being presented today at the annual meeting of the American...

Marijuana Beneficial in Fighting Lung Tumors, Study

New research has shown the benefits of a key ingredient in Cannabis, which may help fight lung cancer//. Early research had shown that cannabis could help fight brain, prostate and skin cancers. The compound called THC was found to inhibit lung tumor growth by 50%, during studies conducted on mice, suggesting that THC could be having a therapeutic effect. During the study...

Armed Forces Enroll Wives in Fighting HIV/AIDS

Can an injury caused due to a syringe used on an AIDS patient infect the injured with HIV? No, it won't. Because HIV must enter your body in sufficient quantity for you to get infected . That's another reason why it is almost impossible to get infected with HIV from a barber's razor. Is it true most of the women infected with HIV are prostitutes? Myth again! Most women infected with HIV a...

Bush Seeks Doubling of AIDS-fighting Funds

US President George W. Bush on Wednesday urged lawmakers to set aside 30 billion dollars over five years to fight AIDS worldwide , but AIDS activists said the proposal fell short of funds needed to battle the global scourge. Bush also said that First Lady Laura Bush would visit Africa in June to assess HIV/AIDS-fighting strategies in Zambia, Mali, Senegal and Mozambique, and report b...
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