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Culture May Help Raise Breast Cancer Death Rate for American Indians

Fatalism, stigma barriers to prevention and treatment for this hard-hit group, study finds FRIDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that the high death rates from breast cancer in American Indian and Alaskan native women are linked to cultural beliefs, not barriers such as...

Satyam Launches Comprehensive, Mobile Healthcare Program for Rural Indians

- Fully equipped Mobile 104 vehicles provide basic healthcare for residents of remote areas of Andhra Pradesh - Innovative healthcare program integrated with hugely successful Emergency Management Research Institute's 'Call 108' HYDERABAD, India, Aug. 26 /PRNewswi...

Mayo Researchers Look for Explanation Behind High Incidence of Diabetes Among Asian Indians

ROCHESTER, Minn., Feb. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The incidence of type 2 diabetes is rising, especially in urbanized parts of the world where sedentary lifestyles and obesity abound. In addition to weight and inactivity, race puts some people at increased risk for developing type 2 diabete...

Mayo researchers look for explanation behind high incidence of diabetes among Asian Indians

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- The incidence of type 2 diabetes is rising, especially in urbanized parts of the world where sedentary lifestyles and obesity abound. In addition to weight and inactivity, race puts some people at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The incidence of diabetes is rapid...

American Indians in South Dakota Have More Health Problems Than Others in State, Nationwide, Health Official Says

American Indians in South Dakota have higher rates of infant mortality, cancer, accidental death, and diabetes than any other race in the state or across the nation, according to a state health official, the Sioux Falls Argus Leader reports. Lon Kightlinger of the South Dakota Health Depar...

Young Indians Say Cheers to White Spirits

The winds of change and a yearning for variety are making young Indians raise a toast to white spirits like vodka and gin even as the old generation still swears by traditional hard liquors like whisky and rum. As part of the global trend, the consumption of white spirits such as vodka and...

Two Indians on Team to Battle Cervical Cancer

A US-based team, with two Indians on board, has won $100,000 in funding at the Duke University's CUREs competition to develop a device to facilitate// cervical cancer prevention in poorer parts of the planet. The device, cerviScope, is a portable colposcope - an electric microscope that gives...

More Indians Die of Rabies Annually

New Delhi: Beware of stray dogs! An estimated 19,000 people die every year due to rabies in India,//accounting for nearly 35 percent of such deaths worldwide. According to data available with the World Health Organisation (WHO), nearly 55,000 people succumb to rabies mostly caused by dog bite...

Ethnic Malays, Indians Sought as Bone Marrow Donors

Singapore: Ethnic Malays and Indians are being sought as bone morrow donors in Singapore, officials said Saturday. // The target is to add 5,000 potential donors to the Bone Marrow Donor Programme (BMDP) registry. 'The odds for a bone marrow match from an unrelated donor of the same ethn...

India, a Hot Destination? Software or Sex, Indians are the Best!

‘Men’s Health’, a mega lifestyle magazine for men with a tall worldwide readership of over 20 million, has published the findings of a survey that queried almost 40,000 men// from 43 countries regarding their private lives, and sexual habits. An exclusive feature titled "World's Best Sex Right Here...

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Indians in Medical Technology

International Diabetes Federation Grant Supports Lifestyle Intervention Study to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in India

...ighest number of people with diabetes in the world. Currently, 40.9 million indians have diabetes and by 2025, this number will rocket to 69.9 million. In addition, 35 million indians are at risk for diabetes -impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). India is not al...
Indians in Medical Dictionary

Pandemic

... ... provide assistance to communities with pandemic planning over the summer months. An additional pandemic planner hired by the Union of Ontario indians is ... Introduction En Español Flu Toolkit FAQs What is Pandemic Influenza? What is Virginia Doing? ... More Pandemic Flu Video Cover Your Cou...

Corn

...of Indian corn , or maize , are unknown, American indians probably first grew it in prehistoric times in P...ntists believe corn was originally cultivated by indians in the highlands of ... The indians discovered that corn was good to eat and very nu...
Indians in Biological News

Enzyme involved in inflammatory bowel disease discovered at Penn State College of Medicine

... With colleagues from the National Institutes of Health, she found a linkage between the meprin gene and vulnerability to diabetic nephropathy in Pima indians in the southwestern United States. "These types of transitional research that provide sound basic understanding of a disease process, coupled with...

Evidence of earliest known domestic horses found in Kazakhstan

...with the trailing ends acting as the reins. Plains indians called this a war bridle or racing bridle and it m...de to the early horse-herder culture of the Plains indians in America, but with some important differences. First, American indians did not go through the process of capturing wild h...

Sen. Byron Dorgan to be honored

...e 1 diabetes research through the NIH, and the Special Diabetes Program for indians (SDPI) which funds prevention, treatment and education programs for Native ...r his commitment to this important program." "The rates of diabetes for indians are the highest in the U.S., with rates as high as 60 percent in some of ou...

Flavanols in cocoa may offer benefits to the brain

...’s Hospital, presented new findings based on his ongoing work with the Kuna indians of Panama, who are heavy consumers of cocoa. The indigenous population sti...s so prominent on the islands. Hollenberg and colleagues found the Kuna indians living on the islands had significantly lower rates of heart disease and ca...

'Ancestral eve' was mother of all tooth decay

...inese and Japanese; Africans; African-Americans and Hispanics in the United States; Caucasians in the United States, Sweden, and Australia; and Amazon indians in Brazil and Guyana. "By tracing the DNA lineages of these strains," Caufield said, "We have constructed an evolutionary family tree with its...

US infant mortality rate fails to improve

...hers continued to have the highest rate of infant deaths at 13.5 per 1,000 live births, while Asians had the lowest rate at 4.8. The rate for American indians was 8.7 and for Whites it was 5.7. Infants born to Hispanic mothers, who can be of any race, had an infant mortality rate of 5.6. The March of Di...

Scientists reverse evolution

...the brain stem is malformed, including the part necessary for breathing. (About 20 people with the same defect have been found among Apache and Navajo indians in Arizona and in families in Turkey and Saudi Arabia. Their brain stem defects result in problems with breathing, hearing, balance and con-trol of th...

Heart-healthy compound in chocolate identified

... In a multifaceted study involving the Kuna indians of Panama, an international team of scientists has pinpointed a chemical compound that is, in part, responsible, for the heart-healthy benefits of cer...

Alcoholism, smoking and genetics among Plains American Indians

...ke in social drinkers, Enoch and her colleagues have found that in American indians the Met allele was protective against alcoholism, and the Val allele was th...e genotyped. "There are three key findings," said Enoch. "One, Plains indians have very different drinking patterns. Alcoholics drink heavily, but episo...

Lactose intolerance linked to ancestral environment

...nformation Clearinghouse, some 30 million to 50 million Americans are lactose intolerant, including up to 75 percent of African Americans and American indians and 90 percent of Asian Americans. Common symptoms include nausea, cramps, bloating, gas and diarrhea that begin about 30 minutes to two hours after e...
Indians in Biological Technology

Satyam Wins Consumer Health World Award for Tele-Ophthalmology Program

... - Program provides eye exams and care for rural indians - Leverages Satyam's earlier success with tele-EKGs HYDERABAD, India, March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Satyam Computer Services Limited, ...

The flattening world and its impact on U.S. biotech

...ing with the "ambition gap." According to Friedman, too many Americans have gotten lazy, with a sense of entitlement in comparison to young, energetic indians and Chinese. The second gap is the "numbers gap." The U.S. is simply not producing enough scientists and engineers; instead we import and train the...

The 10 biggest events shaping biotech in 2006

...mpany. But guess what? Teva also is beginning to transform into an R&D-based specialty Pharma company with expertise in neuroscience and oncology. The indians seem to be watching this model carefully and mimicking it. Biogenerics in the U.S. Part and parcel to the earlier point, and led by the world'...
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