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Salt Consumption Needs To Drop Further
(image) A new study that was published in Britain indicates that the salt intake of the Britishers has come down but it is still

Gene Therapy To The Aid Of Cystic Fibrosis.
(image) Cystic fibrosis is an incapacitating condition which chokes the lungs with mucus. This is one of the common life threate

eSie Touch Elasticity Imaging, and a Promise of Avoiding Breast Biopsies
(image) A new method in ultrasound known as "eSie Touch Elasticity Imaging" will be shown by Siemens Medical Solutions at the EC

An Incompetent Gynecologist
(image) Dr. Roman Hasil, a gynecologist from Wanganui hospital is reported to have practiced for two months despite having resig

Jogi Hospitalized With Chest Pain After Arrest
(image) Raipur: Former Chhattisgarh's chief minister Ajit Jogi was hospitalized here with chest pain early Monday, hours after h

Hydrolysed Casein Formula may Slash Eczema in Infants
(image) Infant formula containing hydrolysed casein proteins reduced the development of eczema by 33 per cent, says a three-year

Obstetrical Anesthesia Equally Safe When Provided by CRNAs or Anesthesiologists
(image) Obstetrical anesthesia, whether provided by Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) or anesthesiologists, is ext

Micro-jets for Painless Needle-free Injections
(image) Novel needle-free injections that don't cause the pain and bruising common with existing needle-free devices have been d

Weakened Hospital Care During Weekends
(image) According to a recent survey, hospital mortality is on the high during weekends. This is attributed to the quality of me

NRI Doctors Relocate to India
(image) Brain drain is being reversed it seems, thanks to the boom in the Indian economy. Many foreign and Indian

Polypill for Heart Ailments Being Tested in India
(image) The Dr Reddy's Laboratories (DRL), a leading Indian pharmaceutical firm, says it is conducting the first-ever clinical t

India Fast Become Prime Location for Clinical Trials, but Vigilance Called for
(image) India is fast becoming a prime location for clinical trials for many pharmaceutical giants, observers say.

Nature Behind Most New Drugs
(image) Nature has been the source or inspiration of most new drugs created in the last quarter century, say David Newman and G

Playing Video Games Could Improve Eyesight
(image) Playing video games that involve firing guns could improve eyesight, suggests a study. Playing "Gears of W

Bob Woolmer Might Have Died of Accidental Drug and Alcohol Overdose
(image) Bob Woolmer, the legendary cricket coach who died a bitter man in Jamaica on Sunday, might not have committed suicide.

Six Lose Sight Due to Medical Negligence in Eye Camp
(image) Bhubaneswar: At least six people lost an eye each allegedly due to medical neglect after cataract operations in Orissa.

Mom's Food to Replace Junk Food in Schools
(image) The Delhi Government has proposed a ban on junk food in school canteens following a report by the Delhi Diabetics Resear

Talk Your Way Out of Panic Attacks
(image) Panic attacks are mostly treated with a technique called applied relaxation training (ART); however, a recent study has

Brazilian Boost for Bird Flu Vaccines
(image) Brazilian scientists have developed a modifying agent which could make vaccines for the H5N1 bird flu virus cheaper, mor

Malaria-curing Herb Must Be Carefully Farmed - WHO
(image) The effectiveness of an anti-malarial herbal drug could be damaged by overplanting of the Chinese shrub from which it is

GMO Corn Causes Liver, Kidney Problems in Rats: Study
(image) Environmental group Greenpeace launched a fresh attack on genetically modified maize developed by U.S. biotech giant Mon

'Generalist' Genes Linked to a Variety of Learning Disorders
(image) According to a review in the premier issue of Mind, Brain, and Education, the latest research into learning disabilities

Study Identifies Risk Factors for Spread of Respiratory Infections in Hospitals
(image) The 2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic in China has lessons to teach hospitals on how to prevent the

Garlic Plus Vitamin C may Reduce Blood Pressure
(image) A combination of garlic supplements and vitamin C reduced blood pressure back to normal levels in people with mildly ele

Asthmatic Children Still Not Breathing Easier, Study Says
(image) Only 20 percent of children with persistent asthma have a level of control that is optimal, according to a survey-based

FDA Requests Label Change for All Sleep Disorder Drug Products
(image) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has requested that all manufacturers of sedative-hypnotic drug products, a c

Older Breast Cancer Patients Benefit from Radiation Therapy
(image) Women sixty-five and over with early stage breast cancer who do not have radiation after surgery may have an increased r

Testing Time for Patients - Undue Delays in Getting Test Results
(image) Getting test results on time is crucial to provide quality care to patients. In a recent report, The Healthcare Commissi

90 Brands of Pet Food Recalled from the Market Following Death of 10 Animals
(image) Pet food is in bad light after the death of 10 animals following the consumption of pet food that caused kidney failure.

Survey Points To Lack Of Knowledge On HIV Status
(image) A study to be published in the April edition of the Journal of Infectious Disease reveal that HIV transmissions occur wh

South African Minister Recovering After Liver Transplant
(image) South African health minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang who has undergone liver transplant is convalescing well. This was

New on the Shelf
(image) In response to pleas for more personalized health services across the public sector, the Health Secretary of UK has anno

Anti-Fluoride Claims Discarded As False
(image) The dental and public health organizations in Maine criticized the anti-fluoride campaigns made by a Bangor child specia

Easy Money-NHS Trusts Make Millions from Parking Fees
(image) Cancer support groups have declared 'shameful' and 'disgusting' reports that reveal millions of pounds being collected i

Benevolence Linked To Laughter
(image) A new study claims that laughter brings out the humanitarian facet and the obliging nature from people besides being an

The Science of Happiness
(image) bIHappiness is a pleasure that can aptly be described as a state of content, aided by the absence of gross desire.

Babies and Drinks Don't Mix
(image) It's a strict no-no from the UK government this time. Beer, wine and spirits bottles will now be marked with a warning l

Youngsters Warned to Stay Out of the Sun - and Sunbeds
(image) An international study has come out strongly against the use of sunbeds or tanning beds, especially in persons aged belo

Hospitals in US are Going Green
(image) Hospitals in the United States are beginning to recognize that the health of people is interlinked with the health of th

Head Injury Awareness Day
(image) This day, March 20, we celebrate head injury awareness day. This 'celebration' acquires specific significance in India,

Fire at Russian Nursing Home Kills 63
(image) A devastating fire in a nursing home in southern Russia killed at least 63 persons on Tuesday, officials say. 33 others/

Hypertension, Diabetes and Obesity, a Deadly Trio
(image) Hypertension, diabetes and obesity are all diseases that could result in cardio-vascular diseases, it is known. Now it h

Sunscreen Covering Earth Becoming Thinner
(image) A new study by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has revealed that the sunscreen of aerosols over

Stigma, Lack of Education, Prevent the Spread of HIV in Afghanistan
(image) Stigma and a lack of education and prevention efforts are fueling the spread of HIV in Afghanistan, the New York Times

Kerala Youth Die of Carbon Monoxide Inhalation
(image) The police in Thiruvananthapuram, capital of the southern Indian state of Kerala, have said that "chance inhalation" of

Malaria-resistant Mosquito Developed
(image) Researchers have developed a malaria-resistant mosquito, a step that might one day help block the spread of an illness t

FDA Approves First-of-its-Kind Drug to Treat Rare Blood Disorder
(image) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved Soliris (eculizumab), the first product for the treatment of

Child Diabetes Soars
(image) A new research armed with facts and figures has shown the dangerous increase in Type 1 diabetes among children, especial

Spirituality Increases as Alcoholics Recover
(image) For decades, recovering alcoholics and those who treat them have incorporated spirituality into the recovery process. Bu

Inflammation May Play Role in Metastasis of Prostate Cancer
(image) Researchers strongly suggests that inflammation associated with the progression of tumors actually plays a key role in t

Tuberculosis - 125 Years Since Discovery, Yet a Challenge to Date
(image) The World Health Organization estimates that nearly nine million people around the world suffer Tuberculosis, which kill

Computer Imaging Assists With Facial Reconstructive Surgery
(image) A new calibration technique that involves measuring the distance between the upper ear and chin in photographs could hel

New Non-toxic Therapies for Breast, Ovarian Cancers
(image) Researchers at the University of British Columbia have discovered new non-toxic and targeted therapies for metastatic br

Eat Fruits- Keep Diseases at Bay
(image) The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends at least two servings of fruits and three servings of vegetables daily./

Severe Mental Retardation Gene Mutation Identified
(image) Researchers have identified a novel gene mutation that causes X-linked mental retardation for which there was no previou

Inflammation Promotes Metastasis of Prostate Cancer
(image) A new research strongly suggests that inflammation associated with the progression of tumors actually plays a key role i

Two New Anesthesia Positions Promise to Ease Surgery Queue
(image) There is a paucity of anesthesiologists in the province of Ontario, evident in the long waiting times for patients due f

Proteins in Microparticles Identified in Women With Preeclampsia
(image) Proteins released by the placenta may damage blood vessels in women with preeclampsia (PE). In PE, a complica

Smoke - At the Risk of Your Face, Skin and Health
(image) The health hazard of smoking is well known. But there is one more effect of smoking that one can visibly spot; smoking c

Swell Gel May Bring Respite From Back Pain
(image) Small sponge like particles may come to the therapeutic aid of chronic lower back pain. This was announced by Brian Saun

Legal 'high' Drugs Declared Illegal
(image) They sell feelings such as 'mild, mellow and giggling' and 'loved-up with a trippy edge'. If this makes no sense to you,

Link Between Smoking And Parkinson's
(image) A new research claims that cigarette smoking may actually aid in decreasing the risk for Parkinson's disease. This study

Child Struck With Mystery Illness Shows Signs of Recovering
(image) It is a mother's prayers answered. Five years back Timothy Bingham was struck down by a mysterious illness so rare that

Baby Affected by H9N2 in Hong Kong
(image) A mild form of avian influenza called the H9N2 infection is reported in a nine month old baby in Hong Kong. Dr. Thomas T

New School of Public Health in Chennai
(image) A new School of Public Health has been established at Kattankulathur, off Chennai, capital of the southern Indian state

Teens to Be Lined Up for Vaccination Shots
(image) A professor of pediatrics has voiced his opinion on the need of teenage vaccinations. Though at present young children a

Delayed Cutting of Umbilical Cord Has Benefits
(image) Accordingly, delay in cutting the umbilical cord by a couple of minutes can have a beneficial effect that lasts for seve

Wheelchair Raises A Furore
(image) Wheelchair services of Scotland have demanded a commitment for more funding if talks were to be continued with the gover

Woolmer's Death Suspicious, Say Jamaican Police
(image) The death of Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer on Sunday is being treated as suspicious, Jamaican police say. br

Drug-resistant Form of Plague Identified
(image) Scientists in the US claim to have discovered a multiple drug-resistant form of the much dreaded plague, one of the olde

New Screening Techniques for Cervical Cancer in Chennai Government Hospital
(image) A digital video colposcopy training center and cervical cancer screening program will be inaugurated Thursday at the Gov

Apollo Opens Blood Cancer Clinic in Kolkata
(image) Kolkata: The Apollo Gleneagles Hospital has opened their hemato-oncology (blood cancer) clinic in Kolkata to cope with t

Saudi Arabia to Set Up Hospital in Jamia University Campus
(image) India's leading university Jamia Milia Islamia will have an ultra-modern hospital in the campus with financial aid from

Leukemia Survivors Prone to Other Cancers
(image) People treated for leukemia in childhood could fall victims to other types of cancer later in their lives, say US resear

Scare in Assam Over Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine
(image) Guwahati: Healthcare authorities in Assam Wednesday warned of an epidemic if parents do not get their children immunized

Doctor's AIDS Documentary Focus on Stigma and Discrimination
(image) Doctor-filmmaker Jorge Guillermo Caravotta, whose AIDS documentary "Second Life" was released recently, says people are

Cross-country Mobike Expedition to Spread AIDS Awareness
(image) New Delhi: Travelling 5,084 km in 26 days across deserts and mountains, a group of National Cadet Corps (NCC) students u

Madhya Pradesh to Stop Sex Education in Schools
(image) Sex education will no longer be imparted in schools in Madhya Pradesh. This follows instructions from Chie

Drug Helps Prevent Hip Fractures in Parkinson Disease
(image) A drug used to strengthen bone has been found to help reduce the high incidence of hip fractures among people with Parki

Managing Emotions to Prevent HIV
(image) A new study reveals that helping adolescents manage their emotions is just as important as providing them with informati

Salivary Analysis for Early Detection of Breast Cancer
(image) Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women in the United States. Lives of many women could be saved

Increased Depression, Burden, Reported in Family Caregivers of ALS Patients
(image) Family caregivers of people with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), most often spouses, are likely to become depressed

Root Beer - Safe Soft Drink
(image) Root beer products, unlike soft drinks, are non-carbonated and do not contain the acids that harm teeth, according to a

Atherothrombosis Patients at High Risk for CV Events
(image) A large, international study finds that patients with arterial disease have relatively high risk of experiencing a cardi

Postnatal Care Is The Need Of The Hour
(image) A study conducted by the Journal of Clinical Nursing found that 33% of women in UK experience painful intercourse after

Energy Supplement Under Study for Parkinson's Disease
(image) Whether a supplement used by athletes to boost energy levels and build muscle can slow progression of Parkinson's diseas

Forsyth Scientists Wiping Out Tooth Decay Through School-based Cavities Prevention Program
(image) Today, during the 85th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research, Forsyth Institute scientist

Phone-based Therapy Eases Depression Long Term
(image) SEATTLE- When people receive brief telephone-based psychotherapy soon after starting on antidepressant medication, str

Patrons Of A Brisbane Restaurant Warned Of Hepatitis A
(image) A Brisbane restaurant is reported to be in the centre of a health controversy involving hepatitis A virus. Queensland He

NIH Announces Phase III Clinical Trial of Creatine for Parkinson's Disease
(image) The NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) today is launching a large-scale clinical trial

Key Science Web Sites Buried in Information Avalanche
(image) As more and more people are turning to the Internet to find information, important science websites are in danger of bec

Scientists Use Saliva's 'diagnostic Alphabets' to Diagnose Disease
(image) Today, during the 85th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research, scientists are reporting th

Women - watch Your Fat and Sugar Intakes to Keep Cancer at Bay
(image) High sugar levels can cause more than diabetes say researchers. If you are a woman, it can significantly increase your r

Real Life Jekyll and Hyde
(image) A rare sleep disorder, indeed Europe's only recorded case, turns a mild mannered 70-year-old man into a foul-mouthed vio

Cryptosporidium Outbreak in South Australia
(image) South Australia is battling more than the hottest month in the last 100 years. There has been a surge in gastroenteriti

Salmonella Poisoning Suspected In Peanut Butter
(image) Food and Drug Administration is advising families to discard all Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter bought since Ma

Decrease Of Bone Mineral Content In Men After CABG
(image) A study undertaken by Dr Larry E. Miller and team from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University reveals that

Chinese-food Lovers, Beware
(image) A report from the consumer group, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, says not much has changed since it revi

Worlds first mobile light surgery
(image) A hospital in Hanoi lost power in the middle of an operation forcing doctors to operated using the lights of their mobil

Turmeric in the Fight Against Prostate Cancer
(image) Scientists have found that turmeric, a widely used ingredient in the Indian curry powder, could be useful in the fight a