Category Archives: Medical (Professional) News

WHO: High Blood Pressure a Silent Killer

WHO: High Blood Pressure a Silent Killer GENEVA — The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than one in three adults, or about one billion people, is affected by high blood pressure. To mark World Health Day (Sunday, April 7), WHO is promoting the many steps people can take to reduce the risk of dying […]

udge Strikes Down Age Restrictions for ‘Morning After’ Pill

Judge Strikes Down Age Restrictions for ‘Morning After’ Pill A U.S. judge has ordered the government to make the emergency contraceptive called the “morning after pill” available to girls younger than 17 without a doctor’s prescription. Judge Edward Korman ruled Friday that the federal government’s requirement that young girls get a prescription first was “politically […]

WHO: No Sign of Sustained Spread of H7N9 Between Humans

WHO: No Sign of Sustained Spread of H7N9 Between Humans GENEVA — The World Health Organization said on Friday there was no sign of sustained spread of a deadly new strain of bird flu among people in China, but it could not rule out that it was transmitted in a limited way similar to the H5N1 strain. It […]

Researchers Find Genes Linked to Alzheimer’s

Researchers Find Genes Linked to Alzheimer’s ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI — Scientists at a U.S. university have identified genes linked to Alzheimer’s Disease. The discovery could help researchers develop new drugs against the debilitating brain malady. As life expectancy increases around the world, more and more people survive into their 70s, 80s, and beyond, when the memory […]

New Strategy Aims to Eradicate Elephantiasis

New Strategy Aims to Eradicate Elephantiasis JOS, NIGERIA — The tropical disease known as lymphatic filariasis, or elephantiasis, affects 120 million people worldwide. The devastating parasitic illness causes lymphedema, in which legs, arms and genitals swell to enormous size. Now, a new public health strategy, tested in Nigeria, is raising hopes that this crippling disease can […]

Cholesterol-reducing statins’ ‘benefits’ outweigh hazards of side effects: Study

Cholesterol-reducing statins’ ‘benefits’ outweigh hazards of side effects: Study London: Cholesterol-reducing tablets statins have positive benefits despite some side effects like headaches, nosebleeds and digestive problems , an extensive study has concluded. The drug has already led to a marked reduction in people suffering heart attacks. But thousands of patients give up on the pills […]

Singapore Health Services (SingHealth) Group hosts Pakistani doctors for CME program

Singapore Health Services (SingHealth) Group hosts Pakistani doctors for CME program KARACHI – The Singapore Health Services (SingHealth) played host to a delegation of Pakistani doctors at Singapore General Hospital. A message received here on Tuesday said that Prof Tay Boon Keng, chairman of the medical board (international) welcomed the delegates and spoke on SingHealth’s strength […]

Yale researchers making headway in quest to solve autism’s mysteries

Yale researchers making headway in quest to solve autism’s mysteries The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now estimates that 1 in 88 U.S. children are on the autism spectrum. For boys the number is even higher with 1 in 54 affected. As the numbers climb, autism remains a frustrating mystery for families, clinicians, […]

Omega-3 fatty acids don’t reduce stroke

Omega-3 fatty acids don’t reduce stroke WASHINGTON: Omega-3 fatty acids, hailed by some for properties said to enhance heart health, were found to have no effect in reducing the risk of stroke, heart attack or death, according to a study released Tuesday. The study, which followed nearly 70,000 patients at a hospital in Greece who […]

Anesthesia dangerous for infants

Anesthesia dangerous for infants Melbourne: In a study in Western Australia it has clearly come up that the children who are given Anaesthesia before the age of three are in a higher risk of learning abilities. In the study, the Research-men of University of Western Australia have found that using Anaesthesia on children before the […]

German Producer of Thalidomide Apologizes

German Producer of Thalidomide Apologizes   A German pharmaceutical company has issued its first apology for the thalidomide tragedy – 50 years after the morning sickness drug given to pregnant women in the 1950s and the early 1960s caused thousands of babies to be born with severe birth defects. Grunenthal chief executive Harald Stock apologized […]

Thalidomide victims: Apology not enough

Thalidomide victims: Apology not enough BERLIN: Victims of thalidomide said on Saturday an apology from the German inventor of the drug that caused birth defects in thousands of babies around the world was too little too late. Thalidomide, developed by the German firm Gruenenthal, was marketed internationally to pregnant women in the late 1950s and […]

Polio virus detected in sewers

Polio virus detected in sewers HYDERABAD: The Deputy Commissioner of Hyderabad, Agha Shahnawaz Babar, has declared anti-polio emergency after detection of virus in sewerage lines in Hyderabad. He directed the officials and organisations to launch a campaign from September 10 to 12 and make it successful. Presiding over a high-level meeting here on Thursday, he […]

Research in the News: From curiosity to cancer drug: Yale researcher conquers ‘valley of death’

Research in the News: From curiosity to cancer drug: Yale researcher conquers ‘valley of death’ The fascination of Yale professor Craig Crews with a natural product compound led a decade later to the approval this summer of a brand-new treatment for multiple myeloma. The story of how a novel kind of cancer drug, carfilzomib, was […]

New Tests Rapidly Identify Counterfeit Medications

New Tests Rapidly Identify Counterfeit Medications Counterfeit medications are a serious and sometimes deadly problem in developing countries. But two teams of U.S.-based scientists have developed quick tests can identify counterfeit drugs before they can cause harm. The researchers presented the new testing methods this week at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society […]

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