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Causes of Foot and Ankle Pain

Causes of Foot and Ankle Pain 5 (100%) 1 vote Medicinenet.com says foot pain can be caused by many conditions, including disease, injury, trauma, or events that commonly occur in the work place or from playing sports. Trauma is when force is applied outside of the body that can force the body into un-natural positions […]

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UNICEF says Child Mortality Rate is Falling

Child Mortality Rate

Rate this post On Wednesday, UNICEF and the World Health Organisation said the number of children who die before they are 5 years of age every year is declining. From more than 12million in 1990 it reduced to 7.6million in 2010. In their annual report on child mortality the group reported that since the last […]

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Obesity on a Downward Trend in America

Obesity

Rate this post According to a recent study the number of people in America who have the normal weight has slightly increased in the last year but the obese and overweight people are still a majority of the population. A year ago that is in 2010 35.6% people in America were of the normal weight; […]

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Sale of Cannabis in Coffee Shops Now in Question

Cannabis Coffee shops

Rate this post Netherlands has always been in question about its soft drug policy. Now the sale of a strong cannabis called as ‘skunk’ will face a ban in the country. The Dutch government has put a limit on the strength of the cannabis sold. They are using Tetrahydrocannabinol or simply THC concentration to distinguish […]

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Australia is serious on the tobacco legal fight

Rate this post Australia has become the latest sensational battleground in the ongoing global fight between Big Tobacco and government regulators. Australia already has some of the toughest anti-smoking measures in the world, with grotesque pictures of cancer tumours and gangrenous limbs printed on every packet, and cigarettes hidden in cabinets out of sight of […]

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FDA issues Warning for LASIK Surgeons

LASIK surgeons

Rate this post The US FDA is again attacking on eye care professionals who are making false safety claims and make false promise about the very popular LASIK eye surgery. The agency issued a letter this week to the eye care professionals. This letter followed an earlier warning that was issued in May 2009. The […]

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Novartis Found a Cure for Smoker’s Cough

Novartis

Rate this post Novartis, a Swiss drug maker has a new success story in its hand. Novartis is committed to the development of innovative, once-daily inhaled products that provide immediate and sustained bronchodilation to relieve the symptoms of airway obstruction this time it has launched an experimental drug for the treatment of smoker’s cough. It […]

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HIV Reduction using Sangamo Gene Therapy

Sangamo Gene Therapy

HIV Reduction using Sangamo Gene Therapy 5 (100%) 1 vote The SB-728-T gene therapy has been designed to disrupt the CCR5 gene which is the main origin of HIV. A small but an important Phase I test has already been conducted by Sangamo Biosciences. The trial results which were presented in Chicago on Sunday at […]

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Unpleasant Body Odor Could be Due to a Genetic Disorder

Unpleasant Body Odor

Rate this post Latest study shows that bad body odor could be due to inherited genes. An odor disorder known as Trimethylaminuria may be the cause of unpleasant body odor for some of the people. Trimethylaminuria also called as fish odor syndrome is a disorder that causes defect in producing enzyme Flavin containing monooxygenase 3 […]

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ATS Takes Over The Drug Market

ATS

Rate this post According to the latest United Nations report, the illegal market of Amphetamine-type stimulants including ecstasy and crystal meth is on the rise, especially in the Southeast Asian market. The easy to make Amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) have become the second most widely used drugs next to cannabis and more and more criminal gangs […]

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IUD-Life Saver for Women

Intrauterine contraceptive device

IUD-Life Saver for Women 5 (100%) 4 votes Intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) is a form of birth control in which the small T-shaped device is planted in the uterus of a woman to prevent her from getting pregnant. Until now, it was believed that IUDs contributed to the development of cervical cancer in women. But […]

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Hospital Employees Get Sicker Than Others

Hospital employees

Rate this post According to the latest stats, hospital employees get sicker than general citizens in the US. They also spend 10% more on healthcare and medical services than others. This ironical statistic has stunned everyone and many possible reasons have been speculated for it.

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Young Adults – Largest Users of Marijuana: SAMHSA

Marijuana

Rate this post According to Substance Abuse Mental and Health Services Administration, the increase in no. of people taking drugs is greatest in young adults. There are statistics to show that the major driving factor in this increase in numbers of people taking in drugs is because of the use of marijuana as stated by […]

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Listeria Outbreak Investigation Expanded to include Three States

Listeria Outbreak

Rate this post According to a report by Colorado health officials, an investigation into the listeria outbreak killed a minimum of one person has now expanded and is not spread in three states where the chances are the tainted cantaloupe were consumed. Since the outbreak is no more confined to just one city rather it […]

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NDM 1, a big threat to human life

NDM 1

Rate this post The drug resistant bacteria has puzzled the minds of scientists since it cause antibiotic resistant infections in human body which makes antibiotics of no use. Bacteria which make NDM-1 are of growing concern to health professionals.NDM-1 is an enzyme that makes bacteria resistant to a broad range of beta-lactam antibiotic drugs. This […]

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