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Archive for May 26th, 2010

Stem cell therapy for stroke NTx-265 flunks in patient studies

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 21:17

NTx-265, en experimental stem cell-based therapy to treat acute ischemic stroke, has failed in human trials, announced Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp.

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Virus linked to diabetes in children: study

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 21:06

A virus that causes infection in childhood could be behind the onset of type 1 diabetes, according to a new research.

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Death during childbirth high among backward castes of Indian women: Oxfam

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 20:35

Death during childbirth is high among the women in lower caste sections of the Indian society, according a report by Oxfam.

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Hepatitis C drug teleprevir cures 75% virus infection, says Vertex

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 19:20

Anti-viral drug teleprevir has cured more than 75% of patients suffering from hepatitis C infection, first time in the history of the life-threatening liver disease treatment.

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Cheaper TB-drug rifampicin can stop tissue damage diseases in diabetics, claim Indian researchers

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 10:19

Rifampicin, a widely used antibiotic to treat chronic and severe bacterial infections such as tuberculosis and leprosy, can be effective in dealing with complications arising out of elevated blood sugar in diabetes too, according to Indian researchers.

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Blood sugar controlling pill metformin leads to vitamin B-12 deficiency disease in diabetics

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 4:13

Metformin, a widely used medicine to treat diabetes, could lead to the progressive depletion of vitamin B-12 deficiency, in diabetes patients treated with the drug over a period of time.

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Hip replacement surgery cost lowest in Indian hospitals

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 4:01

Hip replacement surgery has become highly cheaper in India for patients from abroad, thanks to medical tourism.

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Kerala’s private hospitals can now store blood; no fee for permits

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:55

Now the needy patients in Kerala can purchase blood from private hospitals also.

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