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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Nova Scotia ordered to pay a woman for growing Cannabis

This news may raise eyebrows.
The government of Nova Scotia, Canada has been ordered to subsidize the costs of growing marijuana for the medical needs of a woman who is suffering from pain arising from a vehicular accident.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Dengue vaccine out by 2015

A Thai Disease Control officer sprays chemical to kill mosquitos spreading dengue fever
In a few years time, humanity may soon say goodbye to dengue fever, a mosquito-borne disease that infects 220 million people and kills two million each year.
For decades, Thailand has been researching to develop the world's first dengue vaccine to combat the four strains of the virus that causes the fatal hemorrhagic form of the disease, The Hindu said.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Afghanistan tops world's most dangerous countries for women

According to a poll released on Wednesday by Thomson Reuters Foundation's legal news service, TrustLaw, the five most dangerous countries for women are, in descending order, Afghanistan, Congo, Pakistan, India and Somalia.
The global hub for pro bono legal work asked 213 gender experts from five continents to rank countries based on five indicators—cultural or religious factors, health threats, lack of access to resources and trafficking, sexual violence, non-sexual violence.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

8-Year-old girl becomes third rabies survivor in the US

Science and Medicine are changing. Human race has again claimed victory against the deadly viral disease rabies, which claims about 55,000 lives worldwide.
An 8-year-old girl became the third person in the US to have recovered from rabies infection that is most commonly acquired from the saliva of infected warm-blooded animals like dogs and cats.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Contraceptives for the macho

It has always been the female population who are subjected to temporary and permanent fertility control—contraceptive pills, intra-uterine devices, tubal ligation and the like.
For their male counterparts, we only know barriers like condoms and the permanent method—vasectomy.
Here are two new and promising reversible modes of birth control for men. They are not yet available in the market and it may take years before they will be fully developed and approved for commercial use.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

NY court charges a physician involved in $700,000 HIV drug fiasco

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance speaks during the Reuters Future Face of Finance Summit in New York
A doctor from Manhattan was busted for falsely telling 150 patients to claim they harbor the HIV virus so he could claim from Medicaid $700,000 for medications.
After posting a $250,000-bond, the 57-year-old Dr. Suresh Hemrajani pleaded not guilty on Friday to felony charges of grand larceny, falsification of records and health care fraud to the Manhattan Supreme Court, New York Post said.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

US researchers blind mosquitoes to combat fatal diseases

Are you not tired of mosquito bites that cause deadly diseases like dengue fever, yellow fever and malaria?
Three classes of molecules were created by scientists at the University of California that will make mosquitoes less sensitive to smell the carbon dioxide exhaled from the human body.

Friday, June 3, 2011

US medical board revokes fertility doctor's license

The medical license of a Beverly Hills obstetrician-gynecologist—who implanted 12 embryos to a 34-year-old American that resulted to the delivery of octuplets—will be revoked effective 1 July, announced by the Medical Board of California Wednesday.
Nadya Suleman, called “Octomom” by the media, gave birth to eight babies in January 2009 following the assisted reproductive technology services she received from Dr. Michael Kamrava in 2008, CNN said.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Global father aims for 100 children

Meet Daad Mohammed Al Balushi, a 63-year-old global father from the United Arab Emirates. Yes, he is global, as he wants to be called. He is father of 90 children to date.
In June, two of his current three wives will give birth. He promised in 2002 to go for the century mark before he dies—and he is a few kids away.