Browsing All Posts published on »December, 2008«

Esssential Medicines Out of Reach

December 29, 2008


A New study finds that a lack of essential medicine in the public sector drives patients to pay higher prices in the private sector. The study analysed medicine availability from 45 surveys in 36 countries in The WHO geographical region. The figures were adjusted to account for differences in buying power of the local currency, […]

Palm Pilots Study

December 20, 2008


A study on how effective palm pilots could be in monitoring patients’ behaviour may lead to help for people with mood swings, bad habits or unhealthy cravings. Participants in a four year study were asked to carry palm pilots for 28 days. Six times each day they were prompted randomly by a buzz from the […]

Link Between Psychiatric Disorders & Suicide

December 19, 2008


A new study shows that those who attempt suicide and suffer from: bi-polar depression, schizophrenia or major depression are at high risk of succeeding within a year of the first attempt. The study involved 40,000 individuals from 1973-1982, who had been hospitalized in a swedish facility with attempted suicide (53% are women). They analysed: 1-How […]

WHO Report On Child Injury Prevention

December 16, 2008


December 2008 The WHO report on child injury prevention shows that unintentional injury is the leading cause of childhood deaths after age 9. According to the report, the top five causes of injury deaths are: 1- Road crashes- 260,000 2- Drowing- 175,000 3- Burns- 96,000 4-Falls- 47,000 5-Poisons-45,000 Africa has the highest rate of injury […]

Vaccines Sought For Malaria

December 6, 2008


To prevent diseases such as malaria and West Nile virus, researchers are trying to develop vaccines for ticks and mosquitoes.  Through the use of endectocides. The new strategy, if successful will make blood meals from humans lethal to the mosquitoes so they die before they can transmit the virus. The aim in this study will […]

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