Monthly Archives: August 2009

  1. Thermofocus Supports Control Measures Against A/H1N1 Flu

    Tecnimed takes part to the international cooperation network helping to face the spreading of A/H1N1 Flu, by presenting its innovative Thermofocus, the first and more advanced non-contact clinical thermometer in the world, the only one which guarantees absolute hygiene and an accurate, instantaneous, safe and repeatable temperature measurement, thanks to its exclusive patented optical aiming system, which allows to keep the device always at the correct distance from the patient’s forehead.
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  2. WHO chief warns against swine flu complacency

    Seven months ago the world trembled at a new influenza virus, H1N1. After verifying their low virulence despite his amazing speed of propagation, is looking for the culprits who spread panic and question the performance of health authorities.
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  3. Cancer drug that zaps cells before they spread is discovered

    A cancer drug that destroys the deadly cells which give birth to tumours has been developed by scientists.
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  4. Aspirin shows promise for colon cancer patients

    Score another win for the humble aspirin. A study suggests colon cancer patients who took the dirt-cheap wonder drug reduced their risk of death from the disease by nearly 30 percent.
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  5. Fertility Can Be Preserved in Ovarian Cancer Patients

    Saving the uterus or one ovary of a young woman with early-stage ovarian cancer can preserve her fertility without compromising her survival, a new study has found.

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  6. Catalonia: The postcoital pill without a prescription at pharmac

    Poscoital pill will be dispensed in pharmacies in Catalonia, after a interview confidential between the woman and pharmacist, who has the right to conscientious objection.
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  7. Novartis starts testing swine flu vaccine

    Swiss drugmaker Novartis has begun injecting its swine flu vaccine into people in the company's first human tests, a spokesman said Wednesday. The vaccine is being tested in a yearlong trial of 6,000 people of all ages in Britain, Germany and the United States, Novartis spokesman Eric Althoff told The Associated Press, adding that the vaccine will likely be on the market before the trial finishes.
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  8. Contraindications to the prescription of Priligy

    You should not take Priligy if: You are allergic to dapoxetine or lactose, the ingredients of the Priligy tablet. You have heart failure or other serious heart problems such as a heart arrhythmia. You have moderate or severe liver problems.
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  9. Third plague death in China

    A third man has died of pneumonic plague in north-western China where a town of more than 10,000 people has been sealed off, officials say.
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  10. Link between cannabis and memory loss explained

    A team of scientists at the Universidad Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in Barcelona have identified the specific part of the brain affected by cannabis and the mechanism by which it causes memory loss, one of the least desirable side-effects of the drug.
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