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Coronary stent leads to complications

... rate was three per cent more. Their investigation covered a larger group of patients who were, on the whole, at risk and required angioplasty. People with diabetes or who had had a previous heart attack were more likely to suffer a clot in their stent. In order to cut the complication rate, the researchers...

Love the sun

... Women who were both dark-skinned and consistently covered (including head, arms and neck at all times) were at particularly high risk, with 91 per cent under the safe level of vitamin D. When ultraviolet B light hits the skin, blood picks up the initial 'inactive' form of vitamin D and takes it to the kidn...

Sniff out flatulence

...// that an object called a Toot Trapper, a cushion covered in activated charcoal, reduced the smell of flatulence to almost unnoticeable levels. The scientists from Minneapolis Veterans' Affairs Medical Centre fed 16 healthy people pinto beans and lactulose and waited for the results. The beans, along with...

Antidepressants-important role

...paroxetine, fluoxetine and sertraline. The study covered nearly 300 patients who took one of the three drugs. More than two thirds of the participants recovered from their depression during nine months of treatment - but it made little difference which drug they were on. This is good news - because individ...

Caution On Use of Cholesterol Drugs

...dies that have proved the efficacy of statins have covered people between their 40s and early 70s, Fedder's group says. As many as 40 percent of those now eligible to take the drugs fall outside that age range. The new guidelines also force a significant shift in the proportion of men and women who'll probab...

Delirium linked to death

...discharge to reduce the risk of death. The study covered 361 patients aged 65 or older, of whom 243 had prevalent or occasional delirium - described as possible hallucinations, disorientation, illusions, anxiety and confusion. Studying the patients for a year found that those with delirium had a risk of de...

Defeating colon cancer

...ith a family history of colon cancer. The research covered nearly 50,000 female nurses whose family history of dietary habits were known. This showed that those who had a genetic risk of colon cancer were two and a half times more likely to develop the disease, compared to the general population, if they con...

New viewpoint on Hypertension

...isease. The University of Texas, conducted a study covered over 30,000 patients undergoing dialysis for kidney disease. They measured pulse pressures and correlated this information with which patients died during the following year. High pulse pressure - rather than high blood pressure itself - turned out...

Drug Firm Offers to Donate Smallpox Vaccine

...h kills about 30% of its victims and leaves others covered in sores. But giving a vaccine within days of exposure can protect against illness. A French drug company offered to donate up to 90 million doses of decades-old smallpox vaccine and the United States said it would accept the supplies if they are sti...

Good treatment for leg ulcers

...ulation, as a treatment for leg ulcers. The trials covered a total of 600 people. Five of them compared pentoxifylline and compression bandaging with placebo and bandaging and showed the drug in combination with the bandage was 35 per cent more effective in producing complete healing. Three trials compared...

Importance of type of sex in organ transplantation

...more likely to reject a donated organ. The study covered more than 114,000 kidney transplants, 25,000 heart transplants and 15,050 liver transplants from around the world. For men, the risk of losing a transplanted kidney was 22 per cent more if the donor was female. Women receiving a kidney were 12 per ce...

Bypass Surgery & Pleural Effusion

...narrow space between the lungs and the chest wall, covered by a thin transparent membrane called the pleura. The study indicated that almost 55% had a pleural effusion one month after the bypass surgery. Around 15 per cent of cases had an effusion that occupied more than 25 per cent of one side of the ches...

Backpacks cause more than just back injuries

...hed in the January issue of Pediatrics. The study covered all children age 6 to 18 whose backpack-related// injuries were reported to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Boys and girls were equally represented and the mean age was 11.8 years. Re...

New and unique treatment for Psoriasis patients

...hich involved patients with chronic psoriasis that covered at least 10 percent of their bodies, and gave them either Amevive or dummy injections. They found that 40 per cent of patients on the Amevive drug saw their psoriasis symptoms cut in half, as compared to about 10 percent of placebo-treated patients. ...

Lumbar bone mineral density affected by daily physical activity

...ical activity were analysed. The mechanical aspect covered the sum of all ground reaction forces in physical exercise (MECHPA). The metabolic aspect involved a weighted metabolic score for intensity, frequency and duration of physical exercise (METPA). The researchers found that the metabolic aspects of phys...

Risk of hemorrhagic stroke increased in smoking individuals

...erving the brain - and smoking. The new study that covered 22,022 male US physicians followed for nearly 18 years has shown that compared to those who// had never smoked, men who smoked less than 20 cigarettes a day had a 1.7 times higher risk of hemorrhagic stroke and in men who smoked more than this, the r...

Medicaid cuts leave patients in a lurch

...er they should go about treating the patients not covered by Medicaid, not treating also indirectly affects their practice and reputation..The Bush administration has opposed any additional funds not tied to comprehensive reforms....

Secret behind Babies soft skin

...gestation. Babies born early at 32 to 33 weeks are covered with vernix. However those born full-term may have lost vernix. A study at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center says that vernix keeps the skin more hydrated//, less scaly, and at a better pH. A team hopes to produce synthetic version of...

Test tube babies, 25 years later

... why. The cost is another obstacle. IVF is rarely covered by insurance and treatments can range from $5,000 to $8,000, with an additional $2,000 for drug costs.Even so, many infertile couples hoping to have a family are finding it worth the risk....

Few Simple Steps to Lower The Incidence Of SIDS

...also more likely to succumb to SIDS if bedding had covered their heads or if they slept with a mother who smoked or drank alcohol, especially in the first two weeks of life. However, among mothers who did not smoke during pregnancy, the risk associated with bed-sharing was significant only in infants younger...

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