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Thyroid hormone treatment hastens recovery after cardiac surgery

...sm can be dangerous in some cases.Children and adults with highly depressed thyroid function fare worse following cardiac surgery than patients with mildly lowered thyroid function. The Heidelberg group conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of 40 children, ages 2 days to 10.4 y...

Levothyroxine Thyroid Hormone Replacement, Approved for Hypothyroidism

...hyroxine sodium (Unithroid) for hypothyroidism in adults and children has been approved for use in the Unit... are usually performed every six to eight weeks in adults to aid in dose adjustment. Once the optimal replacement dose of levothryoxine for an individual adul...

Tattoos may significantly increase risk of hepatitis C infection

.... Kids often show off their sticker tattoos. But adults go a step further. Permanent tattoos, which are permanent reminders throughout life, in different designs and shapes, are very popular. However there is a darker side to the whole affair. The study in the United States of America says that tattoos...

Spouses and other partners lower blood pressure says new research

...eagues monitored the blood pressure of 120 healthy adults over 6 days and found that the participants' blood pressure was consistently lower when they were with their partners than when they were with another person or by themselves. And it did not matter where they were or what they were doing. The mere ...

Antibiotic induces liver damage in children with E.COLI infections.

...f the illness. According to the CDC, children and adults can prevent the spread of E. coli infection by taking the following steps: >> Practice good hygiene and wash hands carefully. >> Make sure all meats, especially hamburger, is thoroughly cooked to well doneness. >> Keep ch...

Increase in sugar...decrease in brain function!!!

...sugar decreases the brain function. More than 100 adults with type 1 diabetes hwo had four symptoms which included, being sleepy; having dry eyes, nose or mouth, having a sweet taste in their mouth and needing to urinate, which were the symptoms of high blood sugar, were studied by the researchers from the...

For better mood and energy!! Work-up in short span

...sitive fitness and health benefits and that normal adults should participate in a total of 30 minutes of moderate physical exercise daily, accumulated in short bouts throughout the day. They did a study and found that there was a significant decline in the levels of fatigue and confusion and significant im...

Risk of heart disease begins in teens

...arranted and is mandatory in adolescents and young adults suffering from diabetes and possible association with atheroscerosis....

A better way to measure cholesterol

...eath from heart disease. In a study covering 4,462 adults aged 40 to 64, increasing non-HDL cholesterol levels were linked to increased risk of death from heart disease. Men with high levels were twice as likely to die compared to those with low levels. For women, the relative risk was nearly two and a ...

Stuttering and brain anatomy

... by emotional factors, but researchers who studied adults with persistent stuttering found that these indivi... lobe were found to be significantly larger in the adults with PDS, according to neurologist and study aithor Anne Foundas, at Tulane University in New Orlean...

Uncontrolled blood pressure

... Houston, Texas, doctors have surveyed over 16,000 adults over 25 and found that 27 per cent had hypertension.// Of this group, only 23 per cent were taking medication that effectively controlled the condition. Those aged over 65 were less likely to either be aware of hypertension or to be doing something...

Memory problem? solve a crossword

...to a nutritious diet are also recommended. Older adults who remain physically active have a better blood supply to the brain, higher test scores in some cognitive areas and improved reaction time.Even those who have never exercised before can improve improve their problem solving abilities by taking up wa...

Obesity shortens lifespan

... heart problems. They concluded that normal-weight adults had a life expectancy of 78, for overweight people it was 77, and for the most obese 74. The researchers also found that heavier patients were more likely to suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes, high blood cholesterol and a family history of h...

Love the sun

...s such as rickets for the infants, a deficiency in adults can lead to bone-softening conditions such as osteomalacia and muscle disorders.// Ninety per cent of vitamin D in the body is derived from the chemical reaction that occurs when ultraviolet B light hits the skin. Dark skin does not absorb as much u...

Way to monitor blood pressure

...etected.// They measured the blood pressure of 40 adults aged between 55 and 75 while exercising on a treadmill. They found that the pulse pressure - the difference between systolic pressure (top figure) and diastolic pressure (bottom figure) - was a good indicator of the health of the coronary arteries. T...

Sleep, snoring....stroke

...colleagues surveyed the sleeping patterns of 1,348 adults who had taken part in a stroke screening programme in Buffalo.Among those who reported experiencing day time drowsiness 14% suffered a stroke compared to 4% of those who remained alert during the day, even after classic risk factors which could lead ...

Excessive use of antibiotics for sore throat

...// The survey analysed 2,000 physician visits by adults whose chief complaint was sore throat. Antibiotics were used in 73 per cent of visits, and of these prescriptions, 68 per cent were for non-recommended antibiotics. Over-use of antibiotics in this way increases the threat of antibiotic resistance. Th...

Drug abuse leads to long standing changes in the brain

...s widely abused by diverse groups, including young adults who attend "raves" or private clubs, motorcycle gang members, male and female commercial sex workers, and bisexual and homosexual men. In one study, researchers led by Dr. Nora D. Volkow of Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, NY, and the State...

Statins reduce heart attacks

...tly could mean that as many as one in six American adults could be advised to take one of a class of prescription drugs called statins. The recommendations of the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) could triple the number of Americans taking statins. The panel hopes that expanded use of the drugs...

Aggressive blood pressure treatment needed

...t attack, stroke and heart failure in nearly 5,000 adults over 60 in the Systolic Hypertension in the Elderly Programme. They already found that treating systolic (top figure) hypertension reduces adverse events like heart attacks. This new study divides patients into four groups, depending on their cardiov...

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