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Developmental, neurologic problems common in extremely preterm infants

...up identified 308 children born at the gestational age of 25 weeks or earlier in the UK and Ireland. Of these, 283 were assessed for neurologic function Based on their lower scores on the Mental and Psychomotor Development Indexes compared with a population mean, 19% were classified as severely disabled,...

Feeding channel created by malaria parasite - a new target for malaria treatments

...n one million people each year, most of them under age 5, and the disease is becoming resistant to many of the drugs used to treat it. This important finding provides a new target for potential new malara treatments. In addition to causing enormous human suffering, malaria impedes the economic developmen...

Long-Term Survival can be Predicted by a Simple Lung Test

...than 550 men and more than 640 women who varied in age from 20 to 89 years at enrollment. They have been participating in the Buffalo Health Study from 1960 to 1962. Last year, after Twenty-nine, researchers gathered data to determine whether or not participants were still living and if not, they examine...

Levothyroxine Thyroid Hormone Replacement, Approved for Hypothyroidism

...ange of metabolic processes within the body in all age groups. In children thyroid hormones are essential for normal physical growth and intellectual development. Low levels of thyroid hormone or hypothyroidism may be due to a birth defect for examole partial or complete absence of the thyroid gland or...

More Accurate "PROSTATE CANCER" Test can save Unnecessary Biopsies

Prostate cancer can effect men over the age of 40 years and is the second commonest cancer amo... created about this condition and now men over the age of 40 years can be screened regularly to detect the cancer. One of the most promising "tumour marke...

Cancers of Colon & Rectum linked to Cigarette Smoking

...reasing number of cigarettes smoked daily, younger age when smoking started, and total number of packs smoked over the years....

Want a Healthy brew? Have some Tea!

... have found that tea helps women in the menopausal age group by strengthening their bones by increasing their bone density. They say the anti-oxidants found in tea are 100 times more powerful than vitamin C and 25 times stronger than vitamin E. All this might tempt even the staunch tea haters to join th...

Now you can identify Sperm and Egg donors

...ntly, people over 18 and children over 16 years of age can find out if they were born from donated sperms or ova. And this new ruling will come into force only in the New Year and only after extensive debating by the decision makers. However the ruling is not retrospective- so old donors will not be iden...

Fight anemia by fortifying crops with iron!!!!!!!!

...ost 50% of women and 75% children under 3 years of age are anemic in India. While iron supplementation is expensive, fortification of plants with iron and using it in turn to fight anemia in people is fairly cheaper, scientists say. This idea has found a lot of enthusiastic support amidst the scientific...

Cut down TV and video games and you have less aggressive children.

...olution, the kids seem to know all at a very young age and many parents complain that their kids are actually going over the edge, right in front of their eyes. While the topic itself is so intense that a thesis can be done on this, people are now wondering how they can make kids more docile and gentle...

Vaccine for Alzheimer’s diseas

...n the vaccine. Nearly one in ten people over the age of 65 suffers the dementia by Alzheimer’s disease, and the risk rises fourfold for those over 80. Several genes have been linked to the condition – particularly one that codes for a protein known as beta-amyloid peptide. Mutations to this gene caus...

Gene linked to early puberty in girls

...ca has zeroed in on the culprit behind the falling age of attaining puberty. A gene has been isolated whi... which induces the onset of puberty, determine the age of puberty. During the age of puberty, girls develop breasts and other secondary sexual characters.T...

Researchers urge caution in using ear tube surgery

...itive and psychological development in children at age 3 who had experienced persistent fluid in the ears... ears is going to improve developmental outcome at age 3, the answer is: no, it won't." Courtesy : PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (CNN)...

Breast cancer treatment to be determined by gene test

...rs have a 55% to 85% risk of breast cancer risk by age 70, while carriers with breast cancer have about a 35% 10-year risk of developing cancer in the opposite breast. To determine the psychological impact of BRACA test results on women with breast cancer, Dr. Claudine Isaacs and colleagues at Georgetow...

Thakur warns doctors

...io, particularly in relation to children under the age of six. While there was slight improvement in the...ecade, the ratio had considerably declined for the age group of zero to six. The over-all sex ratio has increased from 927 women per 1000 men in the 1990 ...

Women suffer from sexual dysfunction too

...parties may be uncomfortable discussing. As women age and go through menopause, the lining of the vagina loses a robust pinkish to red color and becomes pale and can be so thinned that it bleeds on touch of even a cotton swab, sexual intercourse can become painful and women can have difficulty in reachi...

Breast Feeding prevents obesity later on in life

...s of life were 22% less likely to be overweight by age 14. Also it was found that the longer the children were breast-fed, the chances of them not being obese were more. For example, those who were breast-fed for at least 7 months were 20% less likely to be overweight than those babies who were given b...

OBESE LIL' GIRLS !! SWEAT IT OUT OR U MIGHT BE ASTHAMATIC !!!

...t or obese when they are between 6 and 11 years of age have a sevenfold increased risk of developing asth...her among the girls who attain menarche before the age of 11.However ,the risk ,common in the girls who are obese at the age of 11 rather than at 6, the in...

Acupuncture superseeds massage therapy for short term relief of pain

... In his research which included 177 patients with age ranging from 18 to 85, he randomly assigned them to receive five treatments in a period of three weeks. By the end of one week it was found that the acupuncture group showed a significant improvement in pain reduction and motion compared to others. ...

Risk of heart disease begins in teens

...ased on study done on a group of adolescents whose age was ranging from 12 to 21 years, without type 1 diabetes. It was found that there was substantial fatty plaque buildup inside the arteries regardless of body weight, family history, smoking and length of time with diabetes. These individuals are part...

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