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Infant receives first bloodless liver transplant

An Iowa infant aged 7 months was the first recipient of a bloodless liver transplant in Los Angeles, the United States of America. The seven month old, Aiden Michael Rush, whose parents are Jehovah’s Witnesses are prohibited by their religion to receive transfusions. Th...

Frozen Canadian baby stages miraculous recovery

A Canadian toddler, aged 13 months from Edmonton, Alberta, wandered into a neighbor’s backyard and was later found curled in the snow in sub zero temperatures. She was frozen stiff and her heart had stopped beating. When she was brought to the hospital, doctors declared her...

Pesticide impairs male reproductive function

...team of researchers took blood samples from 24 men aged 16 to 28 who had not been exposed to DDT in their work. In these men the high DDE levels correlated to low levels of testosterone, low semen volume and low sperm count. However some health experts argue that the benefits of using DDT outweigh the p...

Breast Feeding prevents obesity later on in life

...sachusetts, looked at more than 15,300 adolescents aged 9 to 14. They found that those who had been breast-fed were less likely to be overweight compared with those who were raised mostly or exclusively on formula milk. Kids fed mainly on breast milk for the first 6 months of life were 22% less likely t...

Sweet Candies replace bitter Pills for Anaemia

...ance of iron per week, were acceptable to children aged 4 to 6 years and improved their iron status. It is also noted that these candies increase the iron in the blood to about 10% in 3 months. So its time for u kids to ask your mom to buy u candies.....iron candies....

A better way to measure cholesterol

...om 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 half ...

Need for Colon cancer screening

...ated over 3,000 apparently healthy male volunteers aged between 50 and 70 and gave them a colonoscopy to detect any tumours. In comparison to the sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy is much more effective because it enables to look at the whole colon. FOBT could detect fewer than 25% of precancerous colon growth...

Uncontrolled blood pressure

...n that effectively controlled the condition. Those aged over 65 were less likely to either be aware of hypertension or to be doing something about it. Surprisingly,these people did have health insurance and did see their doctor quite regularly - so lack of medical attention cannot be blamed for their prob...

Surviving surgery

...esearchers believe that operative deaths for those aged 80 or more are twice those for patients aged between 65 and 69. Mortality, however, depends very much on the type of surgery. Carotid endarterect...

Ecstasy shrinks brain!!-researchers unveil the secrets of MDMA.

...nd then comparing them with brain scans of similar aged non-users."The longer a person uses ecstasy, their brain shrinks," said Dr. Linda Chang. The neurotoxic effects of the drug appear to decrease several areas of brain activity, and long-term use appears to decrease the volume of the brain. Gaylord E...

Link between Constipation and Parkinson's Disease

...,790 male residents of the island of Oahu, Hawaii, aged 51 to 75 at the beginning of the study in the 1960's. Out fo which, 96 men eventually developed Parkinson's disease. Men who reported constipation were nearly three times as likely to develop Parkinson's disease over the 24 years. This is the first ...

Starving leads to obesity

...that the rate of obesity among the women, who were aged 50 when the study took place, was higher than in the general population. Many of these women had increased amounts of body fat in the abdominal area.This particular depostion of fat is associated with "metabolic syndrome" which is also linked to high...

Passive smoking affects respiratory system

...Health in Atlanta studied data from 3,400 children aged 3 to 16 years. The researchers analysed the children's blood to determine the concentration of a substance called cotinine, produced when the body breaks down nicotine from tobacco. The researchers found that passive smoking had the strongest impac...

Eating disorder... a survey

...e. Scientists from Canada surveyed 2,85739 girls aged 12 to 18 about their eating habits.They found that... eating disorders.// They found that 14% of girls aged 12 to 14 reported binge eating episodes in the previous month. Almost 9% of this age group reported ...

Keep guilt off

...t off infection.// Researchers asked 30 students aged 18-30 to list enjoyable activities such as eating, drinking, smoking and sex, and to rate each one for the amount of pleasure and guilt it gave.The results of these responses were used to develop a pleasure-guilt ratio for each student.To test immune...

Way to monitor blood pressure

....// 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. The hi...

Antidepressants increase gastric bleeding

...y are not risk-free.// Almost 314,000 patients aged 65 and over who had been prescribed antidepressants between 1992 and 1998 were monitored to see if they'd been admitted to hospital with bleeding from the stomach or any other part of the gastrointestinal system.There were 974 bleeds in the study and...

Drink milk right now

...protective against breast cancer among those women aged between 34 and 39, rather than those aged between 40 and 48// Women who drank more than three glasses of milk per day were about half as lik...

Role of fats and oils in vision care

...r Infirmary carried out a study of 349 individuals aged 55 to 80 with AMD, and compared their diet to a control group with eye disease other than AMD. Those who consumed foods high in vegetable fat had a two fold greater risk of AMD than those whose intakes were low. Foods high in monounsaturated fats, su...

Smoking can depreciate intellegence

...area of England They studied more than 630 people aged 65 and over. Smoking and drinking habits were recorded at the beginning of the study. The volunteers' intellectual powers were also assessed. After excluding those who had already had evidence of intellectual impairment//, everyone else was followed ...

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