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Mortality increased in Sporting enthusiasts!

Several times we have seen the newspapers carrying a news article about how some ardent cricket fan suffered a Heart attack and died following a high strung cricket match between India and Pakistan! A recent report by a Dutch research team under Dr. Diederick E. Grobbee has revealed that there is an increased mortality due to stoke and MI [Myocardial Infarction] after a major game. ..As compared...

Spirituality helps lessen arthritic pain

Dr. Francis J. Keefe of Duke University Medical School in Durham, North Carolina and colleagues have published a paper in April issue of the Journal of pain. Patients who use religion or spirituality to cope with the chronic pain of rheumatoid arthritis can reduce their pain and boost their sense of well being, the researchers say. ..Dr. Francis says, "One might expect that people coping with chr...

Depression may cause delayed wound healing

Researchers in the UK say that wound healing in depressed people is four times slower than that of normal people. These and related reports find a place in the latest issue of the journal, “Psychosomatic Medicine”. ..Psychological factors could have direct and indirect effects on the rate of wound healing, according to the researchers. Depression and other psychological problems have been shown t...

Detecting anomalies in heart rythm

Researchers in Germany have developed a new risk assessment methodology to detect any anomaly in heart beat rythm and patient's risk of cardiac death. .... ECG is the basic data with which patient's risk of cardiac death can be determined and analysed by the computer.The time interval between successive heartbeats is the first variable to be calculated.// When the programme has completed its...

New Modality in Migraine Management

Texas researchers have come out with a new way of administration of drug that treats migraine.Giving migraine patients the drug valproate sodium "rapidly and forcefully" eases severe headaches without side effects. ....Dr. John Claude Krusz of Anodyne PainCare in Dallas, in his study, which included 85 patients who had experienced no relief after treatment with standard therapies,//treated them w...

Quality of life after cancer

According to American researchers many cancer survivors report a good quality of life, despite facing physical and psychological struggle. But generally Doctors and the general public assume that cancer must lead to a deterioration in your quality of life. ....Researchers at the King Edward Memorial Hospital in Carolina carried out a survey on a group of women who had survived a gynaecological ca...

Wound healing made faster

Australian scientists say they've found a way to make wounds heal at least twice as fast as they would normally.....In preliminary findings, a team at the Australian University of Technology reports they have been able to raise the effect of a number of key hormones involved in the body's own tissue-repair system by assembling them into a wound-healing "complex". ....The researchers believe that...

Collagen improves voice quality in Parkinsonism

According to surgeons, injecting collagen into the vocal cords improves voice problems in Parkinson's disease. One of the important symptoms of Parkinson's disease is the deterioration in voice quality experienced by some patients. This problem is known as hypophonia, and is caused by muscle rigidity and other abnormalities in the area of the voice box or larynx.// ....People with hypophonia sou...

Steps To Improve Quality Of Plant-Based Drugs

India has finally decided to get its act together on improving quality of plant-based drugs. It promises not only to get a large number of laboratories activated on testing them, but also seeks to start registering farmers who produce medicinal plants to ensure the raw material itself meets standards. The first meeting of a recently constituted Medicinal Plants Board listed a series of measures t...

Research of Ritalin

New evidence about the effects of Ritalin, a drug used to treat children with ADD and ADHD, has prompted renewed calls for research into its long-term effects.Dr John Walker and colleagues from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York have found that relatively high doses of the drug methylphenidate, the generic form of Ritalin, changed the expression of a gene involved in brain fu...

Ritalin May Lower Cocaine Abuse

Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who use stimulants like Ritalin are not at risk for cocaine addiction later in life. The study in rats suggests that stimulant treatment in childhood may blunt the pleasurable effects of cocaine in adulthood. // ....Many children and teens with ADHD are treated with stimulant medication, the best-known being Ritalin. These drugs appea...

Depression linked to mortality

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States, after heart disease and cancer. About 600,000 Americans have a stroke every year, and 167,000 die from it. Men who suffer from depression and anxiety are more than three times as likely// to die from a stroke as other men. But depressed and anxious men are not much more likely to have non-fatal strokes. ....Researchers studied 2000...

Dyslexia due to cerebellum abnormality

Dyslexia a most common learning disorder, affects nearly one in 24 people. People with dyslexia often have great difficulty learning to read, write and spell. Dyslexia was found to have been linked to reduced activity in the cerebellum // of the brain that controls movement, co-ordination and balance, scientists have reported. ....The research, which was led by Professor Roderick Nicolson, compa...

Less sleep increases mortality rates

According to sleep researchers people who sleep for more or less than seven hours a night have increased mortality rates. A study of over one million adults conducted over a six year time period// shows that the old advice that you need eight hours sleep a night might need modifying. Looking at the length of time people sleep and its relationship to life expectancy, researchers at the University...

Cleft lip and palate are due to abnormality in brain structure

Clefts of the lip and palate are associated with permutation in brain structure that appear to cause cognitive dysfunction, according to a study recently conducted by researchers at the University of Iowa.// ....Studying 54 adult men with nonsyndromic facial clefts and 54 male control subjects, the researchers used magnetic resonance imaging to study brain volume and tissue composition. They fou...

Chemical in Gila monster's saliva yields Alzheimer drug

Alzheimer's is a degenerative brain disease that usually begins gradually, causing a person to forget recent events or familiar tasks. The disease eventually leads// to confusion, personality and behavior changes and impaired judgment. Communication becomes more difficult as the disease progresses, leaving those affected struggling to find words, finish thoughts or follow directions. Eventually,...

Spirituality relieves stress

A meditation programme has proved useful in helping people deal with stress. There has been quite a bit of research showing that// meditation helps people improve both their physical and mental ill health. .. .. Researchers at West Virginia University in the US have been looking at how a meditation programme called 'mindfulness training' can help people who describe themselves as 'stressed out'....

FDA Approves Anti-Cancer Cell Drug - Zevalin

The government approved a long-awaited treatment for lymphoma - a drug that uses a novel approach to bring radiation directly to cancer cells. Idec Pharmaceuticals' Zevalin becomes the first radioimmunotherapy drug cleared to sell in the US. // ....It's a new approach, adding radiation to antibodies that search out a protein called CD20 found on lymphoma cells. The antibodies attach to the cells...

Healing a painful neck

Manual therapy has been quite popular in recent years. But this therapy has been recognized and mastered since decades. The best way to cure that pain in your neck may be a treatment known as manual therapy. Researchers felt that this form of therapy is comparatively better to exercise therapy or treatment// with pain medications counseling and education. ....Neck pain is a common problem, affect...

Healing environment aids mental problem

..According to a recent study, spending time in an Indian temple improves mental illnesses as much as conventional medication. Reserchers in a new study, India, looked at how traditional healing practices might help those with mental disorder.// The temple of Muthuswamy in South India has long been a healing centre for those with a mental health problem and those attending during a short period i...

Quicker healing with active bandages

According to researchers, new bandages developed by US researchers take an active part in the healing process. Experiments in mice show that hydrogel bandages speed up healing.They look like thin clear plastic when dry, but expand six times and become pliable when wet.// Unlike regular bandages, which just keep moisture in and germs out, the hydrogel dressings actually penetrate the wound and enh...

Skin specialist advise on cellulite

Cellulite is the name commonly given to the dimpled, 'orange peel' skin on the thighs, buttocks, knees and lower abdomen. Massage, diet, exercise and creams may all have a beneficial effect on the appearance of cellulite - but there's no cure for the condition.// It's the body's natural way of storing fat in women and occurs even in very thin women. According to Dr Michael Goldman, a dermatologi...

Sleep disorders can have anomalistic sexual acts

Researchers at the University of California, observe abnormal behavior during sleep, such as walking, eating and even violence in many people. But a series of case reports shows that sleep disorders// can also involve unconscious, sometimes aggressive, sexual behavior. ....In a study of 10 patients with "atypical sexual behavior during sleep," researchers found that the patients' actions which ra...

Blocking Pain Found To Slow Down The Healing Process

Researchers say standard post-operative pain medications widely prescribed for rotator cuff surgery may actually delay healing .// ..The rotator cuff is composed of the muscles and tendons that surround the top of the upper arm bone and hold it to the shoulder joint. The research involved 180 rats that received acute rotator cuff repair surgery. One-third of the rats were treated with indomethac...

Early Detection Of Facial Abnormalities in a Fetus

A cleft happens when the tissues of the face fail to fuse during gestation. It is a repairable birth defect. Cleft lip and palate are the most common facial malformation in newborns. It affects about one in 700 babies.//New research shows fetal magnetic resonance imaging may be more accurate at detecting cleft lip and palate than a sonogram. ..The detection rates when using sonography for cleft l...

Does Magnet Therapy Posses Healing Powers?

Leonard Finegold said that the magnets that are sold in the market does not provide any help in reliving the pain and treat health problems//. Magnet that are advertised over the net and sold without any restriction does not posses any theoretical and experimental value. ..Magnets are sought after by the successful athletes mainly to relive pain but the researchers prove that it is all bogus. T...

Finger And Toe abnormalities Related to Maternal Smoking

In the largest study ever conducted on the effects of smoking and incidence of birth defects, it has now been found that maternal smoking is associated with an increased risk of finger and toe abnormalities. // The birth defects could range from polydactly (presence of extra digits in either the arms or feet) to webbed (syndactyly) or missing toes and fingers (adactyly). ....The researchers stud...

Revealing Study Results May Do More Harm Than Good

There has been clamor recently to disclose the results of study findings with participants after the completion of the study. However, a commentary published in the April 1, 2006 issue of CANCER,// a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, says that such disclosures may actually do more harm than good as they cause unnecessary psychological stress to patients. ..Maurie Markman, M.D...

Attitude affects life's quality

According to a new study, your attitude about life may not only help you live longer, it may also help you enjoy life more. Researchers at the University of Illinois, found two years ago that optimists live longer than pessimists. Now, the same group of researchers// looked to see if one's outlook on life affects their quality of life. ....In the 1970s, participants were assessed using a persona...

Quality of lives of older people

In an endeavour to assess the future needs of an aging population, a group of older people have been studied for nearly 20 years. Within 20 years, half the babies born on the planet can expect to live till they are 70. The physical, mental and economic needs// of our rapidly aging population will be known based on this study. In an attempt to answer some of these questions, scientists at Cambridg...

Specialist care convalesces intensive care survival

The survival of criticare patients gets better if specialists in critical care medicine manage them personally. Researchers at Johns Hopkins and Pittsburgh University have analysed the evidence on managing patients in intensive care units (ICUs). //They have found that patients do much better if they are cared for by a doctor who is a specialist in critical care medicine. ....Previous research h...

New therapy improves quality of life for cancer

The drug epoetin alfa treats anaemia in cancer patients and thereby recuperates their energy levels. Anaemia is a very common side effect of cancer chemotherapy. It results from a decrease in levels of haemoglobin,// the protein that carries oxygen round the body. The problem with anaemia is that it causes overwhelming exhaustion that is not relieved by rest. Patients find it hard to get the ener...

Personality Impacts Arthritis

The personality of a patient can have a major impact on how susceptible they are to long-term problems from rheumatoid arthritis, according to new research. The published study explains doctors need to pay attention to factors// not related to the disease when they screen at-risk patients. ....There is no doubt being diagnosed with a chronic, disabling disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis, can h...

Dealing heart disease risk in ethnic minorities

According to a latest study researchers have observed that doctors should use lower thresholds when treating high blood pressure and other cardiac risk factors in ethnic minorities.// Researchers at St George's Hospital, Georgia have carried out a population survey involving 1250 men and women of various ethnic origins, looking at their heart disease and stroke risk factors. They find that people...

Specialist surgeon not imperative in melanoma

According to a new study it is observed that the background of the surgeon does not affect the outcome in melanoma. Researchers at the University of Glasgow have surveyed 4,139 melanoma patients who had their tumour removed between 1979 and 1999.// They found the outcomes to be similar, whether the operating surgeon had a background in dermatology, cosmetic work, or general surgery. This is in co...

Grape seed extract helps wound healing

According to researchers grape seeds help in wound healing. An extract of grape seed heals wounds by helping new blood vessels to grow and providing a high concentration of free radicals in the damaged area.// Researchers at Ohio State University report on the first study of a natural extract on wound healing. They looked at how an extract of grape seed worked on both human skin cells and wounds...

Dealing with personality disorders

The drug fluvoxamine has been found by researchers to be more effective than placebos in treating rapid mood shifts in women with borderline personality disorder. This study , which included 38 non-schizophrenic, non-bipolar women with borderline// personality disorder between the ages of 19 and 51 was conducted by researchers from various universities in Netherlands. They were evaluated for diff...

Thalidomide may stage a comeback

The controversial drug thalidomide, which was banned in 1962, is being reassessed to find out if it could again be prescribed to patients to treat rare forms of cancer and leprosy. The drug which is unlicensed in Europe was marketed in the 50s and 60s as a cure for morning// sickness. However, it was banned after mothers who took it gave birth to deformed children. ....The European Agency for the...

A better test than cytology for Urinary Malignancy

A new method has been found for detecting upper urinary tract transitional cell carcinoma by a team of researchers working Kingston, Ontario, Canada. This method checks for fibrinogen/fibrin degradation products. It appears to be more effective and accurate when compared to standard urinary cytology. The Researchers compared the efficacy of two types of rapid urine tests with urine cytology in es...

Viral encephalitis can cause more damage than already known

A study of patients with viral encephalitis by researchers at the Cleveland..Clinic, Ohio has revealed that the condition could cause seriouys movement..problems. The investigators studied a group of patients with the condition, five..of whom had West Nile virus. They found that 11 of the victims were admitted to..neurological intensive care, while four developed severe movement disorders like..t...
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