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Amphetamines Help Recovery of Stroke Patients

A new study from Doctors at UT Southwestern in Dallas soon report that amphetamines may speed up the recovery of speech in stroke patients who have lost the function... .. ..This study was done on patients who had suffered from ischemic stroke, or a stroke due to loss of blood and oxygen to the brain... .. ..Amphetamines were given to 30 stroke patients who lost their ability to speak. Dr.D.Hal...

Vitamin B12 can help in detecting cancers

In some of the cancer patients the Tumors can't be easily deected. A new procedure being done at Mayo Clinic using vitamin B12 that helps doctors locate hard to find tumors. During the processes a patient is injected with radioactive vitamin B12. After three hours a gamma camera takes pictures of the body. Dr. Collins treated a patient with breast cancer and he says that, "The cancer stands out a...

Vitamins-The answer to Heart Disease?

..Ongoing research is however to confirm the claim. Scientists remain skeptical about the superior benefits of these vitamin supplements over a healthy diet, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fish. In the opinion of the A...

Vitamin E, the latest warrior against diabetes

Scientists are assessing research that suggests high doses of vitamin E may help fight diabetes. Diabetes is one of the most prevalent diseases in the world with many ravaging complications, affecting millions of people. Complications can lead to heart disease, eye damage, kidney failure, non healing ulcers all over the body and can also cause complications of the nervous system. ..Diabetes is c...

Vitamin Shields Brittle Bones

Osteoporosis, wherein the density of the bone is lost and becomes brittle, is one of the dreaded complications in women after they attain their menopause. This happens as a result of decreased levels of estrogen, which is responsible for maintaining the bone density. ..Dr. Sunil J. Wimalawansa, of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, has shown her study using the animal model that...

Beer vitamin protects heart

Coronary heart disease, is becoming an elite disease as so much of research are going on in identification of the risk factors. As a result of such ongoing research, hyperhomocysteinemia (increased levels of homocysteine in blood) is considered to be one of the risk factors.// ..Dr. O Mayer Jr and colleagues from Charles University in Pilsen, Czech Republic, found as a result of their study that...

Folate and famiy planning

New research has shown that folate supplements, widely recommended for women planning pregnancy, may increase the chances of having twins. ..Professor Judith Lumley, from La Trobe University examined various folate supplement trials and found women who took folate before becoming pregnant had a 50 per cent greater chance of having twins.// ....Folate has been proven to minimise the risk of birth...

GlaxoSmithKline - Changes Lamictal(R) Label Appearance and Packaging

Lamictal, an antiepileptic drug, is one of the several prescription drugs that has encountered the problem of dispensing errors. ..Dispensing errors are often a result of miscommunication, which can include poor hand writing of the prescription and confusion between drugs with similar names.// ....It is important for patients with epilepsy not to have an interruption in treatment because it could...

B Vitamin protects and lowers toxicity of Arthritis Drug

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that most often affects women in their 30s and 40s, especially women.The illness causes the immune system to attack the joints, which can cause pain, inflammation and joint destruction. .... Methotrexate is the standard drug used to treat the condition, but one third of the patients discontinue treatment early due to toxicity.// .. .. Patient...

B Vitamin Supplementatoin Saves Money and Lives

People with high blood levels of the amino acid homocysteine experience more heart attacks and death from heart disease.And giving patients inexpensive and safe therapy with the B vitamins folic acid and cyanocobalamin can lower homocysteine levels. ....Fortifying foods with B vitamins and giving additional supplements to people with heart disease could save lives and money.// ....Dr. Jeffrey A....

Eat Vitamin C and stay young

Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the National Institutes of Health say that recommended daily allowance of vitamin C for healthy young women should be raised from 75 to 90 milligrams a day. ....Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables can more than satisfy the recommended allowance, said Dr. Mark Levine, lead author of a new study supporting the increase for women.'We've been recommendin...

Vitamin C for the heart

People with a severe form of arterial disease appear to have low levels of vitamin C in their blood, regardless of their diet or smoking habits. ....Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a form of atherosclerosis, a condition in which fatty build-up accumulates inside the arteries and obstructs blood flow. In PAD, blood flow in the legs and feet is impaired, which can cause lameness and pain. PAD is...

Vitamin B for Hepatitis

A study has found a cheap and non toxic method of treating Hepatitis, by administering vitaminB to the Ptients..... Hepatitis B virus infects the liver, and in severe cases can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer and liver failure. It is spread through contact with the blood or body fluids of an infected person. ....A researcher decided to test thiamine for HBV after a very bright and aware patient...

Dopamine helps stroke survivors

A drug used in Parkinson's disease also improves the paralysis experienced by stroke survivors...Levodopa is turned into the neurotransmitter dopamine in the body, and this may help brain cells involved in controlling movement to function more normally. It's used as a treatment in Parkinson's disease, but a new trial suggests that levodopa is also helpful in alleviating stroke-induced disability....

Vitamins reduce pre-eclampsia

Researchers say that pregnant women at risk of the potentially fatal condition pre-eclampsia appear to benefit from doses of vitamins C and E. ....The study, published in the Lancet, found that taking the supplements halved the chance of developing pre-eclampsia. ..The condition involves the pregnant mother with a high-blood pressure, and can interfere with the feeding of the unborn child throug...

Re-blockage of heart arteries prevented by vitamins

Vitamins are a bonus to everyone of us. The first ever study of the effect of B vitamins on heart disease shows a clear benefit. Angioplasty is a very widely used procedure for unblocking coronary arteries and so preventing heart attacks. It involves inserting a small balloon into the blood vessel and then inflating it to push the walls of the vessel apart. The problem is that in 20 per cent of c...

Excess vitamin A increases fracture risk

According to a new study long-term intake of a diet high in retinol or vitamin A may increase the risk of osteoporotic hip fracture. Any vitamin or mineral taken in adequately is good for health. Excess or less quantities of the nutrients is not good and ineffective.// We tend to think that vitamins are good for us - but that's not always the case, particularly when one component is taken in exce...

Nasal Spray Beats Antihistamine

Using a steroid nasal spray to quash allergy symptoms may work better than antihistamine pills. Researchers say that when used on an "as-needed'', rather than daily basis, the nasal spray fluticasone (Flonase) relieves// allergy symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing and congestion more effectively than the antihistamine loratadine (Claritin). ....Fluticasone is a corticosteroid preparation that...

High vitamin A increases risk of hip fractures

Too much vitamin A may increase the risk of hip fractures in older women. Vitamin A is important for such things as healthy skin and hair and bone growth.// Researchers found that women with the highest total intake - both from food and vitamin supplements - had double the risk of hip fractures compared with women with the lowest intake. ....One theory is that too much vitamin A inhibits the abi...

Vitamin E useful for Alzheimer's

Vitamin E taken daily could protect the brain and prevent the onset of diseases such as Alzheimer's, a study suggests. Scientists in Japan discovered it is possible to reverse a degenerative// brain disease simply by taking vitamin E. ....They say the supplement is a powerful antidote to the oxidative stress linked to brain disorders such as Alzheimer's. Taking vitamin supplements could help pre...

Vitamin C to put off cataract

Cataracts is a disorder of the eye where cells in the lens of the eye become cloudy. It mostly affects people over 60 years of age.A new study states that eating a diet rich in Vitamin C could ward off cataarcts.// ....Researchers from the department of Clinical Nutrition looked at nearly 400 people aged between 53 and 73.They gave detailed information about their diet, and any vitamin supplement...

Vitamin E decreases high blood pressure in kidney failure

The antioxidant vitamin E was able to reduce high blood pressure in rats who had kidney failure. Researchers at the University of Texas, find that rats with impaired kidneys// and high blood pressure produce large amounts of damaging free radicals. This process, known as oxidative stress, now looks to play a key role in high blood pressure. In the latest study, they also show that giving the ani...

Vitamins enhances recuperation of organ transplant patients

Including vitamins C and E detains the progress of a catastrophic conditions in organ transplant patients, Doctor's suggest. About 62% of patients who undergo heart transplants develop hardened arteries, a condition// called arteriosclerosis, in the first three years after their surgery. ....A team from the Maryland's Women's Hospital, USA, found the condition was emanted among patients given t...

Alzheimer's with psychosis runs in families

According to a study, siblings of people with Alzheimer's and psychosis are prone to suffer this form of dementia.// More than half of patients with Alzheimer's disease suffer from psychotic symptoms like hallucinations and delusions. This is an especially serious form of the condition, linked with more aggressive behaviour, more swift decline and earlier need for institutional care. ....Resear...

Consumer group seeks Sibutramine ban

A consumer group has petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to ban the prescription diet drug sibutramine. Public Citizen says the drug, sold as Meridia, is associated with 29 deaths, including 19 from// cardiovascular causes such as heart attacks. But obesity experts say it's difficult to determine if people died because of Meridia or because they were obese, which put them at increased ris...

Vitamins suppress artery injury after transplant

According to a new study, Vitamin C and E supplements protect the coronary arteries from narrowing after heart transplant. Heart transplantation can be a life-saver// but, the vessels linking the new heart let the patient down by becoming blocked. If only a way could be found of blocking this process known clinically as arteriosclerosis. Now doctors at The Hopkins Hospital in Boston, US, believe...

Vitamin D 'reduces heart risk'

Vitamin D supplements may help to reduce the risk of heart disease. Researchers found that women over age 65 who took the supplements had nearly one-third less risk of dying from heart disease. Low levels of certain forms of vitamin D have been associated with increased risk of heart attacks.// ....But the positive impact of taking vitamin D supplements has not been previously examined. Vitamin D...

Identifying bacteria made amiable

A Queensland group have developed an efficient method of identifying strains of bacteria, which will help to manage outbreaks of diseases such as meningococcal disease. The Cooperative Research Centre for Diagnostics, based at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has taken advantage of two new technologies// that have emerged in the area of DNA sequencing recently - DNA chip technology and...

Patients with testicular cancer dying through unfamiliarity

According to researchers, young men are putting their lives at risk because they fail to examine their testicles for signs of tumors and are embarrassed to consult their general practitioner if they feel a lump. //Authors from the Texas base their argument on a case study involving a young man who was involved in a car accident and suffered minor injuries. ....Four days later he died of a blood...

More Vitamin C in organic oranges

According to a new study, organically-grown oranges have up to 35% more vitamin C than those grown in the conventional way.You may intuitively feel that organic produce must be better for you. Scientific evidence of nutritional benefits has been found in recent years. Researchers and chemists at the University of Texas have analysed organic oranges alongside those grown in the usual way. // ....T...

Family planning with folate

New research has shown that folate supplements, widely recommended for women planning pregnancy, may increase the chances of having twins.Professor Judith Lumley, from La Trobe University examined various folate supplement trials and found women who took folate before becoming pregnant// had a 50 per cent greater chance of having twins. ....Folate has been proven to minimise the risk of birth def...

Vitamin C maintains healthy lungs

According to a recent study, the researchers confirmed that people who consume high levels of vitamin C and magnesium tend to have healthier lungs. And for the first time, the research showed that people with high levels of vitamin C intake experience less decline in lung function over time.// Just like an apple a day keeps the doctor away, an orange a day may help keep lung disease away, accordi...

Vitamin E is healthy for all

According to a new research, vitamin E in nuts and leafy greens reduces the risk of both dementia and sudden heart attacks. Three new studies prove theuseful effects and the health benefits of nuts. The first followed over 600 residents in Texas, and finds that those with the highest vitamin E //intake had a 40 per cent lower risk of dementia compared to those with the lowest intakes. ....In the...

Adequate intake of Vitamin D is essentia

Researchers at the University of Texas, offer some valuable advice on how to make sure your vitamin D intake is enough.Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones and teeth, and helps prevent osteoporosis and any bone related disease. Doctors believe that natural sunlight helps the body produce vitamin D.// Just10 to 15 minutes of natural sunlight three times a week should be adequate. But be warned...

A closer look at Vitamins

New research shows vitamins may not play a role in preventing death from cardiovascular disease. Past research has led investigators to believe vitamin intake could prevent cardiovascular disease, but results of these trials have not been conclusive.// Researchers from University Hospital in Switzerland and University of Miami School of Medicine in Florida conducted a study to determine if vitami...

Vitamin E helps the mind

Food packed with vitamin E may help fight off cognitive damage in older people. New research confirms the theory that vitamin E from foods and supplements can be beneficial. Researchers from Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago studied the role of antioxidant nutrients, including vitamin E, //vitamin C and carotene for their effectiveness in reducing cognitive decline in people...

A Vitamin A Day May Delay The Life span Of HIV Patients

A vitamin a day could slow down the progression of HIV, according to new research. Researchers say this could be a low-cost way to delay the progression of this deadly disease. Past studies have indicated that // multivitamins may play a role in the progression of HIV. However researchers recently conducted a study to determine if vitamins have an impact on the disease. ..The study included 1,078...

Calcium and Vitamin D help in relieving PMS.

Less severe PMS was noticed in women consuming a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D.// ....Dr. Elizabeth R. Bertone-Johnson and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst conducted the study. They took data from 1,057 women aged 27 to 44 who participated in the Nurse Health Study II and developed PMS during a 10-year period, and 1,968 women who did not develop PMS. This data was an...

The Dangers Of Vitamin A To Pregnant Women To Be Included On Label

Most women planning a pregnancy take a general multivitamin supplement in the belief that they are// doing the best thing for them and their baby, however a recent survey suggests that too much vitamin A can cause development defects in unborn babies but many women do not consider the vitamin's presence in most multivitamin supplements say researchers based on a recent survey. The survey conducte...

Reduce risk of osteoporosis in children by taking Vitamin D during Pregnancy

It has been known for long now that Vitamin D supplementation helps women but in a study comes the fact that Vitamin D supplementation in pregnant// women could lead to long-lasting reduction in osteoporotic fractures in their children... ..According to a study it has been shown that children whose mothers were lacking in vitamin D during pregnancy grow up to have weaker bones. ....It is a commo...
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