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Is Diabetes the Leading Cause of Kidney Failure in India
...dney problems. Scientists know that high levels of blood
sugar and hypertension (high blood
pressure) increase the risk of people with diabetes developing ESRD. Hypertension is a particularly ...
Epileptic Seizures Can Be Duec to Heart Problem
...nting spells, which can be caused by extremely low blood
pressure, a heart-rhythm disorder or other conditions. Many of the heart and circulation problems could be treated with medication or a pacemaker....
Recommendations for Treatment of Blood Pressue
...ndations to treat Hypertension.Control of systolic blood
pressure is as important as control of Diastolic blood
pressure. This is a crucial message for health care providers, patients, and their families. For man...
Feeling depressed? You may be at higher risk of STROKE
...n contributes to an increase in hypertension (high blood
pressure), which in turn leads to an elevated risk for stroke," he explained. "People need to understand that our study opens the possibility that depression may be an additional risk factor pending further investigation," Jonas said. "It is not appr...
First Vaccine Designed for Africa Cleared for Testing in Humans
...esponses to HIV. Research also suggests that white blood
cells activated by the vaccine can destroy virus-infected cells. For HIV, this approach may be more effective than the traditional vaccine approach of stimulating antibodies."...
Amphetamines Help Recovery of Stroke Patients
...d 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 Unwin told that while they don't know for sure until the results are finalized, "It looks like it works". He also says it is known from ...
New hope on the Horizon for People Wishing to Quit Smoking
...f a patch or gum, to keep the level of nicotine in blood
up without smoking is currently used to help to reduce withdrawl effects of smokers trying to give up smoking. Methoxsalen is not yet approved for long-term use in humans. So further testing will be required to determine whether or not this drug wi...
Blood Cells Capable of Regenerating Liver
Livers can be regenerated using stem cells from blood
-- an important discovery that means patients may ...s routinely used to help patients with leukemia, a blood
cancer treated by destroying the bone marrow and replacing it with healthy bone marrow. <br.Var...
More to Garlic than warding of Dracula
...wer total cholesterol, LDL ("bad") cholesterol and blood
pressure. It may also help keep blood
thin, reducing the risk of blood
clots and stroke, and function as an antioxidant. However, not all...
Cinnamon May Help Diabetics
...abetes may improve their ability to regulate their blood
sugar by adding a little spice to their life.In pr..., the hormone that removes excess glucose from the blood
and deposits it into cells. In a test tube and in animal studies, the spice appeared to increase glu...
Feeding channel created by malaria parasite - a new target for
...have found pore-like holes in the membranes of red blood
cells infected by the deadliest form of the malari...te. After the malaria parasite infects a human red blood
cell, it must get many nutrients-proteins, sugars and precursors for DNA-to survive and grow. While ...
Levothyroxine Thyroid Hormone Replacement, Approved for Hypothyroidism
...tiation of replacement therapy with levothyroxine, blood
tests are usually performed every six to eight wee...ine for an individual adult patient is determined, blood
tests are usually done less frequently; e.g., every six to twelve months. Symptoms of hypothyroidi...
Cough Syrup Ingredient Linked to Stroke
... results when an artery wall ruptures and prevents blood
flow to the heart and brain and causes paralysis....
More Accurate "PROSTATE CANCER" Test can save Unnecessary Biopsies
...e cancer and is called "Prostate Specific Antigen" blood
test or PSA for short. This test measures protein in the blood
produced by the prostate gland and the normal level is between zero to four. Usually levels that are...
White Cells Count Can Predict Heart Attack Death Risk
A simple blood
test can give clue if the heart attack patients sh...ate procedures to open clogged vessels and restore blood
flow to their hearts. Cleveland Clinic cardiologist, Dr. Deepak Bhatt analyzed medical records of ...
Patients With Filariasis More Prone To HIV Infection
... infection is significantly enhanced in peripheral blood
mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from individuals with un...tudy found increased HIV replication in peripheral blood
mononuclear cells from filarial infected patients. Conversely, there was a striking and significant...
Spirulina may be the next immune boost on the block
...is School of Medicine and Medical Center collected blood
samples from 12 healthy volunteers and incubated the samples with dilutions of spirulina made from 429 mg capsules of dried, powdered spirulina. After 72 hours they analysed the cytokine level changes using ELISA analysis. The immunologists concl...
Vitamins-The answer to Heart Disease?
...cated as the culprit, increasing clot formation in blood
vessels. 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 American...
Fight Heart disease and Pain with Meditation
...st of risk factors of heart disease including high blood
pressure and fatty deposition in blood
vessels- atherosclerosis. The study indicates that transcendental meditation, practiced for 20 minut...
New drug to treat Heart Attack and damaged tissue
If a blood
vessel in blocked the related tissue experiences ischemia, a state of low oxygen supply that slowly kills the tissue. They are referred as Ichemia / Reperfusion (IR) injury occurs during heart attacks. Understanding Ischemia / Reperfusion leads to t...
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