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Transdermal HRT not cardioprotective in postmenopausal women with CAD

...by results from the HERS study, a randomized trial carried out in the US that included 3000 women, and was designed to assess the cardioprotective effect of combined HRT in women with documented CAD. It may therefore be appropriate that women with proven coronary artery disease should not commence HRT. Never...

Transdermal HRT not cardioprotective in postmenopausal women with Coronary Artery Disease

...by results from the HERS study, a randomized trial carried out in the US that included 3000 women, and was designed to assess the cardioprotective effect of combined HRT in women with documented CAD. It may therefore be appropriate that women with proven coronary artery disease should not commence HRT. Neve...

Sperm washing helps couples – Breakthrough in focu

... It is suggested that sperm washing should only be carried out in dedicated units using a multidisciplinary approach to ensure that couples receive adequate preconception counseling, detailed sexual health and fertility assessment, and careful monitoring of the woman's HIV status during treatment and pregnan...

Heart disease in the newborn is related to maternal malnutrition

In its December issue Heart has carried a study on maternal malnutrition in the first trimester of pregnancy and how it causes coronary heart diseases in the newborn. Dr. Tessa .J. Rosé boom of the university of Amsterdam and her team have studied the occurrence of coronary heart diseases ...

“Brain fingerprinting”- The new lie detectr

...ew beginning but also caution the public not to be carried away by the inflated claims of Farrell. But unless and until the judge rules on this matter the final word is not out as yet. Ultimately as Sherlock Holmes says “ its elementary my dear Watson”. That’s what Farrell says! But is it really elementary? ...

Fireworks can spell death for asthmatic children

...eases. Experts there fore warn everyone not to get carried away by the occasions and advice restraint and caution especially those who have had a previous episode of respiratory distress. So with festivals round the corner lets play it safe....

Ticks may cause more diseases

...ks they examined, the researchers found nearly 20% carried a Bartonella species, including those known to cause disease in humans. Though the study did not provide absolute proof, the authors say, these arthropods deserve a closer investigation....

Gene HPA-2 Met linked to cardiac arrest

...nt of a blood clotting gene.Researchers in Finland carried out tests on 500 men who had died suddenly, many of whom had had a cardiac arrest. They found that, in men younger than 55, a gene variant known as HPA-2 Met was 2.2 times more common than in the general population.// The gene is one of many invo...

Herbs for Rememberance

...hout any side effects. Intensive studies are being carried out in medical institutes in the USA and India to evaluate this....

Coronary stent leads to complications

...sity Medical Center in the US, a new analysis was carried out by doctors which revealed that the clotting rate was three per cent more. Their investigation covered a larger group of patients who were, on the whole, at risk and required angioplasty. People with diabetes or who had had a previous heart attac...

Alcohol linked to brain activity

...ow alcohol affects the brain in elderly people was carried out by researchers in the USA. Nearly two thousand senior citizens were investigated to discover the link between drinking and the health of their brains. The results show that alcohol is really a double-edged sword.// It has been found that any le...

Quality of life after cancer

...s at the King Edward Memorial Hospital in Carolina carried out a survey on a group of women who had survived a gynaecological cancer.// The women were asked a list of questions about the treatment side effects, effect of the illness had on sex life and so on. Finally they were asked about their overall qua...

Wonder drug - could end in disaster

...us problem with the way drug trials in general are carried out. Drug trials, Dr Healy says, are designed to test whether a drug can treat a condition, not to uncover evidence of side effects. However, pharmaceutical companies argue that because no evidence of side effects has been uncovered, that proves th...

Sleeping sickness - a silent killer

...ially as 'African Trypanosomiasis', the disease is carried by the Tsetse fly. Some 60 million people living in Tsetse fly-endemic areas of west and central Africa are at risk, as are cattle and horses. // Sleeping Sickness first came to international attention when colonial explorers like Livingstone and ...

Emotional callers hamper speedy ambulance dispatch

...-phones as opposed to land-lines. // The study, carried out by the Emergency Medicine Research Group at the University of Warwick, revealed that more than a quarter of ambulances are delayed because of such communication problems. The implications of such a high number of ambulance delays to patients who ...

Alternative therapies popular with Parkinson's patients

...archers at Johns Hopkins University in the US have carried out a survey of more than 200 people with Parkinson's disease. Forty per cent use one or more forms of CAM - and 12 per cent use five or more different ones. There's no link between severity of disease and use of CAM, so turning to alternatives is no...

Role of fats and oils in vision care

...archers at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary carried out a study of 349 individuals aged 55 to 80 with ...s high in monounsaturated fats, such as olive oil, carried a 71 per cent higher risk of AMD and those high in polyunsaturates, like margarine, had an 86 per ce...

Angiotensin-II-receptor blockers - Treat kidney failure

...lications in diabetes. // In the first trial, carried out by doctors in Boston, USA, 1500 patients with type 2 diabetes and kidney disease were given either losartan or placebo. After three years of follow up, the losartan group had a 28 per cent lower risk of end-stage kidney disease. This is equivalen...

Acupuncture can ease cancer

...gh them.The latest study to back the technique was carried out at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland, US, and reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Thirtyeight patients were given electroacupuncture through two "classic" points. They were also given three conventional anti...

Diabetics and their babies

...others without the condition, say doctors. A study carried out by doctors in the north-west of England also found that diabetic women were two and a half times more likely to have babies with birth defects. The doctors compared these findings with figures from Sweden. They found that babies born to women wi...

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