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Is Diabetes the Leading Cause of Kidney Failure in India

No one knows the answer to this one as we do not have collective data, however diabetes is the number one cause of kidney failure in the United States, accounting for more than 40 percent of the new cases of end-stage renal disease (ESRD)each year. People with ESRD require regular dialysis or a kidney transplant to stay alive. Almost 25% of patients suffering from diabetes will get kidney problem...

Antibiotics Dangerous for Diarrhoea in Children Caused by E.Coli

Researchers have warned doctors that Antibiotics when given to children with diarrhea caused by Escherichia coli bacteria, may put the children at increased risk of developing a serious condition known as "Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome". The report appears on the website of The New England Journal of Medicine (www.nejm.org). Hemolytic-uremic syndrome, which occurs most commonly in children after a ga...

Poor health care in Russia maybe causing Decline in its Population

Medical officials in Russia have reported to have said that more than two-thirds of births in Russia are marred by complications, and every second newborn discharged from a maternity clinic is suffering health problems. .. ..The number of normal births declined from 45.3 percent in 1992 to just 30 percent last year, said Olga Frolova, head of the statistics department of Russia's Academy of Medic...

Kissing can cause Kaposi’s Sarcoma in AID

Kisssing may be responsible for a form of the herpes virus that causes an AIDS-related skin cancer called Kaposi’s sarcoma... ..Kaposi’s sarcoma causes purple skin blotches and can also attack the internal organs. The virus rarely causes sickness among people with normal disease defenses but attacks those with weakened immune system as in AIDS. .. ..The virus known as herpes virus 8 was discovere...

Kidney Stones - Interesting New Research implicates bacteria as its cause

In India Kidney Stones are not uncommon problem due to the hot and often humid weather. Most of these stones are made up of Calcium, Oxalate and phosphates. The cause of stone disease is debatable, however it is well known that drinking less water is a risk factor for stone disease. .. ..New research by the National Kidney foundation suggests that the culprit is a tiny bacteria called Nano bac...

Roller coasters – cause “Chronic Headache?

Startling findings reveal that the highly popular roller coaster rides that are invading all our amusement parks may not be safe after all! A kind of posttraumatic migraine might be induced on account the seemingly safe rides. The headache persisted for nearly 2 months until it became an intolerable episode and she was hospitalized and t...

Multi billion-dollar suit filed against cell phone firm for causing brain tumours

In the United States of America, a lawyer- Peter Angelos, who won millions of dollars as compensation from the tobacco industry in Maryland, has announced that he is dragging Vodafone to court in a billion dollar suit. He is claiming compensation to cell phone users who are said to have developed brain tumours after using the instruments made by Verizon wireless. This case has raised eyebrows not...

Starvation in pregnant women can cause heart disease to their children

Starvation during pregnancy can lead to increased risk of heart problems to their children in their adult life. Adverse foetal environment contribute to several aspects of cardiovascular risks in adult life, but they depend on the gestational time. ..People whose mothers starved during the first 13 weeks of pregnancy can have heart diseases later in their adult life, Starvation during mid or late...

And now they say infections can cause heart disease!!!!

Most people are paranoid about heart disease. One survey said that of all ailments people are most worried about AIDS/HIV, hepatitis and heart disease. Whenever people get to read something on heart disease, they get so engrossed in it that they start worrying at times over trivial problems based on the assumption that it could lead to heart disease...However a recent study conducted in Austria s...

And now they say infections can cause heart disease!!!!

Most people are paranoid about heart disease. One survey said that of all ailments people are most worried about AIDS/HIV, hepatitis and heart disease. Whenever people get to read something on heart disease, they get so engrossed in it that they start worrying at times over trivial problems based on the assumption that it could lead to heart disease...However a recent study conducted in Austria s...

Ticks may cause more diseases

..Ticks, researchers in California say, may actually cause more diseases than what we presently know. Ticks carry bacteria that cause disease, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. New evidence published in this month's Journal of Clinical Microbiology implicates ticks in other maladies, including cat scratch fever. Members of a family of bacteria known as Bartonella, cause thi...

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...

Paracetamol May Cause Live Damage Warns Consumer Education and Research Centre

The Consumer Education and Research Centre (CERC) in Ahmedabad has alerted the Drug Control General of India against the excessive use of paracetamol. CERC says that the commonly use drug might cause potential liver damage and might lead on to liver failure. ..CERC Secretary Ashwini Kumar warns that consumers must be aware of the potential hazards of paracetamol more so because it is being marke...

Analgesic abuse - cause for chronic headache in children

Over the counter pain medications such as aspirin, acetaminophen(paracetamol) etc., is now identified to be the cause of chronic headache in children. ..A team of Israeli researchers who treated 26 adolescents, found that the average number of tablets taken by each patient was 28 each week, with 16 using pain medication daily. They stopped all the analgesic medications and found that the headache...

Strong pain killers likely to cause miscarriage

An English expert says that certain over-the-counter pain killers should carry warnings that they can increase the risk of miscarriage. ....The comments follow a study by Danish reseacher Gunnar Lauge Nielsen and colleagues published in this week's British Medical Journal which studied the effect on women of taking strong non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like indomethacin (ibuprofen). ....Re...

Pressure on spine cause problems

Chiropractors say that even small amounts of pressure on the nerves exiting the spine may lead to long-term health issues. A chiropractor will carefully examine the way your spine is aligned. The World Chiropractic Alliance now says that misalignments can lead to pressure on the nerves that exit the spine. And this pressure could be the cause of chronic problems.// ....The chiropractors call the...

Breast Cancer Surgery Causes Psychological problems

About one third of women who undergo surgery for breast cancer will experience psychological problems, including obsessive-compulsive thoughts and anxiety following surgery, according to new research. Dr. Erica S. Breslau of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, and colleagues reported the findings at the American Public Health Association's annual meeting. // ....The researchers asked...

Fructose cause digestive problems

An inability to digest fructose might explain common digestive symptoms like gas, pain and bloating.Researchers at the University of Iowa have been investigating the link between fructose intolerance and the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a common disorder characterised by abdominal discomfort, bloating and changes in bowel habit. Fructose is the sugar found in various fruits and in...

Constipation can be a cause

Men who suffer from constipation are more likely to get diagnosed with the progressive brain disease Parkinson's. Scientists have little idea why this should be the case, although some have suggested that the disease may have some effect on the function of the gut long before it manifests itself elsewhere. ....Dr Robert Abbott, who led the research, said: "It could help us more effectively ident...

Exposure to EMF may cause leukemia

Long periods of exposure to high level electromagnetic fields (EMF) at home could double the risk of childhood leukemia, a major international study has found. //The three-year review was carried out for the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) by six senior epidemiologists from major institutions around the world. ....Leukemia, which develops in the bone marrow,...

Early menopause- The cause

Researchers from Australia have found that errors in the alpha gene are the cause of premature menopause which is also known as the premature ovarian failure.It affects about 2% of the total population.// ....The University of Auckland team say the findings could lead to the development of a genetic test, which would allow women with a family history of the condition to know if they are at risk....

Early menopause- The cause

Researchers from Australia have found that errors in the alpha gene are the cause of premature menopause which is also known as the premature ovarian failure.It affects about 2% of the total population. ....The University of Auckland team say the findings could lead to the development of a genetic test, which would allow women// with a family history of the condition to know if they are at risk....

Lack of solar radiation causes cancer

Exposure to UV-B radiation may cause skin cancer, but it also prevents many other cancers through activating vitamin D. According to many, UV-B - the solar radiation that causes sunburn// - as a risk factor for melanoma, and other skin cancers. That is generally true, but what is not generally realised is that the reverse may also be the case - that UV-B prevents cancer. ....Dr.William Grant, an...

Arthritis Drug May Cause Liver Damage

According to a survey, a prescription drug for rheumatoid arthritis has been connected to dozens of serious liver injuries and 12 deaths which should be banned.// Arava began selling in 1998 as a competitor to the gold-standard treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, called methotrexate. When the Food and Drug Administration approved Arava, the agency noted Arava worked no better than the older drug,...

Hypertensive drugs may cause cough

Hypertensive drugs in general have a common side effect- cough. Iron supplementation cures the annoying cough that often plagues people on a widely-used blood pressure medication.// .... The angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are often used to treat high blood pressure, heart failure and other cardiac conditions. But up to 40% of people on ACE inhibitors are troubled by a cough. The s...

Osteoporosis could be caused by irregular periods

According to researchers, at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), young women who experience irregular menstrual periods may be at high risk for developing osteoporosis in the future. There has been a way in which they studied nearly 40 women under age 45 with a condition called premature ovarian failure. //This occurs when the ovaries stop producing eggs and repr...

Ulcer causing bug found in stored food

Researchers at the University of Chicago, reported that a bacterium that can cause gastric ulcers and increase the risk of gastric cancer was present in as much as 50% of chicken purchased in a local grocery store. According to them, uncooked food leads to many stomach problems// due to contamination. ....The bacterium Helicobacter pylori is believed to be transmitted orally by ingesting food or...

Fructose cause digestive problems

An inability to digest fructose might explain common digestive symptoms like gas, pain and bloating.Researchers at the University of Iowa have been investigating the link between fructose intolerance and the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS),// a common disorder characterised by abdominal discomfort, bloating and changes in bowel habit. Fructose is the sugar found in various fruits and i...

Defective heart valve causes problems

According to researchers, a recent study shows that a leaky heart valve raises the risk of abnormal heart rhythms. In atrial fibrillation (AF) the upper chambers of the heart beat randomly and unsuccessfully. The condition is linked to heart attack and stroke.// Researchers at the University of Texas, have now shown that having a leaky heart valve - separating the upper and lower heart chambers...

Cholesterol Can Cause Burst Arteries

Researchers from Michigan State University had reported in the latest edition of Clinical Cardiology that cholesterol deposits could cause bursting of arterial walls that may lead to heart attacks, stroke or any number of cardiovascular diseases.// ....The study finds that cholesterol that has built up along the wall of an artery and crystallized from a liquid to a solid state can expand and then...

Occupational Exposure To Radiation Causes Chromosome Aberrations

Professor Manoor Prakash Hande and his colleagues from National University of Singapore studied the effect of plutonium exposure and risk of developing Chromosomal aberrations leading to cancer// in Plutonium plant workers. The study is mainly aimed at identifying biomarkers for easy detection and identification of chromosome aberrations. The study is also aimed at finding a link between complex...

Abortion made easy pill causes alarm in state

Mifipriston, the new high-tech abortion drug being freely sold over the counter in the state, may usher in an era of do-it-yourself-abortions,// experts fear. Already, the sale is brisk as the tablets sell like laxatives, they claim, and even as the pharmaceutical concerns treat the city gynaecologists to five-star meals ostensibly to introduce them to “the revolutionary approach to medical abort...

Important cause of Arthritis

According to a new research , it was observed that carbohydrates that originate in the body, called glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), may cause arthritis.// Researchers from Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have linked GAGs to the defense system in the body that causes inflammation. While the cause of arthritis has been a mystery, this new finding may shed light on the origin of t...

Fructose may cause uninterpreted abdominal pain

According to the latest study done by the researchers of University of Kansas it is observed that poorly absorbed fructose may be the cause if you have abdominal pain, gas and diarrhea.// Often people suffer from bowel symptoms like bloating, gas, rumbling, and diarrhea and no obvious reason can be found. They have found out that a high proportion of healthy people with these symptoms may be unab...

Causes of weakness in the aged

According to a new study it is observed that the first links between physiologic measurements and frailty. Some older people become frail and subject to a wide range of problems such as disability, hospitalization and institutionalization.// They are also more likely to die than their non-frail counterparts of the same age. ....Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Medical School have made one of the...

High iron levels may cause Cardiovascular Disease in women

A new study following the growing percentage of iron levels among people living in heavily industrialized nations and the potential risk of cardiovascular disease among men with high iron levels, has shown that women with high iron levels// could also find themselves at risk for cardiovascular disease. ....The study carried out by researchers from the Emory University involved a total of 3,349 wo...

Research on causes for falling helps develop preventive strategies

All of us would have had a fall at least once in our life. But how many of us wonder as to why we fall? Not many, in fact, not even a few of us. But researchers at the Locomotion Research Laboratory at Virginia Tech believe that finding the cause of a fall// will help prevent them better. The researchers, who claim that around 50 per cent of aged people (over 75yrs) are institutionalized or even...

Backpacks cause more than just back injuries

Heavy backpacks have often been associated with related injuries to the back, in children. However, researchers in a new study have found that heavy backpacks cause more injuries to the heads and faces of children than they do to the back. The study was published in the January issue of Pediatrics. ....The study covered all children age 6 to 18 whose backpack-related// injuries were reported to...

Just one cigarette could cause significant damage

Researchers at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, have found from a recent study that there is an acute increase in arterial stiffness after smoking even one cigarette in both chronic and non-smokers. The researchers compared acute and chronic effects of smoking on large artery properties in 185 healthy young smokers and non-smokers aged 22 ± 5 years. 116 non-smokers// were compared with 41 chroni...

Colon cancer risk linked to genes causing Hemochromatosis

A recent study at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill that was published in the Jan. 15 Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests that two genes - C282Y and H63D, which are linked to the iron overload disorder hemochromatosis may also lead to an increased risk of developing colon cancer. For the research, the genes of more than 1,300 subjects were studied, out// of which, more...
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