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Asthma may actually be prevented by Dust and Dirt

...he immune system to produce cytokines that inhibit certain processes in the body that may lead to asthma," said Andy Liu, M.D., a National Jewish childhood asthma specialist and principal author of the article in the issue from 11.6.00 of The Lancet. Because asthma rates are very low in many agriculture-bas...

Consensus on "Combination Therapy" for Breast Cancer

...world. There has been some on going controversy on certain aspects of treatment modalities of this cancer. Besides surgery there are other options to treat the cancer including radiation, chemotherapy and hormonal therapy. Now at a three-day conference at the National Institutes of Health doctors have agreed...

Abstain from sex- the latest mantra of American teens

...his pledge has been taken seriously, alteast for a certain period of time, according to some analysts who have studied the abstinence of the teen folk in the U.S. According to these analysts, only 7% of men and 20% of women remain virgins till their marriage. The matter is not so important from the ethical ...

Lure of the home turf brings back NRI doctors

...pitalflowing into the business. ``Doctors expect a certain level of sophistication,which is now possible with the growing number of state-of-art hospitals in thecountry,'' says MD, Apollo Hospitals, Dr Yogi Mehrotra. Dr Rupinder Singh, who gave up 12 years in the US to work as head of emergencycare at Fortis...

Antidepressants come in handy for patients on treatment for hepatitis, cancers and multiple sclerosis

The sad part in the treatment of certain cancers, hepatitis and multiple sclerosis with interferon therapy is that while the treatment can extent life, it can seriously spoil its quality. Alpha interferon a drug used to fight these diseases can cause crippling depression. A new research n...

Indian Doctor granted US patent on organ regeneration

...in monkeys. Dr. Matapurkar discloses that he uses certain special cells called steam cells which are present in the body and have the capacity to transform into full organs. He adds that since one's own body is the factory, there is no question of biological rejection as these new organs are produced by on...

New point scale to ascertain the stroke recovery

...ood flow to the brain. "This allows us to be more certain about the probability of recovery, and to put a number on that probability," said Dr. Steven Warach, a neurologist at the NINDS. Dr. Warach and collegues did a study on 129 subjects. They have devised a 0-7 point scale to assess the severity of the ...

Better prostate cancer detection

... An added bonus of this technique is that it saves certain patients from having to come back for a second biopsy - when the first is clear but cancer is still suspected....

Eye Saver

Patients suffering from a certain form of cancer of the eye need not have to remove their dieased eye, according to a new study. The results of the Collaborative ocular Melanoma Study(COMS), a multi-centre trial released by the Archives of Opthalmology, found that survival rate...

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 th...

Early puberty linked to nutrition

... of the research is of great importance to modify certain eating habits and to maintain a healthy weight throughout all life.// Because in a long term, the early menstruation entails a serious risk for health, because the long exposition to estrogens can increase the risk of developing breast cancer. Besi...

Osteoporosis in men

... low levels of testosterone, prolonged exposure to certain medications and unhealthy lifestyle habits such as smoking, excessive drinking and lack of exercise. A final factor, say scientists, is age. The older you are, regardless of gender, the greater your risk of developing osteoporosis. The good news is...

Acupuncture for conception

...hen it comes to conception. A woman is born with a certain number of eggs, hundreds are lost with each menstr...ome herbs are taken orally, others are burned near certain parts of the body. Acupuncture treatments can be once or twice a week and are designed to help resto...

Nitric oxide involved in high blood pressure

...rmful levels of free radicals are often reduced by certain antioxidants, including Vitamin E and other chemicals found in food. In this study, the researchers asked whether hypertension itself can increase this free radical production, using rats that had high blood pressure in the front half of the body and...

Probiotics can help

...y. They are present, either naturally or added, in certain foods as well as being also sold in tablet form as dietary supplements. Now a Finnish study has tested the efficacy of a particular strain of probiotic, lactobacillus GG, in preventing childhood diarrhoea and respiratory infections.Lactobacillus GG...

The feel of pain

...search has shown.The finding not only explains why certain mind-based techniques can play a role in the manag...wo distinct phases in the perception of pain.While certain brain areas "lit up" when the painful sensation itself was experienced, this was preceded by stimula...

Genes for lung disease

...n lung function. In a group of people from Mexico, certain variants of two of the SP genes occurred more often in those with COPD. Smoking, and being male, were also found to be risk factors. Further study of CP genes may well shed light on how COPD develops, and also help identify those most at risk (for w...

Sleep, snoring....stroke

...Centre and the lead author on the study, said that certain sleep characteristics - such as sleeping for more than eight hours, the tendency to fall asleep during the day and the tendency to snore - influence the likelihood of having a stroke. Professor Qureshi and his colleagues surveyed the sleeping patte...

Dementia - a global problem

The burden of dementia in developing countries is certain to increase and a new research programme is trying to help carers to cope. As the world population increases, so does the incidence of chronic disease - including dementia. It is hard enough coping with dementia in the West, where the condition has b...

Drug abuse leads to long standing changes in the brain

...ing an unexpected increase in cellular activity in certain areas of the brain. "These findings show a direct relationship between changes in brain chemistry in methamphetamine abusers and functional changes in behavior," says Dr. Alan I. Leshner, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). "Th...

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