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Lethal Heart Condition linked To Cocaine Use

Cocaine can cause a lethal rupture in the heart’s main artery, a condition that should be suspected in people treated for chest pain. The condition called aortic dissection occurs when the lining of the aorta tears, exposing the inner layer. //Cocaine use is not a commonly recognized risk factor for aortic dissection, which usually occurs in older people with high blood pressure. However, researc...

Ultrasound test may detect heart condition early

According to a new report, a type of ultrasound test may be able to identify patients with a heart condition that is one of the most common causes of sudden death in young people.The condition, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), can be caused by more than 100 different mutations in as many as 10 genes. In HCM, the heart muscle thickens, eventually limiting the organ's ability to pump blood and pu...

Women’s Heart Conditions Are Often Ignore

According to research report published in the latest issue of BMJ, women patients having coronary heart conditions are often under diagnosed, under treated and less researched upon.// ....Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in men and women worldwide, exceeding the number of deaths from all cancers combined. In Europe, cardiovascular disease kills a higher percentage of wome...

Health conditions and patient treatment affected by a financial crunch

The trusts of NHS of UK are on a desperate measure to save money. This could mean that patients could be denied treatment until the next financial year. .. ..The British Medical Association chairman announced this recently. // ....The doctors voiced the opinion, through Mr. Johnson, that they would not support this move. Further said,"We doctors are not going to be party to playing silly game...

LG To Market Air Conditioner Capable of Fighting Bird Flu

South Korean firm LG Electronics has said that it will start to roll out an air conditioner that is equipped with a filter made from using an enzyme contained in the "the pungent national dish kimchi" Apparently, //this enzyme will confer protection against the dreaded bird flu virus. .."We developed the filter with the aim of protecting people against bird flu," LG spokeswoman Park Se-won said....

Gastrointestinal conditions affect sleep

According to two new studies, reveal people with GERD, gastro-esophageal reflux disease, and other gastrointestinal disorders are more likely than others without these conditions to report excessive daytime sleepiness, insomnia, and poor sleep quality.// Researchers from Pennsylvania State University selected more than 1,550 adults, who reported having risk factors for sleep-related breathing dis...

Vaccine for septic conditions

According to pre-clinical study it is observed that it is possible to protect against sepsis. When bacteria invade the bloodstream of a patient with suppressed immunity, sepsis might result.// This condition of overwhelming infection can be fateful. And treatment with antibiotics is often ineffective. ....Researchers at The Scripps Institute in the US have been looking at a vaccine for sepsis. I...

Gene linked to 'Missing Eye' condition in newborns

Bilateral Anophthalmia is a devastating condition, which is very rare, affecting approximately one in every 100,000 births. In this condition, babies are born without eyes i.e. they are born with empty eye sockets. This condition occurs due to the foetus not developing eyes in the normal way in the first 28 days of pregnancy. Babies born with this condition are often fitted with prosthetic eyes t...

Asthma is not just a childhood condition

A new survey has suggested that, its a common belief that asthma is a condition only associated with childhood. Asthma is one of the most common long-term conditions affecting people in the UK. The disease can develop at any age. Research indicated that around 40% of people with asthma develop the condition in adulthood. it can be life-threatening if symptoms are not recognised and corrected. How...

Asthma not just a childhood condition

In a recent survey conducted in the UK most people believe that asthma is a condition only associated with childhood. Around 40% of people with asthma develop the condition in adulthood and it can be life threatening, if symptoms are not recognised and managed in early stages. Asthma can occur in an individual for the first time at any age. There also exists a possibility where many people don't...

New Drug Shows Significant Improvement In HIV-related Heart Condition

Latest research has shown that treatment with the oral drug bosentan (Tracleer) has led to significant improvements in an often fatal disease, pulmonary arterial hypertension ( PAH) // . ..PAH is usually linked with human immunodeficiency virus infection. HIV infection is believed to cause the overproduction of endothelin, which increases the chance for small pulmonary arteries to become obstruct...

The Use Of Invasive Treatment For Life Threatening Heart Conditions Questioned

A new study shows invasive procedures do not necessarily improve survival rate for patients hospitalized for life-threatening heart conditions.// ..Researchers studied more than 28,000 patients in 14 countries who were hospitalized for acute coronary syndrome between April 1999 and March 2003. Most patients were admitted to hospitals with cardiac catheterization facilities and underwent more inv...

Eye testing can reveal the condition of your heart

According to the latest issue of Harvard Heart Letter, testing of eyes may tell more about the condition of your heart.// Clinical testing of eye can predict the condition of the heart, kidneys or conditions like diabetes or stroke. ..In a study headed by Dr. John I. Loewenstein, a retina specialist at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, the relationship has been drawn betwee...

Diabetic retinopathy in pre-diabetes conditions

Researchers have found the occurrence diabetic retinopathy in a number of people// with pre-diabetic conditions for diabetes type 2. ....Diabetes type 2 happens when body cannot use its own insulin to control blood sugar. As this happens the body becomes unable to produce enough insulin to overcome insulin resistance and keep up to the need of the body. Pre-diabetes conditions exist when there ar...

Internet Helps Patients In Finding Info About Their Children's' Health Conditions

Parents of children, listed to go for surgeries, often depend on the Internet to provide the information based on which they take the crucial decision regarding the treatment procedures // . ....According to a study in the August issue of Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, parents of children scheduled to undergo outpatient otolaryngology procedures turned to the Internet to learn mo...

Ruling: HIV victim exempted from disclosing condition to partner

The Wellington District Court, New Zealand, has ruled that HIV-positive people don't have to disclose their condition to their sexual partners if condoms are used. .. ..Justin Dalley was charged with criminal // nuisance after not disclosing to his female partner his HIV positive status before they engaged in protected vaginal sex and unprotected oral sex. However, Judge Susan Thomas today dismis...

Conditioning preferences in children

Preferences influence all aspects of human behaviour; they impact upon the foods we eat, the products we buy, the stimuli we approach or avoid and the people with whom we spend time // . Evaluation of stimulus valence is so fundamental that it has been proposed that the brain uses it as a basic category for organizing information and activating approach or avoidance behaviors. Stimulus evaluation...

Past President Narayanan's Condition Still Critical

New Delhi: Former Indian President K.R. Narayanan continues to be in critical condition in a hospital here where he is being treated for acute pneumonia, an Aide of government said. // ..Narayanan, who turned 85 on Oct 27, was admitted to the Indian Army's Research and Referral Hospital two days later and has been on a ventilator since then. ..There is no change in his condition. He continues...

Conditions Of The HIV/AIDS Patients In The Mizo Society

The article is a plea on behalf of the HIV positive people of Mizo society to treat them as normal people during their lifetime and after death. Malsawmdawnga who is the president of Mizoram People Living With AIDS// Society (MPLAS) gave a press talk stating that even as the world is changing for the better and awareness about AIDS is at the peak the Mizo people has a closed mind set up. ..He c...

Explosion Worsens Conditions Of Patients With Respiratory Disorder.

Health care sector officials fear that the explosion will cause severe respiratory dysfunction among asthmatic and elderly patients.// ..The explosion ejected black thick smoke which is still hung over the city...Hospitals have already prepared themselves to take in patients with breathing difficulties due to the smoke. ..Some of the problems encountered could be congestion of the chest and cou...

Medha Patkar's Condition Deteriorates Further

The health of environmental activist Medha Patkar - whose hunger strike to protest against the raising of the Narmada dam entered its 19th day - is deteriorating, warned doctors attending on her Sunday. // ...."Medha Patkar has become weak after not eating for so long," said a doctor at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, where she was forcibly admitted on April 5. ....AI...

Conditions for a Happy, Satisfied Retirement

New York: It’s high time somebody spoke of retirement blues. A study that has delved into understanding the triggers of post retirement despondency claims three important factors that measure a man’s attitude towards retirement // . - Marriage, mental outlook physical health and pension, in that order. Surprisingly, pension does not figure first on the must have’s list for a happy retirement. ......

Echocardiography-Guided Genetic Test Could Improve Screening For Lethal Heart Condition

Mayo Clinic researchers say that the distinctive features of the heart muscle could be used to accurately diagnose the presence of a genetic quirk that is linked to a lethal, inherited heart condition // called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). ..Steve Ommen, M.D., director of Mayo’s HCM Clinic and co-lead investigator of the Mayo Clinic research team said that the currently available test was o...

Student Bitten By Bat And Diagnosed With Rabies In Critical Condition

A high school student who had been bitten by a bat and subsequently diagnosed with rabies has been admitted in a hospital for further management// and observation. Although treatment is being offered, the chances of the boy recovering is very minimal, say the treating doctors. ..The boy, a student of Humble High School fell ill last week, unaware of the fact that a bat had bitten him. Three week...

Adult Diabetics Were Unaware Of Their Condition

A national survey data by the researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention// (CDC), diagnosed the prevalence of diabetes in U.S. adults aged 20 and older, and reported that it has risen from about 5.1 percent to 6.5 percent, from two periods--1988 to 1994 and 1999 to 2002. ..No significant increase in the percentage of adults with undi...

Rahul Mahajans Condition Is Serious But Stable : Hospital

The condition of Rahul Mahajan, son of late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan, is 'serious but stable' after he was admitted to a private hopital here in the wee hours // , while Pramod's secretary Vivek Maitra was brought in dead. ....'Rahul's condition is serious but stable, all his vital parametres are functioning normally', Apollo hospital spokesperson Karan Thakur told PTI. ....Asked about the cause...

Rahul Mahajans Condition Improving; Vital Parametres Normal

A day after he was admitted in a private hospital here in a serious condition, Rahul Mahajan, son of late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan // , today showed signs of improvement with all his vital parametres functioning normally. ....'There is definite improvement in his conditon. His oxygen level and blood pressure are normal,' said a spokesperson of Apollo hospital, where Rahul was admitted yesterday...

Togadiyas Condition Stable After Undergoing Angioplasty

The condition of VHP leader Praveen Togadiya, who underwent an angioplasty at a private hospital here, is stated to be stable, hospital sources said today. // ....Togadiya was admitted to SAL hospital here yesterday, for a heart ailment... ..Cardiologist of the Hospital Dr Bhupesh Shah carried out the angioplasty on Togadiya last night..... According to the doctors at the hospital, the condition...

Prozac Gets Conditional Clearance For Treating Children

Prozac has been cleared for treating children over eight years suffering from depression, but regulators have imposed strict conditions on its use//. ....The conditions imposed by the European licensing agency (EMEA) call for the use of the drug only when other therapies have failed. "Prozac should only be used together with psychological therapy in patients non-responding to such therapy alone...

Aortic Dissection - A Deadly Condition

Actor John Ritter died of a lethal condition called aortic dissection (a tear in the largest blood vessel in the body) around three years ago//. His death brought the focus on this deadly disease, which is associated with high blood pressure and genetic disorders. ....Now, researchers have published some rare good news about aortic dissection, showing that 90 percent of patients who survive emerg...

Meghalaya Health Minister's Condition Improving

The condition of Meghalaya health minister E D Marak, who was hospitalised here yesterday with symptoms of Malaria, was improving today, doctors said. // ....'Marak's temparature has now become normal, so is his blood pressure. His condition is improving,' Superintendent of state-run civil hospital Dr B Garod told PTI here... ..Marak was hospitalised yesterday morning with temparature and sympto...

Doctors Report The Condition Of Sarabijit’s Sister As being Stabl

The doctors attending on Dalbir Kaur, a sister of Indian national Sarabjit Singh who is facing death penalty in Pakistan, have said today that she is out of danger,// and her condition is stable. ....Ms Kaur had on the day before attempted suicide attempt in a town in Punjab. Sources reported that she was then rushed to a private hospital in the town of Bhikhiwind, which was around 50 kms from A...

Enzyme supply may improve Alzheimer’s condition.

A pioneering drug treatment has revealed that memory function can be restored in mice afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease.// ....Dr. Michael Shelanski, director of the Alzheimer's Research Center at Columbia University and his colleagues carried out this study. They treated mice whose brains were already clogged with the amyloid plaques. These plaques are responsible for the irreversible brain da...

A New System Developed For Studying The Condition Of The Human Arterial System

An engineer has developed a new system that could help in determining the condition of the human arterial system. ..An engineer Fernando Silvio Nu?o Almirantearena has developed a new method// , which can help in the prevention of heart attack, brain stroke or high blood pressure, by determining the state of the human arterial system by diffuse logic techniques. Fernando has outlined in his thes...

Fight Back Against Inherited Sudden-Death Heart Condition

Both sides of Catherine Gray’s family tree hang heavy with heart problems, going back at least two generations. So when her heart started acting up soon after she hit age 50,// Catherine got nervous. ....A careful heart exam showed the root of her problems – and perhaps those of others in her family tree. She has a genetic condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, or HCM, which causes her he...

Successfully Separated Conjoined Twins In A Critical Yet Stable Condition

A team of surgeons at Children's National Medical Centre in Washington, D.C had on Wednesday successfully separated 4-month-old conjoined twins who shared a spinal cord and were// joined at the lower back. ....It was reported that Mateo and McHale Shaw from Sheboygan, Wisconsin had undergone the complex surgery that lasted for nearly 12 hours into Wednesday night. The hospital authorities had an...

Young diabetics need to contend with faster decline of condition

New York: An investigation into the degree of consequence type 2 diabetes can have on its young victims, diagnosed with the condition before 50 years//, led to the finding that such patients could be prone to worsening of the condition, say Swedish researchers. ....The status of type 2 diabetes and its impact on the body can be measured with the presence of biological identification in the bloo...

Sleep Apnea Sufferers-Viagra May Make The Condition Worse

A study conducted by the Archives of Internal Medicine has found that men suffering from obstructive sleep disorder are likely to have more episodes of sleep apnea if they take Viagra at bedtime//. ....Viagra (Sildenafil) is taken by men with erectile dysfunction, which is often seen in men who suffer from severe obstructive sleep disorder. It increases congestion in the upper respiratory tract....

Indonesian Siamese Twins With Three Legs In Stable Condition

Siamese twins born with three legs and three arms on the Indonesian resort island of Bali were in stable condition Friday, a health official said//. ...."It's a tough case, but so far they are stable," Wayan Sutarga, director of medical treatment at Sanglah Hospital in the Bali capital Denpasar, told DPA... .."We are still examining the babies, and we haven't decided to take any action yet," he s...

Babies with Cleft Conditions, Pierre Robin Sequence May Need Extended Treatment for Poor Feeding Skills

A new study looking at the feeding skills of newborns with cleft conditions found that the prevalence of poor feeding steadily decreased within one year//, but that longer treatment may prove necessary for those with Pierre Robin sequence (PRS) or a syndrome. The study is published in the latest issue of The Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Journal...Poor feeding skills are relatively common in newborns...
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