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New Drug in Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic Neuropathy can be a painful condition which is a very agonizing nighttime pain seen in diabetics. However, new hope lies with experimental drug, memantine, which blocks NMDA receptors, which are believed to mediate pain effects in diabetic neuropathy being researched by Central Arkansas ...

Recommendations for Treatment of Blood Pressue

...High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a serious condition that affects 50 million Americans i.e, one in four adults. High blood pressure increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, the first- and third-leading causes of death among Americans. It also can lead to other conditions, such as congestive hear...

Antibiotics Dangerous for Diarrhoea in Children Caused by E.Coli

...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 gastrointestinal infection, begins with vomiting ...

More Accurate "PROSTATE CANCER" Test can save Unnecessary Biopsies

...ver a lot of awareness has been created about this condition and now men over the age of 40 years can be screened regularly to detect the cancer. One of the most promising "tumour markers" in medicine was developed over a decade ago to detect prostate cancer and is called "Prostate Specific Antigen" blood tes...

Stress reduces your immunity- startling but true!!!!!

...e. Added to this if the person is under stress the condition gets worse, with the person becoming more susceptible to even very common infections. So for those real health freaks who are worried about their health status, should be the new threat. Fight stress and be more immune from all infections!...

Vaccine for Alzheimer’s diseas

...ase have shown that it seems to stop mice with the condition losing their memory. The results boost hopes that ...ose over 80. Several genes have been linked to the condition – particularly one that codes for a protein known as beta-amyloid peptide. Mutations to this gene ...

Researchers urge caution in using ear tube surgery

...persistent ear fluid may not have symptoms, so the condition is often picked up during a routine physical exam....ology - Head and Neck Surgery list presence of the condition for more than three months as a reason to recommend ear tube surgery. Tubes' effect on hearing deba...

Women suffer from sexual dysfunction too

...y develop changes in genital organs-particularly a condition known as genital atrophy. This results in thinning of tissues in the vagina, which can make sexual functioning, and response difficult. Researchers who studied these dysfunctions, while addressing the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecolog...

“Don’t fear long haul flights!” Vascular surgeon tells travelrs

...obile and can result in fatal complications. This condition is called thrombo embolism. But this need not occur only in passengers who travel long distance flights according to Dr. Scurr. “This is really about a change in our habits. There has been a general realization recently that people get on planes, d...

Avoid sudden death by quick cooling

...due to sudden cardiac arrest, which is a different condition unlike a heart attack, where the heart stops beating suddenly. Many patients survive if they are resuscitated and if the heart starts beating in 3-4 minutes. The longer the time taken for the heart to restart its normal beating, the lesser the chanc...

Healthcare sector is now a multi billion-dollar industry in India

...government top concentrate on improving the dismal condition of primary and secondary health care in most parts of the country. It asks the tertiary health care sector to be left to the private sector. Pointing out that there was a huge shortage of hospital beds, low density of doctors per person, the study st...

Vedic vibration technology- the new cure for arthritis

... Massachusetts. Arthritis is a chronic, disabling condition characterized by stiff, painful and swollen joints. Usually non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are prescribed by doctors to fight arthritis. But the treatment is usually protracted and has many side effects like irritation of gastro-intestinal t...

The flip side of AIDS cocktails – HAART regime damages live

...e drug cocktails have however clearly improved the condition of the patient in terms of controlling the HIV disease but the side effects on liver forced many to stop treatment. Dr. Chung said the next step would be to see if there are factors that may help doctors predict which HIV infected patients are most ...

Mystery behind Preeclampsia uncovered

...untreated, this can worsen into a life threatening condition called Eclampsia in which a women has convulsive seizures during pregnancy. The research was led by Dr.Valerian E.Kagan of the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The investigators analyzed blood samples from 21 women who were diagnosed with pr...

Antibiotic induces liver damage in children with E.COLI infections.

...can also lead to hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS),a condition leading to red blood cell breakdown.HUS is one of the leading causes of acute liver failure in young children.The study examined children with diarrhea caused by E. coli and found 56% of the children who were given antibiotics developed HUS compared ...

Heart disease threat starts early in life for Diabetics

...s are more prone for developing atherosclerosis, a condition in which fatty plaque accumulates inside the arteries and obstructs the flow of blood and oxygen. In the general population, atherosclerosis accounts for roughly 1.5 million heart attacks and 600,000 strokes each year. Those with more plaque inside ...

Protein in urine foresees heart disease

...the protein in their urine. Microalbuminuria, the condition wherein the albumin is excreted in the urine is an early predictor of heart disease in those with diabetes and high blood pressure. This is due to the leaking of the protein due to malfunction of the cells that line the blood vessels. "The endothelia...

Leptospirosis epidemic feared in mumbai - 12 killed

...d the patients come to public hospitals when their condition becomes serious, said the health minister. Health minister has uttered his confidence in bringing down the disease and he said that test kits have been supplied to all public hospitals in the city and the state has begun a massive public education p...

New Laser Techniques cure degeneration of the eye

...om a degenerative eye condition. This degenerative condition cause blood vessels to grow underneath the retina and leak fluid, causing scarring and loss of vision. Eye specialists have come up with a new therapy called the Photodynamic Therapy, which has a lower risk rate of damaging the retinal tissue. This...

Blocked viens block eye sight

... exert painful pressure on the eye. To treat this condition Stanford researchers Palanker and Flecther have developed a needle-shaped probe that could shoot drugs right at the site of blockage and reopen the vein. The hollow needle is 1.5 millimetres in diameter and tapers to a point just 50 micrometres acro...

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