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Inhaled Steroids Safe & Effective for Children with Asthma

...effects on growth," said Dr. Claude Lenfant. "CAMP confirms their effectiveness while providing reassuring evidence about their safety." "We hope these results will convince more physicians, and parents as well, that treating children with mild to moderate asthma with inhaled steroids will result in better ...

Human gene number increases

...l firm biological evidence, such as gene activity, confirms each gene's existence. Such an analysis identified an extra 1,000 genes in fruitfly genome....

Hormone contraceptives lead to bone problems

New research confirms that the main ingredient in the -- depo medroxyprogesterone acetate or DMPA -- can cause significant bone loss when used long term. The younger you are when you begin using this contraceptive, the greater your risk of bone-related problems later in l...

Asthmatics at increased risk of lung cancer

...ng. In conclusion, the researchers say their study confirms a link between asthma and lung cancer, and contradicts previous research by demonstrating that asthmatic women may have a higher, rather than lower, risk of developing lung cancr....

Particulate matter affects lung development

...iratory and Critical Care Medicine.// “This study confirms our earlier work showing that air pollution can have long-term effects on lung health in children. It also shows that cleaning up the air actually has a measurable effect on chindren’s health,” says Edward L. Avol, associate professor of research in ...

Vitamin E helps the mind

...off cognitive damage in older people. New research confirms the theory that vitamin E from foods and supplements can be beneficial. Researchers from Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago studied the role of antioxidant nutrients, including vitamin E, //vitamin C and carotene for their effecti...

Oxygen Treatment may be injurious

...udy by researchers at New York Medical College now confirms that oxygen may indeed by harmful. They administered oxygen to 25 healthy volunteers for 30 minutes, in the same way as it is given to hospital patients. Imaging studies showed a high level of oxidative stress - sufficient to cause toxic damage to ce...

Migraine & Juvenile stroke could be associated

...e February issue of Headache reported a study that confirms the findings of previous studies that there is a significant association between juvenile stroke and migraine in women. The researchers involved 160 consecutive patients, less than 46years of age with first-ever ischaemic stroke or transient ischaemi...

Key step forward on International Health Rules

...national public health. A resolution adopted today confirms and underlines the World Health Organization’s (WHO) authority to verify disease outbreaks from all available official and unofficial sources, and, when necessary to determine the severity of an outbreak through on-the-spot investigations to ensure i...

Childhood Sunburn Can Lead to Skin Cancer Later

...self. Indeed, the American Academy of Dermatology confirms that nearly two-thirds of all melanoma skin cancers are related to sun exposure, and up to 80 percent of that exposure usually occurs during childhood. The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 54,000 new cases of melanoma skin cancer will...

Some more sensitive to pain

A new brain-imaging study confirms that some people are much more sensitive to pain than others and should help doctors in calibrating patients' descriptions of their pain. "One of the most difficult aspects of treating pain has been having confidence in the accuracy of patients' sel...

Smoking and Oral Contraceptives:

... die than non-smokers. Researchers say this study confirms what three other studies have found in that there ...or many older women today. However, the study also confirms that smoking and oral contraceptive use can be a deadly combination....

Evening,the best time to take Cholesterol Drug

New research confirms at least one common statin may be most effective when taken at night as opposed to the morning. Statins are drugs prescribed to lower cholesterol.// Researchers from England studied 83 patients who were taking either 10 milligrams or 20 milligrams o...

Bone Marrow Cells Help Heart Attack Patients

... "If a prospective, randomized, multi-center study confirms these encouraging results, a new therapy for heart attacks could be in reach."...

Rat Genetic Code Mapped

... and // the draft mouse genome in December 2002.It confirms that the laboratory rat is in fact a good choice for medical research. Almost all human genes associated with diseases have counterparts in the rat genome. For nearly 200 years, the laboratory rat has played a valuable role in efforts to understand ...

Continuation Of Medication After Heart Surgery Very Important

...alth, according to researchers.// A recent study confirms that coronary artery bypass surgery patients who stop taking heart medications, such as beta blockers and ACE inhibitors, may provoke abnormal heart accelerations.In the past, it was believed patients were too sick after surgery to continue taking th...

Blood Tests Can Help Detect Osteoporosis Early In Life

... B6 and B12. However they feel if further research confirms this finding, nationwide folic acid fortification of food could help reduce fracture rates in the United States....

New Treatment Option For Menstrual Migraine

...e each month when they menstruate, now a new study confirms this happens. Researchers analyzed data from 155 female patients to look at menstrual migraines.Their research shows that in the five days before menstruation, women were 25-percent more likely to have a migraine, and a migraine was 71-percent more...

High Fiber Diet Found To Protect The Heart

A new study confirms the recommendation by the American Heart Association that eating more fiber, especially water-soluble fiber,// is beneficial to your heart. A number of studies have found a connection between dietary fiber intake and the reduction of heart disease. ...

Link found between depression and poor glycemic control

...depression and glycemic control, the research also confirms that a large number of diabetes patients do seek out treatment for their depression. Patients with moderate to severe depressions have a three times more risk of having poor glycemic control than patients without depression. The researchers have lo...

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