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Risk Of Decongestants In Hypertensive Patients

Having a stuffy nose can be unpleasant, but doctors say that discomfort is minor compared to the risk of taking over-the-counter decongestants if you have high blood pressure. Though they are generally safe, many popular cold and flu medicines contain decongestants such as pseudoephedrine and phenylephrine, which doctors say may aggravate blood pressure problems.// ....And while products containi...

FDA debates status of decongestant drugs

An advisory committee for the Food and Drug Administration agreed that an ingredient commonly used in over-the-counter decongestants is unsafe, and it plans to recommend further review by the FDA. ....The FDA Non-Prescription Drugs Advisory Committee met to discuss a new five-year study by Yale University researchers that found phenyl-propanolamine (PPA), an active ingredient in non-prescription...

Elevated homocysteine levels linked to congestive heart failure risk

Researchers of the long-running Framingham Heart Study have now found a link between elevated homocysteine and heart failure. Elevated levels of homocysteine, an amino acid whose build-up has already been linked with increased risk of heart disease and dementia, increases the risk of developing congestive heart failure in women. The study involved 2,491 adults, average age 72 years, who were stud...

Kids with Congenital Heart Disease Found To Have Low I.Q Levels

Babies born with congenital heart disease are at a higher risk for learning problems later on in childhood, but correctly identifying // these children early on has been difficult say researchers. ..In a study conducted among 135 children with a congenital heart problem called D-transposition of the great arteries , all the children had the condition corrected by surgery. The children were then...

Catheter Ablation Helpful For Patients With Congestive Heart Failure

Catheter ablation is a non-surgical technique used to eliminate alternate pathways in the heart that can cause abnormal heartbeats. // Researchers now say that congestive heart failure patients who also have atrial fibrillation a type of irregular heart rhythm experience significant improvement in cardiac function and quality of life following catheter ablation. ..58 patients with congestive hea...

New Drug That Might Help Congestive Heart Failure Patients

Most patients with congestive heart failure respond to standard treatments, which include diuretics, ACE inhibitors and beta-blockers. However, nearly 30 percent of these patients return to the hospital //within two months, and some of the medications can cause serious side effects such as electrolyte abnormalities and worsening kidney function. Researchers say a new drug Tolvaptan may be more ef...

Chennai Plays Hosts To The Diabetes World Congress

The fourth world congress for diabetes begins in Chennai today. The theme for the congress is Prevention of diabetes and its complications //and over 1000 doctors and researchers will attend the event from 38 countries across the world. ....The world congress for diabetes is held once in every three years, since the time of its inception in Copenhagen in 1996... ..Diabetes Research Center of t...

Chennai Plays Hosts To The Diabetes World Congress

The fourth world congress for diabetes begins in Chennai today. The theme for the congress is Prevention of diabetes and its complications //and over 1000 doctors and researchers will attend the event from 38 countries across the world. ....The world congress for diabetes is held once in every three years, since the time of its inception in Copenhagen in 1996... ..Diabetes Research Center of t...

Infection in pregnancy can lead to congenital eye defects

In a study done by scientists of England, congenital eye defects in babies like small eyes or having no eyes //at all may be traced back to the maternal infections. ....Infections like Rubella in pregnancy are known to cause such birth defects. Now studies have shown that infections such as from Parvovirus and Coxsackie virus may also be responsible for birth defects in newborns. ......The resear...

Enzyme Responsible For Congenital Blindness

Researchers from UCLA had found out that a deficient gene that is also responsible for the presence of an enzyme in the vision cycle that causes congenital blindness in children. The researchers’ study regarding the congenital blinding disease // called Leber congenital amaurosis is published in the August issue of the journal Cell. ....Researchers suggest that replacement of RPE65, which is lack...

Delhi To Host International Women’s Congress From Nov 2

Delhi will play host to 800 women from 55 countries who will be the fourth International Congress on Women from November 27. // ..The four-day international congress titled "WWH-2005" (women, work and health) will be held for the first time in South Asia. The earlier meetings were held in Barcelona (1996), Rio de Janeiro (1999) and Stockholm (2002)... ..Among its main objectives, the congress aim...

Exercise to children's with congenital disease beneficial

Study shows that Cardiac rehabilitation program with safe and tolerable exercise can be given to children's with serious congenital heart disease which help them to have a better heart function//. The study was conducted in Children's Hospital, Boston under the supervision of Cardiologist, Jonathan Rhodes. ..The study was conducted in 16 children's between the age group of 8 to 17 with severe co...

Congestion for Use of Clarinex-D 12 Hour cleared – FDA Gives the No

The FDA has given its consent for the novel version of the allergy medicine, Clarinex-D 12 Hour, to alleviate nasal, non nasal symptoms and nasal congestion occurring in adults and children above the age of 12. According to the // researchers, this medicine will be in time for the spring allergy season. ....It is estimated that about 36 million people in the U.S. are troubled by seasonal allergi...

Fungal toxins infected corn the reason for congenital defects

Fungal toxins in corn may be the reason for neural tube defects outbreak in the Rio Grande Valley during the early 1990's. ....The study published in the on line journal Environmental Health Perspectives suggests that corn and its products //that have been infected by fungal toxins might give rise to neural tube defects (NTD), if consumed during the first trimester of pregnancy. ....Talking a...

HIV-Positive Woman To Be Congress Candidate In Assam

A 29-year-old HIV-positive woman in Assam is all set for a plunge into politics by becoming the ruling Congress party candidate for next month's assembly elections.// ....Jahnabi Goswami is expected to be the party's candidate from the Barhampur assembly constituency in eastern Assam's Nagaon district, about 140 km from here. .. ..Former Assam chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta is the sitting...

IOF World Congress On Osteoporosis To Be Held In Toronto

IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis (IOF WCO) 2006 will be held in Toronto, Canada, June 2-6 2006. Eleven of the world's leading osteoporosis experts will present// plenary lectures. Professor Rene Rizzoli, Chairman, IOF Committee of Scientific Advisors and Chairman, IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis 2006 Scientific Committee said that the speakers were selected for their ability to present the l...

Freedom Fighter And Orissa Congress Leader Dies Of Chest Pain

Gangadhar Mohapatra who was, an active freedom fighter and a veteran Orissa Congress leader died after a brief illness at the age of 91.// His condition has deteriorated after his recent surgery and since then he was not keeping good health. He complained of chest pain Wednesday evening and died before his family doctor could reach his residence, family members said. ..He is survived by six sons...

Anti-Parasitic Drugs Useful in Reducing Damages of Congenital Toxoplasmosis

Recent studies of long-term clinical data has revealed that treatment with pyrimethamine and sulfadiazine (two anti-parasitic drugs) during the first year of life// leads to a lasting reduction in brain and eye damage for children with congenital toxoplasmosis. ..In the May 15 issue of the journal Clinical Infectious Disease, researchers report that a treatment they defined -- now considered th...

Gene Therapy May Help Restore Sight In Congenital blindness

Researchers from the University of Florida announced on Monday that they have given sight to baby chickens with a disease that otherwise would have left them blind// by using a gene therapy. ....The researchers hope that the gene therapy may one day prevent a hereditary form of childhood blindness after they had achieved a promising study on chickens with the same condition. They explained that...

Recd Number of Abstracts Submitted for Sci Cong on Osteoporosis

TORONTO. The IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis (IOF WCO), the world's largest Scientific congress devoted specifically to the bone disease osteoporosis, opened on Friday June 2, in Toronto, Canada//. ....Professor Rene Rizzoli, chairman of the IOF WCO Scientific Committee, noted that this year's congress attracted 720 abstracts, more than twice the number ..of the previous congress held in 2004...

IOF world congress to discuss osteoporosis: a multi group of experts to attend

The IOF world congress on osteoporosis saw a host of allied health professional converge on a platform to discuss osteoporosis//. ..It was held at Toronto in Canada. ..In the words of Professor René Rizzoli, chairman, IOF Committee of Scientific Advisors and chairman, IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis 2006 Scientific Committee, “We are delighted that allied health professionals will be part...

World Cong On Preventive Cardiology In Sept

New Delhi, Jun 11. Heart specialists from all over the world will meet at Mount Abu in September to dwell on the growing incidence of heart disease in India and how preventive measures can help control its early onset. // ....The three-day World Congress on Clinical & Preventive Cardiology is being held from September 22 at Mount Abu in Rajasthan. It will evolve guidelines for several burning iss...

Pneumonic plague Might Be Responsible For The epidemic In Congo - WHO

WHO has stated, that it suspects that ‘Pneumonic plague’ is responsible for killing 100 people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, according to preliminary test results// that it has conducted. The authorities from WHO have said that isolation wards have been set up to treat patients. They also explained that the control measures have been hard to implement because of the lack of security .....

Pneumonic Plague Kills 22 People in Congo

Pneumonic plague is a respiratory disease and is endemic to the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo where sporadic outbreaks are known to occur//. If the disease is not diagnosed at an initial stage then proves to be fatal to the patient. If diagnosed at an early stage then the patient can be completely cured with antibiotics. .. The disease has already killed 22 people and this highly contagi...

Increased Nighttime BP, a Significant Predictor of Congestive Heart Failure

Risks of congestive heart failure are more accurately shown by an increased nighttime BP than with a traditional office BP measurement//. ..A new study by the researchers at Uppsala University revealed that a high blood pressure levels at night associates with an increased risk of congestive heart failure. ..Congestive heart failure (CHF) is one of the most common, costly, disabling, and deadl...

Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever hits Turkey

Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) has killed at least 20 people in Turkey, in the largest outbreak of it ever reported since it was identified// in 1944, say the authorities. According to the experts more cases of the Ebola-like disease are bound to be reported. By 4 August, 242 cases of this disease were reported. .....Six provinces in the Black Sea and Central Anatolia region: Tokat, Siv...

NSAIDs In First trimester Linked To Congenital Anomalies In Babies

The use of NSAID by women in their first trimester could be associated with cardiac abnormalities in babies. // ....Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, NSAIDs, Cardiac septal defects, Journal Birth Defects Research Part B, Trimester, Pregnancy, Case control, Congenital abnormality, Diabetes ....Women who take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) early in their pregnancies may be mo...

Goa to Host International Vegetarian Congress

India will host the 37th edition of the International Vegetarian Congress in Goa from Sep 10.The six-day congress, organised by International Vegetarian Union//, will discuss the challenges vegetarians face across the globe. Jashu C. Shah, president of the Asian Vegetarian Union, said in a statement that the congress would help participants understand India as a country where vegetarianism is a w...

Immune Response Linked to “Ghost” Parasites and Severely Congested Sinuss

Although it’s unclear why it’s so, scientists at Johns Hopkins have linked a gene that allows for the chemical breakdown of the tough//, protective casing that houses insects and worms to the severe congestion and polyp formation typical of chronic sinusitis. ....A team of Hopkins sinus experts has found that the gene for the enzyme, acidic mammalian chitinase (AMCase), is up to 250 times more ac...

Highlights from World Transplant Congress

At the inaugural World Transplant Congress, held in Boston earlier this year,// a trio of pioneers in the science and surgery of transplantation were awarded the world transplant community's highest honor: The Medawar Prize. ....To honor the occasion—and to mark outstanding new research that will lead to tomorrow's advances in transplantation—the official journal of The Transplantation Society,...

Babies With Congenital Heart Defects Live Longer, Study Shows

The number of adults suffering severe heart problems due to birth defects has gone up by 85% from 1985 to 2000 a study showed, //indicating the benefits of evolved methods of diagnosis and surgery that has assisted in better diagnosis and treatment, thus extending the life span of such patients. ....Congenital heart defects are capable of impeding blood flow to the heart and vessels, in turn dis...

Delhi to Host South Asian Neurologists' Congress

Nearly 600 neurosurgeons from south Asia along with renowned specialists from the US, Britain, Germany, Japan, Australia//, and Canada are meeting in the Indian capital to discuss several health concerns related to brain. ....During the meet beginning February 15, they would discuss latest developments and future trends in the treatment of brain tumors, hemorrhage, crania vertebral anomalies and...

LCA Hails Congressional Front Against Pink Camel Cigarette Campaign

WASHINGTON, June 6 Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) hailed Congressional leaders and their efforts to challenge the marketing of Camel No. 9, the sleekly packaged pink and black cigarettes designed to appeal to young women. ......LCA President Laurie Fenton-Ambrose said, "This is the first step in getting these cigarettes deliberately targeting young women off the market completely." ......Fe...

Cricket Science and Medicine Congress in Barbados

The 3rd World Congress of Science and Medicine in Cricket (WCSMC), which is endorsed by International Council of Cricket (ICC), //was hosted in Barbados from the 4th to 7th April 2007. ..Dr Rajat Chauhan, a Sports and Exercise Medicine consultant at the Manipal Hospital, Bangalore in southern India, attended this conference as a faculty from India. ..These scientific meetings are held at the s...

Experts Congregate for UN Climate Summit in Bangkok

The world's leading climate experts and state representatives from 150 nations gathered in Bangkok Monday for a five-day meet on the UN's recommendations for curbing// carbon emissions to slow global warming. ...."The time is now," said Chartree Chueytrasit, deputy permanent secretary of Thailand's ministry of natural resources and environment, in opening remarks at the UN's Intergovernmental Pa...

NRI Threatens to Move US Congress for Justice in India

An Indian American doctor has threatened to mobilise US congressmen and senators against Indian authorities denying him information// under the Right to Information (RTI) Act in a case relating to his crusade against the corrupt healthcare system here. ....Kunal Saha, whose wife died of alleged wrongful treatment in India in May 1988, said: "I am going to appeal to my senators and congressmen i...

World Largest Hair Congress Convene in Vancouver

The fifth International Congress on Hair Research will be convened in Vancouver from June 13 to 16. It is the largest gathering of hair experts, with clinicians and scientists examining many aspects of hair disease and treatment. ......Whether long or short, thin or thick, loosing hair can weaken a person emotionally. Hair loss is not simply a matter of aesthetics but can also influence career...

Understanding and Treating Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

The diaphragm, a shelf of muscle that separates the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity, is critical to sustaining life. A life-threatening birth defect known as congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), results from failure of normal diaphragm formation which in turn allows abdominal organs to migrate into the chest cavity. Abnormal lung development, so-called pulmonary hypoplasia, frequently c...

Rapid Syphilis Could Prevent Congenital Disease and Stillbirths in Haiti

Congenital syphilis is a major preventable public health problem in many developing countries, frequently causing stillbirths or neonatal death and disabling children who survive. Often undiagnosed or untreated, syphilis is passed from mother to child -- even when mothers take part in prenatal programs to prevent the spread of HIV. ......Now, new research from Weill Cornell Medical College and...

NRI Threatens to Move US Congress for Justice in India

An Indian American doctor has threatened to mobilise US congressmen and senators against Indian authorities denying him information under the Right to Information (RTI) Act in a case relating to his crusade against the corrupt healthcare system here. ......Kunal Saha, whose wife died of alleged wrongful treatment in India in May 1988, said: "I am going to appeal to my senators and congressmen...
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