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Exercise Reduces Inflammation

...ulmonary disorder, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, congestive heart failure, recent illness or vaccination, or a positive stress test were excluded. The physical fitness of subjects was assessed through a battery of tests that measured such variables as fatigue, blood pressure, oxygen intake and carbon dioxid...

Eastern Equine Encephalitis Spreading Its Tentacles in Massachusetts

...months in the hospital. She suffered brain damage, congestive heart failure, and partial speech loss, and is to undergo hand surgery this month. "I know I'm just fortunate to be here today," said Phillips, who has since regained some of her speech and is able to get around with the help of a walker. There h...

Lower Mortality Rates in Hospitals With Good Quality Care

... hospitals from acute myocardial infarction (AMI), congestive heart failure (CHF) and pneumonia, three common medical conditions. These findings show that these quality indicators, which are widely available on the web, are very helpful in identifying low mortality hospitals, said Ashish Jha, Assistant Profe...

Manufacturer to Pay $20 Million for Improperly Promoting a Sleep Disorder Drug

...he FDA has approved Natrecor's sale to people with congestive heart failure who have trouble breathing while doing minimal activity, Scios has been accused of improperly promoting frequent injections of the drug in out-patient settings. South San Francisco-based Genentech also has acknowledged that federal pr...

Avandia Improves Quality of Life in Diabetes Patients

...patients who suffer from heart disease, especially congestive heart failure, to speak with their doctors about switching to another antidiabetic treatment. If you are a woman and especially if you are thin you probably should avoid this medication due to the risk of bone fractures, he said. Avandia manufact...

Diabetes Drug to Carry 'black Box' Warning of Congestive Heart Failure Risk

... a prominent "black box" warning about the risk of congestive heart failure . Some of the experts, who have been reviewing the drug for the FDA, feel that the delay in implementation is an example of industry versus science, where the latter has been a loser. GlaxoSmithKline's Avandia has been in use since ...

Rural Work Ethic Curbs Elderly Heart Care

...pear to influence how elderly rural Albertans with congestive heart failure manage their illness , in that these values may delay them from seeking help at critical times. Elders in our study tend to view their work as a lifelong endeavour, and there is an ethic of stoicism with an attitude of I can wait it o...

A New Milestone in Stem Cell Research

...heart, which in its most extreme form, can lead to congestive heart failure. Dr Raimondo Ascione, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, said: I am very grateful to the British Heart Foundation for funding this important trial; the first of its kind worldwide. We have elected to use a very promising stem cell type selec...

Natural Pine Bark Extract Reduces Heart Failure Risk

...he degenerative process in patients predisposed to congestive heart failure, such as the aged," he added. Dr Watson presented the new research earlier this month at the SupplySide East Educational Conference and Trade Show in Secaucus, New Jersey, USA....

Fat Screen Delivers Plant-derived Chemical With Antidiabetic Effects

...erse effects such as fluid retention, weight gain, congestive heart failure, liver toxicity, and potential cancer risks, the researchers said. Therefore, alternative approaches to treating insulin resistance are needed. The researchers speculated that other small molecules that promote fat tissue by distinct ...

Long-term Use of Herceptin Does Not Increase Heart Failure in Patients

...ncology (ASCO) in Chicago states that the risk of congestive heart failure in women treated with trastuzumab (H...udy is essential to understanding womens risks for congestive heart failure associated with adding Herceptin to combination chemotherapy for breast cancer treatme...

Hospitals in Older Cities Close Down, Blacks Worst Affected

...edical and surgical services, such as treatment of congestive heart failure, diabetes and obstetrics. Detroit is the largest city in the state of Michigan in US Midwest, supposedly a prosperous region. But Riverview is all set to close down. The hospital last week said it was losing too much money and a...

Novartis Drug Diovan Shows Superior Benefits

...ith high blood pressure, ischemic heart disease or congestive heart failure. The study which was published recently in The Lancet, showed that Diovan produced a 39 percent reduction in cardiovascular events and a 40 percent cut in strokes. The study compared Diovan when added to a conventional non-angiotens...

Race Takes Back Seat to Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

...tion. So far, 79 study participants have developed congestive heart failure. Other results presented at the meeting showed differences among races in heart strain, or contraction, which may contribute to disparities in heart failure, albeit to a lesser extent. Indeed, African American hearts were found to con...

Painkiller may Boost Chance of Heart Problems in Patients With Osteoarthritis

...en. Participants taking ibuprofen also developed congestive heart failure more often than those on the COX inhibitor. Most patients given COX-2 inhibitors and NSAIDs are elderly, and evidence to date suggests that both drug types boost the chances of heart attack and stroke. But the authors say that thei...

Who Gets Heart Failure? Race Takes Back Seat to Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

...tion. So far, 79 study participants have developed congestive heart failure. Other results presented at the meeting showed differences among races in heart strain, or contraction, which may contribute to disparities in heart failure, albeit to a lesser extent. Indeed, African American hearts were found to co...

Transcendental Meditation Can Help

...technique can significantly reduce the severity of congestive heart failure. “The results of this study indic...ing the functional capacity and quality of life of congestive heart failure patients” said Ravishankar Jayadevappa, PhD, lead author and Research Assistant Profes...

Want a Healthy Colon? Eat a Rainbow!

...if you have a condition, such as kidney disease or congestive heart failure, that may require a restriction in your fluid intake. Stay Active! o Just 30 minutes most days the week of moderate to vigorous exercise will start you on your way to a healthier you! o Check with your doctor to plan an activity p...

Transcendental Meditation To The Rescue of Cardiac Patients

...n has a positive effect in patients suffering from congestive heart// failures. Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania had conducted a study on 23 African American who were admitted in New York Heart hospital for cardiac failures. This group had a mix of men and women with an average age of 64. This g...

Simple Model to Predict Chronic Kidney Disease

...oke. if yes, score 1: ______ I have a history of congestive heart failure or heart failure. if yes, score 1: ______ I have circulation disease in my legs. if yes, score 1: ______ I have protein in my urine. if yes, score 1: ______ Total ______ If you scored four or more points, you have a one in five ch...

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