Tag: "considered" at medical news
Epileptic Seizures Can Be Duec to Heart Problem
...mptoms are not controlled by medication, should be considered
for several relatively simple tests to see whether a heart problem is to blame, he said. In the study, Zaidi and his colleagues evaluated 74 people who had been diagnosed with epilepsy. Even though most were taking one or more epilepsy drugs, about h...
A prescription cream for unwanted facial hair
...me alternative for women for whom this problem is considered
serious enough to warrant tweezing, waxing, or sha...e (brand name Ornidyl). Vaniqa, like Viagra, is considered
to be a "lifestyle drug", a drug which generally improves our quality of life, but is not considered...
Laboratory Testing Can Identify Risk of Pre-Term Labor and
...inal fluids; the presence of more than 50 ng/mL is considered
positive. The fFN test has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use as an aid in assessing the risk of pre-term delivery during the routine screening of asymptomatic patients from 22-30 weeks' gestation, and for women with sym...
Cancers of Colon & Rectum linked to Cigarette Smoking
...acco smoking. "Colorectal cancer is not currently considered
a smoking-related cancer, but data from the Americ...e studies suggest that colorectal cancer should be considered
for classification as a smoking-related cancer". Among men, current smokers had a 34% higher risk o...
White Cells Count Can Predict Heart Attack Death Risk
...atients whose white blood cell count is in what is considered
a "high normal range" have a much higher risk of death after a heart attack than patients with lower white blood cell counts. But patients with elevated white blood cell counts who had previously undergone bypass surgery or coronary angioplasty to ...
Acupuncture May Help Chemotherapy Side Effects
...al in Philadelphia says, ‘Acupuncture is no longer considered
eccentric or out of the mainstream.’ Looks like the west is sitting up and taking notice of Oriental Medicine in a Big Way!!...
Breast Feeding prevents obesity later on in life
...eding and weight remained even after Gilman’s team considered
key factors like the children’s calorie intake, exercise levels and their mothers’ body weight. The reason why breast-feeding might reduce the risk of obesity later in life is unclear. One possibility is that formula milk and breast milk have differ...
ATG useful in transplant patients as substitute for steroids
...pressed on human T-lymphocytes. Steroids have been considered
a key component of liver transplant treatment, even though they are associated with adverse side effects. When a patient receives an organ transplant, the body's white blood cells often try to reject the new organ .It is here that ATG steps in. The r...
Scientists plan human cloning clinic in the United States
...e (BMJ 1998;316:167). The current announcement is considered
to be more serious because cloning technology has matured and the principal investigators have experience in treating infertility. The controversy, however, remains. This is largely because reproductive technologies have far outpaced regulatory, lega...
Tattoos may significantly increase risk of hepatitis C infection
...age and may lead on to fatal liver disease. It is considered
a major public health risk because it is a silent .... Healthcare workers, especially nurses, are also considered
high risk for hepatitis C because of “accidental needle sticks”, he says. It is in this context th...
...ach year waiting for a heart transplant. Patients considered
for the implant were critically ill with fewer than 30 days to live and the life expectancy of the patient who got the new device is expected to be extended by about a month. Courtesy : The New Indian Express, July 5, 2001...
Beer vitamin protects heart
...mia (increased levels of homocysteine in blood) is considered
to be one of the risk factors.// Dr. O Mayer Jr and colleagues from Charles University in Pilsen, Czech Republic, found as a result of their study that beer may provide enough folate--a B vitamin that would reduce the levels of homocysteine in the b...
Iron supplementation for a common side effect
...rs are troubled by a cough. The side effect is not considered
serious by doctors, but it is the most common reason why patients abandon ACE inhibitors.// In Seoul, at the School of Medicine, researchers, have found a way of treating the cough. They gave ten patients on ACE inhibitors, with the cough, iron su...
Chaste plant a boon
...g the positive results, agnus castus should now be considered
by medical practitioners as a therapeutic option for women suffering from PMS. ...
Estrogen lowers cancer risk
...ular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight are considered
the best ways to reduce the chances of developing colorectal cancer, the author said....
Quitting smoking stops lung decline
...ermittently, and those who had never quit. To be considered
intermittent quitters, smokers had to have quit for at least a year. According to a report permanent and intermittent quitters, together, had a slower decline in lung function than continuous smokers.Among both non smokers and continuous smokers, tho...
Doctors not to accept gifts from drug companies
... also designed to inform drug makers about what is considered
unethical behavior. // At issue are the myriad ...es. Things like work-related pens and notepads are considered
acceptable. "Any gifts accepted by physicians individually should primarily entail a benefit to pat...
The bad combination
...ly reduces blood alcohol levels in rats, which are considered
a good model for humans.Since alcohol abusers generally "drink to effect", they will end up drinking more alcohol to get an expected level of intoxication, say the researchers from the Texas A&M University System Health Centre.// Although their blo...
Physicians Consider Self-Prescribing Ethical
...ase medications. About 75% of the urban physicians considered
self-prescription ethical compared with only 58% of rural physicians. About half of all physicians considered
self-prescription healthy and about 80% did not consider self-prescription "necessary." Wroblewski...
Surgeons implant second artificial heart
...s. The surgeons have said previously that patients considered
for the implant were critically ill with fewer than 30 days to live. The first patient, 59-year-old diabetic Robert Tools, was given the AbioCor plastic and titanium heart device on July 2. Tools has exceeded initial estimates that the heart would...
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