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Kidney Stones - Interesting New Research implicates bacteria as its cause

...ed Nano bacteria. These bacteria use a protective covering made of Calcium,which may act as a seed for calcium deposits that may enlarge to form stones. Researchers examined 30 stones in a study and found living Nano bacteria in all of them. So antibiotics may prove to be effective means of treating and pre...

A better way to measure cholesterol

...of predicting death from heart disease. In a study covering 4,462 adults aged 40 to 64, increasing non-HDL cholesterol levels were linked to increased risk of death from heart disease. Men with high levels were twice as likely to die compared to those with low levels. For women, the relative risk was near...

How much can exercise improve health?

...ts and Exercise feels that the consensus would try covering different conditions and diseases, but all may have different associations. These articles were not meant to raise a doubt on the value of exercise. Rather they support current federa; minimum of atleast 30 minutes of moderate activ...

Alerts for safety of heart device

...r or defibrillator. Fifty two warnings were issued covering nearly half a million pacemakers and nearly 120,000 defibrillators, which resulted in the recall of devices and supply of replacements. Most warnings were concerned with hardware malfunction and computer errors. There was a sharp increase in the an...

Fingerprinting prostate cancer

...00 prostate tissue samples from more than 50 men - covering normal tissue, tissue with benign change, and also tissues from both localised and aggressive prostate cancer. They found that more than 200 genes were expressed differently between normal and cancer tissue. Of these, some are already known to be inv...

New therapy better at increasing bone density

...ers at Creighton University in the US, a new study covering 400 women, that this blend of hormones increases bone density in the spine by five per cent and in the hip by 3.9 per cent.// However, if they add an active form of vitamin D (calcitrol) there were further increases in bone density. Moreover, the u...

Common contraception

...he CatSper gene were unable to penetrate the outer covering of the egg, called the zona pellucida. But when th...researchers mixed the sperm with eggs that had the covering removed, they fertilised normally. "It might be that this channel is involved in giving the sperm's...

A new contraceptive

...he CatSper gene were unable to penetrate the outer covering of the egg, the zona pellucida. But when the researchers mixed the sperm with eggs that had the covering removed, they fertilised normally. A contraceptive designed to prevent fertilisation would not inte...

Comparison between warfarin and aspirin

...ding to a study carried out by doctors in Toronto, covering over 1,500 patients, showing that the treatment with warfarin or aspirin is definitely far superior to no preventive treatment at all. But a comparison of the two shows there is little to choose between them. This means that either can be prescribed ...

The best treatment for migraine

...alysis of all the clinical trials on the triptans, covering over 18,000 patients. They find that in comparison with the 'gold standard' sumitriptan, a standard dose of rizatriptan was more effective and reliable, and equally tolerable.// Eletriptan was also more effective - but less tolerable. And a third dru...

Implantable Contact Lens Found Safe and Effective

...ghtedness by reshaping the cornea, the clear outer covering of the eyeball, Dr. John Allan Vukich of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine in Madison told. // Vukich and colleagues analyzed the results of a multicenter trial of patients who had received the implantable lens, known as STAAR ICL and ...

Stretching does not rule out soreness after exercise

...are of little benefit. They reviewed five studies, covering 75 participants. Three studies looked at the effect of post-exercise stretching, while the other two evaluated stretching before starting exercise. The researchers concluded that stretching does not, after all, prevent injury or soreness. Further r...

Quit smoking after cancer diagnosis

... to support people in this situation. In a study covering 250 people diagnosed with cancer, motivation therapy was compared to just telling people to quit smoking. In motivation therapy, the patient got counseling, support and nicotine replacement, while the control group was told to give up smoking and giv...

Quitting the smoking habit

...nt. Psychiatric residents conducted group sessions covering education on smoking cessation and helped participants develop a personal plan for quitting, which was revised as the year progressed. Despite intermittent success, however, none of the treatments in the study was able to help people stay off cigare...

Sepsis treatment functions best in difficult cases

...in the US carried out a large retrospective study, covering 20 clinical trials and 35 pre-clinical trials on animals. This revealed that anti-inflammatory agents were most effective when the patient was thought to have the highest risk of death from sepsis. If the risk of death was low, the patient could actu...

Staying agile reduces hip fracture risk

...report from the long-running Nurses' Health Study, covering over 57,000 postmenopausal women in the US,// shows that keeping active keeps the bones strong. Each weekly increase of three hours activity(known as metabolic equivalent task or MET) was linked to a six per cent decrease in hip fracture risk. Three ...

Prolonged survival not assured by psychological therapies for cancer patients

...la Medical School surveyed eleven clinical trials, covering 1510 patients, concerned with the impact of psychological interventions in cancer treatment. Out of these, eight of the trials showed no survival benefit, while three indicated that psychological treatments may perhaps prolong the lifespan. Thus the ...

New Drug to Stop Gambling!

...ith my wife, because I'm not lying to her anymore, covering things up or making excuses and draining our bank account. So, it's changed it in many, many ways." And that's something he can bet on. However experts say the drug can cause liver problems if mixed with other drugs, such as over-the-counter painkil...

House heads for Medicare drug vote

...ck in once out-of-pocket spending exceeded $3,600, covering 95 percent of costs. The drug benefit would become available in 2006. Meanwhile, prescription drug discount cards would be available to all Medicare beneficiaries beginning in April 2004. Beneficiaries who opt to participate in the plan would pay a m...

Good News for New Borns With Hypoxic Respiratory Failure

...eatment provides, insurers will do a better job of covering it.” and they hope that this study would encourage everyone about the importance of this therapy. ...

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