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Antibiotics Dangerous for Diarrhoea in Children Caused by E.Coli

Researchers have warned doctors that Antibiotics when given to children with diarrhea caused by Escherichia coli bacteria, may put the children at increased risk of developing a serious condition known as "Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome". The report appears on the website of The New England Journal of Medicine (www.nejm.org). Hemolytic-uremic syndrome, which occurs most commonly in children after a ga...

Endangered species may be successfully cloned in another animal's womb

Scientists for the first time have found a way for the survival of endangered animal species of the world. ..In a major breakthrough a Massachusetts scientists who engineered the feat has managed to clone cells from an endangered animal (Asian Gaur) and successfully impregnated an Iowa cow with the clone. .. ..The scientific journal Cloning has reported in its upcoming edition that the Iowa cow...

A non-stick danger

Using Teflon frypans and other cooking utensils may damage the environment, a new study suggests...The commercial polymer, Teflon, is one of a class of chemicals known as fluorinated polymers whose non-stick properties are exploited in cooking utensils, ovens and combustion engines. ....However, when heated, these polymers can emit a chemical known as trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) which is toxic to...

The cocaine danger

Inhaling too much cocaine is well known to cause damage to arteries - but now a new study reveals that it can force the body to attack itself.New Scientist reports this week that the number of people admitted to US hospitals with cocaine related emergencies has jumped from around 80,000 in 1990 to nearly double that two years ago.// ....Working on rabbit hearts, a University of Michigan team have...

Dangers of heat

Prolonged exposure to high temperatures can lead to heat exhaustion and eventually to heatstroke. Vulnerable people can begin to suffer problems when the temperature rises into the thirties. By the time the thermometer tops 45C, everybody is potentially at risk. ....Heat exhaustion refers to overheating of the body due to excessive loss of water or, in rare cases, salt depletion. People who suff...

Depression a possible danger in elderly

According to a new study elderly patients who are depressed are more likely to be re-admitted to hospital. It has long been known that depression is linked to poor physical health, and this relationship may be especially common among older people. Researchers in Switzerland, studied over 300 patients on hospital admission, tested then for depression and then followed them up for six months. Those...

Dangers of Low Calcium Intake

Only 13.5 percent of girls and 36.3 percent of boys age 12 to 19 in the US get the recommended daily amount (RDA) of calcium, placing them at serious risk for osteoporosis and other bone diseases.// Because nearly 90 percent of adult bone mass is established by the end of this age range, the nation's youth stand in the midst of a calcium crisis. ....Osteoporosis is a pediatric disease with geria...

Antenatal kerosene exposure endangers child's sight

A research has found that if pregnant women whose jobs require too much exposure to solvents like kerosene, gasoline,glues etc may be more likely to have chilren with defective eyesight. Head researcher Dr. Gideon Koren and colleagues//, from Toronto published this in Jornal of Occupational health. ....They found that poor vision acuity (sharpness) were more common among children whose mothers w...

Dangerous food bacteria

Scientists say the bacteria that cause food poisonings aren't going away, despite the efforts of the food industry to eliminate them.New germs arrive in imported foods and bacteria develop in new forms, according to a study from the Institute of Food// Technologists. The bacteria Listeria monocytogenes are so common in the environment. It's practically impossible to keep food entirely free of the...

Ulcer Surgery connected to danger of Pancreatic Cancer

A new research suggests that the patients who undergo surgery to remove their ulcers may be at increased risk of later developing pancreatic cancer. The investigators base their findings on an analysis of 2,000 patients who underwent an operation known as gastrectomy to remove their ulcers.// ....Peptic ulcers are sores located in the lining of the stomach or a portion of the small intestine, cal...

Dangers of sunlight

Exposure to sunlight may increase the risk of developing cataracts, scientists have found. A cataract is a cloudy or opaque area in the normally transparent lens of the eye.As the opacity thickens, it prevents light rays from passing through the lens and focusing on the retina, //the light sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. It is the leading cause of blindness world-wide. ....Researcher...

Dangers from lead

Researchers studied that, babies born to women with high levels of lead in their bones face the same sort of developmental problems as babies exposed to lead from sources like old pain, researchers reported recently. In an article in the journal Pediatrics, they said this type of lead exposure// “may constitute a significant public health problem, in view of the long residence time of lead in bon...

Influenza Avian Flu strain has become more contagious and dangerous.

The Influenza avian flu strain - H5N1 has mutated since 2002 to become more dangerous //and increases the risk of causing a pandemic disease. ..The Asian strain H5N1 influenza virus has changed its characters since 2002, as the virus has become less deadly to ducks; the virus multiplies in the ducks without infecting them but spreads and infects other birds and humans. The duck Waterfowl is a n...

The Dangers Of Vitamin A To Pregnant Women To Be Included On Label

Most women planning a pregnancy take a general multivitamin supplement in the belief that they are// doing the best thing for them and their baby, however a recent survey suggests that too much vitamin A can cause development defects in unborn babies but many women do not consider the vitamin's presence in most multivitamin supplements say researchers based on a recent survey. The survey conducte...

Life of wolves in danger due to dog disease

In a wake up study it has been revealed that most of the gray wolf pups born in Yellowstone National Park last year have died. The reason attributed to this catastrophe is a dog disease//. ..In a staggering figure only 22 of the 69 pups born last year are still alive. This was revealed by Doug Smith, the park's wolf project leader. .."It's cause for concern, a great deal of concern," Smith said...

Moles Among The Older Generation May Be Dangerous

A research study has revealed that one third of the moles which are seen among elderly Australians who run the risk of contracting skin cancer are melanomas which are dangerous. // The country’s skin specialists believe that this is applicable to Australians who are aged over 50 years. As many as 309 patients were studied during the course of the research over a period of three years. The chances...

Breaking up Dangerous Clots

Dangerous blood clots that often develop after hip surgery can be reduced by 96 percent when patients receive about a month’s worth of treatment with a new type of blood thinner. ..That’s the major finding from a new study published in this month’s Archives of Internal Medicine. Researchers from Sweden studied about 650 patients who were undergoing surgery for a hip fracture. About half received...

Weight-loss Products Dangerous

Taking herbal supplements for weight loss has become a popular trend, but a new study shows not all products are safe. ..Researchers say people should not assume herbal weight loss aids are safe. Because the products can be //purchased without a prescription, they are not subject to the same standards as drugs. ..Researchers in Japan studied 12 patients who developed liver problems after taking...

Low-Tar Cigarettes As dangerous As High-Tar Cigarettes

Addicted smokers sometimes switch to lower tar cigarettes in hopes of continuing with their habit and hoping to not experience the consequences of higher tar cigarettes.// ..Non-filter cigarettes make up less than 1 percent of sales in the United States and United Kingdom. A new study shows the risk for lung cancer is the same for people who smoke medium-tar cigarettes, low-tar cigarettes, or ve...

Human Growth Hormone Found To be Dangerous For Human Use

Studies have clearly shown that increased levels of IGF-1 will increase substantially risks of breast, colon and prostate cancer.// ..Researchers in Chicago, say human growth hormone is a disaster waiting to happen. They say the hormone which is naturally produced by the body -- increases levels of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1). Their concern is what those raised levels of IGF-1 can do....

The Dangers Of Herb-Drugs Evaluated

St. Johns wort is a popular herb taken by many Americans. While some research suggests St. John’s wort interacts with certain drugs and that it can be dangerous,// none of the research has been conclusive. Investigators reviewed 22 research trials that examined drug interactions with St. John’s wort. The studies included around 12 participants each. Researchers reviewed how the studies were condu...

Mixing Ginseng and Blood Thinners Might Be Dangerous

New research shows mixing warfarin with ginseng, one of the best-selling herbal supplements, could have significant consequences. Researches say // anyone who takes both ginseng and warfarin, also known as Coumadin, should tell his or her doctor. They also urge doctors prescribing the anti-clotting drug to ask their patients if they regularly take ginseng. ..Specialists say warfarin has a narrow...

Dangers Of Cigarette Smoke

Environmental tobacco smoke produces fine particulate matter, the most dangerous element of air pollution. According to the new study, levels indoors // can far exceed those outdoors because new engine models and lead-free fuels have cut the levels of particulate matter emissions from car exhausts. ..In a study which was conducted in a garage in a small, Italian mountain town where there are very...

The Dangers Of Prescribing Antibiotics

Erythromycin is a commonly used antibiotic, but new research suggests it could be dangerous when used in combination with other drugs.// The study shows patients should not be given erythromycin along with antifungal agents such as diltiazem, verapamil and troleandomycin because it increases the risk of sudden death. ..Researchers conducted the study to determine if there is any association betw...

Swallowing Magnets Found To Be Dangerous for Kids

Swallowing foreign objects is a common occurrence among children between 6 months and 3 years old. About 80 percent of objects // that reach the stomach will pass through the gastrointestinal tract on their own. However, up to 20 percent will need to be surgically removed. ..Children who swallow more than one magnet need immediate medical attention. Researchers say if magnets are allowed to pass...

The Dangers Of Sleep Apnea

A latest study shows that people who suffer from sleep apnea run a higher risk of complications resulting from anesthesia administered // during surgery . ..Sleep apnea is a condition in which patients stop breathing periodically during sleep . Statistics show the most common form of the condition, known as obstructive sleep apnea, affects as many as 4 percent of all middle-aged men and 2 percent...

Vaginal Birth After C-section Dangerous For Both Mother And Baby

Women who opt for a vaginal birth after first delivering a child via cesarean section may be putting themselves and their newborns at risk,// say researchers based on findings of a recent study. Though the overall chance anything will go wrong is extremely small, uterine rupture is possible, as is injury to the newborn due to lack of oxygen (hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy). Women may also experi...

The Dangers Of Anorexia

A new study shows the eating disorder anorexia nervosa causes great harm to the health of adolescent girls // and affects many of the body’s most important systems. ..Studies in the past have shown adverse bodily affects from the disease, but most have been conducted among women who were so sick that they had to be hospitalized. In a more recent study , researchers involved 60 girls with an avera...

Beware Smoking During Pregnancy Linked To New Danger

A study conducted in Spain has focused on the increasing incidence of chromosomal abnormalities in fetal cells, // which might be associated with an increased risk of cancer in the offspring of smoking mothers. ..Smoking during pregnancy has been proven to have disastrous effects on the fetus like bleeding problems during the neonatal period, and obstetric complications such as extra uterine preg...

The Dangers Involved In Smoking During Pregnancy

Maternal smoking during pregnancy has been proven to have many consequences on pregnancy including infertility, bleeding problems // during the neonatal period, and obstetric complications such as extrauterine pregnancy, or pregnancy resulting from gestation elsewhere than in the uterus. ..In order to determine whether maternal smoking had a genotoxic effect on amniotic cells, researchers analyz...

Antibiotics help combat dangerous tropical disease

More than 120 million people worldwide suffer from Filarial infection and some// get grotesque condition called elephantiasis, where their legs resemble that of an Elephant. The condition is caused by a pathogen called wuchereria bancrofti, this is a threadlike worm They go and house themselves in the body’s lymph nodes where they cause the blockage of the flow of lymphatic fluids and cause swell...

Listeria Food Poisoning Can Be Dangerous In Pregnant Women And Elderly

Infection of food due to Listeria can be life-threatening unless vigilance is practiced to curb the infection // according to the report published by Food Safety Authority of Ireland.(FSAI). The mortality due to infection can be as much as 30% associated with Listeria food contamination and only miniscule amounts need to be consumed to cause serious infection. ....Professor Flynn said.: “The...

Wearing High Heels May Be Dangerous To Health

Researchers from Sweden had presented a report saying that wearing high heels may be associated with //higher incidence of mental disorders like schizophrenia etc... ..Jarl Flensmark says high heels cause their wearers to tense their calves in a way that normal walking never does. That could prevent neuro-receptors in the calf muscles from triggering release of dopamine, a compound necessary for...

Sudden Rise in PSA Dangerous for men

Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in men and kills nearly 30,000 men each year. The lifetime risk of being diagnosed, one in six, is higher than the one in eight risk of breast cancer in women. // A new study shows the rate of rise in prostate-specific antigen levels, or PSA velocity, before prostate cancer diagnosis is a more powerful indicator of eventual death from pr...

CT Pulmonary Angiography Scan More Effective In Detecting Dangerous Blood Clots In The Legs

Researchers now say an indirect CT venography ( CTV ) could identify blood clots in the legs that have the potential to break free, travel to the lung, and block an artery a life-threatening condition known as pulmonary embolism // as smaller arteries are not visible in a commonly used lung scan, CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA), which is used to detect the presence of these blood clots in the lun...

Fruits and vegetables found to interact with drugs in a dangerous way

Eating fruits and vegetables can pave way for a long and healthy life has been known for years. Recent research has pointed out that fruits and vegetables can cause dangerous interactions when taken along with medicines. Foods can // increase or decrease the activity and toxicity of orally administered drugs. The effect does not hold good for drugs administered intravenously. .. ..One of the most...

Hookah And The Gums: A Dangerous Mix

An article published in the November issue of the Journal of Periodontology says that smoking a hookah or a water pipe has the same effect on the gums as smoking a cigarette//. Both promote periodontal disease and are equally devastating as far as the oral hygiene is concerned. ....The article notes that the hookah has become pretty popular in Mediterranean restaurants, cafes and bars. It warns...

Driving While Using A Mobile Phone May Be Dangerous

It is extremely dangerous to talk over one’s mobile phone while driving a vehicle. The cost of switching activities may be in terms of accuracy and response time, as efficiently switching over to a new task can be // prevented by structural cognitive limitations, according to Oregon State University’s Assistant Professor of Psychology Mei-Ching Lien. ....This includes simple tasks also. The stu...

Fat rich diet is real dangerous and predispose lifestyle diseases.

Besides adding the extra kilos to the body a fat rich diet predisposes to diabetes as well. ..The mechanism is by elevating the blood sugar levels and cause diabetes. //The study was conducted by researchers in University of California. This can now better explain why obese people are diabetic. ..The biochemical mechanism is that fats in the diet do not let insulin producing enzyme to act prope...

Drug Name Confusion Makes Imports Dangerous: FDA

Many doctors and pharmacists in the U.S. are not aware that ingredients of drugs sold abroad are different from ingredients of drugs of the same brand name or a similar sounding name in the country. ..An alert from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) //said medication name mix-ups pose serious health consequences to consumers if they end up buying and using the wrong medicine. ..An FD...
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