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Long-Term Survival can be Predicted by a Simple Lung Test

...ascular disease was the predominant cause for the deaths of both men and women. Ishcemic heart disease was the cause of death for 39 percent of males and nearly 30 percent of females. Men who scored the lowest on the FEV1 test at the beginning of the study had a risk ratio for death from ischemic heart dis...

Cancers of Colon & Rectum linked to Cigarette Smoking

...of smoking are well known. Besides causing 160,000 deaths annually from lung, mouth, bladder and other cance...Society. As many as 12% of all colorectal cancer deaths in the US may be caused by tobacco smoking. "Colorectal cancer is not currently considered a smokin...

Mortality increased in Sporting enthusiasts!

...h 5 days before and after the event, the number of deaths among men on the day of the event was documented as being higher by 50% more than the normal statistics. This change, however is not evident in the women population. Mental or emotional stress may not be the only factors implicated as causes provoki...

When Celebrities Die

...t more disturbing is the fact that these celebrity deaths spark off a series of suicides and attempts to commit suicides. Now, medical research from Great Britain reveals a surprising side effect of our "celebrity connection." In the week after Princess Di's death, the number of people in England and Wal...

Water - The silent killer!!!

...ed by drinking contaminated water and 90% of those deaths are among children "Diarrhea can be reduced by 26% when basic water, hygiene and sanitation are supplied," the report states. "Yet...40% of world's 6 billion people have no acceptable means of sanitation, and more than 1 billion people draw their wat...

Smoking a greater risk than HIV? Yes say health experts!!!!

...ed Kingdom, says smoking and other tobacco related deaths would surpass 10 million a year. The short term and long term side effects of smoking are well known and a recent study says that smoking has startling and immediate side effects on the cardio vascular system. While the Indian government is coming do...

Cancer drugs in development nearly doubled since 1995

...t to medicines developed in the pastdecade, cancer deaths are on the decline. But cancer is still the secondleading cause of American deaths by disease....

Nearly all asthma deaths preventable

A new survey says nearly all deaths due to asthma can be prevented if the patients and their doctors had better understanding of the disease. According to WHO, around 150 million people suffer from asthma worldwide and nearly 2 lakh people die due to the disease every year. Asthma is a...

Lose stomach for Life....Preventive removal of stomach saves the risk of cancer

.... These people had a very bad family history with deaths related to stomach cancer. On this basis these me...intervention. Hence the prime modality to prevent deaths from cancer is by targeting the high risk individuals as this study goes....

ZYBAN, The smoking cessation drug marked for its adverse reactions

...e added. Over 5000 adverse reactions including 40 deaths relating to Zyban has been reported. As a result of this, the UK Committee on Safety of Medicines issued a statement to doctors and patients recommending change in the starting doses of Zyban and to use the drug only on compelling reasons for the p...

Leptospirosis epidemic feared in mumbai - 12 killed

...cteria in the urine of rats and dogs. "We have 12 deaths (in the past fortnight) from leptospirosis as of Thursday evening and 45 confirmed cases in city hospitals, " Maharashtra state Health Minister Digvijay Khanvilkar told.Leptospirosis, which is a 'great mimicker' of symptoms is being misdiagnosed by m...

Increase in tobacco deaths

... from smoking, unless they give up now.A survey of deaths occurring in Hong Kong in 1998 may foreshadow what...find that tobacco was the cause of 33% of all male deaths and 5% of female deaths in the 30 to 65 age group. When male smokers only are considered, tobacco ca...

Ovarian cancer in relationship with Hormone therapy

...o were former users. A total of 944 ovarian cancer deaths were recorded in the 14 year study until December 1996. Researchers found the risk of death was approximately doubled in women who had used oestrogens for ten or more years within the 15 years prior to enrolment. Annual age-adjusted ovarian cancer ...

Dental exam reveals stroke risk

More than 60% of deaths from stroke in the US occur among postmenopausal women. Many of them have no warning symptoms. So how can women at risk be detected?// One way may be through having regular and thorough dental exams. A warning sign of stroke risk is atheroma - fatt...

Surviving surgery

...ture health.// Researchers believe that operative deaths for those aged 80 or more are twice those for patients aged between 65 and 69. Mortality, however, depends very much on the type of surgery. Carotid endarterectomy, for instance, has the lowest mortality of 1.3 per cent. This operation clears blockag...

Prescription Drug - Helps People Stop Smoking

...e year 2030, tobacco is likely to account for more deaths than TB and HIV put together. The medication in Smoquit, buproprion, blocks nicotinic receptors so as to prevent the reuptake of neurotransmitters norepinephrine and dopamine. This sidesteps the problem of the urge to smoke and withdrawal symptoms,...

Coronary heart disease bids Adieu

...ed that there would be approximately 310,000 fewer deaths and lower CHD-related costs over 10 years, compared with consuming folic-acid-fortified grains alone. Over the same 10-year period, the model also predicted that for men 45 years of age or older without CHD, folic acid and cyanocobalamin supplementa...

The effect of heart rate in middle aged men

...ring such follow up there were 393 deaths.Of these deaths , 38% were due to cardiovascular diseases, 39% wer...mortality in that, other risk factors being equal, deaths risks increase about 50% for each 20-beat-per-minute increment, and relative risks between extreme h...

A poke to cure your snore

...eparable damage and there have been at least seven deaths in America following the procedure. Professor Douglas, who is based at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, said: "This latest technique is one method of stiffening the palate and there is some logic to that....

Aspirin reduces deaths

...ndation in the US now reveals that aspirin reduces deaths from all causes in heart patients.// The researchers followed up over 6,000 patients referred to the Clinic with heart problems between 1990 and 1998. Of these, 37 per cent were prescribed aspirin. Over the following years, taking aspirin reduced th...

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