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New hope on the Horizon for People Wishing to Quit Smoking

Smoking is one of the most difficult addiction to give up. In an exciting research done at the University of Toronto in Canada it was found that medication called methoxsalen ( this is currently used to treat skin disorders) may help addicts who wish to give up smoking. Nicotine rep...

Thyroid hormone treatment hastens recovery after cardiac surgery

...re greatest in the patients who underwent long and difficult surgeries. Following trauma or surgery or during a critical illness, thyroid hormone concentrations plummet. Many experts thought this was an adaptive response by the body to minimize metabolic demands during a time of crisis and that the best respon...

Levothyroxine Thyroid Hormone Replacement, Approved for Hypothyroidism

...Euthyroid, Thyrolar, and Armour Thyroid, are often difficult to control, and sometimes results in symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Levothyroxine sodium (Unithroid) is identical to a natural thyroid hormone produced by the body. During initiation of replacement therapy with levothyroxine, blood tests are usuall...

PCR emerging as a promising technique for Diagnosing Urinary Tuberculosis

Urinary Tuberculosis is often difficult to diagnose and many a times the diagnosis is made by exclusion. Urine polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is emerging as a promising technique for early diagnosis of Urinary Tuberculosis. The technique involves detection of bacteria by facilitating rapi...

Brain death – How to cope with it

...technically only on life support systems. The most difficult decision for the relatives of these victims is to ...uestion is actually dead. Families often find it difficult to accept that a relative who is still warm with no apparent injuries and breathing with the help of...

Abstain from sex- the latest mantra of American teens

...n is such a sensitive and personal one, it is very difficult for anyone to be judgmental and hyper critical of the issue. On the other hand some are happy that something has started and if not a revolution, something positive might come out of all this. In the U.S. however this issue of teen abstinence has c...

Good sleep enhances task performance

...importance of sleep for memory and learning. It is difficult to interpret because of side effects, such as fatigue and reduced alertness. A study conducted on sleep-deprived patients by circumventing these complications by allowing recovery sleep by Harvard Medical school researches. Subjects who were sleep ...

HIV infected patients can travel safely abroad

...rent. Leaving the ethical issues aside, it is very difficult for these victims to travel because of, many reasons. Primarily the physicians of these patients do not encourage them to travel. Other reasons are that the travel agencies themselves politely rebuff them when they come to know that their passenger i...

And now live birth on the internet.com?

...f one month for a mother after childbirth makes it difficult for them to visit their kids if they are hospitalized due to illness. This facility has come as a boon to these people and is turning out to be a big hit with Singaporeans. This is called view baby project and the web casting technology used by v...

How do babies understand language?

...yone who listens to foreign language finds it even difficult to say where a word begins or ends, but children learn to adapt to strange languages in just one or two years.Brent and his colleagues have shown that babies do in fact learn from isolated words. The researchers analyzed hours of recorded speech from...

Spirituality helps lessen arthritic pain

...with chronic illness or chronic pain might find it difficult to maintain a positive outlook or feel connected to God or the beauty of life. The results of this study suggest otherwise." In the study, 35 people diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis were asked to keep daily diaries of their moods, religious and s...

New drug helps boost cancer treatment

...ecular structure that, when blocked, makes it more difficult for tumor cells to reproduce. To test the efficacy of the drug, the oncologists prescribed the new drug to a group of patients with cancer. All of the 120 patients given IMC-C225 were diagnosed with cancer that was progressing. When given the drug ...

African HIV strains more resistant to anti HIV drugs

...riations in the HIV strains in Africa make it more difficult for the anti AIDS drugs to act on them according t...owerless against the virus but these drugs find it difficult to latch on to the protease, which is an enzyme useful in the replication of the virus inside the bo...

GLEEVEC - An Oral treatment for leukemia

...s regarding the tranplantation which makes it more difficult to perform. Gleevec has produced higher remission rates in comparison to the drug-interferon alfa, in three short-duration, early phase clinical trials.After many clinical trials - the FDA approved Gleevec. Richard Klausner, M.D., director of the N...

GLEEVEC - An Oral treatment for leukemia

...s regarding the tranplantation which makes it more difficult to perform. Gleevec has produced higher remission rates in comparison to the drug-interferon alfa, in three short-duration, early phase clinical trials.After many clinical trials - the FDA approved Gleevec. Richard Klausner, M.D., director of the N...

Watch your weight when pregnant

...rnal mortality. Pregnancy and obesity both make it difficult to breathe under general anesthesia, so a woman's risk is doubled when the two conditions are combined.// Bell and colleagues studied more than 3000 women and calculated each woman's body mass index (BMI), a measurement of body fat calculated using ...

Starch fights cancer

...n the past, has proved hard to study because it is difficult to measure it. Meanwhile, the healthy message is - keep on eating fibre, but start considering starch as well. Source : CSIRO Annual Food Industry Conference...

Iron supplementation for a common side effect

...ne that is known to irritate the lungs. It is very difficult to state that iron should be recommended to patients on ACE inhibitors who are troubled by a cough. Since this is a small study, it is too soon to come to conclusions. Extensive work should prove effective....

Role of zinc in development

...s of phytates, which bind iron and zinc, making it difficult for the blood to absorb them. Scientists now believe that zinc deficiency could be as common as iron deficiency, which affects half of all pregnant women in developing countries. Remarking on dietary necessity of zinc, Dr Wendy Doyle, of the British...

Acupuncture for conception

...rying to conceive can cause stress, making it more difficult to conceive. For whatever reason, some medical experts say, acupuncture is able to deal with some of the problems relating to an inability to conceive. In some cases, they say, it's a matter of easing the stress and dealing with the patient's state o...

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