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Transdermal HRT not cardioprotective in postmenopausal women with Coronary Artery Disease

Transdermal hormone replacement therapy (HRT) does not reduce ..the risk of cardiac events in postmenopausal women with existing ..coronary artery disease (CAD). In the PHASE trial (Papworth HRT ..Atherosclerosis Study), researchers randomized 255 ..postmenopausal women with angiographically proven coronary ..artery disease to receive either transdermal HRT--17-beta-estradiol ..with or without cy...

Evidence Links Protein Damage to Neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's

Neurodegenerative diseases - including Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Diffuse Lewy body disease, and Multiple System Arophy - are collectively called synucleinopathies. Most commonly they become symptomatic due to a deficiency of a specific neurotransmitter - in the case of Parkinson's it is dopamine. When the neurons that produce these chemicals die or become impaired, which occurs with oxidation, th...

Vitamins-The answer to Heart Disease?

..Ongoing research is however to confirm the claim. Scientists remain skeptical about the superior benefits of these vitamin supplements over a healthy diet, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fish. In the opinion of the A...

Fight Heart disease and Pain with Meditation

Latest research into transcendental meditation says it is possible to fight body pain and a host of risk factors of heart disease including high blood pressure and fatty deposition in blood vessels- atherosclerosis. The study indicates that transcendental meditation, practiced for 20 minutes twice a day, has a positive, measurable effect on the buildup of fatty deposits in arteries and also plays...

Heart disease in the newborn is related to maternal malnutrition

In its December issue Heart has carried a study on maternal malnutrition in the first trimester of pregnancy and how it causes coronary heart diseases in the newborn. Dr. Tessa .J. Rosé boom of the university of Amsterdam and her team have studied the occurrence of coronary heart diseases in children and correlated the findings to maternal malnutrition in the three trimesters of pregnancy. They o...

Starvation in pregnant women can cause heart disease to their children

Starvation during pregnancy can lead to increased risk of heart problems to their children in their adult life. Adverse foetal environment contribute to several aspects of cardiovascular risks in adult life, but they depend on the gestational time. ..People whose mothers starved during the first 13 weeks of pregnancy can have heart diseases later in their adult life, Starvation during mid or late...

Vaccine for Alzheimer’s diseas

Researchers developing a vaccine against Alzheimer’s disease have shown that it seems to stop mice with the condition losing their memory. The results boost hopes that such vaccines could delay or prevent similar symptoms in people. ....The vaccines reduces the build-up of protein deposits in mouse brains -the other major indicator of Alzheimer’s diseases. The pharmaceutical company Elan, based i...

Individuals with sleep related breathing disorders more prone to heart disease

A good night’s sleep is a gift, exclusive to the blessed. The less fortunate are those with sleeping disorders, who may experience problems such as early morning headaches or serious daytime fatigue. Among the various sleep disorders, sleep apnea in its mild or moderate form is commonly experienced. Sleep apnea is a disorder characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. Most ind...

And now they say infections can cause heart disease!!!!

Most people are paranoid about heart disease. One survey said that of all ailments people are most worried about AIDS/HIV, hepatitis and heart disease. Whenever people get to read something on heart disease, they get so engrossed in it that they start worrying at times over trivial problems based on the assumption that it could lead to heart disease...However a recent study conducted in Austria s...

And now they say infections can cause heart disease!!!!

Most people are paranoid about heart disease. One survey said that of all ailments people are most worried about AIDS/HIV, hepatitis and heart disease. Whenever people get to read something on heart disease, they get so engrossed in it that they start worrying at times over trivial problems based on the assumption that it could lead to heart disease...However a recent study conducted in Austria s...

India takes on foot-and-mouth disease by vaccinating animals

While the foot and mouth disease is playing havoc with the economies of..developed countries like the UK, India has been adopting a more conservative..approach of vaccinating the animals for the past three decades. .."Vaccinating the domestic animals against FMD on a regular basis is the best..means of preventing the spread of the disease," says Dr S M Lal, the joint..director of the Bangalore-ba...

Ticks may cause more diseases

..Ticks, researchers in California say, may actually cause more diseases than what we presently know. Ticks carry bacteria that cause disease, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. New evidence published in this month's Journal of Clinical Microbiology implicates ticks in other maladies, including cat scratch fever. Members of a family of bacteria known as Bartonella, cause thi...

Unravelling the secrets of ‘Huntingtin’ Protein - towards the treatment of Huntingtins’ Disese

Huntingtons disease is an inherited disease of the nervous system due to the progressive gradual deterioration of the same, initially causing symptoms such as involuntary movements and balance problems and later on leading to declination of functions of speech as well. ..All these days, until now, it was thought that this disease is due to a mutated form of the protein 'huntingtin' which is respo...

Asthma! A new warning for heart disease

American Heart Association's 41st Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention in San Antonio, Texas, has unveiled a new cousin counterpart to heart disease-Asthma. It is found that asthma increases the risk of heart disease. ..Carlos Iribarren, MD, MPH, PhD, of Kaiser Permanente, in his study found that non smoking patients with asthma had a risk of 33% towards develop...

Heart disease threat starts early in life for Diabetics

Diabetes mellitus type I, is due to autoimmune destruction of the pancreatic islet cells that produce insulin. Result of this the body no longer produces insulin and and there is a raise in the blood sugar levels. Individuals with this type I Diabetes develop are at a higher risk to develop heart disease even at their teens. ..The team of researchers with the University of Southern California and...

Protein in urine foresees heart disease

Heart disease, in any form is unquestionably one of the major cause of morbidity and mortality in this planet. The scientists of the globe are working on preventing the same as by any means, prevention is better than cure. As a result of their hard work they have come out with number of ways to identify and stop the progression when the disease is young. And now the Dutch investigators found that...

Risk of heart disease begins in teens

New study on individuals with type 1 diabetes reveal that they have more chances of developing heart disease by the time they reach their teens. ..The findings were based on study done on a group of adolescents whose age was ranging from 12 to 21 years, without type 1 diabetes. It was found that there was substantial fatty plaque buildup inside the arteries regardless of body weight, family histo...

Tea drinkers have lower rates of heart disease

In comparison to coffee, tea drinkers have lower rates of heart disease and cancer, although few clinical studies have been done. Doctors are carrying out research into the effect of green tea in men with prostate cancer. They hope it will be just one of the many studies that will be done on the benefits of tea.// Generally tea drinkers are less likely to have heart disease or cancer, although t...

Link between Constipation and Parkinson's Disease

Researhers have found from a long-term study that men who suffer from constipation are nearly three times more likely to eventually develop Parkinson's disease. .... According to Robert Frank, Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics at the University of Texas School of Medicine, the connection between constipation and Parkinson's was noted almost 2 centuries back from a clinical study. .. .....

Coronary heart disease bids Adieu

According to a report in The Journal of the American Medical Association. Coronary heart disease is reduced by lowering plasma homocystine levels with a diet supplement of folic acid alone or in combination with cyanocobalamin. ....Dr.Tice from the University of California at San Francisco and colleagues used the Coronary Heart Disease Policy Model to assess the cost effectiveness of lowering lev...

A rare complication of bowel disease

An unusual link between ulcerative colitis and upper airway inflammation have been found by researchers.Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease - often known together as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) - involves inflammation of the lower gastrointestinal tract. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have now revealed a hitherto unexpected complication of IBD.// ....Two patients with ulcerative colitis...

Genes for lung disease

Researchers in the US have found that genes contribute to the risk of chronic lung disease, along with smoking. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the name given to chronic bronchitis and emphysema - is very disabling, because it leads to increasing shortness of breath. It's linked with gradual destruction of lung tissue and smoking is a major cause of the problem.// ....However, not...

Birth weight key factor in heart diseases

Sluggish growth in the first year of a boy's life greatly increases the risk of heart diseases as an adult, according to a study of Finnish children. .. ..The key factor in heart disease is not how much you weigh now, but how you grew in the past. It's long been known that babies with a low birth weight are roughly twice as susceptible to coronary heart disease in adulthood as heavier babies.// ....

Treatment for Meniere's disease

According to Italian scientists, Both drugs and surgery may be effective in treating Meniere's disease...Meniere's disease is a condition of the middle ear, affecting the hearing apparatus. A build up of pressure causes vertigo and nausea which can be very disabling. Generally Meniere's disease leads to hearing loss in the affected ear, and the disease may also spread to the other ear. ....This...

Wake-up call for peripheral artery disease

Peripheral artery disease is underdiagnosed and treated in many cases, say US doctors. In peripheral artery disease (PAD), the arteries in the legs and arms become blocked with the same kind of fatty deposits - plaque - which cause coronary artery disease. The best way of treating it is very simple - keep walking. While the disease makes walking painful, regular exercise does actually increase th...

Heart disease correlation to periodontal disease

Higher levels of C-reactive protein, induced by periodontal disease, could carry increased risk of heart disease, according to US researchers.....Previous research has suggested that bacteria responsible for oral infections could cause the liver to release increased levels of C-reactive protein and other inflammatory agents associated with cardiovascular disease, but a definite link between the t...

Snake venom a treatment for digestive disease

Medical researchers from Irvene college,California report that proteins chemically related to snake venom and frog skin secretions may lead to the development of new treatments for a range of stubborn digestive disorders. ....The findings, mark the discovery of two naturally occurring human proteins, which the researchers have named prokineticins.How the proteins were //discovered is a tale of b...

Levels Of Blood Proteins May Help Heart Disease Care

Levels of blood proteins may help decide the course of treatment for people with coronary artery disease (CAD), according to the results of two preliminary studies. CAD occurs when fatty deposits narrow the arteries that supply blood to the heart, and can lead to chest pain and heart attack. ....In the first study, researchers identified interleukin-6 (IL-6)//, an immune system protein that pla...

New Drug PP188 Helps Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder that affects red blood cells. People with sickle cell disease have red blood cells that contain an abnormal type of hemoglobin. Sometimes these red blood cells become sickle-shaped and have difficulty passing through small blood vessels. When sickle-shaped cells clump together and obstruct blood vessels, the result is often pain severe enough to...

Gene Treatment for Heart Disease

For the first time, there is reason to believe that a gene-based treatment for heart disease may truly work. The treatment -- which triggers growth of new blood vessels in hearts with severe hardening of the arteries -- may provide a viable new option for thousands of patients suffering with heart disease.// ....Treatment options for people with heart disease range from drugs to surgical procedu...

Heart disease starts early

Risk factors such as insulin resistance and high blood pressure begin as early as age 15, according to a recent study. ....Researchers measured obesity, insulin resistance, blood pressure and cholesterol levels of 267 boys and girls. Measurements were taken when the young people were 13 and again when they were 15. Obesity levels were measured using a body mass index (BMI) calculation. BMI is th...

Cardiac diseases develop early

Risk factors such as insulin resistance and high blood pressure begin to take their toll on the body as early as age 14, say researchers according to a recent study. The study was ..In adults, high blood pressure is linked to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and kidney disease. Researchers wanted to determine if high blood pressure is related to other heart disease risk factors seen in a...

Legume Consumption Can Cut Heart Disease Risk

Bulking up the diet with legumes such as beans and peas can lower the risk of heart disease. Men and women who ate legumes at least four times a week had a 22% lower risk of coronary heart disease than those who consumed legumes once weekly. The most enthusiastic legume eaters also had lower blood pressure and total cholesterol, and were less likely to be diagnosed with high blood pressure and di...

Red Wine Helps Fight Heart disease

The lower incidence of heart disease in France, despite a diet rich in butter and other fats, has led researchers to look to the consumption of red wine, another staple of the French diet. //Scientists say they have discovered the key component in red wine. The explanation is pigments known as polyphenols. ....Polyphenols inhibit the production of a peptide that contributes to hardening of the...

Higher Risk of Asthma in children with autoimmune disease

A new study has found that children with some autoimmune diseases have an increased risk of asthma. In the study, Dr. Jukka Kero of Ruprecht-Karls-University at Heidelberg in Germany and colleagues//looked at health records for all children born in Finland in 1987, including more than 60,000 youngsters.The team checked the prevalence of asthma in children with three autoimmune conditions : celiac...

New technique to diagnose heart disease

A new technique is used to diagnose heart problems. A new method of scanning based on magnetic resonance imaging is proving to be a useful alternative to conventional methods for diagnosing heart problems.//The usual technique for diagnosing blocked arteries that are the cause of heart disease involves injecting a dye into the vessels and then taking X-rays. But researchers at University of Cleav...

Link Between Infection And Heart Disease

Within the last few years, there has been a lot of research on the potential link between infection and heart disease. Now, a new study shows that the more infections you have throughout your life, the more likely// you are to die from heart disease. The researchers, from the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, looked at more than 570 people with heart disease. They tested their bloo...

Burden of lung disease

Lung disease is now the UK’s biggest killer, accounting for one in four deaths, more than cancer or coronary heart disease. The key issue is that the diversity of lung disease has yet to be recognised.// While other serious conditions have specialists who deal only in one disorder, chest physicians look after everything from lung cancer to chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder(COPD), asthma, pne...

FDA approves drug for rare liver disease

Hereditary tyrosinemia type 1( HT-1) is a genetic metabolic disorder that causes progressive liver failure and liver cancer in young children. It's a very rare disease.// It is not among the metabolic diseases that all newborns are tested for at birth, so often infants die undiagnosed. This is an absolutely fatal disease until now. ....Children born with such a very rare but very lethal liver dis...

High Cholesterol linked to Alzheimer’s diseas

Alzheimer's is a degenerative brain disease that usually begins gradually, causing a person to forget recent events or familiar tasks. How rapidly it advances varies from person to// person, but the disease eventually leads to confusion, personality and behavior changes and impaired judgment. Communication becomes more difficult as the disease progresses. ....Having high cholesterol appears to b...
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