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Levothyroxine Thyroid Hormone Replacement, Approved for Hypothyroidism

...ormed every six to eight weeks in adults to aid in dose adjustment. Once the optimal replacement dose of levothryoxine for an individual adult patient is determined, blood tests are usually done less fr...

Eating disorder in Diabetic girls lead to eyesight damage.

...eating and used to take less than their prescribed dose of insulin in order to lose weight. Under dosing of insulin lead to early onset of diabetes related complications and are associated with increased risk of permanent eyesight damage. Intensive treatment to diabetes could be the risk factor for develo...

ATG useful in transplant patients as substitute for steroids

...ts receive rabbit ATG for just two days, the first dose during the transplant itself. The study found 4 percent of steroid-free patients developed post-transplant diabetes, compared to 14 percent in the steroid group, and only 50 percent of those receiving rabbit ATG developed recurrent hepatitis C or dia...

Antidepressants come in handy for patients on treatment for hepatitis, cancers and multiple sclerosis

...m. Almost 50% of people on chemotherapy with high dose interferon for skin cancer (malignant melanoma), developed severe depression. But when they were given antidepressant Paxil for two weeks before chemotherapy, only 11% developed depression. Dr. Andrew H. Miller, MD of the department of psychiatry a...

Vitamin E, the latest warrior against diabetes

...the results are very encouraging. Though diabetes dose not have an established cure as yet, the emphasis is on controling the disease so as to lessen the chances of developing complications of the spreaded disease. Vitamin E appears to be the latest warrior against the disease. Only time can say how su...

Vitamin Shields Brittle Bones

...tances that can damage tissue, including bone. The dose of vitamin E given to the rats was equivalent to what a human would take as a dietary supplement, about 400 international units or IU daily. Combining estrogen and vitamin E did not appear to offer any additional benefits, Wimalawansa reported. App...

Antifever drug betters stroke outcome

....4 degrees Celsius lower in patients taking a high dose of acetaminophen than in patients taking the placebo, according to the report. Dr. Diederik W J Dippel of the University Hospital Rotterdam said there had been very little research done on this perspective. It is also unknown whether lowering body ...

Double impact vaccine

...erapy is the standard treatment for lymphoma. High dose chemotherapy with bone marrow transplantation is given in case of relapse. If proved effective, the treatment derived from measles vaccine virus would become another treatment option for patients with relapsed lymphoma....

New FDA Approved Drug NATRECOR For Heart Failure Patients

...rates of 8 percent to 14 percent, depending on the dose used. Hence studies were conducted in another study group of 498 patients with a much smaller dose. This time, low blood pressure struck only about 4 percent of patients. So the FDA approved an injection containing the lower Natrecor dose. Studies ...

Relieve hot flashes

...roved for this purpose in Germany. Vitamin E, at a dose of 800 international units (IU) per day, is modest...r of hot flashes by one per day. Vitamin E, at a dose of 800 international units (IU) per day, is modestly effective in reducing hot flashes, the team rep...

Right drugs drastically cut stroke risk

...e drugs identified can begin to work with a single dose within 24 hours and now there is a 50 % chance that such secondary strokes can be prevented....

Hazards of sunlight

...ortant to cataract formation."// The greater the dose of solar radiation, the higher the chance of developing a cataract. Mr Jonathan Dowler, a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital, said previous research had also linked cataract formation to light exposure....

Gel prevents pregnancy

...sachets so they have the right amount for a single dose and just have to squeeze it out and rub it in" Dr Weisberg says. So far, women using the gel report only minor side effects such as an irregular periods, and researchers are hopeful that in the long term the gel could be a useful addition to the ran...

Male contraceptive in trial

...f hormones. In the trial, men are injected with a dose of progesterone, then a pellet of the male hormone testosterone is placed under the skin in the abdomen.Study coordinator Professor David Chater from the Royal Kings Hospital in UK says the technique works by putting the testes to rest, while ensurin...

Pollution could be a risk

... increased respiratory activity also increases the dose of PM2.5," he said....

UV Radiation induces Melanoma

...ous form of skin cancer - in adulthood. A single dose of UV radiation was enough to induce melanoma in the young mice. In adults, 30 times more UV was needed to achieve the same effect. Glenn Merlino, chief molecular geneticist at the institute, said that although the experiment had been confined to mic...

Snoring could be a warning

...the foetus at risk, and sometimes even the maximum dose fails to get blood pressure down. New Scientist magazine reports that a team from Umea University in Sweden have discovered that breathing problems that cause snoring may be a risk factor. Dr Franklin and colleagues gave questionnaires to 453 pregn...

Genetics helps in attacking cancer

...ells grown in mice. The experiments show how drug dose and administration schedule affect the way people might respond to ceflatonin and maybe other anti-cancer drugs. It points the way to a new way of treating cancer - based upon a knowledge of how gene activity is changed in people who have the disease...

Caffeine keeps soldiers sharp

...ally in times of sleep deprivation. // A similar dose of caffeine, about 200-600 mg, also appears effective in enhancing physical endurance and may be especially useful in returning some of the physical endurance lost at high altitude. "We think this is going to be extremely important in this ongoing ef...

Heart disease starts early

...h enough glucose to maintain safe body levels. The dose of the insulin was "clamped," meaning that it was held at a certain amount. Researchers then measured the amount of glucose needed. Lower amounts of glucose processed by the body indicated insulin resistance.At the time of the second measurements, re...

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