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Levothyroxine Thyroid Hormone Replacement, Approved for Hypothyroidism

...ne, blood tests are usually performed 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 frequently; e.g., every six to twelve months. Symptoms of hypothyroidism ...

How do babies understand language?

...researchers analyzed hours of recorded speech from eight mothers to their babies. They put a tape recorder in a fanny pack that the women wore in around their home, and then they listened to the tape and analyzed speech patterns on a computer.The study started when the babies were 9 months old and stopped ...

Avoid sudden death by quick cooling

...re already being used to cool buildings. They have eight times the cooling ability of water, according to Becker. If things go according to the calculations of these doctors then a patient can be brought to the emergency room with sudden cardiac arrest and then his heart can be cooled and the heart can be...

Doctors advice early anemia tests

... hemoglobin concentrations in children as young as eight months," said Dr. Sheriff....

Vitamin Shields Brittle Bones

...ith vitamin E had much higher bone densities after eight weeks than the rats that received no treatment. Vitamin E is an antioxidant, meaning it soaks up so-called free radicals or substances that can damage tissue, including bone. The dose of vitamin E given to the rats was equivalent to what a human woul...

Ginseng's efficacy debatable

...at there was no psychological benefits found after eight weeks of ginseng supplementation, at either the clinically recommended level or at twice that level. But this statement is defended by Weimo Zhu, PhD, an associate professor of kinesiology at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, where he ...

Arthroscopy for Ankles

...week or less. That compares to a minimum of six to eight weeks of recovery after open ankle surgery. One of the benefits of arthroscopy is fusion surgery, used as a last resort to relieve persistent and debilitating pain in the ankle for patients with end-stage arthritis. Stienstra says arthroscopy improve...

Meditation relieves stress

...volved two and a half hour classes once a week for eight weeks, and an eight hour retreat.// The 35 people who were assigned to this course learned four different meditation ...

Iron supplementation for a common side effect

...e patients were given a placebo. After four weeks, eight of those on iron found their cough significantly improved, and for three it had virtually disappeared. There was no such improvement in the placebo group. The researchers say that iron decreases levels of nitric oxide, a hormone that is known to...

Pregnancy Blues

...epression// at this time, compared to 9.1 per cent eight weeks after birth, and 8.1 per cent after eight months. "Depression during pregnancy has been relatively neglected," wrote the researchers, who pu...

Osteoporosis in men

...rly half of all people over the age of 75. One in eight men over age 50 will have an osteoporotic fracture of some kind in his lifetime. Fractures due to osteoporosis can lead to chronic pain, loss of independence and, in the case of hip fractures, can be life-threatening. In people age 65 and older, 80 p...

Meditation relieves stress

...c illness a meditation programme. This went on for eight weeks. The patients, who suffered from conditions like asthma, panic disorder, depression, chronic pain, gastrointestinal problems, and high blood pressure, reported dramatic improvements.// They were better able to cope with stress, felt relaxed an...

Sleep, snoring....stroke

...falo, New York, have found that sleeping more than eight hours a night, snoring or being drowsy during the ...ce showed that those who regularly slept more than eight hours a night had a 9% higher risk of stroke than those who slept less. Adnan Qureshi, assistant p...

Antidepressant helps obesity

...verweight and obese women bupropion or placebo for eight weeks and put them on a 1,500 calorie per day diet. Two thirds of those on bupropion lost more than five per cent of their body weight, while only 15 per cent in the placebo group lost weight. They continued for another 16 weeks, after which time tho...

Cannabis for pain

...frequently. The cannabinoid extract was given over eight weeks, and participants' pain levels monitored. Asked to rate their improvement in pain relief on a scale from one to 10, the majority rated it at "between 9 and 10". Without their knowledge, a placebo was introduced during the trial, and later repl...

High-Carbohydrate diet plus exercise !

...rate diet can be modified by exercise. They tested eight women in their 50s and 60s, and gave them a series of three day diets: low-carbohydrate, high-carbohydrate without exercise and high-carbohydrate with an hour of brisk walking a day. At the end of each diet, triglycerides were measured. As expected, ...

Deep Sleep Doesn't Increase Memory

...ns on average get about two hours of REM sleep per eight hours of sleep, usually just after falling asleep....ns on average get about two hours of REM sleep per eight hours of sleep, usually just after falling asleep. "There are many kinds of brain activity that ca...

Miscarriage linked to late embryos

...lease from the ovary, with those implanting on day eight having the greatest chance of success.// The researchers speculate that late-implanting embryos may be weaker and that rejection of them may be a protective mechanism designed to spare the mother the physiologic burden of supporting non-viable offs...

Gene Treatment for Heart Disease

...Elizabeth's Medical Center of Boston. He says that eight of 12 patients treated with VEGF-2 had increased blood flow to the heart -- indicating that the gene caused new blood vessels to grow....

Deprived sleep leads to ageing

...eep on 14 young men. The participants were allowed eight hours per night for the first three nights of the study. On the following six nights, the participants were restricted to four hours' sleep a night. Finally, they were allowed 12 hours' sleep a night for the concluding seven nights of the study. Th...

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