Tag: "eight" at medical news
A Chinese herb kills cancer cells
...esults were even more dramatic - death within just eight
hours. What is basically needed now is some rigorous animal studies - observations to date suggest that the new drug may be very effective, but more research is needed....
Women recognise faces better
...says a report in New Scientist.Subjects were given eight
facematching tasks to complete. They were shown a picture of a face and then shown 10 similar faces under different conditions, such as a selection of similar-looking profiles or silhouetted faces, different facial expression and varying degrees of p...
TV drug commercials prompt prescriptions
...g from heartburn to impotence have prompted one in eight
viewers to get a prescription. But many viewers fail to retain critical information about the drug and possible side effects. TV commercials for prescription drugs have become commonplace since the Food and Drug Administration set up rules and made t...
Cure for sleepless nights
...he rest a placebo. They received the treatment for eight
weeks and were followed up over a two-year period. The researchers found that drug and behavioural therapy combined was most effective in helping people to fall and stay asleep. But behavioural therapy scored higher than drugs. Fifty-five per cent o...
A boon to epileptics
...the effects of the treatment wore off after six to eight
weeks, and two patients suffered "petit mal", or partial seizures directly after treatment. Epilepsy is caused by overactivity in one part of the brain, which overloads the nerve "circuitry" and causes seizures. The areas most usually affected are ...
Almost a death experience
... and to believe in an afterlife. The same was true eight
years on. But there is still no medical explanation for the NDE....
New treatment for depression
... least two medications. The study found that after eight
weeks of VNS treatment symptoms were reduced in 40% to 50% of patients and symptoms had completely vanished in one in five patients. Mark George, of the University of South Carolina,the chief researcher said,"What really made us sit up and take not...
Hobbies prevent dementia
...ikely to develop dementia. There was an additional eight
per cent risk reduction for each leisure activity reported. Intellectual activity - reading, learning a language, taking classes - were linked to the biggest risk reduction, but socialising and sport were good too....
Artists prone to cubital tunnel syndrome
...gorous regimen of training and conditioning, often eight
to ten hours of practice daily.// “Musicians and other performing artists are exposed to tremendous amounts of stress in the upper extremities during practices and recitals,” said Barry P. Simmons, professor of orthopaedic surgery at Harvard Medical...
Body can reshape heart damage
... male chromosome as a marker, researchers studying eight
cross-gender heart transplants from New York Medic...ico Quaini and his colleagues examined tissue from eight
men who had received heart transplants from women. Because female cells lack the Y chromosome that c...
Infection linked with heart attack
...ed to hospital with chest pain or heart attack for eight
different infective organisms. Four were viruses -... had a 8 per cent chance, and in those with six to eight
infections, the chance went up to 5 per cent. The figures were higher still in those with more adv...
Dyslexia due to cerebellum abnormality
... Roderick Nicolson, compared the brain activity of eight
normal and eight
dyslexic adults using a scanning technique called positron emission tomography (PET). patients were ...
Postpone intercourse after childbirth
...recoreds of the two women stated that one had died eight
days after having her child and the other five days after delivery.Both women had a normal delivery and collapsed while making love.It is suggested that the partners should abstain from intercourse for atleast 6 weeks....
Less sleep increases mortality rates
...e period// shows that the old advice that you need eight
hours sleep a night might need modifying. Looking ...seven hours is the optimum. People who sleep for eight
hours or longer, or less than four hours a night, have a significantly increased death rate. Insomni...
Smokers children likely to develop caries
...ation over the last few decades Fifty eight
percent of the children involved in the study had cavities in deciduous teeth and 28 percent had cavities in permanent teeth. passive was most associated with cavities in deciduous teeth, the researchers found....
Pregnant women more prone to depression
...women at 18 weeks and 32 weeks into pregnancy, and eight
weeks and eight
months after their child was born. The researchers found the average scores recorded were higher dur...
Vitamins suppress artery injury after transplant
...nd of the study, those in the placebo group had an eight
per cent increase in the intimal index, showing that arteriosclerosis was worsening, but those on the vitamin supplements showed no change. Other measures of artery function were no different between the two groups. The study suggests that vitamins C...
Hypertensive drugs may cause cough
...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...
Spirituality 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 te...
Sleepy drivers increase road death toll
... car crash resulting in serious injury or death by eight
times.A team at the University of Auckland studied...control group. Drivers reporting sleepiness were eight
times more likely to be involved in a serious car smash, while those who reported five hours or less...
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