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Bad News for Short People

...ever, height did not predict cancer mortality for either men or women. Height was inversely associated with serum cholesterol and family history of stroke in both men and women, the investigators noted. "In conclusion, we found that short stature was associated with most of the assessed risk factors as we...

Thyroid hormone treatment hastens recovery after cardiac surgery

... defects. Patients were treated intravenously with either saline solution or tri-iodothyronine each day after surgery until dopamine treatment was stopped or after 12 days, whichever came first. The treated children had an increase in cardiac index by than 20% (p<0.004) in the first 24 hours after the o...

Homeopathic preparation better than placebo in perennial allergic

... rhinitis. The subjects were randomized to receive either 30cc of a homeopathic preparation of principal inhalent allergen or placebo. In the third and fourth week after the start of treatment, the group compared changes in nasal inspiratory peak flow and visual symptom analogue scale scores to baseline mea...

Transdermal HRT not cardioprotective in postmenopausal women with CAD

...phically proven coronary artery disease to receive either transdermal HRT--17-beta-estradiol with or without cyclic norethisterone--or no hormone replacement therapy. The women were followed for 4 years. Overall, 134 women received hormone replacement therapy. Of these, 58 had a previous hysterectomy. The o...

Transdermal HRT not cardioprotective in postmenopausal women with Coronary Artery Disease

...phically proven coronary artery disease to receive either transdermal HRT--17-beta-estradiol with or without cyclic norethisterone--or no hormone replacement therapy. The women were followed for 4 years. Overall, 134 women received hormone replacement therapy. Of these, 58 had had a previous hysterectomy. T...

More Accurate "PROSTATE CANCER" Test can save Unnecessary Biopsies

...essary biopsy of the gland. PSA exists in blood as either being bound to protein or some of it floats around freely. This free form of PSA is key to identifying the patient who requires a biopsy. Jean deKernion-Urologist, at the UCLA School of Medicine says, "A lot of people have a high PSA and don't hav...

Consensus on "Combination Therapy" for Breast Cancer

...e disease the experts recommend surgery along with either chemotherapy or hormonal therapy. To help in the decision-making, experts came up with their own recommendations as follows: 1. Women whose breast tumors contain estrogen receptors, regardless of other factors, are recommended to use hormonal th...

White Cells Count Can Predict Heart Attack Death Risk

...led "non-Q-wave myocardial infarction" are treated either with procedures such as balloon angioplasty or bypass surgery or are managed with medications that relieve their chest pain....

Sperm washing helps couples – Breakthrough in focu

...ns; to date, there have been no seroconversions in either mother or child. Washed sperm have also been used in other assisted conception treatments, such as in vitro fertilization. In the United States, the CDC has recommended against insemination of women with semen from men infected with HIV. Current data...

Researchers urge caution in using ear tube surgery

...y and very early childhood. In the study, children either got ear tubes immediately, or researchers waited up to nine months to do the procedure if the ear fluid persisted. In the group where doctors waited, one-third of the children eventually got ear tubes. "To many doctors this will come as a surprise b...

Breast cancer treatment to be determined by gene test

...sed breast cancer patients who were candidates for either lumpectomy or mastectomy treatment. The genetic testing and counseling changed the view of the patients and made them take up the surgery eagerly. This way, women were more willing to take up the painful decision of undergoing a mastectomy more chee...

Ginseng's efficacy debatable

...d 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 said, "The study is limited due to the popul...

Moderate Use of Analgesics - Not Associated With Kidney Dysfunction

...t associations between the use of pain killers and either elevated creatinine levels or reduced creatinine clearance. Thus, occasional or moderate use of pain relievers or NSAIDs is not associated with kidney dysfunction....

GlaxoSmithKline - Changes Lamictal(R) Label Appearance and Packaging

...antifungal tablet and Lamictal.In these instances, either Lamisil was substituted for Lamictal or Lamictal was substituted for Lamisil. GlaxoSmithKline announced that it has substantially changed the appearance of container labeling and packaging in an effort to reduce the potential for dispensing errors i...

Alerts for safety of heart device

...es that regulate the heart rhythm. Many depend on either a pacemaker or an implantable defibrillator to keep their heart beating rhythimically. However sophisticated and accurate devices they may be, sometimes they to do go wrong. Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in the US have surveyed safety...

Cancer Inheritance

... The model assumed that cancers were the result of either only one gene, or of several relatively rare genes. The new model led him to a very different conclusions; cancers are genetically influenced; rare cancers are more common cancers; and cancers with an early onset are more likely to be inherited t...

Headache decreases appetite

...eased as headache intensified.This usually happens either before nausea or even in its absence. Then the researchers gave pain stimuli to rats and discovered that they activated not just brain cells that transmit pain signals, but also those involved in appetite suppression. Headache stimuli lead to an ac...

Iron supplements proves helpful in dry cough .

...vities and sleep (4). Participants were then given either a daily morning tablet of 256 mg ferrous sulfate or placebo for 4 weeks, during which time monitoring of cough severity was continued. At the end of 4 weeks, iron levels in the blood were measured again. It was found that supplementation of iron cl...

Uncontrolled blood pressure

... condition. Those aged over 65 were less likely to either be aware of hypertension or to be doing something about it. Surprisingly,these people did have health insurance and did see their doctor quite regularly - so lack of medical attention cannot be blamed for their problem. Given that hypertension is a...

A treatment for blindness

... cryotherapy in one eye. Those with ROP in one eye either received treatment in the affected eye or did not receive any treatment. Results after 10 years showed that total retinal detachments continued to occur in untreated eyes throughout the follow-up period, increasing from 38.6 percent when the childr...

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