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Low Cholesterol Linked to Severe Depression and Violent Behavior in Men

...rs began testing the first drugs designed to lower elevated cholesterol levels, she found that a lot of people taking the drugs were dying of causes unrelated to cardiovascular system. Another researcher added that, "A lot of them seemed to be smashing their cars into bridges and doing all sorts of impulsive...

Feeling depressed? You may be at higher risk of STROKE

...n (high blood pressure), which in turn leads to an elevated risk for stroke," he explained. "People need to understand that our study opens the possibility that depression may be an additional risk factor pending further investigation," Jonas said. "It is not appropriate for physicians to screen for depressio...

Pancreatitis: Minimially Invasive Procedure Offers Long-Term Pain Relief

... In many cases, Kalloo says, pain may be caused by elevated pressures in the pancreatic duct. For these patients, endoscopic therapy that includes endoscopic pancreatic sphincterotomy (EPS), in which surgeons cut the sphincter muscle at the end of the pancreatic duct to release pressure, has proven effective ...

Cancers of Colon & Rectum linked to Cigarette Smoking

... Although the risk of rectal cancer death was also elevated in smokers,the risk was slightly lower than that for colon cancer.The more years one smoked, the greater the death rate from colorectal cancer, the authors note. The risk of colon cancer death also rose with increasing number of cigarettes smoked dai...

White Cells Count Can Predict Heart Attack Death Risk

...lower white blood cell counts. But patients with elevated white blood cell counts who had previously undergone bypass surgery or coronary angioplasty to open clogged vessels such a risk of death was cut by half. "A normal white blood cell count is in the range of 3,000 to 10,000," said Bhatt. "In our study ...

Beer vitamin protects heart

...esearch showed. Older individuals and men with an elevated body mass index tended to have higher homocysteine levels....

Moderate Use of Analgesics - Not Associated With Kidney Dysfunction

...amples provided by the men. A total of 450 men had elevated creatinine levels and 1258 men had reduced creatin...iations between the use of pain killers and either elevated creatinine levels or reduced creatinine clearance. Thus, occasional or moderate use of pain reliever...

A better way to measure cholesterol

...found out that non-HDL was a better predictor than elevated LDL in this study. The researchers suggest that non-HDL levels should be kept below 130 milligrams per decilitre to cut the risk of heart disease. Source: Archives of Internal Medicine...

How to diagnose heart failure?

...malfunctioning heart. A second significant sign is elevated jugular venous pressure - by observing pulsations in the jugular vein in the neck. Increased pressure may indicate that the patient with heart failure is retaining excess fluid. These new findings should direct physicians' attention towards simple ...

Nitric oxide involved in high blood pressure

...ressure is left untreated, it does not stay at one elevated level, but tends to spiral out of control. According to the researchers at the University of Texas, this study was conducted on rats and found that nitric oxide, which helps control blood pressure by dilating blood vessels, is inactivated by increasi...

New Drug ALT-711 decreases blood vessel stiffness

...ration associated with aging and diabetes, such as elevated systolic blood pressure, stiff arteries, and impaired kidney function. The ability to reduce vascular stiffness could have a major influence on reducing deaths from heart disease. For the current study, investigators at nine U.S. clinical centers r...

Slightly High BP Poses Health Risk

...ith blood pressure levels that tend to be slightly elevated but still considered to be within normal ranges--called high-normal--are at increased risk for suffering from heart disease. Blood pressure readings are taken in two numbers. The systolic value i.e., the first number in a blood pressure measurement, ...

Levels Of Blood Proteins May Help Heart Disease Care

...for death from CAD.They suggest that patients with elevated levels of IL-6 may be candidates for early surgical intervention. Overall, patients with higher levels of IL-6 were more likely to die than those with lower levels. And while surgery reduced mortality by about 5% in the patients with high IL-6 levels...

Quit coffee and help your heart

...ndings "indicate that the terpenoids that cause an elevated concentration of total cholesterol are only partly removed by a coffee filter," the researchers report.Dr.Right, speculates that coffee consumption may interfere with the body's ability to keep homocysteine levels in check, possibly by inhibiting the...

Protein signals need for heart surgery

...art bypass surgery or angioplasty on patients with elevated levels of the protein troponin reduced mortality r...ere also reduced among patients with only slightly elevated levels of troponin who were treated quickly with anti-clotting drugs. <br...

Enzyme may be target for obesity drugs

... fat. Since this enzyme is known to be similarly elevated in the fat of obese people, it is very likely that the same pathway is involved in many cases of human obesity. Blocking the enzyme may be an important new tool for treating obesity and its complications....

Control of inflammation

...of the cell’s energy-containing compound, ATP, and elevated levels of it in the brain appear to cause sleep. Despite its numerous roles adenosine has received little attention from immunologists, says Sitkovsky. This much is known: when tissue damage mounts due to prolonged inflammation oxygen levels in the d...

Risk for Pregnant Women

...mated 100,000 women across the United States faced elevated risks during pregnancy because of contaminated municipal tap water.// According to the study, just outside Washington, had the most pregnant women at risk in an individual community or water system. WSSC drinking water was pretty safe. "I speak from...

Caution On Use of Cholesterol Drugs

...ew guidelines combine the growing realization that elevated cholesterol early in life can cause deadly cardiovascular consequences later, and convincing evidence that statin drugs are highly effective at controlling runaway low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the so-called "bad" form of the blood fat. But studie...

Immune cells halt round in space

...ronauts.// It has been found that astronauts have elevated virus levels their sneezes contain up to ten times more Epstein-Barr virus than normal Earth sneezes, for example. Looking at the key immune cells, researchers have found that B-cells, which produce antibodies to flag invading micro-organisms for des...

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