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Developmental, neurologic problems common in extremely preterm infants

Extremely preterm infants born before 25 weeks' gestation often ..have severe neurologic and developmental disabilities, researchers report in the August 10th issue of The New England..Journal of Medicine.The EPICure Study Group identified 308 ..children born at the gestational age of 25 weeks or earlier in the UK and Ireland. Of these, 283 were assessed for neurologic function ..Based on their l...

Test-tube babies show no emotional problems

Babies born with the help of fertility treatment grow into emotionally and socially well-adjusted children, according to new research. ..The world's first study that followed in-vitro, or test tube, babies to the brink of adolescence showed that youngsters who had been conceived through fertility treatments do not suffer any more psychological problems than other children. ..Since Louise Brown, t...

Maternal alcohol consumption linked to behavioral problems in children

Even small amounts of alcohol consumption is linked with deliquent behaviour of the chilren later in life,according to the new study. ....Dr. Virginia Delaney-Black, of Children's Hospital of Michigan, the co author of the study,has come out with the finding that in comparison to the teetotallers ,women who drank the equivalent of one cocktail a week during pregnancy were three times more likely...

Pressure on spine cause problems

Chiropractors say that even small amounts of pressure on the nerves exiting the spine may lead to long-term health issues. A chiropractor will carefully examine the way your spine is aligned. The World Chiropractic Alliance now says that misalignments can lead to pressure on the nerves that exit the spine. And this pressure could be the cause of chronic problems.// ....The chiropractors call the...

Hormone contraceptives lead to bone problems

New research confirms that the main ingredient in the -- depo medroxyprogesterone acetate or DMPA -- can cause significant bone loss when used long term. The younger you are when you begin using this contraceptive, the greater your risk of bone-related problems later in life. // ....From the time we are born, well into middle age, our bone mass is constantly breaking down and re-building, usua...

Breast Cancer Surgery Causes Psychological problems

About one third of women who undergo surgery for breast cancer will experience psychological problems, including obsessive-compulsive thoughts and anxiety following surgery, according to new research. Dr. Erica S. Breslau of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, and colleagues reported the findings at the American Public Health Association's annual meeting. // ....The researchers asked...

Fructose cause digestive problems

An inability to digest fructose might explain common digestive symptoms like gas, pain and bloating.Researchers at the University of Iowa have been investigating the link between fructose intolerance and the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a common disorder characterised by abdominal discomfort, bloating and changes in bowel habit. Fructose is the sugar found in various fruits and in...

Tobacco and alcohol connected to larger health problems

Patients in hospital who smoke and have a history of alcohol problems have poorer general and mental health. Doctors surveyed almost 400 patients// to find if there was a link between health status and smoking habits. They classified them into four groups:current tobacco use only, history of alcohol problems only, both, or neither. ..The patients with both current tobacco use and past alcohol pr...

Microscopic lens monitors heart problems

An innovative way to predict risk of surgery. Lens as thick as two strand of human hair, can predict when complications are developing after coronary bypass surgery. The main problem with bypass surgery is that arteries tend to re-block, risking heart attack and requiring further treatment.// If changes in blood flow through the artery could be detected at an early stage, it's possible that such...

New operation for swallowing problems

An ingenuous technique which reshape the throat area helps people who cannot swallow because of paralysis. Swallowing is a very complex operation, involving the co-ordinated action of various of the cranial nerves. One of these, the vagal nerve, controls the swallowing at the upper end of the digestive tract// - that is, above the esophagus, but below the mouth. When this nerve is paralysed, aspi...

Fructose cause digestive problems

An inability to digest fructose might explain common digestive symptoms like gas, pain and bloating.Researchers at the University of Iowa have been investigating the link between fructose intolerance and the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS),// a common disorder characterised by abdominal discomfort, bloating and changes in bowel habit. Fructose is the sugar found in various fruits and i...

Increase in renal problems

The cognitive problems that can occur in patients with chronic renal failure might be alleviated by certain antioxidants, say US researchers. Scientists at the University of California, Irvine, found that rodent models of chronic renal failure had higher levels of nitrotyrosine,// a marker of oxidative damage caused by the interaction of oxygen free radicals with nitric oxide, in areas of their c...

Detering memory problems

Researchers have may be found a method in order to predict the onset of developing memory and its' problems among aged people. In a recent study, researchers from the University of New York, report middle-aged people with evidence of damage to the small arteries// in their retinas have lower scores on tests to measure cognitive abilities. ....Doctors have long suspected Alzheimer's disease and...

Defective heart valve causes problems

According to researchers, a recent study shows that a leaky heart valve raises the risk of abnormal heart rhythms. In atrial fibrillation (AF) the upper chambers of the heart beat randomly and unsuccessfully. The condition is linked to heart attack and stroke.// Researchers at the University of Texas, have now shown that having a leaky heart valve - separating the upper and lower heart chambers...

Pregnancy complications indicate health problems

According to researchers, women who have had a complicated pregnancy could benefit from screening to prevent diabetes and heart disease later on. Researchers in Glasgow, Scotland, suggest that recent evidence justifies monitoring women who have had difficult pregnancies //- for they are at risk of health problems later on in life. For example, those who develop diabetes during pregnancy are at in...

Risk Factors for vision problems in Diabetes

Diabetic retinopathy is the most common disorder seen in diabetics. New research shows several factors that may contribute to whether a person with diabetes develops diabetic retinopathy,// a major cause of blindness for people with diabetes. In the United States, diabetes is responsible for 7 percent of legal blindness, making it the leading cause of new cases of blindness in adults 22 to 70 yea...

Cardiac bypass seems to be favoring men more than women

The functioning of different organs in our body is dependent upon a good blood supply. Heart is the organ, which is involved in the supply// of blood to different parts of the body. The heart is being supplied blood by the coronary arteries. ..However, if there is a narrowing or clogging in the blood vessel that supplies blood to the heart, the region of heart being supplied by the vessel is depr...

Naltrexone effective for drinking problems

According to a new study, researchers found that the treatment naltrexone is effective among those with a 'Mediterranean' pattern of alcohol abuse. Researchers of alcohol often distinguish two patterns of drinking// - the Anglo-Saxon/Scandinavian pattern, where heavy bouts of drinking are saved up for the weekend and holidays, and the Mediterranean pattern, where alcohol is consumed more regularl...

Heart problems detected better with a Cardiac MRI

Every year, more than 5 million people go to the Emergency Room(ER) with chest pain which has persisted for 20 to 30 minutes. Most receive an ECG and other standard tests to determine if they are having a heart attack or other serious heart problems. However, ECGs can be completely normal even when a heart attack is taking place. ECGs are also sometimes unable to identify unstable angina, or ches...

Bones repair themselves with bone marrow cells

A research project carried out by Juliette van den Dolder at the University of Nijmegen has shown that new bone cells can be grown into bone fractures with the help of specially prepared titanium mesh and bone marrow cells. Researchers inserted a titanium mesh scaffold into a bone fracture in a rat. They allowed bone marrow cells to grow on this. This resulted in new bone growth being stimulated...

Low Birth Weight infants could have Problems in the Future

Advances in medical care have improved the survival of infants who are born weighing one or two pounds. //However, a new study shows these babies are at risk for school difficulties later in life. ..A number of studies now document the prevalence of neurological, behavioral and intellectual impairments of school age children who were born in the early era of neonatal intensive care. These studies...

Oxygen Usage During Exercise Could Indicate Heart Problems

During the first few minutes of exercise, the amount of oxygen per heartbeat increases and ....continues to rise as the heart carries the oxygen to the blood.// A new study shows less oxygen ....to the body after the first few minutes of exercise could signal heart trouble. ..Researchers studied nearly 100 patients between ages 55 and 75 who had mild hypertension. ....Researchers measured the pat...

Hormones A Predictor Of Heart Problems

In a recent study, researchers have found that certain hormones in the body may yield a new method of predicting the risk of cardiovascular // events and death in people with no symptoms. Researchers found excess risk was apparent at levels well below the current standards used to diagnose heart failure. ..Investigators studied 3,346 people without heart failure. They tested the participants’ blo...

Painkilling Patch As Effective As Intravenous Delivery Systems

Findings from a recent study has shown that an adhesive patch that resembles the size of a credit card and uses a tiny electric current to deliver pain medication through the skin does the job about as well as conventional intravenous devices. // The patch is affixed to the patient's upper arm or chest after surgery. Both the patch and some intravenous delivery systems allow the patient to self-m...

Stress can Trigger Heart Problems

New research shows scientific evidence that mental stress alone can trigger heartbeat irregularities. Arrhythmias are disturbances // in normal heart rhythm. Researchers studied the variation in heart rhythms while patients were under mental and physical stress. They included patients who were at risk for arrhythmias and healthy patients. ..For the study, researchers measured mental stress by hav...

Problems Of a Growing Company

A growing waistline is bad for your health, but now a new study says a growing business could also be bad for your health.// ..When a company downsizes, it often has a negative health impact on workers. Clearly, the workers are concerned about their job and their future. But new research surprisingly shows when a company expands quickly, workers also have health problems. Workplaces that expande...

A Drug Used To Treat Heat Problems May Benefit Stroke Patients

An ischemic stroke happens when a clot blocks blood flow to the brain. Patients can be left without the ability to function on their own. //Now, a new study shows patients who are on statin therapy when they have a stroke appear to regain more functional independence than those not on the drug. ..For the study, researchers evaluated the outcomes of 167 stroke patients. Thirty had been treated wit...

Problems Associated With Iron Deficiency

Statistics show about 10 percent of women in their mid-20s and about 25 percent of pregnant women are iron-deficient. Women with poor memory // skills are also often iron deficient. According to researchers iron supplements may reverse memory loss in these women. ..Researchers studied nearly 150 women between ages 18 and 35. The women were either anemic, iron deficient, or iron sufficient. Duri...

The Cause Of Visual Problems Different From Race To Race

Researchers say , the leading cause of blindness for blacks and whites is not the same...Their study shows macular degeneration // is the leading cause of blindness for whites, while cataracts and glaucoma are the leading causes of blindness for blacks. ....More than 50 percent of the white patients studied lost their vision because of macular degeneration. In contrast, more than 60 percent of th...

Biochemical Markers Might Help Predict Heart Problems

Damage to the heart is one of the most worrisome long-term side effects of high-dose chemotherapy, say specialists. Hence they feel the // need to identify biochemical markers that might indicate which patients are at greatest risk and how severe their heart disease might be. ..Troponin I is a protein present only in heart cells. TNI blood concentration is a well-established marker of heart musc...

Cancer Patients Might Be Able To Actually Help Themselves

New research looks at why and what can be done to activate the cells to destroy tumors. Researchers say the failure of these immune cells to kill // cancer may be due to different cell priming or suppressing mechanisms. ..Researchers now say that they have found a method to activate the anti-cancer cells in mice. For the study, researchers took bone marrow from breast cancer patients and separat...

Hormone Leptin Found To Be Effective In Treating Women With Infertility Problems

A new study reveals women suffering from extremely low body fat whether due to strenuous exercise, eating disorders, or other factors may benefit from treatment with the appetite-and-weight-regulation hormone leptin.// The study also indicates leptin may be useful in treating some instances of infertility. ..Leptin is produced in fat tissue and secreted into the blood stream, where it then trave...

Oxygen Consumption During Workouts Could Indicate Heart Problems

A new study shows less oxygen to the body after the first few minutes of exercise could signal heart trouble. During the first few minutes // of exercise, the amount of oxygen per heartbeat increases and continues to rise as the heart carries the oxygen to the blood. ..Researchers studied nearly 100 patients between ages 55 and 75 who had mild hypertension. Researchers measured the patients’ he...

Suppressing A Girls Height In Adolescence Could Lead to Fertility Problems

Latest research shows that giving adolescent girls estrogen treatments to keep them from getting too tall could leads to fertility // problems later on in life . Estrogen is thought to limit height by altering long bone development. ..The study involved 780 women who had been assessed for estrogen therapy as girls and completed a fertility survey later in life. About half had actually been treate...

Sleep Disorders Could Indicate Other Medical Problems

New research shows that sleep disorders may be linked to other medical problems including attention deficit disorder ( ADD ), // neuromuscular conditions, and psychiatric problems. ..Researchers conducted a study and found about half of patients with sleep apnea also had ADD. Results also show a high degree of ADD in patients with insomnia. Further testing showed some of these patients also suffe...

Controlling High Blood Can Reduce Eye Problems In Diabetics

People with type 2 diabetes have a risk of developing high blood pressure. High blood pressure increases the risk for microaneurysms // in the eye, which are characteristic of eye disorders like retinopathy. A new study done in England shows good blood pressure control significantly lowered the risk of developing microaneurysms in the eye, which can ultimately lead to blindness. ..For the study...

Alzheimer Gene Carriers Found To Have Memory Problems

According to findings from a recent study researchers say, healthy older people with the gene type that increases Alzheimer's risk // may have major problems with prospective memory, or remembering what to do in the future . ..A group of 32 dementia-free adults between ages 60 and 87 who took part in a previous study that examined people with and without the "Alzheimer's gene” were studied. Resul...

Common Thyroid Problems In Women May Lower Their Risk Of Developing Breast Cancer

According to latest research women with a common thyroid problem may have a lower risk of developing breast cancer .// ..Studies in the past have shown that one of the circulating thyroid hormones actually sustains breast cancer cells. Although animal studies found mammary gland cells responded to thyroid hormones , population studies have shown conflicting patterns in the relationship between t...

Futuristic devices are here to take care of dental problems

In the Chicago Dental Society's 140th Midwinter Meeting that begins in US today, it is expected //that dentists from the world over can take a peek to some very innovative and original dental care devices that will be on display there. The convention is also one of the largest exhibitions of oral care products in North America. ..The showcase of products from 46 countries will include flavored to...

Prevent Cardiac Problems And Laugh Your Way To Good Health

According to a paper presented at American College of Cardiology, laughter can be our passport //to good healthy heart. The chief presenter of the paper Michael Miller, MD, director of the center for preventive cardiology and associate professor of medicine at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, had come to this conclusion after studying 300 participants, 150 healthy and 150 people suffering...
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