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One in Three Heart Attack Patients Have No Chest Pains

...re than half may never have such pains. The report examined symptoms in more than 400,000 people who were treated for heart attacks in U.S. hospitals from 1994 to 1998. It found that patients who had no chest pains were more likely to have delays in treatment and were less likely to receive lifesaving therapi...

Epileptic Seizures Can Be Duec to Heart Problem

...t problem instead. In a study, researchers closely examined people diagnosed with epilepsy who did not respond well to medication or had symptoms unusual for the disorder. They found that more than 40% had another medical problem--most often a heart or circulation condition--that could have caused the symptom...

Blood Cells Capable of Regenerating Liver

... Writing in the journal Hepatology, they said they examined the livers of two women who had received bone marrow transplants from men. Bone marrow is rich in stem cells and is routinely used to help patients with leukemia, a blood cancer treated by destroying the bone marrow and replacing it with healthy bone...

Long-Term Survival can be Predicted by a Simple Lung Test

...ot participants were still living and if not, they examined medical records to determine the cause of death. During the follow-up period, nearly 55 percent of the men and more than 43 percent of the women in the study died. Researchers found cardiovascular disease was the predominant cause for the deaths o...

Kidney Stones - Interesting New Research implicates bacteria as its cause

...sits that may enlarge to form stones. Researchers examined 30 stones in a study and found living Nano bacteria in all of them. So antibiotics may prove to be effective means of treating and preventing Kidney stones. These findings are exciting and may eventually lead to new and more effective ways of treatin...

Ductal lavage may detect early breast cancer

...precancerous or cancerous changes. Sukumar's team examined samples of ductal fluid from women with breast cancer and women without the disease to detect signs of a process called methylation. The presence of markers for this process suggests that a woman has breast cancer or precancerous breast cells, accor...

Doctors advice early anemia tests

... Sheriff led the study. Sheriff and her colleagues examined blood samples taken from 1,141 children when they were 8, 12 and 18 months old. These were compared to the hemoglobin levels with the children's development when they were 18 months old.Children with levels of hemoglobin less than 95 grams per liter ...

Antibiotic induces liver damage in children with E.COLI infections.

...of acute liver failure in young children.The study examined children with diarrhea caused by E. coli and found 56% of the children who were given antibiotics developed HUS compared to just 8% of those who were not treated with antibiotics. On the basis of this study it should be made a practice to prescribe...

Folate and famiy planning

... Professor Judith Lumley, from La Trobe University examined various folate supplement trials and found women who took folate before becoming pregnant had a 50 per cent greater chance of having twins.// Folate has been proven to minimise the risk of birth defects such as spina bifida by up to 70 per cent, wit...

Lose Weight With New Wonder Slimming FDA approved Prescription Drug

...impact of Xenical treatment on quality of life was examined in research presented by SusanMathias, at the Technology Assessment Research Group. Results of this study show patients taking Xenical 120mg thrice a day up to two years reported a greater decline in overweight distress and more satisfaction with the...

Big and Bright

...evel. Researchers at Columbia University have examined over 2500 children at age seven to study the relationship between birth weight and intelligence.They found that on average,// IQ at age seven is directly related to birth weight, while factors such as the mother's age, race, education and socio-econo...

Recouping blood flow after a stroke

...ssels in their brains.// When the brain tissue was examined later, it showed that a number of new blood vessels - called collateral vessels had grown. These were longer and wider than blood vessels located away from the damaged area. They took over the blood supply function of the blocked vessel that had cau...

Fingerprinting prostate cancer

...ver molecular fingerprint of prostate cancer. They examined more than 700 prostate tissue samples from more than 50 men - covering normal tissue, tissue with benign change, and also tissues from both localised and aggressive prostate cancer. They found that more than 200 genes were expressed differently betwe...

Frozen food invite food poisoning

...rst studies of the sources of Campylobacter . They examined 7,000 reported cases in England and Wales over a one year period. One in five had travelled outside the UK in the weeks prior to diagnosis, many of them to Asia - especially India or Pakistan.// The major source within the UK was cold meat, especiall...

Treatment for pre-menstrual syndrome is ineffective

... from mild symptoms such as irritability. The team examined 14 studies on the effectiveness of the treatment, which has been routinely prescribed by doctors since the 1960s. They concluded that there was no "convincing evidence" to support the continued prescription of progesterone or progestogens to treat PM...

Uncovering a gene for oesophagal cancer

...ped with regular screening where the oesophagus is examined by a miniature camera and tissue biopsies taken to reveal any potentially cancerous change. Meanwhile, the search for the gene has been narrowed down to one small area of chromosome 17. Once it's identified, it will shed light upon not just inherited...

Gastrointestinal ills more common in diabetics

...e University of Sydney in Australia and colleagues examined the rate of gastrointestinal maladies in a survey. After the researchers took into account age and sex, they found that diabetics were more likely than people without the disease to have had any of 16 gastrointestinal symptoms and five groups of symp...

Cost-effective antibiotics for sinusitis treatment

...) antibiotics. // Dr Jay Piccirillo and his team examined data from 29,102 adults with a diagnosis of acute sinusitis receiving initial antibiotic treatment. The antibiotic treatment received was divided into first-line therapy and second-line therapy. First-line antibiotics include amoxycillin, trimethopri...

All the more bad

...ing the blood vessels. A team of Swiss researchers examined 367 people with heart disease. Blood tests revealed significantly reduced levels of paraoxonase activity among current smokers and ex-smokers who had stopped for less than three months. However, the researchers also found that once smokers had given ...

Short stature -a problem

... before starting growth hormone therapy. They were examined again over a three-year period after starting treatment. Scientists initially found the children suffered a significant level of emotional and psychological problems including anxiety, depression and attention deficit. Despite achieving lower grade...

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