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ZYBAN, The smoking cessation drug marked for its adverse reactions

...01 compared to that of last years. MCA spokeswoman explained that the main factor responsible for such an increase in the "yellow cards" is the smoking cessation aid Zyban. However, from January to April 2001 Zyban "accounted for 32% of all yellow cards" she added. Over 5000 adverse reactions including 40 dea...

Asthma linked to obesity

...ested that the increase in childhood asthma may be explained by the rise in obesity, rates of both have shot up dramatically in recent decades in the West. Over 6million people are currently being treated for asthma, compared to 3.4m in 1999. The researchers found the fattest children were 77% more likely to...

Quit coffee and help your heart

...nnson Right, of Marylandl University Hospital ,US, explained that "it is not only unfiltered coffee, but notably normal filtered coffee affects cholesterol and homocysteine.""If your cholesterol or homocysteine level is above normal and you are a heavy coffee drinker you should consider reducing your consumpti...

Night borns' risk

...ath for those born around 9am, which may be partly explained by hospital staff shift changes. The research found the hours between 5pm and 1am are high risk periods for neonatal care.The observations confirm previous reports that infants born at night have a higher chance of early death//, in the first six da...

Protein and fat improve memory

... scientists that increases in blood glucose levels explained the beneficial impact of carbohydrates on memory in elderly people.In the present study, however, people performed better on memory tests after consuming carbohydrate, fat and protein drinks of equal calories compared to a placebo with no food energy...

Mutation connected to Osteoporosis

...ke new bone cells as people age.// Later, Levine explained the researchers studied DNA from 15 people who have a condition called progressive osseous heteroplasia or POH. People who have POH form extraskeletal bone, essentially small rice-like bone fragments that grow in various organs in the body. He said D...

Endometriosis coalesced with genes

...loping either a diagnostic test or a therapeutic," explained Dr Smith. ...

Ultrasound helps stroke treatment

...he clot-busting or thrombolysis ability of tPA, he explained Friday during a news briefing at the 27th International Stroke Conference in San Antonio. Alexandrov uses a hand-held ultrasound device fitted into a frame "like the frame inside a construction worker's hard hat," he said. Using a Food and Drug Admi...

No explanation on schizophrenia gene

... Dr Ann Pulver of Hopkins University. "It can't be explained by either a single altered gene or a single environmental cause. There are clearly genetic components, but they are likely to be varied and to interact in many ways with non-genetic factors." She added that it was still possible that genes on chromo...

Identifying bacteria made amiable

...nd then subjecting that to some sort of reaction," explained Dr Giffard. They allow researchers to look at individual bases in a sample. The group hypothesised that instead of doing sequencing to get a reliable genetic fingerprint, it was possible to 'mine' the data in multi-locus-sequence databases to find ...

Microwave radiation has no hazards

...tudies have shown, can cause harm. Furthermore, he explained that the Navy veterans followed in this study were... that the Navy technicians were exposed to. Tarone explained that the finding that highly exposed veterans lived longer than men in the general population likely...

Mutating viruses helps produce antibodies

... ferocious viral attack is a recipe for disaster," explained microbiologist Graham Hatfull of the University of Pittsburgh. Bordatella can switch between two distinct forms -- one for colonizing the respiratory tracts of its hosts, and one better adapted for life outside a victim. The surface protein the phag...

Men happy to take contraception

...siastic about taking male hormonal contraception," explained Dr Weston. "We found it was a significant statistical indicator." The Australian research was inspired by a recent international study, which surveyed 1899 men from Scotland, South Africa, and Hong Kong. The results showed considerable cultural dif...

Gene treatment for macular degeneration

...y. //In an interview with Jonathan Davidorf, M.D., explained exciting new advances in the treatment of some forms of macular degeneration. According to him it is the use of gene therapy to treat some forms of macular degeneration. Researchers have recognized the gene responsible for some cases of macular de...

Function of genes in heart failure

...er each heartbeat. They found family relationships explained as much as half of the variability in diastolic function. Dalane W. Kitzman, M.D., from Wake Forest, says, that our research suggest that when one is born, their diastolic function may already be programmed. Gene influences were as powerful or even ...

Mediterranean diet aids Asian masses

... the West. The high prevalence of CAD is not fully explained by conventional risk factors,// like diabetes and high blood pressure. Researchers in India and Israel have been experimenting with the effect of a Mediterranean type diet on cardiac risk in a population of 1,500 patients. All had a history of CAD....

Offspring's birth weight affected by father's diabetes

...hildren and this significant difference cannot be explained by father's height or social class. The study involved a large group of people born in 1958 in Britain who were interviewed then and were evaluated four decades later. The follow-up respondents consisted of 8000 parents, 35 of whom were men with dia...

Women with diabetes could benefit from HRT

... increased risk, say the researchers, could not be explained by other factors separating the two groups. In addition, the dummy pill group had significantly greater worsening of their ability to control their blood sugar over the four years compared to the HRT group. The research findings are however less lik...

Care with a touch!

...rapy have received much scrutiny. Researchers, who explained that touch is a natural and essential instrument// of healing, involved, for the study, patients who were assigned to either a touch therapy group, a massage therapy group, or a friendly visit group. The subjects were given their respective intervent...

Miscarriage during pregnancy and heart disease linked

...isease. However, it is not likely that the link is explained by the fact that these women already had heart disease at the time of their miscarriages. He added that family history studies have shown that there are genes which predispose toward heart disease and there are also other acquired factors which can p...

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