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Fireworks can spell death for asthmatic children

...om the phenomenal cost that goes into fireworks we fail to realize that fireworks are death sentences for the severely asthmatic people and the worst affected are children who literally choke to death during these ironically happy occasions. Almost all major hospitals across the country report an increa...

Patients often assume wrongly that they are allergic to penicillin

...as City School of Medicine, say that many patients fail to use these antibiotics because they misunderstand simple reactions to be drug allergies. Penicillin and penicillin-like antibiotic drugs are often preferable to alternative antibiotics, Salkind noted, because they are cheaper than many other drugs...

New gene for hairloss

...rsalis, in which eyebrows, eyelashes and body hair fail to develop. Babies are born with scalp hair, but it fails to regrow after being shaved, as is the custom in the Pakistani family in which the gene was identified. Other work has shown that a malfunctioning hairless gene can cause another hair-loss d...

High-protein diets may pose health risks

...ciation’s Nutrition Committee. Many of these diets fail to provide vitamins, minerals, fibre and other nutritional elements, in addition to their high fat content. A compelling argument against following a high-protein diet, Eckel ssays, is that these diets have not been documented to deliver on their pr...

TV drug commercials prompt prescriptions

...ht viewers to get a prescription. But many viewers fail to retain critical information about the drug and possible side effects. TV commercials for prescription drugs have become commonplace since the Food and Drug Administration set up rules and made them legal. // The pervasive drug ads have a consi...

Warm yourself to sleep

...ibiting the free flow of blood, the sleep hormones fail to kick in and restless insomnia prevails.The scientists speculate that some sleep disorders associated with old age and illness may be caused by poor circulation and an inability to widen blood vessels in the hands and feet....

Get, set, go...

...roken bones in later life,// says the study. Many fail to strengthen up their skeleton during a vital two-year window before puberty, which is critical to building healthy bones. In girls this tends to be between 10 and 12 and in boys it is from 13 to 15. Extra effort to exercise during this time will ma...

More People Seeking Treatment for Depression

...as 8 million Americans with serious mental illness fail to receive adequate treatment. Americans have no qualms about seeking treatment for depression. It's just that they're turning more to medication than to psychotherapy. A new study shows Americans are reaching for antidepressants about twice as oft...

Pregnancy weight linked to breast cancer

...er menopause. The study also found that women who fail to drop the added pounds after giving birth are most at risk. Pregnancy weight may impact cancer development because levels of the hormone estrogen, which are already raised during pregnancy, are amplified in fat tissue....

Patients with testicular cancer dying through unfamiliarity

...g men are putting their lives at risk because they fail to examine their testicles for signs of tumors and are embarrassed to consult their general practitioner if they feel a lump. //Authors from the Texas base their argument on a case study involving a young man who was involved in a car accident and s...

Losing that baby fat among women

...commended amount of weight during pregnancy and or fail to shed the excess pounds by the time their babies are 5 months old are mosr probably to revive those extra pounds 8 years later.// These findings come from researchers from University of Texas, who say their study is the first to examine how body w...

Eczema patients lack natural antibiotic in skin

... bacterial infections// of their skin because they fail to produce effective amounts of two antimicrobial peptides. The findings demonstrate the clinical significance of these peptides in humans, and suggest that a medication containing or inducing the peptides may one day be used to fight the infections ...

Importance of type of sex in organ transplantation

...r woman. Female donated hearts were more likely to fail than those coming from men. Also, female heart recipients were more likely to reject the organ than their male counterparts. When it came to liver transplantation, results were less clear - female-donated livers were more likely to be rejected than t...

Autopsy reports could be valuable and informative

...formation from lab results. Sometimes a doctor may fail to consider a broad enough range of possible diagnosis or the doctor may misinterpret findings. Autopsies are important because having the wrong information on a death certificate distorts information on patterns of disease and health policy formula...

Babies Should Get Vitamin D Supplement

...potentially crippling condition in which the bones fail to grow straight and strong. While breast milk is the best nutrition for babies, it may not contain enough vitamin D to meet babies needs. This happens particularly when youngsters are protected from sunlight, a natural source of the vitamin D. All i...

Drop in global deaths from measles

...hildren who receive the vaccine for the first time fail to develop immunity....

Helping Kids Attain a Healthy Weight

...ealth. Even more significantly, their parents also fail to see the importance of a healthy weight, instead viewing overweight problems in children more in terms of appearance and self-esteem.These results come //from an extensive set of surveys conducted by investigators from the International Food Inform...

A voice saving surgery

... some patients -- like Hancock -- those procedures fail to work, and they need another alternative. A surgeon in Germany developed the procedure....

Breast cancer ignorance revealed

...changes from time to time, and the same percentage fail to attend breast screening. It is hoped the survey, commissioned by charity Breast Cancer Care, will boost women's knowledge about the disease. The charity's chief executive Christine Fogg said: "It is crucial that all women - and especially wome...

Leveling Lupus Lesions

... patients with very disfiguring skin diseases that fail traditional therapy," says Dr. Jorizzo. Once used as a sleep aid, thalidomide was banned after causing severe birth defects in babies born to mothers who used it. It's had few negative side effects in this group and one very positive effect on Gibso...

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(Date:4/24/2014)... me out to the ballgame, doesn,t exactly conjure up ... likely culprits include French fries, soda and the occasional ... play youth baseball, eating unhealthy food during practices and ... researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The study, ... Obesity , found that high-calorie snacks and sugar-sweetened drinks ...
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(Date:4/23/2014)... Huntington,s disease, most in their mid-thirties and forties, ... behavioral decline within two decades. "Mutant" protein clusters, ... disease, have been the primary focus of therapies ... new research from Prof. Gerardo Lederkremer and Dr. ... Cell Research and Immunology, in collaboration with Prof. ...
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(Date:4/23/2014)... trope that the likelihood of an accurate group decision ... hold up when a collective faces a variety of ... Instead, Princeton University researchers report that smaller groups actually ... may become excessively focused on only certain pieces of ... what is known about collective intelligence, or the "wisdom ...
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