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Low Cholesterol Linked to Severe Depression and Violent Behavior in Men

... It is possible that cholesterol may be causing a fall in serotonin levels in the brain leading to depression or aggressive behavior. More research is required before firm conclusions can be derived from this news....

El Ni?o cycles linked to cholera outbreaks

... on cholera incidence, which normally can rise and fall twice each year with local influences such as monsoons and seasonal temperature changes, came from a hospital in Bangladesh that had tested all incoming patients for cholera for 18 years, from January 1980 to March 1998. The Ellner model took into co...

Gay capital reeling with rising HIV infection

...ives promoting condoms had all resulted in a sharp fall in incidence a few years ago. But now the ghost is back and it is vigorously claiming fresh victims at an alarming pace. Health workers say the lackluster attitude of high-risk gay men is the main cause of this sudden spurt. There is very poor will...

Be happy: live long

...aily are hurting themselves and are more likely to fall victim to heart disease and stroke." These findings were published in the journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Since 1986, Snowdon has carefully tracked participants in the study, who all are members of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. Al...

Headache decreases appetite

...ite suppression. Headache stimuli lead to an acute fall in food intake during the first four hours after they are applied.This shows that there is an intimate link between the brain regions and the pain and appetite....

Sleep, snoring....stroke

...leeping for more than eight hours, the tendency to fall asleep during the day and the tendency to snore - influence the likelihood of having a stroke. Professor Qureshi and his colleagues surveyed the sleeping patterns of 1,348 adults who had taken part in a stroke screening programme in Buffalo.Among t...

Cure for sleepless nights

...y combined was most effective in helping people to fall and stay asleep. But behavioural therapy scored hi...d and go to another room if they did not manage to fall asleep within 15 to 20 minutes of going to bed and to get up at the same time in the morning each da...

Warm yourself to sleep

...rding to Swiss researchers, you are more likely to fall asleep swiftly if your hands and feet are warmer than the temperature of the bedroom. Herbal infusions, relaxation techniques, hot baths and// sleeping pills have all been put forward as answers to that wide-awake feeling. But it appears that nothing...

Caution On Use of Cholesterol Drugs

...40 percent of those now eligible to take the drugs fall outside that age range. The new guidelines also force a significant shift in the proportion of men and women who'll probably receive cholesterol-lowering medication. Under the earlier recommendations, the two sexes were roughly equal in eligibility. ...

Heriditary dental disorders

...ointed than normal teeth, and may become loose and fall out because of inadequate root formation. The tooth's dentin is abnormal in both hereditary defects. Tests revealed that dspp activity was substantiallyy reduced in the mouse model compared to normal animals. "This is the first time that overproduc...

Awakening call for fall prevention

...lex. As people age, they are more likely to have a fall because// of decreased agility and an overall decl... if they don't want to take hormones. As far as fall prevention is concerned, common sense around the home goes a long way - no slippery rugs or high hee...

Obesity increases health costs

...1% and 30%, respectively. Obesity contributed to a fall in quality of life at nearly four time the rate of smoking or alcohol abuse....

Cholesterol Drug Helps After Angioplasty

...protein or LDL -- the so-called bad cholesterol -- fall from about 131 milligrams per deciliter at the start of the trial to 99.1 mg/dL. Dr. Ira Nash, associate director of the Cardiovascular Institute at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, said getting LDL cholesterol below 100 is one of the goals o...

Screening bypasses radical breast surgery

...tain University, breast screening is linked with a fall of almost half in the number of mastectomies. A team working for the leading charity Cancer Research UK// has analyzed data from a group of 55,000 women in Florence, Italy, aged between 55 and 65. They find that following the introduction of a breast...

Gastrointestinal conditions affect sleep

...rchers evaluated the number of minutes required to fall asleep, the number of arousals from sleep, sleep efficiency, and the proportion of time spent in various stages of sleep. Results show people with GERD reported having poorer sleep quality than did healthy adults. All GERD patients reported having h...

Combating insomnia with warm feet

...warm booties as a way to help people with insomnia fall asleep and stay asleep. The idea, says Shaver, is that better sleep occurs when the body temperature naturally lowers in the evening. By wearing warm booties before bed, people with insomnia who have a reduced evening body temperature drop may experi...

Memory deprivation after operations

...showed that those who had cognitive problems had a fall in oxygen levels in the blood a few days after the surgery - but the reason for this is unclear. The leading UK charity, Research into Ageing, has been helping fund a large international study into POCD and its causes. Results are to be published, ...

Research on causes for falling helps develop preventive strategies

All of us would have had a fall at least once in our life. But how many of us wond... with age and that older people are more likely to fall as they have poorer balance and take shorter steps. They also add that poor sensory power, like poor...

Want to have a nice day? Eat breakfast!

..., patient demeanor when a hungry stomach signals a fall in blood glucose levels following an overnight fast or the consumption of only a sweet food or coffee or both. The brain is forced to depend on stored fat for functioning when glucose supply runs low as a result of skipping breakfast. Many people who...

Kids not getting enough Physical Exercise

...re not getting nearly enough exercise, making them fall short of the American National guidelines. The national guidelines recommend that pre-adolescent children should// get at least one hour of physical activity each day. Researchers from 10 medical centers around the United States studied third graders...

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