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Women find difficulty in calling it 'Quits'

A review of numerous research studies focusing on smoking cessation has concluded that while women may suffer greater relative risks of smoking-related diseases than do men, they tend to have less success than men in quitting smoking. Dr. Kenneth A. Perkins from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine who conducted the review offers several reasons for this disparity in a paper published...

Particulate matter affects lung development

When children living under polluted, hazy skies move away to communities with cleaner air, their lungs begin to grow more quickly, according to a study by researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.Preventive medicine researchers followed more than 100 children through their teen years and compared those who moved away to other communities in the West.Resulting changes in air pollution ex...

Patients with testicular cancer dying through unfamiliarity

According to researchers, young 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 suffered minor injuries. ....Four days later he died of a blood...

Sepsis treatment functions best in difficult cases

According to a new analysis suggests that anti-inflammatory agents work best in cases of sepsis which are life-threatening. Sepsis is a condition of overwhelming infection, in which bacteria invade the blood stream.// It is potentially fatal, because it carries the risk of multiple organ failure. In fact, sepsis claims many lives in the intensive care unit, because patients here are very vulnera...

Liver cancers which spread are linked to a particular gene

Live cancer is one of the most aggressive cancers worldwide and its incidence is high in the Asian and African countries due to hepatitis infection and aflatoxin contamination of foodstuffs. The cancer is also becoming prevalent in the United States. Researchers in the US and China have been studying gene activity in liver tumors using the new 'gene chip' technology and found a way of detecting t...

HRT: A Difficult Decision

Women taking hormone replacement therapy may want to talk to their doctors about whether to stay on the drugs. A new study involving over a million women// provides strong evidence that the use of HRT is associated with a greater risk of breast cancer. The study found combination HRT puts women at a great risk. The study also reports an increase risk of death from breast cancer in women who used...

ICU Survival can be improved by Antibiotic use

Intensive care unit patients who receive a preventative round of antibiotics aimed at ridding their digestive tract of harmful bacteria are more likely to survive their ICU stay. // ..That’s the finding from a new study that compared results between ICU patients who were given antibiotics and those who received usual care. ....The practice of giving ICU patients antibiotics to kill harmful bacte...

Blood Sugar Linked to Deaths in ICU

Even a modest rise in blood sugar during a stay in the intensive care unit can increase someone’s risk of dying, report researchers who studied more //than 1,800 consecutive patients admitted to the hospital for various causes. ....High blood sugar, or hyperglycemia, is a common problem among critically ill patients, regardless of whether they are diabetic or not. The condition can be caused by...

Fertility After Testicular Cancer Questioned

Testicular cancer usually strikes men between 20 and 34 years old. Advances in chemotherapy and radiotherapy have // led to an improved survival rate from the cancer, but since men who get the disease are so young, concern about the effect of the cancer and its treatment on fertility remains. ..While some studies have suggested treatment reduces fertility, others have found fertility rates uncha...

Help For Kids With Difficulty In Sleeping

According to a recent study conducted researchers suggest that kids who struggle to breathe during sleep may benefit from // having their tonsils and adenoids out. ..Adenotonsillectomy is a common surgical procedure in the United States. Most of the time, it is performed to treat recurring bouts of tonsillitis. During the past decade, however, doctors have also used the surgery to treat obstructi...

Life After Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men between ages 15 and 45. When a tumor is found, the normal procedure is simply to remove it. But the way it's removed, which often leaves men infertile, //can change the course of a man's life. About 3 percent of all men who have testicular tumors in one testicle will develop it in the other. If both testicles are removed, they will have no hormon...

Asthma Patients With Sinusitis More Difficult To Treat

A new study shows sinusitis in asthma patients tends to be more severe and resistant to medical treatment. However, researchers suggest patients // can have dramatic improvement in symptoms when a full range of medical and surgical options is used. ..In the study patients with asthma were found to have a higher incidence of nasal polyps, olfactory dysfunction, and nasal congestion compared to pat...

New Screening Method Found To Detect Testicular Cancer In Its Initial Stages

Each year nearly 13,200 new cases of testicular cancer occur and it is the most common cancer in men between ages 20 and 39. More than 90 percent of the cases can be cured, especially if it is caught early. // However, it is often difficult to detect the cancer before it starts to spread. Researchers now say they have discovered a new method of detecting testicular cancer before it spreads. ..Res...

Specific Changes In A Particular Gene Found To Increase The Risk of Alzheimer’s Diseas

Researchers say they have now identified a gene variant that may increase the risk of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, // which in turn could lead to improved understanding of the disease and new prevention and treatment developments. According to latest research it was seen that specific changes in the gene in a protein called ubiquilin-1 was associated with an increased incidence of Alzheimer’s....

Chemicals in clear plastics can cause learning difficulties

In a recent study that came out in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives had brought out the// detrimental effects of clear plastics on human beings. ....Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a chemical founding the clear plastics that are used as food grade materials for making air tight containers, drinking water bottles, even feeding bottles for infants. The scientists from Yale School of Medicine did...

Testicular cancer linked to high cholesterol

High levels of cholesterol in the blood can increase the risk of having testicular cancer in men.// The research which came in the recent issue of British Journal of Cancer says that the increase in blood cholesterol level can increase the risk of testicular cancer by almost as much as 4.5 % than for people with a healthy level of cholesterol. ....The Swedish researchers from Karolinska Universit...

Patients with long ICU stay may be at risk from dying

A new study by researchers of St. Thomas’ Hospital, London, had found that long term stay in the intensive care unit //of the hospital after cardiac surgery can increase the mortality rate of the patients. ....The researchers had looked into the medical history of 89 patients who had undergone various cardiac surgery procedures and survived the next 30 days and compared them with the medical hist...

Carboplatin Drug Is More Effective Than Radiation Therapy For Testicular Cancer

Treatment with chemotherapy drug Carboplatin is more effective and produces less toxic side// effects compared to radiation therapy for the treatment of testicular cancer. .. ..Professor Tim Oliver and colleagues from The London School of Medicine, UK has reported the results of their study in this week’s issue of The Lancet. 1477 patients with stage 1 seminoma from 70 hospitals in 14 countries w...

Treating Testicular Cancer With A Single Dose Of Chemotherapy

Researchers now say that a one-day treatment with the anticancer drug carboplatin is as effective// and less toxic than three weeks radiation therapy for a type of testicular cancer, according to results of a recent study... ..For the last 50 years standard care for stage 1 seminoma—a cancer of the testes—has been surgical removal of the cancerous testicle (hemi-castration) followed by three week...

Testicular cancer identified

Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men at the age of 40 and is of high prevalence in India...Dr Kathy Tucker of the Prince of Wales Hospital and Dr Jenny Donald of Macquarie University in Sydney, have located a gene which increases men's risk of testicular cancer and state that it is inherited from their mothers. ....The newly located gene, called TGCT1, was located in a particular se...

New Treatment Option For Testicular Cancer

New research shows a significant improvement in treatment for a specific type of testicular cancer called stage I seminoma. Stage I seminoma is typically treated by // removal of the testicle followed by radiation. Radiation, though, poses a risk of developing a second cancer in another organ up to 20 years later. ..Researchers randomized more than 540 patients to receive a single course of the d...

Patients In Hospital ICUs At Risk From Medical Errors

Research points out that patients in the ICU of the hospitals may face an increased risk of medical errors and adverse events. The study is published in the August issue // of Critical Care Medicine... ..Researchers found that over 20 percent of the patients admitted to two intensive care units at an academic hospital, a medical intensive care unit (MICU) and a coronary critical care unit (CCU),...

Medical Curriculum in India to change says Health Minister

Union Health Minister in India proposes to change the curriculum for medicine by integrating modern and traditional practices and hopes to implement it within two years... .."Today's medical curriculum is outdated. We are working // towards integration of both the modern and traditional practices in the new curriculum. It is expected to come out within two years time," said health minister, Rama...

Medical community worried that new curriculum will 'Promote Quackery'

Leading medical bodies in India have criticized the recent announcement of health minister to change the undergraduate medical curriculum. .. ..Mr.Vinay Agarwal, Secretary of Indian medical Association // that has over 150,000 doctors as members said: "The idea of adding ayurveda, unani and homoeopathy subjects in the already over-crowded medical curriculum is not going to help anybody,".. ..He...

Unwed mothers find it difficult to attract potential life partner

Women who have children out of an extramarital relationship are less likely to marry when compared to other single women of their age. But even if they do marry, their husbands tend to be less well-matched, in terms of age // and educational background... ..The data for the study was collected from a population of 102, 722 women aged 18 to 34. The study showed that single mothers were less likely...

Bulgaria Agriculture Minister ban import of poultry from Macedonia and Croatia

Deputy Agriculture Minister Dimitar Peychev said that Bulgaria is to ban the imports of live birds, eggs and poultry meat from Macedonia and Croatia after both countries reported suspected bird flu outbreaks. The first case of bird flu in Europe has been reported from farm// in Balikesir province near the Aegean Sea in Western Turkey. Following the news of bird flu all farm animals and birds are...

Testicular Cancer Patients Have Improved Reproductive Outcomes After Treatment

The survival rate of patients with testicular cancer has increased significantly over the past several years. What more, new research has now shown that fatherhood is a reachable possibility for many men who survive the disease.// ..Testicular cancer is the most common form of cancer among men ages 20 to 40 and is slightly more common on the right side than on the left. The cause for the cancer...

Decline in Paternity Rates Following Treatment for Testicular Cancer

A recent study published in the November issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, shows that paternity rates of testicular cancer patients declined after treatment, and patients treated with the higher chemotherapy dose had the lowest chance of becoming fathers. // ..Germ-cell testicular cancer is the most common cancer among 20-40 year old men. Many testicular cancer patients are...

Difficult Pregnancy Linked to Premature Heart Problems

The risk of becoming a victim to heart disease increased if the infant died in the womb or its growth was restricted by any external factors. "The risk of premature cardiovascular disease is higher after a maternal placental syndrome, //especially when the fetus is adversely affected," said Dr Joel Ray, a lead researcher of the study. "We believe the maternal placental syndrome should be consider...

Sperm Retrieval, Difficult in Klinefelter’s Syndrome Patients after 35 Year

A Japanese researcher Dr. Hiroshi Okada with his colleagues conducted a study which proved that the Sperm extraction is very difficult after the age of 35 in case of men suffering from Klinefelter's syndrome. // ..The study was conducted at the University School of Medicine in Tokyo. The results of this research were published in the journal Fertility and Sterility. .. Klinefelter’s syndrome is...

Man's Transition from Foragers to Agriculturalist Led to Increase in Birth Rates

A study was conducted by Jean-Pierre Bocquet-Appel (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France) said that there was an increase in the birth rate when man discovered agriculture.// This is proved by studying the Skeletons from the Neolithic period. ....Anthropologists studied 60 prehistoric American cemeteries to prove the fact that agriculture played a very important role in worldwide...

Like a particular taste and hate the other: Well, Blame it on the Brain!

Scientists have now linked the liking of a taste to the brain and its neurons. So it is not you who will be blamed if you dislike the bitter gourd but just love the chocolate.// ....The study that demonstrated this relation was done on fruit fly Drosophila by Kristin Scott and colleagues. .. ..According to their model the brain has special cells which detect specific tastes. Multiple neurons inte...

Connecticut Gears Itself For Pandemic

Residents of Connecticut will be contacting police officers, school leaders, in addition to the East Haven Fire Chief if a pandemic influenza were to break out. // Officials belonging to these departments are also gearing themselves for such a situation. The fire department everywhere has to be at the forefront while dealing with emergencies. Humanity has been witness to several epidemics in the...

Premature Babies Give It Their Best Shot To Overcome Difficulty

In a study conducted by researchers at McMaster University, it has been found that low birth weight babies are as competent as infants with normal birth weight. // Infact, they have been found to attain similar education levels, employment and enjoy similar levels of independence as their counterparts. The results of the interesting study can be found in the latest issue of the Journal of America...

Substance Abuse Prevention Messages Better Received Among Teenagers in the Form of Media Campaigns and Curriculum

According to the new study a well designed community campaign can dramatically cut marijuana and alcohol use among young teens. The study was conducted in 32 schools in 16 communities around the country.// As a result of this campaign half the number of students who began using marijuana and alcohol during the two years of the project stopped the habit when compared to students in communities wit...

Horticultural Therapy Offers Measurable Physical, Mental Benefits

“The gardening enthusiast who comes home from a stressful day at work and hoes in his or her vegetable garden for an hour may be reaping positive mental and emotional results// from that activity — but that’s not the same thing as horticultural therapy,” Airhart explained. ....“Horticultural therapy is a clinical process with measurable objectives and outcomes that are closely monitored by a med...

Older Women Who Are Avid Watchers of the Tube Have Cognitive Difficulties

New research conducted by Joshua Fogel, an assistant professor of behavioral sciences at Brooklyn College of the City University// of New York said that elderly women who watch daytime soap operas and talk shows are more likely to suffer from cognitive impairment. ..Researchers do not point out that TV watching is the sole cause of weak brainpower and that another explanation might be at work....

Human Testicular Cells Would Help In Stem Cell Research

Stem cells hold great promise for new treatments for many conditions as they have the ability to become many different types of adult tissue//. But the human embryo stem cell is entangled in a lot of controversy. Hence scientists believe the human testicle may provide a less controversial source of cells for stem cell research. .. A German team has described the procedure of isolation of the cel...

Cricket Match Lands Mother and Child in ICU after Lathi Charge

Chandigarh: A nine-year-old girl and her mother, injured in a lathi charge during the second one-day international (ODI) between India and England in Faridabad, a satellite town of Delhi, are in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a hospital. // ....The little girl, Vidhi, had a broken collarbone and a broken wrist and her condition is being closely monitored by doctors. They said Vidhi had shown so...

Premature Babies In ICU Can Be Viewed Online: Parents Rejoice

An online service that been launched on a trial basis in Singapore would enable parents and relatives to view babies kept in the intensive care unit//. A camera hooked up beside the baby's cot in the neonatal intensive care unit allows tired parents to view the live footage on 3G-enabled mobile phones, Singapore General Hospital said. ....The Virtual Visit service is on a three-month trial, duri...
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