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Tobacco and alcohol connected to larger health problems

Patients in hospital who smoke and have a history of alcohol problems have poorer general and mental health. Doctors surveyed almost 400 patients// to find if there was a link between health status and smoking habits. They classified them into four groups:current tobacco use only, history of alcohol problems only, both, or neither. ..The patients with both current tobacco use and past alcohol pr...

New technique for heart enlargement

According to recent study, a simple imaging test may identify patients with the gene mutation that causes a potentially fatal heart condition. Researchers used Doppler tissue imaging (DTI) as a more powerful way to diagnose hypertrophic cardiomyopathy earlier in a patient's life.// Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) causes thickening of the left ventricle of the heart and is the most common cause...

Hype and Hoopla: Penis Mightier than the sword (read: Enlarged Penis)

LONDON: Think a dozen times before deciding upon a penis enlargement procedure. Too much hype and hoopla about size-lift surgeries to the Penis, advertised extensively over the internet and spam mails, // has led many size-fixated enthusiasts to the operating table. According to the researchers, it is still under weather down under, post penis enlargement surgeries, with most men dissatisfied w...

Just standing next to a large person can be bad for one's image

"Weight stigma is powerful, pervasive and destructive," said Marlene Schwartz, a Yale psychologist.In the English study, psychologists tested 144 female students reactions to two prom photos.// .. One showed a dapper, thin young man standing next to a svelte ringlet-haired woman. The other was the same photo altered to show the guy arm-in-arm with a very large, nicely dressed woman. ..The volunte...

3 die, 500 sickened in nation's largest hepatitis A outbreak Associated Press

A third person died Friday and nearly 500 others who ate at a Chi-Chi's Mexican restaurant have fallen ill in the biggest known outbreak of hepatitis A in U.S.// history, making people so scared they are lining up by the thousands for vaccinations and no longer eating out. ....Health investigators are focusing on whether contaminated produce - perhaps scallions - caused the outbreak at the resta...

Two drugs Mays Be Better Than One For Prostate Enlargement

More than half of all men over age 60 suffer from a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate called BPH. BPH causes // lower urinary tract symptoms, and those symptoms are frequent urination, nighttime urination, difficulty starting the stream, interrupting the stream, incomplete emptying of the bladder, etc.Based on the findings of a recent study researchers say two drugs may be better than one...

Risks Of An Enlarged Heart

A new study shows thickening of the heart may put young people at risk for sudden death.The condition is caused by an abnormal heart muscle protein // and is noticeable after the growth spurt during puberty. The symptoms may include chest pain, loss of breath on exertion, and a family history of sudden death in young adults. Signs of this condition, known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, can be se...

The Link Between Larger Birth Weight And Cancer Risk

In a recent study that looked at how in utero exposures affect the risk of certain diseases in adulthood researchers say, larger babies // have a higher risk of developing certain cancers in adult life. ..Researchers say associations between larger birth weight and increased rates of adult cancer have been proposed, but there have been few studies to examine this hypothesis. Thus they set out to...

Enlarged waistline may predict atherogenesis for postmenopausal women

A recent study had suggested that an increasing waistline, along with the elevated levels of triglycerides may// be a strong predictor for atherogenesis and cardiac problems for post menopausal women. ....The study had looked into 557 women for 8.5 yrs to estimate the risk of cardiovascular mortality and the progression rate atherogenesis. Atherogenesis is the process of plaques etc forming in t...

Worlds Largest Cord Blood Bank to be started in India

South Korean Biotech Company, Histostem, will invest $20 million to establish the world’s largest umbilical cord blood bank in Mumbai, India, to provide stem cells for transplant surgeons globally. The Indian government will // receive a 10% equity stake in this venture and two seats on the board of directors to ensure that government guidelines are followed, Said company president Mike Shen, who...

India Has The Oldest And Largest Collection Of Preserved Mosquitoes – Mosquito Museu

'Mosquito museum' is one of the oldest and largest museum in India situated in National Institute of Communicable diseases.// The museum has a huge collection of 100,000 mosquitoes, plague-hit rats, guinea worms and wild birds infected with Japanese Encephalitis. The museum is the oldest and largest such collection in South and Southeast Asia, formally set up in 1938 and still used in fighting ki...

Fear Of Dengue Epidemic Looms Large: Fever Kills Five in Pakistan

Even as the Pakistani government struggles to prevent dengue from taking on epidemic proportions, health officials in Pakistan have confirmed that the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) // has killed at least 5 people, including a woman doctor, and infected around 45 people in the country's biggest city of Karachi. ....Dengue, commonly known as Congo fever, is spread through the bite of an...

Brain Enlargement May Be Characteristic of Autism

Evidence of brain enlargement has been discovered by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in several samples of children who suffer from autism, when in comparison to other normal children, according to the Archives of General Psychiatry//. ....Abnormalities in communication, repetitive and stereotyped behaviors, and social deficits are some of the deficits of autism. The neuroanatomical basis for t...

Mental health largely affected by shift in eating patterns.

In a new study and report in UK it has been revealed that a increase in cases of mental health is due to shift in the way we eat over the years.....The Mental Health Foundation and food campaign group says that less nutritious diets // have led to an increase in cases of depression, schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Alzheimer's disease. ....One of the most impor...

Visualization Found To Be Largely Dependent On The Brain

A Johns Hopkins University report has unraveled how the neurons located in different areas of the visual center collectively work to interpret what the human eye visualizes, be it a letter, number or some other shape. // All the obtained information is accommodated and is fitted together like a puzzle to help in the interpretation process. The results of this fascinating study (funded by the Na...

Large Scale Study On H5N1 Conducted

The first stage with regard to a massive study concerning the bird flu virus genomes is reported to have been completed at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This has served to increase the information available regarding the proteins// and genes of these viruses by about 100%. ..The H5N1 virus is giving rise to fears of a large scale pandemic across the world. The mutation of the virus...

Location largely affects weight

Contrary to popular belief that input less than output is the key to weight loss a new study says that location of work and home is what determines weight. //.. ..This study comes from the Canadian Institute for Health Information which shows that where we live, learn and work can help make or break our battle against the weight gain. ....According to Elizabeth Gyorfi-Dyke, director of CIHI's Ca...

A large belly: not a sign of richness but cause of worry!

A new study appearing in online edition of Gut, a journal of British Society of Gastroenterology says that belly fat may raise the risk of gallstones in older women.// .. ..The findings of the study were that abdominal circumference and waist-to- hip ratio were associated with an increased risk of gallstones and gall bladder removal or cholecystectomy in women. .... Edward Giovannucci of Harvard...

Large Scale Multiple Sclerosis Vaccine Trial to Be Initiated By PharmaFrontiers

It might not be long before a vaccine for multiple sclerosis is made available. Following the promising results of a multiple sclerosis vaccine trial// in a small group of patients, PharmaFrontiers, a leading pharmaceutical company is all set to test it’s vaccine on a large scale. ....Multiple sclerosis is a disease in which the myelin sheath, surrounding the nerve fibers in the spinal cord and...

Apprehension looms large over patient record system

The novel patient record system, designed to connect up 50 million patients' records, and the largest in civil projects, seems to be in trouble, according to reports. // The National Audit Office has been asked to check the veracity of reports doing the rounds that the new NHS system might have thrown patients records off gear, creating inconvenience and grave consequences to patients. The switch...

A connection between gingival enlargement and steroid abuse

Chicago – The extended use of anabolic androgenic steroid (AAS) is linked to gingival enlargement, according to researchers. // Gingival enlargement occurs when the tissues swell and begin to grow over the teeth. This is a fertile environment for bacteria to grow, which can lead to periodontal infection... ..'It was found that AAS abusers had statistically significant levels of gingival enlarge...

Pre-eclampsia Pronounced With Intake of Vitamins in Large Doses

Expectant Mothers , who carry a high risk of the potentially-fatal condition of pre-eclampsia, should make sure they do not consume large doses of Vitamin C and E. // Recent research has suggested that Vitamins in large doses are not beneficial to pregnant women and can trigger pre-eclampsia. ....Pre-eclampsia, is a dangerous condition that causes an unhealthy rise of Blood pressure in pregnant...

Large Ambulances To Handle Obese patients In Vegas

In Las Vegas, an ambulance company has announced that it would be providing a special, oversize ambulance specially equipped to handle specially equipped to handle massively overweight and morbidly obese patients who weigh 500pounds or more. //This is being done at the request of the Clark County Fire Department. ....Ray Carrol, the manager at American Medical Response, said that in the last six...

Breast Enlargement Injections Can Lead To Breast Loss

Health officials here Thursday warned women to avoid controversial breast enlargement gel injections after six women lost parts of their breasts// due to complications. ....Fifty-three women from Hong Kong have complained of complications such as infections and abscesses after having polyacrylamide gel injected into their breasts. ....Six women had to have parts of their breasts surgically remov...

Heart Related Problems-The Largest Killers In Andhra Pradesh

The myth that the cardiovascular diseases are a result of urban lifestyle was broken, by a three-year-old study in the rural Andhra Pradesh.// The study found that these diseases were among the largest and most silent of killers. ....The study led by the Byrraju Foundation, an NGO, along with by four other leading institutes, The Centre for Chronic Disease Control (CCDC), the CARE Foundation in I...

Large scale culling of poultry effected at Cote d'Ivoire following bird flu outbreak.

Abidjan markets witnessed large scale slaughtering of chicken, after the confirmation of H5N1 bird –flu outbreak in the West African country of Cote d'Ivoire. // Ghana, its neighbour has also imposed a ban on the entry of poultry and poultry products from this part of West Africa. ....The infected areas have been segregated and no movement is allowed in this restricted zone. ....

Enlarged Prostate Might Be Relieved with Botox injections

A new study has highlighted the benefits of Botox injections given into the prostate that is capable of bringing relief from suffering, for men with enlarged prostate//... ..Researcher Dr. Michael B. Chancellor, a professor of urology and gynecology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, said “Our results are encouraging because they indicate that Botox could represent a simple, safe and...

Children’s Center to Lead Largest-Ever Study on Kidney Disease in Childre

The early progression of chronic kidney disease in children and teens is poorly understood, but a national research team led by //Johns Hopkins scientists is launching the largest-ever study to learn more about this often-stealthy killer. ....“There has never, to our knowledge, been a study designed to systematically assess the changes in kidney function over time in children with early kidney di...

Large Scale Free Access On Usage Of HIV Drugs Could Help In Fighting Its Spread

A Canadian researcher has stated that a bold and dynamic methodology towards the usage of HIV drugs could in all probabilities reduce the global prevalence// of the virus. ....Dr. Julio Montaner, the director of the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, has proposed this idea with a perspective article that appears in tomorrow’s special issue of medical journal The Lancet that is devoted to AI...

Scientists Review Loeys-Dietz Syndrome in the Largest Ever Study to date

There are about three severe, potentially fatal genetic diseases which damage aortas leaving them so flimsy that they can rupture in pregnancy and labor or even lesser //activities, often without warning. Beta blockers, curbing exercise, proactive blood vessel surgery and other approaches can be helpful, but their usefulness varies according to which disease and when they're offered. ....Now a l...

Aspirin May Reduce Risk Of Enlarged Prostate

Aspirin, the magic drug present in almost every medicine cabinet, may help in easing out prostate problem, according to a study by Minnesota's Mayo Clinic.// ....Aspirin is known to help in the prevention of arthritic inflammations, heart attacks, strokes and several types of cancer along with headaches. The researchers say that now it may help solve some of the urinary problem thought to have b...

Damage Due to MS Might Extend Into Larger Portions Of The Normal Brain

According to a new study by researchers from Netherlands the effects of multiple sclerosis (MS) extend beyond the visibly affected areas into larger portions of the brain, which seemingly appear normal on the outside. // ....The research led by Hugo Vrenken, Ph.D., from the Multiple Sclerosis Center at VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam, who have published their findings that is scheduled...

Researchers Identify Key Step in Cocaine-Induced Heart Enlargement, Sudden Death

Cocaine, in concentrations commonly sold on the street, causes the abnormal buildup of primitive proteins in heart muscle – a process causing heart enlargement that can ultimately lead to sudden death,// report researchers at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital. ....The study was published in the July 2006 issue of the Journal of Cardiovascul...

For High BP Patients, Preventing Enlarged Heart Decreases Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

For high-blood-pressure patients, preventing or reducing enlarged heart (left ventricular hypertrophy, LVH) reduces risk of atrial fibrillation (AF or afib), a life-threatening condition that can lead to stroke and heart failure.// ....An estimated 20 percent of all high-blood-pressure patients, or 12 million Americans, have LVH and are at increased risk of developing AF. ....While the direct r...

Insect Protein Effective for Treating Heart Enlargement, Arrythmias

Compounds known to play an important role in how insects develop from larvae to adults have been shown in a mouse model for congestive heart failure// to be effective in preventing and reducing cardiac cell overgrowth and irregular heart rhythms, according to UC Davis research published in the early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. ....The research, led by ca...

Large Study Finds No Need to Screen HIV-positive Patients for Thyroid Disease

Rates of thyroid disease are similar in HIV-positive patients and the general population, according to a large British// study published in the January edition of HIV Medicine. The study’s authors, from London’s Royal Free Hospital, therefore believe that HIV-positive patients do not require thyroid screens as part of their routine HIV care. ....HIV infection and treatment with potent antiretro...

Fear of Dengue looms large in China, as Mosquitoes Make Most of Sunshine!

China is susceptible to an outbreak of dengue, also known as bone-breaker's disease, with the average temperature of 28 degrees being conducive for the mosquitoes to breed//. China's Health Ministry has alerted the public about dengue fever, which is a lethal mosquito borne disease that could turn fatal as some strains can spark off internal bleeding and death. ....The ministry's spokesman said “...

Portion Sizes in Restaurants Larger than Before

Portion sizes dished out by most restaurant chefs are two to four times bigger than the government's recommended serving sizes. Knowing well that these large amounts are// contributing to increasing weight of their diners, the chefs believe customers expect large platefuls of food when eating out. ....These were the findings that were revealed by a survey of 300 chefs presented at the annual mee...

Large Community Spirometry Screening Proves Successful

Large scale, community spiromety screening for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), can be successfully performed in non-traditional settings, according to a new study. The research, presented at CHEST 2006 // , the 72nd annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), also demonstrates that community spirometry screenings can identify a large...

Safer Method for Large-Scale Malaria Screening Developed

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Malaria Research Institute have developed a new test for detecting //the malaria parasite in human urine and saliva. Although not a diagnostic test for determining treatment, the method could potentially reduce the need for blood sampling in epidemiological studies where large-scale malaria screening is required. Drawing blood i...
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