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Life Saving Cancer Drugs – From Chicken! Possible Says 'Dolly’ Creatos

In what can be a watershed in cancer research, Scottish scientists along with US Biotech Company Viragen Inc., have used nuclear transfer technology to harvest life saving drugs to treat many serious diseases including cancer. The same team had earlier cornered world wide fame and glory (and a lot of criticism!) for creating Dolly – the world’s first cloned mammal: Using the same nuclear transfe...

Sexual abuse affect health for a lifetime

Sexual abuse occurred when the women were 16 years old and the men were 13.5 years old revealed by a study conducted by California University Researchers. ..It appears that the sexual abuse or assault was associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, arthritis and thyroid diseases. It varied by gender, where arthritis and breast cancer occur in women and increased risk of thyroid disease oc...

Breast Feeding prevents obesity later on in life

A new research suggests that breast-feeding in infancy reduces the risk of becoming obese in life later on. According to Dr. William H. Dietz of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, who led the research team, effects of breast milk significantly lowered the odds of being overweight by the early teen years, but showed less effect on weight during early childhood. ..In...

Lose stomach for Life....Preventive removal of stomach saves the risk of cancer

This is a story about five gentlemen with a rare genetic mutation that confers a very high risk of stomach cancer. Yes! Dr. David G. Huntsman of the British Columbia Cancer Agency in Vancouver, Canada and colleagues report on five members of two families with a rare form of hereditary gastric cancer caused by a mutation of the E-cadherin gene. These people had a very bad family history with...

Heart disease threat starts early in life for Diabetics

Diabetes mellitus type I, is due to autoimmune destruction of the pancreatic islet cells that produce insulin. Result of this the body no longer produces insulin and and there is a raise in the blood sugar levels. Individuals with this type I Diabetes develop are at a higher risk to develop heart disease even at their teens. ..The team of researchers with the University of Southern California and...

Obesity shortens lifespan

According to a research obese heart patients live on average four years less than their slim counterparts.Being seriously overweight also hastens the onset of heart disease by an average of seven years compared to people who stay slim. ....It has long been known that obesity is linked to heart disease, but researchers from Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina, have become the first to...

Quality of life after cancer

According to American researchers many cancer survivors report a good quality of life, despite facing physical and psychological struggle. But generally Doctors and the general public assume that cancer must lead to a deterioration in your quality of life. ....Researchers at the King Edward Memorial Hospital in Carolina carried out a survey on a group of women who had survived a gynaecological ca...

Sex life enhanced by cycling

According to a new study, cycling has shown a beneficial effect in treating sexual dysfunction among men with chronic heart failure, ..Heart failure may produce sexual dysfunction in men because blood flow is restricted, in other words they may find it hard to get an erection. The problem is that many of these men cannot take the anti-impotence drug sildenafil because it interacts with medication...

Lifestyle variation can cut diabetes hazard

According to researchers reducing weight and increasing exercise cut the risk of diabetes by over half. People who have elevated blood sugar are known to be at increased risk of developing diabetes.// Given that diabetes has serious even life-threatening complications, it would be very useful if there was some way of helping 'at risk' individuals avoid the disease. ..Researchers for the Diabetes...

Campaign aims to simplify OTC drug labels

Americans buy about five billion over-the-counter drugs each year to treat routine health problems. The number has increased as more and more drugs have made the switch from prescription to over-the-counter status. But many Americans, particularly senior citizens, misuse over-the-counter drugs because the lettering is too small. Consumers have also complained that words like "indications," and "p...

Arthritis drug can prolong life

Rheumatoid arthritis strikes about 1 percent of people, usually in middle age. People with the disease tend to die about 10 years sooner than normal. It is not the type of arthritis common in the elderly because// of the wear-and-tear of aging. It occurs when the immune system goes awry and attacks the joints, causing severe inflammation in the lining of the joints, pain and stiffness. It is also...

Inspiring positive life changes

Exhibiting people evidence of the harm unhealthy habits do can motivate them to change.Researchers in Texas have reviewed a number of studies on biomarkers indicators of health or disease status to see// if a knowledge of these can affect people's behaviour. ....They learned that if you reveal factors like carbon monoxide levels in blood - increased by smoking it does encourage people to quit...

Exercise is necessary in daily life

Exercise experts at the University of Alabama suggest turning back the clock to up your physical activity level. Even small increases of activity could prevent over half of new cases of type 2 diabetes,// one of the major contributors to death from heart disease. ....Exercise physiologist Dr. Gary Hunter of the University of Alabama at Birmingham points to our modern way of life as being the maj...

Down syndrome life anticipation doubles

According to a new study, people with Down syndrome live twice as long today as they did in the early 1980s'. These patients have a lower than average risk of developing many forms of cancer. ....The study by Quanhe Yang and colleagues published in this week's Lancet was based on data collected from death certificates between 1980 and 1995 in the US.// The researchers found that the average age a...

Liver key to extending life

According to an anti-ageing research, the liver is a neglected key. Professor David Le Couteu, a geriatrician, of the Concord Hospital, felt that there are many wonderful things about getting older, with a background in clinical pharmacology and toxicology.//Your mortgage is paid off, your children have moved out, you're not embarrassed about who you are, and you have the benefit of wisdom and re...

Boys reduced mother's life expectancy

According to researchers, scientists, having sons cut mothers' lives short, looking at families 250 years back. They felt that the pattern might still be seen in developing countries today. The team from Toronto looked at church records// for the Sanu people, who lived in Scandinavia between the 18th and 20th centuries. ....The Sanu depended on reindeer herding, fishing and hunting for their liv...

Tennis gives protection against heart disease lifelong

Researchers at the University of Hopkins University, men who keep up playing tennis throughout life are less prone to have a heart attack than those who are less active. They have been following a group of medical students at college during 1950 and 1960. //They asked them about participation in tennis, golf, football, baseball and basketball. Those who reported the greatest skill in tennis were...

A Vitamin A Day May Delay The Life span Of HIV Patients

A vitamin a day could slow down the progression of HIV, according to new research. Researchers say this could be a low-cost way to delay the progression of this deadly disease. Past studies have indicated that // multivitamins may play a role in the progression of HIV. However researchers recently conducted a study to determine if vitamins have an impact on the disease. ..The study included 1,078...

Life of wolves in danger due to dog disease

In a wake up study it has been revealed that most of the gray wolf pups born in Yellowstone National Park last year have died. The reason attributed to this catastrophe is a dog disease//. ..In a staggering figure only 22 of the 69 pups born last year are still alive. This was revealed by Doug Smith, the park's wolf project leader. .."It's cause for concern, a great deal of concern," Smith said...

Change In Lifestyle Recommended To Avoid Cardiac Disease

India would have the maximum number of cardiac patients by 2020 if Indians do not resolve to change their lifestyle at the earliest. // The above warning has been issued by leading Cardiologists in the country. ....Stress, bad eating habits and the growing number of diabetic patients are contributing to the increasing incidence of heart ailments. About eight percent of India's population now suf...

Berlin Heart Saves The Life Of An Eighteen Month Old Child

Little Claudia Twiby, eighteen months old was kept alive with a Berlin heart until a real one was found for a transplant// . ..Four weeks later she received a new donated heart and is now back home in Brighton with her parents Jodie Lansdale, 32, and Shaun Twiby, 42. ..Claudia was only the second small child to be fitted with a Berlin heart at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital, which first...

Attitude affects life's quality

According to a new study, your attitude about life may not only help you live longer, it may also help you enjoy life more. Researchers at the University of Illinois, found two years ago that optimists live longer than pessimists. Now, the same group of researchers// looked to see if one's outlook on life affects their quality of life. ....In the 1970s, participants were assessed using a persona...

Overweight can affect sex life

According to a survey presented at the American Urological Association,k overweight men are more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction than slimmer correspondents. 40% of 1980 men surveyed between the ages of 50 and 85 reported moderate //to severe erectile dysfunction. These men also were more likely to be older, have high blood pressure and weigh more. .... Men with a waistline measuring 4...

Lifetime risk of heart failure increases

A person aged 40 or over has a lifetime risk of heart failure of one in five, which is doubled if they have high blood pressure. Heart failure is an increasing problem, as the population ages. //It's caused by increasing pressure within the heart which makes it hard to pump blood around the body. Typical symptoms are breathlessness and fatigue and the condition is very disabling. ....Researchers...

Life anticipation differences identified

According to researchers, high blood pressure is a major factor accounting for differences in life expectancy between blacks and whites. It's well known that black people live, on average, six years less than white people. And those who did not complete //high school are at a similar disadvantage compared to high school graduates. Now, for the first time, a study has identified the major health f...

New therapy improves quality of life for cancer

The drug epoetin alfa treats anaemia in cancer patients and thereby recuperates their energy levels. Anaemia is a very common side effect of cancer chemotherapy. It results from a decrease in levels of haemoglobin,// the protein that carries oxygen round the body. The problem with anaemia is that it causes overwhelming exhaustion that is not relieved by rest. Patients find it hard to get the ener...

Life expectancy lessened due to obesity

A recent study by researchers of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine published in the January issue of The Journal of The American Medical Association suggested that obesity has a marked effect on the life span of both men and women, and that the risk of increased years of life lost(YLL) was greatest at younger ages. The study was based on data from various National Health// and Nutrition...

Lifestyle linked to prostate cancer risk

An US research have shown that maintaining a normal body mass index, engaging in regular physical activity and undergoing screening for prostate cancer can help stop disease progression. In a six-year study of 1,117 patients with localised prostate cancer, researchers from the University of Texas looked at prostate specific antigen levels, the aggressiveness of the cancer measured by a biopsy Gle...

Scientists open the book of life

A scientific achievement once thought impossible has been achieved. The human genetic instruction is complete to an accuracy of 99.99 percent. However it is now considered the foundation for a new era of medical advances. With the entire sequence in hand experts predicted it would lead to new drugs, better forecasts of people's health and new ways of treating or preventing many of the most devast...

Marriage does not have much impact on life satisfaction

It is widely believed that people who get married lead a happier life than people who are lonely. But the impact of marriage seems to be more complex than this, according to a long-running population study in Germany. Researchers in Germany have found that marital status has no impact on that general life satisfaction. on contrary to what was believed life satisfaction tends to stay constant over...

A surge in Lifestyle Medicine

From experience one knows that one cannot resort to drugs alone for the cure of diabetes and obesity. These both conditions are rising at an alarmingly high proportion. A Connecticut doctor is working to combine standard drugs with lifestyle therapies. Some people who despite doing workouts gain weight. Doctors usually make a complete study of the patient’s nutritional profile and psychologic...

WHO lifts HongKong advisory

The World Health Organization has lifted its SARS-related travel warnings for Hong Kong and China's Guangdong province, as a possible breakthrough in the origin of the virus emerged. It is believed the epidemic originated in Guangdong, and officials praised national health authorities for controlling the outbreak in those areas. Hong Kong Chief Executive Tung Chee-Hwa welcomed the lifting of the...

Shorter infants have lower incomes in later life

British researchers have found evidence that male babies who grow slowly in their first year of life have lower incomes in later life. The results hold true regardless of the socioeconomic status of the child's family, suggesting that slow infant growth may be accompanied by hampered brain development. Biological processes linked to poor growth in infancy lead to lifelong impairment of cognitive...

Food May Trigger Life-Threatening Asthma

For the first time, food allergy -- especially to peanuts -- has been shown to be a major cause of life-threatening asthma in children. ....Asthma attacks are the most common reason for children to be hospitalized, say Dr. Graham Roberts from St. Mary's Hospital in London and a team of experts. Despite great strides in treatment, death due to childhood asthma has not dropped. Roughly 50 children...

How to Improve Life Expectancy

Eat better, exercise more, stop smoking -- they all sound simple, but can they really impact health? A new study shows removing some of these factors can significantly improve life expectancy worldwide. ..Researchers from several international centers combined efforts to determine the potential health gains of reducing risk factors for disease. They looked at 20 risk factors. Some of those inclu...

Heart Disease Sign Appears Early in Life

An inflammatory component of heart disease may be present early in life, say researchers. A new study shows a significant link between body mass index and C-reactive //protein levels in children. CRP has emerged as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease in adults. ....Researchers analyzed data collected from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which included 1,479 boys and 1,3...

Better Diet Even Late in Life May Prolong It

A new British study offers hope for all those procrastinating dieters out there.....The study, published in the Sept. 19 issue of Science, found that reducing dietary intake late in life reduced mortality in fruit flies.// ...."We found that within just 48 hours of being switched from a high nutrient intake to dietary restriction, flies were no more likely to die than those that had been under di...

Even mid-life diet change can extend life

A study on diet and life in the journal Science dealt only with laboratory fruit flies, but researchers said some of the same effects may apply to mammals, perhaps even humans.// ....In the study, British researchers compared the effects of different calorie-restricted diets on the mortality of fruit flies. They found that fruit flies on restricted diets lived about 90 days, twice as long as tho...

Key to Long Life

Families who live long and healthy lives probably have significantly larger high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) particles, //according to a new study. Lipoproteins are the particles that carry fat through the blood. ....Previous studies suggest genetic determinants of exceptional longevity are highly heritable. This study’s goal was to identify the specific biological...

Animals Can give us a second chance at life

In the 1960s, surgeons experimented by transplanting chimpanzee organs into humans in need of an organ transplant. In 1985, Baby Fae received a baboon heart and survived 20 days. // Since then, doctors have continued to look to animals as a source for organs, tissues and cells to treat various diseases, all with varying degrees of success. Here’s a look at the controversy surrounding cross-specie...
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