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More to Garlic than warding of Dracula

...sue of Nutrition in Clinical Care. The researchers looked at studies investigating the effect of garlic on risk factors for heart disease. Several studies suggest that garlic may lower total cholesterol, LDL ("bad") cholesterol and blood pressure. It may also help keep blood thin, reducing the risk of blood...

Researchers urge caution in using ear tube surgery

...y has a really important finding, but it has to be looked at preliminarily," said Perrin. "It's not easy to be accurate with testing in 3-year-olds. We need to know what's going to happen in these children at ages 4, 5 and 6." Ear tube surgery does have risks: the small, but real risk of anesthesia and co...

Breast Feeding prevents obesity later on in life

...t Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, looked at more than 15,300 adolescents aged 9 to 14. They found that those who had been breast-fed were less likely to be overweight compared with those who were raised mostly or exclusively on formula milk. Kids fed mainly on breast milk for the first 6 ...

Distraction therapy found very effective in postoperative patients

...in those who listened to the gurgle of a brook and looked at a colourful panorama during and after the process. Encouraged by these results the doctors are suggesting that these biophilic images and sounds should be tried in other invasive procedures like interventional radiological examinations and endosc...

Obesity raises IVF miscarriage risk

...s who had managed to conceive with IVF. The study looked at the progress of a variety of women and compared this with their body mass index(BMI)- their weight in kilos divided height in metres squared. Women with a BMI of between 30 and 35-obese but not grossly obese had a miscarriage rate after fertility...

Cats to protect children from asthma

...and his colleagues from the University of Virginia looked at the immune reactions of 226 children to cat allergens in their hormones. They found that 1 in 5 of the children showed an immune response to cat dandruff without having any allergic reaction. These children's immune system produced an antibody cal...

Eye Saver

...e only option for bigger tumours. The study looked at 1,317 patients with cancer of the choroid,the thin layer of vessels beneath the retina, which contains most of the eye's melanocytes .All the patients had medium sized tumours (2.5- 10mm in height and within 16mm in diameter) ranging from the siz...

Early detection of prostate cancer

...study, conducted by teams in Stockholm and Boston, looked at the relationship between prostate-specific antigen, or PSA (the chemical currently used as a ‘marker’ for prostate cancer progression), and two other blood proteins. It was found that men with prostate cancer who could not be detected by the...

Reversing heart failure

...e condition of the heart muscle. The researchers looked at heart tissue from two groups of transplant patients - one group had received LVAD support, the other had not. In the first group, the heart muscle had a stronger contracting mechanism than in the second - suggesting that the LVAD was actually reve...

Prevention of cataracts

...tions during the study.// Researchers specifically looked for the development of cataracts. A cataract is a condition in which the lens loses its clearness and often occurs late in life. Researchers found the prevalence of cataracts was significantly lower in the group who ate the most amount of nutrients ...

Starving leads to obesity

...e found. A team from the University of Amsterdam looked at a group of 741 men and women who were conceived during the Dutch famine of 1944-1945 which followed the Nazi occupation.// They found that the rate of obesity among the women, who were aged 50 when the study took place, was higher than in the ge...

Obesity shortens lifespan

...t on subsequent life expectancy.// The researchers looked at 13 years of detailed data on more than 7000 heart patients. They reported at a meeting of the American Heart Association that the the average age of the overweight patients was 61, and that of the most obese was 57.The researchers, led by Dr. E...

Voice may be improved by surgery

...ce. Researchers at a number of centres in the US looked at the voice characteristics of patients undergoing surgery. They found that vowels were unaltered, as were most consonants save for 'm' and 'n' which became less 'nasal'. The subjects themselves felt their voice was unchanged. But you don't hear you...

Genes for lung disease

...investigating the genetic basis of COPD. They have looked at genes that code for so-called pulmonary surfactant proteins (SPs), which play a key role in lung function. In a group of people from Mexico, certain variants of two of the SP genes occurred more often in those with COPD. Smoking, and being male, ...

Birth weight key factor in heart diseases

...t the National Public Health Institute in Helsinki looked at records of 4630 boys born in a Finnish Hospital between 1934 and 1944, of whom 357 developed heart disease as adults. Poor growth during the first year appeared to increase a boy's risk of heart disease in adulthood, regardless of whether he was ...

Surgery a safety in senility

...n, research suggests. Researchers in a Swiss study looked at patients with an average age of 80 who suffered from chronic angina. Doctors either gave them medication, or referred them for an angioplasty - a treatment where a fine tube with a small inflatable balloon attached is inserted and the balloon in...

Complementary and Alternative medicine

Researchers at Harvard Medical School have looked at the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in over 2000 people. They find that the use of 20 therapies - from acupuncture to yoga - has increased in popularity since the 1960s. A new survey reveals that complementary and alternative m...

E. coli strains resistant to a common antibiotic

...id researcher Amee R. Manges at Berkeley. "When we looked at these organisms from these various different wo... We weren't anticipating that." The researchers looked specifically at infections caused by E. coli strains resistant to a common antibiotic, trimethoprim-...

Pollution- hazardous for diabetics

...piratory and heart problems. Researchers in the US looked at Medicare data for Cook County Illinois for 1988 to 1994 and have uncovered a link between PM10 exposure and heart problems in people with diabetes.// PM10s increase the risk of heart rate variability , thrombosis, and inflammation. The data show...

Avoid stress to have strong babies

...a worse effect on a foetus' development. The study looked at foetuses in the late stages of development, but it could have more of an impact in the early stages when the placenta is being formed, said Dr Glover....

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