Tag: "low" at medical news
Keep guilt off
...ggested that: "people who report high pleasure and low
guilt have enhanced immune system function. Such observations provide empirical support for the increasingly-held notion that pleasures are good and guilt is bad for health."...
... organic solvents double their chances of having a low
sperm count, according to a study published in the...only factor common to all of the men found to have low
sperm counts and low
sperm activity was repeated exposure to organic solvents. The most common organ...
Vitamin C for the heart
...h a severe form of arterial disease appear to have low
levels of vitamin C in their blood, regardless of ...ith PAD had vitamin C blood levels nearly twice as low
as those in people without PAD....
Cigerettes unsafe during pregnancy
...ey found that smoking doubles the risk of having a low
birth weight baby, a miscarriage or a pre-term birth, and triples the rate of SIDS - and if women are not able to give up entirely, they need to cut their smoking by half to achieve any benefit for themselves and their baby. "Educating people on how...
Drink milk right now
...d not drink milk. The type of milk drunk – full or low
fat – had no effect on risk.The researchers concluded that there was a clear negative trend in breast cancer incidence rate ratios with increasing combined childhood and adulthood milk consumption. ...
Emphasis on eating pattern
...scoring diets ate a lot more fruit than those with low
scores. They also had a greater variety of foods in their diet. The researchers found that those with the highest HEI scores were older, better educated, more affluent and more likely to be married. It may be that socioeconomic factors influencing ch...
Aggressive blood pressure treatment needed
...sk group is four times more effective than for the low
risk group. But the high risk group comprises exactly those people who are not being treated. It's a wake-up call for doctors - they should re-think their approach to older patients with high blood pressure and other risk factors....
Fright could be more harmful
...ent uncertainty over the chronic health effects of low
level exposure to toxic agents will further increase anxiety in the affected communities." They add that because health officials will not be able to provide positive assurances about long-term safety, the public may lose trust in experts. "Unconfir...
Fructose cause digestive problems
...gastrointestinal problem - but, in the meantime, a low
fructose diet may provide relief for patients with IBS-type symptoms....
Hormone treatment helps obese people slim down
...o completely lack the hormone, but also those with low
levels. There may be some unknown problems with their leptin genes or their body's ability to produce leptin. Individuals with such problems might be predisposed to become obese and might benefit from leptin therapy....
Gene Therapy Destroys Pancreatic Cancer Cells
...fecting many people a year and having an extremely low
survival rate. Pancreatic cancer is the most aggressive cancer and there are few palliative treatments. Using a new two-pronged attack, researchers were able to destroy deadly pancreatic cancer cells in the test tube and in lab animals. // The work...
Borderline blood pressure- possible health risk
...l, there is a benefit in keeping blood pressure as low
as possible.High blood pressure is generally defin...stroke, compared to those with optimal - 120/80 or low
blood pressure. An ongoing study reveals that borderline blood pressure also increases the risk of n...
Too much coffee is too bad
...ared the bone mineral density of women in high and low
categories of caffeine consumption to examine th i...ared with no change in bone desity in women in the low
caffeine group.Though the number of women with the tt genotype was found to be relatively small (six...
Legume Consumption Can Cut Heart Disease Risk
...d improve insulin resistance. Legumes also contain low
levels of sodium and high levels of potassium, calcium and magnesium--a combination that is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease. Folate, a mineral also found in abundance in legumes, is thought to reduce blood levels of homocysteine, a co...
Hormones Linked To Migraines
...he report indicates. Peak levels of prolactin were low
in 53% of patients compared with 22% of those without headaches. This hormone is partially regulated by a brain chemical called dopamine. Chronic migraines may occur with other conditions such as depression, anxiety disorder and insomnia. While the...
Simvastatin Plus Niacin May Lower Heart Risks
...tudy of 160 adults with clogged heart arteries and low
HDL (good) cholesterol showed that 3 years of the ...ouble the benefits for at-risk patients. And since low
HDL may reflect an antioxidant deficiency, treatment with such vitamins could be expected to confer ...
High-protein diets may pose health risks
...uce ketosis, a metabolic condition associated with low
blood levels of insulin and resulting when the body is deprived of dietary carbohydrates. Sustained ketosis also causes a loss of appetite, which may lead to lower total calorie intake.Some popular high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets limit carbohydr...
Zinc supplements improve survival rate
Daily zinc supplements given to babies with low
birth weight can significantly improve survival ra...us for infants, and are more common in babies with low
birth weights, who also might be more prone to zinc deficiency. Providing the supplements, which cos...
Triglycerides Linked To Stroke Risk
...archers have shown that high triglycerides and the low
levels of HDL, or "good," cholesterol that usually coexist are important risk factors for the main type of stroke, called ischemic stroke, among patients with heart disease. Ischemic strokes, which occur when a clot or narrowed artery cuts off the br...
Dangers of Low Calcium Intake
...ediatric disease with geriatric consequences. With low
calcium intake levels during these important bone ...gence of rickets, a bone disease that results from low
levels of vitamin D. As these children get older, this calcium crisis will become more serious as ...
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