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Antifever drug betters stroke outcome

...sis of the stroke. The fever-reducer acetaminophen lowers body temperature in people who have had a stroke, according to a new study conducted in The Netherlands. Rise in the body temperature during the first few days, though small enough that they hardly manifest as fever, has been linked to poorer outcom...

Bayer Voluntarily Withdraws BAYCOL - A Drug Associated With 50 Deaths

...y the FDA, belongs to a statin group of drugs that lowers cholesterol by blocking enzymes that are essential in the synthesis of cholesterol in the body. Bayer Pharmaceuticals has voluntarily recalled its cholesterol drug Baycol( cerivastatin ) because // it has been linked to approximately 50 deaths. Bayc...

Flaxseed fights cancer risk

A new study suggests that flaxseed lowers female hormone levels and may thereby reduce breas... studies are needed to work out how the supplement lowers oestrogen and also to see if there is a link between flaxseed and cancer itself. Besides lignans, th...

Depression disturbs heart rate

...t is one with a high HRV. The fact that depression lowers HRV points to an important mind-body mechanism. Clearly, it may be essential to treat depression as well as heart problems following a heart attack, if the patient is to have the best possible chance of survival....

Fluoride Found Effective in Osteoporosis

...ith calcium and vitamin D, increases bone mass and lowers the risk of backbone fractures associated with osteoporosis, researchers report. Fluoride is known to stimulate new bone formation, but concerns about its safety have limited its use in the elderly, according to Dr. Craig D. Rubin from University of ...

Simvastatin Plus Niacin May Lower Heart Risks

...esterol drug simvastatin with the B vitamin niacin lowers the risk of heart attack and other artery-disease complications by up to 90% in some patients. The study of 160 adults with clogged heart arteries and low HDL (good) cholesterol showed that 3 years of the combo treatment improved HDL levels, caused a...

Lecithin lowers cholesterol absorption in body

...ith the absorption of egg cholesterol and markedly lowers its uptake by the intestine. When the phospholipid is saturated, its inhibitory effect is further enhanced. The researchers controlled experimental conditions to specifically look at egg phospholipid and its effect on cholesterol absorption.Even tho...

Salt reduction lowers blood pressure

... health benefits.// Previous research has shown it lowers blood pressure, low density lipoprotein (LDL) and levels of homocysteine, an amino acid linked to heart disease. The DASH diet is high in fruit and vegetables and low fat dairy produce, reduced in total and saturated fat, as well as sugar. The late...

Choose the correct hypertensive drug

...tors should be looking not just at how well a drug lowers blood pressure but also at its effectiveness at preventing stroke, heart attack and heart failure....

Lifestyle variation can cut diabetes hazard

...veloped diabetes was assigned to metformin - which lowers blood sugar - placebo, or lifestyle changes. In the latter subgroup, the target was a seven per cent decrease in body mass and an increase of physical activity to 150 minutes a week. All the participants were followed up for an average of 2 years, ...

Drug to treat lung cancer shows promise

... will be necessary to show that the approach truly lowers the risk of lung cancer, but they say the latest findings make biological sense. "It's an intriguing, promising finding in a small patient population. When people give up smoking, they retain a substantial risk of lung cancer. Half of newly diagnosed...

Elevating Manganese Levels hold back HIV

...ther research determined increasing manganese also lowers the activity of HIV's reverse transcriptase, which could block replication of the virus and help prevent it from causing acquired immune deficiency syndrome. According to Jef Boeke, professor of molecular biology at Hopkins University, if drugs coul...

Functional foods reduce cholesterol

...e study finds phytosterol-supplemented ground beef lowers total cholesterol and LDL levels in men. Researchers feel this food has the potential to become a functional food to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Researchers conclude phytosterol-supplemented ground beef could be a good addition a...

Sweet corn releases antioxidants on cooking

...ion that boiling or steaming vegetables and fruits lowers their nutritional content. According to new study, one loses some vitamin C when you heat produce but, you may well gain more antioxidant power than you lose on cooking. For vitamin C is not the only antioxidant in fruit and vegetables. Some antio...

Cholesterol-lowering therapy benefits older people also

... in older people. Long-term treatment with statins lowers cholesterol// levels and so lowers the risk of heart disease. This has been shown to be the case in middle-aged people, but the benefit...

Combating insomnia with warm feet

...r sleep occurs when the body temperature naturally lowers in the evening. By wearing warm booties before bed, people with insomnia who have a reduced evening body temperature drop may experience a greater temperature change and go to sleep more easily. The booties are warmed in the microwave and are worn f...

Study supports vegetable diet

...ld the Garden of Eden diet to devise a regime that lowers cholesterol, appeals to modern taste buds and suits a busy lifestyle. Jenkins directs the clinical nutrition and risk modification centre at St. Michael's Hospital. Funding came from the Canadian Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of ...

New heart-healthy corn due in stores by 2007

... to prevent arteries from clogging.Oleic acid also lowers the bad cholesterol that damages the heart. Susan Duvick, a plant biologist who led the project, said conventional corn contains about 20 percent oleic acid and 60 percent polyunsaturated fat, which is considered healthy by nutritionists though no...

‘Protein’ Produced By Overstressed Heart Muscle a Strong Indicator Of Heart Diseae

...re of the peptide, which dilates blood vessels and lowers blood pressure. A Swiss study included 452 patients who came to the hospital's ER in 2001 and 2002 with shortness of breath. To determine the cause -- congestive heart failure, a respiratory disease or something else -- all got physicals, standard ...

Eating Fiber Reduces The Risk Of Heart Disease

...dietary fiber specifically from fruits and cereals lowers the risk of heart disease. Previous research has suggested // a connection between higher intake of fiber and lower risk of heart disease. However, few studies have actually looked at the dietary fiber from different sources and the relationship to h...

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