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Generic drug costs remain shackled

Price controls for generic drugs in primary care are likely to remain unchanged for the next year as the european government considers how best to supply the NHS. In 1999, a severe shortage of non-brand name medicines resulted in a 12.5 per cent increase in the cost of prescription drugs for the NHS, significantly higher than the 8 per cent average increase in previous years. // ....Pharmaceutic...

Blood Pressure Drugs maintain muscle strength

Drugs used to reduce blood pressure could help to keep elderly people fitter for longer by slowing the physical decline that accompanies age.// ACE inhibitors prevent high blood pressure by blocking an enzyme that causes blood vessels to constrict. The drugs also help to preserve muscle strength in patients suffering from congestive heart failure (CHF). .. ..Researchers said the drugs could...

Vitamin C maintains healthy lungs

According to a recent study, the researchers confirmed that people who consume high levels of vitamin C and magnesium tend to have healthier lungs. And for the first time, the research showed that people with high levels of vitamin C intake experience less decline in lung function over time.// Just like an apple a day keeps the doctor away, an orange a day may help keep lung disease away, accordi...

Maintaining warmth during cold

Avoid hypothermia by following a few tips on dressing well given by an emergency doctor. There is no need to feel you've got to stay indoors when the weather is cold. A brisk walk and exposure to sunlight will do you a lot of good.// But it's important to dress properly if you want to avoid the ill-effects of cold weather. Just putting on a woolly scarf and a pair of gloves isn't necessarily the...

Restless leg syndrome may remain under-diagnosed in many

A large multinational population study had brought into focus that restless leg syndrome// may remain under-diagnosed and untreated in people and in turn severely hamper the quality of life for them. ....Restless leg syndrome is a disorder of neurological origin. This condition happens when the urge to move one’s legs becomes strong even if the person is stationary. The people suffering from the...

Maintaining Weight Loss with Drugs

According to a recent study researchers say the drug orlistat (Xenical) could help keep the weight off for at least a year without // major side effects in overweight teens. Orlistat acts by decreasing the ability of the intestines to absorb fat by up to 30 percent. However some amount of fat consumed by people taking orlistat passes through the body without being digested resulting in mild- to m...

Maintaining a Pharma index could help track price fluctuations

The Indian government is in the process of instituting a pharmaceutical price// index similar to the wholesale price index in order to track drug price fluctuations for price-related decisions. At present, the government is relying on the retail audit of market research agency ORG-IMS for drug price revisions. However it is felt that the present system of price revisions based on the retail audit...

Elderly Women Remain At Risk From Hypertension

Elderly women, especially those above the age of 80yrs, may remain at a higher risk from hypertension //and their condition may remain undetected for long as well. The report, which was published in the recent issue of JAMA, said that about 75% of the participants of the survey conducted in the concerned age group have hypertension. ....The research, which was based on data from the National Hear...

Elderly Women Remain At Risk From Hypertension

Elderly women, especially those above the age of 80yrs, may remain at a higher risk from hypertension //and their condition may remain undetected for long as well. The report, which was published in the recent issue of JAMA, said that about 75% of the participants of the survey conducted in the concerned age group have hypertension. ....The research, which was based on data from the National Hear...

Stroke In The Right-Brain Can Remain Undiagnosed

It may be easier to diagnose strokes affecting the left-brain than the right brain, said a report in the recent issue of The Lancet.// ..The authors state that discrepancy could be due to difficulties in recognizing the symptoms of right-brain stroke. ..Cerebrovascular events are frequently accompanied by characteristic neurological deficits, depending on the side of the brain the lesion occurs....

E-Mail Affects Brain More Than Marijuana

Today’s technology has replaced the smoking pot and cigar of the 70s. If you want to kill your brain //cells in true 21st-century style, just stay on your cell phone and check your e-mail multiple times over the course of an afternoon... ..A study commissioned by Hewlett-Packard shows that today's dependency on daily technology, including e-mail and cell phones, can be slightly more detrimental t...

Gene treatment maintains normal Heart Beat

Genetic handling of the molecular controls for calcium flow in heart cells can help failing hearts beat normally, suggesting that gene therapy might some day replace mechanical-assist devices or heart transplants as an effective treatment for congestive heart failure. Harvard heart researcher Dr. Roger Hajjar said many heart experts believe// that calcium plays a crucial role in heart failure in...

Brain Plays Vital Role In Maintaining Bone Density

The brain has an important role in the maintenance of bone density, says a study that holds promise for the treatment of osteoporosis. // .. ....Itai Bab of the Bone Laboratory and other researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem experimented with genetically engineered laboratory mice whose ability to react to interleukin 1, a protein, has been known for many years, reports science portal...

The Two-In-One Estrogen Therapy For Managing Menopause And Maintaining Healthy Skin

Menopause is a normal part of life. It is one step in a long, slow process of reproductive aging. For most women this process begins silently somewhere around age 40 and declining levels of the hormones estrogen and progesterone // is responsible for physiological and emotional changes in a female... ..Menopause, or the “change of life,” affects each woman in a different way. In an attempt to hel...

Beauty Queens Urge On The Importance Of Maintaining Bone Integrity

Osteoporosis is already a huge health problem in Asia that is getting more serious every day. It is anticipated that in 45 years (by 2050), one out of every two fractures in the world will occur in Asia//. In view of the figures projected above, it would be sensible for men and women to undergo osteoporosis risk assessment accompanied by appropriate modification of their lifestyle. ..Osteoporosi...

India to maintain Public domain Registry database of clinical trials conducted in India.

India to set up a registry database which will contain all datas and research results of all clinical trials which would be available in a public domain which will provide transparent results and information for patients.// The detail of the new registry database was announced by Drug Controller General of India Ashwani Kumar. He announced the details of the registry during a two day workshop on...

Ketoacidosis Is The Main Cause On Mortality In Childhood-Onset Type 1 Diabetes

Although the main part of excess mortality in type 1 diabetes is due to long-term complications, an excess death rate// has also been reported from several countries in case subjects with short duration without signs of long-term complications. Except for the mortality caused by onset ketoacidosis or diabetic ketoacidosis after onset, part of the excess mortality has been unexplained deaths in be...

Tiagabine Enhances Sleep Maintenance In Insomnia Patients

Recent research indicates that tiagabine, a selective ?-aminobutyric acid (GABA) reuptake inhibitor, has positive effect on sleep and next-morning alertness and performance in adult patients with primary insomnia.// ..Primary insomnia is characterized by difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep and/or nonrestorative sleep, which causes clinically significant distress or impairment in important...

Meditation Maintains And Thickens The Grey Matter Of The Brain

Researchers had shown meditation can increase the thickness of the grey matter in the cortical region of the brain and also reduced the age related thinning// of cortical region of the brain. Maintaining the thickness of the grey matter of the brain is necessary for the proper functioning of the brain which is found to be reduced in old age. ....The structural changes were found in areas of the...

Leptin Injections Maintain Loss In Body Weight

In Washington it was reported that hormone injections (Leptin) taken twice daily by dieters help to maintain the weight loss rather than losing weight. ..The research was headed by Dr Michael Rosenbaum of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in // New York which shed light on the complex pathway that regulates metabolism and deposit fat. It is very difficult to lose weight...

Blood glucose level should be maintained lower than recommended levels

Professor William Cefalu, Pennington Biomedical Research Center has reported that maintaining the current recommended blood glucose level does not reduce the risk // of cardiovascular disease. The researcher has asked the physicians to maintain the blood glucose level of their patients less than the recommended levels by aggressive blood glucose monitoring and insulin. ..A1c test is used to mo...

Telomerase Vital In Maintaining Ability of Stem Cell to Multiply

Carol Greider, Ph.D., director and professor of molecular biology and genetics in the Johns Hopkins Institute of Basic Biomedical Sciences and colleagues have found that the length of telomeres is important// in ensuring that stem cells are able to divide indefinitely. ..Telomeres are the ends of the chromosomes that protect genetic information while the chromosome is undergoing division. These...

Mainstream medicine collides with alternate treatment: increasing health risks

In an Australian study it has been revealed that every fourth Australian is hiding the fact // of alternate treatment from there doctors and risking their health... ..The alternate forms of treatment have become so popular that half the population practices it! ..A study of more than 3000 South Australians to provide a snapshot of alternative medicine use was conducted led by University of Ade...

Archbishop Slams Attempt to Legalize Abortion In Jamaica

The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Kingston Lawrence Burke has come down heavily on Jamaica's attempts to legalize abortions. The Jamaican government had called for // consultations on the matter and the consultation period if nearing its end. ..It is thought that there will be certain liberal standards proposed on the delicate issue of abortions and naturally the Catholic Church is upset about th...

Weizmann Institute of Science says Immune Cells Could Help Maintain Brain Function

New research from the Weizmann Institute of Science throws light on cells that could prevent deterioration of cognition in old age. These findings appear in the February issue of Nature Neuroscience. ..Professor Michal Schwartz of the Neurobiology Department at Weizmann led the study, //which might have important implication in delaying the onset of cognitive deterioration in the elderly. The re...

Novel Protein, Staufen2 Important In Maintenance Of Nerve Synapses

Researchers from Max Plank Institute of Developmental Biology have uncovered some of the molecular mysteries associated with synaptic connections between the neurons, that represent the structural and functional unit of the brain. // ......In simple terms, the junction between two neurons is referred to as a synapse. It serves as a gateway of communication between the same. Storage and transmissi...

Protein Found to Be Essential For Maintaining Nerve Health

A team of researchers led by Michael Kiebler at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen (now at the Center for Brain Research, University of Vienna), have been able to identify a // protein that seems to play a vital role in maintaining the overall health of the nerve cell. ..The protein called Staufen2, appears to play a key role in the maintenance of synapses. The resea...

Calcium in isolation no good for maintaining bone integrity

Do not fret or blame all those people who had been telling you to take calcium for strong bones. Calcium plays an important part for bone strength but is not the only one...It works in conjugation with other nutrients as well. //.. ..As per a recent study which is part of Woman's Health Initiative, funded by the US government “Calcium and vitamin D supplements may not be effective in preventing o...

Stress the Main Cause of Brain Shrinkage in Old Age

Researchers at Edinburgh University have found that stress is a major cause of depression and Alzheimer's disease in old age// .They have identified an area of the brain which shrinks in old age resulting in depression and Alzheimer's disease. ..This discovery has paved a way to develop new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. ..The shrinkage of a region of the brain called the anterior cingulat...

Spam Mails about Lipstick Causing Cancer to Be Ignored

Sophos's global network of virus, spyware and spam analysis centers, have warned users not to fall for a chain letter that is spreading across the internet.// ..This letter claims that lipstick causes cancer. ..The emails claim that some brands of lipstick contain a dangerously high level of lead which can cause cancer. ..But Cancer Research UK has confirmed that the email claims are not true....

Yeast Genome Unravels Genes Critical For Maintaining DNA Integrity

Researchers in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine said that genetic material in the yeast cell guards the genome from lethal DNA damage. // .. The researchers feel that it very important in the creation of a database of disease-causing combinations of mutated human genes. ..Jef Boeke described about a genetic network that is existing in the genome of the yeast cells which is necess...

Less is more: Remain young by eating less

University of Calgary scientists have unearthed the secret to youthful looks as we age. Simply count your calories, and you will not need to// count the wrinkles!!!. ....A study conducted on rats has revealed some important findings. The older rats were subjected to diet restrictions, which showed that there was only a 20 % loss of muscle mass and no loss of muscle function. Infact the older rats...

Pranab Mukherjee Urged Military Doctors To Remain On The Cutting Edge

The Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee has urged the military doctors to reorient themselves to remain on the cutting edge of medical services, in the rapidly changing global scenario in order to face the new challenges. // ..Military medical forces are the most potent form of delivering healthcare both to the armed forces and to civilians in times of natural disasters, the minister said while op...

Alcohol-illusion: Alcohol and Energy Drinks Combo, Maintains Sobriety?

Being lulled into a feeling of well-being after drinking alcohol is not a sign that drinkers remain uninfluenced by it. What is perhaps, illusory, is banking on energy drinks like red bull after alcohol, to maintain sobriety. // .. ..A new study said that young healthy men after drinking vodka mixed with red bull felt less drunk, but these impressions were way off reality. Researcher Maria Lucia...

Steps Taken To Maintain Inflation Rates Says Chidambaram

The Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said that the inflation rate had taken a dip to 3.9 % and hoped it would remain under control.// ..He said that various steps are taken to maintain the stability in the price. We are happy it is below four percent now. Anything under four percent can be considered under control," Chidambaram told reporters here. .. Asked whether the government had any...

Red Cross Says Fund Boost and Awareness Are the Main Ingredients to Fight AIDS

Red Cross is the international organization which is actively working on the reduction and eventually the removal of AIDS from the face of the earth//. It urged the southern African governments to increase various methods and campaign to fight against HIV and AIDS. With this issue in mind it has launched an appeal for $290-million (about R1,75-billion) to the world to fight the deadly disease in...

Health Services Remain Affected In Kanpur

Health services in various hospitals affiliated to GSVM medical college in Kanpur remained affected today as the medicos' protest against the OBC quota in elite educational institutions entered the 11th day here. // ....Junior doctors and students were continuing with the protest against Centre's decision to implement 27 per cent quota for OBCs in higher centres of learning, representatives of a...

International Food Standards Meet Set For Chiang Mai Bangkok

Thailand will host a week-long meeting on the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Food for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) // , becoming the first Asian host for the meeting focusing on international food standards to benefit consumers, a senior Thai official said. ....Dr. Charal Trinvuthipong, advisor to Thailand's Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister said some 350 delegates from 169 member countr...

Food Rich in High Carbohydrate, Effective in Maintaining the Weight Loss

According to a study it was found that food rich in carbohydrates was very effective in maintaining weight loss when compared to other diets. The study results are to be presented at the Australian //Institute of Food Science and Technology Incorporated Convention in Adelaide. .. The study was conducted by the University of Melbourne research dietician Liz Delbridge and her team. She studied abo...

Adequate Calcium Intake Can Help Maintain Weight In Middle-Aged Women

Middle-aged women could maintain their weight by consuming adequate amounts of calcium, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association//. Researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle analyzed calcium intake in 10,591 men and women aged 53 to 57 years. ....The amount of calcium consumed did not make any difference in men, but women...
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