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More Accurate "PROSTATE CANCER" Test can save Unnecessary Biopsies

...ic Antigen" blood test or PSA for short. This test measures protein in the blood produced by the prostate gland and the normal level is between zero to four. Usually levels that are greater then 10 indicate cancer. However there are men in the "gray zone" whose PSA can be between 4 and 10. These men need biop...

International community warns India on HIV situation

...ter, Dr.C.P.Takhur, the experts said if corrective measures are not taken India might become another Africa in ten years. Last week, Dr. Takhur had claimed, “AIDS will not increase in India, of that I am very certain. I think with the efforts that we are now making the progress of the disease will be checked....

George Bush pledges 200 million dollars for AIDS relief

...iscuss the global AIDS scenario and the corrective measures the world body plans to launch on June 25 in New York. President Bush said that he and Secretary-General Kofi Annan had agreed on several principles for the fund's operation, including a focus on both prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, ...

One...just one cigarette can spoil the heart function.

...cigarette group, there were differences in several measures of heart blood flow, but no changes were noted in the second group, before or after chewing nicotine gum. In conclusion, immediately after smoking a single cigarette, LV diastolic function, as measured by Doppler echo, significantly worsens....

Uncontrolled blood pressure

...ntrol high blood pressure (hypertension) yet these measures are not being taken by a majority of those who have the condition. At the Baylor School of Medicine, Houston, Texas, doctors have surveyed over 16,000 adults over 25 and found that 27 per cent had hypertension.// Of this group, only 23 per cent we...

How to diagnose heart failure?

...should direct physicians' attention towards simple measures that can detect those patients most at risk. In this study, these two signs heralded an increased risk of death from heart failure....

Treatment for Meniere's disease

...y. The rest - for whom standard drug treatment and measures like salt restriction did not work - had a range of interventions, some of them surgical. An operation called vestibular nerve section - cutting a nerve in the middle ear - gave relief in 93 per cent of cases. There are more drastic forms of surgery,...

Generic drug costs remain shackled

...t began a maximum price scheme in August 2000. The measures had saved the NHS about £240 million during 2000 and 2001, and restored stability to the generics market. Under the European Directive the scheme must be reviewed within 12 months of its implementation. The maximum price scheme would remain in forc...

Depression disturbs heart rate

...predictor of death following a heart attack. HRV measures the nervous functioning - electrical wiring, if you like - of the heart. It influences blood vessel size, blood pressure and the heart's ability to contract. A healthy heart is one with a high HRV. The fact that depression lowers HRV points to an imp...

Fluoride Found Effective in Osteoporosis

...luoride showed significant improvements in various measures of bone formation compared with women not treated with fluoride, the researchers note, suggesting that fractures were prevented by bone remodeling and bone formation....

Steps To Improve Quality Of Plant-Based Drugs

...stituted Medicinal Plants Board listed a series of measures to boost the medicinal plants sector. // As a first step, licensed manufacturers of drugs making use of plant-based material will be asked to submit a list of materials used to the state drugs licensing authorities. This will ensure right quantity ...

Chlamydia toxin- a secret killer

... in increasing numbers, researchers would find new measures to fight against them....

Andhra Pradesh to set up 'Pharma City'

.... Pharma City will take all environment protection measures following global standards. It will also provide single window clearance to entrepreneurs who wish to set up a manufacturing base. The state has the potential to become the main manufacturing base for various bulk drugs and generics. What the 'Phar...

Risk Of Developing Arthritis

... unnecessarily to osteoarthritis, but a few simple measures could significantly reduce the risk of permanent damage. Chief executive of the organisation Fergus Logan says this should not deter people from pursuing sporting activities. “But sport and exercise must be tailored to people’s individual capacity...

Hormone replacement therapy helps women

...years - assessing them with the State Exam, which measures cognitive performance. The women also gave information on their use of HRT. It appeared that lifetime use of HRT did benefit cognitive function - especially in older women. The main limitation of this study is that 90 per cent of the women were mem...

Blood test may identify ovarian cancer

...er women as well, they said. The experimental test measures the levels of five proteins found in the blood. The combined result in a blood sample is used to indicate the presence of cancer, said Kohn. The test would need further study in the general population to assess its accuracy in that group....

Tiotropium surpasses Ipratropium

...er cent in the ipratropium group. Quality of life measures increased by 52 per cent in the tiotropium group and 35 per cent in the ipratropium group. Moreover, frequency of exacerbations fell by 24 per cent more in the tiotropium group compared to the ipratropium group. This was associated with a reduction i...

Cleft lip and palate are due to abnormality in brain structure

... is inversely associated with Full Scale IQ, which measures verbal and non-verbal skills. Those with clefting also showed decreased volume in the posterior cerebrum and cerebellum as well as decreased cerebrospinal fluid.// The left temporal lobe was most affected in the subjects with clefting, the Iowa team...

Blood test diagnoses heart failure in short time

...r diseases. This study shows that a $22 test that measures a protein released by stressed heart muscle can qu...e, is already used by about 500 U.S. hospitals. It measures levels of a protein called B-type natriuretic peptide, which is often greatly elevated during heart ...

Vitamins suppress artery injury after transplant

... total artery wall area. They also looked at other measures of artery functioning. At the end of the study,...on the vitamin supplements showed no change. Other measures of artery function were no different between the two groups. The study suggests that vitamins C and ...

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