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Acupuncture May Help Chemotherapy Side Effects

Oriental medical practice of Acupuncture along with commonly used medications may help ease the distressing and disabling side effects of chemotherapy for breast cancer patients, if researchers at National Institute of Health (NIH) are to be believed. .. .. ..According to Dr. Joannieshen MD, MPH, research associate at NIH, electro-acupuncture was more effective in controlling vomiting than just m...

Allergies are related to mothers' menses

..Researchers say that the age at which your mother started menstruation could affect whether you suffer allergies.This is due to the influence of the mother's hormone levels on the development of the child. ....The study of Finnish families was based on measurements taken more than 30 years ago. More than 4,740 pregnant women had been asked about the age at which they began menstruating. More r...

Mothers with periodontitis may deliver premature babies

The more the mouth affected with periodontal disease, the more likely a woman is to deliver a premature baby, according to an ongoing study of more than 1500 pregnant women.// Past studies have shown that women with periodontal disease may be up to seven times more likely to deliver a preterm low birth weight baby. ....The women in the study had no other major risk factors for preterm birth, inc...

Chemotherapy Pill Has Fewer Side Effects Than IV

A chemotherapy pill is as effective for treating advanced colorectal cancer as intravenous treatment with a similar drug...Patients taking the pill capecitabine survived just as long as those on standard chemotherapy, but the pill caused fewer side effects.// Capecitabine is the oral form of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), the chemotherapy regimen most commonly used to treat advanced colorectal cancer. .....

Boys reduced mother's life expectancy

According to researchers, scientists, having sons cut mothers' lives short, looking at families 250 years back. They felt that the pattern might still be seen in developing countries today. The team from Toronto looked at church records// for the Sanu people, who lived in Scandinavia between the 18th and 20th centuries. ....The Sanu depended on reindeer herding, fishing and hunting for their liv...

Gossypol helps in chemotherapy of neck and head cancer.

Gossypol, a compound present in cottonseed has been found be increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy// for neck and head cancer patients. This could prove beneficial in cancer treatment and help patients worldwide... ..Shaomeng Wang, Ph.D., co-director of the Molecular Therapeutics Program at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Centre, discovered gossypol, a compound derived from a component of Chine...

Miracle Baby Boy from a Type 3 osteogenesis imperfecta, Mother

Calif : A woman who is just three feet tall and 37 pound in weight prior to pregnancy, has delivered a healthy baby boy. This baby is her first child. // ..Eloysa Vasquez, confined to a wheel chair because of Type 3 osteogenesis imperfecta , a disorder that has rendered her bones soft and brittle . She has had two miscarriages as well. ..During the pregnancy, Vasquez gained 20 pounds . Her bab...

Survival rates in breast cancer patients improved with "Dose Dense Chemotherapy"

A study conducted by the Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB) and presented at the 25th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium assessed the effectiveness of reducing the interval between successive doses of a commonly used chemotherapy regimen to improve survival rates in breast cancer// women. This study was conducted as follow-up of a mathematical model which was developed in the 1980s that...

Response to chemotherapy could be measured by Prostate-Specific Antigen Doubling Time

Researchers from the department of urology in a hospital in Switzerland who investigated whether chemotherapeutic response to hormone-refractory prostate cancer could be measured via changes in prostate-specific antigen (PSA) found that prostate cancer doubling time may be an auxiliary marker of response to chemotherapy// in patients with hormone refractory prostate cancer. ....The study was car...

Baby born to SARS mother is healthy

One of three babies born to SARS-infected mothers in Hong Kong is now healthy and has been discharged from a hospital, officials said today. A Hong Kong Hospital Authority statement said the baby was discharged from Princess Margaret Hospital today....."The baby is healthy and doctors said he does not have..any SARS symptoms," Dr Liu Shao-haei, the Hospital..Authority's senior executive manager,...

Therapy Boosts Chemotherapy Effects

Adding a treatment that makes leukemia cells more sensitive to chemotherapy may increase disease-free survival for those with acute myeloid leukemia (AML).// ....People with AML often suffer relapses of the disease due to small numbers of cancer cells that escape the toxic effects of initial treatment with chemotherapy. Studies conducted in the laboratory show growth factors can increase the sens...

Chemotherapy Effective for Bladder Cancer

A combination treatment helps patients with bladder cancer live longer, according to a new study. The research shows patients who receive chemotherapy plus surgery //survive longer than patients who only have surgery. Doctors call this an important advance in the treatment of this deadly disease. ....Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and the eighth most common cancer in women...

Changing Partners may put Expectant Mothers at Risk

New research finds that women who change partners between the births of their first two children are more likely to deliver pre-term babies with a low birth weight than women who have the same partner.// ..Researchers speculate that women who change partners between births may belong to a selected group with characteristics that increase risk or they may...

Link Between Mothers Depression and Violence in Children

A new study shows children of mothers who were depressed after childbirth are more likely to be violent at age 11...Researchers studied more than 120 families who lived in //South London. Mothers were interviewed during pregnancy and three months after they gave birth. ..Results of the study show most children were not violent. However, researchers found children whose mothers were depressed i...

Drug to stop HIV spread to babies may Indirectly harm The Mother

The World Health Organization estimates that 40 million people are infected with the AIDS virus, 95 percent //of them in developing countries. In some African countries, 40 percent of pregnant women have the virus. Last year, an estimated 700,000 children caught HIV. ....In impoverished areas where the risk is greatest, researchers have settled on a simple, one-time treatment for HIV-infected pr...

New Method Of Delivering Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy often leaves cancer patients feeling sick and with a number of other side effects. For some people with advanced cancer, the treatment // and all they go through with it may not even get rid of their cancer. Now, doctors are taking a new, more targeted approach to delivering chemotherapy. ..Perfusion therapy is the most aggressive way available to deliver chemotherapy right to the tu...

The Benefits Of Chemotherapy For Women With Ovarian Cancer

Researchers have found that chemotherapy improves survival and reduces the risk of recurrence in women with stage I ovarian cancer // (cancer that has not spread beyond the ovary). ..About one quarter of all ovarian cancers are caught while confined to the ovaries, when five-year survival is 85 percent. Most doctors may prefer not to offer chemotherapy for their patients, since eight in 10 patien...

Mother’s Diet Could Prevent Cancer In Their Unborn Children

A new study shows women who consume more fruits, vegetables and proteins before becoming pregnant are less likely to have a child who develops leukemia. Researchers believe that glutathione // is the nutrient in protein that lowers the cancer risk. ..Researchers studied more than 130 women who had a child diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. They compared the women’s diets to those of mor...

Mother’s Milk Stored For Long Periods Found To Have Less Antioxidant

New research shows not only is breast feeding one’s newborn beneficial, but making sure the milk is fresh is also crucial. // According to a recent study , breast milk that has been refrigerated or frozen for more than 48 hours begins to lose significant levels of antioxidants. ..Researchers sampled milk from mothers who had delivered to full term or who had delivered premature babies, as well as...

Vaginal Birth After C-section Dangerous For Both Mother And Baby

Women who opt for a vaginal birth after first delivering a child via cesarean section may be putting themselves and their newborns at risk,// say researchers based on findings of a recent study. Though the overall chance anything will go wrong is extremely small, uterine rupture is possible, as is injury to the newborn due to lack of oxygen (hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy). Women may also experi...

New Compound Could Strengthen The Effect Of Chemotherapy

Researchers say their discovery of a new compound known as SP-4-84 could improve chemotherapy when use in conjunction with // chemotherapy drugs such as cisplatin and camptothecin . ..Study results showed over 48 hours, small amounts of SP-4-84 made camptothecin 75-times more effective. The compound sensitizes cancer cells to chemotherapeutics by blocking the cancer cell's ability to survive the...

Depressed Mothers Found To Influence Their Child’s Behavio

After examining 1,116 sets of twins and their mothers to see if there was a link between maternal depression during the children's first five years // of life and children's antisocial behavior by age 7 , researchers say children of depressed mothers were found to have increased problems with conduct and more antisocial behavior . ..Results of the study also showed maternal depression after the t...

Older Breast Cancer Patients Can Be Effectively Treated With Chemotherapy

A new study suggests older women with breast cancer, who are otherwise in good health, may be dismissed as candidates for treatment // with chemotherapy. Studies in the past have shown that secondary treatment chemotherapy in women with early stage breast cancer significantly improves survival for women in their 50s and 60s, but there is little data among women ages 70 and older. Thus researchers...

Risk of preeclampsia in pregnant mothers may be inherited

Dutch scientists have found out that the condition of preeclampsia that may cause complications in giving birth may be passed on from mothers to their daughters.// ....Preeclampsia is a condition that is characterized by high blood pressure, protein in the urine and swelling of hands and feet. This is one of the pregnancy-induced conditions that may cause severe complications to the pregnant mot...

Low hemoglobin may make mothers bond less with their babies

Maternal iron deficiency can lead to mothers being less emotionally involved with their children //after birth. This was the result of a new study done by researchers of Pennsylvania State University. ....Iron deficiency at the time of pregnancy and childbirth was previously related to post-partum depression and slowing down of thinking and memory in women. The new study suggests that bonding wi...

Pregnant mothers dental health can lead to pre-term babies

It is a known fact that pregnancy is associated with dental problems. But are the dental bacteria affecting the pregnant mothers strong enough to affect the babies’ birth weight or the time of delivery?// ....In a study done by the New York University College of Dentistry, US, say that it is possible that dental bacteria affect the pregnancy by causing pre-term delivery or babies born with low b...

WHO report asks for improved healthcare for mother and child

WHO had expressed concern over the way pregnancy and childbirth in under developed countries had led to rise in the death rate of women and children. // In The World Health Report 2005 released this month WHO had urged the countries to increase life saving care to pregnant women and children till the age of 5 yrs. ....The WHO report says that about 530,000 women all over the world die each year...

Using herbal remedies with chemotherapy may not be a good idea

Black cohosh, an herb, is often used for treatment of menopausal symptoms. However if this is used in// conjunction with the chemotherapy taken for breast cancer the results may be altered. ....Scientists of Yale School of Medicine in a research report have said that alternative medication or self medication taken by breast cancer patients may alter the way cells respond to chemotherapy. Most of...

Grandmother’s diet in pregnancy can affect grandchildren’s blood sugr

Research had shown that diet taken during pregnancy not only decides the health// of the fetus, it may affect the health of children of children as well. ....In a study to understand fetal development and mother’s diet, scientists of Mexico had found out about long-term influence on the genetic code of the fetus that may affect the health of the next few generations. Their research had provided e...

Low doses of chemotherapy good for children

Researchers from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, US, have found that low doses of chemotherapy// works equally well for children with cancer, and thus limits the side effects of the therapy as well. ....The researchers had looked into the chemotherapy given to children suffering from Acute Lymphblastic Leukemia (ALL). Patients suffering from for this type of childhood cancer were a...

Mothers diet in pregnancy and after can prevent daughter’s breast cancer

Mothers who had omega-3 fatty acids in their diet during pregnancy and lactation may be creating a protective// shield against their daughter’s risk of breast cancer... ..Scientists from Louisiana State University who presented the research findings at the 96th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research said that babies who also had continued to have diet rich in omega 3 fatty...

Balding gene may come from mother

Balding have long been accepted as a hereditary condition.// ....Researchers from Bonn University Clinic and others have found out the variety of gene that is responsible for this condition. ....Scientists have narrowed down this genetic variance to the gene for androgen receptor. One particular variety of this gene had been found more often in men who lose hair at a very early stage in life th...

Overweight mothers overfeed obese children

Scientists who had observed mother interact with their infant children said that overweight mothers tend// to overfeed their children who in turn become obese in childhood only. ....Researchers who had conducted the study, which was published in the Nutrition Journal, had linked maternal body weight and composition with infant feeding patterns and maternal-infant interactions. They tested their f...

Roots of polycystic ovarian syndrome traced to mother’s wom

How the daughters develop in their mother’s womb can be an indication of how they may be at risk// from developing polycystic ovarian syndrome. ....Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a condition that affects about 10% of the women in the childbearing age. This condition is characterized by high levels of male hormones called androgens, with irregular or no menstrual cycles, and with presence or absen...

Treating Testicular Cancer With A Single Dose Of Chemotherapy

Researchers now say that a one-day treatment with the anticancer drug carboplatin is as effective// and less toxic than three weeks radiation therapy for a type of testicular cancer, according to results of a recent study... ..For the last 50 years standard care for stage 1 seminoma—a cancer of the testes—has been surgical removal of the cancerous testicle (hemi-castration) followed by three week...

Revolutionary Simple Pregnancy Blood Test Can Save Both Mother And Child

Pre-eclampsia is a disease that causes high blood pressure in 20th week// of Pregnancy and is a major cause of death of mother and infant in the world. Now a simple test that measures HLA-G levels in blood can predict women who are likely to develop the problem. ....Researchers in Canada may have discovered this simple blood test. "We're really excited about this finding," said Clifford Librach,...

Ginger Found To Reduce Nausea Associated With Chemotherapy

Ginger has been used for thousands of years to prevent or treat nausea, leading researchers// to believe that the plant could also help people with cancer avoid the nausea induced by chemotherapy. ....At present chemotherapy patients take anti-nausea drugs that help them avoid this unpleasant side effect. But for most people, two to five days after receiving chemotherapy, a second wave of nausea...

AIDS Drug Found To Help Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy

Researchers say they discovered an anti-viral drug that helps reduce the risk of reactivating the hepatitis B virus in women who are being treated with chemotherapy for breast cancer.An estimated 12 percent // of breast cancer patients carry the hepatitis B virus and these patients are at risk of developing HBV reactivation during chemotherapy, which is a well-known complication resulting in vary...

Donated Mothers Milk To Hit The Market

A California company backed by Silicon Valley venture capitalists will soon start selling donated mothers' milk to hospitals treating premature infants, the Los Angeles Times reported. ..The company, Prolacta, will offer regular and high-fat varieties for infants who need// extra calories. ..The milk will be collected by donor nursing mothers at a network of hospitals around the US, be frozen a...

Nanocells cancer combination therapy acts as chemotherapy as well as anti-angiogenic drug

Cancer chemotherapy is not effective in treating cancer efficiently due to its non-specificity and inability to target the cancer cells alone. Due to this non-specificity there is increased // development of drug resistance shown by these cancer cells. ..Normal cells and cancer cells depend on blood supply for sustenance and oxygen. Cutting off blood supply could be one way to kill the cancer ce...
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