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Mystery behind Preeclampsia uncovered

Scientists have linked the rise in levels of S-nitrosoalbumin, a naturally occuring chemical found in the blood with Preeclampsia. This dangerous complication of pregnancy affects 10% of all first pregnancies. If untreated, this can worsen into a life threatening condition called Eclampsia in which a women has convulsive seizures during pregnancy. The research was led by Dr.Valerian E.Kagan of...

Vitamins reduce pre-eclampsia

Researchers say that pregnant women at risk of the potentially fatal condition pre-eclampsia appear to benefit from doses of vitamins C and E. ....The study, published in the Lancet, found that taking the supplements halved the chance of developing pre-eclampsia. ..The condition involves the pregnant mother with a high-blood pressure, and can interfere with the feeding of the unborn child throug...

Blood test can predict pre-eclampsia

A simple blood test can predict which women are at risk of pre-eclampsia, a complication of pregnancy, in time to prevent it before symptoms appear.// This study showed that a risk factor that can be detected many weeks before symptoms appear may be able to predict who will develop pre-eclampsia. Women who developed pre-eclampsia had higher-than-normal levels of a protein called SHBG early in pre...

Exercise helps with leg cramps

According to a recent study researchers have observed that there is evidence which shows that exercise, even though painful, is the best way forward in peripheral arterial disease. Around five per cent of those aged 55// or over will be affected by peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a condition where fatty build up, or plaque, in the leg arteries leads to pain, aching, and tiredness on walking....

Predicting The Risk Of Preeclampsia During Pregnancy

Preeclampsia usually occurs without warning when a woman develops dangerously high blood pressure during pregnancy.// About 5 percent of pregnant women are affected by the condition. Many also begin to excrete protein in their urine. If the condition progresses to eclampsia, potentially life-threatening seizures can result.While doctors can treat the seizures and high blood pressure associated w...

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...

Small lumps in breast if not treated may cause long-term harm

Small breast lumps may lead to invasive breast cancer if not treated for a long time//. .. ....Earlier the smaller lumps or lesions in the breast were not recognized microscopical screenings and hence were thought to be benign. Research now says that these, if left untreated, have a strong chance of developing into invasive breast cancer. ....These lumps in the breast are called ductal carcinoma...

Vitamin C reverses pre eclampsia

The multiple uses of vitamin C notwithstanding, British researchers have added another feather to the vitamin’s cap!! It is now said that vitamin C reverses pre eclampsia in pregnant women. Pre eclampsia is one of the leading contributors to complications in childbirth and in late stages of pregnancy. This can lead onto eclampsia which, when left untreated, causes life threatening consequenc...

Risk Of Pre-eclampsia May Be In The Genes Of The Parents.

The risk of pre-eclampsia in pregnant women may be genetical and both the parents’ genes of the pregnant lady may have the gene expressions that can trigger this // condition in her. The report is published in the online edition of BMJ... ....Pre-eclampsia is a serious condition where abnormally high blood pressure and other disturbances develop in the second half of pregnancy. It occurs in 3-5%...

Leptin and inflammatory cytokines in women with pre-eclampsia

Recent research shows that in women with pre-eclampsia, the level of maternal serum leptin is increased and correlates positively with the level of inflammatory cytokines, TNF-á//. ..The research was conducted at University Hospital of Puerto Real, Cadiz, Spain to compare maternal serum leptin concentration in women with pre-eclampsia and women with normal pregnancy, and to evaluate the relation...

Measles Break Out In Relief Camps

A breakout of measles in an earthquake relief camp is further complicating the relief efforts taken by the Pakistani authorities at Muzaffarabad. As many as 14 cases have been reported, with the death of a minor at the Hattian Bala Camp//. ...."All of them are children and under surveillance," said Abdul Malik, Pakistan occupied Kashmir's Secretary of Health. ....Malik said eight of the infected...

British MPs Say Prostate Cancer Receives Low Priority in the NHS

The House of Commons public accounts committee (PAC) in the UK has severely criticized the NHS for failing to supply accurate information about cancer to patients. The committee also castigated the NHS for according a low priority to prostate cancer as compared to some other cancers. // ..The report also said that most terminally ill cancer patients were not aware of disability benefits that coul...

Doctors Ask MPs To Protect Human Rights By Banning Smoking In Enclosed Public Spaces

The BMA Chairman, Dr James Johnson has urged all MPs in England to exercise their free vote to ensure that smoking was banned in all enclosed public spaces. ..In a letter to all MP's, Dr Johnson said, “A partial ban on smoking in public place// disregards the human rights of workers and customers whose health will not be protected by the proposed legislation. It will bring nothing short of unwo...

Protein marker to detect early preeclampsia

Professor Brian Brost and Colleagues from Mayo Clinic have found that a sudden increase in HtrA1 protein levels in the blood of pregnant women may indicate that they may be // affected by preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is responsible for causing premature infants and also linked with death or disability for mother and fetus. ..This new protein marker may be helpful in detecting early preeclampsia an...

Gum Disease Associated With Increased Risk of Preeclampsia

A new study published in the February issue of the Journal of Periodontology, says that chronic periodontal infection does raise the risk of developing preeclampsia in pregnancy. // The results of the study also indicate that preeclamptic mothers have low birth weight babies as compared to women who do not have preeclampsia. .."We found that chronic periodontitis was more prevalent in the preecla...

UK MPs Vote In Favor Of Public Smoking Ban

Following the overwhelming response of MPs in favor of the proposed smoking ban in public places, it is expected that the new smoking ban law would be imposed by the summer of next year in the UK. // ....A 200-margin victory of 384 Vs 184 has been achieved when the issue of smoking ban extension to all private clubs and pubs were taken up for consideration. Following implementation of the law,...

Pre-eclampsia Pronounced With Intake of Vitamins in Large Doses

Expectant Mothers , who carry a high risk of the potentially-fatal condition of pre-eclampsia, should make sure they do not consume large doses of Vitamin C and E. // Recent research has suggested that Vitamins in large doses are not beneficial to pregnant women and can trigger pre-eclampsia. ....Pre-eclampsia, is a dangerous condition that causes an unhealthy rise of Blood pressure in pregnant...

Mumps Epidemic Spreads Easily From Infected Air Travelers

Six other Midwestern states, including Illinois seem to be in the grips of a mumps epidemic which initially sparked off in Iowa, and health officials suspect// that it spread easily to the other states, when potentially infected passengers, traveling by air, might have helped spread the infection to the other states. ....This only goes to show how certain air-borne diseases can spread easily thro...

Mumps Outbreak Hits US As CDC Monitors Air Travelers

U.S. Public health officials have voiced concerns about an outbreak of mumps that has hit people in the Midwest with some reporting to have contacted the infection on airline // flights. Iowa reported more than 600 cases of the common childhood illness, which was all but wiped out with the widespread use of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. .."The state of Iowa has been experiencing a la...

Pre-eclampsia May Increase Risk Of Stroke Even After Pregnancy

It is known that pregnant women who develop pre-eclampsia, which are a condition of abnormally high blood pressure are known to have the risk of having a stroke during pregnancy. // But new studies by the researchers from the United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention now report that pre-eclampsia is also a risk factor for stroke in the future. ....Dr David W. Brown and colleagues...

Mumps Outbreak In The US

United States has recorded the largest outbreak of mumps over the past two decades. The current outbreak, the largest in this country since 1988 // , is believed to have begun in late 2005 at a university in eastern Iowa. The federal officials reported yesterday that the outbreak is continuing to spread. ....According to latest information from the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention,...

Mumps Fever Spreads Unabated In US

Mumps is a viral infection and spreads by air borne transmission. Recently in US there are an increased number of mumps cases. // Statistics show that more than 1500 mumps cases were reported in Iowa (975 cases), Nebraska (139), Kansas (205), Illinois (110), Wisconsin (more than 18), Missouri (19), Indiana (unknown) and Okalahoma (unknown). About sixty-seven out of 99 counties have witnessed at l...

Death Pumps Up Aggressive Thoughts

A study was conducted by Tom Pyszczynski, professor, Psychology, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Abdolhossein Abdollahi, professor, Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Zarand, //Iran, Sheldon Solomon, professor, Psychology, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and Jeff Greenberg, professor, Psychology, University of Arizona, Tuscon. .. In this study both Iranian students and Am...

Preeclampsia Risk Can't Be Overcome By Taking Antioxidants

According to an Australian study, taking high doses of vitamin C and E supplements during pregnancy in no way helps to cut down the risk of developing preeclampsia in healthy women//. ....Preeclampsia is a condition in which a pregnant woman experiences after the 20th week of pregnancy elevated blood pressure at a level that could potentially endanger both the woman and the fetus. ....Accordin...

MPs Term New Out of Hours Medical Care as ‘Shambolic

A committee of MPs have termed the shake-up of the out of hours health care system in England as "shambolic" that only led to longer waits and higher costs//. ..The public accounts committee claimed that the new health care providers are spending 22% more than before yet have not met many key targets. ..In 2004 most GPs had opted out of the organisation of the service in 2004 after which PCTs t...

Origin of HIV Traced To Wild Chimps

According to the study conducted by an international team of researchers it was found that HIV in wild chimpanzees in southern Cameroon. The researchers analyzed the feces sample collected// from the chimpanzee found from forest floors in Africa. They collected 599 fecal samples from 10 forest sites. They found that the simian immunodeficiency virus which affects the chimpanzees had a close resem...

Placental Protein Leads To The Onset Of Preeclampsia - Researcher Finds

A new study by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), in collaboration with a research team from The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, has confirmed //the previous findings that elevated levels of the sFlt1 placental protein leads to the onset of preeclampsia and also a second protein which, in combination with sFlt1, puts preeclampsic patient to a severe condition. ..Th...

A Wake-up Call by MPs to Ensure Timely Care to Stroke Victims

A recent report has placed on record the inadequate resources provided by the government to help the hundreds of stroke victims in England. This sub-standard quality// of treatment has left many stroke victims invalid. According to NHS figures, nearly 500 deaths can be averted with timely treatment and quality care. ....The MPs have expressed the urgent need to enable stroke victims with immedia...

Calcium Intake Reduces Occurrence of Pre- Eclampsia

A review of 12 different studies showed that 1 gram of calcium supplement taken during pregnancy is very effective in reducing the risk of suffering from pre-eclampsia// by 50%. ..The study was carried out by the Cochrane Collaboration and it found that calcium supplements cuts the risk of this condition. Hence pregnant women are asked to include calcium supplements daily to prevent this fatal c...

Using Multivitamins Before And After Conception Averts Preeclampsia

Women who are considering becoming pregnant could prevent preeclampsia if they started a course of multivitamins three months before conception and following it up// during the first three months of their pregnancy. Preeclampsia is a condition where the woman’s blood pressure shoots up dangerously and could prove lethal for both mother and child. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh say th...

MPs Demanded an Immediate Ban on Coke, Pepsi

A majority of MPs in the Lok Sabha Thursday demanded a ban on aerated soft drinks like Pepsi and Coca-Cola following reports that they contained pesticides//, but the government said a legislation on food safety and standards would check them. ....Members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and Samajwadi Party walked out of the Lok Sabha alleging the governm...

Eddie Thompson Receives Advanced Cancer Treatment

Dundee United’s Chairman, Eddie Thompson, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer three years ago is now undergoing more advanced treatment// for the disease at Ninewells Hospital. ....In a statement released by the Tannadice club officials on his behalf last night, details of his illness were released putting an end to the growing speculation in the media about his health. ....The new treatment...

Mammootty's fan club to help conduct eye camps

Malayalam superstar Mammootty has agreed to his fans association using his name to help a leading eye hospital conduct eye-camps// in the state. ...."My fans association is called the Mammootty Fans and Welfare Association and this new venture is one of the many welfare activities undertaken by them," the actor told IANS. ....The association will join hands with the Little Flower Hospital in An...

Carbon Monoxide May Prevent Pre-Eclampsia

Pre-eclampsia might be prevented if carbon monoxide is used, according to Bainbridge et al., who have published a paper called "Carbon monoxide inhibits // hypoxia/reoxygenation-induced apoptosis and secondary necrosis in syncytiotrophoblast." This report is published in the September issue of The American Journal of Pathology... ..Pre-eclampsia, a form of pregnancy-associated hypertension, affec...

Protein Molecules in blood predict preeclampsia development

According to a team of researchers from the National Institutes of Health and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, high levels of two proteins in the blood// of pregnant women seem to point out the subsequent development of preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a near-fatal complication of pregnancy. ..These proteins not only obstruct the growth and functioning of blood vessels, but also indicate the d...

Placental Proteins Could Be Responsible For Pre-eclampsia

Scientists have reported a breakthrough, towards the testing and cure for the pregnancy disorder pre-eclampsia.// ....The researchers from the US National Institutes of Health team found women with pre-eclampsia had high levels of two proteins several months before developing the condition. Reporting their findings they explained that the two proteins secreted by the placenta might be responsibl...

Wheaton College Affected By Mumps Outbreak

An outbreak of mumps has affected seven students at Wheaton College and has caused affected students to be sent home. The first case was identified on September 7. Mumps causes// swollen glands close to the jaw and fever, headache or muscle aches. ...."We think we have a good handle on things, and we are monitoring the situation closely," said Dr. Rashmi Chugh, medical officer for the DuPage Cou...

Carbon Monoxide May Treat Pre-Eclampsia

Scientists say that carbon monoxide may potentially avert pre-eclampsia, a dangerous condition where the pregnant woman has high blood pressure. // ....In the study, scientists said smokers were found to have a lesser risk of pre-eclampsia. But they added that any potential treatments involving carbon monoxide were still some years away. .. RAS...

Improvement Seen in Fetal Survival Following Preeclampsia

Fetal survival following a preeclamptic pregnancy has improved substantially over the last 35 years in Norway, likely due to a reduction in stillbirths// and improvements in clinical management, according to a study in the September 20 issue of JAMA. ....Preeclampsia (a potentially dangerous condition that may develop in late pregnancy with symptoms that include high blood pressure, fluid retenti...

Under-Elevens Hurtle Towards Obesity, British MPs Call for Action

A group of powerful British MPs, members of the Committee of Public Accounts, has come out strongly against officials given the charge of tackling child obesity//. ..Levels of obesity in children aged two to 10 years have risen from 9.9 percent to 13.4 percent between 1995 and 2004, according to the Health Survey for England. .. At least one primary school child in seven is now classed as obese...
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