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New test for heart attack

... six hours - and many within 90 minutes. Of these, only one returned later with a heart attack, meaning the test is practically 100 per cent accurate....

Painter's problem

...h painters and decorators are at highest risk. The only factor common to all of the men found to have low ...nited Press International. "In this study we could only nail as culprits the organic solvents used in painting and in printing." The author said men expos...

Genetics and cholesterol levels

...than among pairs of non-identical twins, who share only some of the same genes. The study reveals that both genes and diet are important in determining cholesterol level. Those whose genes work against them have the most to gain from a low-fat diet when it comes to controlling cholesterol....

Antidepressant helps obesity

...ore than five per cent of their body weight, while only 15 per cent in the placebo group lost weight. They continued for another 16 weeks, after which time those on bupropion lost nearly 10 per cent of their body weight, on average, of which 70 per cent was fat. The benefits were maintained during two yea...

The tall gene

...f these genes you will be taller than a person who only has the tall version of one of them," the author said. The Y chromosome is the male sex chromosome, absent in women. The gene on chromosome 15, called CYP19, codes for aromatase - an enzyme that converts testosterone into oestrogen in both sexes. Oe...

Wonder drug - could end in disaster

...that the drug is prescribed to patients who suffer only mild symptoms of depression, and who are not clinically ill. The research was conducted by Dr David Healy, of the North Wales Department of Psychological Medicine. Dr Healy found that 2 out of 20 healthy volunteers on Lustral became dangerously suici...

Setting up a new pharmaceutical industry in India

...important for the company as it is not going to be only marketing company. Once the manufacturing starts the price of lots of products shall come down substantially, of course all the critical parts shall continue to came from Germany just to ensure the known quality. The reduced manufacturing cost will h...

Quit Smoking

...ions, quitting is very difficult, and without help only a minority succeed. Even smoking cessation courses, nicotine gum and patches, while helpful to many, have been unable to keep the majority permanently away from cigarettes. Foreign studies have shown that despite treatment advances to help people sto...

No allergy at all !

...ted negative for allergies; the blood samples from only 35 percent of the subjects showed true allergic reactions. // " This means that two-thirds of the patients were on the wrong kind of medication to start with," Szeinbach said. This led to other problems, such as an increased use of anti-depressa...

Cigerettes unsafe during pregnancy

...h-quality interventions" could help women to quit, only a minority of pregnant smokers were counselled.// ... people to quit was "difficult", pointing out that only 8 per cent more women gave up as a result of the quit programs than would have given up anyway.She s...

Complementary and Alternative medicine

...ut of ten of those born between 1945 and 1964. And only three out of 10 of those born pre-1945 had ever used CAM. But when people had tried a therapy, they tended to stay with it. Almost 50 per cent were still using the therapy 11 to 20 years on. There were, however, some dramatic shifts in the populari...

Drink milk right now

...l consumption. However, childhood milk consumption only appeared to be protective against breast cancer among those women aged between 34 and 39, rather than those aged between 40 and 48// Women who drank more than three glasses of milk per day were about half as likely to develop breast cancer as those...

Sequencing of the Plague

...r midguts. The starving fleas feed ravenously, but only regurgitate the blood they try to swallow - along ...ia. So plague spreads among rodents, often causing only mild disease.// If the infected flea bites a human, however, up to half the victims die, unless tre...

Alternative therapies popular with Parkinson's patients

...ter-educated patients. What's of concern is that only half of those using CAM told their doctors about it - even though some remedies and forms of treatment might have an adverse effect or interact with prescribed therapies. It's something patients should reveal to the doctor, and something doctors shou...

The new born nightmare

...an, the lead researcher, adding that the study was only made possible by the vast amount of data stored in the Regenstrief system. The researchers conclude that erythromycin should be used with great precaution in a baby’s first four weeks of life. br>...

Physicians Consider Self-Prescribing Ethical

...iting a prescription for themselves "ethical," but only about half see it as "healthy," and few consider i...considered self-prescription ethical compared with only 58% of rural physicians. About half of all physicians considered self-prescription healthy and about...

Detecting brain aneurysms

...in can be detected by non-invasive techniques, but only if they are above a certain diameter.// Some people are born with a malformation of a blood vessel within the brain that leads to a weakness that, in turn, may cause a brain bleed. Till now, the technique for finding an aneurysm has involved injecti...

FDA Approves Contraceptive Ring

...ng that for every 100 women who use it for a year, only one or two will become pregnant, the FDA says. That rate is similar to both the birth control pill and the yet-unapproved contraceptive patch, which releases a steady stream of estrogen and progestin that offers a week of pregnancy protection. // ...

Fish for the lungs

... Experts repeatedly warn that fish consumption may only have a moderating effect and smokers should not assume that it is safe to carry on smoking as long as they eat fish. // Eating large amounts of fresh fish may cut the risk of a type of lung cancer called adenocarcinoma; eating dried or salted fish ...

Dopamine helps stroke survivors

...ke survivors. Till now, physiotherapy has been the only treatment given for stroke-induced disability. The discovery of drugs that can enhance the recovery process is a very encouraging advance for stroke survivors and their carers....

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