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Breast cancer treatment to be determined by gene test

...out a 35% 10-year risk of developing cancer in the opposite breast. To determine the psychological impact of BRACA test results on women with breast cancer, Dr. Claudine Isaacs and colleagues at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., offered rapid genetic testing and counseling to 175 newly diagnosed bre...

Negligent doctors asked to cough up 3 lakhs for death of patient

...ial one with legal luminaries having diametrically opposite views on this. However these days doctors are being pulled up for negligence and this latest episode in Attingal, Kerala will serve as a grim warning to errant medical practitioners. Mrs. Chandrakala, wife of S Sharma of Chirayinkil, had consulted Dr...

Garlic fights malaria and cancer

.... In this system, the glutathione is reduced (the opposite of oxidation) and stored in the cell like energy in a battery. This reduced glutathione can then be brought out to absorb damage caused by oxygen and other harmful particles when needed.The glutathione system is of particular importance in cells that...

Discovery of bone gene

...ng a family with unusually high bone density - the opposite of what happens in osteoporosis. They now report upon the gene that drives this process. This family seems to have a higher set point for bone than the general population - bone is formed faster than it is destroyed. Discovering the gene involved m...

New remedy for those suffering from Crohn's disease

...o Crohn's// patients, which he claims is the polar opposite of what currently available drugs are offering. The drug called GM-CSF, which stands for granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor and also known as Leukine, stimulates the immune system instead of suppressing it. Dr. Dieckgraefe claims that 8...

Hormone Therapy Linked to Dementia

...enhancing cognitive performance because it has the opposite effect. They write, "The WHIMS estrogen plus progestin data reinforce the conclusion that the risks of estrogen plus progestin outweigh the benefits."...

Protection from Dementia

... not cognitive decline, a second came out with the opposite finding, and a third showed a beneficial effect but included only a small number of dementia cases. These researchers conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial involving around 6,100 people with prior stroke or mini-stroke. Abou...

Death Among the Homeless

...er homeless people. In the general population, the opposite is true. Also, women have a lower risk of death in the general population, but have a higher risk when part of the homeless community. The study shows the highest mortality was among homeless people staying only a short time in a hostel. These indiv...

Epilepsy Drug May Relieve Chronic Headaches

...nt for a week, and then each group switched to the opposite treatment for a second six weeks. Results showed 36 percent of the patients taking 2,400 milligrams of gabapentin a day stopped having chronic daily headaches. Negative effects of the drug included vomiting, dizziness, dysarthria (problems speaking...

A Simple Blood Test Can Predict Gum Disease

...ral health also had normal oral health scores. The opposite was also true. Those who had abnormal blood test scores were more likely to have poor oral health. Results show men were more likely than women to report serious symptoms of periodontal diseases. Researchers say they are uncertain why this gender d...

Stroke Prevention

...r treatment. Each patient was then switched to the opposite treatment and the tests were repeated. Researchers found when patients were on the drug, there was normal blood vessel function. However, when patients were on the placebo the blood flow did not change. Researchers feel because of the similarity be...

Can Calcium Help Reduce Weight?

...dy consumes an insufficient amount of calcium, the opposite can occur, and the body actually produces more fat cells. Researchers say athletes who participate in sports like wrestling where weight management is an issue can greatly benefit from calcium. They say that these athletes can use calcium to help ma...

The Importance Of Skin Cancer Screening

...bout having a screening done by a physician of the opposite sex. Thus researchers say based on their findings it was observed that there was a high level of patient acceptance to go through with a full body examination so as to pick up early cancers....

Eating Fruits And Vegetables Found to Fight Endometriosis

...sk. Eating more red meat and ham, however, had the opposite effect. Those who ate the most red meat and ham had up to a 100-percent increase in relative risk when compared to those who ate the least. However researchers say further study is needed to confirm these findings but if additional research also sho...

The Positive Effects Of A Healthy Lifestyle

...ementia later in life, a healthy diet may have the opposite effect.// In a recent study conducted, researchers followed nearly 1,500 participants for more than 20 years. They found those who were obese in middle age were twice as likely to develop dementia later in life. Also, patients who had high cholester...

The Positive Effects Of A Healthy Lifestyle

...ementia later in life, a healthy diet may have the opposite effect.// In a recent study conducted, researchers followed nearly 1,500 participants for more than 20 years. They found those who were obese in middle age were twice as likely to develop dementia later in life. Also, patients who had high cholester...

Epileptic Drug Found To Be Effective In Relieving Headache

...nt for a week, and then each group switched to the opposite treatment for a second six weeks. Results showed 36 percent of the patients taking 2,400 milligrams of gabapentin a day stopped having chronic daily headaches. Negative effects of the drug included vomiting, dizziness, dysarthria (problems speaking...

Another Use For Epilepsy Drugs

...nt for a week, and then each group switched to the opposite treatment for a second six weeks. Results showed 36 percent of the patients taking 2,400 milligrams of gabapentin a day stopped having chronic daily headaches. Negative effects of the drug included vomiting, dizziness, dysarthria (problems speaking...

Heredity Can Decide Your Drinking Habits

...hism and social alcohol drinking may be related in opposite direction. This means people with a stronger gene of this type will tend to drink alcohol less than people with a weaker effect of this gene. The gene is responsible for enhancing the pleasure that is derived from alcohol consumption, or the “high” p...

Fortified iron in diets may increase the risk of cancer

.... Transferrin saturation or iron overload is the opposite of iron deficiency and may cause several health problems. This is the first time that iron overload is being linked with cancer risk. The study found that when compared with individuals who had a low serum transferring situation and low dietary iron...

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