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Bad News for Short People

A report from June issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology reports that People of shorter stature face higher mortality rates than taller people from most causes except cancer. In a study of more than 30,000 men and women undertaken by Dr.Pekka Jousilahti and his colleagues from the National Public Health Institute in Helsinki, Finland, it was found that there was an association between adu...

New hope on the Horizon for People Wishing to Quit Smoking

Smoking is one of the most difficult addiction to give up... .. ..In an exciting research done at the University of Toronto in Canada it was found that medication called methoxsalen ( this is currently used to treat skin disorders) may help addicts who wish to give up smoking. .. .. ..Nicotine replacement, in the form of a patch or gum, to keep the level of nicotine in blood up without smoking i...

Antioxidants protect health tissue in people undergoing radiation therapy.

A recent finding by Indian scientists revealed that two antioxidants in black pepper and turmeric- piperine and curcumin were found to help protect the bacterial DNA from damage by irradiation in test organism. ..Spices with antioxidants property have radio protective effect and protecting organisms like Escherichia role and Bacillus megaterium organisms (taken for study) against of gamma radiati...

Skinny people need to exercise too

Every one knows that exercising reduces the risk of heart disease. But almost everyone feels that exercising is only for obese and fat people. But recent study shows that skinny people are also prone to developing heart diseases because fitness and fatness are both important factors in the genesis of various heart ailments. ..Dr. Peter T. Katzmarzyk of York University in North York, Canada, who h...

Prescription Drug - Helps People Stop Smoking

The Mumbai-based Sun Pharmaceutical Industries entered the antismoking segment with its "Smoquit" (buproprion 150mg tabs) recently. The medication in Smoquit has been used for over a decade as an antidepressant, albeit at a different dose. The Rs. 13.50-per tablet priced Smoquit, the first pharmacotherapy ever available for the treatment of smoking problem, is a prescription drug and is required...

Hormone treatment helps obese people slim down

Treatment with leptin, a natural hormone that helps control body weight, could help many overweight people slim down. Discovered in 1994, leptin is normally produced by fat cells and is believed to provide a signal about the amount of body fat to the body's energy-regulation system. // ....Leptin treatment has already helped people who completely lack the hormone because of a genetic mutation. B...

Safe for people with asthma

According to a new study even after getting a shot of influenza vaccine, there is no difference in asthma exacerbation among people who have taken and those have not. Influenza can be a serious problem for people with asthma, so vaccination seems like a sensible thing to do. But there have been concerns that the flu jab can make people's asthma worse. To find it this out researchers at Cleavland...

More People Seeking Treatment for Depression

Major depression, the leading cause of disability in the United States, affects more than 9 million adults in a given year.Despite advances in treatment options and educational efforts,// depression has been described as underdiagnosed and poorly treated in the US. In fact, a recent study stressed that as many as 8 million Americans with serious mental illness fail to receive adequate treatment....

Arginine food bar assists people with angina

A medical food bar enriched with arginine and vitamins increased the exercise capacity and quality of life of those with angina. Arginine is an amino acid// that can produce the gas nitric oxide which, in turn, may improve the functioning of blood vessels. So you might think that arginine might help people with heart problems, especially those with angina, by enhancing blood supply to the heart....

Over Six Million HIV Infected People In South Africa- Finds A Survey

Johannesburg: In South Africa over six million people were infected with HIV by 2004.// This puts the prevalence of AIDS in the country at a high of 14 percent. South Africa 's total population is 46.9 million. .. ..The latest figure announced by South African Health Department is far higher than the estimate of 4.5 million given by the official state statistics agency, Statistics SA, reports X...

Safe Driving Is Possible For Older People If They Are Prepared

In spite of health problems afflicting the older population its possible to drive safely if they take the correct precautions and preparations.// ....According to the latest edition of Harvard Men's Health Watch, chronic illnesses and the use of various medications increase the risk for auto accidents. Even normal, healthy aging can take a toll on a man’s reflexes, reaction time, and sensory abil...

Novel Treatment to Cure People with Learning Disabilities

Wynford Dore a British millionaire currently living in Australia claims to have discovered a novel way of curing children suffering from the worst form of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). //This novel method, space-age technology is usually used for testing astronauts returning from space. But it can also be used by the doctors to cure ADHD patients by rebalancing their brains. .....

Quality of lives of older people

In an endeavour to assess the future needs of an aging population, a group of older people have been studied for nearly 20 years. Within 20 years, half the babies born on the planet can expect to live till they are 70. The physical, mental and economic needs// of our rapidly aging population will be known based on this study. In an attempt to answer some of these questions, scientists at Cambridg...

Brain changes observed in people with sleep apnoea

Researchers in University of Boston observe that brain imaging sheds new light on the possible causes of sleep apnoea. In sleep apnoea, a person stops breathing, momentarily, many times during the night.// The cause is often a weakening of the muscles at the back of the throat, causing upper airway obstruction. Sleep apnoea is often linked with snoring and, naturally, causes daytime sleepiness. I...

Cholesterol-lowering therapy benefits older people also

According to a new study it is observed that statins reduce the risk of heart attack in older people. Long-term treatment with statins lowers cholesterol// levels and so lowers the risk of heart disease. This has been shown to be the case in middle-aged people, but the benefits for the elderly have not been so clear. ....Researchers at the University of Glasgow have assessed the benefit of treat...

Cholesterol lowering drugs aid people after heart transplant

According to a new study, there is a large survival benefit in taking cholesterol-lowering drugs after a heart transplant. Researchers in Munich have studied the effect of taking simvastatin soon after a heart transplant. //They looked at a group of 72 patients who had had heart transplants from 1992. Of these, 32 took the cholesterol-lowering drug simvastatin four days after treatment, while the...

Exercise helps people with cramping leg pain

A new study published by New England Journal of Medicine suggests that patients who have cramping leg pain symptomatic of peripheral arterial disease(PAD) may benefit from walking a little// while longer, even as the pain persists. ....Kerry J. Stewart, Johns Hopkins University, Director of Clinical Exercise Physiology said that patients with PAD often experience pain during exercise, so they sto...

Herbal supplement ephedra posing threat to people's health

A study published in the online version of Annals of Internal Medicine has suggested that the herbal supplement ephedra, often used for weight loss or to boost energy, is posing a threat to people's health and experts are calling for authorities to ban or restrict access to the supplement. The study used data gathered by the American Association of Poison Control Centers. Researchers claim that o...

Pain Common in People with MS

Multiple sclerosis is known to cause pain among patients, but studies are lacking on how much pain patients feel or how pain affects their daily lives.//.. ..In a new study in the most recent issue of Archives of Neurology, Danish researchers report results from a postal survey aimed at gauging pain among those with MS and comparing it to pain suffered by people in the general population. Investi...

People with skin cancer at higher risk for other types

Skin cancer usually is so easily cured that Luvie Owens almost forgot she had it.But results of a major new study are giving her cause for concern: Women who have had the most common forms of skin cancer// are 2.3 times as likely to also get deadlier cancers such as breast, lung and colon. Among African-American women, the risk of getting other cancers is 7.5 times higher. ....The study didn't in...

Laser Therapy Found To Help People Quit Smoking

New research shows Low Level Laser Therapy could help people quit smoking. Laser therapy also does not require nicotine or drug replacement. The therapy delivers laser beams to acupuncture points // on the body and ear to eliminate the craving for nicotine. It is a noninvasive method , has no side effects and smokers need only three to five treatment sessions that last about 30 minutes. ..Researc...

Pomegranate Juice May Be The Next Best Thing For People With Heart Disease

New study has suggested that polyphenolic antioxidants present in the juice of pomegranate may help in reducing stress and atherogenesis. // ....Atherogenesis is the process of plaques etc forming in the inner lining of the arteries that make them hard causing a state of atherosclerosis. This causes disturbed blood flow and may cause serious damage to heart. Perceived stress increases the risk o...

New Treatment For People Allergic To Cats

..People who are allergic to animals like cats often do have a reaction like asthma or allergic rhinitis. Study has shown // that it is possible to generate a new therapy based on the immunity of the person concerned against allergic reactions. ....A protein found in cat saliva and dander, called gamma Feline domesticus causes the release of histamine in people allergic to cats. The latest innova...

Obese people can be hypertensive as well

Scientists of University of Mississippi Medical Center US have found out that body mass index are positively// related to hypertension and high blood pressure. ....3216 people who had never been given any medication for hypertension were subjected to 24 hr monitoring of systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Body mass index could be significantly related to mean daytime and nighttime systolic and...

Study reveals that it is easy for people to learn from watching others learn

A Canadian research team from the University of Western Ontario had found out that it is possible to learn// complex physical actions by observing others. ....The study used a robot arm to show how to perform complex mechanical tasks to a group of people. When the video of this learning process was shown to a group, they learned to do the same action in less time than the people in the video. Mo...

New food guide for people fighting excess weight

The US department of Agriculture has recently unveiled a new guide to healthy eating that suggests different //food charts for people with different needs. ....Based on the idea that same diet pattern does not work on everybody, the new diet plan is based on age, sex and the level of activity. The new plan is called MyPyramid and it is basically an interactive website that gives you a diet chart...

People who fight wars may be at high risk of cardiovascular disease

Men who have fought wars are more likely to have cardiovascular risks than men// who didn’t. ....Men who have survived wars are more likely to be heavy drinkers of alcohol, heavy smokers of tobacco and with high tendency of becoming obese. War veterans are four times likely to be taken to drinking more than two pegs of alcohol a day than becoming never drinkers, and 1.6 times more likely to be h...

People suffering from Alzheimer’s: can they take decisions about their treatment

A study published in the May issue of the journal Neurology states that patients// with very mild degree of Alzheimer’s disease may be competent to take decisions about their treatments, but those with moderate to severe form of the disease may not remain competent to do so. ....The study also points out that people who are aware of their disease and its growth in the mare more likely to take com...

Elderly people with chronic pain can use narcotics safely

Scientists have reported that use of narcotics for chronic pain in elderly works, as they are less likely to //ask for increasing the dose. On the other hand, the use of the drug for younger adults may lead to constant increase in the dosage with serious health repercussions. ......The drugs in question are opioid pain medications like morphine, methadone and oxycodone. Opioid drugs are used for...

People with low birth weight may help themselves in diabetes

New study says that people with low birth weight may help themselves from the incidence of diabetes with// controlled diet and controlling their body weights. ....Diabetes affects the population in terms of affecting the metabolism of blood glucose and impaired function of the insulin that helps in controlling the blood sugar levels. The main risk factors for diabetes are obesity, physical inacti...

Risk of deep vein thrombosis less in people who were flight stockings when flying

Graduated compression stockings that are worn during long hours of flying can significantly reduce the risk// of deep vein thrombosis. ....Researchers of the study had compared nine studies of nearly 2500 passengers who had flown long distance in airlines. The researchers had carried out the research where they had advised all the participants of the study to walk or exercise regularly, drink wat...

People with abnormal heart rhythms must avoid fish oil

Fish oil supplements may be harmful for people with abnormal heartbeats, says the new research// on the subject. ....Fish oil is noted for omega 3 fatty acids that are essential to the body in terms of regulating blood pressure and blood clotting and must be taken in as supplements. These fatty acids are known to have preventive properties for disease like Alzheimer’s, arthritis, breast cancer et...

Elderly people are more at risk from eye damage

Increasing stiffness of the eyes, which has aged, makes them more at risk to damage// and eye injury. ....As the eyes age along with the person the lens of the eyes become stiff and more susceptible to damage. The aged eye lens will be four times as stiff as it were at birth. Researchers of the Wake Forest-Virginia Tech School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences have developed a computer mode...

Low immunity in people with multiple sclerosis may be genetical

People who have low immunity that had lead to inability to curbing of inflammatory cells// and cause multiple sclerosis may have genes that act likewise. Researchers from Oregon Health & Science University have reported that the FOXP3 gene may be responsible for the low immune problem that leads to progress of multiple sclerosis. ....Multiple sclerosis is a chronic neurological disease of the cen...

Testing genes for disease does not cause harm to children of people with Alzheimers

Testing for risk of Alzheimers disease in children of patients with Alzheimers// was thought to be harmful to them. It was suggested that such genetic testing might increase the anxiety or depression in children of the parents with Alzheimers. A new study points out that this may not be true. Genetical testing has no effect on the mental health of offsprings of patients with Alzheimers. Often the...

New back support device can improve balance for older people

Women at the age of 60 and above can have less back pain from osteoporosis related// curving of the spine by wearing a back supporting device and doing some special exercises. ....In a study presented by the researchers from Mayo Clinic had said that the new specially weighed back support device can not only decrease the back pain but can also cause extensive improvements in strength for the wome...

Hangovers: why some people suffer and some don’

Japanese study had identified a mutant form of the enzyme aldehyde dehydrogenase// (ALDH)that is responsible for some people feeling less or no hangover from consuming alcohol. ....Researchers from Mitsukoshi Health and Welfare Foundation have found that the toxicity of acetaldehyde leads to hangovers in individuals who have a particular genetic makeup. ....Aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) is the m...

Elderly People Needs To Tackle The Heat Effectively

For the elderly population, adjusting to the raising temperatures// in the summer months are quite difficult. Health problems due to heat that may affect the elderly people are heat exhaustion and heat stroke. ....The recent issue of Harvard Health Letter from the Harvard Medical School had given some tips to the elderly people that might make their lives a little easier during the summers. .......

Habit Memory May Enhance Learning In People

Learning may be unconscious and happen even when people are not aware of their learning experience//. The research comes out in the July 28, 2005 issue of Nature. ....Researchers from University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the San Diego Veterans Affairs Health System had undertaken the study to find out if like animals humans could learn through habits formed even when they ar...

Older People May Not Need Multivitamins To Prevent Infections

A recent research that is published in the latest issue of BMJ said that multivitamins //and multi-mineral supplements do not prevent infections in the elderly population. ....At least 10% of older people have a vitamin or mineral deficiency, which can lead to poor immunity and increased risk of infection. At least a quarter of older people in the UK take nutritional supplements, but it is unclea...
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