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Ginseng's efficacy debatable

...na have shown ginseng's beneficial effect in older persons and persons who are sick or weak [physically and mentally]." Zhu says that ginseng use is all about the dialect...

Medications for depression

... treatment for depression increased from 1 per 100 persons to 2.5 per 100 over this time.The proportion of those receiving drug treatment for depression increased from 30 per cent to 70 per cent - probably due to the introduction of new antidepressants with fewer side effects. By contrast the number of pat...

Dementia linked to HIV

... suggest that homosexual/bisexual and heterosexual persons who survive longer are expected to be the group at highest risk for cognitive impairment. However, the conservatory effect of antiretroviral therapy may balance this increased risk....

Vitamin E helps the mind

...as a 30 percent reduction in rate of decline among persons in the highest quintile of total vitamin E. They did not, however, find the same protective effects with vitamin C or carotene. The authors of this study thereby conclude that this would probably indicate that increasing vitamin E intake in the popul...

Stroke risk factors:how informed are we?

... the highest risk and incidence of stroke, such as persons at least 75 years old, blacks, and men, were the least knowledgeable about warning signs and risk factors. They also identified mass media, including television (32 percent), magazines (24 percent), and newspapers (22 percent) as the most frequently ...

Unfavourable Lipid-Lipoprotein profiles in older adults has been linked to abdominal visceral fat

...f Human Services at the University of Virginia, in persons over 60 years of age, elevated levels of abdominal visceral fat are associated with unfavourable plasma concentrations of lipids and lipoproteins. Abdominal fat was also found to be a primary determinant in the release of growth hormone in these indi...

Risk of DVT for those spending long hours in front of computers

...elling of the feet, which is common in middle aged persons doing sedentary tasks, and later led to breathing trouble that rendered him unconscious. Doctors saved the patient by administering blood-thinning drugs. Dr. Beasley said that this case was an interesting one as it indicated that DVT is not only asso...

Ways to handle ugly toenails

...igured toenails is a problem that occurs in 1 in 2 persons above the age of 50. This condition is caused by a long standing fungal infection and it gives toenails a thick, yellow and crumbly appearance. Doctors at the Mayo Clinic advice consulting with a chiropodist who might recommend an anti-fungal drug. H...

WHO Travel Advice to prevent spread of "Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

...h Organization (WHO) today began recommending that persons travelling to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China and Guangdong Province, China consider postponing all but essential travel. This updated travel advice comes as a result of new developments in the multi-country outbreak of severe acute ...

Liver diseases: The enemy with an accomplice

...em had an intrusion into circulatory system: these persons had either been donors, or had been operated on, subjected to blood transfusion or intravenous injections. Under a microscope their liver looked as it should look like in case of a sluggish chronic viral hepatitis. However, 65% of the patients got to...

Links between Depression and Migraine

...ession.// Moreover the risk of major depression in persons with pre-existing migraine was more than fivefold higher than in people with no history of headaches. However there were no relation between major depression and other types of severe headaches. Researchers say that understanding the relation between...

Restricted Activity Predicts Disability

...of the study. The investigators write, "For older persons who are not otherwise at high risk for ADL disability, restricted activity is an important predictor of functional decline and not just a benign feature of old age."...

Troubled Childhood found to affect your Liver

... 10-times greater likelihood of liver disease than persons without such a history.” Researchers believe this is the first study of its kind and say understanding the chain of events that eventually lead to liver disease may one day lead them to better methods of intervention....

Link Between Musculoskeletal Pain and Vitamin D Deficiency

..., the worst vitamin D deficiency was seen in young persons -- especially women of childbearing age. The risks involved with vitamin D deficiency include women giving birth to children with adverse fetal effects or neonatal illnesses, young adults not developing optimal bone mass, and older adults experienci...

Drug Stops Herpes

...es that oral valacyclovir taken by immunocompetent persons with recurrent genital HSV-2 infection significantly reduces the rates of HSV reactivation, subclinical shedding, and transmission of genital herpes to a susceptible partner....

Drug Found To Reduce The Transmission Of Herpes

...es that oral valacyclovir taken by immunocompetent persons with recurrent genital HSV-2 infection significantly reduces the rates of HSV reactivation, subclinical shedding, and transmission of genital herpes to a susceptible partner....

The Effectiveness Of Chickenpox Vaccine Questioned

...ricella and other complications in immunocompetent persons still occur and will continue to occur until the infection in eliminated. It is important to monitor closely the incidence of varicella an the effectiveness of the vaccine over time to determine if a booster dose is needed to improve its effectivenes...

A Rise In Eye Complications In Diabetics

...etic retinopathy is a disease occurring only among persons with [diabetes], the prevalence of [diabetes] in the general population is high enough that diabetic retinopathy is highly prevalent in the adult population. Investigators pooled data from eight eye surveys and estimated prevalence rates for diabete...

Troubled Childhood found to affect your Liver

... 10-times greater likelihood of liver disease than persons without such a history.” Researchers believe this is the first study of its kind and say understanding the chain of events that eventually lead to liver disease may one day lead them to better methods of intervention....

Diabetics To Seek Mental Counseling To Cope With Stress

...ofessionals to be involved in the care of diabetic persons since the management of diabetes is multi-faceted, complex, and demanding....

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