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High-Carbohydrate diet plus exercise !

A low-fat high-carbohydrate diet raises blood fats, unless it is combined with moderate exercise...It's assumed that a low-fat diet will reduce heart disease risk by lowering levels of cholesterol, especially low-density lipoprotein (LDL or 'bad' cholesterol). But a low-fat diet is often a high-carbohydrate diet (because you have to get calories from somewhere). And it's becoming evident that a h...

'Disprin Plus' is now 'Disprin Paracetamol'

Reckitt Benckiser has deferred the launch of 'Disprin CV' (cardiovascular) following the confusion over the name of its new painkiller 'Disprin Plus', the company's Regional Director , Mr. Pranab Barua said. The company also announced a change in the brand-name 'Disprin Plus' to 'Disprin Paracetamol'. Subsequent to the launch of Disprin Plus, there were reports citing instances of concern from do...

Simvastatin Plus Niacin May Lower Heart Risks

Treatment combining the cholesterol drug simvastatin with the B vitamin niacin lowers the risk of heart attack and other artery-disease complications by up to 90% in some patients. The study of 160 adults with clogged heart arteries and low HDL (good) cholesterol showed that 3 years of the combo treatment improved HDL levels, caused artery blockages to recede and significantly lowered heart compl...

Nose plug-switch that stops smelling

Scientists from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have recently found that the brain’s ‘nose plug’ that is the switch in the brain that lets us stop smelling something, even though the odour is still there. ....Two papers published in a recent issue of the journal Science show that a protein called CNGA4 helps plug the ‘nose’ of odour receptor cells.//..The main job of these reurons...

Nose plug: switch that stops smelling

Scientists form Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have recently found that the brain's 'nose plug' that is the switch in the brain that lets us stop smelling something, even though the odour is still there.// ..Two papers published in a recent issue of the journal Science show that a protein called CNGA4 helps plug the ‘nose’ of odour receptor cells.The main job of these neurons is to d...

Yet another plus for breast feeding!

A recent study by researchers at the University of Durham in England has reported a discovery, that adds one more benefit to the long list of already existing ones, for breast feeding of babies. Babies who are breast-fed in bed are at much less risk of being smothered than babies who are bottle-fed in bed. The study included 40 couples and their babies who were filmed at night while they slept. R...

Angioplasty plus stenting better than thrombolysis for elderly patients with AMI

Comparative trials and observational studies previously conducted in elderly populations have yielded conflicting results, researchers explain. These studies were performed before intracoronary stents and use of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa antagonists were routinely employed. ....Therefore, Dr. Hanoch Hod, of Chaim Sheba Medical //Center in Tel Hashomer, Israel, and associates followed 130 consecutive...

Lead exposure plus high blood pressure Leads to impaired mental ability

Exposure to lead in early childhood and adolescence may contribute to hypertension-related decline that can impair a person's cognitive abilities. // .. ..Both lead exposure and hypertension have been associated with cognitive impairments in older adults. The study indicates that the interaction between lead exposures early in life combined with high blood pressure in working age adults may lead...

Plump Infants Getting Obese Later In Life In More Cases

..Large infants, and those who grow rapidly during the first two years of life, are at increased risk of obesity in childhood and adulthood, a study reveals. ..There is an urgent need to tackle rising levels of obesity in the population. However it is not clear how early in life prevention could begin. This study examines the relation between infant size and growth and later obesity. ..Researche...

Hospital Admissions Of Kids Plummet After Harry Porter Hit The Stores

In London a research by Oxford was carried on at the John Radcliffe Hospital London. It was mainly about the number of kids admitted over the summer weekends in the emergency ward suffering from musculoskeletal pains and damages due // to outdoor activities like inline skating and microscooters. <br....The time period under consideration was the weekends of 2003-2005. The study included children...

Sodium Nitrate Destroys The Bacteria That Plugs The Air Passage In CF Patients

Sodium nitrite is commonly used as a preservative to cure meat products. A study shows that it has the ability to kill the bacteria that causes thickening of the mucus in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients. // The experiment is carried out in laboratory animal models. ..Daniel Hassett, Ph.D., an associate professor of genetics at the University of Cincinnati said that Pseudomonas aeruginosa...

Tsunami Unplugged: Natural Disasters Favor the Under-privileged

One cannot miss the wake of destruction caused by the Indian Ocean tsunami, the Katrina hurricane catastrophe and the Pakistan earthquake in late 2005. The tsunami was responsible for the annihilation of 300,000 lives with more than 100,000 still missing.// When the early images of tsunami arrived, it appeared as if the tourists were tsunami’s hot favorites. Upon intent observation, it dawned tha...

50 Plus Men More Satisfied With Sex Life

A latest men’s health survey has revealed that men over 50 are more satisfied with their sex life than men in their 30s or 40s. Their level of satisfaction approximates to that reported by 20-29 year-olds.// The results of this interesting study are published in the February issue of BJU International. ....The survey has been conducted among 1, 185 Norway men ranged between 20 and 79 years of ag...

Australia’s Antibiotic Favouritism Needs To Be Plugge

An infectious disease expert has warned against indiscriminate antibiotic use, saying that nearly half the antibiotics Australians use ,are prescribed inappropriately. //This issue figures on the agenda at the Australian Society for Antimicrobials annual scientific discussion meeting in Sydney. ..Microbiologist John Turnidge, of the Adelaide Women's and Children's Hospital, said that this trend...

Ambien Plus Alcohol Has A Bad Influence on the Drivers

Ambien is a sleeping pill. But lately it is has been listed in the top 10 list of drugs found in impaired drivers. Wisconsin officials identified Ambien in the bloodstreams of 187 arrested drivers.// Officials say that there are signs that Ambien-related driving arrests are on the rise. Ambien's maker, Sanofi-Aventis said that the drug is safe when taken as directed. Spokeswoman for the Food and...

Death Due To Measles Plummet By About 50% Following WHO Campaign

World Health Organization and UNICEF conducted an international campaign to reduce the number of deaths occurring due to measles//. The results have proved to be very fruitful and they have established a 50% reduction. The global immunization drive was responsible for half a billion children receive vaccinations across the globe. ....The death toll, which stood at 871 000 a year in 1999, was dow...

Drugs plus Awareness Would Facilitate Reduction of HIV Infection

Rebecca Baggaley of London's Imperial College said that increased access to the AIDS drugs in developing countries could increase HIV infection rates. // .... Hence he said that these have to be accompanied by prevention measures, such as patient education. Statistics show that about 95 % of the infected HIV people live in the developing world. This is due to the reason that there is a global pu...

Pluripotent ESC, To Serve As an Effective Therapy for Many Diseases

Silva and colleagues said they had accomplished the transformation of immature cells from men's testicles into powerful stem cells, which can later, differentiate into nerve, heart and bone cells. // Their work was presented at a meeting of stem cell researchers in Valencia, Spain. Gerd Hasenfuss of Georg-August-University in Goettingen, Germany and colleagues reported in the journal Nature that...

Organ Donation Rates Plummet In UK

According to a study conducted by the UK Transplant organization it is found that the organ donation rates among the people of UK have fallen sharply. The main reason sited is that the relatives// and family members are reluctant to allow transplantation procedures. Statistics show that out of 1 million only 12 come forward to donate their organs for transplant. The results of the study are publi...

Skin Test plus DNA Testing To Detect Mental Illness

According to the recent study it is said that researchers are going to improve the already available test kits to detect mental illness by DNA profiling//. They are going to develop test kits which can help the physicians to detect illness such as schizophrenia and autism. The skin tests are to be developed at the first genetics laboratory in the Highlands, which opened near Inverness. ..By the...

Prozac Unplugged

Prozac, the popular drug for depression has been studied by researchers, in the manner with which it acts in the brain. Researchers from the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory// in Long Island, New York, have found that the drug causes the production of immature brain cells. ....This could pave the way for the birth of new treatment measures for depression, and Alzheimer's. The researchers, as part o...

Nitazoxanide, potent drug to plug the purge caused by rotavirus

Nitazoxanide holds immense promise for kids infected with Rotavirus that triggers severe diarrhea, now infamous for causing half a million deaths// amongst youngsters from the deprived countries. Now, this drug has also received the approval from the FDA for its use in combating gastrointestinal infections in children. ....A team of Researchers at the Romark Institute for Medical Research in Tam...

Medication Plus Behavior Changes Help Obese Adolescents Lose Weight

The weight loss medication sibutramine, when combined with behavior therapy, allowed hundreds of very obese adolescents to lose an average of 14 pounds over a year//, according to a multicenter study in the July 18 Annals of Internal Medicine. Adolescents in the study who received a placebo (a sugar pill) gained four pounds over the year. ....In addition to reductions in body mass index and weig...

The Dengue Virus Unplugged

The manner of transmission of mosquito-borne viruses is well known; a bite on the body that allows the virus to make an entry into the blood stream. But what happens next that causes the virus //to multiply and take hold of its victim. Researchers led by a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) international scholar in Argentina have been able to point at a genetic element which helps the dengue...

The Bovine DNA Sequence Unplugged

Scientists have achieved a very important milestone in the mapping of the bovine genome, which will make it possible to enhance the health and aid better disease// control in cattle. This research is slated to benefit the beef and diary industry immensely. ....Scientists firmed up on a sequence of 2.9 million DNA base pairs, which brought to light the value of the difference even in one pair, wh...

Mom's the word for plump babies

A study conducted by researchers from the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital postulates that the fathers are to be blamed if babies are born short. //Mothers seem to determine how plump babies finally become. ..The study is still in progress. But the researchers say that results derived so far, clearly point out that, tall babies indeed have tall fathers. The children of fat fathers, however, did n...

Anti Inflammatory Evaluation Of Plumeria Acuminata Leaves

Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata and Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, ASN Pharmacy College, Andhra Pradesh done a// study on Plumeria Acuminata leaves. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the anti-inflammatory activity of methanol extract of leaves of Plumeria Acuminata on carrageenan, dextran, histamine and serotonin-induced inflammation...

Cake Walk – Plum Treats Sell Like 'Hot Cakes' During Christma

Revelry and mirth is known by another name- Christmas! The fervor and festivity of Christmas is whetted as we submit wholly to the whims of our starving taste buds//, feeding them with the flavors of the season. A mouthwatering spread is incomplete without the 'piece de resistance', the rich and exotic Christmas cake. As you wait to tuck into this baked delight, let's give you a snapshot of its m...

Sex Ends as Seasons Shift and Kisspeptin Levels Plummet

A hormone implicated in the onset of human puberty also appears to control reproductive activity in seasonally breeding rodents, report Indiana University Bloomington and// University of California at Berkeley scientists in the issue of Endocrinology. The paper is now accessible online via the journal's rapid electronic publication service. ....The researchers present evidence that kisspeptin, a...

Plum School Students Set the Trend in Healthy Eating

A little sneaky but all for the sake of good health... Students of Pittsburgh’s Plum Borough School// have been taking a food additive for the last 10 months; via cafeteria meals. This was announced Thursday. .. An ersatz fat ‘Z-Trim’ produced naturally from agricultural by-products such as hulls of oats, soybeans, peas and rice, or bran from corn or wheat has been used in school meals to cut do...

Cancer Fears Plummet Egg Sales in Vietnam

Hanoi: Sales of duck and chicken eggs in southern Vietnam have plummeted after tests showed that many had been tainted with large amounts of a carcinogenic agent//, media reported Monday. ...."Today we could only sell 50,000 eggs compared to 400,000-500,000 normally," Pham Thi Huan, head of a Ho Chi Minh City egg supplier, told the Thanh Nien online newspaper. ....The drop in sales as well as p...

India’s Life Expectancy to Go Up to 75 Plu

India’s life expectancy is projected to increase from the current 64.7 years to 75.6 years by the middle of the century//. And that is close to the current US figure of 77.5 years. ..As per the ‘2006 World Population Prospects,’ a report of the population division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the number of Indians over 65 years of age will almost quadruple from 6.4 cror...

Hepatitis Rates Plummet in the U.S

There is good news for a change, from the Centers for Disease Control// and Prevention, U.S. .. According to CDC officials, hepatitis statistics have decreased significantly in their count, over the last decade. ..The officials attribute this mainly to routine hepatitis immunizations, in children. .. The CDC reports that more than 100,000 Americans were infected with hepatitis viruses in 2005,...

Garlic Plus Vitamin C may Reduce Blood Pressure

A combination of garlic supplements and vitamin C reduced blood pressure back to normal levels in people with mildly elevated levels, says a pilot study.// ...."Combinations of garlic and vitamin C are an effective alternative in the control of marginally high blood pressure," wrote authors Adam Mousa and Shaker Mousa in the journal Nutrition Research (Elsevier). ...."Garlic ingredients or garl...

Liver Regeneration Unplugged

Liver regenerates in a way which has surprised even scientists. It is only one of the few organs which can// regrow from as little as 25% of its tissue. This process of regeneration may be simpler than thought. ....The study which is published in The Journal of Biological chemistry, has enabled novel information on the goings-on in cells, the way they regenerate, which could have implications on...

Gain from Pain - Migraine Unplugged

Eleanor Hall – Nearly two million Australians suffer this painful condition in a year, but all is not lost, new research shows. Infact long time sufferers may also stand// to gain from the excruciating pain. ..Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore showed that women who suffered the ordeal of migraine attacks throughout their life had better cognitive abilities compared to thos...

Many Couples Choose to Donate Surplus Embryos for Stem Cell Research

Nearly 50% of couples who were interviewed at least 3 years after undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) chose to donate their surplus, stored embryos for stem cell// research, according to a report. ..The key to the couples’ decisions, according to the authors of the report, was the complete and clear explanation of their options through an interview process with a legal advisor and embryologi...

Tiny Lives Snuffed Out Due To Bad Plumbing

Years later, the painful truth behind the death of six pre-term babies in Quebec has finally come to light. Officials of the hospital where the incidents// occurred-Quebec’s Sainte- Justine Hospital revealed the cause as bacteria breeding in faulty sinks of the neo-natal intensive care ward. ..The bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa was discovered to be breeding in colonies within a faulty plumbing...

Super Bug - A Tough Bug to Plug

Hospitals are simply mystified by the super bug hounding them relentlessly. While patients battling diseases look to hospitals’ for healing, //the hospitals themselves are quite ‘sick’ with the alien invasion. Of particular virulence among the family of super bugs is the Clostridium difficile, which networks with gusto among the NHS hospitals. ....The bug that plugs almost 4000 lives annually is...

Galliker Dairy Issues a Product Recall on Half-Gallons of Acidophilus Plus Reduced Fat Milk

Galliker Dairy Company of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, is recalling half-gallon packages of Galliker's Acidophilus Plus Reduced Milk because they possibly// contain under-processed milk. Under-processed milk may be unsafe. It has not been shown to be feasible to perform routine bacteriological tests on the raw milk itself to determine the presence or absence of all pathogens and thereby ensure that i...
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