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Serum Progesterone Helps Stratify Ectopic Pregnancy Risk

...sterone levels in 716 first-trimester patients who presented to an emergency department with abdominal pain or vaginal bleeding. Patients were monitored until intrauterine or ectopic pregnancy was confirmed. Follow-up showed that, altogether, 61% were viable intrauterine pregnancies, 32% were nonviable intraut...

Long-Term Survival can be Predicted by a Simple Lung Test

...al rates in both men and women. Their findings are presented in the September issue of Chest. Researchers studied survival rates based on a lung function test, called forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1).They performed the lung function test on a group of more than 550 men and more than 640 women wh...

White Cells Count Can Predict Heart Attack Death Risk

...f that normal range and half were higher." Bhatt, presented the study detailing his finding at the American Heart Association meeting recently. He said, "The Cleveland Clinic now considers white blood cell levels as a factor in deciding which patients should go immediately to the cath lab,". He added that not...

Roller coasters – cause “Chronic Headache?

... researchers, following one such ride a young lady presented with throbbing headache, blurred vision and nausea, immediately after. But investigations like CT etc did not reveal any significant findings. The headache persisted for nearly 2 months until it became an intolerable episode and she was hospitalized...

Fireworks can spell death for asthmatic children

...lessness was the common feature in all cases. Some presented with status asthmaticus, severe respiratory distress and cardiac failure. In many cases resuscitation and asthma treatment was effective but some were severely hypoxic (starved of oxygen) that they were declared brain dead and life support withdrawn ...

How do babies understand language?

...languages at such a tender age.These findings were presented at the annual meeting of the American association for the advancement of science in San Francisco.For years the ability of children to pick up language and to become familiar with it has baffled scientists.Anyone who listens to foreign language finds...

Teens turning to Internet for medical queries

..., which included more than 400 students, are being presented this week at the annual meeting of the Society for Adolescent Medicine in San Diego, California.Though it is to be welcomed that teens use the Internet to learn more on health, the flip side is that these teens rush to their own diagnosis based on wh...

ATG useful in transplant patients as substitute for steroids

...itional steroids for reversal. These findings were presented by Dr. Eason at Transplant 2001, the joint meeting of the American Society for Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. Rabbit ATG is a purified, pasteurized, gamma immune globulin, obtained by immunization of rabbits with hu...

The flip side of AIDS cocktails – HAART regime damages live

...ording to a study led by Dr. Raymond T. Chung, who presented the findings at Digestive Disease Week in Atlanta last week, severe liver toxicity forced almost one in every four patients to stop the treatment. Regimens that contained drugs called nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, especially nevira...

Distraction therapy found very effective in postoperative patients

...gical examinations and endoscopies. The study was presented by Dr Noah Lechtzin, a postdoctorate fellow at Johns Hopkins, at the American Thoracic Society's annual meeting on 20th May. The doctors who pioneered this distraction therapy add that this is not substitute for pain medication but a way to enhance ...

Antibiotics losing their power against acne

...ther regimens should be tested. The findings were presented on May 23rd at the annual meeting of the American Society of Microbiology. The implication of these findings is that at some point in the future, antibiotics could become useless in the fight against acne. Dr. Nord and his team recommend, that derm...

Radioactive Seeds used in Prostate Cancer treatment can migrate with the body

...of radiation to the patients. These findings were presented at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association. As a precautionary measure in such patients, chest x-rays should be taken every year to make sure no lesions developed. Almost 25% of patients studied had developed these complications. ...

Risk of heart disease begins in teens

...ble to atherosclerosis. The findings were recently presented at a meeting of the American Dietetics Association (ADA). Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder in which the body no longer produces insulin, the hormone that clears the blood of glucose after a meal and deposits it into body cells to use as fue...

Brisk Walking lowers memory loss in women

According to a research presented during the American Academy of Neurology in Philadelphia, brisk walking may help women keep their brains young. Women who walk regularly are less likely to experience the memory loss and other cognitive declines in mental function that can come with ...

Risk of Cancer can be reduced to 40% with a High Fiber Diet

...e sets according to their consumption of fiber and presented at an International Conference in France. This study showed that fiber was particularly important in reducing cancer of the colon and rectum. Medical experts believe up to 30% of all cancers in the developed world are associated with nutritional ...

Lose Weight With New Wonder Slimming FDA approved Prescription Drug

...atment on quality of life was examined in research presented by SusanMathias, at the Technology Assessment Research Group. Results of this study show patients taking Xenical 120mg thrice a day up to two years reported a greater decline in overweight distress and more satisfaction with the treatment. Xenical ...

'Sweaty palms syndrome' can be cured by surgery

...t 250 surgeries// to correct the sweating disorder presented the results of a quality of life survey of 71 patients who received the treatment at the International Symposium of Sympathetic Surgery held in Helsinki, Finland. These patients were submitted to a questionnaire about the amount of stress they exper...

Sleep, snoring....stroke

... from the Western New York Stroke Screening Study, presented at the American Stroke Association's 26th International Stroke Conference showed that those who regularly slept more than eight hours a night had a 9% higher risk of stroke than those who slept less. Adnan Qureshi, assistant professor of neurosurge...

The phenomenon of sexual attraction

...e tries to exploit the other." Professor Grammer presented the University of Vienna findings to a British Psychological Society (BPS) conference in London .He also said the oral contraceptive pill could stop a woman producing pheromones and undermine her ability to pick up the right chemical signals from men...

Beer does good

...evelopment of cataracts. Dr John Trevithick, who presented the research to the International Chemical Conference of Pacific Basin Societies in Honolulu on Sunday, said the ingredients in the beer could help. "Antioxidants protect the mitochondria against this damage. We think that may be one of the factors t...

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