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PRIMARY PULMONARY HYPERTENSION GENE DISCOVERED

... of the gene associated with the inherited form of primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) by Drs. Jane H. Morse of Columbia University and James A. Knowles of the Columbia Genome Center is indeed a major breakthrough. Their study, funded in part by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the Nationa...

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

...elationship with mortality. However, the lung is a primary defense organ against environmental toxins, and impaired pulmonary function could lead to decreased tolerance against these environmental toxins."...

Evidence Links Protein Damage to Neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's

... in alpha-synuclein, and that such stress may be a primary event leading to the onset and progression of neurodegenerative synucleinopathies, particularly Parkinson's. This may pave the way for developing therapies to stop or slow the oxidative damage, and thus slow or reverse the progression of these diseas...

Liver donors can thrive after transplant

...ged by hepatitis C, cancer, alcohol consumption or primary biliary cirrhosis, a disease of the liver and bile ducts. Potential liver donors are generally limited to family members, spouses or close friends. While an exact genetic match between donor and recipient isn't required, blood type must be matching. ...

Healthcare sector is now a multi billion-dollar industry in India

...p concentrate on improving the dismal condition of primary and secondary health care in most parts of the country. It asks the tertiary health care sector to be left to the private sector. Pointing out that there was a huge shortage of hospital beds, low density of doctors per person, the study stressed on t...

The World Bank funds private Hospital in India

...nk is funding a private hospital rather than basic primary healthcare services for poorer patients. The save Public health Care Campaign, a coalition of Indian non-government organizations, trade, unions, and activists, said: "Under the instructions of the International Monetary Fund and World bank, the gove...

Vedic vibration technology- the new cure for arthritis

One of the primary disabling ailments in the world has found a new treatment - Vedic vibration technology. A study, titled 'A double-blind randomised controlled trial of Maharishi Vedic Vibration Technology in subjects with arthritis,' revealed that scientists succeed...

Generic drug costs remain shackled

Price controls for generic drugs in primary care are likely to remain unchanged for the next year as the european government considers how best to supply the NHS. In 1999, a severe shortage of non-brand name medicines resulted in a 12.5 per cent increase in the cost of prescription drugs for t...

Anthrax drug doxycycline could stunt fetal growth

...rugs that can endanger fetuses, including staining primary teeth, weakening tooth enamel and stunting bone growth, the CDC warned. No formal studies have been conducted on how Cipro affects pregnancy, but the CDC said the drug is unlikely to pose a substantial risk. Doctors can also consider amoxicillin, ...

Toddlers stressed out

... children entering the formal years of learning at primary school, the National Association of Primary Educat...oned that "a lowering of the standards achieved in primary education could well result".// Giving the example of learning a nursery rhyme as an activity that...

Research of Ritalin

... the long-term effects of Ritalin on the brains of primary school-aged children....

Women recognise faces better

...s that they are more likely to take on the role of primary care in the family, and may have lenthier eye contact with children. ...

Cure for sleepless nights

...an average age of 65 who suffered from chronic and primary insomnia.Some were given the sedative temazepam, others behavioural therapy, some a combination of the two and the rest a placebo. They received the treatment for eight weeks and were followed up over a two-year period. The researchers found that dr...

Why cluster headaches?

....The finding could revolutionise approaches to all primary headaches, which had not been thought to be caused by factors in the physical structure of the brain. But using a new scanning technique, doctors have established that cluster headaches are likely to be caused by excessive growth of grey cells in one...

Caution On Use of Cholesterol Drugs

...d candidates taking statin group of drugs for the primary prevention of cardiovascular problems. But the guidelines revised last year expand the number of potential patients to 36 million, an increase of 140 percent. "We're urging caution," say Donald Fedder, a University of Maryland pharmacologist and lea...

Why a headache?

....The finding could revolutionise approaches to all primary headaches, which had not been thought to be caused by factors in the physical structure of the brain, he said....

Cholesterol Drug Helps After Angioplasty

...leaves the prescribing of statin medication to the primary care doctor and sometimes that addition to the patient's regimen falls through the cracks." Interventional cardiologists most often perform angioplasties. "I think this and other new studies will go a long way in improving the quality of care of all...

A sexy cure for cold

... found in saliva and mucosal linings. IgA is the primary sheild against colds and flu. It binds to bacteria that foray the body, and then activates the immune system to destroy them. Dr Carl Charnetski, of Wilkes University , and his colleague Frank Brennan investigated the effect that sex had on IgA leve...

Depression has a worthwhile treatment

...reening of patients suffering from depression in a primary care visit was found to be done on a regular basis.When you visit the doctor, he or she may carry out routine checks of your health, such as measuring blood pressure.// According to some experts it is too complicated to screen for depression while o...

Approaching through Telemedicine benefits patients

...ing to researchers, a new study shows that getting primary care physicians and their patients together with s...pated in the videoconferencing sessions with their primary care physician and the specialist had. Researchers also found patient satisfaction was significantly...

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