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Serum Progesterone Helps Stratify Ectopic Pregnancy Risk

Measurement of serum progesterone levels may be helpful in deciding which emergency department patients with no strong clinical signs are at low risk of ectopic pregnancy, according to a report in the August issue of the Annals of Emergency Medicine. .. .. ..They measured progesterone levels in 716 first-trimester patients ..who presented to an emergency department with abdominal pain or ..vagina...

Progestin protects against ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer is the most common cancer among women. It accounts for about 4 percent of all cancers in women, with more than 23,000 new cases diagnosed in 2001. Progestin is the ingredient in oral contraceptive pills that provides the highest// level of protection against ovarian cancer. Analysis by the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center of a 20-year-old study showed that the pill can help prevent...

Dental x-rays to prognosticate heart attacks

According to researchers from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine ,they say that information culled from routine dental X-ray// may serve as an accurate early-warning system of risk of dying from heart attack or stroke. ....The study was ushered in a population with a high incidence of diabetes. "Results of this study move us closer to the use of panoramic dental radiographs as a...

Computer Program can assist to detect Heart Attack

According to a new research, a computer screening program can accurately diagnose a heart attack even when some information required by the program is missing. In a study of more than 1,000 adults who went to the emergency department for chest pain, the diagnostic tool identified more than 80% of people who were having a heart attack.// ....The findings suggest that emergency department physician...

A way to slow the progression of Type 1 Diabetes

According to new research, a new drug that suppresses the immune system may slow the progression of type 1 diabetes. An early-phase clinical trial of 10 people aged 8 to 35 years with type 1 diabetes were treated with anti-CD3 mAb, a modified antibody.// A 14-day course of the drug appeared to slow the progressive decline in insulin production commonly seen in type 1 diabetics. ....Patients with...

Time for A.R.Rahman to rock the Tuberculosis Awareness Programme

Music director and composer A.R. Rahman Saturday launched 'TB Sangharsh', the first Indian tuberculosis patients' network, as part of a nationwide effort to create awareness about the disease here. // ....Inaugurating the network, Rahman, who is a global ambassador for the International Stop TB Partnership, met patients in west Delhi's Mongolpuri area. He also interacted with them about the treat...

Hepatitis B Vaccine To Be Included In National Immunization Programme

India's Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss Monday said that the government would include Hepatitis B vaccination under its national immunisation programme// as it has been emerging as a "problem greater than AIDS." ..Addressing the valedictory function of an Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-World Health Organisation (WHO) organised training workshop on laboratory diagnosis of leptospirosi...

Alzheimer's Disease Progresses Rapidly In Highly Educated

A recent study has now found that educated people could face increased risk from Alzheimer's disease, which is the most common cause of dementia in old people. // Although Alzheimer's tends to be associated with a later age of onset among the educated, it progresses more rapidly. ....In other words, in highly educated people, a rapid decline is noted following onset of Alzheimer's manifestations...

Increased Funding For AIDS/HIV Program In Africa

It has been proposed to raise the financial grant for the South African AIDS program from the existing 187 million U.S. dollars to 255 million dollars in the current financial year (2006- 07). //Finance Minister Trevor Manuel, who presented the annual budget in the National Assembly, submitted the proposal. ....The minister also said that care of children orphaned by AIDS/HIV would deserve the u...

Advanced STD programs required

There is always a question of how effective are programs intended to reduce the number of people with sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. That is the question researchers from Scotland set out to answer in a study reported //in this month's Archives of Internal Medicine. The answer they come up with is, essentially, that it'sdiifficult to say. ....More than 1,500 studies were gathered...

Progression of Glaucoma could be controlled with early detection

Glaucoma, according to doctors, is a disease of the eye, which has no early warning signs and many affected patients are unaware they have the disease until it has advanced. And once someone has lost his or her vision from glaucoma, it cannot be regained. Researchers in New York and Sweden, focusing on a previous study called The Early Manifest Glaucoma Trial, conducted a study which looked// at...

Poorer breast cancer prognosis with reduced physical activity

A multicenter study headed by Melinda Irwin, M.D., from the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale School of Medicine, have found that women who are diagnosed with breast cancer are less active after the diagnosis leading to increase in body weight and body fat, which, in turn, leads to poorer breast cancer diagnosis. The population-based, multicenter study involved 856 patients wit...

Optimum Timing for HIV/AIDS Prognosis

A new study shows the best time to make a prognosis for someone with HIV is six months after treatment begins. Researchers find cell counts //at that time give a more accurate picture of a person’s prognosis than when they are originally diagnosed with HIV. ....Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) is a common treatment for HIV patients. HAART has improved the prognosis of HIV patients, ho...

Self-Management Program Beneficial for Back Pain

Acute low back pain is when symptoms have lasted for less than three months. ..A new study finds a self-management program that includes group classes, exercise sheet// handouts, and telephone follow-up calls may help patients improve and manage their back pain. ..Researchers from Indiana University developed a self-management program for poor, urban patients with low back pain. The program focu...

Self-Management Program Beneficial for Back Pain

Acute low back pain is when symptoms have lasted for less than three months. // ..A new study finds a self-management program that includes group classes, exercise sheet handouts, and telephone follow-up calls may help patients improve and manage their back pain. ....Researchers from Indiana University developed a self-management program for poor, urban patients with low back pain. The program f...

Disease Management Programs – Effective for Heart Patient

Coaching Programs run by nurses and dieticians have been found effective in lowering total cholesterol levels, // but further analysis has shown they work only when these health professionals are able to prescribe cholesterol-lowering drugs. ..Researchers looked at a program in which patients received their medications from their physicians and were only “coached” by nurses and dieticians on fac...

Suicide Prevention Program – Having its Intended Effec

Researchers analyzed suicide rates among more than 5 million service men and women before and after the Air Force implemented a program aimed at reducing an alarmingly high rate of suicide seen among Air Force personnel. // The suicide rate had been particularly higher for black and white males ages 24 to 35, between 1990 and 1994. The key components of the ongoing program are to provide suppo...

Shyness Linked To HIV Progression

Differences in neural activity may be putting shy people at increased risk for HIV and other infectious diseases say researchers according to a new study conducted.// ..Shyness has been linked to infectious disease for centuries. As early as the second century AD, doctors noted people with a "melancholic temperament" were more likely to develop illnesses. Research in modern times has supported th...

Delaying The Progression Of Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers say for the first time, a drug seems to slightly delay the progress from memory impairment to Alzheimer’s disease.// ..Previous studies have shown that without treatment, about 10 percent to 15 percent of patients with mild cognitive impairment will progress to Alzheimer’s disease each year. However, not every patient with the condition will progress to Alzheimer’s. ..Researchers com...

Cardiac – Rehabilitation Programs Beneficial for Heart Patient

A new study finds people who participated in a cardiac-rehab program after a heart attack had about the same three-year survival rate // as those of the same age and sex who had not had a heart attack. Overall, researchers estimate about half of the deaths that occurred among patients in their study were due to not taking part in a cardiac-rehab program. ..The investigation involved about 1,800 p...

Stopping The Progression Of Parkinson's Disease

About 1 percent of people over age 60 are affected by Parkinson’s disease. The condition is characterized by slowed motion, muscle rigidity, and tremors. Patients also suffer from loss of facial rigidity // and a shuffling walk. ..A drug already being used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease may also be able to stop its progression say researchers . The drug, pramipexole (Mirapex), is f...

Cholesterol Drug Found To Slow Alzheimer’s Progressio

New research shows that cholesterol-lowering drugs may slow mental decline and improve symptoms of depression in Alzheimer’s patients. // ..A small pilot study was conducted to test the drug on patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease . 46 patients were followed for one year, twenty-five of the patients took the cholesterol-lowering drug, and the remaining 21 patients received a place...

Contact Lenses Found To Slow Progression Of Myopia in Kids

Children who wear rigid gas permeable ( RGP ) contact lenses can minimize the chances their myopia will worsen over time// say researchers according to a recent study . ..More than 100 children ages 8 years to 11 for about three years. About half the group wore RGP lenses, and the other half wore soft contact lenses. Kids who wore the RGPs generally needed about two weeks to adapt to the lenses....

Arithmetic Skills Found To Diminish With Progression Of Alzheimer’s Disease

A new study finds Alzheimer’s patients lose the ability to do simple mathematical calculations as their disease progresses. // ..Researchers conducted a study to look at the association between calculation skills and Alzheimer’s disease. The study included 20 patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Eleven of the patients had mild Alzheimer’s disease and nine were diagnosed with moderate Alzheimer’s di...

Progesterone Found To Increase Ovarian Cancer Risk

A new genetic discovery could help give insight into a very deadly disease. Latest research shows two variations in the gene // that codes for the progesterone receptor increase a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer. ..The PGR had previously been linked to a higher ovarian cancer risk as well as a lower breast cancer risk in women who carry it. Researchers used biological samples from an ongoing study...

Strong possibility of delaying the progress of Alzheimer’s exist

According to a new study, it is possible to delay the progress of Alzheimer’s disease in people who are suffering from mild cognitive impairment by some chemical agents. // ..In the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers have reported that drugs will be able to hold at bay the progress of Alzheimer’s. This is especially true when the patients are suffering from mild cognitive impairment. T...

Hip X-ray can help to find out progression of osteoarthritis

Dutch scientists have reported that in manning the progress of osteoarthritis// of the hip, it helps to take X-rays. ....Osteoarthritis of the hip involves joint space narrowing that is accompanied by severe pain and functional impairment in the elderly. Severe condition may lead to total hip replacement operation in patients who may have suffered severe damage in the hip structure in the process...

Pulmonary rehabilitation program effective for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

A recent research paper on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) said that pulmonary// rehabilitation programs are often useful for patients of this disease to have improved daily functions and activities. ....Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are lung diseases involving restricted airflow and conditions like lung tissue destruction, airway inflammation, air sac enlargement etc....

Slowing Down The Progression Of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, neurodegenerative and ultimately fatal disease// that slowly destroys the brain. At an advanced stage, Alzheimer's disease sufferers lose the ability to take care of themselves and require help in every aspect of their everyday living. ....Based on findings of a recent study researchers say that a mixture of peptides derived from colostrum could help slow the...

New Healthy Weight Program Makes Healthy Eating More Interesting

A new healthy eating book by the researchers from Mayo Clinic brings more choice in eating heath food// and suggests ways to maintain a healthy regimen than go into any weight loss diets that restrict choices in food. Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight for EveryBody is the name of the report that talks of sustainable eating habits that help maintain the body weight. ....Achieving and maintaining a health...

Slowing Down The Progression Of Tumour Cells With Omega-6 Fatty Acids

According to a recent study researchers say that they found that Omega-6 fatty acids promote the growth of prostate tumour cells in laboratory settings. .. ..Scientists say that the sudden rise in the incidence of prostate cancer // could be due to a rapid increase in the amount of omega-6 fatty acids in the western diet in recent years. Omega-6 fats have also been linked to the development of br...

The Potential Of Cadaver Transplantation Programme In India

In ten years since the Transplantation of Human Organ Act was passed in India, we have not made much headway with the programme. This has been due to various reasons. //First and foremost has been lack of direction and the will to seriously consider this as an alternative to living organ donation. .. There has been a lack of initiative from the Government after the act was passed. Whenever there...

Change In Diet May Slow The Progression Of Prostate Cancer

A new study shows that men with early stage prostate cancer who make drastic changes to their diet and lifestyle may stop or perhaps even reverse the progression of their illness say researchers//. The study is one of the first randomized, controlled trials to demonstrate that lifestyle changes may affect the progression of a cancer. .. ..Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men af...

Broccoli Found to Block Cancer Progression In Both Animal and Human Studies

Based on findings of a recent study researchers say that certain chemicals found in the vegetable Broccoli might some day be used to help current and former smokers ward off development of lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer // death worldwide. ....Researchers say their study provides significant insight into the mechanisms of lung cancer prevention and suggests ways by which the process ca...

HIV/AIDS - May push Back the Tide of Progress in India

India has the second largest number of HIV/AIDS afflicted people in the world after South Africa and now threats// to the corporate world of India are very real according to a World Economic Survey. ....The surveys message is “50 per cent businesses expect an effect on the business due to AIDS in the next five years.".. ..Fifty-six Indian businesses were surveyed recently and 46 per cent report...

Pomegranates Found To Slow Prostate Cancer Progression

Prostate is a walnut sized gland present below the urinary bladder in males. The main function of the gland is to produce secretions that add volume to the semen//. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed and is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men. The incidence of the cancer in Asian men is comparatively lower... ..With respect to cancer prevention, an assessment...

Malaria infection can accelerate HIV infection and disease progression

Malaria and HIV infections are both of great public health importance in tropical countries. James Kublin and his colleagues have found that acute malaria episodes are associated with transient increases of HIV-1 viral load in the blood,// and they speculate that malaria episodes might accelerate HIV-1 disease progression and facilitate transmission. .. ..Evidence is now emerging of the deleterio...

Bortezomib for salvage therapy against progressive myeloma

Despite the initial efficacy of these therapies against multiple myeloma (MM), relapse is invariably the rule. Bortezomib (Velcade, formerly PS-341, Millennium, USA) is a novel first-class agent that inhibits the proteasome, a // multicatalytic cellular enzyme whose activity entails several molecular mechanisms, including, in particular, the NF-kB pathway. .. ..Currently, bortezomib, alone or in...

Macrophage Inhibitory Factor Causes Multiple Sclerosis Progression

Researchers have found that Migration/Macrophage Inhibitory factor (MIF) which is an immune cell responsible for progression of Multiple Sclerosis. This new pathway can be used in finding drugs which reduces the amount of MIF // in a way progression of Multiple Sclerosis is hindered. .. ..Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease which is caused by non-recognizing of its own body cells by the...

John Hopkins CGHH program provides Global Health education

The initiative for Center for Clinical Global Health Education was started by Bob Bollinger of John Hopkins who felt that improvement of medical care to patients would improve only if health care providers are trained in a better way//, his initiative was to provide training by John Hopkins through Global health education through telemedicine and distance learning for healthcare providers. Bollin...
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