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Transdermal HRT not cardioprotective in postmenopausal women with CAD

Transdermal hormone replacement therapy (HRT) does not reduce ..the risk of cardiac events in postmenopausal women with existing ..coronary artery disease (CAD). In the PHASE trial (Papworth HRT ..Atherosclerosis Study), researchers randomized 255 ..postmenopausal women with angiographically proven coronary ..artery disease to receive either transdermal HRT--17-beta-estradiol ..with or without cy...

Transdermal HRT not cardioprotective in postmenopausal women with Coronary Artery Disease

Transdermal hormone replacement therapy (HRT) does not reduce ..the risk of cardiac events in postmenopausal women with existing ..coronary artery disease (CAD). In the PHASE trial (Papworth HRT ..Atherosclerosis Study), researchers randomized 255 ..postmenopausal women with angiographically proven coronary ..artery disease to receive either transdermal HRT--17-beta-estradiol ..with or without cy...

Protective effects of tomatoes in prostate cancer

Diets rich in tomato products, such as tomato sauce and ketchup, have long been associated with a reduced risk of various cancers, especially prostate cancer, but the reason for such an action is yet to be found. ....Clinical trials have suggested that lycopene, which is found in tomato products and other natural plant nutrients may be effective in preventing prostate cancer and treating the dise...

Relating heart protection and antihypertensive drugs

Maintaining a normal blood pressure is essential in the prevention of heart disease and is controlled by antihypertensive drugs, say researchers. Dr Jan Staessen and colleagues from Leuven, in Belgium, set out to determine whether it is the pharmacological properties of antihypertensive drugs or the reduction of blood pressure that accounts for the cardiovascular outcome in hypertensive patients....

Protection mechanism of fatty acids for Cancer

A recent study by researchers at the University of Texas, have found out how omega-3 fatty acids might protect against colon cancer.Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish oil, have long been known to protect against colon cancer.// They learned that the omega-3s block a molecule called protein kinase C beta II (PKCbII) - which is linked with abnormal cell division. ..In this study, genetic...

Tennis gives protection against heart disease lifelong

Researchers at the University of Hopkins University, men who keep up playing tennis throughout life are less prone to have a heart attack than those who are less active. They have been following a group of medical students at college during 1950 and 1960. //They asked them about participation in tennis, golf, football, baseball and basketball. Those who reported the greatest skill in tennis were...

Italy Confident Of Protecting Itself From Bird Flu

Italy does not feel threatened by the bird flu outbreaks in Turkey, according to Francesco Storace, the country’s Health Minister. Italy is reported to have already taken measures// to prevent the spread of the infection into its territory, and it is also ready to face all possibilities of an outbreak. The Government in Turkey is engaged in containing the spread of the virus. ....Money has alre...

Smoking impairs protective reflex in throat

Researchers at the Medical college of Wisconsin have recently shown that smoking leads to damage of the protective reflexes in the throat area. A one-way valve keeps stomach acid from flowing back into the hroat and smoking causes damage to the// pharyngoglottal closure reflex, which closes off the vocal chords if fluid enters the area, a condition known as reflex disease. ....Ten smokers and ten...

Heart failure protection through gene therapy

The causes of heart failure are many including genetic abnormalities. Earlier studies have shown that malfunctioning of a gene called phospholamban contributes to heart failure and this discovery is now being used as a basis for a gene therapy approach in protecting against heart failure. ....The research which was carried out on hamsters born predisposed to heart failure showed that delivering a...

Children! Protecting them from medical mistakes

The rate for potential medical problems, according to earlier studies, is three times higher for children than for adults. The rates for babies in hospitals are even higher. However, a new effort by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) may help prevent medical errors in children.// ....The effort, an educational campaign is aimed at pe...

Protection from Dementia

Stroke patients who take two common blood pressure medications are less likely to suffer dementia or cognitive decline if they have another stroke, finds a new study in this month’s Archives of Internal Medicine. ....Dementia is a major health concern in developed nations, ranking as the eighth leading cause of death and disability. Studies have shown elevated blood pressure levels and prior inci...

Flu Shots Best for Protection

Treating older adults with one of two classes of available drugs is a cost-effective approach to handling the flu virus, but yearly flu shots are likely a better bet. // ..Researchers compared the outcomes and costs of several strategies for caring for older adults with the flu or a flu-like illness. The strategies reviewed included no testing or treatment, testing for flu before treatment with a...

Circumcision More Effective In Reducing The Risk Of HIV Protection

Latest research from India shows circumcised men could be more than six times less likely than uncircumcised men to acquire HIV infection. // The research also shows how the explanation for this decreased risk in circumcised men is likely to be biological rather than behavioral. ..Previous studies show circumcised men have a lower risk of HIV-1 infection than uncircumcised men. New laboratory fin...

Helmets Effective In Protecting Your Head

According to findings from a recent study neurosurgeons say they are now convinced that helmets reduce rather than cause injuries.// ..Studies in the past have suggested wearing helmets during a motorcycle or all-terrain vehicle accident may actually increase the risk of skull base and cervical-spine (or neck) injuries secondary to the swelling of the head. These findings prompted researchers to...

Helmets Effective In Protecting Your Head

According to findings from a recent study neurosurgeons say they are now convinced that helmets reduce rather than cause injuries.// ..Studies in the past have suggested wearing helmets during a motorcycle or all-terrain vehicle accident may actually increase the risk of skull base and cervical-spine (or neck) injuries secondary to the swelling of the head. These findings prompted researchers to...

Diet Found To Offer Protection Against Leukemia

The incidence of leukemia in children under age 5 in Britain has increased by more than 50 percent over the last 50 years. Modern lifestyle // factors, such as exposure to radiation, benzene, and environmental pollutants, are thought to play a major role in the rising incidence. ..Research conducted shows that the low incidence of leukemia in Asia is due in part to the protective effect of the s...

Olive Oil Found To Offer A Protective Effect Against Breast Cancer

After running a series of laboratory experiments, researchers say they have now discovered why a high intake of oleic acid-rich olive oil fights cancer.// ..Oleic acid dramatically cut the levels of a gene called Her-2/neu. High levels of Her-2/neu are associated with aggressive tumors in many breast cancer patients. Researchers also found that oleic acid boosts the effectiveness of the antibody...

New Cost Effective Approach To Promote Sun Protection

Based on findings of a recent study researchers say, photos showing hidden sun damage and information on sunless tanning was // effective in helping encourage safe sun behavior in a small group of college students . ..Researchers showed a sample of 146 college student volunteers an ultraviolet facial photograph revealing hidden sun damage along with a videotape describing the causes and consequen...

Clothes may provide better protection against sun-related skin problems in children

In a study done by German researchers, it was found that children who were adequately covered in clothing// while [playing in the beach or outdoors suffer less chance of having melanocytic nevi or skin moles. The number of melanocytic nevi a person has determines the risk factor for developing cutaneous melanoma or skin cancer. ....In the study that covered 1812 children in the age of 7 to 12 yrs...

A New Product Offering protection against anthrax

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is scrutinizing the claims made by a Texas businessman// who is promoting a lotion Bio- Germ .According to the claims made by the businessman Allan Lord, he says that his product can give protection from anthrax . The Bio-Germ Protection kits contain skin lotion, a nasal spray, an aerosol spray and a mask, and sell for $250 online. ..According to the company...

New Flu Vaccine Can Give Lifetime Protection

A new innovative vaccine for flu is under pre-clinical phase of trail and make soon be available and provide lifetime protection against flu. //.. ....Flu is caused by virus and the present vaccine protects against three strains of the virus. . Flu is an extremely contagious condition and makes one feel really ill. In addition, flu can have extremely serious consequences: According to the World H...

Natural formula for protection against vision loss

The eyes of a human being are one of the most exquisite pieces of engineering in the whole human anatomy. However, as we age, the eyes become vulnerable to a debilitating degeneration as a result of the parts wearing out or breaking down, which ultimately might lead to blindness. These parts have to be kept from wearing out to help us attain a healthy eyesight// for a lifetime. This, researchers...

Tumour risk increased by tissue protective protein

A protein that protects the body from tissue damage has also been found to increase the risk of tumors. Bcl-xL protein helps the body's healthy cells survive the effects of toxic chemotherapeutic agents // . ..The protein was also found to encourage the growth of tumors in mice following exposure to a carcinogen. The study compared the effect of urethane, a lung-specific carcinogen, on two sets o...

Sunscreen Lotions Offering High Protection May Be Better Than Usual Sunscreens

People going outdoors wearing high protection sunscreen lotions may be better protected than people wearing normal sunscreen lotions. Archives of Dermatology published the research report in the topic // . ....Sun exposure is the most important environmental factor involved in the development of skin cancer, says the background information in the article. Although daily sunscreen use has been sho...

Arthiritis: Brightly-coloured fruit and vegetables offer protection

The risk of developing inflammatory disorders like rheumatoid arthritis may be reduced by eating more brightly-coloured fruits and vegetables like oranges, carrots and sweetcorn. //.. ..Vitamin C and the pigment beta-cryptoxanthin, both of which are found in brightly-coloured fruit and veg, may act as antioxidants, and protect the body against the oxidative damage and inflammation. ..The levels o...

Drug Spironolactone Provides Renal And Cardioprotection In Diabetic Patients

Professor Kaspar Rossing and his colleagues from the Steno Diabetes Center, Denmark has found that supplementation of Spironolactone drug to diabetes patients taking //antihypertensive drugs, reduced the chances of developing kidney failure and reduced blood pressure and albumin protein in urine of these patients. ....Diabetes patients with high blood pressure are more prone to kidney diseases....

Protection against Alzheimer’s could be as simple as drinking green te

The role played by physiological levels free radicals and antioxidants in degenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s have been well established following our improved understanding of free radical biology. The area offers // potential scope because of the fact that confirmation of the cause and effect relationship would mean that treatment for such disorders can be made very simple and affordable by...

BCG vaccine for both Protection and treatment of Tuberculosis

Dr. Ajit Lalvani and colleagues from University of Oxford, UK has found a new theory from the results of their experiment in which BCG vaccination which is administered world wide for children’s to prevent// from Tuberculosis infection is also found to be an effective treatment in patients with TB infection. The researchers studied the risk factors involved for TB infection in 979 children, of wh...

Protective regimen for acute Graft-versus-host disease

Allogeneic hematopoietic-cell transplantation with the use of conditioning regimens of non-myeloablative radiotherapy, chemotherapy, or both to decrease early toxic effects extends the possibility of hematopoietic-cell// transplantation to patients older than 50 years and those with coexisting conditions. ..However, acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) remains a major problem after non-myeloab...

Cannabis exerts protective effect against cancer

New research suggests that cannabis smokers are at less risk of developing cancer than cigarette smokers. Although the chemical structures of marijuana and tobacco are strikingly similar, //tobacco has the added nemesis of nicotine in it while cannabis contains tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, the active ingredient in pot). ..It is theorized that THC may actually inhibit the carcinogenic properties of...

Vegetables And Garlic Confer Protection From Skin Cancer

The annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research has leaned in a big way towards eating up cabbages and smearing skin with broccoli and garlic after several studies presented at the meeting extolled on the virtues of the same.// ....After being [resented with irrefutable news, experts are now of the view that the best way of prolonging your life may be to change the way you eat...

Chromosome Ends Trigger DNA Damage Response For Telomere Protection

Researchers from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have suggested that a localized DNA damage response at telomeres after replication is essential for recruiting the //processing machinery that promotes formation of a chromosome end protection complex... ..Telomeres, the ends of linear chromosomes, represent a problem for the control of genome stability and the DNA damage machinery. An ex...

“Super Broccoli” Could Confer Better Cancer Protectin

It is a well-known fact that broccoli has cancer fighting properties. But these properties of the vegetable are blunted in some individuals by the virtue of their genetic make-up, according to an Institute// of Food Research study. In order to overcome this hurdle, scientists are now creating a "super-broccoli." This contains a bigger quantity of the cancer fighting compound sulforaphane and hen...

Canadian Street Prostitutes Requests Protection

Though sex trade has been legalized in Canada the sex workers feel that the Canadian Law which does not allow the prostitutes to communicate in public for negotiating with their customers in public and does not allow to do sex business in their residence or on an rented flat.// The sex workers organization feels that the law will not help the sex workers as it makes them more vulnerable to brutal...

Protein provides antioxidant protection to Neurons

EAAC1 protein was found to be responsible for transferring the amino acid Cysteine into neurons, which is very important for reducing oxidative stress as Cysteine present in glutathione is responsible for it’s free radical scavenging activity in brain.// Free radicals are responsible for causing diseases, which is scavenged by antioxidants. Professor Raymond Swanson and his team from Neurology an...

The juice of our very own tomato might be helpful in protecting lungs

In a study conducted in Japan it has been shown that tomato juice prevented emphysema in mice exposed to cigarette smoke, which is a known cause of the lung-destroying disease. // ....The lung protective effect was attributed to Lycopene, present in tomatoes. ..This study appears to be the first to link tomato consumption to emphysema prevention. ....As a cautionary word by the researchers, 'W...

Genetically modified Lactic acid bacteria offers HIV protection

Professor Bharat Ramratnam, Assistant Professor, Brown Medical School is exploring the beneficial properties of Lactic acid bacteria (LAB), which is a good probiotic bacteria which is used for fermentation of curd and yogurt, used as a probiotic drug in treating throat infections and// also as applications in saving fish culture system from pathogenic bacteria. ..Cynovirin protein is found to in...

Protection against HIV and Herpes is possible with the Experimental Microbicide

Indevus Pharmaceuticals have come out with a new experimental Microbicide PRO 2000. ..This protects a person against contracting HIV and the herpes simplex virus. The findings of the study were published in the journal // of infectious diseases. ..Microbicides are products such as gels, films and sponges that are used to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted dise...

Statin drugs for arthritis and cardioprotection

Statin is a cholesterol lowering drug which is found to be protective in reducing the incidence of heart attack by reducing the cholesterol in the body and research // as also shown that statin is also helpful in reducing the inflammatory response in rheumatoid arthritis by killing the synovial cells responsible for inflammation. ..Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic chronic inflammatory autoimmu...

Ricin Vaccine protection against bio-warfare and bioterrorism

Professor Ellen S. Vitetta, University of Texas is in the process of developing an effective vaccine against Ricin. Ricin is a very potent lethal toxin obtained from castor // beans and is considered as the most deadly toxin at very minute concentration. The researcher as published her results from a trial on effective protection obtained from her ricin vaccine in the Proceedings of the National...
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