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Are cancer patients being taken for a ride?

One issue that always raises many uncomfortable questions and more troubling answers is that of drug trials. Drug testing has always been an ethical issue and has kindled a lot of heated arguments for and against it. Recent studies have revealed that cancer victims suffer the mo...

A boost to quit smoking

...rit is carbon monoxide in cigarette smoke,// which raises cholesterol levels, white blood cell counts and cr...actors. Each 1% increase in carbon monoxide levels raises the risk of tobacco-related death by 22%. Researchers in Texas have studied 33 people as they gave...

Reversing heart failure

...lure. More studies are needed - but this discovery raises the intriguing possibility that the LVAD can actually be a cure for heart failure than a support device....

Obesity a risk for pancreatic cancer

A new study reveals that obesity raises the risk of pancreatic cancer, but this can be modified by exercise.Only one person in 20 can expect to live for more than five years after pancreatic cancer has been diagnosed and little has been known about how to prevent it (although smoking is a ...

A new growth factor identified

... condition. He also added that the discovery also raises the possibility that other growth factors exist that act on specific tissues, such as the heart or lung or skeletal muscle, which could hold "considerable therapeutic potential....

Way to monitor blood pressure

... blood pressure taken at rest. High blood pressure raises the risk of heart disease and stroke. Normally, do...r increased blood flow. This strains the heart and raises the risk of heart attack or stroke....

Antidepressant helps obesity

...t and obese women lose weight in the long-term. It raises the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Weight loss diets don't always work in the long term, and there has seen to be a need, now, to develop drugs which can handle obesity.// Researchers at Harvard University in the U...

High-Carbohydrate diet plus exercise !

A low-fat high-carbohydrate diet raises blood fats, unless it is combined with moderate ex...t's becoming evident that a high-carbohydrate diet raises levels of triglycerides, blood fats also linked to heart disease risk.// But researchers at Loughb...

Pollution- hazardous for diabetics

Particulate pollution raises the risk of heart problems for diabetic patients.Tiny particles called PM10s, an important component of atmospheric pollution, are known to cause both respiratory and heart problems. Researchers in the US looked at Medicare data for Cook County Illin...

Avoid stress to have strong babies

...development. "One possible reason is that stress raises the levels of hormones such as nor-adrenalin, which is known to constrict the blood vessels and decrease blood flow," she said. "Another possible mechanism is that anxiety may have a chemical effect on the development of the blood vessels earlier on ...

Estrogen Does Not Prevent Recurrent Strokes

...ination therapy of estrogen and progestin actually raises the risk of recurrent heart attack, at least temporarily. Currently, the only well-established benefits of hormone replacement are in reducing menopause symptoms, such as hot flashes, and in preserving bone mass....

New light on Cardiology

...City Hospital in England, agrees that the research raises important issues. Dr Chadwik said that monitoring changes in LVH status by ECG might predict outcomes for patients with the condition. “We think we can now reduce the risk of cardiovascular events and death by regression of LVH using ECG markers. The...

Borderline blood pressure- possible health risk

... reading above 140/90 mm Hg and, if untreated, it raises the risk of stroke and heart attack. It's becoming increasingly clear that these figures don't represent a clear cut-off point below which there's no health risk. Research is now focussing upon the high normal or borderline group, with blood pressure...

Early delivery can prevent cancer

... in the breast tissue of young women. The research raises the possibility of one day developing a pill that could protect against breast cancer. In experiments, rats and mice given doses of natural hormones that mimic pregnancy were protected against breast cancer. When the animals were injected with a kn...

Lecithin lowers cholesterol absorption in body

...y people believe that dietary cholesterol directly raises blood cholesterol. Because eggs provide about half the dietarty cholesterol in a typical western diet.Under experimental conditions using an animal model that closely mimics human physiology, Koo and his associates found that a particular egg phospho...

Strokes increased during squatting

...o found that squatting, whether defecating or not, raises blood pressure. They say the rise was especially significant in people with hypertension, who already have a greater risk of stroke. They suggest it has long been recognised that defecation can bring on a stroke.They do not say everyone should chang...

Target for obesity treatment

...obese and more than half are overweight. Being fat raises the risk of many potentially fatal health conditions//, including heart disease and diabetes, it's believed that obesity is linked to at least 300,000 deaths in the US annually. Researchers have pinpointed a gene( PPARgamma) that puts the finishing...

Variation in breast cancer

...ding to a new study a diet high in animal products raises the risk of breast cancer, but exposure to sunlight offers protection. Many studies have suggested a link between a high fat diet, rich in animal products, and breast cancer.// An independent researcher based in Chicago, USA, reveals that dietary dif...

Dangerous food bacteria

...ria to become resistant to drugs. The study also raises concern about the regulation of imported fruits and vegetables and the potential for new pathogens getting into the country. FDA inspects less than 2 percent of imported fruits and vegetables. Major supermarket chains, worried about new outbreaks of ...

AIDS drugs linked to heart attack risk

...ngredient of the pill combinations.// New research raises the possibility that life saving AIDS drugs may also increase the risk of heart trouble, though experts say the medicines' benefits outweigh any danger. Researchers are at odds over whether the drug combinations are bad for the heart. The drug comb...

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