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El Ni?o cycles linked to cholera outbreaks

...gnificant correlations --as well as month-by-month records of cholera cases -- to prove the link. Data on cholera incidence, which normally can rise and fall twice each year with local influences such as monsoons and seasonal temperature changes, came from a hospital in Bangladesh that had tested all incomin...

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

...ere still living and if not, they examined medical records to determine the cause of death. During the follow-up period, nearly 55 percent of the men and more than 43 percent of the women in the study died. Researchers found cardiovascular disease was the predominant cause for the deaths of both men and w...

White Cells Count Can Predict Heart Attack Death Risk

...ic cardiologist, Dr. Deepak Bhatt analyzed medical records of more than 12,000 heart disease patients and found that patients whose white blood cell count is in what is considered a "high normal range" have a much higher risk of death after a heart attack than patients with lower white blood cell counts. B...

Oracle Corp. to help build world's first "Digital Hospital"

...eens connected to the Internet, electronic medical records storage, digital imaging and a wireless communicat...s and other caregivers to access patients' medical records from anywhere, inside or outside the hospital.The hospital will come up at Birmingham, Alabama and w...

Dental exam reveals stroke risk

...California have assessed dental x-rays and medical records of 52 women of average age 70. Sixteen of these women had atheroma in the neck and their histories revealed a number of risk factors, like obesity, smoking and high cholesterol. Dental examination are an easy way of detecting the problem.These pati...

Birth weight key factor in heart diseases

...onal Public Health Institute in Helsinki looked at records of 4630 boys born in a Finnish Hospital between 19...s to return to the tradition of keeping meticulous records to the size of babies so that they can assess the risks of later heart trouble....

The new born nightmare

...ormation on diagnoses, operative reports, pharmacy records and physician observations –the investigators studied 13,576 babies born between January 1995 and December 2000.// They found that those babies given oral erythromycin during the first two weeks of life were 12 times more likely to develop pyloric ...

Benefit of colonoscopy

...chers at the Texas Clinic Foundation have analysed records from 900 colonoscopies. Just over half were screens and the rest were to evaluate symptoms. More than a third were performed on patients in their fifties, 20 per cent on those in their sixties and the rest on the over seventies. The prevalence of o...

Older men 'father' schizophrenics

...sed by the father being old. Their study looked at records of almost 56,000 people// born in Jerusalem between 1966 and 1986, and compared them to data from the Israel Psychiatric Register, which is part of the Israeli Ministry of Health. Lead researcher Professor Dolores Malaspina, of the Columbia Univers...

Erythromycin and infants’ intestinal disorde

...Record System - a comprehensive electronic medical records system that gathers and stores data including diagnoses, radiology and operative reports, pharmacy records, and physician observations - the researchers studied babies. They found that if given erthromycin during the first two weeks of life, babies w...

Overweight children Don't Necessarily Become overweight adults

... risk of disease. The study looked at the health records of 1,142 children. Two-thirds of the group// were followed until the age of 15 years. The researchers collected data on adult lifestyle, including height, weight, and self-reported illness through questionnaires. It's true that overweight teenagers w...

Strokes increased during squatting

...ng than any other time of day. Doctors looked at records for 232 patients, and found just over a half the strokes were occurring between five and nine o'clock in the morning. The Calcutta team also found that squatting, whether defecating or not, raises blood pressure. They say the rise was especially sign...

Higher Risk of Asthma in children with autoimmune disease

...elberg in Germany and colleagues//looked at health records for all children born in Finland in 1987, including more than 60,000 youngsters.The team checked the prevalence of asthma in children with three autoimmune conditions : celiac disease, type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. Celiac disease is an i...

Alzheimer's followed by head injury

...m the disease. The doctors analysed the medical records and interviewed 326 male Navy and Marine World War II veterans who were hospitalised during their period of service with a head injury. They found that those who suffered mild head injuries - who had lost consciousness for no more than 30 minutes and...

Older Men Surviving Coronary Bypasses

... new study, Scottish researchers compared hospital records for 25,229 coronary artery bypass operations performed in Scottish hospitals between 1981 and 1996. Of those surgeries, 78 percent were performed on men and 22 percent on women. "Overall, the total number of operations increased over the period," say...

Epilepsy can be predicted

...arrying out an electroencephalogram (EEG). An ECG records electrical activity from different parts of the brain and converts it into a tracing. The Paris team analysed 26 recordings from 60 minutes before a seizure in 23 patients with temporal-lobe epilepsy. The researchers discovered that there is a tell...

Arthritis Drug May Cause Liver Damage

...age is not the only Arava concern, Wolfe said. FDA records show more reports of lymphoma, high blood pressure and a life-threatening autoimmune disorder called Stevens-Johnson syndrome among Arava users compared with methotrexate, he said....

Smoking risk precedes colon cancer

... cancer. Researchers at Texas analysed the medical records of 1,232 consecutive patients attending for colonoscopy. They found the incidence of polyps// - growths in the colon or rectum that may precede cancer - to be greater among current smokers than in ex-smokers and non-smokers. Moreover, the smokers w...

Gastrointestinal conditions affect sleep

...lahoma City compared data from 20 GERD patients to records of healthy individuals. Study participants completed a sleep quality exam and underwent esophageal monitoring evaluation for 24 hours in a sleep lab. Researchers evaluated the number of minutes required to fall asleep, the number of arousals from sle...

Air pollution combined with greater medical needs

... group of the population. They looked at medical records and pollution measures in 185 metropolitan areas. They found that there was little difference in surgery rates between cities with the most pollution and those with the least. But there was a 20% difference in admissions to hospital for respiratory c...

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