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Developmental, neurologic problems common in extremely preterm infants

Extremely preterm infants born before 25 weeks' gestation often ..have severe neurologic and developmental disabilities, researchers report in the August 10th issue of The New England..Journal of Medicine.The EPICure Study Group identified 308 ..children born at the gestational age of 25 weeks or earlier in the UK and Ireland. Of these, 283 were assessed for neurologic function ..Based on their l...

Lose stomach for Life....Preventive removal of stomach saves the risk of cancer

This is a story about five gentlemen with a rare genetic mutation that confers a very high risk of stomach cancer. Yes! Dr. David G. Huntsman of the British Columbia Cancer Agency in Vancouver, Canada and colleagues report on five members of two families with a rare form of hereditary gastric cancer caused by a mutation of the E-cadherin gene. These people had a very bad family history with...

Vaccination reminder for anyone over 65..

Experts in the US recommend that everyone over 65 should get a pneumococcus vaccination.As you get older, your immune system may weaken, making you more prone to infection. That's why it may be wise to take a 'flu jab. Doctors at the Mayo Clinic in the US also urge people over 65 to have a pneumococcal vaccination.// ....The jab protects you from pneumonia, meningitis, and various other serious...

Herbs for Rememberance

As there is so much to do and remember these days, wonder premature memory loss is not uncommon. ....Many people find prolonged stress and too much work causing lack of concentration, memory loss and even personality changes. Dramatic alterations in memory and neurotransmitters are found in senile dementia, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease. // ....The fundamental cause of dementia is...

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 the NHS, significantly higher than the 8 per cent average increase in previous years. // ....Pharmaceutic...

Unpredictable Premature Birth

Home monitors designed to measure the frequency of uterine contractions do not improve identification of women likely to give birth early. Alternative methods such as measuring the cervix or analysing// foetal fibronectin were also found to have little bearing on premature birth, suggesting that it is almost impossible to predict when this is likely to occur. ....Dr Jay Iams and colleagues from t...

Foremost gene therapy for chest pain

Based on a study on angina patients, it was found that transferring growth factor genes into the heart is safe and improves exercise tolerance.// In angina, the blood supply to the heart is limited, leading to pain on exertion. Initially the body tries to compensate by growing new blood vessels to bypass the restricted area. But, for some unknown reason, this process, known as angiogenesis, soon...

Mothers with periodontitis may deliver premature babies

The more the mouth affected with periodontal disease, the more likely a woman is to deliver a premature baby, according to an ongoing study of more than 1500 pregnant women.// Past studies have shown that women with periodontal disease may be up to seven times more likely to deliver a preterm low birth weight baby. ....The women in the study had no other major risk factors for preterm birth, inc...

A remedy to overcome dandruff

Seborrheic dermatitis or dandruff is usually indicated by itchy flaky scalp to give it a more common name. Doctors at the Mayo Clinic say you can treat dandruff by using a medicated shampoo, but be aware that you may// need to switch brands from time to time, as individual products may lose their effectiveness. Ideally, wash your hair with the shampoo every day or so, and make sure it actually c...

A promising treatment for wart removal

Depending upon the body's own ability to get rid of warts, a researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences are analysing and testing the needs. In a previous trial, they showed how a single injection got rid of warts in 70 per cent of participants.// The new treatment is a form of immunotherapy - that is, it stimulates the body to fight and destroy warts using its own defences....

FDA panel refuses anti-viral cold remedy

An advisory panel voted unanimously against recommending FDA approval for the first antiviral cold medication, dashing company hopes of having the drug on the market in time for this year's cold season. The FDA's Antiviral Drugs Advisory Committee cited safety concerns of the drug pleconaril, which it said were not balanced by the drug's "modest" benefits in treating an illness that is not life-t...

A remedy to lessen fatigue

Researchers at the Hopkins University felt that intense fatigue needs medical investigation, and careful management. Feeling tired all the time may be a sign of an underlying medical condition - or it may be part and parcel of an overwhelmingly busy life. If you find fatigue is really getting you down, ask your doctor to investigate.// ..Conditions that lead to profound fatigue include thyroid p...

FDA Approves Remodulin for Pulmonary Hypertension

According to a notice distributed by the agency, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved United Therapeutics Corp.'s pulmonary arterial hypertension therapy Remodulin (treprostinil sodium). A spokesperson for the FDA told Reuters Health that the approved indication covers NYHA class II-IV pulmonary arterial hypertension. The FDA approved the drug under subpart H, which allows for m...

Tremors connected to Body Mass Index

According to a new study from Columbia University researchers, people who suffer from the most common movement disorder, essential tremor (ET),// are more prone to have a lower body mass index than their healthy counterparts. ....Essential tremor is a disorder of unknown origins, but doctors believe it may be neurodegenerative in nature. The condition causes increasingly severe tremors over time...

Chinese herbal remedies aids in cancer treatment

Researchers in Hong Kong are observing the effect of Chinese herbal extracts along with cancer chemotherapy. Chinese herbal medicine is popular in the East as a way of increasing the side effects of cancer chemotherapy.// Researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong are now subjecting the extracts to a conventional clinical trial. ....They have so far recruited 75 patients with either bre...

New remedy for those suffering from Crohn's disease

Crohn's disease is an often debilitating, lifelong gastrointestinal illness that usually shows up when people are in their 20s or 30s. The disease leaves one too fatigued even to perform daily activities or it causes severe abdominal pain. However, treatments available currently do not help all patients suffering from the disease. Now, Dr. Brian Dieckgraefe, M.D., Ph.D, a gastroenterologist at Wa...

Death due to premature heartbeat after exercise

Frequent ventricular ectopy, another name for premature heart beat, during recovery after exercise has been found by researchers to be a better predictor of an increased risk of death and one that occurs during exercise. Doctors from Cleveland Clinic Foundation observed 29,244 patients with no history of heart failure, valve disease or arrhythmia. They were referred to an exercise test to see if...

Hydration requirements can be fulfilled with beverages too

We have told for a long time now a lot of health experts that to stay..well-hydrated one needs to drink a lot of water. It has been advised we should..drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day to make sure we are..adequately hydrated. Researchers from Center for Human Nutrition at the..University of Nebraska have now reported that drinking other beverages will also..help us keep ourse...

Virus Helps Remove Brain Cancer

Researchers at University of Texas have tested a novel "viral smart bomb" therapy that can completely eradicate brain tumors in mice, while leaving normal brain tissue alone. The Delta-24-RGD therapy, becomes the first treatment for the deadliest brain cancer, the malignant glioma. It is a new-generation "replication-competent oncolytic" adenovirus therapy in which a therapeutic virus spreads thr...

Common Cold Remedy May Treat SARS

German researchers say an experimental drug developed to treat the common cold could help fight against Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus. However they said the drug might not be available to the general public immediately. The drug is a relative of a remedy for treating common cold. As SARS and common cold are caused by the Corona virus, this could help in treating SARS. The drug, A...

Herbal Remedy Risky for Cancer Patients

For many women, taking the herbal extract black cohosh is an effective way to relieve menopausal symptoms. However, new research shows the supplement may not be safe for women with breast cancer or women who have undetected breast tumors. ....Researchers from the Mylan School of Pharmacy at Duquesne University studied how the herbal treatment affected female mice. Results show black cohosh did no...

Women who conceive after a year have a higher chance of giving birth prematurely

The reasons for premature birth are a mystery in nearly half of the cases, Some pre-term births are caused by maternal or fetal stress,// infections, high blood pressure, bleeding or stretching of the uterus. But in the rest, the reason is unknown , experts say fertility troubles could explain part of the problem. ..Premature birth -- when the baby is delivered before 37 weeks of pregnancy -- is...

Women who conceive after a year have a higher chance of giving birth prematurely

The reasons for premature birth are a mystery in nearly half of the cases, Some pre-term births are caused by maternal or fetal stress, infections, high blood pressure, //bleeding or stretching of the uterus. But in the rest, the reason is unknown , experts say fertility troubles could explain part of the problem. ..Premature birth -- when the baby is delivered before 37 weeks of pregnancy -- is...

Benefits of Nitric Oxide in the Treatment of Premature Infants

Chronic lung disease is a primary long-term complication among premature infants suffering from respiratory distress syndrome.// These infants are at greater risk for pulmonary hypertension and impaired growth, and they also have a sharply increased risk of developing neurological problems. ..A new study finds premature infants who have trouble breathing can benefit from treatment with inhaled...

Study On Self Measurement Of Blood Pressure

There are two types of blood pressures -- systolic pressure is created by the contraction of the heart muscle pushing blood // into the vessels and diastolic pressure is when the heart is at rest between beats. The normal blood pressure for adults is 120/80. The first number in a blood pressure reading is the systolic pressure and the second, or bottom, number is the diastolic pressure. ..A rece...

Possibility Of Regaining Speech After Tongue, Voice Box Removal

The technique, called a tracheoesophageal puncture (TEP), is an incision between the trachea and esophagus that is then fitted with a small plastic //or silicone valve , researchers say this new surgical technique may help restore speech to head and neck cancer patients who have had their voice box and tongue removed. ..Researchers say that TEP, combined with post operative speech rehabilitation...

Removal Of Tonsils Questioned

Adenotonsillectomy is a common procedure in children , even though evidence of its benefits is lacking in cases with milder symptoms.// A new study suggests there are no major benefits to surgically removing tonsils and adenoids in children with mild throat infections. ..Researchers examined 300 children, ages 2 to 8, with recurrent throat infections or enlarged tonsils and adenoids. Half of the...

Lidoderm for pain removal in Osteoarthritis

The study was conducted to find out effective treatment for patients having pain due osteoarthritis in one or both knees. // ..The treatment tested was providing one full Lidoderm patch in the front of the knee and one third patch on the back of the affected knee. The study result showed that after six weeks of treatment majority of the group of people who underwent the treatment reported about...

Gene is related to premature ageing disease

Scientists from National Cancer Institute Maryland USA had found out a gene that is related to the disease of premature ageing// called Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome. ....The disease is caused by a point mutation in the gene called LMNA. This gene is one of the major genes that lead to the physiology of mammals and reside in mammalian cell nucleus. Fibroblasts from the individual with the...

Herbal remedies can have harmful interaction when taken with drugs for rheumatic arthritis

A recent study had pointed out the fact that herbal preparations and over the counter alternative medicines// may react badly when taken along with medication for rheumatic arthritis. ....The study points out that herbal preparations and alternate medicines are widely used by people suffering from rheumatic arthritis. Most of these preparations are exempted from the government regulations that gu...

Essential tremor can lead to dementia

In a study done by Spanish researchers of Mostoles General Hospital Madrid, had pointed out that the condition of// essential tremor can be responsible for increased risk of dementia. ....Essential tremor is a neurological condition that leads to a kind of movement disorder. Involuntary movements of the muscle produce the tremor of the hands, head, neck, face etc. It affects few people after age...

Using herbal remedies with chemotherapy may not be a good idea

Black cohosh, an herb, is often used for treatment of menopausal symptoms. However if this is used in// conjunction with the chemotherapy taken for breast cancer the results may be altered. ....Scientists of Yale School of Medicine in a research report have said that alternative medication or self medication taken by breast cancer patients may alter the way cells respond to chemotherapy. Most of...

Restless leg syndrome may remain under-diagnosed in many

A large multinational population study had brought into focus that restless leg syndrome// may remain under-diagnosed and untreated in people and in turn severely hamper the quality of life for them. ....Restless leg syndrome is a disorder of neurological origin. This condition happens when the urge to move one’s legs becomes strong even if the person is stationary. The people suffering from the...

Drug for cancer may help restrict premature labor

An anti cancer drug that is used to treat cancers of breast, bowel and lung can help women// in preventing premature labor. The drug acts on the function of a hormone receptor protein in the uterus that is associated with the process of delivery. ....Researchers from the University of Newcastle had found out that the cancer drug called Trichostatin A, also known as TSA, affects the human smooth m...

Calcium and Vitamin D reduces risk of Premenstrual syndrome

According to the study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine high intake of calcium// and vitamin D may reduce the risk of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Previous studies have shown that blood calcium and vitamin D levels are lower in women with PMS.PMS that occurs monthly during the reproductive age of a women, is a characterized by hormonal changes which produces a number of symptoms in...

Warding off symptoms of premenstrual syndrome by combination therapy

Based on findings of a recent study researchers say that a diet rich in calcium and Vitamin D //abundantly available in milk, cheese, yogurt and fortified orange juice can actually help women reduce the risk of Pre - Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) symptoms. ..Studies in the past have shown that calcium has helped women cope with PMS, however more recent studies suggest that when calcium is combined wit...

Common drugs to treat essential tremor

Drugs, which are used for treatment of high blood pressure and seizures, can now be used to // treat essential tremors. ....Essential tremor is a neurological condition that leads to a kind of movement disorder. Involuntary movements of the muscle produce the tremor of the hands, head, neck, face etc. It affects few people after age of 40 and most people after the age of 60. ....According to the...

Athletes Warned Of Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia

Novice athletes who are training for marathon running events may be a danger from exercise-associated //hyponatremia (EAH) that can develop from low levels of sodium in the body. The risk to the condition is heightened when the athletes drink excess amounts of fluids during exercises. ....Awareness of EAH is increasing, but athletes, coaches, and medical professionals need reliable information on...

Herbal Remedies For Insomnia And Anxiety May Be Ineffective

Two herbal remedies, kava used to relieve anxiety symptoms, and valerian used for insomnia,// may not be anymore effective than placebo. This was reported in the first research study to be monitored over the Internet and published in the latest issue of the journal Medicine... ..The researchers Dr. Bradly P. Jacobs and his colleagues of University of California-San Francisco had performed an inno...

Premature Babies More Likely If Women Have Higher Protein Albumin In Urine

Women who loose protein in the urine or albuminuria (albumin is major part// the protein spectrum in the body) are more likely to have pre-mature babies according to a study. A simple, inexpensive test for urinary albumin may help doctors to predict mothers-to-be at risk who are likely to deliver early. ....A study was released in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases (the official journal of t...
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