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New Modality in Migraine Management

Texas researchers have come out with a new way of administration of drug that treats migraine.Giving migraine patients the drug valproate sodium "rapidly and forcefully" eases severe headaches without side effects. Dr. John Claude Krusz of Anodyne PainCare in Dallas,...

Sponging Cattle betters spraying in eradicating Malaria

...es, home spraying has become more costly.Therefore researchers led by Dr. Mark Rowland at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine thought to treat cattle with insecticide directly and costs just one-fifth as much. Rowland and colleagues compared the methods in six Afghan refugee settlements in Pakist...

Need for Colon cancer screening

... - an examination of the lower colon. According to researchers at the Finland Affairs Medical Centre in the US, d... both the tests the detection rate up to 76 %. The researchers feel that people need to follow-up and repeat testing to be sure they have caught a cancer in time. ...

Role of zinc in development

...amin A weakens the cell's immune response.// The researchers found that the reactions of children's immune systems to shortages of vitamin A, iron and zinc could be countered by dietary supplements. Zinc deficiency is often seen in developing countries where people eat a lot of cereals, pulses and vegetables b...

Tomatoes for the heart

... is believed to be a powerful antioxidant.// The researchers noticed that flavonol production depended on the e...ol levels - around the same amount as onions. The researchers found that four subsequent generations of the tomatoes inherited the higher level of flavonol and th...

Flaxseed fights cancer risk

...s does not show that flaxseed prevents cancer, the researchers caution. Further studies are needed to work out how the supplement lowers oestrogen and also to see if there is a link between flaxseed and cancer itself. Besides lignans, the fibre and omega-3 fatty acids in flaxseed could also be protective....

Ecstasy shrinks brain!!-researchers unveil the secrets of MDMA.

... the long-term consequences of that damage,for the researchers to investigate in the days to come....

Air pollution affects the heart

...re-existing disease. According to a new study by researchers at Harvard University now reveals that the adverse effects of pollution may affect everyone and not only older people.// They studied the impact of particles called PM2.5s - with diameters less than 2.5 micrometres - on a group of apparently healthy ...

Grains do good

...isk for heart and blood vessel disease and cancer, researchers say. Fruits and vegetables especially cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage - can reduce stroke risk by about 32%. According to a study of a group of 65,000 women, those who ate the equivalent of two to three slices of wh...

Avacado a day

...ple should try to eat an avocado a day. Also, the researchers in this case are looking to identify the active compounds in the fruit so that they can be produced as a drug or a supplement. However, this is not the best way to get these nutrients. It is nearly always better to get them by using the whole food, ...

Radiation before surgery cuts cancer recurrence

...with the rectum itself.// In order to investigate researchers randomly assigned more than 1,800 patients to have either total mesorectal excision alone, or the surgery along with radiation given beforehand. According to Dr. Ellen Kapit and colleagues from Leiden University Medical Center in New Jersy, among p...

A new growth factor identified

... cancer by blocking VEGF's action.Unlike VEGF, the researchers also found that EG-VEGF only acts on cells that line the capillaries of the endocrine glands. According to Dr.Napoleone Ferrara, one of the study authors, they believe that EG-VEGF was implicated in the pathogenesis of some ovarian disorders resulti...

Link between Constipation and Parkinson's Disease

...l surely set a direction for future research. The researchers accounted for the effects that differences such as age, diet and lifestyle could have on bowel functioning and Parkinson's disease. Dr. Robert felt that this had no effect in the results and that the strong tie between bowel movement frequency and th...

Coronary stent leads to complications

... stent. In order to cut the complication rate, the researchers say that may be people should be given anti-clotting therapy for longer around the time of angioplasty and probably use stent coated with an anti-clotting material in future....

A height problem

...t that doctors correctly identify the cause. The researchers noted: "We suggest that few paediatricians are aware of the need to allow for regression and these data demonstrate that doing so might substantially alter their interpretation of a child's growth pattern."...

Starving leads to obesity

... may be more likely to become obese in later life, researchers have found. A team from the University of Amsterdam looked at a group of 741 men and women who were conceived during the Dutch famine of 1944-1945 which followed the Nazi occupation.// They found that the rate of obesity among the women, who were...

A new drug for cancer

... Cancer Research Centre in the UK has been funding researchers who have pioneered a new drug, known as DMXAA. A drug that attacks a tumour's blood supply directly. It represents a new approach to cancer, for it constricts the tiny blood vessels that feed a tumour, as well as activating the immune system to rele...

Human gene number increases

...found that they overlap only by about half.// The researchers detect the activity of some of the genes in human tissues confirming that both groups predicted real genes. If the rest of the mooted genes are genuine, an estimate of 42,000 or more is closer to the mark. According to the researchers, gene-predicti...

Low testosterone levels lead to eating disorders

The researchers suspect low testosterone levels in men suffering ... affected more than women with the same problems, researchers say.// Eating disorders are associated with a weakening of the bones, which become dangerously thi...

Passive smoking affects respiratory system

...data from 3,400 children aged 3 to 16 years. The researchers analysed the children's blood to determine the con...en the body breaks down nicotine from tobacco. The researchers found that passive smoking had the strongest impact on the youngest children.It was linked to a perm...

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