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Antidepressants come in handy for patients on treatment for hepatitis, cancers and multiple sclerosis

...s that while the treatment can extent life, it can seriously spoil its quality. Alpha interferon a drug used to fight these diseases can cause crippling depression. A new research now shows that the use of an antidepressant before starting the treatment can avoid this problem. Almost 50% of people on chemot...

New FDA Approved Drug NATRECOR For Heart Failure Patients

...low from the weakened heart. But it also can cause seriously low blood pressure. Two years ago, the FDA rejected approval of Natrecor because it caused so many cases of hypotension rates of 8 percent to 14 percent, depending on the dose used. Hence studies were conducted in another study group of 498 patien...

Novartis files application with FDA for Zometa

... be extremely debilitating to cancer patients, and seriously impact their day to day activities. Zometa offers these patients an effective treatment with a convenient 15-minute infusion time. Novartis is pleased to bring forward another drug that will help make a marked difference in the lives of cancer patien...

Obesity shortens lifespan

...four years less than their slim counterparts.Being seriously overweight also hastens the onset of heart disease by an average of seven years compared to people who stay slim. It has long been known that obesity is linked to heart disease, but researchers from Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina, h...

FDA attacks American Red Cross for blood violations

...today to ensure that the Red Cross takes much more seriously its role as guardian of the safety of the nation's blood supply, which is essential to the public health. // Despite a promise made by the Red Cross in a 1993 consent decree to make substantial improvements in the quality control of its blood progr...

Artists prone to cubital tunnel syndrome

...costly to the body of the artist, often leading to seriously debilitating conditions such as carpal tunnel or cubital tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel is caused by pressure exerted on the median nerve at the wrist and cubital tunnel is caused by repeated injury/pressure on the ulnar nerve at the elbow. The cond...

Skin specialist advise on cellulite

...y of California, cellulite is now being taken more seriously (although some dermatologists still don't 'believe' in it, and others see it as just a cosmetic problem). Dr. Goldman reviews the four main approaches for treating cellulite: creams, massage, diet and exercise. Cellulite creams can contain a wide a...

Space research leads to needle-free blood tests

...he first applications of near infrared will be for seriously ill people, where multiple samples are needed and perhaps in researching the science of sport. But one day we may all be able to use the needle-free approach for routine blood tests....

Teen brain changes increase cigarette addiction

...y mean teenagers smokers are more likely to become seriously hooked than those who take up the habit as adults, suggests a new rat study.// Previous studies have suggested that the earlier someone starts smoking, the more likely they are to be life-long smokers and the more trouble they have in kicking their ...

Aspirin usage linked with pancreatic cancer

...rried doctors, who say women will now have to talk seriously with their physicians about the risk of taking a daily aspirin.// Pancreatic cancer affects only 31,000 Americans a year, but it kills virtually all its victims within three years. The study of 88,000 nurses found that those who took two or more as...

New Hope for Kidney Failure

...he researchers say it is a major cause of death in seriously ill patients. They explain acute renal failure -- or kidney failure -- occurs because of renal tubule cell death. When the researchers examined the kidneys of the genetically modified mice, they discovered the high level of HGF actually protected the...

Hope for Patients With Kidney Failure

...earchers it is one of the major causes of death in seriously ill patients. // A recently discovered molecule may have the potential to protect the kidneys from failing after injury, according to new research.For the study, mice were genetically engineered to express higher-than-normal levels of the natural m...

Weight Loss An Indicator Of Dementia In The Elderly

...onal state in people with dementia should be taken seriously at least from the time of diagnosis, if not at earlier stages of more mild cognitive impairment ....

PET Scan find the Area of Brain Responsible for Anorexia Nervosa

...iss comments from loved ones that suggest they are seriously and medically ill. People with anorexia nervosa have extreme self-denial, not only of food, but often of many comforts and pleasures in life. Yet people with anorexia nervosa can be very energetic and productive," said Dr. Kaye, professor of psychiat...

Clampdown On Fake Drugs Manufacturers In India – New Bill Enacte

...osure of information. Subsequent offences would be seriously dealt with. The existing law provides for punishment for imprisonment not less than two years which may be extended to six years and with fine of not less than rupees ten thousand for manufacture and sale of any adulterated drug or manufacture and ...

Vitamin Supplements - Good, The Bad And The Ugly

...mes the recommended daily allowance (RDA) could be seriously harmful. Collins said she saw four or five people a year whose health was affected by high levels of supplements, and at least one a week who was taking an "inappropriate" dose of vitamins or minerals. She gave the example of a woman admitted to ...

Trust In Doctors Can Affect Taking Medications

...as shown that skipping medications due to cost can seriously affect a person’s health. That’s especially true for people with chronic diseases. The patients in the current study had diabetes, and 41 percent of them used insulin. People with diabetes who fail to take their medication as prescribed may have poor...

The Potential Of Cadaver Transplantation Programme In India

...oremost has been lack of direction and the will to seriously consider this as an alternative to living organ donation. There has been a lack of initiative from the Government after the act was passed. Whenever there is a kidney scandal there is a knee jerk reaction from various quarters, there is some media ...

"An Armour against pleasure, and a cobweb against infection" – Has the condom withstood the test of time

...onsistent condom users are using condoms correctly seriously underestimates their risk of transmitting or contracting STDs or becoming pregnant unintentionally. Thus it's not enough to tell people to use condoms - they also need to learn how to use them correctly. Further Information on Gonorrhea on Medindia...

Distressing Side-Effects Of Hormone Pills In Breast Cancer

...t flushes that all endocrine treatments produce is seriously under-played. The second is that, although the assumption of many health professionals that patients generally dislike injections is correct, most patients are willing to sacrifice preference for efficacy. That information may be important if future ...

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