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Bad News for Short People

...men or women. Height was inversely associated with serum cholesterol and family history of stroke in both men and women, the investigators noted. "In conclusion, we found that short stature was associated with most of the assessed risk factors as well as with socioeconomic status and that it predicted hig...

Serum Progesterone Helps Stratify Ectopic Pregnancy Risk

Measurement of serum progesterone levels may be helpful in deciding whi...nancies and 7.3% were ectopic pregnancies. Using a serum progesterone cutoff point of 22ng/mL gave a 100% sensitivity and a 27% specificity for ectopic pregn...

General Anesthesia Safe For Children On Ketogenic Diet Suffering From Epilepsy

...arch. The results they say are encouraging. While serum glucose levels remained stable in all patients thr... procedure, most of the patients had a decrease in serum PH and bicarb levels. No increase in seizure frequency was observed in the perioperative period...

Heart disease correlation to periodontal disease

...e or severe periodontal disease and compared their serum levels of C-reactive protein to 65 healthy controls. Subgingival plaque samples were taken to test for the periodontal pathogens Porphyromonas gingivalis, Prevotella intermedia, Campylobacter recta and Bacteroides forsythus.// The researchers found...

Breast cancer risk doubles by high sex hormone levels

Postmenopausal women with relatively high serum concentrations of estrogen and testosterone have a...oping breast cancer as women// with relatively low serum concentrations of these sex hormones. Associations between serum sex hormone levels and risk of deve...

Hypertensives could benefit regular alcohol consumption

...on a regular basis. The researchers indicated that serum lipoprotein(a), a powerful predictor of organ dama...tension to assess the links between drinking// and serum lipoprotein(a) over a wide range of alcohol intake levels. They also investigated whether the associ...

Early Detection Of Prostate Cancer

...ectomy or by radiation, and who all had detectable serum PSA. Every patients were subjected to both imaging procedures. 11C-acetate PET scans had higher positive findings overall. 11C-acetate PET was more sensitive than 18F-FDG PET. This research paves the way for future investigation of the utility of 11C...

Once-Daily Cipro(R) XR for Treating Complicated Urinary Tract Infections

...release of ciprofloxacin, which distributes to the serum and tissues within hours. This is followed by a second extended release of the active ingredient, which produces 24-hour urine concentrations. Research study compared 1000mg once-daily Cipro XR to a twice-daily 500 mg dose of conventional Cipro. P...

AIDS vaccine falls short but shows some promise

...Press.Researchers have started comparing the blood serum of those who were protected by the vaccine with those who weren't to try to find out what happened in the body to protect them. If the test results bear out, it could prove to be the basis for developing an HIV vaccine.Researchers counseled patients...

New Vaccine for SARS Coming Soon

...the second vaccination. The vaccinated animals had serum samples that showed a strong immune response against SARS-CoV. Researchers say, "The induced immune reaction appears to be broad. Both antibody and cell-mediated immune responses, equally important for protection from viral infections, were detected...

A New Evaluation Tool That Could Predict Death Risk in Heart Patients

...sure (above 115 millimeters of mercury) and a high serum creatinine (higher than 2.75 milligrams per deciliter). Now that researchers have the ability to easily categorize patients by high and low mortality risk, they say that the new model may provide a more effective way to design clinical trials for ev...

New turn in stem cell research

...esearch these are exposed to live animal cells and serum and run the risk of being infected with pathogens....onic human stem-cell lines were maintained in this serum and feeder free culture procedure. The result was derivation of a new stem cell line from human emb...

Vaccine for Cervical cancer

... sampling for HPV DNA, pap testing and testing for serum antibodies to HPV. The results showed the incidence of HPV types 6,11,16,or 18 reduced by 90% for those who were given the vaccine against those who did not receive anything. Hence researchers are of the opinion that the vaccine could successfully ...

Fortified iron in diets may increase the risk of cancer

... that when compared with individuals who had a low serum transferring situation and low dietary iron intake, the individuals with iron overload and high dietary iron intake had an increased adjusted relative risk of cancer. This was not found for individuals with iron overload of more than 45% and more wit...

Early test to detect kidney failure

... renal failure in such cases is the diagnosis with serum creatinine, but it was only possible 1 to 3 days a...r the surgery. Concentrations of NGAL in urine and serum taken after two hours of the surgery represent early biomarkers for acute renal injury after cardiac...

Testicular cancer linked to high cholesterol

... testicular cancer associated with middle level of serum cholesterol category is about 1.3 times to a norma...5 times for person falling in the highest level of serum cholesterol category.. For men in the age group of 15 to 44, testicular cancer is one of the common...

Improved height from administration of growth hormones

...e growth hormone GH-dependent hormone based on the serum levels of insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) can affect the growth of children in height. The research of the scientists have shown that children in their pre-puberty who suffered from lack of growth hormones, gained about 50% more height than the...

More soy benefits on blood glucose levels, and cholesterol

... also succeeded in causing significant lowering of serum glucose values. This shows that soy is good for the patients of diabetes type 2 and heart disease....

Increasing risk of heart failure for ageing population

...from higher concentrations of blood urea nitrogen, serum creatinine, and admission heart rates. Also the ri...g hospitalization was more for patients with lower serum sodium concentrations and lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure standards. The study also show...

Vitamin Supplements During Pregnancy to Boost Fetal Development

...stem like spina bifida etc. An examination of the serum folate levels examined revealed that higher folate levels in women were associated with increased birth weight for their babies -- a marker for good health in infancy and later in life. On the other hand, low folate status in early pregnancy has been...

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