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Low Cholesterol Linked to Severe Depression and Violent Behavior in Men

... with relatively low cholesterol levels were up to seven times more likely to report symptoms of severe depression. Edward Suarez, PhD from Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. Said, "I think that at some point, measurement of cholesterol and the cholesterol profile may be used as a screening ...

Infant receives first bloodless liver transplant

... in Los Angeles, the United States of America. The seven month old, Aiden Michael Rush, whose parents are Jehovah’s Witnesses are prohibited by their religion to receive transfusions. The boy received 20% of his mother’s liver during the transplantation on February 7th at the children’s hospital in Los Ang...

South Africa dilly-dallying on AIDS situation

... AIDS detecting kits free of cost estimated around seven million U.S. Dollars. Earlier last year the South African president Thabo Mbeki caused a flutter when he openly questioned whether the HIV actually caused AIDS. He had then questioned the wisdom of the scientists and said the AIDS epidemic was overl...

Mechanical Heart

...d and the patient is resting comfortably after the seven hour operation, a US hospital has announced. The revolutionary procedure is the first major advance in the development of an artificial replacement heart in nearly two decades. If successful, the device could help thousands of patients who die each ...

Lose Weight With New Wonder Slimming FDA approved Prescription Drug

...antastic news for the one in five women and one in seven men who risk an early death through being overweight. So forget about herbal diets or fancy cures. Don't spend your money on promises and pipedreams. Instead, go for what works....

Big and Bright

...University have examined over 2500 children at age seven to study the relationship between birth weight and...telligence.They found that on average,// IQ at age seven is directly related to birth weight, while factors such as the mother's age, race, education and soc...

Flaxseed fights cancer risk

... five or ten grams of flaxseed as a supplement for seven week cycles over a year. Both levels of supplementation gave significant decreases in oestrogen levels. This does not show that flaxseed prevents cancer, the researchers caution. Further studies are needed to work out how the supplement lowers oest...

Less drinking less stroke

...patients who drink in moderation – between one and seven drinks per week – appear to have fewer strokes than either abstainers or heavier drinkers who consume more than 15 drinks per week, according to US researchers. Dr Kenneth Mukamal and colleagues at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston foun...

Obesity shortens lifespan

...astens 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, have become the first to actually quantify the impact on subsequent life ex...

Probiotics can help

...nding day care centres in Helsinki, Finland over a seven month winter period. The children were fed milk with or without Lactobacillus GG three times a day. The team found there was no difference in the number of days spent with diarrhoeal or respiratory symptoms. But the children given the probiotic had ...

A poke to cure your snore

...se irreparable damage and there have been at least seven deaths in America following the procedure. Professor Douglas, who is based at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, said: "This latest technique is one method of stiffening the palate and there is some logic to that....

Quit Smoking

...ts took bupropion to help them stop smoking. After seven weeks of treatment 461 participants had successfully stopped. Half of that group continued with bupropion for a year, and the other half took a placebo. At year's end, 55% of the group continuing to take bupropion were abstinent, compared to 42% in t...

Uncovering a gene for oesophagal cancer

...r - just six per cent after five years for men and seven for women - so there's an urgent need for increased understanding of the condition....

Dampness related to asthma

...this number had asthma in the damper homes. One in seven of the undergraduates studied said they had suffered four or more colds during the last year and 16% said they had a constant runny nose. The study also found that just under 43% of the students who lived in damp homes had suffered pneumonia, bronc...

Shapely sperm-a valuable indicator of fertility

...have changed over the years. Guzick and doctors at seven other universities studied sperm from the men in 600 infertile couples and 500 couples who had children. His study found that men were most likely to be fertile if their semen had more than 48 million sperm per milliliter, more than 52 percent of the...

Deprived sleep leads to ageing

...allowed 12 hours' sleep a night for the concluding seven nights of the study. The investigators took measurements during the day of glucose tolerance, cortisol concentrations (a hormone that helps to regulate blood sugar concentrations), heart rate, sleepiness, and the impact on the production of various...

The best treatment for migraine

...t symptoms of a migraine headache. Since there are seven different triptan drugs available, it is very diffcult to choose the drug. Researchers at the University of Netherlands have carried out an analysis of all the clinical trials on the triptans, covering over 18,000 patients. They find that in comp...

Cirrhosis on the rise

...er now kills 1,600 women a year, compared to 1,200 seven years ago - more than cervical cancer. While some of this increase can be blamed on the side-effects of long-term infection with hepatitis B and C, Professor Donaldson says that the most "convincing explanation" is alcohol. He says: "There is a cle...

Hobbies prevent dementia

...then recorded who developed dementia over the next seven years. Those with a high degree of leisure activity were 20 per cent less likely to develop dementia. There was an additional eight per cent risk reduction for each leisure activity reported. Intellectual activity - reading, learning a language, tak...

Beverage protect against bladder cancer

...drinkers. But smokers who didn't drink coffee were seven times as likely to develop the disease as non-smokers. The authors conclude that the results show that smoking may be an even greater risk for bladder cancer than was previously thought. And they point to previous research which shows that the toxi...

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