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Epileptic Seizures Can Be Duec to Heart Problem

...ation, should be considered for several relatively simple tests to see whether a heart problem is to blame, he said. In the study, Zaidi and his colleagues evaluated 74 people who had been diagnosed with epilepsy. Even though most were taking one or more epilepsy drugs, about half of the patients were still...

Long-Term Survival can be Predicted by a Simple Lung Test

Researchers have found a simple pulmonary test can predict overall long-term survival rates in both men and women. Their findings are presented in the September issue of Chest. Researchers studied survival rates based on a lung function test, called forced expiratory volume in on...

White Cells Count Can Predict Heart Attack Death Risk

A simple blood test can give clue if the heart attack patients should get an immediate procedures to open clogged vessels and restore blood flow to their hearts. Cleveland Clinic cardiologist, Dr. Deepak Bhatt analyzed medical records of more than 12,000 he...

Alternative medicine more popular among HIV positive patients

...urnal AIDS Patient Care and STDs. Prayer therapy, simple exercises, lifestyle changes, dietary supplements, mega vitamins, counseling and herbal medications seem to be the most preferred forms of alternative treatment used by these patients. 70% of these patients said that these therapies had improved the...

Ductal lavage may detect early breast cancer

...her.Ductal lavage is a "very sensitive, relatively simple test," according to Sukumar. The procedure, which takes about half an hour to perform, eventually may become a part of routine breast cancer screening, she said. Ductal lavage "would be a great tool for assessing risk," according to Sukumar. If the...

Beware of the oral patch! It could be cancer!!!

...the mouth can lead to oral cancer in many cases. A simple genetic test can help pinpoint if the patches coul...tches and if you have one, visit your doctor. This simple genetic test can mean the difference between early detection leading on to cure and late detection l...

Patients often assume wrongly that they are allergic to penicillin

...o use these antibiotics because they misunderstand simple reactions to be drug allergies. Penicillin and pe...ys they have penicillin allergy, make sure to do a simple skin test because jumping to conclusions!!...

Doctors advice early anemia tests

...on problems in childhood leading on to problems in simple developmental skills such as standing and walking....ntists.Screening babies for iron deficiency with a simple blood test can prevent these problems, as they grow older. The Institute of Child Health at the Univ...

New point scale to ascertain the stroke recovery

...sts to asses the severity of mental damage through simple questions and tasks patients must answer or perform. The time interval between the first stroke symptoms and the MRI gives doctors an indication of critical changes in blood flow to the brain. "This allows us to be more certain about the probabilit...

Leptospirosis epidemic feared in mumbai - 12 killed

...ublic education programme. "The treatment is very simple and consists of a course of antibiotics, once the patient comes in on time. If there is delay death occurs." The symptoms of this disease include high grade fever, headache, diarrhoea, pain in the joints or muscles. The disease is present in the uri...

How to diagnose heart failure?

...t signal heart failure. Generally the power of the simple physical examination is forgotten by many. But doc...ndings should direct physicians' attention towards simple measures that can detect those patients most at risk. In this study, these two signs heralded an inc...

Supplement helps cardiac surgery

...e placebo group(four out of 12). This looks like a simple and safe way of improving the outcome for high-risk patients following cardiac surgery....

Right drugs drastically cut stroke risk

...osure to strokes and heart attacks by taking these simple medicines as preventive. The drugs identified can begin to work with a single dose within 24 hours and now there is a 50 % chance that such secondary strokes can be prevented....

Wake-up call for peripheral artery disease

...rtery disease. The best way of treating it is very simple - keep walking. While the disease makes walking painful, regular exercise does actually increase the ability to walk with ease. Positive effects are seen within three months. // Unfortunately, say physicians at Johns Hopkins University in the US,...

Detection of Cancer

A simple blood test which may allow the early detection of all forms of cancer has been developed by the British research team.Similar to a cholesterol test, the 'C-Test' will be evaluated in a clinical trial in Edinburgh over the next 10 months. It is based ...

Protein signals need for heart surgery

...pital in Boston. "We were pleased to see that this simple blood test for heart damage can be such a useful tool to pick out the best treatment for our patients," he said. The three-year study included 2,220 patients who arrived at hospitals suffering from unstable angina or chest pains caused by an inadeq...

Research of Ritalin

...ly effective and beneficial, but it's not quite as simple as a short-acting drug,It does appear to be safe when used properly, but it is still important to ask what it is doing in the brain."said Dr Walker. Mice were used in the experiment. One group was given sweetened milk containing Ritalin, and their b...

Music in link with epilepsy

...ght a keyboard instrument for six months, learning simple melodies, including Mozart, did better on tests than children who had spent their time working with computers. The left side of the brain tends to process rhythm and pitch and the right looks after timbre and melody. Andrew Potter, chair of the PRS...

DNA biochip for genetic screening

...ds of genetic mutations and diseases, all with one simple lab test. The DNA chip is similar to a computer chip but imbedded with DNA molecules instead of electronic circuitry. It is designed to probe a bilogical sample for genetic information that indicates// whether the person has a genetic predisposition...

Risk Of Developing Arthritis

...an lead unnecessarily to osteoarthritis, but a few simple measures could significantly reduce the risk of permanent damage. Chief executive of the organisation Fergus Logan says this should not deter people from pursuing sporting activities. “But sport and exercise must be tailored to people’s individual...

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