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Lifestyle variation can cut diabetes hazard

According to researchers reducing weight and increasing exercise cut the risk of diabetes by over half. People who have elevated blood sugar are known to be at increased risk of developing diabetes.// Given that diabetes has serious even life-threatening complications, it would be very useful if there was some way of helping 'at risk' individuals avoid the disease. ..Researchers for the Diabetes...

Statins reduce risks for angioplasty patients

Cholesterol-lowering drugs that help prevent heart disease also appear to cut the risk of a heart attack and other complications after angioplasty.// Angioplasty, an alternative to bypass surgery, allows doctors to open clogged coronary arteries without major surgery by inserting a tiny balloon to the narrowest point and inflating the balloon. But 3 of every 5 patients who go through the procedur...

Cholesterol Drug Helps After Angioplasty

According to researchers at the Erasmus University Hospital, a common cholesterol fighting drug, a statin called Lescol or fluvastatin, can reduce the risk of heart complications by up to 20 percent for about 1 million American each year. "This reduction in major heart events -- such as dying of heart disease or suffering another heart attack is quite impressive," said Dr. Patrick Serruys,// prof...

Change In Lifestyle Recommended To Avoid Cardiac Disease

India would have the maximum number of cardiac patients by 2020 if Indians do not resolve to change their lifestyle at the earliest. // The above warning has been issued by leading Cardiologists in the country. ....Stress, bad eating habits and the growing number of diabetic patients are contributing to the increasing incidence of heart ailments. About eight percent of India's population now suf...

Lifestyle linked to prostate cancer risk

An US research have shown that maintaining a normal body mass index, engaging in regular physical activity and undergoing screening for prostate cancer can help stop disease progression. In a six-year study of 1,117 patients with localised prostate cancer, researchers from the University of Texas looked at prostate specific antigen levels, the aggressiveness of the cancer measured by a biopsy Gle...

A surge in Lifestyle Medicine

From experience one knows that one cannot resort to drugs alone for the cure of diabetes and obesity. These both conditions are rising at an alarmingly high proportion. A Connecticut doctor is working to combine standard drugs with lifestyle therapies. Some people who despite doing workouts gain weight. Doctors usually make a complete study of the patient’s nutritional profile and psychologic...

Angioplasty Should be the Standard

A new study finds angioplasty should be the treatment of choice for heart attack patients, even if the hospital they initially //go to doesn't offer angioplasty services and they have to be transferred to another facility for treatment. ..Research has shown heart attack patients fare better when they are treated with angioplasty to open up the clogged blood vessel that caused the attack than when...

Importance of An Active Lifestyle

The focus of aging research has switched from mortality and longevity to health status and quality of life. Researchers say, “No longer is it only important that one lives longer, but the quality of life in later years must// also be considered.” ..A new study shows more benefits of staying physically active in your later years. The research finds women who have an active lifestyle are able to p...

Importance of An Active Lifestyle

The focus of aging research has switched from mortality and longevity to health status and quality of life. Researchers say, “No longer is it only important that one lives longer,// but the quality of life in later years must also be considered.” ..A new study shows more benefits of staying physically active in your later years. The research finds women who have an active lifestyle are able to...

Lifestyle changes Can Delay the Onset Of Dementia

More than 700,000 strokes occur each year in the United States. Investigators have been tracking the health of men and women for // more than 50 years to see how various factors might impact their risk for heart disease and stroke. In this sub-study, researchers compared the rate of dementia in those with and without a history of stroke.About 20 percent of the people who had a stroke developed de...

Lifestyle changes Can Delay the Onset Of Dementia

More than 700,000 strokes occur each year in the United States. Investigators have been tracking the health of men and women for // more than 50 years to see how various factors might impact their risk for heart disease and stroke. In this sub-study, researchers compared the rate of dementia in those with and without a history of stroke.About 20 percent of the people who had a stroke developed de...

Lifestyle changes Can Delay the Onset Of Dementia

More than 700,000 strokes occur each year in the United States. Investigators have been tracking the health of men and women for // more than 50 years to see how various factors might impact their risk for heart disease and stroke. In this sub-study, researchers compared the rate of dementia in those with and without a history of stroke.About 20 percent of the people who had a stroke developed de...

The Success Rate Of Angioplasty In Female Patients Low

Male heart attack patients fare better after having a procedure to open clogged arteries than female patients, say researchers based on results // from a recent study. The study, conducted in Taiwan, looked at mortality rates and other factors among a group of about 870 men and about 160 women who underwent balloon angioplasty to clear blocked arteries following a heart attack. While both sexes...

The Positive Effects Of A Healthy Lifestyle

New research shows while obesity may increase a person’s risk of developing dementia later in life, a healthy diet may have the opposite effect.// ..In a recent study conducted, researchers followed nearly 1,500 participants for more than 20 years. They found those who were obese in middle age were twice as likely to develop dementia later in life. Also, patients who had high cholesterol and high...

The Positive Effects Of A Healthy Lifestyle

New research shows while obesity may increase a person’s risk of developing dementia later in life, a healthy diet may have the opposite effect.// ..In a recent study conducted, researchers followed nearly 1,500 participants for more than 20 years. They found those who were obese in middle age were twice as likely to develop dementia later in life. Also, patients who had high cholesterol and high...

Lifestyle Linked To Depression

A new study shows your lifestyle may be to blame for you feeling depressed. Researchers surveyed about 166,000 individuals from 38 different states.// They found Americans spend about three days a months feeling sad, blue or depressed. ..Study participants who exercised and did not smoke reported fewer days of depression. Researchers say their findings highlight the relationship between feeling s...

Angioplasty The Much Preferred Treatment Of Choice For Heart Attacks

A new study finds angioplasty should be the treatment of choice for heart attack patients, even if the hospital they initially go to doesn’t offer angioplasty// services and they have to be transferred to another facility for treatment. ..Research has shown heart attack patients fare better when they are treated with angioplasty to open up the clogged blood vessel that caused the attack than when...

Angioplasty death risk reduced by doubling drug dose

A new study shows how the risk of death and heart attack can be reduced for heart patients undergoing an angioplasty. It was found that doubling the usual dose of an anti-clotting drug before the procedure is the answer.// ..Angioplasty is a procedure in which a balloon-tipped catheter is threaded into an artery. The balloon is inflated to compress plaque in the artery and unblock the vessel. A...

Angioplasty death risk reduced by doubling drug dose

A new study shows how the risk of death and heart attack can be reduced for heart patients undergoing an angioplasty.// It was found that doubling the usual dose of an anti-clotting drug before the procedure is the answer. ..Angioplasty is a procedure in which a balloon-tipped catheter is threaded into an artery. The balloon is inflated to compress plaque in the artery and unblock the vessel. A...

Adult bone health is dependent on lifestyle we live

Previous theories have suggested that fetal genetic factors and childhood factors are responsible for //deterioration of bone health of the adults. A new study disapproves the study and says that our bones are in good or bad condition because of our lifestyles. ....Researchers had tracked the health of 389 people since their birth in 1947. All aspects of their fetal health, childhood actors that...

A ray of hope in Angioplasty dilemma

A new technique to keeping heart arteries flowing easily after angioplasty shows fantastic success in early testing, visibly solving a major weakness of the common procedure.Doctors released the longest follow up with the new technique - the drug-coated stent. In testing on 30 patients over three years, they found it to be 100 percent effective, an accomplishment almost unheard of in medicine.//...

Angioplasty plus stenting better than thrombolysis for elderly patients with AMI

Comparative trials and observational studies previously conducted in elderly populations have yielded conflicting results, researchers explain. These studies were performed before intracoronary stents and use of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa antagonists were routinely employed. ....Therefore, Dr. Hanoch Hod, of Chaim Sheba Medical //Center in Tel Hashomer, Israel, and associates followed 130 consecutive...

Patients Fare Better With Doctors Who Do More Angioplasty Procedures

The researchers from the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center had found that the risk of major complications from angioplasty and related procedures lowers when doctors perform a large number of those procedures // each year. The paper is published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology... ..In fact, the risk of major cardiovascular problems was 63 percent higher among patie...

Researchers Begin Study To Find Out If Angioplasty Can Be Safely Done In Smaller Hospitals

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have launched a nationwide study in USA to see if the procedures of angioplasty can be safely performed in smaller hospitals. ....The study will enroll of more than 16,000 patients to see if a potentially life-saving angioplasty //can be safely performed in smaller, community hospitals, easing access to the therapy for patients. Researchers expect to enroll the first...

Active Lifestyle Helps To Slowdown Illness In Alzheimer's Patients

A cure for Alzheimer's disease which afflicts hundreds of elderly people may be a long way off, but continuing social interaction and activity can keep patients mentally agile and slow the crippling illness, say experts.//.. .."Not many know that Alzheimer's is a disease and not a normal process of ageing with phases of forgetfulness and slowing down of activities. Once the early stage is past, t...

Elderly Population’s Sedentary Lifestyle Is Dependant On Their Expectations From Lif

Elderly population of ages 65 years and above may have a sedentary lifestyle if they perceive that their life ahead to be less active//. ....It is known through earlier studies that fewer than 40 percent of adults aged 65 and above have a regular exercise routine, which can extend their years of independent life... ..A new UCLA study found that seniors with the lowest expectations for aging —that...

Indians Are More Prone To Lifestyle Diseases

Indians are at high risk of lifestyle diseases, a blood sample survey released here shows. ....The survey, based on blood samples of 535 women and 735 men, has revealed that Indians// are more prone to diseases such as heart ailments, asthma, cancers, nervous and circulatory disorders, diabetes, hypertension and obesity... ..The survey was carried out recently by Metropolis Health Services, India...

Drug-Coated Stents Work Better In Diabetic Patients After Angioplasty

Spanish cardiologists have found that it is better to insert drug-coated stents to keep the blood flowing after angioplasty in people who have diabetes//. ....The study author Dr. Manel Sabate, a consultant in cardiology at San Carlos University Hospital in Madrid said that the results of this study are noteworthy since diabetics are known to have poorer prognosis as compared to non-diabetics af...

Incorrect lifestyle may be the cause of male infertility

Male fertility is facing a steady downfall. Unlike women, who are born with a finite number of eggs, men are continually producing sperm. According to the Male Fertility Study//, compiled by Norwich Union Healthcare, nearly one in 10 men may be suffering from infertility. ..Some of the factors that may have an effect on male fertility are traffic pollution, laptops, mobile phones, tight pants and...

A Change In Lifestyle Can Help In Weight Reduction

A mix of diet, exercise and behavioural therapy is the new answer to weight reduction with the weight loss medication sibutramine (Meridia?). The study was conducted by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania. // .. ..“NIH is fighting the increasing problem of obesity in America by supporting research that will result in better treatments and therapies for weight loss and the prevention o...

Fat rich diet is real dangerous and predispose lifestyle diseases.

Besides adding the extra kilos to the body a fat rich diet predisposes to diabetes as well. ..The mechanism is by elevating the blood sugar levels and cause diabetes. //The study was conducted by researchers in University of California. This can now better explain why obese people are diabetic. ..The biochemical mechanism is that fats in the diet do not let insulin producing enzyme to act prope...

Improved cure and activity level seen among patients treated by Vertebroplasty.

A study was conducted by David Kallmes Neuroradiologist in the Mayo clinic said that after the treatment (vertebroplasty) they experience reduced back pain. // ..He says that the treatment is very effective when compared to the other available new treatments for back pain. ..He also explains that vertebroplasty is a process in which medical cement is injected inside the vertebrae where painful...

Healthy lifestyle reduces the risk of developing hypertension

Mayo clinic reports that though you have a normal blood pressure, you may develop hypertension later in your life, which can be controlled by maintaining a healthy life style. Normal blood pressure is 120/80 mm Hg//, which fluctuates depending on your age and life style. Healthy life style can be maintained by having active physical activity or daily exercise or walk for 30 minutes a day which he...

Anthroposophical Lifestyle Reduces Risk Of Allergic Disease In Children

Certain features of the anthroposophical lifestyle, such as restrictive use of antibiotics and fever antipyretics, reduce the risk of allergic disease in children// , according to a new study. ..Austrian scientist and philosopher Rudolf Steiner developed the anthroposophic lifestyle in which health is a combination of mind, body and spiritual balance; his followers integrate modern medicine wit...

Lifestyle Amendments Reduces The Risk Of Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the major issues among the Indian population. This disease is due to the inability of the body to produce the hormone insulin. ..It can even be due to the inability of the body to maintain normal standard glucose levels in the body. //Apart from the medications a slight modification in the lifestyle can help the patients to tackle diabetes. ..A study was conducted at the M V...

Wine Drinkers Good Health, Attributed To Their Lifestyle

A research was conducted to assess the health of the both wine and beer drinkers. It was found that the death rates among the wine drinkers were low when compared to those of beer drinkers. This was attributed to the diet consumed by both the population. // ..Morten Gr?nb?k, M.D., Ph.D. and colleagues of the Danish National Institute of Public Health conducted the research in Denmark. The resea...

Lifestyle plays an important role in determining one’s ag

Looking young is a very important factor. People feel good when they are complimented on their age. It is said that one looks young if they have a happy married // life with loads of money minus the worries. It is bad news for those who are skinny and those who smoke and drink heavily. ....This study mainly aims in understanding the relationship between the effects of lifestyle, medical history...

Generation Scotland To Examine Relation Between Lifestyle, Genetics and Health

Researchers in Scotland are planning to recruit 50,000 people as a part of a large study called as Generation Scotland. The study aims to examine the relationship // between lifestyle and genetics as regards the health of an individual. ..The study is to be spread over two decades and is one of the largest healthcare projects in the UK. Doctors say that they are hoping to create a large pool of...

Alzheimer’s: Blame it On the Genes; Lifestyle changes the only Saving Grac

It’s all in the Genes they say. In the first ever threadbare genetic study of Alzheimer’s, reports have it that late on set Alzheimer’s in 58% to 79% of the cases, is genetically linked. // ....Nearly 4.5 million people, over the age of 60 succumb to it. The disease is marked by apparent confusion, memory problems and marked behavior changes. The study's findings have found a place in the Archiv...

Cognitive deterioration in the older generation can be prevented by modifying the lifestyle

A new research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) said that Heart health risk can be prevented by modifying the lifestyle choices, such as exercise, learning new// things and staying socially connected. This report was published in the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia. ..William Thies, PhD, vice president, Medical & Scientific Affairs for the Alzheimer's Association said that specific com...
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