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Patient’s perception of health status helps in better recover

...y this argument the researchers conducted a health survey just before coronary bypass operations and assessed the patient’s own perception of his/her own health status. Following surgery those who had a better perception of their own health status, recovered better the researchers say. Dr. G. M. Lindsay, ...

And now they say infections can cause heart disease!!!!

Most people are paranoid about heart disease. One survey said that of all ailments people are most worried about AIDS/HIV, hepatitis and heart disease. Whenever people get to read something on heart disease, they get so engrossed in it that they start worrying at times over trivial problems based on the as...

And now they say infections can cause heart disease!!!!

Most people are paranoid about heart disease. One survey said that of all ailments people are most worried about AIDS/HIV, hepatitis and heart disease. Whenever people get to read something on heart disease, they get so engrossed in it that they start worrying at times over trivial problems based on the as...

Cancer drugs in development nearly doubled since 1995

...bled during the past six years, according to a new survey of pharmaceuticalcompanies.Currently, 170 pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms various CancerInstitutes are investigating 402 compounds for the treatment of variouscancers, up from 215 in 1995. Many of the drugs are alternatives to standardradiatio...

Nearly all asthma deaths preventable

A new survey says nearly all deaths due to asthma can be preven...ation is increasing. The doctors who assisted the survey say that underestimation of the severity of asthma can lead to dangerous and life threatening situat...

Increase in tobacco deaths

...a will die from smoking, unless they give up now.A survey of deaths occurring in Hong Kong in 1998 may foreshadow what is likely to happen on the mainland in the future. Doctors at the University of Beijing find that tobacco was the cause of 33% of all male deaths and 5% of female deaths in the 30 to 65 ag...

'Sweaty palms syndrome' can be cured by surgery

...isorder presented the results of a quality of life survey of 71 patients who received the treatment at the International Symposium of Sympathetic Surgery held in Helsinki, Finland. These patients were submitted to a questionnaire about the amount of stress they experienced in their daily life as a conseque...

A height problem

...as accurate as first thought, says research. Their survey of more than 4,200 children found that while the system worked reasonably well for children whose parents were of average height, when applied to more extreme cases, the system was "misleading".// In fact, children of very tall parents were quite l...

Quality of life after cancer

...Edward Memorial Hospital in Carolina carried out a survey on a group of women who had survived a gynaecologi...it had deteriorated. 40 of the 200 patients in the survey admitted a fear that their cancer would recur - although 140 were not concerned about this. A quarte...

Excessive use of antibiotics for sore throat

...ntibiotic not recommended for sore throat.// The survey analysed 2,000 physician visits by adults whose chief complaint was sore throat. Antibiotics were used in 73 per cent of visits, and of these prescriptions, 68 per cent were for non-recommended antibiotics. Over-use of antibiotics in this way increas...

Antidepressants increase gastric bleeding

A new survey suggests that certain antidepressants increase the risk of a gastrointestinal bleed in older patients. The selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are a group of antidepressants which are very widely prescribed. They are preferred over older ...

Complementary and Alternative medicine

...has increased in popularity since the 1960s. A new survey reveals that complementary and alternative medicine has always been popular, although the type of therapies used has changed over the years. // The greatest increase in popularity was in the transition from the 1960s to the 1970s. Seven out of te...

Alternative therapies popular with Parkinson's patients

...ns Hopkins University in the US have carried out a survey of more than 200 people with Parkinson's disease. Forty per cent use one or more forms of CAM - and 12 per cent use five or more different ones. There's no link between severity of disease and use of CAM, so turning to alternatives is not a last reso...

Smoking can depreciate intellegence

...te of Psychiatry in London carried out a community survey of an area of England They studied more than 630 people aged 65 and over. Smoking and drinking habits were recorded at the beginning of the study. The volunteers' intellectual powers were also assessed. After excluding those who had already had evid...

Bupropion relieves nerve pain

A new survey reveals that Bupropion is an effective treatment for neuropathic pain (nerve pain).Neuropathic pain or nerve pain is commonly treated with tricyclic antidepressants(TCAs) But these drugs have side effects and don't always relieve the burning, stabb...

Bronchitis in the young

...disorder only affected elderly people. But a major survey of almost 16,000 people aged 18 to 47 at 28 centres in 13 countries has shown just the opposite. The researchers found that the disease affects up to 12% of adults under the age of 40. Young smokers were particularly at risk, and men were more aff...

Inadequate Drug Treatment For Youth

...ds who need drug treatment are not getting it. The survey on Drug Abuse shows that 1.1 million children 12-17 years old have problems with drugs and alcohol. Only about 122,000 of them got treatment in the year 2000.// "Those kids are only the tip of the (drug abuse) iceberg," says Mitchell Rosenthal, hea...

A treatment for Osteoporosis

...e just as well. And related research, a four- year survey of 180 patients, confirmed everyone's suspicion: People are far more likely to stick with a once-a-week schedule. The drug has already been approved for weekly dosage by the US government....

Tongue piercing leads to bacterial infection

...rts Medicine and the lead author of the study. A survey of university undergraduate students revealed that more than one-half had some type of body piercing and 22 percent suffered a medical complication from the piercing, according to a report in the recent jounal of medicine. Conforming to the survey, ...

Drugs may fog memory

...eople taking part in an online questionnaire. The survey looked at drug-taking habits and whether they affected people's ability to remember simple tasks. Dr Andrew Scholey, a psychologist from the University of Northumbria, said: "The more they had taken ecstasy in the past, the more their long-term pro...

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