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Gujarat quake-Rescue teams give up hope of finding more survivors

...e teams involved in the tedious process of finding survivors of the Gujarat quake, from below the rubble, are fast giving up hope of finding any more survivors. They are now concentrating in clearing the rubble and saving the injured who have been lucky to be saved so far. A miracle baby was saved after nearly...

Relieve hot flashes

... but concerns remain over its use in breast cancer survivors because the hormone may stimulate breast cancer growth.// The herb black cohosh seems to alleviate hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause, and is approved for this purpose in Germany. Vitamin E, at a dose of 800 international units (IU) per d...

Quality of life after cancer

According to American researchers many cancer survivors report a good quality of life, despite facing physical and psychological struggle. But generally Doctors and the general public assume that cancer must lead to a deterioration in your quality of life. Researchers at the King Edward Memorial Hospital...

Dopamine helps stroke survivors

...y process is a very encouraging advance for stroke survivors and their carers....

Appropriate treatment for breast cancer

...st studies looking at quality of life in long-term survivors of breast cancer. They find that these women, on the whole, have excellent levels of health and social wellbeing. The women also score well on sexual desire, body image, mental health and energy levels. The only drawback is that women who received ...

Focussed treatment for Hodgkin's disease

... potential for improving the long-term outcome for survivors of Hodgkin's disease....

Heart disease in women being under-treated

...hem. They said that even aspirin, which all of the survivors should have been taking, was taken only by 80 percent. Dr. Naveed Malik, a cardiologist at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans, who was not connected with the study, said that a woman complaining of chest pain is often detected with heart b...

Lymphedema patients can benefit form exercise

...at repetitive upper-body exercise in breast cancer survivors encourages lymphedema. For the study, researchers randomly assigned seven breast cancer survivors with lymphedema to an exercise group and seven survivors to a control group. The exercise group foll...

Radiation Not Needed for Childhood Cancers

...ation for psychiatric disorders is no higher among survivors of cancer in childhood or adolescence. //The one striking exception was among those who had had brain tumors, for which radiation is the standard treatment. According to the National Cancer Institute, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL, is the mos...

Low Birth Weight infants could have Problems in the Future

...irth weight infants, it is imperative that current survivors be followed to school age to provide a more complete picture of their overall outcome. They feel this information is necessary for parents and health care providers....

Blood Sugar Linked to Deaths in ICU

...e, “The differences in mean glucose values between survivors and nonsurvivors were greater among nondiabetic patients than among diabetic patients. These differences occurred at significantly lower mean glucose values among the nondiabetic patients than among the diabetic patients.” The investigators believe...

Breast Cancer Survivors Worry About Infertility

...titute shows more than half of young breast cancer survivors overestimated their risk for developing treatment-related infertility problems.// Nearly 700 members of the advocacy organization Young Survival Coalition Group who were 40 years old or younger were surveyed. More than half of the respondents, or 5...

Breast Cancer Survivors Worry About Infertility

...titute shows more than half of young breast cancer survivors overestimated their risk for developing treatment-related infertility problems.// Nearly 700 members of the advocacy organization Young Survival Coalition Group who were 40 years old or younger were surveyed. More than half of the respondents, or 5...

Link Between Hyperglycemia & Hospital Mortality

...hat the differences in mean glucose values between survivors and nonsurvivors were greater among nondiabetic patients than among diabetic patients. These differences occurred at significantly lower mean glucose values among the nondiabetic patients than among the diabetic patients. Thus investigators believe ...

Prostate Cancer in Obese Men

...a University, says, "The number of prostate cancer survivors is steadily increasing, and it will be important to investigate if weight loss and other lifestyle changes can improve prognosis in those already diagnosed with prostate cancer."...

HRT Found To Increase Recurrence of Breast Cancer

...of hormone replacement therapy among breast cancer survivors has been // stopped early because results indicate an unacceptably high rate of recurring or new cancers. Swedish researchers embarked on the study in part because more women are surviving the disease and therefore subject to the same menopausal sym...

An Incentive For Breast Cancer Survivors

Breast cancer survivors can now get up and get moving. Breast cancer survivors who exercised, particularly // older women, reported higher body esteem and better mood than sedenta...

Better Care Required for Breast Cancer Survivors

...y by Germany researchers shows young breast cancer survivors may suffer from more long-term effects than older patients. // As patients may not be getting the appropriate therapy needed for coping with the aftermath of the disease. Researchers sampled nearly 200 breast cancer patients who had been diagnosed 1...

A Drug Used To Treat Heat Problems May Benefit Stroke Patients

...r recovery. Specifically, 77 percent of the stroke survivors who had been taking statins were living without significant disability compared to 52 percent of those not taking statins. Researchers say their results do not recommend beginning statin therapy at the onset of stroke, but rather points out to the ...

Exercising Good For Stroke Survivors

... household chores. Recent research shows , stroke survivors should be urged to exercise more at least 20 minut...t exercises involving major muscle groups. Stroke survivors should also do flexibility training and stretching before or after aerobic or strength training sess...

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