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The Cancer Rumour mill working over time

The single most important word to make people sit up and take notice in health care apart from AIDS or HIV should be cancer!!!!!!!!!! The mere mention of the word is enough to bolster people to sit up and listen. But should we really accept all that is heard and said about the disease? Or should we use our gray cells and analyse the pros and cons and then decide? Should we believe all that is wri...

New hope for cancer victims – will vaccine cure the deadly bug

One very deadly form of cancer is pancreatic cancer, though it isn’t very common. Globally it kills lakhs of people every year. And now there is some hope for the unfortunate victims. A new vaccine has been successfully tested on the pancreatic cancer victims and it has increased the survival rates in many. ..Vaccines are typically thought of as a way of preventing disease. In cancer, however, th...

Sexual abuse affect health for a lifetime

Sexual abuse occurred when the women were 16 years old and the men were 13.5 years old revealed by a study conducted by California University Researchers. ..It appears that the sexual abuse or assault was associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, arthritis and thyroid diseases. It varied by gender, where arthritis and breast cancer occur in women and increased risk of thyroid disease oc...

No harm in reducing prenatal check up to 3 - 6 times says WHO report

A world health organisation report says that women with low risk pregnancies, who live in the developing nations, can safely cut down their vists to the doctor during pregnancy to 3 - 6 times during pregnancy instead of the prescribed 8 - 11 visits as in the developed nations. ..However, these women are not more at risk than women who had more prenatal visits to have a low birth weight baby, or h...

Osteoporosis Drugs: right time to take-off

Millions of Indians are at risk of developing osteoporosis. While women are more likely to develop the disease, men are equal sufferers from it. It is estimated that at the age of 50, a woman has a 40 per cent chance of developing an osteoporotic fracture during her remaining lifetime. Drugs, which are used to treat osteoporosis, can be grouped into two classes. The first category comprises agent...

Blood Pressure Drug may slow wasting in burn victims

A widely used blood pressure drug shows strong potential for slowing the metabolic overdrive that makes patients waste away after severe burns and other major injuries. In a study, researchers at Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston, Texas, tried propranolol on 13 children with bad burns and left 12 untreated to compare. The drug, one of a class known as beta blockers, checks the stimulati...

Blood test diagnoses heart failure in short time

Generally, doctors diagnose heart disease by taking a history of symptoms, a physical exam, an electrocardiogram, an ultrasound scan and blood tests to rule out other causes, such as kidney disease.// Even with all this, they are often wrong. ..A 15-minute blood test allows doctors to accurately find out whether patients with severe shortness of breath are suffering from congestive heart failure....

Sex timing has no impact on risk of Birth defects

Researchers have found no bond between when a couple has sex and any subsequent risk of birth defects such as Down syndrome. Animal studies have suggested that the timing of sex might increase the risk of birth defects in offspring.// ....Dr. Joe Leigh Simpson, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston told the press that they haven't yet confirmed one of t...

Herbal treatment should be estimated

..According to a new study in Texas, Hay fever sufferers should be turning to their garden for help, not trying to avoid it,. The study has found that a herbal treatment called butterbur is as effective as antihistamines with less side effects. A team headed by Andreas Schapowal, from the Allergy Clinic in Texas, gave 150 participants in Texas and Germany either butterbur extract or cetirizine,...

Enzyme stimulates growth of adult stem cells

According to researchers at the University of Texas, an enzyme has been found, that instigates the growth and maturation of stem cells lurking in bone marrow, causing the stem cells to step up production and replace lost blood and immune system cells.// ....It is possible the enzyme may also spur the growth of stem cells elsewhere in the body. This information may help researchers determine how t...

Time for A.R.Rahman to rock the Tuberculosis Awareness Programme

Music director and composer A.R. Rahman Saturday launched 'TB Sangharsh', the first Indian tuberculosis patients' network, as part of a nationwide effort to create awareness about the disease here. // ....Inaugurating the network, Rahman, who is a global ambassador for the International Stop TB Partnership, met patients in west Delhi's Mongolpuri area. He also interacted with them about the treat...

Time to re-assess lung donation concept

According to researchers, it may be possible to increase the supply of lungs for transplant.There is always a shortage of organs for transplantation.// Researchers in San Francisco and Nashville have been looking at the supply of lungs for transplant. They note that currently 80 per cent of lungs are rejected. That's a very high number. Could the criteria for selection be too strict? ....The res...

Lifetime risk of heart failure increases

A person aged 40 or over has a lifetime risk of heart failure of one in five, which is doubled if they have high blood pressure. Heart failure is an increasing problem, as the population ages. //It's caused by increasing pressure within the heart which makes it hard to pump blood around the body. Typical symptoms are breathlessness and fatigue and the condition is very disabling. ....Researchers...

Response to chemotherapy could be measured by Prostate-Specific Antigen Doubling Time

Researchers from the department of urology in a hospital in Switzerland who investigated whether chemotherapeutic response to hormone-refractory prostate cancer could be measured via changes in prostate-specific antigen (PSA) found that prostate cancer doubling time may be an auxiliary marker of response to chemotherapy// in patients with hormone refractory prostate cancer. ....The study was car...

Stroke victims have new hope with activated protein C

A new study by researchers from the University of Rochester, New York suggests that the activated protein C (APC), a protein with anti-inflammatory and anti-coagulant properties,which until now is being used to treat septic infections, may also help reduce the damage caused by stroke. Researchers who conducted the study on mice found that APC could protect brain cells from the secondary damage as...

New hope for spinal cord injury victims

A special report in the online edition of The Anatomical Record has put together a collection of articles on the subject of spinal cord injury repair in animals. Spinal cord injury affects millions of people and, until now, has left them with little hope of living a normal life. However, recent research has begun to suggest that maybe stem cells - primitive cells that can turn into specific cell...

Hypertension lowered by Bedtime Dosing

Researchers in Japan have found that evening administration of the central alpha(2)-agonists guanabenz and clonidine effectively suppresses elevated blood pressure in the morning in hypertensive patients. The study was done on 133 patients with morning hypertension to receive once-daily evening administration of guanabenz or clonidine for four weeks. The blood pressure lowering effects of the two...

Breast Cancer in Men Often Underestimated and Under-treated

Male breast cancer occasionally is misdiagnosed as gynaecomastia, which affects about a third of men at some point over the course of a lifetime, thereby causing the diseae to be discovered at later stages in men than in women. "It is perhaps ironic,that tumours in men are easier to feel than they are in women, yet the disease is being discovered at a later stage in men than in women".//Thus men...

Night Time Aspirin Regimen Found to Reduce Blood Pressure

Patients with mild hypertension experienced a significant reduction in blood pressure as the result of regularly taking aspirin before bed, according to a new study. ....To investigate the effect of aspirin taken at different times of the rest-activity cycle, Ramon C. Hermida, Ph.D., of Bioengineering and Chronobiology Laboratories, University of Vigo, Campus Universitario, Spain, and colleagues...

Baltimore doctors perform three simultaneous kidney transplants

BALTIMORE, Johns Hopkins University surgeons performed three simultaneous kidney transplants in a complex piece of medical choreography that had nurses rushing organs in labeled coolers among six operating rooms. .."We each have a piece of each other inside us," said one of the recipients...The six synchronized operations -- three to remove the kidneys, three to implant them -- became possible af...

Optimum Timing for HIV/AIDS Prognosis

A new study shows the best time to make a prognosis for someone with HIV is six months after treatment begins. Researchers find cell counts //at that time give a more accurate picture of a person’s prognosis than when they are originally diagnosed with HIV. ....Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) is a common treatment for HIV patients. HAART has improved the prognosis of HIV patients, ho...

Evening,the best time to take Cholesterol Drug

New research confirms at least one common statin may be most effective when taken at night as opposed to the morning. Statins are drugs prescribed to lower cholesterol.// ..Researchers from England studied 83 patients who were taking either 10 milligrams or 20 milligrams of simvastatin, otherwise known as Zocor. They were taking the drug for primary or secondary prevention of coronary heart disea...

Snail venom Found To Ease Pain In Cancer Victims

Laboratory research has found evidence that the venom that the snails inject to immobilize their prey might have beneficial effects // on some heart problems, strokes, central nervous system disorders and other ills. ..The latest study involved the experimental drug ziconotide, a laboratory-made equivalent of a compound in the venom of the small Conus Magus cone snail, which lives in shallow trop...

Magnetic Stimulation Found Effective for Parkinson’

In the United States, more than 1 million Americans have Parkinson’s disease. It is a neurological condition // that can cause slowness and instability, but a new type of therapy can improve both of these problems. A pulse of induced electrical current targets areas of the brain that control movement. This is done inorder to improve stiffness in patients. To make them move faster than they did be...

Magnetic Stimulation For Parkinson’s Diseas

Parkinson’s disease is a neurological condition that can cause slowness and instability, but a new type of therapy can improve // both of these problems say researchers. A pulse of induced electrical current targets areas of the brain that control movement. This is done inorder to improve stiffness in patients. To make them move faster than they did before, without magnetic stimulation. ..For nea...

Dyslexia may slow a driver's reaction time as much as moderate drinking!!

A resent research done on Dyslexic drivers by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, has managed to spark heated debates among// the Dyslexic community. ..A small study done using driving simulators to test the reaction time of 17 Volunteers, (six of the 17 used were dyslexic) by the University found that Dyslexic drivers took 30% longer to react then the other drivers. ..Research...

Deep Brain Stimulation May Help Depression

According to a latest study by researchers, brain stimulation may help depressive patients, when other forms // of treatment do not show any result on them. ..People suffering from sustained depression for over 10 years had reacted positively to stimulation of their brains, when other medication were not working. Electrodes surgically planted in that part of the brain associated with depressive...

Scientists have found effective brain regions for deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s

Scientists were considering whether it is possible to help patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease// by using a procedure called deep brain stimulation. In a recent research, scientists from Oregon Health and Science University have found out two specific areas of brain, where the procedure of deep brain stimulation may be used... ..The treatment for Parkinson’s consists of the drug levodopa,...

Does disparity exists between women and men victims of stroke?

In a study conducted by researchers of University of Michigan had pointed out that despite of great strides// in medical care, there exists a disparity when it comes to providing healthcare to women patients of stroke. ....There are four kinds of tests done for patients with stroke due to ischemia. These are echocardiography of the heart, brain MRI, ultrasound of the carotid artery, and EKG. The...

Full time workers are less health conscious than part time workers

Full time employees may be less health conscious and may be spending less time daily in exercise than part time //workers. ....New research suggests that working full time leads to a sedentary life style that may be harmful in the long term. People who work full time have less time for leisure, which is generally spend in watching television, play video games or sit in front of the computer. Thes...

Cure For Deafness Leads Scientist To Find How Fishes Can Hear And Hum Sounds At Same Time

Researchers at Cornell University have discovered how a fish found along the West Coast can hum and hear outside // sounds at the same time!!. .. ....In an endeavor to find difficult cures for diseases can sometimes lead scientist to look the way animals of different kingdom function and in this case the understanding may eventually be able to help in finding a cure for deafness... ....For the fi...

Hospital asked to Compensate Victim – Judgment by Delhi High Cour

In a judgment passed by the ‘Delhi High Court’ on Tuesday Justice Vikramjit Sen passed the order and asked Safdarjung // Hospital to compensate Manju a 12 year old for the wrong treatment administered by Dr Yadu Lal of the hospital. He wanted to be informed in the next few days how much compensation was the hospital ready to pay to the victim. ....An earlier enquiry had indicated that the opera...

Strong Magnetic Stimulation Can Help Treating Severe Depression

In severe depression 'Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation' (TMS) maybe the way forward to treat a patient instead of // the more aggressive electro-shock therapy... ....Electro-Shock Therapy or ECT is a dreaded therapy used as a last resort to treat severe depression for many decades. However, it can cause amnesia and impair memory for weeks after therapy and requires general anesthesia. In ECT th...

Estimates For Number Of HIV/AIDS Deaths In India Still Not Available

While India and US jointly trying to develop defense against the growing menace of HIV/AIDS,// UN officials are aware that there are yet no firm estimates of number of people suffering from the disease are available from the Indian officials... ..According to Peter Piot, executive director of the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), one of the statistics about the disease not availa...

Virtual Colonoscopy May Be Better Than Real-time Colonoscopy

Computed tomographic colonography (CTC) depicts cancers and other clinically important conditions that would be missed // with standard colonoscopy and at very little additional cost, according to a study in the August issue of Radiology. ...."The chance of finding cancer outside the colon may be as significant as the chance of finding cancer inside the colon," said Judy Yee, M.D., Chief of Rad...

Prevention And Timely Medical Care Can Help With Bug Bites

It is a good sign if the bites of the insects are itchy and swollen, rather than being tender//. ....According to scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center, tenderness may be a sign the bug bite is becoming infected and deserves more medical attention. ....Other signs of possible infection are redness extending beyond the immediate bug bite, drainage of pus, or worsening, rather than improvem...

Patients Suffering From Severe Mental Diseases Are At Risk Of Being Crime Victims

People suffering from severe mental illnesses (SMI) are eleven times more at risk than general population from violent crimes. The research report//, which was published in the recent issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, said that one in every four severely mentally ill person is at risk from being the victim of violent criminal acts... ..Symptoms associated with severe mental illness, such a...

Risk of Breast Cancer Overestimated with Hormone Replacement Therapy(HRT) Treatment

5th August, 2005. Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is commonly advocated in menopausal woman. However taking this hormone treatment could be associated with increased chances of breast cancer and recently anxiety has been expressed. ....In a study published in British Medical Journal// the cumulative risk of such a cancer developing in woman on HRT is low and not as high as was previously repo...

New Flu Vaccine Can Give Lifetime Protection

A new innovative vaccine for flu is under pre-clinical phase of trail and make soon be available and provide lifetime protection against flu. //.. ....Flu is caused by virus and the present vaccine protects against three strains of the virus. . Flu is an extremely contagious condition and makes one feel really ill. In addition, flu can have extremely serious consequences: According to the World H...

Making operation and recovery time shorter

Surgeons have come up with a new technique of removing cancerous kidneys through a small incision with the help of their hands and a special camera and instuments. This is the hand-assisted Laproscopic technique, which can be done in significantly less time than the standard laproscopic procedure. ....The research, being presented at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association by...
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