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Serotonin increases stroke risk

According to a new study the use of serotonin-raising drugs like antidepressants and slimming pills in combination may trigger a stroke. In common the mecahnism of durgs is by increasing the levels of serotonin, a natural chemical with many different roles in the body.// Examples include diet pills, anti-migraine drugs and some of the newer antidepressants. ..Researchers at the Health welfare ho...

Alcohol is no tonic for sleep

Although alcohol can initially help someone fall asleep, it can also disrupt sleep in the latter part of the night, reports the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.// ...."Three or more drinks will cause the average person to fall asleep sooner than usual," says researcher Shawn Currie of the University of Calgary. "However, falling asleep faster is the only real benefit of alcoh...

Report on the Safety and Effectiveness of Melatonin supplements

The report on the scientific evidence to date for the benefits of melatonin supplements used for disorders due to sleep schedule alterations and primary and secondary sleep disorders were reviwed.// Disorders due to sleep schedule alterations can stem from flying across time zones or working night shifts. Primary sleep disorders, which include insomnia, can be caused by factors such as stress or...

Walnuts a source of the Anti –oxidant Hormone Melatoni

New research has shown that consumption of walnuts can boost blood levels of melatonin and antioxidants in rats. Melatonin is a hormone that is naturally produced in humans by the pineal gland. It is most commonly associated with // inducing and regulating sleep, since it is produced during the hours of darkness. ..Researchers investigated whether melatonin is present in walnuts, and whether ea...

Toni Braxton Can’t Have More Kids Due to Pericarditi

London: Rich and famous celebrity soul music singer Toni Braxton wants a baby girl, but is afraid her heart might not be able to cope with a third Toni Braxton as she has pericarditis//. ....Since giving birth to her second son with husband Keri Lewis in 2003, Braxton has been diagnosed with pericarditis - a potentially fatal heart condition. She fears the condition will kill her if she plans to...

Tectonic Plates Colliding Can Cause Earthquakes

Severe earthquakes can result due to tectonic plates colliding with each other, according to scientists. The researchers also contend that severe damage can be caused // by the subduction zone. At subduction zones, one tectonic plate pushes over the other. The earth's surface is laced with about 51,000 kilometers of subduction zones and the motion along the margins of the zones averages a slip of...

Brain tonic in the form of green tea!

According to a new Japanese study appearing in the current issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, drinking green tea daily may help reduce risk of dementia,.// ....The amount of green tea consumed was inversely related with the risk of having cognitive impairment in the aging process was the observation of the study... .. Dr. Shinichi Kuriyama of Tohoku University Graduate School of...

Disturbance in Serotonin Levels Result in Reduced Gasping In Kids with SIDS

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the primary cause of death for // children under the age of 1. Statistics show that about 3,000 infants die each year from SIDS. ..The exact cause of (SIDS) is unknown. Jan-Marino Ramirez, an associate professor of organismal biology and anatomy at the University of Chicago said that this new...

Melatonin Can Help Nighttime Workers Sleep

Oral melatonin when taken during non-typical sleep times has the ability to improve an individual's sleep, according to researchers from the Divisions of Sleep Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.// They conducted a double-blind placebo-controlled clinical study in order to find out the effectiveness of melatonin. This finding can be crucial for nighttime workers a...

Is Melatonin Effective For Sleep

Patients are happy with melatonin supplements but scientist raise doubts about the effect of these supplements. This is a hormone which helps to regulate sleep cycles// and circadian timing. This is produced naturally by the body at night. When taken as supplements during the day it works but clinical trails says that it is not very effective in the night. There is no clear cut evidence that mel...

Melatonin Hormone Found in Red Wine Grapes

According to the research conducted by the scientist Iriti Marcello at the University of Milan it was found that grapes used in the making //of red wine have high levels of melatonin. The study results were published in the journal of science of food and Agriculture. This is a hormone which is secreted by the pineal gland in the brain in all mammals. But now the hormone’s existence in plants has...

Procalcitonin-Guided Antibiotic Therapy Proved Effective in CAP Cure

Lower serum procalcitonin levels were found to be associated with reduced length of antibiotic treatment for hospitalized patients with community-acquired //pneumonia (CAP) – Study finds. ..A biomarker of infection, procalcitonin appeared to be a good indicator for early discontinuance of antibiotic therapy as compared with other parameters. ..The study, which is the first research trial of its...

Serotonin the Answer for Anti-Obesity Treatment

According to a new research conducted at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center it was found that increased serotonin aids to curb appetite.// .. Serotonin is a brain chemical which can be stimulated by various drugs such Fen-phen and other diet drugs. That knowledge could aid in the design of safer anti-obesity drugs nearly a decade after Fen-phen was banned for causing harmful si...

Toxic Strand Of RNA Causes Myotonic Muscular dystrophy

Studies have indicated that myotonic dystrophy in adults, which is the most common type of myotonic dystrophy could be due to a toxic RNA. // ....Doctors at the University of Virginia Health System have shown for the first time that by getting rid of poisonous RNA (ribonucleic acid) in muscle cells could result in the reversing myotonic dystrophy. ....Statistics show that around 40,000 people in...

Deep-Brain Stimulation for Dystonia patients

A procedure called deep-brain stimulation may improve the condition of patients suffering from dystonia, a neurological disorder //characterized by involuntary muscle contractions resulting in repetitive movements. ..In this technique, a brain-implant device comprising a thin wire carrying electric current is placed inside the brain...Dr. Guenther Deuschl, a professor of neurology at Christian-A...

New Hope For Dystonia Treatment Through Deep Brain Stimulation

Dystonia, a group of diseases that cause a patient's muscles to involuntary contract with movement, has had a relatively limited and ineffective number of treatments in// the past. This new treatment is found to be more effective for certain types of dystonia than other treatments used in the past. It has relieved the symptoms that sometimes force patients into painful, involuntary postures. ..'...

ChemGenex Treats First Patient With Ceflatonin

Melbourne-based ChemGenex Pharmaceuticals has treated the first patient in a new phase II/III clinical study designed to evaluate the efficacy of Ceflatonin// (homoharringtonine or HHT) in patients with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) who have failed or were intolerant to treatment with two or more prior tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). ....The new study is designed to complement the ongoing re...

High Melatonin can Help Delay Ageing

The Spanish Ageing Research Network is very near to achieving one of today’s Science greatest goals: allowing humans to age in the best possible health conditions.// ....As well as from the UGR, researchers from the Spanish universities of Seville, Oviedo, Saragossa, Barcelona and Reus also took part in this study, concluding that the consumption of melatonin – a natural substance produced in sm...

Dystonia Awareness Week: 4 -11 June, 2007

Does the term Dystonia bring to mind the word tone? You are right about that; only that it refers to muscle tone or rather, impaired muscle tone . ......Dystonia is a medical term for a neuro-muscular condition. It is more aptly described as a movement disorder. Individuals affected with this malady have no voluntary control over their muscular movements, which results in spasms and sustained con...

Toni Collette is Pregnant

Australian actress Toni Collette is expecting her first child with husband Dave Galafassi . ......The Academy-award nominee confirmed the news, and said that she and her hubby are 'over the moon'. ......"Yes I am. We're very happy. We are completely over the moon," News.com.au quoted the actress, as saying. ......Coincidentally, the 34-year-old has being playing pregnant women in many of her f...
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