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More to Garlic than warding of Dracula

...ase. Several studies suggest that garlic may lower total cholesterol, LDL ("bad") cholesterol and blood pressure. It may also help keep blood thin, reducing the risk of blood clots and stroke, and function as an antioxidant. However, not all studies have demonstrated a link between garlic and a lower risk...

Cancers of Colon & Rectum linked to Cigarette Smoking

...moked daily, younger age when smoking started, and total number of packs smoked over the years....

Brain death – How to cope with it

...ot people with brain damage, these are people with total brain death. It is completely different to people in a persistent vegetative state who have the ability to breathe and therefore have the potential to wake up in a year or two," he added. It is very difficult for the people involved to actually tak...

Cancer drugs in development nearly doubled since 1995

...erimental drugs for the treatment of breast cancer total 59, while thereare 55 for colon cancer, 52 for skin cancer and 52 for prostate cancer. Othercancers being targeted include solid tumors, sarcomas, pancreatic cancer,ovarian cancer, multiple myeloma, lymphoma, liver cancer, leukemia,kidney cancer, bra...

Pharma cos must forge Strategic alliances

...or the current fiscal. He said 14 per cent of the total export earnings of the country is from drugs and pharmaceuticals which amounts to $3.5 billion. The council Chairman, Mr. Kishore Chokhani, in his welcome address said the organisation, which came into existance in 1963, had established itself as on...

For better mood and energy!! Work-up in short span

...its and that normal adults should participate in a total of 30 minutes of moderate physical exercise daily,...creasing vigor, decreasing fatigue, and decreasing total negative mood state....

New Laser Techniques cure degeneration of the eye

...d brief exposure to a laser. This therapy is not a total cure, but it halts the progression of the disease. This treatment is quite expensive, since it requires trained skills. Doctors feel, the key to successful treatment is early self-diagnosis. This is effective, when doctors recommend patients to vis...

Moderate Use of Analgesics - Not Associated With Kidney Dysfunction

...learance from blood samples provided by the men. A total of 450 men had elevated creatinine levels and 1258 men had reduced creatinine clearance. They found no significant associations between the use of pain killers and either elevated creatinine levels or reduced creatinine clearance. Thus, occasional o...

A better way to measure cholesterol

...DL cholesterol too. This is the difference between total cholesterol and HDL. It is the sum of LDL, triglycerides (blood fats) and hence called intermediate density lipoprotein.// Researchers have found a more accurate way of predicting death from heart disease. In a study covering 4,462 adults aged 40...

Ovarian cancer in relationship with Hormone therapy

...aseline users) and 35,236 who were former users. A total of 944 ovarian cancer deaths were recorded in the 14 year study until December 1996. Researchers found the risk of death was approximately doubled in women who had used oestrogens for ten or more years within the 15 years prior to enrolment. Annual...

A treatment for blindness

...ny treatment. Results after 10 years showed that total retinal detachments continued to occur in untreated eyes throughout the follow-up period, increasing from 38.6 percent when the children were 5.5 years old to 41.4 percent by the time they were 10 years old. Treated eyes remained stable at 22 percent...

Quitting smoking stops lung decline

...nd (intermittent) quitters had significantly lower total mortality than continuous smokers." According to Dr.Pelkon, the advantage of even a temporary cessation of decline in lung function is encouraging, since the process of quitting requires several attempts before the habit is eliminated. The results...

Radiation before surgery cuts cancer recurrence

...rrence, surgeons have developed a technique called total mesorectal excision, in which the tissue surroundi...y assigned more than 1,800 patients to have either total mesorectal excision alone, or the surgery along with radiation given beforehand. According to Dr. ...

Drink grape juice for health

...ce."// In 1996, research at the USDA showed that total antioxidant capacity of purple grape juice was more than three times that of either orange, grapefruit, tomato or apple juice. In 2000, other research comparing purple grape juice to orange and grapefruit juice found that only the grape juice inhibit...

Surgery a safety in senility

... or hospital admission for worsening angina.// A total of 305 patients with chronic angina were selected for the study.They were randomly assigned to be given either medication or revascularisation. Revascularisation involves doctors carrying out an angioplasty followed by stenting - inserting steel mesh...

Emotional callers hamper speedy ambulance dispatch

...ice, representing both an urban and a rural mix. A total of 26.3% of all the calls were subject to communication difficulties. Of those, 33.4% were attributed to the emotional state of the caller and 10% were related to the call-taker missing information or failing to be understood by the caller. It was ...

Emphasis on eating pattern

...ten more possible points for dietary limitations - total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium, then ten more points for dietary variety. The total possible is 100. The mean score, for a group of 340 women of average age 50, was 77.8 - as measured ...

Smoker's are prone to Alzheimer's

...sed and, where possible, given a brain scan.// A total of 107 people developed dementia during the course of the study, with 97 being diagnosed as having Alzheimer's. People who smoked were found to be 2.3 times more likely to develop Alzheimer's than those who had never smoked. They were also more like...

Smoking Delays Pregnancy

...d. Current opinion on smoking cessation favours total abstinence rather than gradual reduction as the most effective means of quitting and the best means of harm reduction. The risks of smoking during pregnancy are well documented, including higher infant mortality, the increased risk of the baby develo...

Quit coffee and help your heart

... 12% decrease in homocysteine levels. Quitting cut total cholesterol levels by 0.31 millimoles per liter, a...terpenoids that cause an elevated concentration of total cholesterol are only partly removed by a coffee filter," the researchers report.Dr.Right, speculates...

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