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Is Obesity a risk factor?

... as it should. Even though there is no cure, it is treatable with drugs.Doctors often advise people with heart failure to lose weight if they are obese. Researchers in Texas have surveyed 1000 people with heart failure and found that overweight and obesity are not obstacles to survival - indeed, carrying exc...

Why running noses are a good thing

...re they don't miss a case of anthrax in its early, treatable stage. But none of the five cases of inhaled anthrax so far have started with nasal congestion or runny nose. Those symptoms, of course, are common in flu and many other viruses that cause wintertime respiratory ills. So asking about it can help doct...

Psychiatric issues common in brain disease

...degenerative brain disease are most likely to have treatable psychiatric disorders. Huntington's disease is a fatal, //degenerative brain disease which affects the cerebellum, the brain area which controls movement. Traditionally there's been a separation between neurological disease - like Huntington's - an...

Machines take over the battle against hospital bugs

...e antibiotic, with the most resistant strains only treatable by one or two drugs. Researchers from Leeds University have now found that ionising machines, which work by producing small negatively charged ions of oxygen that are thought to be good for health, are effective in battling against these bacteria....

Early Detection of Lung Cancer

... at detecting lung cancer in its earliest and most treatable phase.// If further studies confirm findings from.... Since the disease is hard to detect in early and treatable stages, most cases are found only after the cancer has spread. Five year survival rates are low; in ...

Prediction Of Disease In The Future Questioned

... cannot be prevented, perhaps life-threatening but treatable conditions could be avoided, such as diabetic coma as well as severe acute complications of untreated Addison's disease (adrenal-gland failure) or Graves' disease (overactive thyroid gland)....

Detecting Lung Cancer Early

.../ Since the disease is hard to detect in early and treatable stages, most cases are found only after the cancer has spread. Studies have shown CT scans can identify the disease in an early stage in individuals considered at high risk for lung cancer, but they also identify many noncancerous lesions in the proc...

Detecting Lung Cancer In Its Initial Stages

.../ Since the disease is hard to detect in early and treatable stages, most cases are found only after the cancer has spread. Studies have shown CT scans can identify the disease in an early stage in individuals considered at high risk for lung cancer, but they also identify many noncancerous lesions in the proc...

Biomarker for prostate cancer may be separated for treatment

...search may make the worst cases of prostate cancer treatable and curable as well. Using both chemotherapy and immunotherapy together may also benefit those patients in whom the cancer had spread from prostate gland to other parts of the body. The research results are published in the current issue of the jour...

Water Borne Diseases causing More Havoc in Mumbai

...coma. Immunization is effective and the disease is treatable with antibiotics. Read More... Cholera: Cholerais defined as an acute infectious disease, which is caused by the ingestion of foods or water that has been contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio Cholerae. This disease has over the last century t...

Risk of colon cancer to be assessed by simple blood test

...dispose to colon cancer. The disease is completely treatable if diagnosed early. Researchers are now trying to develop a practical test to predict a person's risk of colon cancer by looking for a particular biological marker in the blood. If successful, the test could be broadly applied to identify those who ...

Cataract incidence high among people on a high carbohydrate diet.

...y associated with old age. Now-a-days it is easily treatable by a simple lens transplant and laser surgery.// But they are also a major cause of blindness worldwide is left untreated. According to a recent study at ARS Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Centre on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, wome...

Early Detection Of Prostate Cancer For Complete Recovery From Prostate Cancer

... men. “If caught early, prostate cancer is very treatable and often curable,” said Louis Harrison, M.D., Chair of the ASTRO Communications Committee and a radiation oncologist at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. “Men over the age of 50 should have a regular screening; and if diagnosed with prostate c...

Single gene skin cancer cause

...than 60,000 diagnoses a year, although it is often treatable and is responsible for about 500 deaths a year. It has been found that 70% of basal cell carcinoma tumours - a type of skin cancer - had mutations in the patched gene, leading to the conclusion that it is the most common gene to be mutated in most ...

Terminally Ill deserves a better quality of Life

... to spread awareness that most cases of cancer are treatable if detected in their early stages. It also supports families in their struggle to cope with the pain of looking after terminally ill people. "There is no legislative protection in India unlike in the West where there are safeguards for the rights o...

Brain cells by millions die during a stroke

...sts, and nurses need to recognize that stroke is a treatable neuro emergency that has to be handled at the highest triage priority. The good news is that this steady loss of brain cells can be curtailed through quick treatment, Saver said. A powerful clot-dissolving drug called tissue plasminogen activator (...

Shaking Legs Syndrome Is Curable

...eed to shake legs while sitting or lying down is a treatable health problem, but the Indian medical fraternity is not aware of it.// The condition, called Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), makes it difficult for patients to sit down comfortably during air travel, long drives or even while watching a movie, say e...

Millions Of Diabetic And Glaucoma Patients Risk Blindness

...e their valuable vision as a result of potentially treatable conditions....

COPD Patients portray improved exercise performance after breathing a Special Gas

...uidelines had recognized COPD is a preventable and treatable condition, it is still regarded by many as one in which significant improvement is not possible. Our data shows this is not the case. The changes in endurance exercise and reductions in breathlessness we report while breathing increased inspired oxyg...

Bubonic Plague Confirmed In L.A. After More Than Two Decades

... the arm or leg that has fleabites. The disease is treatable with antibiotics. According to the statistics of the federal government, about 10 to 20 Americans contract plague each year, mostly in rural communities and 1 in every7 cases is fatal. The last human cases of plague in Los Angeles County occurred i...

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