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Stay away from strenouous work

Pregnant women whose job is physically demanding - or who do shift work - could face more childbirth problems, say scientists. A major study in the US showed that this heavy work was associated with premature delivery, high blood pressure and underweight babies. ....Jobs which involved long periods of standing up, shift work and fatiguing work were also significantly linked with premature birth...

Creatine Helps Strengthen Older Men

Creatine supplements are often used by body builders, and there's some evidence they help increase muscle mass. Could these supplements help maintain muscle in older people? One new study indicates the answer is yes. //Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan studied 33 men aged 60 to 84 who had similar lifestyles and muscle tone. All the men began the same weight training program. Half were...

Blood Pressure Drugs maintain muscle strength

Drugs used to reduce blood pressure could help to keep elderly people fitter for longer by slowing the physical decline that accompanies age.// ACE inhibitors prevent high blood pressure by blocking an enzyme that causes blood vessels to constrict. The drugs also help to preserve muscle strength in patients suffering from congestive heart failure (CHF). .. ..Researchers said the drugs could...

Marijuana 'gateway' theory strengthened by study of twins

A new study of 311 sets of same-sex twins in which only one twin had smoked marijuana before age 17 has bolstered the fiercely debated "gateway theory" that pot can lead to harder drugs. The study included 136 sets of identical twins who shared the same genetic makeup and all the participants were 30 years of age, on an average, when they were asked about their teenage drug use. The researchers f...

Bone Strength After Menopause

Menopause can wreak havoc on a woman’s bones and a new study reveals a good way to determine the risk of a fracture. Researchers know bone loss occurs after menopause, increasing chances of a fracture. However, not much is known about bone size and strength. ....The Swedish study involved 146 women who were followed through menopause. Every other year they had bone scans done to determine bone si...

New Compound Could Strengthen The Effect Of Chemotherapy

Researchers say their discovery of a new compound known as SP-4-84 could improve chemotherapy when use in conjunction with // chemotherapy drugs such as cisplatin and camptothecin . ..Study results showed over 48 hours, small amounts of SP-4-84 made camptothecin 75-times more effective. The compound sensitizes cancer cells to chemotherapeutics by blocking the cancer cell's ability to survive the...

Growing trend of delay in completing vaccination schedule

In the recent issue of Journal of American Medical Association, researchers have pointed out that there seems to be a growing// trend in delaying the vaccination schedules of the children resulting in increase in risk of the vaccinated diseases affecting the children. ....According to the latest study, most of the vaccines that need to be completed during the first two years of age in children o...

More collaborations and strengthening of India’s AIDS control body require

India has an estimated 5.1 million HIV positive people and we are ranked the second largest country with highest amount of HIV positive people next to South Africa//. ....UN Secretary General and special envoy for HIV/AIDS for Asia and the Pacific Nafis sadik said that the steps taken by India to check the spread of HIV/AIDS is in good progress but more has to be done for an effective strengthen...

Changing Trends Regarding Insurance Cover For Weight Reduction Surgery

Bariatric surgery is a term derived from the Greek words: ''weight'' and ''treatment.'' Bariatric surgical procedures are major gastrointestinal operations that either seal off most of the stomach to reduce// the amount of food one can eat or rearrange the small intestine to reduce the calories the bodies can absorb. It is a collective term given to the various surgical options available for trea...

Exercise Can Strenghten Knee Cartilage

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the leading cause of disability among adults. As the population ages, increased intervention efforts are vital to controlling the individual // and public health toll of this chronic, crippling joint disease. .. Along with early diagnosis, moderate exercise is one of the most effective ways to reduce pain and improve function in patients with OA of the knee and hip. .....

Magnesium In Diet Strengthens Bones

A magnesium-rich diet could strengthen your bones, especially if you are a white senior citizen, says a study... ..Kathryn M. Ryder and other researchers asked over 2,000 black and white men and women aged between 70 and 79 years // to complete a questionnaire to determine how much magnesium they were receiving from food and various supplements, according to research published in the Journal of...

New trend of birth induction is on the rise

Statistics reveal that one in 12 babies born in New South Wales are due to induced births and this new trend is supported by the obstetricians working at the private hospitals. ..About 25% of the births are only after the mother is given drugs to initiate labour. // ....The doctors when asked about the issue, say that the pregnant women prefer induction as they want that particular doctor to han...

Soft Drinks Can Strengthen Memory Power

The memory of a person can be improved through the consumption of fizzy soft drinks, according to a new research study. The neuroscientists belonging to the Glasgow Caledonian University have revealed that drinking the equivalent //of two cans of soft drink can boost memory retention by a fifth and combat dementia in older people. ....Psychology lecturer Dr Leigh Riby, who led the research, sai...

Internet Helps Strengthen Social Ties

A new survey has revealed that the Internet and e-mail contribute towards strengthening and expanding social ties among the people. This has been revealed by the Pew Internet and American Life Project. //It had earlier been said that social relations get affected as a result of the Internet. ....With the help of the Internet, people are able to maintain active contact with sizeable social netwo...

Trendsetters: Little girls fast track into ladies even before they know it

In an age when life is always in fast forward mode, and milestones are met long before they are due, it is alarming that little girls not more than 10 years, are reaching puberty 18 months sooner than their mothers and 2 years earlier than their grandmothers, a new research has revealed. // ..Early puberty is triggered by a range of factors that includes high levels of obesity, a lack of exerci...

Periodontal disease can be predicted by trends in obesity!

The Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) has studied the relation between three parameters viz periodontal disease, obesity and insulin resistance //..The study carried out at the University at Buffalo has given findings that point in the direction that obesity is a significant predictor for periodontal disease. This relation is not affected by age, gender, race, et...

Soda Consumption: An Unhealthy Trend Among Adolescent Girls

An extensive 10-year study conducted in U.S among white and black girls regarding their diet habits has revealed increasing tendency of adolescent girls to switch over to unhealthy soda and fruit drinks, // as they get older. Nearly 2,371 girls had participated in the Growth Health study conducted by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. ....The study participants were required to mai...

Chicken Prices Show an Upward Trend – Consumers, Not Scared Chicken Anymor

The prices of live chicken and eggs appear to have scaled up following the improvement in chicken consumption, after the initial fear of a bird flu outbreak abated.// .. ..According to an official of the National Egg Coordination Committee (NECC), “There has been some improvement in the movement of these commodities to Kerala markets as well as within the state in the last four days. Poultry cons...

Romantic and discreet trends in lingerie

Boxer shorts in football prints and innerwear with net inserts are some of the designs that the underwear// and lingerie designers are experimenting with...Overall, the trend in lingerie this year is tending toward discreet colors and forms with a hint of romance. The seductive undergarments require a little bit of self-restraint. ...."There's a lot being tried with embroidery. The garments aren'...

Strenuous Exercise For Obese Kids Will Do More Harm Than Good

A new study in Australia has shown that making the obese children, who find difficult even to get out of their chairs//, to do strenuous exercise will only do more harm than good. ...."Would you feel like running round the block when you were pregnant?" Wollongong University's Julie Steele asked. ...."There are these programmes to help them lose weight, but it is the everyday life activities tha...

Strengthen Your Childs Immunity Give Him A Cat

Research in Sydney has shown that children who grow up with cats are less likely to develop allergies than those who live in a cat free house. // The studies conducted on 500 children born to families with no cats as pets, found that if they acquired a cat in their first five years of life they were unlikely to test positive in allergy skin-prick tests. ....Pediatrician Catarina Almqvist who con...

HIV incidence in India on the downward trend

According to the joint study conducted by India and Canada which was carried out by the University of Toronto and an Indian research institute reported// a decrease in the HIV prevalence. The data revealed that women aged 15 to 24 years suffering from HIV in the states of Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh had fallen from 1.7% to 1.1 % in a four-year period. This tread is main...

Pakistan’s Public Health System On Downward Tren

Nearly 10 percent of Pakistan's 155 million population carries the deadly hepatitis virus, a group of medical professionals said Monday. // ...."Hepatitis B and C is a time bomb waiting to explode unless the government takes drastic measures to control it," said the president of the Pakistan Medical Association, Dr Omar Ayub, quoting the organisation's annual 2006 report. ....The association re...

Pakistan’s Literacy On The Downward Tren

A recent survey has found that among the developing countries of the Asia Pacific region, Pakistan is at the rock bottom of the literacy rate as two out of three Pakistanis are illiterate. // ..The Asian South Pacific Bureau of Adult Education's findings contradicts claims that the Education Sector Reforms Programme (ESRP) has improved the literacy situation in the country. ....Confirming the...

Stringent budget for 2006/2007 portends unhealthy trends for HIV/AIDS patients.

According to the director general of the Uganda AIDS Commission, Kihumuro Apuuli, and the envisaged budget cuts may hamper patients’ reach of anti-retroviral drugs// , which is extremely crucial to extend their lives. Presently almost 75,000 patients are using these drugs. ....Uganda has not been able to augment the annual healthcare budget over the years to the intended 15 percent, formerly conc...

Bone Strength Increases In Rats With Citrus Juice Breakfast – Study Say

2 Texas A&M University's Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center researchers revealed when Orange and grapefruit juice were given to lab rats, it improves bone strength and prevents osteoporosis//. ..Osteoporosis affects about 2 million men and 8 million women in the United States, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Nationally, about 1.5 million hips, vertebras and wrists break ea...

Indonesian Tourism on Downward Trend After Java Quake

Indonesia's tourism industry, still shaky from terror bombings and the 2004 tsunami, was dealt another blow when the May 27 earthquake devastated parts of this Javanese cultural city, a prime tourist destination. // ....The ancient royal capital with its cultural history, temples and vibrant arts and crafts scene is second only to Bali for visits by overseas tourists. ...."We're suffering anoth...

Twins Taste Trend Inherited – Research Say

Cancer researchers in UK exclaimed children now become fond of tasting vegetables or desserts items rather than foods made of meat// and fish – after surveying about 200 pairs of same-sex twins. ....‘Heritability Factor’, was found to be strong in high-protein dishes such as beef, lamb, fish, bacon and chicken. But by contrast, environmental factor now puts children’s to taste vegetables and des...

Muscles May Need Estrogen to Regain Strength, Especially as Women Age

It is believed that menopause plays a role in the loss of muscle mass as women age. Inactivity also can result in an accelerated loss of muscle //mass and strength in aging women. Now, a University of Missouri-Columbia researcher studied the effect of inactivity combined with the loss of estrogen and was surprised by the results. ...."It was not a lifestyle link; it was an estrogen link," said M...

Report Establishes Increasing Trend in HIV and AIDS among Ontarians

The Ministry of Health has brought out some alarming statistics regarding the HIV and AIDS status among Ontarians, which seems to be on the rise//. ....Dr. Sheela Basrur, Ontario's chief medical officer, said, "The epidemic is continuing. The number of people who are living with HIV and AIDS has increased in part because of the continuing spread of infection, but also importantly because the mo...

Changing Trends In Family Health Practice

A study done by the Canadian Institute for Health Information to examine the work practices of family doctors across Canada has revealed that fewer family doctors// are providing obstetrical care compared with 10 years ago while the number providing mental health care to their patients remains high. ....Family physician's fee-for-service data from all provinces from April 1994 to April 2003 was...

Direct the strengths of traditional healers into Anti-AIDS initiatives, says WHO

Johannesburg: The number of HIV cases in Africa as of last year hover around 2 million people, according to figures from the United Nations //.The World Health Organization has suggested an intelligent method to empower the fight against AIDS in Africa. ....The WHO has advised that the influence of Traditional medicine and healers in healthcare in Africa could be used to give an impetus to the...

Estrens For Osteoporosis Might Have Adverse effects

Researchers have cautioned on the possibility of adverse effects with the use of the new drug ‘Estrens’ for the treatment of osteoporosis.// ....A new study that is set to appear in this month’s issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation has cautioned on the use of the new group of drugs known as estrens, which are to be developed for the treatment of osteoporosis. They have claimed to find...

Heart Disease, a rising trend among developing nations.

Cardiac experts are concerned about the heart disease trend, once thought to be a curse of the westerners, seems to be trickling down to the developing countries as well.// Professor Stephen Leeder, from the university of Sydney, has commented about heart disease becoming the single most cause of death of many women, in the developing countries, compared to deaths due to child birth and AIDS. ....

Quadriceps Strength Benefits Those with Knee Osteoarthritis

A stronger quadricep, the muscle responsible for straightening the leg at the knee joint, does not lead to damage in the knee and helps prevent the deterioration of// cartilage behind the knee cap among those with knee osteoarthritis, according to research presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington, DC. ....Strengthening exercises for the...

Receding Rates of Alcohol Consumption is Becoming the Present Trend

People are becoming exceedingly health conscious thus there is a noted reduction in the consumption of alcohol among the UK population. It’s a known fact that moderate// consumption of alcohol reduces the risk of heart ailments but it’s not very safe for any health professional to recommend daily alcohol consumption. ..One of the leading health professional says,” I never advocate unrestrained in...

Increasing Trend of Kidney Stones Among U.S Kids

Pediatricians at Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore have warned that many children //are coming down with Kidney stones in the United States. .. ..Kidney specialist Dr. Alicia Neu, co-director of the kidney stone clinic at the Children's Center said, "More and more children with kidney stones are coming to us. While this is somewhat unexpected, it is not totally surprising given that so...

Plum School Students Set the Trend in Healthy Eating

A little sneaky but all for the sake of good health... Students of Pittsburgh’s Plum Borough School// have been taking a food additive for the last 10 months; via cafeteria meals. This was announced Thursday. .. An ersatz fat ‘Z-Trim’ produced naturally from agricultural by-products such as hulls of oats, soybeans, peas and rice, or bran from corn or wheat has been used in school meals to cut do...

Communication in the ICU to Be Strengthened

An intervention to improve communication between clinicians in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and family members of a dying patient significantly reduces feelings of stress,// anxiety, and depression in the family members, according to a study that appears in the February 1, 2007 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. ..The study, funded in part by the National Institute of Nursing Resear...

Disturbing Trend in AIDS Cases In US

At the 14th annual retrovirus conference in Los Angeles, it was reported that AIDS cases have been steadily increasing in the United States//. According to Harold Jaffe, a professor of medicine at Oxford University in England, the AIDS epidemic has no signs of decreasing. ..He also called for a new approach to handle the prevention of fresh infection of HIV cases. Jaffe emphasized on the scien...
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