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Osteoporosis in men

...k factors linked to osteoporosis in men, including undiagnosed low levels of testosterone, prolonged exposure to certain medications and unhealthy lifestyle habits such as smoking, excessive drinking and lack of exercise. A final factor, say scientists, is age. The older you are, regardless of gender, the greate...

An inventive blood test for diabetes

.../ Around three per cent of the population may have undiagnosed diabetesputting themselves at increased risk of heart disease and kidney problems. The standard test involves measuring blood sugar and requires many hours of prior fasting. However, doctors at Hopkins University, have been trying out a new blood te...

WHO Says Toronto Going Back on SARS-Affected List

...North York General Hospital. He turned out to have undiagnosed SARS and infected health care workers, other patients and visitors on the ward, officials said. A patient transferred from the orthopedic ward to St. John's Rehabilitation Hospital was considered the likely source of four more cases under investigat...

A Simple Exercise Can Uncover Undiagnosed Asthma

... youth and high school athletes were found to have undiagnosed asthma....

The Dangers Of Sleep Apnea

... as anesthetists, should be aware of the fact that undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea is common and in the case of a medical history suggestive of obstructive sleep apnea, particularly in obese patients with a short bulky neck and a large tongue, full night polysomnography should ideally be done before surgery ...

The Link Between COPD And Osteoporosis

...rcent of the patients had some signs of previously undiagnosed bone thinning, either osteoporosis or osteopenia -- a precursor to osteoporosis. The presence of osteoporosis in the group was also linked to loss of fat-free mass, which can occur in COPD patients even if they maintain a normal body mass index. In t...

Amputation may depend on availability of vascular surgeons

...legs. This may be dangerous for the patients as if undiagnosed PAD can lead to coronary artery disease and carotid atherosclerosis. Patients suffering from PAD are also at increased risk from heart attack or stroke. PAD accounts for a major number of amputations each year. PAD conditions may often improve and a...

Parents understand better the hearing loss problem in children if counseled

...problems in children//, which otherwise may remain undiagnosed and therefore untreated. Hearing loss in children often remain undiagnosed and can cause problems in their academic performances and lead to deficiency in attending, difficult...

A Cheap Device to Stop Snoring from New Zealand

...ut 800,000 are bad snorers, and about 200,000 have undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnoea. The device has been used in clinical trials in Dunedin and Wellington and trials are also under way in the US, Brazil and Canada. Anthony Russell, a 49-year-old Central Otago businessman who started using one of the firs...

Hormone Treatment Before Radiation for Prostate Cancer

...ostate cancer is a major killer of men and remains undiagnosed and can present late when the disease has spread. In this situation hormone treatment can benefit the patient as it removes one of the factors that leads to its growth. Radical removal of prostate gland by surgery is one option but can lead to comp...

Now Employers Focus On Employees Mental health

... a majority of such disorders exist, most cases go undiagnosed and untreated, so the true economic and sociological damage caused by these disorders is unknown although, the economic cost is conservatively estimated to be billions of dollars a year in healthcare costs and lost productivity. Such costs include ...

Canadians Oblivious About COPD, A Debilitating Lung Disease

... professionals believe there are a large number of undiagnosed cases. Medindia on COPD: COPD - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - including chronic bronchitis and emphysema, is characterized by breathing difficulty due to partial blockage of the bronchial tubes. More on Medindia: http://www.medi...

Singapore Government to Raise Fund For HIV Treatment

...s say that there could be more than 4,000 to 8,000 undiagnosed patients with HIV in singapore....

DAPIC Project to Prevent Amputations

..., their feet were in a bad shape. In Mani's case, undiagnosed diabetes had resulted in numbness and reduced blood circulation in his feet. Doctors found that this complication, combined with a general lack of hygiene, could lead to an infection and perhaps amputation. "DAPIC will run for a minimum of three ye...

Shaking Legs Syndrome Is Curable

... RLS, indicating the large number of people who go undiagnosed for their problem. In the US and Europe, studies have indicated that almost 10 percent of the population suffer from this problem. But in India no proper estimates have been made. A study by the US-based NATIONAL CENTER ON SLEEP DISORDERS RESEARCH ...

Is Ignorance Really Bliss? – Cases of Breast Cancer in Me

...his is also because nearly half of the patients go undiagnosed till the cancer has advanced to an irrevocable stage. Men should watch out for a painless lump in the chest or an inwardly turned nipple. Which are perhaps tell tale symptoms of the onset of cancer, though symptoms of gynaecomastia , also shows up a...

Positive Airway Pressure the Treatment for Sleep Apnea

...e obstructive sleep apnea, but most of them remain undiagnosed and untreated. The primary risk factor is obesity. Men are twice as likely as women to develop sleep apnea. American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) said that a treatment called continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the best form of cure...

Surprise Cure for Marfan syndrome

...Experts believe that thousands of Americans remain undiagnosed with the condition....

Government Hospital’s Poor Functioning Claims Lives Of 138 Infant

...ritis, encephalitis and meningitis as well as some undiagnosed diseases were the causes of the other deaths. Though the number of doctors is sufficient in the pediatric department, their services are not properly utilized and the labour room doctor is overburdened, the five-page report stated. It also pointe...

Call for Volunteers in Research on Asthma Treatments

...the growing evidence of many people suffering with undiagnosed asthma. They hope to both diagnose the condition as well as introduce new ways to treat it.The Professor has also said ‘In our research group we are developing new ways to measure and treat inflammation throughout the respiratory tract, from the nose...

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