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The flip side of AIDS cocktails – HAART regime damages live

...ation of liver enzymes to more than five times the upper limit of normal resulting in severe liver toxicity. The drug cocktails have however clearly improved the condition of the patient in terms of controlling the HIV disease but the side effects on liver forced many to stop treatment. Dr. Chung said th...

Need for Colon cancer screening

...as they are more likely to develop a cancer in the upper colon where it could more easily be missed. The researchers suggest that older people should be offered colonoscopy as a routine screen, even though it is more expensive. They also added that this research should be repeated among women too, since th...

Alcohol linked to brain activity

... alcohol intake - two or three drinks a day as the upper limit - are probably the correct measure as far as the brain is concerned....

A rare complication of bowel disease

An unusual link between ulcerative colitis and upper airway inflammation have been found by researchers...patients with ulcerative colitis developed serious upper airway inflammation. One involved the larynx - or voice box - the other the trachea, which is the tu...

No allergy at all !

...te. Allergy symptoms mimic the symptoms of other upper respiratory conditions that affect the nasal cavity and sinuses, such as a runny nose and eyes. Almost anything can cause allergy-type symptoms - perfumes, sinus infections, exercise, dust, cold air - whether it's an allergy or not. Allergy tests c...

Animal Fat Enhances Risk Of Stomach

...ised the risk of gastric cardia, which affects the upper part of the stomach, and another type of cancer of the esophagus--esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Cholesterol, animal protein and vitamin B12, found primarily in animal products, were also associated with a higher risk of these cancers. ...

Benefit of colonoscopy

According to American doctors, there is no upper age limit to the effectiveness of colon cancer screening.Colorectal cancer screening tests are valuable for detecting bowel cancer and polyps before any symptoms develop. In the US, it's recommended that screening - either with a faecal occult blood ...

FDA Approves Birth Control Skin Patch

...Evra can be worn on the lower abdomen, buttocks or upper body only. Each patch should be worn continuously for 7 days, before being replaced with a new patch on the same day of the week. The regimen should be followed for 3 weeks, with no patch being applied in the fourth week. The treatment-free week allo...

Tai chi helps arthritis

...s, though there were no difference in flexibility, upper muscle or knee muscle strength. Evidently older people can benefit greatly from taking up tai chi as part of their exercise routine....

Cut down on fries

...us - the food pipe connecting the stomach with the upper throat - affects approximately 11,000 people every year. Drinking lots of tea or coffee - particularly when piping hot - also seems to increase risk, perhaps because of the burning effect of the liquid as it passes down the food pipe.// Concentrat...

Artists prone to cubital tunnel syndrome

...are exposed to tremendous amounts of stress in the upper extremities during practices and recitals,” said B...tors, painters who extensively use their hands and upper extremities. Treatments available to performing artists result in a high degree of success and reco...

Thumb Sucking in children Lead to Overbite

...was stopped, the conditions (crossbite, protrusive upper front teeth) resolved by themselves as long as the permanent teeth weren't involved," Dr. John Warren, the study's lead author, told Reuters Health. "What our study found is that for many children, the aforementioned conditions do not resolve by them...

New operation for swallowing problems

...e, the vagal nerve, controls the swallowing at the upper end of the digestive tract// - that is, above the esophagus, but below the mouth. When this nerve is paralysed, aspiration of food down to the lungs, and swallowing difficulties may occur. Surgeons at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York have...

Defective heart valve causes problems

...mal heart rhythms. In atrial fibrillation (AF) the upper chambers of the heart beat randomly and unsuccessf...n that having a leaky heart valve - separating the upper and lower heart chambers can lead to AF. Blood flows backwards into the upper chamber in people w...

Supplements for Ear Infections

...is common and expensive to treat. It often follows upper respiratory infections that plague children in winter months. Researchers, from the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in the first part of the study, took blood samples from 40 children and discovered that three important chemicals were lower than in ad...

Nurses save more lives

...ly to die from pneumonia, shock or cardiac arrest, upper gastrointestinal bleeding, blood poisoning, or clotting. However, the researchers found no health benefit from more care by either LPNs or aides. That finding brings into question the cost-cutting practice at some hospitals of replacing RNs with less...

A way to eradicate allergy

...te. Allergy symptoms mimic the symptoms of other upper respiratory conditions that affect the nasal cavity and sinuses, such as a runny nose and eyes. Almost anything can cause allergy-type symptoms - perfumes, sinus infections, exercise, dust, cold air - whether it's an allergy or not. Allergy tests c...

Animal Fat increases risk Of stomach cancer

...ised the risk of gastric cardia, which affects the upper part of the stomach, and another type of cancer of the esophagus--esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Cholesterol, animal protein and vitamin B12, found primarily in animal products, were also associated with a higher risk of these cancers. ...

New Vitamin K Recommendations

...verse effects have been reported for vitamin K, no upper limit was set by the committee. There are several reports that low vitamin K may be related to osteoporosis, but the committee concluded the evidence was not strong enough to establish this. This nutrient is most important for people taking anticoa...

Heart test may detect death risk

...whose CK-MB levels were higher than five times the upper limit had a mortality risk of 7.5 percent at four ...atients who had CK-MB levels one to five times the upper limit and the 1.5 % for patients who had normal CK-MB levels....

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