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Transdermal HRT not cardioprotective in postmenopausal women with CAD

Transdermal hormone replacement therapy (HRT) does not reduce ..the risk of cardiac events in postmenopausal women with existing ..coronary artery disease (CAD). In the PHASE trial (Papworth HRT ..Atherosclerosis Study), researchers randomized 255 ..postmenopausal women with angiographically proven coronary ..artery disease to receive either transdermal HRT--17-beta-estradiol ..with or without cy...

Transdermal HRT not cardioprotective in postmenopausal women with Coronary Artery Disease

Transdermal hormone replacement therapy (HRT) does not reduce ..the risk of cardiac events in postmenopausal women with existing ..coronary artery disease (CAD). In the PHASE trial (Papworth HRT ..Atherosclerosis Study), researchers randomized 255 ..postmenopausal women with angiographically proven coronary ..artery disease to receive either transdermal HRT--17-beta-estradiol ..with or without cy...

Usage of coil better in brain haemorrhage

According to researchers in UK inserting a coil into a weakened blood vessel offers a survival benefit over surgery in brain haemorrhage. The death rate from subarachnoid haemorrhage// - caused by a bursting of a weakened blood vessel in the brain - is up to 40 per cent in the first 24 hours after the event. The standard treatment is an operation to insert a clip to prevent further rupture of the...

Oxygen Usage During Exercise Could Indicate Heart Problems

During the first few minutes of exercise, the amount of oxygen per heartbeat increases and ....continues to rise as the heart carries the oxygen to the blood.// A new study shows less oxygen ....to the body after the first few minutes of exercise could signal heart trouble. ..Researchers studied nearly 100 patients between ages 55 and 75 who had mild hypertension. ....Researchers measured the pat...

Aspirin usage linked with pancreatic cancer

The surprising finding worried doctors, who say women will now have to talk seriously with their physicians about the risk of taking a daily aspirin.// ..Pancreatic cancer affects only 31,000 Americans a year, but it kills virtually all its victims within three years. ..The study of 88,000 nurses found that those who took two or more aspirins a week for 20 years or more had a 58 percent higher ri...

The Usage Of Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Questioned

A new study finds that one type of anti-inflammatory drugs could be better for older people. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are commonly given // to older people to relieve arthritis symptoms. The problem is these drugs are associated with an increased risk of gastrointestinal problems. A specialized group of NSAIDs called COX-2 inhibitors have fewer GI problems, but have been associated w...

Exercise The Ideal Solution For Postmenopausal Women

Menopause can bring about some negative health consequences, but new research shows postmenopausal women who exercise have // reduced bone loss, reduced back pain, and lower cholesterol levels. ..For the study researchers included 50 postmenopausal women with osteoporosis who were not on any medications and had no diseases that affect bone metabolism. These women participated in an exercise progr...

Enlarged waistline may predict atherogenesis for postmenopausal women

A recent study had suggested that an increasing waistline, along with the elevated levels of triglycerides may// be a strong predictor for atherogenesis and cardiac problems for post menopausal women. ....The study had looked into 557 women for 8.5 yrs to estimate the risk of cardiovascular mortality and the progression rate atherogenesis. Atherogenesis is the process of plaques etc forming in t...

Research explains why postmenopausal women accumulate abdominal fat.

Women often had complained of a sudden increase in weight, especially around// their abdominal area, after reaching menopause. ....For women, this sudden influx of weight often results in obesity that brings with it a new set of problems like a rise in type 2 diabetes cases, cardiovascular diseases and other related health disorders. ....Researchers say that this weight gain may be due to a drop...

Obesity And Expanding Waistlines the next Epidemic in USA

Obesity is defined as 30 or more pounds above ideal body weight. Obesity is slowly becoming a global problem and // more so in developed countries. According to a recent report the number of obese adults in the U.S. is currently about 31 percent. In 1980 it was 23% and 15 percent in 1970. ....Obesity not only causes problems with heart but also many other diseases like arthritis, diabetes, impo...

Post-Menopausal Status May Cause Tooth Decay

Researchers from the University of Buffalo, has found that Post-menopausal// women has an increased chance of loosing their tooth. The study was reported in the Journal of Periodontology, which was conducted in 106 Post-menopausal women during a follow up of 11.7 years. The results showed 57.5% of the women in the study lost at least one tooth. Alveolar bone loss may be cause of tooth loss in Pos...

Testosterone Patches Found To Increase Sexual Desire In Menopausal Women

Testosterone patches that are used in some men to help them improve their sexual performance// and give them the desired sexual characteristics. Apparently the same patches can be used in women whose ovaries have been surgically removed to increase their sexual desire and activity. ....In a study published in Arch Intern Med. this month the authors have looked at 447 women diagnosed with hypoacti...

Insight for Hot Flashes In Postmenopausal Women

Researchers in the latest issue of Harvard Women’s Health Watch had explored the physiology// of hot flashes experienced by some women in their menopausal or postmenopausal age... ..Hot flashes are well known to most menopausal women—and to many who are in peri-menopause, the transition to menopause. Hot flashes tend to come on suddenly and last from one to five minutes; they can range in severit...

New Insight In Periodontal Disease In Postmenopausal Women

Researchers from University of Buffalo had said that postmenopausal women would have lesser chance of losing their teeth if they can keep their periodontal disease at bay. Their research was published in the latest issue of Journal of Periodontology.// ....Researchers who had studied 106 postmenopausal women had found that in an average of 11 years, at least 57% of the participants lost one tooth...

Beat menopausal symptoms with low-dose estrogen

Results of two new studies suggest that low-dose estrogen therapy should be considered first line treatment for women experiencing menopausal hot flushes and bleeding. The June issue of Fertility and Sterility says low-dose estrogen therapy is as effective as high-dose estrogen in treating menopausal symptoms. Low-doses are actually are more effective in stopping the irregular bleeding. ......

Low bone mass in Postmenopausal Women

According to researchers most of the postmenopausal women enrolled in a national study had undetected low bone mineral density, some of them with osteoporosis.The research, found that these women are at increased risk of having a bone fracture within one year. //According to Dr. Ethil Siris, of Cleavland University College of Surgeons in New Jersy, when a woman reaches menopause and loses estroge...

Consumption of Soy May Reduce Risk of Fracture in Postmenopausal Women

Risk of bone fracture in postmenopausal women might be reduced from regular intake of soy protein. This report came out in the September issue of the journal Archives of Internal Medicine. ..Women experience accelerated bone loss // at a rate of three to five percent per year for about five to seven years after menopause, putting them at a high risk for bone fracture, according to background info...

Drug Pramipexole Usage Linked To Gambling Addiction In Parkinsons Patients

Dr. M. Leann Dodd and colleagues from Minnesota medical center, Rochester has found new evidences between the usage of the drug Pramipexole, which is used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and severe addiction to gambling // . ....Pathologic gambling which is a severe addiction to gambling is a very rare phenomenon mostly occurring due to usage of anti-Parkinson’s drug and the addiction to...

Skin cancer linked to usage of Drug Azathioprine in organ transplants

The Drug Azathioprine, which is used as an immunomodulating drug in patients with organ transplants,// arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and autoimmune disorders is found to increase the incidence of skin cancer in these patients. ..Professor Peter O’Donovan and colleagues from London Research Institute in Hertfordshire has found that Azathioprine accumulates in the DNA of the patient taking...

Testosterone Therapy can improve sexual function in postmenopausal women

The addition of testosterone to hormone therapy in women after menopause has been found to enhance their sexual performance. However, it may also reduce HDL cholesterol (the “good” cholesterol) in women, according to a recent research.// ..Menopause generally begins around age 40, and is characterized by decreased levels of the female sex hormones- estrogen and progesterone that preserve intactne...

Generic Drugs Usage In US Can Save $20 Billion – Express Script Surve

Though there is lot of controversies over the usage of Generic drugs in India and other countries.// Now US based company Express Script has done a survey to find out that usage of generic drugs in US could have saved $20 billion in 2004 which would be more in the future. Though it is well known that US policies are also governed by big companies which include pharmaceutical industries, who would...

Crusade Against Cancer: Collaborations On The Anvil

The IBM Corp., based in Armonk, N.Y., announced this Tuesday its decision to join forces with three research centers, as part of an overall effort to help accelerate cancer research, diagnosis and treatment//. ..IBM will collaborate with the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Molecular Profiling Institute and the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center under separate agreements. ..IBM and Mem...

Perimenopausal Hormone Therapy Fights Heart Disease

Hormone replacement therapy could be the answer to prevent heart disease in women after menopause, says Prof Jay Kaplan, from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Centre in North Carolina//. ..Taking the Pill and even HRT is generally frowned upon since it substantially increases the risk of developing breast cancer, but this new research shows that both these options could ward off heart dise...

Safety Of Indian Sex Workers At Risk Due To Poor Condom Usage

Despite the massive educational programs conducted regarding safe sex and prevention of HIV/AIDS in the red light areas of West Bengal, there has been unwillingness regarding using a condom amongst visitors to the above areas//. ....The West Bengal State AIDS Prevention and Control Society (WBSACS), with an aim of improving safety of the commercial sex workers has proposed to distribute female c...

Dummy Usage Raises Doubts.

A research conducted by an Australian reported that dummy usage should be evaded by the parents except when there is a cot death risk.// .. But Garth Kendall, Developmental epidemiologist of Perth's Telethon Institute for Child Health Research stated that dummy usage resulted in reduced breast feeding. ..It is also found that there is an association between dummy usage and reduced risk of Sudden...

Skin Cancer History Puts Post-menopausal White Women At Risk For Melanoma

A new study appearing in the online journal Cancer says that elderly white women who have had non-melanoma skin cancer are more likely to develop full blown melanoma regardless of their exposure to the harmful rays of the sun. // ..The study found that women in the age group of 50 to 79, who had a previous history of basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, had a two-fold inc...

Usage Of Oral Contraceptives Need Not Be Feared By SLE Patients

In a research co headed by Jill Buyon, M.D., of New York’s Hospital for Joint Diseases said that oral contraceptives can be given to women with inactive or stable Systemic// Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and they would not show symptoms of increased risk of flares of the disease. ..This research was funded by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), a part o...

More The Usage More The Growth In The Adult Brain.

Research conducted at the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory shows that neurons tend to grow in the adult brain. This proved that the earlier concept of adult brain // lacks the capacity to grow as a false statement. ..This has opened new avenues to research on the various techniques that could induce growth in the neurons of the adult brain. There are many approaches like the genetic or...

USA’s Plan to Tackle the Bird Flu Pandemi

Bird flu which was recently in all the news channels of all the countries has infected 141 individuals and taken 73 lives in the Asian countries. This has instilled fear // in US that it will soon spread quickly and infect people in United States. ..The H5N1 strain of the bird flu is very deadly and has infected people who were in close contact with the infected poultry. ..But so far its abilit...

Child-friendly initiative For Lead-Based Paint Work: EPA, USA

UNITED STATES: Lead poisoning in children is a major health hazard. More-so when homes use lead-based paint. The EPA has taken a lead to reduce lead // poisonings in children, by suggesting new requirements to contractors and construction professionals. .. ..For a good many years, Lead, a highly toxic metal has been used as a component in paint. Lead is known to cause a spectrum of health proble...

Low-Fat, High-Carb Diet For Post-Menopausal Women

The findings of a pilot study by The New Women's Health Initiative (WHI) suggests, a prolonged dietary pattern significantly deficient in fat but rich in carbohydrates results in negligible weight gain. // ....WHI investigated the connection between weight alterations in postmenopausal women Vis a Vis variations in consumed foods during a specific timeframe. Women in this category were advised...

Post menopausal women lose weight on a low fat diet

Contrary to previous claims a study states that post-menopausal women who cut their fat intake and eat more high-fibre, high-carbohydrate foods such as fruits and whole grains tend to lose weight. // .. ..The study comes after some popular diet plans blame high-carbohydrate diets weight gain and increasing of obesity rates. ....The results come from a seven-year study of 19,000 women who followe...

Blazing Statistics: Burn Victims in USA Are Old and Poor

The HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has reported that more than $726 million , roughly 45% of the changes to treat burn victims is billed to Medicare or Medicaid, government programs intended for the senior// citizens and the under privileged. ..According to statistics, the average charge is $59,600 for Medicare patients and $47,400 for Medicaid patients; the average charge for...

NHS Says Government Advice Behind Refusal of Cancer Drug

NHS chiefs have informed a court that they took the advice of the government in refusing to provide the breast cancer drug Herceptin to a mother of three children. Swindon NHS chiefs said that the denial of the drug to Ann Marie Rogers was issued after taking advice from their superiors.// ..Herceptin is not licensed for early stage breast cancer, but women in the UK are suing the NHS for its fa...

spousal separation results in lonely death of wife

A 91-year-old woman in British Columbia died a lonely death after being whisked away from her husband .Jim Albo, one of her sons, is hopeful that his mom’s death// will bring about some good to the quality of care to the senior citizens. ..The hospital separated Fanny Albo from her ailing husband who was also being treated at the same hospital, Kootenay regional hospital in Trail. Fanny Albo and...

A Man Taken To Court Due to His Refusal to Leave the Hospital

An elderly man was ordered to vacate the hospital bed that he had been occupying for the past three years. .. The high court passed out ruling because this man refused to leave the hospital even though he needed no medical or nursing care.// .... Mr. Justice Wilkie gave the 72-year-old man 14 days to leave the Finchley Memorial Hospital in North London. ..In addition he was also asked to pay...

A potent causative agent of dental flourosis: Fluoride

According to many studies pertaining to dental health a common concern is fluoride which is not stopping cavities and is causing discoloured teeth.//.. ..This is a revelation of several studies to be presented at the American Association for Dental Research's annual meeting from March 8, 2006, in Orlando, Florida. ..Some important findings and studies are as mentioned. ....An Iowa Fluoride Study...

Ignorance in the Usage of Pill Persists Among Many Women

A survey was conducted which showed the level of awareness about the pill among women. It was found that over eight out of ten women using the Progestogen-only// pill are not aware that it must be taken within three hours of the normal time of intake. .. Due to this many women are at risk of becoming pregnant. The survey was conducted among more than 5,700 women throughout Europe and North Ameri...

Bacteria Infected Sausage

In Norway a new tension has sprung after a large number of people had fallen ill after consuming sausage produced by Gilde of Norway//, under the brands Gilde Birkebeiner Fjellmorr, Gilde Birkebeiner Sognemorr and Gilde Haugp?lse. .. The Norwegians authorities have advertised throughtout the country and have also requested the shop owners from selling ground beef. Food authorities say that they...

Another causative agent of adult onset asthma : Atopy

According to new research, asthma is also caused by hereditary predisposition. Atopy is a determining factor in new cases on adult-onset asthma and that avoiding allergens may help prevent adults from developing asthma.//..Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI) has the study “Are atopy and specific IgE to mites and molds important for adult asthma?” cited. ..The study was conducted by...
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