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Long-Term Survival can be Predicted by a Simple Lung Test

... on a lung function test, called forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1).They performed the lung function test on a group of more than 550 men and more than 640 women who varied in age from 20 to 89 years at enrollment. They have been participating in the Buffalo Health Study from 1960 to 1962. Last y...

Pesticide impairs male reproductive function

...orrelated to low levels of testosterone, low semen volume and low sperm count. However some health experts argue that the benefits of using DDT outweigh the potential health risks involved. Many developing countries including Mexico still use DDT in their fight against malaria causing mosquitoes. The dise...

Alcohol shrinks brain

...lderly.The investigators measured the frontal lobe volume in about 1400 individuals using MRI scan and found...dividuals who give up the bottle can recover brain volume and boost blood flow. The researchers estimate that aging accounts for about 30% of brain shrinkage...

Ecstasy shrinks brain!!-researchers unveil the secrets of MDMA.

...ctivity, and long-term use appears to decrease the volume of the brain. Gaylord Ellison, a researcher with almost 40 years experience studying the neurotoxic effects of amphetamines said that ecstasy degenerates the axons in several areas of the brain. Dr. Joseph Frascella of NIDA's Division of Treatment ...

Sniff out flatulence

... other way around, although men may emit a greater volume of bad odours. Writing in the medical journal Gut, the American researchers say the Toot Trapper may be too unwieldly to provide much comfort to regular fans of pinto beans, broccoli and nuts, but they hope that a less cumbersome device can be deve...

Lower surgical volume linked to higher death rate

...ions have lower deaths rates than those with a low volume of cases. David Spiegelhalter, a scientist at the Institute of Public Health in Cambridge, analysed voluntary surgical returns and hospital episode statistics relating to 12 hospitals carrying// out heart surgery on children from 1991 to 1995. Dr S...

Cleft lip and palate are due to abnormality in brain structure

...ers used magnetic resonance imaging to study brain volume and tissue composition. They found that the volume of the anterior portion of the cerebrum was enlarged in men with clefting and that this enlargement ...

New treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis

...oratory mice with endostatin for RA, and found the volume of new blood vessels, as well as inflammatory cells, was significantly decreased....

Vitamin C maintains healthy lungs

... measure of lung function called forced expiratory volume 1, or FEV1. Nine years later, when the researchers were able to follow up with a little more than half of the original study participants, they confirmed these findings. "McKeever felt that High vitamin C and magnesium intake are associated with hig...

Greater volume hospitals better for stroke

...of how many cases the departments saw a year. High volume hospitals were those seeing 20 to 50 cases, while low volume hospitals would see, typically, between zero and nine cases. Mortality from SAH was 40 per cent in...

Impact on Lung function based on exposure

...ts have long known a test called forced expiratory volume in 1 second, or FEV 1, //is an effective measure of lung function and predictor of morbidity and death. While FEV 1 tends to decline with age, investigators have speculated factors like exposure to tobacco smoke during childhood and early asthma may ...

Drinking adequate amounts of water

...o litres of water a day that's eight glasses// of volume eight ounces (the 8 by 8 rule). But, water balance expert Dr Heinz Valtin of Dartmouth Medical School, there is no real scientific evidence for this advice. Physiologists have long advised that you should consume one millilitre of water for each ca...

Errors in medication

... assessed during a one- to four-day period on high volume nursing units. The investigators found nearly 25 percent of the doses were in error. The most common errors were: wrong time of delivery (36 percent), omission of needed dose (30 percent), wrong dose (18 percent), and unauthorized drug (8 percent). S...

An insight about Schizophrenia

...isease. These researchers used MRIs to assess the volume of gray matter in the fusiform gyrus areas of the brains of patients suffering from a first episode of schizophrenia. Results for the patients were then compared to MRI results for a group of people experiencing a first episode of another psychiatric...

Brain changes observed in people with sleep apnoea

...er had an 15 per cent reduction in the grey matter volume in specific areas of the brain. These were the left frontal cortex, which controls upper airway function, and the cerebellum at the back of the brain, which controls heart and lung function. This raises the intriguing possibility that these changes m...

Lymphedema patients can benefit form exercise

...t there was no changes in arm circumference or arm volume as a result of the exercise program. They also found that the exercise regimen resulted in slight increase in physical functioning, general health, mental health and vitality....

Herbal supplement ephedra posing threat to people's health

...sers of other herbs and they took into account the volume of sales for each product. They then calculated that use of ephedra posed a risk 200 times greater than the risk posed by all other herbal supplements combined. Individual comparisons between ephedra and other herbs ranged from a risk 100 times great...

Vitamin D Wipes out Cancer Cells

...erivative of vitamin D. After treatment, the tumor volume in those women treated //with EB 1089 was 50-percent lower than in the group that received radiation alone. Radiotherapy is commonly used to treat breast cancer, both before surgery to reduce tumor size and after surgery to reduce tumor recurrence. ...

Overcoming Chronic Fatigue

...ts. In CFS patients, Procrit raises red blood cell volume by triggering a hormone in the kidneys, "Some people have shown remarkable improvement and have gone back to work, and in others it's been less effective." It's working for Cueto. She got her real estate license, and she's already doubled last year'...

Exercise Affects Alertness

...nd then became sedentary. Researchers measured the volume of small blood vessels in the brains of all three groups. Researchers also found that animals in the exercise group were more alert than those in the control group. During one training session, monkeys who exercised learned how to take a performance...

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