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A rare complication of bowel disease

An unusual link between ulcerative colitis and upper airway inflammation have been found by researchers.Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease - often known together as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) - involves inflammation of the lower gastrointestinal tract. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have now revealed a hitherto unexpected complication of IBD.// ....Two patients with ulcerative colitis...

Shelved bowel-syndrome drug still in demand

After receiving thousands of letters from desperate patients, the FDA will convene a panel of outside experts to discuss whether Lotronex, an irritable bowel syndrome(IBS) medication,// can come back on the market. To meet demand, FDA official Victor Raczkowski says, his agency has expanded time allowed for public testimony at the advisory committee meeting. ....IBS, affecting up to 15% of Ameri...

Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer Tolerated Well by Elderly Patients

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center treated 33 prostate cancer patients, over age 80, with external beam radiation therapy. // Patients received the same radiation doses that patients in their 50s and 60s receive. ..Results of the study show the elderly patients had a five-year survival rate of more than 60 percent. Researchers say these patients experienced no unusual or...

Novel test for bowel cancer

Researchers have developed a rapid and infallible test for bowel cancer based upon a molecule found only in cancer cells. We already know that bowel cancer is highly curable if caught early. Screening with sigmoidoscopy - an internal exam// of the bowel can reduce the incidence of the disease. Now researchers in the find that a reliable test can also be done on samples of feces. ....The bowel sh...

Swelling increases stroke risk with high B.P.

According to a new study, researchers suggest that the presence of proteins linked to inflammation could increase the risk of stroke among men with high blood pressure. Although we know that high blood pressure is a risk factor for stroke, //it's still the case that not everyone with hypertension actually suffers a stroke. Researchers at Malmo University, Sweden, believe that inflammation could b...

Bowel diseases linked to bug in milk

Changes to the way milk and water are prepared for human consumption may be needed to fight "a public health tragedy" linked to a bug causing illness in hundreds of thousands of people, it was claimed last night. ..Researchers believe they have found the strongest association yet between a disease commonly found in livestock and Crohn's disease,// a condition of the digestive tract suffered by a...

Hope For Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Researchers say they may have discovered a potential form of relief for patients with inflammatory bowel disease.// ..More than 1 million Americans are estimated to have ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease the two major forms of inflammatory bowel disease. The conditions, can be painful and debilitating, and can cause chronic inflammation of the digestive tracts. Patients with inflammatory bow...

Acupuncture May Well Be The Next Cure For High Blood Pressure

A report in the Journal of Applied Physiology says that it is possible to reduce high blood pressure through the use of acupuncture// . ....Scientists, in an attempt to study the effects of acupuncture on sympathetic excitatory cardiovascular responses, had found out the result from the reactions in anesthetized Sprague-Dawley rats. The results were obtained when the rats were subjected to thirty...

Obese people can be hypertensive as well

Scientists of University of Mississippi Medical Center US have found out that body mass index are positively// related to hypertension and high blood pressure. ....3216 people who had never been given any medication for hypertension were subjected to 24 hr monitoring of systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Body mass index could be significantly related to mean daytime and nighttime systolic and...

Irritable bowel syndrome associated with food intake, confirms blood test

People suffering from irritable bowel syndrome may be having heightened food// specific antibodies to some foods. ....Irritable bowel syndrome is one of the most common gastrointestinal conditions. It is a chronic disease with symptoms like abdominal pain and changed bowel habits with no particular reason. Often there may not be any long-term cure for the condition. ....Scientists from St. Georg...

Inflammatory bowel disease linked to genetic abnormality

A genetic abnormality originally discovered in plants, has been pin pointed in humans as being responsible for increasing the susceptibility to Crohn's disease and bowel inflammation. The chances of developing an inherited form of the diseases increases by atleast 25% when a person happens to have a mutation on chromosome 16. .... The study was led by a group of researchers from Fran...

Cannabinoids drug for inflammatory bowel

Researchers from the University of Bath, UK has found that Cannabinoids derived from Cannabis has found to be effective in the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease and //ulcerative colitis..."The system that responds to cannabis in the brain is present and functioning in the lining of the gut," lead researcher Dr. Karen Wright, of the University of Bath, explained to Reut...

Nanocells cancer combination therapy acts as chemotherapy as well as anti-angiogenic drug

Cancer chemotherapy is not effective in treating cancer efficiently due to its non-specificity and inability to target the cancer cells alone. Due to this non-specificity there is increased // development of drug resistance shown by these cancer cells. ..Normal cells and cancer cells depend on blood supply for sustenance and oxygen. Cutting off blood supply could be one way to kill the cancer ce...

Do Not Neglect Your Abdominal Pain/ Swelling - Help Your Doctor In Early Cancer Detection

A majority of cancer in women can be detected early if the early symptoms are not neglected and the right tests be ordered to diagnose the aggressiveness of the fast growing tumor. // .. ..Elderly women with ovarian cancer are twice as likely to visit a doctor and report symptoms such as abdominal swelling or pelvic pain. If these symptoms are taken into careful consideration, ovarian cancer coul...

Maybe It Is Time For Doctors To Look After Their Health As Well

A doctor is so attuned to the care of his patients that he loses his own health or rather fails to take care of himself while doing so. A recent study has reported poor mental health and burnout among hospital consultants // in the UK, supporting the above-mentioned statement. .. ..Over 800 consultants were surveyed and a 27% prevalence of poor mental health was found among the respondents who be...

Statins Taken For Reducing Cholesterol Found To Reduce Death Rate Associated With Heart Attack As Well

Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic. ~Thomas Szasz, The Second Sin, 1973 ....For most of history, the human heart has been regarded as a forbidden organ too delicate to tamper with. // It might have remained so, were it not for World War II. Military doctors, facing inj...

Sunlight good for the mood as well as health: so Bask in it!

A disorder known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) has been found to be affected by the amount of sunlight received by a person. Thus, emphasising the importance of sunlight for health. // .. ..Individuals with SAD may experience emotional depression, a drop in physical energy, increased appetite, and increased need for sleep. .. ..This can be attributed to the complex inter relation betwee...

Sunlight Good For The Mood As Well As Health: So Bask In It!

A disorder known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) has been found to be affected by the amount of sunlight received by a person. Thus, emphasising the importance of sunlight for health//. .. ..Individuals with SAD may experience emotional depression, a drop in physical energy, increased appetite, and increased need for sleep. ..This can be attributed to the complex inter relation between me...

Clowns farewell in operating room, easing anxiety in children

Pediatric patients have a special need when it comes to surgery that has to be addressed differently. The success of the surgery depends on the co-operation extended by this unique patient. Therefore every attempt has to be taken to ensure their comfort. // .. ..You thought clowns only displayed their talent in the circus shows- Right? It has been found that a clown in the operating room may rela...

Cannabinoids - Antidepressant And Inflammatory Bowel Disease Treatment

This news article discusses both the treatments of giving Cannabinoids for depression and inflammatory bowel disease. .. ....Cannabinoids is a chemical compound found in Cannabis//. Cannabinoids are an exciting new area for medical research, but it is important to recognize that there are over 60 active ingredients in cannabis and synthetic cannabinoid may be showing evidence of nerve regenerat...

Eating Red and Processed Meat may cause Bowel cancer

European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) showed that the risk of developing bowel cancer// was a third higher for people eating more than two portions a day of red and processed meat than for those eating less than one portion a week. The investigation was set up 10 years ago to research the dietary habits of red meat eating people. Eating red and processed meat increas...

Vitamin D Helpful In Gum Disease As Well

People with higher levels of vitamin D in their blood may be less likely to develop gum disease,// according to a new study. ..The study only finds an inverse correlation between blood levels of vitamin D and gum disease. It does not mean vitamin D definitely helps prevent gum disease. ..In the study, Dr. Thomas Dietrich from Boston University’s Goldman School of Dental Medicine analyzed data fr...

Eloxatin combination reduces bowel cancer recurrences

Bowel cancer is one of the most common cancers occurring in humans. A clinical study involving patients taking supplementation of Eloxatin drug with other chemotherapeutic cancer drug for treatment of bowel // cancer has found better prognosis and reduced recurrence in these patients. This study which is called as NICE study has proved a combination of Eloxatin with chemotherapeutic drugs more ef...

Besides keeping you awake for exams coffee boosts memory as well!

There is another feather in the coffee cap proposed by a study by Florian Koppelstatter, University Hospital Innsbruck & colleagues which says that drinking a cup of coffee with 100 mg caffeine can boost short-term memory.// ..The sample and procedure for the study involved 15 healthy men aged 26 to 47. Participants were tested when they consumed 100 mg caffeine and then when they consumed a plac...

Children should eat well to do well in academics say experts!

In a study done at Cornell University it has been found that students who are well fed do well in academics then those who are not.// ..The study was done at Cornell's Early Childhood Centre. The results said that inadequate eating reflects in impaired academic development especially in reading. ..This phenomenon is termed as food insecurity. This is the condition when children do not have eno...

Nigerian girl recovering well after removal of brain tumor

A Nigerian woman was ecstatic that she and her daughter traveled more over 6,000 miles to spend their Christmas in an intensive care unit // . ....Mariam Ameh’s 13-year-old daughter Faridah has been recovering well after journeying to Cleveland's Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, where doctors removed a brain tumor the size of a grapefruit, the biggest the surgeons had seen. ....The tumor to...

State Of The Art Healthcare Facility Opened In 'New Dubai' by Welcare

A unique world class healthcare facility, supported by Welcare World Health Systems, has been launced in the New Dubai region. // A full service ambulatory health care service comprising of outpatient, emergency, day care surgery and diagnostic // services had been recently inagurated in Knowledge Village. ..The new facility, Welcare Ambulatory Care Center is open from 8 am to 11 pm and fucn...

Diet Can Influence Your Mental Health As Well

Diet may play a very important role in determining mental health status of an individual according to results of a diet related research. Consumption// of fatty food and compromise on fresh food such as vegetables and fruits could even predispose to depression and memory related problems. Moreover, implementation of diet changes was found to resolve mental health related problems more effectivel...

A first in Liver Transplant in India – Networking works wel

A 30 year old was declared brain dead in a hospital in Hyderabad. The family was very motivated to donate all the organs of their loved one. // MOHAN (Multi Organ Harvesting Aid Network) Foundation’s counselors were called in and they provided the family with emotional support while the formalities were being undertaken. It was late evening before all the formalities could be completed... ..The d...

UK Woman To Raise Funds For Women Welfare

An UK born woman will be cycling across the Indian state of Rajasthan in an effort towards raising funds for the health of the women and children living in the state.// She will be covering 425 kilometers of desert land between 16 November and 26 November 2006. Jayne Watson who is a 36-year-old mother is reportedly undergoing training to accomplish this task. ....Watson, from Guisborough in nor...

Like a particular taste and hate the other: Well, Blame it on the Brain!

Scientists have now linked the liking of a taste to the brain and its neurons. So it is not you who will be blamed if you dislike the bitter gourd but just love the chocolate.// ....The study that demonstrated this relation was done on fruit fly Drosophila by Kristin Scott and colleagues. .. ..According to their model the brain has special cells which detect specific tastes. Multiple neurons inte...

Well Preserved DNA In Fossil Bones Discovered

The Weizmann Institute of Science’s researchers have discovered ancient DNA in fossil bones which are apparently well preserved. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences// (PNAS) has published the reports of the scientists. The fossil DNA provides information with regard to population dynamics, evolution, diets and diseases, and the migrations of both human beings and animals. ....Co...

Mental Health Services at Wellington Hospital in Poor Shape

In order to manage the overcrowding of mentally ill patients at Wellington Hospital’s troubled ward, health officials are silently transferring acute mental patients to the so-called community acute house // in the suburban area. One such suburban house opened recently in Whitby and two other similar houses would be opened shortly. ....The patient’s admitted to the ward suffer form a variety of...

Booby Trap: Instant Remedies for that Well endowed look

Women are rushing off at lunch breaks, coughing up £4,500 for Jiffy breast implant operations. A clinic in Cheshire is gaining popularity for such breast implant operations//, and is getting into the News scheme of things! ..Cheshire student Jessica Kirkham was one of the first to be on their operation table that gave her the desired chest-lift, funded partly by her mom and a student loan. She...

Blair Welcomes 11 Private Healthcare Providers into NHS

British Prime Minister Tony Blair today formally inducted 11 private healthcare providers into the public NHS system thereby taking a further step towards increasing competition in the health sector. //Mr Blair and the health secretary, Patricia Hewitt, welcomed the new members at a summit held at Downing Street to mark the launch of NHS Partners Network. ..The partners signed a document pledgin...

Just Had Bowel Surgery? Chew Gum For A Speedy Recovery

Doctors may soon recommed patients who have undergone bowel surgery to chew gum for a speedy recovery. It has now been found by Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital researchers that chewing gum may enable restoration of normal bowel function // following surgery. This may in turn result in early discharge from the hospital. The results of this interesting study can be found in the latest issue of Archi...

Men Might Get Their Share of Cervical Cancer Vaccine As Well

The first ever-cervical cancer vaccine, Gardasil is expected to be launched in New Zealand soon, targeting females between 9 and 24 years of age. // Soon, men might also be given cervical cancer vaccines to prevent them from infecting their sexual partners and to protect themselves against several diseases. ....The vaccine is currently under experimental phase, for demonstration of cervical can...

Prescription to NHS: Nourish the Malnourished, For a Well-Fed Economy!

Patients, most often the elderly are wanting in good health and nourishment. Now, Doctors and nurses in the NHS have been asked to give better care, especially to elderly patients who are deficient in nourishment.// ..The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) has recommended initial screening of all out-patients, prior to admission, so that malnutrition can be detected bef...

Be well informed and better advice the key to better living

Neary, a naturopathic physician and chairman of the physical medicine department at Bastyr University in Kenmore wants dietary supplements come as prescriptions. .."People need someone qualified to help them manage what supplements they take," Neary said.// ..The management has become even more complex in recent weeks as new research casts doubts on supplements such as calcium for bone health, s...

NHS in Welsh under a huge debt of £70

The National Health Service in Wales will end this financial year £71m in debt, opposition parties have said. ..Opposition parties have said that confirmed by the National Health Service in Wales will end this financial year £71m in debt. //This information has also been confirmed by the assembly government. It is a combination of historic debt and this year's deficit. The total budget for the We...
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