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Sporadic Spikes in Blood Pressure Hike Chances of Hypertension

People who have them in doctor's office, for example, at risk, study shows MONDAY, June 29 (HealthDay News) -- Occasional hikes in blood pressure that can happen in a doctor's office, or elsewhere in everyday life, can raise the risk for more sustained high blood pressure, a new study...

Chicago-area Infertility Specialist Richard Sherbahn, MD, Reports a Woman's Age Affects Her Chances of Successful Pregnancy from Egg Donation

Research by board-certified reproductive endocrinologist Richard Sherbahn, MD, at the Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago reveals that the age of a woman receiving donated eggs significantly affects her chances of implantation and successful pregnancy. Gurnee, Ill. (PR...

Powerful Antacids Raise Chances of Fracture

But benefits still outweigh risks for patients who rely on them, experts say TUESDAY, June 2 (HealthDay News) -- Powerful and widely used antacids called proton pump inhibitors and histamine-2 receptor antagonists relieve stomach acid, but also appear to increase the risk of hip and th...

MRI and PET/CT improve cervical cancer patient's chances for optimal treatment

Pretreatment MRI and PET/CT for cervical cancer may direct more women to optimal therapy choices and spare many women potential long-term morbidity and complications of trimodality therapy (surgery followed by chemoradiation), according to a study performed at the Institute for Technology Assessme...

Social Security Disability Applicants Increase Chances for Benefits with Representation

Allsup Outlines Advantages of Choosing Non-attorney Representation Services Belleville, Ill. (PRWEB) February 12, 2009 -- People who apply for Social Security disability benefits can increase their changes of getting awarded when they hire representation, according to A...

Positive Outlook Cuts Chances of Dementia

New research suggests relaxed, outgoing people less likely to get Alzheimer's MONDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Sociable people who don't sweat the small stuff may be more likely to remember the small stuff as they age, suggests new research exploring the link between personality an...

Penn study: Chances of surviving cardiac arrest depend on where patients are treated

(PHILADELPHIA) Efforts to fight the toll of cardiac arrest have typically focused on pre-hospital factors -- bystander CPR education and improvement, public defibrillation programs, and quicker EMS response. But new research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine reveals that the ...

Older Blood Boosts Chances of Infection in Transfusion Patients

Study found those who received blood that was 29 days or older faced twice the risk TUESDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Hospital patients who receive a transfusion of stored blood that is 29 days or older face double the risk for developing one or more serious infections compared to t...

Bone Density Predicts Chances of Breast Cancer

Researchers found higher levels raised risk of disease MONDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- Calculating a woman's bone mineral density appears to shed light on her risk for breast cancer. A new study has found that high bone mineral density (BMD) predicts a greater likelihood of dev...

How to increase the chances of remaining virus free Pakistani patients with HCV?

Hepatitis C is a health care problem all over the world, with 130 million patients infected the world over. The treatment is expensive and has variable results according to the genotype of the infecting virus. The first land mark in treatment is the virus clearance at the end of the treatment call...

Moms-to-Be Who Quit Smoking Boost Chances for 'Easygoing' Child

Their children had lowest chances for unpredictable behavior, dealt better with stress THURSDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- Women who quit smoking during pregnancy may be more likely to have an easygoing child, according to British researchers. The researchers analyzed data on m...

Spanking Raises Chances of Risky, Deviant Sexual Behavior

Review found physical punishment of kids linked to unprotected, masochistic sex as adults THURSDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have uncovered another damaging consequence of spanking: risky sexual behaviors, or even sexual deviancy, when the child grows up. "This adds o...

Depression and anxiety can double chances of heart ailments

Montreal, January 18, 2008 Matters of the mind can affect matters of the heart. A new study by McGill University and Universit de Montral researchers has found that major anxiety and/or depression, can double a coronary artery disease patients chances of repeated heart ailments. This is one of th...

Extreme obesity affects chances of kidney transplantation

For patients on the waiting list for a kidney transplant, severe and morbid obesity are associated with a lower chance of receiving an organ, reports a study in the February Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Led by Dr. Dorry L. Segev of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medici...

Study indicates pregnancy does not harm chances of survival from cancer

Barcelona, Spain: New research offers reassurance to women worried about whether getting pregnant after cancer treatment might worsen their prognosis. The study by Norwegian scientists, presented today (Thursday) at the European Cancer Conference (ECCO 14) in Barcelona, found that for almost a...

Human Papilloma Virus vaccines may decrease chances of oral cancer

The Centers for Disease Control report that nearly 25 million women are infected with some form of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Of those, more than three million are thought to have one of the four strains known to cause cases of cervical cancer and genital warts. HPV is linked to orophary...

Complementary Therapy may Reduce Pregnancy Chances in Women

Complementary therapies in assisted reproduction may diminish the effectiveness of medical treatment for infertility in women, was found by a scientist in 23rd annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Lyon, France. Dr. Jacky Boivin, from the School ...

Genetic Variation in Some Smokers Increases Chances of Developing COPD

A new study has found that some smokers have genetic predisposition to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The research from Wake Forest University School of Medicine demonstrated that a genetic variation in some people increases their chances of developing COPD if they s...

Too Much White Rice, Pasta and Bread may Increase Chances of AMD

A study has revealed that high consumption of foods like white rice, pasta and bread, which have high-glycemic-index, increase the chances of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD). However, whole-wheat versions of rice, pasta and bread are examples of foods that have a low-glyc...

New Treatment Boosts Survival Chances for Child Leukaemia

A prototype method of treating infants with a form of leukaemia boosts their chances of survival compared with the standard drug regimen, according to a paper published in next Saturday's Lancet. In general, children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia have a good chance of survival -- abou...

Steroids may Reduce Chances of Asthma Relapse

Researchers have found that a short course of corticosteroids to patients after they get discharged from hospital for an asthma attack reduces the chances of a relapse. Giving the steroids also reduces their use of inhalers and the benefit lasts for about three weeks. The study was...

High Level ICU Facilities Afford Greater Survival Chances for Small Infants

A recent survey that appears in the May 24th issue of the New England Journal of Medicine states that, very low birth weight infants delivered in hospitals with high-level neonatal intensive care units, have better survival chances. These hospitals care for more than 100 babies annually as compare...

Single Embryo IVF Increase Chances of Having Child Sans Risky Multiple Births

According to a new research that studied hazardous multiple births, women undergoing IVF (In vitro fertilization) could be treated with single embryo without reducing their chances of having a child. The researchers found that that moving one embryo at a time to the womb can marginally rai...

Sunburnt Holiday-makers Boost Their Chances of Fatal Skin Cancer

One third of young British holiday-makers will double their chances of developing the most fatal form of skin cancer this summer because they plan to get burnt on the beach. // A national survey by Cancer Research UK, to launch its 2007 SunSmart campaign, found that 30 per cent of 16-24 year o...

Research Improves Kidney Transplant Chances for Sensitized Patients

Approximately one-third of the patients on the national waiting list for kidney transplants have only a small chance of receiving// a new organ, no matter how long they are on the list. Due to prior transplants, pregnancies or blood transfusions, these patients have developed antibodies that make i...

Fatter Chances of Cancer With Bacon and Skinned Chicken

Recent studies point out that, consumption of bacon and other processed meat can substantially raise the risk of bladder cancer.// Dr Dominique S Michaud and other researchers from Boston’s Harvard School of Public Health have seen that people who consume more than 5 portions of bacon every wee...

Menstruation Increases Chances Of Sports Injury

A study by a Swedish researcher on the effects of the menstrual cycle on sportswomen has suggested that injuries are more likely to occur when they have their period. The// researcher Inger Jacobson connects the incidence of injuries to cyclic hormonal fluctuations causing the levels of relaxin (a ...

Slim chances of women getting slimmer with age when on refined food.

A recent study has confirmed that women who thrive on a diet which is rich in helpings of white bread, sugary syrups and pastries and the like //which is highly refined energy food gain more weight and flab around their midriff than women who conscientiously take a diet rich in fiber and complex ...

Long Legs Reduces The Chances Of Heart Disease

According to a new research, the risk of heart diseases is reduced on persons with long legs.// Dr. Kate Tilling of the University of Bristol in the UK and colleagues conducted a study analysing data from 12,254 men and women aged between 44 to 65, and found a direct association between leg l...

High Doses Of Common Pain killers Can Double The Chances Of Heart attack

A study by researchers at the Oxford have found that high doses of the common painkiller like ibuprofen, which is available without prescription, doubles the risk of a heart attack if taken in high doses for a long time//. But the British Medical Journal study also explains that there was no danger...

High Levels Of Folic Acid May Increase The Chances Of Twins After IVF

Researchers at the Rowett Research Institute and Aberdeen University in Scotland found that women with high levels of folic acid were more likely to have twins// following in vitro fertilization. They found that the supplement might be linked to higher rates of multiple births after fertility treat...

Another advantage of breastfeeding kids: lower chances of respiratory illnesses

A new study has found out that babies breastfed for six months have reduced respiratory illness that those breastfed for 4 months. This research was conducted by investigators at UC Davis Children's Hospital, //the University of Rochester and the American Academy of Pediatrics, Center for Child Hea...

Smoking Increases Chances Of Needing Root Canal Treatment

Cigarette smoking not only harms the teeth by way of discoloring them, it also leads to the increase in the need for root canal treatment, according to a new study // appearing in the April issue of the Journal of Dental Research. "The findings substantiate what most of us already know: Smokin...

Mental Activity Reduces Chances Of Dementia

The risk of dementia at a latter age can be halved as a result of intense mental activity, according to new research findings published in the Psychological Medicine//. Cognitive decline can be prevented by a lifestyle that is mentally stimulating, and occupational complexity. As many as 29,000 peo...

Face Transplant Patient Jeopardizing Chances of Recovery By Smoking

The world's first face transplant patient, Isabelle Dinoire, is jeopardizing her chances of recovery by puffing away at cigarettes. Her doctors fear that since she is using her new lips to smoke, //there is every chance of tissue rejection as well as delayed healing, which could prove to be a compl...

Vitamin D Reduces Chances of Colon, Breast And Ovarian Cancers by 50%

Researchers at the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center report that consuming 1000 International Units (IU) of vitamin D3 // can reduce the risk of developing colon cancer, breast cancer and ovarian cancer. "For example, breast cancer will strike...

Smoking lowers chances of surviving throat cancer

Smoking and drinking reduces the likelihood of improvement and survival for people with cancer of the larynx or lower pharynx, a study says//. Eating eating a vegetable-rich diet with vitamin C improves their chances of survival, a study published in current issue of the International Journa...

Dummies Serve To Reduce Chances Of SIDS

The chances of the babies falling a victim to cot death are minimized with the use of dummies, according to a study which the British Medical Journal published. The babies who share their bed with their mothers//, or whose mothers’ smoke are particularly at risk where the Sudden Infant Death Syndro...

Fertility Treatment Offered During Summer Has Better Chances For Success

It has been shown from recent studies that infertility treatments offered during summer have a high success rate. Yes! Women who undergo fertility treatment during the summer are twice as likely to become pregnant //when compared to trials in winter. The success rate in summer was 15.7 % compared ...

Gum Disease Increases Chances Of Pre-Term Birth

Periodontal or gum disease may be worse for women in childbearing age than previously thought, a new study to be published in The Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery says//. The study found that gum disease, specifically around the wisdom tooth may be an indicator of premature birth. The researc...
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