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Excessive use of antibiotics for sore throat

According to a new survey, it is found that doctors are prescribing unnecessary antibiotics for sore throats. A sore throat is the second most common symptom sending people to their doctor. Generally a sore throat is caused by a virus and will not respond to antibiotics. But researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention in Palo Al...

Excess vitamin A increases fracture risk

According to a new study long-term intake of a diet high in retinol or vitamin A may increase the risk of osteoporotic hip fracture. Any vitamin or mineral taken in adequately is good for health. Excess or less quantities of the nutrients is not good and ineffective.// We tend to think that vitamins are good for us - but that's not always the case, particularly when one component is taken...

AIDS toll set to exceed Black Death

AIDS will surpass the Black Death as the world's worst pandemic if the 40 million people living with HIV or AIDS do not get life prolonging drugs. The illness has killed 25 million people since the early 1980s. An estimated 14,000 people are infected each day with HIV, which destroys the immune system. Without antiretroviral drugs, most people living with AIDS will die, pushing the de...

Excess Weight Can Affect Individuals as They Age

New research gives another incentive for individuals to maintain a healthy weight. The study shows a higher body mass index in middle age is// associated with a poorer quality of life in older age. Since the beginning of the 20th century, there have been dramatic improvements in life expectancy. Meanwhile, the prevalence of overweight and obesity among adults has continued to increase....

Excess physical activity can induce stress fracture in adolescent girls

A research team that had looked into a data comprising of 5461 girls between 11 to 15 yrs of age said that// excess physical activity often makes these girls more prone to stress fractures. The study shows that 16% of the participants take part in vigorous physical activity, which often lasts for 16 or more hours per week. These girls had a 1.88 times more risk of having a stress fract...

New food guide for people fighting excess weight

The US department of Agriculture has recently unveiled a new guide to healthy eating that suggests different //food charts for people with different needs. Based on the idea that same diet pattern does not work on everybody, the new diet plan is based on age, sex and the level of activity. The new plan is called MyPyramid and it is basically an interactive website that gives you a die...

Good News For Those Suffering From Excessive Sweating

People who suffer from the problem of excessive sweating even during the// cold months of winter may now have a relief from their condition. Researchers from Saint Louis University School of Medicine had reported that long-term treatment with Botox (botulinum toxin type A) could be effective for treating this condition. Interim data from the first long-term study of repeated treatment...

Excessive Day time sleep may be linked to depression or diabetes

Researchers have reported in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism that excessive day time sleepiness may be due to depression, diabetes, obesity or smoking. // The study was conducted among 16,500 men and women between the age group of 20 to 100 years. Of the study group 8.7 percent of the individuals had problems of excessive daytime sleepiness. Research repo...

Excess Cdk5 Enzyme Can Harm Brain

A research conducted by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the National Institute of Mental Health and the Harvard Medical School has revealed that a brain enzyme plays a prominent role// in maintaining and developing learning and memory. If the enzyme is present in high levels, then it can have adverse effects on the brain. The tests were conducted on mice. The Cdk5 enzyme also plays a...

Excess Intake of Alcohol Results in Permanent DNA Damage.

In Australia a research headed by Dr Michael Fenech studied the damage of excess alcohol on human DNA. The results of the study stated that excess intake of // alcoholic beverages resulted in increased risk of permanent damage to the DNA. During the course of the study, six men aged 21-26 stuck to a diet low in plant phenols for two days, and then drank 300 millilitres of...

Excess of anything, even Vitamin D found to be harmful

As a coin has two sides so does vitamin D, it is good in cancer but excess is harmful to the kidneys and liver. If taken in high doses vitamin D can be harmful to kidney and // liver. The study is based on intakes from 63 studies. The study was done by the University of California researchers led by professor Cedric Garland looked at the relationship between blood levels of...

Excessive Belly Fat Could Increase Risk Of Gallstones In Women

Women who have excessive fat around the waist are twice as likely to develop gallstones compared to their counterparts. // Gallstones are collections of solid crystals (predominantly cholesterol) in the gallbladder or in the bile ducts (biliary tract). Americans undergo more than 800,000 gallstone operations each year and it is the most common abdominal illness seen among women in th...

Doctors Drained Excess Fluids From Sharon's Abdominal Cavity

The excess fluids that was detected during a routine scan in the abdominal cavity of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, was drained by the doctors who was attending on him, hospital sources said. // Doctors at Jerusalem's Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital Wednesday described Sharon's condition as unchanged after the procedure, the online news service Ynet reported. He was in serio...

Oral Medicine Found To Remove Excess Iron in the Body

People suffering from severe chronic anemias and those with beta-thalassemia need frequent blood transfusions to remain healthy. // But the problem they frequently encounter is that due to transfusions there is an increase in the iron content in the body. This results in heart and liver failure. The traditional treatment to remove excess iron is a time consuming process. Hence researche...

Excessive Alcohol Consumption May Cause Ill health Of The GI System

According to a latest research that was presented at Digestive Disease Week? 2006 (DDW) yesterday, the amount of alcohol consumed and how it is mixed// with other beverages can affect the health of the gastrointestinal (GI) system. In the past quite a few studies were done to evaluate the risks and benefits of alcohol, and many done on the risk if alcohol consumption was abused. DDW i...

Health Canada Warns Against Excessive Consumption Of Lobster Tomalleys

The soft green substance inside the body of a lobster commonly known as Tomalley, is considered by some as a delicacy and by may others as a waste//, unhealthy product. The health agency of Canada has decided to issue a warning-advising people against eating too much of lobster tomalley. The health agency has announced that Tomalley, the green innards that serve as a liver and pancrea...

Excessive Text Messaging Causes Repetitive Strain Injury In A Eight Year Old Girl

When her grandmother gave Isabelle Taylor, of St Annes, Lancs, a mobile phone two years ago she did not think that her grand child would end up constantly // sending text messages to her friends and relatives, and developing a condition known as ‘repetitive strain injury’ and becoming the youngest person in Britain to suffer from this condition. Her mother, Jane, explains that she's...

America’s Demand For Organic Foods Far Exceeds the Suppl

Washington D.C– American peoples craving for organic food is so strong that the supply is not keeping up with the demand//. Reports indicate that the demand for organic food in America is mounting so quickly that it is exceeding its supply. It was stated that the sales of organic food have been increasing 15% to 21% every year, as compared with the 2% to 4% increase for the total food...

Rush of honor for Rush University – Magnet Status for Excellence in Nursin

Chicago – Rush University Medical Center has yet again been honored with the Magnet status, given for excellence in nursing. // This is considered to be the highest recognition for nursing services signifying superior nursing care to patients. This is for the second time that Rush University has received this much-coveted status. Fewer than 50 hospitals in the United States have rece...

Medical Center Recognized for Excellence in Bariatric Surgery

The Mount Sinai Medical Center has been named a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery (ASBS).// This new designation recognizes the safety, efficiency and overall positive surgical results of the bariatric surgical team at Mount Sinai. The hospital has satisfactorily met the high standards set forth by the ASBS to be acknowledged for its...

Centres Of Excellence For Blood To Come Up Shortly

Union Minister for Health Anbumani Ramadoss announced on Saturday that four new centers of excellence in blood would be set up in the country and one of them would be located// in Chennai. At a function organized by the Tamil Nadu State AIDS Control Society, Ramadoss said that the centers would specialize in Transfusion Medicine. Other routine activities would include blood extraction...

Excessive exercise common among women with eating disorders

Excessive exercise is one of the warning signs of an eating disorder, according to a study conducted at the United States.// This problem may be common specifically among anorexic women who vomit or use laxatives for weight loss, said the researchers at the University of North Carolina. The study says that these women are at risk of extremely low weight, which could be dangerous and ma...

IQ of Toddlers Affected by Excess weight

Morbid obesity may have a deleterious effect on young, developing brains, according to researchers whose studies have revealed that obesity// in toddlers is linked to lower IQ scores later in life. The association of obesity with metabolic problems like diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension is a well documented fact. Dr. Daniel Driscoll, a professor of pediatric genetics...

Watch out ! For excess fat around your child’s wais

Increase in the average tummy size of children is a cause for concern. Since, not all body fat is created equal, the fat that accumulates //around the waist is the most dangerous. Tummy fat is associated with insulin resistance that in turn increases the risk for diabetes. Doctors use BMI (Body Mass Index) to measure obesity. The amount of fat deposited is measured by Waist circumfe...

Dr.A.Q.Khan in Excellent Condition

The Pakistani nuclear hero Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan is reported to be in excellent condition following his recent prostrate surgery//. There have been speculative rumors regarding his health condition despite the government’s effort to keep public updated on his state of health. Dr A.Q. Khan is under the best possible medical care, in compliance with his own and his family's w...

Ontario Health Minister Censured Over Excess Radiation

Ontario is a province that is home to one-third of Canadians. The health minister of this province is facing the flak for endangering health of children in Ontario.// Children who had to undergo routine CT –scans were exposed to high doses of radiation. Children were exposed to an equivalent of 4,000 x-ray units during an abdominal scan. This is equivalent to the adult dosage, commented A...

Excessive Dietary Fat can Lead to Asthma

Till date we associated fat in the diet with obesity, diabetes and cardiac problems, //recent study reveals it leading to inflammatory conditions such as asthma. News Limited newspapers reported that Researchers of Garvan Institute at Sydney discovered a link between fat consumed in a diet and immunity. Researchers believed that this connection can lead to the formation of...

Excessive Drinking Cuts Life Span

A new study has shown that sensible drinking, which can be likened to about two to four drinks a day for men, and one or two drinks for women, may actually be a way to live// longer. While moderate drinking is fine, heavy drinking increases the risk of death, Italian researchers have said. Researchers opined that, "Heavy drinkers should be urged to cut their consumption, but people wh...

British Hospitals Reeling Under the Effect of Alcoholic Excesses

The people seeking medical help because of illnesses related to alcohol abuse seem to have doubled in Britain over the past few years//. Current official statistics show that emergency wards in hospitals, treated twice the number of patients treated for accidents and emergencies caused due to drunkenness since 1997. Other related medical conditions and treatment for the same...

Is Excalia an Excellent Weight Losing Pill?

A California based company has developed a pill called Excalia ,the latest magic potion to fight excess flab . The researchers working for this announced// the results of their tests at a conference sponsored by the North American Association for the Study of Obesity.This organisation is one of the leading scientific research bodies that study obesity. They claim that this preparatio...

Is Excalia an Excellent Weight Losing Pill?

A California based company has developed a pill called Excalia ,the latest magic potion to fight excess flab . The researchers working for this announced //the results of their tests at a conference sponsored by the North American Association for the Study of Obesity. This organisation is one of the leading scientific research bodies that study obesity. They claim that this preparation...

Excessive Male Hormones can Cause Bulimia in Women

Bulimia is an eating disorder. However it is regarded as a psychological disorder. Dr Sabine Nissan from Karolinska Institutet recently //presented a doctoral thesis on this topic, in Sweden. The researchers found out that a third of all women patients who suffered from bulimia nervosa also suffer from other metabolic disorders. The study points of that this disorder is triggered of at...

Excessive Jogging may Increase Arthritis Risk

People who jog more than 60 km per week are at greater risk of developing osteoarthritis in their hips, says a new study.// According to research conducted by the University of Heidelberg, the osteoarthritis that can develop is characterised by joint pain, which can be relieved by medication known as cox inhibitors. They block the effects of special enzymes - specifically Cox-1 and C...

Excess Weight and Adult Weight Gain Increase Risk of Prostate Cancer Death

A new study finds that obesity increases the risk of death from prostate cancer, even though it does not increase the overall risk a man will be diagnosed with the disease.// Published in the issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study reveals that higher body mass index (BMI) and weight gain in adulthood correlated strongly with increased risk...

Binge Drinking Excessive Among Less Educated Middle-aged Women

Researchers have come out with a study that entreats policy makers to target older adults in addition to younger ones while drawing up health plans to combat binge drinking. // Binge drinking has been considered more common among younger adults. Binge drinking can be described as consuming 10 or more units at one go for men and seven or more for women. According to...

Excessive Drinking, Not Alcoholism, may Lead to Most Alcohol-Related Problems

Most people realize that too much alcohol can lead to multiple health problems, injuries and violence. Numerous statistics support the accuracy of this perception.// Many people also assume that a substantial proportion of people who drink to excess are probably alcoholics. This may not be accurate. A recent study of the general population in New Mexico reveals that, in fact, most alcohol...

Liver an Excellent Target For Cancer Gene Therapy

A study demonstrates that cancer cells in the liver are excellent targets for gene therapy using adenoviral vectors//. It is based upon a fundamental new understanding of the differences between cancerous and normal liver cells. The findings signal a new way to treat cancers that have spread to the liver, such as metastatic cancers of the colon and breast. The research team, led by To...

Excess Iron in Blood may Damage Arteries

Excess iron in the blood may damage arteries and giving blood at six-monthly intervals to promote iron reduction may boost your health// if you are young, say researchers. A normal adult has five to six litres of blood in his/her body, of which only 300 ml is used during blood donation. This blood is replaced by the body within 24 to 48 hours. Researchers at the White Rive...

Mercury Levels In Canned Tuna Exceed Guidelines

Canadian health experts have cautioned about the risk of mercury in canned albacore tuna in women and children. They have also issued guidelines// regarding the consumption of tuna in women and children. This follows a recent report from CBC which found out that 8 out of 60 cans of albacore tuna tested contained mercury more than the prescribed level. According to this guideline, four...

Cholesterol in Stroke Patients Exceeds National Guidelines

Many stroke patients have cholesterol higher than national guidelines recommend that, if managed, may have prevented the stroke from happening//, according to a study published in the issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study of 1,040 people hospitalized for stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) found that 27 percent had cholestero...
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