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Mystery behind Preeclampsia uncovered

Scientists have linked the rise in levels of S-nitrosoalbumin, a naturally occuring chemical found in the blood with Preeclampsia. This dangerous complication of pregnancy affects 10% of all first pregnancies. If untreated, this can worsen into a life threatening condition called Eclampsia in which a women has convulsive seizures during pregnancy. The research was led by Dr.Valerian E....

Uncontrolled blood pressure

Among older people high blood pressure is poorly controlled. Drugs and lifestyle modification can help control high blood pressure (hypertension) yet these measures are not being taken by a majority of those who have the condition. At the Baylor School of Medicine, Houston, Texas, doctors have surveyed over 16,000 adults over 25 and found that 27 per cent had hypertension.//...

Fake Sun Tans Encouraged

Fake tanning is being encouraged by a school in Scotland with the object of preventing children from jeopardizing their health using sun-beds. Seminars are proposed to be conducted in schools by Fake Bake, // a cosmetics company. Sun beds are reportedly resulting in the number of skin cancer cases rising. Many students of the Thomas Muir High School are reported to be going in for su...

Britain Prepares For Mass Burials To Encounter Future Bird Flu Deaths

According to a leaked government document, it is stated that Britain needs to prepare itself to mass bury the dead bodies, if encountered with the pandemic flu sometime in// the future. It has been estimated that nearly one third of a million people will die if bird flu strikes in Britain. The document titled Managing Excess Deaths in an Influenza Pandemic, according to Life Style Extra,...

Uncovering a gene for oesophagal cancer

Scientists are close to uncovering a gene that may influence the risk of oesophagal cancer. A family in Liverpool, England, is helping Cancer Research Campaign scientists learn more of the genetic basis of cancer of the oesophagus. Twenty one members of this family have died of this cancer over five generations. The disease affects those who also have a mild skin disorder called tylosis....

Syphilis uncovered

Scientists have identified the code for the bacterium that causes the potentially dangerous sexually transmitted disease syphilis.The discovery could pave the way for a preventive vaccine and better diagnostic tests and treatments.// Syphilis once caused widespread epidemics and is still a major cause of illness and death around the world. People with syphilis lesions are also at highe...

Winter months encourage binge eating

The dark winter months motivate binge eating in certain susceptible individuals. Researchers at the University of Irvine have been looking at the factors that make some people// susceptible to eating disorders, where binge eating is a significant symptom. In a new study, they find that the length of day can be significant, with lack of sunshine encouraging more eating. This appears to b...

Incontinence after pregnancy

According to the scientists at the National Association for Continence, a new study shows early interference after women give birth may lower the prevalence of incontinence. Incontinence is loss of bladder control and is a symptom not a disease. Many conditions can cause incontinence,// including pregnancy or childbirth. According to the group, one in four women between ages 32 and 55 ha...

New breast cancer drug appears encouraging

According to a new research, oxygen therapy at home reduces hospitalisation in those with lung disease. Researchers at the University Hospital of Denmark, have studied the effects of oxygen on 200 patients with smoker's lungs - where the blood becomes deficient in oxygen. //The oxygenation was begun in an outpatient clinic, then continued at home. Having oxygen therapy, for at least 1...

The issue of urinary incontinence

The widespread use of disposable incontinence pads has promoted a marked reduction in the use of indwelling catheters. Professor James Malone-Lee of University College,London said that if you walked into a geriatric ward or nursing home in the 1985's,// you would have been struck repelled even by the smell. Urinary incontinence is common among the very old, but it has not been a popular s...

Bridge to liver transplant looks encouraging

According to researchers a device that filters toxins from the blood can buy a patient time while waiting for a liver transplant. Liver failure is a relatively common problem and most often the only cure is a transplant.// But donated livers are in short supply and many patients die while waiting for one. Research on an artificial liver has been going on for many years now, but the liver...

Shorter infants have lower incomes in later life

British researchers have found evidence that male babies who grow slowly in their first year of life have lower incomes in later life. The results hold true regardless of the socioeconomic status of the child's family, suggesting that slow infant growth may be accompanied by hampered brain development. Biological processes linked to poor growth in infancy lead to lifelong impairment of co...

Oncologists Overlook Clot Risk

Cancer patients who receive treatment have a greater risk of developing blood clots, but a new study shows many doctors are not taking the necessary steps to prevent the clots from forming.// Researchers in England, surveyed more than 100 oncologists to determine if the doctors were aware of the risk of blood clots and to evaluate preventative measures used by the physicians. About 40 p...

A Simple Exercise Can Uncover Undiagnosed Asthma

Researchers from the Coalition of Health for Asthmatics in Sports and Exercise and the Center for Asthma and Allergy Care, gave an exercise test // to 127, 6- to 18-year olds who had at least one risk factor for asthma. Risk factors were determined by a 10-item questionnaire. The most common risk factor noted by children was a family member having allergies or asthma. For the exercise t...

Urinary Incontinence May Be Hereditary

Researchers say women whose mothers suffer from urinary incontinence were about 1.3-times more likely to suffer from it and when // mothers reported severe symptoms, daughters were nearly two-times more likely to report urinary incontinence. If an older sister suffered from the condition, younger sisters were 1.6-times more likely to have it. For the study daughters, sisters and granddau...

The Link Between Hormone Therapy And Urinary Incontinence

Treatment for urinary incontinence found to increase the incidence of incontinence in postmenopausal women // say researchers based on recent findings . Estrogen plus progestin or estrogen alone has long been used to treat postmenopausal women. Menopausal hormone therapy (MHT), which consists of estrogen and progestin treatment, has also been credited for relief of hot flashes, night sw...

Urinary incontinence linked to bedwetting as a child

Turkish researchers have established the association between adult urinary incontinence with bedwetting// as a child. After studying more than 1000 Turkish women, the research says that the reason between bedwetting as a child may be the same for exhibiting lack of control in controlling urine as an adult. The researchers feel that these women may suffer from some faulty neural pathway...

Antibiotics for acute uncomplicated lower respiratory tract infection

According to the article published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, no offer or delayed offer of antibiotics for // acute uncomplicated lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) is acceptable. Acute lower respiratory tract infection is a common complaint in the out patient departments and is one of the most common condition which is treated. The randomized controlled...

Research shows that death may occur differently depending on the income level

Income inequalities make dying also different by nature. Surprising, but true.// Researchers from University of Michigan had found a link exits between the near death conditions and the financial health of the family. Geriatric population over the age of 70 yrs may be 30% less likely than their poorer counterparts in terms of feeling pain in the year before their deaths. They also may...

Education And Income Level May Not Guarantee Health

In a cross sectional study across Europe, researchers have reported// that there seems to be no link between the education of the parents and their socio-economic status with the condition o insulin resistance in children. The research that was carried across the countries of Denmark, Estonia, and Portugal, is published in the recent issue of British Medical Journal (BMJ). Across Europ...

Commercialization of Biotech Discoveries, An Encouragement For Researchers

The Central government of India plans to come out with a legislation to pave the way for commercialisation of technologies discovery by Indian universities //and research institutions to create a strong domestic biotech industry. The proposed legislation would give Indian universities and institutions such as the Indian Council of Medical Research and CSIR the ability to stake claims on...

Mystery of nacrolepsy uncovered

Scientists have made a major breakthrough in the understanding of one of the most mysterious of medical conditions - narcolepsy. Narcolepsy suffers fall asleep anywhere, at any time of day without warning. At other times sufferers remain conscious, but their entire body goes limp and they are unable to move.// Now researchers have identified a segment of DNA they believe is responsible...

Using Stem Cells To Treat Incontinence In Women

Stress incontinence affects nearly 15 million people worldwide. Problems with a patient's urethra causes urine leakage from exercising, coughing, sneezing, laughing, or lifting heavy objects. Austrian researchers say // they are successfully treating incontinent women with their own stem cells, which they say makes the treatment especially promising. The procedure involves removing stem...

Family Counseling To Encourage Children Eat Healthy

Counseling the family at home can effectively encourager the children to eat healthy. This is specifically true for children suffering from diseases. Researchers from Finland’s University of Turku had found that home-based counseling could lead to healthier eating habits among children with a family history of cardiovascular disease. // Genetic predisposition and unhealthy...

Oral use of ZYVOX (Linezolid) is better to Intravenous Vancomycin use for Skin Infections

McKinnon and his team have found out the benefits of oral ZYVOX for the treatment of skin infections and pneumonia caused by bacterial infections. They compared data from 80 health care clinics and compared it with the treatment // of Intravenous Vancomycin. The results show that oral tablets of Linezolid (ZYVOX), provides better treatment and significant savings of money spent to health...

Incorrect lifestyle may be the cause of male infertility

Male fertility is facing a steady downfall. Unlike women, who are born with a finite number of eggs, men are continually producing sperm. According to the Male Fertility Study//, compiled by Norwich Union Healthcare, nearly one in 10 men may be suffering from infertility. Some of the factors that may have an effect on male fertility are traffic pollution, laptops, mobile phones, tight pan...

Urinary Stress Incontinence Not Related To Childbirth

Surprisingly, women who have had vaginal deliveries prior to their menopause share the same risk of developing urinary incontinence, as do their sisters who have never given birth // . In other words, the risk for mothers is not higher compared to their counterparts. Over 10 million people worldwide are estimated to suffer from incontinence to some degree or the other. It is a major he...

Physicians should encourage US women to breastfeed

Study has found that more Women in US will start breast feeding their child if the health care providers could encourage and explain them with the benefits of breast feeding//. As the study results showed that women who had plans of breastfeeding before child birth breast fed their children's for the required period compared to women who did not plan for breast feeding. Professor Indu B...

Parents Encourage Stereotype Body Images

Parents in the US are encouraging stereotype body images among their children, according to researchers belonging to the Florida State University. Even three year olds are not spared by their parents, wherein boys are encouraged to eat well and grow physically,// while girls are being taught how to stay slim. Most mothers were of the opinion that their daughters ate well while their sons...

Uncontrolled Diabetes Spells Doom for Dental Implants

Dental Implants are the perfect replacement of missing teeth in that patients are not subjected to the tedious job of removing them from their mouth// every time they have a meal to keep them clean. These implants are fast becoming the norm rather than the exception in the fast-paced world of today. But a new report appearing in the November/December issue of General Dentistry, the Acad...

Smokers Encouraged To Give Up The Habit

Nicotine replacement therapy is being provided to people who wish to give up smoking in Ontario. As many as 14,000 people who are over the age of 18 years// will benefit from this scheme. The program is being conducted by the Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients (STOP) Study, which will also provide counseling free of charge. The program will also evaluate as to which quitting method is...

Obesity causes Urinary inconsistence in prediabetic women

Obesity is found to cause urinary inconsistence and loss of bladder control in prediabetic patients. The study was conducted by Professor Jeanette S. Brown, M.D., University of California, // San Francisco and is reported in Diabetes care. This Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) which is funded by the NIH was launched to study the effect of obesity with urinary inconsistence and prediabete...

The trident of unhealthy teen choices is early Lunch, Soft Drink Machine Income and Parents who relent

According to Penn State researchers new reasons and factors responsible for unhealthy food habits of teens are early lunch, school income from soft drink incentives, and parents who bring fast food to the cafeteria for their kids. // "This new information may be useful to school wellness councils as they work toward developing wellness policies as mandated by the Child Nutrition and WI...

Hospitals Health Insurance Scam Uncovered

The Health Insurance Review Agency (HIRA) found that hospitals had overcharged their patients for health insurance coverage.// It had received a total of 11,139 complaints last year from patients who doubted their medical fees were right. Following this they analyzed medical institutions' requests for insurance coverage submitted to the agency affiliated with the Ministry of Health an...

Community Service at Lincoln County, to serve mentally ill

Lincoln County will now have a single community service dedicated to the mentally ill. Four teams have come together, as a synergy, to be of assistance to mentally ill and their families.// Fort Logan Comprehensive Care, Frontier Rehabilitation, Bluegrass Impact South and the Learning Garden have got together as Bluegrass Regional Mental Health/Mental Retardation Board, Inc....

ViroPharma Shares Fall As FDA Moves Towards Generic Vancocin

Speculation that the Food and Drug Administration will give a nod for the generic version of Vancocin caused shares in ViroPharma to dip by about 33 percent. The rumors of the FDA's changed perspective // strengthened after Laura Alvey, a spokeswoman for the F.D.A said in an e-mail message that the agency had "recently revised the bioequivalence recommendations for oral vancomycin from a...

Women With Urinary Incontinence More Likely To Develop Depression

Women who suffer from urinary incontinence are more likely to be depressed, says a study//.Urinary incontinence is the inability to hold your urine until you get to a restroom. The condition is twice as common in women as in men, is often temporary, and can happen for various medical reasons. The mix of depression and urinary incontinence is worse than either condition alone and docto...

5th European Breast Cancer Conference Talks about Everything from Patient to Oncologist

The 5th European breast cancer conference (EBCC-5) had doctors, nurses, patients and advocates to support breast cancer research and improve patient care//. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among European women. But as of now the survival rates are improving. The event was conducted by three organizations in collaboration with each other. The European Breast Cancer Coalition, The...

Paramedics save more lives following unconventional rules

In a study demystifying traditional methods it ahs been found that survival rates following the most common form of cardiac arrest increased three-fold when emergency medical// personnel used a new form of CPR developed at The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center. Cardiocerebral Resuscitation, is how this new approach is christened and it is dramatically different from guideline-dire...

Patients In A.P Inconvenienced As Doctors Go On Strike

Nearly 2500 junior postgraduate doctors boycotted emergency services, in ten government medical college hospitals in Andhra Pradesh They claim to be on strike// to mount pressure on the government in support of their demands. The members of Andhra Pradesh Medical Students Association are on an indefinite strike demanding the state withdraw the Government Order No 19, which provides co...
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