Archive for May, 2011

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Landmark study promises to make HIV less infectious.

Monday, May 30th, 2011

In a path breaking invention scientists have come up with certain drugs that could make HIV less infectious. The result was satisfying enough for the panel to recommend the release of the drug four years before its scheduled time. The study was carried on couples— 3% of whom were homosexuals. One half was sent for […]

Going for angioplasty? Check again!

Monday, May 30th, 2011

A major focus of the President Obama administration was to introduce health care reform bills. Though the move has drawn enough flak for the government the findings of a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association seem to point out the need for such a law. The study which included more […]

Frequent business travels can affect your health, a study finds out

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

That frequent business travels can take a toll on your health has once again been proved by a study which took place at the Columbia University. The research that involved 13,000 employees who travel places for their work found that most of the employees often complain of stressful condition that travelling for business brings forth. Catherine […]

Forget dreams now stroke may haunt your sleep: Study

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

A recent study by the American Academy of Neurology reveals that 14% of strokes happen when people are asleep thereby reducing their chances of reaching hospitals in time for treatment. Immediate medical attention is critical for the survival of a patient experiencing a stroke and ideally treatment should be started within a few hours of the […]

Despite efforts rise in health care costs continues

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

American families are bothered by health costs that have doubled over the last nine years and show no sign of decreasing in the future. The basic employer sponsored health insurance which covers a family of four faces a rise of $8,008 this year from $ 3,634 in 2002 leading to $84 a week increase in […]

Can your caffeine carvings really lower your risks of breast cancer?

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

A recent study by Swedish researchers has revealed that women consuming more than five cups of coffee everyday are less prone to breast cancer as coffee increases the blood levels of phytoestrogen enterolactone. Women in post menopausal stage with breast cancer were found to have 0.43 times higher risks of estrogen-receptor (ER) negative cancers than […]

Allergy season at its worst in the US

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Proving all the poets wrong spring is far removed from welcome for Americans who suffer from allergies. Frequent changes in climate including heavy snowfall and rains have caused trees to pollinate longer while a sudden change of warm weather in other parts of the country has brought about robust release of pollens. Random deluges coupled with […]

A new hope for people suffering from obesity

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

The ‘master switch’ gene that makes one fat have been identified by some scientists in a recent research published in journal Nature Genetics. The study identified fat cells to be playing a significant part in obesity, heart diseases as well as diabetes. It was also found that if a small change can be induced in […]

Thyroid drug increases chances of fracture among older people

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Taking a high dose of drugs for underactive thyroid may expose older people to an increased risk of fractures, says a recently concluded research. The study conducted by a team of researchers from Toronto found that elderly people who were taking medium-to-high dose of levothyroxine, a thyroid drug, had 2.5-3 times greater chance of suffering […]

Seasonal allergies linked with worsening depression

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Apart from uncontrollable sneezing, itchy eyes, coughing and dripping nose, seasonal allergies can also cause depression. Yes, for many among the 36 million Americans who get affected by seasonal allergies every spring, the annoyance associated with the condition often become serious enough to aggravate depression. A recent research has revealed that a person suffering from […]

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