Recent Advences in Hepatitis C Treatment
A new drug Boceprevir is going to be added to the already existing pegylated interferon injections and ribavirin pills in the treatment of dangerous Hepatitis C viral hepatitis. This infection often lead to cirrhosis of liver and cancer of liver. The new drug directly attacks the virus in contrast to the already existing drugs which help to boost immunity.Amplify’d from www.medpagetoday.comFDA...
Fainting Attack and Awareness
Be aware of fainting attacks in any age. It can be a warning sign of very serious disease including coronary artery disease and epilepsy.Amplify’d from www.nlm.nih.govHealth Tip: Don’t Take Fainting Lightly (HealthDay News) — Fainting can occur for a number of reasons, from feeling terror to being dehydrated, a state in which the body does not have as much fluid or water as it should....
Hypertension Treatment in Very Elderly
Hypertension in very elderly patients >80 years of age need not be controlled as young i.e. They should be stabilized around 140/90 mm of Hg. Indapamide and/or perindopril are good for them as seen in the trail mentioned below.Amplify’d from www.medscape.comElderly Hypertensive Patients Benefit From Treatment: ACC/AHAWhile most clinical trials exclude the very old, many modern...
Recognising Diabetic Belts
Recognising diabetic zones will help to find out common causes of diabetes. But, till now we have not been able to respond to the causes known so far.Amplify’d from www.hhs.govUnbuckling the diabetes beltFrom the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat.Researchers have identified 644 counties that make up a diabetes belt – where more than 11 percent of...
Clinician On Net: Meningococcal Vaccine... →
Meninges of the central nervous partsDura, Arachnoid and Pia are the coverings of Brain US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved the use of the vaccine Menactra (Sanofi Pasteur) in children as young as 9 months for the prevention meningitis caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroups A, C, Y, and W-135. Menactra had been approved for use from ages 2 to 55 previously.
Painful Defaecation With or Without Bleeding ~... →
There can be several causes of painful defaection; the most common condition is what is called fissure-in-ano. Essentially, there develops a fissure in the anal canal.
Clinician On Net: Generic Medicines Sell in Rise... →
In US according to the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, over 78% of the almost four billion prescriptions written in 2010 were generic drugs
Botox may dampen the Ability to Sympathize. →
A recent research concludes , I quote, “Botox has been at times described as giving users a poker face. But a reputation of turning users into Stepford Wives (or husbands, boyfriends, bosses, grandmas etc.) would have the potential to spread rapidly, and be hard to combat.”
Excessive Axillary Sweating can be controlled by... →
Excessive axillary sweating can be a cause personal embarrassment and can even affect self esteem. Person becomes excessive odorous, clothing stained; can be predisposed for fungal and bacterial infection.
New Contraceptive may not be Risk Free
The new contraceptive pill drospirenone may not be better as regards the adverse effect of formation of deep vein blood clots in comparison to the older one,levonorgestrel. Oestrogen/progesterone containing oral contraceptive pills have some adverse effect as above. It is also that some reports give report in contrary. Who is to be believed? The present compound claimed to have less chance of...
New Hope for Patients of Diabetic Nephropathy →
There is new Hope for patients of Diabetic Nephropathy, it seems. Many suffer from end stage kidney disease, most commonly as a late complication of diabetes mellitus. They either have to have kidney transplant, which is difficult because of limited donors availability; or live on life long dialysis, commonly peritoneal.
Inflamed Sebaceous Cyst Management →
Sebaceous cyst is a globular swelling seen in the skin; exuding thick, whitish, pasty and foul smelling material; which may come out itself or on squeezing the swelling. Many times a bluish mouth is seen over it called punctum.
In the Name of MSRA
It always the business tactics to exploit some sensitive issues, and claim some unproven claims. Hand sanitizers are no doubt helpful for the purpose of reducing microbial load, but may not be effective in killing bacteria like methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Let us not exploit the situation to make money.Amplify’d from www.medpagetoday.comMakers of Hand Sanitizers Slapped...
Re-perfusion damage Limitation →
There is risk of more tissue reaction following re-establishment of blood supply to tissue temporarily cut off from blood supply. The enzyme Mannan Binding Lectin-Associated Serine Protease-2 (MASP-2) released during re-perfusion of tissue is responsible for triggering a pathway, can be effectively blocked by a molecule that is being tested.
Cocoa in Chocoles Helps Heartat
Chocolate eaters should cheer. Yet another finding supports the beneficial effects of cocoa found in dark chocolates. But, calorie present in the chocolate is a concern for heavy chocolate eaters.Amplify’d from www.hhs.govCocoa and heart risk From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Nicholas Garlow with HHS HealthBeat.“Higher cocoa flavonoid consumption reduced systolic blood...
Cancer Vaccine on Trial
Vaccine containing traces of a protein called telomerase is on trial in case of pancreatic cancer. Telomerase is the enzyme responsible to keep up the ends of chromosomes, called telomere intact. Telomere is something like the ends of shoe lace. As telomere shortens by repeated cell division, telomerase tries to keep the length intact; a key to remain always young and cheat death. So, if no...
Office Based Workouts →
Doing something is better than doing nothing. Standing for a while also requires more energy spending than sitting, because muscles have to do this and those will need fuel.
Early Exercise in a Stable Patient after Heart... →
It is typically advised to a patient of heart attack after the recovery to rest for at least for one month. That is also true after interventional therapy in form of stenting. Now researchers advise the sooner the exercise the better is the outcome in a stable patient recovering from heart attack. The new study by researchers at the University of Alberta shows that for best results in stable...
Exercising Mothers Can Expect Stronger Heart in... →
Now, new research suggests that the bond may be stronger than had been suspected. In an exercising pregnant mother instead of leading a passive life, the foetus joins in the workout of the mother; thus actively participating in the symbiosis.
Dengue Assay Kit gets approved by FDA
Dengue is usually transmitted by the mosquito Aedes aegypti, and rarely by Aedes albopictus. Dengue is currently endemic in more than 110 countries. It causes high grade fever, headache, severe body pain, rashes and sometimes bleeding from various places in its severest form. It is therefore, called as Break-bone fever or Dengue haemorrhagic fever. There is no approved vaccine or definite...
Cold Sores in Mouth and Lips →
Most of the populations anywhere in the world are exposed to the viruses at some point of time that cause cold sores in the mouth. Those can be herpes simplex virus type 1, or herpes simplex virus type 2.
Very Lean Women may suffer from Menstrual Disorder →
Very lean women perusing for “0” size figure or even less than that lose a lot of fat in the process. They may eventually land up in cessation menstruation. The same may be true for women runners, dancers or those with eating disorder.
Vegetarian diet linked to lower cataract risk |... →
Fish Oil may Boost Action of Tamoxifen in Cancer... →
Fish Oil may Boost Action of Tamoxifen in Cancer Breast
Advice on Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine
Please go through the recommendations of Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) on use of Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine (HPV)Amplify’d from www.cdc.govThese recommendations represent the first statement by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) on the use of a quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on June...
Melanoma Cases in Rise in UK →
As reported by the BBC , more than two people under 35 in Britain are being diagnosed each day with malignant melanoma, a form of skin cancer. Scientists blame this trend to increase in use of sunbeds before an age of 35 that may increase the chance of getting melanoma by 75%. Women are twice at risk in comparison to men.
Clinician On Net: Meditation can Ease Pain and... →
Meditation has been practised in India time immemorial by the saints. Now is is a research subject in the western countries. Researchers say it can produce pain relief even comparable to opium derived analgesics.
Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Patients suffering from triple negative cancer need not loose hope. There are a number of researches going on the field. Sometimes brave patients are seen who do not hesitate to tell about their condition. Such a person was encountered once.Amplify’d from clinicianonnet.blogspot.comConversation with a Brave Fighter, Read Full.There is tremendous research going on breast cancer and new modalities...
Keeping Heart Muscle Healthy
Exercise preserves the heart muscles through out old age in comparison to the sedentary lifestyle.Amplify’d from www.nlm.nih.govExercise preserves, builds heart muscleNEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Consistent lifelong exercise preserves heart muscle in the elderly to levels that match or even exceed that of healthy young sedentary people, a surprising finding that underscores the value of regular...
Bioresorable Coronary Stent's Success Story ~ From... →
Recently, Abbot has developed absorable stents whose 30 days examination results in 101 patients are announced. The stents are called Bioresorabable vascular scaffold (BVS). There was no cases of blood clots (thrombosis), no need for repeat procedures (ischemia-driven target lesion revascularization) and a very low rate of major adverse cardiac events (MACE1 rate of 2.0 percent) at 30 days; as...
Unsuspected Lead Poisoning
Patterned utensils contain lead that can pass to body. Prolonged eating in these utensils may land up one in dreaded lead poisoning. This is an unsuspected source. An equal source is printed paper, sometimes some chew it out of stress and sometimes dry food material is served in India in it.Amplify’d from www.nytimes.comPretty Patterns That Camouflage a Poison To do the research, Dr. O’Malley,...
Conversation with a Brave Fighter, Read Full. →
It all started from a Friend Connect in Facebook and progressed to a conversation that can be posted as a FAQ on my blog. I, of course sought permission from the brave fighter, a lady, who gracefully agreed to it.
Smoking in Early Preganncy Gives Rise to Child... →
Maternal cigarette smoking in the first trimester was associated with a 20 to 70 percent greater likelihood that a baby would be born with certain types of congenital heart defects, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.