A recent study from the Erasmus University Medical Centre, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, has found that fat cells removed from the waistline during liposuction could potentially help heart attack patients recover. This fat, researchers found, is rich in stem cells.
The stem cells derived from fat, otherwise known as ‘adipose-derived regenerative cells’, can reduce the amount of damaged heart tissue, as well as increase blood flow and improve perfusion, or the heart’s pumping ability.
A novel research has linked smoking in pregnancy to baby's brain development. The study outlined that mothers who indulge in heavy smoking during pregnancy are more likely to have kids who become criminal offenders later in their lives.
It highlighted that mothers smoking 20 cigarettes a day were found to render their child at a greater likeliness of growing up as repeat offenders with long time criminal record.
University of Southampton scientists have revealed that rheumatoid arthritis can be controlled by using homeopathic medicines.
In 1796, Samuel Hahneman, a German physician, was the first to suggest the use of Homeopathy as an alternative medicine.
The research team found that just with in a six months time, arthritis patients had been significantly benefitted by the use of Homeopathy medicines in addition to their earlier treatments.
The study has been conducted on 83 patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis.
A latest research has claimed that Inspra, a diuretic pill, if given to patients have mild heart attack can not only reduce the exigency for hospitalization but also can avoid the immediate danger of death.
Faiez Zannad, MD, PhD, of Nancy University, in France had studied 2737 patients above 55 years of age, suffering from mild heart failures.
Amongst the study group 13 percent of the patients have died while in the control group death rate was 16 recent.
Oxytocin, a hormone associated with bonding between romantic partners and mothers and their children, has been found to also influence feelings of well-being and sensitivity to advertising.
The present research found that participants were more empathetic toward public service announcements after exposure to oxytocin. They were also more likely to donate to the advertised causes.
It has long been known that smoking can damage hearing. However, a recent study suggests that even exposure to second-hand cigarette smoke is associated with an increased risk of hearing loss.
Experts believe that hearing is damaged because smoke disrupts the blood flow in the small vessels of the ear. This disruption starves the organ of oxygen, resulting in a buildup of toxic waste and consequent damage.
For those interested in finding a balanced, healthy diet, the traditional Indian diet is an excellent idea. The diet contains a good balance of carbohydrates (rotis, for example), protein (dal) and vitamins and minerals from vegetables (sabjis).
A typical breakfast should comprise at least 30% of one's daily energy requirement. A hot and wholesome first meal could include poha, upma or two rotis and some vegetables, washed down with a glass of milk and some fruit.
The doctors of Glasgow carried out trials for evaluating the effectiveness of stem cells in the brains of stroke patients.
The stem cells were infused into the brain of an elderly man affected with stroke at Southern General Hospital. He was injected with low doses of stem cells. Now, he has been released from the hospital and as per doctors, he was enjoying good health.
In UK, strokes take life of about 67,000 people every year, as per the Stroke Association. It is the third most common cause of deaths in England.
Scientists in Harvard have announced that women working in stressful workplaces are at an 88% increased risk of suffering a heart attack. High-stress jobs have been labeled by scientists in the research as those jobs which involved minimal creativity and authority, while at the same time were demanding.
Apart from an 88% increased risk of suffering a heart attack, these women have been stated to be at a 40% increased risk of suffering a heart disease in contrast to women, who are employed in less stressful workplaces.
An official complaint has been lodged against the University of British Columbia (UBC) by Stop UBC Animal Research with the BC Government for UBC not adhering to the provincial freedom of information law.
Stop UBC Animal Research, an animal advocacy group had asked about the records of UBC's extensive animal research programs and deadlines were fixed for the same under BC's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), which UBC had failed to comply with.
The human papilloma virus (HPV) is a common sexually-transmitted disease that has been found the cause cervical cancer in woman and certain cancers in men. The virus also causes genital warts.
Since the groundbreaking discovery and authorisation of an HPV vaccine, the Australian Government has provided free vaccinations for all female high school students. The most recent development in this story is the inclusion of males in the vaccine administration.
As per a new study, the combined intake of herbal and dietary supplements and blood thinners could increase the risk of having stroke or bleeding.
The research carried out by the researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah suggest that those who have already been taking blood thinners should avoid using herbal and dietary supplements, as the combination can lead to serious health hazards.
Children Texting and Using Social Networking Sites More Possess Greater Risk of Inflicting with Behavioural ChangesSubmitted by Rasik Sharma on Tue, 11/16/2010 - 04:57
The high school students that are more inclined towards sending messages or using social networking sites or both have a greater tendency to develop smoking, drug use and alcohol consumption habit, eating disorders, depression and there absenteeism rate is high, as found by a study presented at a meeting of the American Public Health Association in Denver on Tuesday.
A study has revealed that 90% people who suffer first-time heart attacks can reduce the risk by taking precautionary measures like proper medication and timely screening. The research was conducted by experts at the University of Minnesota, who examined 815 first-time cardiac arrest patients at the Abbot Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis.
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