Conditions and Diseases

New Treatment to Cure Blood Mediated Viral Hepatitis C

New Treatment to Cure Blood Mediated Viral Hepatitis C There are 3 viruses that cause hepatitis. Each hepatitis virus is named with a letter of the alphabet hepatitis A, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Hepatitis C is usually spread through contact with blood products, like accidentally being stuck with a dirty (used) needle, using IV drugs and sharing needles, or getting a blood transfusion before 1992. Most people don't feel sick when they are first...

Progesterone: For the Treatment of Traumatic Brain /Head Injury (TBI)

Progesterone: For the Treatment of Traumatic Brain /Head Injury (TBI) more than half a million people each year sustain a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. These brain injuries are caused when the brain, which floats in cerebral fluid, smashes against the hard wall of the skull following an impact. They are often caused by motor vehicle or sports traumas, but also can be caused by physical abuse or violence – including shaking a small child or infant – or,...

Diagnostic Monitoring Tool for Unexplained Heart Beats/ Palpitations

Diagnostic Monitoring Tool for Unexplained Heart Beats/ Palpitations A careful heart exam showed the root of her problems – and perhaps those of others in her family tree. She has a genetic condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, or HCM, which causes her heart muscle to grow too thick. The extra muscle blocked blood flow out of her heart when she was active, and made her short of breath just from walking in the mall. A patient with such condition expressed...

Even Slightly Elevated Fasting Blood Glucose Levels Than Normal Have High Heart Risk

Even Slightly Elevated Fasting Blood Glucose Levels Than Normal Have High Heart Glucose in the blood is produced by the liver from the foods you eat.In a healthy person, the blood glucose level is regulated by several hormones, one of which is insulin. Insulin is produced by the pancreas, a small organ near the stomach that also secretes important enzymes that help in the digestion of food.In diabetes, glucose in the blood cannot move into cells, and it stays in the blood....

Heart Disease Due to Diabetes has Increased about 60 Percent Over Time

Heart disease due to diabetes has increased about 60 percent over time Appropriate assessment and management of cardiovascular risk is vital to prevent fatal and non fatal heart attacks and strokes and to improve health outcomes in individuals at high risk of cardiovascular events. Those at high cardiovascular risk include patients with established coronary heart disease and cerebrovascular disease as well as those with risk factors. These risk factors such as...

Drug Abuse Warning for OTC and Prescription Drugs

Drug Abuse Warning for OTC and Prescription Drugs When prescription drugs are taken the right way, they are safe and there is little chance of addiction. However, prescription drugs can be dangerous if they are abused (for example, taking too much or taking them when they're not needed). Some of the most commonly abused prescription drugs are painkillers and anti-anxiety drugs. Abused substances produce some form of intoxication that alters...

Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus by Sweating / Perspiration

Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus by Sweating / Perspiration You're especially at risk if you are an intravenous (IV) drug user who shares needles or other paraphernalia, have unprotected sexual contact with an infected partner, or were born in or travel to parts of the world where hepatitis B is widespread. In addition, women with HBV can pass the infection to their babies during childbirth. Someone with hepatitis B may have symptoms similar to those...

Penicillin Resistant Bacteria Such As Mrsa May Transmit Heterosexually

ImPenicillin Resistant Bacteria Such As Mrsa May Transmit Heterosexually Rates of hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP), due to multidrug-resistant (MDR) pathogens have increased dramatically in hospitalized patients, especially in intensive care and transplant patients.Sources of pathogens for HAP include healthcare devices, the environment (air, water, equipment, and fomites), and commonly the transfer of microorganisms between the patient and staff or other patients....

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) / Stiff or Shock Lung Depends on Nitric Oxide in Urine

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) / Stiff or Shock Lung Depends on Nitr ARDS is a medical emergency. It can be caused by any major lung inflammation or injury. Some common causes include pneumonia, septic shock, trauma, aspiration of vomit, or chemical inhalation. ARDS develops as inflammation and injury to the lung and causes a buildup of fluid in the air sacs. This fluid inhibits the passage of oxygen from the air into the bloodstream. The main symptom of ARDS is...

Treatment of Krabbe Disease with Combination of Bone Marrow Transplants and Gene Therapy; Might Greatly Extend The Lives

Treatment of Krabbe Disease with Combination of Bone Marrow Transplants and Gene There is no cure for Krabbé disease. Results of a very small clinical trial of patients with infantile Krabbé disease found that children who received umbilical cord blood stem cells from unrelated donors prior to symptom onset developed with little neurological impairment. Results also showed that disease progression stabilized faster in patients who receive cord blood compared to those who...

New Nt-Probnp Blood Test will be Helpful to Determine The Risk for Developing of Future Heart Attack, Stroke or Death

New Nt-Probnp Blood Test will be Helpful to Determine The Risk for Developing of For both men and women, the biggest factors that contribute to heart disease are smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, family history and age. Take a moment to look at your lifestyle, family history and your general health. With this information, you and your family doctor can assess your risk and make a plan to avoid potential problems. Although you can't do much about your family...

Withdrawal Time During Colonoscopy Test Should be More Than Six Minutes

Withdrawal Time During Colonoscopy Test Should be More Than Six Minutes for Earl Colonoscopy is almost always painless and most patients are asleep for the entire procedure. Taking laxatives and/or enemas before the test to clean out the colon isn't fun, but most people find this to be the worst part of the procedure. It may be embarrassing or awkward, but it is certainly better than having cancer. Certain people may require colonoscopies before age 50. These include persons...

New Drug :Tyzeka (Telbivudine) for Chronic Hepatitis B (HBV)) , Approved by FDA

New Drug :Tyzeka (Telbivudine) for Chronic Hepatitis B (Hbv) , Approved by Fda Although there are several different types of hepatitis, hepatitis B is a type that can move from one person to another through blood and other bodily fluids. It can be transmitted through sexual intercourse and through needles — such as those shared by intravenous drug or steroid users who have the virus, or tattoo needles that haven't been properly sterilized. A pregnant woman can also pass...

Antibiotic Rifaximin (Xifaxan) Might Be Treatment Of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Antibiotic Rifaximin (Xifaxan) Might Be Treatment Of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Irritable bowel syndrome is characterized by a combination of abdominal pain and altered bowel function. There are many possible causes. For instance, there may be a disturbance in the muscle movement of the intestine or a lower tolerance for stretching and movement of the intestine. There is no abnormality in the structure of the intestine.It is mainly characterized by a pattern of symptoms that...

How Can You Avoid Problems With Your Diabetic Feet?

How can You Avoid Problems With Your Diabetic Feet? Diabetes causes your blood sugar levels to be higher than normal. Over time, high blood sugar levels can damage the blood vessels and nerves in your body.People with diabetes often have trouble with their feet. Part of the problem is that the loss of feeling in your feet makes it hard for you to tell if you have a blister or sore. If little sores aren't taken care of, they can get worse and turn...