Latest Health News of July 2010

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Study Find Connection Between Scleroderma and Cancer

Study Find Connection Between Scleroderma and Cancer         According to the researchers of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, patients suffering from a particular type of scleroderma can get both cancer and scleroderma at the same time. This basically points out to the fact that when it comes to some types of diseases, there could be connection with the person's autoimmune system and cancer.

         Scleroderma is an autoimmune linked disease and it can visibly affect the skin or invisibly affect the internal organs of the person. In some people, the skin and the internal organs are affected by the disease. Scleroderma is an incurable disease and causes the formation of scar tissue on the skin and the affected organ. And, this could be the reason why some patients suffering from scleroderma maybe at a heightened risk of developing cancer.More...

 

Fish Oil Supplements Can Lower The Risk Of Breast Cancer

Fish Oil Supplements Can Lower The Risk Of Breast Cancer         A study has recently found that women who take supplements of fish oil have a reduce risk of getting breast cancer compared to women who do not take the supplement. However, the study could not explain whether the fish oil supplement was solely responsible for this.

         The study was conducted on 35,000 postmenopausal women and found that women who took supplements of fish oil on a regular basis were one-third less likely to get breast cancer over a period of 6 years compared to women who did not take the supplement. This risk was low even in women who had some of the risk factors like drinking too much alcohol, obesity and leading an inactive life.More...

 

Anxiety May Cause Heart Related Events In Heart Patients

Anxiety May Cause Heart Related Events In Heart Patients         A new research claims that if a person is suffering from a heart problem, then anxiety could increase the risk of the person getting a heart attack, stroke or heart failure. Also, researchers say that the connection between anxiety and the prognosis for heart patients cannot be explained by certain behaviors that affect health such as smoking or how severe the disease is, or by factors like rate of the heart or levels of the hormones.

         So, now researchers are trying to figure out having an anxiety disorder causes bad heart outcomes. It must be noted that people who suffer from anxiety disorder usually are treated via medications and counseling.More...

 

Teenage Binge Drinking Could Lead To Osteoporosis

Teenage Binge Drinking Could Lead To Osteoporosis         A recently concluded study has found that teenagers who indulge in binge drinking and make a habit of it have a high chance of getting osteoporosis and other health issues. The research was conducted by Loyola University Health System located in Chicago.

         The researchers found during the course of the research that driving heavily causes a disruption in the genes that are involved in the formation of bones. This could lead to osteoporosis and make the bones more prone to fractures. While the study was conducted on rats, researchers claim that it could also be applicable to humans.More...

 

Study Claims The Big Hips In Women Affects Memory Adversely

Study Claims The Big Hips In Women Affects Memory Adversely          A recent study conducted by researchers based in the US claims that the shape of a woman's body could determine her memory. The researchers claim that while being overweight tended to impair the brains of older women, it is the excess weight that women carry on their hips that should be a cause of concern.

           The study was found that women who had bodies shaped like an apple tended to do better in cognitive tests compared to women who had bodies shaped like a pear.More...

 

Study: Cancer Pain And Depression Can Be Cured Over The Telephone

Study: Cancer Pain And Depression Can Be Cured Over The Telephone          It may sound unbelievable, but a new study claims that the pain and depression brought on by cancer can be reduced to a large extent using a centralized phone based care management system and an automated symptom monitoring system. Usually the pain and depression caused due to cancer are symptoms that are often not treated or under treated.

          The research was conducted by the Indiana University School of Medicine and Regenstrief Institute. The researchers from the two institute got a nurse care manager to make calls to patients suffering from any type of cancer and based in urban and rural communities. In addition, the patients also received automated calls.More...

 

Cervical Dysplasia and the Link to HPV

Cervical Dysplasia and the Link to HPV          Abnormal growth of cells on the lining or surface of cervix is known of cervical dysplasia. It is not cancer, but a condition that occurs before full blown cancer. It is connected with the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV communicates a disease to the cervix, genitals and reproductive cells of women. However, herpes virus infection, use of drugs which restrain the immunity, smoking, and hereditary are some of the factors that cause development of cervical dysplasia.

          There is no particular symptom for cervical dysplasia. So, checkups on a regular basis are recommended. Some cases get solved, while some continue. Some of the tests for cervical dysplasia are as follows:More...