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Drug for cluster headaches may cause heart problems

... PAUL, Minn. - A drug increasingly used to prevent cluster headaches can cause heart problems, according to a... of Neurology. Those taking the drug verapamil for cluster headaches should be closely monitored with frequent electrocardiograms (EKGs) for potential developm...

New nutritional research: College students face obesity, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome

...s are at the peak of health. Metabolic syndrome, a cluster of five risk factors (high blood pressure, excess abdominal fat, high blood glucose, high triglycerides, and low HDL or good cholesterol) that are predictive of future development of heart disease and diabetes, is particularly prevalent in males. Six...

Study examines characteristics of female high school students who report steroid use

... in competitive athletics and is associated with a cluster of other health-harming behaviors, including smoking and taking diet pills, according to results of a national survey published in the June issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. In 2004, the Cente...

Stroke risk nearly doubles for siblings of people who have had a stroke

...itions like high blood pressure and diabetes which cluster in families may also play a role." The study, a ...l ethnicities should be aware that strokes tend to cluster in families," said Lisabeth. "They need to know the warning signs, since treatment must be given wit...

Bovine tuberculosis could spread by human-human contact

The source of a cluster of six cases of tuberculosis in central England in 2005 originated from one persons exposure to bovine TB, strongly suggesting that bovine tuberculosis can be spread by human to human contact, conclude authors of research published in this weeks issu...

A new, nanoporous ceramic filter offers hope to kidney-dialysis patients

...r filtering units. Each nephron in turn contains a cluster of tiny blood vessels called a glomerulus, which is attached to a tubule. Every 24 hours, the kidneys filter about 200 quarts of fluid, returning 198 quarts of purified fluid to the bloodstream and excreting 2 quarts in the form of urine. The toxin...

First step in developing heart hormone-based pill to control high blood pressure

...heart failure. The Mayo Clinic team started with a cluster of amino acids called C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP). CNP has properties important for heart health, such as resisting cell proliferation and promoting dilation of blood vessels without causing low blood pressure. However, CNP had no effect on incr...

Aspirin reduces esophageal-cancer risk in people with most-aggressive form of Barrett's esophagus

...rugs, or NSAIDs. The researchers also identified a cluster of four known cancer biomarkers, or genetic abnormalities, in people with Barretts that significantly increases their risk of developing esophageal cancer. These findings, by lead authors Patricia C. Galipeau and Xiaohong Li, senior author Brian J. R...

Multislice CT speeds the diagnosis of chest pain in the emergency room

...in adolescents. Metabolic syndrome is defined by a cluster of unhealthy characteristics that hike the risk of cardiovascular disease, including a large waist measurement, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high blood levels of fats known as triglycerides, and low blood levels of "good" cholesterol, or HD...

November/December 2006 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...nts, such as headaches and abdominal pain, tend to cluster in families, especially in mothers and children, according to this analysis of national survey data from more than 30,000 families in the Netherlands. The authors conclude that when primary care doctors understand patients family context, they can b...

RAND study finds vaccination of nursing home staff, residents, key to reducing flu outbreak

...ursing homes were 60 percent less likely to have a cluster of influenza-like illness cases if more than 55 pe...ke illness cluster. Of those that did, the average cluster was more than 15 residents and the average number of hospitalizations was 2.2, with an average of le...

Health inequalities are a growing problem worldwide

...groups--better off, worse-off and mid-level--using cluster analysis methods to reveal new associations and structure in data, and examine the underlying risk factors associated with inequality in mortality. "Unlike previous studies, this research focuses on gaps in health inequalities between countries," Rug...

Decision-making impairment appears greater in alcoholics with coexisting personality disorders

...bgroups, those without any PD (n=38), those with a cluster A or C PD (n=19), and those with certain cluster B Antisocial and Borderline PDs (n=23). The objective was to determine if decision-making impairm...

Migraine treatment also appears effective for cluster headaches

...also may be safe and effective in treating painful cluster headaches, according to an article posted online t... zolmitriptan, have been shown to be effective for cluster headaches as well. Zolmitriptan nasal spray is a new formulation that is absorbed through the nasal...

Nobel Laureate keynote speaker at conference on nanomedicine, geriatric care, brain injury

...py of unstable species and reaction intermediates, cluster science, including carbon and metal clusters, microparticles, and nanofibers, and astrophysics, specifically interstellar molecules and circumstellar dust. The focus on Thursday, Oct. 5, will be nanomedicine and biomedical applications of nanopartic...

Chronic alcohol exposure can affect brain protein expression

... stored for analysis. Zebrafish normally swim in a cluster in unison, so the procedure allowed nonintrusive m...k. However, after two weeks of daily exposure, the cluster reformed and behavior returned to normal, suggesting the fish had become alcohol-tolerant. The abnor...

Previously approved drugs may be helpful in fatal pediatric disorder

... the cell nucleus, PXR regulates the activity of a cluster of genes that helps the body get rid of toxins. NPC affects approximately one in every 100,000 children. Affected individuals typically present in early childhood with gait disturbance and progressive impairment of motor and intellectual function an...

A little TLC goes a long way toward reducing high cholesterol

...he booklet is devoted to the metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors for heart disease and diabetes that is associated with obesity and overweight. Having one risk factor increases a person's risk of heart disease, but having several as in metabolic syndrome increases risk even more. The lifestyle ch...

Exercise important in reducing size of abdominal fat cells

...minal fat is associated with metabolic syndrome, a cluster of symptoms that increases the risk for heart disease and diabetes. The syndrome is diagnosed when someone has at least three of the following: abdominal obesity, high triglycerides, low levels of high-density liprorotein ("good") cholesterol, high b...

Variations in detoxifying genes linked to Lou Gehrig's disease

...ceptible individuals as a possible cause. PON gene cluster variants have previously been associated with othe...c studies may help elucidate the complexity of PON cluster association with ALS," Siddique said. Siddique hopes to study DNA samples from Gulf War veterans w...

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