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Singing helps to restore speech after stroke

Mar.08, 2010

According to a new study conducted by American scientists, singing promotes more rapid and effective speech rehabilitation in patients after stroke.

The study is based on the fact that singing is engaged in another brain area, rather than for speech. In case when speech center in the brain is damaged, speech, nevetheless, can be restored the center of singing instead of it.

A happy marriage reduces the risk of stroke in men

Mar.08, 2010

According to one study which involved more than 10,000 men aged  1963 to 1997 a happy marriage helps to reduce the risk of stroke  and other cardiovascular complications in men.

Scientists found that the risk of stroke for single men is 64% higher than in that of married ones. Then there was a survey, in which men were supposed to determine whether their marriage is successful. It was found that 3.6% of participants believed their marriage unhappy. The risk of stroke in this group was more than 60% higher as well.

One of the study’s authors say honestly that he could not exactly explain this effect how happy family life influence cardiovascular system.

Others explain it in particular that a loving wife supports her husband in the struggle with risk factors for stroke, for example, forcing him to quit smoking and manage with excess weight by practicing sports or eating a healthy diet.
Unfortunately, such studies have not been carried out in women, although the results would be very curious. Many of the study’s authors believe that they should be similar to those obtained in this study.



Generic Tamsulosin. Tamsulosin generic has been recently approved by FDA

Mar.07, 2010

US Food and Drug Administration approved  generic tamsulosin HCl 0.4 mg capsule (Impax Laboratories; Flomax, Astellas Pharma, distributor Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals).

Tamsulosin is currently marketed under the brand name Flomax.

Generic Tamsulosin is selective alpha-adrenergic blocker used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia – one of the most common urological disease among men over 40 years of age.

Exalgo. Exalgo has been recently approved by FDA

Mar.07, 2010

US Food and Drug Administration USA (FDA) approved the drug Exalgo (hydromorphone HCl) in the form of delayed release tablets for the treatment of moderate and severe pain.

Currently, a lot of people suffer from moderate to severe chronic pain caused by low-back pain, neck pain and trauma. In fact, physicians frequently try many types of narcotic analgetics (pain killers) before finding an appropriate dose regimen that will provide expected analgesic effect. The active ingredient of Exalgo – hydromorphone Hcl has been used in clinical trials since 1930th and soon will be available in the form of extended release tablets.

Foods rich in potassium can help to protect heart

Mar.07, 2010

Foods rich in potassium such as bananas, potatoes and leafy greens can reduce the risk of stroke and coronary heart disease.

This results were obtained by Italian scientists which analyzed 10 studies with a total number of participants 280 000 for a period of 5 to 19 years.

The consumption of potassium rich foods lowers the risk of stroke by 19% in patients and by 8% in patients with coronary heart disease. The authors of this study recommend to consume more foods reach in potassium. The list of these foods include:

Viagra helps in continuous flight

Mar.02, 2010

A well known preparation Viagra oral used for erectile dysfunction may be effective to overcome the consequence of a continuous flight.
Argentinean scientists carried out experiments on the hamsters and noticed that 50% of all hamsters restored their organism faster due to Viagra. The results of this investigation were published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
However, the scientists noticed that Viagra works probably in combination with phototherapy and time zone change only in one direction, in flight to the East. The cycle day-night regulates in mammals the biological clock, which during daylight hours gives a command to act, and at night to sleep.

Viagra for women

Mar.02, 2010

Viagra for women

Viagra for women

Viagra for women

In 1999 Viagra awas approved by FDA to treat erectile dysfunction in men. However, not only men experience sexual problems. Currently, a lot of scientist tries to develop medicines that will help women tio improve libido and sexual health. Unfortunately, today there is no approved medicines for the treatment of decreased female libido and sexual health problems.

How does Viagra act?

Branded Viagra manufactured by Pfizer woks by inhibiting the activity of the enzyme called PDE5 or A phosphodiesterase type 5. This enzyme is responsible for the inactivation of cGMP. By inhibiting the activity of these enzyme Viagra increases the amount of cyclic GMP leading to the relaxation of the blood vessels in the cavernous tissue and improving blood flow to the penis.

Eye problems

Feb.21, 2010

Eye problems

Eye problems according to statical data are some of the most common problems which affect human health. In our fast-evolving society we can clearly see that amongst all the positive features a personal computer has it also inflicts damage to our eyesight and the most frequent cause of eye problems is sedentary work with a computer. When adults or children are performing certain tasks which are connected with eye stress, their eyes are fatigued, that if not alternated with eye exercise leads to certain common eye problems like:

Lamictal. New Lamictal medication is approved by FDA

Feb.12, 2010

Lamictal

FDA approved Lamictal in the form of extended release tablets for the treatment of generalized tonic-clonic seizures

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the extension of lamotrigine indications in the form of extended-release tablets (Lamictal made by GlaxoSmithKline) as adjuvant treatment of generalized tonic-clonic seizures once daily in patients aged 13 years and older .

FDA decision is based on the results of a double-blind multi-center clinical trial lasting 19 weeks which involved 143 patients.

Children autism

Feb.12, 2010

Children autism

According to extensive research conducted in the United States, a mature age of the mother increases the risk of autism in a child, regardless of age of his father.

Scientists have shown that increasing maternal age by 5 years is associated with increased risk of autism in children by 18%. Thus, for a woman who became a mother at the age of 40 years, the risk of birth of child with autism is 100% higher than in women in 25 years of age.

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