Health :: Best Health Articles in October 2005

Following are the best health articles in October 2005, arranged as per viewed frequency: 1. Homoeopathic medical colleges in India Homoeopathic medical colleges in India as on 01.04.2002 governed by CCH India.

2. Cancer :: Genes associated with cancer drug resistance
Scientists at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), a part of the National Institutes of Health, have created a database of information about a group of genes associated with multidrug resistance in cancerous tumors. The research, published in the issue of “Cancer Cell”, details the gene expression of a 48-member family of proteins called ABC transporters. The NCI scientists identified associations between expression of individual ABC transporters in cancer cells and resistance to specific drugs.

3. Renal Failure :: Chronic renal failure, Kidney failure
Chronic renal failure is a gradual and progressive loss of the ability of the kidneys to excrete wastes, concentrate urine, and conserve electrolytes.

4. Ovarian Cyst :: Positive options for polycystic ovary syndrome
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, a condition set up by hormonal imbalances, affects ovulation, metabolism, and the cardiovascular system and can contribute to such problems as multiple miscarriages, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, and endometrial cancer.

5. Health :: Cooking utensils and their affect on nutrition
The utensils that are used to cook food often do more than just “hold” the food. Molecules of substances can leach from the utensil to the food that is being cooked in that utensil. Three of the substances that have been connected with utensils include aluminum, lead, and iron. Both lead and aluminum have been associated with illness.

6. Asthma :: Traffic worse for childhood asthma
Infants living near stop and go bus and truck traffic have significantly higher rates of wheezing, a common symptom of asthma, according to new research published in the August 2005 Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology (JACI). The JACI is the peer-reviewed, scientific journal of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI).

7. Cholesterol :: What is high blood cholesterol
Too much cholesterol (ko-LES-ter-ol) in the blood, or high blood cholesterol, can be serious. People with high blood cholesterol have a greater chance of getting heart disease. High blood cholesterol itself does not cause symptoms, so many people are unaware that their cholesterol level is too high.

8. Seizures :: Information on seizure, convulsions
A seizure is a sudden change in behavior due to an excessive electrical activity in the brain. There are a wide variety of possible symptoms of seizures, depending on what parts of the brain are affected. Many types of seizures cause loss of consciousness with twitching or shaking of the body. However, some seizures consist of staring spells that can easily go unnoticed. Occasionally, seizures can cause temporary abnormal sensations or visual disturbances.

9. Measles :: Information on Measles, Rubeola
Measles is a highly contagious viral illness characterized by a fever, cough, conjunctivitis (redness and irritation in membranes of the eyes), and spreading rash.

10. Eyes :: Conjunctival growth – Thuja
A child aged 4 years was brought to me on 20.3.71 for a conjunctival growth. The child was earlier shown in a famous hospital where removal of the growth was suggested.

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