Health News On 18 Oct 2007

  • Eating Soya Could Slash Men’s Sperm Count
    Men who eat just half a serving of soya a day have drastically fewer sperm than those who do not consume such foods, according to a small, preliminary study.
  • HIV Linked To Increased Risk Of ESRD In African-Americans
    For African Americans infected with HIV, the risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is six times higher than for whites with HIV—and similar to the ESRD risk associated with diabetes, reports a study in the November Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
  • Sex Once A Day… On Doctors Orders!
    The latest research into male fertility has the news all men want to hear – the more sex a man has the more fertile he becomes – at least in some cases!
  • Bypass Surgery More Likely Than Angioplasty To Relieve Coronary Artery Disease Pain
    Patients with mid-range coronary artery disease are more likely to get relief from painful angina and less likely to have repeat procedures if they get bypass surgery rather than balloon angioplasty with or without a stent, according to a new report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
  • Discovery Of New Antibody That Helps Detect Type 1 Diabetes
    Researchers at the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes and University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center’s School of Medicine have discovered a fourth antibody in human blood which will help more accurately predict who is predisposed to type 1 diabetes.
  • Cystic Fibrosis Lung Disease May Be Slowed By High-Dose Ibuprofen, Especially In Children
    The most important clinical problem for people with cystic fibrosis (CF) is inflammation of their lungs. The inflammation then plays a role in further damaging the tissues. Consequently, people have wondered whether giving non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to patients with CF will reduce lung inflammation.