Love can damage your healt!

lunes, 8 de octubre de 2007

It has been the topic both of romantic novels and of very successful movies and the doctors have suspected it for a long time and today, a study with 9.000 Britishers, it established that it is possible to DIE FOR LOVE!!!.

The research, published in File of Internal Medicine, revealed that the stress and the anxiety that the hostile relations generate can increase the risk of developing a cardiac disease.

The possibilities of suffering a heart attack or pain in the chest were increasing 34 %, opposite to those of the persons who has a good relation with her husband or his wife.

" The cardiac condition of a person seems to be influenced by the intimate negative relationships ", the authors wrote. The experts analyzed persons who completed questionnaires on the negative aspects of his relationships. The team realized a follow-up of more than 12 years and found that the persons who were reporting to suffer critiques and another type of conflicts were in the habit of having some more 34 % of risk of suffering heart attacks or chest pain.

Well, how you can see, love is potentially dangerous, so you must be careful. But it doesn't mean that you must be frightened of the love, on the opposite, you must enjoy it! maybe in this way you may save yourself from a coronary disease.

Task 2

miércoles, 3 de octubre de 2007

Drug firms search for clues to prevent serious side effects

When a pharmaceutical launches a new drug, after expensive research, it always runs the risk to obtain serious side effects in the population.

To prevet this, giants pharmaceutical have joined with US authorities with an attempt to use genetics to discover why some people respond differently than other with the same drug for the same disease, specially when they have dangerous side effects.

Big pharmaceutical companies have lost million dollars on having withdrawn medicines from the market that have presented side effects in the population (most famously when Merck withdrew its painkiller Vioxx in 2004 over fears it increased the risk of heart attacks).

Seven pharmaceuticals groups, have now teamed up with three academic institutions including Newcastle University, and the US Food and Drug Administration to create the Serious Adverse Events Consortium, or SAEC.

The SAEC will investigate in the first instance, on drug-related toxicity in the liver and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, which consists on a strange skin condicion caused by almost medicine, including over the counters medicines like ibuprofen.

It will attempt to find specific genetic markers that will be made available to researchers, drug developers and pharmaceutical companies with the aim to research other adverse reactions.

Arthur Holden, the chairman of the SAEC, said "the most efficient way to study drug-related SAEs is to create a global, publicly available 'knowledge base' that will help identify the genetic variations that may predicts SAEs."

They plans to have information out about Stevens-Johnson Syndrome within a year.