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Insidermedicine in 60 - Infertility, Stop Smoking, High Blood Pressure,
Insidermedicine in 60 - Infertility, Stop Smoking, High Blood Pressure,

July 5, 2007 (Insidermedicine)

From Montreal

A 7 year old girl may one day give birth to her own half brother or sister.Canadian researchers have frozen eggs from her mother to one day be able to
use for the girl who has a rare genetic disorder called Turner’s Syndrome and unfortunately may be infertile.

From Boston

You can become addicted after smoking only once. Researchers found that 10% of grade 6 students became addicted to nicotine within 2 days of smoking a
cigarette and nearly a quarter after one month.

From Chicago

A new gene is identified that raises the risk for asthma. The mutation is on chromosome 17 and results in the production of a protein called OR-MDL3. This mutation raises the risk of asthma by 70%. Today’s finding may lead to new treatments for asthma.

From Germany

Joining the likes of Norvasc and Vasotec, dark chocolate may become an additional treatment for high blood pressure. Dark chocolate can lower systolic blood pressure by 3 mmHg and diastolic by 2 mmHg. These reductions can lower the risk for stroke and heart attack.

For Insidermedicine in 60, I’m Dr. Sanjay Sharma.

 
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