Archive for March, 2008

Some Imperfect Hearts OK for Transplant

Monday, March 17th, 2008

HealthDay News – A heart needn’t be perfect to be used in a transplant, a new study shows. Five-year results for people given hearts with mild-to-moderate left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) – a thickening of the heart’s main pumping chamber – were as good as for those who got hearts with no problems, cardiologists at Cedars-Sinai [...]

Human Growth Hormone Doesn’t Improve Athletic Performance

Monday, March 17th, 2008

HealthDay News – In addition to ruining promising sports careers, human growth hormone may not even enhance athletic performance as it is purported to do. An analysis of existing literature on human growth hormone found that while lean body mass increased, exercise capacity did not. The findings add an ironic twist to the current controversy [...]