Tag: "mild" at biology news
Ketek receives marketing approval in Europe
... and older for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), mild
or moderate; acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis (AECB); acute sinusitis; and tonsillitis/pharyngitis caused by Group A beta streptococci, as an alternative when beta lactam antibiotics are not appropriate, in patients 12 years and older. In Pha...
Researchers gain better understanding of deadly autoimmune heart ailment that affects young adults
... with blocked complement receptors showed signs of mild
myocarditis, while the control mice, without blocked receptors, developed severe autoimmune myocarditis. "This finding may aid the development of novel therapeutic approaches for the treatment of human autoimmune diseases such as diabetes, multiple s...
Study allays fears about the physical and psychological development of ICSI children
...suggested that there might be an increased risk of mild
delays in development at one year of ICSI children compared with children conceived by routine IVF or naturally, and that there might be a slight increase in the transmission of paternal sex chromosomal defects. However subsequent studies have concl...
Biting may drive division of labor among social wasp workers
... of biting behaviors observed varied, ranging from mild
to highly aggressive. O'Donnell divided the behavior into three categories: very mild
that could be likened to a light poke in the ribs among humans, slow chewing-like biting, and highly...
Drug bottles containing natural rubber stoppers may place latex allergic patients at risk for reactions
...of children with spina bifida. Symptoms range from mild
local skin reactions, nasal congestion or hives, to anaphylaxis, the life-threatening allergic reaction that can constrict airways in the lungs, severely lower blood pressure and cause death....
Scary study: Selenium deficiency causes flu virus to mutate into more dangerous forms
...normal diets. Later, they exposed both groups to a mild
strain of human influenza virus known as Influenza...en the mice's illnesses was the difference between mild
pneumonia and severe pneumonia, which can be life-threatening, they said. Afterward, the researche...
Study finds nonviral gene therapy for severe hemophilia a is safe with early signs of benefit
... with greater than 5 percent of normal levels have mild
hemophilia. Approximately 60 percent of patients h...o joints and soft tissues. In contrast, those with mild
hemophilia typically bleed only after injuries or surgery. Gene therapy represents a new strategic a...
Food safety: French discovery explains how Listeria penetrates the body, and may suggest new drug delivery strategies
... serious, ranging from gastrointestinal illness to mild
fever and headache. To cause infection through contaminated food, Listeria must move through the stomach and then cross the intestine to enter the bloodstream, where it disseminates to the central nervous system and the placenta. But, the molecular...
Physically fit, leaner older people are happier, study says
... up for an exercise program. The participants had mild
hypertension but were otherwise healthy. Researchers assessed the participants' fitness levels during treadmill testing, recorded their muscle strength during weight-lifting exercises and measured their percentages of body fat. Participants then co...
Researchers find first gene that increases risk of Crohn's disease
...rrhea, fever and weight loss. Symptoms range from mild
to severe. The cause is unknown. Although everything from diet to emotional stress has been suggested, the prevailing theory is that in patients with Crohn's disease, the intestinal immune system over-reacts to viral or bacterial agents and initi...
Doctors failure to reevaluate asthma severity hurts wheezing sufferers
...ir symptoms and handle an attack, in comparison to mild
asthmatics. Roughly 60 percent of the moderate cases, for example,had a peak flow meter, a device patients use frequently to measure lung capacity and adjust anti-asthma drugs to prevent severe episodes. Only 16 percent of the mildly asthmatic patien...
An off switch for epilepsy?
... May 17, 2001 --- Biomedical engineers have used a mild
electric field to control seizure-like activity in...e firing begins, the system responds by applying a mild
electric field, fewer than 50 millivolts per millimeter. When the erratic firing stops, the electric...
Leptospirosis raising health concern among companion animal owners
...tracting leptospirosis. Symptoms can be relatively mild
and include flu-like symptoms, ocular pain, redness of the eyes, nasal discharge, fever, or muscle and joint pain; however, it can progress to more severe kidney and liver failure. Harkin likens contracting the disease to being "hit by a truck." "I'v...
FDA approves new treatment, Campath , humanized monoclonal antibody, for patients with B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia
... about 32% of patients. Most of these events were mild
(National Cancer Institute Common Toxicity Criteria [NCI-CTC] Grade 1 or 2) with serious (NCI-CTC Grade 3 or 4) events in less than 20% of patients. Infusion-related events are usually controlled with premedication and post-therapy medications inclu...
Scientists: nutritional deficiency can boost influenza virus damage
...diets. They later exposed both groups of mice to a mild
strain of human influenza virus known as Influenza...erence between the mice was the difference between mild
pneumonia and severe pneumonia, which can be life threatening, they said. A report on the discover...
Household ant invasions are determined by weather, not pesticide use, new study finds
...come a major pest in other parts of the world with mild
winters - including Hawaii, South Africa, Australia and the French Riviera. Rain and drought The Stanford study is the first to examine a phenomenon Californians have long suspected: that the majority of Argentine ant invasions occur during winter ra...
Neonatal diabetes tied to gene defect
...ng glucokinase mutations that result in relatively mild
disease as well as severe neonatal diabetes makes us suspect that there is a spectrum of glucose-regulation disorders that can be traced to different abnormalities of this gene," said Bell. The parents of the Norwegian child were first cousins. The ...
Ticks have potential to transmit cat scratch disease
...the ticks. Cat scratch disease is a relatively mild
disease in humans, generally consisting of a low-grade fever and swollen lymph nodes, but in patients with compromised immune systems it can lead to a potentially fatal disease known as bacillary angiomatosis. Several years ago, it was discovere...
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute develop a new 'kit' to screen mercury in fish
...ck is then plunged into a second tube containing a mild
acid, which pulls the mercury off the resin, and then a few drops of lightly colored detector solution is added. This solution has a molecule that precipitates when it binds to the mercury. If the fish is contaminated, the liquid changes color, beco...
Kaposis sarcoma-associated herpesvirus causes no negative health effects in hiv-negative individuals, find University of Pittsburgh researchers
... HIV-positive adults, causes no symptoms or only a mild
flu-like illness in healthy adults without HIV, an...on they experienced fatigue, enlarged lymph nodes, mild
fever, diarrhea and/or mild
skin rash. All symptoms were temporary, and the five men had no lingerin...
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