Tag: "protect" at medical news
New study in 'Nature' demonstrates protection against cell death during heart attack
...foundly affect the heart or brain and, presumably, protect
it." A class of drugs already exists that blocks c..., there have been numerous studies indicating they protect
against stroke in many different animal models, according to Dr. Molkentin, a scientist in the divis...
Some brain cells 'change channels' to fine-tune the message
...s harness the process, perhaps one day using it to protect
cells that die in Lou Gehrig's disease. Much as tu...can do the same thing, forcing the swap might help protect
them from a calcium overdose that can kill them in Lou Gehrig's disease. "We don't know yet whether ...
Rural America vulnerable to bioterrorism and natural disaster threats
...ural disasters, and must be adequately prepared to protect
its citizens; Public health and health care systems in rural America need to be strengthened to meet the challenges of these threats; Policy makers at the federal, state and local levels need to make sure that rural America has the financial and huma...
Pushy parents can be bad for their children's health
...hildren's symptoms. "Robust systems are needed to protect
the child and perhaps his/her physician from the effects of 'healthcare consumerism,'" they say....
Traffic fumes damage DNA
... and that environmental levels should be curbed to protect
NJIT taps into solar energy to power new campus center
...arranty from distributor TurtlEnergy, Linden, also protect
the roof from the ravages of weather and UV radiation. The solar panels have a silicon surface laced with photovoltaic (PV) cells, said Baptiste. PV cells are devices that convert sunlight to electricity, bypassing mechanical generators. PV stands...
Storage time and temperature effects nutrients in spinach
...range vegetables, and they help support vision and protect
eyes from UV damage. According to the FDA, spinach is high in both nutrients. "Some people think that if the produce looks good, it has nutrients," LaBorde said. "So people will stick the spinach in some ice water to fluff it up to look nice." The ...
Virginity pledges do not reduce STD risk: May encourage high risk sexual behavior
... cause STDs; unprotected sex does. Knowing how to protect
oneself from STDs is important. Since most adolesc...elp young people gain the information they need to protect
themselves, and others."...
SAM on the favorable recommendation by FDA Advisory Committee for Boostrix
...health and well-being of adolescents by helping to protect
teens from this serious and highly contagious disease. "We look forward to the anticipated approval of Boostrix for adolescents," said Vaughn I. Rickert, Psy.D., immediate past president of the Society for Adolescent Medicine. "Pertussis is a seriou...
Orchestra pit no danger to hearing
...al practice and measures should always be taken to protect
hearing. "Implementing a hearing conservation program, that includes musician earplugs, is an effective way to reduce any risk of hearing loss," he says....
Short-term effects of spit tobacco suggest long-term health risks
...reased by an external substance, the body seeks to protect
the cardiovascular system by decreasing heart rate...ls. "This is an example of how the body tries to protect
itself from the higher blood pressures," Dr. Somers explains. "However, when the blood pressure is r...
Violence exposure and traumatic stress reactions can lead to poor health in children
...rs' safety and health may improve their ability to protect
their children. In addition, health care providers may be able to treat child traumatic stress symptoms or refer children exposed to violence to group or individual therapy, which may improve their health and well-being....
Sunflower seed oil can protect low birth weight babies from infection
...lower seed oil is a low cost intervention that can protect
them from infections, concludes a study published online by THE LANCET. The skin of a preterm baby is immature and lacks vernix, a protective cutaneous film with antimicrobial properties. Infections and complications resulting from premature birth ar...
Three out of the four million newborn babies who die each year could be saved
...t and mother have been at the centre of efforts to protect
early childhood, the newborn period has been relatively neglected. This marginalisation is difficult to square with the bare numbers. Eight million children are either stillborn or die each year within the first month of life. "If we continue to fai...
Disease testing for immigrants: Discrimination disguised as public health policy
...ory, designed to seize on public fears, and do not protect
public health, states an editorial in this week's issue of The Lancet . Last week, UK opposition-party leader Michael Howard announced that his party would deny visas to prospective immigrants who test positive for tuberculosis (TB). HIV tests woul...
Is caesarean section linked to postnatal depression?
Elective caesarean section does not protect
women from postnatal depression, according to a study published on bmj.com today. Furthermore, neither emergency caesarean section nor assisted vaginal delivery (use of forceps or vacuum extraction) is associated with an increased risk of postnatal d...
Branding practices in rural India should be banned
...onia or convulsions, and eight had been branded to protect
against pneumonia. All of them belonged to Hindu families, illiterate parents, and families in lower socioeconomic groups. In-depth interviews with the parents of branded children and villagers revealed that all 28 children had been branded by a nati...
NASA awards $9.8 million NSCOR grant to UT Southwestern to study effects of space radiation exposure
...h at UT Southwestern that will now focus on how to protect
us from the dangerous effects of radiation exposur...nd understanding of radiation's effects and how to protect
the cells in the body from harmful radiation, whether caused by space travel, nuclear waste accident...
Marijuana ingredient may stall decline from Alzheimer's
...nabinoids work both to prevent inflammation and to protect
the brain may set the stage for their use as a therapeutic approach for [Alzheimer's disease]," de Ceballos says. The scientists will now focus their efforts on targeting one of the two main cannabinoid receptors that is not involved in producing the...
Women should be advised not to drink alcohol in pregnancy
... Individual differences in alcohol metabolism may protect
most women when drinking small quantities, add the team, but it is currently impossible to predict who is at risk and who is not. More research is needed to find out just how much alcohol may be damaging to a foetus, argue the authors. In the interi...
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