Tag: "body" at medical news
New network of gastrointestinal immune cells discovered
...ay co-opt the activity of these cells to enter the body
and bypass some immune defenses."...
If you suffer from pain, your doctor should consider it a disease
... after its usefulness as an initial "alarm" to the body
has ended, and even after damaged tissue has healed or a precipitating disease has been cured, proving it much more than just a symptom. Data further emphasize the financial implications of pain as overall costs are comparable to those of cancer and ...
Long-term high consumption of red and processed meat linked with increased risk for colon cancer
...energy intake but not after further adjustment for body
mass index, cigarette smoking, and other covariates. When long-term consumption was considered, persons in the highest tertile of consumption in both 1982 and 1992/1993 had a 50 percent higher risk of distal colon cancer (a section of the colon near ...
New study reveals treatment for 'silent killer' using diet, not drugs
...hanges you might see your blood pressure--and your body
weight--begin to drop." Because high blood pressure is dangerous, the researchers caution that individuals should see their doctors and assess whether diet alone is sufficient, or whether drugs are also needed. Drs. Berkow and Barnard summarized the...
National Academies advisory: Report assesses health implications of perchlorate exposure
...gestion of up to 0.0007 milligrams per kilogram of body
weight can occur without adversely affecting the h...dose of 0.00003 milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg) of body
weight, which the agency said would correspond to a drinking-water concentration of 1 part per billi...
Weight loss may be an early sign of dementia in the elderly
...11 pounds], which approaches 10 percent of average body
weight for this cohort. This weight loss occurred in many cases over the two to four years prior to reaching the clinical threshold of dementia. The association was similar in AD and vascular dementia." In conclusion the authors write: "An impor...
Insufficient sleep associated with overweight and obesity
...eported sleeping less than their peers with normal body
mass indexes (BMIs), according to an article in th...total sleep time per 24 hours in relation to their body
mass index (BMI; calculated as weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters). One t...
Sleeping less may be related to weight gain
...disease, say Bass and Turek. In addition to excess body
weight, factors include high blood pressure, high insulin levels and one or more abnormal cholesterol levels. According to the Mayo Clinic, as many as one in four American adults and 40 percent of adults age 40 or older have metabolic syndrome, an in...
Orqis receives FDA approval to expand clinical trial of Cancion CRS therapy to 40 centers
...f the heart's ability to pump blood throughout the body
and adequately perfuse the major organs. According to the AHA, some five million Americans have heart failure and an additional 550,000 are diagnosed annually. The single most expensive diagnosis in the U.S. health care system, acutely decompensate...
A biomarker to predict osteoarthritis
...e tissue that is widely distributed throughout the body
and plays an important role in joint function. A...participants was just shy of 62 years and the mean body
mass index was on the heavy side, just over 30. Of the total subjects, 455 had mild to severe knee ...
Mayo Clinic discovery on nature of rheumatoid arthritis lung disease may offer patients therapy
...mage to the joints, lungs and other tissues of the body
which result. Second, data from the researchers shows that the form of RA disease that spreads beyond joints to involve the lungs is more likely to be fatal. However, if physicians can use the Mayo Clinic method for detecting early telltale signs of...
Doctors must consider potentially inappropriate medications when treating elderly
...the distribution and elimination of drugs from the body
changes as well," says Dr. Donna M. Fick, R.N., associate professor of nursing at Penn State. "Many drugs, like diazepam (Valium) and other anti-anxiety drugs build up fast." Also, doctors may not know all the prescriptions, let alone over the coun...
Weight loss strategies work in people with pre-diabetes
...ith pre-diabetes can lose up to 3 percent of their body
weight using diet, exercise and behavioral strategies, according to a systematic review of studies that analyzed weight-loss strategies for pre-diabetics. Weight loss is recognized as one of the better ways to keep pre-diabetes from turning into ful...
Substance in urine predicts development of preeclampsia
... to sFlt-1, allowing the PlGF and VEGF made by the body
to be used by the blood vessel cells that require them....
Study finds that adherence to diet, not type of diet, more important factor for losing weight
...year weight loss of more than 5 percent of initial body
weight and approximately 10 percent of participants lost more than 10 percent of body
weight." " we found that a variety of popular diets can reduce weight and several cardiac risk facto...
Study finds heavy drinking linked to higher stroke risk
...g through the bloodstream from another part of the body
and becoming lodged in the brain. In both instances, the ensuing deprivation of oxygen and nutrients to the brain can result in neurological damage or death. During the course of the 14-year study the authors followed 38,156 participants who are par...
Jefferson virologists coax HIV out of hiding
...they hoped they had found a way to finally rid the body
of the virus. But they were wrong. The virus inste...iding, dormant and practically undetectable in the body
and impervious to attack. While HAART manages to keep the virus at bay, it's still quite capable g...
Anti-psychotic drugs may be associated with increased risk of diabetes in schizophrenia patients
...rticipants were given a diet to follow to maintain body
weight and were told to fast for 12 hours prior to undergoing a frequently sampled intravenous glucose tolerance test. "Both nonobese clozapine- and olanzapine-treated groups displayed significant insulin resistance and impairment of glucose effec...
Exercise combats metabolic syndrome in older adults
...rongly linked to reductions in total and abdominal body
fat and increases in muscle leanness, rather than ...easured the changes in participants' risk factors, body
fat, and muscle and fitness levels, and found substantial improvements in the group that was exercis...
Getting pregnant while on the pill: Yet another health hazard of being overweight
...olt said. Body-mass index, or BMI, is a measure of body
fat based on height and weight. The World Health O...hormones estrogen and progesterone ? are stored in body
fat. "The more fat a person has, the more likely the drug is sequestered, or trapped, in the fat ins...
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