Tag: "causes" at medical news
Exercise-induced shortness of breath not always caused by asthma
...s, the testing revealed several different physical causes
of the EID. Fifteen patients had mild physical conditions that caused inefficient, abnormal breathing patterns - they breathed too fast and too shallow to maximize their lung capacity. Weinberger noted that these physical abnormalities, which include...
Chronic pain treatments more effective when taken together, new study shows
...gia results from a re-activation of the virus that causes
chicken pox, and usually develops after someone has a herpes zoster or "shingles" infection in an isolated part of the body. In 10 to 20 per cent of people afflicted with herpes zoster, the pain doesn't go away after the rash disappears. Instead it ...
New study in 'Nature' demonstrates protection against cell death during heart attack
... culture indicate similar benefits when blood flow causes
injury to the brain, kidney and liver. The data support clinical trials. Cyclosporin already has been tested in humans and has been well-tolerated acutely."...
UCSF study offers insight into human circadian rhythms
...have identified a gene and mutation within it that causes
a rare sleep behavior, in which individuals have a...a tool for exploring how the CK1 delta-T44A enzyme causes
FASPS. It also offers a model for testing promising compounds directed at the enzyme to treat a vari...
U of M researcher says Viagra may cause permanent vision loss in some men
... University of Minnesota say that a condition that causes
permanent vision loss has been diagnosed in a small group of men who have taken the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra. The condition, nonarteritic ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION), described as "stroke of the eye," occurs when blood flow is cut off ...
Fat may promote inflammation, new study suggests
...00 more deaths per year than the next five leading causes
of death combined. "It's possible that modifying the inflammatory proteins through medication could also lower the risk of heart disease," said Barbara Nicklas, Ph.D., senior researcher and an associate professor of internal medicine. "The findings p...
Novel therapy tested in mice could chase away cat allergies
...called Fel d1) found in cat dander and saliva that causes
so much misery in allergy sufferers. On the other end sits a piece of human antibody (called IgG Fc1) that docks to a cell receptor that can be recruited to stop allergic reactions. The investigators named the chimeric molecule GFD, or gamma Feline ...
Hospital acquired infections present major problem for infants in developing countries
...pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus are the major causes
of neonatal infections and deaths in hospital settings. Unhygienic conditions prevailing in hospitals of developing countries mean that babies born in such hospitals may be facing the same or even higher risk of infection as babies born at home by un...
Vaccine against childhood pneumonia shows promise
...higher than in industrialised countries. Pneumonia causes
an estimated 19% of the 10 million childhood death...ildhood pneumonia in developing countries. It also causes
serious bloodstream infections, meningitis, and otitis media (inflammation of the middle ear). Feli...
New estimates for the causes of child deaths worldwide
The most accurate estimates of the causes
of child deaths to date, published in this week's ...outh-east Asia region. The authors state that the causes
of child deaths can be addressed through existing, available, and affordable interventions. Reducing...
Study provides new estimates of the causes of child mortality worldwide
...veloped the most accurate estimates to date of the causes
of death of children under age 5. The estimates, w...should also be addressed. The new estimates of the causes
of child deaths should be used to guide public-health policies and programs," he said. Previous rese...
Research offers hope of new treatments for liver damage
...acrophages--in the liver. One group of macrophages causes
scarring to the liver, but the next wave of immune cells, produced only a few days later, change function to break down and reabsorb the scarring. These findings, published in the January edition of Journal of Clinical Investigation, will help docto...
Cardiac deaths peak in sleep hours for patients with sleep apnea
...study. "Almost twice as many people die of cardiac causes
then, as compared to the midnight to 6 a.m. period... a wet paper straw of the airway during sleep. It causes
the person to stop breathing momentarily, as many as 60 times per hour. This significantly lowers ox...
Sudan surveys show high rates of death and malnutrition among displaced population
...s the emergency benchmark." Deaths from medical causes
predominated in Kass and Kalma with diarrheal diseases responsible for many of those deaths affecting mainly young children under 5 and adults older than 50. "Violence was the major cause of death in Muhajiria (72 percent), with all but one of the ...
Extreme exertion, emotion can spark repeat heart attacks
...ty bias and to patients' private beliefs about the causes
of heart disease," the authors say. Also, some apparent triggers may actually be symptoms, rather than causes, of the earliest stages of a heart attack. Steptoe believes the review has important implications for clinicians. "Physicians and cardiologi...
Why asthma sufferers struggle with the common cold
...s. Future experiments are planned to identify the causes
the IFN-beta defect. Although several genetic mutations have been linked to asthma in the past, so far none are related to IFNs....
Chemical decoy shows promise for slowing Alzheimer's by acting as decoy
... compound attempts to target one of the underlying causes
of the disease rather than just the symptoms. "Of ...of dementia that primarily strikes the elderly and causes
severe memory loss and eventually, death. A complex disease with many probable causes, it is most of...
Public policy should address the social factors behind ill health
... infant mortality rates are low. When the specific causes
of such anomalies are known, there is a strong basis for corrective action. Health improves when that action is taken, and health systems are run and financed more effectively."...
US life expectancy about to decline, researchers say
...ing decades the risk of death from obesity-related causes
is about to rise. The hardest hit will be minorities, because of limited access to health care and because they have experienced the most rapid increases in obesity in recent years, according to the authors. It is well documented that obesity is asso...
Aspirin's potential ability to prevent colon polyps may not apply equally to all
...aking findings on how to prevent some of the major causes
of disease and death in women. More information is available at http://www.channing.harvard.edu/nhs/ . Coauthors of the JNCI study are Charles Fuchs, MD, MPH, senior author, of DFCI and BWH; Edward Giovannucci, MD, ScD, and David Hunter, MD, ScD, o...
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