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Little evidence to link mercury fillings to human health problems

...pport or refute the hypothesis that dental amalgam causes adverse health effects. To insure a fresh and unbiased approach, experts were selected from outside the dental research community. LSRO selected a panel of internationally recognized experts in the fields of immunotoxicology, immunology and allergy;...

European study highlights persistent 3 decade increase in childhood cancer incidence

...oral patterns suggest areas for further study into causes of these cancers, as well as provide an indicator of progress of public-health policy in Europe." In an accompanying commentary (p 2074), Catherine Cole (Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Perth, Australia) states: "Worldwide, most children wi...

Landmark survey reveals asthma in children remains significantly out of control in the United States

...vention and long-term management of the underlying causes are followed. However, the survey reveals widespread misunderstanding about the causes of and treatments for asthma symptoms. The majority admitted they never heard of bronchoconstrictio...

Jefferson and Molecular Targeting Technologies, Inc. scientists create vaccine for wildlife rabies

...s. Rabies is not only a public health problem that causes more than 60,000 human deaths per year worldwide but also caused a tremendous economic burden. In the United States alone, more than $1 billion are spent annually for control, treatment and prevention of rabies." Using "bioreactor technology," a soph...

Marine snail study gives insights into human brain

...e in its nervous system. I want to understand what causes these changes for certain forms of learning; I wan...n extremely rapid escape response -- a reflex that causes the fish to bend its body in a 'C' shape, and then pushes it away from you, and then the fish swims ...

Money issues leading cause of holiday stress for Americans

WASHINGTON, December 7, 2004 -- What causes the most stress during the holiday season? Money issues were the top vote getters for holiday stress, according to a recent poll by the American Psychological Association (APA). The Survey found that 61% of Americans listed lack of money as t...

Immigration & psychiatric disorders

...ces of individual and environmental factors in the causes of psychiatric disorders." "As often occurs, ...e some time before scientists fully understand the causes of these disorders, service providers and policy makers have immediate use for the results." Lead...

Surgeons pinch more than an inch from the arm to rebuild a micropenis

...ester of fetal growth, although there may be other causes such as genetic make-up or androgen insensitivity, where the fetus begins as a male but is insensitive to the male hormone testosterone during growth. A number of treatments are available or alternatively gender reassignment may be considered. Phall...

Blacks and poor more likely to donate than receive many types of transplant organs

...ives. Sehgal emphasized the need to understand the causes of disparities in donating and receiving transplant organs. Some disparities may be unavoidable or even desirable. For example, ensuring a good tissue type match improves survival of transplanted organs but may make it harder for blacks to receive ...

Molecular tailoring of chemotherapy with novel imaging techniques

...otherapeutic agent doxorubicin (Adriamycin), which causes cellular DNA damage. Doxorubicin works through the tumor suppressor protein p53, which ultimately kills many types of cancer cells. "We engineered a molecular beacon to detect expression of a gene called p21, that is turned on directly by p53 when ce...

Student nurses need better understanding of poverty-stricken patients

...rstand the societal factors that contribute to the causes and effects of poverty. It is not uncommon to encounter negative attitudes toward the poor, even in our classes. There are a lot of myths and stereotypes. Nurses--and other health care workers--may blame the poor for their situations. They may say th...

Some harms of beta-carotene supplementation may persist after discontinuing use

...idence of lung cancer and 17% more deaths from all causes compared with the placebo group. To determine if t..., the incidence of lung cancer and deaths from all causes decreased but did not disappear completely after the supplementation ceased. The excess risk of lung...

Resistin integral part of the inflammatory response

...s to obesity. This may mean that obesity in humans causes immune cells like macrophages to overproduce resistin in reaction to the cytokines, thereby promoting diabetes through insulin resistance. The Lazar team also treated human macrophages with endotoxin, a product of bacteria that stimulates inflammat...

Canadian researchers to develop 'smart drug' to repair psychiatric disorders

...ct one in five Canadians and are among the leading causes of death in this country and are the leading cause of disability. Health Canada has estimated the economic burden of these disorders at $22.7 billion and costs are expected to rise significantly as the population ages. Other team members are...

University of Utah study suggests cellular waste to blame for a form of blinding eye disease

...etinitis pigmentosa (RP) is one of the most common causes of blindness. It affects one in 3,500 people or approximately two million people worldwide. Patients with RP typically are diagnosed with night blindness and, as the disease progresses, they eventually lose all of their peripheral vision and a signi...

Study documents decline in rare paralytic disorder linked to influenza vaccination

...h, which can lead to a fuller understanding of the causes of GBS and its possible relationship with influenza vaccine," the authors write....

Risk of muscle-damaging disorder low for most commonly prescribed statin drugs

...isk of developing rhabdomyolysis, (a disorder that causes the breakdown of muscle), according to a new study in the December 1 issue of JAMA. However, older patients with diabetes mellitus taking combined statin-fibrate therapy appear to be at an increased risk for rhabdomyolysis. And patients who were ta...

Examination of possible conflicts of interest to influence look at suspected adverse drug reactions

...ion in which the breakdown of skeletal muscle cell causes pain, weakness, and in some cases, renal failure and death," the authors report. "Many but not all of them occurred in cerivastatin users who also took gemfibrozil (a fibrate, another type of drug used to help lower cholesterol). "In the published l...

Researchers recommend vaccinating adolescents against whooping cough

...sing among teenagers and adults. The rise not only causes financial and health problems, but it also puts babies at increased risk of contracting whooping cough if they live with or are cared for by infected adults. Since the symptoms can be as mild as a persistent cough, adults may not even realize that th...

The NIH funds network to study drug-induced liver injury (DILIN)

...t biological samples that can be used to study the causes of liver toxicity using biochemical, serological, and genetic testing. The DILIN is sponsored by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), one of the institutes of the NIH. Another objective of DILIN is to establi...

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