Tag: "cycle" at medical news
Gender bias leaves South Asia's women in poor health
...er discrimination at each stage of the female life cycle
contributes to health differences in South Asia, write the authors. Sex selective abortions, neglect of girl children, death during pregnancy and childbirth, and poor access to health care for women and girls have all been cited as reasons for this d...
Researchers testing compounds that may stop replication of T-cell leukemia virus
... at Georgia Tech. "Therapies that inhibit the life cycle
of the virus have potential as treatments for HTLV-I infection. The protease from HTLV-I is therefore an attractive target for inhibitor design." Researchers in Shuker's laboratory have been studying this protease for five years, building on research...
Hopkins' young researchers honored for their contributions
...r, Jiang uncovered the first link between the cell cycle
(the steps cells go through in order to divide in ...roduct, called hCDC4, binds to and degrades a cell cycle
regulator called cyclin E. The findings, published in the March issue of Nature, show that hCDC4 mut...
Fertility herbal supplement sprouts promising results in Stanford pilot study
...e in the average number of days in their menstrual cycle
in which they had basal temperatures above 37 degrees Celsius, which indicates better ovulation, Westphal said. The placebo group, meanwhile, showed no notable changes. After five months, five of the 15 supplement participants were pregnant and none ...
Study: Height loss screen ultimately could reduce hip fractures
... noted. In patients with osteoporosis, the natural cycle
of losing and adding minerals in healthy bone falls out of balance and the loss outpaces the gain, leading to low bone mass, structural deterioration of bone tissue, fragility and an increased susceptibility to fractures of the hip, spine and wrist. ...
Monthly hormonal changes can exacerbate seizures in women with epilepsy
...ion cycle) and periovulatory (in the middle of the cycle
at ovulation). These patterns are present if women ovulate monthly. If women do not ovulate, it is described as an inadequate luteal phase. For these women, a luteal pattern (time between ovulation and the onset of the next cycle) is often observed. ...
First multi-center trial shows cryosurgery successful at treating some early-stage breast cancer
...ceball is allowed to thaw, and another freeze-thaw cycle
is repeated. The probe is then removed and the incision closed with a bandage. Of the 27 procedures performed in the study, cryoablation successfully destroyed all cancers less than 1.0 centimeters in diameter. The procedure was equally effective f...
Weekly cycles of once-daily anti-HIV drugs could reduce cost of HIV treatment
...off the antiretroviral drugs, repeating the off-on cycle
for more than a year. One patient withdrew from th...renz in the blood throughout the 7-day-off-therapy cycle
in the current study. The authors note that strict adherence to the prescribed regimen in the 7-7 ap...
Serono receives FDA approval for Gonal-f RFF Pen to treat infertility
...ty medications for every stage of the reproductive cycle
and recombinant versions of two hormones needed to treat infertility. About Serono Serono, Inc., located in Rockland, MA, is the US affiliate of Serono, a global biotechnology leader, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Serono has seven recombin...
LSUHSC neurosurgical team discovers novel therapy for intractable hiccups
...ccups were likely due to an aberrant connection or cycle
between the groups of brain cells associated with ...th halves of his diaphragm. We wanted to break the cycle
of connection associated with hiccups in the same way that VNS therapy disrupts the circuit in seizu...
Childbirth and disasters discussed in July/Aug issue of Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
...ftermath of a disaster or other mass tragedy, life cycle
events such as childbirth will continue regardless of the chaos and women and newborns deserve the surety of safe, effective care in disaster situations, according to a special supplement this month of the Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health. Titl...
Scientific forum addresses menstrual cycle as vital sign
... as clarifying any misconceptions. "The menstrual cycle
is a window into the general health and well-being...neers in understanding the centrality of menstrual cycle
research to women's health. The organization consist of researchers, health care providers, policy m...
Millions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at increased risk for type 2 diabetes
...es have diabetes, so I'm working hard to break the cycle
of this devastating disease in future generations. I want to be around for my grandchildren and great grandchildren," she said. ...
Eight New Hartford doctoral fellows in Geriatric Social Work selected
... "Programs"). The deadline for the next selection cycle
of Hartford Doctoral Fellows is February 1, 2005....
Binge drinking: red wine and alcohol have different effects on platelets
... was collected from all participants. This entire cycle
was then repeated once, resulting in consumption of six alcoholic drinks in three hours. Researchers then measured levels of platelet aggregation, induced by a modest stimulatory substance called adenosine-diphosphate (ADP), platelet adhesion to fib...
Domestic violence recognized but not always investigated by medical students
...ent returned home, a step that could help stop the cycle
of domestic violence. The study, "Medical Interviewing Skills of Fourth Year Medical Students Encountering a Simulated Case of Intimate Partner Violence," will be presented today at the American College of Emergency Physicians annual meeting by Sac...
Two novel agents work synergistically to treat lung cancer in animal experiment
...nt ability to enter cells and shut down the growth cycle
and induce the cell to self destruct," says Lee. While previous work at M. D. Anderson has shown that IGFBP-3 successfully stops the growth of head and neck cancers when tested in animal models, other research has demonstrated that the agent ca...
Soy likely doesn't affect fertility, according to research in monkeys
... estrogens, called isoflavones, increase menstrual cycle
length or reduce ovarian hormones both which woul... estrogen. However, these changes in the menstrual cycle
could also impair fertility. In a study of monkeys, which have menstrual cycles similar to those...
Teenage hormone therapy to reduce adult height of tall girls linked to reduced fertility
...40% less likely to conceive in any given menstrual cycle
of unprotected intercourse. Lead investigator Ali...r life. This effect was seen as both a reduced per cycle
rate of conception in those who conceived, and as an increase in the risk of experiencing infertilit...
Gender and sex hormones affect the brain's pain response and more, according to new studies
...ction in females, Becker points out. The menstrual cycle
in humans and other primates and the estrous cycle
in rats and mice involve constantly changing levels of reproductive hormones in the blood and in the...
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