Tag: "diseases" at medical news
Chemicals in apples could reduce the risk of breast cancer, Cornell study in rats suggests
... the risk of developing cancers and cardiovascular diseases
to include preventive effects for other chronic d...concept we call food synergy. Risk of many chronic diseases
in modern life appears to be reduced by whole foods, but not by isolated large doses of selected foo...
LA BioMed medical/research briefs March 2005
...rs noted that NAFLD represents a spectrum of liver diseases
that can be mild in many patients but is also recognized as an important cause of cirrhosis, liver transplantation, and liver cancer. They recommended that patients with PCOS be evaluated for liver disease and those with elevated ALT avoid alcohol an...
Chemists synthesize molecule that helps body battle cancers, malaria
...e response in vaccine therapies against aggressive diseases
such as melanoma, breast cancer, small-cell lung cancer, prostate cancer, HIV-1 and malaria. An extract from the bark of theSouth American tree Quillaja saponaria Molina, QS-21A is available only in small quantities. "Now that we have synthesized thi...
Promising new strategy for Swedish medical research
...the data and facts they need. The focus will be on diseases
affecting the elderly, such as cancer and heart disease, and diseases
amongst the younger generation, which are a drain on the general economy as well as on the individua...
Disease testing for immigrants: Discrimination disguised as public health policy
... alleged protective purpose. By selecting just two diseases
for scrutiny, and specifying that only arrivals from non-EU countries will be tested, the UK policies ignore some of the most immediate risks. The former communist states of eastern Europe have some of the highest rates of TB in the world. But visito...
Infectious microorganism linked to kidney stones and other diseases
...s. "Hopefully, eradication or treatment of these diseases
will be possible in the near future. We need more research and support to solve this puzzle, but we feel that we are close," adds Ciftcioglu. NB was discovered in the 1990s and has been found in the calcium phosphate centers of kidney stones. This ...
Protein that promotes survival of stem cells might be key to poor leukemia prognosis
...St. Jude mission of finding cures for catastrophic diseases
of childhood, such as leukemia, in order to save lives." The importance of Mcl-1 lies in the differing roles it plays in health and disease. "On one hand, this protein keeps HSCs and progenitor cells alive and multiplying so the body can maintain it...
Schepens scientists regenerate optic nerve for the first time
...f Cell Science, holds great promise for victims of diseases
that destroy the optic nerve, and for sufferers of...also gives hope to every American who suffers from diseases
of the central nervous system." Many tissues in the body continually renew themselves if injured. Ho...
Investigational transplant drug effectively preserves kidneys while avoiding toxic side effects
...measures to prevent late failure and to halt other diseases
that result from toxic side effects of current treatments have been limited. Cyclosporine, the current standard of care following organ transplantation, prevents initial organ rejection by effectively blocking certain immune system pathways that are...
Cancer in patients with hepatitis C
...d the question of an association between those two diseases
and other related cancers in the country's population. To evaluate this possibility, researchers, led by Ann-Sofi Duberg of rebro University Hospital in Sweden, gathered data from the Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control and the Swedish C...
Mayo Clinic researcher calls for improved newborn screening
... much as forty-fold, while testing for dozens more diseases
than is now performed in some states. Pediatric ge...upwards of 40 potentially life-threatening genetic diseases
is not in use in many states. The inconsistent use of existing technology at the state level means...
Can routine commercial cord blood banking be scientifically and ethically justified?
...used as an alternative to bone marrow for treating diseases
such as cancer and immune disorders - the cord blood is given to siblings or unrelated recipients. Many women altruistically choose to donate cord blood for unrelated recipients to public banks. However, private banks are now open that offer expectan...
Diagnosis of prions in patients should utilize novel strategy, team says
...olve various forms of protein misprocessing. These diseases
currently are diagnosed by neuropathological analy...e of one or more of these common neurodegenerative diseases
is unknown, but the CDI could shed light on these diseases," says co-author Bruce Miller, MD, UCSF A...
The courage to change the rules: A Proposal for an essential health R&D treaty
... and 1999 were specifically developed for tropical diseases
and tuberculosis - diseases
that account for over 10% of the global disease burden. What we need, argue Nicoletta Dentico and N...
Use of cell phone images appears feasible for visualizing leg wounds
...story and medical chart, and the presence of other diseases
such as diabetes mellitus or arterial insufficiency," the researchers write. The three physicians separately evaluated the 61 leg ulcers for nine variables. "The image quality was judged to be good in 36 cases (59 percent) and very good in 12 (20 pe...
Female sex hormones play a vital role in defense against sexually transmitted diseases
... well as the public regarding sexually transmitted diseases
and women." Extending these findings into clinical studies is the next step. McMaster researchers are currently discussing the design of a study with infectious disease clinicians in Hamilton, which may begin in as early as the next few months. Addi...
Drugs used to treat Alzheimer's in nursing homes are worsening sufferers' illness
...tressing symptom of dementia (a catch-all term for diseases
such as Alzhimer's.) Researchers found that, when given a placebo as treatment for these symptoms, patients showed little change. But those patients given the commonly used antipsychotic drug quetiapine showed a marked worsening in the...
Viagra used in stroke recovery study
...ion's third leading cause of death, ranking behind diseases
of the heart and all forms of cancer. Currently, tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) is the only approved treatment for ischemic stroke the cause of more than 80 percent of all strokes. But the clot-dissolving drug must be administered within three...
HIV patients may be at risk of heart problems when taking protease inhibitor drugs
...th Genomics Laboratory that specializes in various diseases
and conditions that make a person vulnerable to sudden death by a ventricular arrhythmia. There are several specific actions physicians can take to use this new information wisely, Drs. Ackerman and Badley say. The first is to screen by electrocardi...
Immediate access to antibiotics stems spread of sexually transmitted diseases
...dia (or 24 percent, overall, when results for both diseases
were combined), according to the study report, which appears in the same edition of the NEJM online Feb 17. The expedited approach is controversial, say the Hopkins researchers, because most state laws, with the exception of California and Tennesse...
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