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It's winning, not losing, that triggers violence at sports events

It is winning, not losing, major sporting events that triggers the risk of violence, suggests research in ....... The researchers base their findings on the numbers of people requiring emergency medical treatment for assault at the time of international rugby and football matches in one capital city (Cardiff) in Wales....... With a population of 300,000, Cardiff is the largest city in Wales. In...

Suppressing the cells that trigger cat allergy

In a paper in this month's premier open-access medical journal , Mark Larche and colleagues from Imperial College London describe a subset of cells that might be able to suppress cells that cause cat allergy.... ...Asthma and allergy have become more frequent in all industrialized countries during recent decades, and there is much debate about exposure to pets in early life and later d...

Study: Eye contact triggers threat signals in autistic children's brains

MADISON - Brain tests at the University of Wisconsin-Madison suggest that autistic children shy from eye contact because they perceive even the most familiar face as an uncomfortable threat. ......The work deepens understanding of an autistic brain's function and may one day inform new treatment approaches and augment how teachers interact with their autistic students. ......Tracking the correla...

Mood elevating hormone may trigger depression and heart problems

New Haven, Conn.--Impaired function of a receptor that regulates release of a mood elevating hormone in the brain may be responsible for causing depression, anxiety and cardiovascular disorders, according to a Yale study in Pharmacogenetics and Genomics.... ...The genetic variant that causes this malfunction is nearly 15 times as prevalent in African-Americans as Caucasians and might explain why...

World's biggest study of multi-million pound health problem launched

An embarrassing medical problem that costs UK health services 50m each year is to be investigated in the biggest-ever study of the condition in the world. ... ...Until now, constipation has largely been overlooked for major health studies but the new 650,000 project, which is funded by the British Government, led by a research team from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and aims to involve n...

Jefferson scientists uncover potential trigger of diabetic kidney disease

Scientists at Jefferson Medical College and Mount Sinai School of Medicine have identified a protein that plays a leading part in triggering kidney disease in diabetic patients, a condition known as diabetic nephropathy and the leading cause of kidney failure worldwide. The finding, which they report February 22 in the journal ...According to study co-author Kumar Sharma, M.D., director of the C...

Diabetes a bigger heart disease risk for women than for men

ORLANDO, Feb. 18 Women with diabetes have a significantly greater risk of dying from coronary heart disease (CHD) than men with diabetes, researchers reported today at the Second International Conference on Women, Heart Disease and Stroke.... Diabetes is a well-established CHD risk factor known to double a person's chance of dying from heart disease. There has been much debate, but no large stu...

Triggers for sudden cardiac death differ by gender

HONOLULU, April 24 Psychosocial stress is a more common trigger for sudden cardiac arrest than physical exertion for women, while the opposite is true for men, according to a study presented today at the American Heart Associations Asia Pacific Scientific Forum.... The factors that cause sudden cardiac arrest are hard to pin down, but our study shows that men and women may have different trigge...

Deaf children who get cochlear implants earliest get the biggest language boost, large study finds

.ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The younger deaf and hearing-impaired children are when a cochlear implant awakens their hearing, the better they will do on speech recognition tests later in life, according to the new results of the largest and most carefully designed study of its kind. . .In fact, University of Michigan Health System researchers report, the positive effect of early implantation is evident...

High levels of airborne mouse allergen in inner-city homes could trigger asthma attacks

The amount of mouse allergen found in the air in many inner-city homes could be high enough to trigger asthma symptoms in the children who live there, say researchers at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. Their study, published in the February issue of the , found more than a quarter of inner-city homes sampled had airborne allergen levels already known to aggravate asthma symptoms in animal r...

Viral DNA sequence a possible trigger for breast cancer

A small sequence of DNA in the envelope (Env) protein of a mouse breast tumor virus (called MMTV) can transform breast cells into cancer cells, according to a study by Katz et al. in the February 7 issue of The Journal of Experimental Medicine. The ability of this motif to transform cells single-handedly suggests that viral infection may be an important and previously unrecognized trigger for br...

Anger, negative emotions may trigger stroke

ST. PAUL, Minn. Anger and other negative emotions may be triggers for ischemic stroke, according to a study published in the December 14 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology.... ...The study found that people who had strokes were more likely to have experienced anger or negative emotions in the two hours prior to the stroke than at the same time the d...

Brain's immune system triggered in autism

A Johns Hopkins study has found new evidence that the brains of some people with autism show clear signs of inflammation, suggesting that the disease may be associated with activation of the brain's immune system. ... ..."These findings reinforce the theory that immune response in the brain is involved in autism, although it is not yet clear whether the inflammation is a consequence of disease...

IgG treatment during pregnancy reduces severity of rare, recurring liver condition in newborns

CHICAGO --- Treatment with high-dose immunoglobulin G (IgG) during pregnancy lessens the severity of hemochromatosis (NH), a rare, devastating gestational disease with abnormal iron accumulation in the liver and severe liver injury that almost always results in fetal death or acute liver failure in newborns. ... ... In an article in the Nov. 6 issue of The Lancet, researchers Peter F. Whitington...

Smoking triggers early onset of pancreatic cancer

A new study finds tobacco may act as an environmental trigger for patients with an inherited genetic predisposition to pancreatic cancer. The authors of the report say the findings underscore the importance of strongly counseling patients with a family history of pancreatic cancer to avoid smoking. The study will be published in the December 15, 2004 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of th...

New data reveals weather can trigger a migraine

Headache, a peer-reviewed journal published on behalf of the American Headache Society, features the most carefully done study on the influence of weather patterns on headache. The study, conducted over a two-year period by Dr. Prince and a number of headache specialists at The New England Center for Headache in Stamford, CT, concluded that 51% of patients with headache were affected by weather,...

Kids' year-round asthma symptoms triggered by parent's second-hand smoke

SAN FRANCISCO -- Children with asthma whose parents smoke at home are twice as likely to have asthma symptoms all year long than children of non-smokers, a new study shows. ...... Overall, in a nationwide sample of children with asthma, about 13 percent of parents of asthmatic children still smoke -- even though second-hand smoke is known to trigger asthma attacks and symptoms in kids....... Thos...

Poorest in India are biggest consumers of tobacco

The view that many poor families in South Asia are going without food to get tobacco is raised in this week's BMJ. A study from India finds that those with the lowest standard of living smoke and chew tobacco more than others do....... The analysis is based on the 1998-9 national family health survey of over 300,000 adults across 26 Indian states. Factors such as age, sex, education, caste, and s...

Ecstasy can trigger heart attacks in users

The illegal drug MDMA (Methylene 3, 4 dioxy-methamphetamine) more commonly known as "Ecstasy" or "XTC," can trigger heart attacks, according to a case report in the December issue of Annals of Emergency Medicine. The case report describes a 27-year-old male who sought treatment at an emergency department after experiencing symptoms of chest tightness and discomfort for three hours. ...... The man...

Medication 'wearing off' a bigger problem for Parkinson's patients than physicians may realize

TAMPA, FL (Oct. 23, 2003) Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) who are taking levodopa therapy the most widely-used agent to treat the illness may experience the effects of their medication "wearing off" sooner than their health care providers realize. New data presented Oct. 19 at the Parkinson's Study Group (PSG) meeting in San Francisco concluded that a specifically-designed patient ques...

Study overcomes stroke care's biggest travesty

ANN ARBOR, MI Only a tiny percentage of stroke victims who could be saved from death or lifelong disability by the quick delivery of emergency therapy actually get the right treatment in time. But a new study shows there might be a way to fight what stroke experts call one of the biggest travesties in the treatment of the nation's third biggest killer. ... ...The study finds that a focused educa...

Lesbians' weight patterns may trigger more heart disease

Lesbians weigh more and carry more excess weight around their waistlines than their heterosexual sisters do, and these differences could place them at higher risk for heart disease, says a new study published in the journal Women's Health Issues. ......"Lesbians had a significantly higher body mass index, waist circumference, and waist-to-hip ratio than their sisters," say Stephanie A. Roberts, M...

Drug for bone loss triggers first known case of drug-induced osteopetrosis

St. Louis, July 31, 2003 -- A drug used to treat bone loss associated with...diseases such as osteoporosis has caused a child to develop an unhealthy,...dense skeleton characteristic of a condition called osteopetrosis, or...marble bone disease.... ...The boy had been given a bisphosphonate compound to treat weak, painful...bones. This is the first reported case of drug-induced osteopetrosis, whi...

Northwestern on trail of gene mutations that trigger sex reversal

Northwestern University has received a five-year, $2.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to identify the gene mutations that cause sex reversal, a condition in which individuals have the chromosomes of one sex but the physical attributes of the other, resulting in XY females or XX males. ... ... Heading the gene study at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern Uni...

Researchers find trigger for devastating digestive disease, propose treatment

Researchers have found a peptide molecule that triggers celiac sprue a severe inflammation of the intestine that results from eating wheat and related grains and propose a treatment strategy that relies on bacterial enzymes to break down the offending molecule in the digestive tract. As many as 1 in every 200 Americans suffers from the condition. ... In the September 27 issue of Science, Chait...

NIEHS announces $20 million, three-center effort to pin-point environmental triggers of Parkinson's

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, a component of the National Institutes of Health, today announced five-year grants totaling $20 million for three centers to conduct research on the relationship between exposures to environmental agents and subsequent Parkinson's disease. ... ... The announcement was made this morning at the Parkinson's Institute, in Sunnyvale, Calif....

Students join scientists in search of asthma triggers

Students and teachers of more than 20 Baltimore, Md., middle and high schools will be helping NASA scientists, and doctors and researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine to better understand the causes of pediatric asthma in Baltimore City. The students will be gathering data on aerosol particles that will help experts track particulates in relation to incidence of asthma. ....

Heavy drinkers seem to get a bigger 'bang' from alcohol than do light drinkers

Alcohol has both stimulatory and sedative effects. The stimulant-like effects of alcohol include an enhanced positive mood, characterized by increased talkativeness and excitement, as well as a heart-rate increase and more energy or movement. The sedative-like effects of alcohol include mood changes such as feeling sluggish, drowsy or fatigued, as well as reduced motor coordination and a slowin...

Abrupt changes in body position can trigger stroke

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 8 Sudden movements as simple as jumping when the doorbell rings can trigger ischemic stroke, according to a preliminary study presented today at the American Stroke Associations 27th International Stroke Conference. The American Stroke Association is a division of the American Heart Association. ... Abrupt changes in body position caused by sudden loud noises, calls for help...

Air pollution may trigger asthma in young athletes

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31Children who compete in sports in communities with more heavily polluted air are more likely to be diagnosed with asthma than other children, according to research from the Keck School of Medicine of USC.... ...Children in communities with high average ozone levels who compete in three or more team sports have a three-to-four-times higher risk of developing the respiratory ill...

Providing a bigger view: New imaging device offers better conditions for cancer treatment planning

When it comes to planning the best treatment for cancer patients, sometimes bigger is better. At this week's meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) in Salt Lake City, researchers will discuss a new "large-bore" x-ray imaging device that allows patients to have their CT scan taken in the actual treatment position. Before now, many patients with breast cancer, lung...

Chemist uses DNA to trigger an alternative chemotherapy method

.Imagine a day when a cancer patient can have a blood or biopsy sample fed into a DNA diagnostics machine that takes the disease-state DNA results and within hours comes up with a tailored drug/catalyst therapy. This treatment will kill the cancerous cells in the body and leave the others unharmed, and it is capable of beating the cancer even as it mutates.. . John-Stephen Taylor, Ph.D., profe...

Treatments reduce strep-triggered symptoms of OCD and tics in some children

. .National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) researchers report that some children.whose symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and tic disorders were.worsened by a common strep infection have been successfully treated with plasma.exchange (PEX) and intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG). Dr. Susan Swedo and.colleagues at the National Institutes of Health reported their findings in...

Alcohol consumption triggers free-radical damage in the body

. Light drinking of alcohol, especially of red wine, appears to have modestly.beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system, according to some studies. A.new study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center,.however, shows that heavier consumption of alcohol, far from being helpful,.initiates a free-radical mediated process that has been linked to heart disease,.stro...

Research finds U.S. adolescents inactive; blacks, Hispanics, Asians at biggest risk

.CHAPEL HILL - U.S. adolescents exercise too little and spend.far too much time watching television and videos and playing computer games, a.major new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study shows.. . Minorities, including blacks, Hispanics and Asians, are less active than.whites generally and face greater health risks from being overweight, the study.found. Girls, especially ol...

Cocaine triggers heart attacks within one hour

.DALLAS, June 1 -- During the first hour after using cocaine, the user's risk of.heart attack increases nearly 24 times, according to the first large study of.the long-suspected relationship between cocaine and heart disease. The research.is reported in today's Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.. ."Cocaine significantly increases the risk of heart attack in individuals who...

Artery Temperatures Identify Hot Spots On Plaque That May Rupture And Trigger Heart Attack

.DALLAS, April 20 -- Thermography, which measures the temperature of the blood.vessels, may hold potential as a new tool to identify individuals at risk for an.impending heart attack, according to a report in today's Circulation: Journal of.the American Heart Association.. .In the study, scientists measured the temperature at selected sites on the.interior lining of the coronary arteries of 90 p...
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