Tag: "red" at medical news
Specific test key to determine whether or not allergy symptoms are really allergy-related
...s will develop allergic rhinitis. Symptoms include red
and watery eyes, irritated nasal passages, a runny nose and sneezing and coughing. Having a definitive diagnosis is key to treatment, Szeinbach said. "Family physicians need to use a blood test that specifically tests for the allergens that trigger a...
Storage time and temperature effects nutrients in spinach
...re most commonly associated with carrots and other red
and orange vegetables, and they help support vision and protect eyes from UV damage. According to the FDA, spinach is high in both nutrients. "Some people think that if the produce looks good, it has nutrients," LaBorde said. "So people will stick t...
Red wine protects the heart
...-A review article of the latest studies looking at red
wine and cardiovascular health shows drinking two to three glasses of red
wine daily is good for the heart, according to a Yale School of Medicine researcher in the Journal o...
Brain imaging study may hold clues to onset of schizophrenia in people at high risk
...genated hemoglobin, the iron-containing pigment in red
blood cells. Researchers then can quantify these signals to generate maps of various brain functions. Fifty-two study participants were divided into four groups: "ultra-high-risk," where participants experience symptoms but the illness is not full-b...
Medical molecules designed to respond to visible light that can penetrate tissue
...r covered a flashlight with your hand and seen the red
light that still comes through, then you have seen...he light absorber unit to one that responds to the red
wavelength. "Investigations into polyazine supermolecular complexes containing Ru and Os with Rh cen...
Philanthropist Paul F. Glenn launches labs for aging research at Harvard Medical School
...paper published in Nature that a compound found in red
wine called resveratrol could stimulate this pathway in yeast cells. The yeast cells lived as much as 60 percent longer, and in human cells tested in vitro, resveratrol activated a similar pathway. It enabled 30 percent of the treated human cells t...
Common anesthetics appear safe for developing fetal brain
...ies of light, the oxygen-carrying molecules within red
blood cells known as hemoglobin absorb light to an extent based on their oxygen content -- giving the researchers a reliable indicator of cerebral oxygenation. Researchers place a fiberoptic probe against the skull of the fetus to measure the changin...
News briefs from the journal CHEST, March 2005
...ted erythropoietin levels, a hormone which fosters red
blood cell production by bone marrow. Further analysis revealed that subjects with anemia and COPD did not have decreased appetite and weight loss when compared to nonanemics, an indication that the development of anemia was independent of nutrition...
New substance that improves the photodetection of bladder cancer gains market approval
...camera, the fluorescent tumors stand out as bright red
spots, impossible to miss. Patients screened using this process are far more likely to be diagnosed correctly, and because the cancerous tissue is easy to identify, very small tumors are not likely to be overlooked. Even flat lesions, previously so d...
Protein that promotes survival of stem cells might be key to poor leukemia prognosis
...ic stem cells (HSC) give rise to all of the body's red
and white blood cells and platelets has now been d...ial for maintaining blood cells throughout life as red
and white cells and platelets die and must be replaced. HSCs are also needed to rebuild the blood sy...
High-intensity ultrasound creates hollow nanospheres and nanocrystals
... of tiny silica spheres that are much smaller than red
blood cells," said Ken Suslick, the Marvin T. Schmidt Professor of Chemistry at Illinois and a researcher at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. "After heating the spheres to produce uniform coatings, we use hydrofluoric acid t...
Regular cannabis may increase risk of stroke in young users
...e, and the decreased oxygen carrying capability of red
blood cells. Cannabis also quadruples the risk of a heart attack within an hour of consumption. They are at pains to point out that despite the widespread use of cannabis, there have only been 15 other cases of stroke, which have been linked to canna...
Promising treatments for Huntington's disease identified in UCI study
...ened. In one test, the researchers combined Congo red
(a dye that blocks the formation of toxic polyglutamine fibrils), cystamine (an amino acid found to improve motor-neuron function in Huntington's-engineered mice) and SAHA (a synthetic HDAC inhibitor). In the other test, they combined SAHA with Y-27...
Leukemia drug breakthrough study in New England Journal of Medicine
...nts are anemic and require regular transfusions of red
cells. In this study, 91 percent of the MDS patien...observations that the agent improved the growth of red
blood cell precursors from MDS bone marrow. Celgene will submit the seminal findings of List's phase...
US FDA grants full approval to DOXIL(R) following submission of phase III data
...pain, vomiting, constipation, rash, fever, reduced red
blood cell count (anemia), reduced white blood cell count (neutropenia), weakness, hair loss, appetite loss and diarrhea. Some patients experienced infusion-related reactions and skin reactions. Hand-foot syndrome, also known as palmar-plantar eryt...
New survey finds red dress symbol prompts women to take action to care for their hearts
...he Red Dress Collection 2005 Fashion Show features red
dresses created exclusively for The Heart Truth to warn women of their number one health threat. Modeling these one-of-a-kind designs are some of the world's most recognized stars including Sheryl Crow, Venus Williams, Christie Brinkley, Paula Abdul...
Long-term high consumption of red and processed meat linked with increased risk for colon cancer
High consumption of red
and processed meat over a long period of time is a...ancers. The researchers found that high intake of red
and processed meat reported in 1992/1993 was associated with higher risk of colon cancer after adjus...
Baby talk: Infants have much to say if adults will only listen
...er test, the length of time an infant focuses on a red
and white checkerboard pattern while hearing various words or hearing no sounds tells researchers that normal-hearing infants are interested in speech sounds and can discriminate between sounds. The same test administered to young children with cochl...
Jefferson scientists find zinc may help prevent esophageal, oral cancers
...ancer Institute.Zinc in the diet comes mostly from red
meat and seafood. Whereas up to 10 percent of Americans have a zinc-deficient diet, as many as 2 billion individuals in developing countries are zinc-deficient. Epidemiological evidence show the incidence of esophageal and oral cancers is rising in r...
Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, Jan. 4, 2005
...two or less drinks a day. Moderate drinking of red
wine was associated with lower risk for stroke, unlike other forms of alcohol. The study has limitations. Participants had relatively few strokes, strokes recorded were ischemic and not other forms of stroke; how alcohol affected the stroke rate w...
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