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Wound healers cause skin disease

...ases. The skin condition causes red marks that are rich in blood and often inflamed. These red marks are covered with shiny white flakes of skin and sometimes itch. Psoriasis is not infectious. A cure for the disease is still not available and at present only the symptoms can be controlled. According to t...

Stanford scientists help bring study of smallpox virus into 'molecular age'

...ing's plans, he realized that the model would be a rich opportunity for exploring what goes on in the host animal's immune system during infection. "No prior information about the molecular features of the host immune response to smallpox was available," he said. "Smallpox disappeared from nature before t...

Eating more soy-rich foods could reduce spread of breast cancer UU research

... novel findings seem to indicate that eating a soy rich products such as soy milk, soy drinks and desserts, could have an important role in preventing the spread of cancer cells in the body. Further studies in human volunteers are now needed to confirm whether soy isoflavones will protect against breast c...

Highlights of the September Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...their usual diets, 9-year-old girls who eat a diet rich in calcium (at least 1,500 milligrams per day) also significantly increase their intake of other essential nutrients, according to a pilot study of 59 girls conducted by researchers at Creighton University. The researchers were trying to determine wh...

Blueberry compound shows promise of lowering cholesterol as effectively as drug

...rn that blueberries, which are already known to be rich in healthy compounds, may also be a potent weapon in the battle against obesity and heart disease, which are leading killers in the U.S.," says study leader Agnes M. Rimando, Ph.D., a research chemist with the USDA's Agricultural Research Service (AR...

First proof that cutting Rx drugs due to cost harms health

...neral Medicine faculty. The researchers credit the rich ISR data for allowing them to draw conclusions with confidence. The study is based on the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), of people who were between the ages of 51 and 61 in 1992, and the Asset and Health Dynamics among the Oldest Old (AHEAD) surv...

Status syndrome: How your social standing directly affects your health and life expectancy

...that divides poor black downtown Washington DC and rich white Montgomery County? Why does Japan have better health than other rich populations of the world and the province of Kerala in southern India have much better health than o...

More than one-third of US adults use complementary and alternative medicine

... use among various population groups and provide a rich source of data for future research. Furthermore, the survey results provide a baseline for future surveys, as it establishes a consistent definition of CAM that can be used to track trends and prevalence of CAM use....

Soya foods may help to reduce cancer of the womb

...Chinese women in this week's BMJ. Soya foods are a rich source of isoflavones, a major group of phytoestrogens, which act like oestrogen in the body. They also contain high amounts of dietary fibre. Researchers interviewed 832 women who were diagnosed with endometrial cancer between 1997 and 2001 and were...

Treadmill with care UU researchers warn

...strenuous aerobic exercise, make sure your diet is rich in antioxidants -- because they will protect against damaging your health. But Dr Davison warns that the team's work should not be used as an excuse to take no exercise at all. There is a wealth of evidence that shows that exercise of a moderate int...

MRI proves more sensitive than CT in detecting adrenal adenomas

...l masses, 13 could not be characterized as a lipid rich adenoma using unenhanced CT. However, MRI characterized eight of these 13 adrenal masses as adenomas, he said. "Adrenal adenomas are common, and most of the time they don't really matter. However, if a patient has symptoms associated with an adrena...

Red palm oil as a means of combating vitamin A deficiency

... free voluntary consumption of this vegetable oil, rich in the precursor of vitamin A, beta-carotene, in reducing deficiencies of this vitamin in women and children. This long-term food-supplement strategy, effective in public health management, could also contribute to local economic development by stimu...

Study finds lean beef can be part of healthy diet for teens

Diets rich in lean beef can help teenagers maintain their levels of useable iron, teach important balanced eating habits and dispel rumors that all healthy diets are challenging and lack taste, according to a researcher in the University of Iowa College of Publ...

Study: New neurons can get out of spinal cord

...lyzed adult rats, easing them into areas typically rich in motor neurons. "We transplanted roughly 12,000 cells per animal, and about 4,000 of them 'took,'" says Kerr. "They became true motor neurons and looked gorgeous." In these first animal studies, however, the axons of these new neurons didn't poke ...

Mayo Clinic researchers restore lost immunity -- Possible breakthrough for AIDS

...ells. Gamma globulin is a protein portion of blood rich in antibodies that is made from pooled human blood and injected as one form of immunotherapy. "By understanding how the body produces T cell diversity in this way, we believe it may have direct impact on many patients whose immune defenses have been...

Study confirms alcohol's role in increasing risk of gout

...dy gout has been associated with overindulgence in rich food and drink. In the April 17 issue of The Lancet, researchers report the first study to conclusively show that certain alcoholic beverages can significantly increase the risk of gout. But although greater risk was associated with intake of beer ...

Sitting in nonsmoking sections a powerful tactic for preventing teen smoking

...ile the results were surprising, the data remain a rich resource for further analysis with regard to parental influences on smoking behavior, among other factors. "Parents who would like to quit are encouraged to contact their primary physician for smoking-cessation guidance," Andersen said. Resources fo...

Research news from Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy: April 2004

...t contribute to healthy bones and a balanced diet, rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and protein is one of the best ways to ensure healthy bones throughout a lifetime." Dawson-Hughes et al, The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 89:1169-1173. "Effect of Dietary Protein Supplements o...

A bird 'language' gene pinpointed

...g, us humans. Thus, vocal-learning birds provide a rich source of material for evolutionary comparisons." In their studies, Jarvis and Wada at Duke, and Scharff and Haesler in Germany, compared brain expression of the FoxP2 gene in birds that are vocal learners with those that are nonlearners. Vocal lear...

Researchers: Diet a significant factor in reducing risk of three common cancers

...TT genotype. Women with the CC genotype and a diet rich in fruits and vegetables had a 30 percent reduced risk of breast cancer. There was only a five percent lower risk in women with the CC genotype who ate very few fruits and vegetables. With so many women having the CC genotype, said Ahn, our study po...

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