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Asthma patients' immune systems respond differently with allergies

... chest tightness, and shortness of breath. Asthma attacks can be triggered by viral upper respiratory infections, exercise, extreme temperature condition, and chemical irritants and also by the same allergens that cause seasonal allergies to pollen or mold spore or perennial allergies to dust mites, cockro...

Differential heart-attack risks among blacks, whites remain mystery

..."lipoprotein(a)" lead to increased risks for heart attacks among whites but not among African-Americans. Researchers say the study, which appeared last month in the journal Circulation, points to the need for further research to determine whether African-Americans have a genetic mechanism that protects them ...

Asthmatics naturally deficient in antiviral immunity, report scientists

... -- the cause of the vast majority of acute asthma attacks in both adults and children. The researchers, from...dentifies a new way of treating and preventing bad attacks of asthma associated with the common cold.'" The team examined the interferon responses of cells tak...

Bacterial infection associated with heart attack in young men

...fections should not expect to prevent future heart attacks by getting antibiotic treatment for the bacteria, ...e has set in, it may be too late to ward off heart attacks related to the infection. Further studies are being conducted to gather more information about the o...

Soy and fish oil may help prevent heart attacks

...improve cardiac function and protect against heart attacks in the short-term. Study results published in the April issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians, are the first to show that soy oil increases heart rate variability (HRV), a measure of cardiac autonomic ...

Two drugs combined more cost-effective safer for managing arthritis in high-risk patients

...ooked at the health economic consequences of heart attacks related to Cox-2 inhibitors like Vioxx. The study, completed a year before Vioxx was removed from the market, not only predicted the cardiovascular complications, but also demonstrated that a combination therapy of two other drugs may prove more cost...

Painless test using teardrops may speed diagnosis of Sjgren's syndrome

...eneral, researchers believe that the immune system attacks the glands that produce tears and saliva, resulting in dry mouth and dry eyes. Although the disease is generally not life-threatening, it can produce serious symptoms, including fatigue, difficulty swallowing, joint pain and eye problems. Because its...

Adverse outcomes from blood clot therapy may be due to patient characteristics, not dosing errors

...bo. The study included 16,949 patients with heart attacks who were enrolled in the Assessment of the Safety and Efficacy of a New Thrombolytic (ASSENT-2) trial. Patients were assigned to one of two clot-dissolving fibrinolytic treatments: either tenecteplase (given as a five second bolus; with alteplase pl...

Heart valve ring reverses damage from congestive heart failure, easing symptoms

...ed and misshapen after a heart attack or infection attacks the heart muscle. Nearly 5 million Americans have congestive heart failure, and the number is expected to climb. "Congestive heart failure is a ventricular disease, but previous efforts to reshape the ventricle by repairing the mitral valve have been...

Study challenges current treatment for mild asthma

...ay inflammation and minimize risk of severe asthma attacks and airway scarring that might permanently reduce ...all frequency of symptoms and the number of severe attacks were about the same, whichever regimen was followed. According to one of the study's authors, if the...

Study shows symptom-driven therapy may be ok for some adults with mild persistent asthma

... changes in lung function and the number of severe attacks did not significantly differ among the three group...ung function changes or in the frequency of severe attacks among the treatment groups after a year of treatment, we conclude that, overall, the three treatment...

Bright arctic light can lead to migraine

...le with migraine with aura are more likely to have attacks during the summer light season than during the pol...of those with migraine with aura had more frequent attacks during the light season, compared to 17 percent of those without aura. "This supports the theory tha...

New insights into HIV immunity suggest alternative approach to vaccines

...stem destroys these types of antibodies to prevent attacks against self. The Duke study suggests HIV vaccines may have failed in part because certain proteins on HIV's protective outer coat trigger only short-lived, self-reactive antibodies instead of long-lasting, HIV-specific antibodies. The results also i...

Eliminating enzyme dramatically reduces cardiovascular disease

... up as artery-clogging plaque that can cause heart attacks and strokes? Research in animals suggests that a little-studied enzyme may play a major role and that drugs to target it could dramatically reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Lawrence Rudel, Ph.D., from Wake Forest University School of Medi...

Vascular structure and function improve with diet and exercise

...r the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attacks and stroke," said presenter and lead author Kunihiko Aizawa, M.Sc., a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. "We found that there probably are some things that happen in even eight weeks." Researchers studie...

Acupuncture treatment no more effective than sham treatment in reducing migraine headaches

...on and disabling condition that typically includes attacks of severe, pulsating, 1-sided headaches, often acc...ches. Many patients require interval treatment as attacks occur often or are insufficiently controlled. Drug treatment with beta-blockers, calcium antagonists...

Morphine for chest pain increases death risk

...ed to relieve the chest pain associated with heart attacks in 1912 and has been used regularly ever since. Nitroglycerin has been used for more than 130 years for the relief of chest pain, also known as unstable angina. It works by relaxing blood vessels and allowing blood flow to increase. "Nitroglycerin ha...

Saving virtual lives with nanobots goal of UH-led project

...osoft adds another challenge, such as a virus that attacks the nanobots. "The visual gaming challenge is actually a logistics problem that you are solving, and path planning is a big part of it," Dowdall said. "The strategy involves a collaborative multi-agent programming system of nanobots, and you must...

Anti-depressant use linked to increased GI bleeding

... (blood thinning medications used to prevent heart attacks and strokes). The team found that patients admitted with bleeding were significantly more likely to be using more than one medication associated with an increased risk of GI bleeding than control patients. "While more research needs to be conducted...

UCLA study assesses cost-effectiveness of Hepatitis B drugs

...on serious liver infection in the world. The virus attacks liver cells and chronic hepatitis B disease can lead to liver failure, cirrhosis or cancer of the liver. About 90 percent of healthy adults who are infected with Hepatitis B recover with no problems, but 10 percent develop chronic disease. In child...

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