Tag: "bite" at medical news
NIAID begins clinical trial of West Nile virus vaccine
...virus usually is transmitted to humans through the bite
of a mosquito that has been infected after feeding on an infected bird or animal. The virus also can be spread through blood transfusions, organ transplants and breastfeeding, as well as from mother to child during pregnancy. Most people experience n...
American Society of Travel Agents urges healthy travel for consumers
...metimes fatal disease transmitted to humans by the bite
of an infected female Anopheles mosquito. Malaria occurs in more than 100 countries worldwide, placing nearly 40 percent of the world's population at risk. Each year, over 7 million U.S. residents travel to areas where malaria is present. These tr...
Study reveals new data on how lyme disease is spread
...isease can spread from its entry point at the tick bite
site through the blood to distant sites such as th... often develop complications distant from the tick bite
location. Older patients without a past episode of Lyme disease are at particular risk."...
New benefits of soy revealed
...n hand to crunch the numbers before their children bite
into some crunchy snacks, Anderson's research reveals that there is a reliable method for calculating the health value of snack foods. He calls upon manufacturers and government to make this information more readily available to consumers. "Labels s...
Quitting smoking could save your teeth, study shows
... teeth are loose, because it would be difficult to bite
and chew it." The UK Government's Department of Health has promoted the idea of smoking cessation counselling by dentists, and dental students at Newcastle University are now taught how to counsel patients on this issue as part of their degree. Newc...
Researchers discover how malaria parasite disperses from red blood cells
...oes and is transmitted to human beings through the bite
of infected mosquitoes. The parasite infects red blood cells. Called a merozoite at the stage of its life when it infects red blood cells, the parasite multiplies inside the cell, until the cell ruptures and releases them. The newly released meroz...
Mouthguards: Rolls Royce of mouthguard line provides maximum injury protection
...om-made (Type III) Superior to stock and boil-and bite
and offers the best protection, fit and comfort level because it is made from a cast to fit teeth....
A recipe for overeating: Studies outline dangers of mixing stress, deprivation and tempting foods
...derlie the common clinical observation that just a bite
of highly palatable (often forbidden) food trigger...sed rats don't binge -- but when they get a little bite
of cookie first, they do." As a result, she says when treating bulimics and binge eaters, it may n...
Pediatricians don't often refer patients to community resources for childhood aggression
...s defined as using your body to push, shove hit or bite
to express frustration. The rate of childhood aggression is increasing and it occurs more frequently with boys than girls. Parents often turn to their pediatricians for help, Barkin said....
Flick of whiskers helps tease out brain's 'shadow' signaling system
...tance, or a certain texture might indicate a yummy bite
of cheese nearby. Scientists have found that the way an animal's brain learns information from its whiskers mirrors the way people learn from their senses. Wang and Nedergaard found that with a puff of air on a whisker, astrocytes become activated p...
Hopkins researchers develop new quick tool to sort out insect bites in children
...acts, to HIV-associated dermatoses. Reactions to a bite
are often delayed, making it difficult to trace ex...usehold is not a criterion for diagnosis because a bite
might occur outside of the home. A for Age Specific The condition is most prevalent in children...
Stanford snake venom study shows that certain cells may eliminate poison
...y snakebite is horrible. The immediate pain of the bite
is followed by swelling, bruising and weakness, then sweating or chills, with numbness, nausea, blurred vision and possibly convulsions before it's all over. Such misery is produced by a veritable witches' brew of toxins in snake venom. It's long b...
New data demonstrate effectiveness of LAMICTAL (lamotrigine) as adjunctive therapy
...rk repetitively. Patients may fall to the ground, bite
their tongue, and/or lose bladder control. Serious injury including bone fractures can occur. The seizure will typically last for a few minutes and then be followed by a period of drowsiness, confusion, headache, and sleep. For some people who ha...
Meals high in saturated fat impair 'good' cholesterol's ability to protect against clogged arteries
Before you bite
into that burger or devour that doughnut, first chew on this: New research shows that just one meal high in saturated fat can affect the body's ability to protect itself against some of the underlying causes of heart disease and stroke. The researc...
Study finds MRSA most common cause of skin infections in patients presenting in nation's ER's
Think that's a spider bite
on your arm? Think again. It could be methicillin-...ents with MRSA were more likely to report a spider bite
as the reason for the skin lesion, perhaps thinking it was a bite
in absence of other skin problems....
Molecular medicine comes to the rescue
...insulin injections, not to mention analyzing every bite
she ate." Two years ago Lilly had two nighttime seizures, caused by low glucose. "It's sobering," said Jaffe, "dealing with that kind of fragility and intensity day after day." An insulin pump helped prevent further seizures, but over the summer t...
Is there a relationship between a mother prompting her child to eat and obesity?
...many times the mother prompted her child to take a bite
and whether the child obeyed these prompts. On av...mplied with their mother's prompts to take another bite
approximately two-thirds of the time. Low maternal education, the presentation of unfamiliar foods...
Travel outside of the US causing increased health risks to Americans
...us as it is passed to the blood through a mosquito bite
-- have been diagnosed in Europe by researchers from l'Hospital Nord de Marseille, France and the CDC among travelers in mainland France, Germany, Italy, Norway and Switzerland. Most recently, cases are being diagnosed in the U.S. which lends concer...
Men worry more about penile size than women, says 60-year-old research review
...inama of Brazil, who encourage poisonous snakes to bite
their penises to enlarge them for six months! They report that Indian Sadhus men are known to use weights to increase the length of their penis and Dayak men in Borneo pierce the glans of their penis and insert items into the holes to stimulate t...