Tag: "blood" at medical news
Flaxseed stunts the growth of prostate tumors
...ties, meaning they are able to choke off a tumor's blood
supply, stunting its growth. "We are excited that this study showed that flaxseed is safe and associated with a protective effect on prostate cancer," Demark-Wahnefried said. The researchers hope to next test the effectiveness of flaxseed supplem...
VEGF Trap shows activity in patients with advanced ovarian cancer
...evels. It works by blocking the development of new blood
vessels to the tumor (angiogenesis) which stops tumor growth and the spread of cancer to other parts of the body (metastasis). It can also result in tumor shrinkage. VEGF Trap is generally well-tolerated although both mild and severe side effects wer...
Shark cartilage shows no benefit as a therapeutic agent for lung cancer
...iety of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The absence of blood
vessels in cartilage as well as preclinical studies analyzing cartilage extracts have supported the hypothesis that cartilage contains inhibitors of angiogenesis. Also, shark cartilage has long intrigued the public due to the belief that the incidenc...
Study supports activity of GEMZAR in the treatment of early-stage breast cancer
...ix patients (9%); neutropenia (a decrease in white blood
cells) in eight patients (12%), and; anemia (a decrease in red blood
cells) in one (2%). Nausea (13%) and vomiting (15%) were the most frequent grade 3/4 non-hematologic...
Clinical data suggest potential versatility of ALIMTA-based regimens in lung cancer
...ALIMTA is used as monotherapy are disorders of the blood
and lymphatic system, gastrointestinal disorders, fatigue, rash and desquamation or flaking of skin in scales. Myelosuppression is usually the dose-limiting toxicity with ALIMTA therapy....
Fat protein cuts blood vessel inflammation, may help heart, Jefferson scientists find
...atural substance secreted by fat cells can protect blood
vessels from the damaging effects of inflammation,...led adiponectin helps prevent immune system white blood
cells from binding to the inside of blood
vessel walls. Harnessing adiponectin's properties, the sci...
Mouse model points to possible new strategy for treating rare muscle disease, kidney disorders
...ey that are important for filtering waste from the blood
in these animals were severely impaired and we linked this to sialic acid deficiency. This outcome demonstrates the significance of the ability of the body to synthesize sialic acid for kidney development and function. NHGRI Clinical Director Will...
Study explains why patients with OSA are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease
...otic cells) from the lining (endothelium) of their blood
vessels circulating in their bloodstream than peop...tore the physiologic function of the lining of the blood
vessels." For the study, 14 men with OSA were recruited from the Sleep Clinic at the Erie County M...
Liver cancer patients with high serum levels of hepatitis B virus face poorer outcomes
...ificance of pre-chemotherapy HBV DNA levels in the blood
on the survival of HCC patients. They studied 188 ...e researchers measured the level of HBV DNA in the blood
before the start of chemotherapy. They also gathered other potentially important prognostic informat...
Study tests oral insulin to prevent type 1 diabetes
...ease have type 1 diabetes, which occurs when white blood
cells vital to the bodys defenses against infectio...ede diabetes symptoms. Screening involves a simple blood
test. Individuals enrolled in the natural history study are closely monitored for diabetes developme...
OHSU Cancer Institute researcher identifies protein marker for prostate cancer survival
...ce of inflammation. "This could mean that a simple blood
test that is already available could help patients...ependent data set before this can become a routine blood
test for men with advanced prostate cancer, Beer said. ...
Lilly studies try to shed light on impact of race
...cities, including neutropenia (a decrease in white blood
cells); anemia (a decrease in red blood
cells); fatigue; and nausea. At the very least, the data unveiled today suggests that we should co...
Study: Directly observed HIV therapy for children is promising
... number of immunity-boosting T helper cells in the blood
of children more than tripled. Children gained significant amounts of weight. Drug toxicities were uncommon and easily managed. And the price was right: Staff costs for the program were about $5 per child per month, or 15 percent more than the price ...
Veterinarians at increased risk of avian influenza virus infection
...Gray, M.D., UI professor of epidemiology, examined blood
samples from a group of U.S. veterinarians for evi...significantly higher levels of antibodies in their blood
against the H5, H6 and H7 avian virus strains, indicating previous infections with these viruses. Th...
Folic acid supplementation lowers stroke risk
... in the blood. High amounts of homocysteine in the blood
are thought to increase the risk of stroke, as wel...t reduced the concentration of homocysteine in the blood
by more than 20% (23% less risk); or if the patient had no previous history of stroke (25% less risk...
New biodegradable magnesium stents for coronary arteries
... the patients. They found that the diameter of the blood
vessel within the stent (in-stent acute gain) incr...thin 12 months due to recurrent ischaemia (lack of blood
flow to the tissues). The authors say: "This study showed that absorbable magnesium stents can be ...
Human stem cell treatment restores motor function in paralyzed rats
Rats paralyzed due to loss of blood
flow to the spine returned to near normal ambulato...ted that when damage has occurred due to a loss of blood
flow to the spines neural cells, by grafting human neural stem cells directly into the spinal cord w...
Survey shows asthma not controlled in majority of patients
...ophageal reflux (GERD), chronic sinusitis, or high blood
pressure, which may contribute to the severity of their asthma. Also likely contributing to poorly controlled asthma was the fact that only a minority of patients reported having received a personalized asthma action plan from their physician (26 ...
Exercise test may help predict mortality risk in heart failure patients
...which is the inability of the heart to pump enough blood
to keep up with the body's demands. Congestive hea... left chamber of the heart is too weakened to pump blood
efficiently. The researchers wanted to determine if the test is also appropriate for patients with d...
Research shows aerobic exercise helps maintain muscle in elderly
... hormone's activity (as in type 2 diabetes) causes blood
sugar levels to soar out of control. Recent studie...e problem older people experience lies in the tiny blood
vessels that feed the muscles protein-building amino acids, glucose and insulin (which itself also w...
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