Tag: "causes" at medical news
Traditional Chinese exercises may increase efficacy of flu vaccine
...d improvement in immune response to the virus that causes
shingles, a disease that often afflicts older adults. The use of Taiji as a behavioral intervention in older adults is particularly attractive due to age-related loss of function and problems with even moderate intensity exercise interventions, the...
Regulator of lipid metabolism ensures high quality breast milk
...ulates the storage of fat, produce toxic milk that causes
inflammation and baldness in suckling pups, report scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. We were quite surprised by the unexpected quality control mechanism that ensures the quality of breast milk, says Ronald M. Evans, Ph.D., p...
Grandparents, older adults encouraged to seek help for a sleep disorder
... Periodic limb movement disorder, a condition that causes
people to jerk and kick their legs every 20-40 seconds during sleep, is evident in almost 40 percent of older adults. Not sleeping well can lead to a number of problems. Older adults who have poor nighttime sleep are more likely to have a d...
MRI finds breast cancer before it becomes dangerous
...t MRT often leads to 'false positives', i.e. often causes
'false alarms'. 'Among our patients that was even less the case with MRI than with mammography,' Professor Kuhl emphasises. 'The positive predictive value of MRT was 59 per cent, compared to 55 per cent for mammography.' The third point was that unti...
Investigators uncover intriguing clues to why persistent acid reflux sometimes turns into cancer
...he continuous acid bath affecting esophageal cells causes
them to divide more frequently in order to regenerate the damaged lining. However, each time the cells divide, the telomeres at the end of DNA become shorter. When they become too short, the aging cell can no longer divide, Dr. Souza said. Scientis...
Stanford researchers find culprit in aging muscles that heal poorly
...ency of a hormone called klotho. Klotho deficiency causes
a syndrome that resembles extremely rapid aging in mice, which end up dying very young compared with normal mice. In seeking to understand why that happens, the NIH researchers discovered that klotho inhibits Wnt activity. The hypothesis is that klot...
Even older women at high risk have little interest in being tested for HIV, study finds
...were interested in being tested for the virus that causes
AIDS despite having significant risk factors for lifetime exposure, according to a study published in the July/August edition of the Journal of Womens Health. The risk is especially great among African-American women, who represent 73 percent of new ...
Miniature implanted devices could treat epilepsy, glaucoma
... shown that a certain amount of electrical current causes
the neurons to release specific and controllable q... one of the big two irreversible, but preventable, causes
of blindness," Irazoqui said. The disease causes
blindness from a buildup of fluid pressure in the...
WPI wins $1M to develop system to locate and monitor emergency workers in buildings
...ection Association identified as the three leading causes
of firefighter deaths: stress-related heart attacks (No. 1) and getting lost, trapped, or disabled inside buildings (No. 3). The DHS funds will augment the more than $3 million in funding the research team has already garnered from the U.S. Departmen...
Sports concussion research using fMRI provides insight for safe return-to-play decisions
...s a traumatic force to the head or upper body that causes
the brain to shake inside of the skull. Injury is defined as a concussion when it causes
a change in mental status such as loss of consciousness, amnesia, disorientation, confusion or menta...
ACC/AHA release revised UA/NSTEMI guidelines
... for myocardial infarction. Unstable angina, which causes
chest pain and discomfort, occurs when a coronary artery is partially blocked. Myocardial infarction, or heart attack, occurs when a coronary artery is completely blocked, cutting off blood flow to the heart resulting in death of heart muscle. The...
Green tea holds promise as new treatment for inflammatory skin diseases
...s life cycles. Psoriasis, an autoimmune disease, causes
the skin to become thicker because the growth of s...n, instead trigger the release of cytokines, which causes
inflammation and the overproduction of skin cells. Other autoimmune diseases with similar side eff...
RAND, Health Dialog form alliance to create tools to evaluate health-care quality and efficiency
... recommended, evidenced-based care for the leading causes
of illness, disability and death....
Electric fields have potential as a cancer treatment
...the intrinsic drug resistance of the cells. What causes
cell division to slow down" In the 200-kHz case, the electric fields hamper the formation and function of a key cell structure known as the mitotic spindle. The spindle is composed of cell components known as microtubules. The microtubules in turn co...
Shining light on pancreatic cancer
... first evidence that early stage pancreatic cancer causes
subtle changes in part of the small intestine. The easily monitored marker may ultimately allow early detection for a disease notorious for having few obvious symptoms, the primary reason pancreatic cancer killed more than 33,000 Americans last year....
USC law professor battles schizophrenia
...onal Mental Health Institutes as one of the top 10 causes
of disability in the developed world. A disorder of the brain, the illness causes
psychotic episodes of varying duration and severity. Symptoms of a psychotic episode range from unus...
W.M. Keck Foundation announces 2007 class of Distinguished Young Scholars in medical research
...search has the potential to explain the underlying causes
of certain types of heart failure and cardiomyopathy. Jennifer Zallen, Ph.D., Developmental Biology Program, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Dr. Zallens work on the nature of three-dimensional Rosetta cell structures combines molecular gen...
Medical students respond positively to simulated patient experience
...bout altered levels of consciousness and potential causes
of the simulated patients symptoms, including stroke, brain injury and hypoglycemia. They learned about the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems and how various mediations affect brain cell receptors. Fitch explained that using a live clin...
Childhood sun exposure may lower risk of MS
...s MS risk if we are to unravel the mystery of what causes
Investigating the causes of Parkinson's disease
...arkinsons Disease Society (PDS) to investigate the causes
of the condition. Dr Lynn Bedford, of the School...edfords study. Furthering our understanding of the causes
of Parkinsons will hopefully lead to the development of new treatments for the condition, making a d...
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