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Mathematics used to discern immune response to infectious diseases

...lu, tuberculosis (TB) and tularemia, an especially dangerous infection that some authorities believe could be used as a biological weapon. Such models should help expedite the development of vaccines and therapies against these and other infectious agents and help researchers and public health officials in the...

'Doctor Franklin's Medicine' explores founding father's vast medical legacy

...ican medical school. He also informed people about dangerous epidemics, worthy new cures and medical quackery. "Religious dogma, grandiose formulations and the gripping tentacles of the past did not hold him back, and he was anxious to develop and share medical ideas with anyone, anywhere," Finger writes. "Phy...

Children with heart defects found to benefit from exercise

...uced exercise capacity had conditions that made it dangerous to exercise. "With the approval of a pediatric cardiologist, and after careful exercise testing, exercise is generally safe and tolerable for children with congenital heart defects," he says....

Scientific community can help protect sex workers

...r 1, 2005) by The Lancet. Sex work is an extremely dangerous profession that can involve drug-use and exposure to disease, violence, and exploitation. In his summary of peer-reviewed publications, Michael Rekart (University of British Colombia, Vancouver, Canada) concludes that proven harm-reduction strategies...

Diagnostic images show go-carts cause serious injuries to children

...erage charge of $18,882 per patient. "Go-carts are dangerous when youngsters who lack size, strength, experience or maturity are permitted to use these vehicles without adult supervision and safety equipment," Relyea-Chew said. The primary cause of go-cart injuries among children is loss of control resulting i...

Hormone aldosterone is promising target for stroke treatment

...d epidermal growth factor, for example, causes the dangerous thickening of blood vessel walls in the brain. "It's not just a blood pressure-dependent effect. This is something that is much more active than that. I do get up in the middle of the night wondering why it happens. It fascinates me."...

UQ scientists break new ground in fight against infection & chronic disease

...t why having a "hair-trigger" immune response is a dangerous thing. She said these chemical messengers were among the agents that caused patients to die from acute infections like bird flu and to acquire chronic inflammatory diseases such as arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease. They are also behind the m...

Snake bites should not be underestimated, say experts

...doctors should also be aware that large numbers of dangerous snakes are kept surreptitiously as macho pets, writes Professor David Warrell. This "underground zoo" reveals itself a few times each year when bitten owners are forced to seek medical help. Envenoming can evolve over many hours, so patients must be ...

Drug may fight lupus and atherosclerosis simultaneously

...percent of calories from palm oil, one of the more dangerous dietary vegetable fats since it is high in saturated fat. Among the atherosclerosis researchers were John S. Parks, Ph.D., professor of comparative medicine, and Richard St. Clair, Ph.D., professor of pathology and head of the Section on Comparative ...

High tech imaging tells the tale of plaque from the inside out

...n be used to accurately identify plaque with these dangerous characteristics, while the plaque still lines the walls of vessels," said lead researcher Laura Marcu, Ph.D., director of biophotonics research at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and associate professor at the University of Southern California in Los...

Doctors and patients should discuss use of alternative medicines

...ere with cardiac drugs. Hawthorne berries may be dangerous to heart patients on prescribed drugs. Medications containing licorice affect high blood pressure. St. John's wart interferes with levels of heart drugs such as digoxin and warfarin. In a study of 308 heart patients, using standardized intervie...

Jefferson researchers find nanoparticle shows promise in reducing radiation side effects

... fullerene, acts like an "oxygen sink," binding to dangerous oxygen radicals produced by radiation. The scientists, led by Adam Dicker, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of radiation oncology at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and at Jefferson's Kimmel Cancer Center, a...

Heart care lacking for those with clogged leg blood vessels

...aspirin or clopidogrel to prevent the formation of dangerous clots, compared with 83 percent of patients with no heart history. An even larger gap in statin use was seen: 65 percent compared with 51 percent of non-heart patients. And beta blockers, which lower blood pressure and heart rate, were used in 62 per...

The dangerous legacy of lead

...'re still trying to understand exactly why lead is dangerous and what its legacy might be," said McCabe, who co-authored a recent study published in Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology. Our research shows there may be additional long-term health threats," McCabe said. "Lead appears to disrupt the immune syste...

Young scientists turn to gel to ease side-effects of cancer treatment

...d spare cancer patients some of the unpleasant and dangerous side-effects of radiotherapy. PhD students Andrew Wilson and Paul Watson, together with post-doctoral research fellow Mark Godber, have developed the gel which will help doctors to target cancer tumours more efficiently. Now, the group has secured 30...

Expert dispels bird flu paranoia

...d most detergents. Authorities have confirmed the dangerous H5NI strain of bird flu in South East Asia, Russia and Eastern Europe but not in Australia. They fear an epidemic if this strain mutates to spread into a people-to-people virus. "We need to be very alert for bird flu in poultry because the more peo...

New book on bipolar disorder targets 12 million affected Americans, families

...rawn socially or has begun engaging in potentially dangerous activities, such as sex, drugs, excessive shopping, stealing, and so on. Your child persistently feels sadness, hopelessness, despair, or crushing boredom. You notice changes in your child's concentration, grades dropping, or problems in school. Y...

Should doctors tell patients about expensive, unfunded drugs?

...on on the basis of what a patient would want is "a dangerous medical path to unjustified paternalism." A further ethical issue concerns the cost of publicly funding newer, expensive treatments, they write. This is an urgent question of distributing limited resources fairly that faces not just new drugs, but m...

Alternative tobacco products: A better, safer option for smokers?

... need to move quickly on strategies to thwart this dangerous habit." Carcinogen Exposure across Oral Tobacco and Medicinal Nicotine Products (Abstract 3477) Smokeless oral tobacco products including lozenges and moist snuff may be safer than cigarette smoking, but neither represents a good alternative for ...

Characteristic cardiac scar pattern predicts risk of fatal arrhythmias

... times more likely to test positive for a fast and dangerous heart rhythm known as ventricular arrhythmia. Patients at risk of such arrhythmias often have a heart defibrillator implanted, a small device that delivers an electrical shock to restore their cardiac rhythm in case the heart beats too rapidly to p...

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