Tag: "disease" at medical news
Researchers link metal ions to neurodegenerative disease
... Alzheimer's disease. Because some people with the disease
had aluminum deposits in their brains, it was thought that there was a direct connection between aluminum exposure and Alzheimer's. However, after many years of study, no conclusive evidence links aluminum to neurodegenerative disease, which leaves r...
Decision aid for diabetes
...investigative TB vaccines into countries where the disease
is endemic. Citation: Brennan MJ, Fruth U, Milstien J, Tiernan R, Nishioka SdA, et al. (2007) Development of new tuberculosis vaccines: A global perspective on regulatory issues. PLoS Med 4(8): e252. IN YOUR ARTICLE, PLEASE LINK TO THIS URL, WHICH W...
World's largest respiratory health study launches next phase
...r adulthoodthat have contributed to this change in disease
status, Dr Dharmage said. The TAHS is unique internationally because it is the largest and longest running respiratoryhealth study in the world. Additionally TAHS is the only study that was originally a family studywith all the family members and the...
Statin drugs may delay progressive artery damage in children
...ning of the artery walls, premature cardiovascular disease
(5 percent by age 30; 50 percent by age 50), and an increased risk of early heart attack, Hutten said. The disorder also interferes with normal artery functioning. Dilation is reduced in children with FH, which reflects an increased stiffness of the...
Shining light on pancreatic cancer
... 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. The new detection techniques, developed with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), produce an optic fingerpri...
Medical residents score poorly in diagnosing and managing tuberculosis
...alf the answers wrong, according to a survey by TB disease
experts at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere. In the ...agious, yet is still at risk for developing active disease
later on. Just over half of the questions about diagnosing active TB, when an infected person de...
Medical residents unclear about TB guidelines
...o the risk of progression from latent TB to active disease
(where a patient develops TB-related symptoms), as well as those involving interpretation of diagnostic tests for patients with active TB. As physicians training at urban medical centers are likely to be the first point of contact for patients with ...
W.M. Keck Foundation announces 2007 class of Distinguished Young Scholars in medical research
...human ciliary disorders, such as polycystic kidney disease
and retinal degeneration. Amy Wagers, Ph.D., Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Section on Developmental and Stem Cell Biology at Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School Dr. Wagers investigates the decline with age in the bodys ability to mainta...
Health reform bills could improve quality and efficiency, but fall short of national plan
...ourage prevention, early primary care, and chronic disease
management, including patient designation of a patient-centered primary care home. Access for patients to their own medical records, along with patient information and tools to share in decision-making. According to Davis and co-author Sara Coll...
Trials underway for 'essential' new TB vaccine
... has become more urgent with the resurgence of the disease
in many parts of the world, including a 10% rise i...to be protective in preventing severe forms of the disease
and is not effective in adults. In addition, antibiotics to deal with infection must be administered...
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation invests in gastroenterology's future
...emonstrate high potential for careers in digestive disease
research. The Student Research Fellowship Awards p...nts in diagnosis, therapy, or prevention of Crohns disease
or ulcerative colitis. In recognition of his service to the field of gastroenterology, Mr. Broad w...
Investigating the causes of Parkinson's disease
...r Bedford said: I have been involved in Parkinsons disease
research for the last five years so I am delighted to get this Career Development Award. This novel model of Parkinsons will be crucial in helping to uncover and study why nerve cells die in the region of the brain affected in Parkinsons disease. A...
Cancer research summaries
...cers are at no higher risk of developing malignant disease
than people who receive blood from donors without ...rised all individuals with no history of malignant disease
who had received at least one unit of whole blood, erythrocytes, plasma or platelets between 1968 an...
Children and young people show elevated leukaemia rates near nuclear facilities
...o 25 year-olds. Childhood leukaemia is a rare disease
and nuclear sites are commonly found in rural areas, which means that sample sizes tend to be small says lead author Dr Peter J Baker. The advantage of carrying out a meta-analysis is that it enables us to draw together a number of studies that ha...
UD scientists invent novel hydrogels for repairing, regenerating human tissue
...uite easily. If almost 70 percent of it is lost to disease
and removed, that remaining 30 percent can grow back, affording a functional liver. We want to use the hydrogels to deliver hepatocytes to the liver, he noted. These could be used to beef up the liver's function prior to surgery if, for example, some...
SMS your ECG to ER
...e ECG by cell phone text message. Cardiovascular disease
is kills almost 20 million people each year, with around 22 million people at risk of sudden heart failure at any one time around the world. Lives can often be saved if acute care and cardiac surgery are carried out within the so-called golden hour. ...
Nonsmall cell lung cancer -- chemotherapy before surgery appears better than surgery alone
...dition, many patients are only diagnosed after the disease
has progressed, so survival rates across all stages of disease
tend to be fairly low at around 14%, with only a quarter of patients being suitable for surgery. T...
6 out of 10 doctors aren't frustrated that patients can't lower cholesterol
...ppreciate the risks associated with cardiovascular disease
which they identified as a greater cause of death...reduces ill health and death due to cardiovascular disease
concludes co-author Professor Leif Erhardt from Lund University, Sweden. Despite the existence of...
Study finds HIV protease inhibitor drugs may adversely affect the scaffolding of the cell nucleus
... an accumulation of prelamin A and cause a host of disease
phenotypes, including partial loss of body fat depots and metabolic syndrome. The fact that HIV protease inhibitors block ZMPSTE24 and have been associated with side effects similar to those observed with a genetic deficiency in ZMPSTE24 is intrigu...
New heart disease risk score will help minimize health inequalities
A new score for predicting the risk of heart disease
gives a more accurate measure of how many UK adults are at risk of developing the disease
and which adults are most likely to benefit from treatment. The study, published on bmj.com on Ju...
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