Tag: "diseases" at medical news
Anemia and tropical diseases; Is pharmacogenomics ready for the clinic?
...oring the burden and control of neglected tropical diseases
(NTDs) such as schistosomiasis and intestinal worms. Imelda Bates (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK) and colleagues say that the prevalence of anemia in a community might be a good indicator of the burden of NTDs in that community since an...
1 of 2 pediatric kidney disease research centers in world established
...nderstand and effectively treat progressive kidney diseases
in children. It also will permit us to attract and...apies in children with genetic and acquired kidney diseases
which lead to progressive loss of kidney function. Michael Dunn, M.D., dean and executive vice pres...
Reductive stress linked to heart disease
... Heart, Alzheimers, Parkinsons, and other deadly diseases
are associated with oxidative stress, in which free radical molecules are produced in reaction to oxygen intake. Free radicals travel the body, triggering chemical reactions that damage proteins and causing them to form aggregates. Many people take a...
Researchers suggest TB screening for all international adoptees
...is is common and prenatal screening for infectious diseases
is rare, says Richard Long, MD, professor in Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Alberta and lead author of the study. Because of the many social and demographic circumstances in North America, the option for domestic adoption is limited so th...
UCLA researchers awarded $9M contract for study identifiying antibiotic treatment for MRSA
... of emergency medicine and professor of infectious diseases
at Olive ViewUCLA. We are hopeful to be able to id... emergency medicine and the division of infectious diseases
at Olive ViewUCLA. Researchers note that this NIH contract is unique, since it will fund the inves...
'Heroes of Chemistry' honored for medical, energy, environmental breakthroughs
...atients who receive regular blood transfusions for diseases
such as thalassemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, sickle cell disease and other anemias. Tens of thousands of children and adults around the world have these diseases. For many, the need for transfusions and chelation are life-long. A single dose of Ex...
Stress may leave your mouth a mess
...showed a positive relationship between periodontal diseases
and psychological factors such as stress, distress, anxiety, depression, and loneliness. More research is needed to determine the definitive relationship between stress and periodontal diseases, said study author Daiane Peruzzo, PhD. However, patie...
Long heat waves boost hospital admissions
...e any effects on general health. Many heat-related diseases
may be preventable with adequate warning and an appropriate response to predicted heat waves, the authors conclude. "These results have important implications upon ongoing efforts to forecast health-related impacts in the heat watch/warning systems...
Better mobility keeps seniors healthier
...is more than the amount attributed to a variety of diseases
including colitis, migraine, arthritis, stroke, ulcer, asthma, and anxiety.Surprisingly, however, mobility was a stronger correlate of HRQOL than an index of comorbidity, suggesting that interventions addressing mobility limitations may provide signi...
Geriatric health conditions have major effect on half of all seniors
...ese geriatric conditions, which are not considered diseases
and can be missed by physicians, Cigolle says. Our study is the first to look at all seven of these common conditions together, and we found that they are very common and increase dramatically in prevalence with age, she says. To me, that says tha...
Wireless technology shows promise in diagnosing pediatric intestinal disease
...tem for the clinical work in suspected small-bowel diseases
in infancy, he says. However, the high rate of positive examination is due to the very careful selection of the patients. ...
Theory of facial aging gets a facelift from UT Southwestern researchers
...ging and possibly hold clues to the study of other diseases
such as obesity, diabetes and cancer. ...
UIC researchers to develop new drugs to fight bioterrorism
...op medicines to fight other infectious and chronic diseases
such as tuberculosis, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases
and bipolar disorder. "Anthrax has been identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventi...
Researchers link metal ions to neurodegenerative disease
...are linked to the development of neurodegenerative diseases
such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Creutzfeldt-J...ndividual units are important to neurodegenerative diseases
or whether the entire fibril must be involved," says Dr. Lynn. "Like many scientific findings, we...
Green tea holds promise as new treatment for inflammatory skin diseases
...e overproduction of skin cells. Other autoimmune diseases
with similar side effects include lupus, which can lead to skin lesions, and dandruff. Green tea, already shown to suppress inflammation, helps by regulating the expression of Caspase-14, a protein in genes that regulates the life cycle of a skin c...
World's largest respiratory health study launches next phase
...ficant community and family studies on respiratory diseases
such asasthma, Prof. Walters said. The TAHS starte...g siblings is a very important way to identify how diseases
group within families. It alsoallows us to dissect out influences of both genes and the environment ...
International symposium on fruit, vegetables headed for Houston
...etables to reduce the risks of obesity, cancer and diseases
of the heart, brain and skin. Presenters also will talk about how to maintain the most healthful level of bioactive compounds in the pre- and post-harvest stages of fruit and vegetable production, as well as the interaction of certain medicines with ...
Shining light on pancreatic cancer
...medical conditions including other cancer types or diseases
of the pancreas such as chronic pancreatitis or ac... phase to test individuals with serious pancreatic diseases
that are not cancer to see if the changes are truly unique to cancer. Eventually, the researchers ho...
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation invests in gastroenterology's future
...to fund a 10-week session of research in digestive diseases
or nutrition under the supervision of an approved ...lto VA Hospital Monitoring of apoptosis in liver diseases
with a novel keratin-cleavage specific antibody Alice B. Conant Phillips Andover Academy, An...
Cancer research summaries
...ough a rigorous battery of tests to ensure that no diseases
are passed between the donor and recipient. Howeve...e is also a possibility of transmission of chronic diseases
such as cancer through blood transfusions has been more difficult. There is some evidence to suppo...
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