Tag: "diseases" at medical news
Neglected epidemic of chronic lung disease; childhood conditions affect adult progesterone levels
...r Barnes. "The attitude that smoking-related lung diseases
are self-induced and therefore less worthy of attention needs to be changed; this attitude does not appear to apply to the same extent to ischemic heart disease, diabetes, or obesity." Citation: Barnes PJ (2007) Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseas...
Drugs users are increasingly more cautious with needles
...en times higher chance of dying from liver-related diseases
than drug users with just hepatitis C. The side effects of the therapy might also be the cause of the increased chance of liver-related mortality. Patients need to be followed up for longer for definite statements to be made about this. Smit used d...
AGA Institute takes leadership role in exploring obesity and its complications
... The incidences of diabetes and other debilitating diseases
attributable to obesity continue to rise along wit...urement, ethnic differences, childhood obesity and diseases
associated with obesity. "Gut Hormones and Appetite Control - Stephen R. Bloom, MD, Imperial College...
Glucosamine-like supplement inhibits multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes
...tential of this therapeutic approach. Autoimmune diseases
such as MS and type 1 diabetes mellitus result from poorly understood interactions between inherited genetic risk and environmental exposure. MS results in neurological dysfunction, while uncontrolled blood glucose in type 1 diabetes can lead to dama...
Testosterone may help men with multiple sclerosis
...tral nervous systems. MS and many other autoimmune diseases
(in which the body attacks its own systems or tiss...t against an MSlike condition and other autoimmune diseases
in animals. Nancy L. Sicotte, M.D., of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, a...
Higher intake of fish and vitamin D levels linked to lower risk of age-related macular disease
... the development of blood vessel and nerve-related diseases
of the retina, the authors write. For instance, DHA may protect the retina by influencing which genes turn on and off, while fatty acids overall may eventually form compounds that promote cell survival and proper blood vessel function, reduce inflamm...
Researchers discover how antibiotic inhibits bacterial growth
...nt bacteria. Skin infections, pneumonia, and other diseases
can be treated with linezolid. It is marketed in the United States as Zyvox. Mankin and his colleagues managed not only to crosslink the drug to its target in the living cell, but to precisely characterize the mode of binding of the drug to the ri...
Breakdown of myelin implicated in Alzheimer's, UCLA research shows
...be a risk factor for age-related neurodegenerative diseases
like Alzheimer's. In the study, he suggests that myelin breakdown in the late-myelinating regions releases iron, which promotes the development of the toxic amyloid oligomers and plaques, which in turn destroy more myelin. Bartzokis tested his hypo...
Caring for the sick now a public health priority for developing countries
... more than just an emphasis on prevention of these diseases
and their cure. Around 100 countries around the world have palliative care services, however only 6% are located in Asia and Africa, where the highest demand for the services is". "Palliative care is not on the health agenda of governments as a p...
Study confirms health benefits of whole grains
...ists hypothesized that the higher rates of chronic diseases
we have in the West, including heart disease, are due, in part, to a diet full of processed foods," Mellen said. "Subsequent studies have born that out especially with whole grains. Greater whole grain intake is associated with less obesity, diabet...
Faster and better emergency response through satellite telecoms
... in the news. So, too, has the rapid spread of new diseases
such as SARS and avian flu. By identifying and mapping occurrences of these problems sooner, agencies can relieve suffering more quickly and contain a situation more efficiently. That is why ESA is supporting the Health Early Warning System (HEWS), w...
'Marked departure' in Medicare practice of paying physicians in Geriatric Care Improvement Act
...re coordination for patients with multiple chronic diseases
and/or dementia is critical," said ACP President D...tric assessments of patients with multiple chronic diseases
and/or dementia and payment of a care coordination fee to physicians who accept responsibility for s...
Hepatitis C increases risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma
...components), related lymphoproliferative precursor diseases
(referring to the proliferation of the bone marrow cells that give rise to lymphoid cells), and thyroid cancer. There were 1,359 cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, 165 cases of Waldenstrm macroglobulinemia (a low grade lymphoma), 551 cases of cryoglobu...
Double the death rate from cirrhosis for 'blue collar' men
...hat socio-economic inequalities in alcohol-related diseases
are among the largest of any cause of death. For example, in Britain, between 1991 and 1993, liver cirrhosis rates among unskilled workers were about four times those experienced by professionals. "The very low tax on wine means cask wine is often...
Discovery of cellular processes which regulate heart's energy supply
... activity might offer a novel approach to managing diseases
of the heart muscle." The receptors identified by Dr. Gigure's and his colleagues had already been linked to the activity of cellular power plants called mitochondria. However, their exact role in supplying energy to the heart muscle had not previo...
Health officials renew Indo-US Vaccine Action Program
...P aims to reduce the burden of vaccine-preventable diseases
of public health significance in India, the United...s are essential as we confront vaccine-preventable diseases
globally," says Dr. Fauci. Based on the success of VAP, several other NIH institutes and another a...
UQ research heralds vaccine technology breakthrough
... ultimately be able to protect people against both diseases
inthe one shot and, even better, the recombinant v...model could potentially be usedfor most infectious diseases
and some cancers, Professor Tindle said. Playing a key role in the research group is international e...
SUMO wrestling in the brain
...l protein in the brain, could be a way of treating diseases
such as epilepsy and schizophrenia, reveal scienti...ight into the causes of, and treatments for, brain diseases
that are characterised by too much synaptic activity. This discovery also provides new potential tar...
Urologic diseases cost Americans $11B a year
Bladder, prostate and other urinary tract diseases
cost Americans nearly $11 billion a year, accordin...sharply illustrates the immense burden of urologic diseases
and the importance of studies to preempt disease processes and develop targeted treatments," said El...
UK researchers find new class of nontoxic cancer treatments
... that UK-101 may be useful in treating a number of diseases
in which LMP2 is involved. The researchers are particularly excited about UK-101s potential in treating inflammatory conditions associated with arthritis, rheumatism and cardiovascular diseases. The researchers report success in using the compound i...
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