Tag: "diseases" at medical news
Infection takes high toll in young children
Dr Deborah Lehmann, who leads infectious diseases
research at the Telethon Institute for Child Healt...-author Dr David Burgner, specialist in infectious diseases
at the School of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Western Australia, said the resea...
Eye muscles -- those go-getters of the anatomical world
...ed? At the same time, the eye muscles fall prey to diseases
that do not affect other skeletal muscles. Why? ...derstand why they are spared by some neuromuscular diseases
and targeted by others, said Francisco H. Andrade, Ph.D., who will lead the symposium. These insight...
Older, lower income patients least likely to see a specialist for lupus
...provided by specialists to patients with rheumatic diseases
is associated with improved outcomes yet does not cost more. A new study published in the May 2007 issue of Arthritis Care & Research ( http://www.interscience.wiley.com/journal/arthritiscare ) found older patients and those with lower incomes were l...
Exercise can cut coronary artery disease risk for some with MS
...ople with MS to be at increased risk for secondary diseases
such as diabetes, osteoporosis and coronary artery disease (CAD). In an effort to improve the health status of those with MS, a team of researchers worked with individuals diagnosed with mild to moderate disability in an eight week aerobic cycling ...
Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, type 2 diabetes similar at molecular level
...version of mad cow disease, and other degenerative diseases
are more closely related at the molecular level th... transforms into amyloid fibrils, but all of these diseases
are similar at the molecular level," Eisenberg said. If the molecular zipper is universal in amylo...
Largest ever grant for University of Copenhagenhagen
...of what goes wrong when you get a disorder and how diseases
can be treated more effectively, for instance with...ction. Even minor changes to a protein can lead to diseases
in e.g. the hormone system, the brain, the metabolism, the digestive tract and the vascular system. ...
Tip sheet for Annals of Internal Medicine -- May 1, 2007, issue
...iseases, common overlapping inflammatory rheumatic diseases
of unknown origin, are usually treated with steroids, which can have serious side effects if used for long periods at high doses. In one study, 44 patients being treated with steroids for newly diagnosed GCA were assigned to receive either inflixim...
SNM's 54th Annual Meeting speakers address state of molecular imaging/nuclear medicine technologies
...rstanding, diagnosing and treating heart and brain diseases
and cancerrelease their findings in nearly 1,800 scientific abstracts during SNMs 54th Annual Meeting June 26 at the Washington Convention Center. More than 4,000 physicians, technologists, scientists and pharmacists will attend this meeting, the wor...
New biotech company to commercialize novel UD gene-repair technology
...es for repairing genes that cause rare, hereditary diseases
such as sickle cell anemia and spinal muscular atr... than 200,000 people nationwide. A number of these diseases
are caused by a single-point mutation in a gene--which is like a spelling error, a single letter out...
UD receives $1.9 million for new spintronics center
... the early diagnosis of cancer, diabetes and other diseases
in patients, to advancing the detection of harmful viruses in antiterrorism programs." The electronic sensor device will be built in collaboration with scientists at the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory. "Magnetism is...
Kenya moves toward national food and nutrition policy
...groups, and the interrelationship of nutrition and diseases
such as malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. "Many countries throughout the world were originally spurred to build national food and nutrition policies because of a call-to-action at the 1992 World Food Summit in Rome," says Gleason, who is also co-...
Speeding 'fingertip' discovery -- 20 years of protein info in 1 place
...on at a time will help us understand some of these diseases
- including cancers - sooner. What we have here is about 20 years worth of lots of work in one searchable list, says Pandey. A report on all of the newly identified protein alterations is published in the Feb. 13 issue of the Proceedings of the Na...
Eating cured meats frequently can lead to lower lung function and potential COPD
...ic bronchitis and emphysema, two inflammatory lung diseases
that frequently co-exist and interfere with breathing. The study cohort consisted of 7,352 individuals who participated in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, conducted from 1988 to 1994 by the National Center for Health St...
Johns Hopkins begins aggressive screening for 'superbugs' in children
... says Aaron Milstone, M.D., a pediatric infectious diseases
research fellow at Hopkins who led the study. Vancomycin (Vancocin) is currently the only FDA-approved drug for MRSA in children, and only one drug, linezolid (Zyvox), is approved in pediatrics for VRE. Milstone says children admitted to Hopkin...
Clinical studies evaluate potential treatments for mouth ulcers
...s visual sophistication and their understanding of diseases
that affect mucous membranes allow them to distinguish the different causes of mouth ulcers. In addition, many of the medications used to treat mouth ulcers are the same as those used to treat other dermatologic conditions, so dermatologists are com...
Obesity may be linked to middle ear effusions in children
...derwent operations for conditions unrelated to ear diseases
and had never had this type of ear condition. The average BMI in the group of children with otitis media with effusion was higher than in the control group (22 vs. 16.3), as was the average total cholesterol level (195 milligrams per deciliter vs...
Global Fund must fund salaries of health workers to deliver HIV, TB and malaria treatments
...isk a situation in which medicines for these three diseases
are made available in poor countries but there are no health professionals to deliver them. "Recent comments from the inside of the Global Fund," say Gorik Ooms (Medecins Sans Frontières, Belgium) and colleagues, "suggest an intention to focus more...
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center researcher finds mold by-product kills multiple myeloma
...gents for the treatment of myeloma and other blood diseases
and to investigate at a basic science level and subsequently translate that research into clinical practice....
Majority of state Medicaid programs have or plan to have 'pay-for-performance' programs
... to the quality and cost issues related to chronic diseases
like asthma and diabetes." Hartman and Kuhmerker gathered information through a written survey sent to all state Medicaid directors, conducted follow-up interviews with the directors and their staffs, and reviewed a range of documents and Web-based...
Global burden of childhood deafness overlooked
... being caused by congenital conditions, infectious diseases
or injuries. But evidence suggests that a substantial portion of children have hearing impairment of unknown causation. National health systems in many developing countries are too weak to bear the added burden of non-fatal but disabling disorders ...
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