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Worldwide Parkinson's cases will double in next 25 years
...energy have been focused on confronting infectious diseases
such as HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis. This is hi...as the Gates Foundation. However, while infectious diseases
have attracted the greatest attention from international donors, it is non-communicable chronic dise...
Flu experts call for mandatory shots for health care workers
..., VA -- The top professional society of infectious diseases
experts is insisting that all physicians, nurses, ...ols are needed that can distinguish flu from other diseases
quickly and affordably, and can be used even in small medical centers with limited resources. Imp...
Existing research supports metabolic syndrome link to cardiovascular disease
...ssor of medicine in the division of cardiovascular diseases
and internal medicine at the college, said the goal of the study was to collate and compare all the differing studies on metabolic syndrome and the risk of cardiovascular disease,. "What was fascinating to us was the fact that all this controversy i...
Rapid flu testing is associated with decreased antibiotic use in hospitalized adults
...asing the speed at which influenza and other viral diseases
are identified, according to background information in the article. "The rapid diagnosis of influenza in hospital settings is important for infection control and potential antiviral therapy," the authors write. When used in children with fevers, ra...
A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go to work
...ctors that will reduce tumour growth. Treatment of diseases
elsewhere in the body might also be possible as most things present in the gut can get taken into the blood stream."...
Common blood pressure drug treats muscular dystrophy in mice
...d a strategy that could be applied to other muscle diseases
such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Duchenn...time is seen in many inherited and acquired muscle diseases
and is even part of the normal aging process," adds Cohn. "We may only be seeing the tip of the iceb...
Referral management schemes damage patients' interests
...erefore create a real risk that patients with skin diseases
will be seen by clinicians who lack the necessary training and experience, greatly reducing the likelihood of prompt and accurate diagnosis, not least in respect of skin cancer, he argues. The schemes are also insulting to GPs, second guessing thei...
Pittsburgh ear study finds that fluid in the ear does not impair development in children
...eatment of common childhood diseases, most notably diseases
and disorders of the ears, tonsils and adenoids. His primary areas of research have involved investigation of indications for tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy and the management of middle-ear disease. His studies of these conditions have gained him in...
Cyclic vomiting syndrome: Recurring and unexplained episodes destroy teeth
...oncerns when it comes to protecting children. Some diseases
and problems are more prevalent in children--like ...CVS affects the mouth and teeth in similar ways to diseases
associated with chronic vomiting, such as bulimia, gastritis, or peritonitis, and can cause tooth se...
Canadian study shows bilingualism has protective effect in delaying onset of dementia by four years
... mechanisms underlying cognitive impairment due to diseases
such as Alzheimer's. "Our study found that speaking two languages throughout one's life appears to be associated with a delay in the onset of symptoms of dementia by four years compared to those who speak one language," says Dr. Bialystok, Professo...
Leading European experts in magnetic resonance for animals
...g changes in the metabolism of animals to diagnose diseases
earlier and more accurately), as well as food samples....
Why doesn't the immune system attack the small intestine?
... may lead to new forms of treatment for autoimmune diseases
such as Type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis. "We've discovered that cells not generally thought of as part of the immune system actually play an important role in protecting the intestine from immune system attack," says Turley. "Because the cell...
Scripps research combination therapy obliterates new vessel growth in tumors and retinopathy
...wth and metastasis as well as the vast majority of diseases
that lead to catastrophic loss of vision. A number...d brains that are starved for oxygen from vascular diseases
such as arteriosclerosis, hypertension, and diabetes. For these and other patients, the use of lower...
MU researcher placing eye implants in cats to help humans see
...nd equipment. Cats also share many of the same eye diseases
with humans. The Abyssinian cats that Narfstrom is... also may be beneficial for pets that have similar diseases
because this technology can benefit both animals and humans."...
Cough and phlegm cause fourfold increase in COPD incidence
...ts from chronic bronchitis and emphysema, two lung diseases
which frequently co-exist and cause obstruction to airflow that interferes with normal breathing. Smoking is the primary cause of COPD. "In a large international cohort of individuals from ages 20 to 44, the 10-year cumulative incidence of COPD was...
New details on how the immune system recognizes influenza
...g data on epitopes that are involved in autoimmune diseases
and epitopes that trigger allergic and asthmatic reactions. Dr. Sette and his colleagues have also built numerous tools for analyzing and visualizing the data and for predicting immunity against different pathogens--all of which is publicly accessibl...
New treatments prevent brain injury hours after stroke in rats
...ome "a novel class of drug" for a variety of brain diseases
and conditions including Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, traumatic brain injury, and hypoglycemic brain injury. Ying says that because both compounds provide significant protection hours after the onset of ischemia, both studies have imp...
UCLA study finds a need for services that help homeless youth obtain health insurance
...dy sought out health care for sexually transmitted diseases
or for reproductive health, regardless of whether they had returned home. Additionally, males who remained homeless were more likely to seek emergency room treatment for traumatic injuries than were those who had returned home. Youths who remained ho...
Five new technologies that promise to transform medicine
... resizing of his wardrobe. Patients with chronic diseases
who need regular medication will benefit from a miniature implant that monitors and transmits data on heart and breathing rates, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels. And further into the future are links smart pumps that, when signalled, instantly...
Strong emotions in Shakespeare's plays lead to fits and fatalities
...oday. For example, the author points to a group of diseases
'ion channelopathies' which can lead to sudden death if a person is startled (Long QT syndrome) or while a person is suffering emotional stress. The author argues that whilst Shakespeare was working at a time when it was widely believed that stron...
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