Tag: "fight" at medical news
Diabetics see dramatic increase in lower limb amputations
...t Amputation Physicians now have a new tool in the fight
against amputation. The CLiRpath "cool" excimer laser and catheter procedure vaporizes total arterial blockages that cannot be crossed by standard guidewires (small, flexible wires used to position catheters) in leg and foot arteries, restoring strai...
UC Davis researchers find added benefit of statins in those at high risk for heart disease, diabetes
... health problem of our time. We need strategies to fight
this epidemic," Jialal said. Jialal's team also made important discoveries about the way statins work at the molecular level. Compared to the placebo group, monocytes from patients exposed to statin produced less interleukin-6 and TNF, two critical...
SARS: No evidence that any of the treatments worked
...ation, and rely on the body's own immune system to fight
off the virus. However, in recent years a number of antiviral drugs have been developed (for example, there are several in use against HIV/AIDS) and there was hope that some of them might be active against SARS. Steroids have also been used in SARS t...
Brown seaweed contains promising fat fighter, weight reducer
...e developed into a natural extract or drug to help fight
obesity, the researchers say. The compound targe...ersity in Hokkaido, Japan. The compound appears to fight
fat through two different mechanisms, he says. The study involved more than 200 rats and mice. In...
Health effects of 'functional foods' featured during four-day symposium, Sept. 10-13
...or modified compounds that have been shown to help fight
some of the most challenging health problems, incl...nts -- compounds that have been shown by others to fight
cancer and heart disease. The process works by enzymatically modifying grains to make their natural ...
Seeing two figures in coordinated action helps brain pick out movements of one
...s, knees and feet. The "actors" were then asked to fight
or dance in a dark room while the researchers filmed the movements. Using motion capture technology, the lights in the video were converted into dots that the researchers could manipulate. The original samples of each action - fighting or dancing -...
Depressed patients experience excessive inflammation during stressful situations
...-kB. "While inflammation is essential for us to fight
bacterial and viral infections, too much inflammation can cause harm," says Dr. Miller. "There's always some collateral damage when the immune system gets fired up, and we now believe that too much inflammation, either at rest or during stress, may ...
Quick diagnosis of flu strains possible with new microchip test
...nd it may provide a new tool in our toolbox in the fight
against influenza," says CDC Director Julie Gerberding, M.D. "This is an excellent example of the advances we can achieve when governmental and academic researchers work together, and we look forward to future collaboration." The FluChip is a type...
'Heroes of Chemistry' honored for medical, green chemistry breakthroughs
...way to transport needed toxic gases, and a drug to fight
serious fungal infections are the creations of the 2006 Heroes of Chemistry. The scientists will be honored for these accomplishments in San Francisco on Sept. 10 at the 232nd national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest sc...
M. D. Anderson teaches the art of aromatherapy to soothe and heal
...ncer treatment by boosting the system's ability to fight
off infections, says Perez. Certain oils can also stimulate lymphatic drainage or have antibacterial properties. Since it has many potential uses ranging from managing anxiety and nausea to helping with sleep, general relaxation, memory and attent...
New lab technique churns out fungus' potential cancer fighter
...g how it functions, and how we might harness it to fight
cancer." In 2000, researchers from Chiba University in Japan and the University of Tokyo simultaneously discovered a compound in certain fungi that selectively destroyed cells depending upon a gene called ras--one of the first known cancer-causing ge...
Queen's expert challenges 'corporatization' of breast cancer research
...bers of the public wanting to do their part in the fight
against the disease," she says. ...
Montreal researchers make a major strategic breakthrough in controling the AIDS virus
...e development of a new therapeutic approach in the fight
against HIV," said Dr. Alan Bernstein, CIHR Presid...keeping our country at the forefront of the global fight
against HIV-AIDS." Dr. Mark Wainberg, Co-Director of the FRSQ-AIDS and infectious diseases Network...
Acne medication associated with abnormal blood test results
...ase (enzymes) levels; white blood cell (cells that fight
infection) count; hemoglobin (which carries oxygen through the body) level; and platelet (involved in blood clotting) count. Patients taking isoretinoins had an increased incidence of elevated triglyceride, total cholesterol and liver enzyme level...
Eliminating blindness the safe way
...001. This community-based approach was designed to fight
trachoma by treating the infection with antibiotics and surgery, improving hygiene through the promotion of face and hand washing, and aiding communities to build toilets and access clean water. Researchers assessed almost 4000 children aged between ...
Arthritis drug helps debilitating inflammatory disease
...ate or restore the ability of the immune system to fight
disease and/or infection. It works by blocking the effects of IL-1beta (IL-1), and is approved for treating rheumatoid arthritis. Until the new NIAMS study, however, the agent had not been systematically assessed in a larger group of patients with NO...
Actor Richard Gere presents altarpiece highlighting South African response to AIDS
... skills of top-flight researchers in the worldwide fight
against the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), the first cases of which were reported in 1981 by UCLA physicians. The Art | Global Health Center at UCLA serves as the umbrella for the international MA...
Study finds parental time to be key in fight against childhood obesity
COLLEGE STATION The fight
against obesity in children just got a newweapon, thanks to a multi-year study by researchers from Texas A&MUniversity. The study found that the amounts and quality of time parents spent withtheir children has a direct effect on children's rates ...
Immune responses in trachoma, and more
...tory response--their immune systems were trying to fight
off infection. The pro-inflammatory response was even stronger in the infected children with clinical signs, but the regulatory response was also increased, presumably to limit inflammation. In children in the recovery phase, only regulatory immune c...
Watching wrestling associated with date fighting and other violence
...ing wrestling was associated with having started a fight
with a date, other fighting, having been a date fight
victim, gun carrying and other weapon carrying. Alcohol or drug use during the last fight
by the dat...
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