Tag: "heat" at medical news
JCI table of contents, June 8, 2006
...e of Science in Rehovot, Israel, report that human heat
shock protein 60 (HSP6) stimulates human Tregs. They show that administration of HSP60, or a peptide thereof, to cultures of human T cells significantly enhanced the ability of relatively low concentrations of Tregs to downregulate the activity of ot...
UT Southwestern allergist offers coping strategies for relief from summer allergens
...al Center. "In July, cedar elm will appear." While heat
doesn't influence the amount of pollen in the air, it does aid in the formation of ground-level ozone, which, in turn, can exacerbate allergy symptoms. To cope, Dr. Khan, who also directs the asthma clinic at Parkland Memorial Hospital, offers these ...
Studies of married couples, soccer and hockey teams focus on brain's response to stress
... to compete: Both produce more testosterone in the heat
of competition, making greater amounts of the hormone when they win. Researchers from the Institute for Applied Psychology (ISPA) in Lisbon, Portugal, collected saliva samples from players in the Portugal Female Soccer League championship game before...
Choose your beach with Medspiration
...ut the water's temperature with ESA's Medspiration heat
map of all 2 965 500 square kilometres of the Medi... property that strongly influences the transfer of heat
and sensible and latent fluxes between the ocean and the atmosphere. And because water takes a long...
Identification of role for proteins in children's muscle disease could open up new treatment options
...st today shows for the first time that a protein - heat
shock protein 60 (HSP60) that is present in chron...levated temperatures. Production of high levels of heat
shock proteins can also be triggered by exposure to different kinds of environmental stress conditio...
Lessening the impact of climate change on health
...rition, flood-related conditions and deaths due to heat
and cold. The effects of climate change will impact most heavily on low-income countries and vulnerable groups, such as the elderly, in developed countries write Andy Haines (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK) and colleagues. A numbe...
Severe hot flashes associated with chronic insomnia
...pausal women experience hot flashes, sensations of heat
that may also involve sweating, according to background information in the article. Hot flashes often occur during the night and have been associated with insomnia, or difficulty sleeping. The symptoms of insomnia include problems falling asleep an...
Oppressive summertime heat
claims more lives than all other weather-related d...including tornadoes and hurricanes. During 2003, a heat
wave across Europe killed as many as 40,000 people. "Heat is a stealth killer," says Dr. Scott Sh...
Sandia work launched on space shuttle shows live cells influence growth of nanostructures
...ification of cells without the usual procedures of heat
shock or cumbersome puncturing procedures (electroporation) that could result in cell death. Thus, the yeast can be modified to glow fluoresecent green when they contact a harmful chemical or biotoxin. Because such nanostructures are cheap, extreme...
Increased collaboration and awareness critical to managing climate variability and saving lives
...xperience extreme weather events, including recent heat
waves in the United States and Europe as well as drought in Africa and severe monsoons in Asia, the need to better manage climate variability is becoming increasingly urgent. The UN World Meteorological Organization, together with the Finnish Meteoro...
Radiation-killed bacteria vaccine induces broad immune response in mice
...ma irradiation, rather than by standard methods of heat
or chemical inactivation, may be more effective, say researchers supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Vaccines made from gamma-irradiated bacteria also may no...
Heat therapy for cancer may be key to 'Lance Armstrong Effect'
... Medical Association reveals how a simple factor - heat
sensitivity - may make testicular cancer cells mor...ancies as well, they said. "If we understand how heat
may naturally help kill testicular cancer cells, then perhaps we can make it happen in other solid t...
Heat waves kill in areas without businesses to draw older citizens
Columbus , Ohio -- Severe heat
waves kill more people in neighborhoods where ther...nts, new research suggests. A study of the 1995 heat
wave in Chicago found higher-than-average mortality rates in areas where businesses were run-down, a...
Elders suffer disproportionately during heat waves, other disasters
...reaked special havoc on older adults - the Chicago heat
wave of 1995 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005. People...there will be higher maximum temperatures and more heat
waves over nearly all land areas in the twenty-first century. The group also stated that the likely ...
Extreme heat: Who is most likely to die?
...days with extreme heat, such as during the current heat
wave sweeping across much of the U.S. African Americans were more susceptible to extreme heat
in the case of cardiovascular-related death; diabetics were more susceptible when non-cardiovascular...
Making heart surgery intervention safer
...chemical activity of the tissue, and map its local heat
pattern." These three parameters together reveal early and small changes in the functional state of the heart tissue, and their exact location. This gives vital information to the surgeon on the extent of tissue damage and the time he has available t...
Just breathe: Ozone forecaster unveiled at University of Houston, available via Web
...fires on regional air quality, studying the urban heat
island phenomenon that engulfs a city like Houston with hot air generated by the radiant heat
emanating from the many paved areas and buildings, and observing how changes in the urban environ...
Muscle cells self-destruct rather than grow with use
...of the BAG family, says the proteins help regulate heat
shock protein 70, which helps other proteins fold ...-death function and BAG's regulatory role with the heat
shock protein. "If protein folding is not happening to a cell, that cell should die, so I think the...
Study finds healthcare usage significantly altered after September 11 attacks
...in healthcare use for conditions such as irregular heat
beats, fainting, chest pain, or ulcers." In fact, following declines in use in September, the greatest climbs in claims in the remaining months of 2001 were concentrated in such conditions and the increases were greatest among those living within 10 ...
Infants targeted in the fight against skin disease
...em going on to suffer from debilitating kidney and heat
disease" she concluded. Bundhala Bhuiikay, Senior Aboriginal Health Worker at Galiwinku community said that since the introduction of the Healthy Skin Program and associated training she and her fellow workers had been better able to help and educa...
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