Tag: "human" at medical news
Eating cured meats frequently can lead to lower lung function and potential COPD
...ogen dioxide may contribute to emphysema, no other human
studies to date have examined the relationship between consumption of cured meats and COPD, which is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. In 2004, more than 11 million U.S. adults were estimated to suffer from COPD, which results from chro...
IOF and EU panel prepare osteoporosis audit
...r the next 50 years. Aside from its personal and human
cost, osteoporosis is a major public health problem in Europe, with enormous social and economic impact. We urge policy makers to recognize that significant money can be saved by preventing fractures, rather than treating them, noted IOF Chief Execut...
Change in neuroticism tied to mortality rates, researcher says
...l with some of the potentially negative aspects of human
personalities in a positive way could become part of a balanced and healthy lifestyle. "For example, very neurotic people can work toward dealing better with stress," he said. "They can seek therapy, take up yoga, schedule daily walks to help thems...
Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, April 17, 2007
...thods Ethically in Health Care The line between human
research, which generally is given oversight by In...regardless of whether the activity is called QI or human
subjects research," and suggests an "oversight triage system" to decide what kind of review each act...
Strong marriage helps couples deal with tempermental baby
... co-author of the study and assistant professor of human
development and family science at Ohio State University. "Couples who don't have a strong relationship with each other are more likely to undermine each other and get into conflicts when they have to deal with a particularly challenging baby." Sc...
Groundbreaking principles on sexual orientation and human rights released
...ational law have been released by 29 international human
rights experts, led by University of Nottingham ac..., discrimination and abuse, by governments, the UN human
rights system, national human
rights institutions, non-governmental organisations, and others. The...
Sex and prenatal hormone exposure affect cognitive performance, Yerkes scientists find
...ormones. Through a better understanding of how the human
brain develops and functions differently in women and men, researchers may be able to develop better treatments for these disorders, said Herman. All animals were studied once they reached adulthood. Researchers observed as the monkeys navigated an...
Bovine tuberculosis could spread by human-human contact
...ggesting that bovine tuberculosis can be spread by human
contact, conclude authors of research published in this weeks issue of The Lancet. Despite a recen...
Experimental flu vaccine appears promising in early tests
...ccines for the prevention of hepatitis B virus and human
papillomavirus. Among the available expression technologies, recombinant baculovirus is especially well suited for production of influenza vaccine because the rapidity with which genes can be cloned and inserted into this vector facilitates updating ...
Bypassing eggs, flu vaccine grown in insect cells shows promise
... is a growing business. A similar technology using human
cell lines is used to produce the hepatitis B vaccine, while one form of a vaccine against human
papilloma virus is made using the same insect cell line used in the JAMA study. In the study condu...
Study suggests use of stem cell transplantation is beneficial treatment of type 1 diabetes
...lative hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for human
type 1 DM. Very encouraging results were obtained in a small number of patients with early-onset disease. Ninety-three percent of patients achieved different periods of insulin independence and treatment-related toxicity was low, with no mortality. F...
Arsenic in chicken feed may pose health risks to humans, C&EN reports
...claims there is no reason to believe there are any human
health hazards associated with the use of roxarsone. ...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- April 4, 2007
...year-old vehicle and tested extracts on culture of human
and other cells commonly used to assay toxicity. Air from the new vehicle, but not the older model, had an aggravating effect in an immune response model that could be a concern for individuals with allergy, the researchers found. Otherwise they foun...
Latest IPCC report highlights need for integrated climate/human behavior models
...on of those models with predictive descriptions of human
behaviour. "We need to continue discovering how ...The additional challenge is to model unpredictable human
behaviour and merge this into deterministic Earth system models, explains Noone. Human adaptation ...
Drug used to prevent HIV transmission from mother to child damages DNA
... tumors with gene changes that frequently occur in human
cancer. In addition, two human
studies are the first to observe the induction of mutations and large scale chromosomal damage in re...
PneuStep -- MRI-safe motor makes robotic biopsies possible
...hat movements are steadier and more precise than a human
hand. "Lots of biopsies on organs such as the pr... the motor as fine as 50 micrometers, finer than a human
hair," says Stoianovici. The robot goes alongside the patient in the MRI scanner and is controlled...
Penn researchers show how nanocylinders deliver medicine better than nanospheres
...ers to deliver the anticancer drug paclitaxel to a human
lung tumor tissue implanted in mice. The cylinders have diameters as small as 20 nm and lengths approaching the size of blood cells. The paclitaxel shrunk the tumors and, because the cylinders remained in circulation for up to one week after injectio...
The plague as a weapon?
...supply by poisoning their usual hosts can increase human
contact with starving fleas, so flea control by application of insecticides in plague outbreak areas is also important."...
International study finds ways to maximize effective responses after terrorism incidents
... to let in. Support requires additional trained human
resources for all incidents, but they are needed in a controlled manner. Many speakers stated that it took time to recall staff and that they needed to consider how to maintain medical systems for hours and days after the initial incident, not just t...
New treatment possibilities for fatal genetic disease
...D1 neurons. While a mouse model that carries the human
Huntington's disease gene already exists, A/Prof D...p a therapy that encourages and enhances repair in human
patients." "Using the brains own adult stem cells to naturally repair and prevent further damage i...
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