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Syphilis screening, lithium fights neurodegeneration, monoclonal antibodies against avian flu

...y-associated malaria, and that HIV infection might impair this parasite clearance mechanism. Citation: Keen J, Serghides L, Ayi K, Patel SN, Ayisi J, et al. (2007) HIV impairs opsonic phagocytic clearance of pregnancy-associated malaria parasites. PLoS Med 4(5): e181. IN YOUR ARTICLE, PLEASE LINK TO THI...

News from American Psychiatric Association 2007 Annual Meeting

...tudy presented today showed that ramelteon did not impair middle-of-the-night balance, mobility or memory performance in older adults with insomnia, relative to placebo. This study also demonstrated, as in previous studies, that patients treated with zolpidem did have impaired performances on these measures...

Chronic pain can drive you to distraction

...pain doesnt just cause physical discomfort; it can impair your memory and your concentration. In a study recently conducted at the universitys Multidisciplinary Pain Centre in Edmonton, Canada, two-thirds of participants with chronic pain showed significant disruption of attention and memory when tested....

Smoking and sleep top the list of lifestyle factors impacting oral health

...study, we can speculate that shortage of sleep can impair the body's immune response which may lead to the progression of diseases such as periodontal disease." "This study points out to patients that there are lifestyle factors other than brushing and flossing that may affect their oral health. Simple lif...

'Lite' low tar cigarettes impair blood flow as much as regular cigarettes

Low tar "lite" cigarettes impair blood flow through the heart as severely as regula... that both light cigarettes and regular cigarettes impair blood flow through the coronary arteries to a similar degree. They add that many smokers switch to l...

JCI table of contents: May 10, 2007

...mutation may disrupt TACI signaling in B cells and impair the ability of B cells from CVID patients to produce immunoglobulin. TITLE: Dominant-negative effect of the heterozygous C104R TACI mutation in common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) AUTHOR CONTACT: Raif Geha Childrens Hospital Boston, and Har...

First step in developing heart hormone-based pill to control high blood pressure

...m heart and blood vessel disease -- which also can impair kidney function -- Mayo Clinic researchers have designed two promising new cardiovascular treatment approaches. In the process, they have overcome a key technological hurdle that has stymied researchers around the world in the development of new ther...

CankerMelts patches reduce pain and speed resolution of canker sores

...rfere with the ability to eat, drink, or speak and impair the sufferers quality of life. Licorice has been used for over 4000 years as a healing agent. The medicinal capabilities of licorice root (Glycyrrhiza) extract (GX) have been established by long-term clinical use and, most recently, by scientifi...

Hot tubs hurt fertility, UCSF study shows

...show that total body exposure to wet heat can also impair both sperm production and motility. Study findings also showed that the negative effect of this exposure was reversible in nearly half of the infertile men who discontinued the practice. An estimated 7 percent of American couples report that they ...

Use of common pain relievers associated with increased risk of blood pressure in men

...sure, the authors suggest. Acetaminophen also may impair cell functioning through high levels of oxygen (oxidative stress) or reduce the proper functioning of blood vessel lining. "These data add further support to the hypothesis that non-narcotic analgesics independently elevate the risk of hypertensio...

Drug treatment improves learning in mice with Down syndrome symptoms, Stanford/Packard study shows

...enhance learning. Conversely, alcohol or sedatives impair our ability to learn." But as any overenthusiastic college student can attest, too much caffeine can backfire. The same is true with high doses of PTZ, which can cause seizures. In fact, after some brief, inconclusive studies on cognition enhanceme...

Mayo Clinic research shows young people who died suddenly and inexplicably had genetic heart defects

... due to potentially heritable genetic defects that impair the heart's rhythm center. The defects were caused by mutations, which can be thought of as spelling errors in the genetic code. The defects produced one of two abnormal heart rhythm conditions: Long QT syndrome (LQTS) and catecholaminergic polymor...

Scripps research combination therapy obliterates new vessel growth in tumors and retinopathy

... number of angiostatic molecules have been used to impair blood vessel formation as clinical adjuncts to conventional radio- and chemotherapy. Others have proven to be modestly effective in treating neovascular eye diseases. The new study combined the actions of three classes of angiostatic compounds, ea...

Physicians enlisted in efforts to keep demented drivers off the road

...heimer's disease and other forms of dementia, that impair medical fitness to drive." In a recent issue of the Gerontologist, Meuser and colleagues reported on the effects of their workshop after presentations to health professionals in seven Missouri locations, including a number of rural cities with larg...

UCSD researchers discover internal compass of immune cell

...rugs which interfere with the amplification system impair cell migration to inflamed tissues. "These findings are very important because they suggest that novel classes of anti-inflammatory drugs could be developed to prevent rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel diseases, asthma, and many other chroni...

Smoking worsens knee osteoarthritis

...oxia (insufficient blood oxygenation), which could impair cartilage repair Dr. Amin and colleagues believe that the increased pain experienced by smokers with knee osteoarthritis may not be due to the effect of smoking on cartilage loss, as cartilage does not have pain fibers. They have several theorie...

Optics tests for early Alzheimer's diagnosis make significant advances

...d beta proteins that form plaques in the brain and impair cognitive function also build up near the edge of lens, ultimately forming an unusual "supranuclear" cataract that is very different from more familiar, age-related cataracts. Fortunately, Goldstein says, the only pathological molecules that seem t...

Study adds to links between sleep loss and diabetes

...'ve known for some time that skimping on sleep can impair glucose tolerance even for healthy people. Now we have evidence connecting chronic partial sleep deprivation and reduced blood-sugar control in patients with diabetes." "Although we can't be certain whether sleep loss makes diabetes worse or the d...

Drug could prevent type 2 diabetes in high-risk individuals

...in the normal way. People with two conditions that impair their regulation of glucose - impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose - have a high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. More than 8% of people worldwide have these two conditions, and about 5-10% of these people will develop diabetes e...

Hopkins-led study finds that chronic form of depression runs in families

...asted for two or more weeks and that significantly impair the person's life. In the current study, subjects had to have been diagnosed with major depression before the age of 31, have at least one sibling with major depression who was diagnosed before the age of 41, and have no history of schizophrenia or b...

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