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Taking a taxi could increase your exposure to pollution

...icles are less than 100 nanometres in diameter and mainly traffic related. Their small size and large surface area means it is possible to inhale large quantities which makes them particularly dangerous. The visualisation system allows video images of individuals' activities to be played back alongside the...

Journal of Alzheimer's Disease is devoted to metal ions and neurodegenerative diseases

...abnormal accumulation in human and animal tissues, mainly the brain, with consequent neurodegenerative phenomena," he writes in the foreword, dedicated to Professor Marino Nicolini. "In the last three decades abundant scientific literature has attributed an important role to metal ions in neurodegenerative ...

Flu not the only germ threat this time of year

...et or doorknob. RSV, like the common cold, spreads mainly as large droplets via surfaces doorknobs, faucets...e team also found that RSV was spread to residents mainly through health care workers who had young children at home. While investigators like Falsey and Wals...

UNC nutrition researchers dispute claims that obesity problem is exaggerated

...think that while he makes a few reasonable points, mainly he is just plain wrong. Campos and colleagues present and discuss four "claims" that they consider untrue. Those claims are that: Almost all countries are experiencing an obesity epidemic. Mortality rates increase with increasing degrees o...

Life-threatening lupus responds to stem cell transplant therapy

...s a chronic, inflammatory, autoimmune disease that mainly affects women of child-bearing age. Its symptoms range from unexplained fever, swollen joints and skin rashes to severe damage of the kidneys, lungs or central nervous system. Lupus is three times more common -- and is frequently more severe -- in Af...

Anti-HIV drug has potential to prevent transmission in women

...rse effects reported by women were mild in nature, mainly itching and increased vaginal discharge. None of the participants experienced significant changes in laboratory tests while using the gel. Past safety trials of microbicides showed that certain gels caused ulcerations and inflammation in women that ...

Drug treatment before angioplasty or stent placement not beneficial for heart attack patients

...cularisation treatment. These increased rates were mainly seen when the pharmacological treatment was a drug that dissolved clots (thrombolytic therapy). Dr Keeley states: "Drug facilitated angioplasty or stent placement offers no benefit over primary intervention in ST-elevation heart attack and should not...

Postpartum depressive symptoms in mothers associated with some unfavorable parenting practices

...ncome and level of education. This indicates that mainly parenting practices that involve active engagement with children are affected by mothers' symptoms of depression, the authors write. "The findings from this study offer important implications for pediatric health care professionals and practice," the...

Chemistry as a life science

...Metathesis is used daily in the chemical industry, mainly in the development of pharmaceuticals and advanced plastic materials. The contributions of Grubbs and his fellow Nobel honoree, Richard Schrock, have led to synthesis methods that are more efficient, simpler to use and more environment friendly. Grub...

Test to predict cardiovascular risk in heart attack patients not yet appropriately used

... researchers found that the BNP test was performed mainly on patients who already had many high-risk clinical factors, such as history of congestive heart failure, older age and diabetes. However, the researchers discovered, younger and seemingly healthier patients with elevated BNP levels were actually at ...

Let me hear your body talk: UH scientists mine biomedical data

...y the scientists working on the grant. The course mainly will be tailored to the doctoral level and will be widely open to academics. The next course will be held in the fall of 2006....

Study finds pathological gambling runs in families

...blems have become widespread in the last 20 years, mainly due to easy access to gambling outlets. When those people who are predisposed to problem gambling are regularly exposed to gambling opportunities, they are much more likely to develop a problem. Iowa sanctions casinos, racetracks, lottery, bingo and...

Hopkins study shows low-dose aspirin suppresses clumping of blood platelets in both sexes

...no effect. Further analysis of results highlighted mainly two factors, platelet reactivity levels before therapy starts and gender, as having played a significant role in predicting the effects of aspirin therapy on platelet clumping. Other factors, such as age, race or known risk factors for heart disease...

Study shows rituximab effective in treating chronic graft-versus-host disease

...ich continued up to a year after therapy, occurred mainly in patients whose skin and musculoskeletal systems were affected by chronic GVHD. "Our findings validate the preliminary work about the benefits of rituximab for this group of patients," says the study's lead author, Corey Cutler, MD, MPH, of Dana-F...

Antidepressants might reduce risk of colorectal cancer

...and cancer risk have been inconsistent and focused mainly on cancers of the breast and ovaries. The risk associated with colorectal cancers is unknown. In the USA, about 100 million prescriptions of antidepressants are written every year and SSRI are the most commonly used. Animal studies have suggested tha...

Combining alcohol and Red Bull reduces the 'perception' of impairment

...s are delayed and motor coordination affected, but mainly because their capacity to evaluate the risks to which they will be exposed is also affected. People need to understand that the 'sensation' of well-being does not necessarily mean that they are unaffected by alcohol. Despite how good they may feel,...

Life or death can depend on teenage cancer patients taking their treatments properly

...e literature we reviewed cited studies carried out mainly in the 1980s and 1990s, we believe from our own experience, and that of our colleagues, that non-compliance is still a major issue." He explained that non-compliance was not always intentional, with adolescents listing a variety of reasons, including...

Jefferson scientists reveal new mechanism that causes spread of colorectal cancer

...ular mechanism. The current paradigm suggests that mainly the stromal cell within the tumor is the major MMP-9 producer in colorectal tumors. Surprisingly, MMP-9 is key to initiating metastasis. "This mechanism could be a new target for drugs to prevent metastasis in colon cancer," he says. Dr. Pitari expla...

Cohabiting is bad for women's health - but not men's

...rm influence over the couple's diet and lifestyle, mainly because the majority of female partners still assume the traditional role of food shopper and cook. The report, by Newcastle University's Human Nutrition Research Centre, is published in the health professional title Complete Nutrition. It reviews th...

Nearly half of public health employees unlikely to work during pandemic

...redness plans account for some personnel shortages mainly due to illness from influenza. However, our results show that half of local public health workers would be unlikely to reportduring an extreme crisis. Three out of four technical and support workers don't even think they will be asked to report to wo...

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