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Asthma patients' immune systems respond differently with allergies

...s, and shortness of breath. Asthma attacks can be triggered by viral upper respiratory infections, exercise, extreme temperature condition, and chemical irritants and also by the same allergens that cause seasonal allergies to pollen or mold spore or perennial allergies to dust mites, cockroaches, feathers, ...

Study shows light therapy to effectively treat mood disorders, including SAD

...ificial light. This follows the theory that SAD is triggered by the reduced period of bright daylight during winter. The method attempts to recreate the increased intensity of sunlight that occurs in nature in the summer when the sun rises earlier in the day. "The logic here is that it might put people with s...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2005 (second issue)

...ted out that immunopathologic injury of host cells triggered by the immune response to virus plays a key role in the pathogenesis of virus infections. Many cytokines/chemokines released from activated immune cells not only take part in the process of antiviral immune response, but are also involved in cell da...

Football is a pain in the neck

...; Dr. Delaney believes this decrease may have been triggered by improved safety equipment and rule changes that outlawed dangerous tackles in football and hitting from behind in hockey. Neck lacerations requiring a visit to the emergency department--an injury believed to be more common in hockey than football ...

Mayo Clinic researchers report on effectiveness of treatments for hot flashes

...hes. Researchers say that hot flashes appear to be triggered by changes in a woman's brain chemistry that result from decreased estrogen levels as she approaches menopause. There are other non-estrogenic treatments for hot flashes that researchers have identified that do work. Women and their physicians should...

Blocking the Odc gene is effective in preventing cancers

...event the onset of cancers that would otherwise be triggered by a family of cancer-causing genes called Myc, according to investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The researchers showed that disabling Odc disrupts the ability of Myc genes to speed up cell division. Myc controls the expression of...

Laughter-induced asthma: It's no joke

... had laughter-induced asthma (LIA). Asthma that is triggered by laughter doesn't seem to cause more asthma flare-ups requiring emergency room visits or hospitalizations compared with other types of asthma, according to study author Stuart Garay, M.D., Clinical Professor of Medicine at NYU Medical Center in New...

Teenage depression can be enduring, but is more often short-lived

...icts. "Most depression, particularly for women, is triggered by negative social connections, such as relationship problems, arguments, break-ups, and not having close friends," Hammen said. Interpersonal stress plays a large role in women's depression, Hammen has found. Not all depression is alike, Hammen said...

Where life's memories are stored

...ug overdose, brain aneurysm, or encephalitis. They triggered patients' long-term memories by presenting them with "cue" words such as "river," "bottle," and "nail." The scientists asked the patients to recall events in their lives associated with those words. They then asked the patients to rate the quality of...

Variations in four inflammatory genes may predispose Mexican Americans to insulin resistance

...ghout the body, including excess fat, and is often triggered by some type of injury or infection. In heart disease, the idea is that the coronary arteries become inflamed, causing the plaque or fatty build-up in the arteries to rupture. But because the inflammation is internal and not "seen," doctors use a s...

Oral liquid hydroxyurea promising for long-term use in babies with sickle cell anemia

...rs to prevent the onset of long-term complications triggered by this disease, according to results of a preliminary study by investigators at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. The studys findings are important because the onset of damage caused by SCA complications can occur as early as three months after...

Survey finds women suffer in silence with pelvic floor disorders

... that by the time they did see the doctor, usually triggered by the onset of incontinence, they were suffering from multiple urogynecological problems. According to one of the researchers, Jack Mydlo, M.D., professor and chair of urology at Temple University School of Medicine, of all pelvic floor disorders, ...

Understanding and diagnosing an inherited pain syndrome

...acks of intense burning pain of the hands and feet triggered most commonly by heat and moderate exercise. There is currently no effective treatment for erythromelalgia. All 17 affected members of this family carried a mutation in the gene for sodium channel Nav1.7, one of the nine sodium channels. Nav1.7 is ...

Study charts origins of fear

...l effect in the cell which are normally quiet but triggered when the brain receives a shock. Over time, the receptors leave their imprint on brain cells. By delivering shocks to mice, the researchers activated the NMDA receptors and traced a subunit of the molecule a protein called NR2B long believed to be...

Staying alert during class: Self-applied acupressure may reduce sleepiness

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Whether it's triggered by the monotone of an instructor or insufficient rest the night before, students at all ages and grade levels sometimes have trouble staying awake in class. Researchers at the University of Michigan Health System have found a way to combat the sleepi...

Kids at risk of TV / videogame seizures - Experts release new recommendations on reducing risk

... for families on how to limit the risk of seizures triggered by flashing images and certain patterns on television, videogames, computers and other video screens. The recommendations are based upon guidelines in the UK and Japan and are the first published in the US to be based on an expert review of research...

New blood transplant method stops fatal side effect, Stanford study finds

...ween Holmes' cells and the donor's that could have triggered immune responses. Although Holmes has experienced some of the effects of chronic graft-versus-host disease - skin rashes and sores in his mouth - he has gone from a partial remission to complete remission. Indeed, Holmes said he noticed an immediate ...

Putting viruses to work in vaccines

... as cancer requires the body's immune system to be triggered into action. On the other hand, autoimmune diseases are better treated if the immune system can be dampened. We can select genes that work against a disease and insert them into a virus, in our case the fowlpox virus. If we inject the modified virus ...

New immune cell found to be a key to inflammatory diseases

...me IL-17 producing cells. They found that IL-17 is triggered by a unique set of signals that now define this new "lineage" of T helper cells. "They are completely different from TH1 and TH2 effector cells," says Dong.They then used a mouse model of MS and demonstrated that they could stop development of the di...

American Thoracic Society journal news tips for October 2005 (first issue)

... that produce inflammation. This narrowing can be triggered by many stimuli, including pollens, mold, animal dander, and dust mites. During the study, exhaled nitric oxide levels were measured in one test group at each of five visits to a center over one year, while airway hyperresponsiveness and lung functio...

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