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DuoCort: New chronotherapy for adrenal insufficiency

... II/III trial in patients with primary adrenal insufficiency or Addisons disease, presented at a scientific ... cortisol replacement in all types of adrenal insufficiency Adrenal insufficiency in its untreated state is a highly deadly ...

Researchers identify a molecule that increases the risk of cardiac insufficiency

... on Cardiovascular Diseases]. Today, cardiac insufficiency affects more than 1,250,000 Spanish men and women ... influence on the development of cardiac insufficiency among patients with chronic heart disease. ... that the cardiac muscle in patients with cardiac insufficiency contains an excess of this enzyme as well as ...

Lack of vitamin D linked to Parkinson's disease

... vitamin D deficiency. "We found that vitamin D insufficiency may have a unique association with Parkinson's, ... region with long gloomy winters, where vitamin D insufficiency is thought to be more of a problem. In ... on age and state of residence. Vitamin D insufficiency is frequently defined as less than 30 nanograms ...

Vitamin D levels linked to asthma severity

... New research provides evidence for a link between vitamin D insufficiency and asthma severity. Serum levels of vitamin D in more than 600 Costa ... support for a growing body of in vitro evidence that vitamin D insufficiency may worsen asthma severity, and we suspect that giving vitamin D ...

Joslin research finds nearly three-quarters of youths with diabetes insufficient in vitamin D

... children is associated with bone deformation, while less severe vitamin D insufficiency prevents youths from attaining their optimal bone mass and may contribute ... in life, the paper adds. For these reasons, vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency poses an increased risk for children with diabetes, the paper says. In ...

Lack of vitamin D causes weight gain and stunts growth in girls

... could affect young women's health. "The high prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency in young people living in a sun-rich area was surprising," says study lead ... the Musculoskeletal Axis of the MUHC. "We found young women with vitamin D insufficiency were significantly heavier, with a higher body mass index and increased ...

NIH hosts event to launch Council of Science Editors' global theme issue

... topics include childbirth safety, HIV/AIDS, malaria treatment, food insufficiency and sexual behavior, interventions to improve child survival, physician ... Medical Journal). Presentations in order of delivery: Food insufficiency is associated with high-risk sexual behavior among women in Botswana and ...

Why 'lazy Susan' has a weak heart

... a heart condition. Since the fish have a genetic makeup similar to that of humans, these defects could be critical for humans as well. Cardiac insufficiency is not just a disease that results from a heart attack or myocarditis. For young people in particular there is often an underlying genetic cause ...

News from the November 2008 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

... of 1,402 fourth grade students ages 8-10 years old in Texas aimed to determine the prevalence of high blood glucose, obesity, low fitness and energy insufficiency levels among children from poor families. Nearly 75 percent of the participants lived in households with less than $20,400 annual income. The ...

Repair in the developing heart

... Drenckhahn explained. Later the heart loses this ability. Thus, after approximately one year, some of the mice (13 percent) died of myocardial insufficiency and almost half developed arrhythmia. Why only some of the mice develop heart problems is still unclear. The scientists, therefore, want to ...

Prosthetic vein valve designed to direct blood flow shows promising pre-clinical results

... graduate students Rahul Sathe and Laura-Lee Farrell; and current graduate students David Bark and Prem Midha. Individuals with chronic venous insufficiency are commonly prescribed therapies including anticoagulants, bed rest and compression hosiery that target their symptoms rather than the cause. ...

USC researchers identify alternate pathway that leads to palate development

... control center, and prompt DNA expression in order to spur changes in the cell. "For instance, we've learned that when someone has a haploid insufficiency and is missing one copy of the TGF- gene, he or she is more vulnerable to environmental insults that can cause cleft palate, such as drugs, smoking ...

Vitamin D deficiency widespread during pregnancy

... to rickets and other musculoskeletal and health complications, vitamin D insufficiency was found to be widespread among women during pregnancy, particularly in ... indicator of vitamin D status. Finding such a proliferation of vitamin D insufficiency in spite of prenatal multivitamin use is troubling, she noted, suggesting ...

Study shows pine bark naturally decreases severe chronic venous insufficiency

... show a significant symptom reduction of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) in patients after supplementing with Pycnogenol® (pic-noj-en-all), ... spider veins also develop if edema is left untreated. "Chronic venous insufficiency is caused when leg veins cannot pump enough blood back into the heart. ...

Researchers find docking sites for glucocorticoid receptor and Hsp90

... for a variety of tissue-related activities. They are immune-suppressive and anti-inflammatory, and are prescribed for such conditions as adrenal insufficiency as in Addison's disease, arthritis, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease and childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. "Glucocorticoids are very ...

Natural pine bark extract relieves muscle cramp and pain in athletes and diabetics

... had experienced normal cramping had a 25 percent reduction in the number of cramps experienced while taking Pycnogenol. Participants with venous insufficiency experienced a 40 percent reduction in the number of cramps, and athletes with frequent cramping experienced a 13 percent reduction in the number of ...

New pathways for autoimmune treatment identified

... APS1, a disease causing two out of three problems ?an underactive parathyroid, yeast infection of the skin and/or mucous membrane and adrenal gland insufficiency ?by age 5 and up to 16 autoimmune diseases over a lifetime. The same mutation causes a defect in i NKT cells, a type of regulatory cell that ...

New male contraceptive clears hurdle

... In 2002, when enrollment in the Indian study was halted, more than 140 men were already using RISUG. Concern about side effects and insufficiency of safety data caused a temporary suspension of the project. However, expert panels subsequently concluded that the major side effect -- several ...

Machinery of the 'marijuana munchies'

... may include decreased endocannabinoid signaling and hence decreased excitability of LH circuits related to appetite, even in the context of leptin insufficiency or resistance." ...
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