Aviation Expert Addresses Flight Safety Concerns
... systems to heat the wings and tail to prevent ice buildup
(also referred to as anti-icing systems), ... systems that require pilots to first allow the buildup
of ice to occur. Pilots then activate a system ... conditions and could increase the amount of ice buildup
on the wings and/or tail while disrupting the ...
Antibiotics Do Little for Inner Ear Infections
... -- Antibiotics don't significantly reduce fluid buildup
in young children with inner ear infections, a ... support the use of antibiotics for the fluid buildup
that can accompany inner ear infections.
"Due ... infants and children. They can lead to fluid buildup
in the ear, which is known as otitis media with ...
Fat Builds Up in Hearts Before Diabetes Onset
... Southwestern Medical Center discovered the fatty buildup
using a simple imaging technique that could ... type 2 diabetes. In addition to learning that fat buildup
occurs before diabetes, the researchers also ... to the amount of fat in the stomach region. The buildup
of fat in heart cells is important to identify ...
AstraZeneca and the Artery Explorer Take California Residents on Virtual Journey Through the Arteries
... attendees about atherosclerosis ("athero" for short) -- the progressive buildup
of plaque in the arteries and a leading cause of coronary heart disease ...
Atherosclerosis is the progressive buildup
of plaque -- made of fat, cholesterol, and other substances -- in the ...
New Alzheimer's Treatment Could Be on the Horizon
... to the U.S. National Institute on Aging. The disease is marked by a buildup
in the brain of plaques made up of beta-amyloid proteins. The plaque is ... by giving the immune system a boost and slowing down, or preventing, the buildup
of the toxic plaque.
Several drug companies are also at work developing ...
Horse Study: RBC Life Sciences' Antioxidant, Microhydrin, Reduced Lactic Acid Buildup and Improved Hydration During Strenuous Exercise
... flagship antioxidant, Microhydrin, "significantly" reduced lactic acid buildup
and improved hydration in horses during strenuous exercise.
The ... CEO and President John W. Price. "Studies have shown that lactic acid buildup
can contribute to muscular acidosis and may inhibit optimal performance." ...
Hardened Arteries Threaten Obese, Diabetic Youth
... linked to heart attacks as well as strokes, because if you are having a buildup
of plaque in the arteries that lead to the brain, you probably are having a buildup
in the coronary arteries as well."
Plaque is the term for the fatty ...
Video: Astrazeneca Calls on All Americans to Join US AGAINST ATHERO to Fight the Nation's Number One Killer
... that helps people visualize atherosclerosis (athero), the progressive buildup
of plaque inside the arteries. The Artery Explorer kicks off its ...
About Atherosclerosis (Athero)
Athero is the progressive buildup
of plaque - made of fat, cholesterol, and other substances - in the inner ...
Ethnic differences found for fatty liver disease and insulin resistance
... ethnic groups in the U.S. African-Americans are more resistant to the buildup
of fat in the abdominal adipose tissue and liver, and to high triglyceride ... and Caucasions. African-Americans appeared to be more resistant to the buildup
of triglycerides in the abdominal visceral compartment and also to high ...
Popular cold and cough treatment may create respiratory distress in young children
... chest infection) that measured the effects of Vicks on mucus secretion and buildup
in the airways, and fluid buildup
in the lungs.
Results showed that Vicks exposure increased mucus ...
Two cardiovascular proteins pose a double whammy in Alzheimer's
... to be at play in Alzheimer's disease: reduction in blood flow and the buildup
of toxic amyloid beta. The research makes the interaction between the two ... The molecular trash accumulates, and Zlokovic and others believe the buildup
kills brain cells.
The current work focuses on two proteins well known ...
Antioxidant-Rich Diet May Protect Against Eye Disease
... The "destructive synergy" that causes macular degeneration occurs when a buildup
of a compound called A2E disrupts energy production in mitochondria, the ... of photoreceptors and another type of retinal cell. This leads to more buildup
of A2E and a continuing cycle that results in the destruction of the vital ...
Ozone-Depleting Inhalers Being Phased Out
... using HFA inhalers will have to prime and clean them to prevent the buildup
of albuterol in the inhalers' nozzle. This buildup
could block the medicine from reaching the lungs, Chowdhury said.
Certain Tests in ERs Raise Cancer Risk for Some
... too many X-rays, CT scans and nuclear medicine tests led to radiation buildup
THURSDAY, May 29 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term buildup
of radiation resulting from repeated emergency room X-rays and scans may ...
New method effective in detecting dangerous coronary plaque
... of these individuals, the source of the problem is noncalcified plaque, a buildup
of soft deposits embedded deep within the walls of the hearts arteries, ... until late in the disease process. And, adds Clouse, Because soft plaque buildup
may not significantly narrow the lumen, conventional angiography and ...
Cholesterol Drug Controversy Continues
... of a European trial that showed the combined medication did not reduce buildup
of potentially artery-blocking plaque deposits any more than simvastatin ... again and comes to the same conclusion: Vytorin did not reduce plaque buildup
any more than statin treatment alone in the study group -- people with an ...
Lithium chloride slows onset of skeletal muscle disorder
... the disorders have similar tissue characteristics. In the brain, a buildup
of phosphorylated tau protein leads to the development of tangles, one of ... phosphorylation. Previous studies have shown that same enzyme to cause tau buildup
in the Alzheimer's brain.
Next, the scientists sought to block the ...
Long-Life Gene Might Help Lower Cholesterol
... and Alzheimer's disease.
The gene, called SIRT1, prevents cholesterol buildup
by activating a cellular pathway that flushes cholesterol from the body ... mice, the MIT team found that low SIRT1 levels resulted in cholesterol buildup
in cells such as macrophages (a type of immune cell), due to reduced ...
Women less likely than men to change habits that increase heart disease risk
... in detailed in-home surveys, and had imaging tests that looked for calcium buildup
in the coronary arteries.
Those with family histories of heart disease had an increased prevalence of early heart disease, such as buildup
of fatty deposits and calcium in the arteries.
Young women with family ...
International Database Seeks to Boost Treatment of Altitude Sickness
... Fluid buildup
in lungs can be deadly for skiers, mountain climbers, regardless of ... database on high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) -- a life-threatening buildup
of fluid in the lungs that can occur at high altitudes -- has been ...
Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro: Vytorin and Zetia Makers Settle Class-Action Suit With Proposed $41.5 Million
The lawsuit alleges that an internal study showed the combination-drug, Vytorin was actually less effective in reducing arterial plaque buildup
than Zocor alone. The study also showed that Vytorin posed serious safety concerns. Plaintiffs claim the drug makers did not disclose the results ...
Uroplasty Reports First Fiscal Quarter Results
... dollar against the Euro and the British pound, increased competition from a newly-introduced product against the Macroplastique product, inventory buildup
in the previous quarters at one of the European distributors, a change in distributor in another European country and discontinuation of our I-Stop ...
Giving Statins to Kids Provokes Debate
... statin treatment has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It's also the age when the arteries begin to suffer from aggressive buildup
of plaque, a process called atherosclerosis.
"In that pre-pubescent to early pubescent stage, the process becomes more aggressive," Daniels said. ...
Limited data suggest possible association between Agent Orange exposure
... which can lead to heart attack and stroke -- is the foremost cause of death among people in industrialized countries. Major risk factors include buildup
of cholesterol in the arteries, age, smoking, high blood pressure, and diabetes. The committee that wrote the report reviewed several studies ...
Studies Show Genetic Activity of Antioxidants
... researchers used curcumin, which is a polyphenol, a form of antioxidant. Like other antioxidants, curcumin is known to help prevent against arterial buildup
of plaque, the fatty deposits that eventually can block blood vessels.
The molecular study was preceded by a trial in which mice given a daily ...
Study estimates radiation dose, cancer risk from coronary artery calcium screening
... CHICAGO A study based on computer modeling of radiation risk suggests that widespread screening for the buildup
of calcium in the arteries using computed tomography scans would lead to an estimated 42 additional radiation-induced cancer cases per 100,000 men ...
Oral Piercings Pose Potential Health Care Risks
... saliva entering the oral cavity.
Aspiration (choking) - Jewelry may become loose in the mouth, creating a choking hazard.
- Plaque may build up on piercings, requiring more frequent cleanings.
Damage to the teeth and gums - Jewelry may come in contact with ...
June 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Probiotics, Carotid Artery and Breast Cancer Treatments
... most common surgical treatment for severe carotid artery disease. The surgeon makes an incision in the neck, opens the carotid artery and removes the buildup
of plaque. When this procedure is performed by an experienced surgeon, the risks are low, even for otherwise healthy patients age 80 or older.
Police work undermines cardiovascular health, comparison to general population shows
... "In this case we examined the thickness of the carotid artery as an indicator of increasing risk for atherosclerosis," noted Violanti. "The plaque buildup
was greater in police than the citizen population.
"In future work, we will measure the carotid artery thickness again to see how much it has ...
Ruben Studdard, American Idol Winner and R&B Pop Star, Spreads the Word about Sickle Cell Disease and the Dangers of Iron Overload
... transfusions to help treat
their disease. While transfusions have important benefits, they
also can lead to a dangerous buildup
of iron called iron
overload. Iron overload, characterized by the build-up of excess
iron within tissues, can develop after ...
Finding Raises Hope for Treating ALS
... start to appear, a time that coincides with telltale symptoms of the disease.
"As the disease enters the symptomatic stage in mice, the buildup
of protein is rapid and dramatic," David Borchelt, director of the SantaFe HealthCare Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at the university's ...
AstraZeneca, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and LULAC Join Forces to Promote Needed Heart Health Education in Hispanic Communities
... through the arteries for those unable to experience the Artery Explorer in person.
About Atherosclerosis (Athero)
Athero is the progressive buildup
of plaque -- made of fat, cholesterol, and other substances -- in the inner walls of the arteries.(2) Elevated cholesterol and other risk factors can ...
Sodium channel blocker shows promise as a potential treatment for cystic fibrosis
... ATS 2009, SAN DIEGOCystic fibrosis patients may benefit from a new therapy that increases airway hydration, preventing the buildup
of mucous, which is a key factor in the disease, according to researchers at Parion Sciences in Durham, N.C.
The research will be presented on ...
FDA Approves ACTOplus met(R) XR (pioglitazone HCl and metformin HCl extended-release) Tablets for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes
... a component of ACTO plus met and ACTO plus met XR , have developed a rare, serious condition called lactic acidosis. Lactic acidosis, a buildup
of lactic acid in the blood, can be fatal in about half the cases. Because lactic acidosis occurs most frequently in people with kidney problems, ...
Georgia Coast Surgical Performs First Incisionless Surgical Correction of Failed Vertical Banded Gastroplasty (VBG)
... their health decline as they regained weight, or undergo painful, complex revision surgeries that carry significant risk because of the scar tissue buildup
from their original surgery. Typically, a traditional VBG revision involves a long painful incision in the abdomen and weeks of recovery.
Test quickly assesses whether Alzheimer's drugs are hitting their target
... on April 10.
Scientists are unsure whether increased A-beta production, reduced clearance or a combination of the two lead to the A-beta buildup
in the brain, a process that many believe triggers Alzheimer's disease. Bateman and his colleagues are currently using SILK to try to answer this ...
Swimmer Dara Torres Sports a White Upper Lip to Praise Milk as Her Post-Exercise Fitness Drink
... quality protein. In fact, two studies found that fat-free milk as a regular part of a post-exercise recovery routine resulted in greater muscle mass buildup
compared to certain soy-protein beverages.(5-7)
Off the Starting Block
Most Americans fall short of the recommended 60 ...
Amalgam fillings are safe, but skeptics still claim controversy, researcher says
... were concerned by a couple of mercury-related health scares. In Japan, the release of methyl mercury into industrial wastewater caused a mercury buildup
in shellfish and fish, leading to severe mercury poisoning and Minamata disease. Also, a grain covered in mercury fungicide was baked into bread and ...
Naturally fluorescent molecules may serve as cancer biomarker
... energy source in cells. In the event of disease or a metabolic disorder, these enzymes and their related reactions can become disabled, causing a buildup
of unused NADH.
"Dysfunctional enzymes in the mitochondria are known to be associated with serious health problems such as cancer and ...
Abbott Initiates U.S. Study of Absolute Pro(TM) Peripheral Stent System for Iliac Artery Disease
... the potential not only to have a significant impact on a patient's ability to carry on daily activities, but it also can be an early sign of plaque buildup
in other parts of the body," said Manish Mehta, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, director of Endovascular Services, The Vascular Institute for Health and Disease, ...