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Oral Piercings Pose Potential Health Care Risks

... Damage to the sublingual salivary glands - An improperly placed tongue piercing may damage the sublingual salivary glands (salivary glands under the tongue), which produce five percent of ...

Reverse Ages - Staying Young Naturally

... of articles is adrenal fatigue. The adrenal glands are responsible for producing more than simply ... is a major product of the adrenal glands, the glands produce more than 50 different body chemicals. If the glands are overworked, it can have adverse effects on ...

New protein discovery helps researchers understand autoimmune diseases

... for the immune systems attacks on the parathyroid glands in the disease APS-1. This finding enables ... who made the discovery. The parathyroid glands are the most recently described anatomical ... the protein NALP5 was found in the parathyroid glands enhances our understanding of their functions. In ...

JCI online early table of contents: March 3, 2008

... NGAL was highly upregulated in human sebaceous glands by 13-cis RA. As NGAL was found to mediate apoptosis of human sebaceous glands and to be essential for 13-cis RA to mediate ... induce NGAL expression in human sebaceous glands might provide a new approach to treating ...

Photos: Don't Let Them See You Sweat This Summer

... may produce too much of the neurotransmitter that triggers the eccrine glands to produce sweat, or the eccrine glands may be overreactive. BOTOX((R)) is a registered trademark of ...

Acupuncture eases radiation-induced dry mouth in cancer patients

... online issue of Head & Neck . Xerostomia develops after the salivary glands have been exposed to repeated doses of therapeutic radiation. People who ... and neck typically receive large cumulative doses, rendering the salivary glands incapable of producing adequate saliva, said Mark S. Chambers, M.S., ....

January 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Improved PSA Tests, Dry Eyes and Colds

... the PSA number based on the gland's size. For example, larger prostate glands produce more PSA. Free versus total PSA: This test separates PSA ... components is out of balance. For example, dry eyes occur when tear glands don't produce enough fluids or when problems with blinking hamper tear ...

Protein plays key role in transmitting deadly malaria parasite

... injects the worm-like, one-celled malaria parasites from its salivary glands into the persons bloodstream. The study was done by genetically ... Parasites in which MAEBL was deleted were not harbored in the salivary glands of mosquitoes, even though an earlier form of these parasites was observed ...

Low Vitamin D Tied to Depression in Older Adults

... of vitamin D and high levels of a hormone secreted by the parathyroid glands may increase the risk of depression in older adults, according to a new ... levels. Symptoms of depression often appear when the parathyroid glands are overactive, then disappear after the gland condition is treated. ...

Unstable Economy Leading to Executive Stress

... affects the adrenal glands, which are located on top of the kidneys. These glands secrete adrenaline, as well as cortisol and other hormones working in tandem with the thyroid glands to mediate the body's metabolism in response to stress. Taking a stress ...

Will 'botox' be the aspirin of the 21st century?

... activity of cholinergic nerves which control muscles and glands, causing glands to stop secretion and muscles to become paralysed. But in tiny doses and ... a broad range of pain syndromes, and to reduce activity for all types of glands and muscles that receive their nerve supply from the cholinergic system. ...

A protein that triggers aggressive breast cancer

... cells" -- epithelial cells are the kind that form the linings of hollow glands in the breast -- "and both nonmetastatic and metastatic breast cancer ... that form the hollow oriented structures called acini, the milk-secreting glands of the breast. Normal cells form similar, well-organized acinar structures ...

Combination of Thyroid Medicines Not Necessary

... had symptoms of underactive (hypo) or overactive (hyper) thyroid glands at the start of the study. All of the study participants were treated ... are likely applicable to people who have improperly functioning thyroid glands as well, particularly for people with overactive thyroids that either have ...

New 'knock-out' gene model provides molecular clues to breast cancer

... in human diseases. Unfortunately, because these mice lacked mammary glands as a consequence of genetic manipulation, using this model to study the ... of breast cancers. Unlike other organs in the body, the mammary glands develop after birth in response to increases in circulating hormones. This ...

PET can help guide treatment decisions for a common pediatric cancer

... in the U.S. each year, according to the National Cancer Institute. The cancer most often originates on the adrenal glandsthe triangular-shaped glands above the kidneys. Neuroblastoma often spreads to other parts of the body before any symptoms are apparent. Patients with the disease are ...

Hormonal Therapies Offer Effective Solutions for Many Adult Women With Acne

... contributing to the formation of acne lesions. For example, when androgens (the male hormones present in both men and women) over-stimulate the oil glands and hair follicles in the skin, hormonal acne flares can occur. "Women over the age of 20 may experience worsening of their acne or a change ...

Study provides documentation that tumor 'stem-like cells' exist in benign tumors

... at the base of the brain behind the nose, is stimulated by hormones from the hypothalamus gland to produce a variety of hormones that control other glands throughout the body. About half of all pituitary adenomas which arise from pituitary gland tissue also have this hormone-producing capability. ...

Sleep Benefits From Tonsillectomy Peak at 6 Months

... City analyzed data on 44 children who had sleep-disordered breathing prior to undergoing surgery to remove their tonsils and adenoids, which are glands in the back of the throat. Before surgery, at six-months post-surgery, and between 2.4 years and 3.6 years after the surgery parents filled out ...

Avidas(TM) Pharmaceuticals and LaRon(TM) Pharma Inc. Announce Co-Promotion Agreement

... About Seborrheic Dermatitis: Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory disorder affecting areas of the head and trunk where sebaceous glands are most prominent. Lipophilic yeasts of the Malassezia genus, as well as genetic, environmental and general health factors, contribute to this ...

Cell Pathway May Be Key to Lung Cancer's Spread

... States each year. There are several forms of the disease, which is usually, but not always, caused by cigarette smoking. Adenocarcinoma forms in the glands that produce mucus and is the most common type of lung cancer in women and among people who have not smoked, according to LungCancer.org. It also ...

Rare disorder gives modelers first glimpse at immune system development

... DURHAM, N.C. -- Children born without thymus glands have given Duke University Medical Center researchers a rare opportunity to watch as a new immune system develops its population of ...

Photos: New Image Survey Reveals 'Perception Is Reality' When It Comes to Teenagers With Acne

... of the pathogenesis of the disease.(2) The disorder begins with the onset of puberty and is thought to result from hormonal action on the skin's oil glands (sebaceous glands) leading to plugged pores and outbreaks.(3) It can be challenging to manage due to the variability in response to treatment and the ...

Overweight male teens with normal blood pressures showing signs of heart damage

... between increased fat and increased aldosterone is still being sorted out, the latest research suggests that fat cells stimulate the adrenal glands to make more aldosterone, says Dr. Gregory Harshfield, director of MCG's Georgia Prevention Institute and a hypertension researcher. As a follow ...

Pro-cell Announces a Knock at the Door of Emerging Markets

... IP67 (dust proof and temporary immersion in water 1 meter deep for 30 minutes), all products contain confined space for AP modules, which RJ-45 cable glands and rotating stands are standard accessories, complying with RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) as well. In addition to certification ...

New technique may help detect potential breast cancer spread

... be sure that the disease has not spread to her lymph nodes, the first place a cancer may go. The lymphatic system is a network of vessels, ducts and glands that usually carry disease-fighting cells throughout the body, but also can act as a conduit for cancer cells to access the bloodstream. ...

Dr. Elliot Jacobs' New 'Hypo Lipo' Procedure Permanently Reduces Hyperhidrosis and Body Odor

... internationally in the media for his leading edge work in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Hypo Lipo removes some of the sweat (apocrine) glands under the armpit, resulting in a permanent reduction of excessive sweating and or body odor . Dr. Jacobs utilizes a cannula (thin metal tube) with a ...

Novel gene predicts local recurrence in early onset breast cancer

... normal epithelium and in the corresponding invasive cancer from the same patient. They found that DEAR1 was expressed in all the normal ducts in the glands but was lost or downregulated in the transition from normal epithelium to DCIS in 10 of the 14 patient samples. ...

Novel gene predicts local recurrence in early-onset breast cancer

... normal epithelium and in the corresponding invasive cancer from the same patient. They found that DEAR1 was expressed in all the normal ducts in the glands but was lost or downregulated in the transition from normal epithelium to DCIS in 10 of the 14 patient samples. ...

Dr. David Williams Scoops National Media on PSA Effectiveness -- by 17 Years

... results based on PSA screenings. "PSA in itself does not diagnose cancer," said Dr. Williams. "Although cancerous prostate glands do secrete more PSA, when PSA levels are used to diagnose cancer they give incorrect results 25 to 30 percent of the time. Not only do they miss ...

Stress and its Remedies

... The nervous system responds to stressors within seconds to shift the body into a fight or flight mode. Stress hormones are released from the adrenal glands to release sugar into the bloodstream. THE RESISTANCE STAGE: Adaptation to sustained stress alters energy metabolism. Blood sugar levels are ...

The Most Common Cause of Hair Loss Is the Least Suspected, Warns Trichology Expert

... to the ways in which hyperhydrosis can compromise their restoration procedures." Sweating is a generally healthy mechanism in which sweat glands help remove impurities and cool the body down from overheating. "But excessive sweating can be harmful to the hair and scalp because of the lactic ...

Gene helps protect tumor suppressor in breast cancer

... would transform normal mammary epithelial cells," Lin said. "We injected control cells or cells in which Rak was compromised into the mammary glands of healthy mice and monitored tumor growth. Notably, all the mice injected with Rak-knockdown cells, but none of the mice injected with control ...

Avidas(TM) Pharmaceuticals Introduces Scalacort(TM) DK Which Offers Three Scalp Solutions in One Patient Convenience Kit

... About Seborrheic Dermatitis: Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory disorder affecting areas of the head and trunk where sebaceous glands are most prominent. Lipophilic yeasts of the Malassezia genus, as well as genetic, environmental and general health factors, contribute to this ...

Burn rehabilitation experts at UT Southwestern outline best treatments for post-burn itching

... one patient would get up at night and rub his back up against door frames and even a tree to get relief." Burn scar tissue lacks the usual oil glands found in normal skin. As a result, the scar is chronically dry and prone to itching simply from a lack of hydration or lubrication, Dr. Gabriel said. ...

Dallas Scientists Discover Statins May Falsely Indicate Thyroid Problems

... invasive tests." Statins have anti-inflammatory properties, which could affect other systems in the body, including the thyroid and other glands and organs, the researchers theorize. ...

Hormone linked to high blood pressure and blood vessel disease in African-Americans

... higher levels of the hormone aldosterone to high blood pressure and blood vessel disease in African Americans. Aldosterone is secreted by the adrenal glands and causes salt retention by the kidneys. The study appeared in the December 18, 2008, American Journal of Hypertension . "The prevalence of ...

Rochester study raises new questions about controversial plastics chemical

... to make plastic baby bottles, water bottles and many other consumer products. Scientific studies suggest that BPA may harm the brain and prostate glands in developing fetuses and infants; adults with higher BPA levels in their urine were linked to higher risks for heart disease and diabetes, according ...

A new light on tumor immunotherapy for gastric cancer

... Although gastric cancer therapy has made great progress, it is still difficult to treat advanced gastric cancer, as it has spread to the lymph glands and metastasized. Currently, tumor immunotherapy for gastric cancer has potential. DCs are believed to be essential for stimulating tumor-specific ...

Breast cancer risk varies in young women with benign breast disease, Mayo Clinic researchers say

... to develop breast cancer. They also found that risk decreases in women diagnosed with benign breast disease when the milk-producing lobular ductal glands - where cancer usually develops - shut down, a process known as lobular regression or involution. In atyical hyperplasia, an increased number of ...

Mayo researchers find potential links between breast density and breast cancer risk

... examined the biopsies to determine the percentage of epithelium tissue, stroma, and fat content in each. The epithelium is primarily composed of milk glands and ductal cells, and stroma is the connective tissue that supports epithelial cells. Dr. Vachon and her colleagues looked at aromatase expression ...
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