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Evidence Links Protein Damage to Neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's

Neurodegenerative diseases - including Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Diffuse Lewy body disease, and Multiple System Arophy - are collectively called synucleinopathies. Most commonly they become symptomatic due to a deficiency of a specific neurotransmitter - in the case of Parkinson's it is dopamine. When the neurons that produce these chemicals die or become impaired, which occurs with oxidation, th...

New drug to treat Heart Attack and damaged tissue

If a blood vessel in blocked the related tissue experiences ischemia, a state of low oxygen supply that slowly kills the tissue. They are referred as Ichemia / Reperfusion (IR) injury occurs during heart attacks. ..Understanding Ischemia / Reperfusion leads to the development of new drugs to save the damaged tissue and treat heart attack. During Ischemia / Reperfusion, Early growth response gene...

Eating disorder in Diabetic girls lead to eyesight damage.

Diabetic girls were more likely to have an eating disorder when compared with non-diabetic girls. Some reported binge eating and used to take less than their prescribed dose of insulin in order to lose weight. Under dosing of insulin lead to early onset of diabetes related complications and are associated with increased risk of permanent eyesight damage. Intensive treatment to diabetes could be t...

Paracetamol May Cause Live Damage Warns Consumer Education and Research Centre

The Consumer Education and Research Centre (CERC) in Ahmedabad has alerted the Drug Control General of India against the excessive use of paracetamol. CERC says that the commonly use drug might cause potential liver damage and might lead on to liver failure. ..CERC Secretary Ashwini Kumar warns that consumers must be aware of the potential hazards of paracetamol more so because it is being marke...

The flip side of AIDS cocktails – HAART regime damages live

HIV infected patients on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART regime) are forced to stop the treatment because of the toxic side effects of the treatment, which causes liver damage. According to a study led by Dr. Raymond T. Chung, who presented the findings at Digestive Disease Week in Atlanta last week, severe liver toxicity forced almost one in every four patients to stop the treatment...

OBESE LIL' GIRLS !! SWEAT IT OUT OR U MIGHT BE ASTHAMATIC !!!

Yes its true , this salient disclosure revealed its truth when then Researchers of Arizona University did a study headed by Dr. Fernando D. Martinez ....According to Dr.Fernando D.Martinez and collegues , girls who become overweight or obese when they are between 6 and 11 years of age have a sevenfold increased risk of developing asthma .The boys do not have any such associated risk of asthma eve...

Antibiotic induces liver damage in children with E.COLI infections.

The strain of bacteria known as E. coli 0157:H7 causes some of the most serious digestive infections in both children and adults. Infections with this organism are often caused by eating undercooked meat. A major study shows using antibiotics to treat children with E. coli bacterial infection increases the risk of developing a potentially deadly liver disorder. .."Our data suggests that antibioti...

Women more susceptible to brain damage from ecstasy

Women are more likely than men to suffer brain cell damage from long-term use of the party drug ecstasy but the harm can sometimes be reversed if they stop taking the drug. Studies have shown that the popular all-night dance drug, known chemically as MDMA, can damage nerve endings that release serotonin, a brain chemical that regulates mood, memory, sleep and sex. The drug also appears to damage...

Body can reshape heart damage

..Using the male chromosome as a marker, researchers studying eight cross-gender heart transplants from New York Medical College have discovered that the body can actively reshape the heart after injury.// The research explodes the long-standing belief that the heart cannot repair itself and the finding has implications for heart disease treatment. ....The realization that the body works to repa...

New swift therapy limits stroke damage

Paramedics can direct a treatment to people who have had a stroke within an hour of onset of symptoms and help limit the damage to the brain. Magnesium sulphate is a neuroprotective drug in that it dilates// the blood vessels that serve the brain and prevents a damaging build-up of calcium in brain cells. ..According to researchers at University of Texas, they have shown for the first time that...

Periodontal disease may amass the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes

Study results from the Marquette University School of Dentistry suggest chronic periodontal disease may increase the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.//The research ties the incidence of diabetes in patients with periodontal disease to the release of bacteria into the bloodstream that triggers a reaction from the immune system. .. ..Immune system cells can release proteins called cytokines th...

Arthritis Drug May Cause Liver Damage

According to a survey, a prescription drug for rheumatoid arthritis has been connected to dozens of serious liver injuries and 12 deaths which should be banned.// Arava began selling in 1998 as a competitor to the gold-standard treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, called methotrexate. When the Food and Drug Administration approved Arava, the agency noted Arava worked no better than the older drug,...

Avacado protects from liver damage

Avocado may help to protect the liver from damage, according to new research from Japan. Researchers fed avocado and 22 other fruits to laboratory rats. //The rats were then given D-galactosamine, a substance that causes liver damage by interfering with cell synthesis and results in cell death. The rats fed the avocado obtained the least amount of liver damage. ....The Researchers discovered thr...

Meniscal Damage Could Lead To Cartilage Loss And Knee Osteoarthritis

A new study has now provided insights into association between cartilage loss, meniscal damage and knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a severe disabling disease// that affects nearly 20 million Americans, characterized by loss of cartilage. A pair of meniscus, situated on either side of the knee offer support and protection to keep it healthy. ....The C-shaped tissue performs many functions...

Brain damage affects artistic skill

Researchers in the US felt that artistic skill is often preserved after brain damage. It's not really known how the brain influences artistic creativity. But you might assume that brain damage from a stroke, dementia, or trauma// - would destroy your ability to create. ..Researchers at University of Dallas, set out to look at how professional and amateur artists, as well as those with no interest...

Damage to arteries from injury can be avoided with carbon monoxide

Heart ailments that are treated with angioplasty or a transplantation may result in injury of the arteries. While in transplantation there is an ever-present risk of rejection of the// organ, in angioplasty, placing a balloon in the artery causes damage to the vessel walls. This in turn triggers the immune system response. A new study has however, revealed that pre-treatment with carbon monoxide...

Artificial discs available as replacements for damaged discs

Patients with damaged discs have traditionally been treated by removing a disc or placing a bone graft in the spine to fuse two bones together. Now, an artificial disc which is being studied as a replacement is in the second phase of trials. The phase one study that was recently completed compared the prosthesis to traditional fusion. While in the first phase of trials patients// were randomized,...

Just one cigarette could cause significant damage

Researchers at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, have found from a recent study that there is an acute increase in arterial stiffness after smoking even one cigarette in both chronic and non-smokers. The researchers compared acute and chronic effects of smoking on large artery properties in 185 healthy young smokers and non-smokers aged 22 ± 5 years. 116 non-smokers// were compared with 41 chroni...

Children who used anaesthesia drugs could suffer brain damage

Recent findings that appeared in the February issue of the Journal of Neuroscience suggest that brain damage occurred in children who had used common anaesthesia drugs. The researchers, who studied the effect of commonly used anaesthesia drugs in paediatric surgery, on infant rats, found that the rats suffered from learning and memory problems. The researchers anaesthetized 7-day-old rats with a...

First head-to-head trials of once weekly Fosamax and Actonel therapies

The drug major Merck has launched the first two head-to-head clinical trials that compare the efficacy and tolerability of Fosamax (alendronate) once weekly 70mg and Actonel (risedronate) once-weekly 35mg. Fosamax and Actonel, both bisphosphonates indicated for the treatment of osteoporosis in post menopausal women are co-marketed by Aventis and Procter & Gamble through the Alliance for// Better...

Viral encephalitis can cause more damage than already known

A study of patients with viral encephalitis by researchers at the Cleveland..Clinic, Ohio has revealed that the condition could cause seriouys movement..problems. The investigators studied a group of patients with the condition, five..of whom had West Nile virus. They found that 11 of the victims were admitted to..neurological intensive care, while four developed severe movement disorders like..t...

China tells officials not to hide SARS damage

China, still reeling from an official SARS cover-up, is trying to stop more deception, this time of the extent of economic damage the deadly flu-like virus has caused to the world's sixth-biggest economy. The State Statistical Bureau said the illness, which hit retail sales and foreign investment last month, was likely to cause more disruption in May and June and officials should come clean about...

Epilepsy Drug Helps Diabetic Nerve Damage

Over the weekend, researchers from Eastern Virginia Medical School presented their study that shows the anti-epileptic drug topiramate improves diabetic neuropathy, or nerve damage.Topiramate (Topamax) has long been used to treat epilepsy, and recent research shows it can also promote significant weight loss. In a small study of people with type 2 diabetes, the drug showed evidence of improving s...

Different Sun Rays, Different Damage

The summer sun produces different kinds of rays -- two of which can cause severe skin damage and even skin cancer. ......According to University Health Services at the University of California, the most dangerous kind of exposure comes from UVB rays, which have shorter wavelengths and are primarily responsible for sunburn. Repeated exposure to UVB over a lifetime can alter the immune system and c...

Atkins Diet Damaging to Heart

A doctors' group has announced what it calls the second heart-related death in a person on the Atkins diet, and is calling for a government //investigation into the safety of that and other high-protein, low-carbohydrate weight loss plans. ....The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine states that a 41-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl died from sudden cardiac arrest while on the Atkins...

Support Services found to Dramatically Impact Pediatric Health Care

A new study shows providing behavior and development support to existing health care dramatically improves the quality of pediatric health care and parenting practices.// ..Researchers from the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health followed nearly 6,000 children from 15 sites which was designed to bridge the gap between families and physicians. It places specialists in the pediatric pra...

Drug That Is Found To Reduce Heart Damage from Chemo

A potent chemotherapy that is highly effective in treating the most common form of childhood leukemia can significantly harm the heart. However, new research shows // that adding an experimental drug to the therapy can reduce or even prevent the heart damage without lessening the effect of the chemotherapy. ..Researchers say if long term studies confirm their results, this would be the first stra...

Cooling Can Reduce The Risk Of Brain Damage In Oxygen Deprived Newborns

Newborns deprived of oxygen can have a reduced risk of brain damage and cerebral palsy by having their brains cooled // for 72 hours after birth according to a recent study. ..Babies that received an inadequate supply of oxygen to the brain during delivery showed signs of being at a high risk for brain injury. However researchers say brain damage does not happen immediately when babies are oxyge...

Pollution can cause damage to fetus in womb

In a pilot study in New York, air pollution due to combustion has been proved to cause damage to the DNA of the fetus in the womb.// The research was done by Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health, part of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, US. ..The researchers had observed the effect of prenatal exposure to air pollution due to polycyclic aromatic hydrocar...

Damaged Heart Rejuvenated By Stem Cells

The routine therapies which are offered to patients with heart attack calm disease progression but do not help repair the heart.// Embryonic stem cells, which are totipotent, may be a potential source for regeneration of heart function and form after heart attacks. These cells have a promising future in this regard. .. This has been explained by a research student who feels that embryonic stem ce...

Traffic Smoke May Damage DNA

In a study conducted by Department of Public Health, National Defense Medical Center, of Taiwan, scientists have found // that the traffic fumes inhaled during working at a toll station can damage the DNA of the persons inhaling the fumes. ....The research studied 47 female highway toll station workers who were exposed to traffic fumes versus workers of an office setting. Using average and cumula...

WHO says damage to eco systems are affecting human health

In the report titled Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, scientists have said that degradation of the eco systems// of the world are having a detrimental effect to human health and may cause greater harm in next 50 years. ....Diseases such as malaria and cholera are threatening to cause a major outbreak and new diseases are emerging because of 60% of the beneficial factors of the eco system are bein...

Working in shifts may cause damage to your health

In a report prepared for the Health And Safety Executive, a UK government body looking after the health and safety interests of the employees,// researchers had found out that working in shifts can be damaging to one’s health. ....When people work during nights, the levels of melatonin, or the sleep hormone, which is secreted during nights, do not coincide with the new sleep routines. As a resul...

Obesity can lead to knee damage

Scientists of University of Utah School of Medicine, US, have found that excess body weight can put extra strain// on the weight bearing cartilage of the joints leading to damages to the knee. ....The research, which is slated to come out in the current issue of American Journal of Preventive Medicine, says that obese people have a higher possibility of tearing their ligament called meniscus, whi...

Prenatal exposure to air pollution causes chromosomal damage

Pregnant mothers who are constantly exposed to air pollutions of big// cities may harm their unborn child by the air they inhale. ....Inhalation of polluted air of the metros can change the chromosomes of the fetus in womb. Pollutant particles emitted from the cars, trucks, buses, tobacco smoke, combustion etc can penetrate the placenta enough to harm the chromosome of the fetus. .. ..The researc...

Acrolein may be the key to halting spinal cord damage

Researchers at Purdue University may have isolated the substance most responsible// for the tissue damage that follows initial spinal cord injury, a discovery that could revolututionise treatments for a host of other neurodegenerative conditions. ....A research team led by Riyi Shi (REE-yee SHEE) has found that a chemical called 'acrolein', a known carcinogen, is present at high levels in spinal...

Elderly people are more at risk from eye damage

Increasing stiffness of the eyes, which has aged, makes them more at risk to damage// and eye injury. ....As the eyes age along with the person the lens of the eyes become stiff and more susceptible to damage. The aged eye lens will be four times as stiff as it were at birth. Researchers of the Wake Forest-Virginia Tech School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences have developed a computer mode...

Detecting DNA Damage With In-Vivo Alkaline Comet Assay

The comet assay has gained rapid importance in detecting various forms of DNA damage and repair.// The conventional methods have numerous disadvantages and are time consuming, resource intensive and require a large proliferating cell population. ....The comet assay attracts adherents by it’s simplicity, speed, versatility and economy and is an ideal alternative supplementary in-vivo study. The C...

Brain damage can affect children who stop breathing

Children suffering from congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS) may suffer brain damage// if they stop breathing during their sleep. ....Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome is the absence of appropriate trigger mechanism that provides breathing over considerable time. Children suffering from CCHS may not breathe regularly during sleep, or even when awake. Alternately, the chil...

Treatment for heart damage in muscular dystrophy may be possible

Common chemical used in manufacturing industries may be able to repair heart damages// and prevent heart failures of people suffering from muscular dystrophy. ....Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is one of the more common forms of muscular dystrophies that are characterized by muscle enlargement and rapid degeneration of muscles in early life. This disease is linked with the X-chromosomes and th...
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