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Virus Level could Predict Cervical Cancer Risk

...be a more accurate predictor of the disease. 'High amounts of HPV 16 DNA is a major risk factor for development of cervical carcinoma (cancer),' said Agnetha Josefsson and scientists at the University of Uppsala. Dr Peter Sasieni, of Britain's Imperial Cancer Research Fund, said the research underlined the k...

PCR emerging as a promising technique for Diagnosing Urinary Tuberculosis

...teria by facilitating rapid amplification of small amounts of a genome sequence, Dr Narmada P Gupta told the Millennium International Urology Congress in India. Presence of even one bacteria can be detected by the PCR technique, he said, elaborating on the advances in genitourinary tuberculosis. However,...

New drug helps boost cancer treatment

... that occurs because skin cells also contain large amounts of epidermal growth factor receptors....

Pharma cos must forge Strategic alliances

...he country is from drugs and pharmaceuticals which amounts to $3.5 billion. The council Chairman, Mr. Kishore Chokhani, in his welcome address said the organisation, which came into existance in 1963, had established itself as one of the biggest councils with a membership of 7,500 across the country. The m...

Unravelling the secrets of ‘Huntingtin’ Protein - towards the treatment of ‘Huntingtons’ Disase

...ated huntingtin protein that cannot produce proper amounts of BDNF, which leads to brain deterioration. "Prior to this we thought that [Huntington's] was due to a toxic activity caused by the mutant protein. Here we show that there is a loss of normal function" Dr. Elena Cattaneo said. "There must be a cur...

Unravelling the secrets of ‘Huntingtin’ Protein - towards the treatment of Huntingtins’ Disese

...ated huntingtin protein that cannot produce proper amounts of BDNF, which leads to brain deterioration. "Prior to this we thought that [Huntington's] was due to a toxic activity caused by the mutant protein. Here we show that there is a loss of normal function" Dr. Elena Cattaneo said. "There must be a cur...

Risk of Cancer can be reduced to 40% with a High Fiber Diet

...f fish, but a raised risk in those consuming large amounts of preserved meats such as ham and bacon .They also showed that people who smoke a pack of cigarettes a day and drink more than a bottle of wine are 50 times more likely to suffer from throat cancers. Hence people are advised to eat five portion...

New scalpel probes into cancer

...e more accurately on tumours without cutting large amounts of tissue.// This device could detect which cells were cancerous by the amount of protein present and was able to distinguish between normal human brain cells and their malignant form. At present the only way to tell if cancerous cells are present ...

Protective effects of tomatoes in prostate cancer

...s. A few fruits, such as watermelon, have very low amounts of lycopene. The tomato, however, appears to be unique in its content of lycopene. The National Cancer Institute is to begin a study soon assessing the effects of pure synthetic lycopene supplements, without other phytonutrients, to distinguish whe...

Maternal alcohol consumption linked to behavioral problems in children

Even small amounts of alcohol consumption is linked with deliquent behaviour of the chilren later in life,according to the new study. Dr. Virginia Delaney-Black, of Children's Hospital of Michigan, the co author of the study,has come out with the finding that in compa...

Garlic a day keeps cancer away

...ing gut enzymes by up to 60 per cent when given in amounts equivalent// to a moderate daily intake in humans.They say that even half a clove of raw garlic could have the same beneficial effect in humans....

Ear infection- a new treatment

... young children, and is often treated// with large amounts of antibiotics. It is caused by the spread of Streptococcus pneumoniae and other bacteria from the throat into the middle ear cavity. Swedish medical experts have successfully treated children with chronic ear infection – ironically by infecting the...

Starving leads to obesity

...eral population. Many of these women had increased amounts of body fat in the abdominal area.This particular depostion of fat is associated with "metabolic syndrome" which is also linked to high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.// Women whose mothers were exposed...

Pressure on spine cause problems

Chiropractors say that even small amounts of pressure on the nerves exiting the spine may lead to long-term health issues. A chiropractor will carefully examine the way your spine is aligned. The World Chiropractic Alliance now says that misalignments can lead to pressure on the nerves that ...

Fish for the lungs

... influence the development of cancer. Eating large amounts of fish could protect smokers against lung cancer....moking as long as they eat fish. // Eating large amounts of fresh fish may cut the risk of a type of lung cancer called adenocarcinoma; eating dried or salte...

Omega-3 fatty acids impair immunity

Taking large amounts of omega-3 fatty acids may be unwise for those with weakened immunity.Researchers at the University of Missouri, Columbia, have been studying omega-3s for many years now and know that one of their effects is to damp down inflammation. That's why fish...

Stop smoking and reduce weight

... smoking superseded the health risks of even large amounts of weight gain. In each of the groups, 10 sessions were conducted over 7 weeks. No medication of any kind was provided.One year after treatment, 21 percent of the women who received therapy to allay their concerns about weight gain had completely q...

Hormone treatment helps obese people slim down

...isappointing, with only some subjects losing small amounts of weight. The work suggests that leptin treatment can help not only those very rare overweight people who completely lack the hormone, but also those with low levels. There may be some unknown problems with their leptin genes or their body's abil...

Acne may protect against infections

...known as sebum. People with acne produce excessive amounts of sebum, which clogs up the follicle, and provides and ideal breeding ground for P. acnes. However, Dr.Eady admits that her work, while helping some to avoid the misery of a disfiguring condition, may actually be counter productive in other ways. ...

Deprived sleep leads to ageing

... The Chicago team tested the effect of different amounts of sleep on 14 young men. The participants were allowed eight hours per night for the first three nights of the study. On the following six nights, the participants were restricted to four hours' sleep a night. Finally, they were allowed 12 hours' sl...

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