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When Celebrities Die

...elebrity deaths spark off a series of suicides and attempts to commit suicides. Now, medical research from Great Britain reveals a surprising side effect of our "celebrity connection." In the week after Princess Di's death, the number of people in England and Wales who intentionally harmed themselves incre...

Scientists plan human cloning clinic in the United States

...hould not even by attempted on humans. It took 277 attempts to clone Dolly, who was created from a mammary cell of a 6 year old ewe. The 277 attempts yielded a mere 29 embryos, and only one of them survived to term. Multiple flawed embryos are likely...

Kick Smoking with Nicotine Drink

...atch accounted for 49 percent of the drug-assisted attempts to quit, nicotine gum 28 percent and Zyban - a prescription drug - 21 percent. The nicotine inhaler and nasal spray accounted for less than 3 percent. But there is widespread criticism that these forms of nicotine replacement are not always user fr...

Quitting smoking stops lung decline

...ng, since the process of quitting requires several attempts before the habit is eliminated. The results also suggest that the beneficial effect of smoking cessation on mortality may partly be mediated through a reduced decline in pulmonary (lung) function....

All the more bad

...clogging of the arteries, and sabotages the body's attempts to tackle the problem. Amanda Sandford, of the anti-smoking charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), said: "This study emphasises the health benefits of giving up smoking no matter what your age."Giving up smoking has got to be the best thing yo...

Acne Drug linked to suicide attempts

... rare cases may cause thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts and suicide....

Mutating viruses helps produce antibodies

...refore rapidly keeps up with any of the bacteria's attempts to evolve resistance, adapting to attack the microbe even when the germ is not in a host. The scientists are coming up with biotechnology applications such as artificial antibodies from this mutation process by working with chemist Gregory Weiss of ...

Enzyme stimulates growth of adult stem cells

... secluded in the body, which has severely hampered attempts to investigate their use in treating disease. Dr. Shahin Rafii of Cornell University Medical College in Texas, and his colleagues report that adult stem cells are stimulated to do their job by an enzyme, metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9). Injury turns on M...

Enzyme may aid hold back disease

...c mutation. Researchers have found the MBD4 enzyme attempts to repair the damage caused by methyl-groups before they cause harm. Alan Clarke, a researcher from Cardiff University, felt that it is very likely the MBD4 is a key defense against self-inflicted gene damage in humans.In this study of lab animals, ...

Suicide might be inherited

...e attempters had a six-fold higher risk of suicide attempts when compared to the children of the nonattempters. Eighty-two percent of the suicidal behavior seen in the offspring occurred in the context of a mood disorder, and suicide was also linked to increased impulsive aggression and substance abuse....

Novel way to fight cancer

...he investigators, is a major improvement over past attempts to treat cancer with immune cells. Steven A. Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., "In the past, only a fraction of a percent of the cells we injected were able to survive, and they would persist for only a few days." In this study, he continues, "We have been ab...

Causes of weakness in the aged

... Hopkins Medical School have made one of the first attempts to define the condition. They report from the Cardiovascular Health Study, involving nearly 6,050 people aged 67 or older. This shows that those who are frail are more likely to have inflammation, altered carbohydrate metabolism and increased blood c...

A voice saving surgery

... 21. Without her larynx, she had no voice. Several attempts to restore it failed, but she didn't give up. She says, "I've always been a talker. I knew that I was going to talk again." That thought was just a wish until she met head and neck surgeon Randal Paniello, M.D. He says, "Communication is important to...

Cancer Risk From Exposure To Diagnostic X-Rays

...onsible for a small number of cancers. A new study attempts to calculate the risk of cancer from exposure to diagnostic X-rays. Researchers at the University of Oxford and Cancer Research in the United Kingdom conducted the study. The investigators estimated the likely extent of the cancer risk based on the ...

Predicting The Risk Of Preeclampsia During Pregnancy

...of a life-threatening disorder that has defied all attempts to prevent or cure it. If we could predict the development of preeclampsia, we could offer treatment before it becomes a serious problem.”...

Stroke Patients May Benefit By Wearing Cooling Helmets

... this novel technique is improvement over previous attempts to cool the brain involved cooling the entire body. Cooling of the body causing hypothermia has problems like infections, arrhythmias, low potassium levels, and decreased platelet counts. BR>...

Latest Tumor Classification More Informative

...or every tumor of man), and consistent with recent attempts to characterize tumors by cytogenetic and molecular features." Traditionally, tumors have been classified by their morphologic appearances, but unfortunately, tumors with similar histologic features often follow different clinical courses or respon...

Thawed Ovarian Transplant

... Since then, researchers have had two unsuccessful attempts at getting the woman pregnant, but on June 1, 2004 the team succeeded in creating a two-cell embryo. The embryo was transferred to the woman’s uterus, but she did not become pregnant. Thus researchers say it is only a matter of time before a woman be...

Study Proves That MMR Vaccine Is Not Connected To Autistic Babies

... between MMR vaccine and autism, the current study attempts to take a first look in the position of autism after the vaccine had been withdrawn. The researchers for the study had said that aaalthough it cannot be ruled out that vaccine may cause autism in a very tiny percentage of children, it cannot be blame...

Computer System To Predict Deep Vein Thrombosis

... thrombosis in patients. //There had not been much attempts made to prevent the disease before and the current innovation is one of the first of its kind. The researchers are of the opinion that such a prediction may be able to reduce the frequency of the condition in hospitalized patients. Deep-vein thromb...

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