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Hostility can hurt your heart

...duct of animal protein which is broken down in the bloodstream by B comlex vitamins and folate. Elevated levels of this chemical caused damage to the cells lining the walls of the arteries which contributes to its thickening leading to a block. The study showed that men had higher levels of homocysteine as they...

Bayer Voluntarily Withdraws BAYCOL - A Drug Associated With 50 Deaths

...is – destroyed muscles cells are released into the bloodstream and cause severe muscle pain, fever, weakness and vomiting. This condition can also lead to kidney failure. The FDA said fatal reports with Baycol had been reported most frequently when the drug was used at higher doses, in elderly patients, and es...

Health at heights

...s the condition worsens the level of oxygen in the bloodstream decreases. This can lead to cyanosis (where the skin turns blue), impaired cerebral function, and death. Fluid build-up in the brain causes high altitude cerebral oedema. Symptoms include headache, loss of co-ordination, weakness, and decreasing lev...

Diabetes on the rise

...all, again leads to levels of glucose sugar in the bloodstream becoming too high, eventually causing tissue damage. Some type II diabetics can control the problem with diet restrictions and exercise, but many also need extra insulin in the form of tablets or injections. In the US, one in ten adults is thought to...

New drug may stop alopecia

...directly to the scalp, the drug does not enter the bloodstream and affects only the hair cells and not the cancer cells....

New treatment for diabetics

... sugar into the cells. Sugar then builds up in the bloodstream and causes health problems. Type 2 diabetes can be controlled by regular exercise and diet control, though some also need extra insulin. However Desai sad that it will need a lot more testing before diabetic patients can use it....

Zinc may enhance growth in Young sickle cell patients

...s it difficult// for the cells to pass through the bloodstream to deliver oxygen to the body's tissues. Young sickle cell patients who are having delays in their growth and maturation may benefit from supplemental zinc, a mineral essential for growth and development. "These findings suggest that children with s...

Periodontal disease may amass the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes

...dontal 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 that can disrupt production of insulin, the hormone that is key to diabetes, the researchers said. "In the pancreas, the cells responsible ...

High Altitude ‘Speeds up ageing process

...oduced by the adrenal gland occur naturally in the bloodstream and brain tissue of all healthy individuals. They are important for physical and mental wellbeing, but levels decline with age. The research team discovered the concentration of these hormones in women living at high altitude never reached the level...

Gene researchers make Malaria-resistant mosquito

...successful since the malaria parasite lives in the bloodstream and therefore "evolves all the tricks to escape the body's immune defenses," Jacobs-Lorena said. While pesticides have been used to kill the mosquitoes that carry malaria, the insects can develop resistance to pesticides. And the malaria parasites c...

Nasal sprays used for other ailments!

...way of delivering a drug, because it gets into the bloodstream fast through mucous membranes in the nasal area. The drug will, in fact, act quicker than the corresponding pill. Nasal sprays are already being used in the treatment of osteoporosis, migraine and diabetes. Many more applications are being develope...

Vaccine for septic conditions

...o protect against sepsis. When bacteria invade the bloodstream of a patient with suppressed immunity, sepsis might result.// This condition of overwhelming infection can be fateful. And treatment with antibiotics is often ineffective. Researchers at The Scripps Institute in the US have been looking at a vaccin...

Second hope for men with erectile dysfunction

...itrate) as they are said to remain active// in the bloodstream for longer periods, which means, men can have an erection for a longer period of time. According to the manufacturer's of the new drugs Cialis and Levitra are active for upto 24 hours, with 59 per cent of men reporting effects for upto 36 hours compa...

Leptin is "new breast cancer indicator"

...ncer risk. The amount of leptin found in a woman’s bloodstream can indicate her accumulation of fat over the years. Measuring current body weight and fat intake doesn’t offer that kind of perspective, says Dr Hajek. The research team looked at 38 postmenopausal Hispanic women in order to assess how leptin level...

Adult stem cells in treatment for Multiple sclerosis (MS)

...em cells extracted from the brains of adult in the bloodstream or spinal cord. On examination mice showed that the stem cells had migrated to and then repaired damaged areas of the nerves and brain. In particular, the myelin sheaths of nerve cells were restored// after having been worn away. Demonstrating that s...

Good carb, bad carb? Experts debate.

...ickly carbohydrates are digested and rush into the bloodstream as sugar. Fast, in this case, is bad. In theory, a blast of sugar makes insulin levels go up, and this, strangely, leaves people quickly feeling hungry again. Despite its detractors, the idea seems to be gaining momentum, in part because it is offer...

How Good Are Vitamins For You ?

...secretion from the liver, VLDL is converted in the bloodstream to LDL, the so-called bad form of cholesterol. The liver is the major source of lipoproteins that block arteries. However researchers say that until more data becomes available, they can’t make any recommendations regarding use vitamins since in som...

Report on the Safety and Effectiveness of Melatonin supplements

...le. In the evening the level of the hormone in the bloodstream rises sharply, reducing alertness and inviting sleep, and in the morning it falls back, encouraging waking. Among those problems for which melatonin supplements appear to provide little benefit are jet lag, a problem that often nags coast-to-coast t...

Risks of heart attack related to bacteria in gum plaque

...cteria to travel to other parts of the body by the bloodstream and succeed in causing health problems away from the place of infection. Reference: American Academy of Periodontology, News release, June 2005...

New clues to maternal aggressive behavior

...eased from the neurohypophyseal terminals into the bloodstream as well as in the brain into the supraoptic nucleus (SON) and paraventricular nucleus (PVN), where it makes and impact on the behavior. The release of hormone oxytocin in the brain can lead to auto regulation of oxytocin neuronal activity, promotion ...

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