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Draft National Policy on Sight-saving Drugs unacceptable

...ute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), the body responsible for guiding the NHS on which treatments to use, is proposing. Ranibizumab (Lucentis) and pegaptanib (Macugen) are licensed in the UK for the treatment of neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration. A third drug bevacizumab (Avas...

Lost Sleep can Never Be Compensated for

...ability to compensate for lost sleep, and that the body responds differently to chronic sleep loss than it does to acute sleep loss. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), these findings shed light on a problem prevalent in industrialized nations with 24/7 societies, su...

Wet Weather Heralds the Mosquito Menace

...s Symptoms include fever, headache, tiredness, and body aches, occasionally with a skin rash (on the trunk...beneath a thin film spread across the surface of a body of water, where mosquitoes breed. In Canada health officials said the first human case of West Nil...

Daily Dose of Dark Chocolate Helps the Heart: Study

...od pressure by 1.9 millimeters without a change in body weight, plasma levels of lipids or glucose, the study said. Systolic refers to the top reading for blood pressure, and diastolic the bottom reading. Consuming dark chocolate also helped reduce the prevalence of hypertension, or high blood pressure,...

Prions Prevent Alzheimers Disease

... It appears that the normal prions produced by the body help to prevent the plaques that build up in the brain to cause Alzheimers disease. The possible function for the mysterious proteins was discovered by a team of scientists led by Medical Research Council funded scientist Professor Nigel Hooper of ...

Chemical Injections for Fat Removal

...at stress has a direct effect on fat accumulation, body weight and metabolism, she said. In humans, this k...ctive, non-surgical means to eliminate undesirable body fat would be of great benefit to our patients. Roxanne Guy, MD, president of the American Society ...

Harnessing Immune System Power Heralds Next Era of Cancer Treatment

... of the immune system can circulate throughout the body and attack cancerous tissues, if they are properly trained. Led by McMaster University's Jonathan Bramson, the researchers are now working to accelerate the ongoing immune system research through a new Cancer Immunotherapy Program, being launched...

Dark Chocolate Possible Medicine for Blood Pressure

...m to increase the production of a substance in the body called nitric oxide, which causes the blood vessels to widen, making more room for the blood to flow and lowering blood pressure. Milk chocolate, white chocolate, or dark chocolate eaten with milk do not have the same benefits as plain dark chocola...

Dietary Counseling Leads to Weight Loss

... weight loss of approximately 6 percent of initial body weight (approximately 10-15 pounds) after one year, compared with people not involved in formal weight loss programs. The authors analyzed 46 trials that included 6,386 people who were participating in dietary counseling-based weight loss program...

Influenza Virus Samples of 1918

...he 1918 strain in fixed autopsy tissues and in the body of a woman buried in the Alaskan permafrost. The...eserved that when a team of scientists exhumed her body in the late 1990s, they could recover enough viral RNA to sequence the 1918 strain in its entirety. ...

Pre-packed Sandwiches Saltier Than Crisps

...ist that a certain level of salt is needed for the body to function properly. Salt is also used as a preservative to preserve the food. Earlier this year the Food Standards Agency listed sandwiches alongside ready meals, pasta sauce, and pizza among some of the biggest sources of hidden salt....

Diabetic Skip Jabs to Stay Slim

...s not produce any insulin. The substance helps the body process blood glucose. As the glucose keeps circul... keep rising, it produces rapid weight loss as the body is starved of energy. The practice of missing injections- which is sometimes called "diabulimia" ...

Dinner Guest Recover Bodies in Freezer

... It was the suspect who explained that the boys body was underneath his mothers. Since the freezer is very narrow he could not be seen at first, Ms Wilwerth said. Even if he did not make a complete confession, lots of elements are against him. He indicated that he had had a violent row with his wife in...

Anti-doping Rules Must Avoid Unsatisfactory Decisions: WADA

...roid nandrolone unwittingly, the world anti-doping body said the lifting of the ban was inconsistent with a long and invariable line of CASs decisions which hold that it is the athletes duty to ensure that what he or she ingests does not contain a prohibited substance. It went on to appeal to the ICC to...

NHSs Golden Handshake Shocks People

...don and Peterborough Pacts to merge into one giant body and Mr. Town was seconded to oversee that merger. But, Peterborough PCT successfully fought to remain independent, as they did not want to be merged with the other trusts which were encumbered with millions in debt. This left the other three to beco...

Scientists Discover Key to Manipulating Fat

...ctive, non-surgical means to eliminate undesirable body fat would be of great benefit to our patients."...

Snack Foods Fortified With Fiber

...sed level of soluble dietary fiber -- the kind the body can absorb readily. Alavi said researchers didn't necessarily get better properties with extruded flour. In the future, he said researchers could look at extruding the bran separately from the flour.Alavi said snack food producers may be able to us...

Autophagy may Lead to Heart Disease

...ir own proteins to provide needed resources to the body in times of stress , may paradoxically cause harm ...pears to be an adaptive response that protects the body in times of stress or starvation. But in response to other forms of stress such as hypertension, w...

Fibrinogen may Inhibit Spinal Cord Regeneration

...CSD) School of Medicine, may explain why the human body is unable to repair itself after most spinal cord injuries. The study, led by Katerina Akassoglou, Ph.D., assistant professor in UCSDs Department of Pharmacology, is the first evidence that when blood leaks into the nervous system, the blood protein...

Now, Fibre-enriched Tasty Snacks in the Making

...reased level of soluble dietary fibre-the kind the body can absorb readily. Alavi said researchers didn't necessarily get better properties with extruded flour. In the future, he said researchers could look at extruding the bran separately from the flour. Alavi said snack food producers may be able to...

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