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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

... mutations have been found in the three genes that cause early Alzheimer’s, and all increase production of ...and tangles form. The risk that these lesions will cause dementia increases with age; half of all people 85 and older are believed to have some stage of Alzh...

White Blood Cell Booster May Help Cancer Patients Avoid Deadly Complications

...they are at risk for dangerous infections that can cause death." Often, chemotherapy must be delayed, reduced in strength or halted when a patient's white blood cell count is too low, potentially leading to poorer outcomes, she added. "Patients taking a drug known as granulocyte colony-stimulating factor...

Infertility Breakthrough With First Birth from Lab-matured Egg

...gs from women who face cancer treatment that could cause sterility. The eggs -- harvested after stimulating the ovaries with hormones -- are fertilised in-vitro with their partner's sperm, then frozen. After the cancer therapy, the eggs are then thawed and implanted. The Canadian team said the prototyp...

Electric Field Therapy to Zap Cancerous Tumours

...n also target rapidly dividing cells, but they can cause severe side effects by damaging the intestinal lining and bone marrow, where normal cells divide quickly. "One of the advantages of TTF therapy is that only a small fraction of its electrical fields can penetrate into these sensitive tissues," Pal...

Blood Protein may Hold Key to Why Healthy People Get Heart Attacks

...LDL) cholesterol into a harmful oxidized form that cause atherosclerosis and the 'bleach' produced by MPO damages the arteries directly, causing cell death and erosion of the arterial lining, a process that can create unstable plaques. MPO also hampers the protective effects of high-density-lipoprotein ...

Jharkhand Village Shocked to Know About Its Huge HIV Positive Population

...d that the disease would become the single largest cause of death in the world's second most populous country, unless there was a change in policy and progress made on prevention. The UN has warned that nations are faced with a disaster, the devastating effects of which go much beyond our imagination, ...

Draft National Policy on Sight-saving Drugs unacceptable

...ated macular degeneration is the third most common cause of blindness worldwide. It affects around 2.3% of over-65s in Europe. In the UK around 26,000 people develop it each year and 245,000 are blind or visually impaired because of it. After a thorough examination of published clinical trial data, DTB c...

Bio-defense Lab Ordered Shut Down as Researchers Get Infected

...cella and Coxiella burnetti. Brucella infections cause prolonged fever and a wide range of other possible...that can last many months. Sometimes Q fever can cause a form of pneumonia or hepatitis. And in a small percentage of cases, about 2 per cent, it persists ...

Drinking Problem Plagues 30% Americans

...hey also have a negative impact on the economy and cause enormous distress and impairment said the researchers who are from Columbia University in New York, New York State Psychiatric Institute, and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Health officials need to determine why increased ...

Wet Weather Heralds the Mosquito Menace

... Nile virus is closely related to the viruses that cause Dengue fever, Yellow fever and St. Louis encephalitis. West Nile virus infects thousands of people, killing hundreds of them, each year in the United States. West Nile Virus is a flavivirus commonly found in Africa, West Asia, and the Middle East. ...

Five Killed by Methane Gas on Virginia Farm

...focated from the fumes, drowned or died of another cause might never be known. No autopsies were planned, in part because investigators were satisfied that the deaths were accidental, the sheriff's office said. The deaths struck hard in this picturesque farming region dotted with red barns, gleaming silo...

Prions Prevent Alzheimers Disease

... prevent the plaques that build up in the brain to cause Alzheimers disease. The possible function for th... in the brain is corrupted by infectious prions to cause disease. The normal function of PrPc has been unclear. Using cells grown in the lab, the team look...

Chilean Lake Disappears, Thanks to Global Warming

...cialists, and we prefer not to speculate about the cause at this point, said Romero. Experts now say melting glaciers put pressure on an ice wall that acted as a dam, causing it to give way. After flying over the lake on Tuesday, scientists said they were able to draw preliminary conclusions that poin...

Chronic Insomnia can Lead to Anxiety Disorders and Depression

...n many people. However, factors such as stress can cause a higher level of insomnia that might last for several weeks and if left untreated could lead to both short- and long-term health problems. The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by Dag Neckelmann at the Haukeland University Hospital ...

Ambitious Gastric Cancer Research Project Proposed in Singapore

... There is no scientific conclusion of the actual cause of gastric cancer, people with family history of gastric cancer, high consumption of smoked and salted food, lack of Vitamin C, and existence of a bacterium called Helicobactor Pylori are known to be risk factors of gastric cancer. If gastric cance...

Smashing Times for Stressed Spaniards

...ressed as an archetypal boss while yelling out the cause of their woes. Jorge whipped on a pair of boxing gloves before laying into the punch ball and screaming: "Money!" Another stressed soul, 40-year-old taxi driver Felix, shouted: "The M30," the generally packed ring road which surrounds Madrid that...

Nutrition Education Has Proved to Be Futile

...od. One expert acknowledges that the forces that cause obesity are "hard to fight with just a program in school. "Federal nutrition programs aside, experts agree that parents have the greatest influence over what their children will eat. Doctor Robert Trevino of the Social and Health Research Center in...

Patients Find Healthy Vein in Old Austrian Mine

... Protection Agency website says it is "the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers ... (and) the second leading cause of lung cancer in America and claims about 20,000 lives annually." But Bad Gastein organisers say ...

Epilepsy Increases Suicide Risks

...cides are significantly higher." The most common cause of death associated with epilepsy, said Dr. Sperli...ents are found dead in their beds with no apparent cause of death." Cardiovascular mortality and cancer mortality is also higher among persons with epileps...

A Drug That Helps Cut Alcohol Craving

... on the well-being of individuals and families and cause enormous costs to society due to lost working days, accidents, treatment of alcohol-related disease, etcetera, said researcher Sakari Karhuvaara. Before the study, patients assigned to nalmefene treatment reported 15.5 average heavy drinking days e...

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