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Patients With Filariasis More Prone To HIV Infection

... of helminth infection in the developing world may contribute to rapid spread and progression of HIV infection in these areas’. The study found increased HIV replication in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from filarial infected patients. Conversely, there was a striking and significant decrease in HIV repl...

Mortality increased in Sporting enthusiasts!

... a part," researchers say. Thus the factors that contribute to atherosclerosis are not the only risk factors to be managed but also a better understanding of the vulnerability of the individual to specific stressors is also required and needs monitoring. So next time you are watching your favourite game “Kee...

Starvation in pregnant women can cause heart disease to their children

...en in their adult life. Adverse foetal environment contribute to several aspects of cardiovascular risks in adult life, but they depend on the gestational time. People whose mothers starved during the first 13 weeks of pregnancy can have heart diseases later in their adult life, Starvation during mid or late p...

"Make AIDS Therapy affordable" - Physicians demand

...of public education and cultural taboos and stigma contribute to raise in the infection rate and lack of resources. Unanimousity established over the fact that main culprit has been the astronomic price of cutting-edge antiretroviral medications. Dr. Chris Ouma of the AIDS treatment organization Action Aid Ken...

Beer vitamin protects heart

... of coronary artery disease. Folate from beer may contribute to the protective effect of alcohol consumption on cardiovascular disease in population(s) with generally low folate intake from other nutrients. Beer is produced from barley and hops with the addition of brewing yeasts which contain B vitamins. Fin...

Eat Vitamin C and stay young

...celerated by smoking and other conditions that may contribute to heart disease and cancer, he said. The recommended daily allow-ance of vitamin C was raised last year by the National Academy of Sciences from 60 milligrams a day for both sexes to 75 milligrams for women and 90 milligrams for men. That recommend...

Bald head bad health

...ogen receptors in their scalps , and androgens may contribute to both atheroscelrosis - build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries - and thrombosis, a susceptibility to blood clots.Researchers also say that heart disease and baldness may be inherited together and they recommended that bald men should be monitor...

Genes for lung disease

Researchers in the US have found that genes contribute to the risk of chronic lung disease, along with smoking. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the name given to chronic bronchitis and emphysema - is very disabling, because it leads to increasing shortness of breath. It's linked with gradua...

Old are not weak

...e that diet, lack of exercise, or hormonal factors contribute to a loss of muscle mass. These are all factors that can be tackled - the good news is that there appears to be no underlying deterioration....

Vitamin C for the heart

...radicals--compounds that can damage tissue and may contribute to aging and chronic conditions such as cancer and heart disease.While antioxidants such as vitamin C can "neutralize" these compounds and reduce damage, free radicals can also deplete antioxidants from the body when overall levels are low. The inv...

New Drug ALT-711 decreases blood vessel stiffness

... age. Crosslinks appear to toughen tissues and may contribute to some of the deterioration associated with aging and diabetes, such as elevated systolic blood pressure, stiff arteries, and impaired kidney function. The ability to reduce vascular stiffness could have a major influence on reducing deaths from h...

Pregnant smokers could harm their child

...may create a vulnerability in the child that could contribute to poorer adjustment and a greater likelihood of early initiation of tobacco use." Spokeswoman Amanda Sandford said: "I would have thought if children live in an environment where the parents are smoking, that would be a stronger factor. "It is poss...

Asthma linked to obesity

...s for the reduction of body weight in children may contribute to a reduced incidence of asthma in childhood, says Dr.Erika at University Children's Hospital, Munich. The way weight affects the lungs could also affect the airways, leading to a child developing asthma symptoms. The mechanical impact of the weig...

More about HIV

...ho are physically challenged, and whose lifestyles contribute to daily stress are the ones most prone to immune system breakdown, falling T cell counts, and rapid progression of the disease. In light of these findings, doctors are now treating patients both physically and psychologically. They have seen how ra...

Too much coffee is too bad

Nutrition,lifestyle and genetics may all contribute to the decrease in bone mineral density (BMD) that comes with aging and leads to osteoporosis, a major cause of fractures in the elderly. Previous research implicated cafeine in increased risk for hip fracture and poor clacium retention. As part of...

Teen smoking declines

...t the health risks of ecstasy and other drugs will contribute to a further reduction in the use of these drugs." "It's time to make the anti-drug effort catch up to the anti-tobacco effort," he added. But alcohol remains the most popular drug with teens, though a slight reduction was reported in 2001....

Depression linked to mortality

...uch changes have been seen in depression and could contribute to the severity of stroke or heart attack. Doctors need to take more care to screen their patients for mental illness....

Immunisation to prevent cot deaths

... said "Our data suggest that immunisation does not contribute to the risk of sudden infant death syndrome and may protect againstit." Although some traditional advice was to lay a baby on its front in its cot to relieve digestive problems such as colic, parents are now urged to lie the baby down on its back i...

Variation in breast cancer

...al products are high. And where vegetable products contribute relatively more to the diet, the rates of cancer tend to be lower. It may be that high intake of animal products, and fat, cause higher levels of a molecule called insulin-like growth factor, and more of the female sex hormone oestrogen. Both can p...

Vaccination to prevent strokes

...redman said "There is a theory that infections can contribute to a risk factor for stroke, but however does not have any effect on the people over 75 years of age....

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