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Diabetics increases likelihood of falling and associated accidental injury in elders

...es and being vigilant about the other factors that contribute to falls; we may substantially reduce the risk according to researchers. Although complications from diabetes include the drop of blood pressure when standing up, known as orthostatic hypotension, as well as visual impairments, the study found that ...

Lead exposure plus high blood pressure Leads to impaired mental ability

...ure to lead in early childhood and adolescence may contribute to hypertension-related decline that can impair a person's cognitive abilities. // Both lead exposure and hypertension have been associated with cognitive impairments in older adults. The study indicates that the interaction between lead exposures ...

Genetical Screening Can Detect Early Signs Of Multiple Sclerosis

... susceptible to whatever environmental causes also contribute to MS. Previous studies have implicated the MHC, but also regions on other chromosomes, as harboring genes that increase MS risk. Haines suggests that these studies failed to include enough subjects. In multiple sclerosis, depending on which nerve ...

Commercial grape juices and vinegars found rich in antioxidants

...oxidative stress can damage the cells and may also contribute to aging.// Antioxidants help prevent this oxidation and may help increase immune function and possibly decrease risk of infection and cancer. Antioxidants exist as vitamins, minerals and other compounds in foods. With the increasing interest in th...

Sex Played A Vital Role For Evolution Of Infectious Diseases

... parasites may harbor cryptic same-sex cycles that contribute to produce progeny with altered virulence, geographic or host range or other advantageous characteristics. Source: Eureka alert...

Indian Olympic Association And UNICEF To Collaborate On HIV/AIDS Awareness

...nts and players can be educated about how they can contribute towards raising awareness about health issues." Eimar Barr, deputy director (operations) Unicef-India said, "Unicef strongly believes that sports-related organizations are uniquely poised to spread crucial information and prevention messages about ...

Sugar Helps Control Cell Division

...y reveals that, when disturbed, this process could contribute to cancer or other diseases by failing to properly control the steps and timing of cell division, the researchers say. The sugar, known as O-GlcNAc (pronounced oh-GLUCK-nack), is used inside cells to modify proteins, turning the proteins off or on,...

Daily Gargling May Prevent Common Colds

... water and by doing this simple procedure it would contribute a lot to the public health by preventing cold attacks. Experts View: Peter Muenning, Assistant Professor, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University said, “The study is borderline statistically significant effect for water gargling, the...

Intake Of Processed Meat And Fat Associated With Pancreatic Cancer

...ic cancer. Fat and saturated fat are not likely to contribute to the underlying carcinogenic mechanism because the findings for fat from meat and dairy products differed. The authors suggest that carcinogenic substances related to meat preparation methods might be responsible for the positive association....

Researchers Identify Sipa 1 Gene, Responsible For Cancer Metastasis

...her potential gene close to Sipa 1 that might also contribute to the Mtes1 locus. Source: Nature Review Cancer....

Protein Carbonyl Level Causes Oxidative Protein Damage In Diabetics

...dative stress. An increase in oxidative stress may contribute to the development of oxidative protein damage in ...tients, indicating that both diabetes and dialysis contribute to increased protein oxidation. The low P-SH level in DHD patients, but not in DM patients, suggests...

Obesity As A Contributor To Liver Disease

...s. The authors said these diet-related changes may contribute to obesity -related liver disease. The researchers found that the mice on the high-fat diet gained much more weight than mice fed a normal diet. The mice on the high-fat diet also developed fatty livers and had increased production of IL-12, a cytok...

Liver Adversely Affected By A Diet High In Fat

.... The results of the study suggest high-fat diets contribute to chronic inflammation in the liver, which promotes other chronic liver disease. Source: John Hopkins University...

Kottayam Medical College To be Upgraded

...ical College Hospital, he said the government will contribute Rs 75 lakh and the rest will be through loan. He said that steps were being taken to complete the ongoing development activities as part of the modernisation programme in the Medical College Hospital here speedily. He added that Rs 1.5 crore moder...

MRI can predict risk of cardiac arrhythmia by identification of scar tissue

...ation; injury or excessive stress to the heart may contribute to scar formation. Cardiac MRI is already useful for assessing the structure and function of the heart and the extent of structural changes due to coronary artery disease. MRI can also help identify patients in need of aggressive medical therapy a...

Another Feather In The Garlic Cap: Helpful In Avoiding Breast Cancer

...gh fat and caloric intake and hormone exposure may contribute to this increased risk. Diallyl sulfide (DAS), a flavour component of garlic, has been shown to inhibit the effects of PhIP that, when biologically active, can cause DNA damage or transform substances in the body into carcinogens. Ronald D. Thoma...

Immunosuppressive Action Of Fungal Metabolite - Gliotoxin

...unosuppressive activities and have been thought to contribute to pathology of fungal infections in animals and h...est that suppression of mast cell activation might contribute to the establishment of infections for the pathogenic gliotoxin-producing fungi. Since recent studie...

Scots Had The Lowest Life Expectancy In UK

The Scottish effect is said to contribute to the low life expectancy of Scottish people who have an average lifetime of 69.3 years which is the lowest in United Kingdom where the countries average life expectancy stands at 77 years for men and 81 years for women//. The low life expectancy o...

Trauma Research has to be boosted

...stence are small which means their findings do not contribute much to certain improvements. The first large scale clinical trials in trauma care carried out by the UK's Medical Research Council found that a treatment that had been used for more than 30 years did more harm than good. The main problem, the do...

Mode Of Action Of The Anti-Convulsant Valproate

...ns within therapeutic blood levels seems likely to contribute to the frequency of reproductive endocrine disturbances among patients treated with valproate. ...

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