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Feeling depressed? You may be at higher risk of STROKE

.... "One possible explanation may be that depression contributes to an increase in hypertension (high blood pressure), which in turn leads to an elevated risk for stroke," he explained. "People need to understand that our study opens the possibility that depression may be an additional risk factor pending further ...

Potential New Cancer Gene Identified

...rch team has discovered a new family of genes that contributes to the process of malignancy, shedding new light on the abnormalities that give rise to the aggressive childhood cancer, Burkitt's lymphoma - as well as lymphoma, leukemia, prostate, ovarian, lung, and breast cancer. Characterized by rapidly growin...

Half of world's children are passive smokers - damning disclosure from WHO

...t, exposure to second-hand smoke causes cancer and contributes to various lung and heart diseases," said Brundtland, adding that it can cause "asthma and other respiratory illnesses in children" and also has been implicated with sudden infant death syndrome and middle ear infections". The WHO says 11,000 people...

Hostility can hurt your heart

...o 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 show more hostility and anger than women and are at higher risk for heart disease. Stoney further stated that high-hostile men have a sympathe...

The mouth-heart connection

...o make more CRP. Previous studies suggest that CRP contributes to inflammation of the coronary arteries, so encouraging the deposition of fatty plaque which narrows the vessels. In fact, CRP is now being used as a new 'marker' for heart disease - the higher CRP is, the more likely you are to have a heart attack....

The mouth-heart connection

...o make more CRP. Previous studies suggest that CRP contributes to inflammation of the coronary arteries, so encouraging the deposition of fatty plaque which narrows the vessels. In fact, CRP is now being used as a new 'marker' for heart disease - the higher CRP is, the more likely you are to have a heart attack....

Smoking can depreciate intellegence

...reases the risk of cognitive impairment." Smoking contributes to vascular disease and atherosclerosis, conditions which narrow and harden the arteries and impair blood supply to all parts of the body, including the brain. The researchers suggest that this may explain why smoking has an impact on intellect. The...

Red Wine Helps Fight Heart disease

...lyphenols inhibit the production of a peptide that contributes to hardening of the arteries. Polyphenols in red wine decreases the amount of the peptide endothelin-1 produced by cells taken from the blood vessels of cows. Endothelin-1 is a potent blood vessel constrictor, and overproduction of the compound is th...

Creatine Helps Strengthen Older Men

...ven placebos. Creatine is produced by the body and contributes to muscle growth, but our natural levels decline as we get older. At the end of the 12-week study, the elderly men who exercised and took creatine had more leg strength, endurance, power, and lean tissue mass than the men who just exercised. The st...

Coffee may help prevent cavities

...gonelline, a water-solubel compound in coffee that contributes to the aroma and flavour of the beverage, “may have the major responsibility for coffee’s anti-adhesive activity.” “Nevertheless,” researchers conclude, “we can hypotheside that due to antibacterial and anti-adhesive activity, coffee might reduce S. ...

Decrease of 'Hunger Hormone' after Obesity Surgery

...onetheless, the findings indicate that the hormone contributes to hunger and plays a key role in the long-term regulation of body weight, the study authors note. They concluded that their finding showed significant reduction of ghrelin levels after gastric bypass and thereby suggests that suppression of ghreli...

Novel research on liver cancer

A new study contributes to the findings of liver cancer. Investigators at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine report findings on a potential new treatment for this ghastly cancer. In the study, researchers injected a compound called 3-bromopyruvate// directly into t...

Dealing heart disease risk in ethnic minorities

...ension which is not properly controlled - and this contributes to higher levels of heart disease and stroke. So doctors should maybe take a lower threshold blood pressure in ethnic minorities before beginning treatment....

Heart failure protection through gene therapy

...that malfunctioning of a gene called phospholamban contributes to heart failure and this discovery is now being used as a basis for a gene therapy approach in protecting against heart failure. The research which was carried out on hamsters born predisposed to heart failure showed that delivering a gene that hel...

Dads Age Found To Affect The Childs Risk for Schizophrenia

...cumulating mutations in the sperm of older fathers contributes to the overall risk of schizophrenia....

Dyslexia Gene Identified and Called "KIAA0319"

...ugh and the first study to identify one gene which contributes to susceptibility to the common form of dyslexia. We would like to thank all the parents and children who took part in the study and would extend a call to new volunteers to take part in this important research," said Prof.Julie Williams. "The find...

Fungal Infections Effectively Controlled By Light Therapy

...ungus to cause infection. However, surprisingly it contributes to the rapidity with which the fungus causes life threatening infection in the host. It is therefore conceivable that light could be used as a therapy for fungal infections, particularly infections at the body surface, such as those of skin or nails....

Sleep more to improve your memory

...the brain during sleep and wake times and how that contributes to memory. When a person gets the information inputs a new memory is formed. However these memories may be only short term and in order to make them long term, they need to be embedded in the memory system. This happens when the brain cell connectio...

Beer good for the health

...ick, a lead researcher “One drink of beer or stout contributes an amount of antioxidants benefit equal to wine”. A catch here is that while one beer provides all the good benefits if consumed as a larger dose, can be harmful. The study says that larger daily intakes like three beers can actually contribute to ...

Obesity in Children may be linked to the obesity gene.

...iscovered that a hereditary mutation in gene ENPP1 contributes to obesity in them and the early onset of type II diabetes. The scientist found that obesity and occasionally diabetes in the young children were present in their gene however the onset of which would just start in their parents. Dr. Froguel pointe...

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