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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...42 is deposited first, providing the initial toxic damage that leads to plaque formation, and then to disrup... high-dose NSAIDs can cause stomach ulcers, kidney damage and gastrointestinal bleeding in anyone, and those side effects would be even more prevalent in the ...

UN Calls for Pedal Power to Reduce Environmental Damage

...arcity and millions more would likely go hungry as damage to the Earth's weather systems from greenhouse gases changed rainfall patterns, powered up storms and increased the risk of drought, flooding and water stress....

Rosehips may Be an Effective Alternative for Rheumatoid Arthritis

...ne system attacks the joints, causing swelling and damage to cartilage and bone. Traditional treatments, such as the disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) methotrexate, have only limited effectiveness. Newer medicines, including TNF Alpha inhibitors and the latest "smart" drugs targeting differ...

Egyptian Clerics Say Female Circumcision Un-Islamic

...ecause of the compelling evidence of the extensive damage it causes to women's bodies and minds," said the decree issued by the office of the mufti, Sheikh Ali Gomaa. The Egyptian government announced plans on Thursday to impose a total ban on female circumcision, the widely-practised removal of the clito...

Sporty Spice Fears That She Might Never Get Pregnant

...days as a member of Spice Girls has done permanent damage to her health. The singer said that during the pr...ere looking up to me. I want to rectify any of the damage I caused, the Sun quoted her, as saying. I got so thin when I wasnt eating my periods stopped and ...

Gene Variation Increases the Risk of Lung Cancer

...flammatory response is important in modulating the damage caused by tobacco smoke. A publication of the Am...h, is the first to pinpoint the mechanism by which damage to the lung might trigger an overzealous inflammatory response by the immune system, leading to lung...

Variation in Genes Related to Inflammation Increase Lung Cancer Risk

...flammatory response is important in modulating the damage caused by tobacco smoke. The effect was most pr...g effects of inflammation. Over time, the constant damage of inflammation could lead to genetic damage and cancer. Inflammation is part of the immune system...

Pfizer Says Nigerian Court Lacks Jurisdiction to Hear Drug Case

...ly 181 -- suffered from deafness, paralysis, brain damage and blindness, according to the allegations. Pfizer denies the charges. The Nigerian federal government filed a similar lawsuit on June 4 in Abuja for almost seven billion dollars (5.2 billion euros) in damages against the US drug firm. But the g...

Furore Over Spa Planned on Active Philippines Volcano

...fear the project would displace some residents and damage their farms and fishing grounds. The department suspended the project's environmental clearance certificate last week and gave the company seven days to secure all permits, including from the seismology institute, and to revise aspects of the proje...

Arnold Schwarzenegger Blamed for Backtracking in the Fight Against Carbon Emission

...decrease energy use State suing six car makers for damage to climate While California's law has yet to be implemented fully, it is already being used as a template for nationwide action that American environmentalists hope will turn their country from a laggard on climate change, to a leader. Fabian Nunez...

Great Lakes Fish in Canada Heavily Polluted

...eport. Health effects of these chemicals include damage to the nervous, respiratory and immune system, as well as cancer. While there have been reductions in contaminants in parts of the Great Lakes, severe problems remain, particularly for fish caught in Lake Ontario, where there has been a marked rise...

Diabetic Skip Jabs to Stay Slim

... huge amount of weight, but I was not aware of the damage I was doing. A small study carried out by researchers in Oxford in 1999 examined the link between eating disorders and insulin misuse. Of 33 young women involved in the study, nearly a third admitted that they sometimes did not take insulin in ord...

Fibrinogen may Inhibit Spinal Cord Regeneration

...w the molecular link between vascular and neuronal damage during injury to the central nervous system, was published in the online issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on July 2. The research team studied three types of spinal cord injuries in mice and rats which resulted in cellula...

Scientists Destroy Cancer Cells Using Electric Pulses

...rs using heat or freezing, as these techniques may damage healthy tissue or leave malignant cells. The researchers said that IRE allowed them to adjust the electrical current and reliable kill the targeted cells. "The reliable killing of a targeted area with cellular scale resolution without affecting...

New Conditions That Will Increase the Risk of Alzheimers Identified

... if they exhibit atrophy of their temporal lobe or damage to blood vessels in the brain, says a study of ol... Similarly to heart disease, brain blood vessel damage is more likely to occur in patients with high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes, says Dr....

Clamor for Catheter-based Ablation Increasing Among Heart Patients in US

...controlling atrial fibrillation. Amiodarone can damage lungs and the liver, cause Parkinsons-like muscle tremors, and contribute to heart failure. Warfarin, often prescribed as Coumadin, raises the risk of excessive bleeding in any case of injury. At the same time every major ablation center can ci...

Parkinsons Disease Mechanism Identified

... Cdk5 on Prx2 plays a pivotal role in the neuronal damage from MPTP. Importantly, the researchers discovered evidence that the loss of Prx2 activity also plays a role in human PD. They found reduced Prx2 activity in brain tissue from PD patients. These findings provide a mechanistic link of how a mitoch...

Risk Factors for Alzheimers Disease

...dults exhibiting atrophy of their temporal lobe or damage to blood vessels in the brain are more likely to d...s. Similarly to heart disease, brain blood vessel damage is more likely to occur in patients with high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes, says Ros...

Genzyme Announces First Phase III Study of Tolevamer in Diarrhea Patients

...eutralize the toxins released by C. difficile that damage the intestine. A non-antibiotic approach has the potential to treat CDAD and reduce the number of disease recurrences, resulting in improved quality of life for the patient and significant savings to the healthcare system....

Global Warming Threatens Tibet

...eath the surface is the cause of 80 percent of the damage to the road on the Plateau. As the icy core of the earth melts, the road subsides. Over the past 40 years, water losses due to global warming and vaporization have reduced water volume in the earth in this region and the grassland is drying out. ...

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