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New Laser Techniques cure degeneration of the eye

...otodynamic Therapy, which has a lower risk rate of damaging the retinal tissue. This is a two-step process, a combination of a drug and brief exposure to a laser. This therapy is not a total cure, but it halts the progression of the disease. This treatment is quite expensive, since it requires trained skills...

A sunscreen from the sea

...y in absorbing and dissipating UV radiation in the damaging UV-B region of the spectrum.All the completed tests indicate that the new sunscreen is not irritating to use as it has low allergenic activity. Sunscreen 855 is a fully protected invention, following a lengthy patenting process. After 10 years of d...

Tea Tales

...dant properties.Polyphenols protect the cells from damaging physiological process known as oxidative stress. Oxidation produces free radicals these are unstable molecules which occur naturally// in the body and an increased amount of them can damage cells resulting in heart diseases, cancer, cholestrol...

Eat Vitamin C and stay young

...s have become the best measure of oxidant stress,a damaging process accelerated 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 se...

Drug abuse leads to long standing changes in the brain

...show this area to be particularly sensitive to the damaging effects of methamphetamine. However, after controlling for this overall increase in metabolism in the methamphetamine abusers, the investigators showed that metabolism was significantly reduced in two brain regions?the thalamus and striatum. These ...

All the more bad

...Carbon monoxide and nicotine are well proven to be damaging to the heart and circulation. Perhaps more studies into paraoxonase will reveal further evidence that cigarettes are a danger that sends our hearts' health up in smoke." Diabetes and old age are also associated with lower levels of paraoxonase. The r...

New therapy for pimples

...in London, uses light, but removes the potentially damaging UV.// Instead, blue and red light wavelengths produced by a lightbox which the patient, all with moderate or mild acne, used for 15 minutes each day. At the end of a 12 week period, these patients on average showed a 78% decrease in the number of vis...

Low-radiation treatment for brain tumours

...py, will successfully eradicate the tumour without damaging the surrounding brain tissue. The researchers believe that this new method could prove to be a breakthrough in the treatment of medulloblastoma. ...

Beverage protect against bladder cancer

...s the main risk factor for bladder cancer. But the damaging effect of cigarette smoking was more than double in those who drank fewer than two cups of coffee a week compared with regular coffee drinkers. Smokers who drank coffee were three times as likely to develop bladder cancer as non-smoking coffee drinke...

Broccoli's role against cancer

...ks indirectly.Oxidants are like molecular hit men, damaging DNA and killing cells, eventually leading to cancer, retinal degeneration, atherosclerosis and other ocnditions unless they are neutralised. According to the investigators it turns out that sulphoraphane’s anti-cancer properties and its indirect an...

New swift therapy limits stroke damage

... blood vessels that serve the brain and prevents a damaging build-up of calcium in brain cells. According to researchers at University of Texas, they have shown for the first time that this drug can be used in the field, before the patient even reaches hospital. The study has been done thanks to a unique pa...

Creams may not reverse aging

... known to prevent agents called free radicals from damaging cells in the body and the skin.Free radicals are a result of normal body processes, but they can also be created by exposure to various environmental factors such as smoking or ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and can speed up the aging proces...

Vitamin E decreases high blood pressure in kidney failure

... and high blood pressure produce large amounts of damaging free radicals. This process, known as oxidative stress, now looks to play a key role in high blood pressure. In the latest study, they also show that giving the animals vitamin E, a known antioxidant, reduces the high blood pressure. The vitamin se...

A new genetic label for stroke

...e gene helps HDL (the good cholesterol) combat the damaging effects of LDL (the bad cholesterol).// Although most strokes occur in older people, stroke is not a rare event in younger individuals. Health officials estimate 4percent to 29 percent of the most common form of stroke, those caused by a blood clot b...

Laser dental treatment

...t// will destroy the diseased nerve tissue without damaging the healthy nerve. They added that the laser treatment also caused less damage to the rest of the teeth. Researchers said vibrations caused by drilling for ordinary fillings could damage the nerve and cause root canal work later in life. If needed,...

Self control makes stress response easy

.../ Exposure to a stressful situation is potentially damaging to health because it increases blood pressure and resistance to blood flow. Over time, these responses may accumulate to increase the risk of heart disease. But the level of the physiological response to stress is moderated by many psychological fact...

Ingredient in turmeric protects skin

... found that curcumin can protect the skin from the damaging blisters and burns that develop radiotherapy. A group of mice were given various doses of the compound and then exposed to a dose of radiation. Those given the higher doses had far fewer burns or blisters. They also developed new cells in the area of...

Focussed treatment for Hodgkin's disease

...eatment. The problem lies with radiation damaging healthy tissue, if applied in the usual way. But researchers at Stanford University have been developing a new type of radiotherapy for Hodgkin's disease called Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT). This is a relatively new type of external b...

Macular Degeneration treatment with Laser

...s harmful deposits called drusen. This heating and damaging of the retinal pigment epithelium causes the body to come in and do some repair work and, at the same time, some of these drusen can disappear and decrease in size, number and thickness. The laser treatment is however for the dry form of the disease...

Better Diet Even Late in Life May Prolong It

... increases the life span because it slows down the damaging effects of processes, like oxidation, that occur as food is digested. But Partridge says this theory can't explain why flies changed to restricted diets later in life did just as well as those who had been on restricted diets their whole lives. "Die...

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