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White Blood Cell Booster May Help Cancer Patients Avoid Deadly Complications

... chemotherapy were about half as likely to develop dangerously low white blood cell counts with fever, and half as likely to die from infection," Kuderer said. "This study represents an important part of the effort to better treat this common complication in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy." The research...

TB Traveler Underwent Surgery to Remove Infected Lung Tissue

...ention. The XDR-TB, as it is called, is considered dangerously difficult to treat. He's been under treatment at National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver since the end of May. Speaker underwent a two hour operation at the University of Colorado Hospital to remove the diseased portion of one of his ...

Lost And Found -Tooth In A Sportsman's Head

...he past 15 weeks he had lived with a rival's tooth dangerously embedded in his forehead . Czislowski, who now plays for Wynnum Manly in the Queensland Cup, had the tooth removed last week by a doctor who made the startling discovery. The tooth belongs to 22-year-old Tweed Heads forward Matt Austin, who broke h...

Present Rate of Carbon Emissions Could Increase Number of Hot Days in Mediterranean by 500 Pc

... gas emissions could reduce the intensification of dangerously hot days projected in the scenario by up to 50 percent. A 2003 heat wave led to 15,000 deaths in France and almost 3,000 in Italy. Findings further revealed that global warming caused summer temperatures to dramatically exceed the range that was ...

Aggressive Family Planning Sparks Riots in China

... has led to forced abortions, sterilizations and a dangerously imbalanced sex ratio due to a traditional preference for male heirs, which has prompted families to abort female fetuses in hopes of getting boys....

Red Cross Blood Supplies Reach Dangerous Levels

...is available when needed. Other blood types are at dangerously low levels as well,' says Diane Ward, CEO of the American Red Cross Southeastern Michigan Blood Services Region. Traditionally, the Red Cross sees a drop in donations during the summer months due to vacations and other activities. However, the need...

Lead Removing Drug Improves Muscle Function in Lead-Exposed Children

Researchers say a therapy commonly used to remove dangerously high levels of lead from the body may also improve muscle functions associated with postural// balance and movement in lead-exposed children. Led by Amit Bhattacharya, PhD, the UC team found that children treated with succimer (SUX-sim-er) chelati...

Inflammation can Lead to Cancer

...ibody receptors can also be activated to turn on a dangerously different program: inducing leukocytes to boost cell growth, increase the number of blood vessels and "remodel" tissue in the area -- all of which help cancer develop. The finding adds a critical and surprising detail to the emerging view that infl...

Viagra to Be an OTC Drug Soon

... called nitrates, as the combination could lead to dangerously low blood pressure. Says Dr Ian Banks, of the Men's Health Forum: "The only problems occur if Viagra is taken by men who are also taking nitrate drugs for chest pain. Pharmacists will make these checks and that is why we would prefer men to get V...

Avoid Diuretic Pills During Pregnancy

...bed widely in the 1960s to women in order to avoid dangerously high blood pressure during pregnancy. Women who took diuretics -- commonly known as "water pills" -- during pregnancy were not any less likely to develop preeclampsia, to deliver prematurely or to lose their babies than those who did not take the p...

Molecular ‘On/Off Switch’ Controls Immune Defenses Against Viruss

...es when the immune system’s response to a virus is dangerously overactive, which happened in many flu cases during the 1918 pandemic. “Fine-tuning immune response to infection is where antiviral or immune regulatory drugs are headed,” said Dr. Gale. SourceNewswise SRM...

A New Option For AIDS Treatment - Radioimmunotherapy

...lso the side effects such as blood counts dropping dangerously , have to be taken into account. Dadachova however is optimistic because radio therapy could prove to be even more useful in HIV treatment than in cancer where the targetted molecule is not always confined to cancer cells , whereas GP41 is specific...

New foetal scans are misleading

...sucking their thumbs// and walking in the womb are dangerously misleading and will have a bad influence on the public debate over abortion. According to experts on foetal development, the controversial images, taken with the help of a new 4-D imaging technology, have produced a false impression that foetuses d...

Call To Ban Use Of ATVs By Children

...l of all three-wheeled ATVs. Four-wheeled ATVs are dangerously unstable, but three-wheeled ATVs are even more unstable, Park notes. Source-Eurekalert RAS...

Drugs Activating PXR May Help In Treating Niemann-Pick type C disease

...ol even after their cholesterol levels are already dangerously high. This buildup has toxic effects on an important class of brain cells known as Purkinje cells. As they die off, patient function progressively declines. "The learning difficulty is the most obvious indicator, but some symptoms are often ver...

Britons Are Bloating!

...than 14 million adults and children would get very dangerously fat, and on all probabilities, put their health at risk. The report stated that the public are dangerously ignoring their health, with millions of Britons stocking up a lifetime of health problems, like hear...

Trans Fats Increase Coronary Heart Disease

... common foods including party pies and pasties had dangerously high levels of trans fats, some even higher than a McDonald's burger and fries. The Director of the Baker Heart Research Institute in Melbourne, Professor Garry Jennings said, "there is no doubt that trans fats cause coronary disease and their pres...

Chennai Students Protest Against Aamir Khan for Endorsing Coke

...nd Environment in a study found that the colas had dangerously high pesticide content, an argument that has been contested by the cola giants who say they meet all industry and health standards. The students were hopeful that Aamir Khan will withdraw his endorsement. "We are not going after other celebrities. ...

Using Multivitamins Before And After Conception Averts Preeclampsia

...ndition where the woman’s blood pressure shoots up dangerously and could prove lethal for both mother and child. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh say that this condition could be avoided by taking multivitamins. The study is to be published in the Sept. 1 print issue of the American Journal of Epidemi...

Aggresive Therapy Needed for Cervical Spinal Cord Injuries

...c system continues, he says. The result can be a dangerously slow heart rate, called bradycardia, which causes .... When patients lose this balance and start having dangerously slow rates, doctors typically try drugs, such as atropine and epinephrine, to increase heart rate an...

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