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Blood Protein may Hold Key to Why Healthy People Get Heart Attacks

...by MPO damages the arteries directly, causing cell death and erosion of the arterial lining, a process that can create unstable plaques. MPO also hampers the protective effects of high-density-lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and reduces the availability of nitric oxide, a natural chemical that relaxes the...

Jharkhand Village Shocked to Know About Its Huge HIV Positive Population

...s available," he said. Those who have survived death are now living a life of seclusion, due to social ...e disease would become the single largest cause of death in the world's second most populous country, unless there was a change in policy and progress made o...

UK Sports Clubs Failing to Run Comprehensive Health Checks on Professional Players

...lth before employment, despite the risks of sudden death among players of high intensity sports who have undiagnosed heart conditions. Only rugby league and rugby union clubs carried out neurological tests before the season started. Lack of resources is often cited as a reason for not carrying out heal...

Luciano Pavarotti Believes He is 'nearing His End'

...ring the end of his life. The opera legend awaits death as he spends time giving singing lessons, and playing cards with close friends. Pavarotti was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year and he has not been seen in the public arena since then. His daughter Giuliana said that her father knows tha...

Epilepsy Increases Suicide Risks

... significantly higher." The most common cause of death associated with epilepsy, said Dr. Sperling, is "unexplained death in epilepsy, which is responsible for 15% to 50% of the excess deaths in these patients. Typically, ...

Survey Finds Wide HIV Ignorance in the UK

...a poll. The poll was conducted to mark the 25th death anniversary of Terry Higgins, who was among the first people known to die of an AIDS-related illness in England in 1982. About a quarter of people in the same age group actually believed that condoms actually initiate the growth of HIV as they hav...

Lab Tests Throw Up New Path for Parkinson's

...w protein that, in rats, rescues brain cells whose death causes Parkinson's disease , the tragic degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. The new molecule, called conserved dopamine neurotrophic factor (CDNF), prevents the degeneration of cells that produce the key brain chemical dopamine and...

EpiCept Accelerates Development of Phase I Clinical Study for Cancer

...spase activation, cell cycle arrest, and apoptotic death in cancer cells. The Phase I trial of EPC2407 is now being conducted in three U.S. cancer centers and will administer increasing doses to small groups in approximately 30-40 patients with advanced stages of solid tumors. The primary objectives of t...

A Savage Murderer in Canada Gets Sentenced to Life

...found guilty in May of second-degree murder in the death of Alicia Ross, intended to kill her and covered u...to her face and neck, court heard. But no cause of death was ever determined. Even after seeing that Ross was unconscious and bleeding profusely, Sylveste...

Scientists Destroy Cancer Cells Using Electric Pulses

...irable tissue. The openings eventually lead to the death of the cells without the use of potentially harmful chemotherapeutic drugs," he added. The researchers successfully ablated tissue using the IRE pulses in the livers of male Sprague-Dawley rats. "We did not use any drugs, the cells were destroy...

Role of MicroRNA in Cancer Suppression Identified

...expression of miR-34a led to increased cancer cell death as well as promoted other important anti-proliferative activities. The ability of miR-34a to promote apoptosis of cancer cells makes it an attractive candidate tumor suppressor. The data presented in Molecular Cell is also supported by recent studies...

Concerns Raised Over Risks for Patients and Staff in Australian Hospital

... of failure of the lifts. HIGH risk of potential death or injury in the event of fire due to non-compliant systems. OUTDATED design means nursing stations are "completely dysfunctional". PATIENT rooms and consulting rooms are "grossly undersized" and wards and consulting spaces have no provision for ...

Defective HIV Testing Kits Poses Serious Health Risks

...t the medical fraternity in India after his wife's death from alleged wrong treatment. He has now got a nod...le against several eminent Kolkata doctors for the death of his wife, Anuradha Saha, from alleged "medical negligence" when the couple came to India for a so...

China Cracks the Whip Against Drug Manufacturers Who Fail Quality Norms

...tate Food and Drug Administration was sentenced to death on bribery charges, and it was announced that prod...ctor at the State Food and Drug Administration, to death with a two-year reprieve on charges of accepting bribes and neglecting official duties, according to...

Parkinsons Disease Mechanism Identified

...ect, but because some external insult triggers the death of dopamine-producing neurons. In both mice and human patients, the researchers have found evidence that neurons die because of a crippling of a particular protective enzyme that eliminates potentially damaging reactive oxygen species normally gene...

China Bans Sales of Leukemia Drug in Latest Medicine Scare

...r head of drug registrations was given a suspended death sentence on Friday last week for taking bribes to ...ood and drug administration. In China, suspended death sentences are often commuted to life in prison. Cao's conviction follows a death sentence meted ou...

Efforts on to Tackle Health Problems Faced by US Truck Drivers

...in the most recent data available, from 2005. (The death rate per 100,000 is higher for other occupations.) Of those trucker deaths, 80 percent involved traffic accidents, the bureau said. Truck drivers also report more injuries, such as sprains, than workers in any other category, according to the Occup...

Gays and Lesbians can Obtain asylum in US on Grounds of Harassment and Abuse

...ted in his native country. He was almost beaten to death in 2003 and police were of no help. Nor were his parents. " I can never forget what happened. It hurt when the police called us 'faggots.' It hurt when my parents screamed and beat me after they found out. It still hurts, " notes bitterly Prestres...

Fat Horses Face Health Problems

... lipids, DNA and proteins, ultimately causing cell death or changing the functionality of these macro-molecules. Other problems caused by equine obesity are heat stress, increased bone, tendon, and joint injuries, and reduced performance levels. After surveying the academic literature, the researchers ...

Afro- American Women Have More Aggressive Breast Cancer

...from the disease at a higher rate. The gap between death rates among African American and Caucasian women is increasing. Though access to healthcare is a strong factor contributing to disparities in cancer rates and outcomes between African Americans and Caucasians, says Dr. Mitchell, the Jefferson study a...

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