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Drinking Problem Plagues 30% Americans

...heir lifetime, and almost 13% said they had become dependent on it. Alcohol abuse developed at an average age of 22.5 years, but the average age of first treatment received was 29.8 years- a lag of 8 years. In contrast, the average age of alcohol abuse onset was 21.9 years and first treatment was on average...

"Alarming" Malnutrition Among Kenya Refugees: UN Agencies

...ck, leaving the refugee population almost entirely dependent on humanitarian aid, according to the agency....

Researchers Reveal Why Eyes See Things Changing Colour

...s. They say that the observed colour is neither dependent on the angle of observation nor on the direction or type of light. Secondly, say the researchers, the shift in colour is due to the unique characteristics of the cells in the human retina. The human eyes have two types of photoreceptor cells-ro...

A New Therapy to Protect Cancer Patients Against Infertility

...sed in the management of womens disorders that are dependent on oestrogen production, and in IVF therapies. Dr. Stern and her team studied women between the ages of 18 and 35 years who were due to receive high doses of cyclophosphamide, a chemotherapy drug. They knew that GnHR analogues were already used for...

Delay in Cancer Diagnosis for Children

...sts that a government-sponsored healthcare system, dependent on primary care physicians to triage and refer, may introduce delays, at least for central nervous system cancers. Second, some studies found that there was a strong association between older age and longer delays to diagnosis. Possible explanatio...

Cocaine Exposure can Alter Neuronal Development in Zebrafish

...ound that the effects of the cocaine exposure were dependent on time of exposure, being more robust in the day, and were blocked or attenuated by the principal circadian hormone, melatonin, produced exclusively at night, said lead author Irina Zhdanova, MD, PhD, an associate professor in the department of anat...

Cell Toxin Inhibits Survival Protein in Cancer Cells

...s. It creates a situation where the cell becomes dependent upon the protein, he said. Cancers can become addicted to certain proteins, so just by over expressing the protein the cell changes so that it cant live without that protein. The next step in this research is to use the assays his lab developed to ...

A New Monoclonal Antibody Kills Cancer Cells

...ally, regenerating liver cells are not exclusively dependent on this pathway, and it is not overly active in other types of cells. So this monoclonal antibody is a highly targeted treatment for this disease, he added. Furthermore, because high expression of PDGFR alpha has been detected in a variety of tumor...

Extrovert People Drink More Alcohol

...ouses or at discos. Social alcohol use is strongly dependent on the behaviour and influence of others. This applies to men in particular. Among young people, alcohol addiction is not yet an issue but excessive alcohol use is directly related to, for example, aggression, vandalism and traffic accidents. Henc...

Monoclonal Antibody Induces Death in Liver Cancer Cells

...ally, regenerating liver cells are not exclusively dependent on this pathway, and it is not overly active in other types of cells. So this monoclonal antibody is a highly targeted treatment for this disease," he added....

Researchers Find New Target for Anti-cancer Drugs

...ugs that holds promise in the treatment of cancers dependent on the ras oncogene, Brooke Ancrile, a graduate student in Counters laboratory, was first author of the paper said. The results of the Duke experiments were published July 15, 2007, in the journal Genes & Development....

Good Times Over For Ivory Coasts Ill

...es. Vavasseur argues that when hospitals become dependent on patients' fees they fail to seek other financing mechanisms. "In many countries people stick to this way of thinking that people must pay. They think that people must participate in their health care, and that this way [the health system] will bec...

U.S President Defied-Senate Votes To Expand Child Health Insurance

... and increase the number of individuals who become dependent on government programs for health insurance." Leavitt called the tobacco levy a "massive, regressive tax increase." yet, Sen. Max Baucus, the chairman of the Finance Committee who accused the administration of blocking the way for children, adding ...

US Parents Risk Jail When Their Teens Drink at Parties

... percent of US children and youths aged 12-20 were dependent on alcohol, and 47 percent of high school graduates admitted to occasional drinking....

Australia Proposes Comprehensive Plans to Protect Aboriginal Children from Sexual Abuse

...medical treatment. Welfare payments will be made dependent on children attending school and half the money wi...unced the commonwealth would make welfare payments dependent on children attending school. "We're going to enforce school attendance by linking income support ...

Oral Anti Viral Tamiflu A Cost Effective Treatment

...an important role but their effectiveness would be dependent upon how well the vaccine was matched to the virus. The World Health Organisation provides a strong recommendation for the use of Tamiflu for the prevention of avian flu in people who have been in contact with someone who is known, or suspected o...

'Walk of Shame' Triggers Toilet Consciousness

...sarpanch of Bahtarai village, of which Dabena is a dependent village, decided to bring about a change there as well. A meeting was called with special emphasis for women to attend - the logic being that women as caregivers are responsible for the cleanliness of the home, family and community. A resolution wa...

Questions Over Value of Glucose Monitoring for Non-insulin Using Diabetes Patients

...g among patients with well-controlled, non-insulin dependent (type 2) diabetes. The research, being presented...g these patients should be reviewed. Non-insulin dependent (type 2) diabetes usually develops in people over 40, especially when the person is overweight. In m...

Patients With Alcohol Problem Need Mechanical Ventilation

...e intensive-care unit. The rates of AUD are region dependent and thus vary from hospital to hospital, she said. At my institution, we estimate that more than 40 percent of our medical intensive-care unit patients have AUDs. Other researchers have reported a rate of more than 30 percent in their medical intensi...

Angioplasty may Damage Kidneys

... risk of having heart attacks or strokes, becoming dependent on dialysis, or dying. In some cases, blockages are cleared by inflating a balloon-like device inside the vessel (angioplasty) and inserting a stent to keep the vessel open. The procedure is performed on about 40,000 to 80,000 people a year. Bypass...

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