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UK Army Personnel Involved in Iraqi Invasion Not at Risk from Depleted Uranium

...sion of 2003 have not absorbed dangerous levels of depleted uranium, finds research published ahead of print i...ticular mathematical formula. The authors tested depleted uranium levels in the urine of four different groups who would have been subject to different levels...

Australian Research Reveals AIDS, Cancer Link

... Lancet medical journal, suggests a link between a depleted immune system and 20 different types of cancer and could be a breakthrough in the understanding of the causes of the malignancies. Lead researcher at Sydney's University of New South Wales, Professor Andrew Grulich said the research looked at two g...

Many Sceptical of Healing Hand Treatment Practiced in Europe

...ient. This is how, according to the theory, people depleted of energy can fill their tanks and get on the right course. Many critics, however, consider the controversial treatment pseudo science. "The practitioners say that patients can feel the flow of energy while they are being treated, but the effect ha...

Take a Break Inbetween Exercise

...minutes to ensure a sufficient amount of energy is depleted in obese individuals. This has caused a greater focus on extending exercise sessions in order to burn more fat. However, this study shows that this method may not be the most effective way to enhance fat metabolism, as splitting up a long bout of e...

Mother Has the Right to the Placenta, US Court Rules

..., and new mothers can take the pills and replenish depleted hormones and control that down-in-the-dumps feeling some experience after childbirth. The practice, known as placentophagy, is far from widespread and is received with great skepticism by more traditional medical experts. But among a small but voca...

Fishing for a Speedy Recovery After Chemotherapy or Marrow Transplant

... formation. Finally, in zebrafish whose marrow was depleted by irradiation, those given dmPGE2 recovered blood cell populations more quickly. Prostaglandins are known to be released by the body when inflammation is present such as after an injury and may be among the compounds that aid recovery. So it mak...

Family Planning Initiatives Central To Reducing Child Mortality in Developing Countries

...e countries also were less likely to be physically depleted by having too many infants in a short time, according to the Times. The report also found that political will is important in reducing child mortality. According to the report, Egypt made the most progress in reducing child mortality - a 68% decline ...

Study Refutes Theory on HIV's Effect on White Blood Cells

...nding of the processes by which T helper cells are depleted in HIV, and therefore theyve been unable to fully explain why HIV destroys the bodys supply of these cells at such a slow rate," said Jaroslav Stark, Professor of Mathematics at Imperial College London. "Our new interdisciplinary research has throw...

Sheep Offer Model for Undernourishment in Pregnant Teen Girls

...r reserves of fat and other tissues were gradually depleted during the course of gestation. The researchers point to evidence that competition for nutrients between a mother and her fetus "will impair nutrient supply in girls who are still growing during pregnancy. Thus formulating correct dietary advice fo...

Red Cross Blood Supplies Reach Dangerous Levels

Blood supplies in southeastern Michigan have been depleted due to emergency needs and low donor turnout. The American Red Cross is issuing a call to action to everyone who can, to donate blood. As of this morning, the Southeastern Michigan Blood Service Region of the American Red Cross had no units of Typ...

Hunger Awareness Day to Shed Light on Surprising Face of Hunger June 5

... households whose monthly food stamps allowance is depleted after two and a half weeks, children seeking an after-school meal to substitute for the one they will not get at home, and grandparents who are forced to chose between paying for food or paying for medical care. "Last year, the America's Second Har...

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Claims Another Set Of Victims

...ioner on. This might have lead to the engine being depleted of needed oxygen. In addition, the tiny 300 square feet garage lacked proper ventilation, obviously leading to build-up of lethal amounts of carbon monoxide(CO). Investigating police officer Purushotaman has informed that post-mortem reports will b...

Antioxidant Molecule Could Help Minimize Stroke-Linked Brain Damage

...stress marker called glutathione, which is usually depleted in areas affected by stroke/reperfusion. "If you have a stroke, you lose glutathione very quickly," Dr. Cho says. "That happened in the untreated mice, but SS31 seemed to keep glutathione levels relatively high in the treated animals." But how w...

Energy Supplement Under Study for Parkinson's Disease

...amine, a neurotransmitter critical to movement, is depleted in Parkinson’s. Researchers hope newer therapies, including creatine, can be added to the mix to help slow the disease. The creatine study will enroll patients who have been on standard therapies from 90 days to two years and follow them for five y...

DU Test Finds UK Troops Uranium Free

...Oversight Board to detect exposure of UK troops to depleted uranium (DU) during the 1991 Gulf Conflict. Randall Parrish, Professor of Isotope Geology, developed the test with Postdoctoral Fellow Dr Axel Gerdes, who now works at the University of Frankfurt, Germany, and his colleague Matt Horstwood at the...

Enzyme Critical for Early Growth of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

...ucial role of neutrophil-associated DPPI when they depleted neutrophils in normal mice and then perfused their aortas with elastase. This time, the animals did not develop aneurysms. Conversely, when they transferred normal neutrophils into the DPPI-deficient mice, they went on to develop aneurysms. The res...

Breast Cancer Prevention Using Abortion Drug Considered

...hormone that helps to maintain pregnancy. If it is depleted the developing fetus can get expelled from the body. The recent research shows that if the progesterone levels are reduced, then tumor cells get adversely affected and stop growing. This discovery may be helpful to tackle breast cancer and also ova...

Job Burn Out May Stoke Up Diabetes

...ss very well. Their coping resources may have been depleted not only due to job stress but also life stresses, such as stressful life events and daily hassles.'...

Job Burnout May Make People More Prone to Developing Diabetes

...l,” he said. “Their coping resources may have been depleted not only due to job stress but also life stresses, such as stressful life events and daily hassles.” Indeed, stress can disrupt the body’s ability to process glucose, especially in people whose genetics make them vulnerable, said Richard Surwit, ch...

Diptheria Toxin And Interleukin2 Help Killing Melanoma Tumour Cells

...but it was also discovered that, if the Tregs were depleted by targeting them with denileukin diftitox, then particular T cells in the immune system known as CD8+ T lymphocytes were able to attack and kill the melanoma cells in mice.' Denileukin diftitox is a fusion protein made up of amino acid sequences f...

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