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Bad News for Short People

...al period, childhood, and early adolescence, which determine adult height, appear to be related to a person's health later in life."...

New hope on the Horizon for People Wishing to Quit Smoking

... in humans. So further testing will be required to determine whether or not this drug will be beneficial and safe for people who wish to quit smoking. Alan I. Leshner, M.D., director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), says, "This research opens up an exciting new avenue of treatment that can help ...

Painkillers Do Not Shorten Dying Patients' Lives

...oses of painkillers given to 238 dying patients to determine the impact on their survival."There is no connection between competent symptom control and euthanasia," said Nigel Sykes, one of the authors of the study."This study dispels the myth that good pain control at the end of life means killing the patient...

Genetic Dentistry: Your Dentist may be able to grow you a new set of Teeth.

...his seemingly futuristic feat, researchers need to determine which human genes will induce formation of a new tooth in order to be able to stimulate these genes within the tooth bud cells....

New Way to "See" Genes, Evaluate Effectiveness of Gene Therapies Discovered

... the body transparent and will allow physicians to determine whether gene therapies reach targeted cells and work as they should. "The technology is expected to help patients with cancer and other illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease. The discovery is outlined in the August 2000, issue of the journal Na...

Long-Term Survival can be Predicted by a Simple Lung Test

...r, after Twenty-nine, researchers gathered data to determine whether or not participants were still living and if not, they examined medical records to determine the cause of death. During the follow-up period, nearly 55 percent of the men and more than 43 perce...

Spirulina may be the next immune boost on the block

...with individuals consuming spirulina are needed to determine whether these dramatic effects extend beyond the laboratory." With such wonderful properties it is just a matter of time before it becomes the most sought after drug in our pharmacies. Are people queuing up already?...

Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Direct to Brain.

... then tested various motor and sensory reflexes to determine if the rats' symptoms were decreased, indicating that the drug had reached its target. The test results indicated that the drug had “been successfully diffused in brain tissue,” Frey said. Asked about the implications of Frey's work, Dr. Philip Gore...

Gene linked to early puberty in girls

...cts of a gene, which induces the onset of puberty, determine the age of puberty. During the age of puberty, girls develop breasts and other secondary sexual characters.The gene called CYP1B1, acts by breaking down testosterone in the body of these girls and this starts off a cascade of hormones, which result i...

Breast cancer treatment to be determined by gene test

...k of developing cancer in the opposite breast. To determine the psychological impact of BRACA test results on women with breast cancer, Dr. Claudine Isaacs and colleagues at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., offered rapid genetic testing and counseling to 175 newly diagnosed breast cancer patients wh...

New dimension in the treatment of female sexual dysfunction

...nd colleagues note that more research is needed to determine whether women with sexual dysfunction should receive this treatment....

New point scale to ascertain the stroke recovery

...urs between the onset of the stroke and the MRI to determine the severity of the stroke. The size of the stroke abnormalities in the brain as a result of blood clot can be measured using the MRI. Simple tests called the stroke assesment tests to asses the severity of mental damage through simple questions an...

Stuttering and brain anatomy

...dies of those who stutter. Besides attempting to determine a correlation between the shape and size of brain features and stuttering, the study soought to determine whether sex and hand writing preference influenced PDS. " Our data indicated that sex and hand writi...

Male infertility in relation to cancer

...se expected for the whole population of Britain to determine levels of risk. Researchers said the risk remained constant over time, suggesting that sperm abnormalities had been present many years before the diagnosis of cancer, they conclude there may be common risk factors for poor sperm quality and testicul...

Early detection of heart attack

..., and a series of tests is given to the patient to determine whether they have indeed suffered a heart attack.// These tests normally take a minimum of 24 hours and require hospital admission. At the Manchester Royal Infirmary in England, doctors have now found a way of streamlining the process. Using a new...

Silicon eye implants

...orised for about 10 implants and the results will determine whether additional patients will be enrolled in the study.The microsurgery starts with three incisions smaller than the diameter of a needle in the white part of the eye.through these incisions the gel in the middle part of the eye is removed and is ...

Passive smoking affects respiratory system

... The researchers analysed the children's blood to determine the concentration of a substance called cotinine, produced when the body breaks down nicotine from tobacco. The researchers found that passive smoking had the strongest impact on the youngest children.It was linked to a permanently increased risk of ...

Keep guilt off

...t immune systems, students gave a saliva sample to determine their levels of immunoglobulin A (IgA). This substance is used as an indicator of the health of the body's immune system. The students rated sex 8.9 out of 10 for pleasure and just 1.6 for guilt; eating scored 9 for pleasure and 6 for guilt; drinkin...

The tall gene

...hort, but the Melbourne study shows they also help determine normal adult height in the general population....

Renal problem alleviated

...er’s disease. “However, more studies are needed to determine if this could be useful in humans,” he said. The researchers are hopeful that antioxidants might be used in the future to treat, or even to prevent, cognitive dysfunction. An estimated 100,000 people in the UK suffer from some form of kidney disease...

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