Tag: "disease" at medical news
Biologics valuable treatment option for patients with inflammatory bowel disease
...gic agents for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease
(IBD) may benefit patients, but doctors need to co... Association (AGA) Institute. IBD includes Crohn’s disease
and ulcerative colitis, both frequently disabling diseases that affect approximately one million peo...
A new century of Alzheimer's disease research
...est to predict the risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease
(AD). If the test returns a worrisome result -- to...d tomorrow,” says Todd Golde, M.D., an Alzheimer’s disease
researcher who chairs the Department of Neurosciences at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville. And, by all acco...
Advanced therapy offers cure for relapsed cancer patient
..., first used successfully in the treatment of this disease
by Lawrence Einhorn, M.D., at Indiana University C...n the early 1980s. That course of therapy turned a disease
from a mostly fatal cancer into one of the more curable forms of cancer for men, who typically are i...
Singapore Dengue Cases Return to Epidemic Level
...ever outbreak in 2005 when 19 people died from the disease
and more than 13,000 were infected. Three people...lly associated with poorer tropical countries. The disease
leads to a sudden onset of fever with severe headaches, muscle and joint pains, and rashes....
A Glass of Wine can Keep Tooth Decay and a Sore Throat at Bay
...th red and white can help put off tooth decay, gum disease
and heal sore throats . According to Italian scientists, who used bottles of supermarket Valpolicella and Pinot Nero wine, the drink has ingredients that can kill bacteria. "However, the drink's antibacterial qualities, although well- known by th...
Inability to Recognize Familiar Smells Could Signal Alzheimers
...w that the first lesions of the degenerative brain disease
tend to show up in an area of the brain that is home to olfactory senses. Doctors at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago tested 589 people aged between 54 to 90, and asked them to identify 12 common odors such as lemon, chocolate, black p...
Pharaoh Hatshepsut Died in Pain Due to Cancer
...ummy also showed signs of a rather disgusting skin disease
on the face and neck, which, Selim believes, might have added to Hatshepsut's health problems. "We found numerous tiny spots within Hatshepsut and the Tuthmose family, which could indicate a skin disease," said Selim. He, however, believes that...
Impaired Odour Identification Predicts Cognitive Decline for the Elderly
...ction can be an early manifestation of Alzheimer's disease
... and that olfactory assessment may be useful for early disease
identification," they write....
Blood Protein may Hold Key to Why Healthy People Get Heart Attacks
...lier studies in patients with chest pain and heart disease
have linked elevated levels of MPO with those at h...spital or died from the effects of coronary artery disease
(CAD), including heart attack. The researchers matched these patients with study participants who...
Jharkhand Village Shocked to Know About Its Huge HIV Positive Population
...ties in search of work and brought back the "city" disease
to their homes. "Many people from the village ...sellor. In 2004, the World Bank warned that the disease
would become the single largest cause of death in the world's second most populous country, unless t...
Rosehips may Be an Effective Alternative for Rheumatoid Arthritis
...ts, since RA is a far more serious and challenging disease
than osteo-arthritis. A total of 89, mostly female patients with an average age of 57 were recruited, all seriously affected by RA which they had suffered for more than 18 years. Of these, 74 stayed in the trial for the full six months. Thirty-th...
Adult Stem Cells Show Promise for Peripheral Vascular Disease
...d stem cells for patients with peripheral vascular disease
of the lower extremities. Beike is best known fo... A total of 152 patients with peripheral vascular disease
of the lower extremities were enrolled into this non-controlled study from November 2003 to March 20...
Bio-defense Lab Ordered Shut Down as Researchers Get Infected
...and meningitis. Symptoms can be prolonged, but the disease
is rarely fatal. In livestock, brucellosis causes ...seases (EID). Coxiella burnetii causes a flulike disease
in humans that is rarely fatal, according to the CDC. It is called Q fever. 'Query fever' usually...
Wet Weather Heralds the Mosquito Menace
...ito-borne illness," said Doug Hardy, an infectious disease
specialist at the University of Texas Southwestern...all. In 2004, there were 2539 human cases of WNV disease
reported, including 100 deaths. Among those with severe illness due to West Nile virus, case-fatalit...
Mira Nair Takes AIDS Message to Indian Cinema Halls
...oration of filmmakers to raise awareness about the disease
from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which is funding the project, according to USINFO, a US government website. A foundation representative contacted Nair and presented "the startling statistic that if we don't control what's happening in In...
Daily Dose of Dark Chocolate Helps the Heart: Study
...s by eight percent and the risk of coronary artery disease
by five percent, the authors wrote. The results of the trial were "intriguing," the study said, as having heart patients eat small amounts of dark chocolate would be much simpler than the conventional approach which requires patients to change thei...
US Traveler With Deadly TB Has Less Serious Strain
...oon is infected with a less serious strain of the disease
than initially thought, doctors said on Tuesday. Andrew Speaker's wedding travels, including seven flights and an overland trip from Canada, triggered a global health alert two months ago when the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said he was in...
Skin Rashes Signifies Longer Survival in Cancer Patients
...te to severe rash, survival without progression of disease
was 245 percent longer than in patients who had a mild rash or none at all. In fact, in the majority of cases, the more severe the rash, the longer a patient's cancer was held in check, researchers found. This rash, which often looks like acne, can...
Elderberry A Natural Boost to Skin
...that a healthy diet can help protect against heart disease
and skin damage, and that a mixture of similar food components have been shown to improve the skins structure. There is also evidence that the active components have anti-inflammatory properties, which may be important in helping people stay healthy,...
Prions Prevent Alzheimers Disease
...prion proteins, the much debated agents of mad cow disease
and vCJD, has been identified. It appears that th...eutzfeldt-Jakob Disease follow similar patterns of disease
progression and in some forms of prion disease
share genetic features. These parallels prompted Prof...
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