Tag: "disease" at medical news
MS Drug Fails The Test For Treating Crohns Disease
...ould be an alternative biologic choice for Crohn's disease
patients, says Elan.As the data continue to unfold, [Elan and Biogen Idec] will explore additional indications, as appropriate, to unmet medical needs", the company was quoted. In a comprehensive safety review last year, the companies found two mul...
Sensible Diet, Exercise and Weight Control Increases Longevity
...in overactivates Irs2 in the brain and accelerates disease
progression. Thus, insulin resistance and higher insulin levels might be the environmental influences that promote these diseases, he said....
Gaps In Food Safety Systems Must Be Plugged :UN
... analysis and diagnosis, certification, food-borne disease
surveillance, emergency preparedness and response. They also provide scientific advice on many food safety issues such as food additives, chemical and microbiological contaminants, and agro-chemical residues....
Obesity, a Risk Factor for Developing Multiple Myeloma
... multiple myeloma. Multiple myeloma or Kahler's disease
is a type of cancer of plasma cells which are immune system cells in bone marrow that produce antibodies. Its prognosis, despite therapy, is generally poor, and treatment may involve chemotherapy and stem cell transplant. The joint study was conduc...
New Treatment Boosts Survival Chances for Child Leukaemia
... combination more than tripled the chance that the disease
had not progressed by the time of the five-year checkup....
Mother Has the Right to the Placenta, US Court Rules
...IV and hepatitis We take great measures to prevent disease
transmission. Sarah Jones, a Las Vegas mother of three who ingested the placenta of her youngest seven months ago, argues that if a woman wants to keep something that came out of her own body, that should be her right. "It's kind of crazy, but me...
Chennai Hospital Conducts Bone Marrow Transplantation Successfully
...anda suffered from Fanconi anaemia (FA), a genetic disease
that could have been fatal. Seven months ago, he w...h said. Howard showed the first symptoms of the disease
when he was five. After frequent blood transfusions, Sarah decided to find out whether the disorder ...
Simple Chemical Reaction may Help Early Disease Diagnosis
...cate a response to biological stress or a specific disease
state. "The metabolic profile in biofluids, such as blood and urine, provides a snapshot of ongoing biological processes in the human body," Raftery said. The researchers used nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, a cousin of magnetic resonan...
Artificial Trans Fat Banned in Chain Restaurant in King County
...r of foods. but have been linked to obesity, heart disease
and diabetes. The menu labeling rule only affects chain restaurants with 10 or more outlets and that have standardized menu items. Starting in August 2008, those restaurants will be required to list calories on menu boards, and calories, carbohydra...
UK Hospital Performs Heart Surgery Using Robotic Arm
...tion, a rising number of people with chronic heart disease
and better diagnosis. St Mary's consultant cardiologist, Dr Wyn Davies, was quoted as saying that more centres are required to deal with such complex surgeries. He added that full automation was a few years away, but he could envisage a scenario...
Scientists Demonstrate Heart Cell Replication in Mice
...ase. "Many patients with severe congenital heart disease
eventually hit a place where the heart isn't pumping adequately," Kuhn says....
Blood Transfusions Does Not Increase the Risk of Cancer Transmission
... recipients at higher risk of developing malignant disease
than individuals who receive blood from people without cancer. Medical professionals always carry out a rigorous battery of tests before the transfusion of blood so as to ensure that no diseases are passed between the donor and recipient. Althoug...
Diarrhoea Claims Three Lives in Flood-hit Orissa
...tery diarrhoea while over 200 were ailing from the disease
in Orissa's Balasore district where floods have played havoc, officials said Saturday . The disease
has gripped over 20 villages including Basta, Baliapal, Bhogarai and Jaleswar, a district health off...
Life Insurers in India to Launch Health Insurance Policies
...use they have access to data related to mortality, disease
pattern, changes in disease
pattern as per geography and age. The non-life insurance companies don't have such data." However...
Thousands Gather in Sydney for HIV Conference
... adding that the social stigma associated with the disease
remains an obstacle. Since the beginning of the ...5 million people are thought to have died from the disease
while an estimated 40 million are now living with the virus which causes AIDS....
Understanding Restless Legs Syndrome
...der, despite many years of research and increased disease
recognition. To help drive understanding and disease
awareness among physicians and people with RLS, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has launc...
Older Women With Memory Problems at Increased Risk for Restless Nights
... cause, such as brain changes seen with Alzheimers disease
or other dementias that could increase risk of both memory loss and sleep problems, said Yaffe. Another reason could be that women with memory problems may also have anxiety or depression that could affect their sleep. While we attempted to adjust fo...
Japanese are Weighed Down by Deviating from Their Traditional Diet
...sity, high cholesterol and increased risk of heart disease
and type-2 diabetes has tipped the scales and the government is calling on the nation to lose weight. As of March 2008, companies will be required by law to subject all employees over 40 years to a medical check-up which will include a hip circumfe...
Studies Identify Interactions Between Heart Disease, Kidney Disease
...mia and other conditions related to chronic kidney disease
are independently associated with the risk of cardiovascular disease
; conversely, heart disease
is associated with a decline in kidney function and the development of k...
AIDS Patient Helps Others Lead a Positive Life
...tive people and teaching them how to live with the disease
. Associated with the NGO ActionAid for the last... but doctors told my family that it is a dangerous disease
and whoever comes into contact with me may also get affected," said Hina. Her parents and in-laws ...
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