Tag: "diseases" at medical news
Biologics valuable treatment option for patients with inflammatory bowel disease
... and ulcerative colitis, both frequently disabling diseases
that affect approximately one million people both ...s been to alleviate symptoms associated with these diseases
and many gastroenterologists rely on a “step up” or sequential treatment approach in treating their ...
A new century of Alzheimer's disease research
... tangles. What they find out can be applied to all diseases
of dementia in which tau is involved -- and that i...lecules that have already been developed for other diseases
that may stop tau from initially changing its chemical shape. One design for a therapeutic drug coul...
Adult Stem Cells Show Promise for Peripheral Vascular Disease
...broad experience in research and treating vascular diseases
with adult stem cells mostly through its collabora...dies including those we are doing for neurological diseases
using umbilical cord stem cells." In 2006, Beike Biotechnology completed two studies involving eig...
Prions Prevent Alzheimers Disease
...ooper of the University of Leeds. Alzheimers and diseases
like variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease follow similar patterns of disease progression and in some forms of prion disease share genetic features. These parallels prompted Professor Hoopers team to look for a link between the different conditions. They...
Chemical Injections for Fat Removal
...nd reconstructive plastic surgery and treatment of diseases
associated with human obesity. Investigators say these findings may also, over the long-term, lead to better control of metabolic syndrome, which is a collection of risk factors that increase a patients chances of developing heart disease, stroke, ...
Gene Variation Increases the Risk of Lung Cancer
...cer, Engels said. Previous studies have shown that diseases
associated with lung damage, such as tuberculosis and asthma, increase the risk of developing lung cancer. Likewise, exposure to tissue-damaging substances like silica and asbestos, inhaled into the lungs, has also been shown to increases lung canc...
Scientists Discover Key to Manipulating Fat
...olutionize human cosmetic surgery and treatment of diseases
associated with human obesity. Investigators say these findings may also, over the long-term, lead to better control of metabolic syndrome, which is a collection of risk factors that increase a patient's chances of developing heart disease, stroke, ...
Fibrinogen may Inhibit Spinal Cord Regeneration
...r mechanism could be at work in other neurological diseases
that result in paralysis, such as multiple sclerosis or hemorrhagic stroke, where blood vessels break and bleed into the brain. She added that such a therapeutic approach wouldnt interfere with fibrinogens essential role in coagulation, because its b...
Kids With Crohn's Disease are at Ease Now
...itis are two different types of inflammatory bowel diseases
that affect the digestive system. Symptoms include diarrhea, sometimes severe enough to require frequent trips to the bathroom (up to 20 or more times a day); significant abdominal pain, bloody stool, blocked bowels, fever, extreme weight loss and ...
Flu Outbreak Among Children Feared in Western Australia
.... The doctor said the number of serious flu-like diseases
had skyrocketed in recent days. The increase in hospitalisation for the flu played a role in the number of public and private hospitals going on bypass recently. The Western Australian Department of Health last night urged parents to see a doctor...
A New Therapy to Protect Cancer Patients Against Infertility
...he fertility of women with cancer and auto-immune diseases
such as lupus. Dr. Kate Stern, Research Director of the Royal Womens Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, told the conference that her pilot study had shown gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonists were likely to be able to protect the ovary in...
New Insights into Prion Propogation
...t are the main suspects in fatal neurodegenerative diseases
such as Cruetzfeldt-Jakob and bovine spongiform encephalopathy , or "mad cow" -- remain mostly a mystery to scientists. Very few prions have been fully described. How they infect and propagate is not fully understood. New insights into prion propag...
Gadrasil Could Prove Effective in Men too
...ld be a potent weapon against sexually transmitted diseases
(STDs) and one day prove effective in men too, commentators feel. According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Gardasil is a safe and effective drug and it is clearly part of the new frontier of cancer meds. Gardasil does not target can...
Exercise Reduces Inflammation
...als are more prone to develop inflammation-related diseases
such as diabetes and heart disease. So we just wanted to look at whats predicting those levels of CRP in an average older population that is relatively healthy. Perhaps the most notable result of the study, according to the researchers, relates to ...
Genaera Discontinues Lomucin in Cystic Fibrosis Studies
...arget for future research in respiratory and other diseases
and we maintain a strong intellectual property position and library of over 15,000 compounds for this target." The Phase 2 study of squalamine in prostate cancer, another of Genaera's non-core assets, was also discontinued. There had been no recent...
Rapid Response Teams Formed in Madhya Pradesh to Fight Diseases
...esh has constituted rapid response teams to combat diseases
of all types in the state. "Rapid response tea...ormed to combat both contagious and non-contagious diseases
in the state under the integrated disease surveillance project (IDSP)," Madhya Pradesh health minist...
Star Health Grants Boon To India's HIV-Affected
...creening. The policy would cover even pre-existing diseases
with a look-back period of 12 months....
No Flu Outbreak Here , West Australians Told
.... The doctor said the number of serious flu-like diseases
had skyrocketed in recent days....
Awareness About Condoms Among Pakistani Punjabis is Very Low
... condoms in the prevention of sexually-transmitted diseases
(STD) and Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Sydrome (AIDS). The survey conducted by Behaviour Change Communication Services also found that people in the province were least aware of the AIDS and the ways one could get infected by the HIV. While, 26 pe...
Deficiency of Vitamin D Levels may Be Common in Healthy Kids
...that is essential when it comes to preventing bone diseases
such as rickets . The findings are based on a st... low blood levels of the vitamin may contribute to diseases
such as hypertension, cancer, multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes. Decreased blood levels of vita...
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