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Virus Level could Predict Cervical Cancer Risk

...sease. 'High amounts of HPV 16 DNA is a major risk factor for development of cervical carcinoma (cancer),' said Agnetha Josefsson and scientists at the University of Uppsala. Dr Peter Sasieni, of Britain's Imperial Cancer Research Fund, said the research underlined the key role that HPV infection plays in t...

Feeling depressed? You may be at higher risk of STROKE

...ion actually caused the stroke, or if some unknown factor related to stroke risk prompted depression prior t...sibility that depression may be an additional risk factor pending further investigation," Jonas said. "It is not appropriate for physicians to screen for depr...

El Ni?o cycles linked to cholera outbreaks

...rch. In the case of Bangladesh, "another mediating factor in the ENSO-cholera relation might be the melting of the snowpack in the Himalayas and its effect on monsoons, precipitation and river discharge. Floods and drought can affect not only human interactions with water resources and therefore exposure to...

Poor health care in Russia maybe causing Decline in its Population

...People must understand that health is an important factor of social well-being, and a responsible attitude to one's health, especially among teen-agers, needs to increase," she told a news conference. Russia’s population is already diminishing. It was 148 million three years ago. However currently it has ...

Kidney Stones - Interesting New Research implicates bacteria as its cause

...t is well known that drinking less water is a risk factor for stone disease. New research by the National Kidney foundation suggests that the culprit is a tiny bacteria called Nano bacteria. These bacteria use a protective covering made of Calcium,which may act as a seed for calcium deposits that may e...

White Cells Count Can Predict Heart Attack Death Risk

... Clinic now considers white blood cell levels as a factor in deciding which patients should go immediately to the cath lab,". He added that not all heart attacks are the same, Patients who have heart attacks that produce one type of electrocardiogram tracing called "non-Q-wave myocardial infarction" are tre...

When Celebrities Die

...ore prone to this than men and that this contagion factor in suicides is now clearly established. But there is help at hand. Dr. Jeremy Kisch, senior director for clinical education at the National Mental Health Association, based in Alexandria, Va., says "Suicide is very much an impulse of the moment, so a...

Eating disorder in Diabetic girls lead to eyesight damage.

... Intensive treatment to diabetes could be the risk factor for developing eating disorder could further be explored and studied....

Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Direct to Brain.

...study, Frey and colleagues administered the growth factor to 37 male rats in which the researchers induced brain damage that mimics strokes in human brains. They then tested various motor and sensory reflexes to determine if the rats' symptoms were decreased, indicating that the drug had reached its target....

New drug helps boost cancer treatment

...is designed to interfere with the epidermal growth factor receptor, a molecular structure that, when blocked...lls also contain large amounts of epidermal growth factor receptors....

Gene Therapy shows promise in treating Hemophilia

... step is to look for ways to produce more clotting factor consistently....

ZD1839 Proves Effective - A Breakthrough in fighting Lung Cancer

...It has been shown that ZD1839, an epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor, has confirmed, durable responses and safety in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) as monotherapy and in combination with standard chemotherapy agents after segmental scrutinization in two dif...

Unravelling the secrets of ‘Huntingtin’ Protein - towards the treatment of ‘Huntingtons’ Disase

... another protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which is essential for maintaining the type of brain cells that die off in patients with Huntington's. It is this patients' mutated huntingtin protein that cannot produce proper amounts of BDNF, which leads to brain deterioration. "Prior to...

Unravelling the secrets of ‘Huntingtin’ Protein - towards the treatment of Huntingtins’ Disese

... another protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which is essential for maintaining the type of brain cells that die off in patients with Huntington's. It is this patients' mutated huntingtin protein that cannot produce proper amounts of BDNF, which leads to brain deterioration. "Prior to...

ZYBAN, The smoking cessation drug marked for its adverse reactions

...ast years. MCA spokeswoman explained that the main factor responsible for such an increase in the "yellow cards" is the smoking cessation aid Zyban. However, from January to April 2001 Zyban "accounted for 32% of all yellow cards" she added. Over 5000 adverse reactions including 40 deaths relating to Zyban...

Prevention is better than cure

...ncreases susceptibility to colds.Stress is another factor that increases chances of a person contracting a cold. There is no cure for a cold and, hence, prevention is the best medicine. Those already suffering should refrain from sneezing in the open lest the virus preys on people in the vicinity. Avoi...

Early detection of prostate cancer

...he two other proteins – called insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) and insulin-like// growth factor binding protein 3 (IGFBP-3). Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men over 55, but there is...

Alzheimer cure

...ack of a signalling molecule called nerve growth// factor (NGF) which underlies this neuronal loss. In mice with experimental forms of these diseases, transport of NGF to these areas was impaired as the mice aged. What's more, infusing NGF into areas close to the vulnerable cells reversed the damage. A ge...

Cancer Inheritance

Family History is an important risk factor for most cancers, says a Stanford University Medical Centre researcher.Cancers that occur early in life are more likely to have a genetic component than those diagnosed later. Rare thyroid and testicular cancers, are even more likey to be familial...

Uncontrolled blood pressure

...roblem. Given that hypertension is a potent risk factor for both heart disease and stroke, it is important that those concerned, and their doctors, are more aware of the condition, and what can be done to control it....

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