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Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Direct to Brain.

...ing effects of stroke, but no one has been able to figure out a way to deliver the drug. “It stops at the blood-brain barrier,” Frey said. “The only way to get it to the brain would be by drilling a hole in the skull and putting the drug in that way. Not a very practical approach.” The nasal spray allows ...

TB coupled with AIDS soars in Africa

...e are currently infected with the TB germ and this figure is one-third the world population!!!!! Africa is the worst hit continent. Nearly 25 million people are HIV positive and 2.5 million people died due to HIV related causes last year in Africa alone....

Half of world's children are passive smokers - damning disclosure from WHO

...very day, due to causes related to smoking and the figure is expected to more than double by2020, if current...he world and 12% of women are smokers. Not a happy figure to relish. Lets hope the smokers are listening!!!!!!...

Omega-3 fatty acids impair immunity

...ermine the immune system - and may then be able to figure out ways of preventing this from happening....

New gene for hairloss

...he //hairless gene's function will help scientists figure that mechanism out. Previous work has shown that people who inherit a malfunctioning version of hairless can get an extreme form of a condition called alopecia universalis, in which eyebrows, eyelashes and body hair fail to develop. Babies are born w...

Miscarriage linked to late embryos

...if implantation occurred by the ninth day, but the figure rose to 26 per cent when implantation occurred on the 10th day, 52 per cent on the 11th day and 82 per cent thereafter.The researchers found no association between late implantation and clinical miscarriages that occurred later in pregnancy....

Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Directly to Brain

...ing effects of stroke, but no one has been able to figure out a way to deliver the drug. “It stops at the blood-brain barrier,” Frey said. “The only way to get it to the brain would be by drilling a hole in the skull and putting the drug in that way. Not a very practical approach.”The nasal spray allows th...

Recovery from lung injury

...er 60 left hospital alive within 160 days, but the figure fell to 20 per cent for those over 60. The older patients needed more time on the ventilator and longer in intensive care. And the survival rate tended to decrease with each decade of age. The researchers conclude that age should not be a factor in d...

Syphilis uncovered

... information on this elusive bacterium."We can now figure out ways to disarm its defences through vaccines, identify it quickly through new diagnostic tests and eliminate it with specific, targeted antibiotics."...

New viewpoint on Hypertension

...d pressure focussing not just on the top or bottom figure but on the difference between them....

Blood test may aid foretell Alzheimer's

...illion Americans have Alzheimer's disease and that figure is expected to double in coming decades as more people live longer, though Holtzman said, "I think that's a big under-estimate," because it doesn't include folks with mild dementia. Alzheimer's is a difficult disease to detect and doctors usually ar...

Chemists Discover Cation Considered Too Unstable To Exist

...ert and Lin discovered the molecule when trying to figure out how to make stable organic cations in the laboratory. When Lin came to Lambert with the crystal structure of a molecule other than the one expected, Lambert quickly recognized the structure as an example of the elusive cyclopentadienyl cation of ...

Dangers from lead

...ut the study suggests that doctors may now need to figure out ways to protect children before birth, and that public officials need to do more to make sure, for example, that women are not exposed to lead in the workplace. The study, based on examinations of 190 mothers and their babies in Mexico, found th...

Drinking adequate amounts of water

... each calorie of food you take in. That leads to a figure of about two and a half quarts a day (64 to 80 ounces which is roughly 8 by 8, as stated above). Dr Heinz Valtin of Dartmouth Medical School, feels that lot of this water in food, points out think about it - how many foods are totally lacking in mois...

Vegetable and fruit intake depends on shopping

...mption by 30 per cent. For white participants, the figure was 10 per cent. It looks as if the convenience of supermarkets has a bigger impact on black Americans' diet than on whites. It is not clear why this is - maybe there is a lack of private transport in black neighborhoods, making people more depende...

Specialist care convalesces intensive care survival

...th rates by ten per cent. This study suggests that figure is as large as 30 per cent. It means that the potential lives saved each year by employing such experts could be 162,000. Patients in hospitals where there are intensivists have both reduced ICU and hospital deaths and a reduced length of stay in the...

Diabetes could become an epidemic

... by Type 2 Diabetes, though other experts say this figure is possibly a little high. In a new report from the DRWF it is indicated that an epidemic of type two diabetes is to occur. If left untreated or mismanaged the condition can lead to heart disease, blindness and kidney failure. It is also estimated th...

Different Sun Rays, Different Damage

...s attributed to UV exposure, scientists must still figure out how best to formulate sunscreens to provide effective protection against both UV wavelengths....

AIDS vaccine falls short but shows some promise

... vaccine showed 68 percent effectiveness, but that figure may not turn out to be scientifically accurate because only 77 Asians took part in the trial. Researchers said a larger sample of Asians could produce different results. Why are some protected, others not? "This is the first time we have specific nu...

Drug Users and Risk of Death

...earchers then used published regional estimates to figure the expected drug-related deaths by region, sex and age group. Researchers report the risk of drug-related death was lower among female injecting drug-users than male injecting drug-users. It was also found that injecting drug-users over the age of ...

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