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New hope for cancer victims – will vaccine cure the deadly bug

...cer cells that may be remaining, with the ultimate goal of extending life. Hollingsworth is a professor and head of the Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) on Pancreatic Cancer at the University of Nebraska in Omaha. His research team is working on developing other types of pancreatic cance...

Diabetic testing gets easier

...ways welcome, one shouldn’t lose track of the real goal – prevention. Even small changes in diet, exercise and weight can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. For people who already have the disease, such steps can help minimize complications and the need for medications. The biggest challenge for those su...

Sex life enhanced by cycling

...65 per cent of their peak oxygen uptake (the usual goal for aerobic fitness). They followed the programme for nine weeks, after which time both their sex lives and their overall quality of life showed marked improvement. While the rest of the group did no exercise, and reported no improvement. The benef...

Keys to good bone health

...be performed three to five times per week, and the goal is to work up to forty-five minutes or more per session. Keep in mind, however, that if you have osteoporosis, you should be careful about performing high impact activities such as jogging or high-impact aerobics. These exercises cause too much jar...

Relief from common back pain

...material inside the disk. Dr.Chen feels that the goal is to decrease disk pressure so it doesn’t pinch the nerve and so the pain is taken away.Lower back pain is one of the most common ailments affectig adults; as many as four out of five Americans experience significant back problems during their lives...

Rubella nearly wiped out

...ts, hearing damage and developmental delays. The goal now should be to educate foreign-born people about...childbearing age. In 1989, the United States set a goal of eliminating rubella by 2000. From 1992 through 1997, fewer than 300 cases were reported annually,...

Organs made from cloned embryos

...titute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The ultimate goal of the research is to find replacement parts for worn out or damaged human organs, starting with cells from test-tube embryos that are genetic twins of the recipient. Researches hope eventually to construct new organs that are genetically identical t...

Final push to eradicate leprosy

...committed itself to eradicating leprosy by 2005, a goal that public health experts say is attainable. WHO director-general Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland said she was confident the target would be reached. At the end of 2000, there were approximately 600,000 leprosy cases registered for treatment across the wo...

Ultrasound helps stroke treatment

...egun. So far 30 patients have been treated and the goal is to enroll 120 patients....

A way to slow the progression of Type 1 Diabetes

...rott, M.D., of Columbia University, felt that, the goal of this trial was to induce tolerance to the beta cell, which is the target of autoimmune destruction in type 1 diabetes. This was in effect achieved, because the clinical effect we saw persisted long after patients had finished treatment with the an...

How to repeal male infertility?

...to correct Sertoli cell dysfunction in mice. Their goal was to see if this could lead to sperm production and whether or not the sperm could be used to produce offspring. Researchers were also looking at whether or not the alteration would be passed on. Researchers corrected the sperm and used them in a ...

Evading sports injuries

...cise session. You also need to pace yourself - the goal is 30 minutes or more a day of moderate exercise. Using the right equipment is essential too - a helmet when riding a bike, for instance, to avoid head injury. If you need to, do take lessons - being aware of the correct technique and form will help ...

Heart attack risk starts at 20

...t they have heart disease by dropping dead" so the goal of the guidelines is to prevent a first heart attack or stroke, "This doesn't imply that one would be placed on drugs" in their 20s, he said. However, medication may be appropriate for people at that age with high blood pressure or high cholesterol...

Breastfeeding may decrease Breast Cancer Risk

...0 women without breast cancer. Researchers say the goal of the study was to determine if breastfeeding protects against breast cancer in the same way childbearing is known to do. Results of the study show an overwhelming association between smaller family size and reduced breastfeeding and an increased i...

Screening of Lazy Eye

... Many countries routinely screen for lazy eye. The goal is to restore vision to as normal as possible in that eye. Some, but not all, countries place high importance on screening and treating because of the concern that the person may eventually lose eyesight in their healthy eye. English researchers set ...

Emotional intelligence in Cancer

...o feeling, clarity of feeling and mood repair. The goal was to determine which components of emotional intelligence is most important and how they relate to the other categories examined. After reviewing the results, John Schmidt, M.S., a researcher on the project, Broadcast News, "We found people who ar...

Role of wives of Alcoholics

... husbands did not go on to become alcoholics. The goal of the study was to learn more about the men who become alcoholics in order to better understand the underlying causes of the disease and to be able to help the offspring of these men. The earlier phase of the study uncovered that half of male alcoho...

Canine Painkiller unveiled by Novartis

...cts to spend $25 million to market Deramaxx with a goal of reaching every veterinarian in the country in the first year. The company is banking on pet owner appeal to make this new drug a success....

Spurt in hospital admissions following football shoot-outs

...e situation where in each team takes a shot at the goal and the one who misses first loses the game. England lost the game - and the researchers recorded a 27 per cent rise in heart attack admissions on that day and the following three days. Examinations of the admisssions around the same date in the prev...

Reducing the risk for type 2 diabetes

... a plan to increase your activity level toward the goal of being active for at least 30 minutes a day most days of the week....

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