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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...is not stopped in time, then it may be possible to halt tau degradation and restore damaged nerves. “Once you get the disease, the effectiveness of AB therapy may be limited, so we hope tau will be potentially a more exciting target,” Dr. Hutton says. “If we are able to remove the blockage that is cloggin...

Prions Prevent Alzheimers Disease

...mimicking the prions function we should be able to halt the progress of Alzheimers. However, theres still a lot of work to be done in looking at levels of prions in the human system and how these may alter as we age....

New Antidotes may Harbour Treatments for Deadliest Poisons

...ed 14,400 small molecules for compounds that could halt this journey without disrupting normal cell function. According to New Scientist magazine, the researchers' work led to the identification of two molecules that may offer treatments for these toxins....

British Woman Who Has inherited Breast Cancer Wants to Spread Awareness

...Treatment she had received in London had failed to halt the rampage of the disease. "Death was accepted far more in the Caribbean than it is here. I was told that my mother had come home from England and that she was dying," she says matter-of-factly. McQueen's childhood was punctuated by the deaths ...

Pennsylvania Government's Partial Shutdown Ends

...mployees, and two smaller unions, urged a judge to halt the furloughs. br> Senior Judge Barry Feudale had promised to issue a decision Tuesday. The unions contend that the Rendell administration's classification of state employees into "critical" and "noncritical" groups violated collective bargainin...

Scientists Find New Way to Kill Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria

... antibiotic-resistant bacteria in patients, and to halt the spread of resistance in clinical settings," said senior study author Dr. Matt Redinbo, Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Biophysics at UNC-Chapel Hill. Almost every type of bacteria has become more resistant to antibiotic treatment in th...

US Health Insurance Firms Suspend Sales, Promise to End Fraudulent Practices

...statement by the Medicare program. But then the halt in sales will have little effect on the companies' revenue because most sales are made during the regular enrollment period that runs from mid-November through December. ``It's a positive development in that they are doing something, but it's some...

Disquieting Slow Down in Heart Disease Deaths Among Under 55s

... rising trends in obesity and diabetes threaten to halt or even reverse the hard fought gains in cutting deaths from heart disease, they warn. And these trends are much more likely to become apparent among younger Britons first, say the authors.A similar pattern has emerged in the United States, where r...

Rorting Health Practioners Busted

...e requirements. The PSR has almost ground to a halt since 2004, partly due to a plethora of lawsuits from targeted doctors, and a reduced number of doctors being referred by Medicare for investigation. In 2005-06, Medicare cost the Government $10.8 billion, while the PBS was estimated to have used ...

New Definition Helps Identify Children at Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

...nt-particularly lifestyle intervention-is vital to halt the progression of the metabolic syndrome and safeguard the future health of children and adolescents", said Professor Sir George Alberti, IDF past President and co-author of the definition. "We call on governments to create environments that allow f...

Desertification, a Major Threat, Says UN

...nts in arid regions to revise rules on land use to halt overgrazing and unsustainable irrigation practices. It also urged better coordinated policies to address the problem of desertification. It said about 2 billion people, a third of the Earth's population, are potential victims of desertification, wh...

Back to Basics in Health in Advanced Countries Now

... to put maternity issues at the top of his agenda, halt the decline in the service and deliver the first-class maternity are promised by the government." Johnson himself had once observed, We need a proper dialogue with health workers, who still felt undervalued. The government have listened a bit too m...

UK to Support Third Phase of India's AIDS Control Programme

...ehensive prevention, care and support programme to halt and begin to reverse the AIDS epidemic in India by 2012. The announcement was made by Susanna Moorehead, Head of DFID India at a workshop on HIV-AIDS yesterday. Sujatha Rao, Director General of NACO, giving her keynote speech at the workshop, said...

Proteins Behind Mad Cow Disease may Protect Against Alzheimer's

...prions could be imitated to develop a treatment to halt the progression of Alzheimer's. The Alzheimer's Society has hailed Professor Hooper's findings by saying that this is the first time a link has been established between prions and Alzheimer's. "These are early findings, which suggest prion prot...

Bidi Workers Protest Against Using Skull and Crossbones Sign on Packets

... Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging an immediate halt to the health ministry's move. He said that the livelihood of 1.5 million bidi workers in Tamil Nadu was being threatened. "I kindly request you to defer the decision to introduce the skull mark to a better future and protect the livelihood of la...

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Renews Goal To Reverse Spread of HIV by 2015

.../AIDS pandemic said he believes it is possible to halt and reverse the spread of the disease by 2015, despite the increasing number of cases worldwide. U.N. member countries last year renewed pledges and set new targets to provide universal access to HIV prevention, treatment and care services by 2010....

TB Patients in Marginalised Groups Need Social Support for Effective Medical Treatment

...ng numbers pose a challenge for agencies trying to halt the spread of the disease. "TB has risen considerably in major European cities in the last 10 years and London is no exception" says lead researcher Dr Gill Craig from The City Universitys Institute of Health Sciences. "Increased migration, pover...

Specific Imbalance Between Two Peptides may Cause Alzheimer's

... the peptide balance toward AB40 could potentially halt or slow down the progression of the Alzheimers in the human brain," Wang said. Wang plans to continue investigating how AB40 halts the formation of AB42 fibrils. "This has the potential to become a simple therapy to prevent the formation of toxic...

Indonesian Teenager Dies of Bird Flu

... in close proximity. The government had hoped to halt human deaths from the virus in 2007, and banned the popular practice of keeping poultry in the backyards of homes in the capital Jakarta. But 22 people have perished this year after contracting the virus. The latest death comes after officials star...

Breakthrough for Treatment of Fatal Heart Condition

...in a third protein in the body, known as REST, can halt the rise of the proteins causing cardiac hypertrophy, which, for the first time, offers an approach to treating the cause of heart hypertrophy rather than its symptoms. The challenge is now to find a therapy that controls the source of the problem ...

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