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M-rated Violent Video Games Most Popular Among Young Teens

...g society' to 'what types of game content might be harmful to what types of kids, in what situations. We need to take a fresh look at what types of rules or policies make sense," Olson added. The findings of the study were published in the July issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health....

Blood Protein may Hold Key to Why Healthy People Get Heart Attacks

...dy suggested that although MPO is intended to kill harmful bacteria, it might instead inflame the body's arte...s low-density-lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol into a harmful oxidized form that cause atherosclerosis and the 'bleach' produced by MPO damages the arteries direc...

Prions Prevent Alzheimers Disease

...ied. Again, this revealed that in its absence, the harmful beta-amyloid proteins were able to form. It appears that PrPc, the normal prion protein, exerts its beneficial effect by stopping an enzyme called beta-secretase from cutting up amyloid protein into the smaller beta-amyloid fragments needed to build ...

A Drug That Helps Cut Alcohol Craving

... It has a robust and sustained effect in reducing harmful heavy drinking in a large study population. Alcohol problems have huge negative impacts on the well-being of individuals and families and cause enormous costs to society due to lost working days, accidents, treatment of alcohol-related disease, etcet...

Great Lakes Fish in Canada Heavily Polluted

...need for continuing action to reduce discharges of harmful chemicals into the water. Fish advisories due to... Great Lakes all contain various concentrations of harmful contaminants, which all together can have serious cumulative effects on human health. The report m...

Autophagy may Lead to Heart Disease

... In our study, we found that autophagy can become harmful and lead to cellular damage. Autophagy is a highl...rdiovascular disease, autophagy might also lead to harmful changes in the heart muscle, particularly in decompensated heart failure an inability of the muscle...

New Strategy to Counter Problem Drinking

... It has a robust and sustained effect in reducing harmful heavy drinking in a large study population, said researcher Sakari Karhuvaara. Alcohol problems have huge negative impacts on the well-being of individuals and families and cause enormous costs to society due to lost working days, accidents, treatmen...

Scientists Destroy Cancer Cells Using Electric Pulses

... death of the cells without the use of potentially harmful chemotherapeutic drugs," he added. The researchers successfully ablated tissue using the IRE pulses in the livers of male Sprague-Dawley rats. "We did not use any drugs, the cells were destroyed, and the vessel architecture was preserved," Dava...

Deep Insights into Type2 Diabetes by Wesley Researchers

...e years now and as I get older I know the risks of harmful outcomes from the disease increase. I believe that having my local pharmacist help monitor my blood glucose levels would enable me to take greater control of my condition and improve my overall health. It is hoped that the year long study will lead...

Tobacco Firm's Research Funds Spark Protest in SKorea

...aid the "basic research" aimed at identifying what harmful factors affect smokers compared to non-smokers. An anti-smoking group urged the hospitals to withdraw from what it called "unethical" research. "The World Health Organisation suggests hospitals should not receive research funds from tobacco compa...

Top China Official Pessimistic on Fixing Food Safety Woes

...tinue to emerge, as will illnesses from the use of harmful substances,' he said. The strengthened evaluations in the 31 cities will focus on products including grains, oils, vegetables, meat, eggs, dairy and fish. The administration will also strengthen its information systems and better integrate its op...

European Commission Seeks To Dispel The Darkness Out Of Sunscreens

...hem offered inadequate sun protection or contained harmful ingredients. The organization ranked the best and ...that claim to offer total protection from the suns harmful rays do no such thing, while brands that use the term sun block will have to find another descriptio...

Boffins Identify Gene That can Protect Humans from Nephronopthisis

...lopment. A change in the GLIS2 function sets off harmful genes leading to large numbers of kidney cells' death.. To see if GLIS2 has the same result on human, Friedhelm Hildebrandt and his team at the University of Michigan carried out a genetic screening of those having NPHP. They found that some patie...

New Therapies for Kidney Diseases

...e organs that help our body dispose of potentially harmful waste. Diseases that affect this fundamental funct... interfering with GLIS2 function reactivates these harmful genes the result being that large numbers of kidney cells die. The organ shrinks and changes in its ...

Organic Farming can Feed the World, U-M Study Shows

...nfirm that organic farming is less environmentally harmful yet can potentially produce more than enough food. This is especially good news for developing countries, where its sometimes impossible to deliver food from outside, so farmers must supply their own. Yields in developing countries could increase ...

Kenyan Capital Bans Smoking in Public

...robi became the latest world capital to reject its harmful effects . Smoking has been outlawed in restaurants, bars, offices, public buildings, markets, malls and theatres a year after the Kenyan High Court blocked the measure. Offenders face fines of up to 3,000 shillings (45 dollars) or six months in p...

Sun Protection Ignored Despite Warnings

...one is aware of how to protect themselves from the harmful rays of the sun," said Professor Richard Marais from The Institute of Cancer Research. "Most cases of skin cancer can be avoided, and if caught early enough the disease can be treated. That is why everyone should know the signs and symptoms of the ...

Southeast Missouri State Provides High-tech Protection Against Staph Infections

...etes alike by minimizing the spread of potentially harmful bacteria." SportsAide is part of the Sports Antimicrobial System(R) (SAS), provided by SportCoatings of Rochester Hills, Michigan. SAS is a powerful family of treatments that protect and maintain all sports facilities, surfaces and textiles against...

Vaginal Bacteria Vary Among Healthy Women

... in the vagina change the pH balance dramatically, harmful bacteria can invade and cause infections. When the pH is imbalanced, a condition known as bacterial vaginosis can develop; the condition is not well understood and is marked by several indicators including elevated pH levels and vaginal discharge. If...

Organic Farming Can Feed the World

...nfirm that organic farming is less environmentally harmful yet can potentially produce more than enough food. This is especially good news for developing countries, where it's sometimes impossible to deliver food from outside, so farmers must supply their own. Yields in developing countries could increase dr...

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