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Epilepsy Drugs Found To Lead To Bone Loss

... significantly more likely to have lower scores on heel and hip tests to measure bone density than women n... the drugs was nearly two-times higher in both the heel bone and the hip. Those numbers held true even after the researchers adjusted their findings to take...

Helicobacter pylori effectively killed by Sodium nitrite

...n. The bacteria is present in the form of Achilles heel in a formidable mucoid form in cystic fibrosis patients and the new study as found that the bacterium can be effectively killed by Sodium nitrite. Cystic fibrosis, which affects about 30,000 people in the United States, mostly Caucasians of north ...

Pain Can Be Felt By Premature Babies

...onsidered by clinical staff to be painful, such as heel lancing for blood tests and inserting chest tubes. Therefore they felt as premature babies can feel true pain, there should now be a clear way to handle the pain felt by premature babies. Concluding that only 20% of neonatal units in the UK regularl...

Latest style shoe funda: pamper your feet

...need to be corrected by surgery. The height of the heel makes a big difference in the pressure that you put on the ball of your foot. But even low-heeled shoes can cause problems if they do not fit properly. Over time, ill-fitting shoes can contribute to foot deformities.” Higher-heeled shoes such as ...

Inhaled Cyclosporine Results In Rejection Free Survival among Lung Transplant Patients

...ronic rejection of the new lung—it is the Achilles heel of the transplant process,’ said lead researcher Aldo Iacono, M.D., Medical Director of Lung Transplantation at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. ‘Typically, patients experience a progressive, inexorable decline in lung function, most likel...

Budding Footballers at Risk from Blood Infection

...-year-old boy who developed a blister on his right heel following a competitive game of football in a new pair of boots. He developed fever, rash vomiting and diarrhea over the next two days and admitted into a hospital. His condition deteriorated. Hypotension was noted. Laboratory tests of the pus from ...

Anti-Glycolytic Therapy Proved to be Effective Against Tumors

...ng contribution that reveals a surprising Achilles heel in cancer cells. It also adds to our sense of opportunity for new avenues of cancer therapeutics,’ said Stuart Schrieber, Morris Loeb professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University. As a tumor grows, c...

A Major Break Through in Treatment for Metabolic Syndrome

..., which may provide a potential molecular Achilles heel that could be targeted by drugs" says Dr. N??r. The researchers initially found that after removing ARC105 from human cells by a process called RNAi, SREBPs were no longer able to activate cholesterol and lipid biosynthesis genes. To validate these...

Cardiocerebral Resuscitation, A New Technique For Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

...f. 2. Position the patient on the floor. Place the heel of one hand on the center of the chest with the other hand on top of the first. Lock your elbows and perform forceful chest compressions at a rate of 100 per minute. Lift your hands slightly after each push to allow chest to recoil. Take turns with a...

Childhood Obesity Linked to Foot Pain

...ntar fascia, a band of tissue, which runs from the heel to the base of the toes, causing heel pain. Because the heel bone is not fully developed until age 14 or older, overweight children are ...

Foot Pain Ruining Your Golf Swing?

... foot conditions that can ruin your golf swing are heel pain, arthritis and pinched nerves. ? Arthritis...ation of the band of tissue that extends from your heel to the ball of your foot. People with this condition compare the pain to someone jabbing a knife in ...

US Government Pushes Ahead With New Meat Inspection System

...ected less often than those that are. The achilles heel of risk-based systems is the accuracy and reliability of the data. If you get the assessment wrong, then you could end up targetting the wrong plants and leaving higher risk plants out of the loop. Source-Bio-Bio Technology...

1,600 Roller Shoe Injuries Reported

...ys Inc. The shoes feature removable wheels in each heel that pop out when wearers shift their weight to their heels. .Following the report the company issued a statement that their shoe was safe with a report from Edward Heiden, president of Heiden Associates, a product safety consulting firm that Heely...

Now, Natural Looking, Energy Efficient Robotic Ankles for Amputees

...son walks. When an able-bodied person walks, the heel contacts the ground in front. Next, the ankle extends until the foot becomes flat. The ligaments and tendons in the ankle and foot absorb energy during this phase and, as the foot rolls on its ball, release the energy to allow the ankle to extend and...

Motion Analysis Helps Teen With Cerebral Palsy Regain Ability to Walk

...ve it more leverage. Next, Dr. Scher cut the right heel bone to move it in line with his leg and fused a deformed joint in the foot at the bottom of the big toe that prevented Anthony from being able to push off with each step. Now 16, Anthonys ability to walk efficiently has been restored. Whats more, ...

Human Vaccine for Herpes Virus on the Anvil

...o the virus, and we hope to have found an Achilles heel in the defences that the virus uses to evade the immune system, said Spector. The virus has evolved to persist in the host by evading the immune responses either by hiding or by misdirecting the hosts immune responses. We found a way to teach the h...

New Vaccine for CMV Infection

...o the virus, and we hope to have found an Achilles heel in the defenses that the virus uses to evade the immune system, said Spector. The virus has evolved to persist in the host by evading the immune responses either by hiding or by misdirecting the hosts immune responses. We found a way to teach the ...

Domestic Abuse Led Wife Killing Her Preacher Husband

...ce when she showed the wig and tall white platform heel that the pastor used to make her wear during the sexual act. She said that her husband had a volatile temper which escalated at times and would inflict bruises on her. Prosecutors claim the Winklers' finances were in shambles and she had deposite...

Experts Identify Vaccine Target for HIV

...C, unlike A and B, HLA-C may represent an Achilles heel of HIV, according to Goldstein, who said that a vaccine could be designed to elicit an HLA-C mediated response which HIV-1 might be unable to defuse. This study was the first time a genome-wide approach has been used for an infectious disease. Past...

Three Gene Variants Could Hold Key for HIV Vaccine: Study

...s said. The HLA-C gene may represent an Achilles heel of HIV, according to Goldstein. A vaccine could be designed to elicit an HLA-C mediated response that the HIV virus might be unable to defuse, the expert added....

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