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Levothyroxine Thyroid Hormone Replacement, Approved for Hypothyroidism

...rthyroidism. Levothyroxine sodium (Unithroid) is identical to a natural thyroid hormone produced by the body. During initiation of replacement therapy with levothyroxine, blood tests are usually performed every six to eight weeks in adults to aid in dose adjustment. Once the optimal replacement dose of lev...

Inhaled Steroids Safe & Effective for Children with Asthma

...ing 4 years of the study, the children grew at the identical rate as the other children. "The NHLBI's 1991 "Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma," with their emphasis on inflammation, rather than bronchospasm, as the underlying cause of asthma, marked the beginning of a new approach to treati...

Lure of the home turf brings back NRI doctors

...ir roots, says salaries here becomingcloser if not identical to salaries elsewhere in the world, have made theseNRI dreams real in today's context....

Humour inherited

...o our sense of humour. The team asked 71 pairs of identical twins and 56 pairs of fraternal twins, to go into separate rooms and rate five cartoons on a scale of 0 to 10.// A zero deemed the cartoon "a waste of paper", while 10 meant "one of the funniest cartoons you have ever seen". Identical twins, who hav...

Menopause considerations

... getting pregnant. The study compared 22 pairs of identical twins, 37 pairs of non-identical twins, and 243 non-twin sisters, to distinguish between genetic and environmental factors influencing age at menopause.For non-twin sisters, it was estimated that age at menopause was 85 to 87 per cent due to genetic ...

Genetics and cholesterol levels

.... They studied 200 pairs of same-sex twins, some identical and some non-identical. The participants kept a fo...t the same time got their cholesterol measured. In identical twins, who have the same genetic make-up, the differences in dietary intake accounted for difference...

E. coli strains resistant to a common antibiotic

... The new research found that a single, genetically identical strain was responsible for outbreaks of urinary tract infections among women in California, Michigan and Minnesota. Because the germs are exactly the same, investigators assume they came from the same source, and the most likely such source is food. ...

Alcohol within the body

...lop in the organ.The damage caused to the liver is identical to that associated with heavy alcohol abuse.// However, in this case the problem was not alcholism, but the production of alcohol by an internal distillery within the body itself. Dr Diehl thinks undigested food might stay in the intestines of obes...

Organs made from cloned embryos

...ually to construct new organs that are genetically identical to the recipient's own body. This would eliminate the need for ordinary transplants and avoid the use of drugs to prevent rejection of the new organ....

Sniff to compatibility

...n with a genetic smell somewhat the same - but not identical - to their own. Analysis showed a significant correlation with odour components produced by immune system genes inherited from the women's fathers. The scientists suggest that being attracted to some of father's gene smells may be a safe gamble for...

Fresh approach to TB treatment

...at causing TB and the protein in the BCG strain is identical to that in M. Tuberculosis causing TB. These results suggest that the drugs are also likely ot be active against the strains that cause infection.Further tests will confirm which of the family of azole drugs could be candidates for fast-tracking th...

Endometriosis coalesced with genes

...y in the world. The collaborators have found that identical (monozygotic) twins are more likely to both have endometriosis than fraternal (dizygotic) twins."This shows there are clearly genetic factors that are involved in endometriosis, rather than just an environmental component," said Dr Smith.A genetic te...

Scientists found ancient Human Germ Killer

...here the molecular sequences was nearly 90 percent identical to the monkey gene for RTD-1. However, inside the...' the circle. Cole said he believes the result is identical to the ancestral human defensin, the one that would have occurred naturally before the mutation appe...

No explanation on schizophrenia gene

...ave it, with 40 to 60 per cent concordance between identical twins. "This tells us there's something genetic b...— otherwise there'd be 100 per cent concordance in identical twins," said Dr Ward. "We need to stop hoping to luck upon a single genetic magic bullet and start t...

Breast cancer risk seen in twins

According to a research in cancer, women with an identical twin who develop breast cancer have three times th...en analyzing data from US female twins. These were identical and non-identical twins where one twin already had breast cancer.// The twins without cancer were th...

New treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis

...he angiogenesis observed in tumor growth is nearly identical to that of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), in which the proliferation of new blood vessels plays an important role in the disease. Researchers in United States believe if endostatin can inhibit angiogenesis in cancer patients, it should be...

Identical twin breast cancer risk

...ut that women diagnosed with breast cancer have an identical twin. Previous research, from the charity Cancer R...earch, suggests that, before the menopause, if one identical twin has breast cancer, their sister has a much increased risk of also getting the disease.// Now re...

Marijuana 'gateway' theory strengthened by study of twins

...ad to harder drugs. The study included 136 sets of identical twins who shared the same genetic makeup and all t...dy had several limitations like the fact that even identical twins do not share the same environment during adolescence and the study had relied on participants'...

Risk of DVT for those spending long hours in front of computers

...ith possible fatal consequences. This condition is identical to what has been described as// the "economy class syndrome", that, in the past couple of years, had lead to death of few airline passengers who spent 12-16 hours cooped up in the cramped economy class seats of long-haul airlines. A team of New Zeal...

SARS research confirms link to animals

...e a corona virus that was 99.8 percent genetically identical to a virus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, in humans. Their findings suggest that the markets provide a venue for the animal (corona virus) viruses to amplify and transmit to new hosts, including humans and this is critically...

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