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PRIMARY PULMONARY HYPERTENSION GENE DISCOVERED

...hough there may be more than one cause of PPH, the identification of a gene that is associated with the inherited form of the disease takes us one step closer to understanding its causes and provides essential information that should lead to the design of more effective therapies for this devastating condition. Mor...

Beer vitamin protects heart

...ite disease as so much of research are going on in identification of the risk factors. As a result of such ongoing research, hyperhomocysteinemia (increased levels of homocysteine in blood) is considered to be one of the risk factors.// Dr. O Mayer Jr and colleagues from Charles University in Pilsen, Czech Republi...

Bar Codes For Prescribed Drugs

...ould be matched to bar codes on patients' hospital identification bracelets to prevent giving the wrong dose or the wrong medicine. The bar codes would include such information as a unique product code number, a lot number and an expiration date. Such information would not only facilitate matching, but would aid ...

Genes for Vision discovered

...is reported in the journal Cell, could lead to the identification of genes which, when mutated, cause these degenerative diseases. According to Connie Cepko, HMS professor of genetics and senior author of the study the search for disease genes was cut by 100-fold. People at risk for inherited retinal disease - ...

Unpredictable Premature Birth

...e frequency of uterine contractions do not improve identification of women likely to give birth early. Alternative methods such as measuring the cervix or analysing// foetal fibronectin were also found to have little bearing on premature birth, suggesting that it is almost impossible to predict when this is likely ...

DNA of deceased ones stored in Funeral Homes

...rinting services for children so that parents have identification on record should the unthinkable happen. According to Klett, DNA would be a better profile for children, with this new technology....

Suicide risk high in 12-17 Age Group

...ective way to prevent suicide is through the early identification and treatment of those at risk. But only 36 percent of youths at risk for suicide during the past year received mental health treatment during this same time period.'' White, black, Hispanic and Asian youths reported similar rates of suicide risk, t...

Barcodes to become newborns' ID

... system has been developed to prevent mix-ups over identification of newborn babies. The system, which records the fingerprints of newborns as barcodes, has been introduced in the maternity ward of La Zarzuela Hospital in Madrid, Spain. As soon as babies are born, their fingerprints, and those of their// mothers, ...

More signs to an approaching migraine attack

...rs whostudied 97 people with migraine attacks that identification of these symptomswould give new insights into the condition and also help manage it better.// The group of 97 participants were given a hand-held electronic diary to recordsymptoms of the attack on a daily basis for three months. The researchers fou...

Scientists open the book of life

...archers now will use the sequences to try to speed identification of genes that cause cancer, diabetes, heart disease and other disorders and then to develop drugs that either prevent or treat the disorders....

Pharmacist’s Role in Medication Error

...ate in medical rounds with doctors resulted in the identification and prevention of nearly 5,000 medication errors over more than four years.// The study was conducted in a cardiology ward in the hospital, an area where previous studies have shown a high risk for severe adverse drug events. During the study period...

Mad Cow Disease Might Be Linked to Blood Transfusions

...ysis shows that is unlikely. Researchers say, “The identification of a case of vCJD who received a blood transfusion from a donor who later died of vCJD raises the possibility that this infection was transfusion transmitted.” The second study, conducted in monkeys, found the BSE prion is transmitted just as effec...

The Use Of Antibiotics Questioned

...inue to be necessary in children to ensure optimal identification of GAS pharyngitis [strep throat]....

Risks Of An Enlarged Heart

...m develops. At present with the latest technology identification of disease causing genes and the ability to identify at risk patients and prevent sudden death has greatly improved. Thus researchers say with a better understanding of the disease process, targeted treatments to treat symptoms and prevent disease d...

HIV Screening May Increase Patient Life Span

...are unaware of their HIV-positive // status. Early identification of HIV is critical. Without treatment, a delay in diagnosis may result in irreversible damage. Two new studies show screening for human immunodeficiency virus is affordable and can prolong life for many patients. Researchers reported expanded HIV s...

Inflammation reduced by consuming oily fish

...ch as salmon or mackerel. This is supported by the identification of an anti – inflammatory lipid in humans derived from an essential fatty acid in fish oil. Fatty fish is known to contain large amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. Eating fatty fish is beneficial to patients with cardiovascular disease, arthritis, Alz...

Hope For Those With Pancreatic Cancer

According to researchers the identification of a key molecule that controls the growth, spread and survival of pancreatic cancer cells // could be a promising step toward new and better treatment options for pancreatic cancer . Researchers say they have discovered what role the GSK-3 Beta mol...

New food guide for people fighting excess weight

...gies, and other veggies for easy understanding and identification with the vegetable group for common man. Obesity is a growing problem world wide and the new diet plan is all set to restrict the health hazards of obesity in people by providing a personalized diet schedule....

Test for prenatal chromosomal abnormalities using cervical swab

...e may be giving rise to Down’s syndrome etc. early identification of which is essential. This test will be the first of its kind, being noninvasive test for chromosomal abnormalities, and may be used for both low risk and high risk pregnancies. The method of testing is also fast and quick, with results made availa...

Early detection of bed sores possible

...n behavior of the cells. Researchers feel that the identification of the beta-catenin function leading to bedsores can be used in the predictive fashion to predict which of the wounds will turn chronic. Reference: American Journal of Pathology, July 2005...

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