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Human Genome Project Achieves Technological Triumph

...s what we are and determines our susceptibility to illnesses like cancer or diabetes. Mapping involves three separate steps: sequencing, assembling and annotating the genes. In the sequencing phase, researchers identified the approximate 3.5 billion chemical letters (A, C, G, T) that make up human DNA,the buil...

Water - The silent killer!!!

The world health organization says, water related illnesses claim up to 3 million lives a year. WHO released a report to coincide with World Water Day on 22nd of March. The report says most of those who die are children and much of the suffering is needless. People in the developing world are particularly at ...

Diabetes and Depression often go hand-in-hand

...n order to more firmly establish how often the two illnesses occur together. The study shows that depression is a separate illness that frequently “co-occurs” with diabetes, and some research suggests depression often precedes and helps triggers the onset of diabetes. Depression-related behaviours such as ov...

Half of world's children are passive smokers - damning disclosure from WHO

...ng that it can cause "asthma and other respiratory illnesses in children" and also has been implicated with sudden infant death syndrome and middle ear infections". The WHO says 11,000 people die every day, due to causes related to smoking and the figure is expected to more than double by2020, if current tren...

A new growth factor identified

...he finding could lead the way toward treatment for illnesses affecting these glands. The endocrine glands produce various hormones such as ovaries, testicles, pancreas, pituitary and thyroid.// Scientists have known for several years, that a specific protein called VEGF triggers new blood vessel growth throug...

Exercises reduce risks of cancers

...s also well recognised as protective against other illnesses such as heart disease....

More about HIV

... the individual becomes susceptible to a myriad of illnesses and major diseases. Here is what the typical immun...ient develops one of many different infections and illnesses associated with AIDS.Stage IV: Progression to AIDS. T4 cell count falls below 200. As the immune sys...

Zinc supplements improve survival rate

...pplements had less diarrhoea and pneumonia. Such illnesses can be especially serious for infants, and are more common in babies with low birth weights, who also might be more prone to zinc deficiency. Providing the supplements, which cost about 30 cents a month, would be an easy, inexpensive way to address a...

Acute Measles Supresses HIV Replication

...nfected children who did not have measles or other illnesses and with samples from children with measles, but not HIV. "Measles is a very immunosuppressive virus. It results in many secondary infections and is a major cause of death among children. Our findings show that measles also triggers intense immune ...

Down syndrome life anticipation doubles

... at birth or soon after," she said. "Respiratory illnesses which are common in children with Down syndrome would not have been treated as vigorously as in others, and they were on the bottom of the list for cardiac surgery until the mid 1980s. Growing up at home has meant better healthcare, better nutrition ...

Liver key to extending life

...." Professor Le Couteur said that many age-related illnesses were caused by toxins and fats and that this is where his interest in the liver came from. The liver's role in the body is to process blood coming from the gut by absorbing nutrients, metabolising fats, and processing toxins. "Previous to our resea...

Vitamin C maintains healthy lungs

...als may be involved in asthma and COPD, a group of illnesses that includes bronchitis and emphysema. Exactly how antioxidants keep lungs healthy is uncertain, though they are known to neutralize DNA-ravaging compounds called free radicals that contribute to aging and disease. Tricia M. McKeever and colleagues...

Healing environment aids mental problem

... spending time in an Indian temple improves mental illnesses as much as conventional medication. Reserchers in a new study, India, looked at how traditional healing practices might help those with mental disorder.// The temple of Muthuswamy in South India has long been a healing centre for those with a mental ...

Breast Cancer risk for women on dopamine antagonists

...ts, i.e. anti-psychotics, for either psychiatric// illnesses or other conditions, may have an increased risk of breast cancer. The study involved about 52,000 women who were taking dopamine antagonists and 55,000 women who were not. The two groups were compared for breast cancer rates. It was found that women...

Treatment for cholesterol-related illnesses likely with the discovery of receptor in mice

...hat understanding and treating cholesterol-related illnesses in humans may now be easier with the discovery of ...rther added that CTX and other cholesterol-related illnesses could be treated or possibly even prevented with existing drugs like rifampicin and St. John's Wort,...

Depression Weighs Heaviest on the Elderly

...re often fatal.// And while depression and related illnesses afflict 20 percent of America's elderly, only a fraction are getting the treatment they need. "Depression kills not just through suicide," says Barry Lebowitz, director of treatment research at the National Institute of Mental Health. "[Elderly] peo...

Chronic Diseases said to Cause Falls in the Elderly

..., depression, and arthritis were among the chronic illnesses reported and were associated with higher odds of falling. More than 70 percent of the women were taking at least one drug and more than 15 percent were taking five or more drugs at the time of the study. However, researchers found no link between th...

The Reason For Depression in Adolescents

...ents may have introduced side effects of long-term illnesses or treatment. Researchers say these conclusions should be considered preliminary, considering the small sample sizes used however they plan to do future experiments with larger numbers of individuals and to study the size of the hippocampus as depre...

A Solution For Patients Suffering From Shingles

... minutes long. Tai chi has also been shown to help illnesses such as Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia and arthritis. Specialists say that as we age, or as we experience declines in our immune function, this virus can express itself and produce a very painful rash. The rash however clear...

Studying The Effectiveness Of Cough Syrups

...medications have a place in the treatment of these illnesses for children....

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