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Pesticide impairs male reproductive function

...in some Mexican workers suggest that pesticide can impair male reproductive function. The human body metabolises DDT to DDE. An international team of researchers took blood samples from 24 men aged 16 to 28 who had not been exposed to DDT in their work. In these men the high DDE levels correlated to low le...

Male contraceptive in trial

...hater says he is confident the injections will not impair long-term fertility.Trial participants will receive the injections for up to 18 months, with the trials to be extended to India and China if the results are successful....

Health at heights

...ature of their challenge. Exhaustion can severely impair performance, and is caused by insomnia, illness, stress and overwork. Although the cabin is heated to 15°C, temperatures outside are well below freezing - and the higher they go, the colder it gets. Should the cabin's heating systems fail, the balloo...

Smoking can depreciate intellegence

...onditions which narrow and harden the arteries and impair blood supply to all parts of the body, including the brain. The researchers suggest that this may explain why smoking has an impact on intellect. The study also found that people who drank moderately before the age of 65 were marginally less likely ...

Zinc supplements improve survival rate

... if taken by pregnant women. Zinc deficiencies can impair the body's ability to fight disease, and previous research has also shown that preschoolers given zinc supplements had less diarrhoea and pneumonia. Such illnesses can be especially serious for infants, and are more common in babies with low birth ...

Eye colour is a component in cataract

...ether, causing cloudiness. Cataract can severely impair vision and the only treatment is to remove the faulty lens and insert an implant. In this study, people who had brown eyes turned out to be 70 per cent more likely to develop a cataract than those with blue eyes. What is more, the brown-eyed particip...

Injection supports Heart Devices

...as thrombolytic therapy, dissolve blood clots that impair blood flow. The device used in the study, the recently introduced MicroMed DeBakey VAD, differs from other LVADs in that it generates a continuous blood flow rather than a pulsing one. The advantage over similar devices is smaller size and less nois...

Severe stress weakens immunity

...e to illness. It's widely believed that stress may impair health, although the underlying// mechanisms are not clear. Now researchers at Washington University in the US reveal that exposure to chronic stress has a specific effect on immunity. When an inflammatory response is set up - in response to infect...

Acupuncture for cystitis in women

...urinating. It's common among women and can greatly impair their quality of life. Terje Alraek of the University of Bergen, Norway, describes a new approach to the treatment of cystitis in women. He gave a group of 90 women who were prone to cystitis either acupuncture or no treatment at all, looking at th...

Can one get addicted to fast food?

... caused by the fast foods, in the body, that could impair the ability to control eating. As people start gaining weight due to a steady fast food diet, they become more resistant to a brain peptide called galanin that stimulates eating// and to leptin, a hormone which is strongly linked to weight and appeti...

Anxiety following heart attacks not adequately managed

...llowing aheart attack and if left untreated it may impair patients' recovery. Theresearchers have now developed an easy-to-administer tool that will assesspatient's level of anxiety and help doctors treat them accordingly....

In Chronic Diseases - Poor compliance of Patients with drug treatment

...ion. "Taken together, these direct consequences impair the ability of health care systems around the world to achieve population health goals." The adherence problem is set to expand as the worldwide burden of chronic diseases increases. Noncommunicable diseases (e.g. cardiovascular disease, cancer, di...

Babies Brains Are more Fragile

...r brain function, and nerve cell damage, which can impair thinking, sensation and other mental functions. "We found that when the head contacted a firm surface before the body, significant rotational motions were produced," researcher Susan Margulies says in a news statement. Margulies and her colleagues ...

Anemia Treatment for Cancer Patients

...or survival. On the contrary, erythropoietin might impair disease control when manifest cancer is irradiated." He calls for further research on the drug to include careful measures of cancer control and survival, along with additional study into why treatment for anemia would impact these factors in the fir...

Anemia Treatment for Cancer Patients

...or survival. On the contrary, erythropoietin might impair disease control when manifest cancer is irradiated." He calls for further research on the drug to include careful measures of cancer control and survival, along with additional study into why treatment for anemia would impact these factors in the fir...

Anemia Treatment for Cancer Patients Might Not be a Good Idea.

...or survival. On the contrary, erythropoietin might impair disease control when manifest cancer is irradiated. However further research is in progress on this subject....

Head injury X-rays may actually be causing harm

...ts have shown that even low doses of radiation can impair intellectual development. The doses involved are typical of those used in CT scans, which may sometimes be done to check if there is any damage after a bump on the head. The authors of the research say that CT scanning after minor head trauma now ...

Anger Could Be Linked To Weight Gain

...n to weight gain, high levels of cortisol can also impair learning, memory and sleeping patterns in teens. However researchers suggests further examination of factors leading to adolescent weight gain, not just limiting studies to diet and exercise but those that look at the broader sociological picture n...

Epilepsy Drugs Found To Lead To Bone Loss

...ing to bone loss, but they speculate the drugs may impair the body’s ability to metabolize vitamin D or absorb calcium....

Alcohol linked to loss of memory

... alcohol daily for even as less as eight weeks can impair your memory and other cognitive functions like learning. Researchers from St. Louis University School of Medicine said that not only the memory gets affected; the cognitive impairment can remain even after quitting drinking. The researchers had test...

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