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Long-Term Survival can be Predicted by a Simple Lung Test

...ry defense organ against environmental toxins, and impaired pulmonary function could lead to decreased tolerance against these environmental toxins."...

Levothyroxine Thyroid Hormone Replacement, Approved for Hypothyroidism

...in children and, in those born with this disorder, impaired intellectual development if this disorder is not promptly and adequately treated. Symptoms of hypothyroidism in children and adults include fatigue, cold intolerance, dry skin, lethargy and weight gain....

Researchers urge caution in using ear tube surgery

...rception that children with liquid in the ear have impaired hearing, which could impact language and neurological development. "Two and 3-year-old children are learning sounds and words and we wonder if some children are going around hearing muffled sounds," said Dr. James Perrin, with MassGeneral Hospital f...

Increase in sugar...decrease in brain function!!!

...e can demonstrate that performance of the brain is impaired in the short term when a patient has too much blood sugar. Once you get above a blood glucose level of about 270, the brain starts to show evidence of slowing down. A similar thing happens when you get to a level of less than 80. The brain works opti...

Alzheimer cure

...hese diseases, transport of NGF to these areas was impaired as the mice aged. What's more, infusing NGF into areas close to the vulnerable cells reversed the damage. A gene therapy trial in humans, where NGF is being delivered to the basal forebrain, is already underway - to show whether the treatment is sa...

Supplement helps cardiac surgery

...is a common risk, especially for patients who have impaired immunity.Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh report on the use of a nutritional supplement which enhances the immune system in patients undergoing surgery.// A group of 50 patients who had either a weak heart, over 70, or scheduled for mitr...

Male infertility in relation to pesticide

...rocess of sperm formation was shown to be severely impaired among pesticide manufacturers and agricultural workers. ...

Drug abuse leads to long standing changes in the brain

...hanges in the human brain that are associated with impaired memory and motor coordination, according to a study published in theAmerican Journal of Psychiatry. Researchers found that these effects are seen even in methamphetamine addicts who have been off the drug for 10 months or more.// A second study by th...

New Drug ALT-711 decreases blood vessel stiffness

...vated systolic blood pressure, stiff arteries, and impaired kidney function. The ability to reduce vascular stiffness could have a major influence on reducing deaths from heart disease. For the current study, investigators at nine U.S. clinical centers recruited 93 people over the age of 50 who showed evide...

Health at heights

... can lead to cyanosis (where the skin turns blue), impaired cerebral function, and death. Fluid build-up in the brain causes high altitude cerebral oedema. Symptoms include headache, loss of co-ordination, weakness, and decreasing levels of consciousness including, disorientation, loss of memory, hallucinati...

Avoid stress to have strong babies

...". Only 5% in the less anxious group had similarly impaired uterine artery blood flow. One of the study authors, Dr Vivette Glover, a reader in perinatal psychobiology, said the size differences recorded were small - around 12%. But she said research had indicated that even small variations could have a pot...

Depression a possible danger in elderly

...e depressed patients. The effect may be direct - impaired immunity may result from depression, for instance. Or it may be an indirect behavioural effect, with depressed patients being less motivated to take medication or otherwise follow medical directions. Another possibility is that depression is a sympto...

Cure for sleepless nights

...insomnia can cause extreme fatigue during the day, impaired functioning, reduced quality of life and increase the risk of suffering from clinical depression or being admitted to a hospital. The study, led by Charles Morin of the Université Laval in Quebec and funded by the National Institute of Mental Healt...

Cure for blindness

A new ray of hope for visually- impaired patients.Retinal cell transplants can restore vision in blind rats, thereby opening up new possibilities for them. Researchers at the University of Texas, have transplanted human retinal cells into rats born with a predisposition to blindness.// Expe...

Vitamin E decreases high blood pressure in kidney failure

...rs at the University of Texas, find that rats with impaired kidneys// and high blood pressure produce large a...roperties. Previously, levels of nitric oxide were impaired in the kidney-damaged rats. The study opens up the exciting possibility that you might be able to tr...

FDA Approves New Anti-Clotting Drug

...rixtra is not to be used in patients with severely impaired kidney function or in patients who weigh less than 110 pounds, because they may have an increased risk for serious bleeding. Elderly patients also may be more likely to experience serious bleeding complications. In addition, the labeling for this p...

High Cholesterol linked to Alzheimer’s diseas

...to confusion, personality and behavior changes and impaired judgment. Communication becomes more difficult as the disease progresses. Having high cholesterol appears to be bad for more than the heart - it may also increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The study raises the possibility that the...

Chemical in Gila monster's saliva yields Alzheimer drug

...to confusion, personality and behavior changes and impaired judgment. Communication becomes more difficult as the disease progresses, leaving those affected struggling to find words, finish thoughts or follow directions. Eventually, most people with Alzheimer’s disease become unable to care for themselves. ...

Clotting Protein plays a role in nerve repair

...n lead to numbness, muscle weakness and stiffness, impaired vision and coordination problems. In nerves outside the brain or spinal cord, loss of myelin can also occur after an injury. Previous research has shown that fibrin gathers in the lesions of people with multiple sclerosis, but the protein's role in ...

Dementia linked to HIV

... therapy. Participants were considered cognitively impaired if they had poor scores on at least two of seven different neuropsychological tests. Researchers found that addition to the protective effect of antiretroviral therapy, people with higher educational levels were less likely to suffer from cognitive ...

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