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Smoking Speeds Up Muscle Loss

... the muscle protein synthesis machinery - probably impairing day to day upkeep of muscle. We are all well aware of the ill affects of smoking on the lungs but our study reveals yet another cause of ill-health associated with smoking. Hopefully the UK smoking ban will encourage people to quit while they are sti...

New Data Reinforces Correlation Between Carbohydrate Quality and Loss of Vision

... out, the number of people in the US with visually impairing AMD is expected to double and reach three million by 2020. "Our results support our hypothesis," says Taylor, "that dietary glycemic index, which has been related to the risk of diabetes, is also associated with the risk and severity of AMD." Taylo...

Too Much White Rice, Pasta and Bread may Increase Chances of AMD

... out, the number of people in the US with visually impairing AMD is expected to double and reach three million by 2020. "Our results support our hypothesis," says Taylor, "that dietary glycemic index, which has been related to the risk of diabetes, is also associated with the risk and severity of AMD." Tayl...

Talcum Powder Curbs Lung Tumor Risk

...omes permanently adhered to the chest wall without impairing the patients breathing. The effects of the procedure, called medical thoracoscopy with talc pleurodesis, are immediate and last a lifetime. Shortness of breath is a horrible way to die, Antony said. The procedure spares the patient and the family t...

Cellular Cues Identified for Stroke Recovery

...ygen. Brain cells can be seriously damaged or die, impairing local brain function. // But the brain is a battler. Within weeks of a stroke, new blood vessels begin to form, and, like marching ants, newly born neurons migrate long distances to the damaged area to aid the regeneration process. What’s not know...

New Sleep Medication not Effective for Treating Abuse or Cognitive Impairment

...er subjects (who are especially susceptible to the impairing effects of benzodiazepine receptor agonists), and in persons requiring minimal interference with arousal response (e.g., on-call workers and patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Furthermore, ramelteon may be a safe first-line medicat...

Go Green with Popeye: Learn why his eyes pop out for spinach!

...rm that low levels of macular pigment can cause in impairing vision. The scientists are of the opinion that people deficient in the macular pigment, could resort to consuming lutein or zeaxanthin supplements, while also consuming vegetables rich in carotenoids, that will assist in keeping macular degenerati...

Drugs Activating PXR May Help In Treating Niemann-Pick type C disease

...e lysosomes disrupts creation of these byproducts, impairing the cell's ability to sense its own cholesterol levels. As a result, cells continue to make and take in cholesterol even after their cholesterol levels are already dangerously high. This buildup has toxic effects on an important class of brain cel...

Regular Exercise Is Essential To Keep Arteries Healthy

...ries. As the plaques enlarge, the arteries narrow, impairing blood flow. If a plaque ruptures, a blood clot forms that can block the artery completely, killing the cells that depend on that artery’s blood supply. If this happens in an artery leading to the heart or brain, the result is a heart attack or stroke...

UIC Study Throws Light On Sexual Assaults

...e substances are taken voluntarily by the victims, impairing their ability to make decisions," Negrusz said. "In other cases the substances are given to the victims without their knowledge, which may decrease their ability to identify a dangerous situation or to resist the perpetrator." In about 80 percent o...

Diet Can Influence Your Mental Health As Well

...e in the amount of saturated body fat in the body, impairing the effective functioning of the brain. The consumption of healthy food items such as vegetables and fish (omega-3 fatty acids) has declined considerably over the past 50 years. This kind of an unhealthy diet system could be attributed to an increa...

The Use Of Implants After Breast Cancer Questioned

...ystem and reduce blood flow to the breast, thereby impairing cell and tumor growth. Previous research has shown that breast implants do not have a negative impact on a cancer patient’s health in the short term. However, long-term studies have not been done. A more recent study done included more than 4,000 wo...

Drugs disrupt formation of blood vessels

...ould have occurred. All four drugs were effective, impairing growth by between 60% and 88%. Dr Hanahan said: "Our findings are encouraging about the potential value of angiogenesis inhibitors for treating cancer; we believe we can do even better."...

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