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Insecticide-treated Bed Nets to Combat Malaria in Older Children and Adults

..."Insecticide-treated nets can protect not only the individuals and households that use them, but also members of the surrounding community. This is because they kill adult mosquitoes directly or force them to undertake longer, more hazardous foraging expeditions in search of blood to feed on and aquatic habitats...

Impaired Odour Identification Predicts Cognitive Decline for the Elderly

...correct responses. The researchers say that 177 individuals developed mild cognitive impairment during the study, and the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment increased as odour identification decreased. According to them, participants who had scored below average on the odour identification test were...

One-third of Adults Have Had Some Form of Alcohol Use Disorder During Their Lifetimes

...valent among men, whites and younger and unmarried individuals while lifetime rates were highest among middle-aged Americans," the authors write. The study revealed that alcohol abuse among participants developed at an average age of 22.5, while dependence began at an average age of 21.9. It also showed that a...

Blood Protein may Hold Key to Why Healthy People Get Heart Attacks

...the blood vessels. "MPO levels help to identify individuals at increased risk for CAD when traditional risk screening fails," Dr. Boekholdt said. The findings of the study were published in the July issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC)....

Sea Snail Venom Paves Way for Potent New Painkiller

...drug, as it was created to lessen chronic pains in individuals that no longer responded to morphine therapy. The treatment is expected to block the calcium channels of the nerves that transmit pain signals in the body. It targets a particular subgroup known as N-type calcium channels , which play a role in som...

Chronic Insomnia can Lead to Anxiety Disorders and Depression

...a clinical point of view, these results imply that individuals reporting chronic insomnia, in addition to receiving adequate treatment for their sleep disturbance, should be carefully examined for the presence of anxiety disorder as well as depression," Neckelmann added. The researchers suggested that many men...

Chemical Injections for Fat Removal

...he findings could provide some comfort to stressed individuals who blame themselves for a weight gain that seems outsized given the food they eat, said Lydia Kuo, a medical student who earned her Ph.D. in physiology due to work on the study. This is the first study to show that stress has a direct effect on fa...

A Drug That Helps Cut Alcohol Craving

...ms have huge negative impacts on the well-being of individuals and families and cause enormous costs to society due to lost working days, accidents, treatment of alcohol-related disease, etcetera, said researcher Sakari Karhuvaara. Before the study, patients assigned to nalmefene treatment reported 15.5 averag...

Anchoring Lives Aboard Warship: Nimitz

...epartment delivers high-quality health care to all individuals on board the ship and is the casualty-receiving unit for the Nimitz CSG. The main objective is to maintain a high level of readiness to respond to any emergency situations, said Captain Michael C Manazir. The hospital corpsmen and healthcare profe...

Cat Exposure Increases Bronchial Responsiveness

... would find increased responsiveness only in those individuals who were exposed to cat allergen and whose blood t... to cats. But our study suggests that all allergic individuals have signs of asthmatic responses if exposed to cat allergen, even if blood tests show that they are...

Live Earth: How Global Warming Became Cool

...g scare. Thirty years ago, only a tiny number of individuals -- "climate scientists and the granola-and-sandals brigade," says US historian Spencer Weart -- took notice of the idea that unbridled burning of oil, gas and coal might eventually mess up the climate system. In fact, the apocalyptic fear of the mi...

New Strategy to Counter Problem Drinking

...ms have huge negative impacts on the well-being of individuals and families and cause enormous costs to society due to lost working days, accidents, treatment of alcohol-related disease, etcetera. Before the study, patients assigned to nalmefene treatment reported 15.5 average heavy drinking days each month. T...

Scientists Destroy Cancer Cells Using Electric Pulses

...g cancer and they hope to begin clinical trials on individuals with prostate cancer soon . The development of the process called irreversible electroporation (IRE) is a result of the efforts of Virginia Techbiomedical engineer Rafael V. Davalos and University of California bioengineering professor Boris Rubins...

Exercise Reduces Inflammation

...p, Vieira said. Thats one of the reasons why older individuals are more prone to develop inflammation-related dis...ate recovery following exercise. The quicker the individuals were able to get back to their resting heart rate after a strenuous exercise test was inversely rela...

Gene Expression in Blood may Hold Clues About Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

...ces in gene expression patterns in the blood of 15 individuals who either recovered promptly after acute glandular fever or developed prolonged illness called post-infective syndrome. Gene expression is significant because it is the process by which a genes DNA sequence is converted into the proteins that ulti...

Protein That Absorbs Lipids may Provide Future Weight-loss Strategies

...nts of this protein in different tissues, and some individuals don't have any of it," she added. The study has been published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry....

Liver Cancer More Prevalent in Males

...more likely to develop HCC than women; however, in individuals who are under 50, HCC is seen seven to 10 times more frequently in men. A similar or even more pronounced gender disparty is seen in mice. In order to understand the mechanisms underlying gender disparity in HCC, the UCSD researchers used a chemica...

Star Health Grants Boon To India's HIV-Affected

... to HIV patients and the difficulty in drawing the individuals out to take up a policy on their own , had forced Star Health to adopt the institutional route to offer this cover. In addition, the company has also come out with a product called `Red Carpet' for senior citizens. It offers hospitalization benefi...

A New Study Throws Limelight in HIV Vaccine Production

... group of chronically HIV-infected, treatment-nave individuals for whom HLA class-1 typing and HIV RNA genotyping were performed.Microsoft Research provided personnel and advanced software tools to perform highly sophisticated statistical analysis. Algorithms developed by David Heckerman, lead researcher of t...

Gays and Lesbians can Obtain asylum in US on Grounds of Harassment and Abuse

...e U.S. government as a category that might subject individuals to persecution in their homeland, just as if they were political dissidents in a dictatorship or religious minority members in a theocracy. But although petitioning for asylum on the basis of sexual orientation has become far easier since 1994, whe...

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