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Electric Field Therapy to Zap Cancerous Tumours

...they can cause severe side effects by damaging the intestinal lining and bone marrow, where normal cells divide quickly. "One of the advantages of TTF therapy is that only a small fraction of its electrical fields can penetrate into these sensitive tissues," Palti said. Researchers conducted a pilot study ...

Folicacid Fortification Very Beneficial

...B vitamin that is essential for cell growth. After intestinal absorption, folic acid is converted to methyltetrahydrofolate, found naturally in foods such as leafy green vegetables, legumes and citrus fruits. The body's response to folic acid appears to be complex, says Mason. While fortification of the food ...

Miraculous Recovery for Australian Child Whose Throat was Speared

...n damage or spinal injury and could suffer stroke, intestinal infection and eye problems. "I could put my index finger in the wound right through to the knuckle," pediatric surgeon Vincent Varjavandi said last week. "It ran up towards his brain but just fell short. It went between everything: his windpipe, ...

MS Drug Fails The Test For Treating Crohns Disease

...eat patients with Crohn's disease, a debilitating intestinal ailment. Results from drug trials that were included in an application to the European Medicines Agency were marked as "interesting but need more development". Now, an additional clinical trial proposed by the agency could take years and cost ...

Filipino Mothers Go Bare Protesting Against Milk Formula Companies

...es given breast milk develop fewer respiratory and intestinal diseases, and those given formula have a greater chance of developing asthma, allergies and obesity, the WHO has said. According to WHO studies up to 1.45 million children die annually in poor countries because of low breastfeeding rates....

River Blindness Becoming Drug Resistant

...dication ever. It is effective against most common intestinal worms (except tapeworms), most mites, and some lice, though it is not effective against fleas, ticks, flies, or flukes. It is effective against larval heartworms (the "microfilariae" that circulate in the blood) but not against adult heartworms (th...

Researchers Identify New Risk Marker for Obese Children

...gh levels of apoB48, a structural protein found in intestinal cholesterol. The children presented high levels ...He added that as we learn more about the effect of intestinal cholesterol, we will be better prepared to lay down treatments to prevent CVD. "For some people ex...

Scientists Develop Insulin Pill

... enhance the absorption of the insulin through the intestinal wall. Thereafter, the insulin is transported to the liver, where it creates a store that can be drawn on by the body. The researchers say that the mechanism by which the capsule carries insulin into the body approximates the behaviour of the pancre...

US Hospitals Increasingly Colonized by Drug-resistant Germs

... a bacterium that causes diarrhea and more serious intestinal conditions such as colitis. The Healthcare Commission had said it would carry out spot checks at 120 NHS trusts over the next year in its biggest ever programme of visits aimed at cutting rates of infection with MRSA and Clostridium difficile ....

Revealing the Secrets of Gut Ecosystem

...d picture of how these bacteria come and go in the intestinal tract during a childs first year of life. "I don...re going to do us harm." Before birth, the human intestinal tract is sterile, but babies immediately begin to acquire the microbial denizens of the gut from the...

Babys Poop is of Interest for Researchers

... baby had very different microbes colonizing their intestinal tracts at different stages. "This study emphasiz...despite the chaos of the early months, each baby's intestinal ecology remained unique but harbored dynamic, complex societies of microbes similar to that found in...

The American Dream Comes True for 105-year-old Cuban

...-old communist leader who has been recovering from intestinal surgery for almost one year. Beaming with pride, a US flag sewed onto his left shirt pocket, Temprana joined some 150 others in reciting the US pledge of allegiance, swearing to bear arms for the United States if called upon to do so. "Now I am A...

Smoking Influences Crohn's Disease

...gests that smoking may determine which part of the intestinal tract is attacked in those who suffer from Crohns disease. Where the disease is located often determines whether the patient will eventually require surgical treatment. In patients who smoke, Crohns disease tends to appear more frequently in the s...

Cataloging the Structural Variations in Human Genetics

... than normal quantities of other genes can lead to intestinal or kidney diseases. Variation in the number of genes or in gene regulation caused by structural rearrangements may also contribute to more common diseases. The million dollar question is what is the genetic basis of diseases like diabetes, hyperte...

Brickbats And Bouquets For U.S Prison Healthcare In-Charge

...ob is not one for "a wallflower or someone lacking intestinal fortitude." "It's the receiver's job to operate this system, and I suppose it's not surprising that there's a lot of resentment, especially by elected officials who are used to being able to control everybody they come in contact with," Sillen said...

Modern Medicine Originated in Egypt, Not Greece

...with hyoscyamus, which is still used today, and of intestinal carminatives with cumin and coriander. Further evidence showed that musculo-skeletal disorders were treated with rubefacients to stimulate blood flow and poultices to warm and soothe. They used celery and saffron for rheumatism, which are curren...

Intake of Polyphenol Speeds Up Fatty Acid Catabolism

...n metabolite had the opposite effect. Therefore in intestinal cells, quercetin had no effect on the activity of SIRT1. In experiments with fat cells, both quercetin and a quercetin metabolite were found to change the glucose use in the fat cell. Boer concluded that a change in the energy regulation might be...

Students Devise Oral Quick-dissolve Strips for Rotavirus Vaccine

...eveloping nations, where medical services to treat intestinal distress are not widely available. Rotavirus vaccine to prevent this illness is currently produced in a liquid or freeze-dried form that must be chilled for transport and storage, making it very expensive for use in impoverished areas. In addition, n...

Ways to Stop Organ Damage When Blood Flow Is Cut Off

... research will be beneficial to those experiencing intestinal ischemia, which she said can have a mortality rate of 70 percent to 100 percent. This research could also help heart attack and hemorrhage victims and those with lupus. Hemorrhage is similar to ischemia in certain ways, Fleming said. When one part ...

Experts to Develop New Weapons Against Food Poisoning

...acter the commonest cause of infectious bacterial intestinal disease in England and Wales, according to the Health Protection Agency. Campylobacters are found in poultry and other animals and cause millions of cases of food poisoning worldwide. The researchers intend to develop bacteriophage-based treatments...

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