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South Asian Sisters Bring Mental Illness Out of Closet

...s is erased". "We also hope that the pressure and isolation of family members whose loved ones suffer from mental illness will be eased and that they can find comfort in a taboo subject being brought to light in a humanistic and embracing way," adds Rehana. Asked in what way is South Asians' attitude to ment...

Tree Bark Compound Could Prevent Malaria

...riggered scientific interest, as Madagascar's long isolation from neighbouring countries has resulted in a unique mix of plants and animals. There is currently a shortage of treatments which target the malaria parasite after it migrates to the liver and before it reproduces into the bloodstream and infects ...

How Many Genes Does It Take to Learn? Lessons from Sea Slugs

...rogression of brain disorders do not take place in isolation - large clusters of genes within an untold amount of cells contribute to major neural events. "For the first time we provide a genomic dissection of the memory-forming network," said Leonid Moroz, a professor of neuroscience and zoology at the Uni...

RVF Kills 14 in Kenya

...been admitted at the Garissa Provincial Hospital's isolation unit – he added. However, the number of persons affected could be higher "because the symptoms of fever, headache, and muscle pain are also common in other diseases such as flu and malaria," he said. About RVF: RVF is endemic in Africa, natural...

Medical Science Miracles – Coming Your Wa

...ic cells, could be used to destroy cancer cells in isolation but with greater accuracy than radiotherapy. Recent discoveries shows that lasers could destroy fat but do not harm other types of cells, he said. Another prediction is the use of miniature telescopes that restore vision for patients with degenerat...

Reach Out at Christmas

...th friends and family, but for some it spells only isolation and despair,' Dr Yong said. 'The social circuit, gift-giving and family gatherings around Christmas and the new year can cause depression for those who are socially isolated. 'Even for people with families, bringing together different personaliti...

Genes That Allow Brain Cancer-Causing Stem Cells to Resist Treatment Identified

...ers at Cedars-Sinai’s Institute reported the first isolation of cancer stem cells in adult brain tumors. “Gliomas that are treated with chemotherapy recur with renewed resilience and aggression. Although the drugs kill most of the cells in the tumor, cancer stem cells may be left behind. In this study, we pr...

New Tool Being Tested to Halt Recurrence of Atrial Fibrillation

...mping problems in the heart, namely pulmonary vein isolation procedures, is that up until now, they’ve had to deliver the energy bursts to the tissue in a dot-by-dot catheter ablation procedure around the veins, almost like a string of pearls. “That can cause swelling, and when that swelling goes down, you may...

Gene Discovered by Researchers Tied to Pancreatic Cancer

...c cancer and those without the disease, led to the isolation of palladin on a particular region of chromosome 4. Dr. Kay L. Pogue-Geile, assistant director of microarray at the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project Laboratory in Pittsburgh, developed a customized DNA microarray to assess genes...

The GreeneChip- First Tool to Provide Differential Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases

...s for treatment of VHF are limited; however, rapid isolation if infected persons is critical to curb contagion. In contrast, human-to-human transmission is not a primary concern with malaria and early, specific therapy can have a profound effect on illness and death. The GreeneChip provides unprecedented oppor...

Odds Are That Gamblers Have More Health Problems

...he broader issues — that gambling doesn’t occur in isolation — is a potential outcome of this research,” said Cynthia S. Kerber, Ph.D., of Illinois Wesleyan University. This could help lead to earlier detection and treatment, said Kerber, who was not involved with the study. “Individuals often don’t know when ...

New Bird flu Strain Claims Refuted

... every domestic bird flu outbreak carrying out its isolation and gene sequence analysis. In 2005 and 2006, the lab had isolated some viruses in waterfowl in southern China that was reported to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). She said, "These vir...

Divorce affects women mentally and physically

...a decade. According to Lorenz, reasons like social isolation and comparatively poor job opportunities after divorce could be responsible for the illness reported a decade later. YT...

Myth of Type-A-Personality Linked to Heart Disease Busted

...the Michigan School of Public Health said that the isolation and relative stability, of Sardinia were the factors that were in favor of choosing this island for the genetic studies. Statistical analysis on the project was done by him and Michigan post-doctoral fellow Wei-Min Chen. Co-author David Schlessinge...

Gene linked to Hearing Loss in Aged Identified

... Elderly people are often subject to feelings of isolation because hearing loss makes it difficult for elderly people to communicate with friends and family, and can lead to them feeling increasingly isolated. At present there is no way that those at risk can be identified nor can the onset of hearing loss...

Study finds Unmarried Or Single Persons Stand The Risk Of Dying Early

...n had explained that evidence suggests that social isolation could increase the risk of premature death. He sai...g never married may be associated with more severe isolation because it is associated with greater isolation from children and other family.” Mary Toner, the ch...

Device Can "Battle" Hospital Infections

... to turn an ordinary hospital room into an instant isolation unit, Garvey said, or as large as necessary to install in a building's HVAC unit to provide purified air throughout an entire facility. Buffalo BioBlower's administrative office is in UB's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and L...

Boy Punished for being HIV positive

...ut to a hospital in the city and now finally to an isolation ward in AIIMS....

Mutation in the Envelope Gene May Be the Reason for the Development of HIV Linked Cognitive Decline

...ch means that the virus is replicating in relative isolation in these tissues, with very little exchange of genetic information between the two populations.’ The researchers also analyzed the sequences in search of a ‘genetic signature’ common to the CNS-specific viruses in all 18 individuals, recounts Pillai....

Early Diagnosis of Postpartum Depression Is Very Essential Among New Mothers

... depression. ‘Support groups also can decrease the isolation and stigma that depressed mothers can feel,’ Chaudron said. Understanding postpartum depression is critical to improving care for mothers and infants. Chaudron and her colleagues currently are conducting a variety of studies, including looking at the...

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