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The cocaine danger

... a complement cascade. This occurs when there is a jump in the body's production of complement proteins. These proteins normally form in response to invading microorganisms, and build up on cell membranes causing them to break apart. In a sense, the body is seeing the drug as a foreign body, or germ. Whe...

New guidelines for dealing with post traumatic stress disorder

...oners are asked to be watchful and waiting and not jump into early psychological intervention. Only after this the physicians need to intervene when the patients are diagnosed with depression, suicidal tendencies, addiction, medically unexplained physical symptoms, or dissociative disorders after a month ...

Antibiotic, Gene Therapy Help Treat Angina

...e therapy essentially worked like jumper cables to jump start new blood vessel growth. This in turn improved blood flow during exercise, explained cardiologist Dr. Robert Engler, a consultant to Collateral Therapeutics -- the company that developed Ad5-FGF4. Engler is professor emeritus of medicine at the...

Glivec the hot cancer drug from Novartis

...g, Glivec's success led to Novartis reported a 24% jump in first-quarter operating earnings, to $1.4 billion, on sales of $5.7 billion. The stock has climbed 15% since mid-March and continues to outperform the industry. Glivec was first approved for treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia. It is the first...

The Potential Of Cadaver Transplantation Programme In India

...ears. India is today on the threshold of taking a jump from being a developing nation towards a developed...llion. India today is on the threshold of taking a jump from a developing nation towards a developed nation. This is the dream of many proud Indians includi...

Sharp Increase Of The Deadly Diseases In Delhi

... symptoms should be neglected, but the tendency to jump into an antibiotics course without qualified medical advice has to be overcome." While he usually treats 8-10 viral patients a day, Bagai says the number has now soared to 30-35 a day. The number of admissions of viral cases too has doubled, from a...

Robo-Dog To Monitor Your Calorie Intake

...ou have stuck to your daily calories, the dog will jump up and down, robo-dog will wag it is tail, play cheerful music and flash brightly colored lights that stud its 50 cm high body. But if you have taken high fat foods like potato chips or cheese cake, it will move ponderously and play sorrowful music. ...

RNA Nanotechnology To Rescue Cancer Patients In Future

...ry promising, but we still have several hurdles to jump before we can test this therapy on people," Guo said. "First and foremost, we must ensure that it is as safe as we think it is. Some RNA can be toxic to noncancerous cells as well, and though our nanoparticles appear to go straight to the cancer cell...

Resilin Protein from Flea can be used for cardiovascular disease

...in. Resilin in flea is found to// help the flea to jump and leap at incredible heights and it also helps the flies to beat their wings at an incredible speed of 200 times/second. Scientists have taken the genes responsible for resilin from the flea and cultured them in the bacteria E.coli and found that...

Urban Monkeys Source Of Virus Infections

...could represent a little-known path for viruses to jump the species barrier from monkeys to humans and eventually cause human disease. It is known that HIV in humans, is believed to have originated as a primate virus and jumped the species barrier to humans when African bushmeat hunters came into contact ...

Christmas trees to yield key Tamiflu ingredient

...za virus, morphing into a deadly strain that could jump between people like the common cold. After being rejected as a Tamiflu supplier by Swiss drug maker F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., which has a patent for the drug, Biolyse thought of making shikimik acid. The price of shikimik acid has soared to more th...

India Prepares Itself For H5N1

...nsible for this. The virus is however likely to jump from one species to another in the near future, and mutate into a human virus, after which it will spread rapidly. India is particularly vulnerable as it has a large number of ducks which can contract the disease from migratory birds and pass it on t...

Food allergy rise attributed to Celebrities

...eness is improving, it’s crucial that people don’t jump to conclusions based on what they’ve heard or read. Excluding particular food groups can upset a balanced and healthy diet. Avoiding dairy products may result in low calcium intake, which can affect bone health. We strongly recommend [seeking] profes...

Contraceptive Pills Don’t Result In Weight Gai

...that beginning of the use of the pill leads to any jump in weight gain. There are many brands of the pill on the market, but all contain a synthetic version of the hormone progesterone, usually together with synthetic oestrogen, which stop the body's natural production of these hormones and prevent ovulat...

Deer once again in trouble, due to deer disease!

...long incubation period, and if chronic wasting did jump species into humans there is no telling how that disease would present itself, he said. "There is no evidence of CWD transmission to human hunters," CDC medical epidemiologist Dr. Ermias Belay said. "But studies are limited." He said he wouldn't hes...

Medicare Drug Plans Are Onerous and Restrictive

...nificant hurdles that patients and physicians must jump over before getting their medications. Dr. Kerr said the Medicare plans were more noticeable because Medicare beneficiaries are high users of prescription drugs. Dr. Steven A. Levenson of Towson, Md., president-elect of the American Medical Directo...

Genetic Reasons behind Change in One’s Blood Pressur

...nother three or four years, there is another large jump in new genetic effect. He said that there are a new set of genes that show up during puberty and then afterwards these genes remain consistent from that point onward. Dr. Snieder talks about the need for the identification of genes responsible for ...

Gene alteration observed in children turning into adults

...nother three or four years, there is another large jump in new genetic effect. We need to know what the genes are to develop new medications and treatments and this shows that at different ages there appear to be different genes,' says Dr. Snieder, who already is working to identify some genes that may in...

Mama’s milk on sal

...ng Association of North America has seen donations jump 131 % in the past six years. The same standards as blood banks are used said Francis Jones, the group’s board chair and director of the milk bank at the British Columbia Women’s Hospital in Vancouver. Jones said that they make sure that the mothers k...

Increase in the Demand for Artificial Joints

...hat the demand for artificial hips is estimated to jump 174 % over the same period to 572,000 a year. The Chicago Tribune reported that previously artificial joints were not available to individuals who had joint problems. Due to this they were crippled. Dr. Joshua J. Jacobs, associate chairman of ortho...

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