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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...s of plaques and tangles form. The risk that these lesions will cause dementia increases with age; half of al...ional damage from occurring and to repair existing lesions in people who already have symptoms of Alzheimer’s. In the process, they are attempting to answer t...

Inability to Recognize Familiar Smells Could Signal Alzheimers

... Monday. Scientists already know that the first lesions of the degenerative brain disease tend to show up in an area of the brain that is home to olfactory senses. Doctors at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago tested 589 people aged between 54 to 90, and asked them to identify 12 common odors...

Combination of Bronchoscopic Techniques is Very Effective for Lung Lesions

...scopy (ENB)-- in the diagnosis of peripheral lung lesions has been shown to be more effective than either pr...e and minimally invasive biopsy of peripheral lung lesions new appears feasible. The results of the prospective, randomized and multicenter trial were report...

Genetic Disease Causes hearing loss

... tumors in the retina of the eye and in the brain; lesions and cysts can also develop in other parts of the body). ELSTs are associated with significant dysfunction of hearing and balance, including sudden irreversible hearing loss. The mechanisms and appropriate treatments for this disorder are not well u...

Gadrasil Could Prove Effective in Men too

...ed with HPV are more susceptible to developing the lesions that lead to cervical cancer. So the plan is to inoculate girls as young as possible, before they've had sex, hence the FDA decision to allow the drug on girls as young as nine, or when they are in Grade 4. Not surprisingly, perhaps, the suggesti...

Kaposi Sarcoma Arise from Multiple Cells

...t is also not known if the clonal [Kaposi sarcoma] lesions identified in this study were more aggressive and less likely to respond to therapy, Gill writes. Contact: Article: Antoine Gessain, agessain@pasteur.fr, +33 0145688937 Editorial: Parkash Gill, parkashg@hsc.usc.edu, (323) 865-3909...

Mild Stress During Pregnancy may Worsen Offspring's Risk of Cerebral Palsy

... offspring born from stressed mothers showed brain lesions about twice as big as those in offspring of unstressed mothers. "Determining the impact of gestational stress on the incidence of cerebral palsy would be of paramount interest. Limiting stress during human pregnancy might prove to be a cost-effici...

Intensive Training of Young Tennis Players Causes Spinal Damage

...ctures known as pars lesions. Three of the 10 pars lesions in nine players were complete fractures. Twenty three players had early signs of diseased facet joint (arthropathy), causing moderate permanent degeneration in nine of them. Facet joints help the spine bend backwards. At 70%, the rate of facet joi...

Gene Study Throws Up New Targets for Leishmaniasis

...osal leishmaniasis results in painful, crater-like lesions on the skin. Visceral leishmaniasis, which affects the spleen and liver, causing fever and weight loss, is fast becoming an opportunistic disease among people whose immune systems have been compromised by the AIDS virus. The study appears on Sunday...

Software Improvements in Breast MRI Scans

...nter did a retrospective examination of 154 breast lesions deemed suspicious by radiologists that were only v... that is highlighted by region-of-placement. The lesions in the study had been identified and biopsied during 2001-2004 and came from 125 women ages 27-86. T...

Gene Therapy for Parkinsons Disease

...the disease. Decades ago, surgeons began to make lesions in parts of the brain involved in the disease, which lessened symptoms. Fetal stem cell surgery was pioneered in Parkinson's patients. And in the past decade, the deep brain stimulation has worked in as many as 70 percent of patients who have opted f...

Ultrasound Better Than Biopsy for Breast Examination

...ltrasound also identifies a large number of breast lesions that are suspicious but may or may not be cancerou... for biopsy. ACS reports that 80 percent of breast lesions biopsied are found to be benign. According to recently introduced Breast Imaging Reporting and Dat...

Vaccine Ninety Percent Effective Against Cervical Cancer

...percent efficacy against the kind of pre-cancerous lesions that are a precursor to full-blown cervical cancer. "The vaccine is effective, well-tolerated and immunogenic" -- meaning it produces an immune response -- "in a broad population of young adult women," said University of Helsinki professor Jorma Pa...

New Cervical Cancer Test Increases the Detection Rate of Abnormal Cells

...the TPI also increased detection of low-grade cell lesions and the researchers conclude this could result in higher rates of further testing. On the other hand, they say, together with the finding of improved detection of moderate and severe changes (CIN2 and CIN3), it does raise the possibility that the i...

Higher Intake of Calcium and Vitamin D Linked With Brain Lesions in Older People

... age 71). All the subjects had at least some brain lesions of varying sizes, including the extremely miniscul...y more likely to have higher total volume of brain lesions as measured across numerous MRI scans. Age, hypertension, and other medical conditions - all fact...

New Laser Offers Alternative to Surgery in Treating Voice Disorders

..., papillomas (vocal cord growths) and precancerous lesions on the vocal cords," says Adam Klein, MD, of the Emory Voice Center and assistant professor of otolaryngology (ENT), Emory University School of Medicine. "Many times, these conditions are chronic, and this new laser allows us to now treat them in t...

Large Intake of Calcium from Dairy Food Linked to Dementia in Elders

...r, the likelihood of having a huge volume of brain lesions was higher in participants who consumed the most c... of blood deprivation, which in turn may cause the lesions that increase the risk of cognitive impairment, dementia, depression and stroke....

Gardasil Effective in Preventing Vaginal, Vulvar Cancers, Study Finds

...ne was not effective in fighting vaginal or vulvar lesions that had already formed, according to the study. According to Merck, vaginal and vulvar cancers account for about 3% and 4% of gynecological cancers, respectively. According to HealthDay News/Forbes, HPV is present in about 80% of the 6,000 vaginal...

Pulsed Radiofrequency, a Better Option for Treating Chronic Back Pain

... accompany chronic back pain, such as neurological lesions or neuropathic pain, make conventional radiofrequency a controversial treatment, Abejn notes the use of PRF could reduce or potentially even eliminate these risks, providing safe, effective pain relief for patients with a variety of lower back pain c...

Hair Relaxers Not Linked With Breast Cancer Risk

... Hair relaxers can enter the body through cuts or lesions in the scalp. These products are not fully monitored by the Food and Drug Administration, and thus could contain potentially harmful compounds. The study named Black Womens Health Study was conducted by a team of researchers led by Lynn Rosenberg a...

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