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Ductal lavage may detect early breast cancer

... of a process called methylation. The presence of markers for this process suggests that a woman has breast cancer or precancerous breast cells, according to her.Ductal lavage is a "very sensitive, relatively simple test," according to Sukumar. The procedure, which takes about half an hour to perform, even...

Beware of the oral patch! It could be cancer!!!

...shed within the past year have found other genetic markers for oral cancer. For instance, there's also a risk of cancer if cells from the white patches have lost one gene from any of a number of specific pairs. The risk increases with the number of such missing genes. So never ignore white patches and if yo...

Fructose cause digestive problems

... hydrogen were found in the breath analysis - both markers for fructose intolerance. More research is needed to confirm the link between fructose and gastrointestinal problem - but, in the meantime, a low fructose diet may provide relief for patients with IBS-type symptoms....

Irregular Periods Linked to Diabetes

...40 days or longer or irregular cycles appear to be markers for some sort of underlying metabolic abnormality. "Over an eight-year follow-up, the risk was twice as high, even after we adjusted for body mass and other factors," says Dr. Caren G. Solomon, an associate physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital i...

Gel pares inflammatory activity throughout body

...ntibiotic gel reduced the presence of two chemical markers of inflammation throughout the body,// pointing to... stream, according to the study results. These two markers of inflammatory activity are associated with the development of atherosclerosis and other chronic di...

Fructose cause digestive problems

... hydrogen were found in the breath analysis - both markers for fructose intolerance. More research is needed to confirm the link between fructose and gastrointestinal problem - but, in the meantime, a low fructose diet may provide relief for patients with IBS-type symptoms....

Scientific markers of aging described

...hers feel that these could be the three biological markers of aging. The same profile was found in the men who lived longest - even though they were not practising calorie restriction. This suggests that you don't need to starve yourself to extend your lifespan. But the research is still on in order to find ...

A Compilation of recent Diabetes Research articles

... disease have found to have higher levels of these markers while a slight presence of these markers indicated development of heart disease in future. Researchers concluded that there is marked link be...

Epilepsy Drug Helps Diabetic Nerve Damage

...the drug showed evidence of improving symptoms and markers of neuropathy.// Neuropathy is damage to the nerve...th neuropathy. At the end of the eight-week study, markers of neuropathy -- dendrite length, intraepidermal nerve fiber density and peroneal nerve amplitude --...

Low-Dose Hormones Help the Bones

...dy every year for three years. They also looked at markers for bone resorption and bone formation during the ...d compared to women on the placebo. They found the markers for bone loss were also significantly decreased in women taking the low-dose estrogen compared to th...

Low Protein Levels A Possible Indicator For A Miscarriage

... are no treatments to prevent a miscarriage and no markers to identify women at high risk for one. Macrophage inhibitory cytokine 1 (MIC1) plays an important part in the immune system and is found in high concentrations between a mother and her fetus during pregnancy. Researchers in Australia investigated w...

Link Between Alcohol Consumption And Cardiovascular Disease

...ssociation between alcohol intake and inflammatory markers such interleukin-6 (IL-6), C-reactive protein (CPR), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) and plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI-1). Results show moderate drinkers had the lowest levels of IL-6 and CPR in comparison to non-drinkers. However, t...

Exercise Effective in Reducing Cancer Risk

...ists say, " The effect of exercise on inflammatory markers may help to explain in part the associations observed between increased physical activity and reduced risk for cancer and other chronic disease."...

Biochemical Markers Might Help Predict Heart Problems

...ence they feel the // need to identify biochemical markers that might indicate which patients are at greatest risk and how severe their heart disease might be. Troponin I is a protein present only in heart cells. TNI blood concentration is a well-established marker of heart muscle injury that is used to di...

A Urine Test Could Predict Rejection In Transplant Patients

...ients who had transplant surgery. Thirteen protein markers were present in most samples of patients who experienced organ rejection, but none appeared in samples of patients who did not experience organ rejection. The urine analysis correctly identified more than 90 percent of the urine samples. Researchers...

Alcohol Consumption Questioned

...chers say there was no clear link between chemical markers in bone turnover and alcohol intake. Therefore, they say alcohol may actually be beneficial to bone health. Researchers also point out that drinking this amount would not likely increase the risk of falls contributing to the fracture rate. Although ...

The Effects Of Hormone Therapy Questioned

...s in these women appear to exacerbate inflammatory markers like C-reactive protein and fibrinogen, both of which are associated with cardiovascular disease. The findings are based on data from 321 women taking part in a larger study on estrogen and vitamins. One hundred and forty were diagnosed with diabete...

Imaging Modality That Might Help Diagnose Depression

...sefulness of GABA, glutamate, and other biological markers to identify various types of depression and predict specific treatment responses....

Hormone Leptin Found To Be Effective In Treating Women With Infertility Problems

...e hormone also significantly improved bone density markers in the blood. However no change was seen in the control group. However researchers say that more study is required to confirm these findings and to establish the best dose of leptin for women suffering from infertility and other problems related to...

Better Control Of Sugar Levels

...ar levels along with close monitoring of the usual markers for cardiovascular disease, such as cholesterol and blood pressure....

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