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Blood Cells Capable of Regenerating Liver

... the patient to give them enough functioning liver mass to get them through the acute process," Theise said....

Lean Protein Could Be Key to Obesity Drugs

...rcent more food than normal mice, their fat-tissue mass was 44-57 percent less.The mice experienced no side effects from the increased UCP3. They had 70 percent lower cholesterol levels than normal mice and seemed to be using their insulin more efficiently."That is important to us because the majority of ...

Obesity raises IVF miscarriage risk

...variety of women and compared this with their body mass index(BMI)- their weight in kilos divided height in metres squared. Women with a BMI of between 30 and 35-obese but not grossly obese had a miscarriage rate after fertility treatment of 27%. Those with a BMI of over 35 miscarried in 34% of the cases...

Beer vitamin protects heart

.... Older individuals and men with an elevated body mass index tended to have higher homocysteine levels....

Watch your weight when pregnant

...e than 3000 women and calculated each woman's body mass index (BMI), a measurement of body fat calculated using a formula that is based on height and weight, and related it to her chances of having a Cesarean section. Women requiring the surgery were an average weight of 191 pounds and had an average BMI...

Osteoporosis Drugs: right time to take-off

... as patient level. New compounds that rebuild bone mass and are associated with minimal side effects represent another area of opportunity. Currently, Selective Oestrogen Receptors Modulators (SERMs) such as Raloxifene and new generation bisphosphonates such as Risedronate have not been introduced in the ...

Hormone contraceptives lead to bone problems

...e time we are born, well into middle age, our bone mass is constantly breaking down and re-building, usually in a well-balanced design that keeps bone density -- the thickness and strength of our bones -- in check. In women, one of the key factors involved in the bone-making process is the hormone estroge...

Medicis Pharmaceutical company enters pediatric market

...s. This transaction provides Medicis with critical mass to assist with the entrance into the category of pediatrics. "We are pleased to announce our carefully planned entrance into the pediatric market with a transaction we expect to be accretive," said Jonah Shacknai, Chairman and Chief Executive Offic...

Drink milk right now

...ch as age, reproductive and hormonal factors, body mass index and alcohol consumption. However, childhood milk consumption only appeared to be protective against breast cancer among those women aged between 34 and 39, rather than those aged between 40 and 48// Women who drank more than three glasses of ...

Heart disease correlation to periodontal disease

...g for age, smoking status, cholesterol level, body mass index and triglycerides. The pathogens tested for were also associated with higher levels of C-reactive protein. Significantly more patients with cardiovascular problems were found among the moderate and severe gum disease groups. President of the A...

Fright could be more harmful

...evastating effect. Already, there are reports of mass illness - on 29 September, paint fumes set off a b...tric disorders and further heightening the risk of mass sociogenic illness."The current uncertainty over the chronic health effects of low level exposure to...

Blood Pressure Drug may slow wasting in burn victims

... youngsters lost just 1 percent of muscle and bone mass over four weeks of recovery. The untreated group l...arch is needed to show how much the preserved body mass strengthens patients and boosts recovery. But he believes the drug could safely slow hypermetabolism...

Fluoride Found Effective in Osteoporosis

...ination with calcium and vitamin D, increases bone mass and lowers the risk of backbone fractures associated with osteoporosis, researchers report. Fluoride is known to stimulate new bone formation, but concerns about its safety have limited its use in the elderly, according to Dr. Craig D. Rubin from Uni...

Is there a link between bones and memory?

...isk of verbal memory problems, he added, "and bone mass is a good marker of cumulative estrogen exposure." These results suggest that "high levels of long-term estrogen exposure may be a critical element in the preservation of verbal memory with aging," Zhang and colleagues conclude....

Detection of Cancer

...tage of the test, C-Test1, uses a technique called mass spectrometry to search for the diagnostic molecule, which seems to be missing when cancer is present.The 'immunostimulator' nature of this diagnostic molecule points to its use as a potential cancer treatment, but Professor Parish cautions that furth...

Asthma linked to obesity

... Heights and weights were measured, and their body mass index calculated.A BMI over 30 is considered as obesity. The team, led by Dr Erika von Mutius, of University Children's Hospital, Munich, Germany wrote: "BMI may be an independent risk factor for the development of asthma. However, researchers from...

Irregular Periods Linked to Diabetes

...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 in Boston. The study is the first to specifically link menstrual cycles and Type II diabetes. The study uses data from the Nurses Health Study II,...

Heart disease starts early

...were 15. Obesity levels were measured using a body mass index (BMI) calculation. BMI is the person's weight in kilograms divided by their height in meters squared (wt/ht2). Researchers classified those with a BMI of 25 or greater as overweight while those with a BMI of 30 or greater were considered obese....

Cardiac diseases develop early

...were 16. Obesity levels were measured using a body mass index (BMI) calculation. BMI is the person's weight in kilograms divided by their height in meters squared (wt/ht2). Researchers classified those with a BMI of 25 or greater as overweight while those with a BMI of 30 or greater were considered obese....

Overweight children Don't Necessarily Become overweight adults

...cially accurate. Many studies have found that body mass index in childhood is very often reflected in body mass index in adulthood. People who were thinnest as children and fattest as adults tended to have the hi...

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