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Psychiatric disorders among juveniles

According to a latest research it has been observed that approximately two thirds of teenage boys and around three quarters of teenage girls in juvenile detention suffer from at least// one psychiatric disorder. In a recent study, 2023 juvenile teens were interviewed and evaluated by researchers before they were admitted to a temporary juvenile detention center in Cook County, Ill. Researchers i...

Migraine & Juvenile stroke could be associated

The February issue of Headache reported a study that confirms the findings of previous studies that there is a significant association between juvenile stroke and migraine in women. The researchers involved 160 consecutive patients, less than 46years of age with first-ever ischaemic stroke or transient ischaemic attack and 160 strictly sex- and age-matched controls, in the study. They excluded pa...

West Nile and Blood Transfusions

A new study shows blood transfusions may have played a role in the spread of the West Nile virus during the 2002 epidemic in the United States. ....Researchers interviewed individuals who donated their blood to patients infected with the West Nile virus. //They asked the participants whether they had symptoms of a viral illness before or after donating the blood. Researchers also tested blood tha...

Promising cure for West Nile Virus

West Nile virus that spreads through mosquito bites, among other things, did not had a proper cure till date.// In the recent issue of Nature Medicine scientists have shown a successful treatment on mice suffering from West Nile virus... ....The researchers have developed an antibody that can successfully fight the virus. The antibody is derived from human beings who develop this antibody natural...

For West Nile Virus: Prevention Is The Watchword

As the West Nile Virus continues to affect more and more in USA, physicians have suggested that precaution is the way to contain the epidemic. ....West Nile virus activity peaks in August and September, according to the U.S.// Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and floodwaters and rain from Hurricane Katrina has heightened concern in many states. The CDC last year reported of 2,749 human...

Guidelines for treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis formulated

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis affects approximately one in every 1,000 children and is characterized by the inflammation of joints. Several genetic and environmental factors have been as causative factors for the disorder. // The onset of the condition typically occurs before the age of 16. There is no satisfactory treatment available. However, targeted treatment has been shown to improve symptom...

Lifespan And Height Interlinked With Juvenile Diseases.

A study conducted by Crimmins and Finch showed the effect of childhood infections and inflammations on reduced height and risk of developing cardiovascular diseases // . ..They collected mortality data of individuals from four European countries- Sweden, France, England and Switzerland from different years but ending with individuals born in 1899. After that in 1900 modern medicine was an import...

Senile Dementia Can Be Detected In Its Early Stages

Senile dementia can be detected years before the symptoms even appear, according to Dutch medical researchers. This can be done by examining the size of two parts of the brain, according to the study. //The two parts are amygdala and the hippocampus. Those with a smaller hippocampus or amygdala are much more likely to suffer from dementia, according to the Archives of General Psychiatry. ....Bo...

Satisfied Sexual Intercourse for Impotence men with Penile Prosthesis

Irreversible erectile dysfunction (ED) can be cured effective only by penile prosthesis and the study was conducted in 504 ED patients with prosthesis // by researchers from St. Peter’s Hospital and Institute of Urology, London and they found that 89% of the study patients were able to have sexual intercourse with penile prosthesis. ....Erectile dysfunction or Impotence is the inability to achie...

CCR5 Mutation Confers Immunity Against HIV But Not Against West Nile Virus Illness

A research conducted by Philip M. Murphy, M.D., and colleagues say that mutation in CCR5 (cell surface protein) protects people against HIV infection but increases the risk of developing West Nile virus (WNV) illness. // ..West Nile virus (WNV) illness is caused due to a mosquito-borne virus. This research as conducted at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the...

Change in Blood Screening Principles For West Nile Virus Advocated

Researchers from Columbia University and Harvard School of Public Health are of the opinion that the decision by almost all states in the US to screen donated blood// for the presence of West Nile Virus is not a feasible option. ..WNV is detected in the blood by some very recently developed tests. This means that screening donated blood to see that it is not contaminated with WNV makes sense i...

Unilever And World Dental Federation Team Up To Improve Oral Health In North Africa, Middle East and Turkey

Unilever has announced a partnership with the World Dental Federation (FDI) to improve oral health in North Africa, Middle East and Turkey.// Both organizations will assist National Dental Associations (NDAs) in these countries to education and spread awareness about the importance of oral health. ..Unilever and FDI are calling the partnership Live. Learn. Laugh. The programs include school educ...

Type I diabetes or juvenile diabetes delays kidney disease onset

Getting juvenile diabetes is definitely not good news but there is a silver lining. Those children seem to be much less likely than children with later onset to develop kidney failure in adulthood.// ..This has been reported in a Sweden report in the medical journal Diabetes Care. ..Dr. Maria Svensson, of Umea University Hospital, and colleagues conducted a population study and used data from tw...

A New Technique For Treating Juvenile Arthritis

A physician from Philadelphia has come out with a new technique for treating the children who suffer from arthritis. The technique when used will ease the pain and also prevents deformity. // ....Interventional radiologist Kevin Baskin of Children's Hospital outlined his technique for injecting steroids into the ankle joint of juvenile arthritis patients at the Society of Interventional Radiolog...

Doubts About In UteroTransmission Of Senile Amyloidosis

Following demonstration of transmission of senile amyloidosis to offspring from affected mice, concerns about spread of the disease from mother to child// have been raised. Details about the scientific study 'Transmission of amyloidosis in offspring of mice with AApoAII amyloidosis,' by Korenaga et al., can be cited in the March issue of the American Journal of Pathology. ....Dementia can result...

West Nile Virus Can Be Tackled By New Strategy

Researchers have now identified a new strategy to effectively combat the West Nile virus, based on the fact that it is spread through a complex interaction// of nesting birds, mosquitoes and weather patterns. This kind of an interaction is believed to pave way for viral amplification with mosquito populations. ....Researchers from Oregon State University and the University of Florida have identi...

Socioeconomic Status Plays A Role In Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

A group of autoimmune diseases, named Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), causes chronic inflammation of the joints, which inversely affect health-related quality of life// , during adulthood. Socioeconomic status suggests patient prognosis in adults – study finds. But nothing regarding children was found. ....Arthritis Care & Research journal published a study in the June 2006 issue, which ex...

The Tazewell County Gears Up To Tackle West Nile Virus

According to the recent report from the health authorities of central Illinois they are going through a period of West Nile virus disease//. Statistics show that the disease is prevalent in the month of July and results in a couple of deaths. ..The scenario was worse in 2002 were human deaths crossed 66. But due to various precautionary measures and other efforts put in by the health authorities...

American Wins Lawsuit Over Penile Implant Malfunction

An American has won more than $400,000 in a lawsuit over a malfunctioned penile implant that gave him a 10-year erection//. ....Charles 'Chick' Lennon, 68, of New York city, received the steel and plastic implant in 1996, about two years before Viagra entered the market, reported the online edition of Jamaica Observer. ....The impotent former handyman's plastic implant, Dura-II, was meant to al...

University Participating in West Nile Vaccine Trial

Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers, in collaboration with investigators at Johns Hopkins University, are beginning a Phase I trial to test// a new vaccine against the West Nile virus. ....The mosquito-borne virus, which can cause serious illness, is making its yearly appearance in Middle Tennessee. While no human cases of West Nile have been reported in the state so far this season...

Woman in Toronto Tests Positive For West Nile Virus

Public health officials have advised residents in Toronto to take precautions after a 45-year-old Etobicoke woman tested positive for the West Nile Virus (WNV). The first// case of 2006 was officially confirmed last week after the woman spent two weeks in the hospital with the disease. ....WNV is a flavivirus (genus Flavivirus) that causes an illness marked by fever, headache, muscle ache, sk...

Residents Advised to Take Preventive Measures To Combat West Nile Virus

A group of mosquitoes collected in Upper Providence has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) prompting health officials of Montgomery County calling on residents// of Upper Providence and Royersford areas to take precautionary measures to help combat the viral disease. ....The county had collected 289 groups of mosquitoes and submitted it for testing and this was the first group that test...

91-year-old city man Falls Victim to West Nile Virus

91 year old Lester Boggs whose lackadaisical attitude towards using insect repellent, eventually proved to be the cause of his death// when he apparently exposed himself to the West Nile virus. ..He died on Sept. 3 at St. John's Hospital marking Sangamon County's first West Nile-related death since 2002, when four county residents - all older than 60 - died from illnesses related to the mosqui...

Study Unveils West Nile Virus Immune Evasion, Points to Vaccine Development

West Nile virus evades the body’s immune defenses by blocking immune signaling by a protein receptor, a finding that could pave the way for a vaccine// to protect against North American strains of the virus, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report. ....Researchers discovered the receptor’s key role in controlling West Nile infection by conducting a study, described in October’s Journal...

Adalimumab Proves Effective for Children with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Adalimumab, an injectable anti-TNF therapy that has FDA approval for treating rheumatoid arthritis in adults, has proven effective in children with juvenile rheumatoid// arthritis, according to research presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington, DC. ....The immunosuppressant adalimumab, currently used to treat adults with moderate to seve...

Juvenile Diabetes may Be Caused by Mad Cow Protein

Researchers from Ottawa Health Research Institute have found a protein that causes a brain wasting disease called Creutzfeld-Jakob can cause Type 1 Diabetes as it effects// the regulation of glucose in the blood stream. ....According to the team of researchers, there is no direct effect of the disease on the regulatory mechanism of blood glucose. The protein which comes in the healthy form in th...

Prostate Cancer Treatment Affects Penile Length

Length of the penis is significantly reduced in patients who undergo radiation treatment along with hormone therapy for Prostate cancer.// ..This has been found by a study conducted by Dr Ahmet Haliloglu at the University of Ankara in Turkey. Forty seven patients who were suffering from local or locally advanced prostate cancer were taken for this study. ..These patients were studied over a pe...

Juvenile Onset Myopia may Be Due to Parental Refractive Error

Progression of myopia is slower in children who wear a special kind of no-line bifocal lenses than those who wear more conventional lenses// according to a new study published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS). ....The study found that among children with two myopic parents, myopia progression was slower in children wearing progressive-addition lenses (PALs) when compared to...

First Case of West Nile Virus Death in Madison County

The State department of Health today confirmed the death of a Madison County resident due to the West Nile virus. This is the first case in 2007 and it seems to be much earlier than the year before where a record number 177 people died due to the virus. ......Four Mississippians have contracted West Nile this year, while no other state has had a case, according to the Health Department and the...

Health Drink Blamed for Persistent Penile Erection

On June 5, 2004, Christopher Woods, a 29-year old resident in New York, drank Boost Plus, a vitamin enriched beverage, made by the Swiss-based Novartis Pharmaceutical company. ......When he woke up the next day, he had an erection that would not go away. He had to go for medical advice and for treatment of the condition called severe priapism, according to his court papers. ......Priapism...

Novel Delivery Method of Insulin Gene to Combat Juvenile Diabetes Developed

A safer method to deliver the insulin gene to diabetes patients using nanoparticles, was presented today at the 10th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Gene Therapy (ASGT) in Seattle. ......Type 1 or juvenile diabetes is caused by autoimmune destruction of the insulin producing pancreatic -cells. As a result of the loss of insulin, blood sugar levels rise too high, causing damage to fine...

Health Authorities Fear West Nile Season Again in US

Health authorities in the US are worried about yet another bout of West Nile, a potentially fatal, mosquito-spread infection. ...Rudy Bueno, the Chief of Mosquito Control of the Harris county has said that the situation may worsen if people don't follow the precautionary measures. There is still a large percentage of people in Houston who have not yet been affected by this disease. Not using r...
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