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Hope For Stiff-Person Syndrome

...e usually treated with Valium (diazepam), which is only mildly successful at controlling symptoms. While the cause of stiff-person syndrome is unknown, doctors had suspected that it may be an autoimmune disorder. About 1 in every million people has the disorder, though it is often misdiagnosed and may be...

Vaginosis increases risk of miscarriage

...the infection subsequently miscarried, compared to only 18% of women who were free of infection. Dr Janet Wilson, a consultant physician specialising in genito-urinary medicine, said it was possible that the infection caused endometritis, an inflammation of the uterus. She said: "This could spread up int...

Genes for Vision discovered

...ch are activated by light, and rods, which operate only at night - are susceptible to a wide variety of inherited diseases, suchas retinitis pigmentosa and cone-rod dystrophy. The newly identified gene set, which is reported in the journal Cell, could lead to the identification of genes which, when mutate...

Eat more vegetables and fruits

...amount of fruit and vegetables, but they are still only a minority of the population. Eating more fruits and vegetables acts as a booster to our human system.On an average the percentage of men eating fruit and veg// at least five times a day increased from 15 per cent to18 per cent between 1993 and 1998 ...

Step Aerobics Increases good cholesterol

...bics classes improved women's overall cholesterol, only the steppers saw their HDL rise. A. Kins and col...olesterol levels than the sedentary women did. But only the steppers saw an appreciable rise in their HDL. None of the groups showed body weight changes. A...

Baby Talk Better Than Adult Speech

...lts. They discovered that baby talk sounds are not only clearer but are actually spoken differently. In order to see if this baby talk is any more helpful than the way most adults speak to each other, the researchers used this computer program to pick out key vowel sounds in English. They chose "o", "oo...

Dyslexia due to cerebellum abnormality

... of the cerebellum in the dyslexic individuals was only about 12% of that in the other persons. When learning the new sequence, the dyslexics' brains were significantly less active in the area of the right cerebellum. Both the right cerebellar cortex and part of the cerebral cortex were less active when t...

Artificial lenses- Boon to cataract patients

...ist of a single, fixed-focus lens, so patients can only focus at a set distance. He has now patented a device containing six overlapping lenses arranged like the petals of a flower.Like other artificial lenses, the device would be inserted into the lens capsule fo the eye after the cloudy lens has been ...

New technique to diagnose heart disease

...sease. For the patient, it's good because it takes only 15 minutes, compared to several hours for conventional methods. And it does not require an injection of material to make the X-ray visible....

Drug Combinations May Boost Stroke Risk

...ssociation indicated in the new report is based on only a few patients and needs more research before a solid public health message can be defined. Yet experts say that this association may indicate that people who use SSRIs and stimulants should do so cautiously, and be aware that there may be risk for d...

Relief from common back pain

... which the protruding disk is removed has been the only option for patients who do not respond to conservative therapies and whose pain affects their everyday lives.Nucleoplasty claims to have a number of benefits over invasive surgery because this is quick and painless. ...

A new study surpasses Gene Therapy Hurdle

... system, Chengh said.The hurdle has been to modify only the immune cells, not all of the cells descending ...py." Ideally, we would like to have a gene turn on only in one type of cell (derived from the stem cells), not all of them.Chengh and his colleagues at the ...

Aspirin - a drug after one’s own hear

...t attacks and strokes in susceptible patients. But only about half of the people who could benefit from aspirin and anti-platelet therapy receive it. “This study shows that aspirin is beneficial in an even wider range of conditions than previously believed,” said Dr Coin Baigent of Britain’s Medical Res...

Inherited gene important in ovarian cancer

...nes - one from the father, one from the mother. It only takes one copy of BRCA1 to be lost for cancer protection to be reduced. It's possible for genes to be lost due to a malfunctioning when cells divide - this can happen even if you inherit two normal copies. The study shows that BRCA1 is more signifi...

Immunisation to prevent cot deaths

...if they had been immunised or not. They found that only half the babies who had died from cot death had been immunised. Two-thirds of the live babies had taken part. Among children of three or more months old, 68% of cot death victims had received the vaccines, compared with 95% of the surviving childre...

Burden of lung disease

...other serious conditions have specialists who deal only in one disorder, chest physicians look after everything from lung cancer to chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder(COPD), asthma, pneumonia, cystic fibrosis and sleep apnoea. There are some 30 or 40 respiratory conditions. As a result, lung disease...

Cytobrush to detect oral cancer

...er. The survival rate for this prevalent cancer is only 40 per cent overall, but survival rates increase to greater than 80 per cent if the cancer is found early. With the engineers and cytologists at Oral Scan Systems, a New York-based health devices company, a dentist who finds an area of concern runs a...

Appropriate treatment for breast cancer

...body image, mental health and energy levels. The only drawback is that women who received adjuvant chemotherapy after surgery, or tamoxifen, reported sexual discomfort and vaginal dryness. It calls into question whether it's worth having chemotherapy or tamoxifen in the case of a very small - less than ...

High vitamin A increases risk of hip fractures

...modeling. The adverse effects appear to be caused only by too much retinol -- the true form of vitamin A, found in such things as liver, fish oils and supplements - and not by foods rich in beta carotene, such as dark, leafy vegetables. Beta carotene is converted by the body to vitamin A as needed. The...

Hidden influenza virus protein found

... the assumption that the influenza virus comprises only 1- protein molecules that form its structure and c...th the flu virus. If it were junk, there should be only random copies of the peptide. If it were a protein, large quantities of the molecule should be pres...

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