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Dampness related to asthma
...nnish students found that living in damp homes not only
increased the risk of asthma, but left residents with a greater chance of repeated colds and skin allergies. People living in damp houses were found to need more antibiotics than others and were more likely to suffer from pneumonia, bronchitis or ton...
Quit coffee and help your heart
...University Hospital ,US, explained that "it is not only
unfiltered coffee, but notably normal filtered cof...an elevated concentration of total cholesterol are only
partly removed by a coffee filter," the researchers report.Dr.Right, speculates that coffee consumpt...
More about HIV
...ge that are resistant to drugs that were effective only
a few years ago. Resistance and mutations increase even faster when patients aren't absolutely committed to taking their medication regularly. So today, despite new and more powerful drugs and a decline in mortality rates due to increased life span, ...
Aspirin and Warfarin Are Equally Effective for Stroke Prevention
...eficial effects to prevent stroke and heart attack only
started to be recognized in the 1970s. Coumadin, known generically as warfarin, has been used for about 50 years to combat stroke. Numerous previous studies have proven that use of aspirin reduces recurrent stroke by about 25 percent. Part of the c...
A new contraceptive
A unique protein that only
occurs in sperm could be the key to a new contrace...olleagues from Harvard Medical School."This is the only
protein// I've ever seen that localises to only
one tissue," said Dr Clapham. "We looked carefully t...
New Way To Treat Lupus
...ncreased risk of infection and cancer. Suppressing only
interferon-alpha could potentially provide a more targeted treatment. The findings suggest that a drug that would act against immune system protein called interferon-alpha could fight the disease....
Bronchitis in the young
... It has been thought that the respiratory disorder only
affected elderly people. But a major survey of alm...rchers stressed, however, that smoking was not the only
risk factor for chronic bronchitis. Some 19% of sufferers did not smoke at all. Other likely risk fa...
Steps To Improve Quality Of Plant-Based Drugs
...ving quality of plant-based drugs. It promises not only
to get a large number of laboratories activated on...m was not being done to start policing farmers but only
to streamline the demand and supply position. The board is also proposing a buyback arrangement for ...
Antioxidants used for longevity
... mice do indeed develop brain disease and live for only
a week. But when they are treated with synthetic antioxidant molecules which take the place of SOD, their lifespan is trebled and they stay healthy. This research has significant implications for human disease....
Protein signals need for heart surgery
...tality rates were also reduced among patients with only
slightly elevated levels of troponin who were treated quickly with anti-clotting drugs. <br...
The alarm clock in you
...mones is our body's way of saying "wake up!" - but only
when we are expecting to wake up. The researchers measured the levels of two stress hormones - adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) and cortisol - in the blood of two sets of people as they slept. Previous research has shown that people's bodies have their o...
FDA approves surgical gel
...old, but Intergel is the first liquid one. It is only
for use during open gynecologic operations -- not the increasingly common "keyhole" surgeries where doctors operate through a small incision, the FDA warned. Nor is it for women with abdominal or pelvic infection, or who have cancer or are pregnant. ...
Altering genes through calories
It's never too late to diet. Cutting calories for only
a few weeks late in life causes anti-aging changes... found.// To their surprise, cutting calories for only
four weeks in old mice mimicked most of the genetic effects of a lifetime of calorific abstinence.Ev...
For a Better Memory
...emory is known as episodic memory. We remember not only
a fact, but how and when we learned that fact. This research has great potential for helping stroke victims, as well as those who suffer with dementia and even Alzheimer's disease....
Erythromycin and infants’ intestinal disorde
... study they say that the antibiotic should be used only
with prudence in the first two weeks of life.The IU School of Medicine study also showed that babies who received an erythromycin eye ointment, a common treatment for conjunctivitis, did not have a higher risk of pyloric stenosis. ...
Re-blockage of heart arteries prevented by vitamins
... milligrams of vitamin B6. In the vitamin group, only
15 per cent experienced restenosis, compared to 25 in the placebo group. It may be that the vitamins lower levels of homocysteine, an amino acid linked to heart disease and artery blockage. The researchers suggest that there is nothing to stop doctor...
Pioneering artificial heart patient dies
...icial heart. At the time of the surgery, Tools was only
expected to live one month. Doctors had said if he lived for 60 days with the new heart, it would be a major success. He far surpassed doctors’ expectations by surviving for 151 days on the device. His progress has been followed by millions. ...
The cancer-fighting gene
...tructures, called BRCT repeats. BRCT repeats not only
occur in BRCA1, but are a hallmark of a large family of proteins which play a role in the repair of DNA damage.Researchers know that the ends of the complex protein are particularly susceptible to mutations implicated in breast and ovarian cancer.A t...
How do patients benefit of clinical trials
...trials of new cancer treatments. They learned that only
60 per cent realised they might not get any direct...was linked to having a college education, speaking only
English at home, and having a nurse present during the consent discussion. It was also useful to hav...
Women recognise faces better
...ial. More than 1800 took part. The found that not only
were women much better at face recognition that men, but also less susceptible to distracting factors such as hairstyles or change in facial expression says a report in New Scientist.Subjects were given eight facematching tasks to complete. They were...
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