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Therapy for stopping the spread of cancer cells

An enzyme that affects the spread of cancer cells could provide a new target for therapy, say researchers in the US. Cancer cells spread through the body by hanging on to carbohydrate molecules on other, normal cells, and then letting go and moving on to the next cell. The composition of carbohydrates on the cells affects the balance between hanging on to neighbouring cells and letting go.// .......

Vegetable and fruit intake depends on shopping

Blacks in America eat a lot of fruits and vegetables which increases by one third for every additional supermarket in their neighbourhood. Many different factors influence the variety and content of people's daily diet.//According to a new study by Scientists at the University of South Carolina, one of these is the convenience of shopping facilities. The survey looked at black and white people i...

Stopping Prostate Cancer from Spreading

Prostate cancer is most likely to be deadly when tumor cells spread to the rest of the body. Now, researchers have identified a protein that may be able to predict a tumor’s growth pattern, and thus, save the lives of many patients. ..Researchers from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center are studying a protein called RKIP, which controls the ability of cancer cells to leave thei...

Stopping The Progression Of Parkinson's Disease

About 1 percent of people over age 60 are affected by Parkinson’s disease. The condition is characterized by slowed motion, muscle rigidity, and tremors. Patients also suffer from loss of facial rigidity // and a shuffling walk. ..A drug already being used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease may also be able to stop its progression say researchers . The drug, pramipexole (Mirapex), is f...

Stopping The Growth Of Viruses

New research shows a molecule that stops the growth of the AIDS virus in the blood may also inhibit the growth of other viruses.// ..Researchers say alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) -- a protein in the blood -- deactivates cells, stopping viruses from multiplying. In order for cells to grow, they must be in an active state. They say the concept is “...kind of like cutting a computer virus off from the...

Stopping The Growth Of Viruses

New research shows a molecule that stops the growth of the AIDS virus in the blood may also inhibit the growth of other viruses.// ..Researchers say alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) -- a protein in the blood -- deactivates cells, stopping viruses from multiplying. In order for cells to grow, they must be in an active state. They say the concept is “...kind of like cutting a computer virus off from the...

The Consequences Of Stopping Physical Activity

A new study shows in as little as two days of physical inactivity, the body's efficient use of insulin may decrease, leading to diabetes and other related diseases.// ..Researchers conducted a study in rats and found insulin sensitivity decreased the longer the rats stayed inactive. When the rats stopped running for two days after a period of running for three weeks, the amount of sugar taken int...

Whopping Cancer Treatment Charges May See the Light of Day

The cost of treatment at the community-built Riverina Cancer Care Centre is looking forward to some change, with expectations hovering around reduction in prices, which will bring about the much needed respite after the recent price hike. // This has happened following fears expressed by the cancer support groups that people may avoid treatment owing to high costs. ....Kay Hull, who is the Federa...

Legionnaires Investigation in Chatswood's Shopping Area

Legionnaires' disease is caused by a bacteria belonging to the Legionella family, Legionella pneumophilia. // ..It has already infected two women one aged in her 50s and the other in her 70s. They were admitted in the Sydney's Royal North Shore Hospital. .. New South Wales (NSW) health officials are investigating an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. ..Both said that they had been to the Chats...

OPPI Opposes Draft National Pharmaceuticals Policy

Coming down heavily on the draft National Pharmaceuticals Policy, industry body OPPI has said the proposed policy will hamper the growth of the pharmaceutical sector // and lead to the destruction of Indian pharma companies. ...."The previous governments had reduced the number of drugs under control from 347 to 143 and finally to 74. The Drug Policy in February 2002 had proposed a further reduct...

Cough costs UK a whopping £979m!

The group representing respiratory specialists declared yesterday that coughing costs the UK economy a huge amount of £979million annually.// ....Lost of productivity when sufferers are not well costs approximately £875million, while the health service industry loses £104million. .. ..According to the British Thoracic Society (BTS), this figure does not include “chronic” coughs caused by asthma...

Study Finds Parkinson’s Cell Death Blocked by Stopping Inflammatory Facto

Blocking one of the body’s natural inflammatory factors gives substantial protection against cell death in the brain associated with Parkinson’s disease//, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found in a study on rats. ....By using a drug against an inflammatory molecule called tumor necrosis factor or TNF, the researchers saw a 50 percent drop in dopamine neuron death in the brains...

Pet Project: Dogged Determination to Rid Vienna of Ubiquitous Dog Droppings

Let the sleeping dog lie but not it’s droppings, seems to be the goal of Austrian activists, who are motivating residents// to record all sightings of dog droppings, to build a veritable case for redressal. The data so gathered will then be compiled and organized to form a key agenda for the city officials to kick start strategies that can effectively deal with the menace. .. ..The earlier initi...

A New Approach to Heart Bypass Surgery Provides Patients with 'One-stop Shopping'

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has become the first hospital in the region to offer a novel approach to cardiac surgery//, which doctors believe will change the standard of care for cardiovascular patients. ....Called the Hybrid OR/Cath Lab, the state-of-the-art operating suite houses all the equipment and monitoring devices necessary to perform open-heart surgeries, like coronary bypass,...

Prozac-popping Elders at Higher Risk of Fractures

A study by Dr. David Goltzman, a professor of medicine and physiology and director of the McGill Centre for Bone and Periodontal Research at McGill University in Montreal//, and colleagues, have come out with findings that would be relevant in geriatric medicine and psychiatry. .. Elderly persons aged above 50 years who take anti-depressants regularly run a risk of increased fractures. .. The st...

The Odds Of Stopping Smoking

Varenicline is the first new anti-smoking drug in the last ten years, and only the third, after NRT and bupropion,// to be licensed in the USA for smoking cessation. ..The new anti-smoking drug varenicline was first licensed for use in the UK on 5th December 2006. An early Cochrane Review' of its effectiveness shows that it can give a three-fold increase in the odds of a person quitting smoking...

Shoe Shopping Augments Health of Fairer Sex!

Going shoe shopping really is good for the fairer sex, for a new study has found that buying a pair of high heels makes a womans heart beat as fast as if she has just had a grueling workout. ......Dr Linda Papadopoulos, a TV psychologist, carried out her study on a group of 35 women and found that trying on a pair of heels makes a womans pulse rate nearly double to 120 beats per minute. ........

Male Child Birth Dropping in US and Japan

The number of male babies born in the U.S. is dropping. And environmental factors may have a role to play in the changing demographic pattern//, says a new study. ..Researchers have found that the male birth is on a steady decline for the last three decades. The decline is equivalent to 135,000 fewer white males in the last 30 years in the U.S. Interestingly the decline is confined to whites on...

Hong Kong's Shopping Spree Surges On, and on

Just west of Hong Kong's bustling Tsim Sha Tsui tourist district, bamboo scaffolding stretches like a web over a swathe of reclaimed land surrounded by tower blocks. ......It's a seemingly unpromising piece of real estate, but by the end of this year should be home to a massive new complex devoted to Hong Kong's favourite obsession -- shopping. ......A decade ago when Britain was handing the t...

Boom in Internet Shopping may Be Adding to CO2 Emissions

Shopping on the Internet may not be as environmentally friendly, if new figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders are anything to go by. ......The growth in emissions from vans and lorries due to home deliveries has outweighed the reduction in carbon dioxide emissions due to the introduction of more efficient cars, the report said. ......The total CO2 emitted by cars f...

Designer Bag Launch Causes Shopping Chaos in Hong Kong

A Hong Kong shopping centre was Friday forced to call in police when huge crowds of people, hundreds of whom had queued overnight, demanded to be let in for the launch of a designer bag . ......One police officer estimated that by Friday morning as many as two thousand people were waiting outside Hong Kong's upmarket Landmark centre to buy the creation of British designer Anya Hindmarch. .........
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