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What happens when Asthmatics consume Aspirin?

...ered by a study conducted by two doctors of Indian origin Dr. Suresh Babu, MD, DNB; and Dr. Sundeep S. Salvi, MD, DNB, PhD , From the Department of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Southampton, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, UK. In a path breaking research, the two doctor...

HIV did not arise from polio vaccine

...n creating the HIV scourge. The research into the origin of HIV started when rumours started flying thick and fast that HIV originated from the Wistar vaccine used in a 1950s anti-polio campaign in Africa. These vaccines were allegedly cultured in chimpanzee kidney cells. These chimp cells, some say, may h...

Role of zinc in development

...s but is most easily absorbed from foods of animal origin such as meat, seafood and poultry. Since iron can interfere with zinc absorption, it would make sense in communities where zinc intakes are likely to be low, to provide a supplement that contained both iron and zinc....

Helping the neurology of kidney failure

...y of California at Irvine have learned more of the origin of the neurological problems in kidney failure using laboratory rats. They find that nitric oxide - a molecule which acts as a chemical signal - interacts with free radicals so creating a condition called oxidative stress, which damages brain cells. ...

A Chinese herb kills cancer cells

A herb of Chinese origin which is basically used to treat malaria, kills cancer cells too using a similar mechanism. The drug artemisinin is extracted from the wormwood plant. Knowing that artemisinin works by interacting with high iron levels in malaria parasites, researche...

Cancer hazard Found With Animal-Based Nutrients

...ny animal-based nutrients found in foods of animal origin are strongly associated with risk of developing these types of cancers and we were able to identify nutrients that presumably would be protective," said Mayne. They further found that regular use of vitamin C supplements was associated with a 40 perc...

Fossil teeth and human development

...in fossil teeth has thrown new light on the recent origin of the extended growth and development pattern that sets human beings apart from their primate ancestors, according to an article in the issue of Nature.// Based on the analysis of the fossil teeth, researchers from University College, London and Pe...

High Altitude ‘Speeds up ageing process

...ntrol group of 160 women of similar age and ethnic origin who lived at just 150 m above sea level. //They found concentrations of the hormones DHEA and DHEAS (dehydroepiandrosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate) rose more slowly during puberty in women living at high altitudes. These steroid hormone...

Important cause of Arthritis

... a mystery, this new finding may shed light on the origin of the crippling disease. GAGs are found in joint cartilage, joint fluid, connective tissue, and skin. Julia Ying Wang, Ph. D., from Brigham and Women's Hospital examined GAG in mice with arthritic symptoms. She says, "This study shows that rheumat...

Dealing heart disease risk in ethnic minorities

...oke risk factors. They find that people of African origin have the lowest risk of heart disease, and the highest risk of stroke. Meanwhile, south Asians have the highest risk of heart disease and stroke combined. Also, the ethnic minorities have the highest levels of hypertension in the population. While ...

Cervicogenic headache can be identified with a fibromyalgia test

...ng to Dr. McFadden many headaches of cervical disc origin are diagnosed// as migraines, leading to inappropriate treatment and unnecessary pain. Researchers conducted a study of 40 men and 160 women who were administered the fibromyalgia examination to detect the presence or absence of neck pain that might ...

WHO lifts HongKong advisory

...ngdong province, as a possible breakthrough in the origin of the virus emerged. It is believed the epidemic originated in Guangdong, and officials praised national health authorities for controlling the outbreak in those areas. Hong Kong Chief Executive Tung Chee-Hwa welcomed the lifting of the warning, pra...

Origin Of SARS Virus Discovered

...alof Shenzhen). Though the knew discovery of the origin of the virusmay help to create a vaccine, a panel of internationalexperts have been called in to assist futureoutbereaks. The panel comprises of about nine of thetop medical experts from around the world, and areprepared to bring up their recommondat...

SARS-Free Taiwan to Mark End Phase of Global Fight

...h community which is still trying to establish its origin and how it is spread. The fact that it jumps from one infected person to another easily, even in well-equipped modern hospitals where many victims have been doctors and nurses, means countries will have to be on guard for some time to come, the WHO h...

Genetic differences found between Male and Female brains

...a girl. Doctors say this may also help explain the origin of homosexuality in the future....

Some pets found to be SARS carriers

The origin of the virus that killed 774 people remains unknown. Scientists believe people may have gotten the virus from animals that were infected by another source.// "You might want to quarantine the pets as well as the people," suggested Dr. Robert Shope,...

Complications Of Pregnancy May Increase The Risk Of Cancer

...dition, researchers found that women of west Asian origin and lower social status were most likely to have preeclampsia. Researchers suggest certain environmental and genetic factors may contribute to the development of both preeclampsia and cancer , they also say that diet, insulin resistance, smoking or...

Understanding The Origin Of Tumors

Tumors of unknown origin are the eighth leading type of cancers. Researchers say a new testing method called Gene Expression Profiling // may now help identify where tumors first begin to grow. They say the testing method is about 86-percent accurate in determining a tumor’s...

Approval for DNA test to detect cystic fibrosis

...tic strain. Cystic fibrosis is disease of genetic origin that causes the body to produce thick mucus that affects the lungs and can cause severe and fatal lung infections. These secretions can also affect pancreas and cause serious problems of food digestion. Cystic fibrosis is expressed as a disease in a ...

Cystic fibrosis patients may require a new treatment for bacterial infection

... infection. Cystic fibrosis is disease of genetic origin that causes the body to produce thick mucus that affects the lungs and can cause severe and fatal lung infections. These secretions can also affect pancreas and cause serious problems of food digestion. Cystic fibrosis is expressed as a disease in a ...

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