Tag: "overzealous" at medical news
Gene Variation Increases the Risk of Lung Cancer
...anism by which damage to the lung might trigger an overzealous
inflammatory response by the immune system, leading to lung cancer. The variants, or polymorphisms, were found in genes for interleukin 1A and interleukin 1B, two signaling molecules that immune system cells secrete in response to infection or tissue...
US Supreme Court Could Protect Medical Equipment Manufacturers from Law Suits
...es sets uniform national standards and discourages overzealous
state prosecutors. In the case before the Supreme Court, both the Bush administration and the defendant company, Medtronic, had urged the justices to reject the appeal of a patient who was injured when a balloon catheter it made ruptured during an ...
Overuse Of Antibiotics-Creating Monsters Out Of Common Microbes
...into ‘superbugs’. This, they warn is the result of overzealous
use of antibiotics. One such example is the recent announcement by the U.S Centers For Disease Control (CDC) that gonorrhea has now become resistant to the antibiotic fluoroquinolones. The only line of treatment left is cephalosporins; a fact...
New Technology Reveals Proteins Responsible for Diseases
...lites and toxins from cells in our bodies but when overzealous
can contribute to the drug resistance of tumors, thereby thwarting chemotherapy. "All the cells in our bodies contain transporters that are poised in cellular membranes and act as ‘gatekeepers’ to allow the entry of certain substances, like nutrie...
PHC Doctors Tricked Tribal Women To Undergo Sterilization
...was made to undergo surgical sterilization by some overzealous
doctors, triggering an outcry from social organizations. Shobha Dehri, a resident of Paharia colony in Dumka, about 450 km from state captial Ranchi, was operated in a Primary Health Centre a fortnight ago by doctors who had a target to meet, loca...
Researchers Find Out The Cause Of Immune Attacks Behind Hearing Loss
...e to losing all or part of their hearing due to an overzealous
autoimmune reaction. All eight-study participants who had systemic autoimmune diseases showed signs of antibodies against IESCA. Six of them regained hearing after steroid treatment. -(Source: Newswise)...