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Fasting Makes Women Talk Less

...overy News quoted Scott Jackson, a speech-language pathologist at Northbay Medical Center in Fairfield, Calif. and instructor at California State University-Sacramento, as saying. "I think that the effect of fasting on the voice is more a result of dehydration than anything else. I see a lot of professional vo...

Death from Exposure to WTC Dust Confirmed

...onths after the towers fell. Although a New Jersey pathologist who conducted an autopsy last year concluded that Detective Zadroga's death was linked to trade center dust, city officials have not accepted that finding. The medical examiner's decision could now be cited as supporting evidence in the federal law...

New Reforms Could Cut the Number of Unexplained Infant Deaths

...visit the home with a pediatrician and a pediatric pathologist should always carry out the examination. Professor Fleming believes the protocol will ensure more robust and reliable investigations and it could lead to a substantial reduction in the number of deaths from sudden infant death syndrome. When he an...

Researcher Studying Disease That Cripples Newborns

...ms or none at all, notes Mani S. Mahadevan, M.D. a pathologist at the University of Virginia Health System and winner of the 2007 Rachel Fund Award for myotonic dystrophy (DM) research. DM1 is the nations most prevalent inherited neuromuscular disorder, afflicting men and women equally. In general, parents wi...

Sugar Supplement may Harbour Cure for Immune Diseases

...es," the New Scientist quoted Nick Giannoukakis, a pathologist at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pennsylvania, as saying. The researchers, however, warn that still there is need for evidence that glucosamine can reverse symptoms in animals with autoimmune diseases, rather than just preventi...

No Foul Play, Woolmer Died of Naural Causes, Say Jamaican Police

...nt expert opinions had concluded that the original pathologist report of death by manual asphyxiation was wrong. He also said that toxicology tests had now been received and that they showed there was no substance to indicate poisoning. "The police have now closed the investigation into the death of Bob Woolme...

Bob Woolmer Was Strangled With A Towel

...ed that towels were found in the room. Forensic pathologist Ere Seshaiah, who incidentally hails from the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, said in his report that Woolmer had died of "asphyxia caused by manual strangulation". Shields said the chambermaid who discovered Woolmer's naked body in a pool...

Woolmer’s Death Suspicious, Say Jamaican Polic

...said that the body could not be released until the pathologist had completed his examination. Pakistan Cricket Board spokesman Pervez Mir told a news conference that further investigations were being carried out by a toxicologist and a histologist (scientist who examines body tissue). Mr Shields said: 'I k...

PET Imaging Identifies Aggressive Kidney Cancers That Require Surgery

...ded as positive or negative for antibody uptake. A pathologist unaware of PET scan results then classified resected tumor specimens as clear cell renal carcinoma or otherwise. All patients were monitored for toxicity and the antibody infusion was well tolerated with no side effects or other adverse events rela...

Scientists Tout New Prostate Cancer Test

...t of the prostate sampled, we're trying to get the pathologist to tell us if the guy has cancer or not, which is an impossible task," said Garzotto. So doctors recommend second biopsies a few months after a clean test. To narrow the need for repeat tests, Garzotto and co-workers studied 511 patients at the Vet...

Secret to AIDS Resistance Is in the Blood

...cording to research published by Tulane University pathologist Ivona Pandrea in the scientific journal Blood. Pandrea compared the blood, lymph nodes and intestines of five primate species that do not develop AIDS when infected with SIV to the same tissues of those species that do develop AIDS as a result of S...

Tuberculosis: The Bacillus Takes Refuge in Adipose Cells

...tute Pasteur, in collaboration with Paul Fornès, a pathologist from H?pital Européen Georges Pompidou. They raise questions of considerable importance in the fight against tuberculosis. Tuberculosis kills almost two million people worldwide every year and is considered by the World Health Organization to repre...

New Genetic Test Predicts Eye-Cancer Patients' Futures

...aining time alive.” Pioneered by UCLA ophthalmic pathologist Dr. Ben Glasgow, the technique of fine-needle aspiration for collecting cancer cells from the living eye has been the standard of care at the Jules Stein Eye Institute since 2004, but adopted by only a handful of other ophthalmic centers in the natio...

Lesser Calories for Longer Life

...m recent animal findings, Dr. Richard A. Miller, a pathologist at the University of Michigan, estimated that a pill mimicking the effects of calorie restriction might increase human life span to about 112 healthy years, with the occasional senior living until 140, though some experts view that projection as over...

Some Prescriptions Can Lead to Chronic Drug-Induced Liver Injury

...s in each patient. Whenever available, a central pathologist in a blinded fashion reviewed liver biopsies. A panel of hepatologists systematically assessed the strength of causal relationship between implicated agent(s) and the episode of liver injury. Samples of serum, urine, DNA, and peripheral lymphocytes w...

Mizoram Women Under the Grip of Tobacco

...hospital and spearheaded by Eric Zomawia, a senior pathologist and principal investigator, also showed that the risk of stomach cancer among women was significantly prominent in the past three years due to extensive use of tobacco in various forms. Mizo women also top the cancer list in the country, Zomawia ad...

Insights Into Lead Pollution

...1992 and 2004 and collected by wildlife veterinary pathologist Vic Simpson. 'We compared this with levels of lead found in stream sediment by the British Geological Society and airborne emissions recorded by the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory. While some variation related to geology, we found an extre...

Mystery of the dead crocodiles solved

...crocodile farms in recent past weeks. Veterinary pathologist Dr Ian Jerrett said, "Preliminary data suggests the unusually cold dry season and exposure of hatchlings to older disease-carrying crocodiles are factors contributing to the outbreak." "Chlamydial infection is present at a low level in crocodiles un...

Mature Muscle Fibers Can Revert to Become Cancerous

...or of pathology at UT Southwestern and a pediatric pathologist at Children’s. “Skeletal muscle had been viewed as being biologically fixed,” he said.The research is available online and is being published in the Sept. 5 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The researchers focused on ...

Cancer Affects Mature Muscle Fibers

...or of pathology at UT Southwestern and a pediatric pathologist at Children's."Skeletal muscle had been viewed as being biologically fixed," he said.The research is available online and is being published in the Sept. 5 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.The researchers focused on alveol...

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