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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research
...f AB42. Of the AB produced normally in humans, 5 percent
to 20 percent
is AB42. As people grow older, small numbers of plaques and tangles form. The risk that these lesion...
White Blood Cell Booster May Help Cancer Patients Avoid Deadly Complications
...s of cancers. The researchers found that nearly 40 percent
of the patients who did not receive the white bloo...ls called febrile neutropenia, compared to only 22 percent
of the patients who took the drug in conjunction with their chemotherapy, Kuderer said. While white...
Advanced therapy offers cure for relapsed cancer patient
...of the New England Journal of Medicine. About 90 percent
of testicular cancer patients respond to traditional therapy, which involves multiple courses of cisplatin, first used successfully in the treatment of this disease by Lawrence Einhorn, M.D., at Indiana University Cancer Center in the early 1980s. Th...
Infertility Breakthrough With First Birth from Lab-matured Egg
...reatening hormonal disorder that affects around 10 percent
of all women of child-bearing years. A total of 296 eggs were collected from the patients, of which 290 were immature, ESHRE said in a press release. They were then matured in the laboratory for 24-48 hours, and were frozen for several months and...
Tougher Tobacco Rules Urged at Global Anti-smoking Talks
...illicit cigarette trade accounted for more than 10 percent
of the total global trade in cigarettes in 2006. "Nations serious about protecting the heath and well-being of their people should take the illicit tobacco trade very seriously," said Luk Joossens, a senior policy advisor of the FCA. "Smuggled an...
M-rated Violent Video Games Most Popular Among Young Teens
...rtual family. The study also noted that just six percent
of the sample had not played any electronic games in the previous six months. Many children played the games to manage their feelings, including anger and stress. Children who played violent games were more likely to play to get their anger out. Th...
Insecticide-treated Bed Nets to Combat Malaria in Older Children and Adults
...ren and pregnant women in order to achieve over 80 percent
coverage in these high-risk groups. The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by Dr Gerry Killeen at the Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre in Tanzania. As part of the study, researchers used recently developed models of mo...
Inability to Recognize Familiar Smells Could Signal Alzheimers
...five years, and over the course of the study, 30.1 percent
developed mild cognitive impairment. "Risk of de...ow average on the odor identification test were 50 percent
more likely to develop the condition than those who scored above average," the authors of the study ...
Beijing Says Food Safe for Olympic Athletes, Tourists
...highest proportion of complaints in 2006, about 25 percent
of the total," said Han Miao, deputy director of the complaint centre. However the official assurances fall far short of satisfying Zhou Qin, a Beijing dissident and author of a 2006 book that revealed serious food safety problems in China. "Duri...
Annual Tobacco-related Deaths to Reach 8.3 Million by 2030
...ted to reach 8.3 million by the year 2030, with 80 percent
of them occurring in Asia, unless more is done to...5.4 million annual tobacco-related deaths, with 50 percent
of them in Asia, will rise to 8.3 million by 2030 as multinational cigarette companies target the re...
Pure Pomegranate Juice Helps Reverse Erectile Dysfunction Function
...rages' effect on erectile activity. Forty seven percent
of the subjects reported that their erections improved with POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice, while only 32 pct reported improved erections with the placebo (p=0.058). These results compare favourably to a recent 24-week study using a PDE5 inhibitor (...
Acute Mountain Sickness may Lead to Pulmonary or Cerebral Edema
... this knowledge is translated into practice. 92 percent
had heard of AMS prior to their current trip. Over...gard to symptoms and modes of treatment. Almost 90 percent
of the travellers were found to have basic knowledge of AMS and could recognize its symptoms (such a...
Rosehips may Be an Effective Alternative for Rheumatoid Arthritis
...r six months, activity levels improved by 20 to 25 percent
for those taking LitoZin. The number of joints causing them pain and discomfort fell by 40 percent, but did not change for patients treated conventionally without the rose-hip supplement. Generally, the overall tenderness of painful joints was sign...
Alcohol Abuse, Addiction Hits 3 of 10 Americans
...new study of drinking and dependency. Some 12.5 percent
of more than 43,000 people surveyed reported havin...cohol dependence during their lives, including 3.8 percent
who had had the problem during the year prior to the 2001-2002 survey. In addition, researchers le...
Tamiflu 30 Mg and 45 Mg Capsules Approved by FDA
... Clinical trials have shown Tamiflu to be up to 89 percent
effective in preventing influenza illness when taken within 48 hours of exposure, which can help control spread in schools and other crowded settings....
Drinking Problem Plagues 30% Americans
... People with alcohol use disorder (AUD) only 24.1 percent
of people with alcohol dependence received treatment of any type. Alcohol dependence, also know as alcoholism, is characterized by impaired control over drinking, compulsive drinking, preoccupation with drinking, tolerance to alcohol and/or withdrawa...
"Alarming" Malnutrition Among Kenya Refugees: UN Agencies
...id-2006, the acute malnutrition rate stood at 22.2 percent
in Kenya's Dadaab complex of three camps and 15.9 percent
in the Kakuma camp -- both well above the emergency threshold of 15 percent. The camps are home to...
Mira Nair Takes AIDS Message to Indian Cinema Halls
...firsthand. Figures of a 2006 UN study show that 72 percent
of the 2.6 million global AIDS deaths were in sub-Saharan Africa with devastating socio-economic impact. She wants to use the "immense power" of Indian cinema to "wake people up about AIDS." She calls project AIDS Jaago, or "awake" in Hindi. "I p...
Daily Dose of Dark Chocolate Helps the Heart: Study
...e of hypertension, or high blood pressure, from 86 percent
to 68 percent, it said. The participants who ate...reduce the relative risk of stroke deaths by eight percent
and the risk of coronary artery disease by five percent, the authors wrote. The results of the tri...
Egyptian Clerics Say Female Circumcision Un-Islamic
...ey in 2000 said the practice was carried out on 97 percent
of the country's women aged between 15 and 45 years of age. In the latest fatality, 12-year-old Bedur Ahmed Shaker was taken by her mother to a private clinic in Minya, a town on the Nile south of Cairo, for the operation. She died before she could...
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