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Blocked viens block eye sight

...lifornia have devised a new instrument that uses a plasma to shoot tiny bullets of blockage-dissolving drug...tween the electrode and metal sheath, an ultra hot plasma formed at the tip of the electrode producing a rapidly expanding vaporized bubble. By alternating th...

Coronary heart disease bids Adieu

...ion. Coronary heart disease is reduced by lowering plasma homocystine levels with a diet supplement of folic acid alone or in combination with cyanocobalamin. Dr.Tice from the University of California at San Francisco and colleagues used the Coronary Heart Disease Policy Model to assess the cost effectiven...

Decrease in testosterone levels lead to Alzheimer's

... by hormonal supression experienced an increase in plasma amyloid levels. Plasma amyloid roughly doubled over the six months of the investigation, say the researchers.// Previous animal research by the team had shown that brain concentrations of amyloid increased significantly in female guinea pigs whose ...

Water regulation in humans

...ins stumbled upon an unknown protein lodged in the plasma membrane of red blood cells and kidney tubules.After expressing the the proteins in frogs' eggs,they discovered that the eggs exploded when immeresed in water because they absorbed the the liquid much faster than normal....

Beta-Carotene May Aid Diabetics

... supplementation produced significant elevation in plasma and in LDL all-trans beta-carotene, paralleled by a significant reduction in LDL susceptibility. Researchers concluded that natural beta-carotene dietary supplementation normalises the enhanced low-density lipoprotein and may be important in delayi...

Swelling increases stroke risk with high B.P.

... pressure and levels of the inflammation-sensitive plasma proteins (ISPs). The men were followed up for nearly 19 years, during which time 200 strokes occurred. Men with high levels of ISPs and high blood pressure were four times more likely to have a stroke than men with normal blood pressure and ISPs. W...

Associated therapy for multiple myeloma

...on. Multiple myeloma is a malignant cancer of the plasma cell, which is a type of white blood cell found in many tissues of the body. As the cancer grows, it destroys normal bone tissue, which causes pain and crowds out normal cell production. Multiple myeloma is the second most common blood cancer in the...

High iron levels may cause Cardiovascular Disease in women

...tal cholesterol, triacylglycerol, HDL cholesterol, plasma glucose, and blood pressure. Iron levels were associated to CVD risk factors among non-Hispanic black women and, especially, Mexican-American women, according to the study. The strongest association was found for Mexican-American women whose higher ...

Children exposed to smoke show decreased levels of Vitamin C

...o were exposed to smoke at home were found to have plasma ascorbate concentrations that were lower by an average of 3.2 micromoles per litre than unexposed children. Both these groups of children had consumed the same amount of Vitamin C and researchers found that even with very low exposure, this reduction...

Unfavourable Lipid-Lipoprotein profiles in older adults has been linked to abdominal visceral fat

...inal visceral fat are associated with unfavourable plasma concentrations of lipids and lipoproteins. Abdomin...in these individuals. The investigators assessed// plasma lipids and lipoproteins and their relationships to abdominal visceral fat, fat mass, growth hormone ...

Risk of Heart Attack Can Now Be Predicted

... known or suspected ACS. They also say that, “PIGF plasma levels represent a potentially powerful clinical biomarker of vascular inflammation and adverse outcomes in patients with ACS.” Thus Measuring PIGF levels may extend the predictive and prognostic information gained from traditional inflammatory mar...

Childhood Weight Gain Found To Increase The Risk of Diabetes

...s .Researchers evaluated the glucose tolerance and plasma insulin concentrations in 1,492 men and women between 26 and 32 years old. Researchers had the records for all the participants that included birth weight and weight every three to six months throughout infancy, during childhood, and into adolescence...

The Link Between Diabetes and Colon Cancer

...tal cancer. In each participant, they measured the plasma concentration of C-peptide, which is an indicator of insulin production. Researchers say their data not only supports the hypothesis that elevated long-term insulin production is one underlying mechanism to link dietary and lifestyle risk factors ...

Predicting The Risk Of A Heart Attack

... known or suspected ACS. They also say that, “PIGF plasma levels represent a potentially powerful clinical biomarker of vascular inflammation and adverse outcomes in patients with ACS.” Thus Measuring PIGF levels may extend the predictive and prognostic information gained from traditional inflammatory mar...

Reconstituted Blood Better For Young Hearts

...d -- which is made from stored red blood cells and plasma -- tended to accumulate less fluid, which leads to lower rates of inflammation. For the study, researchers compared results for 200 infants who underwent heart surgery using the heart-lung bypass machine. About half received whole blood during the o...

Folic Acid and Vitamin B12 Effective In Reducing The Risk Of Hip Fracture After Stroke

...e than their healthy peers due to higher levels of plasma homocysteine in stroke patients, which may be asso...and B12 experienced a 38-percent decrease in their plasma homocysteine levels whereas participants in the control group had their levels increase by 31 percen...

Traffic Smoke May Damage DNA

...fected by oxidative DNA damage. They also measured plasma nitric oxide as an indicator to oxidative stress due to traffic exhaust exposure. The stress level was also high in these workers of the toll stations. During the lifetime of a human being DNA receives potentially damage causing biological and chemi...

Supplement Of CLA May Reduce Body Fat

...e amino transferase. There was marked lessening of plasma total cholesterol and LDL, but not HDL cholestrol. There was a reduction in body fat mass and body weight in the subjects who were given triglycerides. This proves that CLA supplementation in healthy adults is not only acceptable to the body but i...

Low glycemic diet effective for reducing cardiovascular risk

...r diet for six months. There was also a decline in plasma triacylglycerols in the first type of diet than the conventional low fat, low carbohydrate diet. The research shows that food with low glycemic load may benefit the cardiac patients by lowering their cardiovascular risk....

Need for considering cardiovascular risks before giving HAART for HIV/aids patients

...ART is associated with risk factors like increased plasma concentrations of triglycerides, total cholesterol, possibly hypertension, insulin resistance etc. HAART treatment can also induce endothelial dysfunction and thereby increase the risk of coronary disease. Researchers suggest a total assessment of c...

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