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S. Africa AIDS in 'death phase'

...heir mothers.As the incidence of HIVAIDS starts to plateau at about 33 percent, sickness and deaths are on the increase. Activists say AIDS kills about 600 South Africans each day -- a number that seems sure to grow as more people enter late stages of the disease without drug treatment. Reports have shown,...

Human Body Designed To Resist Weight Loss

...it," Dr King said. "But these studies show that a plateau in body weight occurs even in the face of a continued negative energy balance." In the first study, 30 obese men and women took part in a 12-week, laboratory-based exercise program in which they exercised five times a week. The second study looked ...

Deadly Lung Disease Sends Patients on ‘Quest for Breath

...ressed rapidly in the first year but has reached a plateau more recently. He had 60 to 70 percent lung capacity when he was first diagnosed, and a year and a half later was down to 33 percent capacity. He now can’t run or lift heavy items without taking oxygen. While there is no cure for IPF, he has taken ...

MRI Can Monitor Transplanted Islets

...op immediately after transplantation and reached a plateau at 10 to 14 days. The researchers note that much of the early islet death probably was caused by factors other than rejection, such as damage during the transplant procedure. However, by day 10 the mice with normal immune systems showed a 20 percent ...

Lymphoblastic Leukemia Survivors at Risk for Secondary Cancer

...ood acute lymphoblastic leukemia does not attain a plateau at 15 to 20 years but continues to increase over 30 years. Although the majority of these late-occurring secondary neoplasms are low-grade tumors such as meningioma and basal cell carcinoma, the health care issues they raise may be critical. The risk...

Climate Change Reorganized Tibetan Culture 700 Years Ago: Study

...beginning to reveal how the culture high up on the plateau responded. He and his colleagues say they also have some evidence of large-scale abandonment of agricultural fields. The team will return to Tibet this summer to continue their investigations. Aldenderfer said intensity is likely to increase an...

Some Common Human Injuries Also Common in Dogs

...y Roush uses to repair cruciate ruptures is tibial plateau leveling osteotomy, or TPLO. The TPLO surgery levels the tibial plateau and eliminates the need for the ruptured cranial cruciate ligament. According to Roush, he performs ...

Experts Identify Vaccine Target for HIV

...ad many sequential blood samples taken during this plateau in viral load. Before their analyses began collaborators in the EuroChavi consortium, coordinated by Amalio Telenti at the University of Lausanne, sifted through data collected from more than 30,000 patients who had blood samples taken as a part of n...

HIV Drug Combo can Boost Immune Marker in Long-term Patients: Study

...re pessimistic, suggesting that CD4 counts tend to plateau after several years of treatment. But those studies used less strict criteria for determining whether the drugs were working. Their benchmark was a viral load -- the number of AIDS viruses in the blood -- of 1,000 and 400 copies per microlitre, w...

Rivers in China Shrinking Due to Climate Change

...s saying that the "shrinking of the wetland on the plateau is closely connected with global warming, adding that - even though rainfall has increased in the region - the contraction of the wetland has reduced the flow of the Yangtze and Yellow rivers." Figures by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) weather stati...

This is Why DNA Has Its Famous Helix Shape

... molecules, they had expected to see only one such plateau as the stacking forces severed. Exactly what happens at the molecular level at each of the two plateaus will be the subject of continued investigation," he said. The study is published online by Physical Review Letters on July 5....

Late Nights may Make Preteens Antisocial and Aggressive

...isol normally spikes in the morning and falls to a plateau by afternoon and evening. Readings taken in the morning and afternoon usually show a significant drop, and scientists associate small differences in the readings with clinical depression and antisocial behaviour. As a part of the study the researc...

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