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Sleeping sickness - a silent killer

...t Killer because its victims are mostly from rural populations where medical screening is rare and cause of death often goes unrecorded. The meeting in Burkina Faso, which over 300 scientists and other delegates are expected to attend, will launch an Africa-wide campaign to eradicate the Tsetse fly under the p...

Misleading anti-malarial drug

...ectiveness as a malaria preventative in non-immune populations from countries such as the UK where the disease is not endemic. The publication warns that it is not known if Malarone is as effective as the previous main choices – mefloquine and doxycycline. Professor Joe Collier, editor of Drug and Therapeutics...

Levels Of Blood Proteins May Help Heart Disease Care

...with CAD. If these findings are confirmed in other populations and prove to be predictive of coronary events, MPO levels may be helpful to identify patients with CAD who might otherwise not be identified by routine screening methods. Despite the interesting observations in these studies, major questions need to...

Herbal Drug In Controversy

...ected and has not been witnessed in Pacific Island populations or in many practices in the United States. Canadian health officials are warning consumers to stop using kava. "Consumers are advised to check the labels of any herbal products for the presence of kava, and to discontinue use of any product labeled ...

Fish rich diet lowers leptin

... who ate vegetarian diets. Somers agreed that the populations in his study are not typical of Americans. The subjects studied were members of a tribe living in Tanzania. Some of the tribe members live in a village close to a lake, while others live inland. The lake-dwelling tribe members eat a diet that include...

Tea Pill Lowers Cholesterol

...ring properties of tea in humans. Studies of large populations have suggested drinking tea has health benefits that include lower levels of LDL, or bad, cholesterol. Studies confirming the causal relationship between tea and lower levels of cholesterol have not been conducted.// This study included 240 men and w...

World SARS-free within weeks

...e disease could once again be transmitted to human populations from animals in southern China in November or December of this year.The one thing no one knows is whether it will be cyclical or whether it will occur seasonally!...

How to Improve Life Expectancy

...ng on the location, "The analysis showed that even populations with high life expectancy at present, such as developed regions of the western Pacific and western Europe, could benefit considerably from risk reduction." Study investigators believe this information can lead people to make improvements in their he...

Return of SARS possible this fall

...ere stopped, the virus could still exist in animal populations and be retransmitted to humans, the report says. "The wave of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) has been overcome, but SARS has not been eradicated," according to reports from the national intelligence officer for economics and global issues....

Diabetes cases could double in developing countries in next 30 years

...ng the risk of diabetes. Add to this the fact that populations are ageing, and it is easy to see why diseases such as diabetes are on the increase.” China provides a graphic example. Diabetes is already a substantial concern, with 21 million cases in the year 2000, or one in every 60 people. Obesity is on the ...

Possibility of Link Diabetes with Iron

...o of transferring receptors to ferritin in healthy populations may help to identify a high-risk population for type 2 diabetes who may benefit from further evaluation and interventions.”...

Regeneration of muscle

...gulator of muscle cell differentiation in specific populations of adult stem cells during muscle tissue regeneration in mice. If therapeutic strategies that activate Pax7 in adult stem cells can turn them into muscle cells, effectively replenishing injured or diseased muscle tissue, there's hope of reversing the...

Improving Life Expectancy

...ng on the location, “The analysis showed that even populations with high life expectancy at present, such as developed regions of the western Pacific and western Europe, could benefit considerably from risk reduction.” Study investigators believe this information can lead people to make improvements in their he...

Waistline can be a good predictor of diabetes

...in sensitivity. Assessing 2,746 male and female populations aged from 18 to 72 years and with body mass index of 18 to 60, were related to the waist circumference that measured from 65 to 150cms. Records were taken for height, weight, and waist and hip as was taken from blood samples to determine insulin sens...

Yet Another Reason To Celebrate Drinking

...eek for a man and seven to 14 for a woman. Large populations of people in different age groups were subjected to questions regarding verbal reasoning to tests of short-term memory and teetotalers were twice as likely as occasional drinkers to achieve the lowest scores. This does not necessarily show moderate ...

Risk of Breast Cancer Overestimated with Hormone Replacement Therapy(HRT) Treatment

...e of breast cancer would be greater, especially in populations with high levels of use," said Professor John Boyages, the Director of the Institute. The conclusion drawn was: "The reasons for taking hormone replacement therapy vary and decisions about its use must be made at an individual level. Our analysis p...

Arsenic in drinking water

...rocks. Severe health effects have been observed in populations drinking arsenic-rich water over long periods in countries world-wide. Source Arsenic is widely distributed throughout the earth's crust. Arsenic is introduced into water through the dissolution of minerals and ores, and concentrations in groundwa...

Angioplasty plus stenting better than thrombolysis for elderly patients with AMI

...ervational studies previously conducted in elderly populations have yielded conflicting results, researchers explain. These studies were performed before intracoronary stents and use of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa antagonists were routinely employed. Therefore, Dr. Hanoch Hod, of Chaim Sheba Medical //Center in Tel H...

HRT Not That Risky For Breast Cancer

...e of breast cancer would be greater, especially in populations with high levels of use,” said Professor John Boyages, the Director of the Institute “The reasons for taking hormone replacement therapy vary and decisions about its use must be made at an individual level. Our analysis provides women and clinician...

Experts Recommend Preventive Measures For Avian Flu To Begin From Farms

...that indiscriminate culling of wild migratory bird populations would be ineffective in preventing the spread of the disease. The outbreak of avian influenza in Mongolia has coincided with confirmations of cases in Russia and Kazakhstan. The initial reports of avian influenza came from the Mongolian Ministry of ...

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