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Impaired Odour Identification Predicts Cognitive Decline for the Elderly

...itive impairment, difficulty in identifying odours predicts subsequent development of mild cognitive impairment," the authors conclude. "The findings suggest that olfactory dysfunction can be an early manifestation of Alzheimer's disease ... and that olfactory assessment may be useful for early disease ide...

Eco-architecture Takes Root in Thailand, but Growth is Slow

...rming and they will comply themselves." Yashwant predicts that brightly lit and inefficient buildings will dominate Bangkok's skyline for years to come, and it be some time before eco-houses start sprouting up like the mango trees they aim to copy. "Dr Soontorn's house is an experiment at best, that will ...

Smokers may Develop Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

...easing in frequency. The World Health Organization predicts that by 2020, COPD will be the third-leading cause of death worldwide. The study is published online and will appear in a future print issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The researchers studied two variations (1...

Sun Protection Ignored Despite Warnings

...diagnosed in the UK each year, and recent research predicts that the incidence of melanoma skin cancer will treble in the next 30 years. Research by the Institute of Cancer Research has found that over a third of people do not use sunscreen while sunbathing, and nearly half of the 2,000 people surveyed wer...

Wine Woos World as Trade Fair Opens

...-based International Wine and Spirit Record (IWSR) predicts global wine sales will increase 45 percent by 2010 and production by 41 percent. "This is a key finding," said Robert Beynat, chief executive of Vinexpo. "It means demand exceeds supply. It also means that any wine surplus should be eliminated." ...

Genetic Variations Leads to Fever After Smallpox Vaccination

...ors say, it may be possible to develop a test that predicts which patients are at risk for vaccine-related fevers. Such a test also may help doctors anticipate and prevent more serious complications linked to the vaccines. Vaccines are extraordinarily safe and effective, but that doesnt mean we cant try to ...

Neurological Disorder Gene Identified

...essor of human genetics at the U-M Medical School, predicts the new discovery will quickly lead to a test that can diagnose which of those patients have the newly identified gene mutation. These probably represent about 5 percent of the unexplained 30 percent of cases, preliminary testing suggests. With gen...

Oral Anti Viral Tamiflu A Cost Effective Treatment

... help contain a pandemic outbreak. The study also predicts that if the stockpile is increased so that there is an unlimited supply of Tamiflu for treating symptomatic patients and for preventing infection in people exposed to these patients (household contacts and school/work contacts), illness attack rates ...

Non Communicable Diseases to Be the Cause of Deaths in Poor Countries by 2115-World Bank

...he Challenge of Chronic No communicable Diseases" predicts rising life expectancy for all age groups, lower fertility rates and better control of infectious diseases. It says changing lifestyles with more cigarette smoking, bad diets and lack of exercise mean that poor countries face a future when common dis...

Chilean President's Cousin Successfully Tests Allergy 'Knockout' Technique on Mice

...elopment and eventual clinical trials. Bachelet predicts that with further development, his technology may become the first line of allergy therapy in the near future....

Women With Atypia Nearly Eight Times More Likely to Develop Breast Cancer

...Clinic surgeon and study author. The Gail model predicts risk by using age at commencement of menses, age at birth of first child, number of previous breast biopsies, existence of atypia, and number of close relatives with breast cancer. While the Mayo Clinic study found that family history did not furt...

Breast Cancer Outcomes in the Family

... They found that a womans breast cancer prognosis predicts the survival of her first-degree relatives with breast cancer. Mothers surviving breast cancer after five years, had daughters with a 91 percent chance of surviving the disease. But only 87 percent of daughters whose mothers had died within five year...

Lymphocyte Count Found to Be a Predictor of Survival for Young Patients With Leukemia

...e leukemias, these researchers have found that ALC predicts survival in young patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and a bone cancer, Ewing's sarcoma. These findings suggest that this simple test, may redefine the way physicians treat a range of different cancers....

Scientists Map Genome Sequence Dengue Mosquito

...tant part of this project is gene annotation which predicts numbers and locations of mosquito genes in the genome. In parallel to sequencing DNA in chromosomes, scientists have also sequenced large amounts of messenger RNAs collected from different mosquito tissues at distinct developmental stages. Matching a...

DNA-damage Test Could Aid Drug Development

... standard in that one wants an assay that directly predicts toxicity in humans, not animals, and you could obtain human bone marrow thats left over from medical procedures.' 'If you could change the micronucleus assay to have a human cell readout, that would be pretty amazing,' says Samson. Down the road, s...

Chemotherapy Drug Shrinks Brain Tumors

...s the discovery that the loss of chromosome 1p/19q predicts how well a person is going to respond to the treatment," said study author Khe Hoang-Xuan, MD, PhD, with the Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital in Paris, France. However, Hoang-Xuan says comparing temozolomide to radiotherapy, which is the standard treatm...

Regular Smokers are at the Risk of Developing Depression

...t that first, persistent chronic cigarette smoking predicts depressive symptoms. However, when adjusted for other factors associated with depression, the elevated risk of persistent smoking remained significant among men only. "The result that chronic smoking may actually have a role in the etiology of dep...

Jharkhand Reeling Under Heat Wave

...s in last four days. The meteorological department predicts that mercury will rise higher in the city. Ranchi has a history of getting rainfall after a rise in mercury but this time the weatherman has no word of hope to offer. "The cloud which is formed goes upward and the cloud moving upward in the sky d...

Individuals Distraction can Be Measured by a Computer Based Test

...ven to the 'Cognitive Failures Questionnaire' that predicts a person's level of distractibility, provided that the subject answers honestly. "Relying on questionnaires to assess how easily distracted potential employees might be obviously has its downsides people are not always honest about their negative ...

Unhealthy Lungs Linked to Hostility?

...ecent research demonstrates that greater hostility predicts lung function decline in older men. This is the first study of young adults to offer a detailed examination of the inverse link between hostility and pulmonary function, states lead author and psychologist Benita Jackson, PhD, MPH, of Smith College....

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