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Asthma may actually be prevented by Dust and Dirt

...hild or adult already has asthma or allergies, the presence of endotoxin in the home can exacerbate the disease. For more information about asthma and endotoxin,e-mail: lungline@njc.org....

Laboratory Testing Can Identify Risk of Pre-Term Labor and Delivery

... fibronectin protein in cervicovaginal fluids; the presence of more than 50 ng/mL is considered positive. The fFN test has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use as an aid in assessing the risk of pre-term delivery during the routine screening of asymptomatic patients from 22-30 week...

Researchers urge caution in using ear tube surgery

...emy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery list presence of the condition for more than three months as a reason to recommend ear tube surgery. Tubes' effect on hearing debated Perrin wrote in his editorial that the issue of surgery is an important one since it's often overused. A 1994 study found about o...

Ductal lavage may detect early breast cancer

...detect signs of a process called methylation. The presence of markers for this process suggests that a woman has breast cancer or precancerous breast cells, according to her.Ductal lavage is a "very sensitive, relatively simple test," according to Sukumar. The procedure, which takes about half an hour to pe...

Patients often assume wrongly that they are allergic to penicillin

...e allergic reactions, which can be measured by the presence of antibodies in the body, may cause such symptoms as breaking out in severe rashes and breathlessness. However if a person develops rashes or an upset stomach three days after taking penicillin injections then it is very unlikely to be a drug hyper...

Spouses and other partners lower blood pressure says new research

...where they were or what they were doing. The mere presence of the significant other calmed blood pressure. Surprisingly, Dr. Gump said, the quality of the intimate relationship did not matter in this study. People who were dissatisfied with their partners also experienced blood pressure dips in their prese...

Special proteins to fight TB identified

... infect cells, but another explanation is that the presence of extra heat-shock proteins sends a warning to the immune system, the report indicates. This study has led the scientists headed by Dr. Stewart to opine that finding a way to produce extra heat-shock proteins represents a potential method of protec...

New scalpel probes into cancer

A smart scalpel which is able to detect the presence of cancer cells beneath layers skin, blood and muscle have been developed by US researchers. The bottle-top sized microcavity laser developed by the US department of Energy will enable surgeons to operate more accurately on tumours without cutting ...

Virus killer

...also be used for diagnostic purposes to detect the presence of Hepatitis E virus.// For this, the team had produced recombinant viral proteins which could be used to generate an antigen-antibody reaction, that can be detected during tests.They also added that the formation on the viral genome could a...

Stress response increases suicide risk

...ve some - but not all - of the PTSD symptoms. The presence of these symptoms is serious, for it's linked with a higher than average incidence of suicidal thoughts. Where people have full-blown PTSD, suicidal thoughts are three times more likely than in the general population. It's a sign that stress symptoms...

Zydus Cadila and Kopran in strategic alliance

...We saw Aten as a good fit in terms of its size and presence in the cardiac care market," Mr.Pankaj, Managing Director, Zydus Cadila said. Mr.Surendra Somani, MD, Kopran said, "while Aten would grow faster in the hands of Zydus, Kopran would be able to acheive higher growths through its strategy of launching ...

Drug abuse leads to long standing changes in the brain

...he number of dopamine transporters (DAT) marks the presence of nerve cells that are part of a brain circuit that transmits signals using the chemical dopamine, which plays a role in movement control and feelings of pleasure. The researchers administered a battery of tests to assess attention, memory, mood, ge...

Micro-camera provides new breast imaging technique

...of the milk ducts from the inside to determine the presence of cancerous cells before they spread beyond the d...eens from which doctors can evaluate cells for the presence of pre-malignant changes. If abnormalities are spotted, biopsy of the affected area can then take pl...

Infertility in relation with virus

...e contained traces of AAV. It is possible that the presence of AAV may simply be a separate result of the underlying defect causing the subfertility....

Acne may protect against infections

...rnal of microbiology. Scientists believe that the presence of the bacteria, known as propionibacteria (P. acnes), may help to crank up the immune system so that is more effective at tackling subsequent infections. It appears that P. acnes stimulates activity among a type of white blood cell called a Th-1lymp...

Lecithin lowers cholesterol absorption in body

... of it becomes “Unavailable for absorption” in the presence of the phospholipid, Koo said.“This may be a reaso...olesterol is absorbed but amount is reduced in the presence of this phospholipid. “Less absorption means less cholesterol introduced into the blood,” Koo said. ...

Armpit odour enhances mood

...fect may be due to the human ability to detect the presence or absence of hormones in sweat which signal aggression, reports "New Scientist" magazine. Denise Chen, at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia recruited 30// volunteers in six different age categories - young girls and boys, young adu...

Garlic Supplements Impede HIV Therapy

...t slowing the progression of HIV infection. In the presence of garlic supplements, blood concentrations of saquinavir decreased by about 50 percent. For the study, nine healthy, HIV-negative volunteers received saquinavir. The research team drew samples from the volunteers' blood to measure their baseline le...

ZYDUS enters female health care segment

...onmax (raloxifene hydrochloride) consolidating its presence in the female healthcare segment. Bonmax is used in the prevention and treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMO). The drug comes as third generation drug which not only safe but can also be used for long term. // PMO primarily occurs due to th...

Smoking Linked To Low Infant Birth Weight

...ommending at this point that women be screened for presence of the genes involved. "Our data demonstrate that a subgroup of pregnant women with certain genotypes appeared to be particularly susceptible to the adverse effect of cigarette smoke, suggesting an interaction between metabolic genes and cigarette ...

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