Tag: "red" at medical news
Feeding channel created by malaria parasite - a new target for
...ers have found pore-like holes in the membranes of red
blood cells infected by the deadliest form of the ...rasite. After the malaria parasite infects a human red
blood cell, it must get many nutrients-proteins, sugars and precursors for DNA-to survive and grow. ...
Infant receives first bloodless liver transplant
...ant was given drugs to stimulate the production of red
blood cells. Recycling ones own blood is permissible amongst the Witnesses. The surgery is the first of its kind in an infant but with the successful result obtained many more similar procedures will follow suit./p>...
Women suffer from sexual dysfunction too
...the lining of the vagina loses a robust pinkish to red
color and becomes pale and can be so thinned that it bleeds on touch of even a cotton swab, sexual intercourse can become painful and women can have difficulty in reaching orgasm. There are numerous treatments that can help reduce symptoms caused by...
Antibiotic induces liver damage in children with E.COLI infections.
...lytic-uremic syndrome (HUS),a condition leading to red
blood cell breakdown.HUS is one of the leading causes of acute liver failure in young children.The study examined children with diarrhea caused by E. coli and found 56% of the children who were given antibiotics developed HUS compared to just 8% of t...
Beer vitamin protects heart
... thought to help break down homocysteine. Drinking red
wine or Dutch gin brought only about half that increase, research showed. Older individuals and men with an elevated body mass index tended to have higher homocysteine levels....
...and vegetables such as strawberries, tomatoes, and red
bell peppers. There are also foods that should be...exible. Other foods that should be avoided include red
meat, potatoes, corn, peas and pastas....
Antioxidants found in chocolates
...m bar of chocolate is equivalent to two glasses of red
wine, four cups of tea, six apples or 15 glasses of orange juice. She also found that the chocolate antioxidants are well absorbed by the body, and remain active. So one can willingly include chocolate in a healthy diet. The main reason for limitin...
Iron is a two sided sword
... is vital for the binding and release of oxygen by red
blood cells and iron deficiency is a relatively common health problem especially in younger women and older people with a poor diet. That is why many breakfast cereals are now fortified with iron, to make sure everyone gets enough of this important ...
Is Smallpox Threat Real ?
...the face, arms and legs. The rash starts with flat red
lesions, but then become pus-filled and begins to crust in the second week. The threat of smallpox as a bioterrorist weapon is real and health officials are doing everything they can to "keep the citizens of our nation safe" from such an attack, th...
New Drug PP188 Helps Sickle Cell Disease
...isease is an inherited blood disorder that affects red
blood cells. People with sickle cell disease have red
blood cells that contain an abnormal type of hemoglobin. Sometimes these red
blood cells become sick...
Cyclosporin A Treats Leukemia Complications
...h the drug, cyclosporin A. Anemia is a decrease in red
cells in the blood and thrombocytopenia is when th...ent of the patients with anemia had an increase in red
blood cells in their blood. Most of the patients responded to the drug within three weeks of treatme...
New therapy for pimples
... in the British Journal of Dermatology, a blue and red
light mixture seems to be most effective treatment...s the potentially damaging UV.// Instead, blue and red
light wavelengths produced by a lightbox which the patient, all with moderate or mild acne, used for...
How to prevent wrinkles?
...less susceptible to wrinkling. Eating less butter, red
meat and sugar was also linked to keeping a smoother skin.// Since antioxidants like vitamins A, C and E are abundant in fruits and vegetables . they help to protect the skin from age and sun-related damage which otherwise lead to wrinkling.In gen...
Too much fibre can aggrevate cancer
...ad new polyps. In particular, high consumption of red
meat is associated with a higher risk of developing this form of cancer. Some other studies have suggested that eating vegetables, whole-grain cereals and calcium have a protective effect. Dr Tim Key, expert on diet and cancer with Imperial Cancer Re...
The henna allergy
...ause contact dermatitis and made the skin swollen, red
and itchy.// He added it could even stop people taking jobs in certain industries where they might come into contact with the chemical. Dr Hausen said: "It is possible that the mark from the tattoo will remain for several months, which is of course...
Red Wine Helps Fight Heart disease
... has led researchers to look to the consumption of red
wine, another staple of the French diet. //Scientists say they have discovered the key component in red
wine. The explanation is pigments known as polyphenols. Polyphenols inhibit the production of a p...
Less sodium,less pressure
... dairy foods, poultry, and fish and low in sweets, red
meats, fat, and cholesterol. The other group were assigned to receive one of three sodium levels in their diets: high (3300 mg per day), intermediate (2400 mg, the standard recommended amount), and low (1500 mg). The study found that the greatest b...
A new study surpasses Gene Therapy Hurdle
... trying for about 12 years to find ways of getting red
blood cells to produce more hemoglobin as a treatment for such diseases as sickle cell anemia, while not forcing other blood cells to make the substance. That hurdle was overcome last year, by researchers....
Water regulation in humans
...n 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....
Zinc may enhance growth in Young sickle cell patients
...cell anemia, is a hereditary condition that causes red
blood cells to become sickle-shaped, which makes it difficult// for the cells to pass through the bloodstream to deliver oxygen to the body's tissues. Young sickle cell patients who are having delays in their growth and maturation may benefit from su...
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