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Blood Protein may Hold Key to Why Healthy People Get Heart Attacks

... of high-density-lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and reduces the availability of nitric oxide, a natural chemical that relaxes the blood vessels. "MPO levels help to identify individuals at increased risk for CAD when traditional risk screening fails," Dr. Boekholdt said. The findings of the study were pu...

Traffic Control Boxes to Help Road Monitoring

...he control center when absolutely necessary, which reduces communications costs. The transportation authorities would only need to electronically "ping" a quiet station once in a while, to make sure it was still working. Between pings, the station would store non-critical data -- such as the traffic counts...

Exercise Reduces Inflammation

...er of studies have suggested that regular exercise reduces inflammation a condition that is predictive of cardiovascular and other diseases, such as diabetes its still not clear whether there is a definitive link. And if such a link exists, the nature of the relationship is by no means fully understood. ...

Americans Grow Shorter, Blame It on Weak Healthcare

...t every week of paid maternity leave significantly reduces infant mortality rates, a key indicator of prenatal health. And it's not just height. Among the 20 most developed countries in the world, the United States is now dead last in life expectancy at birth, but leads the pack in infant mortality -- fort...

Fasting Makes Women Talk Less

...that they had vocal fatigue, a condition that also reduces the amount they said. The other most common symptom that one-fifth of the fasting women reported was a lowering of the voice, with a few also showing a harshening of their voices. Based on the results the researchers concluded, "fasting affects ...

Water Hyacinth is Used for Health Improvements in Africa

...in Florida in the 1970s, eliminates or drastically reduces the use of pesticides. In the Lake Victoria region, water hyacinth threatened livelihoods of local communities by reducing fish populations, fouling hydroelectric power turbines, and providing habitats for malaria and schistosomiasis vectors. Simil...

Visual Impairment Linked to Greater Mortality Risk

... in which the eye's lens is covered by a film that reduces sight, and ARMD, which occurs when the macula, the area at the back of the retina that produces the sharpest vision, deteriorates over time. "After adjusting for factors that predict mortality, neither visual impairment nor ARMD was significantly a...

Monoclonal Antibody Induces Death in Liver Cancer Cells

...clonal antibodies' use demonstrated significantly reduces tumour cell proliferation and survival in human and mouse hepotocellular cancer (HCC) cell lines. The researchers say that the new findings have significant implications not only for the treatment of live cancer, but also for various other types o...

Adding Folic Acid to Flour Lessens Congenital Malformations

...found that adding folic acid to flour considerably reduces congenital malformations . The study, conducted by Universit Laval's Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, has suggested that the addition of folic acid to flours has led to a 46 percent slump in the incidence of congenital neural tube defo...

New Target for Muscular Dystrophy Drug Therapy Discovered

...e N-box. "We demonstrated that ERF significantly reduces or represses the activity of utrophin's N-box in m...ever, wants to ensure first whether repressing ERF reduces muscle deterioration in mice or not. "We have worked on this problem for a number of years, and o...

Treat Every Patient as a Potential Organ Donor, British Health Official Says

...g this are issues surrounding consent, which often reduces this number further." To meet demand for organs, the number of people on the NHS donor register would need to treble, Sir Liam said. "I believe we can only do this through changing the legislation to an opt-out system with proper regulation and s...

Diabetes may Lead to More Complications

... Previous studies have demonstrated that diabetes reduces the effectiveness of some components of the immune system, the authors continue. Results from this study confirm that patients with diabetes mellitus are at higher risk for developing an infectious complication, despite matching for sex, age and the ...

Breast Cancer Risk is not Reduced by a Diet Rich in Fruit and Vegetables

...igh in vegetables, fruit, and fiber and low in fat reduces the risks of recurrent and new primary breast cancer and all-cause death among women with previously treated early stage breast cancer. The randomized controlled trial included 3,088 women who were previously treated for early stage breast cancer (1...

CT Scan Radiations may Lead to Cancer

... modulation (ECTCM; a dose reduction strategy that reduces radiation during part of the cardiac cycle) decreased these risk estimates to 1 in 219 and 1 in 5,017, respectively. Estimated cancer risks using ECTCM for a 60-year-old woman and a 60-year-old man were 1 in 715 and 1 in 1,911, respectively.A combi...

Steroids may Reduce Recurrence of Asthma

...been discharged from hospital for an asthma attack reduces the chances of a relapse, a Cochrane Systematic Review has found. Giving the steroids also reduces their use of inhalers. The benefit lasts for about three weeks. This updated finding was drawn aft...

Diet and Exercise Helps Reduce Weight After Pregnancy

...fitness and preserves fat-free mass dieting alone reduces fat-free mass, says Amanda Amorim, an epidemiologist working in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil....

Spraying Saline Water into Nose may Reduce Nasal Passage Infections

...pital in London. No one is really sure why saline reduces symptoms, but it could be because it softens mucus, making it easier to remove. The tiny hair-like process (cilia) that cover the surfaces of cells in the nose often fail to function properly and cant beat to remove mucus, so the saline may help thes...

Reducing Smoking - Mixed Messages and Latest Findings

... cigarette use, or using products that potentially reduces exposure to the most harmful substances in tobacco products (PREPs) has any long-term benefit on a persons health. The only clear benefit is that aiming to reduce use often leads to people eventually stopping completely, says Stead....

Group Therapy and Willpower can Help Smokers to Quit

... insomnia, panic attacks and dizziness. Vareniclin reduces the withdrawal symptoms and makes people taking it feel sick, if they do smoke a cigarette. The side effects include difficulty sleeping, flatulence, headaches and nausea. According to expert Christian Kroeger at the Therapy Research Institute in M...

Alcohol may Help You to Be Cool

...-hostile, and health-promoting thoughts, in effect reduces the cognitive space available for inclinations towards violence, Giancola said....

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