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Asthma may actually be prevented by Dust and Dirt

National Jewish Medical and Research Center researchers in USA say that a little dust and dirt in the home may help prevent asthma later in life. Environmental endotoxin may have an allergy-protective effect in some infants whose homes have high levels of the bacteria by-product. "Endotoxin seems to drive...

Virus Level could Predict Cervical Cancer Risk

...en who test positive, develop the disease. Swedish researchers say that measuring the levels of a virus linked to cervical cancer could help to identify women at risk from the disease long before it develops or is detected with conventional screening.New research published in The Lancet medical journal suggests ...

Human Genome Project Achieves Technological Triumph

...and annotating the genes. In the sequencing phase, researchers identified the approximate 3.5 billion chemical le...fe on this Earth is our common humanity." All the researchers involved praised the high level of international cooperation that enabled them to reach this stage, ...

Low Cholesterol Linked to Severe Depression and Violent Behavior in Men

...nai School of Medicine in New York told that after researchers began testing the first drugs designed to lower elevated cholesterol levels, she found that a lot of people taking the drugs were dying of causes unrelated to cardiovascular system. Another researcher added that, "A lot of them seemed to be smashing...

Epileptic Seizures Can Be Duec to Heart Problem

British researchers have said that Many people thought to have epilepsy may have a heart problem instead. In a study, researchers closely examined people diagnosed with epilepsy who did not respond well to medication or had sympto...

Bad News for Short People

...ssociation between adult height and mortality. The researchers found that with Each 1 cm increase in height; represented about a 2% decrease in mortality. Each 5-cm height increase in men brought an 11% reduction in cardiovascular mortality, a 32% reduction in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease mortality, a 1...

AIDS Disaster in India is Imminent

...at this week's XIII International AIDS Conference, researchers and AIDS workers are sounding the alarm for what many consider to be the next big trouble spot--India."We have a very serious catastrophe in the offing, and if there's an enemy of India it's not Pakistan, it's not China, and it's not any of the other...

Feeling depressed? You may be at higher risk of STROKE

...n are at an increased risk of stroke, according to researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In particular, depressed African Americans showed the largest increase in stroke risk. Those people with the highest levels of depression had a 73% increase in their risk of stroke. However, it i...

First Vaccine Designed for Africa Cleared for Testing in Humans

...ths later. McMichael, one of the world's leading researchers in cellular immunity, said: "We are excited to begin trials for this approach. Our research indicates that this vaccine has a very good chance of stimulating cellular immune responses to HIV. Research also suggests that white blood cells activated by...

More to Garlic than warding of Dracula

... a recent issue of Nutrition in Clinical Care. The researchers looked at studies investigating the effect of garlic on risk factors for heart disease. Several studies suggest that garlic may lower total cholesterol, LDL ("bad") cholesterol and blood pressure. It may also help keep blood thin, reducing the risk o...

Developmental, neurologic problems common in extremely preterm infants

... severe neurologic and developmental disabilities, researchers report in the August 10th issue of The New EnglandJournal of Medicine.The EPICure Study Group identified 308 children born at the gestational age of 25 weeks or earlier in the UK and Ireland. Of these, 283 were assessed for neurologic function Based ...

Thyroid hormone treatment hastens recovery after cardiac surgery

...othing. But there was never any proof of this, and researchers have suggested in recent years that transient hypothyroidism can be dangerous in some cases.Children and adults with highly depressed thyroid function fare worse following cardiac surgery than patients with mildly lowered thyroid function. The H...

Homeopathic preparation better than placebo in perennial allergic

...oups reported an improvement in symptoms, when the researchers combined the results from this trial with those of three previous trials (n = 253), there was a mean symptom reduction on visual analogue scores of 28% (10.9 mm) for homoeopathy compared with 3% (1.1 mm) for placebo....

Genetic Dentistry: Your Dentist may be able to grow you a new set of Teeth.

...them.To accomplish this seemingly futuristic feat, researchers need to determine which human genes will induce formation of a new tooth in order to be able to stimulate these genes within the tooth bud cells....

New Way to "See" Genes, Evaluate Effectiveness of Gene Therapies Discovered

...t 2000, issue of the journal Nature Medicine. UCLA researchers plan to test the tracking system in prostate cancer patients within a year, and are working with researchers at other institutions to help them evaluate other gene therapy studies for cancer patients. The tr...

Feeding channel created by malaria parasite - a new target for malaria treatments

...or subsequent icorporation. With this information, researchers may be better able to develop drugs to cut off the parasite's nutrient supply. In addition, any new protein that the parasite adds to the red blood cell surface might be an attractive candidate for vaccine development....

Drug May Make Breathing Easier for Millions

...d hospital visits than the best current treatment, researchers said. They were addressing scientists at the World Congress on Lung Health recently. The inhaled drug, Spiriva, could be available by the year 2002. And if it turns out to be as good as it looks right now, it could improve the quality of life for ne...

Transdermal HRT not cardioprotective in postmenopausal women with CAD

... PHASE trial (Papworth HRT Atherosclerosis Study), researchers randomized 255 postmenopausal women with angiographically proven coronary artery disease to receive either transdermal HRT--17-beta-estradiol with or without cyclic norethisterone--or no hormone replacement therapy. The women were followed for 4 year...

Long-Term Survival can be Predicted by a Simple Lung Test

...y from 1960 to 1962. Last year, after Twenty-nine, researchers gathered data to determine whether or not participants were still living and if not, they examined medical records to determine the cause of death. During the follow-up period, nearly 55 percent of the men and more than 43 percent of the women in the...

Transdermal HRT not cardioprotective in postmenopausal women with Coronary Artery Disease

... PHASE trial (Papworth HRT Atherosclerosis Study), researchers randomized 255 postmenopausal women with angiographically proven coronary artery disease to receive either transdermal HRT--17-beta-estradiol with or without cyclic norethisterone--or no hormone replacement therapy. The women were followed for 4 year...

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