Tag: "researchers" at medical news
Pregnant smokers could harm their child
...ity had mothers who had smoked while pregnant. The researchers
at the University of Pittsburgh say the link may b...ly initiation of tobacco use in children." // The researchers
questioned almost 700 10-year-olds, more then half of whose mothers smoked an average of 15 cigarett...
Contraceptives decreases Libido
...ust before a woman begins her period. In all the researchers
looked at 60 women aged 18 to 40, and asked them to try to identify six distinctive substances - anise, musk-ketone, clove, pyridine, citrus and ammonia. Dr Claire lead researcher said: "Our data seem to show that iatrogenic steroids - such as those ...
Snoring could be a warning
... had the highest blood pressures. The Australian researchers
found that they could prevent both the snoring and the high blood pressure by giving women breathing masks attached to a machine that kept their airways open while they were asleep. Lincolnshire GP Dr Martyn Walling, a member of the Primary Care Gyna...
Is there a link between bones and memory?
In a large study of elderly people, researchers
have uncovered a strong link between thin bones an...alth and Nutrition Examination Survey. // The researchers
found that people with greater BMD had better verbal memory. "Verbal memory impairment is one of the...
Benefit of colonoscopy
...nd numerous polyps continued to rise with age. The researchers
conclude that screening should continue throughout life. But many patients seem unaware that they are eligible for a free screen under Medicare arrangements - a telephone poll revealed that 16 per cent did not know if the FOBT was covered, and a furt...
Anti-Cancer Drug Restores Normal Cell Growth
...ered platelet count and abnormal heart rhythm, the researchers
add. "These results suggest that is a novel and potentially effective therapy for patients with T-cell lymphoma," Fojo's team concludes....
Slightly High BP Poses Health Risk
...rest between beats. // In the study, the team of researchers
monitored blood pressure levels of 6,859 men and women. They then compared heart disease related illness in people with high-normal blood pressure to people with high blood pressure. Overall, women with high-normal blood pressure had a 2.5 times grea...
Levels Of Blood Proteins May Help Heart Disease Care
...hest pain and heart attack. In the first study, researchers
identified interleukin-6 (IL-6)//, an immune syste...ower levels of the protein. In the second study, researchers
report that another blood protein associated with immune response called myeloperoxidase (MPO) is as...
Hydroxyurea derivatives kill colon cancer cells
...a, but had serious side effects. This prompted the researchers
to synthesize similar drugs with different structu... would be less likely to cause complications. The researchers
tested the drugs against colon cancer implants in mice. One of the compounds, EPH116, blocked the tu...
Gene Therapy Destroys Pancreatic Cancer Cells
...iative treatments. Using a new two-pronged attack, researchers
were able to destroy deadly pancreatic cancer cells in the test tube and in lab animals. // The work was led by Dr. Paul B. Fisher, a professor of clinical pathology at Columbia. Researchers were interested in using a tumor-stopping protein from a ...
New Drug PP188 Helps Sickle Cell Disease
...ction in painful symptoms was small. Nevertheless, researchers
say a new option in the treatment of sickle cell disease can reduce the duration of painful of symptoms associated with the disease....
Woman gets cancer from transplanted kidney
...an may pass on cancer to the recipient. Wisconsin researchers
report that a transplant recipient whose donor had...patients after organ transplantation, according to researchers
led by Dr. Sigurdur Bodvarsson of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Analysis of the cancer cell...
Asthma linked to obesity
...reated for asthma, compared to 3.4m in 1999. The researchers
found the fattest children were 77% more likely to... responsiveness which is a hallmark of asthma, the researchers
add. Seven thousand children, aged between four and 17, took part in the US National Health and Nu...
Infertility in relation with virus
...t of 22 in the group of men with normal semen. The researchers
also analysed samples taken from the testicles of 48 men taking part in fertility treatment because their semen contained no sperm. Ten of these contained traces of AAV. It is possible that the presence of AAV may simply be a separate result of the u...
... many different tissues.// Working with mice, the researchers
discovered that the sperm of mice without the CatS...f the egg, called the zona pellucida. But when the researchers
mixed the sperm with eggs that had the covering removed, they fertilised normally. "It might be tha...
Older men 'father' schizophrenics
...l out the risk associated with a father's age. The researchers
said further work was now needed to be done to identify exactly why the sperm mutations occur, and how they can be spotted....
Miscarriage linked to late embryos
... anywhere from six to 12 days after ovulation, the researchers
from the National Institute of Environmental Healt...ght having the greatest chance of success.// The researchers
speculate that late-implanting embryos may be weaker and that rejection of them may be a protective ...
Quit coffee and help your heart
...g your consumption of coffee.// In the study, the researchers
evaluated blood samples from 222 non-smoking coffe...l are only partly removed by a coffee filter," the researchers
report.Dr.Right, speculates that coffee consumption may interfere with the body's ability to keep ho...
More about HIV
...ssociated with HIV and its treatment. One team of researchers
believes they may have discovered one of the ways in which stress causes the progression of HIV and AIDS. They found that Prolactin and Growth Hormone, both of which are released during stress reactions, can promote retroviral production because of t...
A new contraceptive
...in many different tissues. Working with mice, the researchers
discovered that the sperm of mice without the CatS...ering of the egg, the zona pellucida. But when the researchers
mixed the sperm with eggs that had the covering removed, they fertilised normally. A contraceptive ...
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