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Drinking arsenic water leads to cancer

...vitamins A, C and E and proteins may help the body resist the onset of the diseases. Bangladesh, a low-lying area, has been the victim of its own success in providing clean drinking water to nearly all of its 130 million people. More than 3 million wells have been sunk across the country.At least 27 percen...

New HIV cases resist drugs

... class of drugs. Bacteria are known to mutate to resist drugs, which is why new antibiotics are being developed regularly. But Richman said a virus such as HIV is trickier than any bacteria. The reason is this virus replicates to higher levels at faster rates, so it evolves faster. Once resistance is ther...

Stop and think before you eat

...orie foods--can help people who just can't seem to resist the temptation to eat, according to lead investigator Dr. Susan B. Roberts. The reasons why some people are able to stay trim while others gain weight remain unclear.// To investigate the role of eating behavior in weight gain, the researchers evalu...

Brain diseases an outcome of cannibalism

...e are genetic mutations called polymorphisms which resist the disease. Researchers have reported that natural selection appears to have spread through the population. Pinpointing the selection pressureResearch on women who feasted on the deceased ones was carried out. It suggested that there is a certain ...

Extra hormone found to cut appetite by a third

...e said the body has backup systems that kick in to resist the loss of body fat -- the reason so many people who lose weight gain it back. "We can't fool Mother Nature yet," he said.Currently, there are only a few prescription weight-control drugs, and they produce only modest weight loss. They work by supp...

Alzheimer’s vaccine may be a reality soo

...ccine is all set to use the bodies own immunity to resist the onset and progress of the dreaded Alzheimer’s disease that affect people above the age of 40 years. The first phase of the human trials which began some time back, was when scientists had used vaccines with beta amyloid, a protein that accumula...

Human immunity system can battle HIV.

...o new RNAi-based drugs that HIV may not be able to resist by viral mutations. The study will be seen in the printed form in the current issue of the journal Mutation....

Acrolein may be the key to halting spinal cord damage

...imer's diseases – all of which progress slowly and resist treatment – Shi's team decided to see if the chemical was present in another slow-developing, seemingly untreatable condition: the degeneration of the spinal cord after initial traumatic injury. "Unlike most other parts of the body, spinal cord tis...

PET Scan find the Area of Brain Responsible for Anorexia Nervosa

...asures most of us enjoy, including food. They also resist and ignore feedback that signifies their precarious state of health. They don't see an emaciated figure in the mirror, they ignore the most obvious warning signs and dismiss comments from loved ones that suggest they are seriously and medically ill. ...

Heart Disease In Women Can Be Reduced By Eating Grapes

...d quercetin, are believed to help the body's cells resist damage by free radicals. The same disease-fighting properties are thought to be delivered by both fresh grapes and red wine. For the study researchers say they used a lyophilized grape powder consisting of 92 percent carbohydrate and rich in flavans,...

Inflammatory bowel disease linked to genetic abnormality

...e first line of defence, Nod2 also helps plants to resist bacterial infection. Crohn's disease causes severe diarrhea, bleeding, fever and malnutrition. It is closely related to ulcerative colitis, so these two diseases are often grouped as inflammatory bowel disease. However there is no cure treatmen...

AIDS research and genetics...

...r developed AIDS and a very few appear to actually resist infection altogether despite repeated exposure.// These patients all have variations in genes that produce the cell surface proteins that HIV must latch on to in order to enter the cell. The resulting variations in cell surface proteins in th...

Success of HIV may depend in its mutations

... system's memory-based component might continue to resist the strain of HIV it first encountered -- or strains used in laboratory tests -- subsequent viral mutations weaken its ability to mount an effective defense. Although HIV's ability to mutate rapidly has been well documented, the effects of those mu...

Walnuts a source of the Anti –oxidant Hormone Melatoni

... eaten, and it is found to improves our ability to resist oxidative stress caused by toxic molecules called free radicals. Although it is not clear how many walnuts humans would need to eat in order to benefit, in theory researchers say they expect it to reduce the incidence of cancer, delay or make less s...

Children At Risk For Chronic Disease Due To Consumption Of Fried Food

...e.g. high glycemic load). It is very difficult to resist the temptation to eat outside in this fast growing fast food environment. Eating a nutritious and healthy diet requires the cooperation of all the family members. Encouraging teens to limit their intake of outside food can materialize the goal. Fu...

Scientists Seek New Ways To Grow Hair On Bald Pates

...act some cells from the areas of a man's head that resist balding, put them in a lab dish and expand their n...icles that grow from the transplanted cells should resist balding, because they come from a part of the head that balding doesn't touch. Ordinary hair transpl...

Bisphenol A In Food Containers Has Adverse Effect On Brain Tissue

...he harmful effects of BPA many chemical industries resist the ban of using BPA in food and beverage containers despite the fact that BPA free plastics can also be used as an alternative....

Healthy Brains Depend Upon Survival Genes

... The awakened genes add capacity to the brain to resist the after effects of drugs, strokes, and also contribute towards the development of the brain where unborn babies are concerned. Gene therapies and smarter drugs can be developed as a result of these findings, which will also contribute towards check...

New AIDS drugs not available in Africa

...ries, which does not require refrigeration and can resist high temperatures is not available in Africa, as it would be very helpful for the people as most of them do not have refrigerator in Africa....

Herceptin for Early Stage Breast cancer

...hich makes their breast cancer very aggressive and resist chemotherapy and Tamoxifen therapy (anti-estrogen therapies). The Drug Herceptin is a humanized monoclonal antibody prepared for treating Her-2 positive patients but the drug is very costly and the Herceptin treatment is to be given for 1 year. Her...

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