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UCLA Researchers Discover Link Between Parkinsons and Narcolepsy

...n's] and may be ameliorated by treatments aimed at reversing the Hcrt deficit." The Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA is an interdisciplinary research and education institute devoted to the understanding of complex human behavior, including the genetic, biological, behavioral and so...

Exercise can Slow Down the Aging Process in Elderly People

...e, not only as a means of improving health, but of reversing the aging process itself, which is an additional i...ng that they are doing something which is actually reversing aspects of the aging process."...

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Renews Goal To Reverse Spread of HIV by 2015

...illennium Development Goals calls for stopping and reversing the spread of HIV by 2015. Ban at the meeting said that ensuring access to treatment, prevention, care and support services is "critical" to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS. Ban added that fighting the disease worldwide will remain a U.N. priority a...

Aerobics Turn Enlarged Heart into a Trimmer, More Efficient Organ

...owing patients to live more active lives, but also reversing some of the harmful hormonal changes that take place as the body attempts to compensate for a weakened heart. Previous studies have reported conflicting results on the effect of exercise on the heart's size and function, however. "We knew that exer...

Expert Warn- Odds Still Stacked Against Hormone Replacement Therapy

...ue, especially in the wake of a respected// report reversing its ‘notoriety’. Yet say some experts, don’t be in a hurry to start HRT all over again. According to them, hormone replacement therapy may have led to the deaths of more than 1,000 women in the UK from ovarian cancer since 1991. In an article s...

Global Momentum for Smoke-Free Indoor Environments at Tipping Point

... that changing the social norm will be critical to reversing the burden of tobacco-related illness that led to 100 million deaths in the 20th century and is projected to cause a billion deaths in the century ahead. The authors also note that the 2003 World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco ...

Cannibalistic Signals Help Mammalian Embryos Develop Normally

...hagy might trigger autoimmune diseases and, if so, reversing the defects could potentially help treat such diseases.” To determine autophagy’s role in development, Dr. Levine, the Cell study’s senior author, and her research team examined autophagy in mouse embryonic stem cells during cavitation. In this ea...

Rett Syndrome Reversed in Genetic Mouse Model

The RSRF announced the results of a landmark study reversing the symptoms of Rett Syndrome (RTT) in a genetic mouse model//. The findings, by Adrian Bird, Ph.D., of the University of Edinburgh and Chairman of the Rett Syndrome Research Foundation (RSRF) Scientific Advisory Board, appear online in Science Expre...

Researchers Make Strides in VCJD Detection

A way of reversing brain impairment that strikes in the early stages of prion diseases such as vCJD and BSE has been identified by scientists.// The findings suggest there may be a way to cure vCJD, the human form of BSE, if it can be detected before it has time to ...

World Leprosy Day – Easing Pain and Giving Hop

...ications, advanced medical treatment is capable of reversing nerve damage in some cases; today, even in the worst case scenario of non-reversibility of nerve damage, and a certain amount of disability, the person can be assisted with evolved rehabilitation methods, to help the victim start afresh. One of th...

A Protein in Brain Cells Controls Obesity: Research

...tes, and perhaps better methods for preventing and reversing them. Sourc-Eurekalert SRI...

Can Prunes Reverse Bone Loss After Menopause?

...ums each day help keep the doctor away by actually reversing bone loss in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis or osteoarthritis?// - A unique clinical study under way in the Florida State University College of Human Sciences means to find out. FSU Professor Bahram H. Arjmandi is the principal investigat...

Activity Added to Video Games can Fight Fat, Shows Mayo Clinic

...o and computer games is one potential approach for reversing the obesity trend. Despite the small sample in this study, the researchers consider the findings robust and say that they warrant further studies in randomized trials. Source-Eurekalert MS...

'Prevention, Cultural Changes Must Lead AIDS Battle'

... a goal of 2015 for halting the spread of AIDS and reversing its course. The biggest challenge will be ensuring that "complacency" doesn't set in among governments that have begun to take action, the World Bank's Zewdie said. Source-IANS...

Indian radiologist spearheads cure for osteoarthritis sans surgery

...es pain and increases mobility of the joints, thus reversing the negative cycle," Vasishta pointed out. Initially, two dedicated clinics for treating osteoarthritis will become operational in Bangalore and Mumbai from Nov 15. The Cytotron RFQMR machine has been designed and developed at the Centre for Advanc...

‘Aricept’ drug gives an Alzheimer’s patient reason to smle

...clinical trial of a new drug that held promise for reversing the downslide in Alzheimer’s patients. During the trial, the drug ‘Aricept’ was replaced by the new drug. John’s wife, Valerie, could visibly perceive the rapid decline in John’s condition with the new drug. Valerie perceivably distraught said,” I...

US to Lift Ban on Canadian Drug Imports

..., but she issued a statement saying, "While we are reversing this policy, [Customs and Border Protection] remains committed, in cooperation with the FDA, to protecting the American public from unsafe and ineffective medications. We will be focusing our resources to best protect the American public." A spokesw...

‘Healthy Stores’ Program Boosts Demand for Better Food in Marshall Islans

...lieve that a healthier food supply is essential to reversing this trend,” Jeffery added. “The challenge is to get health professionals, food producers, food merchandisers and food consumers to work together to make this happen.” Source-Newswise SRM...

For High BP Patients, Preventing Enlarged Heart Decreases Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

...h-blood-pressure patients is that by preventing or reversing enlarged heart, there is an added benefit, over and above any reduction in blood pressure, of lowering risk for afib," says the study's principal investigator, Dr. Peter Okin, director of clinical affairs and professor of medicine in the Greenberg Di...

Slow Fight Against Childhood Obesity

...sibility and actions among all who have a stake in reversing this problem. No single sector of society should bear the responsibility of the problem, and no single sector, acting alone, can effectively halt and reverse it," Koplan said. The federal, state and local government should provide leadership for cr...

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