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Biologics valuable treatment option for patients with inflammatory bowel disease

...mplications of drug treatment (including increased risk for infections and cancer) against the consequences of potential under-treatment of their patients’ disease (including poor quality-of-life, complications of disease, and the costs associated with active disease and the treatment of complications). T...

FDA Nanotechnology Task Force takes positive step forward

...ls, greater nano-specific staff expertise and more risk research to assess the likelihood of long-term health effects from exposure to specific nanoscale materials. The report also recognizes the need to gather more information from industry, especially to answer safety-related questions, and to provide...

A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...doctor includes a simple blood test to predict the risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD). If the te...ward, like today’s blood cholesterol test to gauge risk of developing heart disease,” says Steve Younkin, M.D., Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic neuroscientist. “If you...

White Blood Cell Booster May Help Cancer Patients Avoid Deadly Complications

... white blood cell counts drop too low, they are at risk for dangerous infections that can cause death." O...ter methods to identify patients who are at higher risk of developing febrile neutropenia, and future studies will be aimed at doing just that." White bloo...

UN Calls for Pedal Power to Reduce Environmental Damage

...this year warned that billions would face a higher risk of water scarcity and millions more would likely g...fall patterns, powered up storms and increased the risk of drought, flooding and water stress....

Impaired Odour Identification Predicts Cognitive Decline for the Elderly

...ty in identifying common odours may be at a higher risk of cognitive impairment-a decline in thinking, le...ild cognitive impairment during the study, and the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment increased as odour identification decreased. According to th...

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

...to why apparently healthy persons could be at high risk of heart attacks. The study was conducted by a t...inked elevated levels of MPO with those at highest risk for a heart attack. As part of the study, to examine the relationship of MPO to cardiovascular ri...

Acute Mountain Sickness may Lead to Pulmonary or Cerebral Edema

...elieved AMS to start above 4,000m, placing them at risk at altitudes between 3,000m and 4,000m. Implementation is lacking for translating seemingly adequate knowledge of AMS into practical action. The findings indicate that there is room for improvement, and they offer a major challenge to travel health...

Tamiflu 30 Mg and 45 Mg Capsules Approved by FDA

...ol, home and daycare settings increases children's risk of getting and spreading the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends three steps to protect against influenza: vaccination, good health/hygiene habits, and antiviral medications. When taken within 12-48 hours of sympt...

Test-tube Babies: Mood Swings are Key to Fertility Choice

... a negative mood and a greater willingness to take risk -- to go for the multiple embryo transfer. The r...r giving women full and accurate information about risk influenced their decision on how many embryos should be transferred. 'If infertility patients were...

Daily Dose of Dark Chocolate Helps the Heart: Study

... systolic blood pressure would reduce the relative risk of stroke deaths by eight percent and the risk of coronary artery disease by five percent, the authors wrote. The results of the trial were "intr...

Mother Donates Eggs So Daughter can Give Birth

...ing procedure has been used for cancer patients at risk of menopause when they undergo chemotherapy. "So we freeze the eggs the eggs before the cancer treatment," he said, adding that 80 patients have been treated so far. "We know that this technique works," he told AFP. "We find that 85 percent of th...

Elderberry A Natural Boost to Skin

...lso test whether the elderberry extract can reduce risk factors for heart disease. We already know that a healthy diet can help protect against heart disease and skin damage, and that a mixture of similar food components have been shown to improve the skins structure. There is also evidence that the act...

China Fears Show Food Export Quality Key: WHO Official

...ies exporting food must ensure its quality or else risk facing the kind of fears afflicting China over the quality of some of the food it ships abroad, a UN health agency official said Tuesday. Shigeru Omi, the regional director for the Western Pacific for the World Health Organisation (WHO), warned th...

Ambitious Gastric Cancer Research Project Proposed in Singapore

...cterium called Helicobactor Pylori are known to be risk factors of gastric cancer. If gastric cancer is ...ention and early detection essential to reduce the risk of gastric cancer, the society says. Each year, 600 people are diagnosed with it and 400 die from ...

Chemical Injections for Fat Removal

...ol of metabolic syndrome, which is a collection of risk factors that increase a patients chances of developing heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Sixty million Americans were estimated to be affected by metabolic syndrome in 2000, according to a study funded by the Centers for Disease Control in 2004. ...

Dark Chocolate Possible Medicine for Blood Pressure

...te each day could lower blood pressure and cut the risk of stroke. Dark chocolate is not only good for you...reduction in systolic BP would reduce the relative risk of stroke mortality by 8 percent, of coronary artery disease mortality by 5 percent, and of all-caus...

Gene Variation Increases the Risk of Lung Cancer

...n two genes related to inflammation may be a major risk factor for developing lung cancer. The effect of ...age, such as tuberculosis and asthma, increase the risk of developing lung cancer. Likewise, exposure to tissue-damaging substances like silica and asbest...

Patients Find Healthy Vein in Old Austrian Mine

...nings that high exposure to radon can increase the risk of lung cancer. It has been a major headache for some home and office owners in radon-prone areas, notably parts of the United States where the US Environmental Protection Agency website says it is "the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers ...

Epilepsy Increases Suicide Risks

...sychiatric disease there was a 29-fold increase in risk of suicide (OR 29.2, 95% CI 16.4-51.9, P The aut...eurology, "Individuals with epilepsy have a higher risk of suicide, even if co-existing psychiatric disease, demographic differences and socio-economic fact...

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