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Thirty minutes of work up per day reduces the risk of Diabetes

... who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes can sharply reduce the odds through a regular regimen of diet and exercise, according to data from the nation's first major clinical trial to compare the preventive effects of diet and exercise versus medication.// Study participants who used metformin without ...

Cirrhosis on the rise

...r cirrhosis cases, cirrhosis deaths are increasing sharply in women after having increased in men for some time//, Professor Liam Donaldson says in his annual report.He adds that females are showing signs of permanent liver damage at an earlier age. Cirrhosis - the permanent scarring and damage of the live...

Teen smoking declines

Smoking is declining sharply among American teens. A report also disclosed that the recent sharp increases in the use of the drug ecstasy are slowing, heroin use decreased, and a gradual decline in use of inhalants continued in 2001. //Decreases in cigarette smoking were also ob...

Decrease of 'Hunger Hormone' after Obesity Surgery

...y had a 30% weight loss. Hormone levels also rose sharply before meals and declined after eating among obese dieters and normal-weight adults but remained steady in individuals who had surgery. Dr. Jeffrey S. Flier from Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts notes that research into whether these drugs wil...

Inflammation may help battle infection in gums

...lved people under 35 with advanced gum disease had sharply lower levels of an enzyme called platelet-activating factor acetylhydrolase (PAF-AH), which breaks down PAF and limits gum inflammation. This PAF or platelet-activating factor is a bio-fat which accumulates in the gums of people with chronic gum dise...

Study reveals how stress can make you sick

... tests showed that a chemical called Interleukin-6 sharply increased in the blood of the stressed caregivers compared with blood of the others in the test. Previous studies have associated IL-6 with several diseases,// including heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, type-2 diabetes and certain cancers. Th...

Study reveals how stress can make you sick

... tests showed that a chemical called Interleukin-6 sharply increased in the blood of the stressed caregivers compared with blood of the others in the test. //Previous studies have associated IL-6 with several diseases, including heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, type-2 diabetes and certain cancers. Th...

Benefits of Nitric Oxide in the Treatment of Premature Infants

...tension and impaired growth, and they also have a sharply increased risk of developing neurological problems. A new study finds premature infants who have trouble breathing can benefit from treatment with inhaled nitric oxide. Researchers from the University of Chicago tested the use of the gas in 207 pr...

New Hope for Kidney Failure

...en genetically modified had their kidney functions sharply reduced, and the function worsened over time following the reduction in blood supply. In contrast, the mice with higher levels of HGF experienced a much lower degree of kidney damage after injury. Two days later, their kidney functions had almost com...

Hope for Patients With Kidney Failure

...en genetically modified had their kidney functions sharply reduced, and the function worsened over time following the reduction in blood supply. In contrast, the mice with higher levels of HGF experienced a much lower degree of kidney damage after injury. Two days later, their kidney functions had almost com...

Soaking In The Sun May Give You More Than Just a Tan

...nfection then as in the winter. The virus fell off sharply in September. Researchers say they noted that sun can dampen the body's production of antibodies and the activation of protective T cells, the main branches of the natural defenses against infection. Other research has suggested a connection betwee...

Maintaining a Pharma index could help track price fluctuations

... so that a price rise in a first-line therapy will sharply reflect in the index. Specialists in field say that controlling the price of a first line therapy may help reduce the price of accompanying therapies as well. Although some are of the opinion that such a measure is not required, a major number do ...

Brain Cell Repair Loss disclosed

...ter per day. "We found out rats lose this ability sharply within the day of birth," Barres noted. Because neurons taken from embryos and grown for weeks never slowed their growth, this meant internal programming was not wholly responsible an outside signal somehow had to activate a switch inside the neurons...

Statins Taken For Reducing Cholesterol Found To Reduce Death Rate Associated With Heart Attack As Well

...ommonplace. The rate of heart disease increased so sharply between the 1940 and 1967 that the World Health Organization called it the world's most serious epidemic. Medical science immediately went to work studying the disease and searching out its causes and cures. Since William Harvey described the blood...

U.N. Official Doubts India On AIDS Data

... announced earlier in 2005 that new infections had sharply fallen to 28,000 in 2004, down from 520,000 in 2003. International aid groups have expressed skepticism about those figures. Peter Piot, the executive director of United Nations AIDS program said in an interview that he also questioned the figures...

Squinting At Computer Linked To Dry Eye Risk

...tion that results in improved eyesight by focusing sharply on objects as well as reducing the bright glare. But the current study seems to demonstrate that squinting may lead to eye strain and ultimately, a dry eye, which is a pretty painful condition, but can be treated by administering lubricating eye drop...

Passive smoking declared as Toxic in California

...rd. A study report released last September found a sharply increased risk of breast cancer in young women exposed to tobacco smoke. It also linked second-hand smoke to premature births, asthma and numerous health problems in children. The study found that about 16 percent of all Californians smoked, but t...

QIO to Be Upgraded

...following alterations in the system. It called for sharply increased oversight and more competition, less secrecy in the QIO operations and major revision of the governance of the physician-dominated groups, such as putting more consumers on their boards and making public the compensation paid to directors. ...

Elephantiasis Is Eliminated In Egypt Due To Mass Drug Administration

...at all measures of infection and transmission fell sharply with drug use. Weil said that the aim of the Egyptian campaign to eliminate LF, which was implemented by the Egyptian Ministry of Population and Health, has achieved its goals in most areas of the country. The mass drug administration programme mainl...

The Brain behind Facial Recognition

...rimination is based on a sparse population code of sharply tuned face neurons. "In particular, we have shown that a shape-based model can account for the face inversion effect, can produce 'configural' effects without explicit configural coding, and can quantitatively account for the experimental data. The...

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