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Dotted All Over? - Count Yourself Lucky

...somes in all cells. As cells divide, the telomeres shorten until a point where the chromosomes become unstable. The cell may then stop dividing or die. The scientists compared the twins and found that participants with high numbers of moles - more than 100 - had longer telomeres than those with fewer th...

Sensible Diet, Exercise and Weight Control Increases Longevity

..., even though they had characteristics that should shorten their livessuch as being overweight and having higher insulin levels in the blood, said White. However, both sets of Irs2 knockout mice exhibited other characteristics that marked them as healthier. They were more active as they aged, and their gl...

AIDS Patient Helps Others Lead a Positive Life

... positive people. Break in supply of ART drugs can shorten the lifespan of AIDS patients. Only 6.8 percent of those with advanced HIV infection in India have access to ART. According to ActionAid, as many as 5.7 million Indians are HIV positive and the virus killed over 270,000 people in 2005. Some experts...

Sioux Herb Confirmed as Shield Against Colds

...duce the risk of a cold by 58 percent and may also shorten the duration of a cold almost one and a half days, according to the paper, published on Sunday in the July issue of the journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases. The study is a "meta-analysis" comparing the outcome of 14 published trials using echinac...

Desert Droughts Shorten Mountain Snow Cover, Reveals Study

...stricken and disturbed lands in the Southwest can shorten the duration of mountain snow cover hundreds of miles away in the Colorado mountains by roughly a month. The study found that seasonal snow coverage in the sub-alpine and alpine areas of the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado disappeared b...

Girls With Cancer Given Fertility Hope

...e ovaries containing the lifetime stock of eggs or shorten a woman's fertile period. For the first time Israeli doctors have found eggs in ovarian tissue taken from girls as young as five - and say they will offer the treatment to girls aged three. They have frozen 167 eggs from 17 girls aged five to 20...

Anemia Drug Overused and Could Hasten Death in Some, Say Experts

...ents in which high-dose erythropoietin appeared to shorten the lives of some patients were presented on at a FDA session on Thursday. Taken together, the FDA developments are considered a serious blow to one of the first, and by far the most lucrative, of today's biotech-made "targeted" drugs. In 2006, ...

Risk of Heart Attack, Death High Among Extremely Anxious Patients

...ng relationship that lightens the fears that could shorten a patients life. "I tell patients well-managed coronary disease is consistent with a long happy life. If you give people this type of reassurance, it turns a frightening disease into something they can grow old with," Dr. Blatt said. "This study ...

Number of Children Hospitalized With Type 2 Diabetes on the Rise: Research

...costly medical problems that threaten not just to shorten our childrens lives, but to increase medical spending and medical care use of children and young adults. It also diminishes the quality of life and capacity to make contributions to the social capital that propels a nation such as ours for vast numbe...

MicroRNAs Can Be Tumor Suppressors

...the cell cytosol. However, chromosomal breaks that shorten the 3' end of the HMGA2 transcript,and prevent let-7 binding, result in aberrantly high levels of HMGA2 expression and tumorigenesis (formation of tumors). This paper establishes that HMGA2 is a target of let-7, and that the let-7 microRNA function...

New Genetic Biomarkers Could Predict Coronary Heart Disease

...an early indication of their telomeres starting to shorten could indicate the onset of diabetes and ultimatel...an individual cell can divide. Telomeric sequences shorten each time the DNA replicates. When the telomeres reach a critically short length, the cell stops div...

New Zealand’s Pharmac Subsidies Two More HIV Drug

...he same time, they say delays over the funding may shorten some sufferers' lives. The two new medicines, to be subsidized from April 1, 2007 are Tenofovir (Viread) and emtricitabine (Emtriva), Pharmac announced. According to Pharmac’s medical director Dr Peter Moodie the investment would cost about $1....

Study Aims to Find Which Breast Cancer Patients Need Chemotherapy

...an better determine who needs chemotherapy, we can shorten that time significantly,” Dr. Samuel says. Hormonal therapy comes last and can exceed five years. Source-Bi-Bio Technology SRM...

Using Morphine to Hasten Death Is a Myth, Says Doctor

...correctly, morphine is well tolerated and does not shorten life or hasten death, he explains. Its sedative effects wear off quickly (making it useless if you want to stay unconscious), toxic doses can cause distressing agitation (which is why such doses are never used in palliative care), and it has a wide t...

Rapid Flu Testing Decreases Antibiotic Use in Hospitalized Adults

... use of antibiotics and other diagnostic tests and shorten hospital stays. However, no similar studies have been done in adults. Ann R. Falsey, M.D., and colleagues at Rochester General Hospital and University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, New York, reviewed the medical records of 166 pati...

Understanding Autoimmune Disease

... form the heart of autoimmune disease. "This may shorten the path to new therapies for autoimmune disease," says Whitehead Member and MIT professor of biology Richard Young, senior author on the paper that will appear January 21 online in Nature. "With this new list of genes, we can now look for possible t...

Yes, Chicken Soup Can Help

...cold remedies. Ionized zinc lozenges, however, may shorten the duration of symptoms. Hang in there for about a week. That’s how long most colds last. If your symptoms seem severe and more flu-like — high fever, body aches and loss of appetite — see your doctor. Prescription antiviral drugs may reduce the s...

New Tool Being Tested to Halt Recurrence of Atrial Fibrillation

...s a normal blood flow. Plus, this new system could shorten the ablation procedure time which currently takes about four hours,” adds Callans. Penn -- which is the only trial site in Pennsylvania, and one of 15 nationally -- is now recruiting volunteers for the HIFU ablation system trial. If you’re interest...

Telomerase Expression Linked To Body Mass

...mass. The tips of chromosomes, called telomeres, shorten every time a cell divides. After about 60 divisions, the telomeres are eroded away to the point that the cell stops dividing. Telomerase rebuilds those tips, so animals that express it, like mice, have cells that can reproduce more extensively and th...

Jet Lag May Cause Health Problems: Study

... 'While there's no indication that older humans shorten their lives by flying across time zones or doing shift work, the research does suggest there might be a potential problems,' said study co-author Gene Block, a professor of biology at the University of Virginia. 'Most people report it's more diffic...

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