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Liver key to extending life

...t thought to change much during ageing, except for shrinking in size," he said. However Professor Le Couteur and colleague Allan McLean of the National Ageing Research Institute in Melbourne have discovered that as the liver ages, its blood vessels also change. The blood vessels in a healthy liver have tiny h...

Drug for pediatric brain cancer

...hree weeks, was found to be partially effective in shrinking the tumors. // The drug is one of a group of drugs called chloroethylnitrosoureas. They were first discovered in 1959 and have since been shown to help shrink solid tumors, including cancerous brain tumors. Studies in adults with brain tumors showed ...

Drug for pediatric brain cancer

...hree weeks, was found to be partially effective in shrinking the tumors. // The drug is one of a group of drugs called chloroethylnitrosoureas. They were first discovered in 1959 and have since been shown to help shrink solid tumors, including cancerous brain tumors. Studies in adults with brain tumors showed ...

Treatment for fibroids with "Abortion Pill"

...removal of the fibroid, now have an alternative of shrinking the fibroid with the drug Mifepristone. Lead resea...gen to menopausal levels. Though this is useful in shrinking fibroids, side effects such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness can come with the estrogen decrease. ...

Improving The Survival Of Lung Cancer Patients By Blocking The Effects Of Estrogen

... showed combining both drugs was most effective at shrinking the tumors, with a 59-percent decrease in tumor volume compared to a 49-percent decrease using gefitinib alone and a 32-percent decrease using fulvestrant alone. In another study done researchers found estrogen regulated some of the same growth gen...

Role Of Tobacco In Development Of Oral Cancer And Heart Disease

...co is also implicated in stained teeth, bone loss, shrinking gums, and mouth sores besides reducing the acuity of the taste and smell. Tobacco has general consequences as well. Almost 50 percent of all coronary heart disease (CHD)-related deaths can be attributed to smoking. The Centers for Disease Control and...

Prime Minister Reassure Medical Students Asks them to Call off Strike

...tudents. Therefore, they need not be worried about shrinking educational opportunities. The technical expert groups being set up under the Oversight Committee will examine ways and means of expanding capacities and the government is committed to the expansion. Further, they could give their specific sugges...

Medicos Hold Talks With Prime Minister, Continue Strike

...red the medicos that they need not be worried over shrinking educational opportunities as he foresaw a massive expansion of the higher education system. 'The Prime Minister assured them (medicos) that the roadmap laid down in the decision of the UPA Coordination Committee addressed the concerns of all categor...

Study Claims That Chemo Before And After Surgery Enhances Survival Rates

...ery alone. It was also stated that chemo helped in shrinking the tumors and thereby improved the survival without a return of cancer. It was explained that surgery is the accepted treatment for stomach cancer, and that all or a part of the stomach removed during the procedure. The probability of a complete c...

Keep Australia's GP Workforce Numbers Healthy, AMA Urges

...at an alarming proportion// of Australia's already shrinking GP workforce will retire over the next few years. With a study in this week's Medical Journal of Australia confirming that general practice is not the preferred career option for many medical graduates, the challenge is how to support those staying...

Experimental Drug Reduces Tumor Size When Given With Radiation

An experimental drug Xyotax was successful in shrinking stomach and esophagus tumors in four out of 12 cancer patients, according to its maker Cell Therapeutics.// The other patients had at least 50 percent reduction in their tumor size, the company said. The medicine is to be given along with radiation...

Robots Help Bring Specialist Doctors To You In A Trice

...of delivering specialist medical care//, virtually shrinking ominous distances between cities and remote settlements in the blink of an eye. The robot named Eliza was created by the Centre for Online Health one of the world’s most renowned names in telemedicine research. Which is affiliated to the Universi...

Listening to the Sound of Skin Cancer

...ough rapid cycles of expanding as they heat up and shrinking as they cool down. These sudden changes generate loud cracks -- relative to the granules' size -- which propagate in the solution like tiny tsunamis. The sound waves produced by melanin are high-frequency ultrasounds, meaning that they cannot be he...

A Vaccine against Cancer

... for over six months. Two other patients have seen shrinking of their tumors while in three others the cancer h...or totally disappear. Two other patients have seen shrinking of their tumors. In three other patients the disease has been stable for more than three months with...

Drug for Blood Pressure also Treats Lung Cancer

..., drugs to reduce COX-2 would also be effective at shrinking tumors. But the drugs, such as Vioxx?, have been shown to increase the risk of heart attack, stroke and angina. The researchers said that additional studies of angiotensin-(1-7) are needed, but that the hormone shows promise as a lung cancer treatm...

Norwegian Glacier Shrinks and Marine Life Poisoned as the Globe Warms

...g up from across the world. A glacier in Norway is shrinking fast and toxic Californian// seawaters are killing marine life in their thousands. Global warming continues to wreak havoc. A couple of days ago it was reported that a Norwegian glacier had shrunk on an island 1,000 km from the North Pole, a usual...

Shrinking of Mt. Kilimanjaros Ice Cap Not Due to Global Warming: Study

... reached Mt. Kilimanjaro's summit in 1889, and the shrinking that has been going on since. The level of nearby Lake Victoria, the world's largest tropical freshwater lake, declined in the late 19th century, when the decline of Kibo's icecap began. The volcano Kibo is the highest point on Kilimanjaro, about 1...

World Environment Day (International Polar Year)

...d north of the polar circle. In the context of the shrinking Arctic ice cap, it would appear that the place and...ack. In recent years there has been noticeable shrinking of polar ice. Scientists have warned that the Arctic ice cap may disappear in the next 100 years! NA...

Ganges River Dolphins Continue to Die in India

...ean up of the Ganges to save the animal. A rapidly shrinking Ganges, which Hindus consider holy, and the river's changing course are the other factors threatening the dolphins, said Sinha, who also heads the central government's dolphin conservation project. Sunil Choudhary, another wildlife expert, said: "O...

Multiple Sclerosis Could Be Checked Through Testosterone Gel

...ssed that the men's mental decline ceased, and the shrinking of their brains returned to the normal levels expected due to aging. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a debilitating disease that affects neurons, the cells of the brain and spinal cord that carry information, create thought and perception, and allow t...

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