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Leptin connected to obesity blood clots

... closer to understanding why. They have turned the spotlight on the role of the hormone leptin in making the blood clot more easily. Experiments with mice have shown that leptin-deficient mice have clotting times twice as long as normal mice. And mice with a deficiency in the leptin receptor - a protein nece...

New heart disease marker

...searchers in Canada and Sweden are now putting the spotlight on a related lipid molecule called// apolipoprotein, which they believe is a more accurate predictor of heart disease than cholesterol. Researchers surveyed extensive medical literature to conclude that apolipoprotein B levels are a more accurate ind...

More Research Required For COPD

...f the respiratory system has been brought into the spotlight by researchers.// The vast majority of people with the disease are smokers. Exposure to environmental hazards such as air pollution and smoke from wood fires also comes into play in some cases. According to a recent study by the year 2020, in fact, ...

The effects of Curcumin: a natural pigment in turmeric explored for its anti-cancer properties

...ic its yellow color, has come under the scientific spotlight in recent years, with studies investigating its cancer-fighting abilities // . Researchers say they have already obtained data indicating that curcumin can block a key protein associated with esophageal cancer, known as NF-kappaB and they term thei...

World Heart Day To Focus On Ideal Body Weight And Shape To Reduce Risk Of Heart Disease

...art Day has proven to be an effective way to put a spotlight on the importance of prevention and the actions that all of us can take to keep our hearts healthy “said Pamela Douglas, M.D., F.A.C.C., and president of the ACC. Physicians and patients can work together regarding management of blood pressure, cont...

Active Lifestyle Helps To Slowdown Illness In Alzheimer's Patients

..., ARDSI has planned weeklong activities to put the spotlight on a disease that is estimated to have afflicted over three million in India. Experts say if immediate family members and caretakers of Alzheimer's patients are taken into account, the number of people touched by the illness could be anywhere betwee...

AIDS Picture In India Not As Rosy As It Seems To Be

...r of new infections. The above has been brought to spotlight following the release of the U.N. annual global report on AIDS in New Delhi on Monday. Health officials from UNAIDS have expressed disbelief in the fact that India has only 28,000 reported infections and have said that this is something impossible....

Plan for Death, Health Center Advises People

...life decisions. The Terry Schiavo case has brought spotlight on who exactly takes decisions when family members of the person who cannot do so are divided on the issue. Schiavo spent 15 years in a vegetative or a coma state and finally died last March, two weeks after her feeding tube was removed. Her husband ...

Angelina Jolie Opts To Back For Global Education For Poor Children

... Pitt-Jolie family's attempts to remain out of the spotlight in Namibia. Numerous paparazzi tried to follow them to Namibia, where the government has been requiring foreign reporters to provide written proof that the Hollywood couple is willing to meet with them. Last weekend, the government deported at leas...

Time for Bono to Rock 'The Independent' For AIDS Awareness

...' newspaper for a day//, in an attempt to bring to spotlight the deadly face of AIDS in the African continent. The publication on May 16th, in addition to highlighting his editorial talent would also encourage various corporate giants to help curb the AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. Noted brands such as...

Drugs Part of Mumbai High Life

The spotlight is back on drugs and high life in Mumbai with both Rahul Mahajan, now being treated in a Delhi hospital, and Sahil Zarru, who is suspected to have supplied// him drugs, being known faces in the party circuit here. "Cocaine, ecstasy, acid and heroin,...

Nic Vax, A vaccine to put off smoking -No smoke without fire!

...o the sponsor within so many months. They’ve put a spotlight on it and really tried to move it along, because it would be a unique product.” The only catch is that the antibodies which a single dose of Nic Vax generates will get depleted in a month. This will necessitate the need for multi-doses. A parallel c...

‘Adverse events’ eat into NZ health budgt

...t's not to blame and shame, but we need to put the spotlight on this area." Adverse events include infections that develop as an aftermath of a hospital stay, allergic reactions to drugs, medication errors, heart attacks, pneumonia and blood clots after surgery. Two-thirds of these adverse events were prev...

Indo-American Doctor Fired By Cleveland Clinic

...The clinic and its CEO, Toby Cosgrove, were in the spotlight and Cosgrove himself had to step down as a board director for AtriCure Inc after a hospital conflicts-of-interest committee called for stricter guidelines governing employee ties to industry. Trials of AtriCure devices were taking place at the clin...

Health commission in a tight spot over delays in NHS complaints investigation

The BBC Radio 4 Today programme turned the spotlight on the healthcare commission, in charge of examining the complaints from patients about their experience with NHS//, which the commission has heavily fallen back on meeting the deadline. The Healthcare Commission has a huge pile of 3000 cases yet ...

Child death reduction needs five times more funds

...," he writes in a commentary. "This goal acts as a spotlight for many neglected diseases, as well as a litmus test for the achievement of other MDGs." GYT...

Poor Hygiene in Ulster Hospital Kitchens

...ene standards of hospital kitchens have come under spotlight following a consumer survey which found evidence of dirty cooking// equipment and cockroach infestations in some NHS facilities. A review of hospital hygiene inspection reports for some 50 UK hospitals, including some in Ulster, over the past three...

Awareness about Women's Cancers- A National Concern

...r was marked by several organisations to bring the spotlight on breast cancer and stress the need for early detection. The commonest cancers seen in women are of the uterus, cervix, and breast, and tobacco related cancers of the oral cavity and throat. Majority of the cancers reported in India can either b...

Gambling to Be Taken as a Serious Addiction, Warns BMA

...e in crime and //anti- social behavior has put the spotlight on problem gamblers. Doctors from the British Medical Association (BMA), in their report: Gambling Addiction and its Treatment within the UK, have urged the National Health Service to come out with stronger support and treatment for gamblers, as ga...

Fish Oil - Foils Cognitive Decline

...st popular component in fish has always hogged the spotlight for its health benefits. Two recent studies conducted by Dutch researchers suggest that Omega -3 rich seafood could protect against age-connected cognitive-decline. During the study, researchers evaluated the diet and cognitive function of 210 me...

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