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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

... microtubules, it may be that the system will just start again, with neurons back functioning normally.” Dr. Lewis says the studies suggest that toxicity to neurons caused by tau begins before tangles develop. “If so, we may be able to repair that process so that the neuron can rebound,” she says. Their ...

UN Calls for Pedal Power to Reduce Environmental Damage

...wait for that to happen," he told reporters at the start of a four-day conference on the impact of climate change and health in Southeast and East Asian countries. Omi said urgent action was needed because Asia's share of the world's greenhouse gas emissions was expected to grow larger with the rapid eco...

Inability to Recognize Familiar Smells Could Signal Alzheimers

...the best multiple choice answer for each. At the start of the study in 1997, none of the subjects had cognitive impairments. The participants were tested every year for five years, and over the course of the study, 30.1 percent developed mild cognitive impairment. "Risk of developing mild cognitive imp...

Acute Mountain Sickness may Lead to Pulmonary or Cerebral Edema

...ally, 15 percent of those surveyed believed 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...

Complementary Therapy may Reduce Pregnancy Chances in Women

...al and medical profiles of 818 Danish women at the start of their IVF treatment, and then looked at which women went on to use complementary therapy in the subsequent 12 months. The study was the first large scale prospective evaluation of CAT use in an infertile population. We found that women who went ...

Anti-depressants Do Not Increase the Overall Risk of Most Birth Defects

...drugs are not tested on pregnant women. So we must start monitoring the effects of these medications as soon as they reach consumers, and keep monitoring for as long as it takes to get good data on risks to mothers and babies, Dr. Katz added. The March of Dimes recommends women discuss the potential risk...

War Trauma-hit UK Veteran Population Set to Increase

...rs passing before the condition develops. If you start showing symptoms of war trauma during service you are the responsibility of the Ministry of Defence and you have access to a strong network of support and treatment, Dr. Hunt said....

Women are the Real Bosses at Home

... minutes apiece. "We actually just asked them to start talking about the issue, and then we left the room. And so they were all by themselves in the room talking. We were as non-obtrusive as possible. We just came back at the end of the period of time, and asked them to talk about the other topic," Vogel...

New Heart Disease Risk Score Will Help Minimise Health Inequalities

...he participants were aged between 35 and 74 at the start of the study. They found that the QRISK score was more accurate than either Framingham or ASSIGN. In patients aged 35-74, Framingham over-predicted cardiovascular disease risk at 10 years by 35%, ASSIGN by 36% and QRISK by 0.4%. QRISK predicted 9% ...

Bangladeshi Wins America's Junior Miss Contest

...esday, quoting website wcco.com. "I just want to start a business and maybe even start a bio-medical company with my elder sister who does stem cell research. So I'm open to all possibili...

Drug Firm on the Threshold of Developing Dengue Vaccine

...e have been 3,597 cases and three deaths since the start of the year. Intermittent rain and warm weather have been blamed for the onslaught of mosquito breeding. Stephenne said that another key factor is that the virus has four variations. "We have to prove the vaccine will be safe for everyone, whic...

Discourage Less Educated Women from Conceiving , Says New Zealand Academic

...Flynn was getting into "dangerous territory if you start making assumptions that there is a direct correlation between your intellectual and emotional intelligence and your socio- economic status". "Rather than talking about encouraging smart women to have babies and dumb women not to have babies, what w...

Australian Injured as Spain Begins Annual Bullrunning Festival

...thousands of Spaniards and tourists celebrated the start of the nine-day San Fermin bullrun. The festiva...ce 1911. On Saturday high attendance delayed the start of the run which normally begins at 8:00 am sharp for five minutes. Experts quoted by Spanish televi...

An Accurate Score to Measure Heart Risk

...he participants were aged between 35 and 74 at the start of the study.They found that the QRISK score was more accurate than either Framingham or ASSIGN. In patients aged 35-74, Framingham over-predicted cardiovascular disease risk at 10 years by 35%, ASSIGN by 36% and QRISK by 0.4%. QRISK predicted 9% of...

Cancer Patients in New South Wales to Receive Advanced Image Guided Radiation Therapy Treatments

...the region and our Port Macquarie centre also will start soon, offering the same impressive treatment capabilities. It is not surprising that we are now receiving referrals from across the state and even interstate." Elekta Synergy was selected for the NCCI following a competitive tender process and is c...

Fat Horses Face Health Problems

...ess. When that bond fails, and the hoof and bone start to fall apart, it is extremely painful to the horse, he continued. Laminitis is one of the most devastating and debilitating problems that we see with the horse. Funded in part by the Virginia Horse Industry Board, the study hypothesized that overw...

Boffins Identify Gene That can Protect Humans from Nephronopthisis

...s. Very early on in their lives their kidney cells start to die and the mice develop all the characteristic disease symptoms. It is the first time that a mouse model reveals increased cell death as the mechanism underpinning kidney degeneration in NPHP. The genetic cause is a mutation in a gene called GLIS...

New Therapies for Kidney Diseases

...L. Very early on in their lives their kidney cells start to die and the mice develop all the characteristic disease symptoms. It is the first time that a mouse model reveals increased cell death as the mechanism underpinning kidney degeneration in NPHP. The genetic cause is a mutation in a gene called G...

FDAs Gesture for Firm Manufacturing Drug for Cushings Syndrome

...et to finalise its strategies for Corlux but would start going about marketing the drug soon....

FDA Approve S Robotic Device to Help Stroke Patients

...lp get patients over a functional hump so they can start moving the weakened arm again, said John McBean, a mechanical engineer who developed the technology with Kailas Narendran, an electrical engineer and computer scientist. (The two began the project in 2002, in a graduate robotics class at Massachus...

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