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Action of nerve cells

...n the form of neurotransmitters,Jorgensen said.The strength of a signal depends on the number of neurotransmit...d membrane balloons released by each neuron.So the strength of memory depends on how well the UNC-13 protein helps to gather up the neurotransmitter filled bal...

Osteoporosis in men

...y called because it robs individuals of their bone strength without showing any symptoms. Osteoporosis, a condition that causes bones to thin, weaken and break easily, affects women and men, nearly half of all people over the age of 75. One in eight men over age 50 will have an osteoporotic fracture of some ...

Old are not weak

...men of average age 28.// Yet decreases in muscle strength are commonly found as people get older. This study shows that the basic muscle tissue building process is not at fault. It may be that diet, lack of exercise, or hormonal factors contribute to a loss of muscle mass. These are all factors that can be ...

Zydus Cadila and Kopran in strategic alliance

...(Gliran). Zydus Cadila has been leveraging its strength in new product development to introduce several new products, many of them for the first time in India. While on one hand Aten would grow faster in the hands of Zydus Cadila, Kopran would be able to achieve higher growths through its strategy of laun...

Hormone contraceptives lead to bone problems

...esign that keeps bone density -- the thickness and strength of our bones -- in check. In women, one of the key factors involved in the bone-making process is the hormone estrogen. As we age, however, we start to lose more than we make, causing our skeleton to grow more fragile. In women, the start of this pro...

Tai chi helps arthritis

... of daily living. They also had improved abdominal strength and balance in comparison to the controls, though there were no difference in flexibility, upper muscle or knee muscle strength. Evidently older people can benefit greatly from taking up tai chi as part of their exercise routine....

Creatine Helps Strengthen Older Men

...atric body builders. But increased muscle mass and strength would help us maintain our independence well into old age....

Keys to good bone health

...s are all weight bearing exercises. In a good bone strength regimen, these exercises should be performed three to five times per week, and the goal is to work up to forty-five minutes or more per session. Keep in mind, however, that if you have osteoporosis, you should be careful about performing high impac...

Cooling treatment for newborn asphyxia

...many cases the cause cannot be identified. On the strength of these studies, researchers from hospitals and other medical institutions across the UK, with funding from the Medical Research Council, plan to undertake extensive trials to find out conclusively if this type of treatment can lessen asphyxia's ser...

Endometriosis coalesced with genes

...y in the United Kingdom, to add to the statistical strength of the study. This has now become the biggest genetic endometriosis study in the world. The collaborators have found that identical (monozygotic) twins are more likely to both have endometriosis than fraternal (dizygotic) twins."This shows there are...

Blood Pressure Drugs maintain muscle strength

... constrict. The drugs also help to preserve muscle strength in patients suffering from congestive heart failure (CHF). Researchers said the drugs could also help elderly people who do not suffer from heart problems. In a study of 850 elderly women who had taken part in the study, researchers found tha...

Rumbling stomach

.... The noises are softer or louder depending on the strength and speed of the contractions and on what is in the tract, a variable mix of solids, liquids and gas, both swallowed air and the waste products of intestinal bacteria. When the stomach is normally full of food and liquid, the noises tend to be muted,...

Pill may replace exercise

...chemical pathways that// muscle cells use to build strength and endurance. With this basic knowledge in hand, it now may be possible to develop a pill that pumps up muscle cells without all that exercise, said Dr. R. Sanders Williams, dean of the Duke University of School of Medicine. The main target of the...

How brain works

...n the form of neurotransmitters,Jorgensen said.The strength of a signal depends on the number of neurotransmit...d membrane balloons released by each neuron.So the strength of memory depends on how well the UNC-13 protein helps to gather up the neurotransmitter filled bal...

Pancreatic Cancer may be linked to Diabetes

...this in the past. It appears to provide scientific strength to clues that we've had over the years regarding this relationship. Physicians will need to be on notice to begin testing more routinely for pancreatic cancer in cases late-onset diabetes, Keeffe said. Dr. Cynthia Yoshida, of the University of Virgi...

Anorexia in boys is common too

... disorder, can "catch-up" with their peers in bone strength if they return to normal weights.// Dr. Josefina...er, with previous studies documenting loss of bone strength in 41% to 45% of adolescent anorexic girls. The bone mineral density in boys was associated with ho...

Exercise for patients with cancer

...ith a TheraBand. Ironically, researchers found arm strength improved the most in patients in the aerobic exercise group, not the resistance group. The steepest decline in bone mineral density was seen in the control group, while the aerobic exercisers maintained bone mineral density. The resistance group had ...

Hypertension drugs could lower Disability

...sed for hypertension, beneficial effects on muscle strength and overall physical performance in older adults. ...apy showed slower loss of walking speed and muscle strength compared to those using other hypertension drugs or using none. During repeated testing over the thr...

Risk of heart disease prediction needs updating

...nt's ejection fraction - a measure of heart muscle strength - made the models even more accurate. The study should help doctors give heart patients better information about their future health, which will guide treatment and lifestyle decisions....

Less exercise doesn't help prevent osteoporosis

...althy. They measured their aerobic fitness, muscle strength and abdominal fat, to see how these were linked to... so avoid osteoporosis. But those with high muscle strength tended to have higher bone density. So, too, did those who were slightly overweight, with a concentr...

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