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Lab Tests Throw Up New Path for Parkinson's

...rkinson's have focussed mainly on a pharmaceutical substitute for dopamine or on restoring or protecting dopamine-producing cells....

New Target for Muscular Dystrophy Drug Therapy Discovered

...lp increase utrophin expression, which in turn may substitute for dystrophin as a possible therapy for DMD. ...0 per cent identical to that of dystrophin, it may substitute for dystrophin in muscle cells, says researchers. Dr. Khurana, however, wants to ensure first whe...

Food Cravings are Linked to Weight Managenemt

...n their weight management. One thing to do is to substitute foods that taste similar but have fewer calories, since the craving can be satisfied by related tastes. Roberts and colleagues conclude that cravings for energy-dense foods are common. Although they caution that additional long-term studies are need...

Group Therapy and Willpower can Help Smokers to Quit

...ettes and becomes more amenable to therapy. Such substitute products are however ineffective in the long-term since they cannot diminish physical dependence and continue to provide the body with the nicotine it so craves. The same applies to nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) medicines that are usually only...

Weight Management Achieved by Controlling and Not Suppressing Food Cravings

... in their weight management. One thing to do is to substitute foods that taste similar but have fewer calories, since the craving can be satisfied by related tastes, Roberts said. Roberts and colleagues conclude that cravings for energy-dense foods are common. Although they caution that additional long-term s...

Scientists Develop Artificial Blood Vessels for Vascular Grafts in Mice

... been looking for the ideal small-caliber arterial substitute for re-vascularization procedures. Led by Dr. David A. Vorp, Associate Professor of Surgery and Bioengineering, the researchers developed vascular graft by bulk seeding MDSCs inside a biodegradable porous, tubular polyester urethane scaffold using ...

Milk Firms in Philippines Violate Breastfeeding Code: WHO

...w that bars them from promoting their product as a substitute for breastfeeding, World Health Organization offi...ies from marketing infant formula as a breast milk substitute for babies under the age of one. This is in line with an international code established by the WH...

Japanese Humanoid Happy to Work on in the Rain

...umans now," the statement said. "If a humanoid can substitute human functions, the entire social cost would be reduced," it said. Kawada Industries said the company hoped eventually to put the HRP-3 Promet Mk-II to commercial use. Project manager Takakatsu Isozumi said the company wanted to target clients su...

Childrens Health Program Covering More Adults Than Children

...nd arguing that any expansion of the program could substitute public for private coverage, possible creating a larger welfare state. Both parties are in favor to reauthorizing the bill, but how it expands financially and who it will cover are still a large part of the debate....

Oman to Launch First Bio-refinery in Gulf Region

...ly from date palms for use in motor vehicles as a substitute for petrol and diesel, local newspaper Khaleej Times reported Friday. Oman Green Energy Company (OGEC) will invest US$28.65 million to build a bio-refinery imported from Brazil in Sohar, a city 240 km north-west of Omani capital Muscat, according to...

Brazil Government New Health Offer

... decided to break Merck's patent and buy a cheaper substitute from India. His blunt style is reaching beyond national borders as he tries to spread Brazil's experience in the fight against AIDS. Temporao is now pushing forward with plans to help African nations build plants to make cheaper drugs on their own....

Russian Health Care Marred by Corruption

... of health. But critics say these changes are no substitute for radical change -- just a high profile way of spending the country's oil-driven wealth in an election year. They insist the reform does not address bribe-taking by emergency health care providers and medical specialists....

Paid Maternity Leave Pushed By Australian Rights Activists

...ty payment, or so-called baby bonus, had proved no substitute for universal maternity leave, as it did not help reserve a place in the workforce for mothers who took time out. The commission has been pressing for 14 weeks of paid leave capped at the minimum weekly wage. "The average time women take out is c...

VA Should Revise Its Methods for Evaluating PTSD in Ex-military Personnel

...be a useful part of an assessment, but they are no substitute for a thorough clinical assessment by a trained professional, the committee concluded. Combat exposure is not the only potential trigger for PTSD among service members; sexual assault is another form of trauma. The available information suggests th...

Moves To Improve War Veterans Health Taken

... service. The committee by voice vote approved a substitute amendment to the legislation that would expand health care available retroactively to all veterans who meet the bill's criteria, rather than only those veterans discharged after its enactment. No funding estimates were included with the measure....

FDA Refuses to Lift Ban on Blood Donation by Gays

...lood that can and do cost lives, and no artificial substitute on the horizon, the FDA is letting prejudice and fear not science determine whether gays can give blood, regrets Arthur Caplan. At one time, long ago, the gay-blood ban may have made sense. But it no longer does, the author says. Testing for HIV ...

US Halts Import of Chinese Toothpaste

...g agent used as a low-cost but frequently deadly substitute for glycerin, a sweetener commonly used in drugs. DEG was blamed for the deaths of at least 51 people in Panama last year after it was mixed into cough syrup, another case with allegations involving China. Between 1990 and 1998, similar incidents o...

Olive Stones to Depollute Industrial Sewage Water

...action. The process of biosorption can be a good substitute for other processes such as precipitation which are far more complex and expensive. The aforementioned researcher explains : Unlike these processes, the use of olive stones as a biosorption mechanism produces no subproducts which are then difficult t...

Emory Participates in Study to Slow Progression of Parkinson's Disease

...larly. It is important to note that creatine is no substitute for exercise and its short-term use in PD does not directly affect motor symptoms, says Dr. Juncos. Creatine also acts as an antioxidant to prevent damage from compounds that are harmful to cells in the brain. In mouse model studies of PD, creatine...

Stop Smoking, Start Living: World No Tobacco Day

...bies with low birth weight. It does not help to substitute regular cigarettes with seemingly innocuous looking ones such as filter or low-tar cigarettes. All forms of tobacco are hazardous to health. Nicotine gets absorbed into the users blood stream and, with time, the individual becomes tolerant and...

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