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Passive smoking affects respiratory system

Scientists have produced strong evidence that passive smoking has a lasting impact on the respiratory systems of children. ....A team from the US National Center for Environmental Health in Atlanta studied data from 3,400 children aged 3 to 16 years. ....The researchers analysed the children's blood to determine the concentration of a substance called cotinine, produced when the body breaks dow...

Early Warning System For Breast Cancer

A tiny protein called RhoC found in breast tumors may someday give doctors and patients an early warning system that could spot dangerously aggressive breast cancer long before it begins to spread, and identify the need for aggressive treatment.// A test to detect the protein is still more than a year away from clinical trials. But promising early results show that RhoC can serve as a marker for...

Teaching the immune system to fight diseases is the key to reducing childhood infections

Immunity refers to the natural ability of the body to fight against specific diseases. The development of this natural ability is to a certain extent dependent on exposure to agents that cause the disease.// On exposure to a pathogen, the body is capable of recognizing it the next time an infection occurs and combat it more effectively than the earlier exposure. ....This theory holds good in the...

Gene connected to Multi-System disorder discovered

A complex and rare disorder that affects many systems of the body, called oculodentodigital dysplasia, has been found to be the result of faulty cell communication. This syndrome is said to affect various body structures including the eyes, face, teeth and fingers and can also cause hearing loss, heart trouble// and neurological problems. A Hopkins-led research team, which studied the genetic sam...

Anthrax hammers immune system

The anthrax bug swiftly disarms the sentinels of the body's immune system, hampering the body's ability to defend against the potentially lethal bioterrorism agent, a new study shows. The results suggest medical treatment to boost the immune system at the earliest stages of infection could counteract the toxin that anthrax produces in its initial attack. Antibiotics, like Cipro, could be used in...

Reviving the Immune System

Stem cell transplants have become an increasingly common procedure for hard-to-treat cancers. The goal is to restore the immune system. But it can take months or even years for stem cells// to become immune cells, and during that time the patient is at risk for serious infection. Now, researchers have taken cell transplants one step further with incredible results. ..Ed Bauter was diagnosed with...

Painkilling Patch As Effective As Intravenous Delivery Systems

Findings from a recent study has shown that an adhesive patch that resembles the size of a credit card and uses a tiny electric current to deliver pain medication through the skin does the job about as well as conventional intravenous devices. // The patch is affixed to the patient's upper arm or chest after surgery. Both the patch and some intravenous delivery systems allow the patient to self-m...

Wrestling found To Be Good for the Immune System

If your son loves wrestling you might want to get him involved in wrestling early, and it may significantly boost his immune system.// A new study reveals the levels of all groups of white blood cells rose significantly, particularly natural killer cells, in boys ages 14 to 18 after a one-and-a-half hour session of wrestling practice. ..Investigators also tested the circulating levels of white b...

Computer System To Predict Deep Vein Thrombosis

Researchers have been successful in developing a computer aided alert program that can predict the deep-vein thrombosis in patients. //There had not been much attempts made to prevent the disease before and the current innovation is one of the first of its kind. The researchers are of the opinion that such a prediction may be able to reduce the frequency of the condition in hospitalized patients....

WHO says damage to eco systems are affecting human health

In the report titled Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, scientists have said that degradation of the eco systems// of the world are having a detrimental effect to human health and may cause greater harm in next 50 years. ....Diseases such as malaria and cholera are threatening to cause a major outbreak and new diseases are emerging because of 60% of the beneficial factors of the eco system are bein...

Human immunity system can battle HIV.

New research had showed that it is possible to use the human cells immune process to act on a part of HIVs //genetic makeup. ....This is for the first time scientists feel that it may be possible to target a part of HIV to destroy the virus in a novel HIV therapy. The process is called RNA silencing and is often a common phenomenon in plants and animals, only it was not known for humans. ....The...

New clues about immune system from leprosy microbes

Scientists from UCLA and Harvard School of Medicine have successfully discovered how the body’s immune system// fights in limiting the control of infections like leprosy in some cases but not in others. ....The research says that the body’s initial immune system often fights with the infections in the initial stages and sometimes succeeds in controlling them. Only when they are unable to control...

Gene-Nanoparticle Gene Transfer Is Better Than Viral Vector Transfer System

Nanoparticles can be used in gene therapy to transfer therapeutic genes in to brain cells //and helps in studying genetic mechanism of brain diseases... ..Gene-nanoparticle complexes developed by scientists at the University of Buffalo, has proved to deliver therapeutic genes directly into the brains of living mice, the transfer rate is comparatively higher to transfer rates of viral vectors and...

Nutrient Profiling System Launched By Food Officials in UK

Food officials have devised a new system that ranks foods according to the sum of their nutrients. The system was designed and developed// by a panel of independent nutritionists, dietitians, and representatives from the food industry and consumer groups, as well as members of the government’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN). ..The model developed by the UK’s Food Standards Ag...

Block Immune System Chemical For Treating Asthma

It may be possible to treat severe asthma now by blocking a chemical in the immune system. This chemical is present in huge quantity in the immune system of the patients with severe asthma. The study appears in the online edition // of the journal Thorax. ....Around one in 10 asthmatics have the severe form of the disease, which frequently requires progressively higher doses of steroids in a bid...

Smoking Hazardous To The Enzymes System In Lungs

It has always been stated time and again that smoking is injurious to health. The maximum harm by smoking is on the respiratory system. The effects of smoking may be understood by the effect it has upon a key enzyme in the // lungs... ..Monoamine oxidase A (MAOA) is important in mood regulation and breaking down compounds that help to regulate blood pressure. In a new study, researchers at the Na...

Wrinkle reduction cream has offered insights into working of nervous system

Botox is a wrinkle control cream and a potent neurotoxin, used by Hollywood stars to smooth out facial wrinkles. The product is derived form a bacteria, Clostridium botulinum, that causes food poisoning.//.. ..It is really surprising to note that this form of neurotoxin is playing an important role in helping understand communication between nerve cells. The research is exploring basic nerve cell...

HIIP- A Novel Inhaled Insulin Delivery System As An Alternative To Injectable Insulin Therapy

The disease burden of diabetes continues to grow and currently affects more that 18 million Americans and their families. These data emphasize a need for alternative diabetes therapies with earlier more physiologic use of insulin.// ..The delivery of insulin by the lung may provide an attractive alternative for many patients with diabetes. However, alternative insulin delivery systems must meet...

Systemic Corticosteroid Therapy can be used for treating all types of Infectious Mononucleosis

Scott Thompson and colleagues from University of Rochester Medical Center, has found from review of records of patients treated with corticosteroids that Corticosteroids is the most effective and useful treatment// option for Infectious mononucleosis, including severe airway compromise mononucleosis. The results of the study have been published in Achieves of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surger...

A Novel System For Clinical Banking Of Umbilical Cord Blood

Researchers from Italy have designed a closed circuit, where Umbilical cord blood (UCB) collection and RBC depletion are performed, in order to reduce the contamination risk and to speed the nucleated cell separation//. ..Their findings appear in the journal Blood Cells, Molecules, and Diseases (available online 19 August 2005)..Umbilical cord blood is a source of hematopoietic progenitor cells...

LINK Applied Genomics Programme Promises To Revolutionize Healthcare Systems

The LINK Applied Genomics Programme has proved to be a success in that it has made it easier to diagnose meningitis, MRSA and Chlamydia; has regenerated spinal nerve cells//, made it possible to personalize breast cancer treatment and has provided effective vaccines against Salmonella. This programme had researchers from 17 universities and research institutions in collaboration with 23 industria...

Experts Building Bird Flu Warning System

Experts are mapping routes taken by migrating species of birds and the places of rest they choose during their annual travel, United Nations officials said on Sunday.// ....The information can warn countries and communities about the arrival of wild birds that could be infected, and the local authorities could issue advice to those in areas at risk... ..According to Britain's Biodiversity Ministe...

Online information system for patients

The Institute of Health Care Improvement has funded a grant of $30,000 to Medical College of Georgia Center for Patient and Family Centered Care to understand the usefulness of online information systemhas // received a $30,000 grant to determine whether an online information system woulc be helpulf for managing multiple sclerosis patients . MCG was among 60 institutions invited to apply and the...

WHO checks on health system in quake-hit areas

Jong-wook Lee, head of the World Health Organization has arrived in northwestern Pakistan to inspect the damage caused by the massive earthquake two months ago.// ....Lee is here to check on preparations being made for the onset of the harsh Himalayan winter. ....His agency says its main immediate task is to immunize as many people as it can to try to ward off epidemics. Some 400,000 children...

Health Problems Due To Ecosystem's Degradation

The World Health Organization (WHO) in its Health Synthesis Report has declared that 60% of the benefits provided by the global ecosystem is being used unsustainably or degraded, //resulting in negative effects on the health of human beings. The benefits that are thus misused are clean air, fresh water, a relatively stable climate and the wildlife. ..The speed at which the natural ecosystem has...

New Computerized Imaging Systems Help In Better Dental Treatment Planning

A new technology called the Cone beam computerized tomography (CBCT) is increasingly becoming a potent tool for dentists to diagnose complicated oral problems.// ..J. Martin Palomo and Mark Hans from the department of orthodontics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and C.H. Kau and S. Richmond from the department of dental health and biological sciences at the Unive...

Indonesian Health Care System Rebuilt After Tsunami

Indonesia has made steady progress in revamping the health care system, after widespread devastation by the Tsunami that stuck on the 26th of December. More than 100, 000 million individuals lost their lives and a million others were injured badly.// JHPIEGO, a John Hopkins University affiliate has been of great help in the process of rejuvenation of the health care system in Aceh. ..Midwives fo...

Minister claims China's Epidemic Control System Improved

Chinese Minister of Health Gao Qiang said China has improved its capability to handle epidemic emergencies, both treatment and prevention. // ..The SARS epidemic in 2003 exposed the flaws in China's epidemic disease prevention and control system. The government took comprehensive steps to address them, he said. ..After 27 billion yuan ($3.3 billion) of investment, by the end of 2005, the goal of...

AIDS Patients Deceived By Private Health Care System In China

Alarming reports of AIDS patients being robbed off their pockets to pay for expensive anti-HIV medication, only reflect a commercial shift in the service based health care system, // believed to prevail once upon a time in China. ......Cai had no AIDS related symptoms when she was admitted to the Number Three People's Hospital. The bit of money she had, ensured prompt medical attention at the ti...

Health care system “Consumer friendly” by 207

By 2007 Britons in London can have surgeries in evenings and consultations in mobile hospitals near the home or shopping places. Labour party has plans // of expanding health care and make the NHS more patient friendly, health accessibility has become the main election manifestation for the Labour party. ..The Labour party has plans of starting mobile hospitals and health check up facilities ne...

Tumor Suppressor p53's Contradictory Regulatory System

A new study appearing in the online open-access journal PLoS Biology examines the role played by the tumor suppressor protein called p53. It has been found that any mutations of p53 play a key role in the development of many human cancers. //This particular study was carried out by Min Hu, Yigong Shi and colleagues. ..To provide a bit of background, when there a cell injury, p53 triggers the act...

Nervous System Plays Role In Stem Cell Regulation

Cancer patients whose immune systems are poor may get new hope from a research study conducted by the Mount Sinai School of Medicine which may result in improved stem cell therapies. The research team led by the Mount Sinai School’s// Paul Frenette has discovered that a critical role is played by the nervous system while infusing the bone marrow stem cells into the human bloodstream. ..The blood...

Ventilation Systems Not Effective in Blocking Tobacco Smoke

In an article published in the British Medical Journal, Nadine Rae Leavell, Monique E Muggli, Richard D Hurt, James Repace, say that the ventilation systems supposed to prevent tobacco smoke and help in cleaning the air that we breathe are ineffective. // ..The report also says that British American Tobacco (BAT) was aware that the ventilation systems do not work, but still proceeded to instal...

Systemizers Have A Higher Risk Of Children Suffering From Autism

In a study conducted by Prof Simon Baron-Cohen at the Cambridge University it was clear that tendency of like-minded people, called the systemizers, // when they marry each other resulted an increase in the rate of autistic children. Statistics show that about one in 100 children (males) suffer from autism. ..But the research head believes that the gene that is responsible for autism is linked t...

Corruption and Fraud in Health Care system

Corruption in Healthcare services is causing the death of lives and turning the lives of people depending on public health care into miserable. A report submitted by Transparency International on the situation of Global // Health has reported their findings in a report Global Corruption Report 2006 that reveals the pathetic situation of health care which has been hounded by corruption in all leve...

Needle-Free Injection System Ideal for Pandemic Outbreaks

Medical International Technologies Inc. (OTCBB:MDLH) Needle– Free Injection System, designed specifically to allow fast, accurate and safe injections, is rapidly moving toward establishing itself as a valuable instrument in the fight against disease // in both humans and animals. With its patented ability to adjust pressure and volume to meet varied conditions Med-Jet(human) and Agro-Jet(animal)...

New System To Isolate People Affected By Bird Flu

Ahmedabad based company Online Infocomm, which helped SARS affected South-East Asia two years ago, by installing telemedicine-based thermal scanners are now under the process of designing a new system that could help early// diagnosis of the bird flu and isolate people affected by it. ....The company has sought the permission from the central and state government by sending letters to Prime Mini...

TNF Helps in the Understanding of the Immune System and Development of Drugs against Various Ills

Johns Hopkins researchers studied the activity and the major role played by the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) molecule in the activation of the immune system to combat infections. TNF is a common protein which delivers warning// message to cells in case of an invasion by a bacteria or virus. Then the TNF activates the body's immune system to fight the infection. The researcher said that further stu...

Poland: Parental warning systems are likely to be adopted in video games.

A new law in Poland comes in to effect. It states that video game producers need to label their products with consumer warnings and suitability for children. This has to be included along with the packaging details. Poland's// Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Policy Joanna Kluzik-Rostkowska told the Rzeczpospolita daily. She said that PEGI ..(Pan-European Game Information) parental warning sys...

Will Baby Jabs Play Truant? NHS Says “No”, Alternate Systems in Plae

Health chiefs have said “negative” to allegations that a perceived problem with the computer system managed by a private set up, will upset the immunization// schedule of thousands of babies and young children. ..This system was initiated as part of the Health IT initiative by the Government, to track the immunization schedule of babies and children. Subsequent to the problem, it is estimated th...
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