Tag: "toxins" at medical news
Stay young the Chinese way
...-oxidation than the raw substance alone. With no toxins
or side effects, the patented medicine can go into blood and be digested by the human body within 20 minutes after application, according to the professor....
Biotechnology on the lead
...ne of the agents that we worry about is a group of toxins
called the botulinum toxins. They're the causative...s is a toxin that really is one of the most lethal toxins
known to man, that could be used as a biowarfare or a bioterrorism agent. "We're currently working...
Antenatal kerosene exposure endangers child's sight
...n, the findings suggest that exposure to levels of toxins
such as lead and mercury considered safe for an adult woman might not be safe for her unborn child....
Toxins linked with pregnancy loss
... recurrent pregnancy loss are often concerned that toxins
within the environment have contributed to their r...the reproductive impact of potential environmental toxins
and other teratogens is not readily available. Heavy metals such as lead and mercury, organic solv...
Vegetables decrease Tobacco Toxins
...tables a week have lower levels of tobacco-related toxins
in their urine.// Dr. Gina Day Stephenson of the A...k had higher urinary concentrations of the tobacco toxins
but the levels begin to drop when people consume two or more servings. Stephenson said a typical ser...
Liver key to extending life
...aid that many age-related illnesses were caused by toxins
and fats and that this is where his interest in th...ppear as the liver ages. "This means that fats and toxins
can't get processed properly," he said. "And it explains a lot of problems." For example, he said, t...
Link between athleticism and neurological disease
...ysical activity increases exposure to neurological toxins
in the environment, or speeds up their transport to the brain, or absorption into brain cells. Further research will look at the type of physical activity involved and the environment. There is certainly no need for people to give up physical activit...
Vaccine for septic conditions
...at a vaccine for sepsis. It is based on one of the toxins
which bacteria produce and causes the symptoms of septic shock. Working with animals, they have shown how the vaccine can protect against sepsis, by stimulating the immune system to fight against it. It's hoped that in the future the vaccine might be...
Bridge to liver transplant looks encouraging
According to researchers a device that filters toxins
from the blood can buy a patient time while waitin...e now having success with a device that can filter toxins
out of the blood, mimicking the liver's cleansing action. The liver machine consists of a column of ...
Treatment for cholesterol-related illnesses likely with the discovery of receptor in mice
... in humans but does not recognise or eliminate all toxins
as effectively as it does in our diminutive counterparts. In mice, PXR senses the presence of excess cholesterol by-products and immediately activates special pathways that remove these toxins. The main problem with the PXR receptors in humans is tha...
Blindness can be stopped with drug for acne treatment
...lindness, the researchers found no accumulation of toxins
in the eyes. Gabriel Travis, M.D., suggested that the similarity of the mouse model with humans with Stargardt's makes it likely that Accutane will suppress lipofuscin from accumulating in Stargardt's patients....
Selective eating just an evolutionary trait?
...ublesome.But scientists say thousands of years ago toxins
in plants could have harmed children, and meat carried a high risk of food poisoning.So it makes sense that humans may have evolved to be highly suspicious of certain food types as youngsters. Researchers questioned 564 mothers of young children abo...
Light Cigarettes - Not So Light?
... in the different brands rather than the levels of toxins
that end up in a smoker’s ody....
Traffic Smoke May Damage DNA
...potentially damage causing biological and chemical toxins
from the environment. This may lead to cellular death or some other forms of distress like cancer and other diseases. Current DNA studies focus on the structure and the function of the DNA of the cells to understand the processes and suggest ways to ...
Tetanus causing toxin has therapeutic properties
...n is a form of neurotoxin belonging o the group of toxins
like botulinum neurotoxins. These toxins
have currently being used to treat disorders due to abnormal muscle contractions like cerebral palsy...
Eleutherobin From Coral Fights Cancer Cells
...to stop the fish from feeding on the corals, these toxins
paralyze and kills the fish which come for feeding on the corals. The toxins
were found to be 100 times stronger than taxol (drug which is widely used now for cancer treatment, ...
Chronic Sinusitis May Be Related To Nasal Mucus
...ng now on removing the mucus, which is loaded with toxins
from the inflammatory cells, rather than the tissue during surgery. Leaving the mucus behind might predispose patients for early recurrence of the chronic sinus infection, said the scientists. Source: Newswise Medindia on Chronic sinus infection:...
An Anti-cancer Smart Bomb delivered using a Nanocell
...g and then deliver the lethal dose of anti-cancer toxins
like a ‘stealth bimb’.// This will leave the healthy cells unharmed. The experiments currently done on mice cancer like melanoma and lung cancer have the potential of being a revolutionary form of drug delivery mechanism in cancers. The drugs that ...
High concentration of heavy metals in Herbal medicines
...f heavy metals. There are many ways by which these toxins
can be absorbed into the body such as consumption of foods, beverages, skin exposure and the inhaled air. The recent reports of high concentration of heavy metals in ayurvedic or herbal preparations have raised much concern and controversy. Accordi...
More Lizards, Including Pets, Found Venomous
.... However, this study demonstrates there are venom toxins
in two more lizard families: monitor lizards, such...enomous reptile species to 4,600 from 2,300. Snake toxins
are widely used in medicines to treat epilepsy, haemophilia, high blood pressure and thrombosis. It ...
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