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Heart disease in the newborn is related to maternal malnutrition

...ses in the newborn. Dr. Tessa .J. Rosé boom of the university of Amsterdam and her team have studied the occurrence of coronary heart diseases in children and correlated the findings to maternal malnutrition in the three trimesters of pregnancy. They opined that maternal malnutrition during the first three mont...

Now umbilical cord helps in stroke treatment.

... about this prospect. Dr. Paul R. Sanberg from the university of South Florida conducted the study. He hopes to start these studies on humans soon, in a year or two. Many scientists are now accepting the theory that primitive tissue called stem cells will very soon be used to manufacture human spare parts. Thi...

Hundred million dollar gift for malaria institute

...y the Johns Hopkins Malaria Institute will put the university at the forefront of efforts to find an effective vaccine and new treatments for the mosquito-borne disease, one of the leading killers in developing nations.Malaria kills atleast one million people and at least 500 million get infected every year. Ap...

The cancer-fighting gene

A university of Alberta biochemist has recreated the three-dimensional structure of a critical portion of the BRCA1 protein, which if mutated, causes, hereditary breast cancer.Using ultra-sensitive x-ray crystallography, biochemistry assistant professor Mark Glov...

Armpit odour enhances mood

...sorbed any odour they produced. Then more than 300 university students sampled smells taken at random, filling in before and after questionnaires designed to test their mood. People who had inhaled the samples taken from the armpits of old ladies responded significantly more positively. But results showed the...

Panacea Biotech To Market Anthrax Vaccine

...the exclusive rights. In addition, it will pay the university a royalty on sales. However, the company is yet to make any projections on the business the vaccine is expected to generate.// The vaccine is different from drugs such as ciprofloxacin currently being used in the treatment of anthrax. Ciprofloxacin...

Smoking during pregnancy increases risk of cleft palate

Researchers from the university of Michigan state that Women who smoke while pregnant are 60 percent to 70 percent more likely than nonsmokers to give birth// to a baby with a cleft lip or palate. The risk of the birth defect rises with the number of cigarettes that a mother-to-be ...

Tongue piercing leads to bacterial infection

"Body art is regnant among undergraduate university students, and there is significant incidence of me...ne and the lead author of the study. A survey of university undergraduate students revealed that more than one-half had some type of body piercing and 22 percen...

Eating Greens fights cancer

Researchers at an American university have found that raw broccoli contains small amounts of a cancer-fighting chemical. When one chew broccoli, its cells rupture hence releasing an enzyme that produces chemicals called sulphoraphanes. To simulate chewing the researchers crushed raw broc...

Admission to Russian varsities is looking up

...an students could seek admission to any Government university in Russia which is listed in the directory of medical schools of the World Health Organisation. Fee structure The cost of doing MBBS in Russia is five to ten times less when compared to the Us and the UK, " said Ravichandran. The fee structure for t...

Less is more for preserving teeth and gums

...he detriment of gums and even enamel, according to university researchers. Hours of tests on brushing and scrubbing volunteers have found that more than two minutes triggers a risk of damage to gums,// particularly if the toothbrush user presses too hard. "Once you go beyond approximately that point you aren'...

Stress may Worsen Acne

...ms have been unsubstantiated until now. Twenty-two university students participated in this study.Each participant had at least one academic examination within the time of the study.// Exam sessions are common sources of stress for students. Stress levels were recorded using the Perceived Stress Scale, which me...

Disease Management Programs – Effective for Heart Patient

... involved nearly 800 heart disease patients at six university hospitals. About half took part in the program and the other half did not. At a six-month follow up, patients in the program had lowered their cholesterol by 21 points, compared to just seven points for those who did not participate in the program. ...

Exposure To Tobacco Smoke Can Lead To Sickle Cell Crisis

...o blood oxygen problems hence researchers from the university of California speculated exposure to secondhand smoke could either cause these acute flare ups, known as sickle cell crises, or make them worse. The study involved 52 children between ages 2 and 18. All had sickle cell disease. Twenty-two of the chil...

Effective Management Of Heart Patients

... involved nearly 800 heart disease patients at six university hospitals. About half took part in the program and the other half did not. At a six-month follow up, patients in the program had lowered their cholesterol by 21 points, compared to just seven points for those who did not participate in the program. ...

Stress Found To Worsen Acne In Teenagers

...s have been unsubstantiated until now. Twenty-two university students participated in this study. Each participant had at least one academic examination within the time of the study. Exam sessions are common sources of stress for students. Stress levels were recorded using the Perceived Stress Scale, which mea...

Canada helps in giving birth to world first baby from frozen egg

...cedure to treat infertility problems. The Canadian university had developed the new method of rapid freezing of the eggs in the process called vitrification, where eggs are frozen rapidly in liquid nitrogen at –1960 C in order to avoid the formation of ice crystals. At this temperature eggs can be successfully ...

Avoid Coffee Before Undergoing PET/ CT scans

... a known or suspected cancers, Dr. Osman from the university presented his study that looks at the relationship between caffeine intake and uptake by the hear of the tracer used in the PET scan called FDG at the Society of Nuclear Medicine's annual conference held this month in Toronto. Usually the tracer ...

Help teenagers eat healthy by giving nutritional information along with food.

...ormation, for starters. Researchers of Penn State university had found that on seeing the displayed information, the teenagers may not switch to a totally different food habit, but they are more inclined to choose the healthier option even while staying in the same framework of their individual tastes in foods...

Emergence Of New Gene Scanning Technology In Disease Research

... The technology devised by Professor Ian Day from university of Southampton in collaboration with Bristol, University college London, British Heart foundation and Department of Health identified a mutant gene causing high, moderate cholesterol levels among 10,000 middle aged individuals. Through this techniqu...

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