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El Ni?o cycles linked to cholera outbreaks

...a-surface temperatures in the Pacific and seasonal variation in local climates. Peaks in cholera incidence at the Bangladesh hospital were found to occur every 3.7 years -- exactly the same frequency as of ENSO events between 1980 and 1998. But the cholera outbreaks and ENSO events did not precisely coincide: ...

Genesis of SUPAC

...film coating operation. Importance of factors like variation in supply of raw material and their response to processing and variation in instrumentation type. Problems crop up during scale up because at R&D scale the product is develo...

Cut down on fries

...-drinkers, although because of the large amount of variation between women, the evidence was not conclusive. But women who consumed their hot drinks immediately after making them were three times more likely to develop the disease as those who waited a while for their drinks to cool down.Dr Sharp said: "It's i...

Variation in breast cancer

...dietary differences might explain the geographical variation in breast cancer. Rates are high where the proportion of daily calories from animal products are high. And where vegetable products contribute relatively more to the diet, the rates of cancer tend to be lower. It may be that high intake of animal p...

Prescription Drug Use Varies Widely Between States

... use at 7.5 percent. Among children, the greatest variation was found for cough/cold/allergy products, followe...ephalosporins. Overall, children exhibited greater variation than adults for most therapy classes. Whether greater variation is warranted for children or whether...

Sleepwalking has genetic roots

...in Bern, Switzerland, shows an interesting genetic variation in these patients. Genetic testing for a part of the immune system called HLA was performed in a subgroup of these sleepwalkers. Half of them were carrying a specific genetic variant of HLA, compared to just 20 per cent in a control group of non-sl...

Vaccine guards against shingles

A slight variation of a chicken pox vaccine gave good protection to those at high risk of shingles. The elder population, and those with impaired immunity because of cancer, have a high rate of shingles a viral infection caused by the same virus that gives rise to chic...

Altitude sickness connected to genes

... had experienced HAPE were more likely to have the variation than climbers who had never had it. The authors write, "We did this study to try to decipher the genetic cause of the nitric oxide deficit in patients with HAPE." The gene in question, the endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) gene, is key in the...

Voice has to be looked after with care

...wing a few simple rules. There is a lot of natural variation in how the human voice sounds. //But once your voice prevents you from communicating properly you may have a problem. Parkinson's disease, for instance, makes the voice soft and mumbled and people might find it hard to understand you. Other times y...

New Cholesterol gene linked to Alzheimer's

...lay a role in some cases of Alzheimer's disease. A variation in the gene, which is involved in the production o...o previous evidence that Alzheimer's is related to variation in another gene called APOE-4, which helps in transporting cholesterol throughout the body. In the n...

Sleepwalking linked to a gene

...-type, called HLA-DQB1 and they believed that this variation in their genetic make-up leaves them more susceptible to sleep-walking. A Swiss scientist involved in the study added that the susceptibility to the condition is higher if there was a family history of sleepwalking. He also added that further researc...

Brain diseases an outcome of cannibalism

... out. It suggested that there is a certain genetic variation and mutation which is more prevalent in women over 50 than young women. Some women who feasted on the deceased ones and yet were living were tested by the researchers. Ample evidence suggests that the protective mutation through generations had prote...

Stress can Trigger Heart Problems

...// in normal heart rhythm. Researchers studied the variation in heart rhythms while patients were under mental and physical stress. They included patients who were at risk for arrhythmias and healthy patients. For the study, researchers measured mental stress by having patients recall a recent incident that m...

Risk Factors For Stroke Studied

...ientists feel that it is too soon to say that gene variation causing higher homocysteine levels is really to bl...sk of stroke in the particular population, as gene variation itself may also affect behavioral or socioeconomic factors that could be increasing the stroke risk....

Alzheimer Gene Carriers Found To Have Memory Problems

...ng to researchers "Alzheimer's gene" is a certain variation or allele of a gene called ApoE (Apolipoprotein E)... to Alzheimer's disease. People who carry the e-4 variation on both their ApoE genes are eight-times as likely to develop Alzheimer's than those who are not car...

Canada withdraws ADHD drug Adderall XR

...g Administration (FDA) approved Adderall XR, a new variation of the Dexedrine, for ADHD in 1996. Some of the common side effects of this drug are restlessness, lack of sleep, headache, weight loss, mood swings etc. this is the first time death and strokes in patients are being associated with the drug use. T...

Understanding Food Preferences in Kids

...specially strong // sweet tooth. Researchers found variation in a taste receptor gene influences taste sensitivity in both children and adults. Age and culture also contribute to taste preferences and sometimes have a greater impact. For the study researchers compared taste sensitivity and food-related behavi...

Birth month can affect your fertility

...study say that one of the possible reasons of such variation may be the seasonal environmental factor influencing the oocytes’ maturation. Some other possibilities of such difference due to seasons may be the modifications of environmental temperature and sunlight that can influence foetal growth. This can aff...

Amputation may depend on availability of vascular surgeons

...research also reports that there was a substantial variation in the locations of the vascular surgeons all over the country. Reference: Journal of Vascular Surgery, July 2005...

Red Color Causes The Allergic Reaction To Strawberries

... pollen. "We are now investigating the biological variation of the strawberry allergen, between different strawberry varieties, and within one and the same variety depending on cultivation conditions," Alm said. The overwhelming majority of allergies are caused by milk, eggs, nuts, fish, shellfish, soya and ...

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