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African HIV strains more resistant to anti HIV drugs

Genetic variations in the HIV strains in Africa make it more difficult for the anti AIDS drugs to act on them according to researchers. This however does not mean that these drugs will be powerless against the virus but these drugs find it difficult to latch on to the ...

Avoid stress to have strong babies

...ut she said research had indicated that even small variations could have a potentially serious impact on health in later life. Small babies are more likely to develop coronary heart disease, diabetes and depression in later life. Dr Glover said more research was needed to determine why stress should impact on...

Contraceptives decreases Libido

...further studies to investigate ways in which smell variations could vary a woman's sexual life."...

Bronchitis in the young

...of the University of Verona, Italy, uncovered wide variations in the rate of chronic bronchitis. 50% of the centres showed chronic bronchitis rates of over 2.6%. Dr de Vinci said: "This is a high figure, considering the age of the subjects, and it took the researchers by surprise."Moderate smokers were three-an...

Fast screening for macular degeneration

...opulation screening. Information of the individual variations in retinal eye pigment patterns could lead to new insights into AMD....

Smokers more prone to depression

...to 17 years participated. The researchers measured variations in depression among current and former smokers as compared with depression in non-smokers, using ordinal logistic regression. They focussed on the association between time since last smoke and depression severity in former smokers to ascertain whethe...

Kids not getting enough Physical Exercise

...us activity. They also found that there were major variations between school system PE requirements, teacher participation, and lesson plans. The investigators thus indicated that PE in school was falling short in meeting Healthy People 2010 goals for PE in both frequency and activity intensity and that more st...

Some languages require more brain power

...that both sides of the brain are used to interpret variations in sounds in Mandarin.// "We were very surprised to discover that people who speak different sorts of languages use their brains to decode speech in different ways; it overturned some long-held theories," said Dr. Sophie Scott, a psychologist. Usin...

Accuracy of Some Natural Family Planning Methods Questioned .

...percent of women of reproductive age in Europe use variations of natural family planning methods and an estimated 30 percent to 40 percent rely on some type of menstrual cycle monitor to detect their fertile times for either conception or contraceptive purposes. The days predicted as fertile by each of the moni...

Stress can Trigger Heart Problems

...heir performance. Researchers found heart rhythm variations increased during both mental stress and exercise. A higher difference was noted in patients who are prone to have arrhythmias, especially during the mental tests. Researchers say mental stress alone is capable of inducing cardiac electrical instabili...

Blood Pressure An Early Warning Sign Of Alzheimer’s Disease

...ecent study, researchers focused on blood pressure variations before and after a diagnosis of dementia. The research included 947 patients who were 75 or older. The participants had no signs of dementia when they started the study. They had their blood pressure taken and physical examinations at the start of ...

Genetic Breakthrough in Common Eye Problem

... 429 healthy individuals. The DNA was examined for variations in genes that code for proteins called fibulins. Researchers found seven of the 402 AMD patients had a change in one gene that none of the healthy individuals had. This discovery by the researchers may only affect 2 percent of the patients with AMD,...

Cleft Lip And Cleft Palate Can Now Be Predicted Before Birth

...aplotype gene test is the sum of several recurring variations in the unusual DNA sequence of a species. In this ...case, they found distinct combinations of sequence variations in and around the IRF6 gene correlated with an increased chance that a child would be born with a cl...

Individuals Born In May At A Higher Risk Of Developing Multiple Sclerosis

... like studies have linked sun exposure or seasonal variations in vitamin D levels in pregnant women to development of the fetal brain and nervous system....

Progesterone Found To Increase Ovarian Cancer Risk

...o a very deadly disease. Latest research shows two variations in the gene // that codes for the progesterone rec... an ongoing study and examined the variety of gene variations found in the PGR gene to see if there was an association with the risk for ovarian cancer in women. ...

Risk Factors For Stroke Studied

... at data on the link between homocysteine and gene variations that cause people to have higher or lower levels of the amino acid in their blood. Researchers also compared risks from observational studies with those from the gene-based studies to arrive at their findings. However some scientists feel that it is...

Alzheimer Gene Carriers Found To Have Memory Problems

...blood that helps carry cholesterol. ApoE has three variations and about one-fifth of people carry the e-4 variation, which is linked 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 carriers. People with ...

Specific Changes In A Particular Gene Found To Increase The Risk of Alzheimer’s Diseas

...r the study, researchers analyzed several sequence variations in ubiquilin-1 and two other genes located nearby. Using 217 sibling pairs, researchers confirmed particular changes in the ubiquilin-1 gene sequence, which occurred more frequently in individuals with Alzheimer’s than in their unaffected siblings. H...

Approval for DNA test to detect cystic fibrosis

...A approved Tag-It test identifies a set of genetic variations called cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance r...disease, as it can only detect a limited number of variations of CFTR gene, and there exists about 1300 genetic variations of CFTR gen...

Differing reactions to anti clotting drugs may be due to genetic variation.

...ersity of Washington in Seattle had discovered the variations in a gene that alters the way people respond to bl...he anti clot drug and thus accounts for almost 10% variations of the reactions to the drug warfarin. When are patients are tested for variations in reactions to...

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