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Blood Cells Capable of Regenerating Liver

... right circumstances, to give rise not only to the various kinds of blood cells but also to cells from other organs. <br.He said other studies suggest that the brain, skeleton and lungs also call in stem cells from elsewhere. The study suggests other ways to treat liver disease using stem cells. "You co...

A Porcine Dolly

...o other type C retroviruses that cause leukemia in various species -- and from the fact that another type of retrovirus, harmless in its original host species, causes AIDS in humans. Every cell in a pig's body carries some 50 copies of PERV. Even so, this does not necessarily mean the end of pig-organ transp...

Pancreatitis: Minimially Invasive Procedure Offers Long-Term Pain Relief

...p to 5% of the United States population. Caused by various factors including alcoholism, the disease creates severe and even crippling upper-abdominal and back pain. In many cases, Kalloo says, pain may be caused by elevated pressures in the pancreatic duct. For these patients, endoscopic therapy that includ...

Contraceptives via Internet

...shington in Seattle posed as consumers and ordered various contraceptive devices from Web sites located with commonly used search engines. The team found that male and female condoms, vaginal sponges and diaphragms were widely available. From Web sites based outside the US, the researchers were able to pur...

Doctors needed urgently in Gujarat

...lmake a difference. Apart from this there are also various other things thatcommon people can do. People can donate used clothes; footwear, beddings andsheets, utensils, provision and anything that they feel will help theirbrothers and sisters of Gujarat. The other help line numbersare: Railway 24 h...

Individuals with sleep related breathing disorders more prone to heart disease

...ng headaches or serious daytime fatigue. Among the various sleep disorders, sleep apnea in its mild or moderate form is commonly experienced. Sleep apnea is a disorder characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. Most individuals may have less severe sleep related breathing problem that ma...

Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Direct to Brain.

...t mimics strokes in human brains. They then tested various motor and sensory reflexes to determine if the rats' symptoms were decreased, indicating that the drug had reached its target. The test results indicated that the drug had “been successfully diffused in brain tissue,” Frey said. Asked about the impl...

Cancer drugs in development nearly doubled since 1995

...rently, 170 pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms various CancerInstitutes are investigating 402 compounds f...ited States, there are 68 drugs in the pipelinesof various companies.Experimental drugs for the treatment of breast cancer total 59, while thereare 55 for colo...

Skinny people need to exercise too

...tness are both important factors in the genesis of various heart ailments. Dr. Peter T. Katzmarzyk of York U...erent races were studied and they were put through various tests. Their aerobic fitness, their weight, lipid profile and other details were scrutinized and the...

IMA wants members not to do sex determination tests during pregnancy

.... Thomas George, from UNICEF, Chennai, highlighted various aspects of the problem. Courtesy : The Hindu...

African HIV strains more resistant to anti HIV drugs

...g can be developed that would be effective against various subtypes of HIV as well as varieties that have become resistant to drug therapy....

Half of world's children are passive smokers - damning disclosure from WHO

...second-hand smoke causes cancer and contributes to various lung and heart diseases," said Brundtland, adding that it can cause "asthma and other respiratory illnesses in children" and also has been implicated with sudden infant death syndrome and middle ear infections". The WHO says 11,000 people die every ...

Cancer patients turning to Internet for information

...e. In this context physicians need to be aware of various Internet medical sites so they can guide the patients to the most reliable, accurate and updated information. Dr. James M.Metz of the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center in Philadelphia echoed these ideas at the American Society of Clinical Onc...

Alcohol shrinks brain

...gy, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. Alcohol, among the various forms insults both physically and mentally, now turns out to potentially shrink the brain according to the studies. Heavy alcohol consumption leads to the shrinkage of the frontal lobe, which is the center for emotions, planning and other higher for...

Folate and famiy planning

...r Judith Lumley, from La Trobe University examined various folate supplement trials and found women who took folate before becoming pregnant had a 50 per cent greater chance of having twins.// Folate has been proven to minimise the risk of birth defects such as spina bifida by up to 70 per cent, with one in...

Protective effects of tomatoes in prostate cancer

..., have long been associated with a reduced risk of various cancers, especially prostate cancer, but the reason for such an action is yet to be found. Clinical trials have suggested that lycopene, which is found in tomato products and other natural plant nutrients may be effective in preventing prostate canc...

Vaccination reminder for anyone over 65..

...e jab protects you from pneumonia, meningitis, and various other serious infections. The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention official recommends it for anyone over 65. If you are otherwise healthy, you only need one dose. Some people with health problems may even benefit from the vaccine at a younger a...

Iron supplements proves helpful in dry cough .

...stent dry cough while receiving ACE inhibitors for various heart conditions, found that the cough severity decreased following the supplementation with iron. The subjects scored their symptoms on the basis of its severity which ranged from no cough (0) to severe cough that persisted and interfered with dail...

Surviving surgery

...ich would otherwise raise the risk of stroke. But various kinds of cancer surgery, such as removal of the lung or oesophagus, are linked with 8.6 per cent to 13.7 per cent mortality. However, without this surgery the patient might die of their disease. So it's a matter of the doctor and the patient weighing...

A new growth factor identified

...fecting these glands. The endocrine glands produce various hormones such as ovaries, testicles, pancreas, pituitary and thyroid.// Scientists have known for several years, that a specific protein called VEGF triggers new blood vessel growth throughout the body. This has been investigated as a treatment for ...

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