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White Blood Cell Booster May Help Cancer Patients Avoid Deadly Complications

...more than 3,000 patients receiving chemotherapy of varying intensity to treat several different types of cancers. The researchers found that nearly 40 percent of the patients who did not receive the white blood cell booster early in treatment developed the fever and low white blood cell levels called febrile...

Snack Foods Fortified With Fiber

... Alavi and researchers created flour enriched with varying levels of bran. They mixed the bran-enriched wheat flour with water using a standing mixer like the one cooks may use at home, and they let the dough sit overnight. The hydrated flour was then sent through a machine called an extrusion processor. T...

Autophagy may Lead to Heart Disease

...tophagy by inducing heart failure in mice with the varying autophagic responses. Mice with amplification of autophagy fared worse in terms of cardiac stress than the mice with a muted response, Dr. Hill said. Severe stress leads to increased autophagic activity in heart muscle, and our findings are consist...

Now, Fibre-enriched Tasty Snacks in the Making

... Alavi and researchers created flour enriched with varying levels of bran. They mixed the bran-enriched wheat flour with water using a standing mixer like the one cooks may use at home, and they let the dough sit overnight. The hydrated flour was then sent through a machine called an extrusion processor. ...

High-risk Patients Need Better Guidance on What is and Isnt a Heart Attack

...y to the heart, usually felt as angina - are given varying advice from doctors, health organisations and drug manufacturers about how to use the drugs (sublingual nitrate GTN sprays) prescribed to relieve the condition. The advice also varies on when they should call an ambulance. The British Heart Foundat...

New Data Reinforces Correlation Between Carbohydrate Quality and Loss of Vision

...en participants were 55 to 80 years of age and had varying degrees of AMD. The AREDS was designed to assess the effect of high-dose antioxidant vitamins and zinc on the progression of AMD and cataracts, two of the leading causes of vision loss in older adults. "Although carbohydrate quality was not the main...

Too Much White Rice, Pasta and Bread may Increase Chances of AMD

...en participants were 55 to 80 years of age and had varying degrees of AMD. The AREDS was designed to assess the effect of high-dose antioxidant vitamins and zinc on the progression of AMD and cataracts, two of the leading causes of vision loss in older adults. "Although carbohydrate quality was not the mai...

Inquest of Date-rape Drug Victim Attracts Wide Attention in Australia

...ly propositioning a number of female passengers of varying ages. Among numerous acts of alleged sexual harassment were asking a 15 year old to do an erotic dance in their cabin for cash, entering a cabin of 4 girls uninvited, asking if they were going to the disco where they 'could go down on them' and as...

Spacesuits of the Future Will Be as Flexible as Spidermans

...e. But, the new outfits could be designed to offer varying resistance levels, allowing the astronauts to exercise against the suits during a long flight to Mars, she added....

Alcohol may Help You to Be Cool

...very time they lost a round, they received a shock varying in intensity. Likewise, when they won a round they gave their opponent a shock. The idea was to see how alcohol affected the mens belligerence, as measured by the kinds of shocks they chose to hand out. In the next part of the study, the researcher...

Help is Hard to Find for Child Sex Abuse Victims in India

...lfare shelters that are few and far between and of varying quality. New Delhi, a city of 14 million, has shelter space for just 2,500 children, half of them run by welfare group Prayas, which conducted the child abuse study released in April. The group says counselling does help the children and teenager...

Insilico Studies on Chlorine Eating Bacteria

... to different chlorinated compounds one at a time, varying the environment or the nutrients supplied, and then observing which genes are expressed and what proteins are manufactured. The data will go to GNS, which will try to build computer models of how the bacteria's proteins work together under each con...

Morning Sickness may Signify Lower Breast Cancer Risk

...uring this period, the breast tissue is exposed to varying levels of a number of hormones, which may affect the physiology of the breast," said Jaworowicz. "We were interested in the association between pregnancy-related events and characteristics, including pregnancy-induced hypertension, preeclampsia/ecl...

Travelers Beware: Is Your Medicine Really What the Doctor Ordered?

...orld, but contain different ingredients as well as varying dosage forms. Health professionals dispensing medications based on the brand name only may misinterpret the drug the patient needs, if their country uses that same or similar brand name for a different drug. Researchers are advocating for the cre...

Experimental Drug Ketasyn(TM) (AC-1202) Treats Alzheimer's as Diabetes of the Brain

... response. "The different responses in people of varying APOE4 status with Ketasyn and other treatments indicates that APOE4 is altering something fundamental about brain metabolism," said Dr. Henderson. "These findings are consistent with studies demonstrating differential insulin sensitivity based on APO...

Research Shows Way for Drug Therapy for Autism

...utism is a developmental disorder characterised by varying degrees of deficiencies in communication skills and social interactions, along with restricted, repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behaviour. A strain of mice, genetically engineered by the Nobel laureate Susumu Tonegawa and colleagues at MIT, ...

Public Places in England Go Smoke Free

...nland and Iceland have followed suit with slightly varying restrictions. In Britain, public places have been no-smoking areas in Scotland since 2006, and in Wales and Northern Ireland since April 2007. The European Commission is in favour of a ban on smoking in public places, including restaurants. Cigar...

Alternative Treatments for Arthritis

...ugh trials using only Rottapharm products also had varying outcomes. Among glucosamine sulfate trials, enough heterogeneity existed such that no definitive conclusion about efficacy is possible, the authors state. However, industry bias remains the most likely explanation for the positive results of some stu...

Higher Intake of Calcium and Vitamin D Linked With Brain Lesions in Older People

...ll the subjects had at least some brain lesions of varying sizes, including the extremely miniscule ones often seen in even healthy older persons, but those who reported consuming more calcium and vitamin D were markedly more likely to have higher total volume of brain lesions as measured across numerous MRI...

Younger Women At Risk Of Heart Disease

...ible early heart attack may also be candidates for varying medical and surgical interventions that help prevent the larger, more dangerous heart attack, say health specialists....

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