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Stem Cell Treatment may Prolong Lives of Children With Brittle Bone Disease

...trasound, disrupts collagen production, leading to weak bones and stunted growth. Those with the condition suffer fractures while in the womb, and rarely survive beyond early adulthood. Led by Nicholas Fisk of the college, the researchers studied mouse models of human type III osteogenesis imperfecta. T...

Americans Grow Shorter, Blame It on Weak Healthcare

...U.S. health-care system, as well as the relatively weak welfare safety net, might be why human growth in the United States has not performed as well in relative terms. Scientists have a good understanding of the factors that determine height. Genetic variations are key to individuals' heights, but aren'...

FDAs Gesture for Firm Manufacturing Drug for Cushings Syndrome

...e neck, thinning arms and legs, severe fatigue and weak muscles. Irritability, anxiety and depression are common. Cortisol is a normal hormone produced in the outer portion, or cortex, of the adrenal glands, located above each kidney. The normal function of cortisol is to help the body respond to stress...

FDA Approve S Robotic Device to Help Stroke Patients

... Worn as an arm brace, the device works by sensing weak electrical activity in patients arm muscles and providing just enough assistance that they can complete simple exercises, like lifting boxes or flipping on light switches. By practicing such tasks, patients may begin to relearn how to extend and flex...

Amorous African Fish Exchange Electric Pulses While Mating

...eported by National Geographic, these fish produce weak electrical fields using specialized organs in their tails. Until now, the love life of electric fish was largely a private matter, claims Carl Hopkins of Cornell University. Hopkins and undergraduate Ryan Wong employed a variety of tricks, inclu...

Viagra Improves Heart Function, Finds Study

...to help the patient, if the right ventricle is too weak to push blood through them. A drug such as Viagra, with a combined beneficial effect both in the lung arteries and the right ventricle of the heart, offers a significant advantage," Michelakis said. "Viagra is a drug that millions of people take ev...

Tumor Blood Flow can Improve Chemotherapy

...asculature, or blood vessel system, by eliminating weak and faulty vessels, while temporarily sparing healthy, normal blood vessels. The investigators reasoned that if they treated tumors with bevacizumab first, the temporarily improved tumor circulation would more efficiently deliver topotecanbut only ...

Food Poisoning at the Chicago Food Festival

...-threatening. Babies, the elderly, and people with weak immune systems are more likely to experience severe illness from salmonella infection. There are over one million reported cases of salmonella poisoning in the USA each year, according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). The rea...

Efficacy of Lyme Disease Vaccination Examined

... know the risk and know how to prevent it we find weak support for it, Brewer said. On the other hand, with HPV, few people know that the sexually transmitted virus can cause cervical cancer; consequently, few take steps to prevent it because they are unaware of the risk. As a result, there is no reaso...

Zeta-Jones is 'obsessed' With Smoked Salmon Sandwiches With Crushed Potato Chips

...ess Catherine Zeta-Jones has revealed that she has weak moments when it comes to food, for she is 'obsessed' with smoked salmon sandwiches with crushed potato chips . Speaking, at a press conference for her new film 'No Reservations', the actress said that it is one of her 'comfort foods'. "This sound...

Now, Paris Resorts to Constant Praying With a 100-count Thread

...calmed down, but she is psychologically still very weak and is holding on to a 100-count thread to give her strength. The hotel heiress, according to sources, is seen praying in her cell all the time....

Jail Authorities Warning Makes Paris Start Eating Prison Food

... thin with her bones poking out. She was also very weak and lethargic, the Sun quoted the inmate, as saying. They threatened to put her on an intravenous drip to rehydrate her and give her some nourishment unless she started eating, the inmate added. The inmate also said that since then Hilton has bee...

Raipurs Separated Conjoined Twins are Doing Fine

...case with no previous exposure. The kids were very weak when they were brought here. We nurtured them for eight long months and provided them with all necessary nutrition. We promised their parents that we will separate them, said Dr. Ameen Memon, one of the doctors. The liver, pancreas and sternum (bre...

US Hospitals Increasingly Colonized by Drug-resistant Germs

... -- and more common and more severe in people with weak immune systems. People who have diabetes or weakened immunity are particularly prone to developing cellulitis. Staph cellulitis usually begins as a small area of tenderness, swelling, and redness. Sometimes it begins with an open sore. Other times,...

It is Men, and Not Women, to Be Blamed for Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

... cases, imperfect and inefficient sperms lead to a weak embryo formation, finally ending with miscarriage, say scientists at the National Institute of Health and Family Welfare (NIHFW). "We took the cases of 35 women who were facing recurrent pregnancy loss. As we did not find much problem with them, th...

Toll Free National Drug Helpline Launched

...ould you expect development that takes care of the weak and the marginalized. Drugs have connections with social-justice. A society plagued with the virus of drugs can have no opportunity appropriate enough to think about the welfare of the poor and the needy. Thus, drug is not just a psycho-social-medica...

C- Section Does Not Affect an Infants Health

...ergies etc. However, there was some evidence of a weak link between C-section delivery and doctor visits for certain conditions, including gastrointestinal symptoms and skin problems. So the study cannot "rule out" the possibility of certain health effects, noted Leung, a researcher at the University of...

INVEGA Receives Marketing Authorization In EU For Treatment Of Schizophrenia

... the time, going to the bathroom a lot, or feeling weak or hungry, contact your doctor. People with narrowing or blockage of the gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach or small or large intestine) should talk to their healthcare professional before taking INVEGA. Some people taking INVEGA may feel...

Web-based Asthma Program Improves Disease Management for Black Students

...the disease, denial and fear of being perceived as weak or different. The average age of participants was about 15. Female students, who comprised 63 percent of the cohort, said being labeled asthmatic concerned them less than it did the male students. More students participated at the three high sch...

Researcher Studying Disease That Cripples Newborns

...ose who survive is bleak they become increasingly weak and disabled and suffer from mental retardation. Children with CDM1 face a lifetime of physical and occupational therapy and require special educational programs. Currently, there is no treatment that either slows down or cures this disorder. Cha...

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