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Role of zinc in development

... of white blood cells and that a lack of vitamin A weakens the cell's immune response.// The researchers found that the reactions of children's immune systems to shortages of vitamin A, iron and zinc could be countered by dietary supplements. Zinc deficiency is often seen in developing countries where peop...

Researchers Develop Device For Detecting Atherosclerotic Plaques

...y macrophages. In humans, the inflammatory process weakens the plaque’s thin, fibrous cap, often leading to rupture of the plaque and blockage of blood vessels. An experimental time-resolved laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy (TR-LIFS) device developed by researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center was ...

Dengue fever in Delhi after the Monsoon

...and the heart becomes overworked. Dengue infection weakens the wall of the blood vessels resulting in plasma leakage; disease suppresses the production of platelets that help in the clotting of blood. If the process continues unchecked, the volume of blood decreases due to leakage, the blood pressure drops a...

Morphine Withdrawal Complicates Hepatitis C Infection in Drug Abusers

... HIV, this study suggests that morphine withdrawal weakens host cell immunity and provides a favorable environment for HCV growth in the liver. The study also throws light on explaining why so many HCV-infected patients fail to respond to IFN-alpha treatment. These results suggest that opioid abusers exper...

microRNA And Its Role In Synaptic Regulation

...se dendrites. miR-134 decreases the spine size and weakens the synapse. When miR-134 was inhibited, spines increased in size, strengthening the synapse. miR-134 is responsible for the inhibition of a gene, Limk1. This causes the growth of the dendritic spines. When neurons were exposed to a growth factor, ...

Gene Bias: Onomastics of Shared Surnames among Men Reveals Genetic links

... adoption, name changes, non paternities etc, that weakens the link. Turi King, Stéphane Ballereau, and Mark Jobling from the University of Leicester and Kevin Schürer from the University of Essex, undertook this new study by a general analysis of names and selection of random pairs. It was observed tha...

Tongue Piercing Is Unhealthy

... see the relation between them and piercing, which weakens the tooth. The damage is almost always in the pre-molars, the middle teeth, almost parallel to the piercing. The best way to prevent damage is to not get your tongue pierced," he said. “I don’t recommend piercing. Because of the risks associated wit...

People Affected By HIV Positive Urge For Better Treatment Access

... "This has left us vulnerable as even a day's miss weakens the immune system, while long gaps strengthen resistance to the ART drugs," he added. Goswami said that in the 12 years of being diagnosed as HIV positive, a nutritive diet has helped her keep fit. --Edited IANS...

New Revolutionary Drug Could Stop the Spread of HIV

.... // Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) steadily weakens the body's immune system until it can no longer fight off infections such as pneumonia, diarrhea, tumours and other illnesses. Unable to fight back, most people die within three years of the first signs of the disease. Most of all HIV infections h...

Cure Insight for DMD

...ir by their early teens. The disease progressively weakens all muscles, notably respiratory muscles, compromising life expectancy. Most sufferers die between the ages of 20 and 30. Today, there is no treatment--only rehabilitation, surgical procedures and prednisone to enhance patients' quality of life. New ...

Chikungunya Disease Hits Maharashtra

...akh people.// Though the disease is not fatal it weakens the immune system and paves way to other infectious diseases. It was first reported in Tasmania. Maharashtra state health minister Vimal Mundada said that he would launch an awareness program so that people could be sensitized by this new disease and...

Botox Minimizes Facial Scarring

...ling phase. "Botunlinum toxin (botox) temporarily weakens the surrounding muscles, thereby lessening the pull on the wound during the acute healing phase of the first two to four months." Two plastic surgeons, not connected to this project, independently assessed the reduced levels of scarring. Photograph...

Bihar Districts Affected by Black Fever

...plications. The parasite attacks bone marrow and weakens the immune system leading to increased vulnerability to infections and diseases. Black fever is also the second-largest parasitic killer in the world after malaria. The sand flies multiply in cow-dung that villagers use as fuel or to plaster their ...

Wine Bottles to Warn of Pitfalls of Drinking

... overestimate your capabilities though it actually weakens you. The campaign advises people to "Know Your Limits". A similar message will appear in newspapers. The warnings on the wine bottles will start from next year. Its exact nature is what is being negotiated. The government and the European want them...

New Device May Help Heal A Failing Heart

...severe heart failure as a result of a disease that weakens their heart muscle, but not those with the more common coronary heart disease, which damages the heart as a result of a lack of blood supply," explained Peter Weissberg, medical director of the BHF. He added: "The study raises several important ques...

Fast food menu for 'Calorie Conscious'

...hould be fought. If the customer is informed, it weakens any future case that he could not know that it was harmful. Of course, obesity is rising. Too many people are getting addicted to fast food. But nobody is force to eat it. The best way to deal with the problem is education, along with calorie-post...

Holiday Season Could Ring in “Heartburn Season

...he stomach that’s ready to reflux. It also further weakens that leaky valve.” Food myths Eating or drinking certain types of foods, such as milk, in an attempt to reduce stomach acid generally doesn’t work, said Dr. Spechler, who is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association’s Committee on ...

Chikungunya Reaches Sri Lanka

...ting in some cases. Health experts say the disease weakens the immune system making people succumb to other ailments. Sri Lanka is already struggling to control the spread of dengue fever as monsoon rains have created breeding conditions for mosquitoes that carry the disease. Dr. Nihal Abeysinghe, direct...

Public Transport Causing Backaches in Delhi, Mumbai

...of sufficient exercise and a constrained workspace weakens muscles of the spine and the stomach. The study also found that 65 percent of people in Delhi and 59 percent in Mumbai were stuck with remedies like applying pain-relieving ointments. Two percent avoided medication altogether. Thirty-two percent of...

Kalaazar sweeping through Bihar, 93 dead

... malaria. The parasite attacks the bone marrow and weakens the immune system leading to increased vulnerability to infections and diseases. The disease occurs in 62 countries, primarily in the developing world. Around 90 percent of world cases are found in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sudan and northeast Braz...

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