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Feeding channel created by malaria parasite - a new target for malaria treatments

...o the development of new treatments for malaria, a widespread and devastating disease. Malaria kills more than one million people each year, most of them under age 5, and the disease is becoming resistant to many of the drugs used to treat it. This important finding provides a new target for potential new malar...

Kick Smoking with Nicotine Drink

...y accounted for less than 3 percent. But there is widespread criticism that these forms of nicotine replacement are not always user friendly. But with the number of smokers increasing day by day and the number of diseases caused due to smoking also increasing, these nicotine replacement options, however fanci...

The cocaine danger

... researchers say.Researchers say cocaine is now so widespread that cocaine users presenting with chest pains are beginning to drain hospital resources. One drug abuse expert at St Mary's Hospital in London said he suspected up to 10 per cent of people reporting to hospital with chest pains had used cocaine....

Alternative therapies popular with Parkinson's patients

...es is not a last resort.// The use of CAM was most widespread among higher income, younger and better-educated patients. What's of concern is that only half of those using CAM told their doctors about it - even though some remedies and forms of treatment might have an adverse effect or interact with prescribe...

Syphilis uncovered

...stic tests and treatments.// Syphilis once caused widespread epidemics and is still a major cause of illness and death around the world. People with syphilis lesions are also at higher risk of HIV infection.Syphilis can be treated with injections of penicillin or other antibiotics. In addition, the disease is...

AIDS drugs linked to heart attack risk

...or the heart. The drug combinations have been in widespread use for about six years and have prevented thousands of AIDS deaths. However, doctors are still learning about possible long-term effects. Some of these side effects quickly became apparent, including odd rearrangements of body fat and a variety of m...

Harm to the chest can be destructive

...in sports where the chest is exposed, and for more widespread availability of resuscitation equipment in sports facilities....

Toxin connected to 'Flesh-eating' Pneumonia in Kids

...n-carrying bugs to 30 cases of pneumonia marked by widespread tissue destruction in the respiratory tract. According to new study's authors led by Dr. Jerome Etienne of the National Reference Center for Staphylococcal Toxemia in Lyon, France the responsible bacterial toxin, called Panton-Valentine leukocidin ...

Effective And Economical Agent For Anthrax

... track record in the pest control industry and its widespread agricultural use. Eighty paper strips, each containing as many as 100 million spores of the anthrax-like surrogate, were placed in walls, under carpets, inside computers and file cabinets, and in other hidden places that might harbor spores in an act...

Cure for common cold

...ug, which is made by ViroPharma Inc., to allow its widespread use merely to treat an ail-away by itself. The drug, known as Picovir, has attracted attention because it directly attacks a family of viruses, known as picornavirus, that cause half or more of the billion colds caught in the US each year. The drug l...

Stem Cells Have Few Mutations

...for federally funded research. This has prompted widespread research on embryonic stem cell mutations, a key problem in learning how to use the cells for therapy. ``Our study defines one of the problems that can be screened for in embryonic stem cells,'' said Tischfield. The mutation found in the cells ``does...

A promising treatment for wart removal

...uccessful, will lead to its eventual licensing and widespread availability....

Morphine may excite cancerous tumors

...the University of Minnesota felt that, despite the widespread use of morphine to treat pain in many medical conditions like cancer, little was known about how this drug affects blood vessels or cancer. Our study shows that morphine stimulates the formation of new blood vessels inside the tumor, which in turn al...

The issue of urinary incontinence

The widespread use of disposable incontinence pads has promoted a...hnology came from the disposable nappy now in very widespread use. But doctors were slow to accept that adults could or should wear nappies -instead, they resorte...

Watching television linked to smoking

...d from advertising on television, smoking is still widespread on television programs. In California, researchers from Children's Hospital looked at whether adolescents who watched more television were more likely to start smoking. They used information from a national survey that gathered data on television vi...

Back pain treated with Opioids

...g the medical community and the public against the widespread use of opioids, even for cancer. The drugs have an 'illicit' image and it's often believed their use will lead to addiction. Yet they are powerful relievers of suffering and deserve to be made available wherever someone might benefit. The team of res...

Useful device makes spinal surgery safer

...g Administration, which opens the door to its more widespread use among the population....

Advanced STD programs required

...erventions require more rigorous evaluation before widespread implementation. Finally, studies should have the statistical power to demonstrate effectiveness and this should be calculated before being funded and implemented....

Brain cells protected by new compounds

... of the body. Potential applications in humans are widespread - the first trials could be to protect against Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis....

Eczema patients lack natural antibiotic in skin

...e to skin infections especially in light of recent widespread concerns that they can develop severe infections after receiving a smallpox vaccination. Interestingly, these antimicrobial peptides are also needed to combat viral infections and therefore could account for the susceptibility of atopic dermatitis pa...

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(Date:4/17/2014)... 17, 2014) Two recent papers by a ... colleagues may help scientists develop treatments or vaccines ... Japanese encephalitis and other disease-causing flaviviruses. , Jeffrey ... molecular genetics at the School of Medicine and ... Medical Institute, and colleagues recently published articles in ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Le Bonheur Children,s Hospital Pediatrician-in-Chief Jon McCullers, MD, ... the April issue of Nature Reviews Microbiology ... Dr. McCullers, a world-renowned infectious disease specialist, ... the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, analyzed ... 1918, 1957 and 1968 pandemics, as well as ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... April 17, 2014U.S. military personnel who served in ... concussive traumatic brain injury (TBI) were compared to ... other medical reasons. Differences in measures of overall ... months after injury are reported in an article ... journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... million older Americans suffer from depression, often brought on ... research a project that followed the lives of ... found that Internet use among the elderly can reduce ... , "That,s a very strong effect," said Shelia Cotten, ... and media who led the project. "And it all ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... about one in five infants in the United States ... first several months after birth. Research into probiotic use ... the April 1, 2014 issue of the British ... study, "Probiotics and Infant Colic," concluding that the use ... colic did not reduce crying or fussing in ...
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(Date:4/18/2014)... wildlife while feeding a world population predicted to ... holistic approach to conservation that considers human-altered landscapes ... Wildlife and the natural habitat that supports it ... world where at least three-quarters of the land ... rest is vulnerable to human-caused impacts such as ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... Seeds that sprout as soon as they,re planted may ... to be more careful. In the wild, a plant whose ... would risk disaster. More than just an insurance policy against ... seed dormancy has long-term advantages too: Plants whose seeds ... to more species, finds in a team of researchers working ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... COLUMBIA, Mo. April 17 In the most densely ... States, forests reflect two centuries of human needs, values ... logging and clearing forests for agriculture and development, have ... today, a U.S. Forest Service study reports. , The ... forest conditions and management needs in the Northern United ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Stanford researchers rethink 'natural' habitat for wildlife 2Stanford researchers rethink 'natural' habitat for wildlife 3Stanford researchers rethink 'natural' habitat for wildlife 4Plants with dormant seeds give rise to more species 2Five anthropogenic factors that will radically alter northern forests in 50 years 2Five anthropogenic factors that will radically alter northern forests in 50 years 3
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