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Researchers discover inherited mutation for leukemia

...of adult leukemia, with 15,300 new cases and 4,500 deaths from the disease expected this year in the United States. The leukemia is slightly more common in men than women, and typically strikes people who are in their 50s, 60s and 70s. About 90 percent of CLL cases are sporadic; that is, they have no ge...

Largest synthetic gene ever built offers insights into anti-malarial drug resistance

...t P. falciparum is responsible for about 1 million deaths out of 300 million acute cases of infection each year. Most of these deaths occur in young children living in sub-Saharan Africa. Roepe and his collaborators at Georgetown ...

Runners -- Let thirst be your guide

... athletes themselves. “The tragic aspect of the deaths that have occurred from EAH is that these are healthy young people who otherwise would have lived normal, long lives,” says Verbalis, who is also Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Georgetown. “The data clearly indicate that...

Children of smokers have more than 5 times higher levels of a nicotine toxin

...home, and smoke may be responsible for up to 6,000 deaths per year in young children. The authors say: ‘Babies and children are routinely exposed to cigarette smoking by their carers in their homes, without the legislative protection available to adults in public places.’ But they acknowledge that t...

Smoking rate has plummeted in New York City

...’t many programs that can prevent 80,000 premature deaths this quickly.” Ads from the 2006 campaign graphically depicted tobacco smoke’s effects on the brain, lungs and arteries, showing testimonials from sick and dying smokers and their children, including former smoker Ronaldo Martinez, who now breat...

Experts predict Tamiflu could halve the pandemic influenza death toll versus no intervention

...t to cover 65% of a country’s population could cut deaths by approximately half. This study was announced at...nd school/work contacts), illness attack rates and deaths could potentially be reduced by more than half when compared to no intervention. This equates to a c...

HIV and malaria combine to adversely affect pregnant women and their infants

...400,000 cases of severe anaemia and 200,000 infant deaths each year. With the recent realization that HIV further aggravates pregnancy-associated malaria (PAM) there is an urgent need to understand these diseases during pregnancy and turn this knowledge into effective therapies. Until now the mechanisms...

Hearts of male and female rainbow trout are different

... failure to function properly accounts for 600,000 deaths each year. Similarly, the rainbow trout, native to the Pacific Northwest and beloved as a sport- and food fish, requires dynamic and sustained cardiac function to maintain its health and swimming activity. Previous studies of trout cardiac perform...

WHO data confirms low level of resistance to Tamiflu

...people are infected by influenza and up to 500,000 deaths are attributed to influenza each year. Influenza complications occur in all patient groups and include bronchitis, sinusitis, otitis media, and pneumonia. About Tamiflu Tamiflu is designed to be active against all clinically relevant influenza...

Double the death rate from cirrhosis for 'blue collar' men

... Liver cirrhosis accounted for 3.3 percent of all deaths among men aged between 15 and 64 in Australia in 2002 (543) and is the 10th largest overall killer of men. Cirrhosis is believed to develop in about 15 percent of people who drink heavily for more than a decade ?three to four drinks a day for men...

Study shows continued success for new HPV vaccine against virus responsible for cervical cancer

...l cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths in women worldwide, resulting in nearly half a million diagnoses and 240,000 deaths each year. Every day in the United States ten women die from cervical cancer, according to Kevin Aul...

Thymus transplants gives hope to babies with fatal immune disease

... up of as long as 13 years. Markert said the 12 deaths occurred within one year of the transplant. The deaths were caused by various infections and were not a result of the surgery itself, she said. "These b...

Corals that can fight global warming may one day help fragile reefs

...ienced unusually warm weather and a spate of coral deaths caused directly by temperature stress and indirectly by opportunistic infections contracted during the warm period. "Below the waves, the warm temperatures triggered a series of events lethal to coral reefs: massive loss of critical symbionts, comp...

Rapid response was crucial to containing the 1918 flu pandemic

...ve the most effective measures, they estimate that deaths would have been 25 percent higher had city officia...the analysis suggests, the city might have reduced deaths by more than 90 percent. The fact that the early, nonpharmaceutical interventions were effective...

Are one-third of costly implanted heart devices unnecessary? New study suggests yes

...rocess. The patients' health and the causes of any deaths were tracked for up to three years. After that time, the data were analyzed by researchers from the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center and VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, in cooperation with the Ohio team. In all, 67 percent of pati...

Anthrax attack posed greater potential threat than thought

... did others within or outside the building, and no deaths resulted from this act of bioterrorism. According to the new study of the event, however, people in areas assumed to be at minimal risk of exposure showed immune responses suggesting they had been exposed. The researchers, Denise L. Doolan, PhD, ...

Chemo combination improves survival in asbestos-related cancer

...s, mesothelioma is projected to account for 65,000 deaths between 2001 and 2050 worldwide, peaking between 2012 and 2015, according to background information in the review. It is a personal matter as to whether the survival increase for patients receiving the two drugs is worthwhile, Baram said. "It dep...

Smoking ban dramatically reduces air pollution in Irish pubs

...e estimates that between 5 to 10 million premature deaths from smoking could be prevented over the next generation. Although Dr. Godfrey admits that the impact of the Irish ban has been "enormous," she also highlights several "important caveat[s]" to the study's findings. While the health of ex- an...

Natural gut hormone offers hope for new obesity drug

...ndon's Hammersmith Hospital campus. "Over 30,000 deaths a year are caused by obesity in England alone, so there is a clear need to develop a treatment to tackle this problem," says Dr Ted Bianco, Director of Technology Transfer at the Wellcome Trust. "Yet this need for effective anti-obesity therapies is ...

Researchers find hepatitis A and hepatitis C attack same protein to block immune defenses

...s, including one in Pennsylvania that caused three deaths in otherwise healthy adults....

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