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Alzheimer's disease to quadruple worldwide by 2050

... Alzheimer’s disease. However, if we can make even modest advances in preventing Alzheimer’s disease or delay its progression, we could have a huge global public health impact.” According to Brookmeyer and his co-authors, interventions that could delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease by as little as one...

Restricting hospital-based services during SARS outbreak had modest impact

...me) outbreak in Toronto, Ontario, resulted in only modest reductions in overall admissions. In this study, Dr. Michael J. Schull and colleagues determined that restrictions on the non-urgent use of hospital-based services at 32 hospitals in the Greater Toronto Area resulted in a 12% decrease in admissions. ...

A cherry on top: Tart cherries may alter heart/diabetes factors

...rries conferred these beneficial effects at such a modest daily intake." The potential for protective effects from antioxidant-rich foods and food extracts is a promising area of research, says Bolling, who is the Gayle Halperin Kahn Professor of Integrative Medicine, a professor of cardiac surgery, co-d...

Studies force new view on biology of flavonoids

...this new view of how flavonoids work, a relatively modest intake of them ?the amount you might find in a healthy diet with five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables ?is sufficient. Large doses taken via dietary supplements might do no additional good; an apple a day may still be the best bet. A rese...

Study examines genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease

... Owen said: “Whilst these genes are likely to make modest contributions to disease more work needs to be done to test their strength in other samples of volunteers.? Professor Owen, School of Medicine said: “Identifying susceptibility genes for Alzheimer’s disease provides a knowledge base for the develop...

Growth hormone is not the anti-aging bullet for healthy adults

... $2,000 a month on something that appears to have modest or minimal benefit and the probability of bad side effects," said Liu. ...

Common parasitic infection leads to increased risk for HIV infection

...ause infection with T. vaginalis is common, even a modest increase in vulnerability to HIV acquisition as a ... infection overall. According to McClelland, "the modest increase in risk makes it important that studies are either very large or of long duration in order ...

Free drug samples influence prescribing, say one in three doctors

...further. "The generally held view that accepting modest incentive items, such as drug samples is appropriate and primarily of benefit to patients needs to be reconsidered, both by doctors and by policy makers," say the authors. Guidelines need to do more to challenge this view, they add....

NASA satellite data helps assess the health of Florida's coral reef

...e Florida reef tract is considered by some to be a modest success story as many of the corals persist despite the many stressors including impacts from human coastal development and recreation." Coral is a rocklike deposit of skeletons from marine animals that accumulate to form reefs, providing habitat f...

Researchers identify neurons that assign value during learning

...ward can become attractive. Despite its relatively modest brain complexity, the fruit fly larva is able to perform such associative-learning tasks. Because of its neuronal simplicity and the fact that it can be genetically manipulated, the fruit fly offers a favorable study case to address a principal quest...

Ebola-outbreak kills 5000 gorillas

...ons there. "We are in a period where relatively modest investments in both Ebola control and anti-poaching would go a very long way towards insuring the future of our closest relatives," said Walsh. "Let’s not blow it."...

Genetic study of Neanderthal DNA reveals early split between humans and Neanderthals

...tchard said, "We do not exclude the possibility of modest levels of genome admixture." Pritchard's team suggests that human and Neanderthal shared a common ancestor about 706,000 years ago, and that the human and the Neanderthal ancestral populations split around 370,000 years ago. (Researchers found some...

Holiday gluttony can spell disaster for undiagnosed diabetics

...ight. In certain ethnicities, such as Asians, even modest weight gain can set the stage for developing diabetes. Long-term tips include: If you are overweight, try to lose 5 percent to 7 percent of your body weight through exercise and eating right. Exercise regularly. Walk at least 30 minutes ...

Therapeutic role found for carbon monoxide

... mouse model to a short, daily regimen of CO (in a modest concentration, equivalent to what a cigarette smoker might inhale) of one hour per day. As predicted, their results showed that the gas did indeed reverse PAH in the animals, resulting in the restoration of both normal pressures and heart weights (in...

New target for cancer therapy identified

...in tumour development, telomerase is also found in modest quantities in most cells. It is plentiful in stem cells where it keeps the telomeres long, allowing the cells to keep dividing without limit which is necessary for the repair of damaged and worn out tissues throughout the human body. However, studi...

DOE publishes research roadmap for developing cleaner fuels

...n be transported, stored and distributed with only modest modifications to the existing infrastructure and can fuel many of today's vehicles. The new roadmap was developed during a December 2005 workshop hosted jointly by the Office of Biological and Environmental Research in the Office of Science and th...

New findings offer more complete view of breast cancer gene mutations in US population

...hers uncovered fewer predictors, and they had more modest effects. Among the breast cancer patients studied, the only significant predictors of a BRCA2 mutation were early age of onset (before age 45) in the patient herself or early onset of breast cancer in mother, sisters, grandmothers or aunts. "These ...

Survivors of childhood polio do well decades later as they age

...r elderly counterparts, but rather experience only modest increased weakness which may be commensurate with ...ed tests of performing basic functions. They found modest declines. Each patient also completed questionnaires about symptoms of progressive weakness at the b...

Chemical in many air fresheners may reduce lung function

...C), called 1,4 dichlorobenzene (1,4 DCB) may cause modest reductions in lung function. "Even a small reduct...s were used in the analyses. The researchers found modest reductions in pulmonary function with increasing blood concentrations of 1,4 DCB. There was appr...

Iron critical to ocean productivity, carbon uptake

...en you add a third shot, and it triggers some more modest growth. But at the same time you're promoting phytoplankton growth, the grazers that feed on them come to life because they suddenly have a more abundant food supply. "So the plankton can disappear as fast as you've made them grow." ...

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