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Hay fever can send work productivity down the drain

...n also prescribe heavy-duty allergy drugs, such as steroids that help block the body's natural reaction to allergens,?she continued. Participants who self-managed their allergies relied on over-the-counter products to control their milder symptoms. A lack of sleep and a decrease in quality of life had the ...

Growth hormone to boost athletic performance risks diabetes

...st, and appetite. He admitted to using anabolic steroids for 15 years and artificial growth hormone for the past three. He had also taken insulin, a year after starting on the growth hormone. This was done to counter the effects of high blood sugar, but he had stopped taking it after a couple of episod...

Mutant gene causes severe kidney disease in infants

...me types of nephrotic syndrome can be treated with steroids or other drugs, but steroid-resistant forms of the...ly, two children who received early treatment with steroids or cyclosporin A were still alive and healthy, with no symptoms of the disease. Hildebrandt and h...

Hopkins scientists link immune response to 'ghost' parasites and severely congested sinuses

...ndard therapy using antibiotics, decongestants and steroids had failed to stop their symptoms and keep their sinus inflammation from coming back. They also had nasal polyps, or tissue outgrowths resulting from the inflammation, which, Lane says, are particularly hard to treat. In the surgery, a thin, tub...

Ozone recovering, but unlikely to stabilize at pre-1980 levels, says study

...licated and expensive. But understanding how plant steroids work at the molecular level may one day lead to cheap and simple ways to bulk up crop harvests. Likewise, since low brassinolide levels are associated with dwarfism, manipulating hormone levels during dormant seasons may allow growers to control the...

Salk scientists untangle steroid hormone signaling in plants

...licated and expensive. But understanding how plant steroids work at the molecular level may one day lead to cheap and simple ways to bulk up crop harvests. Likewise, since low brassinolide levels are associated with dwarfism, manipulating hormone levels during dormant seasons may allow growers to control the...

No-mow grass may be coming to your yard soon

...to metazoans (animals), suggesting that the use of steroids as hormones preceded the plant-animal split over a...e more direct access to the nucleus. Rather, plant steroids are perceived outside the cell by the extracellular domain of a cell surface receptor. Perception th...

Worm hormone discovery may aid fight against parasitic disease

...e, the adrenal glands do not produce enough of the steroids cortisol and aldosterone; in some cases, these glands produce none at all. Replacing the missing hormones through replacement therapy can relieve the symptoms of the disease, much as providing the missing ligand to the worms restored their normality....

Unique equine cataract surgery offered on routine basis

...robe and administered an injection of intravitreal steroids to control postoperative inflammation of the eye. Professor Knottenbelt said: "This new surgery shows how effectively the latest human cataract surgical techniques can translate successfully to bear on an equine problem. We are pleased that the U...

Chemical warfare agent detection technology used to treat lung disease

...e individual. For instance, if a patient is taking steroids for asthma, we would be able determine whether they were being given the right amount of steroids from the molecules in their breath which relate to the severity of the inflammation in their lungs."...

Growth hormone is made in the brain, report scientists

...nd for athletes taking growth hormone and anabolic steroids to increase muscle mass. The scientists suspect that reasoning and mood may also be affected by these differences in the amount of growth hormone in the brain. "Growth hormone has been associated with growth of muscles and bones, and the productio...

Animal models show that anabolic steroids flip the adolescent brain's switch for aggression

Anabolic steroids not only make teens more aggressive, but may keep ...out rising adolescent abuse of anabolic-androgenic steroids (AASs), given the National Institute on Drug Abuse's estimate that nearly half a million eighth- and...

New Lab Research May Help Those Deafened By Immune System Attack

...stitute may help more patients find out quickly if steroids could help them, or if they can be spared the drugs' harsh side effects. It may also expand the definition of the condition, known as autoimmune sensorineural hearing loss or AISNHL, and help more people get a firm diagnosis of what's causing their m...

Nanoparticle Breast Cancer Drug Approved by FDA

... toxic solvent, which requires pre-medication with steroids and antihistamines to avoid hypersensitivity reactions and must be given in infusions for up to three hours. Because Abraxane is solvent-free, solvent-related toxicities are eliminated and premedication is not required. In the clinical studies, the...

Light therapy may combat fungal infections, new evidence suggests

...ts, those with HIV/AIDS, and patients treated with steroids or cancer chemotherapy. The fungus' global importance as a health threat has therefore risen in parallel with the increase in immunosuppressive therapies and the worldwide HIV/AIDS epidemic. Light normally inhibits mating of C. neoformans. The Duke ...

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