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New bacterium discovered -- related to cause of trench fever

...e of “The New England Journal of Medicine.” The woman had been traveling in the Peruvian Andes. She suffered from potentially life-threatening anemia, an enlarged spleen and a high fever for several weeks, as do victims of malaria and typhoid. The Andes are also home to another Bartonella species, sprea...

Studies to find better ways to preserve human eggs, ovarian tissue under way

...rating on getting rid of cancer cells.” Also, if a woman has breast cancer, for example, hormones needed to...e sure it’s cancer-free, re-implanting it when the woman is ready. A concurrent phase I study is comparing standard cryopreservation to vitrification in e...

Simple home spit test to spot deadly pre-eclampsia

...a leading cause of maternal mortality, killing one woman globally every six seconds, according to the UK's ... factors other than pre-eclampsia, and even when a woman develops pre-eclampsia, problems with high blood pressure may not occur until the latter stages. ...

RNA splicing factor implicated in ovarian tumor cell growth

...of all cases are found in the early stages. One woman in 58 will develop ovarian cancer during her lifetime, the American Cancer Society said. In 2006, it was estimated that there were 20,180 new cases of ovarian cancer; 15,310 women were expected to die from the disease. "Ovarian cancer is the dead...

3-D ultrasound identifies women at risk for impending preterm birth

...at examining the fetal adrenal gland at the time a woman is evaluated for symptoms of preterm labor, may have major beneficial clinical implications," said first author Ozhan Turan, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine. Turan...

New study challenges 'critical period' in childhood vision development

...Ostrovsky and Aaron Andalman, were introduced to a woman in India who was born blind due to dense congenital cataracts in both eyes. The woman lived as a blind child for 12 years before she received treatment. Now, twenty years after her surg...

Insomnia drug can improve brain function

...ce, researchers conducted a study of a 48 year-old woman who developed akinetic mutism due to oxygen deprivation to her brain following an attempted suicide by hanging. The patient was totally dependent, unable to speak or walk, and was using a feeding tube for nourishment, although she was able to underst...

UCSF brain tumor vaccine trial shows promising results

...to the vaccine. Cheryl Canagelo, a 52-year-old woman from Oakley, Calif., came to UCSF for a second opinion after undergoing radiation and chemotherapy elsewhere for treatment of a glioma. At UCSF she learned that part of the tumor was still present, and she enrolled in the vitespen vaccine trial. ...

Common parasitic infection leads to increased risk for HIV infection

...n with trichomoniasis. "What this means is that a woman with trichomoniasis is at about fifty percent greater risk for acquiring HIV than a woman without trichomoniasis, after adjusting for other differences between the women such as differences ...

UCLA: How does your brain respond when you think about gambling or taking risks?

...ward pathways were also the most loss-averse. A woman in a bad marriage, Tom said, is not likely to leave unless she has prospects that are much better than what she has. "She's probably not going to leave for something that's only moderately better," Tom said. "She needs to know it's going to be a l...

UCSF study will test new vaginal microbicide for herpes and HIV

...is that it potentially gives the power back to the woman to protect herself against infection," said Anna-B... it about an hour before having intercourse. "If a woman has occasional sex it could be several times a month. If she were a sex worker it could be several t...

Underweight women at greater risk of miscarriage

...e a number of other interesting new findings. If a woman was not married or living with a partner, her risk of miscarriage was higher. If she had changed partner (for example, after having been pregnant before by a previous partner), her odds increased by 60%. If she had had a previous termination, the odd...

Molecules in blood foretell development of preeclampsia

... provide the basis for predicting whether or not a woman will develop the disorder." Preeclampsia is a leading cause of maternal death and often occurs without warning. The condition results in high blood pressure and protein in the urine. Preeclampsia may begin with mild symptoms, then progress to sev...

Novel vaccine shows promise against early-stage breast cancer

...ie. Even with improved therapies, the chance of a woman having breast cancer at some time in her life is still about one in eight. ...

Leading reason for corneal transplants comes into focus

...d in FCD more than six years ago when he treated a woman with a corneal dystrophy of unknown origin that looked remarkably similar to FCD despite slightly different symptoms. "I knew it wasn't classic Fuchs, but rather something new," remembers Gottsch. "In the end, it wasn't Fuchs at all, but a sort of mu...

Down syndrome: It's not just the age factor

Whether or not a pregnant woman will give birth to a child with Down Syndrome is not simply a matter of how old she is. Although it is a fact that as women get older, they are more likely to have a child with Down Syndrome, other factors also play a role. According to Markus Neuh...

Vaccine for brain tumors shows promising results

...anned for 2007. Rosalind Hekkala, a 66-year-old woman from Reno, Nev., who was enrolled in the first study group, was originally diagnosed with a brain tumor in July 2005. She had surgery to remove it, but the tumor returned in November. Her daughter learned of the trial at UCSF and Hekkala enrolled. ...

Emergency contraception fails to halt abortions

...Anna Glasier, director of family planning and well woman services of Lothian Primary Care NHS Trust, Edinburgh, who says it does help some women some of the time, who do not want to get pregnant. Use of this form of contraception has increased in the UK in recent years and whereas 1% of women requesting ...

Embryonic selection of sex avoids conceiving blind children

...essfully carry out an embryonic sex selection in a woman who is a carrier of the disease Retinosis Pigmentaria, linked with the X chromosome ?in order to avoid giving birth to a male child. Retinosis Pigmentaria is a hereditary illness of the eyes of a degenerative nature. It causes a serious reduction in...

'Nymph of the sea' reveals remarkable brood

...ed Nymphatelina gravida, meaning' a pregnant young woman of the sea'. This remarkable discovery provides an unequivocal and unique view of parental brood care in the invertebrate fossil record, it allows gender to be determined in an animal as old as the Silurian period of geological time, and indicates a ...

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