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Most older long-term cancer survivors have poor health habits

A new study finds that most older long-term cancer survivors who are interested in diet and exercise actually have poor health habits. The study also reveals that those survivors who do exercise and watch their diet have improved physical health and quality of life. Published in the September 1, ...

New, less invasive genetic test greatly improves pregnancy rates in older women with poor prognosis

Amsterdam, The Netherlands: A new test examining chromosomes in human eggs a few hours after fertilisation can identify those that are capable of forming a healthy baby, a researcher told the 25th annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology today (Monday 29 June)...

For cancer cells, genetics alone is poor indicator for drug response

BOSTON, Mass. (April 12, 2009) In certain respects, cells are less like machines and more like people. True, they have lots of components, but they also have lots of personality. For example, when specific groups of people are studied in aggregate (conservatives, liberals, atheists, evangelicals)...

New evidence explains poor infant immune response to certain vaccines, says MU researcher

COLUMBIA, Mo. For years, researchers and physicians have known that infants' immune systems do not respond well to certain vaccines, thus the need for additional boosters as children develop. Now, in a new study from the University of Missouri, one researcher has found an explanation for that poo...

Growth factor predicts poor outcome in breast cancer

The response to insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-I) in breast cancer cells predicts an aggressive tumor that is less likely to respond to treatment, said researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in a report that appears in the current issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The finding give...

Pesticide build-up could lead to poor honey bee health

Honey bees industriously bring pollen and nectar to the hive, but along with the bounty comes a wide variety of pesticides, according to Penn State researchers. Add the outside assault to the pesticides already in the waxy structure of the hive, and bee researchers see a problem difficult to evalu...

Early cessation of breastfeeding by HIV+ women in poor countries and child survival

July 24, 2008 A new study by researchers from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health addresses one of the most challenging issues in infant health and preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission in poor countries. In these settings, HIV-infected mothers had been advised that for t...

'Smothered' genes combine with mutations to yield poor outcome in cancer patients

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers have identified a set of genes in breast and colon cancers with a deadly combination of traditional mutations and "smothered" gene activity that may result in poor outcomes for patients. The Hopkins team showed that this smothering process, called ...

Treatment delays result in poor outcomes for men with breast cancer

Men who develop breast cancer are often not treated until the disease has spread to the point that treatment becomes difficult, new results show. Although most breast cancer patients are women, men make up roughly 1% of cases, Dr. Marina Garassino from the Orion Collaborative Group reports at t...

Sanitation investment in poor countries would yield $9-to-1 benefits in productivity, health: UN

Experts estimate that $9 in productivity, health and other benefits are returned for every dollar invested installing toilets for people in countries that today are off-track in meeting the UN Millennium Development Goal (MDG) for sanitation. Some argue that meeting the sanitation MDG is also...

Global Biopact on biofuels can bring benefits to both rich and poor nations

A GLOBAL Biofuels Biopact between rich and poor countries can help alleviate poverty in the developing world while helping to solve the problems of global warming and energy security in the developed world, says a new paper in the journal Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining published by SCI and ...

Gates funding to help poor rice farmers

Los Baos, Philippines The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is receiving significant new funding to harness major scientific advances and address some of the biggest unsolved problems in agriculture. IRRIs new project will help develop and distribute improved varieties of rice that can...

Rising food prices threaten world's poor people

BeijingIncome growth, climate change, high energy prices, globalization, and urbanization are all converging to transform food production, markets, and consumption, according to a new report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). As a result, global food demand and prices are...

Study suggests link between obesity, poor bone health

Athens, Ga. Being overweight is a known risk factor for heart disease, diabetes and a host of other health conditions. Now, a University of Georgia study published in the November issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition finds that obesity may also be bad for bone health. Researcher...

Leading experts cite poor health and nutrition as major barrier to education in developing world

The book (School Health, Nutrition and Education for All) argues that the education of children will greatly improve if the programmes to improve health and nutrition, which have reduced major diseases in poor communities, are replicated across the developing world. Matthew Jukes, one of the ...

Immunization rates hit record high in poor countries

Reaching into a box glowing with fluorescent light, Stacie Grassano pulls out a tube. "This is a great one," she says, holding the clear plastic up to her face. Inside, a tree branch is speckled with white fluff. "It's growing really well," she says, handing it to Scott Costa. Costa brings the br...

Amazonian terra preta can transform poor soil into fertile

The search for El Dorado in the Amazonian rainforest might not have yielded pots of gold, but it has led to unearthing a different type of gold mine: some of the globe's richest soil that can transform poor soil into highly fertile ground. That's not all. Scientists have a method to reproduce thi...

Low-cost drug gaining favor for use in HIV-infected children in poor countries

A new systematic review highlights strong results from a single study at the center of mounting support for worldwide use of the low-cost drug Bactrim to help HIV-infected children in poor countries. The reviewers surveyed medical literature on the preventive use of Bactrim -- one of several bran...

NSAID drug protects against intestinal tumors in mice, despite poor diet and gene losses

In mouse models of intestinal cancer, use of an anti-inflammatory drug eliminated all of the cancer-causing risks produced by a high-fat Western-style diet - even when several genetic brakes to cancer formation were missing in the animals, say researchers from the Albert Einstein Cancer Center. T...

Protein That Promotes Survival Of Stem Cells Might Be Key To Poor Leukemia Prognosis

The complex and life-sustaining series of steps by which hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) give rise to all of the body's red and white blood cells and platelets has now been discovered to depend in large part on a single protein called Mcl-1. This finding, from an investigator at St. Jude Children's ...

U of M study identifies risk factors of disordered eating in overweight youth

...oderate to extreme physical activity and lower self-esteem predicted higher risk for disordered eating among females. For males, depressive symptoms, poor eating patterns, including high fast food and sweetened beverage intake, increased their risk of disordered eating. These findings link different pat...

Reducing risk of hospitalization in the elderly

... Older adults who have less strength, poor physical function and low muscle density are at higher risk of being hospit...r size. The relative risk for hospitizations was 50% higher for those with poor walking or less dense muscle mass "Our research suggests that we need to...

Placenta-derived stem cells may help sufferers of lung diseases

...nfiltration after both xeno-and-allo-transplantation. "It is worth noting," says Dr. Parolini," that the presence of neutrophils is associated with poor prognosis for several lung diseases. However, the mechanism by which placenta-derived cells might affect infiltration by neutrophils is not known." ...

In vitro antibody production enables HIV infection detection in window period -- key to safer blood

...tion of techniques that can lead to detection of HIV infection during this window period is of obvious public health importance especially in resource poor settings highlighting the importance of these findings. Overcoming the suppression, in-vitro, led to the production of detectable levels of anti-HIV ...

New windows opened on cell-to-cell interactions

... forest of molecules to induce interactions. These proteins need to rise from the forest. What allows them to stick up or lie down? We've really had a poor idea of what's going on. Knowing the genome and what proteins are there is crucially important, but that information in itself does not tell you anyth...

The right messenger for a healthy immune response

... be destroyed. The researchers discovered the important role of Beta-Interferon in mice lacking the gene for Beta-Interferon. These mice displayed poor immune responses. "Without those knock-out mice we would not have been able to identify the impact of Beta-Interferon on the immune system," says Sieg...

22nd Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Sept. 12-16, 2009, Turkey

... reduced job security, work intensification, and a poor work-life balance become more widespread, affectin...k and permanent withdrawal from the labour market. poor mental health can account for more than 40% of all...ity claims. Premature retirement on the grounds of poor mental health is also increasing (McDaid, 2008). I...

Possible drug target found for one of the most aggressive breast cancers

...ng dramatically impact the spread of cancer. This signaling is implicated in most types of human cancers and high Met expression often correlates with poor prognosis. "We found Met in the majority of breast cancers," said VARI Research Technician Jack DeGroot, another of the study's authors. "But level...

UAB study reveals bone coupling factor key to skeletal health

... new bone. Cao and his fellow researchers studied mice with Camurati-Engelmann disease, a genetic disorder that causes haphazard bone formation and poor skeletal health. They found the presence of TGF beta-1 in the mice could balance bone resorption and bone formation and prevent fractures and worsenin...

Dogs, humans, put heads together to find cure for brain cancer

...ates with part of human chromosome 1. Defects of this chromosome are involved in almost 70 percent of human meningioma cases and are associated with a poor patient outcome. He hopes that he can use this correlation to further narrow the search for specific genes involved with the disease. In addition t...

Lack of happiness hormone serotonin in the brain causes impaired maternal behavior in mice

...sure was altered. The female mice were able to give birth and produced enough milk to feed their pups, but their impaired maternal behavior led to poor survival of the offspring. The Tph2 gene was discovered by MDC researchers several years ago together with researchers of the Free University (FU)...

Policy transparency key to saving world's fisheries

...ations into policy. The mechanism for this pattern, however, was different. poor countries reportedly struggle with the effects of corruption while wealthie...eagues indicates that policy-making is strongly influenced by corruption in poor countries in Africa, Asia and Central and South America. "This study pr...

Gear bans 'can help save reefs'

... fishing tool most used by the poorest fishers because they are cheap to make and the yield can be high, so they are an important source of income for poor fishers. "You can't simply impose an arbitrary ban on their use you need to consider issues like compensation, other fishing options, or alternat...

Common fish species has 'human' ability to learn

... for the rich feeder observed other fish feeding but this time the rich and poor feeders were swapped round with the rich feeder either giving even more wor...h that the rich feeder, previously experienced first hand themselves as the poor feeder, gave them the better pay off. In comparison, significantly fewer f...

Help for climate-stressed corals

... fishing tool most used by the poorest fishers because they are cheap to make and the yield can be high, so they are an important source of income for poor fishers. "You can't simply impose an arbitrary ban on their use you need to consider issues like compensation, other fishing options, or alternat...

University of Houston diesel testing center teams with state transportation agency to cut emissions

...orld performance data. "Houston is an ideal urban area to obtain maximum benefits from diesel retrofits, because it has a high population density, poor air quality and is not meeting ozone standards due in large part to the nitrogen oxides emitted by diesel-powered vehicles and equipment," explained p...

CU-Boulder study shows Maya intensively cultivated manioc 1,400 years ago

...eceived a lot of attention, including major roles in religious and cosmological activities of the Maya," said Sheets. "But manioc, which grows well in poor soils and is highly drought resistant did not. I like to think of manioc like an old Chevy gathering dust in the garage that doesn't get much attenti...

Following the dietary guidelines may slow heart disease in women

...ce risk of chronic diseases. However, what evidence is there that following the DGA optimizes health? Is this advice useful for individuals already in poor health? To study these questions, researchers at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University and Wake Forest University devi...

Broecker: 'What we need are tougher measures against climate change'

...l continue to depend on them, meaning CO 2 emissions are bound to increase because renewable energies will not suffice to replace them, especially in poor countries. We need to encourage renewables all we can, but I don't think it will be enough", Broecker concedes. "It may take another 50 years before t...

Hatchery fish may hurt efforts to sustain wild salmon runs

...ill also be significantly less successful at reproducing, according to a new study published today by researchers from Oregon State University. The poor reproductive fitness the ability to survive and reproduce of the wild-born offspring of hatchery fish means that adding hatchery fish to wild popula...
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