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Eight Persons Succumb to Chikun Gunya

As many as eight persons have succumbed to chikun gunya at Kandamanur village near here within a span of four days and two members of each family have been affected by the viral fever, local government officials claimed. // Demanding that the government take immediate steps to contain the spr...

Long-Term Care: The Next Big Women's Issue?

...609-DeniseGott_72dpi.jpg) *(Photo Caption: LTC Financial Board Chairman Denise Gott) And who are those individuals? The millions who succumb to longer-lasting illnesses and injuries, requiring help with eating, toileting, dressing or moving around? "No," says Gott. "It's the women ...

Personal Injury Attorneys Contemplate Toxic Evidence in the Death of 3 Men in New York

... site, was the first to be overcome by the high concentration of deadly gas collecting in the narrow shaft. His father Shlomo Dahan, was the second to succumb after he descended into the vat in an attempt to save his incapacitated son. The last man, Rene Francisco Rivas, an employee of the recycling plant, s...

Ready for relapse: Molecule helps breast cancer cells to survive in the bone marrow

... Patients who survive an initial diagnosis of breast cancer often succumb to the disease years later when the cancer shows up in a different part of the body. Now, scientists have identified key signals that support the long...

Feeding Feelings: Survey Reveals Americans Are Turning to Junk Food When Stressed

...healthy and delicious recipes to add variety to your diet. Stock your "stress areas" with healthy snacks Don't succumb to unhealthy cravings when the pressure starts to get to you. If the office is where you feel the most stress, then keep a healthy snack at your desk ...

Drug Trials Show Modest Gains Against Lung Cancer

... said. The bottom line, according to Herbst, is that "patients [on Zactima] are clearly progressing less quickly. But, unfortunately, all are going to succumb to the disease." Still, "they are reporting they were feeling better," he added. "That's a small step. Do we want more? Absolutely." Yet a third...

Experts Say Panic Over Swine Flu Is Premature

...oung adults who are dying. That's not typical, experts said. "It is usually people who are weakest, at extremes of age, very young and very old who succumb to influenza and this is a little bit scary because this is a pattern we saw in the [flu] pandemic in 1918," Metersky said. On the upside, there's...

Germany: Colonoscopy prevents 15,000 cancer cases

...rectal cancer are diagnosed each year in Germany. Around 40 percent of patients die within five years after diagnosis and another portion of sufferers succumb to the disease in the course of the following years. Therefore, Brenner's research team expects that the colonoscopy program will save around 7,500 li...

Compulsive Hoarding Poses Safety and Psychological Risks

...t discarding." It is believed hoarding afflicts one- to one-and-a-half million people in the United States, Abelson says. Hoarders, he says, succumb to forces within their brains such that the overflowing garbage in their homes isn't seen or isn't experienced as distressing, Abelson says. "Wha...

2009 Science Report on Genetic Disease Released by Cystinosis Research Foundation

...e liver, kidneys, eyes, muscles, thyroid and brain. There is a medicine that prolongs the children's lives, but there is no cure. Almost all sufferers succumb before 40 years old. Today, with the support of CRF's friends and community the foundation has significantly changed the course of cystinosis res...

Give the foie gras a miss

...loid fibrils may be transmitted in a similar way to prion diseases like BSE/CJD is cause for concern. Mice fed amyloid-affected beef, for instance, succumb to amyloidosis within weeks. Given that amyloidosis can occur in a wide variety of wild as well as domesticated animals, including chickens, cattle, d...

Medical Experts Use Data to Dispel Myths About Fad Diets and Exercise

...nd 100 years. However, the National Center for Health Statistics states that the average life span is approximately 78 years. Why is this? Many people succumb to degenerative illness and premature death as a direct result of their health habits over the course of their lifetime. The first chapter of "The Hun...

Researchers Zero In on GI Cancers

...econference on the findings. "More than 270,000 people are diagnosed with GI [gastrointestinal] malignancies in the U.S. every year, and about 135,000 succumb to these illnesses on a yearly basis. How do we distinguish those patients most likely to benefit from treatment and screening than those who are not?...

Gene plays dual role in breast cancers with poor prognosis

...DH as a promising therapeutic target for high risk breast cancers. "Most breast cancer patients resist currently available therapeutic regimens and succumb to recurrent tumors that spread to distant vital organs, such as lung, bone, liver and brain," explains senior study author, Dr. Yibin Kang from the D...

Dementia Often Missed as Cause of Death

...ey're in this final stage. Understanding that they're dying of this terminal illness, that they're still going to have this disease they'll ultimately succumb to, might lead them to take a less aggressive approach," she said. Dr. Claudia Kawas, a member of the Alzheimer's Association medical and scientifi...

Breakthrough in cell-type analysis offers new ways to study development and disease

...ns, determine the precise changes within specific cell types as they progress through development and examine the detailed properties of cells as they succumb to the pathological events occurring in neurological diseases such as ataxia telangiectasia, autism and Rett syndrome," says Heintz. "We are very exci...

Caring for the caregiver: Redefining the definition of patient

... INDIANAPOLIS One quarter of all family caregivers of Alzheimer's disease patients succumb to the stress of providing care to a loved one and become hospital patients themselves, according to an Indiana University study published in the Nove...

Impulsive eater? Remembering failures may help curb eating

...ching pattern, resisting current temptations if they recall having succumbed, and vice versa," write the authors. "So what is it that makes people succumb to temptation, time after sinful time? We suggest that the likelihood of a repeat act of indulgence depends on what people recall doing the previous t...

Mayor Issues Million Resident Challenge To Educate Central Florida About Blood Pressure

... Entire Region Won't succumb to the Pressure ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Statistics show that 90% of us will have High Blood Pressure in our lifetime, but that data d...

New method to overcome multiple drug resistant diseases developed by Stanford researchers

...tymied by resistant cells, and restore it to effectiveness using an arginine transporter," Wender said. "This bodes well for use with other drugs that succumb to resistance." A paper describing the work is scheduled to be published next week in the online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National ...

Hey fever! The surprise benefit of allergies

...W, UNSW and the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research. The more atopic diseases the individual has, the less likely they are to succumb to NHL. If an individual has three of these conditions, they are 40 percent less likely to get NHL. Having had asthma and hay fever for a long time...

It's the Same Old Song: 'Accentuate the Positive' as New York State Department of Health Releases Statewide Hospital Infection Rates

... to the hospital lobby rather than protecting patients. The Department of Health report emphasizes the risk factors that may predispose a patient to succumb to infection, including obesity. But there is no mention of the biggest risk factor of all: being treated in an unclean hospital with lax procedures. ...

New research sheds light on the molecular basis of crib death

...ivate brown fat tissue to produce heat. This inability to activate fundamental body systems under certain conditions is likely to explain why the mice succumb to sudden death. While a complete block of serotonin signalling does not lead to death, upsetting its intricate balance by overexpressing serotonin ...

U of M sets course for cure of fatal childhood skin disease

...lt in tears in the lining of the esophagus and stomach. Those affected must have their entire body continuously wrapped in bandages. Those who do not succumb from malnutrition and infection in childhood will acquire a uniformly fatal, aggressive cancer of the skin in young adulthood. In collaboration wit...

Antidepressants May Prevent Depression After Stroke

... Problem-solving therapy could also make a difference, study shows TUESDAY, May 27 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke victims often succumb to depression in the months following their attack, but taking an antidepressant may reduce that risk, a new study finds. To a lesser degree, probl...

Vaccine triggers immune response, prevents Alzheimer's

... another classic hallmark of Alzheimers, neurofibrillary tangle in nerve cells. After several decades of exposure to these insults, neurons ultimately succumb and die, leading to progressively damaged learning and memory centers in the brain. The mice that received the vaccines were genetically engineered...

Embryonic stem cells could help to overcome immune rejection problems

...eaking at the conference in Edinburgh, Dr Paul Fairchild from the University of Oxford will tell delegates that although tissues derived from ES cells succumb to rejection, they have an inherent immune-privilege which, if exploited, could have far reaching implications for the treatment of conditions such as...

Lung Cancer Alliance Commends Leadership of MA State Senate

...ng cause of cancer death among men and women nationally and in Massachusetts," said Senator Fargo. "This year alone 3,360 Massachusetts residents will succumb to this disease. This is unacceptable, and it is time that we addressed this public health epidemic with the compassion and support it rightly deserve...

Mouse model for mesothelioma reproduces human disease

... between exposure and disease onset. Chemotherapy can sometimes lead to improvement of overall survival but there is no cure for MM and patients often succumb from the disease within a year of diagnosis. There is an urgent need for experimental models of MM that can be used to not only study the onset and pr...

Adult stem cell changes underlie rare genetic disease associated with accelerated aging

...se of children characterized by signs of premature aging. Children with HGPS generally experience the first symptoms by the age of one, and on average succumb around the age of 15, almost exclusively from premature, progressive heart disease. HGPS occurs in one out of four to eight million births; only 100 p...

Grammy Winner Common, MTV, and Kaiser Family Foundation Launch Lyrics Contest to Promote HIV Testing

... "It's important to know your status by getting tested because HIV/AIDS is taking a lot of lives in our community and around the world. I had an uncle succumb to HIV, so I've personally felt the impact of the disease," said Grammy Award winning artist Common. "Your lyrics can really have an affect on people'...

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory researchers race against time to save Tasmanian devils

... aggressive tumors begin to appear on the face and neck of the devils, restricting their ability to eat. Within approximately three months, the devils succumb to the disease and often die of starvation. The disease has decimated the devil population by nearly 90 percent in certain geographical areas of Tasma...

Terriers Join Fight Against a Killer Disease in Humans

...elop in the terriers' late middle-age (about eight or nine years), mimicking its typical onset in humans at about age 50 to 60. Westies inevitably succumb to the lung fibrosis about a year and a half after their diagnosis, Corcoran said. Still, "there's still the contentious issue of whether this is t...

Drug combination effective against multiple myeloma, researchers show

...d weaken bones predisposing them to fracture. In the United States about 20,000 people are diagnosed with multiple myeloma annually, and about 11,000 succumb to the disease each year. Thalidomide, a breakthrough drug for multiple myeloma, is produced and marketed by Celgene Corporation as Thalomid(r). Th...

CD200 stifles anti-tumor immunity

...astatic melanoma (MM) is not good. Therapeutic strategies to enhance the immune response have some clinical benefit; however, most patients eventually succumb to progressive disease, in part because their immune cells known as dendritic cells (DCs) fail to sustain an effective antitumor T cell immune respons...

JCI table of contents: Nov. 15, 2007

...astatic melanoma (MM) is not good. Therapeutic strategies to enhance the immune response have some clinical benefit; however, most patients eventually succumb to progressive disease, in part because their immune cells known as dendritic cells (DCs) fail to sustain an effective antitumor T cell immune respons...

Research highlights important indicators of early-stage ovarian cancer

...disease (where the 10-year survival rate is only 15-25 percent), up to 50 percent of women with early-stage ovarian cancer will eventually relapse and succumb to ovarian cancer. ...

Novel medication improves ovarian cancer treatment

...,000 deaths annually in the United States. Despite the use of chemotherapy treatment, nearly 70 percent of all ovarian cancer patients will eventually succumb to their disease. Consequently, studies have continued to investigate the activity of novel medications in combination with standard therapy to improv...

Smoking Does Not Worsen Breast Cancer

...f both women and men. According to the American Cancer Society, about 70,880 U.S. women will die from lung cancer in 2007, compared to 40,460 who will succumb to breast cancer. In their study, Abramowitz and his research team analyzed data from 6,162 breast cancer patients who were initially evaluated bet...

NIH grant supports UCSF research exploring early HIV infection

...uence HIV transmission and evolve in a newly infected individual after transmission. These envelope properties determine which cells most easily will succumb to infection with the virus. In addition, the envelope properties of HIV may affect the viruss capacity to damage the immune system and determine how...
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