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Researchers map how staph infections alter immune system

DALLAS July 14, 2009 Infectious disease specialists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have mapped the gene profiles of children with severe Staphylococcus aureus infections, providing crucial insight into how the human immune system is programmed to respond to this pathogen and opening new do...

C-Section Stress Could Alter Baby's Immune Cells

And that might raise odds for diabetes, asthma later on, researchers say THURSDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- Babies delivered by cesarean section experience changes to the DNA of white blood cells, which might explain why they're at increased risk for immunological diseases such as di...

Statins alter prostate cancer patients' PSA levels

Beyond lowering cholesterol, statin medications have been found to have numerous other health benefits, including lowering a healthy man's risk of developing advanced prostate cancer, as well as lowering his prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels. But a new study by researchers at Henry Ford Ho...

Genes May Alter Alcohol's Effect on Fetus

Study in mice could explain differing outcomes of drinking while pregnant,,,, WEDNESDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- Genetics may influence the risk of physical and mental problems in babies born to women who drink alcohol during pregnancy, say U.S. researchers. It's known that dri...

Cigarette smoke may alter immune response in COPD exacerbations

Smoking cigarettes is not only the principle cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but it may change the body's immune responses to bacteria that commonly cause exacerbations of the disease, according to new research in a mouse model. "It is well established that smoking is th...

Research shows biopsy of recurrent breast cancer can alter treatment

(Toronto March 18, 2009) For women with recurrent breast cancer, the treatment the doctor chooses is usually based on the properties of their original breast cancer. A group from Toronto has recently completed the world's first study that compared original breast cancer tumors with a biopsy of s...

DNA Variations May Alter Risk of Hodgkin's Disease

Proteins that repair genetic damage are focus of new research MONDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) -- The chances of developing Hodgkin's disease could be up to four times greater for people with certain variations in genes that repair DNA, a new study shows. Researchers at the Universi...

New Research Reports on Interventions that May Alter the Course of Epilepsy Diagnosis and Management

Data to be Presented at 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society SEATTLE, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- New studies presented at the 62nd annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society (AES) will preview interventions that may alter the course of epilepsy diagnosis and management to...

Pediatric obesity may alter thyroid function and structure

Chevy Chase, MDIn addition to its strong associations with hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes, pediatric obesity may induce alterations in thyroid function and structure, according to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology...

Gene variations alter risk of esophageal cancer

HOUSTON - Variations in a common gene pathway may affect esophageal cancer risk, a dangerous and rapidly increasing type of cancer, according to research by scientists at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. Results of the study, which is the first to look at the association be...

Expert Says Conseco Trust May Significantly Alter The Senior Health Care Market

ONTARIO, Calif., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Baby boomers are turning 62 every seven seconds. Many are now questioning how they will manage their own health care in their senior years, says Frank N. Darras, the nation's leading disability and Long-Term Care insurance lawyer. (Photo: http://www....

Low-carb diets alter glucose formation by the liver

A new study shows that a low-carbohydrate diet changes hepatic energy metabolism. When carbohydrates are restricted, the liver relies more on substances like lactate and amino acids to form glucose, instead of glycerol. These findings are in the November issue of Hepatology, a journal published ...

Educational materials can alter young women's attitudes about tanning, may reduce skin cancer

A new study indicates that educational literature can influence young women's use of indoor tanning, not by raising their fear of skin cancer but by changing their attitudes about indoor tanning and promoting healthier alternatives for changing appearance. The study is published in the December 1,...

NYU, Rutgers study shows how using mental strategies can alter the brain's reward circuitry

The cognitive strategies humans use to regulate emotions can determine both neurological and physiological responses to potential rewards, a team of New York University and Rutgers University neuroscientists has discovered. The findings, reported in the most recent issue of the journal Nature Neu...

Lifestyle can alter gene activity, lead to insulin resistance

BETHESDA, Md. (June 18, 2008) A Finnish study of identical twins has found that physical inactivity and acquired obesity can impair expression of the genes which help the cells produce energy. The findings suggest that lifestyle, more than heredity, contributes to insulin resistance in people who ...

Biomarkers for Mood May Alter Psychiatric Treatments

Study finds blood can used to diagnose severity of bipolar illness THURSDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Biomarkers in the blood associated with mood disorders have been identified by Indiana University School of Medicine researchers, who said the finding may change the way bipolar ill...

Breast MRI spots other cancers, may alter treatment plan

GAINESVILLE, Fla. In about 20 percent of women with breast cancer who plan to undergo a lumpectomy, breast magnetic resonance imaging reveals important diagnostic information that alters their treatment plan, University of Florida surgeons reported today (Dec. 5). This study was presented at t...

Huge numbers willing to go under knife to alter their appearance, study finds

Most women, and large numbers of men, are interested in having cosmetic surgery, UCLA scientists report in the October issue of the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Forty-eight percent of women surveyed said they would be interested in cosmetic surgery, liposuction or both, an...

Medicare Changes Didn't Alter Cancer Care

Survey finds little difference in chemotherapy treatment; some critics say that's not good enough MONDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- A 2003 overhaul of Medicare that changed the way oncologists are reimbursed for their services did not alter cancer patients' perceptions of their qualit...

Martek Signs Multi-Year Infant Formula License and Supply Agreement with Alter Farmacia

COLUMBIA, Md., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Martek Biosciences Corporation announced today that it has entered into a multi-year license and supply agreement with Alter Farmacia, S.A. for the inclusion of Martek's arachidonic acid (ARA) oil in Alter's infant formula products. Under the ter...

Cocaine Exposure can Alter Neuronal Development in Zebrafish

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have shown that prenatal cocaine exposure in zebrafish (which share the majority of the same genes with humans) can alter neuronal development and acutely dysregulate the expression of circadian genes and those affecting melatonin signal...

Beta Agonists May Alter the Immune System

New research at Wake Forest University School of Medicine suggests that certain inhaled asthma medications – as well as similar chemicals our bodies produce during times of high stress – may worsen diseases such as asthma // , heart failure and lupus that involve inflammation. The scientific t...

Image-Guided Biopsy Can Alter Clinical Decisions In Kidney Patients

Researchers from the University of Michigan say that percutaneous image-guided biopsy is of a great help in kidney disease and can help significantly in accurately// diagnosing and predicting clinical outcomes. The researchers arrived at these conclusions after reviewing reviewed 153 kidney biopsie...

Parental Behavior And Movies Can Alter Perceptions About Smoking

According to the latest issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, research reports say that the perception of children in the age group of two to six years old were different about cigarettes and alcohol if they are exposed to the same in movies or if parents smoked as well. // Wh...

American scientists alter gene makeup of babies

The BBC and the British Scientific journal Human Reproduction on Friday last, announced that a group of US scientists has successfully altered the genetic make up of babies. But Jacques Cohen, one of the scientists who developed the technique in the United States, denied that the c...

Breast feeding can alter hormones

Being nearby breastfeeding mothers can modify the length of other women's menstrual cycles, say researchers.Chemicals called pheromones given off by the mother - or their infants - made the cycles significantly longer or shorter, claims Dr.Mclintock lead researcher, from Ohio University.// She...

EHE International Supports The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

...own cure for Parkinson's disease. Current treatments mask some symptoms but bring serious side effects, lose efficacy over time, and do not slow or alter disease progression. The Michael J. Fox Foundation was founded in 2000 to speed the development of better Parkinson's treatments -- and to ...

AMICAS Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2009

...statements and are made only as of the date of this release. AMICAS is under no obligation (and expressly disclaims any such obligation) to update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. The financial statements and information as of, an...

Make Eye Exams Part of the Back to School Routine

...id Dr. Earley. "If a child's vision is impaired, increasing visual demands such as smaller print in textbooks or additional homework can significantly alter a student's performance. And, new technology changes in the classroom, such as the use of interactive whiteboards, can also potentially exacerbate les...

Arcadia HealthCare's DailyMed(TM) Signs Deal with Comfort Keepers(R), A Leading Provider of In-Home Care

...een events may impact our business. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. The Company disclaims any obligation to update or alter its forward-looking statements, except as may be required by law. ...

West Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results

...erging markets, which can impact unit volume, price and profitability; customers' changing inventory requirements and manufacturing plans that alter existing orders or ordering patterns for the products we supply to them; the timing, regulatory approval and commercial success of customer p...

Bionovo Presents Positive Results from Phase 1B Trial of Bezielle for Metastatic Breast Cancer

...sion, which are available at http://www.sec.gov . Bionovo, Inc. is under no obligation (and expressly disclaims any such obligation) to update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. ...

BioMarin Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...rward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. BioMarin is under no obligation, and expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. BioMarin(R), Naglazyme(R) and Kuvan(R) are r...

Patents Issued Covering Stable Tablet Formulation and Once Daily Dosing Regimen for Kuvan

...rward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. BioMarin is under no obligation, and expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. BioMarin(R), Naglazyme(R) and Kuvan(R) are ...

Food additive may one day help control blood lipids and reduce disease risk

...ons in egg whites. It also is in soybeans, grains, fish, legumes, yeast and peanuts. Most commercially used lecithin comes from soybeans. Lecithin can alter food taste and texture and also can be mixed with water to disperse fats, making it a common additive in margarine, mayonnaise, chocolate and baked go...

Tyco International Reports Third Quarter Earnings from Continuing Operations Before Special Items of $0.58 Per Share and GAAP Earnings of $0.51 Per Share

...ally from those described in the forward-looking statements. Tyco is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. More detailed information about these and other fac...

Cell Therapeutics Initiates Process to Obtain Marketing Approval for Pixantrone in Europe

...cluding, without limitation, CTI's most recent filings on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. Except as may be required by law, CTI does not intend to update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Media Contact: Dan Eramian T:...

Ethicon Endo-Surgery Holds Metabolic Surgery Scientific Forum Featuring Research By Top Scientists

...e central nervous system in regulating food intake, body weight and fat tissue. He said new treatments for Type 2 diabetes and obesity may be able to alter the function of fat tissue or change the signaling that takes place between fat tissue and the brain to better regulate satiety and the storage of cal...

UB start-up provides innovative digital sperm analysis to infertile couples worldwide

...e has focused on sperm functioning that can predict whether a man is fertile, as well as on studies on marijuana and methamphetamine -- chemicals that alter sperm fertility. Previously, she was a member of the Norfolk, Va., clinic that performed the first successful in vitro fertilization in the U.S, and...

Colon capsule endoscopy diagnoses 64 percent of total polyps detected by conventional colonoscopy

...cond best result with 92% of hits only one point less than the best. As regards positive predictive value (the probability of suffering from a lesion alter obtaining a positive result on testing, the Navarre-based centre also led the ranking of the eight hospitals taking part - 94%. Conclusions and prop...
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