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Researchers Suspect Genetic Link to COPD

Inherited susceptibility to cigarette smoke may be the key,, FRIDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) -- Gene variants that may be associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have been identified by Boston University School of Medicine researchers. They studied 7,691 participants...

Montana State University researchers investigate new suspect in West Nile deaths of pelicans

BOZEMAN, Mont. -- Stable flies are the latest suspect that may be involved in the West Nile virus deaths of hundreds of pelican chicks at the Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Montana. West Nile virus killed 800 to 1,000 pelican chicks in 2003, averaged 400 in each of the next th...

China Toothpaste Maker Pulls Suspect Ingredient

A Chinese toothpaste manufacturer mixing an industrial chemical found in anti-freeze into its products said Friday it had halted the use of the potentially dangerous substance . Shanghai White Cat, makers of Maxam brand toothpaste and one of the financial hub's oldest companies, said in a s...

Health Officials Suspect Salmonella In Peanut Butter

In the United States, FDA and Centers for Disease Control are trying to verify if there is a link between salmonella infection// and peanut butter. Around one hundred cases of salmonella infection have been reported across 37 states. Salmonella are a group of bacteria that is responsible for ca...

Prime Suspect Apprehended in AIIMS Question Paper Leak

The prime suspect behind the alleged leak of question papers of the MD/MS and PG Diploma courses entrance examination held by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), // has been identified as a post-graduate student, P. Sathish Kumar, of the Madurai Medical College. Satish Kumar (...

Second SARS suspect fuels worry in India

After the country reported a new suspected case of the disease fears of the deadly SARS virus grew in India. This happened hours after doctors gave the cleared a woman suspected of being India's first SARS case. In Hyderabed a 48-year-old software worker was immediately admitted to a hospital aft...

Beetroot Juice May Boost Stamina

...daily lives," Jones added. He and his colleagues don't know the exact mechanism that causes nitrate in beetroot juice to increase stamina, but they suspect that nitrate may turn into nitric oxide in the body, leading to a reduction in oxygen uptake and making exercise less tiring. More information ...

What's Lurking in Your Kitchen?

...of-sight areas like the sink's garbage disposer and the microwave." Dellutri's tips for helping maintain a healthy kitchen include: suspect Kitchen Sinks: Disinfecting the sink after washing meats, fruits and vegetables will help prevent germs and bacteria from multiplying on sink surfac...

Sex Hormone Protein May Predict Type 2 Diabetes

...w study finds. The protein, called sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG), regulates the levels of testosterone and estrogen in the blood. Researchers suspect it also plays a role in the development of type 2 diabetes. "Basically, we have identified plasma SHBG as a strong and significant marker for type ...

Sun exposure may trigger certain autoimmune diseases in women

...on and the development of autoimmune diseases and autoantibodies in women," said Miller. "While the causes of autoimmune diseases are not known, we suspect from emerging research that they develop after one or more environmental exposures in genetically susceptible people," said NIEHS Director Linda Birnb...

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

...rinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research. "When we gave the animals fibrate drugs that activated PPAR-alpha, the mice returned to normal, leading us to suspect that fatty acid synthase also was involved in the activation of PPAR-alpha. Although we knew that fibrate drugs would regulate PPAR-alpha, we also kne...

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

... The 328 cases chosen to take part in the study on the diagnostic efficiency of the capsule of the colon complied with the condition of being patients suspect of having lesions in the colon. Doctor Muoz explains that in some cases the presence of a lesion is already known because they have previously been di...

Department of Aging Urges Citizens to Report Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults

..." said Hall. "I urge citizens to check on older relatives and neighbors, be educated about the warning signs of abuse and notify authorities when they suspect that someone is being harmed. Reports can be made confidentially and without fear of reprisal." Abuse can range from physical actions -- such ...

What the Medical Biller Knows (That You Should Know)

...o estimate what your out-of-pocket costs will be for a certain procedure. Buying health care services is often a big-ticket purchase. When you suspect an appointment will get expensive, do your homework. The questions you'll want answers to are similar to the ones you'd ask when buying a new car. Wha...

Rabies: How to Protect Yourself and Your Pets

...ur body fight the virus. Treatment must be given as soon after exposure as possible for the best chance of recovery. If you see an animal you suspect of having rabies, you should call your local health department or animal control agency. These agencies will have ways to safely remove the animal fro...

Cars Are No Place for Kids to Be Alone

...ild in the area is missing, always check your car interior and trunk first, the organization advises. If you spot a child alone in a hot vehicle or suspect hyperthermia, call the police or 911 for help. Warning signs of hyperthermia include skin that is red, hot and moist or dry, a lack of sweating, a str...

A Curse or Two Might Quell the Pain

...ing less anxiety and less fear of the pain, according to the study. Its findings are reported in the Aug. 5 issue of NeuroReport . The researchers suspect the effect was not just because repeating the swear word distracted the students from the pain. Those who swore had increased heart rates, indicating ...

Doctors Talk Frankly About What Encourages and Impedes Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer's

... whom they are a caring, and not their own health needs. If a patient appeared to be functioning well, GPs in this study were less likely to suspect cognitive impairment. GPs reported that a cognitive deficit is more often brought to their attention by a relative or caregiver than by the patient; a...

More Mammograms May Mean More 'Harmless' Cancers

...ases of breast cancer were diagnosed after a regular screening program was put in place than had been diagnosed before. The finding led specialists to suspect that some of the diagnosed tumors would have spontaneously regressed had they not been detected and treated as the result of more rigorous mammography...

UT Southwestern, UT Arlington to develop magnetic surgery tools

... the need for any external incisions. The conceptual advantage of natural orifice surgery is to eliminate surgical scars altogether. Surgeons also suspect that the internal organs perforated during the surgery will heal faster, be less prone to infection and be less painful for patients than external wou...

Migraines Linked to Reduced Breast Cancer Risk

... Researchers suspect estrogen levels play a part in the connection THURSDAY, July 9 ...men who get migraines appear to have a reduced breast cancer risk, but they suspect that hormones, particularly estrogen, are a likely explanation. "It's pr...

With Medicare Plan, Drug Spending May Be Up

... Researchers suspect overuse as a cause, but note that other costs are down WEDNESDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- Older people who signed up for Medicare's pre...

Master Stem Cell for Human Heart Identified

...ther cell of interest, and to test each rigorously in animal models as to which one would have a therapeutic effect," Chien said. The researchers suspect that defects in the decisions of these stem cells could be responsible for various types of congenital heart disease. But there is a danger in usi...

Study examines dietary influences of liver disease

...dy of Liver Diseases (AASLD). The article is also available online at Wiley Interscience ( www.interscience.wiley.com ). There are many reasons to suspect that dietary factors influence the development of hepatic steatosis and its progression to more severe liver disease. First, poor diet may lead to obe...

Metabolic factors may play a role in risk for breast cancer

...vels, and in recent years scientists have proposed that insulin may contribute directly or indirectly to the development of breast cancer. Researchers suspect that the metabolic syndrome could influence the risk for breast cancer by affecting interrelated hormones, such as insulin, estrogen, cytokines and gr...

The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center Says There is No Independence Day for Homeowners in Florida, Texas or Other States With Toxic Chinese Drywall

...coil issues, combined with severe health issues." Texas homeowners who suspect they might have toxic Chinese drywall in their homes should contact the Chi...PA's testing two houses in Florida is joke." Texas homeowners who suspect they have toxic Chinese drywall in their homes should contact the Chinese C...

21st Century Obesity Pandemic Still Suffering From Effects of Tuberculosis Plague of the 1800s

...cells in the visceral organs.    Whenever we deposit fat, the body makes a decision where it should go. Dr. Roth and his colleagues suspect that there are switches that control the travel routes that deposit fat cells. "If we could manipulate the address of the fat cells, we could red...

Drinking Milk in the Morning May Help Stave off Lunchtime Hunger

...earchers found that the milk-drinking adults reported feeling fuller, more satisfied and therefore ate fewer calories at lunch. The researchers suspect that milk's protein content (providing 16% of the daily value per cup), the lactose (the natural sugar in milk) or simply the thickness of the beverag...

Obesity Greatly Raises Endometrial Cancer Risk

... also under 45 at the age of their last menstrual period had about a sixfold increase in risk vs. their normal-weight counterparts. The researchers suspect that a hormonal imbalance, specifically a lack of progesterone, is likely to blame for the increased risk, Thomas said. Dr. Diane Yamada, section c...

Plant communication: Sagebrush engage in self-recognition and warn of danger

...ated with other branches of themselves to avoid being eaten by grasshoppers, Karban said. Although the research is in its early stages, the scientists suspect that the plants warn their own kind of impending danger by emitting volatile cues. This may involve secreting chemicals that deter herbivores or make ...

Protect Your Pets During the Dog (and Cat) Days of Summer

...will be blood red in early stage and turn grey-blue as shock sets in Seizures or coma occur as the brain overheats If you suspect your pet is suffering from heatstroke, cool your pet's head and body with room temperature water and take your pet to the veterinarian immediately. ...

Gene Can Dampen Chemo Drug Effectiveness

...stance to an important chemotherapy drug used to treat breast cancer, new research suggests. Scientists at the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) suspect that the variation in the SOD2 gene affects how a patient responds to cyclophosphamide, an agent used against breast tumors, blood cancers and other m...

Aethlon Medical Releases Shareholder Letter to Discuss the Treatment of Hepatitis-C Virus (HCV)

...rates for both patients new to therapy as well as those who have failed prior therapy." The key phrase in that statement is "no other drug ". I suspect most individuals following the HCV treatment industry are not yet aware of a medical device study that demonstrated the mechanical removal of HCV thro...

Heavy Periods May Be Due to a Clotting Disorder

...se from the university. "When a woman's blood can't clot normally, the most obvious sign is a heavy period." But in many such cases, doctors don't suspect a blood clotting problem. "Sometimes they think hormones are the cause, or fibroids," James said. "In some cases they recommend removal of the uterus ...

Avandia Raises Risk of Heart Failure, Fractures

...sicians are waiting for the results of another trial, known as TIDE, which compares Avandia with Actos, another drug in the same class. "Until then, I suspect that not much will change -- both drugs are contraindicated in heart failure and I doubt that this trial will lead the societies to change their recom...

Asthma rates and where you live

...hildhood are associated with poverty, which may explain why communities with low asthma rates had a greater capacity for economic growth. Researchers suspect that the association between neighborhood stability and asthma may indicate that homes in which residents are less likely to move receive less frequen...

Estrogen linked to lowered immunity in fish

... published study demonstrating control of hepcidin by estrogen in any animal. Besides being an important iron-regulating hormone, researchers also suspect that hepcidin may act as an antimicrobial peptide in mammals, fish and frogs. Antimicrobial peptides are the first line of defense against disease-cau...

Research Finds 'New Crop' of Breast Cancer Genes

...researchers, from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. The blood pressure drug had no effect on tumors lacking the gene. "We suspect our analysis has uncovered a new crop of potentially important breast cancer genes," study author Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan, a pathology professor at the un...

2-drug combination appears safe and active in metastatic kidney cancer

...ond portion of the complex, called TORC2, is unaffected by temsirolimus and continues to promote cell proliferation. Therefore, Plimack and colleagues suspect that blocking TORC2 signaling activity could improve patient outcomes. Bryostatin blocks a downstream effector of TORC2, called protein kinase C. P...

New study indicates that parents' influence on children's eating habits is small

...or interventions targeting parents, those would be more effective when targeted at mothers, minority groups, and as early as possible in childhood. We suspect that the child-parent resemblance in dietary intake may have become weaker over time, due to the growing influence of other factors outside of the fam...
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