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Alzheimer's Disease Linked To Mitochondrial Damage

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have demonstrated that attacks on the mitochondrial protein Drp1 by the free radical nitric oxide -- which causes a chemical reaction called S-nitrosylation -- mediates neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer's...

Use Of Light In Medical Therapy

11 years ago from Science Daily

A new study emerging practice of drug delivery systems which use the application of light to activate medications in the body.

Food safety reform is on the table again

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

The pistachio warning, coming not long after the peanut product recall, may lead to legislative changes. ...

Health choices predict cancer survival

11 years ago from

Head and neck cancer patients who smoked, drank, didn't exercise or didn't eat enough fruit when they were diagnosed had worse survival outcomes than those with better health habits, according...

Recipes for Health: Bruschetta With Arugula, Tuna and Beans

11 years ago from NY Times Health

This bruschetta is a little like a chopped Niçoise salad on a piece of toast. I used leftover grilled tuna the first time I made it. Canned tuna works just...

New Studies Examine Elimination Of Hepatitis B And C

11 years ago from Science Daily

Two new studies explore the ways that hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus can be cleared from patients' bodies.

Vital Signs: Regimens: Creepy, Maybe, but It Seems to Work

11 years ago from NY Times Science

Leg ulcers are notoriously difficult to treat, but a new study suggests that patients may benefit from live maggots.

Vital Signs: Prevention: One Drink a Day Tied to Lower Death Risk

11 years ago from NY Times Science

For people over 55, there may be benefits in a daily cocktail.

Cases: Comforter and Comforted in an Unfolding Mystery

11 years ago from NY Times Science

In a bedside companion, a human story beyond illness and treatment.

Treating an Illness Is One Thing. What About a Patient With Many?

11 years ago from NY Times Science

Treating multimorbidity -- when people suffer from multiple health conditions -- is a growing challenge for doctors.

FDA notes heart events, tumors with Novo drug

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Federal health officials say a potential blockbuster diabetes drug from Novo Nordisk appears to work. But they say questions remain about its effect on the heart and...

UW-Madison study reveals new options for people with PKU

11 years ago from

For people with the genetic condition known as phenylketonuria (PKU), diet is a constant struggle. They can eat virtually no protein, and instead get their daily dose of this key...

Mutations within a conservative region of HCV affects the therapy

11 years ago from

At least 200 million individuals are currently infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) worldwide. Approximately 30%-50% of patients respond to interferon/ribavirin combination therapy. Response to interferon therapy depends mainly on...

A new molecular marker of gastric cancer

11 years ago from

Gastric cancer (GC) is one of the most common malignancies in the world with a high incidence and death rate. TNM staging system is used worldwide to predict prognosis and...

Melatonin may be served as a potential anti-fibrotic drug

11 years ago from

In China, the incidence of liver cirrhosis is still high. Liver cirrhosis results from fibrosis. If treated properly at fibrosis stage, cirrhosis can be prevented. However, no effective antifibrosis drugs...

Is transforming growth factor-beta involved in intestinal wound healing?

11 years ago from

Migration of colonic lamina propria fibroblasts (CLPF) plays an important role during the progression of fibrosis and fistulae in Crohn's disease. Transforming growth factor- beta (TGF- beta) is involved in...

The clinical availability of CT colonography

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Computed tomographic (CT) colonography allows the visualisation of extracolonic organs, thereby permitting the detection of potentially significant pathologies beyond the colon. Extracolonic lesions are found in 15%-85% of cases, with...

Mice And Humans Should Have More In Common In Clinical Trials

11 years ago from Science Daily

Just as no two humans are the same, scientists have shown treating mice more as individuals in laboratory testing cuts down on erroneous results and could significantly reduce the cost...

Super-chemo targets cancer spreading to the liver

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Bill Darker grinned as he headed into the operating room for a dramatic experiment: A super-high dose of chemotherapy dripped directly into his cancer-ridden liver, 10 times...

Obesity Drug by Arena Has an Effect, but a Limited One

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Producing results it said would be good enough for regulatory approval, Arena Pharmaceuticals said its experimental obesity drug had succeeded in its first late-stage clinical trial.

Why Some People Shake Off The Flu In A Couple Of Days, While Others Suffer Longer, Or Die

11 years ago from Science Daily

For some people it is a certainty: as soon as the annual flu season gets underway, they are sure to go down with it. It is little comfort to know...

Coenzyme Rare To Bacteria Critical To Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Survival

11 years ago from Science Daily

Coenzyme F420 is common in archaea, some of which thrive in extreme environments, but rare in bacteria. However, it also helps the bacterium that causes tuberculosis to survive the defenses...

Combination Of Very Low LDL And Normal Systolic Blood Pressure Attenuate Coronary Artery Disease

11 years ago from Science Daily

New data show that patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) who achieve very low levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol along with normal systolic blood pressure have the slowest progression...

MLA fighting for out-of-province medical funding

11 years ago from CBC: Health

A Liberal MLA is vowing to continue his battle to help families with children who need out-of-province medical treatment.

Students given suspension notices for not getting booster shots

11 years ago from CBC: Health

A southern Ontario health unit has sent suspension notices to 749 high school students who have not received their vaccination booster shots.

No one wants Quebec's limited private health insurance

11 years ago from CBC: Health

More than two years after Quebec legalized private medical coverage for select surgeries, the insurance industry says it has not sold a single policy.

Cancer deaths rise, cardiovascular deaths drop: StatsCan

11 years ago from CBC: Health

The number of deaths in Canada caused by major cardiovascular disease has been declining just as the number of deaths caused by cancer has been increasing, according to Statistics Canada,...