New-fangled Study show PET Brain Scans Detect Alzheimer’s Disease Early on

Posted in Brain & Nervous System, Disease & Disorders, Mental health, News No discussion yet on March 19th, 2010

A team of Investigators from the NYU Langone Medical Center stated that their study findings indicate that individuals having a family history of Alzheimer’s disease mostly possess clump-like formations of toxic-natured protein accruement in their brains even despite being in normal health. Study investigators stated that their findings could pave way to novel means of identifying individuals at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease early on when some steps could be taken towards tackling it. Researchers are hopeful that this study outcome could imminently be of great help in lucidly diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease prior to the condition turning symptomatic and when the brain is still in good health and therapies could have the most optimal outcomes. The group of scientists are intent on continually following the entrants of this latest study for observing if they would be developing dementia and would like to duplicate the outcomes in a more large-scaled trial. Numerous research  [...]

Skin Transplant Surgery Proffers Sanguinity to Vitiligo Skin Disorder Patients

Posted in News, Skin No discussion yet on March 18th, 2010

A pioneering trial of its type conducted in the Henry Ford Hospital, U.S., exhibited how skin transplant surgery is an effectual and safe treatment for vitiligo skin disorder. Investigators from Henry Ford Hospital did a follow-up on twenty-three patients with vitiligo skin disorder for nearly 6 months subsequent to skin transplant surgery and observed that the affected skin recovered typically fifty-two percent of its innate skin tone. Among 8 patients having a particular form of vitiligo skin disorder, the area under treatment was able to regain seventy-four percent of its innate skin tone. The skin transplant surgical procedure comprised of employing skin cells derived from body parts that had normal skin pigmentation and relocating them to the affected skin. The procedure is conducted after administering local anesthesia to the patient. Dr. Iltefat Hamzavi, the leading author, chief researcher as well as high-ranking staff doctor from the Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Hospital  [...]

How to Strengthen Immunity of Patients undergoing HIV AIDS Treatment

Posted in News No discussion yet on March 17th, 2010

Researchers from McGill Univ. Health Center and NIH have collaborated together in a study, the findings of which could shortly pave the way to development of the drug arsenal employed for HIV AIDS treatment. The VGTI and Université de Montréal study typifies the key function of duo molecules, namely, IL-10 and PD-1, in manoeuvring the task of CD4/T-helper cells and modifying their capability in combating HIV. Researchers explained how their findings reveal that up-regulation of PD-1 membrane protein occurs all through the HIV infection by discharge of bacterial produce from the stomach which consequently raises the manufacture of IL-10 (cell-derived factor) that cripples the immune system. The scientists believe they are the pioneers in showing that these duo molecules functions in tandem for shutting down the operation of CD4 T-cells among HIV infected people which in turn could bring out breakdown of the immune system and hastened ailment advancement. Scientists pointed out that  [...]

sTMS – Novel handy Gadget for Migraine Headache Relief

Posted in News No discussion yet on March 15th, 2010

A latest study outcome indicates that sTMS could provide relief from migraine headache among those suffering from migraine with aura. A convenient contrivance which employs magnetic pulses for zapping pain holds immense potential as a new-fangled treatment for those ailing from a prevalent form of migraine. In comparison to the patients that were given placebo treatments, a larger number of patients that underwent treatment with the investigational gadget, called as sTMS or single-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation found relief from migraine headache soon after 2 hours of use. The American Headache Society has estimated that nearly thirty-five million people from the United States have migraines and nearly twenty to thirty percent of them experienced headaches which normally occurred following ocular or other sensory caveat indicators. Medical terminology for this condition is known as migraine with aura, aura-linked caveat signs could comprise of witnessing blinking lights or  [...]

Nutritional Supplements: Which One Actually Works?

Posted in News No discussion yet on March 12th, 2010

Greenland’s residents, the Inuits have been atypically known to develop cardiovascular ailments despite consumption of high-fatty dietetic intake comprising of meats from seals and whale blubbers. The blood samples of those Inuits residing in Greenland revealed presence of omega-3 fatty acids especially present in the salmons they regularly consume as their staple diet. Unearthing this piece of information lead to a steady influx of studies suggesting that oily fish and fish oil capsules consumption could safeguard the cardiovascular system. Mackerels, sardine and salmons have such essential fats that the body is incapable of producing on its own. The duo essential fats are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Investigators are still in the process of analysing all their diverse outcomes. However, these essential fats have been known to decrease fatty substances in the blood stream known as triglycerides and function as a mild blood thinning agent. By the process  [...]

FDA Consent for Replacement Treatment in Gaucher Disease

Posted in News No discussion yet on March 11th, 2010

VPRIV or Velaglucerase alfa for injection has received the U.S.FDA (Food and Drug Administration) nod for treating of rare inborn neurological disorder known as Gaucher disease. The lately accepted therapy is known to replace the deficient enzyme, glucocerebrosidase typically noted in individuals having the most form of the disorder, Type 1 Gaucher disease. The FDA agency stated that there was a dearth of an older type of replacement treatment for the disease. The safety and efficacy quotient of VPRIV was assessed in clinical studies that enrolled 82 individuals from age of four till elderly people having Type 1 Gaucher disease. VPRIV created in the Shire Human Genetic Therapies company in Massachusetts has some prevalent associated side-effects like giddiness, abdominal, joint and back pains, weariness, allergic reactions, drawn out blood clotting and fever. Gaucher disease is an atypical heritable metabolic disorder affecting barely one in fifty thousand individuals wherein detrimental  [...]

Colloidal Silver 101

Posted in News No discussion yet on March 9th, 2010

Colloidal Silver is an innate antibiotic with virus and fungus combating properties since use for the past seven to eight decades. A cost-effective, internal or external use antibiotic and is an ideal choice for those individuals who have become resistant to antibiotics. Outcomes of a 1970-conducted study by a physician Robert Becker for re-generation of limb, organ and spinal cord found that silver encouraged bone development alongside annihilating detrimental bacteria in adjacent areas. Further research showed that colloidal silver was an able broad-spectrum anti-microbial and effectively obliterated infections like typhoid, staph, strep, conjunctivitis, urinary tract and wound infections, anthrax among several others. It has the reputation to be helpful in a number of ailments like malaria, cancer, AIDS, athlete’s foot, herpes, prostatis and shingles. Due to its germ-obliterating properties it is at times employed in bandaging for preventing infections and it has additionally been  [...]

New Cabazitaxel Drug Improves Life Expectancy in Advanced Prostate Cancer Patients

Posted in Cancer, Disease & Disorders, News No discussion yet on March 5th, 2010

A new-fangled chemotherapy drug, cabazitaxel by Sanofi-Aventis, shows potential in improving life expectancy among men having advanced prostate cancer, as a final recourse in a clinical study. Men, in whom cancer had metastasized beyond the prostate gland, generally undergo treatment with medications intended on reducing testosterone being produced in the body, a hormone which believed to be feeding cancer spread. However, when such treatment is unsuccessful, then the sole accepted choice presently is Taxotere, a chemotherapy drug that has frequently been observed to not succeed. Cabazitaxel was tested during a large-scaled study involving 755 males from twenty-six countries having cancer in a continual state of progression in spite of being administered Taxotere. In that study, half of those men who were administered cabazitaxel (intravenous administration in three weekly interval) survived a median of over fifteen months in comparison to the around thirteen months in those males who  [...]

Avandia – Common Confounding FAQs Resolved

Posted in News No discussion yet on March 4th, 2010

Storm rages high over medication Avandia and its likely connections to cardiovascular problems. The recent news has raised enormous doubts amongst Avandia users. Below mentioned are prevalent queries regarding the drug, inclusive of what must or must not be done in case of those people who take Avandia. What are the worries regarding Avandia and cardiovascular safety? According to record study backed by GSK, Avandia appeared to raise the chances of cardiac failure among particular patients; however the study failed to detect any additional risk of cardiac attack or fatality. This finding is disparate to a few, though not all trials. Outcomes of a meta-study conducted in 2007 elicited a bout of apprehensions regarding Avandia, indicated that those individuals who took Avandia were at a greater likelihood of suffering from heart attack and fatality due to heart causes. A trial conducted during the end of 2009 showed that the chance of fatality and heart attack in older age group diabetic  [...]

Male Anti-aging Quest Transcends New Boundaries

Posted in News No discussion yet on March 3rd, 2010

Despite male anti-aging remedies of hot tub, surgical intervention and Advil do seem to suffice many, yet there are others who venture even further. However, a Las-Vegas based private-owned age-management company, Cenegenics promises to fine tune an aging body in spite of worn out parts. Their anti-aging mantra is belligerent therapy involving metabolism tweaking. At a yearly expenditure of nearly ten thousand dollars, majority of which the insurance providers do not cover – those males striving at counteracting the caustic outcomes of ageing have to adhere to the below mentioned steps that are part of their age-management program. Daily healthful intake of prescribed amounts of calcium, co-enzyme Q10 (CoQ10) tablets, an anti-oxidant melatonin, fish oil, vitamin D, fruit extract of saw palmetto and dehydroepiandrosterone (the system’s most copious steroid). Low-glycemic index diets, jogging, weight lifting are advised. An intramuscular testosterone shot (instead of the ingconsumer-friendly  [...]

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