Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Studying The Effect Of Stem Cell Therapy On Cancer

Injection of human stem cells into mice with tumors slowed down tumor growth, finds research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Stem Cell Research & Therapy. Human mesenchymal stem cells (MSC), isolated from bone marrow, caused changes in blood vessels supplying the tumor, and it is this modification of blood supply which seems to impact tumor growth. The use of stem cells in treating cancer has been controversial, with some studies finding that stem cells force tumors to enter programmed cell death... via Health News from Medical News Today Read More Here..

Health Insurance: Let It Not Drain Your Wealth

When you have enough wealth accompanied by health problems - which will slowly corrode your wealth with medical expenses. You can take care of your health with a healthy and stress free lifestyle, but at the same time invest in a good health insurance. Through insurance plans and benefit policies, like a critical illness cover. These are not, as most people think as "only either one". Rather you need to take into account your age, health condition and ...

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Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency is an inherited disorder that impacts the lung and liver. Mutations in the SERPINA1 gene cause this condition.

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70+ age group to be vaccinated against shingles from this autumn

Study Says Young Obesity Doubles Death Risk Before 55

According to a recent study, men who are obese in their early 20s are twice to die before reaching the age of 55. Writing in the journal BMJ Open, a team of researchers reported on a 33-year study of 6,500 Danish men who were 22 years old in 1955. Of the group, 1.5 percent or 97 were obese when they registered -- which means they had a weight-to-height ratio (body mass index or BMI) of 30 or more, said the study authors. Most of the ...

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Obama administration simplifies health care form

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first draft was as mind-numbing and complex as tax forms. Now the Obama administration is unveiling a simplified application for health insurance benefits under the federal health care overhaul. via Health News Headlines - Yahoo! News Read More Here..

Shingles jab for people in their 70s

People in their 70s across the UK will be routinely vaccinated against shingles from September 2013. via BBC News - Health Read More Here..

Review Finds No Benefit of Evening Primrose Oil for Treating Eczema

Evening primrose oil and borage oil provide no benefits for people with eczema compared with placebo, says Cochrane review. Atopic eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is an itchy skin condition with no known cure. Usually emerging in childhood, it affects about 10 to 20% of school age children, who may suffer with tight, red, painful skin, sleepless nights and low self-esteem due to appearance, itching and scratching. For around 60% of people, the disorder ...

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Key Mechanism for a Common Form of Alzheimer's Disease Discovered

A network of genes involved in the inflammatory response in the brain has been discovered by a team of scientists. The findings, published online today in the journal iCell/i, provide new understanding of key pathways and genes involved in Late Onset Alzheimer's Disease (LOAD) and valuable insights to develop potential therapies for the disease. To date, scientists have been challenged in understanding LOAD, the most common form of AD. Despite decades of ...

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