Posted on Aug 28, 2007 | Comments 0
- Study: High Fructose Corn Syrup Used In Soda Linked To Diabetes
Soft drinks sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) may contribute to the development of diabetes, particularly in children.
- Disease-Causing Bacteria Found To Have Light-Sensing Ability
The bacteria that cause brucellosis can sense light and use the information to regulate their virulence. Two other bacteria, including a species that attacks plants, sense light using the same type of protein structure, and at least 94 more species possess the code for it in their DNA.
- MRI Helps Find New Abnormality Related To Disease Progression And Disability In Patients With Multiple Sclerosis
Using magnetic resonance (MR) images of the brain, researchers have identified a new abnormality related to disease progression and disability in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).
- The Immune System’s Link To Anthrax
The proteins, called perforins, are related to bacterial toxins that cause diseases such as anthrax, gas gangrene and scarlet fever.
- Circulating Fats Kill Transplanted Pancreas Cells, Study Shows
Dietary restrictions or other strategies that limit fat formation might make pancreatic cell transplants more effective
- Bleeding, Not Inflammation, Is Major Cause Of Early Lung Infection Death
A toxin released by bacteria causes severe bleeding in the lungs by patients with pneumococcal pneumonia. It is the bleeding, not inflammation, which makes the infections deadly.
- Study: Testosterone Pills Could Damage Kidneys
Testosterone supplements may make aging men feel and look better, but the results of a study conducted in rats suggest that it could lead to kidney damage and worsen high blood pressure (hypertension).
- Stopping Statins After Stroke Raises Risk Of Death, Dependency
People who stopped taking cholesterol-lowering drugs after being hospitalized for a stroke are at greater risk of death or dependency within three months of the stroke.
- Smoking Increases Risks For Head And Neck Cancers For Men And Women
Study confirmed strong associations between current and past cigarette smoking and malignancies of the head and neck in both genders.
- Maternal Blood Sugar Linked To Kids’ Obesity Risk
Pregnant women who have above-normal blood sugar levels are twice as likely to have overweight children.
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