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2014-04-08 23:25:29

Routine screening for dementia is currently not recommended for people without symptoms. Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Millions of American women have routine mammograms and colonoscopies to detect breast and colorectal cancer early, when they're most treatable. So why don't they also get periodically tested for memory loss or a decline in thinking skills? The April 2014 issue of the Harvard Women's Health Watch explores and explains the recent U.S. Preventive Services...

2014-04-08 16:24:04

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Jefferson County deer tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease according to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today, marking the seventh case in a captive or wild deer since 2012. The five-year-old white-tailed deer died on a Reynoldsville deer farm and tested positive for the disease at the Pennsylvania Veterinary Laboratory in Harrisburg. That farm and the Walnutport, Northampton County, farm where the deer...

2014-04-08 12:59:57

Penn medical ethicist: Presymptomatic diagnosis will alter life with a 'brain at risk' How will we, as individuals, and a society, live with brains at risk for Alzheimer's disease dementia? As part of Health Affairs' April issue, a theme issue focusing on Alzheimer's, a neurodegenerative disease ethicist and clinician with the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania offers keen observations to help navigate ethically-charged points on the course of the disease...

2014-04-08 10:51:48

A new study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center reviews research that suggests that the risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease among older African Americans may be two to three times greater than in the non-Hispanic white population and that they differ from the non-Hispanic white population in risk factors and disease manifestation. The study results will be published in the April 7 issue of Health Affairs. “The older African American population is growing at a rapid...

2014-04-08 08:29:10

Celebrating Monica's Contributions in Memoriam WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LUNGevity Foundation announces Monica Barlow, formerly director of public relations for the Baltimore Orioles, as the April LUNGevity Hero for her contributions to the fight against lung cancer. An advocate for lung cancer research through her work with LUNGevity for more than four years, Monica was a vital voice for the lung cancer community. Her death in February saddened the lung cancer...

2014-04-07 23:28:16

Award-Winning Book – "Map of the Spirit" – Reveals Role Spirituality Plays in Curing Disease San francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 A newly-published book – “Map of the Spirit: Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spirit” – by Dr. Michael F. Cantwell, M.D., MPH, cites actual cases of how spirituality can play a key role in helping patients overcome physical and psychological disease. Dr. Cantwell, an integrative/holistic physician who practices at Rising Phoenix...

2014-04-07 16:25:47

RnRMarketResearch.com adds "Alzheimer's Pipeline Drugs Review, Alzheimer's Disease Drug Market & Forecast - Global Analysis" to its store. DALLAS, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Alzheimer's disease drug market is on the curvature stage. Since 2003, there is not any single "magic bullet" launched in the market to prevent or cure it. However, all current marketed products are going to be generic in the next 3-4 years. There are high unmet medical needs. The current unmet needs...

2014-04-07 16:03:04

Some three billion base pairs make up the human genome—the floor plan of life. In 2003, the Human Genome Project announced the successful decryption of this code, a tour de force that continues to supply a stream of insights relevant to human health and disease. Nevertheless, the primary actors in virtually all life processes are the proteins coded for by DNA sequences known as genes. For a broad spectrum of diseases, proteins can yield far more compelling revelations than may be gleaned...

2014-04-07 13:39:11

Death is not distributed equally around the world. In high-income countries, people typically die in old age of chronic diseases such as cancer or cardiovascular problems. In low-income countries, death comes primarily from infectious and perinatal diseases, and strikes at a young age. But despite massive international efforts to improve global health, a new analysis of nearly 4 million scientific articles finds that research is disproportionately focused on diseases that primarily afflict...

WHO Reports On Ebolavirus, Emergency Response And Disease Transmission
2014-04-07 11:00:20

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As of April 4, the Ministry of Health of Guinea has reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) 143 clinically compatible cases of infection from Ebolavirus disease (EVD). Of these, 54 have been laboratory confirmed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The total number of deaths associated with this outbreak stands at 86 – a case fatality rate of about 60 percent – of which sixteen have been lab-confirmed as EVD deaths, 65...


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Marfan's Syndrome
2013-07-19 15:22:33

Marfan's syndrome is a genetic disorder of the connective tissue that causes excessively tall stature and long extremities. It is carried by the gene FBN1, which encodes the connective protein fibrillin-1, and is a dominant trait. The human genetic makeup contains a pair of FBN1 genes, so because of its dominance, inheriting one affected FBN1 gene from either parent will result in Marfan's syndrome. It effects both males and females, and has no ethnic bias. It was named after Antoine Marfan,...

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2011-04-28 18:03:11

Yersinia enterocolitica is a species of gram-negative coccobacillus-shaped bacterium, belonging to the family Enterobacteriaceae. Infection from Yersinia enterocolitica causes the zoonotic disease yersiniosis. Most infected animals recover from the disease and become asymptomatic carriers. Acute infections lead to mild self-limiting entero-colitis or terminal ileitis in humans. Symptoms include watery or bloody diarrhea and fever. After oral uptake it replicates in the terminal ileum and...

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2011-04-15 15:38:47

Helicobacter pylori is a Gram-negative, microaerophilic bacterium that can inhabit various areas of the stomach, particularly the antrum. It causes low-level inflammation of the stomach lining and is linked to gastric ulcers and stomach cancer. Out of those infected, 80%, are asymptomatic. It was initially named Campyloacter pyloridis and then renamed C. pylori to correct the Latin grammar error. It was later placed in the genus, Helicobacter. Over 50% of the population has H. pylori in...

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2011-04-15 14:02:16

Clostridium perfringens (formerly known as C. welchii) is a Gram-positive, rod-shaped, anaerobic, spore-forming bacterium of the genus Clostridium. It is always present in nature and is a normal component of decaying vegetation, marine sediment, the intestinal tract of humans, other vertebrates, insects, and soil. It can be a human pathogen and also harmlessly ingested. Commonly it is encountered in infections as a component of the normal flora where it takes a minor role in the disease....

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2011-03-04 17:45:07

Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus (ZYMV) is an aphid-borne potyvirus and is regarded as a major pathogen of cucurbits. It affects pumpkins, squashes, vegetable marrows, courgettes, melons, watermelons, cucumbers, gherkins, and various gourds especially zucchinis. The effects are severe leaf mosaic, yellowing and eventually the leaves show "shoestring" symptoms. Fruits can become stunted, twisted and deformed by raised protuberances, which make them unmarketable. Infection may be spread through...

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