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Copper Implicated as a Possible Cause of Alzheimer’s Disease

Jessica BermanScientists say copper may contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease, a degenerative brain disorder that causes dementia and eventually death. Alzheimer’s disease is a leading cause of dementia worldwide in people ages 65 and older. According to the organization Alzheimer's Disease International, almost 36 million people were living with dementia globally in 2010, and the number is projected to rise to 115 million by 2050. Alzheimer’s is caused by the toxic accumulation of a protein called amyloid beta. Amyloid beta forms plaques in the brain that are the hallmark of the disease. But the mechanism underlying the collection…
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Scientists Seek to Renew Controversial Bird Flu Research

VOA News, Research scientists who sparked global alarm in 2011 with a laboratory-grown strain of bird flu, are seeking to try such experiments again with a new strain that has killed at least 43 people in China this year.The proposal for research came Wednesday in an open letter from 22 prominent influenza researchers, stressing the need for new studies on the H7N9 virus that first appeared in March in eastern China.The letter, published in the research journal Nature, and separately in Science, comes a day after Chinese scientists reported the first probable case of person-to-person transmission of the H7N9 virus.The 2011…
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Stem Cells From Urine May Treat Human Diseases

Jessica BermanResearchers have isolated stem cells from urine as the latest potential source of treatment for human diseases. Investigators say using urine to collect and cultivate these master cells is easy and involves minimal processing.Using proteins known as growth factors, researchers can manipulate stem cells - or master cells - to grow into any tissue in the body. Therapy using stem cells from a patient’s own body is desirable because it does not cause immune rejection, as can happen with tissues and organs from donors. Currently, most scientists use a complicated process to engineer regular skin and blood cells into…
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Early Treatment for HIV Can Save Millions of Lives

  Lisa Schlein GENEVA — The World Health Organization says early treatment for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, can save millions of lives. WHO is issuing new treatment guidelines for people infected with HIV as a major international AIDS Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia gets under way. The World Health Organization reports earlier antiretroviral therapy - ART - could avert an additional 3 million deaths and prevent 3.5 million more new HIV infections between now and 2025. WHO says recent evidence indicates that treating people with HIV earlier, with safe, affordable and easier-to-manage medicines will help them live longer,…
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Researchers Find Genes Linked to Alzheimer’s

  Art Chimes ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI — Scientists at a U.S. university have identified genes linked to Alzheimer’s Disease. The discovery could help researchers develop new drugs against the debilitating brain malady. As life expectancy increases around the world, more and more people survive into their 70s, 80s, and beyond, when the memory loss, personality changes, and other signs of Alzheimer’s develop. The “gold standard” for Alzheimer’s diagnosis has long been something visible only in an autopsy - characteristic deposits in the brain known as plaques and tangles. The plaques are clumps of a protein called beta amyloid. The tangles…
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WHO: High Blood Pressure a Silent Killer

  Lisa Schlein GENEVA — The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than one in three adults, or about one billion people, is affected by high blood pressure. To mark World Health Day (Sunday, April 7), WHO is promoting the many steps people can take to reduce the risk of dying prematurely from what it calls a silent killer. WHO Director-General Margaret Chan led a tribute today to celebrate the founding of the World Health Organization on April 7, 1948. Every year, World Health Day marks this event by highlighting a public health issue. This year’s theme is hypertension,…
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Fibromyalgia and the chronic fatigue syndrome

 Omrit Ben Sira Israel, Each and every one of us has a rationed allowance of daily energy. This allowance equals to the total energy required to maintain our body's basic functions and carry our daily tasks. The sense of fatigue serves as a natural regulator used to manage and maintain that energy. When we feel exhausted we pause and allow our body to recover and renew its energy reservoir with fresh and available energy. BMR – Basal Metabolic Rate The basal metabolic rate relays on the amount of calories required to maintain our body's essential functions, such as our heart…
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Tracking trauma in the brain

  Locating areas of the brain vulnerable to the effects of stress can lead to better outcomes for post-traumatic stress disorder, say Israeli researchers.       By Rivka Borochov Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a huge risk for first responders like emergency medical technicians, police officers and firefighters. They deal with horrific scenes of disaster that most of us only watch in Hollywood movies. Though PTSD is a poorly understood condition with no methodologies for long-term care, help is on the way from Israel for better prediction of susceptibility -- and therefore better treatment for each individual. Professors Talma…
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Death Toll Rises in US Meningitis Outbreak

  VOA News U.S. federal health officials say 11 people have now died from a rare fungal meningitis outbreak linked to steroid injections. Updating its figures Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 119 cases of meningitis associated with the deadly outbreak. The CDC says 13,000 people in 23 states may have been injected with the contaminated steroid suspected of causing the outbreak. But officials say they do not know how many people will actually become sick. Patients injected with the steroid for back pain are in the greatest danger, while the CDC says those who received the…
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