Study of the Liver (EASL) further confirms that nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and its most severe form, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), are associated with the metabolic syndrome and pose an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
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Pneumonia is back in focus today as known comedian Kenneth keith Kallenbach diet of pneumonia today in a Chester County, Pennsylvania hospital.
Tuberculosis has long been one of the world's great killers.
FDA has issued approval to UCB Inc's new drug Cimzia for Crohn's disease treatment, but the agency has also reported serious adverse side effects.
Researchers are developing a novel approach to screen for drugs to combat neurodegenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, using yeast cells.
Naturally elevated levels of the antioxidant urate may slow the progression of Parkinson's disease in men. Researchers from the MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease (MGH-MIND) and Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) examined data from an earlier study and found that, among recently diagnosed Parkinson's patients, those with the highest urate levels had a significantly slower rate of disease progression during the two-year study period.
Isis Pharmaceuticals presented the results of two studies designed to assess the impact of lowering apoB-100 on atherosclerosis at the 2008 ATVB Conference.
People exposed to formaldehyde - a chemical used mostly in household products - have increased risk for developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease.
A new oral drug - fingolimod (FTY720) - effectively reduced relapse rates of multiple sclerosis patients in a clinical trial.
The Department of Health is urging people living and holidaying in WA's north to take extra care against mosquito bites due to the increased risk of mosquito-borne viruses in the Kimberley and Pilbara regions.
NOLabs AB has achieved another important milestone in the development of a new preventive therapy against urinary tract infection, UTI.
It is commonly known that many children get facial rashes, while teenagers tend to have acne - but as a person ages, their skin is supposed to clear up.
Mass. General and Harvard study may lead to new treatment for Parkinson's Disease as the findings show that the elevated urate levels may slow the progression of Parkinson's disease.
Several variations within the same gene act together to raise the risk of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Neurons grafted into the brain of a patient with Parkinson's disease fourteen years ago have developed Lewy body pathology, the defining pathology for the disease.
Using a rodent model of epilepsy, researchers found one of the body's own neurotransmitters released during seizures, glutamate, turns on a signaling pathway in the brain that increases production of a protein that could reduce medication entry into the brain.
State health officials in Kenya issued an alert Thursday after an outbreak of cholera killed over 60 people in the last five months. All health personnel have been advised to actively monitor patients with diarrhea, and the government issued a ban on preparing and eating food in public gatherings.
Narcolepsy remains underdiagnosed and undertreated even though this neurologic dysfunction is better understood and the available treatment options have increased in the last decade.
Science Magazine publishes Cleveland BioLabs breakthrough paper on Protectan CBLB502's radioprotective activity.
Crucell presents a progress update and immunology data from a Phase I Ad35 tuberculosis vaccine study. The study, conducted in Worcester, South Africa and launched in May 2007, is the second phase I study in a current series of three and has revealed promising results.
Highest CD8 immune responses ever in a TB vaccine study
Despite a high coverage rate with two doses of mumps-containing vaccine, a large mumps outbreak occurred, characterized by two-dose vaccine failure, particularly among midwestern college-age adults who probably received the second dose as schoolchildren.
The study says transplanted Dopamine cells are affected by the Parkinson's Disease process, thus having groundbreaking implications for the future of transplantation and stem cell therapies as a treatment for Parkinson's disease.
Scientists may be one step closer to a simple blood test that could diagnose coronary artery disease.
Researchers have identified a mechanism controlling multidrug resistance in fungi.
A new Mayo Clinic study finds that patients who are 50 or older and take multiple immunosuppressive medications for inflammatory bowel disease have a higher risk for developing infections. The study is published in this month's issue of Gastroenterology.
Shire Pharmaceuticals launched On Track, an innovative program designed to improve adherence to disease management regimens among chronic kidney disease (CKD) Stage 5 patients with hyperphosphatemia.
A device that catches bits of plaque and blood clot that break loose during percutaneous coronary intervention has failed to show that it can reduce rates of major cardiovascular complications in patients with acute coronary syndromes, a condition that encompasses unstable angina and a type of heart attack.
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