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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 8, 2010 Skip Content Marketing Discovery to Advance HIV Vaccine Design, Antibody Therapy for Other Diseases Scientists have discovered two potent human antibodies that can stop more than 90 percent of known global HIV strains from infecting human cells in the laboratory, and have demonstrated how one of these disease-fighting proteins accomplishes this feat.
This fire-and-brimstone guide to heart health cleverly warns you of the cardiac dangers of the age-old Seven Deadly Sins. Greed, Envy, Gluttony, Sloth, Wrath, Pride, and Lust are each reevaluated in the light of heart disease prevention. Each sin against the heart is connected to direct negative consequences that can literally be deadly, from building up plaque in the arteries to causing stress, obesity, and the dismissal of warning signs. Heart disease can happen to anyone, but by keeping in mind the Seven Deadly Sins of Heart Disease and faithfully upholding the tenets of good cardiovascular health, you may be able to save your heart from a terrible end.
With healthcare a pressing issue, prices going up, and cures in short supply, more and more people are turning away from their medicine cabinets and to their pantries and gardens for remedies. And they are experiencing a certain amount of success. Whether looking to help a stuffy nose or something more serious, the answer can be as close as an arm’s reach away with a look at these 100 healthy remedies that are right in your home. Common Healthy Remedies That Are Right In Your Home
A team of researchers, led by King's College London and the University of Oxford, have found that a gene linked to type 2 diabetes and cholesterol levels is in fact a 'master regulator' gene, which controls the behaviour of other genes found within fat in the body. As fat plays a key role in susceptibility to metabolic diseases such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes, this study highlights the regulatory gene as a possible target for future treatments to fight these diseases. Published today in Nature Genetics , the study was one part of a large multi-national collaboration funded by the Wellcome Trust, known as the MuTHER study. It involves researchers from King's College London, University of Oxford, The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, and the University of Geneva.
From what you eat to how you live, it is the little things you do that add years to your life. Consider this: In the 20th century, the average life expectancy shot up 30 years—the greatest gain in 5,000 years of human history. And this: Centenarians—folks who make it into the triple digits—aren't such an exclusive club anymore, increasing 51% from 1990 to 2000. How to account for these dramatic leaps?
Zeta-Jones treated for bipolar disorder Bipolar disorder is a complex condition that isn't easy to categorize Left untreated, bipolar disorder tends to worsen over time Men and women are equally likely to have bipolar disorder Catherine Zeta Jones has checked herself into a mental health facility for treatment of bipolar II disorder, her rep confirmed to CNN on Wednesday. The 41-year-old actress has been by husband Michael Douglas' side since his treatment for throat cancer last fall. ( Health.com ) -- Although the symptoms of bipolar disorder can vary significantly from person to person, mental health professionals have identified four main subtypes of the illness that together are referred to as bipolar spectrum disorders: bipolar I, bipolar II, bipolar not otherwise specified, and cyclothymia. Factors that differentiate the types of bipolar include the duration and intensity of the mood swings.
Kenji Aoki for The New York Times What the average American consumes in added sugars: Lustig is a specialist on pediatric hormone disorders and the leading expert in childhood obesity at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, which is one of the best medical schools in the country. He published his first paper on childhood obesity a dozen years ago, and he has been treating patients and doing research on the disorder ever since. The viral success of his lecture, though, has little to do with Lustig’s impressive credentials and far more with the persuasive case he makes that sugar is a “toxin” or a “poison,” terms he uses together 13 times through the course of the lecture, in addition to the five references to sugar as merely “evil.”