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Inflammatory Response Mediated Genetic Variation is Also Important to Detect Atherosclerosis, Heart Disease and Stroke

Inflammatory Response Mediated Genetic Variation is Also Important to Detect Ath Heart disease and strokes are common cardiovascular diseases. They are the third and first top cause of death for both genders Cancer is in-between the two. Forty percent of all deaths, in America, are related to a cardiovascular disease mainly a Heart attack or stroke. About 910,00 people die of cardiovascular diseases each year in America. That is about one death every 35 seconds. It used to be...

Silymarin (Milk Thistle): How Effective and Safe is it?

Silymarin (Milk Thistle): how Effective and Safe is it? Milk thistle extract, an herbal remedy since the times of the ancient Greeks and Romans, is today one of the most popular herbal supplements, with U.S. retail sales of nearly nine million dollars. Benefits of silymarin use before and during toxic insults to the liver, including damage from alcohol; cancer chemotherapy and other drugs; solvents; and mushroom poisoning. Milk thistle, sold as...

Immune System is Vulnerable Due to Ozone Layer Disruption

Immune System is Vulnerable Due to Ozone Layer Disruption The ozone layer is a portion of earth’s atmosphere that contains high levels of ozone. The atmosphere is divided into five layers: the troposphere, the stratosphere, the mesosphere, the thermosphere, and the exosphere. The boundary of the outermost layer, the exosphere, extends roughly to 960-1000 kilometers above the earth. The ozone found in our atmosphere is formed by an interaction between...

Obesity: a Deadly Global Epidemic

Obesity: a Deadly Global Epidemic Some health experts say the world is in the grip of a fat pandemic that threatens to overwhelm every country's health system with diseases such as diabetes and heart disease and shorten the life span of future generations. Obesity is a massive and deadly problem around the world, and exploding numbers of overweight children even could make today's generation the first to die before its parents,...

New Flood-Tolerant Rice Could Relief for WORLD's Poorest Farmers

New Flood-Tolerant rice Could Relief for WORLD's Poorest Farmers A press release issued by EurekAlert says that a gene that enables rice to survive complete submergence has been identified by a team of researchers at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the Philippines and at the University of California's Davis and Riverside campuses. The discovery allows for development of new rice varieties that can withstand flooding, thus overcoming one of...

Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisonings May Occur Even Within Hotels, Motels and Resorts

Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisonings May Occur Even Within Hotels, Motels and Resorts CO has two hundred to three hundred times greater affinity for hemoglobin than that of oxygen It displaces oxygen from its combination with hemoglobin and forms a relatively stable compound known as carboxyhaemoglobin. It thus reduces the oxygen content of the blood, and hence that of the tissues. It acts as a chemical asphyxiant and produces death due to anemic anorexia. CO is a potent cellular...

Source of Pure Honey and Its Natural Remedy

Source of Pure Honey and Its Natural Remedy Source : Honey is a sugar secretion deposited by the honeybees, Apis mellifera Linn, and other species of .Apis in the honeycomb. It must be free from foreign substance, such as parts of insects, leaves, etc., but may contain pollen grains. Order : Hymen optera. Family : Apidae. Habitat: Honey is produced mainly in England, West Indies, California, Canada, Chile and in some parts of Africa....

Toxic Exposures Due to Chemical Pollution have Severe Long Term Effect

Toxic Exposures Due to Chemical Pollution have Severe Long Term Effect Chemicals — both natural and man-made — are everywhere in our environment. People are exposed to so many chemicals and combinations of chemicals that it's nearly impossible to pinpoint one chemical that could have caused an individual's cancer. It's even more daunting when you factor in the nonchemical causes of cancer, such as family history and lifestyle choices. A number of concerns have come...

Mobile Phones Radiofrequency Does not Induce Headaches /BP /or Other Health Risk

Mobile Phones Radiofrequency Does not Induce Headaches /BP /or Other Health Risk The continuing world-wide concerns over EMF, particularly those associated with the rapidly-growing mobile telephone communication systems and from the use of AC electric power.Its goal of uniform international standards for exposure to EMF which identifies knowledge needed for a better assessment of any possible health risks.There is also growing public concern about cell phones and base...

Wear Respirator in Place of Face Masks for Bird Flu Virus Protection

Wear Respirator in Place of Face Masks for Bird Flu Virus Protection While the bird flu can be serious, unless you have household chickens and live in a country where there's an outbreak now, the bird flu probably is not an immediate health threat for you or your family. Experts believe only 160 people have contracted the disease since it was identified as a threat 8 years ago.The pandemic flu virus in humans is most likely to come from a change in the avian flu...

Portable Music Players/iPods May Cause Heart Pacemaker to Malfunction

Portable Music Players/iPods May Cause Heart Pacemaker to Malfunction sometimes the electrical signals flowing through the heart don't "communicate" properly with the heart muscle, and the heart can start beating in an abnormal pattern — an arrhythmia.Heart block is often caused by a congenital heart defect, although it can also result from disease or injury. Heart block happens when electrical impulses can't make their way from the upper to lower chambers of the...

Sedentary Lifestyle Such As Tv Viewing, Ideal Job Have Impact on Blood Glucose Levels

Sedentary Lifestyle Such As Tv Viewing, Ideal Job Have Impact on Blood Glucose L Diabetes arises from lack of insulin-a chemical produced by the pancreas-or from the body's failure to respond to insulin. Insulin removes sugar from the blood and helps transfer it to the tissues. So failure to make or properly use insulin creates excess sugar in the blood. In turn, the excess sugar does cumulative harm, mostly by damaging blood vessels, that can lead to blindness, stroke, or...

New Technique to Distinguish Between Virus and Bacteria Mediated Disease

New Technique to Distinguish Between Virus and Bacteria Mediated Disease Normally, the immune system produces white blood cells and antibodies that fight viruses and bacteria. The infection-fighting cells are called T-cell lymphocytes.When only a few organisms are present on or in a tissue, an infection will not necessarily develop. However, when a critical number is exceeded, it is very likely that the tissue will become infected. For every type of microorganism, the...

Patients Shouldn't Hide Their Alternative Medicines During Taking Trial Medication

Patients Shouldn't Hide Their Alternative Medicines During Taking Trial Medicati In contrast to most drugs that are chemically synthesized and their structure is known, most biologics are complex mixtures that are not easily identified or characterized. Biological products include vaccines, human tissue, blood and blood products. Biologics, including those manufactured by biotechnology, tend to be more heat sensitive and susceptible to microbial contamination than drugs....

Simple Technique to Purify Water, Contaminated By Disaster Like Hurricane Katrina, Flood...

Simple Technique to Purify Water, Contaminated By Disaster Like Hurricane Katrin Water supplies are compromised when infrastructures break down due to hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, power blackouts, or terrorist attacks, all prevalent events around the world in the last several years. Reconstruction efforts require rapid re-establishment of the water supply. Boiling water is impractical if electric and gas utilities have been disrupted, and disinfection of...