disease severity

Tai chi can help heart failure patients


April 26th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) The ancient Chinese exercise of tai chi can perk up mood and prospects of patients with chronic heart failure."Preliminary evidence suggests that meditative exercise may have ... Read more...

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Asthmatic kids experience premature loss of lung function later in life


January 19th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have found that severe asthma in early childhood may lead to premature loss of lung function during adolescence and more serious ... Read more...

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Protein involved in cystic fibrosis linked to chronic lung diseases


December 30th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): A research team at Johns Hopkins Children's Center has found that a protein involved in cystic fibrosis (CF) also regulates inflammation and cell death in emphysema and may ... Read more...

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COPD could be an auto-immunity problem


November 20th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): A new study has found that moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) could be an auto-immunity problem.The researchers from Spain studied the presence of auto-antibodies in ... Read more...

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Cholesterol-lowering statins ‘kill bacteria’


November 18th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A recent clinical research suggests that statins, widely prescribed for their cholesterol-lowering properties, can reduce the risk of severe bacterial infections such as pneumonia and sepsis.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Bone marrow cancer drug could be used to treat rheumatoid arthritis


November 4th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): A new study has found that a drug that is used to treat bone marrow cancer could also provide a promising treatment for rheumatoid arthritis (RA).The study conducted ... Read more...

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Anxiety ridden heart patients face higher death risk


July 6th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) Does anxiety expose heart patients to higher risk of stroke, heart failure and death? The answer is yes, of course, but researchers in the Netherlands have now quantified ... Read more...

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Active lifestyle may help improve COPD patients’ day-to-day function


May 17th, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 17 (ANI): An active lifestyle is crucial for day-to-day function in chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) patients, says a new study.Inactivity is known to be associated with a decrease in ... Read more...

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Even mild kidney disease deteriorates a child’s quality of life


January 28th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Even mild to moderate kidney disease could have grave negative effects on a child's quality of life, according to research led by Johns Hopkins Children's Center.The new finding ... Read more...

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Home-based UVB therapy for psoriasis as safe as hospital treatment


May 8th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 08 (ANI): Treating psoriasis patients with ultraviolet B (UVB) at home is as effective and as safe as conventional hospital based phototherapy, a new study has found.The findings also showed ... Read more...

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Acutely ill patients have low vitamin D levels


May 2nd, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 2 (IANS) A group of scientists has observed that very sick patients tend to have severely low levels of vitamin D. Recently, Vitamin D has been recognised for its diverse ... Read more...

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Vitamin D deficiency causes problems for acutely ill patients


May 1st, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 1 (ANI): Australian scientists have observed that very sick patients tend to have very low levels of Vitamin D.The sicker they are, the lower the levels, the group of ... Read more...

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Immune cell subset behind onset and course of severe malaria


April 24th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): A subset of immune cells could make malaria patients vulnerable towards contracting the severe form of the disease and suffer worse symptoms, according to a new study.Researchers, led ... Read more...

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New biomarker that may help predict leukemia aggressiveness identified


April 20th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Scientists from University of California, San Diego and the Moores UCSD Cancer Centre have identified a biomaker that may help predict aggressiveness of difficult-to-treat form of leukaemia.The research ... Read more...

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Psoriasis patients at increased heart disease, diabetes risk


March 8th, 2009 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): People with severe psoriasis are at an increased risk of developing serious medical conditions, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes, says a dermatologist from University of Pennsylvania.He has ... Read more...

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Gene that modifies severity of cystic fibrosis lung disease identified


March 4th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4 (ANI): Scientists from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Centre have identified a gene that appears to play a critical role in severity of lung disease in people with ... Read more...

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Lack of exercise put depressed heart patients at greater risk


November 26th, 2008 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): Scientists have said that the increased risk of cardiovascular events for patients with coronary heart disease and symptoms of depression may be because of change in health ... Read more...

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MRI scans can help predict multiple sclerosis progression


November 6th, 2008 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): MRI scans can help predict disease progression in patients with multiple sclerosis, says a new study led by an Indian origin researcher.The research team led by Dr ... Read more...

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How women with lupus can boost their chances of healthy pregnancies


October 27th, 2008 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): Rheumatologists at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York have now uncovered how women suffering from systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an autoimmune disease, can have successful pregnancies. Earlier, ... Read more...

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Boys more prone to asthma, but outgrow it faster than girls


August 16th, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 16 (ANI): Boys may be more apt to have childhood asthma than girls, but they''re also more likely to grow out of it in the adolescence, say a new ... Read more...

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Gene variants that may help predict sickle cell disease severity identified


July 16th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): A new collaborative study by scientists at Children''s Hospital Boston and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, has cited the discovery ... Read more...

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Ongoing research sheds light on MRSA evolution and resilience


January 22nd, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 22 (ANI): Ongoing research at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a component of the National Institutes of Health in the US, has highlighted the evolution and ... Read more...

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Smokers with untreatable progressive lung disease have worse prognosis than non-smokers


January 16th, 2008 - 5:16 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 16(ANI): A recent study from London has revealed that smokers and ex-smokers with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), an untreatable progressive lung disease that usually leads to death within a few ... Read more...

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