Cow disease first got the Dutchman

Cow disease first got the DutchmanIn the Netherlands confirmed the first case of the disease, the human variant of mad cow disease - a disease of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD). The patient is hospitalized, is working to identify other possible similar cases. During the epidemic of mad cow disease in 1997, the disease struck the country has about 70 of animals, but now, the assurance of the Minister of internal Affairs, local beef is safe to eat. The disease of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease develops when injected into the human body a prion - specific proteins that cause the animal spongiform encephalopathy ("mad cow disease"). The disease in humans is manifested by progressive dementia and quickly leads to death of the patient. The first cases of mad cow disease were registered in the UK in the 90-ies, the disease claimed the lives of 149 the British. Читать полностью -->

to Influence serotonin more effective than dopamine

to Influence serotonin more effective than dopamineMark Millan and his colleagues from the Research Institute of Croissy in Paris found that serotonin plays a significant role in the regulation of moods, thinking, and motor activity not only in healthy people, but suffering from schizophrenia. Previously it was assumed that schizophrenia, mainly due to disorder of the mechanisms of synthesis and destruction in the brain of dopamine - a substance regulating motor activity. Such classical antipsychotics, like haloperidol, regulate the activity of the dopamine system. However, recent studies have shown that this substance as serotonin also plays a role in the development of schizophrenia. Researchers have shown that drugs acting on serotonin receptors, adequately and effectively relieve psychotic products of schizophrenia. Such a drug could reduce autoceste patients to improve their cognitive abilities, to reduce musculoskeletal disorders. Читать полностью -->

In the development of toxaemia of pregnancy to blame genes

 In the development of toxaemia of pregnancy to blame genesBritish scientists have come close to unraveling the mechanism of pre-eclampsia is a complication of pregnancy in which the woman has sharply increased blood pressure, threatening the life of both mother and fetus. Pre-eclampsia was first described over 150 years ago, but its pathogenesis has remained unclear. The scientists, led by Dr. A. Moffet (A Moffett) concluded that in the development of pre-eclampsia guilty of improper interaction between cells of the fetus and the immune cells of the mother. In normal immune cells of the mother involved in building blood vessels that supply blood to the fetus. Читать полностью -->

Metabolic syndrome is associated with an increase of cardiovascular mortality in men

Metabolic syndrome is associated with an increase of cardiovascular mortality in menMetabolic syndrome is associated with an increase of cardiovascular mortality in men Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a recognized factor of cardiovascular risk, but the mechanisms of its effects on cardiovascular and total mortality is still unclear, noted Dr. Hanna-Maaria Lakka and her colleagues from Louisiana state University (Baton Rouge). For more than 10 years (11.6 years), the researchers observed 1209 Finnish middle-aged men. The diagnosis of MS was exhibited in accordance with the criteria of the program NCEP (National Cholesterol Education Program) and who. In the who criteria higher 'critical' level of blood pressure (BP) and low - cholesterol high-density lipoprotein (HDL). MS prevalence ranged from 8.8% 14.2%, depending on the criteria of MS, as well as criteria for abdominal obesity. Читать полностью -->

Every second inhabitant of the Amur region needs the help of a psychiatrist

Every second inhabitant of the Amur region needs the help of a psychiatristEvery second inhabitant of the Amur region needs the help of a psychiatrist Every second inhabitant of the Amur region needs the help of a psychiatrist or psychiatrist. With such a sensational statement was made today by the chief psychiatrist region Ivan Dubin. According to him, the results of medical studies indicate that over the last ten years, the number of different mental disorders has increased in the Amur region by more than 30%. During this same period, the number of mentally retarded born babies has increased by 25%. Thus, according to the club, the inhabitants of the Amur region are significantly more likely than the average in Russia, end their lives by suicide.. . Читать полностью -->

In Israel improve "ambulance""

In Israel improve Israeli volunteer organization "ZACK" involved in relief efforts and study of the remains of those killed in the terrorist attacks, will establish centres of the cities of Israel, the special cases with medical equipment for first aid. Cabinets shall be locked using a special code numbers that will be at the disposal of the medical staff of the emergency room. This decision was taken after a large number of complaints of doctors and medical organizations that moment when there are terrorist attacks, due to the lack of on hand the necessary supplies in the right quantities is not possible to provide immediate medical assistance to victims. The cost of each such Cabinet is estimated at three thousand dollars. They will also be including in places where it has happened in the terrorist attacks. MIGnews.com. Читать полностью -->

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