Today : Monday - Sep 22, 2014, 11:43am (GMT+5.5)
All News  
Top News
National News
International News
Business News
Sports News
   » Cricket
   » Football
Entertainment News
Sci - Tech
Politics News
Health & Fitness
Gulf News
::| Latest News
News in Pictures

Nelson Mandela, who is although seriously sick, is the one making decisions about his own fate, his daughter has said.The comments were made by Zindzi in a joint interview with mother, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, with British television ITN.They both were critical of public discussions about whether or not the family should keep the ailing Nobel peace laureate alive, reports.

Health & Fitness

'Statins protect children with sickle cell disease'

Wednesday - Jan 20, 2010, 05:19pm (GMT+5.5)
[+] Text [-]

Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Statins, generally used for lowering cholesterol levels, have also been found effective in protecting children with sickle disease, say researchers.

Children with sickle cell disease have a much greater risk of developing a potentially fatal infection with pneumococcal bacteria.

According to Elaine Tuomanen, at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, statins may reduce the susceptibility of children with sickle cell disease to invasive pneumococcal infection.

In the study, when sickle cell-disease mice were treated with statin before being infected with pneumococcal bacteria they lived for much longer than did infected, untreated sickle cell-disease mice.

Further analysis showed that statins reduced bacterial invasion into the blood system and they prevented cells being killed by the bacterial toxins.


Rating (Votes: )   

blog comments powered by Disqus

Other Articles:
Treadmill training boosts movements in Parkinson's patients (20th Jan, 2010)
Half of sexual abuse survivors wait up to 5yrs before disclosing trauma (20th Jan, 2010)
Gorillas can reinfect humans with malaria even after eradication (20th Jan, 2010)
Scientists unravel how alcohol harms developing foetus (20th Jan, 2010)
Prenatal exposure to flame-retardant compounds adversely affects kids' neurodevelopment (20th Jan, 2010)
Exercise may help kick the butt (20th Jan, 2010)
Imported swine flu vaccine will reach India in February (20th Jan, 2010)
Eight new swine flu cases in Delhi (20th Jan, 2010)
Kids with cochlear implants have poorer control over pitch (19th Jan, 2010)
Higher statin doses may not prevent coronary artery disease (19th Jan, 2010)
Wear gloves to avoid skin cancer, drivers warned (19th Jan, 2010)
Jogging boosts brain power (19th Jan, 2010)
Higher opioid doses may cause overdose in chronic pain patients (19th Jan, 2010)
Benefits of breast cancer screening questioned (19th Jan, 2010)
Childhood abuse spurs risk of lung cancer later (19th Jan, 2010)
Bariatric surgery may extend life of morbidly obese patients (19th Jan, 2010)
Intravenous fish oil promises shorter hospital stays (19th Jan, 2010)
Now, a novel way of treating cardiac disorders (19th Jan, 2010)
Childhood adversities tied to increased lung cancer risk (19th Jan, 2010)
India's swine flu toll jumps to 1,136 (19th Jan, 2010)
Five swine flu cases in Delhi (19th Jan, 2010)
Delhi liver hospital to become deemed university (19th Jan, 2010)
For doctors in Haiti, worst is yet to come (19th Jan, 2010)
Experts urge screening for obesity in kids (19th Jan, 2010)
Even legitimate opioid use may cause overdose (19th Jan, 2010)

Contact Us | Advertise with Us | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use