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Potential New Cancer Gene Identified

... breast cancer. Characterized by rapidly growing abdominal tumors, Burkitt's lymphoma is one of the three major types of pediatric non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, representing 40% of that group. According to the American Cancer Society, aproximately 57,000 children are diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma per year...

Serum Progesterone Helps Stratify Ectopic Pregnancy Risk

...ents who presented to an emergency department with abdominal pain or vaginal bleeding. Patients were monitored until intrauterine or ectopic pregnancy was confirmed. Follow-up showed that, altogether, 61% were viable intrauterine pregnancies, 32% were nonviable intrauterine pregnancies and 7.3% were ectopic pr...

Young womens woes

...women can also experience general malaise, nausea, abdominal pain and excessive fatigue. It may also be, they said, that women are more at risk of death after heart attack because of increased depression, social isolation and lack of support once they leave hospital. Because heart attacks are less common amon...

Young women's woes

...women can also experience general malaise, nausea, abdominal pain and excessive fatigue. It may also be, they said, that women are more at risk of death after heart attack because of increased depression, social isolation and lack of support once they leave hospital. Because heart attacks are less common amon...

Male infertility in relation to cancer

...ssociated with an increased risk of cancers of the abdominal cavity (peritoneum) and digestive organs. The researchers analysed the sperm quality of semen samples taken from over 32,000 men in England between 1960 and 1989. Sperm count, motility, and shape were assessed. Cancer rates were also studied and com...

Starving leads to obesity

...ese women had increased amounts of body fat in the abdominal area.This particular depostion of fat is associated with "metabolic syndrome" which is also linked to high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.// Women whose mothers were exposed to the famine early in their...

'Prozac miracle' could end in disaster

... pains in the head, vertigo, loss of coordination, abdominal discomfort, flu symptoms, agitation and confusion. The lawsuit alleges that the manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, has deliberately failed to warn doctors and patients that Paxil/Seroxat can cause severe withdrawal reactions. The US lawyers allege that...

Frozen food invite food poisoning

...oning in the UK. It causes diarrhoea, vomiting and abdominal pain and even complications like arthritis and Guillain-Barre syndrome, a type of temporary paralysis. The Public Health Laboratory Service (PHLS) has done one of the first studies of the sources of Campylobacter . They examined 7,000 reported case...

The new born nightmare

...in 400 newborns and it is the most common cause of abdominal surgery in infants. Using the Regenstrief Medical Record System – a comprehensive database that stores information on diagnoses, operative reports, pharmacy records and physician observations –the investigators studied 13,576 babies born between Ja...

Detecting brain aneurysms

...ze. The most common blood vessels involved are the abdominal and thoracic aorta, and brain. Potential blood vessel problems in the brain can be detected by non-invasive techniques, but only if they are above a certain diameter.// Some people are born with a malformation of a blood vessel within the brain that ...

Fructose cause digestive problems

...syndrome (IBS), a common disorder characterised by abdominal discomfort, bloating and changes in bowel habit. Fructose is the sugar found in various fruits and in honey. Some people can't digest it, but the condition isn't nearly as well known as lactose intolerance, which is linked with consumption of dairy p...

FDA approves surgical gel

...incision, the FDA warned. Nor is it for women with abdominal or pelvic infection, or who have cancer or are pregnant. The manufacturers would begin selling Intergel in February and cost about $200....

Erythromycin and infants’ intestinal disorde

...oss and dehydration. It is a common indication for abdominal surgery in infancy. “The finding will make a difference to the health of baies,” said the study’s principal investigator, Barbara E. Mahon a clinical assistant professor of pediatrics. Using clinical data extracted from the Regenstrief Medical Recor...

Pioneering artificial heart patient dies

...cks. TOOLS, 59, died of complications after severe abdominal bleeding. He began bleeding and his organs began failing later, said Drs. Laman Gray Jr. and Robert Dowling, who implanted the experimental device on July 2 at Jewish Hospital. // Tools, a retired telephone company worker, was suffering ...

Tai chi helps arthritis

...activities of daily living. They also had improved abdominal strength and balance in comparison to the controls, though there were no difference in flexibility, upper muscle or knee muscle strength. Evidently older people can benefit greatly from taking up tai chi as part of their exercise routine....

Enzyme may be target for obesity drugs

...oduces not only obesity, but obesity especially of abdominal fat. Since this enzyme is known to be similarly elevated in the fat of obese people, it is very likely that the same pathway is involved in many cases of human obesity. Blocking the enzyme may be an important new tool for treating obesity and its c...

Magnetic resonance angiography in clinical medicine

...o evaluate the thoracic aorta, pulmonary arteires, abdominal aorta and its branches (renal and mesenteric arteries).MRA is also useful in patients for who surgery is anticipated and these conditions include, tumors, aneurysms, vascular malformations, and vascular occlusions or thromboses. Furthermore, the co...

Third artificial heart patient introduced

...ve months with it. He died November 30 from severe abdominal bleeding and organ failure, which doctors said was not related to the performance of the artificial heart. The fourth person to get the implant, an unidentified 74-year-old man, died after 56 days with the device. The sixth patient died in surgery to...

Leukemia pill shows promise against stomach cancer

...ia drug for treatment of a relatively rare form of abdominal cancer. The drug, Gleevec, administered as a pill ...ffects. GIST accounts for about two percent of all abdominal cancers. If caught early, these tumors can usually be removed surgically, but growths often return. ...

Endometriosis coalesced with genes

...sue attaches itself to ligaments and organs in the abdominal cavity, but still responds to the menstrual cycle — causing bleeding, pain, inflammation, adhesions, and sometimes infertility. Australian endometriosis researchers have made use of the Australian Twin Registry, and have joined with the Oxegene proj...

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