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Blood Pressure Drug may slow wasting in burn victims

...kers, checks the stimulating action of the hormone adrenaline and helps keep heart rates down in cardiac patients. // In the Texas experiment, the drug eased the children's heart rates an average of 20 percent. More significantly, the youngsters lost just 1 percent of muscle and bone mass over four weeks of ...

Vasopressin Found To Boost Survival In Sudden Cardiac arrest

...t victims have been given epinephrine, a synthetic adrenaline that constricts blood vessels and boosts blood pressure. It is often administered when shocking the heart with a defibrillator fails to revive the patient. Vasopressin, a synthetic hormone that narrows blood vessels, has been around for decades. A ...

Emergency Treatment Found Wanting In Anaphylactic Reactions

...percent of them received injectible epinephrine or adrenaline and only 39 percent were referred to an allergist for follow up. “It is apparent that many patients who have experienced a systemic reaction following an insect sting and have sought medical care are not afforded an opportunity for potentially live s...

Deadly Kiss - Peanut allergy kills a teenager

...he city of Saguenay, though she received a dose of adrenaline soon after the kiss she could not be cured of the hypersensitivity reaction and died a week after the kiss. The exact cause of the death is being investigated and an autopsy has been planned for Christina Desforges. Allergy Reaction: Allergy occurs...

Allergies can be fatal if not attended properly

...ufferers use this to give themselves a life-saving adrenaline shot. This occurred while Amber was at the Quilley School of Engineering in Eastleigh, Hampshire. Mrs. Norman, 42, who is working as a supervisor at Southern Water was asked to come home immediately from work. She said that her child was on her...

Disney in Trouble? Negative Excitement in Disneyland, Paris

None would deny the adrenaline rush at Disneyland Paris, though now, it appears to be caught unawares in the eye of the bird-flu storm//. Ruffled up, Disney land Paris is shrugging away the allegation of tucking away a dead swan. This is especially unwelcome news, as panic over bi...

Humid Air is Little Help for Croup's Barking Cough

...re croup, physicians use nebulized (given by mist) adrenaline — sometimes call epinephrine — to quickly to relieve symptoms. Steroids are often then prescribed to reduce inflammation of the vocal chords over several hours. “I think what we are saying is that there’s no real place for moist air in the emergenc...

Food Allergies In UK being Grossly Over Estimated

...ittle evidence suggesting that the prescription of adrenaline injection kits for conditions like nut allergies had saved lives. Writing in the British Medical Journal, he said that overstating the dangers 'leads to unnecessary alarm for many families.' He explained that that severe food allergy is extremely r...

Sticky Proteins Provide New Insight Into Drug Action

...to scientists.// “Any time you get a sudden jolt, adrenaline (a.k.a. epinephrine) is why your heart rate goes up,” says Dr. Nevin A. Lambert, a biophysicist at the Medical College of Georgia. “If your heart is about to stop and the doctor administers epinephrine, that is what he or she is trying to do.” New ...

The Immune System May Be Altered By Certain Chemicals

...g to a class of chemicals that include the hormone adrenaline produced by the body. Consequently, conditions that elevate blood adrenaline, such as emotional stress or heart failure, may also have the ability to alter the immune system by increasing type 2 T cells, and thereby promote or worsen disease. "Alth...

Beta Agonists May Alter the Immune System

...g to a class of chemicals that include the hormone adrenaline produced by the body. Consequently, conditions that elevate blood adrenaline, such as emotional stress or heart failure, may also have the ability to alter the immune system by increasing type 2 T cells, and thereby promote or worsen disease. “Alth...

Medical Text Takes on an Aussie Style

... "For example epinephrine is widely referred to as adrenaline outside of the United States. In Australia we call it adrenaline, so you can imagine the problems that can arise when people are trying to understand the different medical terms," she said. Mrs Walker said the text provided practical applications o...

Hundreds of Children Put on a Trial to Trace the Cause of Peanut Allergy

...ne child in almost every classroom has to carry an adrenaline injection with them in case they suffer anaphylactic shock because of peanut allergy. Just to sit back and accept the situation would be unethical." The children would be assessed by a team of nurses and dieticians and the result of this study woul...

Adrenaline Associated With Adventurers Risk Taking

...e on this subject. The research has found that adrenaline is a natural chemical released through invigoratin...ticipate in extreme sports activities, to get that adrenaline pumping. SR...

National Plan Needed for Severe Allergy Kids

...ational policy that will save lives.” Automatic adrenaline injection devices – known as Epipens – are available on the PBS. “These are significant medications that give children and parents the confidence to lead a more normal life,” said Dr Haikerwal, who has a child with severe allergies. “All school...

Teenagers, When Away from Home, Die of Allergic Reactions, Study Says

...lways carry self-injectable epinephrine, a form of adrenaline usually carried in a small device called an Epipen. That should be used in case of accidental ingestion of an offending food. Dr. Hugh Sampson, director of the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute at New York's Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and a study ...

COAG Must Make Combating Severe Allergies A National Priority

... will save lives,' Dr Haikerwal said. Automatic adrenaline injection devices – known as Epipens – are available on the PBS. 'These are significant medications that give children and parents the confidence to lead a more normal life,' said Dr Haikerwal, who has a child with severe allergies. 'All school...

Hunt for Sea Delicacy Taking a Toll in California

... "That's part of the fun, right? You get a little adrenaline going," said one enthusiast, Ken Norton. "People get hurt, of course. People fall off rocks." But he added: "There's a little bit of danger in anything -- driving around in your car." All four deaths in California this year happened over a five-day...

Canadian Court Rules Grocery Shops can Sell Cold Medications Containing Pseudoephedrine

...heft, fraud and sex assault are all fuelled by the adrenaline rush from crystal meth....

Slowing the Racing Heart

... in the heart, signals depression in the action of adrenaline and adrenaline-like chemicals on the pacemaker cel... of the pacemaker activity," said Ke. "Although adrenaline and other mechanisms that accelerate the heart rate have been well studied, mechanisms that might ac...

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