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New scalpel probes into cancer

A smart scalpel which is able to detect the presence of cancer cells beneath layers skin, blood and muscle have been developed by US researchers. ....The bottle-top sized microcavity laser developed by the US department of Energy will enable surgeons to operate more accurately on tumours without cutting large amounts of tissue.// ..This device could detect which cells were cancerous by the amoun...

Epilepsy Drug Valproate and Lamotrigine Linked To Malformed Fetus

In a study in the March issue of Neurology, the epilepsy drug Valproate has been linked to malformation of fetus //when prescribed to pregnant ladies. ....For pregnant women with epileptic seizures, often the drug Valproate is prescribed. The new study shows that women who took the drug in their first trimester of pregnancy often gave birth to malformed babies. ....Data for the study was collec...

Hair cells can generate more stem cells than scalp

In a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, researchers are of the opinion that hair cells are a richer source of// stem cells than the scalp etc. ....In the research conducted, beard cells produced more stem cell factor than scalp cells, while the beard and scalp fibroblasts secreted significantly less stem cell factor. The research also shows that androgens may alter...

Valporic Acid Blocks Latent HIV Replication

Researchers at the University of North Carolina have found that administrating Valporic acid can kill dormant HIV persistent in the infected cells. HAART (Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy), which is administered to AIDS patients acts by blocking the virus replication and also enhances the immune system // of these patients. But HAART cannot act on the virus, which is present in the latent pha...

Mode Of Action Of The Anti-Convulsant Valproate

Researchers from Australia have recently shown, using a yeast-based in vitro bioassay for steroid hormones that valproate, a commonly used anti-convulsant for the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar disorder, is an anti-androgen and anti-progestin. // .. ..Anti-convulsant treatment is associated with a high prevalence of reproductive dysfunction compared with age-matched non-epileptics. .. ..The re...

Dr Death Faces Malpractice Case In Australia

Queensland Medical Board has finally served Dr Death, Jayant Patel, linked to 17 patient deaths, with his legal papers. The Board hopes for a direction hearing in the Health Practitioners Tribunal next month. // ..The rogue surgeon has also been served with a $2 million lawsuit in Portland, United States after the death of three-year old Ian McClellan who died of toxic shock after a routine abdo...

Alpha-blockers call for modification in cataract surgery

The risk of post-operative problems in cataract surgery is higher in patients who have taken alpha-blocker drugs like Flomax to treat an enlarged prostate.// ..According to the 3 medical associations; The American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the American Urological Association, mentioning the use of drugs like Flomax (tamsulosin), Hytrin...

Malpractice Worry Discouraging Medical Students From Taking Up Obstetrics And Gynecology

A survey by the University of South Florida College of Medicine says that the rising number of malpractice claims in Florida is discouraging medical students// from opting for obstetrics and gynecology as their specialization. The situation means that many people do not have proper access to obstetric care. Aaron Deutsch, MD, lead author of the study and chief resident in the USF Department of Ob...

Federal government blamed for allocating meager portion to health sector:ALP

Federal government of Australia came under the glaring critics of the opposition party for severely falling short in its allocation of funds for various health promotion programs.// ..The Labor party has blatantly pointed fingers at the current government for lapses pertaining to health program budgets spanning a spectrum of avenues that ranges from rural medical facilities pharmaceuticals and a...

Vitamin E Precursor Alpha-TOS Found Effective Against Breast Cancer Cells

A vitamin E precursor has been found to be effective to reduce tumor volume in breast cancer patients //with high levels of human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER2). ..Almost 30% of breast cancer patients show high levels of HER2.This is presumed to be the feature that makes the disease stubborn to many treatments including chemotherapy drugs. ..Researchers in Griffith University’s Scho...

Hysteria Has Palpable Underlying Causes: Says Canadian Researchers

Patients who complain of symptoms of hysteria are often ticked off, by physicians, for having any discernable cause for their apparent ailment.// However, researchers from Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, disagree that it is merely a state of extreme emotions or emotional instability. ....Brain scans helped to detect evidence to prove evidence of dysfunction in brain tissue in three women wi...

Pioneer Heart Surgeon Faced the Scalpel at 98

U.S heart surgeon Michael DeBakey who pioneered a heart surgery years ago underwent the same procedure that he had developed.//At the ripe old age of 98 he is raring to get back to work after recuperating from the surgery that he underwent to repair a major blood vessel called aorta, in his heart ,that was torn. ..DeBakey became the oldest person who survived such a surgical procedure for a cond...

Scientists Use Saliva's 'diagnostic Alphabets' to Diagnose Disease

Today, during the 85th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research, scientists are reporting that the use of saliva for clinical //detection of major human diseases is only a few years away. Intense research is ongoing to discover diagnostic saliva biomarkers. A necessary prerequisite is to know, in a comprehensive manner, the informative biomarkers in saliva: the diagnos...

No-scalpel Vasectomies by Skilled Surgeons may Speed Recovery

Among the birth control options for men no-scalpel vasectomies are highly preferred by the physicians. But despite its popularity //there is no definitive statistics to claim about the superiority of this procedure, as much has been stressed about the importance of the training. ....Yet training is not always available or sought, said lead reviewer Dr. Lynley Cook, a public health physician and...

A New Target for Cancer Therapy-Integrin Alpha7 Molecule

Mutations in the cell adhesion molecule known as integrin alpha 7 (integrin 7) lead to unchecked tumor cell proliferation and aggressive cancer, report researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in a study being published today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. These findings suggest that integrin alpha7 represents an important new target for cancer therapy and...

Pediatricians Face Malpractice Crisis

In the first systematic multi-year analysis of malpractice claims solely against pediatricians , the answer is neither yes nor no by the researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine report in the July issue of the journal Pediatrics. ..."We studied pediatricians and malpractice because while the medical malpractice issue is extremely stressful and gets a lot of press, and we all ha...
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