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Knee fat turns into cartilage

...convert the cells from the fat pad behind the knee cap into cartilage or bone cells. They even managed to grow them into cartilage tissue by having the cells infused onto a special biodegradable matrix. The work has enormous potential and many applications. In years to come, those with injury to a joint ...

Ayurvedic Therapies Cashing In On Medical Tourism

...", in which lukewarm herbal oils are poured into a cap fitted on the head. Most of the major Ayurveda resorts have also formulate special ayurveda kitchens to enhance the effect of the oil treatment. Clients while going through the Ayruvedic experience are put on a strict vegetarian diet regime, which h...

Breakthrough in cancer therapy

...minimise hair loss is to fit patients with a skull cap to cool the scalp, minimising blood flow, and therefore drug supply to the region. Recently researchers from the pharmaceutical firm Glaxo Wellcome have designed compounds that have successfully prevented CIA hair loss in rats. CIA occurs because ma...

Besides keeping you awake for exams coffee boosts memory as well!

There is another feather in the coffee cap proposed by a study by Florian Koppelstatter, University Hospital Innsbruck & colleagues which says that drinking a cup of coffee with 100 mg caffeine can boost short-term memory.// The sample and procedure for the study involved 15 healthy men aged...

Valley's Winters - Time For Nostalgia And Salt Tea

...he compulsory stock to ward off shortages. And to cap the culinary adventures, people gathered in small groups in each locality to listen to fairy tales of demons and golden-haired princesses. 'I still persuade my children and grandchildren to listen to 'Gul Raze' - a Kashmiri epic written by Maqbool S...

New Device Developed For Treating Cervical Spondylitis

... precise and close to perfection," he added. "A cap fitted at the far end of the drill prevents drilling beyond the required measure and therefore minimises the chances of any complications often associated with the conventional Cloward technique," Dev said. --Edited IANS...

Kidney Transplant Recipients Tardy In Taking Vital Medications

...low such patients. The MEMS has a microchip in the cap to record the date and time the cap is removed to take medicine, thus keeping track of when it is taken. “With this information, we hope...

Merck in the Dock Due To Vioxx

... will be cut to no more than $750,000 because of a cap imposed by Texas law. Merck immediately said it would appeal the decision. It withdrew the $2.5 billion-a-year drug after it found that the use of Vioxx for more than 18 months doubled the risk of stroke and heart attack. Attorneys for Garza's family...

Hong Kong Citizens Fear over Poisonous Vegetables in Local Markets

... the importer’s list. Referring to the policy to cap the maximum daily supply of chickens from China at 20,000, she said that the decision had been taken after a careful analysis of several factors, also mentioning that raising the quota during the upcoming Tuen Ng Festival would be considered. ...

Procalcitonin-Guided Antibiotic Therapy Proved Effective in CAP Cure

... implication of this study is to support putting a cap on the duration of antibiotic therapy for CAP, similar to that of ventilator-associated pneumonia. Needless prolongation of the duration of antimicrobial treatment is more likely to select for antibiotic resistance or, even worse, place false hope in...

Biomarker Reduces Length of Antibiotic Treatment

... implication of this study is to support putting a cap on the duration of antibiotic therapy for CAP, similar to that of ventilator-associated pneumonia. Needless prolongation of the duration of antimicrobial treatment is more likely to select for antibiotic resistance or, even worse, place false hope in...

Drug Prices Hit The Roof In Malaysia

The Malaysian Health Ministry is taking steps to cap the prices of essential medicines in an attempt to make them more affordable to citizens//. However the problem is that these medicines might cure only 30 to 50 per cent of patients."We are concerned over the high price of essential medicines and it ...

Alternative to the Conventional Seizure Treatment

... by adhesive. The electrodes could be covered by a cap or hat. In addition, while VNS stimulates only one side of the brain, TNS stimulates both sides, a theoretical advantage that will require more testing to validate and quantify. The cost of an external TNS stimulator is about $180. The monthly retail...

Craniofacial Surgery Gives Tijuana Teen Chance to be 'Normal' Kid

...wanted him to be able to remove the sunglasses and cap he’d worn since the accident to camouflage his looks and feel confident about his appearance.” The accident happened when Lozano joined some friends to play football then realized he didn’t have his spiked shoes. He borrowed a friend’s bicycle to r...

RMIF Boost a Boon for Rural Health

... for the long haul. “The increase in the funding cap from $200,000 to $400,000 is a welcome move that properly recognises the significant cost of setting up a rural practice. “The AMA will use its GP and rural medicine networks to build awareness of the RMIF and urge doctors to give country medicine ...

Gardasil, a cervical cancer vaccine, hits the market

..., has// made it to the market. A feather in the cap of Professor Frazer, a scientist in Queens land and the brain behind this vaccine, who has relentlessly worked on this working on it since 1990, is all set to administer the inaugural shot. This vaccine is powerful in containing the spread of sexuall...

Now, Even Older Adults and Some Cancer Patients can go for Heart Transplantation

...cers to qualify, and they raise the qualifying age cap from 65 to 70. Support for the new criteria, says Russell, comes from research confirming that transplant recipients over age 65 have a 90 percent survival rate one year post-transplant. After 10 years, he says, 50 percent are still alive. “Too ...

More is not Merry! Proposal to Ration Embryo to Women having IVF

... recent proposal to the department has suggested a cap on the// embryo, allowing only one embryo at a time. An expert panel set in motion by the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has suggested that the number of embryos implanted in the womb should be reduced from two to one for patie...

How about Dr. Google? Search engine’s prowess in medical diagnosis stumps researcher

...gh the brain is akin to a computer, yet there is a cap on how much information it can assimilate and more importantly recall at the opportune time. It is estimated that Google enables access to over three billion medical information on the web. Researchers from Brisbane University, purporting to put th...

Stronger Quadricep Controls Knee Osteoarthritis

...prevent the deterioration of cartilage at the knee cap among those with knee osteoarthritis, according to...r quadriceps would be better able to keep the knee cap from moving laterally and tracking abnormally with joint movement. This study should encourage patie...

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