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Pancreatitis: Minimially Invasive Procedure Offers Long-Term Pain Relief
...pancreatic sphincterotomy (EPS), in which surgeons cut
the sphincter muscle at the end of the pancreatic duct to release pressure, has proven effective in the short term, but the Hopkins study was designed to assess its long-term value. The doctors discovered that 62% of the patients reported significant...
Feeding channel created by malaria parasite - a new target for
...researchers may be better able to develop drugs to cut
off the parasite's nutrient supply. In addition, any new protein that the parasite adds to the red blood cell surface might be an attractive candidate for vaccine development....
White Cells Count Can Predict Heart Attack Death Risk
...y to open clogged vessels such a risk of death was cut
by half. "A normal white blood cell count is in the range of 3,000 to 10,000," said Bhatt. "In our study about half of the patients in the top 25 percent were at the top of that normal range and half were higher." Bhatt, presented the study detailin...
Cut down TV and video games and you have less aggressive children.
...very aggressive. The researchers advice parents to cut
down on TV and video games. “The kids mellow down ... to find that most of the aggressive ones, who had cut
down on TV, were much more softer and more social than before. The reason the researchers attribut...
Lure of the home turf brings back NRI doctors
...for Dr Singh, whoaccepted almost a 40 per cent pay cut
to do this. Dr Joshi, also driven by the need to give back to the country and to give histwo children a firsthand feel of their roots, says salaries here becomingcloser if not identical to salaries elsewhere in the world, have made theseNRI dreams re...
No harm in reducing prenatal check up to 3 - 6 times says WHO report
...es, who live in the developing nations, can safely cut
down their vists to the doctor during pregnancy to...ll in the run up to the delivery, she can actually cut
down the number of pre natal visits from 8 - 11 times to 3 - 6 times. The idea is not to discourage...
TIZANIDINE - New solution to chronic headache
...ld Congress of Neurology told that tizanidine, can cut
the frequency, duration and intensity of headaches. Doctors from the Michigan Head Pain and Neurological Institute in Ann Arbor found it in their study that tizanidine reduced severe headaches by 55%.Dr. Alvin Lake and his colleagues did a study on 9...
India's anti-AIDS drug market engaged in price war
... market has led to Cipla, a leader in the segment, cut
its brand prices five to six times in the last three years. Thus, Cipla triggered a controversy by offering anti-AIDS drugs at a drastically lower prices. Pharmaceutical companies in India are able to gain good healthy revenues, even if these anti-A...
New scalpel probes into cancer
...ey are pushed by a micropump through tiny channels cut
into the glass surface of the device. Because cancer cells contain more protein than normal cells, their greater density changes (refracts) the speed of the laser light passing through them. This change is registered as a difference in output freque...
A better way to measure cholesterol
...ould be kept below 130 milligrams per decilitre to cut
the risk of heart disease. Source: Archives of Internal Medicine...
Grains do good
...es, but don't forget whole grains, if you want to cut
your risk for heart and blood vessel disease and c...e-wheat flour, rolled oats, cracked wheat or steel cut
wheat or oats. Other whole-grain foods include: whole-wheat pasta, oatmeal, whole-grain cereal, popc...
Right drugs drastically cut stroke risk
...he incidence of the disease was found to have been cut
to half by a combination of drugs that keeps blood...x years in many countries showed that strokes were cut
by at least a quarter among patients given the drugs. // The drugs are inexpensive and easily av...
Coronary stent leads to complications
...ikely to suffer a clot in their stent. In order to cut
the complication rate, the researchers say that may be people should be given anti-clotting therapy for longer around the time of angioplasty and probably use stent coated with an anti-clotting material in future....
A poke to cure your snore
... operation whereby portions of the soft palate are cut
away.But trimming the palate can cause irreparable damage and there have been at least seven deaths in America following the procedure. Professor Douglas, who is based at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, said: "This latest technique is one method of stif...
Cigerettes unsafe during pregnancy
...men are not able to give up entirely, they need to cut
their smoking by half to achieve any benefit for themselves and their baby. "Educating people on how their babies should sleep has reduced SIDS deaths by 70 per cent since 1989, however last year 158 babies still died from SIDS," said Dorothy Ford f...
Role of fats and oils in vision care
...ssage is that if you want to look after your eyes, cut
down on processed foods high in vegetable fats, but eat more fish....
Fish for the lungs
... fish. // Eating large amounts of fresh fish may cut
the risk of a type of lung cancer called adenocarcinoma; eating dried or salted fish did not have the same protective effect on two other forms of lung cancer. Studies also point out that fish is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which some research indic...
Dangers of heat
...ity.Some experts also believe it is a good idea to cut
down on the amount of proteins that you eat during a heatwave, as they can increase metabolic activity and generate heat in the body....
Over-The-Counter Drugs May Prevent Alzheimer's
... and inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis also may cut
the risk of getting Alzheimer's disease. In addition to their anti-inflammatory properties, the drugs seem to selectively reduce levels of a harmful protein linked to the neurodegenerative disease. The study developed from research suggesting that pe...
Quit coffee and help your heart
...kers who quit drinking caffeinated filtered coffee cut
their blood levels of cholesterol and the protein ...ed a 12% decrease in homocysteine levels. Quitting cut
total cholesterol levels by 0.31 millimoles per liter, a weaker effect than seen in previous studies...
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