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Researchers urge caution in using ear tube surgery

Placing ear tubes in young children who develop fluid in the ears does not improve speech, hearing or ps...n children at age 3 who had experienced persistent fluid in the ears during infancy and very early childhood. In the study, children either got ear tubes imm...

Ductal lavage may detect early breast cancer

...hanges. Sukumar's team examined samples of ductal fluid from women with breast cancer and women without the disease to detect signs of a process called methylation. The presence of markers for this process suggests that a woman has breast cancer or precancerous breast cells, according to her.Ductal lavag...

Glaxo launches pills to help smokers quit in 7-12 weeks

...nia. "While dry mouth can be avoided by increasing fluid intake, insomnia can be reduced by taking the drug slightly earlier in the day", said Dr. Chandrashekhar....

New scalpel probes into cancer

...gical scalpel situation, an aspirator would vacuum fluid from the incision to the microcavity laser enclosed in the scalpel's handle. Information would then be transmitted from the scalpel to the computer by optical fibre.This new recovery might prove a boon for the surgeons....

Silicon eye implants

...ns make a pinpoint opening in the retina to inject fluid in order to lift up the retina the place the microchip,which is just 2 millimeters in diameter and 1/1000 of an inch in thickness in position.The retina is resealed over the chip. The chip contains 3,500 microscopic solar cells that convert light i...

Health at heights

...igh altitude and lower atmospheric pressure causes fluid to leak from the capillaries. From take off to ...d all their time in a cramped cabin This can cause fluid build-up in both the lungs and the brain. In the lungs this can result in high altitude pulmonary oe...

Snoring could be a warning

...ante-natal checks on their blood pressure, weight, fluid retention and urine so that any symptoms of pre-eclampsia were picked up as soon as possible....

Pregnancy should not be confined

..., and should wear support stockings to prevent any fluid from accumulating in their legs. Similar to all other airline passengers, pregnant women are also advised to move their legs periodically during their flight to prevent blood clots....

Immune cells halt round in space

...reactor consists of a rotating container full of a fluid which allows cells to remain suspended for months at a time in continual free fall, just as they would be in Earth orbit. According to Neal Pellis, chief of JSC's Biological systems Office, the cells in the bioreactor began to change in the first 15 ...

Blood test can predict pre-eclampsia

...egnant women and is marked by high blood pressure, fluid retention and protein in the urine. If not taken care of, it can lead to eclampsia- with potentially fatal seizures, liver or kidney failure. Both mother and baby are at risk. Wolf, and his colleagues looked at data from a study of more than...

Artificial silicon retina

...ns make a pinpoint opening in the retina to inject fluid in order to lift up the retina the place the microchip,which is just 2 millimeters in diameter and 1/1000 of an inch in thickness in position.The retina is resealed over the chip. The chip contains 3,500 microscopic solar cells that convert light i...

Blood transfusion linked to lung ailment

...ause its symptoms - including shortness of breath, fluid buildup in the lungs and low blood pressure - mimi...reated with diuretics, or drugs that decrease body fluid by increasing urine production. But diuretics can be dangerous and even deadly for TRALI patients, w...

Drink more fluids during exercise

...rth, you'll be well aware of the need to keep your fluid levels topped up with regular drinks. There are a lot of so-called energy drinks around, which seem to promise to help your performance and banish fatigue. The questions arises whether one should use them or not. Keep it easy and simple, when it co...

Altitude sickness connected to genes

...s a potentially deadly breathing disorder, causing fluid in the lungs, weakness, rapid heartbeats and difficulty breathing. The researchers say death occurs in 40 percent of people who are not treated or moved to a lower altitude. Researchers from Japan report on a genetic variation. They found climbers w...

Low potassium intake may elevate stroke risk

... rob the body of potassium because they reduce the fluid content of the body. In this study, those on diuretics with a low potassium intake had a 2.5 times bigger stroke risk than those taking this medication who had a high potassium intake. This doesn't mean diuretics increase stroke risk.Nor does the stu...

Benign eye tumors being treated

...to their location, growth, and the accumulation of fluid in the eye. Doctors generally don't treat the tumors unless the problems lead to vision loss or a detached retina. In these cases, each of the patients was suffering from a tumor in one eye, and all suffered loss of vision and a detached retina. In ...

Endometriosis connected to fertility

...ty. The researchers examined the peritoneal fluid, fluid located near the fallopian tubes. They then studied the effect it had on the tiny hairs inside the fallopian tubes that push the egg toward the sperm. They found endometriosis greatly changes the activity of the tiny hairs. The movement through the ...

Shunt for Alzheimer's Disease

...unting on patients with abnormal amounts of spinal fluid in their head revealed a lack of cognitive decline in patients who also had Alzheimer's disease. Researchers from Stanford University, University of Washington in Seattle, and the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix conducted a study on 20 pati...

Smoking impairs protective reflex in throat

...osure reflex, which closes off the vocal chords if fluid enters the area, a condition known as reflex disease. Ten smokers and ten non-smokers were tested by imaging the relex area before and after cigarettes. The smokers after smoking, when injected with water to simulate stomach acid, were found to have...

Bypass Surgery & Pleural Effusion

...ery. Pleural effusion involves the accumulation of fluid within the pleural space in the chest. Pleural space is //the narrow space between the lungs and the chest wall, covered by a thin transparent membrane called the pleura. The study indicated that almost 55% had a pleural effusion one month after th...

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