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Thyroid hormone treatment hastens recovery after cardiac surgery

...ac index by than 20% (p<0.004) in the first 24 hours after the operation when compared to placebo-treated kids. The results were especially dramatic in patients who had undergone operations that lasted four or more hours. The results suggest that low levels of thyroid hormone may be potentially ha...

Vitamin B12 can help in detecting cancers

...injected with radioactive vitamin B12. After three hours a gamma camera takes pictures of the body. Dr. Collins treated a patient with breast cancer and he says that, "The cancer stands out as a bright spot in the breast. It's very easy to detect." This is especially important in women with dense breasts w...

General Anesthesia Safe For Children On Ketogenic Diet Suffering From Epilepsy

...any cases the anesthesia times ranged from 1 to 10 hours with procedures ranging from central line placement to hemispherectomy. There is however light at the end of the tunnel for these patients, according to a report published at the American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting at Los Angles, which was hel...

Spirulina may be the next immune boost on the block

...mg capsules of dried, powdered spirulina. After 72 hours they analysed the cytokine level changes using ELISA analysis. The immunologists concluded after an exhaustive study that spirulina is a strong proponent for protecting against intracellular pathogens and parasites and can potentially increase th...

Gujarat quake-Rescue teams give up hope of finding more survivors

...d so far. A miracle baby was saved after nearly 90 hours under the rubble. The baby was 8 months old and was seen holding on to the dead body of its mother. The baby survived with minor injuries. Elsewhere the disturbing scenario of lawlessness raised its ugly head in the form of looting of the quake hit ...

Doctors operate upon patients in candlelight- latest from the quake scene

...ing stretched to their limits working on cases for hours together without a break. At times they work in candlelight when the power fails, but the work goes on. Many caesarean sections to deliver babies were conducted in open verandahs. On Jan 27th nearly 1500 patients were operated upon without a break. M...

Now umbilical cord helps in stroke treatment.

... works better if it is started within the first 24 hours after a person suffers a stroke. How these cells rewire the damaged brain cells is still unclear but this breakthrough is sure to change the treatment of stroke victims in a big way....

How do babies understand language?

...earn from isolated words. The researchers analyzed hours of recorded speech from eight mothers to their babies. They put a tape recorder in a fanny pack that the women wore in around their home, and then they listened to the tape and analyzed speech patterns on a computer.The study started when the babies ...

Frozen Canadian baby stages miraculous recovery

...art which appeared to have stopped for a couple of hours just started beating as the doctors were preparing to place the baby in a heart lung machine. Miracles still do occur!!!!...

“Don’t fear long haul flights!” Vascular surgeon tells travelrs

...t formation can also occur if a person spends long hours in front of the computer. Basically when a person spends hours without any activity, in a seated position, there is a lot of stasis of blood (pooling of blood) in ...

Exclusive breast-feeding advised for six months in infants recommends World Health Organization

...passed at the committee stage on Wednesday after 2 hours of debate where many national delegates and members of charitable organizations argued vehemently for breast-feeding. Nestle, a maker of infant formula that has been the target of action by breast-feeding groups, has accepted the resolution with que...

New point scale to ascertain the stroke recovery

... (MRI), a stroke assessment test and the number of hours between the onset of the stroke and the MRI to determine the severity of the stroke. The size of the stroke abnormalities in the brain as a result of blood clot can be measured using the MRI. Simple tests called the stroke assesment tests to asses ...

Regular exercise prevents hip fractures

...aged in moderate physical activity for two to four hours per day. After adjustment for other factors, the researchers found that the risk of hip fracture was 28% less for active women than that of sedentary women. Active men had a 25% lower risk of breaking their hip than sedentary men. By doing vigorous...

Antifever drug betters stroke outcome

... acetaminophen or an inactive placebo. Twenty-four hours after treatment began, body temperature was an average of 0.4 degrees Celsius lower in patients taking a high dose of acetaminophen than in patients taking the placebo, according to the report. Dr. Diederik W J Dippel of the University Hospital Rot...

Shock it to Heal!!

...ed galvanic electric stimulation every night for 8 hours as well as removal dead tissue weekly, topical treatment and rest for 3 months, it was found that the ulcer healing rate was about 65%. Though it is not clear, electric stimulation works in enhancing the blood flow to the affected area and hence enh...

New scalpel probes into cancer

...present is to stain tissue samples, which may take hours this scalpel will be able to tell the surgeon when to stop cutting. The brain is a particularly critical place to know when enough tissue has been removed, said project leader Paul Gourley. It works by incorporating blood cells into the lasing proc...

Headache decreases appetite

...an acute fall in food intake during the first four hours after they are applied.This shows that there is an intimate link between the brain regions and the pain and appetite....

Early detection of heart attack

...ck.// These tests normally take a minimum of 24 hours and require hospital admission. At the Manchester ...nd effective at ruling out heart damage within six hours in patients who are not suffering from a heart attack. Thereby allowing ealry discharge of these pat...

Obesity a risk for pancreatic cancer

...ulin. But moderate physical activity - about 1.5 hours a week of walking, cycling, swimming, work outs in the gym or hiking - decreased the risk in obese people. Medications that normalises insulin, and keeping diabetes under control, could reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer. Temporarily, exercise impr...

Emotional trigger to smoke

...ity and mood states every 20 minutes during waking hours over two 24 hour periods. The results showed striking gender differences.// Both men and women were more likely to smoke when they were angry. But the effect was stronger in men, who said cigarettes had a powerful calming effect and they did whenev...

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