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Adult Stem Cells Show Promise for Peripheral Vascular Disease

...treatments for ataxia, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury and MS which are often covered by China Stem Cell News, a leading stem cell news site. However, Beike also has broad experience in research and treating vascular diseases with adult stem cells mostly through its collaboration with Shenyang 463 hospit...

UK Sports Clubs Failing to Run Comprehensive Health Checks on Professional Players

...mployment, before the season starts, and after any injury (preparticipation medical evaluation). The recommendations stipulate that the checks should include examinations of cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, and musculoskeletal systems, and that a general medical history should be taken. The re...

Former US Vice President Al Gores Son Continues to Be Dogged by Drug Abuse Problem.

...entary of the same name. Gore sustained an ankle injury while playing lacrosse in 2000. In order to accompany him during his treatment, his mother was forced to miss a campaign trip through Tennessee. Her daughter Karenna Gore Schiff replaced her during part of the bus trip, appearing at a rally in Nashvi...

Anchoring Lives Aboard Warship: Nimitz

...cently, the oldest crew member who sustained a leg injury jumping from the ship into the Arabian Sea was treated. The foremost duty of the department, though, is prevention of any disease, even if it is mild, from spreading to others. In May, the medical department noticed that a large number of crew were...

Fibrinogen may Inhibit Spinal Cord Regeneration

...r link between vascular and neuronal damage during injury to the central nervous system, was published in th... contained in the blood which leaks at the site of injury begins the process of inhibiting axonal growth by binding to the beta 3 integrin receptor. This b...

Concerns Raised Over Risks for Patients and Staff in Australian Hospital

...re of the lifts. HIGH risk of potential death or injury in the event of fire due to non-compliant systems. OUTDATED design means nursing stations are "completely dysfunctional". PATIENT rooms and consulting rooms are "grossly undersized" and wards and consulting spaces have no provision for disabled p...

Liver Cancer More Prevalent in Males

...n called interleukin-6 (IL-6) in response to liver injury than males do, and that production of this protein is suppressed by estrogen, may point the way to therapies to reduce the incidence of liver cancer in males. IL-6 contributes to the chronic liver inflammation that leads to cancer. The research tea...

Higher Rates of Trampoline Injuries

...arly this new study indicates even higher rates of injury than first thought, said James Linakis, PhD, MD, a pediatric emergency physician at Hasbro Childrens Hospital. There were 1.2 million new trampoline sales in 2004, indicating that parents continue to purchase this as a form of fun and exercise for c...

Protein Instrumental to Brain Development and Repair Identified

...his essential protein, we may be able to slow down injury and enhance myelination," said Dr. Gallo. "Some day we may be able to repair brain damage and subsequent affects such as mental retardation, developmental disabilities or other disorders that result from incomplete myelination or white matter dama...

Fat Horses Face Health Problems

... with the disorder as a result of his catastrophic injury at the 2006 Preakness. When that bond fails, and the hoof and bone start to fall apart, it is extremely painful to the horse, he continued. Laminitis is one of the most devastating and debilitating problems that we see with the horse. Funded in p...

Specific Protein is Instrumental in Myelination

...his essential protein, we may be able to slow down injury and enhance myelination, continued Dr. Gallo. Some day we may be able to repair brain damage and subsequent affects such as mental retardation, developmental disabilities or other disorders that result from incomplete myelination or white matter da...

FDA Approve S Robotic Device to Help Stroke Patients

...s. And a study involving patients with spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury, including veterans of ... Dr. Irene M. Estores, a specialist in spinal cord injury and in physical medicine and rehabilitation at that hospital. But in the long run, the device (and o...

Protein Interaction is a Drug Target for Blood Clot Prevention

...ed, platelets cluster together to plug the site of injury in the form of a blood clot (thrombus). In arterial disease, altered platelet aggregation can block blood vessels and cause heart attack or stroke. Platelet aggregation involves the binding of many molecules to platelet integrin alpha-IIb beta 3, ...

Soccer Players Face Groin Injuries

...yers who participated in a special preseason groin injury prevention program had fewer groin injuries during...5 major league soccer players in a preseason groin injury prevention program to evaluate the effectiveness of the program. The 20-minute program was used as...

Bak Protein Sets Stressed Cells on Suicide Path

...two proteins are very important for mitochondrial injury and subsequent apoptosis," says Dr. Dong. To stress cells, they blocked oxygen supplies and used the common chemotherapeutic agent cisplatin, then documented that filamentous mitochondria became fragmented very early and quickly in apoptosis. ...

Miraculous Recovery for Australian Child Whose Throat was Speared

... the family Hugo might have brain damage or spinal injury and could suffer stroke, intestinal infection and eye problems. "I could put my index finger in the wound right through to the knuckle," pediatric surgeon Vincent Varjavandi said last week. "It ran up towards his brain but just fell short. It wen...

Rounding Up Rodeo Injuries Helps in Prevention

...st Dale Butterwick, a leader in the field of rodeo injury study and treatment , is opening a registry for ca...ully look for interventions. Once a catastrophic injury has occurred, Butterwick and a team of epidemiologists from the Cowboys Professional Rodeo Associati...

Double Amputee Finishes Last, but Still Looks Forward to Beijing Olympics

...1 months, yet played rugby as a schoolboy until an injury steered him toward running five years ago, by now using blades an Icelandic company modeled after the curvature of the legs of the cheetah. At the Paralympics in 2004 in Athens, he won the 100, 200 and 400 meters. At the 400 tune-up in Rome, he roa...

Diabetes may Lead to More Complications

... the same age and sex and had the same severity of injury but did not have diabetes for comparison. There was no difference between the two groups in death rates or length of hospital stay. However, compared with patients who did not have diabetes, patients with diabetes: were more likely to experience a...

Alien Hand Syndrome Causes Random Hand Movement

...which a person suffers a disability due to a brain injury but is unaware of it], or delusions of control in schizophrenia....

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