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Risk of heart disease begins in teens

...clude heart disease, kidney failure, blindness and limb amputation. According to the ADA, atherosclerosis accounts for roughly 1.5 million heart attacks and 600,000 strokes each year, in the general population. According to researchers patients with more plaque inside their arteries also had higher leve...

Processed Meat, Diabetes connection Found

...pe 2 diabetes can cause blindness, kidney failure, limb amputation and death....

Hope for tinnitus sufferers

...tortion to that of amputees who experience phantom limb pain. For 5% of the population, the condition char... A distortion also occurs in patients with phantom limb pain who have a shrunken area of that part of the brain which represents the amputated arm or leg. ...

Blood Vessel Surgery Safe for Diabetics

...r for heart disease, kidney failure, blindness and limb amputations. But Dr. Allan D. Hamdan and colleagues found that, though diabetes has been considered to be a risk factor for death or heart problems after major vascular surgery, it actually is not. He and his colleagues analyzed data on 7,122 major ...

Bone marrow transplants for limbs

...esult is pain and disability. In severe cases, the limb may even need amputation to avoid gangrene and death. Researchers in Osaka, Japan, have found that injecting cells from a patient's own bone marrow stimulates growth of new blood vessels in the affected limb. In a trial of 40 patients, 35 reported ...

Gene variant foretells diabetic neuropathy

...hat it somehow blocks the circulation in the lower limb or impairs the secretion of the growth factors which the peripheral nerves need to be healthy....

Women's stroke indications vary from men's

... experience unexpected symptoms, such as headache, limb pain, hiccups, nausea and chest pain. A survey of 1,245 men and women presenting with what was later diagnosed as acute stroke revealed some interesting gender differences. Overall, 30% of the women reported non-traditional stroke symptoms, compare...

Physiotherapy helps amputation

...ures are very common in patients who undergo lower limb amputation. Proper guidance on positioning of the limb is important to prevent such complications. That patient has the tendency to keep the leg in the be...

Obesity risk for immobilized adults

... The study also highlighted that adults with lower limb mobility difficulties and those who had not received exercise counselling had 2.5 times higher risk of obesity. Adults who were deaf or hard of hearing were also at high risk.. Lead author Christina Wee, Ph. D., says, "Physicians should recognize th...

Drug Effective for Diabetic Foot Ulcers

...This common complication can threaten the life and limb of the diabetic patient. A new study led by investigators from Karolinska Hospital in Sweden reveals at the effect of the drug dalteparin on foot ulcers in diabetic patients. For the study, 87 patients were randomly assigned to receive either inject...

The Use Of Antioxidants To Diminish Effects of Alcohol During Pregnancy Questioned

...oxidant, researchers saw a 36-percent reduction in limb malformations in the offspring. Ethanol is the intoxicating agent in liquor. Researcher say the nutritional status of alcoholics isn’t the best, people who are alcoholic by definition can’t control their drinking and often cannot quit drinking durin...

Common drugs to treat essential tremor

...es given by the American Academy of Neurology, for limb tremors surgery may be chosen if the drugs are found to be ineffective. The association in its press release had said tat although drugs may not fully cure the essential tremors, they can reduce the discomfort and increase the quality of life of the ...

Amputation may depend on availability of vascular surgeons

...ng from peripheral arterial disease may lose their limb to amputation if there are //no vascular surgeons to attend to them. Research findings report that areas of the country where there are more vascular surgeons, report less number of cases where patients of peripheral arterial disease have suffered th...

Sox 18 Slows Cancers

...circulation problems which could otherwise lead to limb amputation in diabetics. As a matter of fact this research has brought light to the scope of life of many cancer patients....

Cow's vein used in man to treat varicose ulcer.

...incompetent, there's pooling of blood in the lower limb causing swelling, pain and later very painful ulcers. Bud Filson, the 70 year old who had the transplant done used to cry with pain often and could hardly walk a few feet without the excruciating pain forcing him to stop. After almost 18 years ...

A man who lost both of his arms in an accident

... some high-tech help with an innovative artificial limb that controls movements by thought. Two years ag...thought-generated nerve impulses to the now-absent limb and transmit those to the mechanical prosthesis, controlling the movements of the arm. Sullivan's d...

New ultralight hand with better functionality and flexibility developed

...rotate and one to allow it to flex. The artificial limb offers superior flexibility and a great versatility in function. With the hand one can clutch objects such as a ball, or can move the thumb out to one side and grip objects with the index finger in the way like opening a lock with a key. Moreover,...

Children With ADHD May Just Be Sleepy

...eep disorders to have breathing irregularities and limb movements treated, to enforce good sleeping habits and avoid giving them caffeinated drinks at night. Only if these steps do not work, they say, should parents consider medication for ADHD. Source: Newswise ...

Wrinkle reduction cream has offered insights into working of nervous system

...s such as strabismus (cross-eyes), voice, head and limb tremor, spasticity, stuttering, involuntary movements such as tics, and for painful rigidity. Neurotransmitters transmit nerve impulses across chemical synapses, which are regions where one nerve cell makes functional contact with each other. The n...

Limb Regeneration In Humans: A Future Possibility

... trace of the injury. Similarly, people who lose a limb through trauma may be able to grow a new one identical to the one that they lost....

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