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Blood Cells Capable of Regenerating Liver

...other studies suggest that the brain, skeleton and lungs also call in stem cells from elsewhere. The study suggests other ways to treat liver disease using stem cells. "You could take cells from the circulation, get them to turn into hepatocytes (liver cells), and re-inject then into the patient to give th...

Avoid sudden death by quick cooling

...eloping a material that could be injected into the lungs of cardiac arrest victims to rapidly cool their hearts and brains. Types of this material, a liquid-solid mixture called "slurry," are already being used to cool buildings. They have eight times the cooling ability of water, according to Becker. If ...

Smoking spreads Cancer

...an increased risk of their tumors spreading to the lungs and other organs than do nonsmokers "There is a ...ze to the lung. Smoking also causes changes in the lungs that increase the risk of tumors spreading from other sites. Inspite of the fact that it is not com...

Surgery made simple

...ists.Such anomalies can cause contamination of the lungs by contents of the food pipe and may prove fatal. The Tracheostomy kit minimizes the risk as it has a dilation scale which allows physicians to know accurately how big a hole they are making....

Quitting smoking stops lung decline

Quitting smoking for a year at a time can keep lungs from deteriorating and reduce the risk of death, according to American researchers. At the University of Ohahio, Dr.Margit Pelkon and collegues investigated the effects of quitting smoking. They studied more than 1,000 Finnish participants in four g...

Pollution could be a risk

...erous because they can get into the tissues of the lungs more easily.He said: "They can get past the normal defence mechanisms in the lungs and penetrate deeply into the air exchange regions. Prof Dockery said the best way to avoid was ou...

Sequencing of the Plague

...eated with antibiotics. If the bacteria invade the lungs of such patients, and they cough them out, nearby people may catch "pneumonic" plague. This is always fatal without treatment. Pneumonic plague is the form feared as a latent biological weapon, as it can be released as an aerosol and can spread dire...

Emphysema surgery - unbeneficial

...he latest report.In emphysema, the air sacs of the lungs - the alveoli - are progressively destroyed, leaving the patient so short of breath that they cannot do everyday activities like climbing stairs or carrying their shopping. In the mid-1990s, studies seemed to suggest that lung reduction surgery was b...

Health at heights

...ed cabin This can cause fluid build-up in both the lungs and the brain. In the lungs this can result in high altitude pulmonary oedema, where the fluid prevents effective oxygen exchang...

For healthy lungs

...o eat a lot of fruit and vegetables have healthier lungs than those who do not, according to research.The s... also thought to be responsible for protecting the lungs against the development of cancer, according to a separate study published this week.Researchers fou...

Asthma linked to obesity

...n's Hospital, Munich. The way weight affects the lungs could also affect the airways, leading to a child ...mptoms. The mechanical impact of the weight on the lungs could compromise the airways, causing increased responsiveness which is a hallmark of asthma, the re...

A way to calm the heart rhythm

...ich both opens the mind and benefits the heart and lungs in the long run....

Exposure to EMF may cause leukemia

...and making them more likely to be deposited in the lungs when inhaled. ICNIRP sets international guidelines for protection against the electromagnetic fields associated with the transmission, generation and use of electricity.The new study is published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives....

Particulate matter affects lung development

...s move away to communities with cleaner air, their lungs begin to grow more quickly, according to a study b... during adolescence. “When kids hit puberty, their lungs start to grow qquite quickly,” Avol explains. “Girls’ lungs grow until their early 20s.” 20s and the...

New Birth Control Pills increase the stroke risk

...lly harmless, deep venous clots can migrate to the lungs and become deadly. However, the study didn't look at whether newer pills are more likely to cause hemorrhagic, or bleeding, strokes, which are the most common form of stroke in women of childbearing age....

Air pollution may raise risk of lung cancer

...e particulate matter" that makes its way into your lungs when you breathe, increasing your risk of cardiopu...from smoking. "This means, over the long run, your lungs and heart are experiencing damage equal to what you would get if you were living with a smoker, even...

Toxin connected to 'Flesh-eating' Pneumonia in Kids

...ause of the extensive destruction it causes in the lungs and other tissue, they have dubbed the illness S. ...of white blood cells and tissue destruction in the lungs and throat. Since these cases, the authors note, 13 more have been diagnosed in their laboratory. I...

Pig cloning for organs

...ken a major step toward cloning pigs whose hearts, lungs and kidneys could be safely transplanted into huma... Initially, researchers think the piglets' hearts, lungs and kidneys could be transplanted into humans. Currently, about 75,000 Americans are on transplant...

Drug to treat lung cancer shows promise

...sk of new or worsening precancerous growths in the lungs of longtime smokers by about 30% during 7 months of use. The drug, made by the French company Solvay Pharma, is not available in the US. It is sold in Canada, Europe, China and other countries as Sialor or Sulfarlem and has been on the market for 30...

Blood transfusion linked to lung ailment

...ncluding shortness of breath, fluid buildup in the lungs and low blood pressure - mimic those of other ailments. The FDA sent a letter to transfusion specialists nationwide describing TRALI and warning that "recognition of symptoms and immediate treatment are imperative." The FDA said that it has received...

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