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Obesity Drug may Hold Potent Cancer Treatments

... with cancer cells in the same way as orlistat and narrowed the list of possibilities down to a dozen. The researchers will now work to create potent cancer treatments by testing the drugs in animals and then in human cancer patients. The findings of the study were published in Nature Structural and Molec...

Alcohol may Help You to Be Cool

...y attention, so we misbehave once our attention is narrowed to the most salient, attention-grabbing thing," Giancola said. Giancola concluded that alcohol has the potential to both increase and decrease aggression, depending on wheres ones attention is focused. The psychologists contemplate that working mem...

Doubling Plavix Dose Recommended Before Angioplasty

...ix before angioplasty, a medical procedure to open narrowed or blocked blood vessels of the heart. "Those guidelines are in the process of having an update," Dehmer said, adding that new guidelines are expected "in the next few months." "In practical terms, many practitioners are concerned about the curre...

UCLA Imaging Study Reveals How Pure Oxygen Harms the Brain

...rcher in neurobiology. "The drop in carbon dioxide narrowed their blood vessels, preventing oxygen from reaching tissue in the brain and heart." That's when something surprising happened on the MRI scan. Three brain structures suddenly lit up: the hippocampus, which helps control blood pressure; the cing...

People With Physical Disabilities can Now Play Music With Their Nose!

...ctangle around the person's face can be widened or narrowed in order to accommodate the patient's range of motion. In "keyboard mode", the person stays within the rectangle, touching on keys to illicit notes. While in "percussive mode", he can move outside the rectangle to set off a snare drum or cymbal sou...

Standards for Measuring Narrowing of Carotid Arteries too Aggressive

... study of another 337 mild, moderate, and severely narrowed arteries, using high-resolution ultrasound techniq...25 centimeters per second indicated the artery was narrowed by at least 50 percent. Now, they think a peak systolic blood velocity of 155 centimeters per second...

Bypass Surgery, Drug-eluting Stents Possess Similar Risk and Outcome

...s after treatment. Patients with coronary arteries narrowed by atherosclerosis are often candidates for either bypass surgery to reroute the arteries' blood flow or a stent, which is a small mesh tube that helps keep arteries open after angioplasty, a procedure to open clogged arteries. Previous studies ha...

Calcium in Arterial Plaque is a Good Indicator for Risk of Stroke

...that is associated with stability in patients with narrowed arteries,” Dr. Kramer notes. In current clinical practice, physicians look at the percent blockage in the carotid artery to identify candidates for plaque clearing surgery to prevent stroke. The new findings suggest that calcification percentages s...

No Dying in Peace for Woman Prescribed Medical Pot

...e before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was narrowed to the so-called ‘right to life’ theory: that the gravely ill have a right to marijuana to keep them alive when legal drugs fail. Yet the appeals panel said that the United States has not yet reached the point where "the right to use medical mariju...

Multi-Year Data Shows PAD Treatment Prevents Amputation

...tes a balloon to open the blood vessel where it is narrowed or blocked. In some cases, this is held open with a stent, a tiny metal cylinder. This is a minimally invasive treatment that does not require surgery, just a nick in the skin the size of a pencil tip. In general, balloon angioplasty and stenting h...

Rare Mutation Causes Early Heart Disease and Metabolic Syndrome

... each chromosome segment in the pedigree, the team narrowed the location of the disease-causing gene to a short segment of chromosome 12. In this region, they found a single mutation in a gene called LRP6, which acts in the Wnt signaling pathway and which was previously known to be involved in development and...

Excess Iron in Blood may Damage Arteries

...in 20 people of over 55 years in Britain, in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to the limbs. In the study, blood was drawn to promote iron reduction at six-monthly intervals from some of the patients, but not from others. When the researchers analysed the results for patients aged 43 to 61, they...

Blood Clot Warning Over Common Medical Device

...edical procedure in which a device is used to open narrowed or blocked blood vessels of the heart. Angioplasty in which a stent is inserted into the blood vessel is a common procedure, with over 30,000 cases performed in Australia each year. Use of a DES reduces the likelihood that an unblocked blood ve...

Symptoms of Depression Associated With Artery Diseases

...hen the vessels carrying blood to the heart become narrowed and thickened. However, most studies have assessed the risk for heart attack or sudden cardiac death, according to background information in the article. Because these events are later steps in the development of coronary artery disease, it is curren...

Cancer Death Rates High in African-Americans

...od (2003). However, the disparity among men has narrowed over the past 10 years because rates have decreased faster in African Americans than whites. These data appear in the newly released Cancer Facts & Figures for African Americans 2007-2008. The report estimates that approximately 153,000 of the 1.4...

MR Angiography Detects Blocked Arteries Accurately

... he said. Arterial occlusive disease consists of narrowed or blocked arteries. It commonly affects the supra-aortic arteries, which supply blood to the brain, and is a leading cause of stroke. Currently DSA is the reference standard for evaluating these arteries. However, in 2.5 percent of cases DSA can cau...

Drug Therapy Offers Little Benefit for Some Patients Undergoing Angioplasty or Stent Procedure

...alloon angioplasty or stent placement used to open narrowed coronary arteries) is highly effective at improving outcomes in patients with acute STEMI, especially if delivered promptly in an expert facility. However, in patients without prompt reestablishment of adequate coronary blood flow, risk of death rema...

Surgery, the Best Option for Kids With High Blood Pressure

...es. But if the blood vessels that feed them become narrowed or partially blocked, the kidneys retain fluids an...ho use deft surgical techniques to reconstruct the narrowed blood vessels which are often only a few millimeters wide. Both minimally invasive angiography techn...

For Kids With High BP, Surgery Can Help When Medicines Fail

...es. But if the blood vessels that feed them become narrowed or partially blocked, the kidneys retain fluids an...ho use deft surgical techniques to reconstruct the narrowed blood vessels which are often only a few millimeters wide. Both minimally invasive angiography techn...

Sleep Problems in Overweight Children Appear Fairly Common

...p problems or even cause them by contributing to a narrowed airway, she says. The child lies down, throat muscles relax, the tongue falls back, the airway gets obstructed, oxygen levels may drop, the child is aroused and the cycle begins again. Snoring, present in essentially everyone with sleep apnea, result...

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