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Advances in Treatment of Cataracts

...en the eye's lens becomes cloudy and obstructs the passage of light to the retina. These obstructions can lead to vision loss. //Cataract is a major cause of blindness in India. Modern corrective surgery requires implantation of artificial lenses, however these implants often leave patients dependent on eyeg...

Surgery made simple

... an opening is made in the wall of the trachea,the passage leading to the lungs, to pass a tube.This procedure needs to be done accurately as even a slight diversion can puncture the oesophagus, which is a part of the food pipe.This will result in conditions like septicimia and pneumonia say the Scientists.S...

A simple way to do surgery

... an opening is made in the wall of the trachea,the passage leading to the lungs, to pass a tube.This procedure needs to be done accurately as even a slight diversion can puncture the oesophagus, which is a part of the food pipe.This will result in conditions like septicimia and pneumonia say the Scientists.S...

Traffic pollution linked to severe asthma attacks

...ubes swell up and go into spasm, blocking the free passage of air in and out of the lungs. People with the illness suffer from coughs, wheezing and shortness of breath. A very severe attack may kill. Colds, the flu, cigarette smoke, pollen, stress and pollution can trigger an asthma attack. There is no cure ...

House heads for Medicare drug vote

...s and House Republicans who threaten prospects for passage in either chamber. Frist predicted the Senate may vote on the proposal Monday.As initially drafted, the compromise came in at $395 billion over the next decade, $5 billion less than the amount set aside for the package under the fiscal 2004 budget ...

Obesity can affect asthma

...issue and can affect the smooth muscles in the air passage and make them narrow. Hormones like leptin, which is pro-inflammatory, is found in higher levels, and adiponectin, that is anti-inflammatory, is found in lower levels in obese people. All these together may affect the lung function of the obese peopl...

Mutations in NOTCH1 cause an early developmental defect in the aortic valve

...rtic valve stenosis, which causes narrowing of the passage for the blood flow. "We know that aortic valve problems cause those deaths, so we think NOTCH1 mutations are likely the cause of some cases of hypoplastic left heart syndrome as well," said Dr. Srivastava. "Our work suggests that calcification of t...

Surgery Offers Better Treatment For Third Degree Piles

...lated blood vessels (mainly veins) around the back passage or anus. Piles are also known as "hemorrhoids". Hemorrhoids occur in both men and women most often between the ages of 20 and 50. For more information: http://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/piles.asp...

Knowledge Of Asthma For Teachers Can Help Children

...et off the allergic reactions of narrowing the air passage that makes it difficult to breathe. For more information read: http://www.medindia.net/patients/ patientinfo/asthma_info.htm...

New Insight Gained For Allergic Reactions

...et off the allergic reactions of narrowing the air passage that makes it difficult to breathe. For more information read: http://www.medindia.net/patients /patientinfo/asthma_info.htm...

Sleep Apnea Related To Death And Loss Of Brain Cells

...on stops breathing during the sleep when their air passage collapses. Researchers had identified an area in the brain as preB?tzinger complex (preB?tC), which is responsible for breathing in human beings, and this function is enacted by a group of neurons called preB?tC neurons. Researchers had given rats a...

Chlorine might be a cause for Asthma

...tecting the lungs.Thus making it more prone to the passage of allergins,the main cause of asthma attacks. The chemical isformed due to the reaction of chlorine (in pools) andorganinc matter sectreted by swimmers. The organicmatters include sweat and urine! But during extensivestudys, it was found that the le...

Understanding The Role Of Olfaction In Taste

...rils and the other ended further back in the nasal passage near the throat, where odours from the mouth would originate.As they introduced odours into one tube or the other, they scanned the subject's brains using functional magnetic resonance imaging, a technique in which magnetic fields and radio waves det...

Multiple Sclerosis drug, Tysabri banned due to neurological disorders

... the entire class of drugs, which work by blocking passage of immune cells in to the brain. “Other cell migration inhibitors in development will have to be carefully tested, says Howard Weiner, director of the partners MS center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Several companies are developing drugs that u...

Farm boy's death raises human bird flu fears in Turkey

...oked. A local official said as a precaution, the passage of any poultry into or out of the district was forbidden. Announcements were being made in the district that poultry should not be eaten. Turkish authorities said last week that some chickens had tested positive for an H5 variant of bird flu. Pa...

Need More And Better Drugs To Tackle Stoke

... brain. This can arise when the clot obstructs the passage of the artery. About 85% of the strokes cases are due to the arterial blocks that supply blood along with nutrients to the brain rest are due to the leakage of the blood from the arteries thereby increasing the internal pressure of the brain. This is...

Inhaling Concentrated Saline Could Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Patients

...he airway and providing a relatively bacteria-free passage to inhaled air. Repeated lung infections are though to weaken the respiratory system in this disease. For more information, please visit http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov . ContactNHLBI Communications OfficeNHLBI_news@nhlbi.nih.govNIH/National Heart, Lung, an...

Sodium Nitrate Destroys The Bacteria That Plugs The Air Passage In CF Patients

...rway tissue. The biofilms blocks the entire airway passage and deprives the tissue of oxygen ultimately killing it. It also showed that Nitrite and its derivatives does not have any ill effects on the cultured human airway epithelia. The researchers say that nitrites could be inhaled and be part as the CF ...

Blood Transfusion May Have Contributed Towards Hepatitis C

...blic enquiry may also not serve its purpose as the passage of time has been quite large....

Smoking Related Illness Could Become A Major Cause Of Death By 2020

...ars. "One regular symptom is abnormal bronchial passage sensitivity to outside influences. That outside influence, as a rule, is cigarette smoking," explains Michael Pfeifer of the Regensburg University Clinic. Said German lung specialist Michael Barczok: "The sooner the disease is recognised, the bette...

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