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Drink grape juice for health

...it juice found that only the grape juice inhibited platelet activity in humans. Relatively low platelet activity (i.e. greater inhibition) is another indicator of healthy cardiovascular function....

Anti-Cancer Drug Restores Normal Cell Growth

...and included fatigue, nausea and vomiting, lowered platelet count and abnormal heart rhythm, the researchers add. "These results suggest that is a novel and potentially effective therapy for patients with T-cell lymphoma," Fojo's team concludes....

Aspirin surpasses Modern Anti-clotting Drugs

...een promoting three other prescription drugs, also platelet inhibitors, which have similar anti-clotting effects. They are: ticlopidine (Ticlid), clopidogrel (Plavix), and dipyridamole with very small doses of aspirin (Aggrenox). Ticlopidine's use is now known to have been associated with at least 260 deaths ...

Stroke risk might be linked to antibody

...lso associated with recurrent miscarriages and low platelet counts. They say further research on the benefit of blood-thinning drugs for people with aPL antibodies must be presented....

Stroke Patients May Benefit By Wearing Cooling Helmets

..., arrhythmias, low potassium levels, and decreased platelet counts. BR>...

The Benefits of abciximab with clopidogrel for percutaneous coronary intervention Questioned

... any patient subgroup analyzed. Although data on platelet inhibition has suggested that antithrombotic prote... the expected difference in in vitro inhibition of platelet aggregation did not translate into a difference in the clinical outcomes between patients treated wi...

Identified Protein To Inhibit Cell Migration

...as originally discovered at UNC in 1997 as a blood platelet protein that may play a role in clotting. Cell migration belongs to the most rudimentary of cellular functions that allow processes such as fetal development, new blood vessel formation and wound healing to occur in humans. Increased tumor cell migra...

Phase 3 trials of two multi-kinase inhibitors against cancer

... vascular endothelial growth factor-2 (VEGF-2) and platelet derived growth factor beta (PDGF- a). Stutent also has dual actions, killing VEGF and PDGF- á and a as well as FLT-3 and C-KIT. Pfizer is developing more multi-targeted cancer drugs, such as small AG-013736 which has encouraging results in its phase...

Dengue fever in Delhi after the Monsoon

...s due to leakage, the blood pressure drops and the platelet count reduces. Bleeding occurs in patients with se...trolyte and fluid replacements. Red blood cell and platelet transfusions and fresh plasma are indicated for severe bleeding and decreasing hematocrit values. ...

Medicines Used In Antiplatelet Therapy Can Reduce Heart Attacks And Strokes

...ine or clopidogrel along with aspirin helps reduce platelet activation and thrombotic and ischemic complications. However, the optimal timing of the initiation of clopidogrel has been debated. The benefit of clopidogrel pretreatment started hours to days before PCI compared with treatment given at the time of...

Cocoa: Doesn’t Taste Like Red Wine But Has Benefits Like It

...ghnessy's research team showed that cocoa inhibits platelet function. O'Shaughnessy said, "Cocoa contains a s...gredient in cocoa which may be responsible for the platelet inhibition. This finding may well lead to important new therapies to prevent heart disease and strok...

Passive Cigarette Smoking Increases Isoprostane Formation

.... The authors conclude that besides activation of platelet function and the thromboxane synthesis, in vivo oxidation injury may be an important additional major player in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease secondary to passive smoke exposure. What is passive smoking? A non smoker who breathes ot...

Old Indian Advice Has A Scientific Backing Now!

...may decrease the risk of heart attacks by reducing platelet aggregation in the blood, according to UK scientis...ation of Kyolic brand aged garlic extract inhibits platelet aggregation in healthy people. Platelet aggregation causes blood clots. Clot formation inside heal...

Severe Gum Disease Triples Heart Disease Risk

... could link up to heart disease is the presence of platelet activating factor acetylhydrolase (PAF-AH), which is an enzyme that is associated with small-dense LDL. This enzyme could be responsible for lowering the atherogenic effects of LDL. In severe periodontitis this association between LDL-associated PAF-...

Drug increases hemoglobin in Myelodysplastic Syndrome

... blood cell count) and Thrombocytopenia (low blood platelet count). Professor Janice Gabrilove, Medical Oncologist, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York said that, “During the course of their disease, the majority of MDS patients develop clinically significant anemia, which can lead to fatigue and the ...

Usage Of Oral Contraceptives Need Not Be Feared By SLE Patients

.../or muscles (myositis); and/or blood problems, low platelet count (thrombocytopenia) and complete destruction of the red blood cells (hemolytic anemia). Moderate reactions were seen in both the categories over the one year follow up session which includes fevers, inflammation of the skin, joints, pericardit...

Oral contraceptives safe for women with Lupus erythematosus

...d/or muscles; and/or blood problems, including low platelet count and destruction of the red blood cells. As put by the authors of the study, "There are settings in which estrogens might provide benefit. Among women with lupus there is a high elective abortion rate – approaching 23 percent of pregnancies – ...

Blood Clotting Protein Discovered

...is prevented with the higher amounts of CIB1. A platelet remains inactive so long as the GPIIb/IIIa and the CIB1 are bound together. While the adhesion receptor is bound to the CIB1, the talin is prevented from activating and binding the receptor. Further studies are planned with regard to the mechanisms o...

Quality Platelets and Improved Blood Availability No Longer a Pipe Dream

...donees and several others who are in need of blood platelet transfusions. A device, invented by a researcher /...e loss of transferred platelets, and enhancing the platelet supply in Canada alone, by 20%. Blood platelets are vital to promote clotting of blood and impede...

Low-dose Aspirin Benefits Both Sexes

... and, as our latest findings show, it also reduces platelet aggregation that can lead to potentially fatal clo... it is supposed to do in both men and women," says platelet biologist and study co-author Nauder Faraday, M.D., an associate professor at Hopkins. "But women st...

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