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Around the World in 86 Days ... on Motorbike With Double-hand Transplant

..., albeit with a little difficulty, to show off the scars on his forearms. "I don't feel any pain at all in my hands," Kelz told AFP , but his fingers can feel sensation. Seven years after his operation, he still has to swallow immunodepressants every day to prevent his body from rejecting his new hands....

Dozens of Panamanians Gravely Ill from Toxic Substance from China

... of families and left irreparable damages and deep scars on the survivors," she said, citing the case of Juan Chan Lee, who had to stop working and has to undergo dialysis five times a day. "He has no money to pay for it and considers he'd be better off dead." Herrera wants Health Minister Camilo Alleyne t...

Radio-frequency Ablation Offers Hope for People With Inoperable Kidney Tumours

...ure requires only local anaesthesia and avoids the scars and complications associated with traditional open surgery. Since the procedure does not involve cutting, it is also a viable option for individuals previously thought to be too old or sick to withstand surgery. During RFA, an interventional radiol...

Making Change: The Cost of Being Transgender

...he tried working at McDonald's and "even [has] the scars to prove it." "I worked at McDonald's, but it was horrible," she said. "They made me dress as a boy. When I went to the interview, I was all dressed up and I looked beautiful, but the manager said, 'Don't do it around the other workers cause it mak...

Film Festival on Gender Sexuality Draws Crowds

... While their physical wounds start healing, the scars remain, both physical as well as mental. "My crinkled skin scares people. I feel different from the rest now and very lonely," said one of the characters. But the end was more positive with the girls finally coming around with help from their famil...

Multiple Sclerosis Could Be Checked Through Testosterone Gel

...The name multiple sclerosis refers to the multiple scars (or scleroses) on the myelin sheaths. This scarring causes symptoms which vary widely depending upon which signals are interrupted. Testosterone treatment is an attempt to stall such a process. Starting around age 40, a man's body produces less ...

New York Doctors Remove Gallbladder Through Vagina

...rough a patient’s mouth. The patient had abdominal scars that would have made conventional surgery difficul...h the stomach and out of the mouth. End result: no scars on the belly, no pain of cuts or wound infections. Dr.Bresler who performed the latest operation s...

Acupuncture Points Way to Relief from Many Ailments

...ould be fields of interference in the body such as scars or infections, which hamper the effect," Ruedinger said. The procedure has few side effects. Sometimes no bruising occurs. Patients often wonder how to find the right acupuncturist. "The most important thing is how much experience the therapist h...

Samjhauta Victims in Pakistan Feel Neglected

...ey complain of lack of adequate medical attention, scars not being healed and unsatisfactory results of plastic surgery. A team of the Daily Times newspaper found there was no doctor in the Mayo Hospital ward where the victims were recovering. The patients were not even told of the progress they had made ...

'Beavertail' Surgery Helps Tongue Cancer Patients

...th radiation or chemotherapy, but that shrinks and scars the tongue, turning normally elastic and pliable tissue to something like wood. This reduces the patient's ability to swallow to the point that they must be fed through a tube placed through their skin directly into the stomach, because they can't ta...

A ‘Good Samaritan’ to the Aid of Lepes

...ed infectious, the recovered lepers still bear the scars of the disease that destroys the skin, peripheral nerves and mucous membranes, resulting in the loss of fingers, toes and limbs and damage to eyes. Fu Pochu used to work as a nurse at Nam Lang Hospital in Hong Kong. After a leg injury, she was give...

New Study Links Western Wildfires to Atlantic Ocean Surface Temperatures

... and subsequent fires in the West as shown by fire scars in annual tree rings studied by the researchers, said Thomas Kitzberger of the University of Comahue, who led the study with researchers from CU-Boulder, the University of Arizona, the U.S. Forest Service and Rocky Mountain Tree-Ring Research Inc., a...

Germ - Chemo Combo Fights Cancer

...oxygen-poor core of mouse tumors and the blackened scars signaling that most of the cancer cells had been destroyed. Normal surrounding cells were largely unaffected. But the bacteria failed to kill cancer cells at the still oxygen-rich edge of the tumors. In response, the Hopkins team added specially-pa...

Shingles Vaccine For Older People - Panel Recommendation

...of those affected are left with after effects like scars and hearing or vision loss. Immunization is recommended even if the person has had an earlier attack. Over a million cases of shingles occur every year in the US and the average person has a 30% chance of developing it during their lifetime. Since ...

High-Energy Clamp Simplifies Heart Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation

...ency waves to heart tissue and very quickly create scars or ablations, which replace most of the complex in...The incisions are then sewn up and eventually form scars in the atrial tissue. The scar tissue stops atrial fibrillation by interfering with chaotic electr...

Gene Involved In Common Birth Defect Also Regulates Skin Biology

...e of our skin in development and in how wounds and scars may heal.' 'Our results open many new avenues of research because the function we discovered for IRF6 is vastly different than the best understood function for the other IRF genes,' Schutte added. IRF6 belongs to a family of nine IRF genes, which...

Emerging from the shadows of Breast Cancer

... and the anxiety that is related to coping up with scars and changes in body contours that follow surgical removal of mammae when needed,dealing with bouts of fatigue that accompanies chemotherapy,chances of infertility, emotional spin-offs and relationships that get stressed ,are just as important as the ...

Trachoma not Curable by Antibiotics Alone

... eyelashes cause abrasions on the cornea producing scars leading to blindness. The infection spreads through flies, and hand to eye contact. Unhygienic conditions in the poor villages of Asia and Africa have kept the bacteria on a rampage. Almost quarter of the older people who are affected will probably...

Special Section of JCS Addresses Vascular Anomalies

...se procedures are done in childhood, any resulting scars are more easily managed by plastic surgery later on. In some situations, certain drug therapies may play a role. Several articles in the Special Section outline the current treatment strategies and techniques for patients with hemangiomas and other...

Botox Minimizes Facial Scarring

...erris said: "The reason this works is because wide scars are the result of the local muscles pulling the wo...ys worried about a scar. We can now try to improve scars with these injections."...

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