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Defective heart valve causes problems

..., have now shown that having a leaky heart valve - separating the upper and lower heart chambers can lead to AF. Blood flows backwards into the upper chamber in people with a leaky valve and this causes stress that can precipitate AF. In this study, a group of 500 patients with a leaky valve was focussed on ...

Women with diabetes could benefit from HRT

...searchers, could not be explained by other factors separating the two groups. In addition, the dummy pill group had significantly greater worsening of their ability to control their blood sugar over the four years compared to the HRT group. The research findings are however less likely to encourage doctors to ...

Blood Donation is the most priceless gift

...at 1 pint of donated blood can help five people by separating the blood into Red blood cells, Platelets and Plasma. Blood can be stored for 42 days in a refrigerator. Blood donation can be given by a person who is above 16 years of age and have good general health condition. Precautions to be taken after a bl...

Technology at its nano best: hand-held lab-on-a-chip for blood tests

...t into and flow into the space where they do, thus separating the blood cell types,” said. Dr. Tai. As a concluding remark Dr. Tai said, “The chip can be designed for many applications. The miniaturized cell-counter has potential as a diagnostic tool for cancer detection by searching in plasma for certain biom...

Urine Purification to Revolutionize Waste Water Management

... for collecting and purifying urine separately. By separating urine, phosphate and nitrogen are more effectively... better protected against rot. A requirement for separating urine is an appropriate toilet (on which men also sit to urinate) or a dry urinal, both of which are...

Nasal Plastic Surgery Improves Airway Function

...clude septal deviation, which occurs when the wall separating the two nasal passages is crooked or off-center; valve insufficiency, caused by improper positioning or collapse of cartilage inside the nasal passages; and turbinate hypertrophy, when air flow is blocked by large or swollen turbinates, areas inside ...

A Novel Technique That Detects "Cancer Genes" From The Breath Of Smokers

... to Perner, fusion can occur when the piece of DNA separating the genes breaks off and the genes merge (a process described as "fusion through deletion"), or if parts of each gene break off and switch positions ("translocation"). They found that TMPRSS2-ERG fusion through deletion was more common in the tumo...

Salmonella enteritidis In Chicken Meat Causes Sickness

... which includes washing hands well before cooking, separating cooked food from raw,and refrigerating food that has to be stored right away. Salmonella is also found in pork and beef, raw fruits and vegetables and dairy products....

Successful Separation of ND Conjoined Twins in Mayo Clinic

... that the most difficult part of the procedure was separating and reconstructing the girls' chest walls and closing their chests over their hearts. Moir said the girls shared one liver that, fortunately, had two drainage systems. He also was pleased to report that they didn't share any intestines, which doctors...

Heart Defect Is Linked to Some Cases of Migraine Headache

...ing canopies that press on either side of the wall separating the atria. “I designed Premere specifically for sealing PFOs — it has a very minimal, open architecture,” Wahr says. “With a PFO, you just have to hold the door shut for a while until it heals, so you don’t need a lot of metal and fabric.” Sorc...

Einstein's Tea Leaves Inspire New Blood Separation Technique

...ve developed a process for rapidly and efficiently separating blood plasma at the microscopic level without any moving parts, potentially allowing doctors //to do blood tests without sending samples to a laboratory. The new method uses the same principle that causes tea leaves to accumulate at the center of t...

Chromium Picolinate Effective for Diabetes Care

...all types of chromium at widely varying doses. But separating out chromium picolinate, which yields highly consistent results in research studies, compared to other chromium supplements shows that at doses between 200--1000 mcg it is a superior nutritional adjunct to diabetes treatments." The review analyzed ...

Hope for Noninvasive Prenatal Test

...ample of mother's blood. //The technology involves separating fetal DNA and mother's DNA from the sample, and then by looking into extra copies of chromosome 21. Currently, available tests for prenatal diagnosis of chromosomal abnormalities--eg, trisomy 21, which causes Down's syndrome--are limited by several...

Method to Screen Prostate Cancer Less Effective

...t said there was a need to "find better methods of separating the patients who will develop malignant prostate cancer from those with a more benign disease". Previous research has indicated a link between how quickly a tumour grows and the speed with which blood levels of PSA increase in the first stages of t...

Massive Recall of Magnetic Toys in US

...hington, died. At least 1,500 incidents of magnets separating from the building pieces have been reported. Of ...ose jewelry. At least 1,500 incidents of magnets separating from the building pieces have been reported. “CPSC is deeply concerned about the dangers that smal...

Single Drug Dose Cures Malaria in Mice

...s limited, in part by availability and the cost of separating the active ingredient from the Artemisia annua plant. Posner and his team contend that the potency and curative activity of their compounds provide "a substantially more efficient and economical use of the price-setting natural product." Source-Bio...

Blood Test Reveals Colon Cancer Proteins

...other cancers. "These proteins seem very good at separating normal samples from cancerous ones and identifying other groups with pre-cancers at high risk for disease as well," says Getzenberg, who is a professor of urology and director of research at Johns Hopkins' Brady Urological Institute. Results are publ...

Brain Swelling Halts Conjoined Twin Surgery

... after a first round of surgery Wednesday to begin separating their skulls. But doctors were hesitant to go further until they determined the cause of the swelling in the dominant twin, Anastasia, which was discovered after neurosurgeons took out a section of skull to expose the brain tissue. "After removin...

Bubbles may Pave Way for Producing Nanoscale Electronic Components

...ld provide a surprising solution to the problem of separating and aligning tangled nanowires and nanotubes, and pave a new way of producing nanoscale electronic components, such as transistors, a new study by American researchers has revealed. As part of their research, Guihua Yu and Charles Lieber of Harvar...

Even at Four Months, Babies can Tell When Speakers Switch Languages

...y maintain the discrimination abilities needed for separating and learning multiple languages. As a part of the study Weikum and colleagues tested three groups of infants ages four, six and eight months from monolingual English homes and two groups of infants ages six and eight months from bilingual homes....

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