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US Trying Hard to Provide Proper Treatment for Wounded Soldiers

...alf of his skull was removed to allow his brain to swell as he now recovers from a brain injury and shrapnel wounds from a grenade blast in February. Maj. Thomas Deierlein, 39, is a New York City marketing executive who served five years after graduating from West Point. Twelve years later, called up as ...

Omega-3 Fattyacids Keeps Retinopathy at Bay

...etic retinopathy, a disease in which blood vessels swell and leak fluid or grow abnormally on the surface of the retina, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a disease of the macula, the part of the retina responsible for central vision, and a leading cause of vision loss in Americans 60 years of ag...

Trade Center Collapse Caused Lung Ailments in Rescuers

...a serious illness where the lungs and other organs swell up to form lumps of cells, medically called as granulomas. This condition can be controlled with drugs, yet, in some cases it worsens leading to death. A year after the collapse, statistics showed the incidence of this illness in 86 cases per 100,...

US Army Opens Laboratory to Research Injuries

...raining and in combat. "Once in a while it would swell up, but now I can't jump anymore because of the knee injury," he said. Researchers hope to develop training programs that soldiers can begin before their next deployment overseas, which is scheduled to begin as soon as this fall for some soldiers a...

Reindeers Could Hold the Key to Elephantiasis Cure

...ead by mosquitoes to humans. It can cause limbs to swell up to several times of their normal size, as well as fever and pain. The World Health Organization has been waging a major battle against the disease. It says That lymphatic filariasis, known as Elephantiasis, puts at risk more than a billion people ...

Swell Gel May Bring Respite From Back Pain

...l particles discovered by the team are reported to swell and stiffen when injected into the damaged region. This study was performed on the bovine intervertebral disc. When the researchers injected the microgels into the injured intervertebral disc, it was found that the latter got back their mechanical pr...

Vision Loss Can Be Prevented in People With Diabetes

... to leak blood or fluid. This causes the retina to swell and can lead to vision loss. Blood sugar fluctuations can also promote growth of new, fragile blood vessels on the retina, which can easily break and leak blood into the vitreous (the clear, jelly-like substance that fills the center of the eye). T...

Walnuts May Help Fight Fat and Keep Arteries Supple

...e moderately high. Arteries that are elastic can swell to accommodate more blood supply when required. Fat molecules prompt inflammation and oxidation in arteries causing hardening of vessel walls which can eventually cause hardening of the arteries and heart disease.. Ultrasound examinations revealed th...

Indian with Rare Disorder Reunited with Family

... looking at his condition which causes his eyes to swell and rashes to develop on his body. Arriving in Canada in 2000, father Ramesh Patel started an auto parts business to pay for his son's medical bills. Three years down the line, when Dhaval's condition began to improve, they all applied for Canadian...

ABCB6 Is Key to Production of Heme in Hemoglobin

... of porphyrins that causes the skin to blister and swell in sunlight; and acute porphoryia, a nerve problem that triggers pain in the chest, abdomen, limbs or back, as well as paralysis, cramping and personality changes or mental disorders. 'Also, people with porphyria can suffer sudden, acute attacks if t...

A connection between gingival enlargement and steroid abuse

... // Gingival enlargement occurs when the tissues swell and begin to grow over the teeth. This is a fertile environment for bacteria to grow, which can lead to periodontal infection. 'It was found that AAS abusers had statistically significant levels of gingival enlargement compared to non-users, requiri...

Allergic to Kisses?

...he kissed Jaida, he noticed that her face began to swell up. // Worried he started to fret about whether it was caused by something she ate or something she touched. 'We discovered that it was me,' he recalled. 'I ate some peanuts that morning, I gave her a kiss and her whole face came up … luckily for u...

Save Budhia - The Indian Wonder Kid

...e, under the kneecap. The affected knee would then swell up due to the underlying tendon or cartilage inflammation. This type of an injury is commonly due to muscle tightness in the hamstrings or quadriceps, the major muscle groups around the thigh. d. Growth plate injuries- the growth plate is the activ...

US life expectancy climbs to a new high

...e population. With their population expected to swell from 29 million in 2004 to 40 million in 2014, their health may well be an indication for the rest of the nation, providing important clues for future health programs and policies for the elderly. Risk factors like obesity and hypertension are goin...

Five People Treated For Anthrax In Indonesia

... after the lymph glands in his upper neck began to swell and he developed a fever. Meanwhile, medicine has been given to the other four. An official said the government had dispatched a team to stop the spread of anthrax by killing some cows and water buffaloes that likely were infected and vaccinating o...

Vitamin D Helpful In Gum Disease As Well

...ivitis is a milder gum disease that causes gums to swell and bleed. Vitamin D is well known for its role in calcium absorption and bone health. Recent studies have also suggested vitamin D may help the immune system to fight inflammation. Researchers do not know whether or not vitamin D has a preventive...

Vitamin D prevents development of gum disease

...els of the same. This condition causes the gums to swell up as well as causes them to bleed easily when they are gently touched. However, the study's lead author, Dr. Thomas Dietrich of Boston University's Goldman School of Dental Medicine cautions against consuming vitamin D supplements or getting excess ...

Traffic pollution linked to severe asthma attacks

... in and out of the lungs. It occurs when the tubes 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...

Drinking adequate amounts of water

... drink more than you can excrete, your brain could swell - as has happened to athletes and people taking the drug Ecstasy. Frequent urination is another problem. And there's no evidence that those who don't follow the 8 by 8 rule are unhealthy. There are exceptions, however, says Dr Valtin. You should ma...

How to determine allergies?

...e is no allergy. Once exposed, the nasal membranes swell in response, leading to the too-familiar symptom of nasal congestion, perhaps accompanied by sneezing and watery eyes. The best solution is to avoid the irritant, once you find out what it is. Over-the-counter saline sprays, antihistamines and cortic...

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