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Elevated LDL levels in Childhood could be Predictors of Heart Disease

...t for blood to pass through them. Researchers say ultrasounds are a reliable and noninvasive way to measure the carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT) and assess risk of coronary artery disease. The study compared the association between carotid IMT measured in young adults and traditional cardiovascular r...

Obese Kids Also Prone To Heart Attacks

... obesity. During the study, researchers conducted ultrasounds of more than 340 obese patients, ages 5 to 23.It was found that greater the body mass index], the greater the incidence and severity of left ventricular mass or thickness....

Womb may have impact upon Blood Pressure

...e at the University of Western Australia, involved ultrasounds done at 18, 24, 28, 34 and 38 weeks of pregnancy on 650 women with normal pregnancies. During each scan, doctors measured the circumference of the head and abdomen and the length of the babies' thigh bones. Blood pressure was measured in about 250 o...

Fetal Development Face The Threat By Frequent Ultrasounds

... reported health portal HealthCentral. Although ultrasounds are generally safe, they can affect developing tissues and may cause a rise in fetal temperature, the report said quoting FDA. Besides, prenatal images being marketed for non-medical reasons are often done by less-experienced personnel and may expo...

Added Stress To Pregnant Mothers From Pre-Scan Warnings

...en, as most have extremely positive experiences of ultrasounds and attend them to seek reassurance. "As only two per cent of pregnant women are likely to be told that their baby has a fetal anomaly when they have their 20 week scan, providing extensive details of what could go wrong would cause needless anxiet...

Uterine cancer may be associated with inherited mutations and a risk of many cancers

... at age 25 and endometrial cancer screening (using ultrasounds and biopsies) starting at age 30, Hampel said. Family members without the mutation can follow the American Cancer Society's guidelines for colorectal cancer screening, which call for a colonoscopy every 10 years starting at age 50 and no routine e...

Uterine Cancer May be Clue to Inherited Syndrome

... at age 25 and endometrial cancer screening (using ultrasounds and biopsies) starting at age 30, Hampel said. Family members without the mutation can follow the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for colorectal cancer screening, which call for a colonoscopy every 10 years starting at age 50 and no routine en...

MRI Scans in Premature Infants Can Predict Future Developmental Delays

...reakthrough, because previous technology – cranial ultrasounds – did not show the abnormalities in the infants’ brains. “With the MRI, now we can understand what’s going wrong in the developing brain when the baby is born early,” Inder said. “We can use the MRI when the baby reaches full-term (40 weeks) to pre...

A New Approach to Heart Bypass Surgery Provides Patients with 'One-stop Shopping'

.... These tools include flow probes, EKGs, Echos and ultrasounds which all help determine blood flow. They are not effective when looking at the anatomy of the heart, which is vital when checking for successful grafting and other cardiac procedures, Byrne said. Another familiar scenario before the Hybrid OR — pa...

Peek Before Birth

...nd offer the same two-dimensional scan and also 3D ultrasounds with more recognisable images and even diagnose fo...blin, carrying out research on mice, revealed that ultrasounds could be harming the cells of unborn babies, interfering with the delicate tissues in a growing foet...

Listening to the Sound of Skin Cancer

...strongly absorb all wavelengths of light, emitting ultrasounds that stand out from those of other cells. But artificial materials could also be introduced, to act as light absorbers -- and as noise makers. "We're looking for methods to attach other kinds of absorbers to cancer cells," Viator said. For example, h...

Private 3D Ultrasounds Enabling Moving Pictures of Fetus may Be a Risky Proposition

...he wake of growing popularity of three dimensional ultrasounds enabling moving pictures of the unborn child. It is no longer news that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes had purchased their own ultrasound machine in 2005, so that they could monitor their baby’s growth, at will from their home. Geoff Watts, a scienc...

Early Detection of Artery Weakening Can Be a Life-Saver

...bdomen, around where the bellybutton is, abdominal ultrasounds are most commonly used to screen for them. “An abdominal ultrasound is really the best screening, the easiest screening. It doesn’t carry any risk and is low cost, plus it can be done in a matter of 15 or 20 minutes,” Stanley says. If an abdominal...

Christina Aguilera's Silence Fuels Pregnancy Rumours

...sociation, which is known for its state-of-the-art ultrasounds and expertise in high-risk pregnancies. The 'Dirty' singer also looked to be donning a small bump while shopping in Soho. Earlier a pal revealed that 'Christina and Jordan adore each other and have tried for a baby for a while to complete the fam...

Aguilera's Dad Confirms Her Pregnancy Rumours

...sociation, which is known for its state-of-the-art ultrasounds and expertise in high-risk pregnancies. The singer married marketing manager Bratman in November 2005 after dating for three years, and this will be the couple's first child....

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