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White Cells Count Can Predict Heart Attack Death Risk

...should get an immediate procedures to open clogged vessels and restore blood flow to their hearts. Clevelan...ss surgery or coronary angioplasty to open clogged vessels such a risk of death was cut by half. "A normal white blood cell count is in the range of 3,000 to 1...

And now they say infections can cause heart disease!!!!

...toxins, which can damage the inner lining of blood vessels causing atherosclerosis.However there is no need to cry over the latest findings, as this will enable us to be aware of the complications of chronic infections, which we normally tend to brush aside. Some lifestyle modifications like stopping smoking...

And now they say infections can cause heart disease!!!!

...toxins, which can damage the inner lining of blood vessels causing atherosclerosis.However there is no need to cry over the latest findings, as this will enable us to be aware of the complications of chronic infections, which we normally tend to brush aside. Some lifestyle modifications like stopping smoking...

Radioactive Seeds used in Prostate Cancer treatment can migrate with the body

...But at times these pellets can erode through blood vessels and enter other areas of the body. In more than 35% of the cases, these pellets end up in the lungs, causing increased risk of radiation to the patients. These findings were presented at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association. A...

Vitamin E, the latest warrior against diabetes

...that vitamin E curtailed the inflammation in blood vessels of diabetics. Dr. Sridevi Devaraj, Asst. Prof. of Pathology at the University of Texas, South Western Medical Centre in Dallas, a lead researcher in the study says the results are very encouraging. Though diabetes dose not have an established cure ...

Mystery behind Preeclampsia uncovered

...ally produced nitric oxide (NO) to help keep blood vessels relaxed, which helps keep blood pressure in check in an effort to keep NO readily available, the body keeps a reserve of the chemical in the blood in the form of another chemical called S-nitrosoalbumin. In women with preeclampsia, the levels of S-n...

New Laser Techniques cure degeneration of the eye

...condition. This degenerative condition cause blood vessels to grow underneath the retina and leak fluid, causing scarring and loss of vision. Eye specialists have come up with a new therapy called the Photodynamic Therapy, which has a lower risk rate of damaging the retinal tissue. This is a two-step proce...

Blocked viens block eye sight

...lving drugs into a clogged vein.// The tiny blood vessels that supply blood to the retina drain into a single vein. "If this central vein becomes blocked, you get a build up in blood pressure in all the smaller veins" says Forrester, an opthalmologist at the University of Aberdeen. The pressure makes the s...

New FDA Approved Drug To Treat Migraine

...ne headaches by inducing the constriction of blood vessels surrounding the brain. Nausea, sleepiness, numbness, dry mouth and headache are the side effects associated with the use of Axert. In controlled trials, Axert showed a low percentage of side effects. However this class of compounds has the potentia...

Eye Saver

...ients with cancer of the choroid,the thin layer of vessels beneath the retina, which contains most of the eye's melanocytes .All the patients had medium sized tumours (2.5- 10mm in height and within 16mm in diameter) ranging from the size of a small pea to a bean.Half of the patients(657) underwent radiatio...

Heart Attacks during Menstruation!

...k. Oestrogen is a vasodilator – it relaxes blood vessels and allows blood to flow more freely. Because of this, oestrogen has been iplaying a vital role in reducing the risk of heart disease and heart attacks. Indeed, it is thought that heart disease is rare before menopause, partly owing to the protective...

A treatment for blindness

...prematurity (ROP) have an abnormal growth of blood vessels along the surface of the retina.If this is not treated , the condition can lead to legal blindness in about 60 percent of patients. A surgical procedure Cryotherapy, is employed in which a freezing probe is placed on the surface of the eye to destr...

A new growth factor identified

...ent for heart disease. Since tumors need new blood vessels in to grow, they have also sought to fight cancer by blocking VEGF's action.Unlike VEGF, the researchers also found that EG-VEGF only acts on cells that line the capillaries of the endocrine glands. According to Dr.Napoleone Ferrara, one of the stud...

A new drug for cancer

...proach to cancer, for it constricts the tiny blood vessels that feed a tumour, as well as activating the immu...open up a second line of attack, causing the blood vessels to leak and break down. Due to restriction of its blood supply, the tumour will start to wither and ...

Recouping blood flow after a stroke

The brain can grow new blood vessels after a minor stroke, which helps to restore blood...roke in a group of rats, by constricting the blood vessels in their brains.// When the brain tissue was examined later, it showed that a number of new blood ve...

Alcohol linked to brain activity

...alcohol exerts benefits through thinning the blood vessels and by increasing levels of high density lipoprotein (LDL, or 'good' cholesterol) in the blood. This study suggests that the usual recommendations on alcohol intake - two or three drinks a day as the upper limit - are probably the correct measure as ...

Drugs disrupt formation of blood vessels

...cancer tumours by stopping the growth of the blood vessels that feed them nutrients. Four drugs that disrupt ... are emitted to trigger the formation of the blood vessels that fuel the growth of tumours. Four compounds, known as AGM-1470, BB-94, angiostatin and endostati...

Gene therapy - Aim to improve blood flow

...ful angina attacks, and to heart attacks. If blood vessels could be encouraged to grow to reinforce the suppl...a gene could help doctors grow new, healthy, blood vessels in heart patients and diabetics. A research team from the University of California in San Francisco,...

Detecting brain aneurysms

...ture, thrombose or embolize. The most common blood vessels involved are the abdominal and thoracic aorta, and...eurysm has involved injecting a dye into the blood vessels and imaging the result. Naturally researchers wondered if it would be possible to get the same diagn...

New Drug ALT-711 decreases blood vessel stiffness

...hat breaks down collagen bonds in the body's blood vessels significantly decreases the stiffness of vessels in older people, according to a study conducted by National Institute on Aging (NIA) scientists and ...

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