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Cough Syrup Ingredient Linked to Stroke

...." A hemorrhagic stroke results when an artery wall ruptures and prevents blood flow to the heart and brain and causes paralysis....

Surgery made simple

....// In the operation an opening is made in the wall of the trachea,the passage leading to the lungs, to pass a tube.This procedure needs to be done accurately as even a slight diversion can puncture the oesophagus, which is a part of the food pipe.This will result in conditions like septicimia and pne...

Too much fibre can aggrevate cancer

...elop out of polyps, or adenomas, which grow on the wall of the bowel. However, the latest research, conducted in France, Denmark, Italy and Germany, suggests that new adenomas are actually more likely to grow in patients given this fibre supplementation. In 456 patients with a history of polyps, roughly...

Cholesterol Drug Helps After Angioplasty

...and crushes the blockage to the side of the artery wall to allow for greater blood flow. The correction rarely is permanent, however. "More than a million Americans under angioplasty or similar procedures each year," Serruys said. "Although angioplasties are highly effective in the short-term, 2 out of e...

Vitamins suppress artery injury after transplant

...ed in the artery as a fraction of the total artery wall area. They also looked at other measures of artery functioning. At the end of the study, those in the placebo group had an eight per cent increase in the intimal index, showing that arteriosclerosis was worsening, but those on the vitamin suppleme...

Small aneurysms best left untouched

...them with blood from the heart.// Fragility in the wall of the aorta leads to a bulge called an aneurysm which may rupture a potentially fateful problem. The standard treatment for an aneurysm is to repair it surgically. But researchers at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center suggests that surgeons should...

Gene researchers make Malaria-resistant mosquito

...protein called SM1 that attaches itself to the gut wall of the mosquito, essentially blocking the parasite. The gene's activity is triggered when the mosquito feeds on blood, churning out SM1 "so when the parasite arrives, it doesn't find the right molecule," or any space to fit into, Jacobs-Lorena expla...

A simple way to do surgery

...ts. In the operation an opening is made in the wall of the trachea,the passage leading to the lungs, to pass a tube.This procedure needs to be done accurately as even a slight diversion can puncture the oesophagus, which is a part of the food pipe.This will result in conditions like septicimia and pne...

Women who are obese have thicker arteries

...In a new study, doctors in Texas looked at carotid wall thickening in a group of more than 5,050 women. They found that those who were obese were more likely to have thickened carotid arteries, whatever their other risk factors for heart problems. This new study is yet another wake-up call for overweight ...

Something to relieve the pain in your neck!

...oped by Darrell Poole who makes clinging to a rock wall look easy, but a slip five years ago could have cost him his life. The slip happened because his belayer, the person whose job it is to keep the safety rope taut, had stopped looking up, due to the strain on his neck. Following this episode, Darrell ...

Atypical Lobular Hyperplasia increases risk of breast cancer

...re cancer cells break through the duct and lobular wall and invade the surrounding fatty and connective tissues of the breast. Out of the 7600 studied, 264 who had atypical lobular hyperplasia went on to develop invasive breast cancer. Researchers said that this new discovery indicated that those with th...

New virtual colonoscopy procedure for easier colon screening

...sthesia and there's a remote chance that the colon wall could be perforated by the tube. However, patients now have an easier option with the discovery of a procedure called 'Virtual Colonoscopy' that doctors at the University of Michigan have been using. This procedure// allows computerized scanning of t...

Does Radiation Cause Lung Cancer?

...g exposed to radiation that also affects the chest wall and lungs. Some studies have hinted such exposure could lead to greater risk of lung cancer, but little specific research exists to confirm those findings....

Elevated LDL levels in Childhood could be Predictors of Heart Disease

...mass index (BMI) predict changes in carotid artery wall thickness in young adults. The carotid artery is located in the front of the neck and it transports blood from the heart to the brain. Thickening occurs when hard cholesterol substances, or plaques, are deposited in the walls of the arteries. These p...

Obese Kids Also Prone To Heart Attacks

...n Ohio, being overweight causes an increase in the wall thickness of the left ventricle, which is responsible for pumping blood.This change in heart size increases the risk of having a heart attack, no matter the age of the individual. Researchers say the thicker a patient's heart, the more likely the pa...

Chronic back pain may be relieved by special physiotherapy

...thening of paraspinal and muscles of the abdominal wall that will lead to correction of posture and decompression of the spinal cord. Researchers are of the opinion these muscles become weak and shortened by stress and overuse and cause the back pain. For most of the patients suffering from lower back pa...

Cocaine may cause aneurysms for the coronart artery

... of the artery that happens due to waekness in the wall of the blood vessels. This condition may be congenital or acquired. Often high blood preassure may be one of the reasons of the artery being thus affected. Cocaine is known to affect blood pressure periodically. It may take a coronary angiography to ...

Virtual Colonoscopy May Be Better Than Real-time Colonoscopy

...lymphadenopathy, pulmonary nodules and gallbladder wall thickening. The mean additional cost per CTC exam to work up the important findings was $28.12. "The fact that the additional cost was so low indicates that this procedure is potentially cost effective, not only in regards to the colonoscopy but fo...

Ultrasounds To Detect Changes In Heart Motions

...motions occurring within tissue of the ventricular wall can appear chaotic if not observed closely and with high temporal resolution. The data also show how these transitions “reorganize” the ventricle to best perform its cycles of filling and ejection. Alterations in the cardiac mechanical transitions d...

Expandable metal stents used in digestive cancers

...mes imbedded in and eventually becomes part of the wall of the organ be it the esophagus, the stomach or the intestines. Dr. Baron said success rates can reach 90%. However the flip side is that severe complications like spread of cancer, bleeding and recurrent blockage can recur. Upto 2% of patien...

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