Tag: "which" at medical news
Use of Cellular Phones associated with Increased risk of Brain Tumors
...s focused on the effect of different risk factors, which
have been previously documented as risk factors for brain tumors. Their results read as “An increased risk was only found for ipsilateral exposure in the anatomic area with the highest microwave dose. In a multivariate analysis including other exposu...
New Drug in Diabetic Neuropathy
Diabetic Neuropathy can be a painful condition which
is a very agonizing nighttime pain seen in diabeti..., new hope lies with experimental drug, memantine, which
blocks NMDA receptors, which
are believed to mediate pain effects in diabetic neuropathy being resea...
Vaccine to quit smoking?
Well, there is aren’t too many approaches which
have not been taken in trying to prevent smoking, but a new vaccine developed by Nabi,// a pharmaceutical company, promises new hope in preventing people from relapsing. The vaccine (NicVAX) binds nicotine and prevents it from reaching the brain, whe...
Immunosupressants for Eczema
...st of drugs that have come out in the recent years which
are dermatocentric are astounding and here is another. Using Tacrolimus, the agent which
was devised for liver transplantation, there has been found to vast symptomatic relief of patients. ...
Fibroids unlikely to Turn Cancerous
...Medicine.Fibroids are benign growths in the uterus which
sometimes cause discomfort, pain and bleeding. According to Dr. Kevin Reynolds, chief of gynecologic oncology at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, in Ann Arbor, removal of fibroids is the largest single reason hysterectomies are...
Human Genome Project Achieves Technological Triumph
...ichael Dexter, the director of the Wellcome Trust, which
funded the British part of the Human Genome Project. "This is the outstanding achievement not only of our lifetime but perhaps in the history of mankind," Dexter told a London news conference. If the project proves anything, Clinton said, it is that ...
Cancer Doctors Okays Controversial Prostate Therapy
A controversial treatment for prostate cancer in which
radioactive seeds are implanted in the prostate to destroy the tumor received support Friday from doctors writing therapy guidelines for the prestigious 17-hospital National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. This ty...
Epileptic Seizures Can Be Duec to Heart Problem
...agnosis was vasovagal syncope, or fainting spells, which
can be caused by extremely low blood pressure, a heart-rhythm disorder or other conditions. Many of the heart and circulation problems could be treated with medication or a pacemaker....
Bad News for Short People
...he fetal period, childhood, and early adolescence, which
determine adult height, appear to be related to a person's health later in life."...
Bypass Heart Surgery Performed Without General Anesthesia
...ssary while maintaining the core of the procedure, which
is the arterial revascularization. Eventually we want surgical bypass to be the first line of therapy not the last resort when everything else fails." In this specific case the incision was about 2-1/2 inches, he added....
NEW ROBOTIC SURGERY ARM APPROVED BY FDA
...Calif., is the first of its kind.The robotic arms, which
have a "wrist" built in to the end of the tool, giving surgeons additional manipulation ability during laparoscopic surgery, enabling easier, more intricate motion and better control of surgical tools. The new robotic system is intended to be used i...
Antibiotics Dangerous for Diarrhoea in Children Caused by E.Coli
...edicine (www.nejm.org). Hemolytic-uremic syndrome, which
occurs most commonly in children after a gastrointestinal infection, begins with vomiting and bloody diarrhea and can ultimately result in kidney failure. Based on this new study, physicians should avoid giving antibiotics to children with E. coli in...
Feeling depressed? You may be at higher risk of STROKE
...an increase in hypertension (high blood pressure), which
in turn leads to an elevated risk for stroke," he explained. "People need to understand that our study opens the possibility that depression may be an additional risk factor pending further investigation," Jonas said. "It is not appropriate for physi...
PRIMARY PULMONARY HYPERTENSION GENE DISCOVERED
...al and sporadic PPH. PPH is a rare lung disorder which
is usually fatal. It affects primarily women of child bearing age, although it is known to also affect men and people of all ages, including young children. Because its incidence is low, learning about the disease has been difficult. Although there...
A prescription cream for unwanted facial hair
VaniqaT is a prescription drug which
was approved by the FDA in the United States on Ju... 2000 for treating excessive facial hair in women, which
is often part of hirsutism. It may be a welcome alternative for women for whom this problem is c...
Serum Progesterone Helps Stratify Ectopic Pregnancy Risk
...rum progesterone levels may be helpful in deciding which
emergency department patients with no strong clinical signs are at low risk of ectopic pregnancy, according to a report in the August issue of the Annals of Emergency Medicine. They measured progesterone levels in 716 first-trimester patients who p...
Pancreatitis: Minimially Invasive Procedure Offers Long-Term Pain Relief
...des endoscopic pancreatic sphincterotomy (EPS), in which
surgeons cut the sphincter muscle at the end of the pancreatic duct to release pressure, has proven effective in the short term, but the Hopkins study was designed to assess its long-term value. The doctors discovered that 62% of the patients reporte...
Genetic Dentistry: Your Dentist may be able to grow you a new set
...gly futuristic feat, researchers need to determine which
human genes will induce formation of a new tooth in order to be able to stimulate these genes within the tooth bud cells....
New Way to "See" Genes, Evaluate Effectiveness of Gene Therapies Discovered
...he radioactivity causes the regions of the body in which
the reporter gene is present to glow "hot" during a positron emission tomography (PET) scan. This will allow physicians to locate the reporter genes paired with the gene therapy and establish a picture of the treatment at work....
Feeding channel created by malaria parasite - a new target for
...y channels in the red blood cell membrane, through which
it can absorb nutrients. In fact, each infected re... blood cell have a thousand or more such channels, which
are not present on normal, uninfected red blood cells. For malaria, it is not clear whether the par...
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