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Hypoallergenic Cat Company Launches Pet Buddies Program to Donate Its Unique Kittens to Pet-Allergic Children Undergoing Long-Term Medical Treatment

Following a successful pilot, the Pet Buddies program will give company's scientifically proven hypoallergenic cats free of cost to allergic children undergoing treatment for life-threatening diseases LAS VEGAS, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Those who have a companion animal understand that the hum...

Study examines radiation dose estimates for pregnant women undergoing therapeutic ERCP

OAK BROOK, Ill. April 28, 2009 Pregnant women with gallstone disease may require immediate endoscopic intervention because of potentially life-threatening cholangitis (infection in the bile ducts) or gallstone pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas). The radiation exposure in endoscopic retr...

Omega-3 fatty acids may benefit cancer patients undergoing major operations

New research from Trinity College Dublin published in this month's Annals of Surgery points to a potentially significant advance in the treatment of patients undergoing major cancer surgery. The study was carried out by the oesophageal research group at Trinity College Dublin and St James's Hosp...

Countries undergoing economic change urged to limit social and health costs for populations

Countries seeking to make massive changes in the way their economies are run, for example by privatising formerly state-run sectors, must take into account the potential impact of such changes on people's health, experts warn today. The warning comes after a study of former countries of the So...

ASGE urges patients to seek a qualified endoscopist before undergoing a colonoscopy

OAK BROOK, Ill. December 16, 2008 A study released today in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that colonoscopy is associated with lower death rates from colorectal cancer, however, the procedure missed lesions more often on the right side of the colon versus the left side. The study high...

No Difference in Rate of Survival for Children of Different Races Undergoing Liver Transplantation, but Long-Term Results Not as Good for African-American Adults

Research to be presented Saturday, November 1, 2008 at this year's liver meeting in San Francisco, California, October 31 - November 4 SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Two studies presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases paint a diff...

Sen. Kennedy Undergoing Surgery for Brain Tumor

He has a malignant glioma, an especially lethal type of brain tumor MONDAY, June 2 (HealthDay News) -- Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was undergoing surgery Monday for the malignant brain tumor that was diagnosed last month. The 76-year-old senator was having the surgery for a malignant gli...

Surprise Orgasms Baffle Women Undergoing New Infertility Treatment

GAINESVILLE, Fla., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- In a strange turn of events, women who signed up for a new, non-surgical infertility treatment started reporting unusual side-effects: increased or first-time-ever orgasms. The therapy, which addresses reproductive tract adhesions, caused unexpected...

Specialized Care Essential for Women With Congenital Heart Disease Undergoing Pregnancy

Heart Disease and Pregnancy Program at Northwestern Memorial Provides Multidisciplinary Care to Support Safe Pregnancies for Mom and Baby CHICAGO, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Due to advances in the treatment of children with congenital heart defects (CHD), more women with CHD are ...

Half of patients undergoing cerebrovascular stent placement respond poorly to clopidogrel

(CHICAGO) A study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center, published in the February issue of the American Journal of Neuroradiology, finds that half of patients undergoing cerebrovascular stent placement did not respond well to clopidogrel. Clopidogrel (Plavix) and aspirin are medicatio...

2 drugs equally effective for heart patients undergoing angioplasty, Mayo study finds

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- In lifesaving procedures to open blocked heart arteries a key question has persisted for years: Is use of the more expensive drug, abciximab, justified over use of the less-expensive eptifibatide" A new Mayo Clinic study to be published in the current edition of Value in H...

Patients Undergoing Tonsillectomy Shows No Change of Taste

Patients undergoing tonsillectomy, or removal of the tonsils, none reported an ongoing dysfunction in their sense of taste following the procedure . Together with the sense of smell and nerve impulses in the mouth, the sense of taste contributes considerably to flavor perception during eating ...

Women Suggested to Consult Doctors Before Undergoing Routine Mammography

The American College of Physicians, recommend that women ages 40 to 49 consult with their doctors about whether to undergo routine //mammography screening, the Washington Post reports. According to the group, the recommendations are based on a comprehensive review from a six-member expert pan...

Asians in US Increasingly Undergoing Plastic Surgery to Look White

Asian Americans in the US are increasingly opting for plastic surgery in order to look more like a White Caucusian//. The pressure to alter one's features and body is almost endemic in every group and ethnic community in America, observers say. But the minorities feel the pressure more acutely. ...

Special Diets Necessary for Those Undergoing Chemotherapy

An ongoing research tries to find why cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation therapy often experience nausea and loss of appetite. //The study is also trying to investigate what can be done to ensure that cancer patients maintain a healthy diet during treatment. Researchers at ...

Drug Therapy Offers Little Benefit for Some Patients Undergoing Angioplasty or Stent Procedure

Chicago: Use of the drug pexelizumab immediately before and for 24 hours after stent placement or angioplasty for certain heart attack patients did not have any significant// treatment effect compared to placebo, according to a study in the issue of JAMA. The medication had shown promise in prelimi...

Women Compensated For Losing Eye-Sight After Undergoing Cataract Operation

The District Consumer Redressal forum ordered a compensation of Rs one lakh each to two women who lost their eye-sight after undergoing cataract operation// at a free medical Camp conducted on behalf of the Theni District Administration on January 24, 2003. The women submitted that after they u...

Togadiyas Condition Stable After Undergoing Angioplasty

The condition of VHP leader Praveen Togadiya, who underwent an angioplasty at a private hospital here, is stated to be stable, hospital sources said today. // Togadiya was admitted to SAL hospital here yesterday, for a heart ailment. Cardiologist of the Hospital Dr Bhupesh Shah carried o...

Patients Undergoing Breast Radiation Are Facing Complications

Patients who receive accelerated-partial breast radiation therapy, after undergoing lumpectomy for breast cancer, using a balloon brachytherapy system, are at the risk// of developing seroma, where the fluid will be retained in their breast, which may require aspiration else resulting in physical e...

A Boy Undergoing Treatment For Cancer Gets AIDS At AIIMS

The Delhi High Court, which is angered by the defence attorneys of the AIIMS hospital, has sought an immediate explanation from the medical superintendent// about the case where a boy, suffering from cancer, got inflicted with AIDS after blood transfusion at the hospital in 2001. The victim,...

Cryopreservation of Ovaries for Cancer patients undergoing treatment

Researchers from Israel has found a new method of Cryopreservation of ovaries for few years and then reimplanting them into the same women. The procedure would be very useful for women with cancer, because during cancer // hormonal treatment, the chances of women getting infertile is very high. Th...

AIDS Drug Found To Help Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy

Researchers say they discovered an anti-viral drug that helps reduce the risk of reactivating the hepatitis B virus in women who are being treated with chemotherapy for breast cancer.An estimated 12 percent // of breast cancer patients carry the hepatitis B virus and these patients are at risk of d...

Avoid Coffee Before Undergoing PET/ CT scans

Researchers at Saint Louis University have suggested that patients going for PET or CT scan should avoid // drinking coffee as caffeine intake interferes with PET/CT image results when there is a known or suspected cancers, Dr. Osman from the university presented his study that looks at the relat...

Antioxidants protect health tissue in people undergoing radiation therapy.

A recent finding by Indian scientists revealed that two antioxidants in black pepper and turmeric- piperine and curcumin were found to help protect the bacterial DNA from damage by irradiation in test organism. Spices with antioxidants property have radio protective effect and protecting organis...

Many Opt for Surgery to Lower Breast, Ovarian Cancer Risk

...st and ovarian cancer. The women found out about their increased risk after undergoing genetic testing. "Women have their breasts or ovaries removed based on t...ws release. Evans and colleagues found that women who had a biopsy after undergoing risk evaluation were twice as likely to undergo mastectomy. Even when the t...

Steroid Can Ease Severe Sore Throat

...is not the conclusion people should have." Single-dose steroid use is already a common practice, Wei said. "For example, all my pediatric patients undergoing tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy get a single dose intravenously at the time of surgery, because steroids are the most potent anti-nausea, anti-vomitin...

Researchers effectively treat tumors with use of nanotubes

... to. In addition to the MWCNTs used in this study, other nanomaterials, such as single-walled carbon nanotubes and gold nanoshells, are also currently undergoing experimental investigation as cancer therapies at other institutions. "MWCNTs are more effective at producing heat than other investigational nano...

Fox Chase researchers identify differences in treatments and outcomes of patients with second primary lung cancers versus those with one primary lung cancer

...evaluated the treatment and outcomes of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) survivors with SPLC. Survivors of at least 2 years, over the age of 18 and undergoing active follow-up were included. With a median follow-up of 7 years, 49,577 patient with OPLC and 2,914 patients with SPLC were identified. The incide...

Living Green Marketplace Announces the Cancer Care Wellness Box to Bring Comfort to Cancer Patients During Medical Treatment

...om. It is available for men and women in three sizes ranging from $49-$198. Also available online is the Kiddie Care Wellness Box (a box for children undergoing treatment) and the Comfort Care Wellness Box (a box for anyone who is ill, in of the hospital, or just had a baby). About Living Green Marketp...

Patrick Rummerfield Teams with Eric Westacott Foundation and Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation to Help Young Quadriplegic Boy

...t slide resulted in a broken neck, rendering Eric a complete quadriplegic. He spent the next 23 days at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, undergoing spinal fusion surgery and acute recovery and completed a rigorous 4 1/2 months of extensive physical therapy and disability training at Craig Hospital...

Access Pharmaceuticals Announces New MuGard Commercial Strategy in North America

...most all patients receiving radiotherapy for head and neck cancer and those undergoing stem cell transplantation develop mucositis. Updated clinical practice guid...rket for the treatment of oral mucositis, expanding to include all patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy, is estimated to be in excess of $5 billion w...

Mayo researchers find anesthesia not harmful for babies during birth process

...s behind these two studies. Scientists think that the brains of young animals and humans are more vulnerable to a variety of problems because they are undergoing rapid growth. The brain is forming vital connections between cells during this time. Not only did the researchers find that the use of anesthesia d...

Mayo Researchers Find Anesthesia Not Harmful for Babies During Birth Process

...s behind these two studies. Scientists think that the brains of young animals and humans are more vulnerable to a variety of problems because they are undergoing rapid growth. The brain is forming vital connections between cells during this time. Not only did the researchers find that the use of anesthes...

Los Angeles Surgeon Dr. Rezaian - Pioneers Cutting Edge Laser Back Surgery (laserbacksurgery.com)

...ince laser back surgery only requires local anesthesia, it is an all-around safer procedure and can be performed on people whose health may not permit undergoing general anesthesia. For more information, please contact The California Orthopaedic Medical Clinic at (310) 289-1991 or visit http://www.laserbacks...

Access Pharmaceuticals Announces Commercial Launch of MuGard(TM) in Norway by SpePharm

...most all patients receiving radiotherapy for head and neck cancer and those undergoing stem cell transplantation develop mucositis. Updated clinical practice guid...rket for the treatment of oral mucositis, expanding to include all patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy, is estimated to be in excess of $5 billion w...

Study finds acceptable levels of anxiety among men living with early, untreated prostate cancer

...take into account when selecting men for active surveillance. The results also suggest that psychological support may be indicated in certain patients undergoing active surveillance. While this study's findings are useful, Dr. van den Bergh noted that longer-term analyses are needed on the psychological effe...

Breast cancer research highlights from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine meeting in Anaheim, July 26-30

...ons -- a necessity for modern particle physics experiments. He thought that this same technology might allow doctors to lower the dose of X-rays women undergoing mammography receive. So Danielsson, who is now a professor at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, founded a company that built such sensitive...

Even healthy lungs labor at acceptable ozone levels

...althy nonsmoking individuals to participate in 6.6-hour sessions during which they were exposed to ozone at 60, 70, 80 or 87 ppb or filtered air while undergoing six 50-minute bouts of moderate exercise followed by 10-minute breaks. A 35-minute lunch break separated the third and fourth bouts of exercise. L...

Lung volume reduction surgery shown to prolong and improve life for some emphysema patients

...th a survival and quality of life benefit when compared to similar patients undergoing medical treatment only." The results of the National Emphysema Treatment...knowledge," said Dr. Benzo. "In NETT, close to five percent of the patients undergoing lung reduction died in the post-operative period. However, once the post op...

Look Good...Feel Better Launches Salon Awareness Campaign During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

...st Cancer Awareness Month, we can help share information about this important program during a time when people want to learn how they can help others undergoing cancer treatment," said Gordon Miller, executive director of the National Cosmetology Association. Look Good. . .Feel Better Celebrates...
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