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A 2,000 year-old technique may hold the key to acupuncture's therapeutic effect
...were a history of diabetes, neuromuscular disease, bleeding
disorder, collagen vascular disease, acute or chronic corticosteroid therapy, and extensive scarring or dermatological abnormalities in the areas tested. Volunteers taking anti-inflammatory or antihistamine medications were asked to discontinue their...
Durable responses reported with Bexxar
... infections reported in 5 percent and Grade 3 or 4 bleeding
events in only 1 percent. Twenty-three percent of these previously treated patients required some form of supportive care (such as growth factors or transfusions) for hematologic side effects. Hematologic toxicity was less frequent in previously un...
Gender issues related to spaceflight: A NASA perspective
...ormally experience some retrograde intra-abdominal bleeding
during menses. Because of the effects of gravity, the blood products and cellular debris usually stay confined to the pelvis. The development of endometriosis is multifaceted, but exposure of the pelvic peritoneum to menstrual blood products is thoug...
Seat of cellular bus system for protein passengers found by Dartmouth Medical School researchers
...netic mutation that causes a form of hemophilia, a bleeding
disorder, is linked to a protein that is in the same place as the protein whose function Barlowe documented in yeast, reinforcing the possibility that a similar receptor mechanism is required for some proteins in humans as well. The yeast cells in t...
Study shows that aspirin and warfarin are equally effective for stroke prevention
...s. For safety, patients with a history of severe bleeding
from any cause and patients whose strokes were related to surgical procedures were not included in the trial. Several subsets of patients seemed to show slight benefits from one of the two therapies, but neither of the treatments showed a difference ...
Stopping internal bleeding without surgery
... on using traditional ultrasound to image internal bleeding
combined with High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (H...in human medicine. Currently, techniques to stop bleeding
include manually sealing off the vessel with stitches, using electrical current to generate heat whi...
Horseshoe Crab Research Center provides information to improve management
...of horseshoe crabs after the biomedical industry's bleeding
process. It was not known whether the bleeding
process causes large numbers of mortalities or not. Scientists are studying the relationship between...
Congratulations, it's a soy!: Penn researchers take a long-term look at the safety of soy-based infant formula
...oups were essentially indistinguishable. Menstrual bleeding
in the soy-fed group was, on average, about one third of a day longer, although without heavier bleeding. Soy-group participants also seemed to experience slightly more discomfort with menstruation, but they were not more likely to seek medical atten...
A pill for reversible suppression of periods - a new option
...and excessive monthly bleeding. In fact, excessive bleeding
is one of the major reasons that women undergo hysterectomy***, and this treatment may also reduce the need for this surgical procedure, with all its attendant risks and costs."...
Biotechnology promises major advances for U.S. Army
...ers, and therapies for shock trauma from excessive bleeding
could be developed." Biotechnology uses organisms, tissues, cells or the molecular components derived from living things to make products or to perform functions. It's a technology used to produce drugs and antibiotics like penicillin, and to make ne...
Study finds nonviral gene therapy for severe hemophilia a is safe with early signs of benefit
... cells. This increase coincided with a decrease in bleeding
and/or a reduction in the amount of factor VIII ne...se patients experienced no episodes of spontaneous bleeding
during a 10 month period following treatment. "It is greatly encouraging to see that this treatment ...
MGH researchers shed new light on how pain killers work
... well-known side effects of gastric irritation and bleeding
that are associated with NSAIDs that inhibit both Cox-1 and Cox-2. "We believe that to have the maximum efficacy, the next generation of pain killers will need to focus on inhibiting central as well as peripheral production of PGE2," Woolf says. ...
Medicine made to match genetic profile
...lled long QT syndrome, susceptibility to asthma, a bleeding
disorder called thrombophilia, and an inability to metabolize common drugs like codeine, beta-blockers and antidepressants, which can result in dangerous overdoses. The next big challenge will be determining the effects of each polymorphism on indivi...
Trauma treatment from the sea
...s on the field of battle, soldiers have dealt with bleeding
and blood loss in the time-honored, traditional wa...RDH Bandage" (Rapid Deployment Hemostat), it stops bleeding
by causing red blood cells to form a plug as they come into contact with the algal compound. The for...
FDA clears Berlex Laboratories Mirena (R), new form of long-acting contraception meets need for U.S. women
...ng pregnancy, MIRENA use may result in a change in bleeding
patterns. In the first three to six months follow...er. Some women experience an absence of menstrual bleeding
after one year. MIRENA does not contain estrogen. It delivers a low dose of the progestin levonorge...
Scientists bypass major hurdle to hemophilia gene therapy
...nstitutes of Health. Hemophilia B is a hereditary bleeding
disease that affects more than 4,000 people in the...ates. The disease, which affects males, results in bleeding
principally in the muscles and joints. However, internal bleeding, especially in the brain, can lead...
Boys still 'weaker' sex at birth despite improvements in treatment
...s. They also had more urinary tract infections and bleeding
into the brain. Whether Nature is weeding out the less fit males, so ensuring the survival advantage of the next generation, is unclear, say the authors. "The biological mechanisms contributing to the male disadvantage or female advantage have not ...
NIH scientists unravel clues to ebola hemorrhaging
...hat likely is responsible for the massive internal bleeding
leading to most of those deaths. Their research, ...od vessels to leak, which may explain the internal bleeding
seen in infected individuals. GP isolated from the Reston strain, however, destroyed only monkey bl...
65 years of women's menstrual cycles detailed
... 1990, they also have recorded how much menstrual bleeding
occurs on a cycle day, using a scale developed by Kernoff Mansfield and Dr. Ann Voda, the Trust's second director, from the University of Utah. Today, the Trust's intergenerational data includes information on women from age 11 to 105. There are 653...
UH lab identifies first gene mutations in blood vessel disease
...ure of a membrane at the back of the retina causes bleeding
that leads to blindness, and premature arterioscle...in patients still in their 20s. Gastro-intenstinal bleeding
from ruptured blood vessels is a frequent cause of PXE-related death. "PXE affects a small percentag...
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