Tag: "attacks" at medical news
Brain scans of Gulf War veterans show brain damage
... occupational disability, report the worst vertigo attacks
and performed the worst on objective medical tests of brain function. Veterans with Syndromes 1 and 3 are generally still able to work, have less dizziness, performed better on the medical tests and were found to have less severe loss of brain cells ...
Can you have headaches without pain?
...curred every day for a few weeks with one to three attacks
a day for one and two hours. After six weeks, the attacks
stopped. Six years later, he returned with his previous symptoms and severe pain in the area aroun...
A threatened St. Johns wort plant could be more effective as an anti-depressant, Cornell and USDA researchers find
...ants that had been exposed to stress particularly attacks
from insects had increased amounts of hypericin. The level of hypericin determines the potency of St. John's wort sold over-the-counter, and as the plant's hypericin content increases so does its worth. While much of St. John's wort sold in s...
Proceedings of the National Academy of Science: animal study points to new method for halting life-threatening blood pressure decline during septis
...h the body's immune system goes into overdrive and attacks
an infection with all possible means. Damaged in the process is the body's vascular pressure maintenance system. Researchers at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and MetaPhore Pharmaceuticals confirmed that free radicals particularly supe...
Drugs made from polymers, the stuff of plastics
...hritis, the versatile drug now helps prevent heart attacks
and strokes. Some researchers believe it might be able to help prevent cancer and Alzheimer's disease as well. But aspirin has a downside. In the stomach, it breaks down into its active ingredient, salicylic acid. As the stomach lining is sensitive t...
Hormone therapy doesn't slow heart disease, despite improvements in cholesterol
... a progestin for four years had just as many heart attacks
as women who didn't take the treatment. "ERA supports the findings of HERS. In both studies, there was no clear-cut evidence of benefit in women with established heart disease," said Herrington. He pointed out that the results don't necessarily app...
Major new study finds long-acting calcium channel blockers inferior to other antihypertensive drugs
Up to 85,000 unnecessary heart attacks
and cases of heart failure may occur worldwide eve...essure, may vary in their ability to prevent heart attacks
and congestive heart failure, said Curt D. Furberg, M.D., Ph.D., professor of public health sciences...
Researchers take steps to growing replacement blood vessels
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Heart attacks
may be less deadly in the future, thanks to micro- and nanotechnology research just begun at Ohio State University. Researchers here are investigating ways to re-grow tiny blood ...
Transgenic mice aid research into deadly cancer
... Burkitt's lymphoma, a rare but deadly cancer that attacks
children and AIDS patients, now that they have achieved a decades-long goal of genetically engineering mice to develop the disease. These transgenic mice are a powerful new tool researchers will use to understand the molecular and genetic components...
Interactive game could reduce heart attack deaths by teaching rapid response to symptoms
... contain many people having various types of heart attacks
or false symptoms. Each case will contain hundreds of scenarios, diagnoses, and possible interventions. If users can't save a virtual character, they are encouraged to use the back key to choose the healthier option. A set of pretests was used to be...
FDA awards grant to metaphore pharmaceuticals to study septic shock in humans
...ch the bodys immune system goes into overdrive and attacks
an infection with all possible means. However, the large quantities of oxygen free radicals produced by the body during this internal fight also destroy catecholamines, the natural compounds that help to maintain blood pressure and oxygen delivery t...
UIC chemists synthesize potent anticancer compound
...rom the Hawaiian word laulima, "to work together," attacks
cancer cells in a manner similar to the successful cancer drug Taxol but appears to be far more potent against tumors that have developed multiple-drug resistance. Discovered more than 10 years ago, laulimalide, which is chemically unrelated to Taxol...
Smoking among teen-agers increases risk for anxiety disorders
..., and that daily smoking was associated with panic attacks
in young adults. Consistent with this evidence, the current study suggests that heavy cigarette smoking may contribute to the development of certain types of anxiety disorders. According to the study, how much a teen smokes seems to makes a differ...
Encouraging one year results in vessel growth factor trial
...e were no significant differences in deaths, heart attacks
or cancer over the course of one year, whether they received placebo or a high or low dose of the protein used in the gene therapy. The long-term safety looks excellent, says lead author Timothy D. Henry, M.D., director of interventional cardiology ...
Results of Yale study confirm aspirin helpful in preventing a first heart attack
...ning the use of aspirin and the reduction of heart attacks
in persons with no previous history of cardiovascular disease shows aspirin remains a good preventive measure. The studies included more than 51,000 people and 2,284 "vascular events": vascular disease-related death, cardiac or cerebral; nonfatal...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet, December 5, 2000
...r tachycardia. The procedure reduces the number of attacks
requiring emergency hospital or physician visits per year and, though expensive, is cost-effective in comparison to managing the condition with long-term drug therapy or treating the episodes as they occur. * * * Alternative Cancer Therapy ...
Wider use of beta-blockers after heart attacks could save thousands of lives at a reasonable cost, new study shows
...ng beta-blockers to most people who have had heart attacks
would save seven times more years of life by 2020 ... lives saved from coronary disease and 3,500 heart attacks
averted over 20 years at a reasonable cost simply by providing beta-blockers to those who are "eligi...
VA trial to weigh aspirin against other anti-clotting drugs in heart disease patients
...e said. Warfarin's potential for preventing heart attacks
in heart failure patients was only discovered a few years ago, he explained, and in the United States is usually not used for this application. The San Francisco VA Medical Center will coordinate many aspects of the trial in conjunction with the Perr...
Gluten in the diet may be the cause of recurring headaches
...nced episodic headache for four years but then the attacks
progressed in frequency and severity. After starti...m migraine since childhood, and that over time his attacks
had become more severe and resistant to treatment. Following the diagnosis of gluten sensitivity and...
Sleepyheads, snorers face risk of stroke
...he frequency of prior stroke or transient ischemic attacks
(TIAs) was 14 percent among those who reported rou...ty of New York at Buffalo. Transient ischemic attacks
are temporary, stroke-like events that last for a short time. Like many strokes, TIAs are caused by...
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