Tag: "blood" at medical news
Health Risk To "Cigarette Babies" Is Neglected, Duke Scientist Charges
...regnant women report that they have quit, he said, blood
or urine tests showthat the proportion of women who actually stop smoking during pregnancy issmall. Use of the transdermal nicotine patch to quit smoking was once believeda desirable alternative, because such chemicals as carbon monoxide and ...
ACE-Inhibitors Score High In Reducing Heart Attack Deaths
DALLAS, June 9 -- A type of drug that lowers high blood
pressure improves aperson's odds of surviving afte...n that causes theblood vessels to constrict. When blood
vessels widen, blood
pressure islowered. The study found that for every 1,000 individuals treated, ...
More Bad News For Fast Food Fans
...terol may increase the amount of fatty deposits on blood
vesselwalls. It is widely known that substantial q...ts in theiraortas -- the major artery that carries blood
from the heart. According toIlona Staprans, PhD, head of the SFVAMC Lipid Research Laboratory and p...
Fast Food Can Speed Up Clogging Of The Arteries
...iet with lots of processed orfried foods can raise blood
levels of "oxidized" cholesterol -- a particularly...iation about a study withrabbits that demonstrates blood
levels of oxidized cholesterol match up with thequantity of oxidized cholesterol in the diet. The r...
New Study Designed To Improve Outcomes In Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer
...m cell rescue involves the use of the patient'sown blood
to obtain stem cells, the precursors of all blood
cells. Stem cellswill regenerate bone marrow function in the patient after high-dosechemotherapy. B...
UCSF Study Finds Popular Blood Thinner Does Not Weaken Bones
Warfarin, a popular blood
thinner used to treat conditions such as heart and legclots and irregular heart beats, does not weaken the bones of older women, a newUC San Francisco study has found. The study, which tracked 6,052 women age 65 and older over two years, found thatwa...
New Data Show Dangerous Interaction Between Blood Pressure Drugs
...thin 12 hoursafter their physicians switched their blood
pressure medication from mibefradilto other calciu...ited States in mid-1997 for the management of high blood
pressure and chronicstable angina (chest pain). It was withdrawn by the manufacturer because ofadve...
Stopping High Blood Pressure Drugs May Start A Stroke
... a link between discontinuingdrugs to control high blood
pressure and increased stroke risk, says lead auth... "Our study demonstrates that people with high blood
pressure have morethan twice the likelihood of having a stroke than people whose blood
Study Reveals Possible Clue For Racial Differences In Prevalence Of High Blood Pressure
...xplain racialdifferences in the prevalence of high blood
pressure, according to a report inthis month's Hyp...l of the American Heart Association. In a study of blood
flow in people during mentally stressful conditions, JulioA. Panza, M.D., and researchers at the Nat...
One-Time Needles Don't Reduce HIV Among Addicts, Study Shows
... exchange programs,will speak on AIDS and Israel's blood
supply at the 12th World AIDS Conferencein Geneva from June 28 to July 3. A number of contributors to the special issuewill offer papers and oral presentations at the convention. Plausible But Wrong With at least half of new HIV infections in the U...
Drug Combination Including New "Super Aspirin" Drug Cuts Risk Of Death Or Second
...or blockers," which prevent platelets from forming blood
clots thatobstruct blood
vessels and cause heart attacks. Through a different mechanism,aspirin has a much weaker effect on ...
Old Drugs, New Tricks
...ssel walls. Fibrates, a class of drugs that reduce blood
fat levels, have been used forabout a decade in the treatment of some forms of hyperlipidemia andatherosclerosis. Fibrates bind to PPARa, a receptor present in the liver andinvolved in fatty acid breakdown . PPARa acts as a messenger, allowing the b...
OHSU Scientists Begin Human Trials Of A Drug Aimed At The Underlying Cause Of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
...alth Sciences University. The often fatal blood
disease is called chronic myelogenous leukemia and...4, after seeinghis doctor for a routine checkup. A blood
test revealed that Bud was in thebeginning stages of CML. He underwent chemotherapy for the next fo...
New Guidelines Stress Early Potent Drug Cocktails, Individualized Therapy
... and more sensitive monitoring of HIV levelsin the blood
will allow physicians to detect and react to resistant virusstrains and treatment failures. Despite concern for the emerging side effects of long-term treatment, therapiesshould be continued to fight HIV effectively, the panel recommends in itsreport...
Promising Results For Woman-Controlled Anti-HIV Product
...ccines.Women with undetectable HIV levels in their blood
may have detectable levels ofvirus in their genital tracks. Sensitive assays called DNA and RNA PCR(polymerase chain reaction) help to explain how the genital tract can have highlevels of HIV replication even when the virus is not readily detected in...
Timing Of Breast Cancer Surgery Doesn't Appear To Influence Survival Anymore
...e now kept warmer during the operation, fewer need blood
transfusions andinfection control has improved," she says. Harlap and her colleagues speculatethat any one of these changes may have benefited breast cancer patients, as theyare known to influence survival in other kinds of cancer. Some previou...
UCSF Study Finds Drug Treatment Can Be Cost Effective In Tanzania And Thailand
For HIV-Positive Pregnant Women
...ame range as other HIVprevention programs, such as blood
screening and condom promotion programs. The drug interventions become still more economical if it is possible toreduce the costs of counseling and testing pregnant women for HIV withoutcompromising the quality of these services. Study co-invest...
Anti-Migraine Drugs Might Cause More Pain Than Relief For Those With Heart
...l of the American HeartAssociation that studies of blood
vessels in the lab show that several migrainemedic... pain andeven heart attacks. For individuals whose blood
circulation is not slowed by heart disease, thescientists say that the migraine drug's contraction e...
Drug Prevents Hearing Loss Caused By Brain Tumor Therapy
...tural barrier normally serves as awall between the blood
and brain, helping protect braintissue.However, it also prevents large-molecule drugs such as carboplatin fromreaching a tumor inside the brain. Using a sugar solution to temporarily shrink the barrier cells, therebycreating spaces between ...
By Losing (Molecular) Weight, A Clot-Dissolving Drug May Be In Better Shape To
Help People Avoid A Repeat Heart Attack
...actant" protein released into the bloodstream when blood
vessels are inflamedor when a person has a heart a...ftraffic cop. It directs platelets -- disk-shaped blood
particles that help formclots -- to the damaged area of blood
vessels, leading to a particle pile-up...
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