Tag: "feeding" at medical news
Laser Offers Hope For Heart Patients With No Alternatives
...ty, a tiny balloon is threadedthrough the arteries feeding
the heart and inflated, clearing plaque blockingthe artery. "At this point, we do not know exactly why this procedure works,"he explained. "We do know that there is new capillary growth into thenew channels. It could be that when oxygen-ric...
Protecting Breast Feeding From Breast Milk Substitutes
(Protecting breast feeding
from breast milk substitutes) In an accompanying...rs and that positive public opinion towards breast feeding
may be even more crucial. He says that training midwives and doctors in lactation counselling (incl...
Baby Milk Manufacturers Are Breaking The Rules
... the World Health Assembly code nationally, breast feeding
will not be protected from the commercial pressures from substitute manufacturers. Contact: Professor Andrew Tomkins, Centre for International Child Health, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, Londonatomkins@ich.ucl.ac.uk atomkins@ich....
Compound In Meat Prevents Diabetes, Study Suggests
...urdue Department of Animal Sciences are looking at feeding
CLA to hogs to see if that increases the levels of CLA in pork. "If we can do this, and if higher doses of CLA are safe, we'll have a value-added pork chop that could help fight cancer and diabetes," Houseknecht says....
American Heart Association Comment: Tirofiban -- The Platelet Receptor Blocker
For Heart Attack
...t totally or persistently blocked the blood vessel feeding
theheart, but they may precede complete blockage leading to heart attack. "People with those conditions often have to have surgical interventions such asangioplasty. Tirofiban may help some patients avoid surgery for a short time ortotally," says Fu...
Metrifonate, A New Alzheimer Drug, Helps Behavior Problems
...eople usually are capable ofdressing, grooming and feeding
themselves but are unable to accomplish complextasks such as balancing a checkbook or driving. Of the 334 subjects who completed the study, 215 took metrifonate for 26weeks, and 119 took an inactive substance. The patients didn't know which t...
Anti-Migraine Drugs Might Cause More Pain Than Relief For Those With Heart
...that several migrainemedications cause the vessels feeding
the heart to contract. If these vessels,called coronary arteries, are already narrowed by heart disease, the contractioneffects of the migraine drugs can tip the balance, resulting in chest pain andeven heart attacks. For individuals whose blood cir...
Novel Biological Interaction Found To Explain Blood Vessel Growth To Tumors
...'s high energy fuel. So it maybe that "vessels are feeding
on cell death to grow," Moser said. "This is a verynovel strategy." Folkman added: "Because ATP is necessary for cells to resist conditions of lowoxygen, and because the enzyme to produce ATP is situated on the outer surfaceof endothelial cells, angi...
Breast-Feeding Hormone Lowers Nursing Moms' Blood Pressure
...s lower than that of other women for one hourafter feeding
and six to nine points lower during sleep. They were also aboutfour to five points lower during daytime ambulatory monitoring, Light said. The study suggests that mothers who nurse their infants are much more likely tobe high oxytocin reactors than b...
Breast fed babies are less likely to become obese children
and obesity: cross sectional study) Prolonged, exclusive breast feeding
reduces the risk of children becoming obese, say researchers in this week's BMJ. Dr Rdiger von Krie...
When it comes to food, do your children want what they can't have?
...er theywant it. Structure is as important in child feeding
as it is in any other aspect of parenting. Parents should provide children witha variety of nutritious foods and with enough guidance to help their children make reasonable decisions about what and howmuch to eat." Healthy eating is not about avoidi...
Study finds HIV breastfeeding risk highest in early months after birth
... Breastfeeding is the recommended method of infant feeding
in Malawi and otherdeveloping countries, where alternatives to breast milk are often scarce, unsafeor culturally unacceptable. In the United States, where safe alternatives tobreast milk are plentiful, HIV-infected women are advised against breastfe...
Study reveals how brain controls eating in normal rats
...eam from fat, may control the cognitive aspects of feeding
behavior. The paper by Carol Elias, PhD and her ... critical populations of nerve cells that regulate feeding
behavior." Since the 1940s, scientists have known that the hypothalamus played a key role in regul...
Early discharge appears safe for Medicaid newborns
...igestivedisorders, bronchiolitis, dehydration, and feeding
problems. "The risk forjaundice is known to be greater in breast-fed newborns compared to formula-fednewborns, and breast-feeding rates are historically low in the Medicaidpopulation," says Dr. Kotagal. "This may have played an important role in th...
Breast milk only for first four months helps protect against asthma and atopy
Association between breast feeding
and asthma in 6 year old children: findings of a ...for public health interventions to optimise breast feeding
which may help reduce the community burden of childhood asthma. Dr Wendy Oddy from the Institute for...
Alcohol researchers confirm molecular culprit of alcohol-induced liver damage
...s combined gene knockouttechnology and the enteral feeding
techniques originally developed by Tsukamotoand French to allow continuous tube infusion of a high-fat diet with alcoholinto mice without severely limiting their mobility. The research team assessedliver enzyme levels, degree of steatosis (fatty live...
Robotics go where no surgeon has gone before
...erior descending coronary artery, the major vessel feeding
blood to the left ventricle, the heart's main pumping chamber. Five additional patients have since been operated on using the robotic system and none have suffered any complications as a result. "This type of surgery will have a revolutionary im...
St. Paul researcher receives national award
...a molecule will bind to the modified receptor. "By feeding
that information back into computer, we can refine our receptor models," Portoghese said. In addition to basic research, he studies molecules as potential new drugs that could be used to treat opioid and cocaine addictions, or as painkillers with a l...
Hypnosis reduces surgical pain and time, improves safety
...he kidney drainage system, and block blood vessels feeding
tumors. Patients undergoing these minimally invasive surgeries were assigned to one of three groups. One group experienced normal interactions with nurses and doctors. Another group received extra attention from an additional person in the operating ...
'Stomach pacemaker' in use at Temple
...nd, in severe cases, may require some form of tube feeding
to ensure adequate nutrition. The pacemaker -- officially called a gastric electrical stimulator -- is currently FDA-approved for compassionate use and is meant for patients for whom conventional drug therapy has failed. During the operation, which ...
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