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Magnetic Hearing Aid Could Open New "Window" For Hearing Impaired

... up much of the sound produced from thespeaker and feeds it back through the system in a repeating loop, causing ahigh-pitched squeal. But hearing aids are much more susceptible "because thecomponents of the system are so incredibly close together," said Spindel. To overcome this, modern acoustic hearin...

Stent Procedures May Be Unnecessary In Some Heart Cases

...ic lesionsnot involving the top of the artery that feeds the left side of the heart. According to the analysis, a simple angioplasty to clear the blockage appears towork as well as implanting a stent. "In 1998, more than 500,000 people received stents, and our data suggestthat one in 12 may not have requir...

Heart disease begins at a young age

... at least one coronary artery, a blood vessel that feeds blood to the heart. These findings support American Heart Association recommendations that heart disease and stroke prevention should begin early in childhood -- before smoking, bad dietary habits, and other causes of heart disease and stroke, such a...

Human brain has unsuspected oxygen reserve, challenging previous theories

... network of small blood vessels called capillaries feeds the brain. Because every cell is critical to the organs function, oxygen must diffuse from the capillaries to every nook. Current models suggest that, even if the brain needs only a small amount of extra oxygen, it takes a large increase in blood flo...

Energy blocker may be potential liver cancer treatment

...tion of the compound directly into the artery that feeds the tumor killed a lot of the cancer cells, but le...y to the tumor and also blocks off the artery that feeds it. "With 3-bromopyruvate in the rabbits, healthy liver seems to be spared, but sections of healthy...

Hospitals that don't follow heart attack care guidelines have significantly higher death rates

...ce of programs such as the NRMI-4, which routinely feeds care practice information back to health care providers. The gap between guidelines recommendations and actual care is also a strong argument for programs such as the American Heart Association's "Get With The GuidelinesTM program" and the CRUSADE Na...

Iressa news backgrounder

...o stop estrogen production, reducing the fuel that feeds estrogen-positive breast cancer. Arimidex has been approved for use in early breast cancer and as a first line treatment option for advanced or locally advanced postmenopausal, hormonally-sensitive breast cancer. Citing the example of Herceptin, the...

UCLA researchers to test experimental pill

...tal pill designed to cut off the blood supply that feeds oxygen and nutrients to cancer tumors. The experimental drug, called PTK/ZK, is paired with what is considered the best chemotherapy combination available for advanced colorectal cancer, so study volunteers will receive the highest standard of care. ...

Key feature of HeartMate II heart assist device developed at University of Pittsburgh

...left ventricle and the aorta, the main artery that feeds blood to the entire body. A system driver regulates pump speed. When implanted, HeartMate II takes over most of the function of the left ventricle, the heart's main pumping chamber, and helps generate the force necessary to propel oxygen-rich blood t...

Fish oil supplements may contain flame retardants

...th fish oils used to supplement salmon aquaculture feeds obtained four years ago. In earlier work, Jacobs h...d found a relationship between pollutants in these feeds and in farmed European salmon. Supplements based on vegetable oil and whole body fish oil showed li...

Iressa news backgrounder: Testing of smart drug expands at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

...o stop estrogen production, reducing the fuel that feeds estrogen-positive breast cancer. Arimidex has been approved for use in early breast cancer and as a first line treatment option for advanced or locally advanced postmenopausal, hormonally-sensitive breast cancer. Citing the example of Herceptin...

Researchers discover that a protein in grape skins can kill cancer cells

...lls by inhibiting the action of a key protein that feeds them. The protein, called nuclear factor- kappa B (NF-kB), is found in the nucleus of all cells and activates genes responsible for cell survival. "We used physiologically-relevant doses of resveratrol and found dramatic effects on human cancer cell...

Taking apart a hurricane: Multi-sensor Envisat sees through Frances

...ye. This in turn evaporates more surface water and feeds the heat engine powering the hurricane. Studying hidden depths that fuel the storm The thermal energy of warm water, which partly powers a hurricane, is known as tropical cyclone heat potential (TCHP). Oceanic features, such as warm core rings,...

Broad-based vaccination of wild mice could help reduce lyme disease risk in humans

...r later, after the larva develops into a nymph, it feeds on a second animal host, possibly a human, infecti...and currently used in dogs. When an infected nymph feeds on an immunized mouse, the animal's antibodies kill the bacterium inside the nymph, preventing the n...

Meditation may reduce heart disease risk

...of the right brachial artery, the main artery that feeds the arm, before and after a blood pressure cuff was inflated for two minutes. They found essentially no difference in the ability of that vessel to relax after stress in either group at four months. But by eight months, EDAD or endothelial-dependent ...

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