Tag: "healing" at medical news
Acupuncture found to lower elevations in blood pressure
...ultimately will lead to the integration of ancient healing
practices into modern medical treatment." The stud...ich in turn can lower blood pressure, and promotes healing
for a number of cardiac ailments, such as myocardial ischemia (insufficient blood flow to the heart)...
Hopkins begins human trials with donor adult stem cells to repair muscle damaged from heart attack
...nd healthy heart tissue, or exactly how long their healing
effects last. Adult stem cells are being used because they are readily available from the bone marrow, where they are plentiful. A special kind of bone marrow stem cell, called a mesenchymal stem cell, was separated from other kinds for use in this ...
Aloe vera: Natural, home remedy treats canker and cold sores
...s inexpensive alternative." Aloe vera accelerates healing
and reduces pain associated with canker sores, which are blisters on the lips or mouth. Aloe vera does not have a bad taste or sting when applied. The journal article, written by Richard L. Wynn, PhD, mentions a study done on a patient with lichen pl...
Acting techniques may help doctors empathize with their patients
...can Medical Association. "Empathy is essential to healing
relationships, so it's something all health profes...nows you, the easier it is to develop an empathic, healing
NYU Child Study Center receives grant from the American Red Cross September 11 recovery program
... these grants allow us to support victims during a healing
process that can continue even after the visible signs of this disaster are gone."...
Low-dose aspirin and stomach ulcer medications better for heart patients with GI complications
...nt research indicates it actually may impair ulcer healing
and markedly increase rates of bleeding. "Clopidog...hibition of new blood vessel growth, it may impair healing
of background ulcers. When combined with the propensity to increase bleeding, these agents may conve...
Youki spray curbs spread of superbug MRSA
...re is in a spray called Youki that accelerates the healing
process. A new treatment system is effective in st... Wounds are only washed once, at the start of the healing
process, then not allowed to get wet at all. "You need to spray several times to build up a protecti...
M. D. Anderson researchers discover key protein in psoriasis
... in normal skin to promote wound healing. When the healing
process is complete, normal STAT3 returns to its i...ive form. But when it fails to turn off, the wound healing
process continues and skin cells proliferate. The researchers first looked for activated STAT3 in th...
Diabetes: A link between oral and overall health?
... Shapira, DDS, MAGD, and AGD spokesperson. Wound healing
time is another major concern for diabetics becaus...es. Dentists may prescribe antibiotics to speed up healing
time if needed," says Dr. Rada. Make morning appointments because blood glucose levels tend to be ...
Stem cell therapy effectively treats heart attacks in animals
...nd healthy heart tissue, or exactly how long their healing
effects last. Adult stem cells were used because they are readily available from the bone marrow, where they are plentiful. A special kind of bone marrow stem cell, called a mesenchymal stem cell, was separated from other kinds and used in this stud...
Brookhaven Lab and BioSET develop a synthetic peptide that enhances the effect of BMP-2
... clinically for spine repair and to accelerate the healing
of long bones," Pea continued. "These devices show... potential of these peptides to enhance the body's healing
capacity, especially when combined with orthopedic implants." He added, ...
Advanced, precise radiation may boost limb-sparing therapy for sarcoma
...trying to keep radiation from harming skin that is healing
from cancer surgery, for example, and focusing radiation on where it is most desired. Brachytherapy may increasingly be part of that effort. In brachytherapy, after a surgeon removes the tumor from the patient, the radiation oncologist then inserts s...
Exercise for special populations, sensory research, factors impacting rehabilitation top issues
...effects of ultrasound and laser therapies on wound healing
in rats. Investigators found that ultrasound and laser therapies reduced inflammation and growth in wounds. Laser treatment was more effective than ultrasound in the inflammatory and proliferation phases. In addition to conventional therapies such as...
Sister study opens nationwide
...t with breast cancer, we all prayed and prayed for healing
and a swift recovery,' said Sterling, a Sister Study volunteer in Ohio. 'Now my sister has been a breast cancer survivor for more than 13 years, and I could not be more proud. I see joining the Sister Study as my tribute to her strength and her fai...
Mayo Clinic research shows stroke rehabilitation best served by physical training
...a first step toward understanding the larger brain healing
and recovery systems, according to Dr. Brown. "The fact that we've shown physical training alone changes recovery behavior is very interesting, because it makes the point that the stroke rehabilitation therapists themselves have an extremely potent e...
Wound healers cause skin disease
.... The transit amplifying cells are involved in the healing
of the skin following an injury and in the regular renewing of the skin. Normally these cells wait until they receive a signal to develop into skin cells. Franssen discovered that in people with psoriasis, some of the transit amplifying cells divide...
Plastic surgeons honor 'Patients of Courage' overcoming difficult obstacles, inspiring others
...at reconstructive plastic surgery isn't just about healing
someone physically but socially and psychologically as well." At seven years old, Ann Chesson of Saraland, Ala., was struck and dragged by a school bus. She sustained life-threatening injuries, losing 45 percent of her skin from her chest to her k...
Glue-like polymer could replace sutures used for cataract surgery
...ears in applications ranging from drug delivery to healing
injured blood vessels, but using them to repair eye wounds is novel, Grinstaff says. In the current study, he and his associates crafted a transparent liquid hydrogel with optical properties similar to a human cornea. Cataracts are characterized by ...
Denver physician patents minimally invasive technology for hair transplantation surgery
...n, the Harris SAFE System also minimizes the pain, healing
time and scarring associated with hair transplanta...the head, resulting in a linear scar and a lengthy healing
time. A newer, less invasive technique called Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) uses a small instrum...
U-M team treating mouth wounds by engineering tissue grafts
...graft also leaves the patient in pain with lengthy healing
time. Feinberg said tissue engineering has many...ore like the mouth lining, not skin. After a short healing
period, the patient feels mouth lining as it is supposed to feel. In their research, Feinberg ...
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