Tag: "out" at medical news
Mood elevating hormone may trigger depression and heart problems
...ne is released, it binds to this receptor, sending out
a signal to block the release of norepinephrine....
New trials for counseling caregivers and patients with Alzheimer's begin
...are underway at the NYU School of Medicine to find out
whether short-term counseling can ease the psychological stress and depression of people with Alzheimer's disease and their family members. These studies were inspired by the success of a previous trial at the NYU School of Medicine that showed that ...
Jefferson Lab medical imager spots breast cancer
...n women with dense breasts, it's very hard to pick out
even large anatomic abnormalities." Stan Majewski...st wall. Dr. Rosen says the next step is to figure out
what size and types of cancer tumors the unit is best capable of detecting, exactly how sensitive th...
The impact of cruciate ligament rupture on osteoarthritis of the knee
... Recently, a team of researchers set out
to investigate the prevalence of anterior and posterior cruciate ligament tears among middle-aged and elderly patients with symptomatic OA, as well as the effect of such tears on disease progression and pain. Their findings, published in the March 2...
Heart surgeons publish death rates
...icised as being unfair to those surgeons who carry out
the most difficult operations on the most ill patients. The cardiac surgeons of Northwest England collected and analysed mortality data for patients undergoing two types of heart operation (coronary artery surgery or aortic valve replacement) for the...
Honorary doctors, 2005
... 20 years, Karolinska Institutet has been carrying out
AIDS research in Africa, predominantly in Tanzania, and is currently conducting tests of an HIV vaccine, the next phase of which involves trials on patients. Karolinska Institutet and its researchers admire Nelson Mandela for his honesty and drive in...
MRI proves useful in assessment of suspected breast cancer patients
...MRI, and when these women were biopsied, it turned out
they did not have cancer, said Dr. Wiener. Many o...n fades away. If the lesion is bright then washes out
quickly, it usually indicates cancer," he said. "By analyzing MRI using these and other factors, as...
Mayo Clinic develops first genomic-based test to predict stroke from ruptured brain aneurysm
...illions and millions of dollars that go to sorting out
this lightning-like, catastrophic disease, every year in the United States alone there are potentially 30,000 people who could be affected by this." Background Biology Physicians and researchers have long been puzzled by the discrepancy between the...
Mayo Clinic study sets threshold for valve repair surgery
...rt from the left ventricle instead of being pumped out
to the rest of the body. The left atrium typically enlarges due to this pressure, and as a result of this compensation the patient may not experience symptoms initially. As the disease progresses, symptoms may include fatigue, exhaustion, light-heade...
New substance that improves the photodetection of bladder cancer gains market approval
... surgeon or physician visually identifies and cuts out
the cancerous tissue. This "white light" examinati...placed on the camera, the fluorescent tumors stand out
as bright red spots, impossible to miss. Patients screened using this process are far more likely to...
Most advanced CT scanner improves imaging of heart, avoids need for surgical inspection
...quickly checking for blocked arteries, we can sort out
who is and is not at high risk of having a heart attack, and eliminate the need for unnecessary cardiac catheterization," he said. "And we no longer need to wait until a patient is stabilized before performing this critical diagnostic test." The new...
Patient knows best when it comes to ulcerative colitis, U-M study finds
...e disease activity, Higgins and his colleagues set out
to determine if endoscopy is truly needed to accurately measure disease activity in ulcerative colitis. For the comparative study, 66 ulcerative colitis patients with scheduled lower endoscopy appointments at the U-M Health System's Medical Procedure...
Promising new strategy for Swedish medical research
...et are planning an international initiative to map out
the relationships between health, genes and lifestyle. Discussion partners include world-leading researchers from the USA, Britain, Singapore and Norway. The project has the working title "LifeGene". If realised, it could be classed as one of the lar...
Unsafe water and poor sanitation causes 4000 children to die each day
...orld barely keep pace with population growth. Four out
of ten people in the world do not have access to a simple pit latrine. The authors state that although access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation can have a strong positive effect on human health, the development and management of water resou...
Disease testing for immigrants: Discrimination disguised as public health policy
...But the only UK public inquiry into the issue came out
firmly against the idea, concluding that "there is no evidence to suggest that such a policy would be effective at protecting public health". The All Party Parliamentary Group on AIDS, which set up the inquiry, expressed grave concerns that the gover...
Branding practices in rural India should be banned
...ge. The people believed that the evil potion comes out
through the branding sites, curing the disease. Most of the parents interviewed were also branded in their childhood, and there was a tendency for this practice to be followed through generations. Inflicting burns over normal children is a non-scient...
Concerns over the future of children's health care in British general practice
...an editorial in this week's BMJ. For instance, new out
of hours arrangements may encourage parents to bypass primary care and seek emergency care in hospitals, while general practitioners have yet to take on a major role in managing chronic disorders, many of which persist into adult life, writes Profess...
New radio-frequency technique for knee injuries
...requency, plus the heat obtained thereof, to carry out
retraction (tensing of the ligament); always when ... certain radio-frequency. The technique is carried out
by arthroscopy, with specialised terminals, applying between 40 and 50 degrees of heat to the slack ...
Major review of subway systems suggests potential for significant health and safety hazards
... although public perceptions about crime are often out
of line with actual crime rates, which generally h...me make prevention a challenge, Dr. Gershon points out
that, as shown by the New York City Transit Police, "proactive transit policing can reduce the likel...
Cellular porthole connects odors to brain
... let charged ions, including chloride, move in and out
of the cell, creating differences in charge between the inside and outside of the cell. Such differences allow electrical signals to travel to the brain, telling you that home-made cookies are nearby. Bradley and co-author Johannes Reisert, Ph....
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