Tag: "ailing" at medical news
As morphine turns 200, drug that blocks its side effects reveals new secrets
...ne brought pain relief and much-needed sleep to an ailing
young girl. This stimulated widespread medical interest. By the mid-1820s morphine was widely available in Western Europe in standardized doses from several sources, including the Darmstadt chemical company started by Heinrich Emanuel Merck. By t...
Fat rat enables studies of debilitating vascular disease
...e fat rats eventually will get diabetes, but these ailing
animals still have the same blood glucose levels as their lean peers. "When they go into frank diabetes, that pushes their kidneys over the edge. The goal of our lab is to use this model to examine vascular disease in other organs, especially the lim...
Australia's best health journalism recognised
...measures worth more than $6 billion to support the ailing
health system. Many of the problems were brought to light by Mr Thomas' and the Courier Mail's extensive coverage. Professor Peter Doherty told The National Press Club during a nationally televised address today that Australia's economic and scientif...
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute surgeons implant heart pump in comparative study of two devices
... as a "bridge-to-transplant," to assist a person's ailing
heart until a donor heart could be found for transplantation. Three years ago, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave approval for the first time for a heart pump to be used as destination therapy. Left ventricular assist systems assume the pum...
Counseling for spouses keeps Alzheimer's patients out of nursing homes
...ing and support intervention delayed placing their ailing
spouse in a nursing home by one and a half years compared to caregiver spouses who received usual care. "Interventions that help reduce nursing home placement without overburdening family members will be essential for our society, which is faced wit...