Medical research

Researchers Study Effect of Cinnamon Compounds on Brain Cells

(PhysOrg.com) -- Cell-culture studies looking into how compounds in cinnamon extract affect brain cells are being conducted by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists. The researchers have reported findings that the ...

Surgery

Ultrasonic surgery reduces pain and swelling after chin surgery

For patients undergoing plastic surgery of the chin (genioplasty), the use of ultrasonic "piezosurgery" equipment reduces trauma, pain, and swelling, compared to traditional surgical drills, reports a study in the The Journal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vietnam on alert as common virus kills 81 children

(AP) -- Vietnam's prime minister has put the country on alert as an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease continues to surge, killing 81 children and sickening more than 32,000 people nationwide so far this year, officials ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Childhood virus kills 70 in Vietnam

(AP) -- A health official says a surging outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease in Vietnam has killed 70 people so far this year and infected more than 23,000, mostly children under 5.

Cardiology

The Medical Minute: Stroke awareness

A stroke is sudden brain injury caused by a sudden vascular (blood vessel) compromise. There are two major types of strokes. An ischemic stroke occurs when blood flow to a part of the brain is blocked by clot or other debris. ...

Medical research

Brain surgery evolves to destroy rogue blood vessels

(PhysOrg.com) -- Over three decades, a world-recognized medical team at UC San Diego Medical Center has spurred the evolution of a complex surgery to destroy dangerous clusters of arteries and veins in the brain. Integrating ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Research Lends Hope for Patients With Rare Swelling Disease

(PhysOrg.com) -- The results of two recent clinical trials offer promising treatments for sufferers of the rare genetic disease hereditary angiodema, says Jonathan Bernstein, MD, an internationally recognized allergy specialist ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Preschools shut as virus outbreak rages in Vietnam

(AP) -- More than a dozen kindergartens in Vietnam have closed to deal with an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease that has killed 109 children and sickening more than 52,000 this year, an official and state-run media ...

Medical research

Study targets treatment for serious ACE inhibitor side effect

A new Henry Ford Hospital study takes a closer look at one of the lesser known, but potential most serious side-effects of ACE inhibitor use – facial, tongue and airway swelling – and identifies a successful and ...

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