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Health News Archive - June 09, 2005

Cushing syndrome caused by adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) production from solid tumors can result in life-threatening hypercortisolemia. Ectopic ACTH production is most commonly associated with bronchial carcinoids and squamous cell carcinoma of the lung.

Retroperitoneal bleeding is one of the most serious, potentially lethal complications of anticoagulation therapy.

Since its opening two years ago, the H.H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center (CDDC) at UCI Medical Center in Orange has provided high quality care for patients whose cases other hospitals have deemed too complicated or too difficult to handle.

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They may be sweet and sticky but raisins contain compounds that suppress bacteria responsible for cavities and gum disease, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday.

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Soaring malpractice insurance premiums are discouraging many doctors from specializing in obstetrics and gynecology and also affecting where obstetricians are offering their services, a new study finds.

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New HIV prevention treatments for women may be available as early as 2009, a sign of hope for fighting a world AIDS epidemic with an increasingly feminine face, a top researcher said on Thursday.

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Parents with major depression or panic disorder are more likely to have children with asthma and other allergy-based conditions, according to study findings published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine. The fact that the association held only for biological children supports the idea of a "shared genetic liability."

Our brains hold many of the mysteries of who we are and why we do what we do. Unlocking the mystery of how exposure to violent media affects our brains is the focus of Indiana University School of Medicine research published in the May/June issue of the Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography.

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In what may be one of the first medical uses of nanotechnology, a chemist and a doctor who specializes in infectious childhood diseases have joined forces to create an early detection method for a respiratory virus that is the most common cause of hospitalization among children under five.

Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University's Doernbecher Children's Hospital have uncovered a unique therapeutic strategy to combat cachexia -- severe malnutrition and physical wasting away -- in children and adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The study is published in the June issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.