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Health News Archive - March 12, 2006

By Mykytyn, Courtney Everts Abstract The emergence and proliferation of anti-aging medicine since the 1990s situates the process of aging-rather than "age-associated" disease-as a target for biomedical intervention.

By Self, Michael; Dunn, Ernest; Cox, John; Brinker, Karl Improvements in immunosuppression have increased patient and graft survival in transplant recipients. As a result, there is greater risk of neoplastic processes such as breast cancer.

By Duffy, Michael J Background: Although multiple

By Valdes, Edna K; Feldman, Sheldon M; Krassilnik, Nina Mammary carcinoid is an uncommon neoplasm. It accounts for approximately 5 per cent of all breast carcinomas. It is well-known that neuroendocrine elements can be demonstrated in ductal and lobular carcinoma.

By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - Levels of the amino acid homocysteine may be high in people destined for a heart attack or stroke, but lowering them with B vitamins and folic acid does not reduce the risk, two studies show.

By Deena Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Adding the blood-thinning drug Plavix to a daily dose of aspirin does not lower the risk of death, heart attack or stroke in high-risk patients, researchers said on Sunday.

By Deena Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - For patients who have had a heart attack or severe chest pain, the blood-thinning drug Angiomax, sold by the Medicines Co., works as well as rival drugs to open blocked coronary arteries, with a lower risk of serious bleeding, researchers said on Sunday.

By Deena Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Filtering the blood works better than diuretic drugs to remove excess fluid in patients admitted to the hospital for heart failure, researchers said on Sunday. Heart failure is the most common cause of hospitalization in the United States, said Dr.

By Lisa Richwine ATLANTA (Reuters) - Creating circles of scar tissue in the heart worked better than drugs for treating a type of abnormal heart beat that afflicts millions, Italian researchers reported on Sunday.

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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