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2008-07-08 15:00:12

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am 92 years old but still independent - I drive, cook and do necessary house jobs. My biggest problem is achalasia. Food cannot pass down my esophagus and get through the sphincter at its bottom to enter the stomach. Is there anything I can do to avoid the pain and trouble that come with swallowing? - E.M. ANSWER: The esophagus is a long, muscular tube that runs from the throat to the stomach. Through it, food passes to the stomach. The muscles of the esophagus push food...

2008-06-19 18:00:07

MORRISTOWN, N.J., June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- New health policies released yesterday by the American Medical Association (AMA) include a resolution to increase physician education about the importance of counseling patients on the appropriate use of aspirin to prevent heart disease and stroke. Notably, in the AMA's announcement release, the Association pointed to the strong evidence supporting aspirin's benefits in preventing cardiovascular (CV) events: "six trials, involving more than 95,000...

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2008-03-12 19:30:00

Stroke patients who use ibuprofen for arthritis pain or other conditions while taking aspirin to reduce the risk of a second stroke undermine aspirin's ability to act as an anti-platelet agent, researchers at the University at Buffalo have shown. In a cohort of patients seen by physicians at two offices of the Dent Neurologic Institute, 28 patients were identified as taking both aspirin and ibuprofen (a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, or NSAID) daily and all were found to have no...

2006-11-20 12:01:09

WATERBURY, Conn., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DiaSys Corporation (BULLETIN BOARD: DYXC) today announced the product introduction of Parasep SF, a solvent free fecal parasite concentrator that eliminates the need for ethyl acetate or ether derived products for the clean and efficient concentration of helminth ova and larvae and protozoal cysts and oocysts. The new dual filter technology removes the smaller fecal debris and solubilizes the fat content so that it does not interfere with...

2006-07-13 07:30:00

By Anne Harding NEW YORK - A new study has found no increased risk of miscarriage with aspirin use. But more research is needed, the study's lead author told Reuters Health, to establish that aspirin is indeed safe for pregnant women. "The findings of this study indicate that taking aspirin may not be risky, but women should really talk with their doctor before taking aspirin or anything else if they are pregnant," Sarah A. Keim of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development...

2006-04-26 16:41:13

By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - People treated with the antibiotic gentamicin can reduce the risk of permanent hearing loss, a possible side effect, by also taking aspirin, a study showed on Wednesday. The finding could be especially important in poorer countries where gentamicin and similar drugs, known as aminoglycosides, are used widely because they are inexpensive and often available over the counter, the researchers said. Millions of people take the drug worldwide each year...

2006-03-24 13:10:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Studies have suggested that aspirin is less effective for preventing heart attack in women than in men, although women do benefit from a similar reduction in risk of stroke due to a blocked artery. However, a new study shows that the apparent lower efficacy in women is not due to a failure of aspirin to reduce platelet clumping or aggregation, as has been proposed. "Women are clearly benefiting from taking aspirin and should continue to take it to improve their...

2006-01-19 15:15:00

NEW YORK -- The number of US adults who regularly take aspirin for its heart benefits rose about 20 percent from 1999 to 2003, and the Healthy People 2010 objective of having at least 30 percent of diabetics take aspirin on a regular basis has been met, according to a new report. The main reason people are using the drug is to reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke. The findings, which appear in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, indicate that 36.2 percent of adults at least...

2006-01-17 16:07:12

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The benefits of taking aspirin regularly differs between men and women, reducing the risk of heart attacks in men while reducing the risk of strokes in women, researchers said on Tuesday. A review of six previous studies found regular aspirin use lowered women's risk of suffering a stroke by 17 percent compared to nonusers, while not having any effect on their chances of having a heart attack or of dying from cardiovascular disease. Aspirin's potent benefit for...

2005-11-14 14:35:00

DALLAS -- Aspirin may significantly reduce death rates in post-menopausal women with heart disease, according to a long-term observational study reported by researchers on Monday. "It was shown before and we have shown it again: Aspirin is a life-saving therapy," said Dr. Jeffery Berger, the study's lead author. "Women with cardiovascular disease should be on aspirin" unless there is some medical reason that they cannot tolerate the common, over-the-counter medicine, Berger said. The study,...


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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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